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SIXTEEN Midlands State University (MSU) students and four staff members died due to various reasons between March and this month, an official said yesterday.

MSU senior ecumenical chaplain reverend Menson Mpofu said the deaths occurred during the last semester that ran between March 12 and August 20. Three students and one staff member committed suicide.

Mpofu said tomorrow the university would hold a church service in memory of those who died and to dedicate the new semester to

POSTAL and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority in Zimbabwe (Potraz) acting director-general Alfred Marisa told Parliament yesterday that they have started crafting security laws to curb abuse of cyber space by dubious bloggers such as Baba Jukwa.

Marisa made the disclosures when he appeared before the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Information Communication Technology chaired by MDC-T Kuwadzana East MP Nelson Chamisa.

The committee had asked Marisa to explain if the

THE fallout over First Lady Grace Mugabe's imminent elevation that is rocking Zanu PF's Harare province deepened yesterday with provincial chairperson Amos Midzi taking a dig at politburo members he accused of mischief.

Midzi's executive accused politburo member Cleveria Chizema of breaching protocol and convening "a kangaroo meeting" in Highfield on Sunday where she called for the dissolution of the provincial executive for allegedly opposing Grace's nomination to lead the women's

A headman from Mphakama area in Nkayi under Chief Sikobokobo in Matabeleland North is demanding ten beasts after allegedly catching his wife in a compromising position with a neighbour in the bush last Tuesday.

The incident which has become a subject of discussion in the community occurred at about 8pm when the headman’s wife Sithuli Mafu was allegedly caught with a neighbour

Contacted for comment, the headman Mphokwakhe Ndlovu told B-Metro that on the fateful day his 26-year-old

A teenage girl from Insuza area in Umguza in Matabeleland North province has become a subject of discussion in her community after reports that she is always changing into a crocodile-like creature became a public secret.

Nomathemba Moyo, the stepmother of the unfortunate 13-year-old girl said her teenage daughter started changing into a 'crocodile' in March this year.

She claimed one night they were sleeping and heard weird sounds. Moyo, who sounded shocked and in despair said she

HEALTH and Child Care minister David Parirenyatwa, on Wednesday left the audience in stitches when he called for increased condom use among church members due to the surge in the number of cases of church leaders sexually assaulting congregants.

He was speaking at the official launch of the new scented condoms by PSI Zimbabwe in the capital.

Parirenyatwa said that it was unfortunate that some church leaders could not resist engaging in sexual activity and as such members should be

President Robert Mugabe was due to dash off to China over the weekend to beg for a $4 billion financial rescue package for Zimbabwe to avert an imminent economic disaster that has seen his government fail to finance itself.

The complex deal, wrought in months-long negotiations under the Joint Zimbabwe-China Permanent Commission, is aimed at stabilising Mugabe's beleaguered regime and strengthen its finances, but it leaves strong doubts about the flouting of tender procedures and the

President Robert Mugabe is not going to die in office nor opt for a life presidency, but will instead announce his exit from power before the 2018 Presidential and Parliamentary elections, The Telescope has alleged.

Mugabe is falsely thought by many to be angling for another term come 2018, when he will be a frail 94 years, an impossible feat health and mental wise, as the Joint Operations Command (JOC), has reportedly already told Mugabe to publicly state his departure, at the most

A granny from Mzilikazi suburb in Bulawayo came up with a shocking reason why she approached the court seeking a legal recourse against her son saying he threatened to 'fix' her by forcing her to watch him having sex with his girlfriend.

Hlalaphi Dube said the Biblical advice that one should respect his parents so that he or her days would be many on earth had no meaning for her son Jethro Dube who was in the habit of verbally and physically abusing her.

She said Jethro was also

Nikuv has dismissed claims by MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai that it was already planning to help Zanu-PF rig the next elections.

"We regret that you have been provided with false, defamatory, slanderous information regarding our work in Zimbabwe. Needless to say, the allegations made by the MDC leader against Nikuv at today's press conference are blatant lies and utter nonsense. It is quite unfortunate that a senior Zimbabwean politician has chosen to base his political agenda on the

THREE Zimbabweans were recently arrested in Botswana for smuggling cigarettes into the neighbouring country.

A fourth accomplice reportedly died in as yet unclear circumstances as he tried to escape from the police, a local court heard last week.

Busani Ndlovu, Fundani Sibanda both aged 19 and Nicolas Ncube, 55, appeared before a Francistown magistrate charged with smuggling cigarettes and entering Botswana through an illegal point.

All three pleaded guilty to the charges.

A Harare lawyer was forced to pledge US$50,000 after he was caught having sex with a married woman in Kuwadzana 3 following a tip-off.

Norman Bvekwa of Bvekwa Legal practitioners was caught playing 'hide my sausage' game with Diana Mukaro, a wife to Shingirai Mupakata. Bvekwa would allegedly his Mercedes benz at Mupakata's house and quench his sexual appetite on another man's wife.

Alert neighbours then tipped Mupakata of the goings-on leading to a trap being set.

Bvekwa was

An 18-year-old Tsholotsho man caught in the act of ravishing his eight-year-old cousin claimed that the two were lovers and were engaging in consensual sex.

The man told the girl's shocked mother who had forced her way into the kitchen hut where he slept that he was not doing anything wrong as the minor was his lover.

The teenager pleaded not guilty to rape before Bulawayo magistrate Sikhumbuzo Nyathi but was convicted and sentenced to an effective four years in prison.

TWENTY-TWO passengers on a Harare-bound National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) train escaped death when it derailed on Saturday night at Heany Junction about 30km east of Bulawayo.

NRZ acting general manager retired Brigadier-General Levy Mayihlome confirmed the accident yesterday and said they were still investigating the cause.

"Yes, the passenger train derailed at 9:55pm last night (Saturday) and investigations are going on to establish the cause of the accident," he said at the

LOCAL traditional healer Eddington Virimayi, popularly known as Samanyika, says he is overwhelmed by Bulawayo women seeking to have their virginity restored.

He said wives whose husbands are returning after years in the diaspora were his biggest clients.

"Believe it or not women are my major clients. They come for all sorts of issues. A common issue in relation to this particular topic is that of virginity restoration. There are certain herbs we use to restore the broken hymen

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