Health & Community

Health & Community

Man axes neighbour to death in row over missing cattle

By Matabeleland North Correspondent A BINGA villager has been arrested for murder after he allegedly struck a neighbour with an axe, accusing him of being a nuisance, police have confirmed. Stanley Muleya, 37, of Sinansengwe area in Kariangwe, was expected to be charged with the murder of Madamombe Mudenda, 30, from the same area. A

Tarisai Mubhoyi, 43, farms her field of ground nuts that she's been able to grow despite the drought

Fueled by climate change, Zimbabwe’s erratic harvests cause farmers with HIV to struggle

By CNN Jemitias Denhere shakes his head as he explains why, despite being a specialist in soil management and crop production, he specialises in beef livestock. The district agronomist — plants specialist — owns 27 hectares of land in the Mwenezi area of southern Zimbabwe, a particularly arid location. Here, farmers endure extreme weather challenges

Albino group demands law to provide free access to sunscreens

By William Milasi PEOPLE living with albinism in Zimbabwe have called for the enactment of legislation that would make it mandatory for government to provide free sunscreens Zimbabwe Albino Association (ZIMAS) director, Mercy Maunganidze-Chimhanga told this week that due to the harsh economic environment in the country, its members were failing to secure sunscreens which

Bogus soldier jailed 6 months for impersonation

By Mashonaland East Correspondent Marondera: A 24-year-old Beatrice man, who was arrested last week while wearing an army uniform, was Wednesday sentenced to six months in prison by a Marondera magistrate for impersonation. Prosecutor Marvellous Muchacha told court that Tatenda Donald Chiwa of Plot 199 in Beatrice was on 6 February intercepted by soldiers who

Hooker stabbed to death while helping colleague being beaten up by client

By Staff Reporter MASVINGO: A bid by a sex worker to rescue a colleague  being attacked by a client turned fatal after she was stabbed to death, a local court heard last Friday. Peter Gwari (age not given) was not asked to plead to murder when he appeared before Bikita magistrate Calisto Mutema. He was

Mthwakazi activists charged with criminal nuisance over hotel protest

By Bulawayo Correspondent Eleven members of the Mthwakazi Republic Party (MRP) who were arrested last week for staging a demonstration at the Bulawayo Rainbow Hotel appeared before a city magistrate Monday facing criminal nuisance charges. The activists – Thembisani Mpofu, Rodney Ncube, Marshal Sibanda, Luckson Maphosa, Killion Masuku, Iphithule Malahleka, Mqondisi Sibanda and Mthabisi Thomas

Families turn to single meals a day as price increases erode incomes, report

By Staff Reporter THE recent wave of price increases on basic commodities in the country has seen most poor households resorting to single meals a day. This is according to a Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) report which also revealed that some families in rural and farming communities had also been forced to

5 Marondera men jailed 30 years for police invasion during demo

By Mashonaland East Correspondent Marondera: Five men here were on Monday sentenced to six years imprisonment each after being convicted of invading a local police station last month, destroying and looting property worth over $30 000. Magistrate Pasipanodya Maturure found the five guilty at the end of a full trial. They were accused of being

Army officer goes berserk, assaults and cuffs cop with own chains

By Staff Reporter Mutare: A 30-year-old army officer who was being arrested for defaulting on paying child maintenance recently turned the tables on the police officer and used the latter’s own handcuffs on the less fortunate cop. For the offence, Ngonidzashe Sithole, who is stationed at the Zimbabwe National Army’s All Arms Battle School (AABS)

Ex-Harare mayor Sekesai Makwavarara in court over $80mln 2007 fraud, bailed $1000

By Mary Taruvinga FORMER Harare City Commission chairperson, Sekesai Makwavarara (61) was on Wednesday dragged to court on allegations of illegally awarding an $80 million deal to a construction company sometime 2007 without going to tender. She appeared before Harare magistrate, Rumbidzai Mugwagwa who released her on $1000 bail. The former MDC official was not

Local government minister July Moyo

Victoria Falls council wins water fight with ZINWA

By Matabeleland North Correspondent THE Zimbabwe National Water Authority (ZINWA) has finally given in to pressure and handed over water management rights to the Victoria Falls Municipality, putting to rest a battle that had dragged for years. ZINWA was responsible for pumping raw water from Zambezi River into a reservoir from where the council distributes

Man’s belief in vapostori earns him brutal attack by brother, dad

By Staff Reporter A Masvingo man was left nursing a fractured rib and a swollen head after his brother teamed up with their father to assault him for attending an apostolic church. Lovemore Zangairai (28) and Elias Zangairai (68), pleaded guilty to assaulting Godfrey Zangairai with an iron bar and a wooden stick when the

Man kills brother in land inheritance dispute

By Staff Reporter A 41-year-old Mutasa man in Manicaland was arrested recently after he fatally struck his brother five times on the head with an iron bar following a dispute over their father’s land. Manicaland provincial spokesperson, Inspector Tavhiringwa confirmed the incident which took place on January 26 in Fenga village, under Chief Mutasa area.

Man dumps wife, elopes with pregnant stepdaughter

By Staff Reporter Mutare: A Marange man in Manicaland was dragged to the Mutare magistrates’ court this past Wednesday after impregnating his stepdaughter and later abandoning her mum to stay with her. Zekias Mukurachaza (32), together with his stepdaughter Macloline Garira (18), both appeared before magistrate Perseverance Makala facing charges of having sexual intercourse within

Police appeal for information on shutdown army abuses

By Anna Chibamu POLICE Tuesday placed an appeal for any information that could lead to possible prosecutions on elements within the country’s armed forces linked to fierce abuses on alleged anti-government protesters past two weeks. The country’s armed forces reacted with brute force after wild skirmishes rocked Harare, Bulawayo and some urban centres in the

Pastor applies lubricant on his privates before raping congregate, court told

By Audience Mutema A HARARE pastor spread jelly lubricant on his private parts before committing rape, a Harare magistrates’ court heard Tuesday. Paul Mbuyi Mwamba (53), of Victory Church International, was hauled before Harare magistrate Rumbidzai Mugwagwa facing two counts of rape. He is alleged to have committed the offence on a 29-year-old female congregant

5 dead as kombi hit by train; driver failed to stop at crossing

By Audience Mutema  HARARE: An arrest warrant has been issued for a kombi driver charged with causing the death of 5 passengers after he failed to stop at a railway crossing. Simbarashe Gororo, 38, recently failed to turn up for a court hearing and is believed to be on the run. Harare magistrate Barbra Mateko

Man lashes son aged 5 with electric cable for eating his sadza

By Court Reporter A HARARE man has appeared in court for allegedly with lashing his 5-year-old son with an electric cable after the tot ate his sadza. Munashe Chidongo, 30, recently appeared before Harare magistrate Learnmore Mapiye charged with ill-treating a minor. The incident occurred during the evening of December 2 last year at the

At dawn, a township road in Zimbabwe turns into a fitness club

By AFP ON a road over a railway track outside Bulawayo, about 30 people from surrounding townships go through their morning exercise routines. The wide stretch of road is a well-known gathering spot each morning from 05:00 to 07:00 for fitness enthusiasts who stretch, jog, shadow-box, plank and do squats, push-ups, sit-ups and jumps. The