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A family believed to be originally from Zimbabwe and is now based in South Africa wasn't worried when their daughter Winnette Nyamakari went off with her boyfriend who is a South African national.

But horror and sorrow were heading their way. The next time they saw Winette (29), her head had been chopped off! And her lover hasn't been seen since.

Portia Nyamakari (49) said the last time she and her husband Felix saw their daughter alive was three weeks ago when her boyfriend

AN Air Algerie plane with around 120 people on board including French and Spanish nationals went missing on Thursday during a flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers, company sources and officials said.

Aviation sources told AFP the aircraft was a McDonnell Douglas MD-83 leased from Spanish company Swiftair carrying passengers of different nationalities.

Its six-member crew were all Spanish, said Spain's airline pilots' union Sepla, while Swiftair confirmed the aircraft had gone

The recent toll hike by government has seen motorists devising new strategies to evade paying at the tollgates.

Many motorists in the city and surrounding areas are risking their cars by using bush roads to evade paying the toll fees, which they say are now beyond their reach.

The government recently hiked toll fees by a staggering 100 percent, with small cars now required to pay $2, up from $1, while haulage trucks will fork out $10, up from $5.

Motorists driving to Masvingo

Newly appointed Zimpapers and Chronicle business editor Mernart Mafirakureva has died.

Mafirakureva was reportedly involved in an accident near Beatrice when driving to Harare on work related issues last night.

He was travelling with a colleague at Sunday News, Roberta Katunga who is said to be in stable condition.

Details are still sketchy but reports indicate that a bus encroached onto his lane resulting in a head on collision.

Colleagues have taken to social media to

A woman from Rusenga village in Zimuto district in Masvingo last week shocked passengers in a commuter omnibus when she suddenly threw her two-months-old baby out through the window of a moving kombi.

Vimbai Wapendama (22) then jumped off the speeding kombi immediately afterwards. her baby, Munashe Chinzou, died on the spot while Wapendama suffered a fructured leg.

Assistant Police Spokesperson for masvingo province, Nkululeko Nduna, confirmed the incident ans said investigations


SEVEN members of the same family who were killed in a road accident last Friday were buried on Tuesday at their rural homes in Shurugwi.

The seven were buried at three different villages under Chief Nhema and a sombre atmosphere engulfed the the three villages following the unexpected tragedy.

The extended family members died on the spot on their way to Shurugwi to collect a new born baby and the nursing mother.

The accident occurred at about 10.30PM on Friday when the Toyota

Top-ranking government officials studying with a bogus university have been left with egg on their faces as the college was ordered to close down.

The revelation comes amid fresh reports of prominent Zimbabweans receiving honorary doctorates and other degrees from bogus universities around the world. The unregistered Calvary university duped the government officials, among them cabinet ministers, top police and army officers, permanent secretaries and directors, into believing that it

RENEWAL Team interim secretary-general and former Finance minister Tendai Biti yesterday called on the government to disband the use of the US dollar (US$) as the official base currency and officially adopt the softer South African rand (SAR) to stimulate economic activity.

Biti made the remarks while giving his party's state of the economy address where he said that the country had to take decisive action to stem the current economic meltdown.

"We agree the issue of the US$ needs

Colourful businessman Phillip Chiyangwa says he has joined Prophet Makandiwa and Prophet Magaya in performing miracles through his good works.

The flamboyant businessman and nephew to President Mugabe further claimed that "he is Zimbabwe’s biggest philanthropist."

The former music and boxing promoter said his acts of charity are like miracles that happen when they are least expected.

"Prophets such as Emmanuel Makandiwa and Walter Magaya never promise that there will be

BULAWAYO magistrate Glamore Mushove yesterday issued a warrant of arrest against a police officer who failed to turn up in court to testify in the case of an Emganwini man who died at a prostitute's house in October last year.

The disabled and diabetic man Mazo Mgura (41) died at Belinda Chikerema (29)'s Yolanda Flats along Robert Mugabe Way between Connaught and Masotsha Ndlovu avenues after an alleged night of passion.

His wife Lizzy Lunga and relatives suspect that he was

PROPHETIC Healing and Deliverance Church leader Prophet Walter Magaya yesterday filed a $20 million lawsuit against Alpha Media Holdings over an article published in the NewsDay insinuating that he faced murder charges following the death of a baby boy at his church.

The summons was filed yesterday at the High Court by Prophet Magaya's lawyer, Mr Everson Chatambudza of Rubaya and Chatambudza Legal Practitioners, under case number HC6184-2014.

Prophet Magaya's claim emanated from an

Government says there is no going back on the demolition of houses in Chitungwiza and Manyame as court orders authorising the demolitions have been obtained.

The demolitions to be effected by the Chitungwiza City Council and Manyame Rural District Council will be above board as they are backed by court orders.

Giving oral evidence before a Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Local Government, Public Works and National Housing, Minister Ignatius Chombo said thorough investigations

INFORMATION Minister Jonathan Moyo has reportedly been summoned by the police over the ongoing Baba Jukwa saga.

Sources said that Moyo was asked to present himself to the CID law and order section in Harare on Thursday morning to answer questions on what he knows about Baba Jukwa.

Police spokesperson Charity Charamba has previously stated that no ministers would be targeted as part of investigations into Baba Jukwa.

"The police wish to inform the public that there are no

Sixteen pupils from Mkoba 1 High School in Gweru have been expelled from school for engaging in group sex during a party.

The pupils are part of 30 pupils that attended two parties where they had braai, drank beer and later engaged in group sex.Provincial Education Director for Midlands, Agness Gudo, confirmed receiving a report of pupils who engaged in a group sex in Mkoba. The two parties were allegedly organised by two boys who hosted their friends at a house in Mkoba Village Five.

Jailed armed robber Luckmore Matambanadzo, whose nine-year sentence was confirmed after he lost an appeal last week, is being investigated for more armed robbery cases which police suspect were committed while he was on bail.Police sources close to the investigations yesterday said Matambanadzo was being implicated in two more armed robbery cases.

It is suspected that Matambanadzo was trailing foreign currency dealers operating in the city centre when he was arrested.

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