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October 13, 2018 5:41 AM Notorious Esigodini gold dealer seeks bail at High Court

Notorious Esigodini gold dealer Baron Dube, who allegedly shot and killed a member of a rival mining gang in the area, has approached the High Court seeking bail pending trial. Dube of Habane Township has since appeared before Gwanda magistrate Ms Nomagugu Ncube facing a murder charge in connection with the fatal shooting of Antony Bvundura three weeks 10

October 6, 2018 3:41 PM Man to change plea in ‘Chigumba tweet’ saga

A former Midlands State University student accused of retweeting a message denigrating the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) chairperson Priscilla Chigumba and charged with criminal insult plans to change his plea. Night Tawona Shadaya, 25, initially pleaded guilty after he was charged with criminal insult charge for retweeting a message besmirching 20

October 1, 2018 1:37 PM 70 000 in risky abortions yearly

Over 70 000 women in Zimbabwe are involved in unsafe pregnancy terminations each year, re-igniting debate on whether the authorities should legalise abortions. A civic society organisation pushing for safe abortion, Right Here, Right Now Zimbabwe (RHRNZ), has sensationally claimed that 70 000 women — almost the size of the ancient city of Masvingo, which 2

October 1, 2018 3:06 AM Cristiano Ronaldo denies rape claim as ‘fake news’

Cristiano Ronaldo has dismissed as “fake news” accusations by a US woman who alleges she was raped by the Portuguese footballer in 2009. In an Instagram video, Ronaldo said: “They want to promote [themselves] by [using] my name. It’s normal.” Ronaldo’s lawyers say they will sue Germany’s Der Spiegel magazine, which originally reported the allegations 4

September 28, 2018 1:06 PM Reprieve for Nduna – Nehanda Radio

Parliament has given newly-elected Chegutu West Member of Parliament Dexter Nduna the green light to continue his duties as legislator notwithstanding a court challenge to his electoral victory. This was after opposition MDC legislators had sought to have him barred from making contributions in the National Assembly, saying the Electoral Court is still 12

September 21, 2018 5:29 AM Girl, 9, shot dead as troops clear traffic

Four soldiers have been arrested in Somalia after a nine-year-old schoolgirl was shot dead in the capital, Mogadishu, police say. Deqa Dahir died and another girl was wounded when bullets hit their school bus while it was stuck in a traffic jam, Amnesty International said. Soldiers opened fire in an apparent attempt to clear the road for their vehicle 14

September 15, 2018 8:36 AM Trump Supreme Court pick denies 1980s sexual assault story

President Donald Trump’s conservative pick for the Supreme Court Brett Kavanaugh denied Friday involvement in an alleged sexual assault on a woman while they were in high school in the 1980s. In a statement released to US media, Kavanaugh rejected the woman’s claim, made in a letter to the Democrats vetting his nomination, that he tried to force himself 11

September 10, 2018 5:12 AM Nyagura to stand trial

Suspended University of Zimbabwe (UZ) Vice-Chancellor Levi Nyagura, accused of illegally awarding former First Lady Grace Mugabe a PhD, will stand trial on September 17 following the dismissal of his application for referral of the case to the Constitutional Court. Nyagura last week had his application dismissed for lack of merit when he appeared before 29

September 3, 2018 11:18 AM Hundreds escape Libya prison amid deadly clashes in Tripoli

Some 400 prisoners have escaped from a facility near the Libyan capital Tripoli amid deadly violence between militia groups in the city, police say. “The detainees were able to force open the doors” in order to leave the Ain Zara prison, the local police said. They added that guards, fearing for their lives, were unable to prevent the breakout following 30

September 2, 2018 7:13 PM Chipanga wants ED, Chamisa to unite

Controversial Sungura musician-cum-politician Hosea Chipanga has urged MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa to heed President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s call for unity. He told the Daily News on Sunday that unity of purpose between them would be beneficial to the whole country, adding that only the “devil and evil forces” would stand to lose from an end to the bickering 20