Woman ordered to pay back Sandra Ndebele ‘stolen’ money

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THE High Court has ordered a Bulawayo woman who allegedly defrauded musician Mrs Sandra Ndebele-Sibindi of nearly $100 000 in a suspected illegal money changing deal that went sour, to pay back the money. Simanga Gwemende of Emganwini suburb allegedly connived with two other women and swindled Mrs Ndebele-Sibindi of $100 000 bond notes before alleging that she lost the money to three suspects — two men and a woman. She claimed that the three had offered her a lift from Beitbridge to Bulawayo only to speed off without her…

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Sfiso Ncwane’s son pens the sweetest Christmas letter to him

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With the festive season just around the corner, it’s no doubt a difficult time for those close to Sfiso Ncwane.  Earlier this week marked two years since Sfiso died after experiencing complications linked to kidney failure.  While Sfiso isn’t physically here, he evidently lives on in the hearts of his wife and children.  The late gospel star’s son Mawenza made him the sweetest Christmas card that will melt your heart.  Mawenza shared a picture of the handmade card on Instagram, in which he expressed how much he wished he could…

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‘Three stones thief’ nabbed in Bulawayo

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A SUSPECTED serial house breaker who claimed he had a magical calabash that directed him to homes where there was cash has been arrested for stealing more than US$50 000 from nine houses in the leafy suburbs of Burnside and Hillside in Bulawayo. Farai Nyahuye (41), who gave a Harare address when he was arrested, terrorised residents in the two suburbs between February and November this year. He allegedly struck fear into his victims by leaving three stones prominently displayed at entrances to houses he broke into. A source said…

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RBZ director arrested for abuse of office

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Suspended Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) director for Financial Intelligence Unit, Mirirai Chiremba, yesterday appeared in court for criminal abuse of duty for allegedly raising the withdrawal limit of a company without following procedure. Harare magistrate, Ms Rumbidzai Mugwagwa, remanded Chiremba out of custody to January 10 on $6 000 bail. Chiremba’s other bail conditions include surrendering his passport, reporting three times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays to CID CCD, not to interfere with witnesses from NMB bank and the RBZ and to surrender the title deeds to…

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Councils’ 50% debt write-off approved

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GOVERNMENT has approved a 50 percent debt cancellation strategy proposed by local authorities to encourage residents and businesses to clear their debts, a Cabinet Minister has revealed. Residents and businesses across the country owe local authorities millions of dollars and councils hope the 50 percent discount will encourage defaulters to clear their arrears. In an interview yesterday, Local Government, Public Works and National Housing Minister Cde July Moyo said local authorities’ proposed the debt cancellation strategy which Government has approved. He said councils were of the view that this incentive…

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Beyoncé and Jay-Z wow music lovers at Mandela’s gig

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Over-the-knee metallic boots, windblown wavy locks, multi-coloured Balmain bodysuit with a matching embellished coat and her rapper husband Jay-Z in hand all met with undying devotion and defeating screams. That’s how megastar Beyoncé made a entrance at the FNB Stadium in Johannes Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 last night The power couple kicked off their two-hour set with a performance of Holy Grail followed by other chart-topper such as Bonnie & Clyde and various high-fashion outfit changes. Mzansi music lovers came in droves for the concert and not even the…

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“I Have Slept With Other Women Apart From My Wife, Ladies Tempt Me” — Prophet

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The founder and leader of True Fire Prophetic Word Ministries, Prophet Nigel Gaisie, has revealed that he had on some occasions ended up sleeping with other women apart from his wife. According to Nigel, women are his greatest weakness, and many of them make advances towards him. Nigel made this revelation in an interview with Blakk Rasta on Accra-based Zylofon FM. Revealing why he had ‘fallen’ many times to sleep with other women as a self-acclaimed man of God and a married man, Nigel said he found it hard to…

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Bulawayo : $300 bail for $135 000 drug bust duo

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A BULAWAYO magistrate has granted bail to two men who were found with more than 9kgs of Khat – a dangerous drug – and dismissed the bail application of a woman who was found in possession of 3,14kg of cocaine. Ms Adelaide Mbeure ordered Mufaro Shava (43) and Chinembiri Ndadyei (45) to pay $300 each and return to court tomorrow for provision of a trial date. Shava, a pharmacist in the United Kingdom and Ndadyei, a builder from Nkulumane suburb in Bulawayo, were arrested after they were found with the…

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FOOTBALL OFFICIALS JAILED AFTER THEY TACKLED BURUNDI’S PRESIDENT DURING FOOTBALL MATCH

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Two officials have been imprisoned after President Pierre Nkurunziza of Burundi was “roughed up” in a football match. Nkurunziza played in the game organised between his personal football team, Haleluya FC and a team from Kiremba, a city in southern Burundi. The opposing side is said to be normally aware of playing against the country’s president, and therefore avoid tackling him, and perhaps allow Nkurunziza to score. Cyriaque Nkezabahizi, administrator of the Kirema team, and Michel Mutama, his deputy, were said to have recruited some Congolese refugees to join the…

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President invites diasporans to invest back home

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Zimbabwe is now open for investment in all sectors and the new administration led by President Emmerson Mnangagwa is doing everything possible to create a conducive environment for investors by amending various pieces of legislation. Addressing a highly-subscribed business meeting on his maiden foreign assignment here yesterday, President Mnangagwa said it was no longer business as usual in Zimbabwe. He appealed to Zimbabweans in the Diaspora to return home and exploit business opportunities presented by the new dispensation. “Zimbabwe is open for business,” he said. “Yes, there will be political…

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