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  • Prophet jailed for arson

    May 15, 2018 6:55 AM 33

    A self-styled prophet has been jailed for one year for torching and destroying a house in Masvingo’s Clovely suburb, while trying to kill a goblin he said was behind the mysterious sickness of a woman who stayed there. Jacod Chiruvo (23) was initially slapped with 30 months in jail by Masvingo magistrate Mr Takawira Mugabe for malicious damage to property

  • Chitembwe rues bad patch

    May 15, 2018 6:42 AM 28

    CAPS United coach Lloyd Chitembwe is not happy his team has hit a bad patch, but is adamant Makepekepe will still find their way back in this year’s Castle Lager Premiership race. The Harare giants dropped points for the third game in succession against Ngezi Platinum Stars on Sunday. Makepekepe are expected to play another big game this Sunday when they face Highlanders

  • British rugby player from Durham team dies in Sri Lanka

    May 14, 2018 6:50 PM 29

    A British amateur rugby player has died and another is critically ill after complaining of breathing difficulties on returning from a nightclub in Sri Lanka. The pair had been touring the country with Durham-based Clems Pirates RFC when they visited the club in Colombo. Sri Lanka Police said a 26-year-old man had died in hospital at 12:00 local time on Sunday

  • Bulawayo cop arrested for serial rape

    May 14, 2018 12:28 PM 29

    A police officer stationed at Mzilikazi Police Station in Bulawayo has been arrested for allegedly raping two women on separate occasions after assaulting and threatening to kill them. Crispen Tshuma from Njube suburb allegedly throttled his victims aged 22 and 24 years before forcing himself on them. He allegedly approached the women on separate occasions

  • From arts centre to bus terminus: the slow decay and decline of Amakhosi

    May 13, 2018 7:31 PM 33

    Regarded as the Mecca of the arts in Bulawayo, Amakhosi was for years a trusted conveyor belt of talent on the local arts scene, with some of Zimbabwe’s top artistes cutting their teeth at the famed cultural centre. Dudu Manhenga, Beater Mangethe, Raisedon Baya, Memory Kumbota, Clive Chigubhu and Sandra Ndebele are just some of the names that have walked

  • ‘Jah Prayzah failed to restrain Andy’

    May 13, 2018 7:11 PM 32

    Before fame and money separated the two, life was good back then without any forces which can separate the lads who seemed to be true buddies who grew up together even sharing the same food during break time at school. It all began at Mushanhi Secondary School in Murehwa where both artistes did their Ordinary Level studies with Jah Prayzah being in the top stream

  • Sex-starved hubby takes wife to court

    May 13, 2018 5:31 PM 30

    A Harare man has been granted a protection order against his wife after she denied him his conjugal rights and abused his dogs. Charles Katso told magistrate Manase Masiwa that his wife, Angela, was in the habit of denying him sex, saying she was too young and he could not handle her. “She is troubling me, she comes home in the early hours of the morning

  • Potraz sets sights on Manicaland

    May 13, 2018 5:21 PM 31

    The Postal and Telecommunication Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) will this week descend on Manicaland as it intensifies its aggressive drive to educate consumers about their rights. A number of road-shows have been lined up across the province where consumers will be educated about various topics such as internet safety for children, consumer

  • Dr Dre loses trademark battle with a gynaecologist called Dr Drai

    May 13, 2018 3:35 PM 31

    Hip-hop star Dr Dre has lost a long-running trademark dispute against a gynaecologist with a similar name. The case was first lodged in 2015, when Pennsylvania-based gynaecologist Draion M Burch tried to trademark the name Dr Drai. Dr Dre objected, saying the similarity could cause “confusion”, especially as his near-namesake wanted to sell audio books

  • Bosso confuse Madinda – Nehanda Radio

    May 13, 2018 10:36 AM 22

    Highlanders mentor Madinda Ndlovu said he could not recognise the team that was held to a goalless draw by Yadah Stars at the National Sports Stadium yesterday. Striker Newman Sianchiali’s dismal showing in front of goal epitomised Bosso’s poor day on the park as he fluffed a number of chances. “What I can say in a nutshell is that this is not the Highlanders