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January 8, 2019 6:23 PM Sulu lives the pledge

James Chapter Two verse 16 has so many lessons for those who promise to do something but go under when it’s time to fulfil their promises. “If one of you says to them, ‘Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,’ but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it?” it says. Dendera music maestro Suluman Chimbetu, pictured, is breaking with the habit 16

January 8, 2019 5:22 AM Saturday Night Fever in Gabon

The people of Gabon danced to the tune of Omar Bongo’s stifling symphony of misrule for 42 years. Small in stature, Bongo ruthlessly ruled oil-rich Gabon, earning himself the title “little big man”. A French observer described him as “a diminutive, dapper figure who conversed in flawless French, a charismatic figure surrounded by a personality cult”. He lavishly 14

January 7, 2019 1:28 PM Foreign satellite service providers to pay tax

The cash-strapped government has amended the Finance Bill to enable it to tax foreign satellite service providers such as Multichoice. Parliament has acceded to the amendment of Section 14 of the Income Tax Act so that fees and charges that are paid to foreign satellite service providers are deemed as income sourced from Zimbabwe for the purposes of taxation 14

January 7, 2019 6:20 AM Darikwa, Rinomhota: Warriors grace FA cup

Two Zimbabwean international footballers Tendayi Darikwa and Andy Rinomhota on Saturday gave a good account of themselves in the third round of the famous FA Cup for their English Championship clubs Nottingham Forest and Reading respectively albeit in losing cause against giants Chelsea and Manchester United. Darikwa’s Forest lost 0-2 to Chelsea at Stamford 13

January 5, 2019 7:42 AM Sirino key player after Billiat’s departure, says Nascimento

Mamelodi Sundowns defender Ricardo Nascimento believes striker Gaston Sirino has become “one of our key players” after plugging the gap created by the deparof Khamture a Billiat. The 27-year-old Sirino has bagged three goals and provided two assists in 10 Absa Premiership appearances this season, while also chipping in with one goal in the CAF Champions 13

January 5, 2019 3:52 AM Tormented man surrenders snake to cops

Police officers at Esigodini police station were left shell shocked when a man brought his snake in a bid to dump it there. A man from Habane Township left tongues wagging after a fruitless plea with the police to take the snake which was dangling from his neck. B-Metro is in possession of a video in which the man tries several times to abandon the snake 12

January 4, 2019 7:38 AM ‘Music unites Africans in the diaspora’

UK-based Zimbabwean DJ Deany says music is a universal language that has helped connect Africans in the diaspora. DJ Deany (real name Mxolisi Maphosa) who grew up in Gwabalanda suburb was in the country for the festive season and on Christmas Day, he played at the Diaspora Invasion party at BAC. Having started deejaying on a part time basis in 2011, the DJ who mostly 16

January 4, 2019 3:54 AM ‘Kanjiva’ video divides opinion

It is that time of the year when most social debates revolve around annual music charts. Various radio stations and ZBCTV rolled out their lists of top songs for 2018, which have sparked numerous debates as usual. This season’s hottest debate has been sparked by Enzo Ishall’s “Kanjiva” video that was voted the best on Coca-Cola Top 50 charts on ZBCTV 10

January 3, 2019 5:25 PM UK shames Zim embassy

Government was yesterday left with egg on its face after Zimbabwe’s embassy in the United Kingdom was named among 23 diplomatic missions that are not paying their rates. The diplomatic missions now owe the British taxman more than £1,5 million in unpaid business rates, which should have been paid on December 31, 2017. Out of the 23 named foreign missions 16

December 30, 2018 11:13 AM Fugitive sodomite arrested after police station visit

An unrepentant teenager from Kamativi who had evaded the police for three years after sodomising his girlfriend’s nine-year-old daughter was arrested on Christmas Day when he went to a police station to report a case of assault. Gift Mwinde, now aged 19 and residing at Number C5 Kamativi Compound in Hwange District disappeared in 2015 after breaking 13