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Over-detained Epworth protesters released

A HARARE magistrate on Friday released four suspected Epworth protesters brought to court after being detained for more than 48 hours following their arrest in connection with an orgy of violent protests that rocked the capital last week. BY DESMOND CHINGARANDE/KENNETH NYANGANI The four were released after their lawyer Webster …

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ZHRC condemns looters

Farirai Machivenyika Senior ReporterThe Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission has condemned the violence and destruction that happened during last week’s so-called stayaway. In a statement last week, the ZHRC said organisers of the demonstrations should take responsibility of their actions. “Experience has taught us that criminal and rogue elements of society …

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Pemhenayi granted bail pending appeal

FORMER Mutare North MP Batsirai Pemhenayi (Zanu PF) has been granted $100 bail pending appeal at the High Court after he was last week convicted and sentenced for assaulting the ruling party’s Manicaland provincial chairperson Mike Madiro’s personal assistant, Wilson Nyamande, during primary elections last year. BY KENNETH NYANGANI Mutare …

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Robson Sharuko Senior Sports EditorDIEGO COSTA could either line up alongside Nyasha Mushekwi or relegate the Zimbabwe international striker to the bench should the 30-year-old Spanish forward follow the football superstars who have followed the big money of the Chinese Super League in the next few weeks. Mushekwi’s Chinese Super …

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Home Affairs minister declines to comment on police brutality

HOME Affairs minister Cain Mathema yesterday flew into a rage after being taken to task over police brutality in crushing last week’s shutdown protests, and declared he would not grant interviews to the private media. BY NQOBNANI NDLOVU Human Rights Watch (HRW) last week called on authorities to investigate and …

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