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Harare police came out in full force on Wednesday and crushed a planned 'jobs demonstration and handing over of a petition to parliament' by opposition MDC-T youths on Wednesday.

Police in full riot gear descended on the central business district and brought to an abrupt end the intended procession that was set to begin at Town House. My Zimbabwe News editor was an eye-witness to the melee, as police armed with buttons and riot gear took turns to beat up suspected MDC-T youths. Several

A ZANU PF senator has claimed that Western countries are encouraging Zimbabwean males to be circumcised as a ploy to weaken them so they can take over their land and women.

Mashonaland West senator Mike Byton Musaka told the Senate on Tuesday that he was amazed by the amount of money splashed on advertising circumcision saying people can "always abstain from sex or use a condom".

According to the parliamentary Hansard, Musaka said circumcised men would become weak in bed and result

A ZVISHAVANE 14-year-old boy who broke into people's houses to watch cartoons on television has been sentenced to receive six strokes of the cane.

Magistrate Peter Madiba on Tuesday convicted the Grade 7 pupil on 11 counts of theft and unlawful entry.

According to the State, between January and July, the boy, who stays in Maglas high-density suburb, broke into several houses and stole goods and cash worth over $2 000.

The State said the juvenile, who has other previous theft

HEALTH and Child Care minister David Parirenyatwa yesterday shot down Registrar-General Tobaiwa Mudede's suggestions urging the populace to shun contraceptives.

Parirenyatwa also defended his position that condoms should be placed in Bibles and distributed in churches.

Parirenyatwa told parliamentarians that contrary to Mudede's assertions, his ministry encouraged the use of contraceptives such as condoms as a birth control measure and to curb the spread of sexually transmitted

Prophet Walter Magaya's PHD church has announced that the prophet's anointing causes people to vomit part of their deliverance.

The Holy Spirit, the church claims, causes people to vomit their digestives as part of their deliverance from demonic oppression.

Below is a collection of official publications the church has made over several months in which the prophet himself says people are delivered as they vomit.

One of the announcements referring to these manifestations reads

PANIC spread through a major Bulawayo hospital after a cross-border truck driver with symptoms of the deadly Ebola fever was admitted on Tuesday. The 52-year-old driver, thought to be Zambian, was in transit from South Africa to Zambia when he fell ill and was rushed to the United Bulawayo Hospitals, where he was reportedly put in isolation.

Hospital sources said the patient drives trucks across Central and Southern Africa, through countries that include the Democratic Republic of

A SUSPECTED prostitute in the makorokoza (illegal panners)-infested Mberengwa Office 1 area lost the sight in her right eye after being severely bashed by a client for allegedly failing to satisfy his sexual desires.

Milton Chikwama (21) escaped a jail sentence after Mberengwa magistrate Christopher Maturure fined him $150 for assaulting sex worker Antonate Moyo (30). Chikwama told the court that he had beaten Moyo up for refusing to reimburse him his $2 after she failed to satisfy him

A Bulawayo woman claimed that her relationship with her husband was now that of brother and sister, as the latter was allegedly failing to perform in the bedroom for the past two years after his girlfriend allegedly cast a "central locking" spell on him.

Liah Ndlovu from Old Magwegwe insisted that her husband fell victim to the spell which is colloquially referred as ulunyoka/runyoka which was cast on him by his girlfriend Judith Ncube.

She said the spell allegedly rendered him

First Lady Grace Mugabe on Tuesday took a giant leap forward to taking over the reins as Zanu PF's Women's League boss after the Harare Provincial Coordinating Committee (PCC) nominated her as a central committee member.

Underfire Harare provincial chairperson Amos Midzi said his executive was going to "keep a position" for the first lady, so that she  becomes  part of the province's central committee representatives.

"This afternoon, we have sat as the provincial

Thokozani Khupe's position as MDC-T's vice president is under siege following latest manoeuvres by party president Morgan Tsvangirai to consolidate his grip on the topmost position in the opposition through 'constitutional changes'.

A constitutional committee led by party deputy national chairperson, Morgen Komichi, is currently involved in intra-party consultations, seeking contributions for a new party constitution in a process so far marked by bickering and manipulation, threatening

International fast-food retail giant KFC is planning to open more branches in Zimbabwe, in a development that will result in employment creation in the country.

Bruce Layzell,  general manager of New African Markets for the Yum Restaurants International - a subsidiary of KFC - said the company's vision was to be accessible to as many people as possible in the southern African country.

"We want to paint Zimbabwe red with KFC. We want to have as many restaurants as we can and as

AN IRATE Mutare man who pulled his trousers down to expose his boxer shorts in a bid to convince the magistrate that his wife was not doing the laundry at their matrimonial home was arrested on Monday for contempt of court.

Jeffrey Chemutsanga, 45, had been dragged to the Mutare Civil Court by his wife, Loveness Mutezo, 40, who was seeking a protection order against him.

She was accusing her husband of being a drunkard who often verbally abused her.

While giving his

AMERICA's Grammy-winning R&B singer, songwriter, and pianist, John Roger Stephens, known globally as John Legend, has cancelled his show in Zimbabwe which had been scheduled for November.

Legend announced the development on his official website,, but did not explain the reasons for the cancellation.

Other shows on 5 and 6 November in Spain, 8 November on Portugal will still go ahead.

Legend will also perform in Cape Town on 16 and 17 as well as Durban, on 21

A MAN from Victoria Falls has claimed a former touring company boat captain sodomised him for 19 years and infected him with HIV.

Bruce Kazembe, 31, claims former United Touring Company (UTC) boat captain Masiye Moyo, believed to be in his late 50s, allegedly started sodomising him when he was 11 years old at his parents' house.

Moyo, who is now staying in his rural area in Gwampa, Lupane since May this year when he fell sick, was a tenant at Kazembe's parents' house in Chinotimba


A 10-YEAR-OLD girl has been found hanged from a tree in Bulawayo's Emganwini suburb.

The body of Zwivhuya Buhle Mulaudzi, a Grade Five pupil at Senzangakhona Primary School in the same suburb, was found at 3:30PM yesterday by her elder sister. Devastated sister, Sibonginkosi Mulaudzi, 20, told how she raced out of their house half-dressed after a neighbour told of her grisly find while she was having a bath.

A devasted Sibonginkosi said the family was struggling to come to terms

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