Breaking News: Kombi Accident claims 9 lives in Marondera

No automatic alt text available.A commuter omnibus has claimed lives after failing to give way to crossing cattle , due to over speeding. The Kombi driver went and hit a haulage truck.

The accident happened 15Km away from Marondera town along Harare – Mutare Road. It is reported the accident claimed 9 lives.No automatic alt text available.

A commuter omnibus driver named Franco from Yellow City was driving the Kombi and is reported to have died on the spot.

Names of victims to be announced once relatives have been notified. More details to follow

Confusion over road blocks

The Home Affairs ministry insists it is committed to the decision to limit roadblocks to 40 countrywide, but opposition and rights campaigners said the pronouncement was a half-hearted first step.

Home Affairs deputy minister Obedingwa Mguni told senators on Thursday that they are going to implement the policy, first pronounced by his boss, Ignatius Chombo last Monday.

“We have been receiving a lot of complaints on too many roadblocks around the country where people were alleging that it is disturbing tourism,” he said. Read more

Notorious armed robber the late Masendeke’s Brother Kidnaps, Robs Cop

Young brother to the late notorious robber and murderer Edmund Edgar Masendeke kidnapped a police officer and robbed him of his vehicle before embarking on a robbing spree around the country.

Andrew Masendeke and his accomplices are now facing several charges, including robbery and car- jacking.

His accomplices were Tapiwa Chimuti (29), Anyway Madala (27) and Simbarashe Machiritsa (40) of Ascot Infill high-density suburb in Gweru. Read more

‘Police planted cocaine in my luggage’

A local woman, who was busted at Harare International Airport allegedly hiding 3,8 kg of cocaine in her luggage, has accused the police of planting the illegal drugs in her bag.

She said this after applying for acquittal at the close of the State case.

Beauty Mutashu was represented by Tawanda Takaindisa in her trial on charges of possession of cocaine. She appeared before magistrate Lazini Ncube.

During her initial court appearance, Mutashu told the court that she was sent to Brazil by a lady called Mildred to collect the bag unaware that there was cocaine in the luggage. Read more

Anger as Zanu PF spites Cde Chinx

President Robert Mugabe threw out an appeal by war veterans and the family of ex-freedom fighter Dickson “Cde Chinx” Chingaira yesterday to upgrade the late musician’s standing in death from the lesser liberation war hero status to a national hero, sparking outpouring anger from a cross-section of Zimbabweans.

Cde Chinx, who died in Harare last Friday, aged 61, was late on Tuesday declared a liberation war hero, after days of back-and-forth discussions in the ruling party. As has become the norm, the party was divided on his status along factional and tribal lines.

The leadership from the War Veterans ministry, which had been sent to deliver the message to the Chingaira family had a difficult time, explaining to an emotionally-charged audience why Cde Chinx could not be interred at the National Heroes Acre for his immense contribution during, and after the war of liberation. Read more

Presidium to decide on Kasukuwere fate

Presidium to decide on Kasukuwere fateAn extraordinary meeting of the Zanu PF Politburo has ended at the party headquarters in Harare, with an announcement that the Presidium will make a final decision on the fate of the party’s National Political Commissar, Cde Saviour Kasukuwere.

Cde Kasukuwere has lately been under fire following demonstrations held in various provinces including his home province, Mashonaland Central, where Zanu PF supporters demanded that he be relieved of his duties as National Commissar, accusing him of fanning factionalism in the party by creating parallel structures. Read more

Photos: Meet Chipinge man who has fathered 108 children

An 87-year old man from Chipinge South holds the record of having fathered 108 children in a space of 43 years.

Sekuru Tauzen Mujaji of the Shangani tribe was born in 1930 and had traditional challenges that resulted in him only being able to have his first born in 1974 when he was 44.

The only child in his family, Sekuru Tauzen says it has always been his desire to have many children despite the challenges he is having in raising them.

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As Roadblocks No Longer a Dependable Cash Spinner, Cops Swoop On Hotels

Bulawayo — As government says it is reducing the number of roadblocks, ZRP officers appear to have found a new avenue for making money as they have besieged Bulawayo food outlets and hotels where they are issuing tickets for what operators feel are flimsy offences.

ZRP officers have been accused of fleecing motorists by forcing them to pay spot fines for suspicious offences leading to a public outcry which has forced the government to act.

However, the cops seem to have found a new way of generating cash. Read more

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