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July 21, 2018 8:34 PM Several people killed in KZN taxi shooting

Several people were killed in an ambush shooting in KwaZulu-Natal on Saturday evening, police said. Police spokesperson Brigadier Jay Naicker said the incident happened just before 20:00 along the R74 road between Colenso and Weenen. Naicker said a mini bus taxi from Gauteng was travelling from a funeral at Ematimotolo back to Johannesburg. “On the R74 road between 1

July 21, 2018 7:54 PM Stop depending on social media for news about #Nigeria, Information Minister tells Diaspora

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has admonished Nigerians in the Diaspora to stop depending on Social Media for news about the country. The minister gave the admonition in Washington at a meeting with the Nigeria Ambassador to USA, Justice Sylvanus Nsofor and the Embassy’s members of staff. The News Agency of Nigeria reports 1

July 20, 2018 5:05 PM Kereke helps ZPCS develop business proposals: Zimondi

Incacerated former Bikita West Member of Parliament Munyaradzi Kereke is helping the Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Service (ZPCS) develop business proposals, ZPCS Commissioner-General Paradzai Zimondi has said. Kereke, a former advisor to then Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe governor Gideon Gono, was jailed two years ago after being convicted of raping 5

July 20, 2018 11:31 AM Nigeria captures Boko Haram fighters who abducted Chibok girls

Nigerian police have arrested eight members of the armed group Boko Haram who were involved in the 2014 abduction of more than 276 schoolgirls from the town of Chibok, an official said. The men “confessed to having participated actively in the kidnapping of the Chibok schoolgirls,” police commissioner Damian Chukwu told journalists on Wednesday in the northern 5

July 20, 2018 10:37 AM Harmony Singers opera show kicks off

Renowned choral group, Chitungwiza Harmony Singers yesterday kicked off a three-day opera show at Reps Theatre. The show which ends on Saturday has a similar repertoire for the first two days while tomorrow’s grand finale will have bigger acts. In an interview with The Herald Insight, marketing and communication manager Judith Gwande said the shows are run for over an hour. “Our shows 7

July 20, 2018 9:26 AM Judge’s husband accused of rape

A 27-year-old woman, who claims to have been sexually abused by High Court judge Justice Sylvia Chirau’s husband, said she was scared to report the matter because she thought it would be blocked because of the accused’s wife’s status. Cleopas Mugomba (44) appeared before Harare magistrate Ms Bianca Makwande charged with raping the woman. The complainant 7

July 19, 2018 1:00 PM French ambassador slams Trevor Noah for saying Africa won World Cup

The French ambassador to the U.S. has hit out at Trevor Noah for joking that Africa deserved the credit for France’s World Cup victory. Noah said “Africa won the World Cup” in a segment on The Daily Show on Monday, a day after France beat Croatia 4-2 in Moscow. “I get it, they have to say it’s the French team,” he joked. “But look at those guys. You don’t 11

July 19, 2018 8:53 AM Donel to release first single

Zimbabwean-born singer and The Voice UK finalist Donel Mangena, who narrowly missed out on winning the British television talent show earlier this year, is set to release his first single titled, Bang Like A Drum, tomorrow. The 16-year-old singer has been pushing boundaries since reaching the finals on The Voice UK, performing at the Queen’s birthday 16

July 19, 2018 8:28 AM Gang of 8 jailed one year each

A gang of eight people from Chitungwiza and Beatrice that forcibly took a coffin containing the body of Tinashe Pise to a beerhall and stole cash and beer amounting to $1 600 has been sentenced to one year in prison each. Tendai Pise (24), Patience Mafunganzira (25), Ishmael Mandipanga (22), Stanley Charura (27), Brendon Simon (21), Rumbidzai Manyika 16

July 18, 2018 3:39 PM Robert Mugabe Jnr admitted at Parirenyatwa

Robert Mugabe (junior) claims he was briefly admitted at Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals on Monday evening. When news of this development reached online media and social media, people who posted their comments were actually celebrating that he had been treated at a general hospital and not flown abroad. Without giving away much, Robert took to Instagram 25