A new political party founded by Joice Mujuru is rapidly gaining membership after senior party members of Tendai Biti’s People’s Democratic Party (PDP) defected to her newly-formed Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) party.

The move gives Mujuru, a former State and governing Zanu PF vice president, a platform for her anti-Zanu PF views ahead of elections in 2018, where she could become a queen maker in deciding the shape of a future opposition coalition.

Mujuru re-emerged on

This kombi owner says he was beaten by three cops at a roadblock along the Chivhu Murambinda Road last Sunday. He was hospitalised at Chivhu Hospital.

Masvingo Mirror reports that Dr Alice Kanyemba of Chivhu General Hospital confirmed the report and said she attended to someone who had been assaulted by the police.

Munyaradzi Burawa (37) of New Gope was assaulted by officers identified as Zowa, Mangwana, and Munyuki. They allegedly accused him of kidnapping another Police officer.

MDC leader, Morgan Tsvangirai has taken to the streets to commemorate Itai Dzamara’s disappearance.

“Today, we must send a clear message to the regime that never again will one of us disappear while we remain silent,” Tsvangirai said.

“This government has mismanaged the economy and now it is threatening the safety and security of citizens that is guaranteed by the Constitution. We demand that this government returns Dzamara, whether dead or alive so that

Buhera South legislator Cde Joseph Chinotimba (Zanu-PF) yesterday called for the re-introduction of vi_rginity tests by apostolic sects to safeguard the girl child from se_xual abuse.

Cde Chinotimba said it was strange that civil and human rights organisations called for the ban of the practice yet they were vocal on the need to avoid child marriages.

He was making a contribution to a motion moved by MDC National Assembly member Mrs Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga calling for the

Three of embattled Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s most vociferous supporters have been arrested on allegations of inciting public violence and attacking President Robert Mugabe, his powerful wife Grace, and other senior government officials.

The trio — Godfrey Tsenengamu, 33; Godwin Gomwe, 37; and Vengai Musengi, 36 — are part of a tight 14-member youth group that was summarily expelled from the warring Zanu PF last Thursday, as the ruling party’s factional

A ZRP officer based at Craneborne Barracks in Harare is in trouble for allegedly calling President Robert Mugabe an old man.

Thompson Joseph Mloyi, 44, appeared before magistrate Elijah Makomo on Tuesday facing charges of undermining the authority or insulting the President.

He is also accused of calling the First Lady, Grace Mugabe, a prostitute.

Mloyi, who is attached to the ZRP Reaction Group, was not asked to plead and was released on $100 bail.

Court heard that Mloyi

The two Zimbabwean truck drivers who have been rotting in a Namibian jail since May last year have been fined about $6 500 each or 13 years in jail for smuggling contraband cigarettes.

They were convicted in the Rundu Magistrate’s Court for smuggling a consignment of cigarettes worth over $700 000. Lyson Malangiza, 35, and Trust Marudza, 46, were each fined $6 500 each for both smuggling and money laundering.

Malangiza and Marudza were charged with smuggling after they were

Opposition parties and student unions say it is incredulous that President Robert Mugabe was unaware that the nation was losing billions of dollars worth of diamonds through looting of diamonds.

They said if $15 billion worth of diamonds were pillaged under Mugabe’s watch, then he should be impeached for failing to do his job.

MDC-T spokesperson, Obert Gutu said Mugabe should not have headlined his 92nd birthday with a “message of shame” that as President, he did

THE Minister of Primary and Secondary Education, Lazarus Dokora has warned teachers against administering corporal punishment on pupils saying anyone found doing so would be prosecuted.Addressing parents and school administrators from 576 primary and secondary schools in the Midlands province in Gweru, Minister Dokora said corporal punishment was primitive.

He said a memorandum was on the way to reinforce that position.

“Beating up pupils is a thing of the past. It’s a

WOMEN Affairs minister Nyasha Chikwinya has become the latest victim of a break-in at her offices at a government complex.

Kaguvi Building went into lockdown early on Monday morning after it was discovered that Chikwinya’s new office had been broken into.

“There was a virtual shutdown and the minister’s 8th floor office was turned upside down by police, intelligence and the bomb disposal unit as they searched for clues. Chikwinya was moved to a temporary office

Grace Mugabe is not an idiot. Or so her record would indicate, anyway. It is hard to imagine an idiot amassing power and wealth in fields as diverse as property and dairy, fast-food outlets and mining.

She is a former cross border trader and office typist who wedded the President of the Republic. Her life has been punctuated by one meteoric rise after the other. Monumentally, at least twice she has risen from obscurity to power.

And yet if Grace is no fool, there is something

WITH allegations of deliberately infecting her former lover’s two-year-old baby with HIV virus dropped,the mother of the child still believes her son was abused.Tracy Hari,of Waterfalls,exclusively told H-Metro that she is still convinced that her son was physically abused although it will take forensics to reveal the perpetrator.

The HIV claims against model Tafadzwa Mushunje that were duly dismissed,were not her main concern when the legal battle started last month.The

The last episode on Our Perfect Wedding riled a lot of viewers after it emerged that the groom’s family and friends had snubbed him. Many viewers were moved as Martin cut a lonely figure at the ceremony, even as he was dressing.

But after the uproar, one of Martin’s brothers, Jeremy.L. Milani has stepped forward to protest the  ‘unfair’ criticism. He contacted us with his own side of the story. He alleges that the bride, Tafadzwa is  gold digger who is

TRAFFIC police on duty have a right to hold and check driver’s licences but do not have the right to withhold it, a senior officer has said. In an interview with The Herald today, Chief police spokesperson Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba said police had a right to verify the authenticity of a licence.

“The Zimbabwe Republic Police would like to correct the misconception by certain mischievous and errant drivers who refuse to give their licences for inspection

Rapper Stunner is wishing all women, including baby mamas, a Happy Women's Day.

“Thank you for all the burdens that you carry, from taking care of our kids to taking care of us and most of life situations when we come back and cry on your shoulders. You are special in every way for when us men hide behind the alcohol , muscles , arguments or physical fights . Women just take it all in and make everything better.

With that said I wish you all mothers , baby mommas , single

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