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The death toll from the collapse of a church guesthouse in Lagos has risen to 115, South African government minister Jeff Radebe said on Monday, urging the heavily criticized Nigerian government to investigate the "tragedy".

The Sept 12. disaster in the church compound of popular preacher T.B. Joshua, which Radebe says killed 84 South Africans from visiting church groups, has opened up a diplomatic rift between the two African economic heavyweights.

South Africans are angry at what

The Zimbabwe National Students Union (Zinasu) yesterday piled on the pressure on the University of Zimbabwe (UZ) describing the doctorate awarded to first lady Grace Mugabe last week as a "Genetically Modified Doctorate"  which has shamed local academia.

Samuel Gwenzi, the Zinasu national coordinator, said the doctorate awarded to President Robert Mugabe's wife from the flagship UZ was bogus and a mockery to thousands of students genuinely seeking to pursue studies.



A South African mother recounts her five-day ordeal underneath the rubble of TB Joshua's collapsed church in Lagos, Nigeria.

She was trying so hard to be strong. She almost succeeded too. But that was until she was led back to the site of the Synagogue Church of All Nations building collapse, on Saturday.

On sighting the wreckage of the rubble from which she had come out of as a survivor after being buried for five days, South African Lindiwe Ndwandwe - a mother, wife, and

A Victoria Falls woman last Friday told a magistrate that she hired a prophet to make her husband fail to sustain an erection each time he tried to sleep with a mistress.

Faith Ndlovu (25) appeared as a witness in the trial of her husband Lindani Mathuthu (36) before Victoria Falls resident magistrate Sharon Rosemani on Friday for assaulting her over the matter.

Mathuthu pleaded not guilty to physical abuse and the case was remanded to October 3 for continuation of trial.


MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai is headed for a fresh clash with authorities amid revelations that he plans to personally lead street protests being organised by his opposition party from the frontline.

The opposition party spokesperson Douglas Mwonzora last week revealed to The Standard modalities for the protests against the worsening economic crisis in the country would be worked out soon after the opposition party's elective congress set for next month.

"The protests will be

A 53-year-old domestic worker allegedly strangled her octogenarian employer-cum-husband with her bare hands as she could no longer bear his deteriorating health after suffering a stroke.

Florence Mazhanga from Mahatshula suburb in Bulawayo was employed by the Nyathi family as a live out maid and eventually fell in love with Lucas Nyathi, 80, after his wife died in 2009.

But when her lover fell sick, Mazhanga would assault him with sticks for messing himself until she allegedly


THE University of Zimbabwe (UZ) has remained mum on the conferment of Doctor of Philosophy degree on First Lady Grace Mugabe despite questions and speculation being raised over the accolade.

Over a week after Grace graduated at the once prestigious institution, analysts said the UZ was not doing itself any good by remaining quiet in the wake of the controversies surrounding the PhD. They said the credibility of the UZ was now at stake, amid claims that the institution's continental

PLANS to pay lobola and settle down in marriage went up in smoke when a husband-to-be recently discovered that his girlfriend was having sex sessions with multiple boyfriends, it is alleged.

The said multiple sexual affairs were reportedly unearthed upon going some WhatsApp messages on the cheating woman's mobile phone.

Rita Toro's failure to be content with one man came to light when her live-in boyfriend George Ncube, who had plans to pay lobola, discovered some text as well as

A 44-YEAR-OLD woman from Insiza District in Matabeleland South, pulled a shocker when she challenged her father-in-law to have hot sex with her during a traditional court sitting last Monday.

Mrs Soneni Maphosa allegedly exchanged harsh words with her father-in-law, Mr Robert Maphosa, who was accusing her of dating a fellow villager. Mrs Maphosa's husband is said to be in South Africa.

"We had to take the matter to the chief after we failed to solve it at village level," said

THE Philanthropy Institute of Zimbabwe (PIZ), which recently stirred controversy when it dished out dubious honorary doctorate degrees to music superstar Oliver Mtukudzi and nine other prominent personalities, is back in the limelight after naming First Lady Grace Mugabe as the Philanthropist of the Year.

Grace is among the 12 other prominent people who were named philanthropists of the year 2014 in various fields among them business tycoon Phillip Chiyangwa, Prophetic Healing and


Former Warriors midfielder Lazarus Muhoni was on Wednesday allegedly stabbed by his wife in Warren Park following a fistfight over his suspected infidelity.

Muhoni (38), who is now plying his trade in Division One, was stabbed by his wife, Daisy (32), after he had allegedly attacked her with a chair.

It is alleged Daisy had accused Muhoni of having an affair with another woman and this did not go down well with Muhoni who responded by punching and slapping her before attacking her

A polygamous man, who could not stomach the rumour that one of his wives was having an adulterous affair with another man, got himself into trouble after saying he had married a 'prostitute'.

Langton Madamombe (45) of Brompton Mine, Kadoma, on Wednesday appeared before magistrate Takudzwa Gwazemba for contravening Section 182 of the Criminal Code Chapter 9: 23, "contempt of court" for breaching a protection order issued against him in February this year.

Accused was convicted on

AN INSUZA orphan was caught red-handed raping a Grade 3 pupil after she had visited his homestead to collect a needle.

The orphan, who claimed that he was 16 years old, appeared before regional magistrate Chrispen Mberewere and pleaded guilty to rape. He said he has no birth certificate or a birth record to ascertain or confirm his exact age, but a clinical examination done by a Mpilo Central Hospital dentist estimated that he was between 19 and 20 years old.

Another dentist at the


Prophetic Healing and Deliverance Ministries leader Prophet Magaya has threatened to sue The Zimbabwe Mail newspaper over a story it published this week claiming that he had paid $150,000 to a man who was suing him for adultery. Prophet Magaya was at the centre of an alleged illicit affair between him and Denford Mutashu's wife. (PIC: Mutashu testifying in Magaya's church)

The PHD front man's lawyer Advocate Thabani Mpofu wrote to the The Zimbabwe Mail seeking retraction. He gave the


Emmerson Mnangagwa has devised a strategy to assume the presidency from President Robert Mugabe by February next year, senior intelligence sources have revealed.

Mnangagwa and his inner circle of strategists were working on the assumption that he would push out vice President Joice Mujuru, his bitter succession rival, at the Zanu (PF) congress in December, Central Intellingence Organisation (CIO) sources privy to the plot told The Zimbabwean.

"The basic strategy is to ensure that

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