AN internal audit into operations of the National Railways of Zimbabwe has revealed gross irregularities with the cash strapped parastatal reported to have failed to collect about $10 million in rentals.

The audit report revealed that there were procurement problems which resulted in NRZ paying for an oversupply of grid resistors with stock enough to last 100 years. The audit report dated 27 October 2015 — produced by the works council, which is a combination of both management

A MAGWEGWE police officer got the shock of his life when he was assaulted with a wooden log on the head and fists for allegedly greeting a neighbour’s wife who in return ignored him.

Brilliant Mhlanga (26) stationed at ZRP Magwegwe was assaulted by Mpumeleli Nyoni (25) after he greeted his wife Nomzamo Masuku.

Nyoni appeared before provincial magistrate in charge of West Commonage Mr Abednico Ndebele facing attempted murder charges.

Prosecuting, Mr Mufaro Mageza said on

 An illicit picture taken at Kong Night club in South Africa has surfaced online.
In the picture a bold and brazen girl is seen giving ‘head’ to the Nigerian Star D’banj as he thrilled fans at the KONG in South Africa with his classic tunes and his much loved hit song, ‘Feeling The Nigga’.
Many couldn’t believe their eyes as the Kokomaster and the girl went quite crazy on stage.
Apparently Stella Khumalo of Durban


KWEKWE-BASED human rights defender and democracy activist, Nkosilathi Emmanuel Moyo, has reportedly sent prison garb to President Robert Mugabe as a birthday present ahead of the Zanu PF leader’s 92nd birthday celebrations to be held in Masvingo next month.

The present comprises prison uniform, a prison jersey, white tennis shoes, a pair of handcuffs and a Mugabe portrait inscribed “Wanted: RG Mugabe for Crimes Against Humanity”.

The parcel also contains a video

A Harare man was beaten by his former girlfriend for marrying another woman, a Harare Civil Court has heard. Morris Maunake yesterday told magistrate Mrs Marehwanazvo Gofa that his ex-girlfriend Patience Sikina also insults him using obscene words.

Maunake, who was seeking a protection order against Sikina, told the court that she told him that he should have married her not the other woman.

“She was my girlfriend and she comes to my house and assaults me for marrying another

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe could be expecting his first grandchild at the age of 92.

Mugabe’s only daughter, Bona, who married Simba Chikore, said to be a pilot, at a lavish wedding on March 1, 2014, is reportedly expecting judging by her bulging stomach.

Since their wedding, the issue of the pair having a child has been the subject of social media speculation for some time now.

Bona’s traditional marriage was held at Mugabe’s Zvimba rural home in August 2013.


A pupil in Masvingo has smashed the academic record in Masvingo after getting 30 points in the Cambridge A Level exams.

Emmanuel Zhou (18) a science student at Riverton Academy in Masvingo Rural sat for six subjects (Cambridge) in November 2015.

Emmanuel got an A in Mathematics (scoring 97%); Physics A (93%); Chemistry A (94%); Accounting A (95%); Economics A (92%) and Further Mathematics A (83%).
He wants to do Actuarial Science or  Petroleum Engineering at university.

As hunger bites in Mwenezi, teenagers are flocking to Neshuro, Sarahuro and Rutenga to sell their bodies for 50 cents.
The young hookers say they have no choice but to try to eke a living. They say the families they left behind are now surviving on insects.
They are harvesting an insect called cicada (nyenze) and storing it hoping that that it would provide relish for the next two or three months.
A family told The Mirror last week that it has so far

THE Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) has raised the red flag over escalating factional fights in Zanu PF, warning President Robert Mugabe to read the riot act to Zanu PF stalwarts positioning to succeed the soon-to-be 92 leader as concerns of a political crisis heighten.

Intelligence sources said a detailed report has already been handed to Mugabe chronicling events that are posing a serious security threat to the country, with the hope that the issues related to factionalism

THE Zimbabwe Population based HIV Impact Assessment (Zimphia) was yesterday launched in Bulawayo province with 1,288 adults and children expected to be tested for HIV during the door to door survey.

The data collection exercise will also see participants being tested for syphilis, HIV viral load and CD4 counts in the comfort of their homes.

The survey, which is targeting 30,000 adults countrywide and children by April this year, will be taken to 30 households in the city.


THE wheels of justice continue to move at a snail’s pace in the Hartzell High School headmaster, Shorwi Kawadza’s trial for sleeping with an orphaned minor and deliberately infecting her with an STI after it was once again postponed as court could not proceed without the statements of a key witness.

The matter, which has seen a number of court hearing dates being set and postponed, was supposed to be heard at Mutare magistrate today (Friday) but has since been postponed to

The State yesterday withdrew charges against two of the four people accused of attempting to petrol bomb the First Family’s Alpha Omega Dairy Farm in Mazowe, and turned them into its witnesses.

Solomon Makumbe (29) who is attached at 1 Field Regiment and Zimbabwe Intelligence Corps and Silas Pfupa (37), will now testify on behalf of the State against little known Zimbabwe People’s Front political party leader Owen Kuchata (34) and Borman Ngwenya (30).

Kuchata and Ngwenya

A WOMAN from Chirumhanzu allegedly killed her two-year-old son from a previous marriage to please her new husband and in-laws. Precious Hamandishe, 27, of Ritize Village, headman Chigegwe in Chirumhanzu, said after finding new love earlier this month, she was ordered to surrender her son, Tadiwa Mangoma, to her former husband if she entertained any thought of staying with George Runesu (Jnr) as her husband.

Hamandishe told Bulawayo High Court Judge, Justice Martin Makonese, sitting at

PLANS to oust Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa from the Zanu PF presidium, by pushing for the adoption of a women’s quota system, suffered a huge blow after only three provinces out of ten resolved to have a female elevated to the party’s presidium.

The call for the women’s quota, which Zanu PF insiders say is a plot by G40 — which is engaged in a bitter succession wrangle with Mnangagwa — is aimed at replacing the VP with possibly First Lady Grace Mugabe.

HARARE - The battle for political supremacy in the country ahead of the eagerly-anticipated 2018 national elections is getting hotter, with former Vice President Joice Mujuru finally moving to register her People First movement with the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec).

An elated People First spokesperson, Rugare Gumbo, told our source yesterday that the outfit, which has thus far operated as the “original” Zanu PF formation that used the slogan People First, would be

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