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September 5, 2018 10:09 AM Police tell schools to deposit monies in banks

POLICE in Bulawayo yesterday urged schools to deposit their money in banks, saying keeping it on their premises could result in the institutions being targeted by robbers. Schools opened for the third term yesterday and many parents will be paying school fees. Some payments are made in cash at schools. Bulawayo police spokesperson Chief Inspector Precious 36

September 3, 2018 6:23 AM Four die, 9 injured in road accident

Four people died while nine others were seriously injured when a Toyota Granvia they were travelling in side-swiped with a Ford Ranger before colliding head-on with a Mazda B1800 along the Kwekwe-Gokwe highway. Police sources said on approaching the 117km peg, the Toyota Granvia, which was going towards Kwekwe with 10 people on board, encroached into the right 21

September 1, 2018 7:00 PM Mzembi trial date set

The State has set November 19 and 29 as trial dates for former Cabinet minister Walter Mzembi who is facing a slew of corruption charges. Mzembi appeared before Harare magistrate Rumbidzai Mugwagwa represented by Job Sikhala yesterday. His trial on allegations of misappropriating funds meant for the 2013 United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) 30

August 24, 2018 9:29 AM Kombi rams into shop, injures 7 pedestrians

A commuter omnibus rammed into a shop and injured seven pedestrians on a pavement in the city centre in Bulawayo. The driver and his conductor were also injured following the accident which happened on Tuesday. The driver tried to avoid collision with a vehicle that had suddenly made a U-turn and then lost control of his vehicle which then crashed into a nearby 36

August 18, 2018 2:23 AM Prophet blows cover on $1m gold theft

A self-proclaimed prophet blew the cover on police constable Dingumuzi Ncube (35), who has since been arrested for theft of gold worth nearly $1 million from an armoury at Plumtree Police Station in Matabeleland South Province. Ncube had consulted the prophet in a bid to be prayed for so that he could have powers to evade arrest. He gave the prophet 31

August 16, 2018 5:52 PM 3 dead, 31 injured in pile-up

Three people died and 31 were injured when three vehicles were involved in a pile-up near Umguza River Bridge along the Bulawayo-Beitbridge Road just before Kensington. The fatal accident occurred at around 9PM on Tuesday when two vehicles driven by Omalayitsha travelling in opposite directions collided head-on and the third vehicle that was folllowing 18

August 12, 2018 9:46 AM Wimbo’s estate distributed peacefully

Thousands of people, some coming in from as far afield as South Africa and the United Kingdom, last week converged at Goora near Mount Darwin for the memorial service and the distribution of the estate of the late Mudzidzi Wimbo. Born Aaron Mhukuta, the late religious leader succumbed to renal failure at the age of 96. Mudzidzi Wimbo shot to national 28

August 7, 2018 9:48 AM Easy Go sues ZPCS for $6,3m

Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services (ZPCS) has been taken to the High Court for failure to pay car hiring fees amounting to $6,3 million. ZPCS hired vehicles for use from Easy Go Private Limited, a subsidiary of CMED (Private) Limited and the debt ballooned to $6 334 496. The prison authority failed to pay the debt, resulting in a dispute between 28

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 40

July 20, 2018 11:31 AM Nigeria captures Boko Haram fighters who abducted Chibok girls

Nigerian police have arrested eight members of the armed group Boko Haram who were involved in the 2014 abduction of more than 276 schoolgirls from the town of Chibok, an official said. The men “confessed to having participated actively in the kidnapping of the Chibok schoolgirls,” police commissioner Damian Chukwu told journalists on Wednesday in the northern 22