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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Teacher offered pupils good grades in exchange for s*x

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A teacher is facing jail after she forced pupils to have sex with her in exchange for good grades. Identified only as Yokasta M, the 40-year-old threatened to fail the pupils if they refused to sleep with her. She taught at a school in Medellin, Colombia, according to Canal 4 which said reported that she was caught when one of her victims spoke to his parents after his father saw pictures of her on hisphone. He told them that she would send explicit pictures of herself via WhatsApp after approaching…

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A ‘brilliant’ student who was told he was being deported to Zimbabwe has won his battle to remain in Britain.

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Friends of 21-year-old ‘genius’ Brian White campaigned for the Home Office to change his immigration status and legally let him stay in this country. He moved to the UK aged 15 with his adoptive family after his British father decided to return home from Botswana. Mr White, from Wolverhampton, has already had his fair share of adversity having grown up in a Zimbabwean orphanage until he was six. In 2014, the straight-A student applied to become a British citizen by naturalisation, but it was rejected. After an eventful campaign, his…

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Meet Zimbabwe’s own Zodwa WaBantu

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THE race to find a Zodwa Wabantu impersonator came to an end on Friday at Club Connect when Trinity Sibanda was voted the best imitator of the South African entertainer by the crowd. The competition themed Dress and Dance like Zodwa Wabantu, was held ahead of the visit by the popular SA performer this Saturday at the same venue. Clad in a black figure hugging and thigh revealing dress resembling the one Zodwa Wabantu wore during the Durban July horse racing meeting, Trinity stole the show. She resembled Zodwa complete…

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I’m Not Evil, Blacks Are Bad” – White Woman Shoots Black 15-Year-Old In Head For Walking Past Her House

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Police in Georgia, USA have arrested a woman known for her racist views for shooting an unarmed black teenager in the head after he passed by her house. 47-year-old Elisabeth Cannon fired the shots at 15-year-old Vernon Marcus Jr. as he walked past her home in Macon with friends. In a 911 call, Cannon claimed that “kids were throwing rocks at her home” and that she acted in self-defense. In a TV interview, she explained, “I’m not an evil person or a bad person”. In Cannon’s view, “bad blacks” were…

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Joburg Mayor Mashaba: Foreigners not the responsibility of the city

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JOHANNESBURG – City of Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba says they’re building housing for South Africans. The mayor says that local government will fast track its programme to develop affordable high-rise buildings for citizens. “I will do everything possible to provide accommodation. But the City of Johannesburg will only provide accommodation to South Africans. Foreigners, whether legal or illegal, are not the responsibility of the city. I run the municipality. I don’t run national government.” Mashaba has called on human rights and international organisations to donate funds if they want the…

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Woman who wore miniskirt investigated by Saudi Arabia religious police

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Saudi Arabia investigates woman who wore miniskirt in public A Saudi woman who posted a video of herself wearing a miniskirt and crop top in public is being investigated by the country’s religious police. The young woman, a model reportedly called Khulood, potsed the short clip on Snapchat showing herself walking around a historic fort in Ushayqir. Ushayqir Heritage Village, which is around 96 miles away from Riyadh, is in Najd – one of the country’s most conservative provinces. Since the video was shared online, many Saudis have called for…

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Rapist (42) impregnates schoolgirl (14)

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A 42-YEAR-OLD MAN from Lalapanzi who raped his neighbour’s 14-year-old daughter and impregnated her has been sentenced to 12 years in prison. Christopher Mamvura, the court heard, dragged the girl into the bush where he raped her once, infecting her with a sexually transmitted disease, while she was on her way to school in the morning. Mamvura from Village 4B Makuti area Lalapanzi appeared before regional magistrate Mr Morgan Nemadire facing one count of rape. He was convicted on his own plea of guilty. In passing the sentence, Mr Nemadire…

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