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TEACHERS ARRESTED OVER EXTRA LESSONS

TEACHERS ARRESTED OVER EXTRA LESSONS

AFRICA, CRIME, Daily News, EDUCATION, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, ZIMBABWE
Some teachers who conveniently took advantage of the recent reopening of schools to bilk parents and guardians through ‘forcing’ them to unprocedurally pay for extra lessons have been arrested by the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC).Government banned teachers from conducting extra lessons for an additional fee and promised to take disciplinary action against those caught offside. According to the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education, no parent must be charged to have their children taught outside normal hours or weekends. Investigations by The Sunday Mail Society reveal that some extra lessons are pegged at an average US$3 or equivalent per week for primary school learners, while secondary school learners are paying not less than US$5 per subject. The money is pa...
Dead Gold Dealer Arrested ,A Year After Skipping Bail

Dead Gold Dealer Arrested ,A Year After Skipping Bail

AFRICA, Daily News, ZIMBABWE
DEAD GOLD DEALER ARRESTED, A YEAR AFTER SKIPPING BAIL POLICE in Bulawayo have arrested Jefat Chaganda, the chief suspect in the 14 kilogramme gold case that happened in Plumtree in 2018.The case also resulted in the arrest of nine other suspects that included a magistrate, prosecutor, lawyer, police officers and Johane Masowe congregants. Chaganda (54), skipped bail last year and his lawyers, Nyikadzino, Simango and Associates, told Bulawayo High Court judge, Justice Thompson Mabhikwa, in court, that he was dead although they could not produce a death certificate. A warrant of arrest was immediately issued and more than a year later, Chaganda was arrested last Wednesday in Emakhandeni after he allegedly sneaked into the country from his hideout in South Africa. It has also emerge...
Brave Woman I Fought A Crocodile To Save My Baby

Brave Woman I Fought A Crocodile To Save My Baby

AFRICA, Daily News, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, ZIMBABWE
I FOUGHT A CROC TO SAVE MY BABY WHAT was supposed to be a quiet and relaxing day out fishing along Runde River turned into a real-life nightmare for Maurina Msisinyana (31) sometime last year.For years, she had admired women from her village in Chipinda, Chiredzi South, who had mastered the art of fishing in the mighty Runde river, which meanders along the borders of their village. On April 8, 2020, she took along her three sons Silent, Paradise and Gideon then aged 11, seven, two respectively and her sister-in-law, Beauty Ingwani, to trawl for relish along the river. Being a novice, Beauty was to be her tutor on that fateful day; a Wednesday that was to forever change her life. To sidestep any distractions while she went about her fishing, she had placed two-year-old Gideon and ...
$5 000 FINE FOR NOT DISPLAYING HOUSE NUMBER

$5 000 FINE FOR NOT DISPLAYING HOUSE NUMBER

AFRICA, Daily News, INTERNATIONAL, ZIMBABWE
BULAWAYO City Council has updated its Fire Brigade by-laws which will among other provisions make it a Level Three offence for home owners not to display their house numbers at their premises.The level offences are benchmarked to the Government levels where Level Three is attracting a fine of $5 000. In the updated by-laws the local authority has consolidated Fire Brigade policies to form one concrete document of by-laws, with fines now having been included for various offences. Among the notable offences is the issue of clearly displaying house numbers for purposes of easy identification in cases of emergencies, “For purposes of easy identification by any member of the Service in an emergency, every owner or occupier of premises must ensure that the correct street number of the pre...
‘I was raped in front of my husband and he wants to divorce me because i enjoyed it’

‘I was raped in front of my husband and he wants to divorce me because i enjoyed it’

Domestic Violence, Girl Child, GIRLS, INTERNATIONAL, UN Women, WOMEN, Women Emamanicipation, Women Football, ZIMBABWE
Narrating the story, she disclosed that she was a virgin before she got married to her husband and has never cheated on him, so she didn’t even know how sex with another man feels until the day the ordeal took place. She added that her husband’s grievance is based on the fact that as she was being raped by the hoodlums, instead of her displaying agony and unease during the process, rather she moaned in utmost pleasure and even encouraged the armed robber to carry on until she reached climax. Narrating the encounter, she wrote: I WAS RAPED IN FRONT OF MY HUSBAND AND HE WANTS TO DIVORCE ME BECAUSE I ENJOYED IT. “My name is Janet, I’m a banker in my early 30s & going through a messy divorce. I married my husband as a virgin. I have never been with any man but him until I was ...
Fired Warriors coach Loga to get US$90 000

Fired Warriors coach Loga to get US$90 000

AFRICA, FIFA, Football, Sports, West Africa, World Cup, ZIMBABWE
Sacked Zimbabwe coach Zdravko Logarušić will receive US$90 000 as part of a severance package including a piece of the African Cup of Nations’ cake, Kukurigo news service has reported. The Croatian was fired on Sunday by the country’s football mother body after managing one win in 14 matches. Under the agreement, Logarušić will receive US$35 000 being money from sign-on fees, outstanding bonuses and liquidated damages. He will also receive US$55 000 – which is 10% of the US$550 000 that Zimbabwe is given for qualifying for a third successive Africa Cup of Nations finals. Source:Fired Warriors coach Loga to get US$90 000 | Harare Live
AIRFORCE BOSS SACKED ME WITHOUT NOTICE

AIRFORCE BOSS SACKED ME WITHOUT NOTICE

AFRICA, ZIMBABWE
AIR Force of Zimbabwe (AFZ) commander Air Marshal Elson Moyo, who is being sued by a former subordinate he fired last year for trespassing into a gold mine in Kwekwe, has approached the High Court to defend his decision.Air Marshal Moyo fired Mr Thembelani Ndlovu, an AFZ serviceman, last year in June for allegedly trespassing into Goodhope Mine in Kwekwe sometime last year. The mine belongs to one Armstrong Mapanga. Air Marshal Moyo argued that Mr Ndlovu’s dismissal was fair and above board. Mr Ndlovu is challenging his dismissal and accuses his former employers of violating his constitutional right by discharging him without conducting a disciplinary hearing.
JUST IN: President Mnangagwa names former Minister Mike Bimha as spokesperson

JUST IN: President Mnangagwa names former Minister Mike Bimha as spokesperson

AFRICA, POLITICS, ZIMBABWE
Zanu PF has appointed the party’s Secretary for Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment Dr Mike Bimha as the acting Secretary for Information and Publicity with immediate effect. In a statement, Zanu PF Secretary for Administration Dr Obert Mpofu confirmed the development. “The President and First Secretary of the party President Dr Emmerson Mnangagwa has appointed Dr Mike Bimha as the party’s Secretary for Information and Publicity with immediate effect, in the absence of Ambassador Simon Khaya Moyo, who is the substantive Secretary for Information and Publicity for the party,” he said. JUST IN: President Mnangagwa names former Minister Mike Bimha as spokesperson | My Zimbabwe News
BREAKING: Warriors Coach Logarusic  showed the  exist  Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA)

BREAKING: Warriors Coach Logarusic showed the exist Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA)

FIFA, Football, Sports, Sports Betting, ZIMBABWE, Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA)
ZIFA has finally bowed down to pressure from local football fans after announcing the sacking of Croatian coach Zdravko Logarusic.The decision to sack Logarusic was confirmed after a meeting of the ZIFA executive committee in Harare on Sunday.In a statement, ZIFA spokesperson Xolisani Gwesela revealed that the football association’s board unanimously agreed that Logarusic’s tenure as Warriors coach was now untenable.The ZIFA board also resolved to disband the entire Warriors technical team which also included assistants Lloyd Chitembwe, Tonderayi Ndiraya and the recently appointed former Warriors captain Benjani Mwaruwari.“The Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) would like to inform the football fraternity and the nation at large that it has amicably parted ways with Senior Men’s team co...
ZIMBABWE ZIFA PARTS WAYS WITH COACH ZDRAVKO LOGARUSIC

ZIMBABWE ZIFA PARTS WAYS WITH COACH ZDRAVKO LOGARUSIC

FIFA, Football, INTERNATIONAL, Sports, ZIMBABWE
The Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) has parted ways with senior national team coach Zdravko Logarusic. Zifa has fired the Croatian days after the Warriors suffered an away 1-0 loss to Ethiopia in the World Cup qualifiers for Africa. Zimbabwe drew 0-0 against South Africa before traveling to Ethiopia. The association’s Communications and Competitions Manager Xolisani Gwesela has confirmed the development through a statement. “The Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) would like to inform the football fraternity and the nation at large that it has amicably parted ways with senior men’s team coach Zdravko Logarusic. “The decision was arrived at upon consideration by the full Executive Committee of all the various relevant circumstances pertaining to the coach’s contract,”&...
INTERVENE TO END THIS FIASCO : MUGABE FAMILY TELLS MNANGAGWA

INTERVENE TO END THIS FIASCO : MUGABE FAMILY TELLS MNANGAGWA

AFRICA, Daily News, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, UN Human RiGHTS, ZIMBABWE
Featured Photo Caption:the late Robert Mugabe and President Mnangagwa President Emmerson Mnangagwa must intervene to stop spirited attempts to exhume former president Robert Mugabe’s remains for reburial at the Heroes Acre, the late strongman’s family has said.A Chinhoyi magistrate on Friday threw out an appeal by the Mugabes to overturn a ruling by Chief Zvimba ordering the exhumation. Leo Mugabe, a spokesperson for Zimbabwe’s founding leader’s family, yesterday told The Standard that they were now banking on Mnangagwa “to stop the madness”. “We appeal to President Emmerson Mnangagwa to intervene and stop this madness going around in courts by trying to exhume the late president’s body and rebury him at the national Heroes Acre,” he said. “He must come out clear to show that ...
Why Betting Apps haven’t taken off in Africa

Why Betting Apps haven’t taken off in Africa

AFRICA, Business, INTERNATIONAL, Ministry Of Education and Sports, National Council Of Sports, Sports, Sports Betting, UGANDA, ZIMBABWE
Africa is fast becoming one of the exciting betting destinations for operators in the world. Sporting a young population that have a vested interest in sports on the international stage, Africa is fast becoming world betting’s new cash cow. What is interesting to note however, is that one of the great advancements in modern betting; betting apps, are yet to fully take off on the continent, and we’re here to discuss why this could be. These days there’s an app for everything. Apps like “Waze” and Google Maps can get you where you need to go. Apps like Strava and My Fitness Pal can help you track your caloric intake and energy output, and apps like Tinder can help you find a date on a Friday night. Needless to say, with an industry as big as online betting, apps have been introduced, ...
Robert Mugabe: Court Orders Exhumation of Zimbabwe’s Ex-President for Reburial

Robert Mugabe: Court Orders Exhumation of Zimbabwe’s Ex-President for Reburial

AFRICA, PRESIDENT, VICE PRESIDENT, World Press Day, ZIMBABWE
Mugabe, who died in 2019, was reported to have refused to be buried at the National Heroes Shrine over fears that his political enemies might use his remains for rituals A MAGISTRATE court in Zimbabwe on Friday ordered that the body of former President Robert Mugabe be exhumed for reburial at the National Heroes’ Shrine in Harare. This is the latest development in a months-long saga surrounding the final resting place for the man who ruled the Southern African country for close to 30 years. Mugabe, who died in 2019, was reported to have refused to be buried at the National Heroes Shrine over fears that his political enemies might use his remains for rituals. Despite heated wrangling between his family and the government over the burial site, Mugabe’s remains we...
Good News: 50 More Zupco Buses From China to ease transport challenges

Good News: 50 More Zupco Buses From China to ease transport challenges

Accountability, AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, Transport, ZIMBABWE
Zimbabwe,Hare: Public transport continues to grow with the latest batch of 50 new Golden Dragon buses from China passing through Beitbridge at the weekend to join the Zupco fleet and the new train service linking central Harare with Mufakose and Budiriro at peak hours getting into its stride with a growing number of regular passengers.Over the last 12 months, Government has imported more than 400 buses from China, not only boosting the Zupco fleet, but starting the process of standardising models easing maintenance and allowing good stocks of spares. The new buses are shipped like the previous batches to Durban. They crossed the Limpopo on Sunday and Monday morning and were cleared through customs in batches of 10 to avoid congesting the border post. The actual cost of each bus c...
After years of witnessing fights over water, a family’s life is transformed in a refugee camp in Zimbabwe

After years of witnessing fights over water, a family’s life is transformed in a refugee camp in Zimbabwe

AFRICA, African Development Bank, Banking World, Ivory Coast, ZIMBABWE
New high-capacity boles and an irrigation system were installed with funding from the African Development Bank ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, September 8, 2021/ -- For years, Josephine Mbayo watched as fights broke out in her community over water. “There was only one hand pump for all the sections that everyone queued at to get water from as early as 4am,” says the 48-year-old refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo, who lives in the Tongogara Refugee Camp in a semi-arid part of Zimbabwe. She arrived at the camp in 2012. “People would quarrel and almost physically fight for water at the bush pump,” she added. The improvement in access to water has been a life-changer for residents of the refugee camp, offering new opportunities for both the camp and host communities. Located in t...

Another off-duty cop killed in Cape Town

AFRICA, CRIME, South Africa, ZIMBABWE
Cape Town – Police closed down Victoria Street in Parow on Tuesday after one of their own was gunned down in a driveway. Off-duty officer Sergeant Faizal Adams, 41, a married father of two from Mitchells Plain was found in a silver vehicle. According to sources who spoke to IOL, the house Sergeant Adams was shot at is allegedly linked to a notorious Cape Town gang. The shooting is alleged to be a failed gang hit. Sources further stated there were three occupants in a blue VW Golf with red windows who perpetrated the hit. Provincial police spokesperson Colonel Andre Traut confirmed the incident. “This office can confirm an incident this afternoon where a 41-year-old off duty police sergeant stationed at Parliament was shot and killed in Victoria Street, Parow. “Arrests...
GOOD NEWS: Listening President ED Mnangagwa relaxes Covid-19 lockdown

GOOD NEWS: Listening President ED Mnangagwa relaxes Covid-19 lockdown

AFRICA, COVID-19, LOCK DOWN, ZIMBABWE
President Mnangagwa has relaxed the level 4 Covid-19 lockdown measures to level two, which will see business hours and curfew times extended while inter-city travel resumes. Announcing the new measures this afternoon, the President said businesses will now operate between 8am to 7pm while curfew is now from 10pm to 5am. Inter-city travel is now allowed and bottle stores are allowed to sell takeaways up to 4pm. However, beer outlets and nightclubs remain closed during the level two lockdown period. GOOD NEWS: Listening President ED Mnangagwa relaxes Covid-19 lockdown | My Zimbabwe News
LATEST: Vice President Constantino Chiwenga strongly warns unvaccinated citizens

LATEST: Vice President Constantino Chiwenga strongly warns unvaccinated citizens

AFRICA, COVID-19, Health Workers, World Health Organization, ZIMBABWE
Zimbabwe,Harare: Vice President Constantino Chiwenga has warned citizens that public places will not be accessible to those who are not vaccinated against Covid-19 once Government relaxes strict movement conditions under lockdown level 4. His statement runs against recently pronounced Government policy that vaccination is voluntary. Chiwenga who was speaking from Buhera where he was touring Dorowa, a phosphate mine on Sunday also contradicts a statement made by the First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa in Chipinge recently that members of the public will not be forced to get vaccinated. “As the Minister of Health and Child Care, I will make sure that vaccination certificates will be required for people to access public places although we have relaxed a few things. I therefore encourage p...
Bush S__3x ends in tears as headmaster robbed of school car, US$855 cash

Bush S__3x ends in tears as headmaster robbed of school car, US$855 cash

HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, ZIMBABWE
A headmaster was stabbed and robbed of a school truck and cash while romping with his lover in the vehicle, Bulawayo police said. Vusumuzi Nkiwane, the headmaster of David Livingstone High School in Ntabazinduna, had parked the US$50,000 Ford Ranger in a wooded area near the United College of Education on September 1 when two knife-wielding men violently gate-crashed the party. The two robbers who were armed with an axe and a knife stabbed Nkiwane on the thigh when he resisted their demands to hand over cash and the car keys. Nkiwane was forced to hand over US$455 and R4,000 in cash before the robbers drove away in the grey Ford Ranger owned by the Presbyterian-run school. Inspector Abednico Ncube of Bulawayo police said: “We urge people to use lodges and hotels when they want...
Turmoil as war vets launch fresh attack on President Emmerson Mnangagwa

Turmoil as war vets launch fresh attack on President Emmerson Mnangagwa

AFRICA, POLITICS, ZIMBABWE
VETERANS of the liberation war have launched a fresh attack on President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration, accusing it of failing to expedite the exhumation and reburial of victims who are still interred in mass graves across the country. “The veterans arrived at this resolution following recognition that efforts made towards honouring the departed heroes over the past 41 years of independence have been half-hearted and uncoordinated, displaying a lack of commitment from both the party and government.” They also applauded efforts of the Fallen Heroes Trust, which has made it possible to exhume and re-bury those that have been found around the country. “It is an indictment on our party and government that it has not taken the responsibility to shoulder this task, and has in...