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  • Boarding schools demand groceries

    January 7, 2019 10:51 AM 134

    Some boarding schools are reportedly demanding that part of fees payment be in form of groceries as they seek to cushion themselves against rampant price hikes. Last term some boarding schools were forced to demand fees top ups after prices of basic commodities increased beyond what they had budgeted. Schools open tomorrow and some of them have applied

  • Safari operator sues bank for auctioned property

    January 7, 2019 10:30 AM 90

    A prominent safari operator in the Gwayi Conservancy has approached the High Court challenging the attachment and auctioning of his $70 000 car and household property by the National Merchant Bank (NMB) Bank Limited over a debt of $1 586. Mr Headman Sibanda is seeking $91 036 compensation from NMB Bank Limited for damages incurred when his property was attached

  • Cops demand bribe from fuel dealer

    January 7, 2019 7:06 AM 90

    Two police officers deployed at Beitbridge have been arrested for allegedly extorting over R5 000 from a suspected illegal fuel dealer they found buying the commodity from a haulage truck driver recently. Alen Mavhima (28) and Norest Mhere (35), all stationed at Beitbridge urban, appeared before magistrate Godswill Mavhenge, who remanded them to January

  • ‘Odd’ couple charms First Lady

    January 7, 2019 6:46 AM 83

    First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa yesterday appealed to Zimbabweans to help her locate a couple whose husband became the subject of abuse on social media after he was captured in Harare with a baby strapped on his back and carrying his wife’s handbag. In the video that went viral a few days ago, the man was subjected to verbal abuse and jeering and some went to the extent

  • Dr Mutamiri new Anglican bishop

    January 7, 2019 6:38 AM 64

    Dr Farai Mutamiri was yesterday consecrated as the new bishop of the Anglican Church’s Diocese of Harare, Church of the Province of Central Africa at the City Sports Centre. The consecration was later followed by his enthronement at the Cathedral of St Mary and All Saints in the afternoon. He replaces Bishop Chad Gandiya, who retired at the end of last year. Bishop

  • Darikwa, Rinomhota: Warriors grace FA cup

    January 7, 2019 6:20 AM 70

    Two Zimbabwean international footballers Tendayi Darikwa and Andy Rinomhota on Saturday gave a good account of themselves in the third round of the famous FA Cup for their English Championship clubs Nottingham Forest and Reading respectively albeit in losing cause against giants Chelsea and Manchester United. Darikwa’s Forest lost 0-2 to Chelsea at Stamford

  • Wayne Rooney arrested for being drunk and swearing in public in Washington

    January 6, 2019 5:40 PM 63

    Wayne Rooney was arrested for being drunk in public and swearing in the US. The ex-England star, who is currently on a three-year deal at DC United in the States, was held in Virginia. According to a US reporter, the ace was arrested over “public swearing and intoxication” on December 16 by the Washington Airport Authority. Rooney, who raked in £20million

  • Poor funding stymies digital TV switch

    January 6, 2019 4:48 PM 66

    Meagre budget allocations are delaying Zimbabwe’s switch to digital television from the traditional analogue signals. Settlement Chikwinya, the acting chairperson of the Parliamentary portfolio committee on Information, Publicity and Media Services said there was a shortfall of about $62 million in the ministry’s bid of $100 million for the completion

  • Egypt policeman killed defusing bomb near Coptic church

    January 6, 2019 3:45 PM 66

    A policeman has been killed trying to defuse a bomb outside a Coptic Christian church in Egypt, security officials say. Mustafa Abid was reportedly a specialist in mine clearance. The explosion injured two other officers and an onlooker. The device was one of two hidden in a bag on a roof by the church in Nasr City outside Cairo. It comes two days before

  • Chicken Inn striker Chirinda at Bosso

    January 6, 2019 8:33 AM 66

    Former Bantu Rovers and Chicken Inn striker, Obriel Chirinda yesterday signalled his intention to join Bulawayo giants, Highlanders when he attended the club’s trials held at Crescent Sport Club. Chirinda, who turned out for Chicken Inn last season, was one of about 30 footballers who turned up at the grounds seeking to impress Highlanders coach, Madinda