A 26-YEAR-OLD Bulawayo man from Pumula North suburb bashed his 34-year-old sugar mama after he allegedly caught her red handed in bed with another man - her sugar daddy, who reportedly escaped the scene immediately.

Celani Sibanda went berserk, hitting his 'sugar mama', Grace Sibanda (34) using blows all over the face, before dragging her on a tarred road for about 10 metres in their neighbourhood.

This came to light yesterday when Celani appeared before Western Commonage


A retired cobbler from northern India, Mahashta Mûrasi, claims he was born in January 1835, making him not only the oldest man on earth, but the oldest to have ever lived, according to the Guiness World Records.

According to Indian officials, the man was born at home in the city of Bangalore on January 6th 1835, and is recorded to have lived in Vârânasî since 1903. He worked as a cobbler in the city until 1957, when he retired at the already venerable age of 122.

"I have been

THIS year's Christmas Holiday is turning out to be the bloodiest in as many years with 88 reported to have died while 630 others were injured in about 1,000 road accidents recorded between December 15 and yesterday.

In a statement, national police spokesperson Chief Superintendent Paul Nyathi urged the public to be cautious on the country's roads.

"Eighty eight people have died this year as compared to 81 last year, while 630 people have been injured as compared to 487 recorded

PANIC has gripped thousands of Zimbabweans in South Africa ahead of today's permit application deadline, as it emerged yesterday that scores are still to apply.

South Africa's Home Affairs Department in mid year introduced new permits for Zimbabweans living in that country. Ngqabutho Mabhena, who was actively involved in the special permits negotiations four years ago, yesterday confirmed the panic mood.

"There is panic, those affected fear they might be closed out because they did

GAMBIAN soldiers launched a coup bid in the capital Banjul overnight while President Yahya Jammeh was abroad, military and diplomatic sources said today.

"The presidential palace was attacked very early this morning, at around 3am, by armed individuals. Some came from the presidential guard," a Gambian diplomat said.

Army sources and residents of the city confirmed the report and said the attackers had been driven back. Soldiers had prevented some civilians from going to work in

ZANU PF infighting is taking a new twist amid revelations party hawks have sharpened their daggers against Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa whom they accuse of conniving with President Robert Mugabe to deny them influential party and government appointments.

Sources close to the developments said a "gang of four" comprising Information minister Jonathan Moyo , Environment minister Saviour Kasukuwere, Higher and Tertiary Education minister Oppah Muchinguri and Mugabe's nephew Patrick


NEARLY 400 refugees and asylum seekers, the majority, Zimbabweans sheltered in the Central Methodist Church premises in central Johannesburg, will finally find themselves homeless this Thursday.

This is after the owners of the cathedral resolved to evict all those who, over the past decade, have sought sanctuary in the church due to recurrent xenophobic attacks in South Africa coupled with complete homelessness.

Past attempts to have them evicted from the church premises have been

A mere three weeks into his tenure as President Robert Mugabe's senior lieutenant, the knives are now being sharpened against Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa as Zanu PF's ugly infighting refuses to go away and the party faction that worked together to decimate former anti-Joice Mujuru falls apart.

Among Mnangagwa's new rabid critics are erstwhile colleagues who played a critical role in annihilating Mujuru and her perceived sympathisers, a development that paved the way for his

A 32-year-old Harare tout, Marvellous Kandemiri, who last week allegedly undressed a woman at 4th Street Bus Terminus in the company of other touts, was yesterday denied bail when he appeared before provincial magistrate Milton Serima.

Kandemiri was arrested after a leaked video footage capturing the drama went viral on social media networks. In the alleged video, the woman was taunted and physically abused by several men with others pulling down her undergarments.

Kandemiri and


President Robert Mugabe has ordered the immediate upgrading of the killer Beitbridge-Masvingo-Chirundu road, while a legal dispute between government and a local construction consortium is being looked into, Transport and Infrastructure Development minister Obert Mpofu has said.

The upgrading of the road should cost about $1 billion, the minister said in an interview on Sunday.

Mpofu's comments came in the wake of a public outcry over the continued loss of lives along the road, in

AN AIRASIA flight bound for northeast Thailand has turned back to the capital Bangkok shortly after takeoff when pilots detected an "irregularity" in the storage compartment, airline officials say.

Later on Tuesday, another AirAsia jet — this time in the Philippines — skidded off the runway on arrival at a popular resort island, causing no injuries but shutting the small airport, the airline and police confirmed.

AirAsia Flight Z2272, which was flying from Manila overshot the

A man has spent nine months living in a GUAVA TREE because his wife refuses to say sorry for cheating on him.

The man, known only as Sanjay, walked in on his wife and a next-door neighbour in their home and caught them red-handed, having hot sex.

And when she refused to apologise he climbed a nearby guava tree and has been there for the past nine months.

The 25-year-old has survived on a diet of fruit from the tree and food handed up by relatives.

"He eats and sleeps on

THE opposition MDC-T has rallied its supporters to brace for the dissolution of Parliament and proclamation of new general election dates in the next few months amid reports that the ruling Zanu PF party wanted to get rid of 100 of its legislators linked to ousted former Vice-President Joice Mujuru.

MDC-T spokesperson Obert Gutu said fresh general elections were now inevitable given that the opposition party has also initiated plans to recall its 19 legislators, who defected to MDC

Over 40 bodies have been recovered from the missing AirAsia flight, the Indonesian Navy said. Objects resembling parts of the plane, as well as what was thought to be the plane's outline underwater, were seen in the search area.

Indonesian officials coming off a helicopter on Borneo island said they saw several bodies floating in waters near where the flight was last seen. Images on local television showed at least one bloated corpse.

The bodies, swollen but intact, were brought to

TWO siblings from Tsholotsho viciously beat up their father before dousing him with five litres of petrol and setting his body on fire, a court heard yesterday.

Onesmo Khumalo, 19, and his 20-year-old sister Bethester appeared before Tsholotsho magistrate Abednigo Ndebele for the gruesome killing of their father Kwabokwashe Khumalo .

Both are facing murder charges and were remanded in custody to January 12. They were also advised to apply to the High Court for bail.

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