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Lady Squanda assaulted in commuter omnibus

Lady Squanda assaulted in commuter omnibus
by admin - 21 October 2014

CHITUNGWIZA – Zimdancehall artist Lady Squanda was assaulted in a commuter omnibus last week Thursday. The controversial artist was left with a deep cut on her chin and had to be stitched up at Chitungwiza General Hospital. In a video posted by the ZimEntertainment TV channel Squanda boasted that since...

Politics

Journalist continues with ‘Occupy Africa Unity Square’ protest

Itai Dzamara has continued leading the "Occupy Africa Unity Square" protest in the capital Harare

HARARE – Prominent Zimbabwean journalist Itai Dzamara has continued leading the “Occupy Africa Unity Square” protest in the capital Harare. Dzamara who is the editor of The News Leader newspaper was arrested Friday after he called on President Robert Mugabe to step down in a petition that was delivered to the presidential Munhumutapa Offices in Harare. Africa Unity Square is a few...

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

Why the hate? Why the anger? Why the malice?

Obert Gutu

By Obert Gutu The level of hate, anger and malice is simply astounding. The vile and toxic language that is routinely used defies all forms of human decency. We are caught up in this conundrum of heightened intolerance, disrespect and vulgarity. Brother has turned against brother and sister has turned against sister. This is now a mumbo jumbo spectacle of tongue – lashing and hate- filled...

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

Oscar Pistorius jailed for five years

South African Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius arrives at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria

South African athlete Oscar Pistorius has been jailed for five years for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Judge Thokozile Masipa, issuing the ruling in court in Pretoria, also gave Pistorius a three-year suspended sentence for a firearms charge. The prosecution had called for a minimum 10-year sentence; the defence for community service and house arrest. Pistorius was convicted of culpable...

Showbiz

Lady Squanda assaulted in commuter omnibus

Lady Squanda assaulted in commuter omnibus

CHITUNGWIZA – Zimdancehall artist Lady Squanda was assaulted in a commuter omnibus last week Thursday. The controversial artist was left with a deep cut on her chin and had to be stitched up at Chitungwiza General Hospital. In a video posted by the ZimEntertainment TV channel Squanda boasted that since she was a ghetto youth and “star” she had decided to get treated in her home area (Chitungwiza...

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...