ZRP national spokesperson Charity Charamba

Gas tank caused bus inferno which killed 42, say Police; Mnangagwa demands action

By Staff Reporter POLICE suspect a gas tank explosion caused the inferno which engulfed a bus travelling to South Africa Thursday night, killing 42 passengers. The deceased were burnt beyond recognition when the Brooklyn Express coach caught fire near West Nicholson in Matebeleland South Province while some 26 escaped with injuries. “It is suspected that

Michelle Obama

Mrs. Obama says ‘Access Hollywood’ tape led her to speak out

By Associated Press INGLEWOOD: Michelle Obama said she felt anxious before giving her emotional New Hampshire speech in 2016 condemning Donald Trump for bragging about sexually assaulting women in a recording more than a decade ago. The former first lady recalled that she wrote the outline of her speech addressing Trump’s comments on the infamous

Ginimbi arrested over $22 million tax dodge

By Staff Reporter HARARE police arrested flamboyant businessman Genius Kadungure Thursday on tax evasion charges. Police also quizzed another youthful tycoon and convicted fraudster Wicknell Chivayo. Kadungure was picked up as he left the Harare magistrate’s courts where he is on trial for fraud. His arrest was confirmed by ZRP national spokesman Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi.

Claudia Patatas and Adam Thomas

British couple who named baby ‘Adolf’ convicted

Euronews A couple in Britain who named their baby after Nazi leader Adolf Hitler have been convicted in Birmingham for being members of an extreme far-right group. Adam Thomas, 22, and Claudia Patatas, 38 were found guilty of being members of National Action after a four-week trial. The organisation was banned in 2016 under the

Dubai Police start training on flying motorbikes

CNN The flying motorbike is back in Dubai — and you could see the police riding one in the not-too-distant future. A year after California-based startup Hoversurf showcased its hoverbike at tech expo GITEX in the white and green livery of the Dubai Police, the company has returned with a new model and evidence its

President Emmerson Mnangagwa

MDC MP arrested for calling Mnangagwa a dog; case reported by 89-year-old villager angry at being insulted for voting Zanu PF

By Matebeleland North Correspondent POLICE have arrested MDC Alliance national executive member Joel Gabhuza who is also Member of Parliament for Binga South. The legislator was charged with undermining the authority of President Emmerson Mnangagwa after allegedly calling him a dog incapable of leading the country. The remarks were reportedly made at a funeral in

AUGUST 1 MURDER: Military and ZRP bosses deny soldiers shot civilians; say only warning shots fired into the air

By Idah Mhetu ZIMBABWE’S security services chiefs denied Monday that soldiers shot at civilians in the deadly post-election violence which rocked Harare after the July 30 elections leaving six people dead and several others injured. Instead, both Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) commander General Philip Valerio Sibanda and Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) Commissioner General Godwin Matanga,

Govt rubbishes Chamisa kidnap claim; says incident mere road rage but MDC adamant

By Staff Reporter & AFP THE government publicly denied claims Sunday that its spy agency had attempted to kidnap main opposition leader Nelson Chamisa as he left a rally in Marondera this weekend. Information minister Monica Mutsvangwa said the claimed abduction bid was possibly just a case of “road rage”, adding that the individuals involved

Tanzanian officials order physical exams of 10 alleged gays

AP Tanzanian authorities are carrying out physical examinations on 10 men suspected of homosexual activity in Zanzibar, according to police. A wave of arrests of gays in Tanzania is feared after a senior official urged the public to report suspected homosexuals to authorities. Homosexual acts are illegal in Tanzania and can bring a sentence of

The ‘painted wolves’ of Zimbabwe

BBC They are stunning; there’s no question. And the name, “painted wolves”, seems so apt. Their dappled tan and black fur, shot through with flashes of white, dazzles in the sunlight. You’re going to become very familiar with these creatures; you may even fall in love with them, because they will feature in David Attenborough’s

Auxilia Mnangagwa

Auxillia Mnangagwa modest as she accepts US humanitarian award

By Staff Reporter FIRST Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa’s philanthropic work has been recognised after she was Thursday honoured with a Matter Humanitarian Award from the Matter group president Quenton Marty in the United States. Through her Angle of Hope Foundation, President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s wife has been involved in a lot of charity work and community engagement

Rusape bus crash: Fugitive killer driver arrested as police name 36 dead victims

By Staff Reporter POLICE have arrested the fugitive driver of a Smart Express bus blamed for causing Wednesday’s horrific Rusape road accident which killed 46 people, some of whom have since been named. There were claims the driver fled the scene apparently in panic and went into hiding. In a statement Friday, police spokesperson Senior