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Botswana-based Zimbabweans want to remain

A Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition delegation has found that Zimbabweans who are living in Botswana believe that they are better off living in that country.A seven member delegation was dispatched...Read more

Botswana-based Zimbabweans want to remain

22 July 2014 | 1789 Views
A Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition delegation has found that Zimbabweans who are living in Botswana believe that they are better off living in that country.A seven member delegation was dispatched...

by Mthulisi Mathuthu

Teacher arrested after bashing headmaster

22 July 2014 | 1598 Views
Zambia police in Lusaka reportedly arrested a teacher at Roma Girls Secondary School who severely beat up ...

by Staff Reporter

Botswana to turn away Zim asylum seekers

22 July 2014 | 2694 Views
Botswana is planning to reject applications for refugee status by Zimbabweans in future, claiming the political situation in Zimbabwe has improved from what it was in 2008 when scores of people fled p...

by Staff reporter

SA raises security concerns over explosives smuggled from Zimbabwe

22 July 2014 | 1979 Views
South Africa says it is 'keen' to know how supposedly protected explosives such as detonators and plastic cartridges found their way out of Zimbabwe to unscrupulous citizens who, in turn, smuggle them...

by Staff reporter

New SA visa regulations may create 'new black market'

21 July 2014 | 5995 Views
Cape Town - Airlines have taken to posting South Africa's new visa regulations on their website, leaving the responsibility with passengers to familiarise themselves with the new requirement.I...

by Staff Reporter

SA matric maths teachers fail test

21 July 2014 | 3100 Views
Johannesburg - Matric maths teachers in KwaZulu-Natal performed dismally when tested with a past matric maths paper, The Mercury reported on Monday.Research was carried out with 253 teachers i...

by Sapa

4-year-old boy killed by hijackers pleaded for help

21 July 2014 | 4484 Views
Johannesburg - The mother of a 4-year-old boy who was killed by hijackers in Reiger Park at the weekend said her little son pleaded for her to help him as the robbers sped off.Taegrin Morris w...

by Staff Reporter

'Mugabe SADC chairmanship toxic for region'

20 July 2014 | 2073 Views
THE Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition has warned that SADC risks exporting into the region Zimbabwe's economic and socio-political problems if President Robert Mugabe takes over as chairman of the bloc....

by Staff reporter

Schoolboy, 9, marries 62-year-old woman - Video

19 July 2014 | 5621 Views
Nine-year-old Sanele Masilela has become the world's youngest groom for the second time after remarrying the 62-year-old woman he tied the knot with last year. Dressed in a silvery tuxedo, ...

by Mirror

Witches & wizards issue warning to Boko Haram leader

19 July 2014 | 4448 Views
Witches and wizards in Nigeria have recently held an emergency meeting at Afuze, Edo State because they are worried about the socio-economic challenges facing the country.Making this revelatio...

by Staff reporter

Woman accused of Satanism trapped in her house

19 July 2014 | 3085 Views
50-year-old Nokuthula Ngcobo of Lindela transit camp, Newlands West, north of Durban is a devoted member of the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God.But she said she is lucky to be alive aft...

by Staff reporter

Mthwakazi chief's Mandela Day goodwill

19 July 2014 | 1327 Views
JOHANNESBBURG - Ndebele chief in South Africa; Chief Albert Zwelibanzi Gumede led the multitudes of Ndebeles in South Africa by example.Chief Gumede took his time and generously  part...

by Vusumuzi Ndlovu

M&G denies subsidising loss-making Zimbabwean businesses

18 July 2014 | 1221 Views
Johannesburg - The Mail&Guardian denied a report on Friday that it is in financial trouble, that staff was unpaid for months, and that it subsidised business interests in Zimbabwe."The all...

by Sapa

Ramaphosa a 'security guard' for white economy, Malema

18 July 2014 | 2541 Views
Thousands of people, clad mostly in EFF red berets and T-shirts, packed a hall at the University of Limpopo's Medunsa campus, situated in Ga-Rankuwa outside Pretoria, on Thursday. The crowd l...

by Sapa

Man sets wife on fire for giving birth to girls only

17 July 2014 | 2149 Views
A man in Nigeria allegedly had his wife set on fire for giving birth to only female children.Paul Nwakpuke who is a patent medicine dealer, allegedly hired some assassins to kill his wife, Mon...

by Staff reporter

Editor and lawyer convicted of contempt of court

17 July 2014 | 641 Views
The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns today's convictions for contempt of court of an editor and lawyer in Swaziland.The Swaziland High Court convicted Bheki Makhubu, editor of the ind...

by cpj

14 Zimbabweans held in South Africa for explosives cache

17 July 2014 | 2271 Views
Johannesburg - Fourteen Zimbabweans were arrested for possession of explosives worth over R350 000 in Musina, Limpopo police said on Thursday."These undocumented suspects were found in possess...

by Sapa

11-year-old gives Sangomas a run for their money

17 July 2014 | 3985 Views
11-year-old Thobelani Ntaka from Verulam, north of Durban has been keeping other traditional healers on their toes because of the good things his clients say about him.He is apparently a p...

by Staff reporter

Goblin 'poisoning' family's food

17 July 2014 | 2161 Views
35-year-old Lydia Motaung from Qalabotjiha in Villiers, Free State, SA, believes a goblin is poisoning their food.When she and and her son are hungry, she buys food and they eat in the street ...

by Staff reporter

Mugabe assumes SADC chairmanship post

16 July 2014 | 2681 Views
Zimbabwe will be the centre of SADC activities from August 2014 to August 2015, with President Robert Mugabe assuming the chairmanship of the 15-member regional grouping next month.President M...

by Staff reporter

25 passengers seriously injured aboard South African Airways

16 July 2014 | 5153 Views
Hong Kong - Twenty-five people were injured when a passenger jet from South Africa to Hong Kong hit turbulence on Wednesday, police said, with two men seriously hurt and hospitalised in the southern C...

by Staff Reporter

Zimbabwe sex workers flood Botswana

15 July 2014 | 5534 Views
BOTSWANA authorities have lamented the increasing influx of sex workers in that country's capital city Gaborone amid indications that police in the neighbouring country were engaged in daily blitz to ...

by Staff reporter

Zim contributes the greatest number of immigrants to SA

15 July 2014 | 2326 Views
Pretoria - Zimbabwe contributes the greatest number of immigrants to South Africa, Statistician General Pali Lehohla said in Johannesburg on Tuesday."As you can see, Zimbabwe accounts for the ...

by Sapa

South Africa refused to budge on its new immigration laws

15 July 2014 | 5531 Views
THE South African government on Monday said it would not budge on its new immigration laws but pledged to "deal" with the problems raised in the implementation of those regulations.The new...

by Mashudu Netsianda

Zambia's Sata releases photos to quell illness talk

14 July 2014 | 3102 Views
ZAMBIA released photographs of President Michael Sata chairing a cabinet meeting on Monday, allaying speculation that the 77-year-old leader was critically ill.An Israeli official told Reuter...

by Reuters

SA permit facilitation centres not for Zim permits

14 July 2014 | 8139 Views
South Africa's Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba launched SA visa and permit facilitation centres in all nine provinces today.  The department appointed Visa Facilitation Services Globa...

by Staff reporter

Desmond Tutu 'a son of Satan'

14 July 2014 | 5409 Views
Johannesburg - Jesus Christ would not have approved of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu's support for assisted suicide for the terminally ill, the Christian Democratic Party (CDP) said on Monday....

by Sapa

Zim man accused of eating a man's heart denied bail

14 July 2014 | 1515 Views
Cape Town - A Zimbabwean man accused of cutting out and eating a man's heart was denied bail by the Athlone Magistrate's Court in Cape Town on Monday."There are few things these days that rea...

by Staff Reporter

Zimbabwean asylum seeker up for SA armed robbery

14 July 2014 | 2505 Views
A ZIMBABWEAN asylum-seeker appeared before a South African court last Tuesday to answer a charge of armed robbery.Poslet Mapuranga, 26, who owns a car mechanic business in Kimberly, is accuse...

by Staff reporter

Sanctions on Zimbabwe affect Zambia's growth

14 July 2014 | 1533 Views
Zambian Finance Minister Alexander Chikwanda has appealed to Britain to remove economic sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe as they were negatively affecting his country's growth ambitions.Mr Chikwa...

by Staff reporter

Zuma in court for being a 'corrupt crook'

13 July 2014 | 1980 Views
South African President, Jacob Zuma, has reportedly gone to court over accusations that he is a "corrupt crook" and that his government is "extremely corrupt."According to the Sunday Independe...

by Staff Reporter

Man goes on shooting spree in SA

12 July 2014 | 4032 Views
Johannesburg - A man out on bail has allegedly gone on a shooting spree in Lenasia, south of Johannesburg, killing a motorist and injuring others, The New Age reported on Thursday.Quoting wit...

by Staff Reporter

Drama as woman discovers lover forgot 'his penis' in bed

12 July 2014 | 10833 Views
27-year-old Nobukhosi Ncube was shocked by what she found the day her lover forgot 'his' penis on the bed.Last November Nobukhosi met Skhalazo Ndhlovu (28) and they soon moved in together to ...

by Staff Reporter

Zimbabwean 'cannibal' may be killed in revenge, says SA cops

11 July 2014 | 2642 Views
A ZIMBABWEAN man accused of cutting out and eating a man's heart is a danger to society and a flight risk, the Athlone Magistrate's Court in Cape Town heard on Thursday."I do not want to say t...

by Sapa

Botswana phases out old coin

11 July 2014 | 1962 Views
The Bank of Botswana (BoB) has announced the demonetisation of the old coin following the introduction of the new family of coin in February.Botswana's central bank said the use of the old...

by Business Reporter

US-Africa summit to proceed without Mugabe

10 July 2014 | 3724 Views
Cape Town - The US-Africa summit to be convened by President Barack Obama in August is set to proceed without Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as planned, US ambassador to Zimbabwe Bruce Wharton ha...

by Staff Reporter

Man still alive when heart was ripped out

10 July 2014 | 4086 Views
Cape Town - A Gugulethu man was alive when his heart was ripped out last month and then allegedly cut into pieces to eat, the Athlone Magistrate's Court in Cape Town heard on Thursday.Inve...

by Sapa

Mass deportation fears as South Africa gets tough

10 July 2014 | 5380 Views
STRICT new South African immigration laws have sparked confusion and panic among foreign residents in the "Gateway to Africa" and forced 250,000 Zimbabweans to decide whether to return home.Wa...

by AFP

DJ stabbed girlfriend in her genitals

10 July 2014 | 3619 Views
Johannesburg - Details have emerged about the brutal killing of a Soweto woman whose DJ boyfriend was arrested after being on the run for her murder.Dolly Tshabalala, 32, died after she wa...

by Staff reporter

'Sata out of the political equation' due to 'failing' health

10 July 2014 | 4918 Views
Zambia - Opposition All People's Congress leader Nason Msoni has proposed that the ruling Patriotic Front PF government nominate a person from within cabinet to act as president while the country pre...

by Staff Reporter

Zimbabwean man who ate heart 'acted in self-defence'

09 July 2014 | 2732 Views
Cape Town - A Zimbabwean, who was found apparently eating the heart of a man he had allegedly killed, had acted in self-defence, the Athlone Magistrate's Court in Cape Town heard on Wednesday....

by Sapa

Not enough money to pay SA soldiers

09 July 2014 | 2548 Views
Cape Town - The SA National Defence Force (SANDF) is facing a remuneration budget shortfall of over R1bn, secretary of defence Sam Gulube said on Wednesday.Briefing Parliament's defence portfo...

by Sapa

Zim man who ate ex-lover's boyfriend's heart in court

09 July 2014 | 1616 Views
Cape Town - A man who is accused of killing his ex-girlfriend's lover and eating his heart is expected to appear in the Athlone Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.Andrew Chimoza was said to ...

by Sapa

Man caught spiking wife's tea with 'love portion'

08 July 2014 | 5247 Views
51-year-old Rose Shabangu of Winterveldt, Tshwane, SA, says she thought her husband was a kind man when he brought her tea in beds but the tea tasted really bad and she remembered another time he had ...

by Staff reporter

Legal grounds to force SA government to renew Zim permits

08 July 2014 | 10748 Views
South African legislator Masizole Mnqasela has said Zimbabweans whose right to live there under the Special Dispensation programme has expired, should go to court if the South African government does ...

by Mthulisi Mathuthu

Botswana closes out Zimbabwean economic refugees

08 July 2014 | 5828 Views
Botswana is moving towards closing out Zimbabwean nationals who will be seeking refugee status in the future, APA reported Monday. Botswana's Minister of Defence, Justice and Security, Ramadel...

by APA

63 abducted girls, women escape Boko Haram

07 July 2014 | 3893 Views
More than 60 girls and women abducted by Islamic extremists in Nigeria two weeks ago have escaped.Reports say 63 managed to flee while their captors were engaged in a battle with soldiers as ...

by Staff Reporter

Boy's dismembered body found inside a bag in a church

06 July 2014 | 3329 Views
Johannesburg - The dismembered body of a four-year-old boy was found inside a bag in a church in Pongola, northern KwaZulu-Natal, police said on Sunday.Local residents found the boy's bod...

by Sapa

Man goes to court over penis size claims

06 July 2014 | 5347 Views
Cape Town - Former Western Cape police commissioner Lennit Max has approached a court to prove his penis size excludes him from allegations of an extramarital affair, the Sunday Times reports....

by Sapa

Cop killed while taking part in armed robbery

06 July 2014 | 2612 Views
An alleged robber, later identified as a police officer, has been killed and another man wounded during a shoot-out while robbing a business in Umzinto, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Saturday....

by Sapa

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