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'World's dumbest criminals' strike at Bakers Inn and get away with $1

21 July 2014 | 6799 Views
In an incident that could be a serious contender for the world's dumbest criminals' award, four armed robbers pounced on an Innscor outlet in Bulawayo and stole $1.The four man that have b...
by Staff Reporter

Grade 1 pupils hit with huge sticks - WhatsApp update

30 June 2014 | 3662 Views
Please note that Bulawayo24 does not edit WhatsApp updates. We publish them as sent by our readers and we do not disclose the sender's telephone number....
by Concerned Parent

Zimbabwe crime rate goes down by 14%

26 June 2014 | 1168 Views
The Zimbabwe Republic Police has revealed that the crime rate has gone done by 14% this year compared to cases reported from January to May last year.Police Commissioner General Augustine ...
by Staff reporter

Choppies teams up with schools, clean up Nkulumane

22 June 2014 | 1152 Views
CHOPPIES supermarket, Nkulumane branch has embarked on a massive clean-up campaign in the suburb in a bid to promote a clean and healthy lifestyle in the neighbourhood.The clean-up campaign w...
by Staff Reporter

Tsvangirai's MDC to hold primary elections

17 June 2014 | 2633 Views
THE MDC-T has said it will soon hold primary elections to elect new candidates in constituencies held by lawmakers who are members of the breakaway renewal team as fighting between the two factions e...
by Staff Reporter

ZUJ hails ConCourt Criminal Defamation ruling

16 June 2014 | 1117 Views
The Zimbabwe Union of Journalists (ZUJ) has hailed the ruling by the Constitutional Court on Criminal Defamation.The Constitutional Court, which deemed the piece of legislation as not a ju...
by Staff Reporter

Constitutional Court rips criminal libel

13 June 2014 | 2105 Views
The Constitutional Court unanimously ruled yesterday that criminal defamation must be struck off the statutes because it is not a justifiable law in a democratic society like Zimbabwe's.The co...
by Daniel Nemukuyu

Man flees matrimonial home after wife hired gang to bash him

06 June 2014 | 2481 Views
A MAN yesterday told a Harare magistrate that he ran away from his matrimonial home after being assaulted by a "mafia" hired by his wife who had caught him with a girlfriend. Patrick Mushonga...
by Prosper Dembedza

SA police 'powerless' to probe foreign crimes

20 May 2014 | 2412 Views
The South African Police Service (SAPS) did not have the power to investigate claims of crimes against humanity committed in Zimbabwe if the perpetrators were not in South Africa, it was argued i...
by Staff reporter

90% of Zimbabwean firms exposed to cyber crime

16 May 2014 | 4569 Views
Local cellphone firm Astro Mobile chief executive Munyaradzi Gwatidzo said at least 90% of local companies, including banks, are exposed to cyber crime.Speaking at a function to launch a new ...
by Staff reporter

SA to fire over 1000 cops with criminal records

10 April 2014 | 2331 Views
ohannesburg - More than 1 000 police officers with criminal records will be removed from the SA Police Service, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa's office said on Thursday."SAPS is in the proces...
by Staff Reporter

Zimbabwe: Where honouring the dead is a criminal offence

10 April 2014 | 3709 Views
Durban - This week thousands of Rwandans filled Kigali stadium to capacity to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the 1994 genocide that left 800 000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus dead.The ce...
by Thabo Kunene

CID hunts down 500 fraud suspects

06 April 2014 | 3388 Views
Over 500 suspected fraudsters, among them prominent politicians and business people, are being investigated by the Criminal Investigation Department's serious fraud squad, it has been established. ...
by Itai Mazire

Missing Malaysian plane search classified as criminal investigation

02 April 2014 | 3608 Views
KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysian Inspector General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar said Wednesday that the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 was a criminal investigation, and there were things the...
by Xinhua

Crimean case, a carbon copy of Kosovo

26 March 2014 | 1678 Views
While the United States of America (USA) and the European Union (EU) connived to impose sanctions on Russian authorities for accepting the March 16, 2014, Crimean referendum results that led to th...
by Mukachana Hanyani

The west must accept the Crimean referendum results

18 March 2014 | 2080 Views
On Sunday 16 March 2013, the Crimean people thronged various polling stations in that country voting in a referendum to determine their issues concerning either their secession from Ukraine and an...
by Mukachana Hanyani

Crimea votes to join Russia

16 March 2014 | 2952 Views
Simferopol - Crimeans voted overwhelmingly on Sunday in favour of joining former political master Russia as tensions soared in the east of the splintered ex-Soviet nation amid the worst East-West...
by AFP

Wife's 'evil snake' chases man away from matrimonial home

28 February 2014 | 5599 Views
A Harare man has told the court that he ran way from his matrimonial home because he was being chased by his wife's evil snake.The man, Denford Mabvirakure, said this at the Harare Civil Cour...
by Court Reporter

ZRP expresses concern over Masvingo crime rate

05 February 2014 | 1731 Views
The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has expressed concern over the high numbers of violent crimes such as rape, armed robberies and murder in Masvingo province.The province has also recorded an...
by Staff Reporter

ZRP arrests 74 most wanted Bulawayo criminals

05 January 2014 | 6105 Views
SEVENTY-four suspected criminals on the police's most wanted list for allegedly committing crimes in and around Bulawayo were arrested over the festive season.Two months ago  its was re...
by Staff Reporter

Man (66) sells matrimonial home, elopes with small house

02 January 2014 | 4421 Views
A 56-year-old Bulawayo woman and her children are on the verge of destitution after her husband of 39 years sold their matrimonial home and eloped with his small house. The woman, Naomi Gota...
by Staff Reporter

Street dwellers infected with STIs, turning to crime

27 December 2013 | 2992 Views
STREET children in Bulawayo are turning to crime and prostitution for survival with a majority getting infected with sexually-transmitted infections (STIs).Scripture Union Thuthuka Street Chil...
by Staff Reporter

List of Bulawayo's most WANTED criminals

25 November 2013 | 6931 Views
MORE than 100 suspected criminals are on the police's most wanted list for committing various horrendous crimes in and around Bulawayo as it emerges that crime is on the rise in the city.Offic...
by Staff reporter

Robberies, domestic violence, 51 killed

15 November 2013 | 1524 Views
FIFTY-ONE people were killed in Harare during the last 10 months with most of the cases being victims of domestic violence and armed robberies. According to police statistics, 50 people were murdered ...
by Crime Reporter

Judge 'alarmed' by knife crimes in Matabeleland

12 November 2013 | 3232 Views
A BULAWAYO judge yesterday said he was "alarmed" by knife crime in Matabeleland North as he opened the Hwange High Court Circuit. Justice Martin Makonese said the use of specified weapons such as Oka...
by Staff reporter

SA police cannot probe crimes committed in Zim, court hears

01 November 2013 | 2459 Views
Bloemfontein - The police can only investigate a person involved in an alleged crime when that person sets foot in the country, the Supreme Court of Appeal heard on Friday."If he is a foreigne...
by Sapa

High flying Bosso takes on Black Rhinos at Rimuka Stadium

20 October 2013 | 3571 Views
Table toppers Highlanders FC travel to Kadoma to face army side Black Rhinos at Rimuka Stadium today in search of three points to edge close to grabbing the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League title....
by ZimbabweFocus

Zimsec in fresh examination scandal

16 October 2013 | 4279 Views
A potential scandal has emerged at Ntute Primary School in Insiza District with the school head and a teacher accused of opening an examination paper for some candidates before the actual examination ...
by Mafu Sithabile

Woman caught placing bomb at primary school

07 October 2013 | 2739 Views
Baghdad - A guard caught a woman planting a bomb next to a primary school in Iraq on Monday, while attacks elsewhere killed six security forces members, officials said.The woman was trying to...
by Staff Reporter

Criminals torment Cowdray Park residents

24 September 2013 | 2910 Views
RESIDENTS of Cowdray Park in Bulawayo have expressed concern over the upsurge of house-breaking incidents in the suburb.The residents appealed to the Zimbabwe Republic Police to open another p...
by Staff Reporter

SA govt's approach to crime is not working says ISS

19 September 2013 | 2151 Views
Cape Town - An increase in serious and violent crime in South Africa shows that government's approach to crime is not working, the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) said on Thursday."After ...
by Staff Reporter

South Africa awaits national crime statistics

19 September 2013 | 2357 Views
Johannesburg - Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa is expected to release the national crime statistics on Thursday.Last year the figures released by Mthethwa showed that the actual murder rat...
by Staff Reporter

Crimes of passion rock Zimbabwe

26 August 2013 | 4831 Views
They bask in the glory of riches and fame, but it is love which often becomes their downfall.From hero to zero, most celebrities, rich business, and powerful politicians successfully ride the ...
by Staff reporter

Libya's deputy PM resigns

04 August 2013 | 1659 Views
Libya's deputy prime minister, Awad al-Barasi, resigned on Saturday, saying he was not given enough powers to carry out his duties."I cannot work in a dysfunctional government where my powers ...
by Staff Reporter

MDC primaries - time for inclusivity and healing

02 July 2013 | 3748 Views
Initiated by Caiaphas and other high priests, the betrayal was executed by none other than an insider. For only thirty pieces of silver, Judas Iscariot put his hand up and sacrificed the son of man....
by Moses Chamboko

MDCs scoff at Zanu-PF primaries voter turnout

30 June 2013 | 3810 Views
A high turnout of voters during last week's Zanu-PF primary elections has generated immense debate, with analysts warning that the party may use the figures to justify a possible manipulation of the J...
by Staff reporter

50 MPs lose primary elections

29 June 2013 | 4909 Views
A RECORD 50 sitting MPs were shown the exit door by the electorate in the just-ended Zanu-PF and MDC-T primary elections, a move which analysts have described as a wake-up call to aspiring legislators...
by Staff reporter

Zanu-PF primary election winners

27 June 2013 | 7693 Views
THE results for the Zanu-PF primary elections started trickling in yesterday with some senior party officials falling by the wayside after losing to new faces. Some of the senior party cadres ...
by Staff reporter

Logistical challenges forces extension of Zanu-PF primaries

26 June 2013 | 2199 Views
The Zanu-PF primary elections got underway on Tuesday, amid serious logistical challenges that saw the internal selection process being postponed in some of the constituencies due to the late arrival ...
by Tichaona Sibanda

Grace Kwinjeh refuse to accept MDC-T results for Makoni Central primaries

25 June 2013 | 3132 Views
Former journalist and founding member of the MDC, Grace Kwinjeh, was on Saturday told she had not won the party primaries for Makoni Central, two weeks after she had been told she had garnered the maj...
by Violet Gonda

Zanu-PF extends primary elections

25 June 2013 | 3007 Views
The Zanu-PF National Chairman, Ambassador Simon Khaya Moyo says the party's primary elections underway across the country which were supposed to end today (Tuesday) have been extended to tomorrow (Wed...
by Staff reporter

Angry councillor removes fence after defeat in primaries

25 June 2013 | 6094 Views
THERE was an exchange of harsh words in Bulawayo's Old Lobengula suburb yesterday, when the councillor for the area, Clr Thembeni Khoza, reportedly sent people to remove a fence from the vegetable ga...
by Staff reporter

Assassination target withdraws from Zanu-PF primaries

25 June 2013 | 5932 Views
Mashonaland Central governor Martin Dinha, who escaped an assassination attempt 2 weeks ago, has withdrawn from Zanu-PF's primary elections saying he cannot be part of "flawed, scandalous, hostile and...
by Staff reporter

Prominent human rights lawyer to represent MDC in Nkulumane

25 June 2013 | 4383 Views
Bulawayo-based human rights lawyer, Matshobana Ncube of Phulu and Ncube will represent the Weshman Ncube led MDC in the Nkulumane constituency. He joins his partner Kucaca Phulu who will be contesting...
by Ndou paul

D-day for aspiring Zanu-PF candidates

25 June 2013 | 2957 Views
The Zanu-PF primary elections roar into life today in all the country's provinces with candidates battling it out to represent the party in the council, Senatorial and National Assembly during the har...
by Staff reporter

Former MDC-T MP's supporters block primary elections

25 June 2013 | 2738 Views
Supporters of former MDC-T Gweru Urban legislator Roderick Rutsvara on Sunday blocked the holding of primary elections in the constituency for councillors, as they are still disgruntled with the manne...
by Staff reporter

MDC-T sitting MPs may find themselves in the political dustbin

25 June 2013 | 2982 Views
MASVINGO - Four sitting MDC-T legislators may soon find themselves in the political dustbin after they were beaten in party primaries held on Sunday, while all sitting party councillors in Masvingo to...
by Staff reporter

Zanu-PF primary elections to be held on Tuesday,

23 June 2013 | 3011 Views
Zanu-PF National Chairman, Ambassador Simon Khaya Moyo has announced that the Zanu-PF primary elections that were slated for Wednesday will now be held on Tuesday, the 25th of June 2013.In an ...
by Staff Reporter

Zanu-PF primary elections candidates out

21 June 2013 | 4839 Views
Zanu has released a list of aspiring candidates who will contest in the primary elections set for the 24th of this month.The list, which was read by Zanu PF National Chairman, Ambassador Simon...
by Staff Reporter

Sindiso Mazibisa to contest MDC primaries

21 June 2013 | 4197 Views
A prominent Bulawayo lawyer Sindiso Mazibisa...
by Staff Reporter

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