PROMISE Mkwananzi (PM), the spokesperson of Tajamuka/Sesijikile, a non-partisan citizens’ movement that has co-ordinated significant protests against President Robert Mugabe’s government, spent nearly a month in remand prison and was released on bail last week. He was arrested and charged with inciting public violence and destroying property during a demonstration against police brutality on August 24. Zimbabwe Independent reporter Hazel Ndebele (HN) caught up with him to discuss

SOME leading fuel retailers in Zimbabwe, purportedly partly owned by Swiss companies, are allegedly importing contaminated diesel which contains high levels of sulphur content for bigger profits, a Swiss corporate watchdog, Public Eye, has warned.

In an investigation report titled How Swiss Traders Flood Africa with Toxic Fuels, the watchdog accuses leading fuel companies of importing toxic fuel.

On Zimbabwe, the report says Sakunda Holdings, Redan Petroleum and Zuva Petroleum, whose

AS high-level political clashes between Zimbabwe and Botswana resurface and intensify, it has emerged President Ian Khama dispatched an intelligence delegation to Harare led by his spy chief to convey Gaborone’s annoyance with government’s accusations that the neighbouring state is providing paramilitary training to opposition MDC-T bandits to destabilise the country.

Informed intelligence sources told the Zimbabwe Independent this week Botswana’s retired colonel Isaac

The narrative of a se_x worker’s cycle can be told through the eye of ‘Nomalanga 38, although age and disease have caught up, it’s still game on for her. She can’t compete with those at their prime mostly between the ages groups 17-30 but still has clientele. The routine is patronizing a comfortable corner at a hotel pub, target market is business executives, politicians and businessmen-basically those that can part with good money for an ‘old woman’s

REGIONAL power suppliers could switch off Zimbabwe after the country’s integrated power utility, ZESA Holdings, failed to meet prepayment arrangements for power imports, the Financial Gazette can report.

The Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC), a subsidiary of ZESA, has defaulted on payments for power supplies from Eskom of South Africa and Hydro Cahora Bassa of Mozambique. It has also failed to pay for power supplies from a sister firm, the Zimbabwe

APOSTLE Charles Chiriseri, the founder of His Presence Ministries International, will be buried on October 22. The date was set in consultation with his wife Pastor Petunia Chiriseri, who is still in the intensive care unit at Bulawayo’s Mater Dei Hospital. Apostle Chiriseri died on the spot last Thursday night after the vehicle the couple was travelling in hit a donkey along the Harare-Bulawayo Road near Mbembesi.Pastor Chiriseri, a member of the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission

THE ruling Zanu PF party has organised a “homecoming party” and “thank you rally” for President Robert Mugabe, who is expected home tomorrow after attending the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.The planned rally comes at a time the 92-year-old Zanu PF leader is facing increasing pressure from local opposition parties and his peers in the Sadc region to step down due to old age and his failure to arrest the country’s economic meltdown.

Amai Gamu has spoken out after she broke up with musician Nox Nguni. She said :


    ”People fall in love and out of love. That’s life. Most of you must have heard the rumours. But what I want you all to know is this.

    Amai Gamu isn’t mad. I have fallen in love and out of love a countless times and I have no reasons to cling to anybody for whatever reason. Life goes on. Those who know me will testify that I truly loved him as he

Serious jockeying for top party positions has reached fever pitch in former Vice President Joice Mujuru’s new kid on the political block, the Zimbabwe People First (ZPF), as it prepares to elect a substantive executive before the end of the year — following its dramatic launch earlier this year.

While the party is yet to confirm the exact dates for its people’s convention, the Daily News understands that this could take place as early as next month — amid indications

Former SA reserve bank governor Tito Mboweni plans to establish a solidarity fund for desperate Zimbabweans.

Mboweni said he was saddened to see "desperate" Zimbabweans begging at traffic lights in South Africa.

"It saddens me every day to see destitute Zimbabweans begging on our street corners. Let like-minded people help," Mboweni tweeted.

"Let us create a Zimbabwe Solidarity Movement to help our people. I volunteer to co-ordinate a solidarity program,"

A tenant lost two teeth after a landlord's relative kicked him demanding rent.

The man from New Magwegwe in Bulawayo, a court heard, had been occupying the house for only two weeks when the relative demanded rent and knocked out his two teeth in a brutal assault. Lawrence Mutero (32) pleaded
guilty to assaulting Mr Theophelus Chihoza (37) who appeared in court hobbling on crutches.

His upper lip was swollen, one eye was puffed up and he could not open it. Mutero told the court that

An accountant and her husband have stage managed a robbery with a toy gun at Savanna Tobacco offices and stole $20 000.

The couple connived with the husband’s brother, who is still at large. Azellia Madzorera (24) an accountant at Savanna Tobacco and her husband Craig Shamu (27) were arraigned before Bulawayo magistrate Miss Adelaide Mbeure yesterday.

She remanded Shamu in custody and his wife to September 28 on $50 bail. The court heard how Shamu’s brother, Edwin Marufu, took

The Constitutional Court (Con-Court) has set the date for hearing former vice president Joice Mujuru’s application in which she is contesting the introduction of bond notes by government.

This followed a request by the Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) leader to have her application hearing expedited after the Reserve Bank Of Zimbabwe (RBZ) announced that it was introducing the surrogate currency at the end of October.

“It is our client’s considered view that her application

A 39-YEAR-OLD single mother plying her trade at Avondale flea market’s se.x tape with a married 27-year-old man has leaked and is now circulating on social media.

Mercy Mukungunugwa, better known as Mai Fungai, and her lover Masunga “Sauti” Togara recorded themselves having UNPROTECTED se.x at the former’s place in Glen View.

The se.x tape leaked after Mercy left her mobile phone unattended while relieving herself, at least according to her.

Mercy is reported to

A Harare man was given an ultimatum by his ex-wife to have se_x with her or for them to re-marry in return for a maintenance downward variation. Tafadzwa Kamutowo was given a challenge by his ex-wife Lucia Kamutowo to re-marry her or be intimate once more for her to accept a maintenance downward variation. Tafadzwa appeared at the Harare civil court yesterday with a maintenance downward variation application.

“I am seeking for a maintenance downward variation from $40 to $15. The tuck

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