Health & Community

Health & Community

PHD leader Walter Magaya

Magaya’s tax evasion trial in fails start as state delays with docket

By Court Reporter THE trial of Walter Magaya’s Prophetic Healing and Deliverance Ministries (PHD) church on allegations prejudicing government of millions of dollars in potential revenue through tax evasion failed to start Thursday after prosecutors served state papers late. Church lawyer Everson Chatambudza told Harare Regional magistrate Hosea Mujaya that he needed more time to

Legal watchdog Veritas Zimbabwe launches interactive platform to enhance women’s rights

By Xinhua Legal watchdog Veritas Zimbabwe has launched an Interactive Women’s Platform which will provide information on the rights and status of women in Zimbabwe. The platform will also provide information on where to turn and what legal options are available if women feel their rights are being violated or ignored, the organization said Wednesday. In

Zimbabwe gets first ever free clinic for people with albinism

By Xinhua HARARE: Global Aid Missions (GAM), a non-governmental organisation that supports people with albinism, has opened the first ever albinism free clinic in Harare, Zimbabwe. The clinic will also be open to members of the general public who will pay a subsidised fee to ensure sustenance of the clinic, GAM said in a statement

Poacher’s wife hangs self after police interrogation

By Matabeleland North Correspondent HWANGE: A Dete woman whose husband is in custody for illegal hunting recently committed suicide by hanging after police summoned her for interrogation, it has emerged. Christine Mathe, 38, hanged herself from the roof truss of her hut using a piece of cloth on February 16, a day after the interrogation.

Visually impaired man leaves wife, sodomises guide (15)

By Masvingo Correspondent A visually impaired man left his wife and sodomised his 15-year-old guide who was sleeping in the same shack with the couple, a Masvingo court heard on Monday. Edson Chivi (41) was not asked to plead when he appeared before magistrate Dambudzo Malunga facing aggravated indecent assault charges. According to prosecutors, Chivi

Denford Ngadziore

MDC councillor cleared of violence incitement charges

By Mary Taruvinga MDC activist and councillor for Mabelreign, Denford Ngadziore was Friday found not guilty of inciting last month’s deadly anti-government protests. Ngadziore had been on trial since mid-February this year. The state alleged that he moved around high density suburbs in Harare encouraging people to go into the streets to protest. But Harare

Mayor Clayton Masiyatsva

Redcliff Municipality to drag residents to court

By Kwekwe Correspondent Financially strangled Redcliff Municipality which is battling to recover about $30 million from both residents and corporate citizens has threatened legal action against defaulters. Town clerk Gilson Chakauya warned residents that council will resort to court action if they fail to settle their debts in the next 14 days. “We hereby demand

Perrance Shiri

Minister admits govt inefficiencies in cattle dipping chemical distribution

By Alois Vinga  AGRICULTURE Minister Perrance Shiri has urged farmers to buy their own cattle dipping chemicals to save their diminishing herds while admitting government has been “erratic” in its own supplies. Speaking in parliament recently, Shiri said government was aware of continued cattle mortality throughout the country while several inconsistencies have made it impossible

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