Zimbabwean Film Industry Makes Netflix Debut With “Cook Off”

Reuters ZIMBABWEAN film Cook Off, a romance about a struggling single mother who finds love during a cooking competition, premiered on Netflix on Monday, a debut that its makers hope will propel the country’s small film sector to global audiences. Zimbabwe often grabs headlines for its economic woes and political crises, but producer Joe Njagu

Zimbabwe Licences First Upmarket Adult Sex Toy Shop

By Robert Tapfumaneyi THE government has licensed Zimbabwe’s first premier sex toy store operating in Harare. In a statement Monday, company marketing manager Fadzai Jones, said, Intimate Store believes that Zimbabwe is ready to “take this leap of faith and this is an opportunity to explore a new level of intimacy and take part in

George Floyd Died From Lack Of Oxygen, Private Post-mortem Finds

BBC George Floyd, the African-American man whose death has sparked civil unrest, died from asphyxia (lack of oxygen), a private post-mortem examination found. He died due to compression on his neck and back by Minneapolis police officers, medical examiners hired by the Floyd family said. The findings differ from an official preliminary autopsy carried out

The late George Floyd

George Floyd Death: Violence Erupts On Sixth Day Of Protests

BBC VIOLENCE has erupted in cities across the US on the sixth night of protests sparked by the death in police custody of African-American George Floyd. Curfews have been imposed in nearly 40 cities, but people have largely ignored them, leading to tense stand-offs. Riot police clashed with protesters in New York, Chicago, Philadelphia and

Images – George Floyd death: Unrest spreads across US

BBC Protests against the death of an unarmed black man in police custody in Minneapolis have spread across the United States. Violence erupted again in the city where George Floyd died, but was also seen in New York, Atlanta, Oakland, Dallas and many other cities across the country. The greatest anger among protesters remains in

Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma

South Africa rights commission investigates white man who depicted Dlamini-Zuma as ape

News24 The SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is investigating social media posts depicting Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma as an ape. SAHRC head advocate Tseliso Thipanyane confirmed the investigation had been handed over to its Western Cape branch, adding because the images were widely spread on social media, it was not yet

CNN journalist arrested while live on air

BBC A CNN reporter has been released after being arrested while covering protests in Minneapolis over the death of an unarmed black man. Omar Jimenez was led away in handcuffs while he was live on air early on Friday. His cameraman and producer were also detained, apparently because they did not move on when told.

Under fire...Collins Mnangagwa

Mnangagwa son breaks silence on Covid-19 equipment scandal

By Mary Taruvinga PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa’s son, Collins has denied any links with a company said to have pocketed nearly US$1 million after being contracted to supply government with grossly inflated coronavirus fighting equipment. Zimbabwe media is awash with stories, Drax International, the company at the centre of the alleged scandal, charged the government a

Businessman Frank Buyanga

Buyanga receives ‘death’ threats from baby mama’s dad

By Staff Reporter BUSINESSMAN Frank Buyanga has received what sounds like death threats by his baby mama, Chantelle’s father, Lawrence Muteswa. The threats could spark more discomfort to the Africa Medallion Group (AMG) founder who is at the centre of a fierce child custody wrangle with his ex. Muteswa took the fight to Buyanga’s Facebook

SA: Booze is back after 66 day ban due to lockdown

Business Insider Alcoholic drinks will go on legal sale again in South Africa on Monday, after 66 days of prohibition. There will be strict rules about buying booze under Alert Level 3, government ministers announced on Thursday, in a preview of regulations not yet published – but much less strict than originally envisaged. Bars, taverns,

Zambia frees jailed gay couple as part of prison amnesty

AFP A Zambian couple jailed for homosexuality in 2019 were freed this week as part of an amnesty for convicted prisoners to mark Africa Freedom Day, a government gazette said. Japhet Chataba, 39, and Steven Samba, 31, were both found guilty of “performing unnatural acts” and sentenced to 15 years in prison in November last

MP Joanna Mamombe

Police formally charge abducted MDC activists from their hospital beds

By Anna Chibamu POLICE have formally charged three female MDC Alliance activists who were abducted and tortured by suspected state security agents some two weeks ago for conducting a street demonstration during the country’s lockdown period. The Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights confirmed Tuesday Harare West MP Joanna Mamombe, activists Cecilia Chimbiri and Netsai Marova

Schools To Reopen Mid-June  

By Staff Reporter GOVERNMENT has announced schools will reopen mid-next month after a three-month break due to the deadly coronavirus pandemic. State universities are also set to reopen on June 1. According to the State media, Education Minister Cain Mathema said “schools will be opened three to four weeks from now”. To prepare for reopening, the

Marshall Gore

Zim Diasporans Eligible For Land Allocation Back Home

By UK Correspondent ZANU PF United Kingdom and Europe chair, Marshall Gore has encouraged the Diaspora Community at large to apply for land back home during the build-up to the second phase of the equitable land redistribution programme set to take place after the country’s land ministry is done with its land audit. Government has

Energy Mutodi

Fired Mutodi Loses 30 Designer Suits Worth US$11 000 To Thieves

By Staff Reporter ENERGY Mutodi, fired by President Emmerson Mnangagwa this week as Deputy Information Minister, lost valuables including 30 pairs of designer suits worth US$11 000 to thieves who broke into his Domboshava home. The thieves, brothers Denver and Cosmos Zvomuya, Fidelis Mandaza as well as Pardon Magombo have since been arrested and appeared