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SOUTH AFRICA'S Home Affairs director-general Mkuseli Apleni has urged Zimbabweans to be patient on permits and not to panic saying his department would make "an announcement on how this process will be handled".

According to remarks on the department's website, Apleni said South Africa remained committed to secure the legal protection of refugees as provided for under international law and recognised in the country's entrenched Bill of Rights.

He said all refugees should be allowed


A 20-YEAR-OLD University of Zimbabwe student will regret the day he sent an e-mail to the shadowy Facebook character Baba Jukwa soliciting for guns to start a war "fighting for democracy."

Romeo Tanyaradzwa Musemburi a third year student reading for a degree in economics, allegedly sent the e-mail via his Gmail account which read: "We want pfuti (guns) give us and we will hit the streets and fight for democracy."

Musemburi, however, told the court that he could not disclose some

In a suspected case of witchcraft, a Harare woman allegedly produced two babies through a tumour that had grown in her tummy for more than a decade.

Sarudzai Kufandirori (48) said since 2001 her stomach was bulging although doctors confirmed that she was not pregnant and her skin started changing as if she had once suffered burns.

Sarudzai alleges that she has been haunted by moving objects in her tummy for more than a decade. She said she was healed after the 'babies' came out

The Supreme Court has granted freedom to a convicted game ranger who was sentenced to death last year by a High court Judge after fatally shooting a Gokwe man during an operation to arrest elephant poachers.

Justice Paddington Garwe, in agreement with Justice Vernanda Ziyambi and Justice Ben Hlatshayo, set aside the conviction and death sentence of Maxwell Bowa, saying  that the shooting to death of the poacher resulted from an attempt to institute arrest.

"In the present

A University of Zimbabwe student Romeo Tanyaradzwa Musemburi (20) is in court on charges of criminal nuisance for posting on Baba Jukwa that he wants guns to fight for democracy in the street.

Romeo arrived in handcuffs for initial appearance at the Harare Magistrate court earlier Wednesday accompanied by detectives.

Musemburi handed himself to CID Law and Order Section Monday morning accompanied by his lawyer, Tonderai Bhatasara and signed a warned and cautioned statement.


NKAYI villagers in Matabeleland North were shocked by revelations that one of the headman allegedly inspected his daughter’s virginity by "dipping" his manhood in the girl’s privates.

It seems withdrawing the "manhood" became difficult resulting in the man allegedly quenching his sexual zest and impregnating the 16-year-old girl.

It is alleged that the man (name withheld) started having sex with his daughter last year under the pretext that he was checking whether she was still a

IN a spine-chilling crime of passion, a jilted Nkayi man in Matabeleland North killed his girlfriend after the woman dumped him to reunite with her husband who had returned from South Africa.

It is reported that Ndabezinhle Ncube (34) failed to handle the situation he found himself in and therefore thought putting an end to Thobekani Masuku's life was the only solution.

"I killed that woman because of love. I gave up everything to be with her, but despite all that we had been

Maternity leave is set to increase as the Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare ministry is currently reviewing the Labour Act to realign it with the new constitution, an official has said.

This would see all formally employed women having more than three months fully paid leave, giving them an opportunity to have more time to nurse their babies.

Giving oral evidence to the portfolio committee on Women Affairs, Gender and Community Development, director of labour administration

As the acrimonious domino effect of shadowy Facebook character Baba Jukwa continues unabated, former Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) governor, Gideon Gono, yesterday waded into the storm, declaring he is hunting down the social media personalities.

Gono said he wanted Baba Jukwa to be unmasked and then launch a lawsuit against those behind the Facebook page for libel over articles posted to the effect that the ex-central bank boss, among other things, was a womaniser.

The former

Call it blasphemy but to some it is a cherished belief!

Although most Christians believe in the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ, followers of the Islam religion worldwide do not subscribe to this belief. They view it as heresy, arguing that Judas Iscariot was in fact the one who died on the cross not Jesus Christ.

This matter was top among issues discussed during a gathering for Muslims at their mosque in Bulawayo's Makokoba suburb last Sunday. The gathering was a

ZIMBABWEAN journalists regularly report President Robert Mugabe’s all too frequent rants against homosexuality, but little is said of the 50 or so members of the local press pack who are gay and silently suffering victimisation in the country’s newsrooms.

Harare-based tabloid H-Metro recently published alleged WhatsApp messages in which a male ZBC producer propositioned a man he met on a commuter omnibus as they travelled to Chitungwizwa.

The ZBC staffer has since been suspended by

Sungura musician Alick Macheso faces a $300,000 defamation lawsuit after his ex-wife Fortunate 'Tafadzwa' Mapako said she has sent a letter of demand in pursuit of damages caused by her former husband's 'unrelenting malicious attacks' on her reputation following paternity results.

Through her lawyer Gift Nyandoro of Hamunakwadi, Nyandoro and Nyambuya legal practitioners, Mapako issued a 48-hour ultimatum dated July 1 addressed to the sungura maestro.

Mapako issued the claim as a

A PLUMTREE man has appeared in court for allegedly raping his ex-girlfriend at a cemetery at knifepoint last week as punishment for ending their relationship.

Kembo Ndlovu, 28, appeared before Plumtree magistrate Gideon Ruvetsa facing charges of raping his former girlfriend, 24. Ndlovu told police upon his arrest that he committed the offence to punish her for breaking up with him in order to start a relationship with another man.

Prosecuting, Jane Phiri said Ndlovu went to her

A MUTASA man, who struck his wife with an axe accusing her of infidelity, was last week convicted for culpable homicide and sentenced to seven years in prison for causing her death.

David Taguma Mutero had denied responsibility for his wife Jessica Mandiwanza's death when he appeared before the Mutare High Court circuit presided by Justice Charles Hungwe.

The court heard that the couple who were on separation had a heated verbal exchange on November 8 last year as Mandiwanza was

A TEACHER from Chidzikwe Secondary School in Masvingo was found dead in a bushy area following an alleged dispute with his wife over his niece's pregnancy.

While Masvingo police spokesperson Inspector Charity Mazula could not be reached for comment yesterday, provincial education officers confirmed the death.

Masvingo provincial education deputy director Andrew Chikwange said his office had been notified of the death of a teacher identified as Charles Nyangari (age not given) on

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