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September 30, 2021

Ndabuda Dee My My Focus Now On Gwanda Wicknell Chivayo On His Acquittal

Businessman Wicknell Chivayo says his “spirit is re-energized” after being acquitted together with his company Intratrek Zimbabwe and vowed that his focus was now “re-aligned towards fulfilling our obligations under the Gwanda Solar Project.” Magistrate Ngoni Nduna on Wednesday cleared Chivayo on allegations of bribing former Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) ex-board chairman Stanley Kazhanje US$10 000 to influence the award of the controversial Gwanda Solar Project. In acquitting him and his company, Nduna said the State had failed to prove that Kazhanje participated in the decision to award the tender. “The state is found to have failed to establish a prima facie case against both the accused persons. “They are both found not guilty and acquitt

July 14, 2021

38 Years Old Gokwe Woman Arrested For Kubata Chibharo 22 Year Old Neighbour

A 38-year-old woman from Gokwe has been arrested after she allegedly forced herself on and raped her 22-year-old neighbour. An apparently intimacy-famished Lucia Mandishara from Chirovamari village in Gokwe South was arrested for forcing herself on Standard Mugande She appeared at the Gokwe Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday to answer to the charges of forcing her 22-year-old neighbour to be intimate with her. Mandishara was denied bail by the magistrate and remanded in custody. The state alleges that Mandishara committed the offence on February 6, 2021. According to the state’s case, on the day of the crime, the 22-year-old went to Mandishara’s house at around 7 PM to collect some charcoal. At this point, Mandishara asked Mugande to lend her US$5. Mugande then tol

June 15, 2021

Zvekunwa Doro Inside Cars Is Now Illegal

The Zimbabwe Republic Police has warned imbibers and merrymakers that drinking alcoholic beverages while inside cars and other vehicles is now illegal. This comes after the Minister of Health and Child Care, Vice President Constantino Chiwenga instituted another lockdown following a surge in Covid-19 infections and deaths across the country. Following the Vice President’s announcement of the revised Covid-19 lockdown measures, the Police announced that they will be enforcing the new lockdown measures “without fear or favour.” In a statement released on Monday, national police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said, “Patrols, blitz and monitoring will be done by Police to ensure that beer halls, bars and nightclubs remain closed. Bottle store o

June 09, 2021

Guruve Man Poisons Girlfriend’s Well & Chibage

A Guruve man is on the run after poisoning his girlfriend’s well and bucket of maize-meal after she greeted her ex-boyfriend. Seven family members- five minors and two adults- ate the meal prepared by the poisoned mealie-meal and fortunately, survived. Mashonaland Central Province police spokesperson Assistant Inspector Naison Ndliwayo confirmed the incident, which happened in Ng’andu village under Chief Bepura in Guruve.The complainant is Ms Nyarai Simbadaka (31) of Makumbe village in Guruve and the accused is her boyfriend, Tawanda Kupara. Asst Insp Ndliwayo said on May 28 at around 7am, the couple was at Simbadaka’s homestead when her ex-boyfriend passed-by and she greeted him. “This did not go down well with Kupara who threatened to kill his girlfrie

May 21, 2021

Galinya Robaya Musoja Nebanga

Commercial sex workers in Highfield have blasted their colleague who allegedly stabbed a client over the weekend. The hooker only identified as Christine from Cannan Mahobi suburb fatally stabbed a soldier at Saratoga club at night after a misunderstanding. “We are not happy with Christine she was not supposed to kill a client now our business is low clients are now afraid even the police are pouncing heavily on us, bar owners and our clients,” lamented Chiedza a hooker. Another sex worker by the name Tendai said: “No misunderstanding warrants murder in sex work this hooker has committed a serious offense and she should be prosecuted.” Meanwhile, bars were ordered to close due to Covid-19 pandemic but some were opening in violation of the country’

April 24, 2021

Zimbabwean N”anga In UK Kills Woman In Healing Session

  A United Kingdom (UK) based Zimbabwean herbalist who killed a woman last year by giving her too much nicotine during a healing ritual, causing her “toxic trauma”, has been slapped with a two-year jail term. Lyndon Nindi traveled to Nottingham on the 16th of February last year to treat a UK-based Zimbabwean woman Sophia Jekecha’s stomach problems. reports that Nottingham Crown Court heard that the 49-year-old was following a “traditional” Zimbabwean system using tobacco in the form of snuff, causing her to collapse. Judge Gregory Dickinson QC said Nindi went beyond his “skill and understanding”. Nindi, of Kinross Drive in Newcastle, had pleaded guilty to manslaughter and administering a noxious substance. He was jailed for t

April 23, 2021

Gweru Car Dealer Shoots Four& Kills Two In Domestic Dispute

A prominent car dealer in Gweru, Peter Dube last night opened fire on four people, killing two and injuring the other two including his wife Nyasha Nharingo following a domestic dispute at their residence in the central business district. Among the deceased is Shelton Chinhango who was shot at close range while seated in his car as he tried to flee the violent suspect. Nyasha is in critical condition after she was shot through the neck.Dube accused Chinhango of having an affair with his wife Nyasha. When The Herald visited the scene this morning, a body was still lying on the tarmac while the other, believed to Gamuchirai Shoko, was lying on the staircase in a block of flats in the CBD where the incident occurred.Police were busy barricading the block of flats while dispersing c

April 16, 2021

Mukadzi Obvarura Nhengo DzeMurume After Getting Gupuro

A Bulawayo man has said that his life has become a living hell ever since he served his wife with Gupuro, the customary divorce token. He alleged that she had torn his scrotum after she viciously attacked his privates. Things have become so bad for Luckson Gopo of Nkulumane 5 suburb, that he approached the Bulawayo Civil Court seeking a protection order against his estranged wife Beauty Manhenhe.In his application, Luckson alleged that his estranged wife is refusing to be divorced and has taken to tormenting him. He also alleged that his life was at risk as Manhenhe has threatened to scald him with boiling water or cooking oil. He told the court that he has since moved in with his brother after Manhenhe attacked him on his privates. He submitted medical records detailing the damage t

April 15, 2021

Pastor Arrested After Raping Heavily Pregnant Sex Starved Congregant

A popular self-styled pastor was recently arrested after he reportedly raped a heavily pregnant congregant who was seeking marital advice after her husband had denied her conjugal rights. Ishmael Pasvani (44)  was not asked to plead when he appeared before Harare magistrate Dennis Mangosi yesterday facing rape charges, H-Metro reports It is the States case that sometime in October last year, the complainant, who is 27 years old and is married, had a misunderstanding with her husband and informed her pastor, Pasvani, who advised her to come for help. She reportedly went to Pasvani’s place of residence to present her problem and when she got there, he was in the company of his two children who he then sent away and she narrated that her husband was denying her conjugal righ

April 12, 2021

143 Drug Dealers Nabbed As Police Raid Drug Bases

143 drug dealers have been arrested following a police crackdown on drug peddlers and syndicates in Chitungwiza and Harare. So far police have raided areas like Mbare, Chitungwiza, Mabvuku, Epworth, Dzivarasekwa, Glen Norah, Mufakose, Southview, and Highfield which are festooned with drug peddlers, who range from pushers to suppliers, with links to international drug trafficking rings. The Herald reports that in raids that were carried over the weekend, police busted drug havens where they recovered drugs such as marijuana, ganja cakes, and a prohibited cough syrup called BronCleer (bronco). They also found the dealers selling illicit brews such as “musombodhiya” and illegal aphrodisiacs such as Oto and Blue Diamond pills as well as skin lightening creams such as Diproso

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