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May 18, 2018 9:45 AM Man murdered in cold blood

A 37-year-old Gokwe man was murdered in cold blood by an unknown assailant who wanted to rob him at Machakata Business Centre last Friday. Acting Midlands provincial police spokesperson Assistant Inspector Ethel Mukwende said the deceased, Marcos Mbizo, was struck by a sharp object several times after he fought a thief who tried to rob him on his way home from the business 17

May 13, 2018 3:35 PM Dr Dre loses trademark battle with a gynaecologist called Dr Drai

Hip-hop star Dr Dre has lost a long-running trademark dispute against a gynaecologist with a similar name. The case was first lodged in 2015, when Pennsylvania-based gynaecologist Draion M Burch tried to trademark the name Dr Drai. Dr Dre objected, saying the similarity could cause “confusion”, especially as his near-namesake wanted to sell audio books 30

May 1, 2018 5:11 PM Wife demands 40 % hubby’s retirement package

A former Delta Beverages employee has been dragged to court by his wife who is demanding 40 percent of his retirement package and pension as spousal maintenance. Bulawayo magistrate Ms Sthembiso Ncube heard that Siso Sibanda was in arrears for the maintenance of his wife, Mrs Tedy Gareth Sibanda. The amount Sibanda owed could not be established as the two seemed 34

April 24, 2018 12:29 PM Kell Brook doubts Amir Khan is keen for all-British clash

Kell Brook says he is “hungry for blood” but doubts if Amir Khan will agree to face him in his next fight. Khan ended his near two-year break from boxing in spectacular fashion on Saturday by stopping Phil Lo Greco inside 40 seconds, with Brook watching from ringside at the Echo Arena in Liverpool. The two British fighters traded insults in the ring after 40

April 15, 2018 5:04 PM Tobacco farmers’ deal turns sour

Tobacco contracting firm, Agritrade Leaf Tobacco, is in the eye of a storm after it allegedly deducted insurance premiums from farmers without prior contractual agreements. Farmers who spoke to Standardbusiness said they had not entered into any insurance agreement with Agritrade and Champions Insurance and were surprised when deductions were made. One farmer 35

April 12, 2018 3:59 AM Illicit ivory trade earns man 9-yr term

A Gokwe man has been jailed nine years for illegally trading in ivory. Gokwe Regional Magistrate Mr Christopher Maturure sentenced Cuthbert Sibanda of Ngondoma Village under Chief Njelele to an effective 9-year jail term after he pleaded guilty to unlawfully trading in ivory. The court heard that on March 23 this year at around 1400 hours, police received 24

April 10, 2018 8:05 AM Four new State universities to open

Government has approved the opening of four new State universities countrywide in a move expected to consolidate Zimbabwe’s position as one of the countries with the highest number of institutions of higher learning in the region and beyond. Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development Minister Professor Amon Murwira said some of the universities 21

March 18, 2018 1:17 PM Clerics venture into business

Who says church leaders should not run businesses, even if they are bars and nightclubs? This is a question many congregants have grappled with since Pastor Shingi Munyeza opened restaurants and bars that sell alcohol a few years ago. Now, Madzibaba Steven of the “Go back to sender” has waded into the fray by taking over Mbizi Night Club in Chitungwiza 20

March 13, 2018 9:57 PM Lumumba in court over $8 000 theft

OPPOSITION Viva Zimbabwe leader William Gerald Mutumanje, better known as Acie Lumumba, has been arrested for allegedly stealing $8,000. Lumumba appeared before Harare magistrate Josephine Sande over the weekend. He was released on free bail and is due back in court next week for trial. According to court papers, Lumumba committed the offence on February 54

March 5, 2018 1:29 PM Trump threatens European cars tax

PRESIDENT Donald Trump says the U.S. “will simply apply a TAX” on cars made in Europe if the European Union retaliates against the trade penalties he’s seeking on imports of steel and aluminum. The EU is promising retaliation against American exports if Trump follows through — as he says he will next week. Here’s what the president is saying on Twitter 37