Zimbabwe has ratcheted up its safeguards against Ebola, with the country requiring travellers mainly passing through the Mozambique border and other frontiers to undergo enhanced screening for the deadly virus.

This comes as the World Health Organisation (WHO) has confirmed new cases of Ebola infections in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Zimbabwe’s Health ministry yesterday announced restrictions on passengers whose trips originated in DRC with immediate effect.

A 20-YEAR-OLD man from Silobela has appeared in court after he was caught allegedly raping a Form Two pupil by the juvenile's mother.

The man from Matshaya village under Chief Malisa, Silobela, who cannot be named to protect the identity of the minor appeared before Regional Magistrate Mr Morgan Nemadire facing one count of rape.

He pleaded not guilty and was remanded out of custody to June 1.

Prosecuting, Mr Lloyd Mavhiza said the accused person and the complainant were

An Emmanuel Makandiwa pastor, Kenius Segura has published allegations that the preacher’s church has seen mysterious deaths of at least 20 people at the man’s hands. While at the time of going to press, efforts to obtain a direct comment from Makandiwa were fruitless with his spokesman Prime Kufa’s cellphone going without being answered, the next article is set to profile Makandiwa’s response.

By UFIC Pastor, Kenius Segura | Open Letter to PROPHET Makandiwa

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe has been accused of clandestinely setting up a Mugabe dynasty following the appointment of his daughter, Bona Mugabe-Chikore, to the Censorship Board, with opposition activists saying yesterday the veteran ruler was trying to protect his interests by okaying such an assignment.
Home Affairs minister Ignatius Chombo is now in trouble with Zimbabweans who are blasting him for appointing people who know absolutely nothing about arts, but are merely close to

Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) Commissioner-General Gershem Pasi has resigned from his post with immediate effect, citing irretrievably broken down relations with his employer who last year suspended him over a slew of misconduct allegations. It is not clear whether Comm-Gen Pasi will still answer to over 40 counts of misconduct, including vehicle importation scams and other charges dating back to 2009.
Tables were turned after an audit was launched into the goings-on at Zimra

THE state no longer intends to prosecute VIVA Zimbabwe leader Acie Lumumba, on charges of insulting President Robert Mugabe because a similar case was previously thrown out by the country’s top court.

Lumumba, real name William Gerald Mutumanje, was a prominent Zanu PF activist and pro-Mugabe cheerleader before he quit the ruling party in disgust to form his own political party.
He publicly said to Mugabe “F**k you” while launching his party, resulting in his

There are growing fears among long-suffering Zimbabweans that the country is on the verge of a complete implosion — after it was confirmed earlier this week that the country is failing to pay its external electricity suppliers.
This comes as stressed banks have also warned that the bond notes introduced last year to mitigate the severe shortages of cash were being siphoned from the domestic market and exported to neighbouring countries, where there was a thriving black market.

Enterprising foreign currency exchange dealers in Francistown are getting into cash selling business amid reports the Zimbabwean bond notes are being shipped out of the neighbouring country.

Voice Money has established that foreign currency dealers conducting business in Francistown are targeting travelers visiting Zimbabwe.
Bond notes were introduced towards the end of last year and were meant to plug leakages of foreign currency as they can only be used as legal tender in

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NGWENYA Brothers leader, Tedious Matsito, has fallen on hard times and is seeking almost US$10,000 to enable him to go for medical treatment in South Africa.
The Sungura musician suffered a stroke during a tour of South Africa last December which has rendered him unable to speak properly - let alone sing - and is supposed to be on speech therapy.

Matsito, 47, whose right leg was amputated

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe's daughter Bona Mugabe-Chikore has been appointed to sit on the new Censorship Board, a move which arts activists said it's a "disaster" meant to "suppress information".

The announcement was made by Home Affairs Minister Ignatius Chombo Tuesday.
"The Constitution has a provision for the freedom of artistic expression, cultural beliefs and association and the same constitution empowers the board of censors to ensure that these

A MAN from Bulawayo who connived with his married girlfriend to rob a man of two cell phones and about $100 at "gun point" has been sentenced to 12 years in prison.

A court heard that Naison Sibanda (34) of Cowdray Park suburb and Siphumuzile Sibanda (41) of Nkulumane suburb subdued Mr Edson Sibanda with a jet of pepper spray on his face on May 11 and threatened to shoot him before demanding cash.
Siphumuzile, whose husband is working in South Africa, allegedly had sex

A SUSPECTED mentally-ill Mudzi man allegedly killed his mother with an iron bar before setting her homestead ablaze.

Norman Chari (42), of Chiringa village under Chief Mukota, reportedly turned violent after skipping his psychiatric treatment for days. He was arrested after he fatally struck his 80-year-old mother, Fabby Chakurumani, with an iron bar before torching the home stead. The incident reportedly occurred on April 14.
Efforts to get a comment from Mashonaland East acting

Police have identified a rogue police officer whose exploits while in a drunken stupor have gone viral on social media.

The officer, clad in police fatigues, was captured rolling on the ground and failing to stand on his feet after having one too many. In the video circulating on social media, the cop is holding his police cap, visibly drunk with a bruised and dusty face.
The policeman is seen lying and rolling on the ground, with residents taking turns to mock him.


Prominent Zimbabwe based clergyman and University of Zimbabwe (UZ) senior lecturer, Dr Noah Pashapa has openly continued questioning the authority of Zimbabwe's self acclaimed prophets.
His criticism comes after flamboyant preacher and founder of the Spirit Embassy church, Uebert Angel, was recently denied entry into Zambia. The charismatic Angel and his entourage were earlier this month turned away at Lusaka International Airport by President Edgar Lungu's government after

Televangelist and celebrated Nigerian preacher, Prophet TB Joshua reportedly 'made' a married woman pregnant after being barren for 10 years.

A decade of barrenness as a result of low sperm count was what Mr Folajimi Dasho could not comprehend especially as this same problem had caused his first wife to bolt out of the marriage before he met and married his second wife.
Having sought for solution medically to no avail, he was advised to go for adoption of a child or remain

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