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August 2, 2018 9:20 AM Mnangagwa says talking to opposition leader Nelson Chamisa to defuse tension

Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa said on Thursday he had been talking to opposition leader Nelson Chamisa to try to defuse tension over this week’s presidential election after violent clashes on the streets of Harare. Writing on Twitter, Mnangagwa also called for an independent investigation into the violence, in which three people were killed 42

July 29, 2018 6:02 PM What has Jah Prayzah been smoking?

He has deviated from the norm – some tests in his music lab, alongside his “magician”, DJ Tamuka, have worked while others have flopped. Like any scientist from Aristarchus of Samos to Albert Einstein, Jah Prayzah, has had his wins and defeats. His recent offering, “Ronika”, has been heavily criticised by music fans. Most polls on different radio stations 41

July 8, 2018 3:02 AM Drinking, smoking heightens death risk

CAPE TOWN — A study has found that the combined effects of drinking and smoking heightens the risk for stillbirth and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). The findings relate to the Safe Passage Study — probing the effects of smoking and drinking during pregnancy. The international study tracked smoking and drinking behaviours of twelve thousand South 54

March 4, 2018 11:27 AM Ghosts from the past haunt Stunner

If Zimbabwean rapper, Stunner is aiming to win songbird Ammara Brown’s heart with his charms and “magic”, fans might have ruined “his moves” by bringing in the rapper’s controversial relationship and break-up with Olinda Chapel when a video of him and Ammara was shared online last week. The smoking hot five-minute video was posted on the eve of Ammara 73

January 9, 2018 3:52 AM Teen trio drugs, sexually abuses girl

Three Chitungwiza teenagers allegedly drugged an 18-year-old girl by lacing her drink with beer before taking turns to abuse her. Tanaka Choto (18) is a family friend to the girl and is jointly charged with his friends John Sabawo (19) and a minor (17). The trio were not asked to plead to aggravated indecent assault charges when they appeared before 58

October 20, 2017 3:58 PM Robert Mugabe, 93, controversially appointed a 'goodwill ambassador' by the World Health Organization

Robert Mugabe has been controversially appointed as health ambassador for the World Health Organisation. The 93-year-old president of Zimbabwe - who oversaw plummeting life expectancy in his own country - will supposedly co-ordinate the United Nations organisation's battle against heart disease, cancer and diabetes across Africa. The role - which comes 65

September 26, 2017 3:05 PM Dagga smoking student weeps in court

A 22-YEAR-OLD student yesterday wept in court after the magistrate declined his request for release from custody so that he could have time to submit his school project. Tinashe Usinabadza pleaded not guilty to charges of smoking dagga and escape from unlawful custody when he appeared before Harare magistrate Nomsa Sabarauta. The State led by prosecutor 15

August 30, 2017 2:30 PM Grace solidarity march slammed

War veterans and opposition parties yesterday poured scorn on the planned solidarity march with First Lady Grace Mugabe scheduled for Harare today, after she whipped a South African model with an electric cord who was waiting with two friends in a luxury hotel suite to meet one of her adult sons. Today’s demonstration, organised by a faction of war veterans 12

August 22, 2017 11:05 PM Sierra Leone mudslide: How survivors lost everything

More than 3,000 people lost their homes in last week's mudslide in Sierra Leone, which killed at least 499 people, with more than 600 still missing. "It is difficult to know the precise number of victims," says volunteer body collector Fessellie Marah, "because so many bodies were broken apart. We are still finding body parts in the rubble". The side of Sugar 28

August 20, 2017 4:02 PM '2013 voters' roll has no place in 2018,' says watchdog

Election Resource Centre a civil rights watchdog has warned that the 2013 voters' roll has no place in the 2018 election. "One narrative that has prompted the initiative to lay bare the dangers of non-exhaustively burying the 2013 voters' roll is the narrative of the possibility of an early election. The state media has proposed, through statements attributed 15