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THE ministry of health has launched an ambitious US$100 million male circumcision programme that is expected to see almost all men in Zimbabwe being circumcised.

The development was confirmed by health minister David Parirenyatwa while launching the accelerated operational plan 2014–2018 and the revised policy guidelines at Green Park in Marondera yesterday.

"You might say US$100 million is a lot of money but if we are successful we will be able to save US$1, 2 billion if 80

Charismatic leader of Prophetic Healing and Deliverance (PHD) Ministries Prophet Walter Magaya will this week on 1 February 2015 unveil his new 'Anointing oil' with resurrection power, fruitfulness, multiplication and dominion power.

In an advert with a local tabloid, Prophet Magaya will hold his Big Sunday Family Sunday bash at The Blue Shade, opposite Zindoga Shops in Waterfalls, Harare. On that day, the youthful prophet said he will distribute his new anointing oil for free to

Didymus Mutasa, the embattled former minister in the Zimbabwe presidency and the ruling Zanu-PF’s former ­secretary for administration, has staked his lifelong career in the party in a high-stakes bid to get his job back.

Mutasa (79), who has been with Zanu-PF for more than 40 years, is taking the party to court in an effort to get the decision taken at its congress in December to remove him reversed. He was subsequently fired from government and accused of trying to

When President Robert Mugabe announced last week that his wife was ill and had remained in Singapore after an operation, he might not have been telling the truth according to a whistleblowing Facebook page, Nehanda Radio has reported.

Zimbabweans for Prosperity which claims to have close links with "the intelligence services, key cabinet ministers and the military" has made sensational claims that First Lady Grace Mugabe refused to return to Zimbabwe in protest at a decision by the


There was a drama at Unit O Shops in Chitungwiza on Monday night when a self-confessed prostitute and her 'client' were caught busy like rabbits, having sex in an old and dysfunctional vehicle.

After being confronted by an angry mob, Brenda Munemo, 22, said she had agreed to have a quickie with Dennis Chaoreki of House No. 2338 Unit B for a payment of US$3.

The two decided to quench their fleshly desires in a vehicle belonging to one Romeo without his consent and for that they

A young man says he enjoyed being raped by a beautiful woman at gunpoint.

But he's afraid she may have given him a deadly sexual disease! Now cops are hunting for three women said to have kidnapped him and forced him to have sex in the back seat of their car.

The 21-year-old man who lives in Joburg's Diepsloot extension 12 said: "I never thought I could sleep with a beautiful woman like her. Although I enjoyed the sex, I am afraid she may have given me a deadly sexual disease."

HWANGE residents on Wednesday last week woke up to spine-chilling news of a lion spotted roaming the mining town.

The deadly animal was seen at the affluent suburb of Prospect Hill by security guards. Social media platforms have been awash with warning messages.

"Good morning MD, GMs and fellow Executives, the Security Guard guarding Nos 1 and 2 saw a lion at No 1 Prospect this morning at around 06.45 hrs. It jumped into the nearby bush. We believe that it is still in the bush

A VICTORIA Falls man who is facing a rape charge shocked the court on Wednesday when he denied raping his teenage neighbour claiming that she walked in on him while masturbating, busy with his one hand enjoying "safe sex" which My Zimbabwe Newsd crew usually call "ndega ndonaka".

He further claimed that while pleasuring himself with his on hand, the rape-accused allegedly inappropriately touched the young girl before ejaculating on her in the process. Justice Ncube from Mkhosana

The looting of foreign-owned shops in Soweto, South Africa, indicates that the country needs robust economic empowerment policies that benefit the black majority, political analysts have said. Ordinary people argued that actions by black South Africans posed a big threat to African unity.

A 14-year-old boy was allegedly shot dead by a Somali shopkeeper in Snake Park on Monday when a mob reportedly tried to rob a foreign-owned shop.

The incident sparked protests and locals looted

Wife swapping among Namibia's nomadic tribes has been practised for generations but a legislator's call to enshrine it in law has stirred debate about women's rights and tradition in modern society.

The practice is more of a gentlemen's agreement where friends can have sex with each others' wives with no strings attached. Swinging with an African tribal touch? Or "rape", as some critics see it.

The wives have little say in the matter, according to those who denounce the custom as

Sungura maestro Alick Macheso is reportedly seeking divine intervention at Prophet Walter Magaya's Prophetic Healing Deliverance (PHD) Ministries in a bid to revive his seemingly waning music fortunes.

The revelation comes after the top musician failed to release an album in 2014 citing challenges in the completion of his own recording studio.

The development alienated him from most of his fans who were itching for new material.

Macheso, who used the platform to promise the

A STUDENT at the National University of Science and Technology (Nust) was on Friday found dead at his lodgings in Bulawayo in what is suspected to be a suicide case.

The fifth-year student, identified as Tapfuma Sezi, who was studying chemical engineering, was reportedly found foaming in the mouth and gasping for air, before he died. His relatives suspect he committed suicide.

"On Thursday late at night we heard that he was at Palace bar, where he was drinking and shouting at

Two lawyers have renounced agency in a case in which jailed RMG Independent End Time Message leader Robert Martin Gumbura, is contesting conviction and the 40-year prison sentence at the High Court.

Advocate Thembinkosi Magwaliba and Ms Rekayi Maphosa, withdrew from the case for undisclosed reasons, a development that resulted in Gumbura instructing new lawyer Mr Tapson Dzvetero.

Justices David Mangota and Felistus Chatukuta, who were set to hear the appeal, deferred the matter

A Gwanda man, caught in his brother's bedroom at night chatting to his sister-in-law, stabbed his elder sibling several times with a knife after being asked about his intentions.

James Gandidzanwa, 25, of West Nicholson, was yesterday arraigned before Gwanda magistrate Olivia Mashava Mashaire facing charges of assaulting his brother, Justice Ndlovu, 32. He pleaded guilty and was remanded in custody to today for sentencing.

Prosecuting Getrude Zvidzai told the court that on January

Zanu PF hawks that have successfully orchestrated former Vice-President Joice Mujuru's fall from the party and government are said to have put in place plans to put the final nail in the veteran liberation war fighter's political coffin.

BY Everson Mushava/Moses Matenga

The plot is to have her expelled from the party as early as the next politburo meeting expected this week.

The Standard is reliably informed that the petition to have Mujuru and former party administrator

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