Wednesday, August 24, 2016



    Botswana faces a shortage of nurses and doctors following a British funded campaign by the International Organization on Migration (IOM), which seeks to repatriate Zimbabwean health professionals living in the diaspora.



      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.



        Diamond mining concern, Africa Consolidated Resources (ACR) has linked Mines Minister Obert Mpofu to The New Reclamation Group (Reclam) — the South African company that established a diamond mining operation in Marange last year under a joint venture deal with the Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation (ZMDC).

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        Macheke - A Macheke man has been jailed for an effective 19 years for raping his 12-year-old step daughter and infecting her with HIV.


        Mutare Provincial magistrate Mr Billiard Musakwa has dismissed the defence’s application in the trial of Newman Chiadzwa who is facing charges of contravening sections of the Precious Stones Trade Act after being found in possession of about eight kilogrammes of diamonds.

        Two Zimbabwean women have been arrested for smuggling counterfeit cigarettes valued at R40 000 in Musina, Limpopo police said on Sunday.

        "Things are not all right in Zimbabwe," said human rights lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa, delighted that the American Bar Association (ABA) has decided to honour her because it draws attention to the fact.

        Two Zimbabwean nationals, Nelly Samu and Bridget Mhepo are awaiting deportation to Malawi and Germany. Samu arrived in the British ports on a Malawian passport and the Home Office insist that she is a bona fide Malawian nationality, yet she has never lived in that country.

        Zimbabwe's neighbors on Wednesday urged the postponement of Friday's presidential election, saying the re-election of President Robert Mugabe could lack legitimacy in the current violent climate.


        The city's Vice Squad has rescued five teenage girls believed to be the victims of a suspected human trafficking ring operating from a small warehouse in Parow.