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  • Malema tells Manana to be proud of being ‘gay’

    August 10, 2018 12:55 PM 12

    Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) president Julius Malema has urged former ANC MP and ex-deputy minister of higher education Mduduzi Manana to embrace his sexuality and disclose that he is homosexual. Speaking at the EFF Women’s Day commemorations on Wednesday held in KwaZulu-Natal, Malema urged Manana to be proud of his identity and not keep it concealed

  • 39 aspiring nurses swindled

    August 9, 2018 1:09 PM 17

    At least 39 prospective student nurses were allegedly swindled of $500 each for non-existent vacancies at Mashoko Mission Hospital in Bikita. The victims had their names published in the country’s biggest weekly newspaper The Sunday Mail by the suspected fraudsters who had pocketed $500 from each of them. Authorities at Mashoko Mission Hospital have since

  • Top Kenyan athlete killed in car crash

    August 9, 2018 12:52 PM 17

    NAIROBI. — Kenyan athlete Nicholas Bett, the 2015 world 400m hurdles champion, was killed yesterday in a car crash near his home in western Kenya, police said. “The accident occurred when his vehicle hit a bump and rolled and he died on the spot,” Nandi county police commander Patrick Wambani said from the scene of the crash. The 28-year-old Bett, the father

  • City offers discounts on bill payments

    August 9, 2018 12:35 PM 16

    Harare City Council is offering discounts on bill payments for residential properties for 90 days from July 23 to October 23. In a statement issued by council’s acting finance director Mr Stanley Ndemera yesterday, the city said the discount was only targeting a few. “Targeted ratepayers are residential properties, which are paid up, residential properties

  • Corruption still a big problem

    August 8, 2018 4:34 PM 22

    The recent arrest of Harare businessman Wicknell Chivayo has thrust the spotlight back on President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s corruption fight. Chivayo was arrested last week on corruption charges while trying to flee the country when he had gotten wind that law enforcement agents were looking for him. The controversial businessman and his company — Intratek

  • Court dedicates 6 days to Nyagura case

    August 8, 2018 4:07 PM 22

    The Special Corruption Court has dedicated a full week to prosecute University of Zimbabwe (UZ) Vice Chancellor Levi Nyagura who is being accused of fraudulently awarding former first lady Grace Mugabe a PhD. Nyagura is being charged with criminal abuse of office and his trial will run from August 22 to 28, according to the State. The Higher Education

  • Zambia denies Tendai Biti political asylum

    August 8, 2018 4:03 PM 22

    Zambia has denied asylum to senior Zimbabwean opposition politician Tendai Biti, Foreign Minister Joe Malanji has told the BBC. “He wanted to seek asylum but his grounds are not meritorious. As it is, we are just keeping him for safe custody before he heads back to Harare,” Mr Malanji told the BBC. “It is not up to us to tell when he’s going back; it’s up to the Zimbabwean

  • Tendai Biti freed, lawyer says

    August 8, 2018 1:57 PM 21

    The attempt by military intelligence agents to capture opposition MDC Alliance principal Tendai Biti at the Zimbabwe-Zambia proved unsuccessful, with reports suggesting he is now safely in the capital Lusaka, where he is expected to seek political asylum. Lawyer Denford Halimani says Biti was released after being arrested while trying to enter Zambia

  • Zimbabwean security forces round up opposition leaders in secret crackdown

    August 7, 2018 4:37 PM 28

    The six masked gunmen arrived in an unmarked pickup truck at a modest house in Highfield West, a suburb in Zimbabwe’s capital Harare. It was just before 2 a.m., witnesses said, and the group had just one mission. They were searching for Happymore Chidziva, leader of the opposition party’s Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Youth Alliance. Jongwe Matanga

  • Italy road crash near Foggia kills 12 African farm labourers

    August 7, 2018 3:41 PM 27

    Twelve African farm labourers have died in a head-on collision between a van and a lorry near Lesina in the Foggia region of southern Italy. The labourers were returning from the fields, packed into a van which had Bulgarian number plates. Three other people were injured in the crash, including the lorry driver. Four migrant farm workers died in a similar