Nigerian pastor, Chris Oyakhilome
It’s just a few days before charismatic Nigerian pastor, Chris Oyakhilome, hosts a Global Worship and Communion Service at the 60 000 seat National Sports Stadium.
Judging by his popularity in South Africa where he holds a record of filling the giant FNB Stadium whose capacity is close to 95 000, the leader of Christ Embassy is quite an extraordinary character.
The prolific preacher makes a debut visit to Zimbabwe next Sunday for an afternoon service which has been dubbed a ‘not to be missed event’. Read more
A Zimbabwean man identified as Freedom Nyathi has been jailed for 8 months after he was convicted of having sexual intercourse with a donkey.
The 20-years-old who was charged with ‘bestiality’ recently appeared before the Zvishavane Magistrate Court, where he was sentenced. Read more
Local Government minister, Saviour Kasukuwere and his erstwhile friend and party colleague, Philip Chiyangwa yesterday traded nasty insults, as the campaign to oust the ZANU-PF Commissar took a foul turn.
Kasukuwere was the first to throw barbs at Chiyangwa, taking subtle potshots at the businessman for being part of the Rhodesian security apparatus.
Chiyangwa, who was part of the British South Africa Police African reserve force, did not take it kindly, hitting back, accusing Kasukuwere whom he derided as a ‘driver’ of demanding a $5 million bribe from him. Read more
Zanu PF Harare and Matabeleland provinces have become the latest provinces to endorse the ouster of the ruling party’s National Political Commissar, Cde Saviour Kasukuwere following today’s meetings, one in Harare and another in Lupane.
The no confidence vote on Cde Kasukuwere follow several ouster bids by other provinces, among them, with Mashonaland Central, Mashonaland East, Mashonaland West, Masvingo and Midlands.
Announcing Harare province’s resolution at the Zanu PF headquarters today, Zanu PF Politburo member, Cde Cleveria Chizema, alleged that Cde Kasukuwere has caused divisions in the party and the dismissal of some provincial chairpersons in the country. Read more
Two Bulawayo women spent a night at Hillside Police Station after they went berserk and walked around completely naked following a ritual.
Residents at Waterford compound had to call the police after they failed to control the two who started behaving bizarrely, with their children also naked after they reportedly bathed with water mixed with herbs sought from a traditional healer.
The two, whose names could not be established yesterday, were arrested on Monday.
They reportedly sought services of the traditional healer after they suspected that their father-in-law was sexually abusing them using mubobobo. Read more
As preparations for “Sendekera, Come Let’s Dance” concert gather momentum, Jah Prayzah has promised a surprise act with South Africa’s Mafikizolo that is expected to headline the event at Harare International Conference Centre on April 28.
Jah Prayzah recently did a collaboration with the SA duo titled “Sendekera” that came with a video and they will do the song together at the show.
As they did with Tanzania’s Diamond Platnumz, taking their act beyond “Watora Mari” collaboration at the same venue late last year, Jah Prayzah said their joint performance with Mafikizolo will include surprises. Read more
Today is a historic day in many ways.
It is the first day of the 37th year of our independence but with the majority of Zimbabweans with nothing to show for it except dire poverty, extreme suffering, hunger and disease.
Yesterday, we had a leader who skirted the critical issues affecting the people during the commemoration of our independence, an important day that has now been privatized by a political party.
It is against this background that we have chosen this day to give hope to the people of Zimbabwe that indeed that there is a bright light at the end of this very dark tunnel.
We have chosen this day to take the first step to bring all Zimbabweans under one roof so that we can work together to remove this unmitigated repression and misgovernance that pervades our lives. Read more
President Robert Mugabe says it is the duty of all Zimbabweans to safeguard the country’s hard won sovereignty and freedom.
He was addressing thousands of people who thronged the National Sports Stadium in Harare today to celebrate the 37th anniversary of the country’s independence.
“All the suffering and fight was not in vain,” said President Mugabe, adding that “it is the duty of all Zimbabweans to safeguard this hard won sovereignty and freedom that enabled us to have full control our country’s economic resources. Read more
Top civil servant and former State Procurement Board (SPB) chairperson Charles Tawonerera Kuwaza died early today in a case of suspected suicide.
Mr Kuwaza reportedly leapt to his death from the 9th floor of Club Chambers building in Harare.
It is said he was collecting documents to help with his defence in a matter before the courts. Read more
File picture of police roadblock in Zimbabwe
Two cops who pounced on a Zambian in a local hotel and confiscated his $31 000 after threatening him with a lengthy prison term appeared in court.
Evidence Hanya, 31, and Walter Ziuchi, 26, of Mineral and Border Control Unit (MBCU), ordered the complainant Voster Hampako to catch the next bus back to Zambia.
They only gave him a few Kwachas for his journey, a Harare court heard yesterday.
Hanya and Ziuchi were remanded in custody to Saturday pending finalisation of their bail application.
They are being charged with criminal abuse of office. Read more