Woman rapist jailed 20 years

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AN HIV positive woman from Mangwe who sexually abused her two juvenile nephews and infected one with an STI has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. The 34-year old woman ‘raped’ the two minors aged 7 and 13 between July and August this year. She infected the elder child with herpes. It was revealed in court that both complainants tested negative for HIV. The court heard that the woman made the 13-year-old boy conceal the forced sex by telling him that her husband would kill him if the matter…

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Mentally challenged pupil goes missing

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POLICE in Bulawayo are appealing for help from members of the public to locate a 20-year-old Mpopoma High School pupil who went missing last month. Remedy Khumalo, left home for school on August 15 and was last seen at Block number 13/535 in Mpopoma suburb. “He was seen wearing a black jacket, brown pair of trousers and black school shoes. Remedy is about 1,6M tall, medium built, and light in complexion with brown eyes and black hair,” Bulawayo police spokesperson Inspector Precious Simango said. She said Khumalo is mentally challenged…

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Eight suspects arrested after foiled cellphone store robbery

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JOHANNESBURG: A joint intelligence-driven operation has led to the successful apprehension of eight suspects prior to the commission of the crime, following the foiled robbery of a cellphone store at the Fourways Mall in the north of Johannesburg. On Thursday 28 September 2017, security officers at the said mall spotted and apprehended one suspect. Members of the Gauteng Provincial Trio Task Team then followed the other suspects who were driving in three vehicles, a BMW, Hyundai and a Polo. Four suspects were arrested after the police members stopped and searched…

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New law against cash vending

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THE Government has gazetted regulations that criminalise cash vending without permission from the exchange control authority and empowered police to arrest money peddlers and seize whatever currency involved. In an Extraordinary Gazette published yesterday, President Mugabe issued Statutory Instrument 122A of 2017 — Exchange Control (Amendment) Regulations 2017 (No 5) — to deal with the widespread cash vending on the streets. This comes after Government’s realisation that cash vending had become a catalytic agent to the price madness obtaining in the country. President Mugabe amended the Exchange Control Regulations of…

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Girl (7) watches mum hang

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A GIRL (7) witnessed her mother hanging herself in a toilet in Bulawayo and used her parent’s mobile phone to call her grandfather who lives in Binga to tell him what had happened. The deceased (26), from Victoria Falls allegedly hanged herself with a rope in a toilet in Bulawayo on Wednesday at around 6AM after visiting her husband who works in the city. She allegedly killed herself following a misunderstanding with her husband over $3,25, police have confirmed. Mrs Nozipho Ruth Dube, of Mkhosana, Victoria Falls, had a misunderstanding…

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Zim: Floods warning for coming rainy season issued

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Government has issued a flood warning for the 2017/18 rainy season, especially in low lying areas, but said it was taking contingency measures to avert a potential disaster. In a ministerial statement in Parliament on Wednesday, Environment, Water and Climate Minister Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri said 2017/18 rainfall forecast predicted normal to above normal rains. “Firstly, allow me to take this opportunity to share with you the hydrological forecast for the 2017/18 rainfall season,” she said. “Our forecast is that we are expecting mostly normal to above normal rains culminating in high…

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Married Daughter Of The President Of Congo In Shameful Scandal

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According to the news currently trending online The married daughter of the Congo-Brazaville President has currently brought huge shame to her entire family at large after her extra marital affair gwith her young lover Got l e a k e d in the worst way possible, Claudia Sassou is married but was having a secret affair with a younger guy, who regularly satisfied all her sexual urge, but apparently things apparently went bad between them and the boyfriend tried blackmailing her with their private s e x videos she refused…

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Dad, two children burn to death in hut

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A MAN and his two children were burnt to ashes after a hut they were sleeping in caught fire at Woolendale plot in Umguza on the outskirts of Bulawayo. The incident occurred on Friday night at about 11PM and it is not clear what caused the fire. Mr Ranganai Moyo (30), his daughter (3) son (1) were burnt beyond recognition in the inferno. The disaster occurred while Mr Moyo’s wife Ms Privilege Chikomo had gone to pray at a shrine (Masowe). A Chronicle news crew visited the homestead yesterday and…

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Scores arrested in Bulawayo as cops target cash barons

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POLICE in Bulawayo have launched a blitz targeting illegal forex changers popularly known as osiphatheleni who are accused of hoarding cash at a time when the cash crisis has worsened. The blitz started on Tuesday and by yesterday, many forex dealers had been arrested. Bulawayo police spokesperson Inspector Precious Simango said the police will continue to raid cash barons. “We have launched a campaign targeting illegal money changers among other cash barons. I cannot immediately confirm the number of people we have arrested so far but the raids will continue…

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Outrage after court decides girl, 11, ‘consented’ to sex with man, 28

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A French court has ruled that an 11-year-old girl “consented” in a “sexual relationship” with a 28-year-old man after she was lured back to his apartment. The shock decision left the young girl’s family devastated and drew immediate fury from children’s rights groups. The court heard that the man lured the child back from a park in the northern Paris suburb of Montmagny before he allegedly sexually assaulted her. However, prosecutors said they could not justify charging the man with rape as there was no “violence” involved. The girl’s family…

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