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November 13, 2018 4:13 PM Air Zim wet leases aircraft in reconstruction drive

Air Zimbabwe is “wet leasing” one if its aircraft in a fundraising drive that is part of its reconstruction strategy. A wet lease agreement is a contractual arrangement covering the hire and servicing of aircrafts, and the provision of a flight crew to the leaseholder. In a notice, the airline notified prospective bidders that it is wet leasing a Boeing 1

November 13, 2018 4:08 PM Parched Masvingo goes for a week without water

Masvingo has gone for a week without water because the municipality is failing to raise $4 000 for fixing a water pump. Masvingo Residents Trust (MRT) coordinator Ephraim Mutombeni has written to minister of State for Masvingo Province Ezra Chadzamira to facilitate the emergency allocation of the required forex from the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe. MRT warned 3

November 13, 2018 3:15 PM Tafi Mhaka: Are anti-gay witch hunts really protecting ‘African values’?

Homophobia, not homosexuality, is a western import to Africa. On October 29, governor of Tanzania’s largest city Dar-es-Salaam, Paul Makonda, announced that he formed an anti-gay unit to hunt down “suspected” homosexuals. Makonda is an ardent Christian and close ally of Tanzanian President John Magufuli, a traditionalist who believes “even cows disapprove 5

November 12, 2018 3:13 PM Lady Squanda lines up Ladies Night

Controversial Zimdancehall chanter Lady Squanda is striving to uplift fellow female musicians in the music industry. Over the years, Lady Squanda — real name Sandra Gazi — made headlines in local tabloids for the wrong reasons, including demeaning and assaulting other female chanters, verbally and physically. Of late, it seems she realised her shortcomings 7

November 11, 2018 5:00 PM Mukanya goes for greenhorns

Chimurenga music icon Thomas “Mukanya” Mapfumo has chosen little known musicians to support him during the December Peace Tour in Zimbabwe as part of his efforts to promote youngsters. Currently, his team is registering little known artistes in different parts of the country who wants to curtain raise the Disaster hit maker on the tour. The tour will see him showcasing 6

November 9, 2018 9:47 AM Madam Boss to launch a beauty line

Comedienne Tyra Chikocho, popularly known as Madam Boss, will be releasing a brand of beauty products called Madam Boss Xtreme ReD this month. Chikocho said the line will have a variety of beauty products at affordable prices. “My beauty line of products will vary from lipstick, perfumes, mascara, lip gloss, facial cream. We expect ReD products to start 6

November 9, 2018 9:35 AM Cellphone gives away rapist panner

A 34-year-old gold panner from Shurugwi, who left his cellphone after raping a 17-year-old girl, has been slapped with a 20-year jail sentence. The panner, whose name has been withheld to protect the identity of his minor victim, appeared before Gweru Regional Magistrate Mrs Phathekile Msipa facing two counts of rape. He was pleading not guilty to both counts 5

November 8, 2018 11:31 AM Matopo High power outage enters day 11

Matopo High School in Matabeleland South province has gone for 11 days without electricity at a time when pupils are sitting public examinations. The headmaster of the Brethren in Christ Church-run boarding school, Mr Gardson Sibanda, said after every two weeks, the school goes for five days without electricity. “This time the school has been without 9

November 8, 2018 10:14 AM Mokoomba date Bulawayo – Nehanda Radio

Globetrotting and award-winning Afrofusion band, Mokoomba, is excited to be performing in Bulawayo as part of their Homecoming Tour. The band that is regularly on tour abroad will perform on Sunday at The Smoke House (Busters Sports Club) in Bulawayo as they try to make a mark in Zimbabwe. Before that, they will perform in their hometown, Victoria Falls 7

November 7, 2018 9:32 AM Tiger Woods surpasses Spieth

Here’s something you probably never thought you’d see: Tiger Woods is now ranked above Jordan Spieth in the latest official world golf rankings released on Monday. As recently as a year ago, Woods was still ranked 656th in the world, but the 14-time Major champ is now up to 13th – one ahead of Spieth in 14th. Spieth started the year as the world No. 2, but a winless 11