Saturday, January 21, 2017



    United Nations Special Rapporteur on torture Mr Manfred Nowak yesterday returned to his base in Vienna, Austria, after trying to gatecrash into Zimbabwe against the Government’s advice to reschedule his planned visit.



      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.



        The booming practice of importing vehicles from Asian countries, such as Japan and Singapore, into Zimbabwe for resale is set to be nipped in the bud, with plans underway to ban the lucrative trade, which is negatively bearing on the local motor industry.

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        One Zimbabwean was burnt to death while two others sustained severe burns when a local cross-border bus they were travelling in caught fire along the N1 Highway in Polokwane, Limpopo Province, in South Africa on Friday morning.


        Police have arrested two principal immigration officers for allegedly demanding US$6 000 bribe from two Ugandan traditional healers who were working in Zimbabwe without permits.

        Mutare prosecutor, Mr Nicolas Mutyamaenza, was last week issued with a warrant of arrest after he failed to appear in court on fraud charges.

        Bindura -An AFM reverend’s daughter in Bindura was left in the lurch after her intended failed to show up for the wedding, with families and relatives of the bride waiting the whole day in excited anticipation.

        A pending disciplinary hearing against the president of the smaller faction of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-M), Arthur Mutambara, for showering praise on arch-rival, President Robert Mugabe, has been put on ice following the recent deaths of three senior party officials in a horrific car crash.

        Three years after being seized from their families and forced to marry and have sex with adult men in a Shona ritual to appease an avenging spirit, five teenagers are facing a dismal reality.


        "No disruption to learning" touts a newspaper ad for a new private Zimbabwean school, one of many springing up in living rooms, backyards and plots across Harare.