Month: January 2019

6 Zanu PF youths jailed for burning ZUPCO bus and raid on Shamu supermarket

HARARE – Six Zanu PF youth officials were on Monday jailed for a combined 32 years after they were convicted for torching a ZUPCO bus and ransacking a supermarket owned by Chegutu East MP Webster Shamu during fuel price protests on January 14. Thirty-five-year-old Benson Bhobho, the Zanu PF youth league chairperson for ward 40 […]

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Zimbabwe’s State Security Brutality Captured on Video

A video published by SkyNews that shows a handcuffed man being assaulted by Zimbabwe’s state security agents, has brought to light the brutality against many of the country’s citizens by soldiers and police. Reacting to the video, President Emmerson Mnanagwa ordered the arrest of the soldiers.

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UK : Zimbabwean Breast cancer survivor creates first false lashes for chemotherapy patients

An entrepreneurial cancer survivor has created the first false lashes for chemotherapy patients – after receiving her own diagnosis just hours before attending an interview for a place at university.  Mother-of-two Codilia Gapare, now 41, from Cheshire had always dreamed of becoming a lawyer and started studying as soon as she came to the UK from […]

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Facebook announces plan to merge WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger

TECHNOLOGY giant Facebook has announced plans to integrate WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger. The merger is intended to create “the best messaging experiences” for the billions of users around the world who use the Facebook-owned apps. The apps will remain distinct from each other, although the underlying messaging infrastucture would be unified, according to people familiar with […]

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Chamisa, Muchinguri square off as Oliver Mtukudzi laid to rest in front of thousands

Oliver Mtukudzi was laid to rest in front of thousands of mourners on Sunday – the final chapter in a glittering career that produced 67 albums. Movement for Democratic Change leader Nelson Chamisa, who arrived just as government representative, Defence Minister Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri read a speech on behalf of President Emmerson Mnangagwa, was first denied […]

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Herald editor suspended for placing Mnangagwa return story inside paper

HARARE – Herald editor Joram Nyathi has been suspended after being hauled over the coals for placing a story about President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s return from a four-country trip to Eastern Europe on page two of his paper. Nyathi, who is just over a month in the job, was summoned to the Ministry of Information on […]

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Zimbabwe businessman arrested in South Africa

SOUTH-AFRICAN-BASED Zimbabwean businessman Gerald Tapfuma spent the weekend in police cells after his former girlfriend, Mercy Chapeta, made a false report to South African police, linking him to smuggling cigarettes and fuel into the country. BY STAFF REPORTER Tapfuma was released on Monday without charge after police realised that they had been led down the […]

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Man commits suicide in police station

A 37 year old Masvingo man committed suicide at a Beitbridge police station where he had been detained over a case of Malicious Damage to Property (MDP). It is understood that the man , whose next of kin are yet to be advised of his death, was arrested on Sunday around 7.45 pm at Malala […]

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Grace Mugabe to lose property

FORMER First Lady, Mrs Grace Mugabe, may lose property after failing to pay legal fees amounting to $278 000 to a Harare law firm. Manase & Manase Legal Practitioners, who represented Mrs Mugabe and her son Russel Goreraza in several court cases involving a botched $1,2 million diamond ring deal, obtained a High Court order […]

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Mugabe’s Son, Chatunga Mocks Zimbabweans For Replacing His Father With ‘Thugs’

Former President Robert Mugabe’s son, Chatunga Bellarmine Mugabe has chided Zimbabweans for celebrating the ouster of his father in a military coup in November 2017. Chatunga said that his father was replaced by “bouncers” or thugs. Writing on microblogging site Twitter, he said: I laughed when my fellow brothers and sisters celebrated the removal of […]

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