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  • Minute Maid thief stabs security guard

    January 4, 2019 7:11 AM 71

    A Bulawayo man has been arrested for stabbing a security guard twice after he was caught stealing a bottle of Minute Maid fruit juice blend in a supermarket. Lovemore Dube (31) from Pumula North suburb stabbed Mr Coverian Ntini (51) once in the head and in the right arm. Dube pleaded guilty to a charge of assault before Western Commonage magistrate Mr Stephen

  • Manica Diamonds ready to shine

    January 4, 2019 5:52 AM 74

    Newly promoted Premiership football side Manica Diamonds are scheduled to regroup on Monday next week with a number of new faces expected at their pre-season training ahead of the 2019 season. The Luke Masomere-led club mesmerised in the ZIFA Eastern Region Division One as they wrapped up the title with seven games to spare last season. Yet the Mutare-based

  • ‘Kanjiva’ video divides opinion

    January 4, 2019 3:54 AM 68

    It is that time of the year when most social debates revolve around annual music charts. Various radio stations and ZBCTV rolled out their lists of top songs for 2018, which have sparked numerous debates as usual. This season’s hottest debate has been sparked by Enzo Ishall’s “Kanjiva” video that was voted the best on Coca-Cola Top 50 charts on ZBCTV

  • UK shames Zim embassy

    January 3, 2019 5:25 PM 83

    Government was yesterday left with egg on its face after Zimbabwe’s embassy in the United Kingdom was named among 23 diplomatic missions that are not paying their rates. The diplomatic missions now owe the British taxman more than £1,5 million in unpaid business rates, which should have been paid on December 31, 2017. Out of the 23 named foreign missions

  • Arrest warrant issued for Ethiopia’s ex-spy chief

    January 3, 2019 7:35 AM 69

    The authorities in Ethiopia have issued a warrant for the arrest of the country’s former spy chief Getachew Assefa. There has been speculation that this could be in connection with human rights violations. Mr Getachew was the head of the intelligence agency before Abiy Ahmed became prime minister. Mr Abiy has previously promised that officials who committed

  • Romelu Lukaku scores with first touch as Manchester United beat Newcastle

    January 3, 2019 5:42 AM 68

    Substitute Romelu Lukaku scored with his first touch as Manchester United beat Newcastle United with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer becoming the second manager in the club’s history to win his first four league games in charge. Lukaku, who had only been on the pitch 38 seconds, pounced on an error by Martin Dubravka with the Slovakia keeper spilling a free-kick

  • Rising stars dominate Coca-Cola Top 50

    January 2, 2019 3:42 PM 67

    Rising artistes topped the Coca-Cola Top 50, with Baba Harare, Enzo Ishall and Obert Chari scooping radio and television awards. However, on number one under the radio winning artistes was Rev Togarepi Chivariro who got $2 500 for his hit Matishamisa, on number two was Wandigadza by Admire Nago who got $2 000 and on three was Anokomborera by Mai patai

  • MSU dismisses fee hike reports

    January 2, 2019 3:34 PM 65

    The Midlands State University (MSU) has dismissed as fake reports circulating on social media alleging that the institution has hiked tuition fees. In a statement, the MSU said it noted with concern false statements circulating on various social media platforms to the effect that it has increased tuition fees for the 2019 academic year and that local

  • Man ‘stabbed several times’ over $3 debt

    January 2, 2019 6:06 AM 64

    Two men have been arrested while two others are still at large after they allegedly fatally stabbed their neighbour over a $3 debt. Matabeleland South provincial police spokesperson Chief Inspector Ndebele confirmed the incident which occurred last Thursday at around 2PM in Fort Rixon. He said three siblings Danias (33), Davison (42) and Dashious Banda

  • King Lobengula’s descendant dies

    January 2, 2019 5:53 AM 67

    A member of the Royal Khumalo clan and great grandson of King Lobengula Thafetha Njube Khumalo has died. Khumalo (80), who was partially blind and based in Eastern Cape, South Africa, succumbed to high blood pressure on Christmas Day. Family spokesperson and brother to Thafetha, Prince Zwide Khumalo, confirmed his death, saying it’s a big loss to the family