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Two days after the explosion on board Malaysian Airlines flight MH17, in which Zimbabwean born ex-South African helicopter rescue pilot Cameron Dalziel and 297 others died, the airline has still not made contact with his bereft wife, Reine.

Dalziel's sister Candice has provided Reine's details to airline officials no fewer than three times.

Compounding the omission, the airline has refused to confirm to Dalziel's parents, Meryll and Doug that their son's name was on the passenger

A 64-year-old wheelchair bound shebeen queen who screamed rape after being caught in the act with a younger man by her granddaughter faked it, the court was told.

Regional magistrate Mark Dzira said through cross examination, the alleged victim's daughter-in-law had told the court that her mother-in-law and 29-year-old Nobert Zingovo had known each other for a long time.

"From the evidence led, the victim's daughter-in-law said Zingovo and his alleged victim would drink beer

A Beitbridge bound bus ploughed into a herd of cattle in Mushandike near Bhuka Business Centre some 20km from Masvingo along Masvingo to Beitbridge Road leaving one farmer with 13 dead cattle.

The cattle were crashed by Blue Circle Tours Bus last week.

Zimbabwean highways have become extremely dangerous as fences have been removed on all road sides making the highways accessible to both domestic and wild animals. There is no money to replace the fences.

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NEW flavoured Protector Plus condoms with a sleeker and more stylish packaging have been introduced on the market, replacing the old Protector Plus condoms.

The old condoms, whose packaging featured a happy couple, had become out of date and sometimes unpopular because of their unappealing latex smell.

The United States Agency for International Development's (USAID's) and the Population Services International worked together to redesign the new packaging.

"We wanted to make

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Tafadzwa Gregory Hillary Tandi, a former Studio 263 actor and events designer, reportedly fleeced a couple planning a wedding of $23,500 after allegedly lying that he planned Bona Mugabe's wedding.

Tandi, of 7-33 Avenue, Marlborough in Harare - popularly known as Hillary Indi - appeared before Harare magistrate Donald Ndirowei facing fraud charges.

The actor, who starred in popular television soap Studio 263 as James Chari, was remanded to August 7 on $200 bail.

As part of

A FOUR-YEAR-OLD Gwanda boy developed some rash all over his body after his penis was tied up with an elastic band by his cousin to prevent him from bed wetting for three consecutive days.

The chilling revelations came to light when 29-year-old Soneni Dube of Gonkwe village appeared before Gwanda magistrate Sheila Nazombe on Friday charged with neglecting or ill-treating the boy.

She pleaded guilty to the charge and was remanded in custody for sentencing tomorrow.

The court

In a suspected case of witchcraft, teachers at Musita Primary School, Masakadza area in Gokwe North, have reportedly fled the school after their homes were mysteriously pelted with stones at night.

The teachers, whose school is under Chief Nemangwe, abandoned classes last week after cottages were mysteriously pelted by stones that were reportedly falling like rain on their roofs.

The asbestos roofs were destroyed by the mysterious rocks.
Some of the teachers have reportedly

Commuter omnibus touts at the Fourth Street rank in the centre of Harare are reportedly in the habit of spraying unsuspecting passengers with urine while they board Kombis at the rank.

According to reports from the Capital, the touts urinate in used soft drink plastic bottles and strategically place the urine filled bottles on the road where Kombis drive over them splashing urine all over the waiting passengers.

In a complaint presented to News Reporters and also discussed on ZBC's

A prostitute who recently made headlines when a Kwekwe-based soldier died at her house has fled Ngundu business centre in Masvingo after she was blamed for the death.

Gloria Wunganai confirmed her departure from the busy Mavingo-Beitbridge stopover saying business had gone down with clients deserting her after the tragic event.

"I could not continue to live in such a place where I am treated like a dog. I did not kill anyone, but the public and my colleagues call me a soldier

MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai yesterday took a dig at the private lives of the renewal faction leaders Tendai Biti and Samuel Sipepa Nkomo saying the two are not qualified to criticise him for his love scandals.

Tsvangirai told members at the Bulawayo Small City Hall that he was not averse to criticism, but was against personal attacks.

"If you say Tsvangirai I don't agree with you on this principle, I have no problem with that. My problem comes when your fight becomes personal

MDC-T Matabeleland South senator Sithembile Mlotshwa has backed her motion calling for a ban on circumcision of children under the age of 18 by claiming that foreskins of circumcised men could be used for witchcraft.

Mlotshwa introduced the motion in the Senate on Thursday and was supported by MDC-T Masvingo senator Misheck Marava and Zanu PF Mashonaland Central senator Damian Mumvuri.

She said children's lives were being put at risk and that circumcision could affect their

There is a "battle" for control raging in Zimbabwe far divorced from the political battles of the last decade, but the stakes might just as well be as high. It is a battle for the souls of hundreds of thousands of miracle-seeking Zimbabweans between the country's leading church leaders, prophets Walter Magaya and Emmanuel Makandiwa.

Nothing - not music shows, not sports events, not political rallies - is drawing crowds the way these fellows are doing, and church attendance has gone

SINCE Peter Moyo launched his musical career a couple of years ago, the young Utakataka Express front- man is always making headlines in newspapers for a number of issues from being a womaniser, arrogance and double-standards in beliefs.

And Zuze is quite amazed at the young musician's lifestyle.

Moyo, the son of the late sungura maestro Tongai, took over the Kwekwe-based outfit in 2011 after the death of the Naye hit maker and since then, he has courted controversy in the media

THREE Zimbabweans and a Mozambican national were arrested in Cape Town, South Africa, on Thursday for being in possession of abalone worth an estimated R3.8 million (about $262,000).

Police said the four, who were arrested after a tip-off, were running an illegal abalone processing plant in Cape Town.

A police spokesman, Colonel Tembinkosi Kinana, confirmed the arrest.

"R3.8 million worth of abalone was seized and four men were arrested when various police units responded to

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IN a shameful and shocking act of child abuse, a married Dangamvura high-density woman stripped naked and had sex with her boyfriend in full view of her 10-year-old daughter.
 
Nyasha Karonga (29) of "N" section was recently hauled before the courts and was found guilty of contravening Section 7 of the Children's Act and ill treating her daughter (name withheld).

Mutare provincial magistrate Mrs Luce-Anne Mungwari in her judgment ordered Nyasha, who works at a local salon, to

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