A prisoner at a Hurungwe prison in Makuti, Stancelot Mashayamombe, was last week slapped with life imprisonment for the murder of a prison officer, Bessy Mutandwa Majuru.
High Court judge Justice Garainesu Mawadze convicted Mashayamombe of killing the officer in cold blood after escaping from jail.
At the time the murder was committed, Mashayamombe was already serving a 40-month jail term for an attempted murder case.
When he appeared before
FIRST LADY Grace Mugabe’s declaration that a special wheelchair will be made for President Robert Mugabe to enable him to rule even when he reached 100 years old has sparked outrage.
Opposition parties and analysts say such a move would be resisted at all cost.
Grace told thousands of Zanu PF party supporters in Murewa last week that Mugabe would continue to rule even from a wheelchair, or if he got blind.
“I said we will make a special
Three boys from Mudzi who allegedly rolled two big stones into the middle of the Harare-Nyamapanda highway, causing the road traffic accident that killed 15 people last week, have been arrested.
The accused minors who are aged 12, 14 and 16 from Chief Nyamukoho’s area, were arrested by police in Kotwa after one of them reportedly confessed to causing the accident.
Police spokesperson Chief Superintendent Paul Nyathi yesterday confirmed the development

Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko was left furious when he was introduced as Mboko at a Grace Mugabe rally in Mberengwa.

Acting chairman for Midlands Province Kizito Chivamba introduced the VP as Mboko and was forced to correct this saying "Kwaitwa correction kuno its Mphoko," A livid Mphoko later took to the podium and said that in Shona the word Mboko was derogatory, hence people should pronounce his surname correctly.

He invited Cde Chivamba, who was also on the

CIVIL servants must not panic over Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa's silence on their bonuses in his 2016 National Budget Statement, as Government's position on the 13th cheque remains unchanged, a Cabinet Minister has said.
Cde Chinamasa presented the 2016 National Budget Statement on Thursday but was mum on the issue of civil servants bonuses and the tax-free bonus threshold, sparking concerns among workers. He could not be contacted to give clarity on the matter
Ex-Premier Service Medical Aid Society group CEO Dr Cuthbert Dube and his management team will be forced to return US$22 million-plus they allegedly siphoned out of the institution between 2009 and 2013.
This includes cash Dr Dube used on Zimbabwe Football Association missions during his stint as the soccer body's president, and loans extended to his daughter and son-in-law.
The payback encompasses executives – both former and serving – who
A GRADE Five pupil in Binga left villagers shell-shocked on Tuesday after he threw a stone which killed a fellow pupil during breaktime.
The boy (12) from Samende Village under Chief Sikalenge and whose name cannot be published for legal reasons, is alleged to have been playing with his friends when he attacked the deceased pupil.
Sources who spoke to our source gave a detailed account of the events which led to the death of the minor.
They said
Disgraced former Vice-President Joice Mujuru may huff and puff and blindly brag that she was not part of a plan to assassinate President Mugabe in the same manner the late Democratic Republic of Congo leader, Laurent Kabila, was assassinated in 2001; or that she was not visiting witchdoctors in order to overthrow President Mugabe simply because she has not been charged with that heinous treason.
However does she honestly believe that the electorate is so convinced that she has
IT is amazing how much the Christian world has been seized by anointed products yet many people do not understand the doctrine.
With many denominations speaking of anointed mantles in the form of water, bracelets, pens and most recently condoms.
Apostle Langton Kanyati of Grace Unlimited Ministries said, “When something is anointed it means it’s sanctified and now belongs to God. I am not sure in which way people are using it.
A DISGRUNTLED Bulawayo man who could not stomach being divorced by his wife stunned the court after he demanded that his wife pays him back lobola for them to go their separate ways.
Raphael Mthombeni, a Zesa employee who resides in Mpopoma, appeared before Bulawayo magistrate Ms Evelyn Mashavakure accused of abusing his wife, Geraldine Mangwana.
Mangwana told the court that she wants to divorce her husband of three years as he has become abusive.
A DETE grandmother, 63, has been dragged to court for allegedly giving her granddaughter to a rapist in exchange for beer.
The girl was 13 years when her grandmother allegedly locked her in the same room with the rapist at night in 2013. She has since dropped out of school, the court heard.
Concillia Murapha of Songwe area in Dete was charged with rape alongside Bhekimpilo Mvubu.
The duo pleaded not guilty when they appeared before Hwange regional
DESPITE the widely reported rivalry between First Lady Grace Mugabe and Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa, the two leading contenders in the Zanu PF succession race regularly meet to discuss various issues. With the succession conundrum looming large because of the infighting in Zanu PF, media reports often project a fierce rivalry between them with no room for compromise.
Events within Zanu PF and media reports always show bitter uncompromising contestation between Grace and Mnangagwa
FIRST Lady Grace Mugabe last week hinted that Zanu PF was likely to choose a new presidential candidate to represent the party in the 2018 general elections, in what was seen as an admission that President Robert Mugabe, 91, may be too frail to run — in fact stand — for re-election.
Zanu PF is scheduled to hold its next congress in 2019, having held one last year which resulted in former Vice-President Joice Mujuru and her high-profile allies, among them the
TWO Chinhoyi tsikamutandas were caught red-handed while planting a live snake at a Rusape homestead in an attempt to hood-wink the family which had hired them to conduct a cleansing ceremony.
They were arrested and arraigned before the courts.
The two, Senator (28) and Tinashe Tendaupenyu (22) of Number 24, Lions’ Den, Chinhoyi are being charged under section 136 of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act which criminalises fraud and they are also
Chinese President Xi Jinping is coming to Zimbabwe next week on a two-day State visit. The visit is expected to give impetus to the mega deals that were sealed during President Mugabe’s State visit to China in August last year. Major infrastructure projects that cover electricity, transport and irrigation were top of Zimbabwe’s priority list. A Chinese company, Sinohydro, is currently implementing those deals, like the Kariba South Power Station expansion while a financial
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