Hundreds of illegal settlers who invaded sugar estates owned by the Zimbabwe units of South Africa’s Tongaat Hullett and have been shielded from eviction by Masvingo Provincial Affairs minister Shuvai Mahofa have been left in a quandary.

Mahofa died on Monday last week after she collapsed at her Masvingo home.

The 220 settlers, mostly Zanu PF loyalists, were illegally settled on 4 400 hectares of Tongaat Hullet sugarcane fields in the lowveld early last year.

The

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A Harare s ex worker was allegedly burnt by firewood on her thighs by a client who wanted to pay 75 cents for s ex. Viola Chirikure, 41, from Epworth told H-Metro that the man who was in the company of three others approached her and inquired on the rates for a ‘short time’ s ex. He was quoted $2 but offered to pay 75 cents.

Instead which Viola, who had started a fire to keep warm, refused? In anger, the man picked burning firewood and tried to shove it into Viola’s

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THE Zanu PF party and government was coy on factional skirmishes that rocked the national shrine at the burial of national heroine Shuvai Ben Mahofa where party members occasionally booed and humiliated Vice-President Phelekezela Mphoko during proceedings.

Mahofa died on Monday in Masvingo in what her relatives and members of a Zanu PF faction aligned to Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa said was a result of the food poisoning on the Masvingo political heavyweight at a Zanu PF

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DISPOSSESSED white commercial farmers have launched a new international legal initiative against President Robert Mugabe and his government "to seek justice and compensation" for the loss of their farms and livelihoods.

The bid, in part, also seeks to stop "the on-going farm seizures which are ravaging the economy".

Represented by South African civil rights group, AfriForum, the farmers have notified President Robert Mugabe of their intention to approach the

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Political analyst Pedzisai Ruhanya has said when President Robert Mugabe leaves office he will go with Zanu PF as he is the one holding it together now.

"Whenever and however President Robert Mugabe goes or leaves office, he will go with Zanu PF. The rate and magnitude of authoritarian erosion and lack of elite consensus in Zanu PF is fast and unimaginable. Take it from me today. There is no political glue to bind these Zanu PF factions beyond Bob," he said.

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A MAN from Bulawayo was arraigned before the courts yesterday for allegedly stripping and f ondling three women who were fetching firewood in Norwood suburb.

Khokhelani Dube (29) allegedly cornered the three women, one aged 22 and two others aged 25 in a bushy area and f ondled their privates.

He appeared before West Commonage Ms Tancy Dube facing three counts of indecent assault and pleaded not guilty.

Magistrate Dube remanded Dube to September 4.

Prosecuting Mr Chief

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A GOKWE family lost all four daughters, three of them minors, after they were allegedly beheaded and their bodies burnt beyond recognition in a hut.

The incident occurred last Friday at Chirima Village under Chief Mukoka area in Gokwe South. The motive for the killings is not known yet, but the family — identified only as the Dlomos — suspects that the four lost their lives in a ritual murder.

The assailants, according to the family members, went away with the heads

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A ZIMBABWEAN pastor and his wife were shot and killed by two armed robbers in South Africa while their two daughters, one of them aged three years, watched helplessly.

The armed robbers went away with two cellphones and a laptop.

Alexandra Police Station spokesperson Captain Kholeka Mhlongo confirmed the incident, which occurred on Thursday shortly after 2AM at the couple’s rented home in Scottsville Extension in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu Natal province.

Capt Kholeka

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JUSTICE is now literally for sale at the lower courts and senior lawyers, who still value their ethics frequent superior courts, the Judicial Service Commission heard yesterday. Candidates vying for the esteemed office of the Prosecutor-General told the panel of interviewers chaired by Chief Justice Luke Malaba that the rot at the magistrates’ courts countrywide had reached alarming levels to the extent of frustrating most senior lawyers.

Responding to the third question of

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A commuter omnibus evading a Vehicle Inspection Department (VID) checkpoint collided head-on with an oncoming vehicle in Murehwa yesterday morning, killing 10 people and injuring 13 others. Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba confirmed the accident in an interview yesterday. “The accident occurred at the 59km peg along the Harare-Nyamapanda Road around 0700 hours.

“A commuter omnibus was travelling from Murehwa towards Harare with about 23 passengers.

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A FORMER prominent traditional healer from Bulawayo’s Nguboyenja suburb became the centre of attraction last Sunday when she attended a church service to surrender scales of a python and sacks full of muthi.

She also made confessions that she had become paralysed as a result of her occupation.

The distraught Senzeni Nxumalo (61) attended Johane Masowe Wechishanu church’s shrine in Selborne Park last Sunday.

During a testimony Nxumalo opened up before congregants

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The Congress of South Africa Trade Unions (Cosatu) has slammed the government’s decision to grant Zimbabwe’s First Lady Grace Mugabe diplomatic immunity.

International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCOP) minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane on Sunday said she had “agonised” over her decision to grant Mrs Mugabe diplomatic immunity, following allegations she assaulted a South African model in Johannesburg’s Sandton suburb last week.

Mrs Mugabe left South

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10 people died while 13 were injured when two commuter omnibuses collided at the 59km peg along the Harare-Nyamapanda highway just before Musami Cross business centre this morning.

Four people died on the spot, two who were transferred to Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals in Harare were pronounced dead upon arrival while four others were pronounced dead upon arrival at Musami Mission Hospital in Murewa.

Eyewitnesses said one of the kombis which was travelling from Murewa to Harare

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Angola goes to the polls on Wednesday in a historic election marking the end of President Jose Eduardo Dos Santos’s 38-year reign, with his party set to retain power despite the country’s economic crisis.

The MPLA (People’s Movement for the Liberation of Angola), which has ruled the country since its 1975 independence from Portugal, is expected to defeat opposition parties that struggle under an authoritarian regime.

Dos Santos’s retirement &ndash

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A daring Mbare couple has left a Kuwadzana man heart-broken and ruined after they connived to fake being brother and sister before luring him to fall in love with the supposed sister.

The Harare man went on to pay lobola amounting to $3 000 after a year of dating while the supposed brother, who was in fact the husband, presided over the marriage process.

The couple who fled with the lobola and other benefits accrued from their sham activities appeared before Harare magistrate

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