African fashion on display at early ‘Black Panther’ shows

The vibrant African fashion of “Black Panther” was on display at multiplexes around the country Thursday as moviegoers flocked to the first showings of Marvel’s latest superhero blockbuster in traditional African shirts, dresses, head wraps and more. Some opted to make their own clothes to celebrate the arrival of a superhero many black moviegoers said

Drunken mental patient strikes uncle dead with a brick over missing mealie meal

By Staff Reporter Mutasa: A 65-year-old man died recently after he was struck on the head with a brick by a drunk and mentally challenged nephew following a misunderstanding over a missing 20 kilograms of maize meal. Police confirmed the incident, saying they have since arrested the suspect. Manicaland province police spokesperson Inspector Tavhiringwa Kakohwa

Court clears school head who forced pupil to strip naked

Matabeleland North Correspondent A SECONDARY school deputy headmistress who allegedly forced a Form One girl to undress in the presence of other teachers in Hwange was all smiles on Friday after a magistrate cleared of any wrongdoing. Possenta Kwidini, aged 50, was facing a charge of seriously impairing the dignity of another person after she

Unrepentant...Chiefs Council President Fortune Charumbira

We are Zanu PF, says Chiefs Council leader as he rubbishes court judgement

By Leopold Munhende CHIEFS Council President and Zanu PF apologist, Fortune Charumbira Friday rubbished a 2018 court judgement ordering traditional leaders to desist from actively participating in partisan politics, openly declaring they will continue taking part in the ruling party’s activities. He was speaking at the opening ceremony of Zanu PF’s 18th annual people’s national

Zim doctors form splinter group as strike differences widen

By Robert Tapfumaneyi A GROUP of doctors has split from the Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA) which organised the crippling four-month strike over poor wages with many locals dying in hospitals because of the absence of the critical health staff. The newly formed group calls itself Progressive Doctors Association of Zimbabwe (PDA). Speaking at the

In trouble...Marry Chiwenga

Marry Chiwenga picked by ZACC for corruption, VP said to have ordered arrest

ZimLive The Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) arrested Vice President Constantino Chiwenga’s estranged customary wife, Marry, on Saturday morning – a day after a stormy family meeting. A furious Chiwenga allegedly ordered his wife’s arrest on money laundering and fraud charges following a testy meeting on Friday which was called to discuss the collapse of their

President Emmerson Mnangagwa

Mnangagwa urges enhanced productivity to grow economy

Xinhua Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Saturday urged Zimbabweans to work hard and increase land production to grow the economy. In his closing remarks at the end of the five-day 18th annual National Peoples’ Conference of the ruling ZANU-PF party in Goromonzi, Masonaland East Province, the president called on Zimbabweans to be more productive to

President Emmerson Mnangagwa

Mnangagwa begs Britain for Commonwealth return

By Staff Reporter PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has pleaded with United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson to support his government’s bid to return to the Commonwealth. In a congratulatory letter sent to Johnson following his election victory Friday, Mnangagwa said his government was implementing reforms which have been placed as a precondition for readmission into the

VP Chiwenga

Chiwenga ‘died’ many times on twitter, says Mnangagwa

By Thandiwe Garusa PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has said his deputy, Constantino Chiwenga “was killed several times on social media”. The controversial State Vice President was taken ill in China some four months ago. He spent nearly all the time receiving treatment in the Asian country’s hospitals. Before his Chinese stay, he also sought treatment in

Ousted Chief Ndiweni

MDC, Ndiweni sympathisers seek to buy 4 cars for ousted chief

By Bulawayo Correspondent Ousted Chief Nhlanhlayamangwe Ndiweni’s sympathisers have launched a crowd funding initiative to raise material and financial resources for the embattled former traditional leader. President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Friday fired Chief Ndiweni and ordered the immediate seizure of the firebrand anti-government critic’s vehicle and all assets he had been allocated by his administration.

One in every four Nigerians suffers mental health problem – WHO

On the outside, the Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital Yaba seems tranquil. But on the inside of this century-old facility – one of only a half-dozen psychiatric centres in Lagos, and the only one run by the federal government of Nigeria – tensions are running high. At the outpatient clinic, the crowd of people waiting to consult

FC Platinum seal third successive PSL title

By Sports Reporter FC Platinum have been crowned the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League for the third successive season after beating CAPS United 1-0 in a thrilling title decider at the National Sports Stadium on Saturday. The Zvishavane-based side, who needed just a draw to clinch the title, played the entire second half with 10-men

Prince Charles

Prince Charles responds to rumours of the queen’s retirement

Channel24 After the many ups and downs of the year royal commentators are calling 2019 the queen’s new “annus horribilis” after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s ongoing battle with the press and Prince Andrew’s sexual misconduct scandal. The rumour mill started swirling that Her Majesty will retire at 95 and Prince Charles will ascend

During his time when he was a diplomat...Ambassador Boniface Chidyausiku in Russia

Ambassador Chidyausiku drags tenant to court over unpaid rentals

By Mary Taruvinga FORMER Zimbabwe’s Ambassador to Russia, Boniface Guwa Chidyausiku has dragged his tenant to court after he refused to vacate his house in Harare’s low-density Marlborough suburb. The tenant, Garikai Muzhiki also allegedly refused to pay rentals amounting $5 250 per month from August this year, bringing the total to $15 750. Chidyausiku,

Zinasu leadership wrangle spills into court

By Mary Taruvinga THE Zimbabwe National Students’ Union (Zinasu) has dragged Rodrick Fayayo and Mfundo Mlilo to court on allegations of unlawfully holding the union’s congress. Through their outgoing president, Archibald Elliot Madida, the union is seeking nullification of the congress. Madida has filed an urgent chamber application at the High Court insisting he is

Mash West women more fertile than those in Bulawayo – Study

By Robert Tapfumaneyi A SURVEY has established that rural women in Zimbabwe are more fertile than urban ones with Mashonaland West leading the pack while Bulawayo Metropolitan province has the lowest fertility rate. This is according to Multiple Cluster Indicator Survey (MICS) results released by the Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency (Zimstat) Thursday. Presenting the results,

President Emmerson Mnangagwa

Zanu PF heavyweights set to lose farms – Mnangagwa

By Paidashe Mandivengerei PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has warned his government was going to seize tracts of land from multiple farm owners and further trim the sizes of some farms to leave owners with a “reasonable” size of land. Mnangagwa in October last year appointed a Zimbabwe Land Commission to conduct an agricultural land audit at