Zanu (PF) and national deputy president Emmerson Mnangagwa wants President Robert Mugabe to step down ahead of the 2018 elections.

But the VP's rivals in the party are planning to retain Mugabe, despite his advanced age, in order to thwart Mnangagwa's chances of taking over the coveted post.

Senior party insiders said even though nothing was being said in public, Mnangagwa was scheming with his loyalists to ensure that he takes the reins from Mugabe.

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A 39-YEAR-OLD man from Barham Green in Bulawayo has been charged for allegedly forcing his friend's 16-year-old daughter to caress his manhood on several occasions when he was driving her to and from school.

The suspect, who cannot be named to protect the victim's identity, was not asked to plead to charges of indecent assault when he appeared before Bulawayo magistrate Batanai Tuwe yesterday.

A source who spoke to My Zimbabwe News and resides in Barham Green said the man

A GWERU Commuter omnibus driver allegedly offered an 18-year-old vagrant accommodation at his house before collecting his sperms that he stored in a bottle after masturbating him, a court heard.

Edson Nkiwane of Mkoba Village Four pleaded not guilty to one count of aggravated indecent assault when he briefly appeared before Gweru magistrate Mildred Matuvi. Nkiwane was remanded out of custody on free bail and the state indicated that it would proceed by way of summons. He portrayed

ZANU PF's succession wars took a sinister turn on Sunday when four legislators — all believed to belong to a faction fighting to block Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa's bid to succeed President Robert Mugabe — received threatening cellphone text messages from an anonymous Econet subscriber warning them against their machinations.

Local Government minister Saviour Kasukuwere (Mt Darwin South), Youth minister Patrick Zhuwao (non-constituency MP who is also President

PRESSURE is mounting within Zanu PF and the country for President Robert Mugabe (91) — now ailing and frail — to quit before the end of his current tenure in 2018 due to explosive succession and economic problems, amid agitation within inner circles that he should leave anytime starting January next year.

Talk of Mugabe stepping down, mainly within Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa's Zanu PF faction, has been going on for several months, but there has been an upsurge of

ELECTRICITY generation at the country’s power stations has plummeted to 984 megawatts against daily demand of 2 000MW, resulting in increased load-shedding and unscheduled power supply disruptions countrywide.

Most suburbs are going for almost 24 hours without electricity in Harare, forcing residents to resort to alternative energy sources such as solar, LP gas and wood, while others use generators.

Industry has also been badly hit by the power outages, leading to lost


A BULAWAYO pastor, who turned a congregant, 16, into a sex slave and allegedly infected her with HIV and genital warts while claiming to be driving out a death demon that wanted to kill her father, has been sentenced to 30 years in jail.

Greatness Tapfuma, 33, of Cowdray Park who is the founder of Kingdom Rulers International Church broke into tears soon after Bulawayo regional magistrate Chrispen Mberewere convicted him on two counts of rape.

His followers who had come to court

A Harare woman allegedly sent a text message meant for her lover to her husband exposing her illicit affair.

The lover, Peter Matsika, is said to be a best friend to the woman’s husband, Herbert Chimombe.

The husband must be a very devoted Christian because he forgave his cheating wife and the two pretended as if nothing ever happened.

However, Matsika is now seeking a protection order from the court against Chimombe.

"I am constantly harassed and insulted over

A GOKWE man who used to collect female pubic hair as a souvenir after "wi-fi" sex sessions is at the centre of a storm as his escapades were discovered during a cleansing ceremony.

Obert Silempa of Mchina Village confessed before the villagers that he had bedded almost every using mubobobo and after every session he collected pubic hair and "glued" it on a snake's back.

The practice which is known as mubobobo is an evil and secret way of enjoying sex with

The MDC has ruled out the possibility of talks for another Government of National Unity (GNU) with the "crumbling" President Robert Mugabe-led Zanu PF government.

MDC spokesperson Obert Gutu said any talks with Zanu PF, would be a betrayal to their millions of supporters.

"As MDC, the last thing we would want to do is to betray the millions of people who support us by entering into a treacherous and nicodemus association with the crumbling Zanu PF regime," Gutu

Fresh from springing a major surprise through former Vice President Joice Mujuru's dramatic re-entry into formal national politics a fortnight ago, the People First movement is cranking up the heat on President Robert Mugabe and his warring post congress Zanu PF.

Impeccable sources last night said many Zanu PF Members of Parliament who are aligned to Mujuru are contemplating resigning their seats en-masse, in a move that could trigger early national polls and put Mugabe and his

A gold panner from Mbembesi in Matabeleland, just outside Bulawayo, has been arrested for assaulting his wife with a knobkerrie and attacking his mother-in-law with an axe following a domestic dispute.

Mzimkhulu Majola, 30, allegedly slapped his wife Fikile Ndlovu, 23, after he found her screaming in pleasure, having sex with another man and then attacked Fiselani Mpofu, 62, who had come to rescue her daughter.

The incident occurred at a time when Ndlovu had gone to her

FIRST Lady Grace Mugabe has reportedly demanded a massive clean-up in President Robert Mugabe's office, as the fallout over his wrong speech of last Tuesday boils over.

Although both Information minister Christopher Mushohwe and presidential spokesperson George Charamba could not be reached for comment yesterday, impeccable sources said the investigation into the fiasco that saw Mugabe reading his State of the Nation Address (Sona) he presented last month to parliament "has

NOCAWE Fohlo's wish for a proper house has been granted thanks to Joburg's Pastor Paseka "Mboro" Motsoeneng and SunPower.

A month ago, Nocawe of Mthatha's Slovo kasi said she wished Mboro would build a house for her struggling family of 11.

Yesterday Mboro, with a big crowd of his fans, councillors and mayoral staff, visited the family.

Gospel star Lusanda Mcinga of Lusanda Spiritual Group welcomed the famous prophet.

Mboro is one pastor who is

A HARARE businessman connived with two accomplices who pretended to be state security agents to kidnap his Chinese partner in a local mining venture and "deport" him to China, a court heard Monday.

Leonard Chiteka, 36, director of Mashonaland Central-based gold processing company, TIMSITE (Pvt) Ltd, appeared in court jointly charged with Prosper Muchenje, 42, and Pardon Matanhire, 39.

They were accused of kidnapping co-company director, Cheng Minglei, and forcing him to

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