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Thieving teen tells court 'everyone' steals

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Thieving teen tells court 'everyone' steals

21 December 2014 | 2864 Views
A DARING Silobela teenager might be deprived of the pomp and fanfare associated with the Christmas holiday if he fails to pay a fine of $200 for stealing 500 metres of wire belonging to a fellow vil...

by Staff Reporter

'We demand human rights in Matabeleland South'

21 December 2014 | 1106 Views
Prominent Matabeleland South social and political activists Bekezela Maduma Fuzwayo says that Matabeleland South province human rights activists should not be called Human Rights Defenders but Hum...

by Staff Reporter

Gwanda runs dry again

21 December 2014 | 1094 Views
Residents of Gwanda today woke up to their fifth day without water as the town's water woes appear to be far from being over.The town has been without water since Tuesday morning following an...

by Staff Reporter

Four people killed in a gas explosion in Matobo

19 December 2014 | 2935 Views
Four people, all members of the same family have been killed in a fire at a shop in Nyongolo Business Centre Matshiphisane Village ward 8, Matobo North under Chief Bidi.Reports trickling t...

by Staff Reporter

Snake 'jumps' out of parked car

19 December 2014 | 6874 Views
Members of the public at a taxi rank in Gwanda have been left shell shocked after a three meter python dropped off a parked car.The incident took place in full day light at the busy Zebrin...

by Ndou Paul

Maduma wins Oustanding Human rights defender of the year 2014 award

19 December 2014 | 2131 Views ...

by Ndou Paul

Makorokoza shot dead in claim war

19 December 2014 | 1805 Views
A 31-year-old gold miner was killed in cold blood following a bitter dispute over a mining claim in Fort Rixon, Matabeleland South.Ernest Mudenda from Binga died after his employer's rival, B...

by Pamela Shumba

Lions ALERT - Victoria Fall residents told to stay away from the bush

18 December 2014 | 2567 Views
Game rangers have driven a large herd of buffalo out of Zimbabwe's prime tourist resort of Victoria Falls, locals said on Thursday.The buffalo were chased into the busy town in the west of the...

by Sapa

Extra-marital affair ends in a bloodbath

18 December 2014 | 3953 Views
AN extra-marital affair between a 34-year-old woman and her domestic worker ended in tragedy after the man brutally axed her to death and then committed suicide at her homestead in Mangwe.Dere...

by Sukulwenkosi Dube

MZWP in limbo

18 December 2014 | 1079 Views
PROGRESS at the Matabeleland Zambezi Water Project (MZWP) is reported to have been halted since January this year amid revelations the government has run out of funds to continue with the construction...

by Staff reporter

Mphoko refuses to reveal war credentials

18 December 2014 | 2392 Views
VICE-PRESIDENT Phelekezela Mphoko was told to "shut up" about his role in the struggle by Zapu leader Dumiso Dabengwa and he seems to have just done that, refusing to field further questions about his...

by Staff reporter

Beitbridge border ALERT - traffic increases

17 December 2014 | 2450 Views
THE volume of both human and vehicle traffic has started increasing at Beitbridge Border Post as many Zimbabweans based in South Africa start heading home for the Christmas and New Year holidays....

by Thupeyo Muleya

Beitbridge border rush: SA beefs staff

16 December 2014 | 2717 Views
The South African government has beefed up its staff at the Beitbridge Border Post to cope with the increased volume of  travellers expected to use the port where up to 30 000 people are sai...

by Staff Reporter

Cheated woman scalds hubby, daughter with boiling water

16 December 2014 | 3654 Views
A WOMAN scalded her sleeping husband and two-year-old daughter with boiling water while they slept after accusing him of infidelity. Tambudzai Madzitiredzo, 20, of Gweru, then bit off part of her hus...

by Timoth Makohliso

HIV+ lover killer arrested

16 December 2014 | 1676 Views
POLICE have arrested a married man who allegedly beat his girlfriend to death while forcing two children aged seven and 10 to watch. Farai Maphosa, 35, of Mayobodo area in Mangwe, was arr...

by Sukulwenkosi Dube

Pathisa Nyathi in fatal car accident, gets help after 4 hours

16 December 2014 | 5826 Views
A man died along Kezi road when a car he was travelling in veered off the road and hit a tree. The vehicle was driven by renowned historian Pathisa NyathiTha Lunga, an employee at Amagugu Int...

by Nokusa Masuku

Drama as hubby catches wife under the sheets with Ben-10

16 December 2014 | 6014 Views
A SIXTY year old Zvishavane woman was reportedly caught by her husband playing the adult game with a 15-year-old boy on their matrimonial bed, leaving their marriage of 31 years on the rocks.T...

by Walter Mswazie

Pastor acquitted of raping niece

16 December 2014 | 1804 Views
AN Umguza pastor who was facing allegations of turning his niece into a sex slave until she fell pregnant was yesterday acquitted of rape. Lemison Moyo, 33, was over the moon when regional Magistrate ...

by Thubelihle Mabhena

Fuel price war hits Gwanda

15 December 2014 | 2690 Views
A fuel price war has hit filling stations in Gwanda with each station fighting to out do the others in having the lowest price in the town.Gwanda Town has always had four fuel stations all...

by Staff Reporter

Man jailed 9 years for stealing two cattle

15 December 2014 | 1094 Views
A MAN from Lusulu area in Binga, who stole two cattle belonging to a villager and attempted to exchange them for two tonnes of maize with another villager, has been slapped with an effective nine-year...

by Court Reporter

Wife locks man's manhood

15 December 2014 | 4847 Views
A VICTORIA Falls woman who could not stomach the fact that her hubby of six years had left her for another woman, allegedly consulted an inyanga and "locked" his manhood so he would not engage in sex...

by Leonard Ncube

Matabeleland tops in new HIV infections

15 December 2014 | 3996 Views
At least half of all new HIV infections in the country are from Matabeleland, a National Aids Council official has said. NAC operations director Raymond Yekeye said Bulawayo had the highe...

by Staff reporter

Prophet arrested for rape

14 December 2014 | 2288 Views
Fairness MoyanaA BINGA man decided to take the motivational line: "If at first you don't succeed; try, try, try again" to another level by claiming that he was a prophet and would unleash demons o...

by Staff reporter

Rapist targets grannies

14 December 2014 | 1452 Views
AN unidentified knife-wielding rapist who recently raped two grannies from Matobo struck again after he reportedly tried to rape two other elderly women.This time around the rapist met his ma...

by Sukulwenkosi Dube

'Rapist' faints in court

14 December 2014 | 1841 Views
THERE was drama at the Hwange magistrate's courts on Thursday when a Lupane man who was being accused of raping his ex-girlfriend's six-year-old daughter fainted in the dock during cross-examination....

by Fairness Moyana

Toddler dies after gulping 375ml tototo

14 December 2014 | 1390 Views
CHINENGO villagers under chief Pashu in Binga were recently left shell-shocked when a three-old-girl died after emptying a 375ml bottle of an illicit traditional brew, tototo, which was stored in a ki...

by Fairness Moyana

CIO agent abduct and rob soldier

14 December 2014 | 1473 Views
A Central Intelligence Organisation operative was last week arrested after he allegedly hired a gang to assault, abduct and rob a soldier of $300 while he was relieving himself in a nearby bush in...

by Staff reporter

Cattle scandal rocks Bubi Council

14 December 2014 | 1808 Views
The Sunday News has unmasked a cattle auction scandal believed to be taking place in Bubi, in Matabeleland North. According to the newspaper, officials at Bubi Rural District Council are r...

by Staff Reporter

Married man kills lover over HIV

13 December 2014 | 2532 Views
A married man from Mangwe District is on the run after allegedly forcing two children aged seven and 10 to watch as he beat his girlfriend to death. Farai Maphosa, 35, accused Singatsho Ndebele, 41, o...

by Sukulwenkosi Dube

Plumtree completes installation of traffic lights

13 December 2014 | 1594 Views
PLUMTREE Municipality has completed a $68,000 project of installing the first ever traffic lights in the border town. The move is aimed at improving the safety of motorists and pedestrians.It ...

by Sukulwenkosi Dube

Riots at Beitbridge Border post

12 December 2014 | 8127 Views
There are unconfirmed reports that riot police had to be called to the Beitbridge Border post after travellers started rioting.It is alleged that travellers had spent more than 9 hours waiting...

by Staff reporter

Gold miner dies after suffocating in a 22 meter shaft

12 December 2014 | 1644 Views
A GOLD miner suffocated in a shaft at McLaren Mine in Umzingwane District after inhaling smoke from a fire that had been made to break a rock about 22 metres underground.Muzondiwa Phiri, 49, ...

by Staff Reporter

Batoka to employ locals

11 December 2014 | 1649 Views
BATOKA hydropower dam project is expected to create employment for about 3 000 people from both Zimbabwe and Zambia.Zambezi River Authority (ZRA) chief executive officer Munyaradzi Munondawafa...

by Staff reporter

Man kisses lover in front of wife and kids

10 December 2014 | 4189 Views
IN a bizarre incident that has tongues wagging in Hwange, a man teamed up with his girlfriend after being caught with her in a compromising position by his wife and gave her a thorough hiding....

by Staff reporter

SHOCK as model is visited by lover while in bed with hubby

09 December 2014 | 6670 Views
A VICTORIA Falls man got the shock of his life recently when his wife's boyfriend strolled into their bedroom at their in-law's home while they were undressed in bed. Calvin Murapata, 22, ...

by Staff reporter

Kombi strategy, 9 seriously injured

09 December 2014 | 3441 Views
NINE people were seriously injured when a kombi they were travelling in veered off the road after being hit by a Toyota Ipsum on its left side along Old Esigodini Road adjacent to Ilanda suburb on Sun...

by Staff reporter

Drone causes stir in Victoria Falls

08 December 2014 | 4287 Views
A DRONE aircraft fitted with cameras and owned by a tour operator in Victoria Falls has raised the ire of residents and tour operators who fear it is a security risk as its operations are shrouded in ...

by Staff reporter

Murder suspect goes mad

07 December 2014 | 2954 Views
A JILTED Gweru taxi driver who recently went berserk and ripped open his long time girlfriend's stomach, gouged out her eyes with a screw driver and strangled her before attempting to commit suicide b...

by Munyaradzi Musiiwa

Mum scalds daughter over affair with teacher

06 December 2014 | 3405 Views
A 45-YEAR-OLD woman has admitted to scalding her 14-year-old daughter with boiling water as punishment for bedding a 32-year-old school teacher from Mangwe District.The woman from Empandeni Vi...

by Sukulwenkosi Dube

Cops accused of torture

05 December 2014 | 1634 Views
A headlands man has reported assault charges against the police, claiming one of the cops budged into his bedroom at night, tortured him and stole his money. Witness Murasiwa, through his ...

by Staff reporter

Woman assaults hubby, escape jail term

05 December 2014 | 2018 Views
A 35-year-old Gwanda woman, who struck her husband on the head with an iron bar after seeing him coming from his lover's hut at midnight, is lucky to escape prison life, after she was ordered to ...

by Staff reporter

SA Xhosa king postpones visit to Zimbabwe

04 December 2014 | 2108 Views
A SOUTH African Xhosa king will this year skip his annual visit to the Zimbabwean Xhosa community, saying he has a busy schedule.King Zwelonke Sigcawu was expected to visit the community two w...

by Staff reporter

Obert Mpofu called 'thief' in politburo mudslinging

03 December 2014 | 7977 Views
A named minister, widely seen as a chief strategist in the faction led by Emmerson Mnangagwa, attacked transport minister Obert Mpofu calling him a "thief"  as Zanu-PF's last politburo meeting a...

by Staff Reporter

Soldier stabbed for hugging his girlfriend

03 December 2014 | 3767 Views
A SOLDIER slit open a colleague's stomach with a broken bottle allegedly because he was jealous of the way his mate kept intimately hugging his girlfriend.Khumbulani Mhlalelwa, 23, a soldier b...

by Sukulwenkosi Dube

Volunteer cop axed to death

03 December 2014 | 2347 Views
A MAN from Binga is on the run after allegedly fatally axing a member of the Neighbourhood Watch Committee (NWC) amid fears that he could have killed his wife and son as well.Bongani Mudenda o...

by Leonard Ncube

Bulawayo-Tsholotsho road construction kicks off

02 December 2014 | 3843 Views
Government has started work on the Bulawayo-Tsholotsho Road and will soon be working on the Bulawayo-Nkayi Road Project which has stuttered in the past two decades, Transport and Infrastructural ...

by Staff reporter

Zimbabwe's baby elephants sold to China

02 December 2014 | 3237 Views
ANIMALS are getting stolen from Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park and ending up in China's zoos, according to The Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force.The group says they first highlighted this iss...

by Staff reporter

Man caught pants down with uncle's wife

02 December 2014 | 8660 Views
A Chivi man allegedly ripped his stomach open with a knife after he was caught engaging in sex with his uncle's customary wife. The incident which has left Penemene villagers under Chief Mada...

by Walter Mswazie

Elephants ruin Zimra boss' bush sex

02 December 2014 | 8704 Views
A married senior Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) official and his girlfriend fled undressed from a bush in Victoria Falls, where they were allegedly engaging in sex when a herd of elephants invad...

by Clement Mukwasi

'Obert Mpofu didn't fire Mudenda, Nyoni'

02 December 2014 | 2873 Views
Zanu-PF provincial chairperson for Matabeleland North Richard Moyo on Monday absolved Transport minister Obert Mpofu of allegations that he instigated the recommendation to recall two politburo membe...

by Staff reporter

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