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January 8, 2019 8:23 AM Rahaf al-Qunun: Saudi woman ends airport hotel standoff

An 18-year-old Saudi woman who fled her family at the weekend has left Bangkok airport “under the care” of the UN refugee agency, the head of Thailand’s immigration police says. Thai immigration officials had tried to return Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, 18, to Kuwait, where her family is. But she refused to board a flight on Monday and barricaded herself 26

January 5, 2019 7:37 AM Hot water bottle burns…Woman sues hospital for negligence

A woman whose daughter suffered severe burns after nurses at Mbuma Mission Hospital in Nkayi district forgot to tighten the lid of a hot water bottle resulting in the water spilling and scalding the minor, is suing the health institution for $50 000. Ms Bhekithemba Sibanda, through her lawyersJob Sibanda and Associates, filed summons at the Bulawayo 24

December 31, 2018 1:46 PM Usher files for divorce from wife Grace Miguel one year after herpes scandal

USHER has filed for divorce from his estranged wife Grace Miguel one year after he was embroiled in a herpes scandal. The 40-year-old and Grace confirmed earlier this year that they are going their separate ways but the former couple have now made it official after papers were submitted to the court on Friday. Court records obtained by The Blast showed 26

December 31, 2018 6:21 AM Residents owe Chitungwiza $70,2m

Chitungwiza Municipality’s ability to deliver services has been compromised by the increase in the money it is now owed by ratepayers, which has increased from $65,5 million in August to $70,2 million. Commercial clients owe the local authority $27,4, while residents owe $42,8 million. Finance director Mrs Evangelista Machona said council operations 23

December 30, 2018 7:32 PM ‘Expired leadership exposing citizens to expired drugs’

The Zanu PF government never runs out of shockers, the expired drugs scandal is yet another bizzare episode of a cruel and uncaring leadership. The issue of expired drugs is just but a manifestation of expired leadership. It boggles the mind to even imagine a government delighting in procurement of expired consignments of medicine placing the lives millions 26

December 28, 2018 10:08 AM Outgoing MPs to get pension

Finance and Economic Development Minister Professor Mthuli Ncube has said MPs will get a pension after completing their five-year terms. The proposal is made in the Finance Bill which is now before the Senate. Members of Parliament have since asked for vehicles and an increase in their allowances because of the important role they play in the running 19

December 27, 2018 1:55 AM Fugitive cop arrested – Nehanda Radio

A Chinhoyi-based police sergeant has been arrested after going on the run for allegedly stealing $90 000. The money was supposed to be paid to police officers who participated in the Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) programme sometime last year. However, Lameck Karombo allegedly transferred the money into his personal account before fleeing. He was arrested 20

December 21, 2018 6:32 AM ‘Teacher’ arrested over free hotel meal

A Bulawayo man who claimed to be a teacher, was yesterday fined $50 for failing to pay $45 for a meal he ate at Bulawayo Rainbow Hotel on Sunday. Eugen Chigeda (39) was convicted on his own plea by Bulawayo magistrate Ms Rachel Mukanga. Ms Mukanga fined him $50 for leaving the hotel without paying for the meal and also ordered him to pay the $45 bill by December 28

December 15, 2018 7:58 AM I use marijuana for rituals, man tells court

A man from Dzau Village in Seke left the court in stitches when he claimed that as a traditional healer, he was obliged to use marijuana. Master Chimbalanga (22) recently appeared before Chitungwiza magistrate Mrs Winfilder Tiatara, charged with possession of a dangerous drug. “I am allowed to be in possession of cannabis because I am a certified traditional 14

December 8, 2018 12:42 PM Road accidents biggest killer of young people – WHO

Road injuries are now the biggest killer of children and young adults worldwide, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The organisation published figures that also reveal Africa has the worst rate of road traffic deaths in the world. Its report says many African and South American countries still do not have sufficient speed limit laws. But it also highlights 122