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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Couple admit to killing their newborn baby, burying him in their shack

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A West Rand couple accused of killing their one-day-old baby on Thursday admitted they were aware that the child would die when they put him in a plastic bag and placed him in a microwave for hours. Michael Pule Mathibe, 26, and Nkhala Ntshane, 31, stand accused of murder in the South Gauteng high court in Johannesburg. They allegedly killed their son a year ago. The two have pleaded guilty to the crime. According to the indictment, Ntshane gave birth to a baby boy at home on the night of…

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Shack fire sweeps through Alexandra

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A shack fire broke out at around 4pm on Thursday afternoon in Alexandra, Johannesburg. The fire is on the corner of London Road and 18th Avenue. No deaths have yet been reported. Let’s pray for #Alexandra #Alexfire pic.twitter.com/1gQJVocHoW — Katlego (@Kat_let_g0) December 6, 2018 Johannesburg Emergency Services spokesperson Nana Radebe said they have three fire trucks on scene. “We can’t say how many shacks for now.” This is a developing story. FIRE : ALEX TOWNSHIP. JHB. GP. pic.twitter.com/zcgPwmqsR9 — REZA (@crimeairnetwork) December 6, 2018 Homes are burning in Alex on…

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NRZ comes to Jairos Jiri’s rescue

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THE National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) has provided free transport to the Jairos Jiri Centre to ferry 48 tonnes of donated coal from Hwange to Bulawayo. As part of its social corporate responsibility, NRZ transported the coal that was donated by Hwange Colliery Company yesterday. Jairos Jiri Centre will transport the coal from NRZ train station to Nguboyenja suburb in Bulawayo. Speaking during the hand-over of the coal, NRZ Acting Manager for Southern Area Mr Joseph Temai said corporate social responsibility is in line with President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s calls to…

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Police are looking for 15 armed robbers who attacked a group of miners in Gwanda

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POLICE have launched a manhunt for a gang of about 15 armed robbers who attacked a group of miners in Gwanda and fled with mining equipment. Matabeleland South provincial police spokesperson, Chief Inspector Philisani Ndebele said the gang which was armed with a pistol invaded Abacon Mine on Monday at around 1AM, fired some shots in the air and assaulted four miners. He said the value of the stolen equipment was still to be ascertained. “We are investigating a case of armed robbery where a gang of about 15 unknown…

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Husband, friend appear in court for the murder of wife

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A man and his friend appeared in a Limpopo court to face charges of murder after the lifeless body of the man’s wife was hauled out of a borehole pit. Lindiwe Nukeri, 40, was found dead in a deep pit in her home at Babanana village near Tzaneen at the weekend. Yesterday, residents packed the Ritavi magistrate’s court to witness the appearances of Nukeri’s husband, Clement Baloyi, and Mabulana Pilusa. Baloyi, a 36-year-old Zimbabwean, was further charged with contravention of the Immigration Act. Dressed in a light blue striped T-shirt…

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WATCH | Babes Wodumo gets into hectic airport altercation: ‘Don’t f*ck with us’

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Babes recorded the exchange in an Instagram Live session this week‚ which found its way onto Twitter on Tuesday evening. The star apparently took the woman on and threatened to “f*ck her up” after she told Babes and a friend to keep quiet. Several attempts by TshisaLIVE to get comment from Babes’ management were unsuccessful at the time of publishing this article. WARNING: The following video contains strong language Babes😦😦 pic.twitter.com/hiFLW7DrfX — Zamore🌈 (@NomzamoMzobe) December 4, 2018 In the video‚ Babes could be seen chasing after the unknown woman‚ while…

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Zim police will next week resume roadblocks and checkpoints

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POLICE will next week resume roadblocks and checkpoints on the country’s highways to minimise road carnage ahead of the festive season, a Cabinet Minister has said. Transport and Infrastructure Development Minister, Engineer Biggie Matiza, said police will be working in partnership with the Traffic Safety Council of Zimbabwe and the Vehicle Inspection Department to restore sanity on the country’s roads ahead of the festivities. A high number of accidents are normally recorded during the festive season hence the move to resume roadblocks. In an interview on the sidelines of the…

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Man arrested for raping and infecting his wife with HIV

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A MAN from Bulawayo’s Nkulumane suburb has been arrested for allegedly raping and infecting his wife with HIV over an eight-year period. The 32-year-old man who cannot be named for ethical reasons has allegedly been raping his wife of the same age since 2010 and she fell pregnant in 2012. Bulawayo police spokesperson Chief Inspector Precious Simango yesterday confirmed the accused’s arrest. “We have arrested a man from Nkulumane suburb who allegedly raped his wife and infected her with HIV. The sexual abuse started in 2010 until the accused’s recent…

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