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November 14, 2018 6:10 PM CNN sues over barring of reporter, White House vows vigorous defense

The press secretary on Tuesday dismissed the CNN legal complaint as “grandstanding,” vowing that the White House would “vigorously defend against this lawsuit.” She alleged that Acosta “physically refused to surrender a White House microphone to an intern,” softening the earlier misconduct accusation and then casting blame on the journalist for his persistent 2

November 12, 2018 3:38 PM ‘Only UN can deal with Gukurahundi’

The United Nations is the most suitable organ to bring the controversial Gukurahundi issue to finality as domestic instruments are not fit to address the issue, a United Kingdom conference recently heard. Former MDC legislator and ex-minister of State in the Organ of National Healing in the Government of National Unity, Moses Mzila Ndlovu told delegates 7

November 12, 2018 11:50 AM Deadly violence after lobola money disappears

An injiva who had just arrived from South Africa allegedly thumped his relative with a log and he died a few hours later following a row over R2 000 meant for lobola that allegedly went missing from his pockets, police confirmed yesterday. Mlindisi Sibanda (29) of Tshabanda area in Tsholotsho struck Mr Lungani Tshuma (23) several times all over his body over the missing 5

November 12, 2018 11:23 AM Magistrate reduces ‘too much’ maintenance

A police officer from Bulawayo heaved a sigh of relief after a maintenance court magistrate told his estranged wife that the nearly $600 she was claiming for child upkeep and spousal maintenance was too much. Mrs Rasanai Chatukuta was demanding $200 for spousal maintenance and $390 for the upkeep of one minor child from Mr AIbert Chatukuta. She said when they separated 5

November 12, 2018 11:15 AM Fake policeman pesters prostitute for sex

A drunken man from Bulawayo masqueraded as a police officer and ran amok at a night spot in Plumtree, demanding sex from a prostitute. This came to light during the initial appearance of Herbert Rukasha (29) of 30046 Entumbane before Plumtree resident magistrate, Miss Sharon Rosemani, facing charges of disorderly conduct in a public place and impersonation 7

November 12, 2018 8:58 AM 7 robbers arrested, 5 others on the run

The Zimbabwe Republic Police has arrested seven suspected armed robbers who were targeting farms, service stations and business premises in Mashonaland Central Province. Five others are still on the run. Those arrested are Jerry Mhere (27), Gainmore Muchenje (30), Lazarus Thulani Mathebula (31), John Murengwa (31), Lloyd Mafigu (31), Brighton Murengwa 5

November 11, 2018 4:12 AM Father of 8 in maintenance drama

“This is my eighth child, I told Ncube that I have several other children and I am sure she understands my situation,’’ said Zulu. “I also have a medical condition that needs money. I pray that I be allowed to pay a reasonable amount so that I take care of myself and all my other children,’’ he added. “I can only offer $50 for my child since he is only a month 8

November 11, 2018 2:42 AM Drinkers paradise. . .‘She drinks more than me, has abandoned wifely duties’

A man who introduced his wife to alcohol is angry that she now drinks more than him, in the process neglecting her wifely duties. Joel Phiri, husband to Twala Phiri from Bulawayo’s Matshobana suburb, said his wife drinks most of the booze, leaving him with nothing. “She’s my wife and I love her but I can no longer put up with her behaviour. I drink 8

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 9, 2018 6:40 AM Bosso secretary general ‘exposes’ genitals to female student

A lecturer at the Catholic University of Zimbabwe (CUZ) allegedly exposed his privates to a female student and told her she would not pass if she did not have a love affair with him. Israel Moyo (53) who is also Highlanders Football Club’s secretary general, appeared in court yesterday facing a public indecency charge. Bulawayo magistrate Mrs Adelaide 5