Saturday, January 21, 2017



    The Gwanda provincial hospital mortuary has been closed down after a compressor failure, forcing authorities to advise relatives of the deceased to collect bodies from the wards, Sunday News has learnt.



      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 Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) party activist who had gone into exile in the run-up to last year’s bloody June 27 run-off elections was murdered upon his return home over the weekend, police and the legislator for the area, Heya Shoko, confirmed.

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        Zimbabwe could be heading for a new wave of violence, a minister in the country's unity government has warned.


        A 10 year old girl, running away from the ongoing nationwide measles vaccination campaign, fell victim to a Chipinge man who in playing a compassionate role of offering her accommodation allegedly raped her twice in the presence of his wife.

        President Robert Mugabe's top lieutenants are trying to force the political opposition into granting them amnesty for their past crimes by abducting, detaining and torturing opposition officials and activists, according to senior members of Mr Mugabe's party.

        Mabvuku and Tafara residents have been exempted from settling water bills until the Harare City Council restores water supplies which were cut off more than two years ago.

        A Circus acrobat may have infected 37 women with HIV, a court has been told. Godfrey Zaburoni, 32, was today granted bail by the Supreme Court on condition that he not have unprotected sex or go out to nightclubs between the hours of midnight and 6am.

        A woman believed to be in her early 30s and was employed as a maid, allegedly had an epileptic fit when engaging in a sexual orgy with her employer’s 21-year-old twin sons in Bulawayo’s Nkulumane 5 high-density suburb last Saturday.


        The Vapositori religious sect originally from Zimbabwe, is one of the groups following high risky behaviour but has been largely forgotten in the response to HIV.