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  • 10 killed in horror kombi crash

    July 12, 2018 1:12 AM 19

    Ten people died while one sustained serious injuries in a head-on collision involving a Chinhoyi-bound Nissan Caravan and a haulage truck at Mapinga along the Harare-Chirundu Highway on Tuesday night. The accident occurred at around 10pm at the 60-kilometre peg where the ascent into the Great Dyke Pass begins. The driver of the Nissan Caravan allegedly

  • Rape, robbery and kidnap brothers jailed 42 years

    July 12, 2018 12:52 AM 17

    Two brothers from Silobela have been sentenced to a combined 42 years imprisonment after they were convicted of rape, robbery, assault and kidnapping charges by a Gweru regional magistrate. Stanford Sibanda (29) and his teenage brother Misheck (19) were convicted of four counts of rape, robbery, assault and rape by Mr Morgan Nemadire. Stanford was sentenced

  • Euromillions £58m jackpot won by UK ticket

    July 11, 2018 5:57 PM 20

    A UK ticket has won the jackpot in Tuesday’s Euromillions draw worth £57.9m, Camelot has said. A single ticket was the only one to match all seven numbers – which were 03, 08, 26, 33 and 45 with Lucky Stars 07 and 10. Andy Carter, from the National Lottery, urged players to check their tickets.”Rest assured, we have plenty of champagne on ice,” he said. The latest

  • Cardi B and Offset announce the birth of their daughter

    July 11, 2018 5:51 PM 23

    Cardi B has announced the arrival of her first child – daughter Kulture Kiari Cephus. The rapper, 25, shared the news on Instagram alongside a photo of herself heavily pregnant surrounded by flowers. The Bodak Yellow star told fans her daughter was born four days ago on 7 July. Her husband, Migos rapper Offset – who she secretly married in September

  • Michael Jackson was ‘chemically castrated’ by his dad Joe to ‘maintain high pitched voice’

    July 11, 2018 5:41 PM 24

    Michael Jackson was “chemically castrated” by his dad Joe according to Conrad Murray. The late singer’s doctor made the sensational claims in an interview following Joe’s death last month. Conrad said Joe, who died from cancer, was “cruel” to Michael and his siblings throughout their childhood. In a clip obtained by The Blast he said: “Joe Jackson was one of the worst

  • Tobva tadii paya crew speaks

    July 11, 2018 1:51 PM 21

    The Zimbabwean teenage gang known as ‘Tobva tadii paya’ whose case grew popular on social media after going on a raping spree of sex workers have reportedly urged all who have heard their story to accept them when they come back into the community. Thabani Gazi (19) who is said to be the ring leader on the night of the rape, the video narrator Romeo

  • Man who brought Mugabe to power dies

    July 11, 2018 1:36 PM 20

    Lord Carrington, Margaret Thatcher’s Foreign minister and one of the chief architects of a peaceful outcome to the 1979 Lancaster House Conference that ushered Zimbabwe’s independence, has died. He was aged 99. The Conservative politician, who was also Britain’s former defence secretary, masterminded an agreement that led to the first one person-one

  • Infrastructure investment sets building blocks for Econet’s digital transformation

    July 11, 2018 10:22 AM 18

    A postal and telecommunications sector performance report has shown Econet Wireless leading in the information, communication technology (ICT) industry infrastructure investment. The report, unveiled by the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) on Monday reveals that as at the end of the March 2018, Econet had 52% market

  • Mobile penetration declines – Nehanda Radio

    July 11, 2018 3:40 AM 28

    Zimbabwe’s mobile penetration rate declined by 18,1 percent to 84,6 percent in the first quarter of 2018 from 102,7 percent recorded in previous comparable period, latest data show. Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) director general Gift Machengete attributed the slump to a 16,8 percent decrease in active mobile

  • Many injured as plane crashes in South Africa

    July 10, 2018 4:44 PM 26

    At least 19 people have been injured in a plane crash near the city of Pretoria in South Africa. Local emergency services posted a picture on Twitter showing passengers being helped from the burning wreckage of a plane in a grassy field. “Medics from ER24 and other services are at the scene of a plane crash at Wonderboom in Pretoria,” said a spokesman