A Gwanda man, caught in his brother's bedroom at night chatting to his sister-in-law, stabbed his elder sibling several times with a knife after being asked about his intentions.

James Gandidzanwa, 25, of West Nicholson, was yesterday arraigned before Gwanda magistrate Olivia Mashava Mashaire facing charges of assaulting his brother, Justice Ndlovu, 32. He pleaded guilty and was remanded in custody to today for sentencing.

Prosecuting Getrude Zvidzai told the court that on January

Zanu PF hawks that have successfully orchestrated former Vice-President Joice Mujuru's fall from the party and government are said to have put in place plans to put the final nail in the veteran liberation war fighter's political coffin.

BY Everson Mushava/Moses Matenga

The plot is to have her expelled from the party as early as the next politburo meeting expected this week.

The Standard is reliably informed that the petition to have Mujuru and former party administrator

An angry President Robert Mugabe slated former Presidential Affairs minister Didymus Mutasa who was once a dreaded CIO boss, on his return from his long holiday in the Far East yesterday, branding his erstwhile lieutenant as "deranged, mad, little-brained" and "a stupid fool".

The nonagenarian was particularly scathing about Mutasa's moves to try and get regional and continental bodies to intervene in Zanu PF's deepening factional and succession wars.

He told Cabinet ministers, top

A CONTROVERSIAL but widely popular Malawian prophet who went where his counterparts in Zimbabwe dare not tread by claiming that President Robert Mugabe's biological clock would not tick beyond 2015, has been proved to a false prophet!

Prophet Austin Liyabunya pulled a shocker on 1 January this year when he made a number of what he claimed to be prophecies when he claimed that Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe will die this year, within the next few months.

The seemingly

OPPOSITION political parties and commentators yesterday launched scathing attacks on President Robert Mugabe for going to Zambian president's inauguration while elections were still being conducted in that country and results had not been announced.

In what could be a diplomatic gaffe, Mugabe arrived in Zambia on Friday, with the inauguration only being held yesterday morning.

Commentators said there was no dignity in what Mugabe did, and to make matters worse, he left for Zambia

A Third-year Electrical Engineering student at the University of Zimbabwe recorded on video how his estate should be distributed, demanded that his body be cremated and sent messages to his friends announcing his death before committing suicide.

Kranos Nyangari, 21, hanged himself at his home in Bulawayo's North End suburb using an electrical cord. The incident happened last Friday at around 11PM and his parents blame influence of hip-hop music for his death. Kranos went to their

ZANU PF has warned Prophetic Healing and Deliverance (PHD) Ministries leader Walter Magaya against attacking apostolic sect members, some of whom have publicly declared their allegiance to President Robert Mugabe and have religiously attended all major party events in their thousands.

Speaking after Mugabe's address to hundreds of party supporters gathered to welcome him at Harare International Airport on Thursday, Zanu PF Harare provincial youth chairman Godwin Gomwe warned Magaya not

Pastor Sithembiso Zondo, famous for his motivational talks on Ukhozi FM's Breakfast Show on Tuesdays in South Africa, has been filmed with no clothes on.

The video which has since gone viral on social media and has also been seen by My Zimbabwe News, has sent tongues wagging amongst many South African women. A close friend of the pastor has said Sithembiso is on a 21-day fasting prayer session. The source also said as far as he knows, the pastor's wife has also left the house.


A South Africa-based man from Tsholotsho, Matabeleland North allegedly had sex with his partner until she died!, Sithembile Moyo is understood to have died while in bed with Thabani Mlotshwa, who is now at large. However, it has since emerged that the deceased was asthmatic, a condition which could have lead to her death.

A police source said Mlotshwa came back from South Africa in December last year where he works as a security guard and rekindled his affair with his long time lover

Jailed RMG Independent End Time Message leader Robert Martin Gumbura who was imprisoned for 40 years last year for raping women from his church will on Monday bounce back into the court where the High Court is expected to hear his appeal.

Gumbura is appealing against both conviction and the sentence imposed on him by the Harare Magistrates' Courts last year.

The man of the cloth, who was denied bail pending appeal, wants the higher court to set aside the lower court's decision and


IT is now official.
Zanu-PF Politburo member and Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Oppah Muchinguri, is now officially married to a Pentecostal clergyman - Bishop Anthony Kashiri - a matrimonial status that makes her a "Mai Mufundisi".

The two are believed to have been love-birds for some time but did all they could to put the relationship under wraps to avoid unnecessary publicity.

Muchinguri flaunted her new-found love around in public last Thursday at Mutare

A GWANDA woman could not hold her anger and attacked her husband after catching him pants down with a suspected small house.

The incident took place at Vhovha Mine while others were celebrating the New Year.

Patricia Ndlovu (36) allegedly attacked Memory Mangena (30) on New Year's day at around 9pm.

The accused said she suspected that her husband was having an affair. On the fateful day, she called her husband and he allegedly lied about his whereabouts. "Spies" had seen the


A team of famed archaeologists and biblical scholars have confirmed an enormous skull that was unearthed west of Jerusalem is that of Goliath.  They also say the stone embedded in its forehead came from David's slingshot!

Excited scientist, Dr Richard Martin discovered the amazing relic in the foothills of the Judaean Mountains last spring.

The German archaeologist says the find proves that the battle between David and Goliath occurred just the way the Bible described it.

The bodies of nine people from Tsholotsho, part of the 11 Zimbabweans who perished in an accident in Botswana on their way to South Africa about two weeks ago, were expected home in Tsholotsho late Wednesday for burial on Thursday at their respective homes.

Tsholotsho district administrator, Nosizi Dube said the other two bodies of people who were from Bulilima district had been repatriated on Tuesday and only those from Tsholotsho were on their way at the time of going to press.

Star FM DJ Ndumiso "Skywalker" Dube, who was arrested on Monday for defaulting on a $100 monthly maintenance for a child he sired with Getrude Maseko, was rescued by a friend after spending the night in cells.

The controversial DJ was arrested soon after being ordered by magistrate Trevor Nyatsanza to pay $80 for the upkeep of another child mothered by Tendai Manyame.

He spent the night in police cells pending an appearance before a magistrate on criminal charges. However, a friend

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