PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe last Thursday reportedly told his party's politburo meeting that he borrowed $30 million from Marondera Central MP and ousted ex-Zanu PF Mashonaland East Provincial chairman Ray Kaukonde to fund his family business in 2008.

Mugabe, however, reportedly said he would soon settle the ballooning debt.

Impeccable sources said over the weekend that Mugabe made the disclosure soon after the politburo upheld the decision to expel Kaukonde and six other top party

GOVERNMENT is considering weaning off State universities or make them meet a certain percentage of salaries for their staff.

Higher and Tertiary, Science and Technology Development Deputy Minister Dr Godfrey Gandawa confirmed the development in an interview recently.

"I can confirm that Government has come up with a proposal to either have State universities meeting a certain percentage of their salaries or to wean them off completely," he said.

However, the issue is

Vice-President Phelekezela Mphoko yesterday revealed that former war veterans' leader Jabulani Sibanda was once arrested in Angola for allegedly sodomising a fellow combatant during the country's liberation struggle.

Addressing a rally in Bulawayo's Cowdray Park suburb to drum up support for Zanu-PF's candidate for Luveve, Cde Ntando Mlilo ahead of the June 10 parliamentary by-elections, VP Mphoko said Sibanda escaped prosecution because of the change of government at

As the battle to succeed President Robert Mugabe gets nastier and messier, Zanu PF's ambitious Young Turks have apparently roped in co-Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko to counter party strongman, VP Emmerson Mnangagwa, in a bid to advance their ambitions.

Well-placed sources yesterday said President Robert Mugabe was aware of this development and that he had allegedly made it "abundantly clear" at Thursday's explosive Zanu PF politburo meeting in Harare that he was

Tendai's Biti's Renewal Team has been thrown into further turmoil after interim leader Sekai Holland yesterday announced her resignation just a year after taking charge of the party which split from the Morgan Tsvangirai-led MDC-T.

Holland said in an interview that her decision to resign had been very difficult to make.

"I was appointed curator by the MDC-Renewal Team last year and do not regret having left the MDC-T. This decision though painful and difficult, had to

A local firm X Research and Intelligence has released a list of Zimbabwe's Top 50 richest personalities. On top of the pile is telecommunications guru Mr Strive Masiyiwa, followed by business magnate Mr Philip Chiyangwa, Mr Shingai Mutasa, Mr Moses Chingwena and Televangelist Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa.

It is also claimed that the first top ten individuals account for the first multi-million dollar citizens in an independent Zimbabwe.

1. Mr Strive Masiyiwa

Mr Strive

Zaoga senior pastor and married woman in sex scandal: No more condoms, ndakuda nyoro

Zaoga Pastor Ignatius Tochi who was fired by the church last week spent hours on the phone reminiscing over his sex encounters with a married woman who is also a member of Zaoga.

Some parts of the exchanges are too explicit for our news publication. Pastor Tochi who was the district pastor for Zaka would tell the woman, Tendai Machingu, how much he enjoyed steamy sex with her, despite her being a married woman.

Machingu would in turn say how wonderful Pastor Tochi's

Board members and senior managers at parastatals and State-owned enterprises will be subjected to periodic lifestyle audits and those found with suspiciously burgeoning asset bases will be investigated and possibly prosecuted.

These measures are included in the Public Sector Corporate Governance Bill, which is expected to be fast-tracked through Parliament without major changes.

The Bill is being finalised by the Attorney-General's Legal Drafting Department and will be

TWO Zimbabwean buses from the same company were yesterday attacked by armed robbers in Polokwane Province in South Africa, bringing the tally of such incidents to five buses in four days. Another bus was hijacked on Friday evening. See link below for more info.

The two buses which belong to Eagle Liner were headed to Johannesburg, in an incident that comes hot on the heels of similar attacks on two Zimbabwean buses in two days.

Two buses that belong to Eagle Liner and Citiliner

ABANDONED Bulawayo City council beer halls have been turned into sex rendezvous with sex workers using them for "shot times", residents have complained.

Council-owned Ingwebu Breweries has, over the years, been dogged by viability problems which forced the closure of 16 beer halls in several high density suburbs.

Some of the pubs which were closed include Manuwere beer garden in Mzilikazi, Elangeni in Tshabalala, Pumula beer hall and Sizinda beer.

Residents who spoke

A BINGA woman heaved a sigh of relief when she was slapped with community service instead of a three-month jail term after she 'baptised' her husband's 10-centimetre manhood with boiling water during a domestic dispute over their four-year-old daughter.

Sibonisiwe Mdadzu (27) from Siadindi Village in Binga, who had a one-night stint in jail begged the magistrate, Mr Stephen Ndlovu, not to send her back to prison after pleading guilty to contravening the Domestic Violence


The shamed "Sex Prophet" who is the founder of the powerful UK based mega-church Pentecostal AGAPE for All Nations congregation, a ZAOGA church defector, has been exposed on camera receiving 'Satanic power' graces from a witch doctor.

Masocha in a photographic expose is seen in footage sitting while "seeding in" Sangoma powers in a secret hut in South Africa.

Masocha known to his church folk as God's High Commissioner, The Prophet, Daddy and


A church that claims to be able to turn people into snakes and allows a 'prophet' to jump on congregants without them feeling pain is being lambasted on Facebook.

End Times Disciples Ministries in Soshanguve, Pretoria, has been criticised following photos being published of congregants, led by one Prophet Penuel Tshepo, during "demonstrations of God's power".

On Friday, a gallery was uploaded of worshippers writhing on the floor with their tongues out after

Zanu-PF will not hesitate to discipline or expel members who operate outside its rules and guidelines because no one is bigger than the party, Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said.

Addressing hundreds of party supporters at Dzivarasekwa Stadium yesterday, VP Mnangagwa said Zanu-PF should take advantage of the split in MDC-T to win all vacant seats in Harare during the parliamentary by-elections set for June 10.

He said while MDC-T entertained splits, Zanu PF would not

Flamboyant businessman and musician Energy Mutodi is expected back in the courts facing fresh charges of theft of trust property after he allegedly defrauded the National Housing Development Trust (NHDT) of more than $300 000.

Mutodi (36) was summoned to appear at the Harare Magistrates’ Court on June 11 for commencement of trial.

Mutodi is the founder of NHDT, but the board, represented by Boniface Chikono, resolved to cause his arrest after he allegedly stole $341 314 from

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