At least nine Zimbabwean men were severely injured when they were whipped on the bum by a chief's security forces in Botswana, according to a report.

The nine were canned for entering the country illegally.

The state-owned newspaper, The Herald, reported that one of the victims of the assault, Ezekiel Mukuya, spent three days unable to sit because of the severity of the injuries.

Mukuyu, who worked in Botswana, said he was loaded into a vehicle together with other illegal

"It is power and riches that can make someone to label you a Satanist or other names as a man of God do not be discouraged or lose focus"

This was said by Prophet Walter Magaya of PHD ministries before his Ministry's prayer partners during the question and answer session responding to a video circulating on social networks labeling him a Satanist.

"In God's Ministry, there are thorns and such thorns grow with you as the ministry expands and that does not

A HARARE woman  who ganged up with friends to beat and humiliate her husband's lover by inserting their fingers and sprinkling chilli pepper into her privates appeared in court with her accomplices on Monday.

The wife, Moreblessing Ngome, 29, teamed up with friends Emily Mabwe, 20, Judith Muchenje, 23, and Diana Chibanda, 32, earlier this year, to humiliate Dorothy Nyachowe, 25.

Nyachowe had been found in bed with Ngome's husband who fled the scene.

The women

BARELY three years after a colourful wedding, Zanu-PF legislator for Mhondoro-Ngezi Mike Gava and his wife Tendai Gava nee Wenyika, are now embroiled in a messy divorce.

In case you don't know Tendai Wenyika, My Zimbabwe News can reveal that she is musician, Plaxedes Wenyika's younger sister. She filed for divorce recently at the High Court arguing that the politician was having adulterous relationships with different women.

Gava became popular when he married former beauty

A GWERU man employed by the agriculture ministry as a veterinary officer was on Monday fined for assaulting a prostitute in a row over a condom.

Robert Chiadzwa of Mkoba 15, Gweru assaulted Cloepatra Nyoni with open hands and a chain after their "business" arrangement collapsed over using a condom.

Gweru magistrate, Judith Taruvinga fined Chiadzwa $100 or 30 days in jail in the event he failed to pay the money.

Prosecutors told the court that on 25 June this year at

A total of 1,418 bodies of Zimbabweans were repatriated from South Africa between January and June this year, an official said yesterday.

Zimbabwe's consul-general to South Africa, Batiraishe Mukonoweshuro said the major destinations for the bodies were Matabeleland region and Masvingo province.

"The major destinations are mainly Plumtree, Bulawayo, Tsholotsho, Nkayi, Gwanda, Beitbridge and Matobo in the Matabeleland region as well as Zaka, Chiredzi, Mwenezi and Bikita in


President Robert Mugabe yesterday reshuffled Cabinet culminating in several ministers swapping portfolios and two new ones being appointed.

The restructuring exercise also claimed the scalp of former Mashonaland East Minister of State for Provincial Affairs, Cde Joel Biggie Matiza who was moved from the government to focus on his new role as Zanu-PF chairperson for the same province.

Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet, Misheck Sibanda made the announcements yesterday at

A Chitungwiza teacher has been suspended for allegedly impregnating one of his students.

Tawanda Zireva aged 34 is said to have been engaged in a sexual affair with a 6th Form pupil at a private college.

The pregnancy is now the talk of Chitungwiza and the girl is nowhere to be seen.

"Tawanda is married but he had an extra marital affair with the student who happens to be his former student. When the girl's mother discovered that she was pregnant she came and reported

Five awaiting trial prisoners have escaped from the Hartbeespoort Dam police holding cells near Brits in South Africa, North West police said on Monday.

South African Spokesperson Captain Paul Ramaloko said the prisoners escaped on Saturday night and said one of them was a Zimbabwean while others were foreigners from Mozambique and Malawi, though there was one South African.

He named the escapees as Nicholas Masipa, 27, from Zimbabwe, who had been arrested for robbery he allegedly

President Robert Mugabe has reshuffled his cabinet, with Cde Nyasha Chikwinya and Retired Brigadier General Ambrose Mutinhiri being the new comers, while Cde Joel Biggie Matiza was the only casualty.

Professor Jonathan Moyo who was previously Minister of Information, Media and Broadcasting Services and also the spokesperson of the government was practically demoted as he was reassigned from  to the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development

Reportedly unimpressed by the mediocre performance of some of his ministers, President Robert Mugabe is set to soon reshuffle his cabinet, in a move which could see ministers such as Patrick Chinamasa, Walter Mzembi and Samuel Undenge, among others, reassigned or fired.

Since last year's controversial Zanu PF congress, Mugabe has fired a number of ministers linked to former vice-president Joice Mujuru who was recently expelled from the party for allegedly plotting to oust him and

A HIGH stakes political game has exploded in ZANU-PF whereby cadres loyal to one of the factions vying to succeed President Robert Mugabe in the event that he vacates office are pushing to have national political commissar Saviour Kasukuwere arrested over his handling of the country's many Community Share Ownership Schemes (CSOSs).

Reports are that Mayor Justice Wadyajena, the chairman of the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Youth, Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment is

SAKUBVA residents, who apparently were left quaking in their shoes following a series of unsolved abysmal rape cases in which young girls aged between 10 and 15 fell prey to a cunning and ruthless rapist, are a relieved lot following last week's arrest of the suspect.

The arrest of Vengai Chimombe (33) of House Number 104 Muchena, Sakubva is likely to clear a litany of rape cases that hogged Mutare's oldest high-density suburb in recent months.

Luck ran out for the married

A former employee of a named Bulawayo lodge has revealed shocking information about several lodges in and around Bulawayo installing hidden video recording cameras to capture unknowing clients making love in the rooms.

Speaking to this reporter in confidentiality, the former employee of a lodging located in the CBD of Bulawayo said the exercise which is predominantly done in Harare is slowly finding its way to most Bulawayo lodges and low class hotels.

According to the source, the

TWO emissaries sent by First Lady Grace Mugabe's son, Russell Goreraza, to collect his "dues" from Kadoma's Telrose Mine, which is at the centre of an ownership wrangle between him and Jameson Rushwaya, had to flee for their lives leaving behind one of their vehicles last Thursday as the mine workers bayed for their blood.

Munyaradzi Kashambe and Mike Chimombe, who are Affirmative Action Group (AAG) provincial presidents for Mashonaland West and East respectively

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