Monthly Archives: October 2009

Teachers arrested over pupil death

Police in Chinhoyi have picked up two teachers and a caretaker for questioning in connection with the death of a 16-year-old Chinhoyi High pupil whose body was found in the school swimming pool last Sunday morning.

Prostitutes sharing one female condom

Revellers at Pachopisa, a popular venue for revelers in Riverside in Gweru, were left dumbfounded on Saturday night when it was allegedly revealed that commercial sex workers operating at the center were using the same female condoms on a number of clients.

Zimbabwe lawyers withdraw from Justice Conference

Zimbabwe's main professional associations, including the law society and Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights, will not attend a conference organized by the ZANU-PF-controlled justice ministry. The withdrawal of the professional groups represents a serious blow to the fragile unity government.

Body eaten by maggots at parlour

Bulawayo - A family was left dumbfounded when it found out that the body of its relative has been eaten by maggots at a funeral parlour, which had charged them thousands of Rand.

U.N. torture expert detained in Zimbabwe airport

United Nations human rights expert Manfred Nowak was detained at Harare airport on Wednesday by Zimbabwean security agents and may be deported to South Africa on Thursday, airport security told Reuters.

PM Tsvangirai top aide house attacked

Harare - A group of unknown people early Wednesday tried to break into the house of a top aide of Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, the latest of several attacks against the Premier’s followers since he partially withdrew his MDC party from Zimbabwe’s coalition government two weeks ago.

HIV CD4 count machines shortage looming

Zimbabwean doctors here have been forced to use the observation method to determine suitable anti-retrovirals (ARVs) for HIV/AIDS patients due to a critical shortage of CD4 counting machines in the country.

Man disguised as woman fakes rape

Bulawayo - A man who desperately wanted to travel to his rural home in Esigodini allegedly disguised himself as a woman and made a false rape report at Nyamandlovu Police Station.

Zimbabweans caught with R3 million abalone

South Africa - Six Zimbabwean nationals were caught with abalone valued at R3 million in Walkerville, south of Johannesburg, Gauteng police said on Tuesday.

Attempt to kidnap MDC official fails

Four armed men today tried to kidnap the MDC’s security administrator, Edith Mashayire in central Harare.Mashayire was on her way to work at the MDC headquarters, Harvest House