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  • Religious leaders hold sway over politicians

    June 13, 2018 5:44 PM 31

    A recent survey by the Mass Public Opinion Institute (Mpoi) and Afrobarometer has revealed that most Zimbabweans trust religious leaders and place the military and police ahead of politicians although they say the two agencies must stay out of politics. According to the survey 67 percent of people interviewed trust religious leaders, 55 percent the army, 50 percent

  • Jean-Pierre Bemba: ICC orders release of Congo ‘warlord’

    June 13, 2018 9:48 AM 29

    Judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) have ordered the release of former Democratic Republic of Congo rebel leader and Vice-President Jean-Pierre Bemba. Last week, appeal judges overturned his 2016 conviction on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity. Bemba is yet to be sentenced for the separate charge of bribing witnesses

  • Njube teacher ‘impregnates’ maid

    June 13, 2018 8:55 AM 28

    A cheating debt-ridden Njube High School teacher allegedly impregnated the family’s maid, his ex–wife has told the Maintenance Court. Sandra Munarwo dragged her ex-husband Vincent Nyathi to court for the upkeep of their two children. Munarwo, a nurse at Mpilo Central Hospital was demanding $344 for child support. “He has not been taking care of his children

  • Sino-Zimbabwe Cement Co to construct 300 houses in Gweru

    June 13, 2018 8:28 AM 30

    Gweru-based cement maker, Sino Zimbabwe Cement Company (SZCC), plans to construct about 300 housing units at its Indiva Farm site on the outskirts of Gweru. The company, a joint venture between the Zimbabwe and Chinese governments, said construction of the housing project will depend on the completion of the brick and tile plant the company is constructing

  • Zarah Lounge owner bags ZNCC top accolade

    June 13, 2018 8:03 AM 31

    Bulawayo businessman Phathisani Nkomo, owner and proprietor of upmarket Bulawayo nightspots Zarah Lounge, Club Cosmopolitan and Copa Cubana, was at the weekend crowned the Zimbabwe National Chamber of Commerce (ZNCC) Businessman of the Year for the Bulawayo Chapter . The annual dinner for the Bulawayo Chapter saw Nkomo shrugging off competition from Shlomo

  • ZETDC sets aside $40m for smart meters

    June 13, 2018 7:01 AM 28

    The Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC) has set aside about $40 million for the roll out of 40 000 smart meters in September. Speaking during a symposium in Gweru last week, ZETDC commercial director Mr Ralph Katsande said the smart meters programme is targeted at large consumers like industries and supermarkets as a way of saving

  • ZRP speaks on Glendale boy murder

    June 13, 2018 6:49 AM 29

    A post-mortem conducted yesterday has confirmed that a two-year-old Glendale boy found dead on Saturday last week was murdered. Chief police spokesperson Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba said investigations were in progress and vowed perpetrators will be brought to book. “The post-mortem has been done and the results show that the child

  • Chamisa appoints new presidential spokesman and seven representatives across the globe

    June 13, 2018 2:48 AM 32

    Opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) president Nelson Chamisa on Tuesday made nine key appointments that include a new presidential spokesman and representatives to the United Kingdom, European Union, South Africa, Australia, United States and the African Union. 1. Mr. Jameson Timba, ZEC Liaison Officer and Presidents Chief Election Agent

  • Boarding moving kombi kills 67-yr-old

    June 12, 2018 12:45 AM 104

    A 67-YEAR-OLD man from Gwanda died on the spot after he was run over by a commuter omnibus as he tried to board it while it was in motion. Harrison Ngwenya of Tshoboye village, under Chief Mathe, missed the step and fell between the commuter omnibus and its trailer and was dragged for about 15 metres. He sustained swollen thighs and bruises on his back and died on the way to hospital

  • Bulawayo man kicks wife to death

    June 12, 2018 12:32 AM 33

    A 50-YEAR-OLD man from Bulawayo has been arraigned after he allegedly kicked his wife several times on the face and chest until she collapsed. Kim Caterina died five days later at the United Bulawayo Hospitals (UBH)’s intensive care unit following the alleged gruesome attack by Ricardo Staddon last month. It was not stated in court why Staddon allegedly