A 37-YEAR-OLD Harare man has been taken to court on allegations of raping his neighbour’s 14-year-old daughter after offering her transport to school.

The suspect was not asked to plead to two counts of rape when he appeared before magistrate Noel Mupeiwa.

Prosecutor Tinashe Makiya told court that on November 6 last year, the suspect picked the girl from a bus stop in Waterfalls and took her to a city lodge, where he allegedly abused her the whole day.

After allegedly abusing the

Several schools in Harare shut down Tuesday morning as teachers commenced their strike over the delay in the payment of their June salaries as the broke Zanu PF government struggles to meet the civl service salary bill.

A survey by NewsDay revealed that teachers were out of their classrooms, leaving children to play while others have turned children back home.

Some teachers who spoke to NewsDay revealed the situation was tense with reports of some army vehicles being seen driving in and

Prophet Passion is expected to appear at Chitungwiza magistrate’s court today answering to theft of trust property charges.

Prophet Passion stands accused of swindling a congregant Chido Pamela Mangi of her Toyota Chaser vehicle while another Tatenda Kangai lost his 52 inch plasma colour television set to the man of cloth. After prophet Passion was arrested, Tatenda claims, he transferred US$200 into his Ecocash account so that Passion is not detained.

“This whole issue is now

POLICE yesterday arrested more than 30 people in Harare following chaotic scenes caused by touts and rank marshals protesting against what they regarded as too many police roadblocks on the roads.

Commuter omnibus operators were quick to distance themselves from the hoodlums saying if they were involved in the protests they would have simply parked their vehicles but the touts blocked the roads and stoned all who wanted to go about their business.

There were running battles between the

Zimbabwean Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa was besieged in London by angry Zimbabwean exiles and had to be rescued by a vanload of police.

Chinamasa was speaking at the Royal Institute of International Affairs at Chatham House on a desperate visit to Europe to try to raise money for the bankrupt Zanu PF regime.

Protestors from the Zimbabwe Vigil and its sister organisation Restoration of Human Rights in Zimbabwe picketed Chatham House with posters reading:

‘No to

A WOMAN who says she was robbed of R22,450, $150 and a cellphone in an armed hold up of a Mzansi Express bus at Sasol Service Station in South Africa, yesterday said one of the robbers could be a petrol attendant at the station.

Armed robbers pounced on the bus at around 3AM at the Sasol Filling Station, about 20KM outside Musina as armed robberies on buses carrying Zimbabweans to South Africa intensify.

One of the four hijackers was shot dead in a scuffle with a passenger who refused to

Zimbabwe’s Constitutional Court judges have said it is okay to attack President Robert Mugabe.

These revelations came as VIVA Zimbabwe leader Acie Lumumba was taken into police custody in Harare.

Lumumba’s secretary told ZimEye.com the police dithered on their plans to prosecute the man over his insult against President Robert Mugabe in which he last week attacked the 92 year old leader using the swear word, “F*** You.”

In landmark ruling cited by legal experts

VETERAN journalist and former NewsDay Bulawayo Bureau Chief, Dumisani Sibanda, has died.

The cause of Sibanda’s death was yet to be ascertained as he was reportedly found dead at his Emakhandeni home yesterday morning .

Bulawayo provincial police spokesperson Inspector Precious Simango confirmed Sibanda’s death.

“We have received a case of sudden death and investigations are in progress,” she said.

Source: Newsday

President Mugabe has ordered warring parties in Zanu-PF Masvingo Province to set aside their differences and work as a united team to achieve socio-economic development and ensure the ruling party is well prepared for the 2018 elections. He made the call over the weekend during his second interface meeting with senior political leaders from Masvingo led by Politburo members Cdes Josaya Hungwe and Cde Shuvai Mahofa, who is also the Masvingo Provincial Affairs Minister.

The meeting was held at

THE Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) is using the numerous roadblocks mounted on the roads around the country as a way of raising revenue to fund its operations because the Treasury is not providing it with any money, says a senior police officer.

The senior officer, who asked not to be named, says the force is depending on the numerous roadblocks to generate revenue since it is not receiving any funding from the Treasury.

“We are not receiving a single cent from the Treasury,&rdquo

POLICE have arrested 30 people for allegedly inciting and instigating violence in Ruwa and Mabvuku suburbs and warned members of the public against more violence, claiming ZRP knew the identities of the perpetrators.

Towards the evening there were already reports of police officers conducting door to door searches beating up people randomly in affected areas of Harare.

“Be warned not to engage in violent activities. So far we have arrested some unruly elements this morning in Ruwa

A campaign has been started to try to get Local Government Minister, Saviour Kasukuwere’s son, Takudzwa, deported from the UK.

Takudzwa is studying at Swansea University. Some 484 people have so far signed the petition calling for his deportation. Kasukuwere as the Zanu
PF Political Commissar is the architect of the ruling party’s violent campaigns. You can sign the petition.


PROPERTY mogul Frank Buyanga has urged the police to get to the bottom of a matter in which four people, including a Harare lawyer connived and attempted to defraud him of his Greendale house in Harare worth over $530 000.

This comes after Buyanga lost his Greendale house which was put up for sale by the Sherriff in a bid to recover $535 000 after ‘he failed to reimburse’ a local couple $132 000 following a botched deal.

He has since made an urgent chamber application at the

President Mugabe had to bear with many unpalatable testimonies during his closed door no holds barred Saturday meeting with Zanu PF legislators in Chiredzi including stories told of Shuvai Mahofa’s se_xual affairs.

The majority of Zanu PF MPs present at the meeting meant to deal with factionalism in the province bayed for Mahofa’s blood and documentary evidence to incriminate her on corruption, bad governance and loyalty to Lacoste, a faction said to be aligned to Vice President

PROPHET Passion Java of Kingdom Embassy was arrested during service on Saturday for allegedly duping church members of different properties.

Sources said Passion was apprehended whilst he was in the middle of a church service at Chitungwiza Aquatic Complex.

He was detained at Chitungwiza Police Station for questioning before a docket was opened against him.

Passion was released from police cells that same Saturday around midnight.

Passion is said to be facing theft of trust property

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