Chikurubi Female Prison is sitting on a health time bomb after Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals threatened to withdraw services over a $600 000 debt owed by the Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services (ZPCS).

One of the resident doctors, Evidence Gaka told members of the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Women Affairs during a tour of the facility yesterday that Parirenyatwa Hospital was owed $567 000 by ZPCS and might not be able to attend to sick inmates as from next month.


PROMINENT radio and TV presenter, Augustine Tichafa Matambanadzo, was Tuesday found guilty and convicted for smuggling clothes from China by magistrate Lazini Ncube.

Matambanadzo, better known as Tich Mataz, was sentenced to 2 months imprisonment.

He was, however, given an option to pay $300 before he asked for time to pay the fine.

Ncube then queried why he was asking for some time to look for the money yet he once told court that he had huge savings such that he couldn’t have


The African Union (AU) Foundation has commended President Robert Mugabe, other leaders as well as invited delegates from the business and academic sectors who adhered to the African Economic Platform (AEP) dress code as specified by the organisers.

This follows claims by some social media and various online publications that insinuated that Mugabe was not dressed appropriately when he appeared in a Cuban style shirt for the official opening of the AEP.

The AU Foundation, which organised


Sunday Mail Features and Opinions Editor Garikai Mazara has filed a $500 000 lawsuit against businessman Wicknell Chivayo over alleged defamatory WhatsApp messages. In a claim filed in the High Court today, Mazara is demanding $500 000 damages for injuria and interests. Chivhayo has 10 days to respond to the summons. He allegedly hurled insults and obscenities at Mazara saying, “Urimbwa yemunhu unofa uchishupika. (You are a dog and you will die poor).”

He went on to critique


A WOMAN from Bulawayo allegedly swindled a Christian Non-Governmental Organisation of more than $80 000 through forging invoices and receipts.

Hazel Chawanda Matenga (43) of Sauerstown suburb and formerly employed by Child Care Ministries appeared before Bulawayo magistrate Mr Tinashe Tashaya facing 49 counts of fraud involving $80 839,54.

She was remanded out of custody to March 29 on $100 bail pending trial at the Regional Court.

Matenga was ordered to reside at her given address and


TWO more people who allegedly robbed Apostle Charles Chiriseri’s corpse last year have died in freak accidents.

This brings to three the known number of people who have died after looting cash and goods at the scene of the accident which happened at the 388KM peg along the Harare-Bulawayo highway on September 15 last year.

The third person, a Constable Mkhokheli Mpofu (30), died last Friday after he was hit by a vehicle driven by a former police officer, Mr Peter Cahile, who failed


CHINESE employees who recently were refurbishing Victoria Falls International Airport had become synonymous with pleading for “cheap se_x” from underage female se_x workers.

This was revealed by a study titled “Young Women in Commercial se_xual Exploitation” commissioned by the Zimbabwe National Council for the Welfare of Children and National Aids Council.

The study noted that during data collection, the research team witnessed Chinese employees at the airport


A Harare woman has revealed that her ex-husband, who was offering US$15 for maintenance, was pretending to be an airtime vendor in efforts to evade paying child support for the two children they sired together.

Nyarai Chiwashira, who was demanding US$300 for the two children she had with her ex-husband Munyaradzi Chipfakatya, told the court that he had different businesses.

“He has many businesses. He owns a shop in Dzivaresekwa, he has another shop along Cameron Street and he buys


Former Vice President Joice Mujuru says opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai owes her and her late revered husband, Solomon, a huge debt of gratitude for helping to engineer President Robert Mugabe’s stunning defeat by the MDC president in the hotly-disputed 2008 polls.

“Anyone who has a sound mind and a bit of memory would know that Tsvangirai won the 2008 elections partly because of the role that Zanu PF members aligned to Mujuru played to ensure their supporters voted for Zanu


A meeting between the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission and political parties was aborted in Harare today after the commission’s chairperson complained about statements the parties have been putting in the media denigrating the electoral body.

ZEC chairperson Justice Rita Makarau told several political party representatives at the meeting at ZEC head office that the commission could not continue to be abused by the political parties.

She cited some stories published by the private


“I love her so much. She’s given me two beautiful children. She is fine. She knows what kind of man I am so I am not worried,” he said.

Anas made the slip of the tongue after being interviewed about his man-of-the-match performance in his team’s 2-2 draw with Ajax Cape Town last Friday.

In the interview, the footballer says: “Thank you very much for giving me this. And I appreciate my fans, also my wife and my girlfriend…”

He hurriedly


A Bulawayo woman pulled a shocker in court when she demanded “seduction” damages from her estranged lover claiming it was compensation for allegedly “using” her during their cohabitation.

Nqobile Moyo from Montgomery shocked the court when she demanded that her ex-lover Stanford Dambarwa who she had been cohabiting with for over a year should compensate her for apparently enjoying her se_xual services.

Moyo’s shocking demands came after Dambarwa pleaded with


Journalists from all over the world covering the ongoing African Economic Platform (AEP) here yesterday could not stomach missing the chance of capturing President Mugabe’s speech live and forced their way into a closed session when they realised it was his turn to make a contribution. The journalists had been calm all along when other speakers took to the floor, while following proceedings from giant screens in the media centre, but all of a sudden they stormed the entrance when the


Kaizer Chiefs winger Edmore Chirambadare says his side have not yet started counting the number of games left in the season as they aim to give a final push for league honours.

The Glamour Boys were held to a 2-2 draw by top-flight strugglers Baroka FC over the weekend, with Chirambadare looking lively in attack in his tenth start for Amakhosi.

The Zimbabwean says he was pleased with his individual display, but not the result.

“I was happy with my performance,” he was


A SELF-CONFESSED former devil worshipper opened up on his experiences in the Lucifer weird world and blamed a leading apostolic sect for allegedly initiating him into the underworld.

Panashe Kuwana (24) confessed during his deliverance by a Harare Prophet Michael Sello of Christ Elevation International Ministries.

He tells of the gory things that happen in the devil’s kingdom saying during his stint with the cult he witnessed the destruction and death of several innocent people


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