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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 2

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 1

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 3

December 10, 2018 1:06 AM Sudan helicopter crash kills officials

A helicopter has crashed in eastern Sudan, killing a state governor and at least four other officials. The helicopter exploded in flames after it hit a communications tower as it tried to land in the remote Al-Qadarif state, witnesses are quoted by AFP news agency as saying. A number of people were taken to hospital for treatment, state media reported 3

December 7, 2018 3:37 PM Jilted wife shifts to father-in-law

After being dumped by her husband, barely six months after the marriage ended, a woman from Nketa suburb opted to move to her in-law’s home and is refusing to vacate. She’s even threatening to commit suicide if they chase her away. As such, Jonah Nyazika father-in-law of Patience Manyanye revealed that they no longer have peace at their home following 27

November 27, 2018 3:05 AM Sleeping 88-yr-old shot dead in Plumtree

An 88-year-old man was found dead with multiple gunshot wounds at his home in Plumtree. Mr David Ndlovu of Dopote village, under Chief Masendu in Madlambuzi, was pronounced dead on arrival at a local clinic. His 21-year-old son (name withheld for security reasons), said he heard several gunshots at around 11PM on Saturday but said he was too scared to check 13

November 26, 2018 11:38 AM Man falls to his death from hotel at OR Tambo Airport

A man fell from the City Lodge Hotel at OR Tambo International Airport in the early hours of Friday morning. OR Tambo International Airport confirmed that a man died in the early hours of Friday morning after falling from the City Lodge Hotel. The Rustenburg man fell from the hotel building at around 3am into the main parking lot of the hotel, reports 14

November 26, 2018 10:30 AM 4 dead in Chegutu accident

Four people died, three of them on the spot, when a Toyota Allion they were travelling in hit the pillars of Mupfure Bridge near Chegutu and landed under the bridge. The accident occurred around 2pm about 11 kilometres outside Chegutu along the Harare-Bulawayo Highway. Chegutu district police Superintendent (Crime) Shepherd Madungwe confirmed the accident 13

November 20, 2018 6:07 PM Zimbabwean man fakes own death in UK

A South African woman pretended her Zimbabwean husband was dead to claim £400,000 on his life insurance, a UK court has heard. Bekezela Bhebhe, 52, faked his own death between 1 August and 30 September 2016, it is claimed. Zimbabwean Bhebhe appeared at City of London Magistrates Court where he denied one count of fraud by false representation. His South 16

November 20, 2018 7:01 AM Soldier kills five mourners in DRC

A soldier in the Democratic Republic of Congo attacked a congregation of mourners, shooting dead five people and injuring ten others, police sources said Sunday. The motive of the shooter was unclear, they said after the overnight attack in the city of Tshikapa in the Kasai region in the central DRC. “People were gathered to mourn when the soldier arrived 19