Join MY Zimbabwe Page on Facebook Follow MY Zimbabwe News on Twitter

MINISTER of Primary and Secondary Education Dr Lazarus Dokora said the general shortage of teachers countrywide emanating from a training gap is worsening the plight of schools in Matabeleland.

In recent weeks there has been an outcry over the deployment of non-Ndebele speaking teachers in the provinces. A Civil Service Commission officer who declined to be named said:

"The province recently received seven names of qualified early childhood development (ECD) teachers from Bondolfi

A ZIMBABWEAN asylum-seeker appeared before a South African court last Tuesday to answer a charge of armed robbery.

Poslet Mapuranga, 26, who owns a car mechanic business in Kimberly, is accused of robbing Hudaj Supermarket in the city on June 28.

Mapuranga's bakkie was allegedly used as a getaway car in the robbery, according to the prosecution. Two other suspects who are alleged to have taken part in the robbery are still at large.

The investigating officer in the case

A new political outfit called the Zimbabwe Empowerment Movement (ZEM) has been formed.

Mr Garikai Musanonoka Sithole, who claims to be son to the late Zanu Ndonga leader, Reverend Ndabaningi Sithole, with another woman, not Vesta, leads the party. Mr Sithole (39) of Masvingo's Rujeko suburb, is a retired solider.

He said preparations for ZEM's inaugural congress were at an advanced. The congress will be held in Bulawayo next month. Mr Sithole said ZEM sought to fight corruption. He

Deep in Mashonaland Central nestles the small compound town, Concession and driving through, one cannot resist admiring the fertile plains fit for agriculture.

Beyond the usual agricultural activity and the drinking of kachasu, an illicit brew popular in the area, is a new occurrence in which retired sex workers are now training the new crop in matters of reproductive health and engaging in safe sex.

Most Zimbabweans wonder what happens to sex workers after they become old and

Transport operators will be forced to increase inter-city route fares due to Friday's shock increase in toll gate fees.

Those operators who were yet to hike the fare threatened to do so following the up to 100 percent toll fee increase.

The recent hike in toll fees has been sledged as an extra burden on the pockets of motorists and commuters who are already facing difficulties in meeting their daily needs.

Government has gazetted the Toll Roads (Regional Trunk Road Network)

A Zimbabwean father was arrested last week and is at risk of being deported as an illegal immigrant - all because he took a job at a petrol station, contrary to the terms of his permit that he works as a domestic worker instead.

Immigration officials believe that Trust Chepesani lied and never intended to be a domestic worker at all.

They say the fact that he works at a petrol station amounts to a breach of the terms of his work permit.

Police arrested him on Tuesday and

Sungura musician Alick Macheso is a happy and proud father as his daughter Sharon will be wedding next month at Pakare Paye Arts Centre in Norton while solemnisation will occur at the Salvation Army Church in Waterfalls.

In an exclusive interview with Eye Shot at his Waterfalls home, Macheso says they have prepared 300 invitation cards for the wedding, plus a 100 extra just in case they forget other important guests.

"We have invited 300 couples, which means 600 people and have

IN a suspected act of witchcraft, a Gokwe man was found in possession of 13 women's panties and a black mamba during a cleansing ceremony after 13 women from Mubvumbi village under Chief Njelele in Gokwe woke up without their undergarments.

Chief Njelele confirmed the incident which occurred two weeks ago, saying the culprit, Saviors Nyenyezwa, of the same village would soon be arraigned before the traditional court for being found in possession of a snake, the panties and other things

A Bulawayo woman was found naked with two bottles of blood at a house in Makokoba in the early hours of the morning on Friday last week in what residents suspected to be a case of witchcraft.

Sihle Hlabangani, a well known herbalist who sells her traditional herbs at her house in Makokoba was found start naked with the bottles of blood. However, she claimed that she did not know how she arrived at the house.

Prelude Nkomo, the owner of the house where the naked woman was found

A NATIONAL University of Science and Technology (Nust) first-year student yesterday appeared in the Zvishavane Magistrates' Court for stealing opaque beer popularly known as a scud from TM supermarket in the town.

Gabriel Mukunga (30), a Bachelor of Science in Quantity Surveying student, was fined $50 by magistrate Sangster Tavengwa for stealing the scud worth $1.

"Now you will pay for 50 scuds," Tavengwa said while sentencing Mukunga. Prosecutor Monica Mungwena told the court that

THE Zimbabwe National Family Planning Council (ZNFPC) has raised concerns over the distribution and uptake of female condoms in Matabeleland South.

Statistics made available to Southern Eye indicated that between January and June this year, 450 000 female condoms were distributed compared to 14 079 000 male condoms in the southern region of the country.

ZNFPC marketing and communications manager and national female condom promotion co-ordinator Simion Chikwizo said the ratio of

Obert Mpofu, the Transport minister, has escaped a jail term after the High Court set aside a civil imprisonment ruling, following allegations that he defied a court order.

Court proceedings arose from the time Mpofu was the minister of Mines and Mining Development.

The litigation was instituted against Mpofu and the former mining commissioner for Harare Eunice Kahonde.

He was taken to court by Chiroswa Minerals (Private) Limited and Base Minerals (Private) Limited, claiming

Controversial musician Rockford 'Roki' Josphats will celebrate his 29th birthday tonight at a potentially explosive event at Beer Engine.

The bash is being hosted by Platinum Entertainment which is under the stewardship of Spencer 'Boss Spencer' Madziya.

A decorated  line up of artistes is set to perform at the bash and the list includes urban grooves artistes who have walked the turbulent music journey with Roki.

Names to look out for are Extra Large, Ngoni Kambarami

Vana VeZimbabwe (Vavez) has embarked on the distribution of sanitary wear to disadvantaged girls in Matabeleland South.

The director, Josh Nyapimbi, said the project was in response to a baseline survey carried out in selected schools last year that revealed that 98% of girls need help with sanitary wear.

"A survey in schools in Umzingwane and Umguza rural districts survey revealed that 52 percent of all schools had no doors on their latrines and 92 percent had no soap. This makes

COMMUNITIES in diamond-rich area of Chiadzwa in Manicaland province are living in fear of mermaids reportedly sighted at dams built by mining companies.

Earlier this year, a secondary school student was allegedly snatched by mermaids at a dam near his school, only to resurface after 30 minutes. He has since retraced the mysterious journey the creatures travelled with him to a committee set up to probe the occurrence.

The student, from Gandauta secondary School in the Chiadzwa area

You are here: Home News