’47 year old Harare man rapes, 19 year old daughter in law at gun point’

’47 year old Harare man rapes, 19 year old daughter in law at gun point’

HARARE: A 47-year-old man who allegedly raped his son’s 19-year-old wife, was Wednesday dragged before the magistrates’ court. Taurayi was not asked to plead as he was charged with rape and pointing a firearm when he appeared before magistrate Hosea Mujaya. The court remanded to Thursday for trial. According to the state, Taurayi is employed at Zinwa Company KG 6 in Harare. His daughter-in-law resides in Parktown Waterfalls. It is the state’s case that sometime…

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Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries (CZI) calls for ban on second hand clothing imports

Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries (CZI) calls for ban on second hand clothing imports

ZIMBABWE’S manufacturing firms want government to consider banning the import of second hand clothes as part of reforms to protect the local industry, Parliament heard on Tuesday. Used clothes have flooded the domestic market, compounding the woes of a local textile industry on the verge of collapse. Industry experts say Zimbabwe has a market for 80 million garments but only 20 million of those are locally manufactured. Almost 90 percent of imported new clothes are…

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Assistant commissioner, petitions , Kembo Mohadi to probe Augustine Chihuri

Assistant commissioner, petitions  , Kembo Mohadi to  probe Augustine Chihuri

An assistant commissioner in the Zimbabwe Republic Police, who successfully appealed against both his sentence and conviction for allegedly facilitating the release of a fraud suspect, has petitioned Home Affairs minister Kembo Mohadi to probe his boss, Commissioner-General of Police Augustine Chihuri, on allegations of corruption and crime cover-up charges for senior officers within the institution. Assistant Commissioner (Operations) Gideon Baloyi made headlines last year after being slapped with a nine-month jail term for allegedly…

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Government digs in on pre-paid water meters, & disconnection of defaulters

Government digs in on pre-paid water meters, & disconnection of defaulters

GOVERNMENT has rallied behind local authorities, under fire for introducing a pre-paid water system on housing units, coupled with disconnections targeted at defaulting rate payers. Water and local government ministers last week took turns to defend the policy, insisting local authorities needed to be capacitated through rates to discharge their duties effectively. The two were asked by parliamentary backbenchers if the introduction of pre-paid meters and disconnections did not violate the constitution which guarantees the…

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Bulawayo city council defies gvt June 26 deadline and tells vendors to stay put

Bulawayo city council defies gvt June 26  deadline and tells vendors to stay  put

THE MDC-T run Bulawayo city council is spoiling for a fight with Government after top officials told illegal vendors to ‘relax’ at their illegal sites. Bulawayo mayor Martin Moyo told hundreds of vendors at a stakeholders meeting today at the Small city hall that the June 26 deadline would be impossible for them to meet by providing legal vending sites. As such Moyo said vendors should ‘relax’ at their illegal sites while BCC “works out…

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Prosecutor general, Johannes Tomana rules out resigning-‘Handiende!!’

Prosecutor general,  Johannes Tomana rules out resigning-‘Handiende!!’

Under fire Prosecutor General Johannes Tomana has dug in his heels declaring he would not be haunted into resigning from his post following his alleged gaffe over the age of sexual consent. Tomana last week torched a fierce storm after he was quoted as saying children below the age of 16 could legally consent to sex and marriage. He indicated his statement had been misinterpreted and politicised to force him out of government but vowed…

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‘Grace Mugabe’s son ‘Russel Goreraza’ falsifies court submissions to escape jail’

‘Grace Mugabe’s  son ‘Russel Goreraza’ falsifies court submissions to escape jail’

First Lady Grace Mugabe’s first born son Russell Goreraza allegedly made misrepresentation at the Harare Magistrates Court over his marital status in a reported bid to walk away with a lenient sentence after being recently convicted of culpable homicide. Goreraza allegedly misled the court two weeks ago when he appeared before Harare provincial magistrate Vakayi Douglas Chikwekwe on a charge of fatally running over a city vagrant. However NewsDay claims that it has it on…

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Former soccer star – Charles Sibanda in Mpilo Central Hospital after car crash

Former soccer star  – Charles Sibanda in Mpilo Central Hospital  after car crash

Former soccer star of the year – Charles Sibanda survived a car crush on Sunday and is currently hospitalised at Mpilo Central Hospital. Information gleaned by Bulawayo24.com indicate that Sibanda, a How Mine player broke his ribs when a car he was in was involved in an accident along Nketa Drive in Bulawayo. This comes weeks after his former Highlanders team-mate Mthulisi Maphosa survived a horrifying accident after his car Honda CVR burst the front…

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‘Thomson Kachingwe’, Thomas Mapfumo’s former manager dies in Canada

‘Thomson Kachingwe’,   Thomas Mapfumo’s  former manager dies in Canada

Zimbabweans based in Canada are currently raising funds to repatriate to Zimbabwe the body of Thomson Kachingwe, a former manager of chimurenga music legend Thomas Mapfumo who passed away in Toronto on May 31. The body of the veteran 61-year-old music personality is expected to be flown to Zimbabwe next week. Kachingwe, who managed the Blacks Unlimited soon after independence, chauffeured reggae legend Bob Marley after his historic performance at Zimbabwe’s independence celebrations held at…

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Triangle, woman pregnant by disapora hubby’s brother, buried newborn baby alive

Triangle, woman pregnant by disapora hubby’s brother, buried newborn baby  alive

CHIREDZI: A Triangle woman was made pregnant by her husband’s brother and then killed the newly born baby by burying her alive to conceal the adulterous relationship, a local court heard last week. Josephine Tambudzai, 27, from Triangle, pleaded guilty to infanticide when she appeared before Magistrate Geraldine Muto. She was sentenced to 24 months in prison but 15 months were suspended on condition of good behaviour. Prosecutor Doubt Phiri told the court that on June…

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