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  • Lion Air crash: Boeing sued by victim’s family over aircraft design

    November 16, 2018 5:33 AM 9

    The family of a passenger killed when a Lion Air flight crashed into the sea near Indonesia are suing Boeing over an alleged fault with the jet’s design. The lawsuit accuses the US aircraft manufacturer of failing to inform pilots and airlines of a feature with its new 737 Max plane system that could “push the nose down unexpectedly”. Lion Air flight

  • Lewis Hamilton: Formula 1 world champion explains ‘poor place’ India comments

    November 16, 2018 5:19 AM 9

    Five-time world champion Lewis Hamilton has clarified comments he made about India being a “poor place”. Mercedes defended their driver, saying his intended juxtaposition between rich and poor had been taken “grossly out of context”. Briton Hamilton, 33, told BBC Sport this week that it was “strange” to race in India and he “felt very conflicted

  • Teenager hacks brother to death

    November 16, 2018 3:31 AM 8

    A 15-year-old Chiredzi juvenile last week allegedly struck his brother with a machete after he beat him up for refusing to fetch cattle from the pastures, police have said. The juvenile from Shingirai Village under Chief Gudo struck his older brother aged 22 on the lower part of the rib cage and he died two days after he was admitted at Masvingo General

  • Kwekwe sets aside $80k for mayoral car

    November 16, 2018 3:24 AM 8

    Kwekwe City Council is set to buy a mayoral vehicle for Councillor Angeline Kasipo following a council resolution. The local authority has reportedly set aside $80 000 for the purchase of the off-road vehicle. Clr Kasipo’s predecessor, Clr Matenda Madzoke, blocked the purchase of the vehicle, opting that the money be channelled to service delivery

  • Zera licenses Mutoko independent power producer

    November 15, 2018 4:53 PM 8

    The Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (Zera) has granted an energy generation licence to a private company. Riverside Power Station has been licensed under the Electricity Act to construct, own and operate a solar power plant at Musvaire Village in Mutoko, Mashonaland East Province as an independent power producer. In a notice published yesterday

  • Studio 263 Mai Huni DIES

    November 15, 2018 4:18 PM 8

    Studio 263 actress and jazz musician Charmaine Nomore Chakanyuka Mangwende has passed away. Mangwende acted the role of Mai Huni in the original Studio 263 of the early 2000s has died. The talented actress was best known for being a caring wife who was always committed to her family. Mangwende also had a passion for music having worked with Transit Crew and the legendary

  • Mnangagwa proposes more tough austerity measures

    November 15, 2018 4:09 PM 8

    President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said there is no going back on his unpopular new tax on electronic transactions and promised expenditure cuts across government departments. The country introduced the tax on RTGS transactions and other such electronic money transfers that it said would help raise cash to plug a budget deficit by increasing the intermediated

  • ‘ZCDC guards setting vicious dogs on Marange villagers’

    November 15, 2018 4:02 PM 9

    Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC) security guards are allegedly setting vicious dogs on suspected illegal diamond miners in the Marange area of eastern Zimbabwe. Without notice in February this year, the government stopped four of the five diamond companies from mining in Marange. Until February 2016, five companies held licences to mine the diamonds

  • Metallon Gold equipment to go under the hammer

    November 15, 2018 3:50 PM 9

    Metallon Gold Zimbabwe is set to lose a car and office furniture over a debt owed to the Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC). Miracle Auctioneers gave a notice mentioning that the property will be sold tomorrow at their premises in Shamva. In a statement, the auctioneers said the properties that are going to be sold include

  • Tsholotsho RDC boss nabbed for $881000 ‘fraud’

    November 15, 2018 7:59 AM 9

    Tsholotsho Rural District Council Chief Executive Officer Themba Moyo has been arrested on charges of criminal abuse of office and fraud. His arrest follows an audit instituted by Government that revealed that the RDC had failed to account for more than $881 000 in council funds. Matabeleland North police spokesperson Chief Inspector Siphiwe Makonese