A partially blind woman has ventured into prostitution claiming she wants to raise money for eye surgery.

The woman, who only identified herself as Kelly of Chitungwiza, told H-Metro that she wanted to raise US$500 needed for her treatment and has engaged her lover to protect her.

“My life is no longer the same following the passing on of my mother and this forced me into prostitution my brother,” said Kelly.

“I have no problem of accommodation since I am renting a


War vets leader, Christopher Mutsvangwa has distanced himself from the communique that attacked President Mugabe.

“I definitely have no copyright to the English language,” he said yesterday. “The infiltrators are the ones ascribing authorship to me. I didn’t attend the meeting and I’m yet to have a brief on proceedings. Paranoia makes them see my footprints on any mishap even if I’m as far away as Neil Armstrong landing on the moon. If they are myopic and


DETAILS have emerged on how MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai defied recommendations by his party’s national council (NC) on the appointment of two vice-presidents as he imposed Nelson Chamisa and Elias Mudzuri.

Tsvangirai announced the appointment of Chamisa and Mudzuri as new VPs along with the elected Thokozani Khuphe on July 15 amid murmurs in the party that he had not consulted widely before the far-reaching decision to reconfigure the party.

The former prime minister defended his


One of the people who attacked comedian Skimbo has been arrested.

Skimbo confirmed this saying :”Um happy amana on our way kupolice tabata 1.” Lady Squanda is still on the run, believed to be in Botswana. There are some reports suggesting that she was now in South Africa. Cops say they will arrest her as soon as she returns home.

The humiliation of Skimbo has thrust him in the spotlight and he has been doing the rounds on radio stations and ZTV. He has also replaced Lady


A wife who flaunted her cheating on WhatsApp has been rumbled. She thought her cop hubby who is not tech savvy would never find out. Nobuhle Sibanda, the wife of George Sibanda, put a WhatsApp profile picture of her with another man suspected to be her boyfriend. George’s family was shocked and alerted him.

“It seems she was madly in love with the man who is a cross-border transporter (umalayitsha). That is why she decided to put a profile picture of her boyfriend thinking the


War Veterans’ minister Tshinga Dube has attacked cops who use brute force to crush anti-government demonstrations.

He described the police officers involved as overzealous. “It’s very sad and unfortunate that some police officers become overzealous. I don’t understand when some police officers start ill-treating kids to the extent of taking them to a police station or locking them up,” he said in Makokoba after he donated some textbooks.



The Kenyan authorities have deported one of Africa’s biggest musicians, Koffi Olomide, after he was filmed kicking a woman. Footage of the incident at Nairobi’s international airport was posted online and sparked outrage on social media. Olomide, from Democratic Republic of Congo, denied assaulting anyone but was arrested hours after arriving in Kenya for a concert.

He was deported to the DRC capital, Kinshasa, with three of his dancers. Olomide, 60, was accused of kicking one of


EGYPTIAN giants Al Ahly and Zamalek have launched separate but audacious bids for on-fire Mamelodi Sundowns talisman Khama Billiat with either side seeking to prize him away from the South African Premiership champions. Billiat’s stock has been rising since he moved from modest Ajax Cape Town to Sundowns. The 25-year-old Zimbabwe international underlined his growing status when being named the best player in the ABSA Premiership for the 2015-16 season.

In a memorable season, Billiat


Three ex convicts have broken into houses at an army barrack and stole army uniforms and other property.

The three were released from Mutimurefu Prisons in Masvingo under the Presidential amnesty in May. They stole from five houses at 4 Infantry Bridage belonging to Mr Isaac Dembere, Ms Cathrine Mukaro, Ms Mollen Mararano, Ms Cecilia Simendi and Ms Maud Kufa at night sometime last month.

Knowledge Rugeje (26) of Bikita, Trust Mataruse Ncube (24) of Gokwe and Martin Konisani (28) of Zaka


Chiefs have not been paid for the last three months and they are losing patience. Zimbabwe Council of Chiefs president Chief Fortune Charumbira yesterday confirmed that the chiefs had not yet received their dues.

He said they were in constant talks with Treasury on the issue. “The Ministry of Finance is aware of the situation and they have been promising that they will avail the funds as soon as they are available. We communicate on a weekly basis reminding them that the chiefs have to


TOP officials in the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans’ Association (ZNLWVA) have scoffed at government threats to silence and stop them from demanding President Robert Mugabe to step down, saying no amount of intimidation would cow them into submission.
War veterans sing revolutionary songs during their meeting in Harare last Thursday

War veterans’ leaders who declined to be named told NewsDay yesterday that Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa and Zanu PF national


Tourism minister, Walter Mzembi says the government must engage the protesters to resolve the national crisis as a matter of urgency.

He told The Standard : "Tourism cannot market conflict but I am happy you mention Zimbabwe, therefore our national brand is the one on trial, and it behoves us to resolve our differences peacefully.

We definitely should not disregard and belittle grievances arising out of our policy making, because all policies have intended and unintended


Zimbabwe People First (ZimPF) leader Joice Mujuru yesterday declared her support for the move taken by war veterans to withdraw their support for President Robert Mugabe, saying it was long overdue.

Addressing a record crowd at Rudhaka Stadium in Marondera, Mujuru said the former freedom fighters had seen the light and there was now need for unity in the fight against Mugabe and Zanu PF.

“I am happy with what the others did. The puppies do not open their eyes on the same day after


Fuel prices in Zimbabwe have in the past few weeks gone up by at least 5 cents to $1,32 and $1,16 per litre for petrol and diesel respectively.

The increase has been attributed to changes in free on board (FOB) price — the price at which fuel is charged by local traders as determined by international market forces at the port of delivery.

The move has raised fears of general commodity price rises in an economy already weighed down by a crippling liquidity crunch.

Fuel dealers


Sunungurayi Chinyoka (35) of Mberengwa was on Friday arraigned before Mberengwa magistrate Mr Tavengwa Sangster facing a charge of murder.

Chinyoka was not asked to plead and was remanded in custody to 4 August, 2016. She was advised to apply for bail at the High Court. For the State, Ms Wadzanai Shayanowako said on 29 June this year, Chinyoka brutally killed her husband’s girlfriend Sibonile Dube (35) who she accused of snatching her husband Matthias Zhou after the two had a child


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