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Mpofu says no going back on kombi-ban

Transport minister Obert Mpofu says he will not backtrack on phasing out of commuter omnibuses, adding that the process will be driven by consultations and public engagements. Addressing the new CMED board chaired by lawyer Godwills Masimirembwa in Harare Wednesday, Mpofu said the phasing out of the commuter omnibuses was …

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Zimbabwe court jails SA Millionaire for concealing helicopte crash

A ZIMBABWEAN court has jailed South African millionaire and business tycoon Frederick Wilhelm August Lutzkie to seven-years for crash-landing his helicopter and concealing the wreckage. The incident occurred on a farm he owns near the gold mining town of Gwanda, 140km south of Bulawayo, the country’s second largest city. This …

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Gay Man Terrorising Bulawayo Residents for Sex

RESIDENTS of Sizinda in Bulawayo are up in arms with a gay man who is reportedly going around the suburb cross-dressed as a woman and further courting unsuspecting men with the promise of large sums of money for a ”one-night-stand”. So disgusted are residents in the suburb that they have …

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Pole dancer Bev lands in jail

Zimbabwe’s best-known pole dancer has been arrested and fined for showing “over-excitement” in her shows. Police said Beverly Sibanda had breached the Censorship and Entertainment Control Act during raunchy shows in clubs in the capital, Harare, last week. Amateur film showed eager patrons jumping on stage to dance alongside Ms …

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Strive Masiyiwa gives a loan to lift up people of Zimbabwe

A new approach to the disbursement of small sums of money–through mobile phones–aims to aid people not served by traditional banks. What might just be the most advanced and customer-friendly microcredit service in the world has launched in Zimbabwe, a landlocked southern African country known better for its longtime struggles …

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Video: Zanu PF youths burn Vapostori shrine

  ‘Church leader claimed to be God’: Residents of Budiriro, Harare, yesterday destroyed a Johanne Masowe eChishanu shrine because the sect leader Madzibaba Ishmael Mufani reportedly incited followers to brutally assault rivals, police officers and journalists last Friday. Not much is known about Madzibaba Ishmael, though neighbours gave intriguing accounts …

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Chiyangwa asks court to drop divorce case

FLAMBOYANT businessman Phillip Chiyangwa has written to the High Court requesting that his divorce case with wife Elizabeth be scrapped off the court roll as the parties were currently locked in out-of-court negotiations to stop their acrimonious divorce. The $230 million divorce case had been set down for hearing on …

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Govt bans corporal punishment

GOVERNMENT has banned corporal punishment at schools and warned teachers to stop the practice. Staff Reporter Deputy Primary and Secondary Education minister Paul Mavima told Parliament last week that administration of corporal punishment on students was ultra vires provisions of the new Constitution. Corporal punishment as portrayed by India’s Dhaka …

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