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ZRP Traffic officers in near fist fight with mourners

There was drama at the famous Danger Hill on the Gwanda Bulawayo highway on Friday when members of the ZRP highway patrol squad were involved in a near fist fight with mourners most of them aged ...Read more

ZRP Traffic officers in near fist fight with mourners

23 July 2014 | 6050 Views
There was drama at the famous Danger Hill on the Gwanda Bulawayo highway on Friday when members of the ZRP highway patrol squad were involved in a near fist fight with mourners most of them aged ...

by Staff Reporter

Rape claim a hoax, 30 secondary scholars in sex orgy

23 July 2014 | 3370 Views
A RAPE claim in Gweru turned into a hoax, leading to the collapse of the trial after police established that a group of 30 secondary scholars engaged in consensual group sex after binging at a party...

by Staff Reporter

Female nurse dies of suspected drug abuse

23 July 2014 | 4286 Views
A female nurse at Inyathi Mission Hospital north of Bulawayo died on Sunday morning in a suspected to be medical drug abuse case, The Zimbabwe Mail reported.Letisiwe Mutambalika (30), who was ...

by Staff reporter

War vet wants open debate on VP's post

23 July 2014 | 1595 Views
FORMER Matabeleland South provincial war veterans' association chairman Jabulani Phetshu Sibanda yesterday defended Zanu-PF politburo member Abedinico Ncube for openly backing party national chairman ...

by Nduduzo Tshuma

Mugabe warned on VP choice

22 July 2014 | 6143 Views
ZANU-PF national chairman Simon Khaya Moyo will likely be challenged in his bid to become the country's second vice president after rivals dismissed claims by surrogates that he was the inevitable nom...

by Staff Reporter

'Time running out' for ex-Zapu cadrés

22 July 2014 | 2174 Views
VOCAL war veteran Jabulani Phetshu Sibanda has warned ex-Zapu cadrés that they risk losing the Zanu-PF national chairmanship's post at the December elective congress if they don't caucus on possible ...

by Staff reporter

Man stabs ex-lover for dumping him, jailed

22 July 2014 | 1906 Views
A BULILIMA man has been sentenced to 18 months imprisonment for stabbing his ex-girlfriend with a scissors after failing to stomach their separation.Sifundo Sibanda, 22, sustained injuries af...

by Sukulwenkosi Dube

Debate on Zanu-PF VP takes a new twist

22 July 2014 | 1861 Views
DEBATE on the Zanu-PF vice-presidency took a new twist yesterday with two politburo members from Matabeleland South accusing some ex-Zipra cadres of announcing their preferred candidates before proced...

by Pamela Shumba

Convicted rapist sneaks out of court, flees sentencing

22 July 2014 | 1905 Views
A RAPE convict yesterday sneaked out of the Hwange magistrates' court before sentencing and disappeared into a bush leaving the gallery in shock.Professor Mpala, 36, an ex-kombi driver from B...

by Lindani Dube

Victoria Falls hotels full for Sadc summit

21 July 2014 | 1264 Views
Hotels and lodges in Victoria Falls are fully booked ahead of the Sadc Heads of State and Government summit next month and local delegates might be forced to seek accommodation from individuals o...

by Staff reporter

Stray lions wreak havoc in Beitbridge

21 July 2014 | 4289 Views
A PRIDE of lions suspected to have strayed from South Africa's Kruger National Park is terrorising Tshikwalakwala villagers where the big cats have already killed several donkeys and cattle. V...

by Mashudu Netsianda

Teen drags married boyfriend to the Maintenance Court

21 July 2014 | 4087 Views
A FORM Four pupil who dropped out of school earlier this year after falling pregnant has dragged her married boyfriend to the Maintenance Court demanding money to buy clothes and other items for the u...

by Leonard Ncube

Man axed over stray donkeys

20 July 2014 | 1093 Views
A 41-YEAR-OLD Victoria Falls man has been sentenced to perform 105 hours of community service for striking his neighbour with an axe following a dispute over stray donkeys.Andrew Ncube of BH45...

by Staff reporter

Khaya Moyo's VP bid gets a boost

20 July 2014 | 1936 Views
ZANU-PF'S Matabeleland South province has thrown its weight behind Ambassador Simon Khaya Moyo's bid to take over the vacant vice-president post during the party's elective national congress schedule...

by Lungile Tshuma

Ndiweni chieftaincy wrangle takes new twist

20 July 2014 | 1937 Views
THE wrangle over the Ndiweni chieftaincy, which was left vacant following the death of Chief Khayisa Ndiweni in 2010, has taken a new twist with cultural commentators and historians stating that no ch...

by Vusumuzi Dube

Man rapes 2 sisters, sodomises cousin

20 July 2014 | 1952 Views
A FILABUSI man who raped and indecently assaulted two juvenile sisters before sodomising their four-year-old cousin has been sentenced to 22 years imprisonment. Connellious Ndlovu (27), of st...

by Marvelous Moyo

Chief Wange installed

20 July 2014 | 805 Views
CHIEFS have been urged to seek guidance from the country's economic blueprint Zim Asset in order for their communities to develop while complementing Government service delivery. In a speech r...

by Fairness Moyana

'Cannabis helps me gain appetite,' man tells court

20 July 2014 | 1619 Views
A 25-YEAR-OLD disabled man told a court that he smoked cannabis to stimulate his appetite. Augustine Phiri of Lakeview area in Plumtree told Plumtree magistrate, Mr Gideon Ruvetsa, that he had...

by Staff Reporter

Blind rapist jailed

19 July 2014 | 1765 Views
A BLIND man from Jambezi will spend eight years in jail for raping his 12-year-old niece while on their way to an evening church service. Francis Sibanda, 25, from Chief Mvuthu area near Vict...

by Lindani Dube

Woman loses finger in pub fight

19 July 2014 | 1800 Views
A 26-year-old woman lost her little finger and could have the remaining part amputated after a drinking female partner bit her in a pub fight. Ennifer Lipoka, of Chinotimba Township and Chipo ...

by Leonard Ncube

Zimbabwe gold scramble

19 July 2014 | 2041 Views
THOUSANDS of panners have descended on Doves Area in Inyathi, Bubi District, following the discovery of gold deposits in the area almost a month ago. A Chronicle news crew visited the area, a...

by Nduduzo Tshuma

Obert Mpofu speaks on new tollgate fees

19 July 2014 | 1701 Views
TRANSPORT minister Obert Mpofu on Friday said the recent 100% increase in tollgate fees is aimed at improving the country's road network and infrastructure.Speaking to Southern Eye on the side...

by Staff Reporter

Self-styled prophet applies vaseline on teen cousin's privates, rapes her

19 July 2014 | 2407 Views
A self-styled Binga prophet who raped his female cousin after claiming that he had been inspired to apply Vaseline on her privates during a prayer session, has been sentenced to 15 years in jail. ...

by Lindani Dube

Matabeleland youths shun Zimbabwe army

17 July 2014 | 2453 Views
Young men and women from southern Zimbabwe are shunning recruitment in the army - largely because of bitterness over past military atrocities.Since the 1980s the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) ...

by Staff reporter

Zim travellers abused by SA immigration officials

17 July 2014 | 4182 Views
Zimbabwean travellers are alleging repeated harassment by South African immigration officials and police at Beitbridge border post.The number of people crossing into South Africa has increased...

by Staff reporter

Drunk Bishop up for raping girl, 13

17 July 2014 | 2588 Views
A GIRL, 13, was allegedly raped by a bishop during an all-night prayer meeting in Binga where congregants reportedly drank Skippers spirits, a State witness said yesterday.Dubani Mkuli, 25, ...

by Lindani Dube

Prostitute's hut set on fire

16 July 2014 | 3113 Views
A 20-YEAR-OLD suspected sex worker from Lupinyu BH 18 close to the Victoria Falls International Airport and two unidentified clients escaped death by a whisker when an alleged scorned client set ablaz...

by Staff reporter

MDC-T councillor swindles injiva of R41 200

16 July 2014 | 1932 Views
THE MDC-T councillor for Gwamba ward in Lupane, Kayeni Kenni Mpofu (38), who duped a Zimbabwean man based in South Africa of R41 200 has been fined $300. Mpofu duped Mandla Dube (42) of Makoko...

by Staff reporter

Drunk woman strikes hubby on the head with a brick

16 July 2014 | 2120 Views
A VICTORIA FALLS woman yesterday appeared in court for assault after striking her husband on the head with a brick.Joice Siphiwe Mlauzi (39) of Mkhosana high-density suburb was convicted on he...

by Staff reporter

Council refuses arbitration with unpaid workers, offers salary cuts

16 July 2014 | 1075 Views
The Municipality of Gwanda has refused to go for volunteering arbitration with its workers over unpaid workers stretching for up to over five months.The council owes workers outstanding w...

by Staff Reporter

Zim prostitutes sell sperms in South Africa at $30 per bottle

16 July 2014 | 5854 Views
Prostitutes' clients in Gwanda and Beitbridge should exercise extreme caution when hiring thigh vendors for their X-rated services following sensational reports that prostitutes are on the prowl in th...

by Staff reporter

Man killed over $5 debt

16 July 2014 | 1717 Views
A NKAYI man has been sentenced to nine years in prison for fatally striking his drinking mate with a log following a dispute over three chains and $5.Thokozani Moyo, 23, of Majoyi area appeare...

by Lindani Dube

Plumtree to install traffic lights

16 July 2014 | 1430 Views
PLUMTREE Municipality has embarked on a $90,000 project to install traffic lights in the border town to improve the safety of both motorists and pedestrians.Acting town secretary, Elvis Mapho...

by Sukulwenkosi Dube

Beitbridge border post to be revamped

15 July 2014 | 3348 Views
IMPROVING the Beitbridge border post between South Africa and Zimbabwe is one of seven priority projects identified under the regional North-South Corridor scheme, which aims to improve the logistics...

by Nick Hedley and Pericle Anetos

Violent deaths; 'Our ancestors are sending a message'

15 July 2014 | 2323 Views
Residents of Gwanda attribute the continuous shedding of blood in the town through accidents and stabbing to angry ancestors in need of an urgent traditional appeasement ceremony. The small minin...

by Staff reporter

Chief Sivalo of Nkayi dies

14 July 2014 | 2373 Views
Chief Sivalo of Nkayi in Matabeleland North has died. ...

by Staff Reporter

Zanu-PF infighting sparks 'fist-fight'

14 July 2014 | 4041 Views
Zanu-PF infighting took a nasty turn in KweKwe on Sunday when two MPs were involved in a vicious public fist-fight at Amaveni shopping centre.The incident between the KweKwe central MP, Masang...

by Tichaona sibanda

Sand poachers causing serious environmental degradation in Tsholotsho

14 July 2014 | 1481 Views
Sand poachers and brick moulders are wreaking havoc in Tsholotsho causing serious environmental degradation with most parts of the Matabeleland North district slowly turning into gullies.Local...

by Makhosi Sibanda

Bulawayo-Beitbridge road to undergo major facelift

14 July 2014 | 2773 Views
THE Bulawayo-Beitbridge Road is set to undergo a major facelift under a regional initiative, North-South Corridor, targeting five roads in Zimbabwe, Malawi and Botswana.The rehabilitation woul...

by Staff Reporter

Mzingwane High teachers embarks on a go-slow

13 July 2014 | 2053 Views
MZINGWANE High School teachers in Esigodini have allegedly embarked on a go-slow protesting against the government's move to ban extra lessons and incentives.Some parents told Southern Eye tha...

by Staff reporter

Gwanda will soon have Robert Mugabe street

13 July 2014 | 1046 Views
IN a move set to be a first in Matabeleland South, a Gwanda councillor, Thulani Moyo, is working towards the conferment of the freedom of the town honours on the late Father Zimbabwe, Dr Joshua Mqabuk...

by Staff reporter

Man stabs cheating wife on the forehead

13 July 2014 | 2451 Views
A 38-YEAR-OLD Mangwe woman survived a knife attack by her husband for allegedly sneaking out at night to see a local headmaster while her man was at a neighbour's homestead watching a World Cup game....

by Sukulwenkosi Dube

Chaos as man is found with women panties, snake

13 July 2014 | 2667 Views
IN a suspected act of witchcraft, a Gokwe man was found in possession of 13 women's panties and a black mamba during a cleansing ceremony after 13 women from Mubvumbi village under Chief Njelele in Go...

by Staff reporter

Tsunami over Ndebele paramount chieftaincy

13 July 2014 | 2082 Views
A BITTER wrangle has erupted within the Ndiweni family over the Ndebele paramount chieftaincy that was left vacant following the death of Chief Khayisa Ndiweni in 2010, Sunday News revealed.In...

by Thulani Ndlovu and Lungile Tshuma

Fly Africa conducts Zim demo flights

13 July 2014 | 1467 Views
LOW cost airline Fly Africa, yesterday conducted demonstration flights to meet Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe's regulations ahead of its inaugural flight between Victoria Falls and Johannesburg ...

by Roberta Katunga

Residents castigate Obert Mpofu over closure of supermarket

13 July 2014 | 3241 Views
Residents of Gwanda are up in arms against Transport and infrastructure Development Minister Dr Obert Mpofu for unceremonially buying a building housing the town's oldest supermarket Macinn and cl...

by Staff Reporter

Villagers fined $400 for ill-treating a donkey

13 July 2014 | 1665 Views
FOUR villagers from Bulilima District have been fined $100 each for ill-treating a donkey.Dzawanda Dube (58), Tjengedzani Moyo (49), Jeffrey Ndlovu (55) and Tom Dube (43) penned a donkey for ...

by Staff Reporter

Biti tackles Jonathan Moyo

13 July 2014 | 3561 Views
MDC-T Renewal team leader Tendai Biti is expected to slug it out in the Supreme Court with Information, Media and Broadcasting Services minister Jonathan Moyo who is still challenging his failed bid t...

by Staff Reporter

Timely boost for Roodeport disaster community

12 July 2014 | 2040 Views
The little communities of the otherwise quiet Jabulisa and Setshankwe villages of Nkayi North at the boundary with Gokwe South will never forget the 8th of March 2014. This is the day when 18 bodies ...

by Bhebhe Mandla

Crocodile attack: tourist dies in Lake Kariba

12 July 2014 | 2393 Views
A HARARE tourist Dermont Mackenie Bailey (69) was attacked and killed by a crocodile in Lake Kariba on Sunday afternoon.Bailey, who was in the company of his wife Jenifer (67), was anchoring h...

by Staff Reporter

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