After First Lady Grace Mugabe’s shock mauling of Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Friday, identifying the victorious Zanu PF faction in the battle to succeed her husband was an easy task.

Prior to the Mnangagwa headache that began at a stage-managed rally at the Zanu PF headquarters and Grace’s Mazowe South shocker, rumoured G40 faction’s strategist Jonathan Moyo had been fighting a lone cyber battle against “Team Lacoste”.

Days before the

A DOG is a man’s best friend, so goes the saying. But not to two brothers who had to be hospitalised after their family dogs attacked them. The brothers from Kumalo suburb in Bulawayo were attacked on separate occasions and one of them had to be hospitalised for over a fortnight after the canines bit him where it matters most — his manhood. The two boerboels were “put to sleep” by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) two weeks ago.

The two

Zanu-PF Political Commissar Cde Saviour Kusukuwere yesterday announced the suspension of three provincial chairpersons for alleged disobedience and inciting insolence.

Cdes Kizito Chivamba (Midlands), Ezra Chadzamira (Masvingo) and Joel Biggie Matiza (Mashonaland East) were suspended and are under investigation.

In the interim, Cde Kasukuwere said, Cde Tapuwa Matangaidze (provincial secretary for administration) takes charge of Midlands, while Mashonaland East deputy chair Cde

DANCEHALL chanter Winky D and his manager Jonathan Banda were last week arrested for failing to payback a United Kingdom promoter, Luther Pazvakavambwa, whom they allegedly swindled of 16 365 pounds.

The case is being investigated by Constable Mufandaedza under reference number IR 010536 under the Commercial Crime Unit.

Allegations are that Winky D and his team deprived the UK promoter after they bailed out of the 2015 UK Summer Fiesta tour that was held in May. The musician was

THE Dr Joice Mujuru-led cabal last Friday reportedly notified the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission of its intention to become a fully-fledged political party. However, it is likely to be at odds with another group that is claiming ownership of the name “People’s First”. The group’s spokesperson, Mr Rugare Gumbo, said the party will be known as Zimbabwe People First.

“(On Friday) we officially wrote to Zec to notify them that we are now a political party. Our

A GOKWE man had an affair with his blood sister for more than two years until she got pregnant.Blessing Makumire (23) and Linda (19) both of Copper Queen farm in Gokwe under Chief Chireya had an incestuous relationship behind their parents’ back for more than two years.

The affair was discovered recently after Linda fell pregnant. Chief Chireya told B-Metro that the affair came to light when Blessing was caught by his parents trying to sell three cows to raise money to run away

A SELF styled prophet irked the public at Road Port terminus after he fished out a ‘goblin’ in one of the buses departing for South Africa yesterday. Apostle Eugene Makore of Kingdom Celebration International Ministries, who had been conducting a lunch hour prayer service at Raylton Sports Club, told his congregants to follow him to where the spirit was leading him so as to save hundreds from the works of Satanists, it is said.

He then went to Road Port and identified a

THE Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education has, with immediate effect, stopped publicising the top 100 schools ranked by their performance at Ordinary and A Level national examinations.

It had become tradition that each year the ministry announces the best 100 schools.

This helped parents in choosing the best schools for placement of their children.

Yesterday the ministry said announcement of the best 100 schools was serving no purpose under the new education curriculum

A SECURITY guard from Bulawayo has been slapped with a $250 fine for bedding his 15-year-old girlfriend twice.

Cleopas Rerwa, 33, was initially charged with rape but regional magistrate Chrispen Mberewere convicted him of sleeping with a minor.

“After considering evidence that has been brought to court so far, it’s clear that accused had consensual sex with the minor. The court therefore finds him not guilty of rape as alleged by the State but is convicted of a lesser

A BINDURA University student, whose arm was fractured while allegedly being beaten by police officers in July last year, has taken Home Affairs minister Ignatius Chombo and Police Commissioner-General Augustine Chihuri to the High Court seeking over $51 000 in compensation.

Luckson Munyai filed the summons on Wednesday this week under case number HC1286/16 in which he also cited Inspector Mutizwa and Sergeant Nleya, both stationed at Kadoma Rural Police Station, as third and fourth

FIRST Lady Cde Grace Mugabe yesterday said her son, Bellarmine Chatunga, had been marked for death by a Zanu-PF faction trying to stampede President Robert Mugabe out of power before he finishes his term. The Zanu-PF Women’s League secretary told thousands of Zanu-PF supporters in Chiweshe, Mashonaland Central, how the faction had roped in members of the military to carry out “demonic” acts, including bombing her Alpha Omega Dairy plant in Mazowe with the real possibility

Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko yesterday said it is not a given that a Karanga person will succeed President Mugabe, saying people should not lose sleep over statements by some excitable people in Zanu-PF.

VP Mphoko said some people were already insinuating that President Mugabe was a Zezuru and it followed that a Karanga should succeed him.

Introducing First Lady Dr Grace Mugabe at a function where she was assessing the impact of the drought caused by the El Nino phenomenon at

THE government has once again assured civil servants that they will get their 2015 bonuses as outlined by the Minister of Finance and Economic Development Patrick Chinamasa last week.

The assurance was made at a National Joint Negotiating Council (NJNC) meeting between the Apex Council and the government in Harare on Wednesday.

The meeting came at a time when the Apex Council has elected new leadership and a new team of negotiators with Cecilia Alexander taking over from Richard

The First Lady Amai Grace Mugabe says she will soon name and shame senior Zanu-PF officials fanning factionalism, saying such people were behind youths who were paraded donning T-shirts inscribed “Team Lacoste.”Team Lacoste is alleged to be a faction within Zanu-PF reportedly led by Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa and some youths appeared in the private media putting on the regalia at the funeral of the uncle of Zimbabwe Defence Forces Commander General Constantine Chiwenga.

THE Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) last night said it had kicked out Cde Christopher Mutsvangwa as its leader and also revoked his wife, Monica’s membership of the association. The war veterans laid out a 16-point charge sheet against Cde Mutsvangwa, who is also the Minister of War Veterans and War Collaborators’ Welfare.

Among other things, Cde Mutsvangwa was accused of disrespecting President Robert Mugabe as well as threatening physical

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