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Soldiers have been deployed to volatile areas in Johannesburg and KwaZulu-Natal in a bid to quell anti-immigrant violence (xenophobia) that has killed at least seven people in several weeks of unrest, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, South Africa's defence minister, has said.

The government had vowed to crack down strongly on the unrest, but the decision to put soldiers on the streets on Tuesday came after two nights of relative quiet in both cities.

"We come in as the last resort, the

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe and his South African counterpart Jacob Zuma let down immigrants in South Africa — including millions of Zimbabweans — during their crucial meetings last week when Mugabe visited Pretoria for talks on a wide range of issues including trade and migration.

Latest information from sources who attended the meetings shows that Mugabe and Zuma did not privately discuss the wave of xenophobic violence and killings sweeping across South Africa.

Even though Mugabe


HE has been arrested twice for crimes he claims he knows nothing about.

Now Thulani Mhlongo believes he's being arrested by South African cops for being ugly.

"I know I look scary with my red eyes and dark skin but I didn't choose to look like this. The police must please leave me alone," Thulani said.

The 32-year-old, who is based in Bela Bela in Limpopo, South African said he was arrested in 2013 and spent two weeks in custody.

He was accused of stealing a phone but

A WOMAN from Lower Gweru recently stunned the court when she admitted in front of the magistrate that she had two goblins.The woman, Elizabeth Solomon, openly told the court that she had a male and a female goblin that wear black skirts and have beads around their necks. She said the goblins were for treating her sickness as she experienced back pains during spring.

The issue came to light when brothers Boas and Simeon Sibanda were dragged to court after they had stormed their mother’s


Florence Mojela (not her real name) saw Emmanuel Sithole's killers on Saturday, but she was too scared to stop them. However, she wasn't prepared to let them get away with murder.

She wanted to help Sithole on Saturday morning by giving him a lift to the nearby Alexandra Clinic after he had been stabbed by the men in Second Avenue, but she was scared that the four thugs would turn on her. Instead, she tried to help him by pointing out where the clinic was.

To make sure the coast

The Gauteng Member of the Executive Council (MEC) for Community Safety Sizakele Nkosi Malobane on Monday urged foreign nationals who had fled their locations to return as it was safe.

Nkosi Malobane insisted that her department was holding "engagements" with hostel and community leaders to persuade communities to stop attacking foreigners.

She said most of the foreigners who took cover in refugee camps did so out of fear, not because they were attacked.

"The majority in the

POLICE yesterday said 11 people died in separate road traffic accidents recorded over the Independence Day holiday.

In a statement, national police spokesperson Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba said most of the accidents involved pedestrians trying to cross busy roads or standing by the roadside.

Over the same period last year, road accidents claimed 10 lives.

"Police are concerned with the loss of human life on our roads. We are passionately appealing to all

VILLAGERS in Lambo, Hwange district under chief Nekatambe are  reeling in shock following revelations that the disappearance of a 15-year-old village girl was linked to a suspected case of witchcraft where she was forced to breastfeed a 'frog' by her grandfather.

According to villagers close to the incident the teenager (name supplied) was living with her grandfather in Mansuma village, Cross Dete when she began showing signs of mental illness.

Her 78-year-old grandfather is

Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini, on Monday declared war on xenophobia, telling his subjects to go out and defend all foreign nationals living in their areas.

"I have not declared any war before but today I'm declaring one – you must go out there and defend each and every foreign national living in this country," he said.

He was addressing more than 5000 Zulus who had converged at the Moses Mabhida Stadium to hear the king take his stance on the xenophobic attacks currently sweeping

AN avenging spirit of a girlfriend is now demanding appeasement from Dudzai Marware after 36 years since her murder. This was revealed by Marware at acting Chief Zimunya's court on Sunday where he was seeking help from the traditional leader.

Marware revealed that his girlfriend, Lenah Dzaida, was murdered and hanged in a toilet at his friend, George Chaeruka's house at House Number 17, Chitungo, Sakubva, in 1978.

Marware, who was single and 26 years back then, said on the fateful

THREE Harare men were arrested last week on allegations of fatally assaulting a commuter omnibus conductor following a dispute over bus fare.

It is alleged that Edmore Munhenga (27), Phebion Mushayi (23) and Tinashe Makumbe (25) refused to pay their bus fare when the conductor demanded it.

This prompted the driver to drop them off before they had reached their destination, sparking a misunderstanding.

The trio then assaulted the conductor, Tinashe Tsodzo.

One of the


Celebrated Nigerian televangelist, Prophet TB Joshua has reportedly prophesied that a President will collapse in public very soon and that people need to pray and fast for that leader

Al Jazeera Journalist, Haru Mutasa tweeted about the prophecy below:

TB Joshua is well known for his eerily accurate

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe and his government are not to blame for the mass migration of Zimbabweans to seek alternative sources of livelihood in neighbouring countries, and also for the xenophobic attacks of Zimbabweans in SOuth Africa, presidential spokesperson, George Charamba, has said.

Political opponents have accused the 91-year old leader of driving his people beyond the country's borders through ruinous policies, endangering their lives in the process.

Asked to comment on the

POPULAR Gweru musician Blessing Chibaya, ZBC senior technician Vitalis "PD" Mugove and a well known socialite Ranga Museve died in a horrific car crash in Gweru on Saturday night.

Chibaya, popularly known as Tasarina, Mugove and Museve died when the vehicle they were travelling in hit a tree at around 10PM at the Senga roundabout along the Gweru-Shurugwi Road.

Acting Midlands police spokesperson Assistant Inspector Ethel Mukwende confirmed the accident.

"I can only confirm

The bodies of Zimbabweans who have died while in West African countries hit by the Ebola virus, are no longer allowed into the country, government has announced.

The Ministry of Health announced Friday that the move is to minimise the risk of infection in the country.
The Director of Disease Control, Dr Portia Manangazira said, "We have moved to minimise as much as possible the risk of ebola infection by blocking corpses from ebola hit countries.

"It is for that reason

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