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June 10, 2018 12:29 PM UN condemns Central African Republic hospital raids

The UN has condemned intimidation of staff and patients by armed groups in the Central African Republic (CAR). Men armed with machetes, knives and other crude weapons entered hospitals in the past few months, the UN said, most recently in the town of Bambari. Terrified relatives had moved patients from Bambari hospital even though they still needed treatment 7

June 7, 2018 11:08 AM Knife-point ‘rapist’ claims affair with victim

A man from Nkayi who allegedly raped his married neighbour at knife-point claimed he had been in an adulterous relationship with the victim since 2013. The man (38), who cannot be named to protect the identity of the victim, allegedly blocked his neighbour’s way and pushed her bicycle resulting in her falling off. He then allegedly dragged her into the bush and raped 2

May 23, 2018 12:01 PM Bike and bus crash kills ex-Zipra cadre

Former Zimbabwe People’s Revolutionary Army (ZIPRA) cadre, Masilo Muleya, has died. Muleya died on Saturday when his motor cycle was hit by a speeding bus which tried to overtake him some 40km along the Beitbridge-Bulawayo road. It is reported that the decorated war veteran succumbed to injuries sustained during the road mishap upon admission t Beitbridge 41

May 17, 2018 8:18 AM Four killed in road accident

Four people died, one on the spot, when a Toyota Wish driver attempted to overtake in front of oncoming traffic resulting in a head-on collision with a Toyota Corolla along the Harare-Masvingo Highway on Tuesday. In a statement, national police spokesperson Chief Superintendent Paul Nyathi said the accident occurred at around 7PM at the 222km peg near Chaka 39

May 1, 2018 6:53 PM Police arrest another ‘hitman’ over Glebelands hostel murders

Another suspected “hitman” wanted in connection with a string of murders related to the Glebelands Hostel at Umlazi, south of Durban, has been arrested, police in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province said on Tuesday. In a statement, police said the suspect, 38, was arrested on Monday in connection with two murders and one attempted murder. “Police traced 39

April 16, 2018 3:51 AM Man goes beserk, axes mom to death

A Gokwe man, who went berserk recently and axed his mother to death after accusing her of bewitching him, has appeared in court facing one count of murder and another of attempted murder. John was remanded in custody to April 29 after he appeared before Gokwe Magistrate Ms Evelyn Mashavakure. He was not asked to plead and advised to apply for bail at the High Court 36

April 8, 2018 6:41 AM Russian spy: Embassy request is diversionary tactic, says UK

The Foreign Office has described a Russian request for a meeting with Boris Johnson on the Salisbury poisoning as a “diversionary tactic”. The Foreign Office said Russia’s response had been “unsatisfactory”, as it had been three weeks since Russia was asked to “engage constructively”. The Russian Embassy said it was “high time” for a meeting on the inquiry 23

April 5, 2018 5:44 PM ‘Prophet’ jailed 20 years for rape

A self-styled prophet who raped a woman during a healing ritual was yesterday jailed for 20 years. Herbert Senda, 34, had denied the charges when he appeared before Harare regional magistrate Hosea Mujaya but was convicted after full trial because of overwhelming evidence. The State proved that Senda had threatened the woman with death if she disclosed 23

April 1, 2018 12:58 PM Man freed in govt amnesty up for theft

A former inmate released from prison through presidential amnesty on March 25 has been hauled before the courts on theft charges. Evans Chikwanda, 26, was remanded in custody to April by Harare magistate Tilda Mazhande. He is facing two counts of unlawful entry. According to State papers, on March 16, Chikwanda allegedly unlawfully entered into Patrick 15

March 22, 2018 4:48 PM Sex scandal cop dates girl (13), arrested

A police officer who was transferred from Tsholotsho to Jotsholo following a sex scandal in 2015, has been arrested for allegedly sleeping with a 13- year-old girl. A police source said Constable Pisirai Choenda allegedly detained the 13- year old overnight. “The girl’s parents discovered that she was not in her bedroom during the night. The alert parents 11