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  • Mother, daughter jailed for theft

    May 10, 2018 6:58 AM 19

    A 53 year old woman from Bulawayo’s Cowdray Park and her daughter have each been sentenced to two years in jail for conniving to steal more than $1 000 from her son-in-law. Western Commonage magistrate Ms Tancy Dube heard that Join Ndlovu convinced her daughter Sharon Ndlovu (19) to steal $1 300 from the $2 500 her husband had entrusted her to keep. Sharon

  • Landlady- raping tenant jailed 9yrs

    May 10, 2018 5:19 AM 21

    A 20-year-old man, who raped his 35-year-old landlady at knife-point while her four minor children watched, has been sentenced to an effective nine years in jail. Uiss Zuze gained entry into his landlady’s bedroom through the window in the wee hours. He took advantage of the absence of the woman’s husband, who is in jail for rape, to abuse her. Zuze was convicted

  • MDC ring-fences constituencies for youths

    May 9, 2018 12:08 PM 21

    The mainstream MDC has called to order senior party members who are eyeing constituencies that have been reserved for members of its youth assembly. The party has reserved at least 20 percent of the contested seats, at both local authority and parliamentary levels, for young people. But with elections fast approaching around July/August this year, senior

  • Violence after soldier finds used condoms in house

    May 9, 2018 10:20 AM 17

    A soldier attached to Inkomo barracks ran wild and assaulted his wife before destroying property after he found used condoms in their house. Honoured Unengoni Dube (28) from Pumula North suburb in Bulawayo lost it when he got home to find used condoms and his wife, Ms Sibhekile Nyathi, could not account for them. Dube accused his wife, a teacher at Tjompani

  • Zimswitch introduces new payment system

    May 9, 2018 9:05 AM 16

    ZIMSWITCH Technologies, a company that provides interoperability for local financial payment systems, has introduced “Zeepay”, a new electronic payment product that enables users to send money to multiple recipients. Zeepay is short code for Zimswitch Enhanced Electronic Payments. Formed in 1994 as a partnership of five banks, Zimswitch Technologies

  • Skimbo finds commercial partner

    May 9, 2018 6:56 AM 16

    Zvishavane-born businessman Onious Magasa has partnered with comedian Skimbo born Tatenda Albert Matika on an international fashion venture. Skimbo is now the face of Magasa’s Ngamla Boss clothing label which is already making waves in South Africa and other neighbouring countries. In an interview, Magasa, who is currently based in South Africa, said he decided

  • Zambia library warns ‘half-naked’ female students

    May 8, 2018 3:52 PM 20

    One of Zambia’s top universities has urged female students to stop visiting the library “half-naked” because it distracts male counterparts. The University of Zambia – in the capital, Lusaka – has stuck up notices around its library telling them to dress more modestly. But students at the university tend to dress more fashionably, says the BBC’s Kennedy

  • Inferno consumes $20 000 property

    May 7, 2018 4:18 AM 30

    A house in Kwekwe’s Gaika Park suburb was gutted by fire last week resulting in damages estimated at $20 000. No one was injured in the inferno that was reportedly started by a six-year-old boy who was playing with matches in his bedroom. The boy’s parents, Mr Walker Chipangura and his wife Ellen, were at work. Mrs Chipangura, however, collapsed upon receiving

  • Obadiah Musindo dishes out cars

    May 6, 2018 4:57 AM 33

    DESTINY of Africa Network (DAnet) says it has secured funding to roll out a car loan scheme for pastors and their wives, a move aimed at attracting votes for Zanu PF ahead of the watershed polls mid-year. DAnet founder and Zanu PF-aligned cleric, Obadiah Musindo, said his organisation was targeting to parcel out more than 100 vehicles to church leaders

  • Stidolph shines in Castle Tankard

    May 6, 2018 3:35 AM 32

    TRAINER Bridget Stidolph was the star of the 2018 Castle Tankard show at Borrowdale Park yesterday with three top-four finishers, including winner of the main feature race Roman Discent who was ridden by Johannesburg-based Mathew Thackery. The only blemish between Stidolph and a clean sweep was Kilrain from the Mike de Kock stable who finished in third