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Monthly Archives: September 2009

Virgins forced into marriage to appease spirits

Three years after being seized from their families and forced to marry and have sex with adult men in a Shona ritual to appease an avenging spirit, five teenagers are facing a dismal reality.

SA firm regrets doing business with Mugabe

The Pinetown-based company that sold state-of-the-art dairy equipment to Grace Mugabe for her farm, did not know they were doing business with the wife of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe and regrets the deal.

USAID launches US$20m agric support facility

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Standard Chartered Bank of Zimbabwe (Stanchart) today signed an agreement that will enable the bank to expand its lending by US$20 million over five years.

ZBC Tarzan Mandizvidza in sexual abuse saga

Harare - The Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) has set up a board of enquiry to investigate alleged rampant sexual abuse of female workers by senior managers.

Hospital forced to train Zanu PF youths as nurses

Interviews to select trainee nurses at a Roman Catholic’s Msiso Mission Hospital in Zaka were abandoned on Tuesday following a directive from the Masvingo governor that two thirds of the places should be filled in by Zanu PF youth.

Speaker of House caught in expenses scandal

The Parliament of Zimbabwe has pampered the Speaker of the House of Assembly, Mr Lovemore Moyo, with a lavish 12-month stay in various executive suites costing about US$6 000 a month at the five-star Meikles Hotel in Harare, it has emerged.

Mother, daughter caught stark naked

Residents of Tshabalala in Bulawayo thoroughly assaulted a woman and her daughter who were caught naked in the wee hours of last Thursday morning, reportedly attempting to bury muti in their landlord’s garden, after they were given notice to vacate the house.

Thieves steal R700 from corpse

Bulawayo - In a shocking incident that has left many wondering whether people still respect the dead, a Bulawayo man who died after collapsing at his workplace, allegedly lost more than R720 and belongings after being searched between the time he collapsed and when his body was in a local hospital mortuary.

9 people perish as kombi, truck collide

Nine people were killed while 12 others were seriously injured when a commuter omnibus they were travelling in collided with a truck in Headlands, along the Harare-Mutare Road, on Monday afternoon.

Corpse stolen from funeral found mutilated

Hopley - A corpse was stolen from a funeral wake at Hopley Farm while mourners were asleep only to be recovered, heavily mutilated, the following day about 3km away from the homestead.