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Harare International Airport Must Be Named After Mugabe, Says Chipanga

GWERU – Infamous for his extreme bootlicking antics, Zanu PF national youth league leader Kudzai Chipanga told Gweru youths that after successfully making President Robert ... Full story

SA Woman Gives Birth To Quadruplets Without A Doctor

JOHANNESBURG - A professional nurse, Simphiwe Nomali Buthelezi from Vryheid hospital, received a pat on the back for what has been described as the “miraculous” delivery ... Full story

Zuma Says Clueless Over Grace Immunity Reasons

Cape Town - President Jacob Zuma says he is not the person to ask about the reasons for Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe being granted ... Full story

After Jail, Zambia Opposition Leader Is Not Vengeful

LUSAKA – Zambia's main opposition leader on Tuesday vowed to forgive his political opponents and not seek revenge following four months in jail for allegedly ... Full story

Kwese TV: Masiyiwa Braces For Bruising Govt Fight

TELECOMMUNICATIONS magnate, Strive Masiyiwa is girding for a bruising legal battle with President Robert Mugabe’s administration after a decision by the authorities to cancel Econet’s ... Full story

Zim Opposition Won't Back Down Over Grace Mugabe

PRETORIA – Despite being denied permission to protest at the South African embassy in Harare, Zimbabwean opposition parties under the banner of National Electoral Reform ... Full story

SA Minister Blasts 'Health Tourist' African Leaders

A South African minister has criticised African leaders who seek medical treatment abroad. Aaron Motsoaledi condemned "health tourism" while speaking in Zimbabwe. President Robert Mugabe, who ... Full story

Chivhu Man Jailed 15 Years For Raping Disabled Girl

CHIVHU - A 32-year-old man from Dziva Village, Chief Nyoka, in Furtherstone, who was caught raping a 15-year-old speech-impaired girl in April 2017, has been ... Full story

1 Zimbo Killed, 9 Wounded In Jo'burg Shooting By Zimbo Gunman

THE South African police Monday said 10 Zimbabweans were shot, one of them fatally, by a suspected Zimbabwean man who allegedly opened fire on revellers ... Full story

Zanu PF Internal Violence Could Spill Into 2018 Polls: ZPP

By Staff Reporter Harare, August 29, 2017 – THE Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP) has raised the possibility of a violent 2018 election fuelled by infighting within ... Full story

Kenya Bans Plastic Bag Use, 1 Year Imprisonment For Offenders

A ban on plastic bags takes effect today in Kenya. The blanket ban on the use, manufacture and importation of plastic bags was imposed in ... Full story

Police In Soup For Beating Lawyer, Soldier At Roadblock

A group of about five Police officers based at Charandura Police Station are in hot soup after a lawyer made a report that they were ... Full story

Grace’s US$3,5m Mansion Targeted

FIRST Lady Grace Mugabe could lose her R45 million (US$3,5 million) South African mansion amid indications rights group AfriForum will use a three-pronged approach to ... Full story

Mugabe Denies 'Bewitching' Ailing Mnangagwa

President Robert Mugabe on Saturday waded into the controversy that followed Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s sudden illness, saying some Zanu PF leaders are now accusing him ... Full story

White South African Farmers Found Guilty In 'Coffin Assault' Case

A South African judge on Friday ruled that two white farmers accused of forcing a black man into a coffin were guilty on four counts ... Full story

Soldier Demands Wife Back, Threatens To Kill Boyfriend

CHIVHU - A Bulawayo-based Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) officer Zeck Ndyara, in the company of his colleagues, recently stormed a house where his ex-wife Melissa ... Full story

'Cheerful' Grace In First Public Appearance After SA

Harare - Zimbabwe's first lady has made her first public appearance since leaving South Africa following allegations that she assaulted a young model at a ... Full story

Outgoing Angolan President Dos Santos's Party Wins Elections

Luanda- The ruling MPLA party won Angola's elections, a poll official announced on Thursday, with party candidate Joao Lourenco now set to succeed President Jose ... Full story

Violent Grace Not Off The Hook Yet

FIRST Lady Grace Mugabe faces the risk of prosecution in spite of her diplomatic immunity, as South Africa’s Foreign States Immunities Act of 87 of ... Full story

'Shot' White Zim Farmer In Narrow Escape

Harare – President Robert Mugabe's ruling Zanu-PF party youths this week grabbed a farm from a white commercial farmer just outside Chinhoyi town, as another ... Full story

BAZ Cancels Econet’s Kwese TV Licence

Just a day after launch, Techzim can confirm that Econet has suspended selling Kwese TV in Zimbabwe. The suspension follows a statement issued by the ... Full story

Students Turn On The Heat On Chombo, Chihuri

By Staff Reporter Mutare, August 24, 2017 – Zimbabwe National Students Union (ZINASU) members have turned on the heat on Home Affairs Minister Ignatius Chombo and ... Full story

Zimbabweans 'Apologise' To SA Over Grace Mugabe 'Wrath'

Harare- A group of prominent Zimbabwean political activists on Wednesday apologised to South Africans following the recent assault of a 20 year-old model at a ... Full story

Scribe Summoned To Testify Against Opposition Leader

A JOURNALIST and Bulawayo Media Centre chairperson, Pamenus Tuso was on Monday summoned by the police to testify in a case of a new opposition ... Full story

MDC Backs AfriForum Push For Grace's Arrest

By Staff Reporter Harare, August 23, 2017 – PROFESSOR Welshman Ncube’s MDC has added its voice to continuing demands for First Lady Grace Mugabe’s arrest over ... Full story

Grace: Why Diplomatic Immunity Isn’t Always An ‘Out Of Jail' Ticket

Grace Mugabe, the wife of President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe, is accused of assaulting a young woman while on a visit to South Africa. A ... Full story

Missing Swedish Journalist Beheaded

SWEDEN – The headless torso of a woman found floating in Danish waters is that of a Swedish journalist who authorities believe died aboard an ... Full story

Angola Votes For New President

JOHANNESBURG – Angolans are taking to the polls and President Jose Eduardo dos Santos will not run, bringing an end to 38 years as head ... Full story

Unpacking The Monster Called Zanu PF

By Patson Dzamara For a number of years Zimbabwe has been meandering in the corridors of confusion, leadership failure and despondency. Lurching from one crisis to ... Full story

Late VP Muzenda’s Wife Dies

The wife of former Vice President Simon Muzenda, Maud passed on today at a local clinic. A nurse by profession, Maud was rarely in the limelight ... Full story

Zim’s Pip Kembo Co-Produces Chris Brown’s New Song

Zimbabwean producer Philip “Pip” Kembo has production credits on Chris Brown’s new song “Questions”. The song was produced and written by Kembo, Bobby Joseph Turner Jr., Lyrica ... Full story

Mwenezi Man Kills Daughter’s Boyfriend

MWENEZI – A man from Tagovengwa Village under Chief Mazetese in Mwenezi went into a fit of rage on Monday evening last week and allegedly ... Full story

Cosby Hires Michael Jackson's Lawyer For Sex Assault Retrial

Philadelphia - Bill Cosby has hired Michael Jackson's former lawyer to represent him at his November retrial on sexual assault charges in Pennsylvania. Cosby's spokesperson ... Full story

ANN7, New Age Sold To Former SA Govt Spokesperson

JOHANNESBURG - The controversial Gupta family has sold it's stake in broadcaster ANN7 and The New Age (TNA) newspaper for a total of R450-million to ... Full story

Sex Education In Schools Sparks Debate In Conservative Nigeria

Nigerians are divided on the introduction of the comprehensive sex education (CSE) curriculum in schools to give students an understanding of their sexuality. The West African ... Full story

Mnangagwa Poisoning Details Emerge

FRESH details have emerged that South African doctors — who performed a minor surgery on Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa last Wednesday — reportedly detected traces of ... Full story

South Africa's Thuli Madonsela Speaks On Grace Mugabe Violence

Johannesburg – Former public protector advocate Thuli Madonsela says Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe should have issued an apology on behalf of his wife, Grace, for ... Full story

Air Zim, SAA Impasse Resolved

Johannesburg - A deadlock between Air Zimbabwe and South African Airways (SAA) has been resolved following a meeting with all aviation entities, South Africa's Minister ... Full story

Nigeria's Buhari Back Home After 100 Day Sick-Leave In London

ABUJA – Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari returned home on Saturday after spending more than 100 days in London receiving treatment for an undisclosed illness. His plane ... Full story

VP’s ‘Poison’ Saga In Dramatic Twist

President Robert Mugabe has been briefed that senior Zanu PF officials in Masvingo are telling their supporters that Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa fell ill after eating ... Full story

Assault Storm Forces SA Minister To Resign

Johannesburg – President Jacob Zuma on Saturday said that he had accepted the resignation of Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training, Mduduzi Manana. “The ... Full story

Violent Grace Mugabe Sneaks Back Home

Harare - Zimbabwean state media say the wife of President Robert Mugabe has returned home from South Africa despite calls that she be prosecuted for ... Full story

Spotlight On Mugabe, Grace As SADC Summit Begins

Pretoria - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace are set to be in the spotlight during the 37th Southern African Development Community (SADC) ... Full story

Grace, Mnangagwa State Media Blackout Good Cause For Freeing Of Airwaves

Harare – The local public media’s silence on skirmishes involving the First Lady Grace Mugabe, in South Africa where she allegedly severely assaulted a 20 ... Full story

Grace Mugabe Offered Me A Bribe: Assaulted Joburg Woman

JOHANNESBURG –The family of a woman who was allegedly assaulted by Grace Mugabe said it refused a bribe from Zimbabwe's first lady to sweep the ... Full story

Grace Diplomatic Immunity Bid Barren: Law Expert

Cape Town - It is impossible for Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe to invoke diplomatic immunity if a diplomatic passport was not gazetted in advance ... Full story

Mugabe In SA For SADC Summit Amid Grace Assault Storm

Cape Town – President Robert Mugabe is in South Africa for the 37th SADC Heads of State and Government Summit, as controversy surrounding his wife ... Full story

Kenya's Odinga To Approach Supreme Court Over 'Rigged' Elections

NAIROBI – Opposition leader Raila Odinga said on Wednesday he would take his claims that Kenya's presidential election was rigged to the Supreme Court, after ... Full story

Zim Civic Groups Seek SADC Support For Poll Reforms

By Moses Chibaya Harare, August 17, 2017 – PROMINENT poll watchdog, Election Resource Centre (ERC) has joined forces with other civic groups in the country to ... Full story

Police Hound Activist Over 2015 Demo

By Staff Reporter Harare, August 17, 2017 – POLICE in Harare have summoned for trial, pro-democracy activist, Lynette Mudehwe over an anti-government protest she conducted two ... Full story

Grace Still In SA, Begs Diplomatic Immunity: SA Govt

Johannesburg – The police ministry has confirmed that Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe has not left the country.   "The suspect lawyers and her government representatives ... Full story

The MDC-T Needs To Harvest Talent

By Patson Dzamara I almost jumped out of my skin after reading a rather uncharacteristic and bold assertion by Dr. Pedzisai Ruhanya.  "90% of the current MDC-T ... Full story

Zambian Opposition Leader, Hichilema Freed

Zambia's opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema, who has been held in prison since April on treason charges, has been released. Hichilema was due to stand trial, but ... Full story

Shun Mugabe Habits, Biti Tells Zambian President Lungu

By Staff Reporter Harare, August 16, 2017 – FORMER Finance Minister and now PDP leader, Tendai Biti on Monday attended jailed Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema's ... Full story

Grace Mugabe's Alleged Assault: Opposition Reacts

Harare - Zimbabwe's main opposition, the Movement for Democratic Change party and pro-democracy groups have slammed First Lady Grace Mugabe over her alleged bashing of ... Full story

'We Know Where She Is' - But SA Cops Mum On Grace Mugabe

Johannesburg - Local police said on Wednesday they knew the whereabouts of Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe, who faces accusations of assault, but declined to ... Full story

BREAKING: Shamed Grace Mugabe In SA Court For Assault

JOHANNESBURG - Police Minister Fikile Mbalula has confirmed that Zimbabwe's first lady, Grace Mugabe, has handed herself over to police. She is due in court on ... Full story

SA Authorities At Odds Over Grace Assault Probe

South Africa : The ministry of police on Monday said allegations by a Johannesburg woman, who claims that Zimbabwe’s first lady Grace Mugabe assaulted her severely, are ... Full story

Grace Mugabe 'Assaulted' Me With An Extension Cord, Model, 20, Claims

Johannesburg – A twenty-year-old model claims Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe assaulted her with an extension cord in Sandton on Sunday evening. Mugabe may face prosecution ... Full story

No Prosecutions For White Farmers’ Killers

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe on Monday declared that all locals accused of killing white former commercial farmers since the launch of the fast track-land reform programme ... Full story

Grace Beats Up Son, Chatunga's Lover

A Johannesburg woman has claimed she was assaulted by Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe’s wife‚ Grace. Gabriella Engels‚ 20‚ claimed she was assaulted by Mugabe’s wife at ... Full story

BREAKING: Shuvai Mahofa Dies

MASVINGO - Minister of State for Masvingo Provincial Affairs and Zanu PF politburo member Shuvai Ben Mahofa has died. This publication was informed that Mahofa was ... Full story

‘Poisoned’ Mnangagwa Airlifted To SA

VICE-PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has reportedly been air lifted to South Africa for medical attention after his health is reported to have deteriorated on Sunday. A well-placed ... Full story

At Least 17 Dead In Burkina Faso Restaurant 'Terrorist Attack'

Ouagadougou - Seventeen people have been killed and eight injured in a "terrorist attack" on a restaurant in Burkina Faso's capital, the government said on ... Full story

Usain Bolt's Final Race Ends In Pain After Injury

A heartbreaking performance from Usain Bolt during his final race at the World Athletics Championships in London. The eight-time Olympic champion suffered an apparent harmstring ... Full story

At Least 24 Killed Since Kenya Vote, Says Rights Body

A Kenyan human rights group says 24 people have been killed by police gunfire during protests since disputed elections on Tuesday. The Kenya National Commission on ... Full story

Moyo In Shock Claims Mnangagwa Threatened To Kill Him

VICE-President Emmerson Mnangagwa allegedly told Higher Education minister Jonathan Moyo during a heated Zanu PF politburo meeting that they used to kill trouble makers like ... Full story

Discipline Your Children First, War Vets Tell Grace

ZIMBABWE National Liberation War Veterans’ Association (ZNWLVA) secretary-general, Victor Matemadanda has debuted a T-shirt imploring First Lady Grace Mugabe to deal with her children first ... Full story

Chivhu Pupils Fight Over ‘VeMasvingo’ Jibe

CHIVHU - Two Vees College students fought on schools closing day after one of them had mocked the other using one of the numerous 'Masvingo ... Full story

Kenyatta Declared Winner Of Kenya's Disputed Election

Nairobi — Kenya's election commission announced on Friday that President Uhuru Kenyatta has won a second term as opposition candidate Raila Odinga claimed the vote ... Full story

Kenya In Political Limbo, As Election Dispute Intensifies

Nairobi - A dispute over Kenya's presidential election intensified Thursday when supporters of opposition leader Raila Odinga said an unofficial tally showed that he won ... Full story

Zanu PF Foot Soldiers Cost Fiscus $22m

GOVERNMENT will fork out $22 million annually to pay over 3 000 youths President Robert Mugabe wants put back in the civil service. The workers, employed ... Full story

Mnangagwa Ally Nabbed Over Coup Claims

A ZANU PF activist and self-proclaimed ally of Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa, Energy Mutodi, was Thursday arrested and charged for causing hostility and planting ill-feelings against ... Full story

Pastor Impregnates Married Woman, Fined Cattle

MWENEZI - A well-known Zion Christian Church (ZCC) pastor, John Mabheja who has lately been embroiled in a sex scandal, has been fined three cows ... Full story

War Vets Threaten No Confidence Vote Against Mugabe

WAR veterans have threatened to support a motion of no-confidence or impeachment against President Robert Mugabe as the fall-out between the former fighters and the ... Full story

Kenya Election 2017: Commission Denies System Was Hacked

Kenya's electoral commission has denied opposition claims its IT system was hacked in order to manipulate Tuesday's election results. Chief electoral officer Ezra Chiloba told reporters ... Full story

Kenya: 1 Killed As Protests Erupt In Disputed Poll

Kenyan police say officers opened fire on people protesting election results in an opposition stronghold in southwestern Kenya, killing 1 person. Leonard Katana, a regional police ... Full story

Family Shame As Brother Catches Own Siblings Intimate

MBERENGWA - A 24 year-old man from Bugwi village, Chief Bvute in Mberengwa was shocked recently when he followed his brother who had left their ... Full story

Kenya Election 2017: Kenyatta Ahead As Votes Counted

Kenya's incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta has taken a strong lead as votes are counted after Tuesday's election. With 80% of results in he has 55% of ... Full story

'It Is Impossible' To Defeat The ANC - Zuma

Cape Town – Repeated attempts by opposition parties to remove the ruling African National Congress will never succeed, President Jacob Zuma told supporters on Tuesday ... Full story

Zuma Survives Vote Of No Confidence

Cape Town - President Jacob Zuma has survived a motion of no confidence in his presidency, held via secret ballot in Parliament. Following a two-hour debate ... Full story

Mugabe Must Clean His Mess: VP Mphoko

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe must sort out the mess he has created in the country before handing over power to a successor, Vice-President Phelekezela Mphoko said ... Full story

Dad (42) Rapes, Impregnates Daughter (14)

GWERU – A 42-year-old man from Lalapanzi was recently sentenced to 12 years in prison for raping, impregnating and infecting his neighbour's 14-year-old daughter with ... Full story

Rand Poised To Surge If Zuma Loses Secret No-Confidence Ballot

Johannesburg - The rand could surge if President Jacob Zuma is ousted by a motion of no confidence in the National Assembly, though gains would ... Full story

Kenyatta Urges Peace As Kenyans Go To Polls

People are voting in Kenya's general election amid fears that the result could trigger communal violence. On the eve of the vote, President Uhuru Kenyatta appealed ... Full story

Johannesburg Tense, Roads Blocked As Zuma Faces Ouster

Johannesburg - Major roads in the Johannesburg area were blocked with burning tyres and rocks on Tuesday morning ahead of the vote of no confidence ... Full story

Nigerian Protesters Demand Sick President Return Or Quit

Abuja - Nigerian protesters demanded on Monday that President Muhammadu Buhari, receiving treatment in London for an undisclosed ailment for more than three months, either ... Full story

Zuma Ouster Motion To Be Done Via Secret Ballot

Cape Town – The National Speaker of Parliament Baleka Mbete has announced that the vote of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma will be done ... Full story

War Vets Minister Tells VP Mphoko Off

WAR Veterans minister Tshinga Dube has scoffed at calls by Vice-President Phelekezela Mphoko for him to dump the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association led ... Full story

Caf Boss Hints On Stripping Cameroon AFCON Hosting Rights

The Confederation of African Football (Caf) president, Ahmad, says Cameroon still needs "to convince Caf of its ability to host" the 2019 Africa Cup of ... Full story

Land Invasions As Kenya Goes To Polls

Laikipia - A series of invasions of farms in Kenya's Laikipia County highlight the tensions around Tuesday's presidential election that many worry may set off ... Full story

SA On Knife Edge As Zuma Faces Ouster

Cape Town - National Speaker of Parliament Baleka Mbete will on Monday announce her decision on the vote of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma. This ... Full story

Man Pulls Out Manhood, Begs For Sex

MUTARE - A Rusape man exposed his erect manhood to a young woman who had turned down his sexual advances. Despite having pleaded innocent, Michael Chigudu ... Full story

MDC-T Gloom As Tsvangirai Drags Party Into Coalition

The much-touted launch of an opposition “coalition” yesterday degenerated into a farce after top MDC-T officials snubbed the event to protest Morgan Tsvangirai’s “dictatorship”. A paltry ... Full story

Kenya Opposition Claims Office Raided By Police

Nairobi - Kenya's main opposition coalition said on Friday that one of its offices in a Nairobi suburb was raided by police who made off ... Full story

Most Councillors Are Uneducated, Says Kasukuwere

LOCAL Government Minister Saviour Kasukuwere has chided local political parties for deploying uneducated members of their parties to become councillors and later blaming his ministry ... Full story

Mugabe, Grace Fly Out To Iran

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe on Thursday left for Teheran to attend the inauguration of Iran’s newly-elected President Hassan Rouhani, where he is also likely to meet ... Full story

Four Hospitalised After Police Assault

By Staff Reporter Harare, August 04, 2017 - FOUR Harare residents were on Wednesday left hospitalised for serious injuries following a brutal assault by police while ... Full story

Oscar Pistorius Taken To Hospital

Oscar Pistorius was taken to the Kalafong Hospital in Pretoria on Thursday morning. According to community newspaper Rekord East, Oscar was taken by ambulance to the casualty ... Full story

Daughter Too Sexy And Irresistible, Rapist Dad Tells Court

CHIVHU – In a combined act of lawlessness, immoral and uncultured behaviour, a Chivhu man had no better means of quenching his insatiable sexual appetite ... Full story

Govt Investigating Violent Army, Police Clashes: Sekeramayi

By Staff Reporter Harare, August 03, 2017 – DEFENCE Minister Sydney Sekeramayi says government was investigating the violence that saw uniformed members of the Zimbabwe National ... Full story

Mugabe And 'Despicable Me': Porn, Pirated Movies Posted On Zanu-PF Website

Harare - President Robert Mugabe’s ruling Zanu-PF party had its website hacked and pirated movies and pornographic pictures posted on it, reports say. The hack on ... Full story

SA Woman Arrested In Zambia With 3.2kg Cocaine Wrapped Around Legs

Zambian drug enforcement authorities have announced the arrest of a South African lady for trafficking in cocaine. The Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) in the statement ... Full story

Dangote Drops In World Rankings But Stays Africa's Richest

Africa’s richest man, Nigerian Aliko Dangote has dropped to 105th on the 2017 Forbe’s real-time billionaires’ ranking, but maintains the lead in Africa. Dangote, who was ... Full story

Diamond Rich Manicaland Home To Country's Poorest: Survey

A survey has revealed the Manicaland Province has the highest poverty prevalence rate with 70 percent of people living in abject poverty. According to the Zimbabwe ... Full story

Mbeki Jets In For Private Talks With Mugabe

FORMER South African leader Thabo Mbeki flew into Harare early on Monday for “consultations” with President Robert Mugabe, as Zimbabwe teeters on the brink of ... Full story

Zanu PF MP Demanding Bribes: Mliswa Tells Parliament

INDEPENDENT legislator for Norton Temba Mliswa Tuesday kicked up dust straight in the face of Zanu PF MP Masvingo Urban MP, Daniel Shumba accusing the ... Full story

Man Inserts Fingers Into Step-Daughters’ Privates

GWERU - Gweru Panel beater Aleck Zvoushe (36) has been dragged to court for allegedly inserting his fingers into two minor step daughters' private parts ... Full story

Turkey To Try 500 For Failed Coup

ANKARA - Nearly 500 people arrested in the crackdown following the failed July 15, 2016 coup in Turkey go on trial Tuesday accused of conspiring ... Full story