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

Riot at funeral: Widow stones in-laws at suicide wake
by admin - 21 October 2014

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...

Politics

Mash West trashes anti-Mliswa drive

Temba Mliswa

By Chengetai Zvauya HARARE – The Mashonaland West Zanu PF provincial inter-district conference on Sunday endorsed Temba Mliswa as the chairperson of the province. This follows a petition and vote-of-no-confidence against him that was passed by 26 members of the Zanu PF provincial executive committee last week. A group of Zanu PF officials led by deputy minister of Home Affairs Ziyambi Ziyambi,...

Business

Zimbabwe tourism loses $1m to Ebola

Victoria Falls Airport (File Picture)

By Kudzai Chawafambira Zimbabwe’s tourism industry players have lost more than $1 million in income following cancellation of a key international conference due to Ebola scare reports, the country’s tourism council said. The country was supposed to host the 18th Insurance Congress for Developing Countries (ICDC) in the resort town of Victoria Falls, but the event was called off at the last...

Opinion

MDC-T should go back to founding ideals

MDC Founding Fathers: Morgan Tsvangirai and the late Gibson Sibanda

By Ambrose B ChimbgandaThe forthcoming MDC congress is a defining moment not only for the survival of the political organisation, but also for the well-being of the people of Zimbabwe. It comes at a time when the party is still reeling from its “loss” to Zanu PF in the last general elections; a time when the party is bleeding from internal strife. It comes at a time when the confidence 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

Zim student found dead in SA university

Vaal University of Technology

By Emelia Motsai SOUTH AFRICA – Police are investigating a murder case after a female Zimbabwean student was found dead in her room in a residence at the Vaal University of Technology in Vanderbijlpark. According to Colonel Lungelo Dlamini, Nozipho Tshuma’s body was discovered in her locked room on Saturday. He said he could not confirm allegations that she had been raped and strangled but...

International

Nigeria declared free of Ebola

Schoolchildren in Nigeria wash their hands as they learn about Ebola prevention

Nigeria has been declared officially free of Ebola after six weeks with no new cases, the World Health Organization (WHO) says. Africa’s most populous country won praise for its swift response after an infected Liberian diplomat brought the disease there in July. The WHO officially declared Senegal Ebola-free on Friday. The outbreak has killed more than 4,500 people in West Africa, mostly in...

Showbiz

No Makanaka, you can’t fool us again

Makanaka Wakatama

By Garikai Mazara If Makanaka Wakatama is under the illusion that the nation will have collective amnesia and conveniently forget the events of less than a decade ago, then she has lost the plot. For she did not get the sympathy that she must have sought last week when she addressed the nation, in a self-pitying letter in which she portrayed herself as a victim of an early marriage. Instead, she...

Sports

Russian tennis boss fined $25 000 and suspended for referring to Serena and Venus as “the Williams brothers”

Russian tennis boss fined $25 000 for referring to Serena and Venus as "the Williams brothers"

Serena Williams says comments by the head of the Russian Tennis Federation referring to her and older sister Venus as “brothers” were bullying, sexist and racist, and that she supported the one-year suspension imposed by the WTA against the official. Shamil Tarpischev was also fined $25,000 (£15,500) for making the comments on Russian television. He also said the sisters were “scary”...