The trial of Lynda Masarira, an activist who has been languishing in prison since July, was on Wednesday once again postponed to 27 September after the prisons services department failed to bring her to court.She was set to appear in court together with 10 other activists who were also arrested during a shutdown protest in Harare on 6 July and has not tested freedom since then.

The 11 are being represented by Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) members, Kudzayi Kadzere and Obey Shava.

MK Rolland Lunga known as Boss Kedha says he nearly died. Death knocked on his door but by God’s grace, he is alive and kicking. He posted:

    What started as a midnight (Saturday into Sunday) drive to Harare in a moment became the beginning of the biggest TRANSITION of my Life. Some KMs afta Shangani my life was almst cut shot. Waking up to a pull of blood, i crawled out the car with no traffic whatsoever in sight. The highway was dark and no houses nearby. It was just

A SOLDIER has been arrested after he went berserk and attempted to blow up a shopping complex in Queenspark West suburb, Bulawayo using dangerous explosives following an altercation with shop attendants.

Admire Mangeya sent shoppers, imbibers, vendors and workers at the shopping complex running for their lives at about 4PM on Tuesday after he set the explosives in protest over a spilt glass of beer.

He was immediately apprehended by the police who recovered the explosives.

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A Vic Falls cop has been arrested after he demanded a $12 000 bribe from a gold dealer.

The dealer was attempting to smuggle gold worth $110 000. Sergeant Masare Sungano, is attached to the Minerals and Border Control Unit. The dealer Fungai Chipunza has vanished.

It is alleged that between the border and Ilala Lodge, Sgt Sungano met Chipunza who was in possession of gold. Instead of arresting him, he solicited for $12 000. Sgt Sungano threatened to arrest Chipunza if he failed to pay.

The son of war vets leader, Christopher Mutsvangwa, Neville has been acquitted of raping a 43-year-old woman at his father’s office in Harare.

Harare magistrate Mr Hoseah Mujaya ruled that the complainant’s evidence was poorly presented and exaggerated. “To the police the complainant said she was penetrated twice but in court she said once,” said Mr Mujaya.

“I cannot accept that she is illiterate that she cannot count to two. Can we shift the blame to the

Zimbabwe People First leader Joice Mujuru is visiting London to drum up support for her fledgling party.

Mujuru is scheduled to address a British thinktank the Chatham House on October 6, 2016 after which she would attend a series of private meetings with various stakeholders. ZimPF spokesperson Mr Jealousy Mawarire yesterday confirmed the visit, but denied that her boss would use the trip to fundraise for the opposition party.

He said after the Chatham House address Dr Mujuru would have

Botswana leader, Ian Khama says President Mugabe must step down now.

“Without doubt. He should have done it years ago.They have got plenty of people there who have got good leadership qualities who could take over,” Khama (63) told Reuters.

“It is obvious that at his age and the state Zimbabwe is in, he’s not really able to provide the leadership that could get it out of its predicament,” Khama said, in comments that breach an African diplomatic taboo banning

Does Selby Zuma know something nobody else does?

Because despite Zimbabwe’s growing economic crisis and the looming advent of bond notes, President Jacob Zuma’s son is thinking of opening a hotel in Victoria Falls, according to a state-controlled newspaper from the southern city of Bulawayo.

The Chronicle daily reports that Zuma said that South Africa and Zimbabwe will always be there for each other “even when things are not looking well”.

“We are looking

No amount of silence or sugar coating of the corrupt people in our
nation will ever make it a high form of patriotism because it is not.

Why is it OK to expose police brutality and unjust incarcerations and
yet be silent about an equally brutal and wicked injustice? If we cannot
be honest to an investor about ourselves then we do not deserve their
investment. The same people who looted the last investor who closed down and left will loot the new one we are inviting to set up. Pastor Evan

 Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa has washed his hands off the threats that were made by President Robert Mugabe against war veterans and the generality of the population who are challenging his disastrous 36-year rule.

In his response to a court application by prominent anti-government activist Promise Mkwananzi, calling on Mugabe to step down on the grounds that the 92-year-old is now a threat to Zimbabwe’s Constitution, Mnangagwa tried to stay clear of the thorny issues that

A 15-year-old schoolboy who choked his schoolmate to death during a fight at Chindunduma High 1 in Mashonaland Central has allegedly committed suicide.

A source told Bulawayo24 that the lad ingested a toxic substance following the death of a form two pupil at the school during a fight over ironing.

Police are appealing to boarding schools to ensure children solve their disputes amicably.

Cases of murder are on the increase in Mash-Central and police are doing awareness campaigns to

Almost 10 000 other teachers are being investigated as part of a massive crackdown following a failed military coup in July.

Speaking after a cabinet meeting, deputy prime minister Nurettin Canikli said the teachers had been expelled from the profession and investigations of suspended teachers were continuing.

 
 
 “As part of our fight against terrorism, necessary measures have been carried out on teachers, along with other civil servants allegedly linked to terrorist

A 39-year-old single mother plying her trade at Avondale flea market’s se_x tape with a married man has leaked and is now circulating on social media. Mercy Mukungunugwa, better known as Mai Fungai, and her lover Masunga’Sauti’ Togara recorded themselves having unprotected sex at the former’s place in Glen View. The sex tape leaked after Mercy left her mobile phone unattended while relieving herself, at least according to her. Mercy is reported to have invited Sauti for

The Standard newspaper says it stands by its story published on Sunday that police opened fire using live ammunition to quell National Electoral Reform Agenda-organised protests in Harare last Saturday.Police have refuted the story and accused The Standard of unprofessionalism and “openly” pursuing a political agenda, among other journalistic felonies.

“We wish to assure our readers and stakeholders that we verified the facts contained in our story and that our reporters

GOVERNMENT has invoked Statutory Instrument 184 of 1987 to ban the commercial production, sale or any abuse of the national flag, as it clamps down on protesters, who of late, had resorted to draping themselves with replica copies of the flag to register their displeasure against President Robert Mugabe’s alleged misrule.In a statement yesterday, Justice ministry permanent secretary Virginia Mabiza said the offence attracted a fine of $200 or a jail term not exceeding one year or both.

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