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SEVEN members of the same family who were killed in a road accident last Friday were buried on Tuesday at their rural homes in Shurugwi.

The seven were buried at three different villages under Chief Nhema and a sombre atmosphere engulfed the the three villages following the unexpected tragedy.

The extended family members died on the spot on their way to Shurugwi to collect a new born baby and the nursing mother.

The accident occurred at about 10.30PM on Friday when the Toyota

Top-ranking government officials studying with a bogus university have been left with egg on their faces as the college was ordered to close down.

The revelation comes amid fresh reports of prominent Zimbabweans receiving honorary doctorates and other degrees from bogus universities around the world. The unregistered Calvary university duped the government officials, among them cabinet ministers, top police and army officers, permanent secretaries and directors, into believing that it

RENEWAL Team interim secretary-general and former Finance minister Tendai Biti yesterday called on the government to disband the use of the US dollar (US$) as the official base currency and officially adopt the softer South African rand (SAR) to stimulate economic activity.

Biti made the remarks while giving his party's state of the economy address where he said that the country had to take decisive action to stem the current economic meltdown.

"We agree the issue of the US$ needs

Colourful businessman Phillip Chiyangwa says he has joined Prophet Makandiwa and Prophet Magaya in performing miracles through his good works.

The flamboyant businessman and nephew to President Mugabe further claimed that "he is Zimbabwe’s biggest philanthropist."

The former music and boxing promoter said his acts of charity are like miracles that happen when they are least expected.

"Prophets such as Emmanuel Makandiwa and Walter Magaya never promise that there will be

BULAWAYO magistrate Glamore Mushove yesterday issued a warrant of arrest against a police officer who failed to turn up in court to testify in the case of an Emganwini man who died at a prostitute's house in October last year.

The disabled and diabetic man Mazo Mgura (41) died at Belinda Chikerema (29)'s Yolanda Flats along Robert Mugabe Way between Connaught and Masotsha Ndlovu avenues after an alleged night of passion.

His wife Lizzy Lunga and relatives suspect that he was

PROPHETIC Healing and Deliverance Church leader Prophet Walter Magaya yesterday filed a $20 million lawsuit against Alpha Media Holdings over an article published in the NewsDay insinuating that he faced murder charges following the death of a baby boy at his church.

The summons was filed yesterday at the High Court by Prophet Magaya's lawyer, Mr Everson Chatambudza of Rubaya and Chatambudza Legal Practitioners, under case number HC6184-2014.

Prophet Magaya's claim emanated from an

Government says there is no going back on the demolition of houses in Chitungwiza and Manyame as court orders authorising the demolitions have been obtained.

The demolitions to be effected by the Chitungwiza City Council and Manyame Rural District Council will be above board as they are backed by court orders.

Giving oral evidence before a Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Local Government, Public Works and National Housing, Minister Ignatius Chombo said thorough investigations

INFORMATION Minister Jonathan Moyo has reportedly been summoned by the police over the ongoing Baba Jukwa saga.

Sources said that Moyo was asked to present himself to the CID law and order section in Harare on Thursday morning to answer questions on what he knows about Baba Jukwa.

Police spokesperson Charity Charamba has previously stated that no ministers would be targeted as part of investigations into Baba Jukwa.

"The police wish to inform the public that there are no

Sixteen pupils from Mkoba 1 High School in Gweru have been expelled from school for engaging in group sex during a party.

The pupils are part of 30 pupils that attended two parties where they had braai, drank beer and later engaged in group sex.Provincial Education Director for Midlands, Agness Gudo, confirmed receiving a report of pupils who engaged in a group sex in Mkoba. The two parties were allegedly organised by two boys who hosted their friends at a house in Mkoba Village Five.

Jailed armed robber Luckmore Matambanadzo, whose nine-year sentence was confirmed after he lost an appeal last week, is being investigated for more armed robbery cases which police suspect were committed while he was on bail.Police sources close to the investigations yesterday said Matambanadzo was being implicated in two more armed robbery cases.

It is suspected that Matambanadzo was trailing foreign currency dealers operating in the city centre when he was arrested.


FREELANCE journalist Zecheaus Nemadire was on Tuesday night attacked and killed by suspected robbers in Bluffhill, Harare.

He was 23. Nemadire's body was found about 500 metres away from his family's home, along Lavenham Road yesterday morning by a passer-by who later informed the police.

The deceased's brother Mr Tangai Nemadire said a friend visited him at his workplace at around 11am to tell him that a body had been found close to their home.

"He told me that he suspected

Zanu-PF National Assembly representative for Buhera South Cde Joseph Chinotimba and MDC-T's Prince Dubeko Sibanda came close to exchanging blows yesterday after they disagreed during a meeting of a portfolio committee. Quick intervention by the police saved the situation.

In the end, Cde Chinotimba branded Mr Sibanda, who represents Binga North and is on US$400 bail on rape allegations, a rapist.

The skirmish occurred while Local Government, Public Works and National Housing

A thief stole a laptop, a bed, clothes and $600 cash before setting a Magwegwe West house in Bulawayo on fire on Tuesday.

The thief is suspected to have sneaked into the house while the occupants were still in and then hid in the house. After the occupants had left, the thief then ransacked the house taking the various items and cash before using the spare keys to unlock the doors to get out.

According to the owner of the house, Sinovuyo Mlalazi, there was no break-in at the house

South African Government will introduce legislation to stop Zimbabweans and other foreigners from buying land in South Africa but does not think it is wise to expropriate existing foreign-owned land, Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti said.

"It is possible that we could experience difficulties making the law retrospective on this question," Nkwinti told a media briefing, adding that the ruling party lacked the appetite for the Constitution change that would be

There are renewed fears that the government may be considering re-introducing the discarded and much-derided Zimbabwe dollar after Finance and Economic Development minister Patrick Chinamasa said on Monday that the introduction of the multi-currency regime in 2009 was to blame for the economic challenges Zimbabwe is facing.

Giving evidence on the state of the economy before the portfolio committee on Finance and Economic Development in Parliament, Chinamasa said the introduction of the

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