Saturday, August 27, 2016



    A South African court handed rapid punishment to two men who robbed World Cup journalists from Portugal and Spain, sentencing them to 15 years in jail, police said on Saturday.



      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 Harare couple has escaped with 350 hours of community service apiece after pleading guilty last week to kidnapping and assaulting the husband’s alleged mistress.

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        The Global Fund to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria on Friday granted Zimbabwe $37.9 million, resuming support after getting assurances from the unity government that the money would not be misused.


        Corruption at ZESA has become endemic to the extent that the parastatal should be targeted for institutional reform, residents have said. Making contributions at a meeting organized by the association at Waterford (ward 4), residents indicated that ZESA officials were soliciting for bribes to attend to faults.

        Mozambique's Minister of Energy, Salvador Namburete, has said that, for the moment, Mozambique will not cut off the supply of electricity to Zimbabwe

        In a development that exposes the rampant abuse of control systems in the inclusive government and how the polarity in the coalition is being taken advantage of for selfish gain by high-ranking office bearers, several ministers have been accused of bleeding State coffers by flouting foreign travel restrictions.

        Infecting a four-year-old boy with a sexually transmitted disease earned a Makoni teenager (18) a five-year jail term.

        Herbert Munyamana and his wife in Chitungwiza was yesterday shocked to find their half-naked landlord in their bedroom in the middle of the night.Mr Herbert Munyamana of Zengeza 4 told The Herald that although he has had visions of someone abusing his wife in his sleep, he never expected his landlord to be the culprit.


        Powerful fictional storytelling dominates the shortlist of this year's Guardian first book award, announced today, which includes works that range from a portrayal of Alzheimer's to a novel that was the subject of a bidding war between 10 publishers