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CIO’s thwart anti-Grace Mugabe demo

Oppah Muchinguri, Amos Midzi and Grace Mugabe
by admin - 22 October 2014

The infighting within President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu PF party escalated after youths aligned to one of the bickering factions allegedly organized a demonstration against the First Lady Grace Mugabe on Tuesday. According to state media reports Zanu-PF Harare provincial executive leaders hired five kombis...

Politics

Mugabe returns with extra-tight security

Mugabe being forced to deal with factionalism in his party. Picture: AFP

By Fungi Kwaramba HARARE – President Robert Mugabe returned from his Rome vacation yesterday amid an unusually tight security at Harare International Airport and also under pressure to deal with the boiling cauldron that Zanu PF politics has become over the past few weeks ever since his wife launched her vitriolic attacks on Vice President Joice Mujuru. In addition to the extra-tight security...

Business

NSSA writes off $6m loans

National Social Security Authority

By Kudzai Chawafambira HARARE – Pensions administrator National Social Security Authority (Nssa) has written off $5,6 million in loans inherited from now defunct Capital Bank Corporation Limited (Capital Bank). The bad loans surged from $52 073 in 2012. Capital Bank is 87 percent-owned by Nssa. Patrick Mapani, the authority’s finance director, said the loans, struck off the books last year,...

Opinion

‘Cyclone’ Grace sweeps through Zimbabwe

Dr Alex Magaisa

By Alex Magaisa It’s hardly a couple of months since Grace Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s First Lady, launched her political career through a “surprise” nomination by members of Zanu PF’s Women’s League, the ruling party’s wing that represents the women. While it appeared like a surprise nomination, it was, in fact, a well-choreographed operation, which involved the incumbent chairperson of the...

Crimes & Courts

Riot at funeral: Widow stones in-laws at suicide wake

Riot at funeral: Widow stones in-laws at suicide wake

By Auxilia Katongomara ANTI-RIOT police had to be called, to restore order at a funeral wake of a Sizinda man, who committed suicide over his wife’s alleged infidelity, on Sunday evening. Memory Sibanda reportedly ran amok, pelting her in-laws and residents with stones, after some of them had accused her of causing her husband, Davison Chikukwa, popularly known as Diva, 33, to kill himself. Residents...

Local

Lightning strikes 50 police recruits

Lightning strikes 50 police recruits

At least 50 police recruits escaped death by a whisker, after a bolt of lightning struck a tent they were using during training, at Lowdale Training Centre in Shamva, last Thursday. While the official figures indicate that there were 50 recruits, and three were injured, impeccable police sources at Morris Depot, said there were 60 recruits and 15 of them were injured, eight of them seriously. The...

Diaspora

Zimbabwean mum and her three kids die in horror car crash in Australia

Zimbabwean mum and her three kids die in horror car crash in Australia

AUSTRALIA – Police here have released the names of the mother and her three children killed in a crash in Kambalda on Sunday night — and the grieving father has been contacted in Zimbabwe and told of the tragedy. Emmet Moyo, 38, Sibonginkosi (Tahila), 8, Sibusiso (Blessing), 5, and baby Sandulo died when the Hyundai Getz they were travelling in collided head-on with a 40-seater bus on the...

International

Man fakes being in a coma for two years

Even his wife played along (Picture: WALES NEWS SERVICE)

UNITED KINGDOM – A fraudster claimed he was a quadriplegic and faked being in a vegetative state for two years. Alan Knight, 47, of Swansea, conned his elderly neighbour out of £40,000 and claimed he was unable to move from the neck down in a bid to avoid being punished for the crime. He was caught out when doctors watching his hospital room spotted him eating, wiping his face and even writing. He...

Showbiz

Carl Joshua Ncube to star in game show

Carl Joshua Ncube

HARARE – Comedian Carl Joshua Ncube will warm up for his tour of Australia early next month by taking part in Bang Bang Game Show at Alliance Francaise tomorrow before hosting a farewell party at the Book Café on Saturday. Ncube, who has steadily risen to become one of Zimbabwe’s leading comedians, will take part in the African Comedy Festival which will take place in the Australian cities...

Sports

Everyone is a bit confused says Bosso skipper

IT’S ALL GLOOMY . . . The Highlanders bench parades a number of sad faces, during their league match against Harare City, which the Bulawayo giants needed to win to be champions but, somehow, saw them collapsing to a 0-4 defeat. — Picture by William Mafunga

By Eddie Chikamhi GIANTS Highlanders’ miserable run of four straight losses has left players confused as a campaign that held so much promise at the beginning of the year has crumbled. Bosso, who were ranked among the favourites in all competitions this year following a strong foundation laid by Zambian coach Kelvin Kaindu in the last two years, could end the season empty-handed. The Bulawayo...