Wednesday, August 24, 2016



    Beneath the granite shadow of South Africa’s Quadu Mountains, the prayers for the dead infant are spoken in Shona, the language of rural Zimbabwe.



      A former Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) agent who admitted smashing an MDC supporter’s jaw with pliers, and then pulling out their tooth, has been granted asylum in the UK along with his wife.

      An MDC activist, Augustine Mahute, of Block 7 Matapi Flats in Mbare, Harare died on Saturday night at Matapi Police Station after being assaulted by police officers.



        A Mutare woman (21), who was a sex worker, died while allegedly serving a client who had hired her for a one-night stand last Thursday evening.The woman, identified as Thandi Sithole, was buried at the Yeovil Cemetery in Mutare at the weekend, while life is reported to have gone back to normal for the man, who had picked her, Dudzai Masibango (64).

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        Russell W. Dove first noticed her nearly two months ago a barefoot young woman wearing khaki pants, a tank top, a thick silver bracelet and bright orange scarf. She was living in his driveway, sleeping under one of his employees' old trucks.


        John Chirenje (38), the Harare man found guilty of producing uncertified maize seed as the legitimate article and which was recovered at a Tynwald house early this month, will spend the next three years behind bars.

        Local Government, Rural and Urban Develop-ment Minister Ignatius Chombo and is estranged wife Marian have narrowed their dispute over how to divide their property on divorce and only five properties now remain for a judge to decide on.

        The Harare City Council yesterday began disconnecting water supplies to domestic and commercial users over unpaid water and sewer bills amounting to US$23 million.

        A pupil at Eveline High School in Bulawayo fainted after being asked to remove her clothes before being thoroughly beaten by the headmistress of the institution for failing to pay a US$2 for a career guidance session, it has been learnt.

        The freaky streak of a 55-year-old Concession man finally came to an end after he was exposed for continuously raping a 13-year-old girl he fathered with his now 33-year-old daughter during an incestuous relationship that lasted over a decade.


        Haiti - A Zimbabwean woman, Mrs Lukonde Hatendi (50), miraculously survived the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti last week when the building she was in collapsed, killing nearly 200 other people who were in it.