New HIV prevention method for women to be availed

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WOMEN now have one more HIV prevention method, a dapirivine vaginal ring which has been scientifically proven to reduce the risk of HIV. One of the clinical trials which led to that conclusion was carried out in Zimbabwe where it was proven that the ring is more than 60 percent effective in preventing HIV. Dubbed the ASPIRE, the clinical study conducted in three other countries enrolled more than 4 500 women aged between 18-45. In an interview, one of the International HIV Research for Prevention Conference chairpersons, Dr Nyaradzo Mmgodi,…

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Zim fuel stations lose licences…Overcharging proves unprofitable..

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GOVERNMENT has withdrawn service licences for some service stations that were charging fuel prices above those recommended by the Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority. Briefing journalists after yesterday’s Cabinet meeting, Information, Media and Broadcasting Services Minister Monica Mutsvangwa also said the amendments to Statutory Instrument (SI) 122 of 2017 had begun bearing fruits as the availability of basic commodities on the market was gradually improving. She said Cabinet was concerned about the continuing high prices, insistence by some retailers on payment in hard currency and the prevalence of the three-tier price…

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SA Police and MPs blame immigrants‚ unemployment‚ gangs‚ and each other for crime

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Police representatives of the five most dangerous precincts in the country were grilled in Parliament on Tuesday. The Portfolio Committee on Police summoned the station commanders in what turned out to be a back and forth session of criticisms over who is to blame for the high violent crime rates in Hillbrow‚ Johannesburg Central‚ Kagiso‚ Mitchells Plain‚ and Nyanga. Minister of Police Bheki Cele and Commissioner of Police Khehla John Sitole also attended the hearing. SAPS representatives delivered a presentation on the five precincts. There has been an increase in…

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‘Boyfriend’ being questioned over Vlakfontein murders

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The man taken in for questioning in connection with the murders of seven people in Vlakfontein‚ south of Johannesburg‚ is believed to be a boyfriend of one of the women found dead on Monday. Police spokesperson Captain Mavela Masondo said the man had also lived in the house with the family. Police are searching for a second man – identified as Sibusiso Ernest Khoza‚ who allegedly claimed to be a long-lost family member and was welcomed into the home – in connection with the killings. “When we [police] arrived at…

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Police now looking for Andile Jali’s wife after the Sundowns star opens assault case against her

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Boschkop police station officers are looking for Andile Jali’s wife Nonhle Ndala after it emerged on Tuesday afternoon that the Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder has opened a case of assault against her. Jali spent Monday night at the Pretoria East police station and was released on bail on Tuesday morning after making a brief appearance in court on a charge of domestic violence. But insiders told SowetanLIVE that the soccer star did not return home to his wife and children and is staying with a family friend. Boschkop police station spokesperson…

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Raped and beaten woman in Cowdray Park dies

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A 42-YEAR-OLD woman from Cowdray Park suburb in Bulawayo died after she was allegedly raped and assaulted by an unknown man while coming from fetching firewood with her neighbour. Shilla Moyo, who stays in the Hlalani Kuhle area, was attacked by the unknown assailant while she was with her neighbour, Ms Lily Gumede. The incident happened last Monday at about 6PM. Moyo died at Mpilo Central Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit where she had been admitted following the attack The unknown killer is suspected to have raped Moyo before striking her,…

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Prophet Magaya Aids ‘cure’ not registered, minister reveals

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Prophetic Healing Deliverance (PHD) leader Prophet Walter Magaya has not yet submitted Aguma for review and assessment as a herbal supplement and people should not buy medicines from unapproved and unlicensed persons, Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister Monica Mutsvangwa has said. Addressing journalists at a press conference to update media on a meeting held by President Mnangagwa earlier with members of the private sector and to respond to claims by Prophet Magaya on Sunday on discovery of an Aids cure, Minister Mutsvangwa said Government was concerned with these claims…

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Little girl recognises her ‘rapist’ a year later

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More than a year after she was sexually assaulted, a seven-year-old girl pointed out her alleged abuser while walking to church with her mother. The little girl from Mayfield in Daveyton, Ekurhuleni, was only six years old when a 44- year-old man, now in police custody for sexual assault, allegedly abused her. She had allegedly also told her father about her ordeal a week earlier when she spotted the man for the first time but no action was taken. According to police, the girl spotted the alleged abuser for the…

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Online date ends in horror gang rape

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Online dating has ended in horror for a KwaZulu-Natal woman who was gang-raped for two days by a man she met on social media – and his friends. The 28-year-old rape victim from Zondela in Ulundi said she was lured to Johannesburg by the stranger she met on Facebook in January. Two weeks ago the man allegedly sent the woman bus fare to visit him at an informal settlement in Ekurhuleni. The woman told her younger sister back home of where she was going. She arrived on October 19 and…

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Police investigate plot to kill Pastor Mboro

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Gauteng police have launched criminal investigations into allegations of a plot to assassinate Incredible Happenings Ministry leader prophet Paseka “Mboro” Motsoeneng. This after Mboro informed police in Alberton and the Gauteng Organised Crime Investigation Unit that there is a bullet with his name on it. The pastor alleged that he received a tip-off from his former bodyguard, who didn’t want to be named, and a chief induna of Gauteng hostels Mehloayabuka Ndwandwe that an East Rand funeral parlour owner had hired assassins to kill him. Gauteng police spokesperson Colonel Lungelo…

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