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August 2, 2018 5:13 PM Mthwakazi Republic Party hammered in parly polls

Mthwakazi Republic Party (MRP)’s plan for secession was thrown into doubt on Monday after voters angry at the idea of their Mthwakazi State breaking away from Zimbabwe gave the opposition party a fierce drubbing in parliamentary elections. MRP leader Mqondisi Moyo yesterday conceded the worse-than-expected defeat but said its participation in the Monday 39

July 10, 2018 1:13 PM New Nigeria opposition alliance aims to defeat Buhari

Nigeria’s main opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has formed an alliance with dozens of other parties in a bid to defeat President Muhammadu Buhari in next year’s election. The coalition, including a faction of the governing party, plans to field a single candidate. Mr Buhari, whose first term has been blighted by ill health, says he will run in 2019. A similar 28

July 2, 2018 1:17 AM Widower loses property wrangle

A widower has lost his bid to wrestle property left behind by his late wife from his five children. Mr Lazarus Chigora was left out in the last Will and Testament of the late Mrs Rosemary Chigora (nee Kahari) despite being the surviving spouse. The two, prior to the death of the woman in 2016, were living separately because of marital squabbles. At the time of her death 22

July 1, 2018 9:49 AM NPRC peace initiative welcome

Heal Zimbabwe welcomes the historic signing of the peace pledge by political parties ahead of the 2018 elections. The peace pledge signing arrangement was brokered by the National Peace and Reconciliation Commission (NPRC) in a bid to promote inclusive prevention of violence and conflicts as a strategy for promoting lasting peace. Heal Zimbabwe notes 15

June 30, 2018 7:23 PM Ex-lover hospitalised after attacks…He found him in bed with his wife, squeezed his family jewels

A BULAWAYO woman went berserk and left her ex-lover hospitalised when she violently squeezed his genitals after she allegedly found him in bed with his wife. For Mandlenkosi Nkala from Aisleby Farm, Umguza, Matabeleland North Province, 4 June 2018, will remain etched in his mind after he missed death by a whisker when his lover Mariah Mazhangara allegedly 18

June 27, 2018 5:42 AM Sudan court scraps teen’s death sentence

An appeals court in Sudan has overturned the death sentence of a woman who killed her husband after he allegedly raped her, her lawyer says. Noura Hussein, 19, was instead sentenced to five years in jail, lawyer Abdelaha Mohamad said. Her mother, Zainab Ahmed, told the BBC she was happy her daughter’s life had been spared. International celebrities had backed 19

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 37

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 46

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 38

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 10