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December 14, 2018 7:29 AM Trial of Mphoko’s son postponed

The trial of former Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko’s son, Siqokoqela, has been postponed to January 21 next year. He is being accused of hijacking the Choppies retail business and “looting” more than $50 000 worth of cash and goods from the outlets countrywide without board approval. Siqokoqela (40), who is facing 170 counts of fraud and theft, appeared 2

December 7, 2018 6:11 AM Mukanya promises fireworks – Nehanda Radio

Chimurenga music guru Thomas “Mukanya” Mapfumo, who is in the country for a series of shows, has promised his fans top-notch performances. He will perform in Gweru, Bulawayo, Harare, Masvingo, Victoria Falls, Mutare and Kariba. Mapfumo is billed to start his peace tour with a show in Gweru at the Golf Club tonight. Mukanya said the tour sought to reunite 18

December 4, 2018 5:30 AM West Indies cricket star Chris Gayle wins lawsuit

West Indies cricket star Chris Gayle on Monday won a $221 000 payout from an Australian media group which claimed he exposed his genitals to a massage therapist. The all-rounder was accused by Fairfax Media, publisher of The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, in a series of stories in the newspapers in 2016. They alleged he exposed his penis and indecently 6

November 20, 2018 4:22 AM Diddy pays tribute to Kim Porter

The American rapper said they “were more than soulmates” in a series of emotional posts on Twitter and Instagram. The model and actress was 47 and was the mother to three of Diddy’s children. Numerous celebrities including Rihanna, 50 Cent and Missy Elliott paid tribute to her last week, but this is the first time Diddy has broken his silence. “For the last three 18

October 30, 2018 1:36 AM Lion Air: How could a brand new plane crash?

Lion Air flight JT 610 has crashed into the sea , with nearly 190 people on board, shortly after taking off from the Indonesian capital, Jakarta. A lot of attention has focused on the fact the plane, a Boeing 737 MAX 8, was brand new. This is the first major incident involving that kind of plane. Details so far have been scant and the cause will not be confirmed 14

October 26, 2018 2:36 PM Comedian plans Mukadota icon revival

Comedian Carl Joshua Ncube says he wants to remake the iconic ZBCtv comedy drama series Mukadota that was a hit in the 80s. “This is still an idea that I want to bring to life. I want to reach out to ZBC so that we try to revive the iconic Mukadota into a film or a sitcom and even a comic book,” said the comedian. He said Mukadota was an iconic figure 17

October 26, 2018 12:29 PM Key al-Shabaab commander killed, says AU force

The African Union force in Somalia says it has killed a “chief finance controller” for the al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab extremist group. The AU force in a series of tweets on Thursday says the commander, the head of tax collection in Lower Shabelle region, was killed after an ambush on Monday on an al-Shabaab meeting in Bariire. The extremists bring in funding 20

October 19, 2018 5:44 AM Cal Vin to bare it all during roast

October 26 will see one of Bulawayo’s most decorated hip-hop artistes Cal Vin being roasted at the Thistle Room (former Walkers Pub & Grill) in Bulawayo at an event organised by Umahlekisa Comedy Club. Dubbed the ‘Roast of Cal Vin’, the event will see the rapper being raked over the coals by a wild panel of roasters consisting of noticeable names in the showbiz 12

October 17, 2018 7:43 PM Nedbank buying back shares from minority shareholders

NEDBANK Group (Nedbank) says it will pay R2 billion (approximately US$139,6 million) to minority shareholders inherited from Old Mutual. The South Africa-based financial institution, which owns Nedbank Zimbabwe, yesterday said it is buying back its stock from shareholders who hold less than 100 shares as a result of the unbundling by its biggest shareholder 23

October 16, 2018 3:57 PM Ethiopia gets first female defence minister

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has appointed the country’s first female defence minister in a new cabinet in which half the posts are taken up by women. Aisha Mohammed, from the country’s Afar region in the north-east, had served as construction minister before being picked to head the ministry of defence. Prime Minister Abiy has slimmed down the cabinet 17