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A Zimbabwe Prison and Correctional Services (ZPCS) officer has been hauled before the courts for reportedly assisting a serving prisoner to escape from jail.

Rudo Nyandoro, 38, of 36 Marlborough Drive in Harare, was employed at Chikurubi Female Prison.

She appeared before Harare magistrate Tendai Mahwe facing a charge of aiding the escape from lawful custody of a serving prisoner.

She was granted $50 bail which was revoked by prosecutor Sharon Mashavira, who is appealing

A 32-year-old Domboshava man has been slapped with an effective 70-year jail term after he was convicted of four counts of raping his 13-year-old niece and infecting her with a sexually transmitted disease.

Trust Nyikadzino was initially sentenced to 80 years behind bars, but Bindura regional magistrate William Bhila suspended the other 10 years on condition of good behaviour.

The accused was charged with rape as defined in Section 65 of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform)

AS MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai charms the world in the United Kingdom—his erstwhile comrades led by renegade secretary general Tendai Biti are moving closer to forming their own party.

The so-called renewal team officially adopted the orange colour yesterday, as the party moves to rebrand itself and completely dissociate with the mainstream MDC.

Jacob Mafume, spokesperson for the renewal brigade, told journalists after a national working committee meeting that his party has


ZANU PF MP for Mutare South, Irene Zindi, was on Friday abducted from her home in the eastern border city by three men who claimed to be detectives investigating the Baba Jukwa case.

The three were driving a Ford Forest vehicle.

Zindi in a telephone interview, said she was still in a state of shock over the incident.

"Three men came to my residence and said they wanted me to accompany them to the police station as they were members of the police team investigating the Baba

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe's wife, Grace, is set to take over the leadership of the Zanu PF Women's League after she was nominated at a "birthday" party on Friday.

The move, which has sent shockwaves in the ruling party, marks the First Lady's formal entry into Zimbabwe's turbulent political seas.

The development comes after a South Africa-based political analyst recently warned that Mugabe's wife was a factor in Zanu PF succession politics which have, hitherto, been seen as a fight

A BULAWAYO man fatally crushed his drinking partner's head onto a concrete slab before attempting to commit suicide by throwing himself in front of an oncoming car.

Themba Masuku, 38, of Njube, pleaded not guilty to murder with actual intent before Bulawayo High Court judge, Justice Andrew Mutema yesterday and was convicted of culpable homicide.

He was sentenced to three years in jail of which one year was conditionally suspended for five years. Passing sentence, Justice Mutema

In a classic tale of reversal of roles, a Gweru man allegedly engaged the services of a prostitute and stole her smart phone and cash before disappearing into the night.

Michael Bhizeki, 19, of Mkoba Village 1, appeared before Gweru magistrate Florence Nago facing allegations of nicking Tendai Machicha's Samsung Galaxy S3 and $50 cash.

He pleaded not guilty and was remanded to Tuesday next week on $50 bail for sentencing.

Prosecuting, Bernard Nyoni said on July 15 at 10PM

The man police claim funded the Baba Jukwa Facebook page, Chawarika Matongorere, has spoken out for the first time.

Last week National police spokesperson Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba confirmed they were looking for Matongorere who is based in South Africa.

Although Matongorere, who said he was from Mabvuku-Tafara in Harare, confirmed communicating with the phantom blogger and buying him airtime from MTN, a South African mobile phone service provider, he denied

THE Supreme Court yesterday upheld the decision of the Labour Court and confirmed the dismissal of the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) manager Elineth Dick, who was fired from employment after clogging the parastatal's computer system with pornographic material.

Supreme Court Judges of Appeal, Justices Elizabeth Gwaunza, Anne-Mary Gowora and Antonia Guvava dismissed Dick's appeal after reaching a unanimous view that her matter was devoid of merits.

The appeal's dismissal

A fleeing naked man's bid for freedom ended in total disaster when his private parts were pricked by sharp points of a barbed wire which he scaled to evade arrest.

After his genitals were pieced, the unfortunate 'rapist' Kingsley Moyo (46) from Chief Mvutu in Victoria Falls subsequently 'passed out' leading to his apprehension.

The script of the 'sliced' balls and the dramatic arrest of Moyo reads as follows:

On the fateful night, Moyo, a policeman with the Neighbourhood watch

Police yesterday questioned a senior army official and one of the designers of the Hovhorosi Style dress code Herbert Huruba in connection with the Baba Jukwa saga, as investigations into the case continue.

This comes after police investigating the case on Thursday asked Information, Media and Broadcasting Services Minister Professor Jonathan Moyo to help them in their investigations by submitting clarifications on issues to do with the case.

Sources close to the investigations

In a dramatic and abrupt shifting of goal posts, a staggering US$20 Million lawsuit has literally forced a Zimbabwean mainstream newspaper to beg for mercy and learn the hard way.

Prophet Walter Magaya filed a $20 million lawsuit against Alpha Media Holdings on Wednesday 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 were filed on Wednesday at the High Court by Prophet Magaya's lawyer


CHARRED remains of a 67-year-old Esigodini woman and her five-year-old granddaughter were pulled out from a burning hut on Tuesday night in a suspected case of murder and arson.

Shell-shocked villagers in the Nhlekiyane area said the door to the hut had been secured with a chain from outside. Family members said they suspected the victims were killed and the bodies placed in the hut which was then doused with petrol and set alight by unknown persons.

They said the heat from the


Little is known about Sharon, the eldest daughter of Sungura king pin Alec Macheso, but right now, she feels like the luckiest girl in the land.

Those who caught wind of her customary marriage in February are aware that she and fiancé Kudakwashe Munetsi will officially tie the knot on August 11. It is barely two weeks from now and her drastic loss of weight gives us an idea of what she has been up to.

The bride to be has been hands on and following through every detail as the

starving because they did not want to give tithes and offerings.

Pastor Innocent Mugoriya (27) reportedly threw a tantrum in church on Sunday asking members of the church why they were stingy.

He allegedly said divine retribution would visit congregants in the form of lightning, brimstone and thunder if they did not reach into their pockets and feed him.

"Why do you always want to give God coins when you have so much money?

I don't want to ever see coins in this church

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