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June 18, 2018 3:29 PM Cop in trouble over bribe

A Harare cop is in trouble after his bid to evade jail for accepting a bribe hit a brick wall, following the dismissal of his High Court appeal in which he challenged the conviction. Taurai Khauyeza had approached the High Court, appealing against a ruling by a Zimbabwe Republic Police trial officer, who found him guilty for accepting a bribe, before 18

June 12, 2018 12:32 AM Bulawayo man kicks wife to death

A 50-YEAR-OLD man from Bulawayo has been arraigned after he allegedly kicked his wife several times on the face and chest until she collapsed. Kim Caterina died five days later at the United Bulawayo Hospitals (UBH)’s intensive care unit following the alleged gruesome attack by Ricardo Staddon last month. It was not stated in court why Staddon allegedly 33

June 11, 2018 2:56 PM World Cup child trafficking bid foiled in Nigeria

Nigerian authorities say they have rescued nine young girls and one boy who were being trafficked to Moscow. Five suspects, including a policeman and a quarantine officer, were arrested for allegedly facilitating their travel, the government agency fighting trafficking says. The victims were found while trying to board a plane from Lagos to Russia 28

June 8, 2018 10:28 AM Ghanagate erupts and shakes African football

A World Cup-bound referee and a member of the FIFA Council have been accused of accepting cash gifts by an undercover investigation into African football. Kenya’s Adel Range Marwa, one of Africa’s World Cup-bound referees, will no longer be in Russia after being filmed receiving a $600 ‘gift’. Marwa was given money by an undercover reporter posing as an official 2

May 28, 2018 3:03 PM Coca-Cola launches its first alcoholic drink in Japan

Coca-Cola has launched its first alcoholic drink, a lemon flavoured alcopop, in Japan in a bid to tap new markets and consumers. In a global first for the US drinks giant, three fizzy lemon drinks went on sale on Monday. The product aims at a growing market of young drinkers – especially women. Described by Coca-Cola as “unique” in the company’s 125-year 44

May 25, 2018 12:47 PM ‘Killing for a tender’: KZN mayor arrested over murder plot

A KwaZulu-Natal mayor and two of his alleged accomplices were arrested in a predawn raid by the Hawks on Thursday. The three‚ who are in their 30s‚ were expected to appear in the Estcourt Magistrate’s Court shortly. Specialised teams intercepted information of a plot to allegedly assassinate the municipal speaker‚ said Hawks spokesperson Captain Simphiwe 50

April 21, 2018 5:11 PM Nelson Chamisa rally in Chipinge – PICTURES

MDC-T and MDC Alliance presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa addressed a rally at Kondo Business Centre in deep rural Chipinge West in Manicaland province. On Sunday, he is off to Ruwangwe business centre in Nyanga North in the same province. Chamisa has said his campaign is going rural to enable him to interact with the majority of Zimbabweans who reside 33

April 19, 2018 8:40 AM Mutasa loses debt case

People First top official Mr Didymus Mutasa’s bid to save his property from auctioning over debt, has hit a snag after the High Court threw out his application for rescission of judgment. Mr Mutasa had his vehicles and household property attached last year over failure to pay legal fees to the tune of $26 900. Mr Mutasa, the former Zanu-PF secretary 24

March 27, 2018 8:23 AM Sixteen escape hangman’s noose

At least 16 inmates sentenced to death have escaped the hangman’s noose when their death penalties were commutated to life when President Mnangagwa pardoned thousands of prisoners across the country in a bid to decongest prisons. Some of the inmates freed under Presidential Amnesty, are welcomed by relatives at Harare Central Prison, March 26, 2018. Those 11

March 24, 2018 11:09 PM VP Chiwenga meets India president

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa last week dispatched one of his deputies to Delhi with a special message to Indian counterpart Ram Nath Kovind. Speaking after last Friday’s meeting, the Indian leader said he was happy to receive vice president General Constantino Chiwenga as Mnangagwa’s special envoy. Kovind also welcomed the new Zimbabwean administration’s 20