Followers of the controversial preacher, Emmanuel Makandiwa caused havoc at Herald House last Thursday when they stormed the media company’s property in retaliation for a story in the Sunday Mail of the previous week.

The story exposes the preacher and his organisation for among other things "duping a married woman and her husband" of over a million dollars of their money, and also creating a police case on fake charges to in order incriminate the same couple, Blessing

A CROSS-SECTION of Zimbabweans yesterday mourned renowned revolutionary musician and war veteran Cde Dickson Chingaira, as fellow musicians, liberation fighters, senior Government officials, friends and relatives thronged his residence in Mabelreign to commisserate with his family.

Popularly known as Cde Chinx, the iconic musician succumbed to leaukemia at Harare’s West End Hospital on Friday evening and consultations on his hero status were underway by late yesterday. His

ZIMBABWE Council of Churches (ZCC) general secretary, Kenneth Mtata has warned President Robert Mugabe of gleefully accepting idolatrous titles from his followers, saying he risks God’s wrath of being "struck to death" like the Biblical King Herod.

Mugabe has been "blasphemously" idolised by his followers, including Cabinet ministers with some of them labelling him "Black Jesus", "the anointed Moses", "God ordained" while other

A 45-year-old man has landed in the dock after he assaulted his wife for reprimanding him over the use of prophet Walter Magaya's anointing oil.

Lawrence Rukarwa, 45, appeared before magistrate Anniah Ndiraya answering to domestic violence charges.

He was not asked to plead as his case was remanded to a later date for trial.

The complainant in the case is his wife Yvonne Chindavata aged 40 and employed by ZESA.

Allegations against Rukarwa arose at their Highfield home

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe, on his final political campaign in eastern Zimbabwe on Friday told thousands of supporters that he had delivered political and economic freedom since he came to power in 1980.

But Zimbabwe is bankrupt — it cannot pay monthly government salaries on time and there is hardly any cash in the banks.
Mugabe is standing in elections for the last time and is expected to win. Next year, he will be nearly 100 years old when he completes his five-year term.

THE Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) has released a total US$160 million worth of bond notes into circulation since last November as part of measures to ease shortages of money in the country.

It is reported that at least US$60 million worth of bond notes were injected into the market since March this year to boost the U$100 million that was already in circulation.
Bond notes — introduced in November last year — are backed by a US$200 million loan facility from the

A 79-year-old polygamist from Mberengwa is allegedly in the habit of forcing his first wife to watch him having sex with his two other wives before forcing her to wash their dirty panties after each session.

Elijah Assani of Assani village under Chief Nyandoro was dragged to court by his first wife Ms Jesta Zhou (71) who was seeking a peace order. Assani, a father of 30, did not dispute the allegations when he appeared before Mberengwa magistrate Ms Ethel Matura last week.
Ms Zhou

THIEVES broke into Defence Minister Dr Sydney Sekeremayi’s house in the early hours of Friday and got away with US$620.

Police spokesperson Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba yesterday confirmed the break-in.
"There was a break-in at Minister Sekeremayi’s house and investigations are in progress. We will update you on any developments," she said

Investigations indicate that the incident happened between 1am and 5am on Friday after thieves

THE Government has introduced a new civil servants remuneration system that will see teachers, nurses and other health workers being paid or allocated resources through their specific programmes and sub-programmes with effect from July as part of a programme based budgeting which has now been adopted.
Although the Ministry of Finance, who are the architects of the programme were not readily available to comment, programme-based budgeting refers to a process where money or resources are

President Robert Mugabe yesterday hinted that he was on his way out and that it is now time for youths to come on board and assume responsibilities.

He chastened his old guard at a rally held in Mutare yesterday — where he was addressing the gathering as part of his nationwide meet-the-youth rallies — saying youths must shun being used by power hungry ministers and senior party leaders in exchange for money.
Apparently, this was in reference to the dog-eat-dog affair in

Cde Chinx passed on at West End Hospital yesterday after a long illness. Born Dickson Chingaira Makoni, on September 27, 1955, Cde Chinx joined the liberation struggle in Mozambique in 1975 where he led the Zanla Choir.
Before he was admitted to hospital, Cde Chinx had tried to seek help from prophets, apostolic faith churches and also traditional healers but to no avail. Early this year, he released an album featuring Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services Civic Education despite

LIVESTOCK farming is now in dire straits, with Zimbabwe looking to import beef from Namibia as the country’s national herd has been severely depleted due to droughts and the foot and mouth disease.

This was revealed in minutes of Namibia cabinet resolutions issued at the eighth Decision-Making Meeting held on June 6. The Zimbabwe Independent obtained the minutes of the Namibian cabinet meeting.
The Namibian cabinet took note of the agreed minutes and reports on the fourth

A MAN from Fort Rixon who allegedly teamed up with a friend and stoned his neighbour to death following a fight over a pregnant woman who was said to be very sweet in bed was yesterday sentenced to 12 years in jail.

Tshayizo Mpofu (27) of Bunja area in Insiza district was convicted of murder with constructive intent by Bulawayo High Court judge Justice Nicholas Mathonsi in connection with the death of Mlamuleli Mkhwananzi (33) in 2008.
Tshayizo’s alleged accomplice, Kelvin

THERE was drama in Mutare's Chikanga high-density suburb last Friday afternoon after an enraged woman detained her husband and his lover in a car following an infidelity burst up.

When the news crew arrived at the scene, Garikai Masvaure and his girlfriend – only identified as Peace – were caged in the vehicle with nowhere to go. They shied away from the camera lenses with Masvaure using a blue work suit jacket to cover his face, while Peace used a white drying

THE High Court has dismissed an application by a Bulawayo traffic police officer challenging his conviction by his superiors for fleeing a roadblock and throwing $20 in bribe money into a sewer drainage.
The police officer, only identified as Constable Kaisi in court papers, sought an order nullifying his conviction and sentence following a disciplinary hearing. In papers before the court, Constable Kaisi cited Police Commissioner-General Augustine Chihuri and the trial officer only

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