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January 6, 2019 6:33 AM Diaspora-based artist sings on Zim problems

Diaspora-based Taffy Theman has lamented the suffering being experienced by Zimbabweans in a song titled Oneday. The song reflects on the troubles currently obtaining in Zimbabwe while also going back to Gukurahundi, Murambatsvina, the 2008 election violence where some women were raped, corruption, mismanagement of resources, and the recent army killings 72

January 2, 2019 6:06 AM Man ‘stabbed several times’ over $3 debt

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 64

January 2, 2019 4:24 AM London violence: Two dead, four hurt in knife and gun attacks

Two people have been stabbed to death and four others hurt in separate attacks in the early hours of the morning in London. A man died after being stabbed outside a private party in Park Lane, in the West End, at about 05:30 GMT. About an hour earlier, a woman was fatally stabbed in Southwark and at around the same time a woman was shot at a nightclub 69

December 21, 2018 6:15 AM Tea scalded toddler chokes to death while crying

A one year six month old toddler choked to death while crying after he was scalded by tea on his arm. Matabeleland South provincial police spokesperson, Chief Inspector Philisani Ndebele confirmed the incident which occurred in Fort Rixon on Sunday at around 9AM. He said the toddler Sengenzo Ntuleka was at home with his mother and elder sister when the incident 64

December 20, 2018 1:08 AM Jonathan Moyo slams Motlanthe report

1/21 It’s notable that the Motlanthe Commission Report does not extricate the Commision from the antecedent toxicity, arising from its flawed composition & terms of reference, that exposed it upfront as a compromised ZanuPF PR scheme. In fact, the Report confirms these flaws! 2/21 The fact that the Commission did nothing to liberate itself from its founding 58

December 19, 2018 2:01 AM Granny, grandson axed to death

A-56-year-old woman and her nine-year-old grandson were found dead with multiple axe wounds all over their bodies at their homestead in Bubi District, Matabeleland North. The bodies of Wesi Ncube and her grandson Lyodd Ndebele of Dulutsha village 3 in Siganda were discovered on Saturday a kilometre apart. A neighbour’s eight-year-old granddaughter who had gone to the deceased’s 58

December 17, 2018 7:27 AM Vine co-founder Kroll found dead at 34

The co-founder of the popular app HQ Trivia, Colin Kroll, has been found dead in his apartment in New York at the age of 34. The CEO, who also co-founded the video platform Vine, was found by police after his girlfriend reportedly asked them to check on him. HQ Trivia, a live trivia game on mobiles, became hugely popular, although its appeal waned this year. The HQ statement 51

December 14, 2018 12:47 AM Former Angolan minister found dead in Maputo hotel under unclear circumstances

Angola has confirmed the death of its former minister of higher education, Adão Gaspar Ferreira do Nascimento, in a hotel room in the Mozambican capital, Maputo. A press statement from the Angolan embassy in Maputo says the 60-year-old’s body has been moved to a local morgue for a trauma examination. The embassy says the death occurred at 21:00 local 47

December 12, 2018 6:30 AM Government car swept off bridge, two feared dead

Two Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education officials from Matabeleland South Province are feared dead after a vehicle they were travelling in was swept away by a flooded river. Matabeleland South Provincial Education Director Mr Lifias Masukume said the incident happened on Monday evening at Mamsisi River bridge in Ntalale, Gwanda South. Mr Masukume 30

December 10, 2018 7:57 AM Mob tortures thief to death

A suspected serial thief was beaten to death by villagers after allegedly stealing R500 at a homestead in Tsholotsho. Nkululo Ncube (36) from Gotshani Village allegedly broke into Mr Pointer Tshuma’s homestead at a neighbouring village in Emthetshaneni and got away with R500 last Thursday. Villagers allegedly mobilised a mob that hunted him down, stripped 44