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January 9, 2019 5:03 AM Govt suspends duty on commodities

Suspension of duty on selected commodities among them luxury and public service buses, ammonium nitrate fertilisers, fertilised eggs for hatching and powdered raw milk among other critical goods, came into effect on Wednesday last week, according to Government Gazette published on Friday. Some of the goods on the exemption list include raw wine all for approved 15

January 7, 2019 7:06 AM Cops demand bribe from fuel dealer

Two police officers deployed at Beitbridge have been arrested for allegedly extorting over R5 000 from a suspected illegal fuel dealer they found buying the commodity from a haulage truck driver recently. Alen Mavhima (28) and Norest Mhere (35), all stationed at Beitbridge urban, appeared before magistrate Godswill Mavhenge, who remanded them to January 14

December 29, 2018 12:31 PM Snake in kombi causes panic

Passengers on board a commuter omnibus plying the Gokwe-Kwekwe route, were left shell shocked after commuter omnibus loaders intercepted a parcel that contained a snake within the kombi. The metre-long puff adder which had about 10 small ones, was found in a sack neatly tucked in the boot of the kombi and is said to have been given to the kombi crew by a man in Gokwe 14

December 29, 2018 3:09 AM Mutodi savages his boss, accuses Monica Mutsvangwa of trying to get him fired

All is not well within the Ministry of Information after Deputy Minister Energy Mutodi again took to Twitter on Friday with claims that his boss, Minister Monica Mutsvangwa, is trying to get him fired. “Minister Monica Mutsvangwa is working with a rogue driver who is claiming to have been assaulted by me. She wants me fired from the Information Ministry 12

December 28, 2018 8:08 AM Suicide flop left nursing injuries

A 25 year old Bulawayo man sustained serious injuries after he allegedly threw himself in front of an oncoming car in a suspected suicide attempt following a dispute with his girlfriend, police said yesterday. The incident, which was confirmed by deputy police spokesperson for Bulawayo Metropolitan province Inspector Abednico Ncube, occurred on Christmas 6

December 18, 2018 10:37 AM Hamilton under fire for Stevenage ‘slums’ comment

Lewis Hamilton has been criticised by his home town for saying it was his dream to “get out of the slums”. The Formula 1 racing driver made the comment on stage last night at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards. He seemed to immediately backtrack but the leader of Stevenage Borough Council said it was “disappointing” and people felt “very offended 11

December 17, 2018 2:10 PM Polokwane accident: Driver arrested trying to skip border to Zim

South African police early today arrested the driver of an Intercape bus which killed nine Zimbabweans, among them a toddler, in a road accident near Polokwane on Friday last week. Limpopo police spokesperson Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe said the man disappeared from a hospital in Polokwane at the weekend but was intercepted at Beitbridge border post by alert 10

December 3, 2018 3:48 AM Kombi runs over, injures two policemen

Two Gweru police officers who suffered broken limbs after being hit by a commuter omnibus as they attempted to stop the driver, are battling for life. Acting Midlands provincial police spokesperson Assistant Inspector Ethel Mukwende referred questions to National police spokesman Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi who however, said he was yet to get details 15

November 28, 2018 1:17 AM Widower sues bus company for $700k

King Lion Bus Service (Pvt) Ltd, the firm which owns a cross-border coach that was involved in an accident killing 43 people and injuring 40 along the Harare-Chirundu Highway last year, has been slapped with a $703 865 lawsuit by a relative to one of the deceased. Mr Takawira Nzuma is suing for damages in his capacity as the surviving spouse of Mrs Maggie 22

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 23