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Murderer sentenced to life in prison

Murderer sentenced to life in prison

A 35-YEAR-OLD Gweru taxi driver, who in 2014 stabbed his girlfriend with a kitchen knife before plucking out her eyes with a screw driver, has been sentenced to life imprisonment

Thieving hungry woman sentenced 210 hours

Thieving hungry woman sentenced 210 hours

A 32-YEAR-OLD thieving woman from Victoria Falls told the court on Monday that she stole some food items left in a parcel counter at a leading supermarket because she was on HIV medication and had gone for three days without food.

School head up for fraud

School head up for fraud

AN 82-YEAR-OLD Gwanda primary school headmaster is set to appear in court today charged with stealing close to $6 000 from the school coffers.

Cartoon an ‘insult to women, Ndebele people’

Cartoon an ‘insult to women, Ndebele people’

A CARTOON depicting two scantily dressed young women engaged in a conversation suggesting that for young girls in Matabeleland and Midlands, prostituting one’s body is an alternative to education has been described as “un-Zimbabwean and abominable”.

Byo residents to pay refuse bag rates

Byo residents to pay refuse bag rates

BULAWAYO residents will soon be paying refuse bags rates, on top of the monthly refuse removal charges under a pilot project mooted by the cash-strapped local authority.

Borehore drilling company dupe Bulawayo residents

Borehore drilling company dupe Bulawayo residents

A BULAWAYO company Bioaquvitae is in trouble after it allegedly duped four residents and one Umguza villager and collected over $17 000 on the pretext it was going to drill and install boreholes at their premises.

Ncube’s political life under threat

Ncube’s political life under threat

OPPOSITION MDC leader Welshman Ncube faces an internal revolt after a group of disgruntled party members petitioned him demanding that he steps down over a litany of allegations including financial impropriety and dictatorship.

Japanese govt donates $90 000 towards school construction

Japanese govt donates $90 000 towards school construction

THE Japanese government has extended a $90 000 grant for construction of classroom blocks and teachers’ houses at Nakapande Secondary School in Binga, Matabeleland North province, as part of efforts to improve the region’s educational infrastructure.

Sodomite wins appeal against 35-year jail term

Sodomite wins appeal against 35-year jail term

Bulawayo High Court of appeal has granted a 27-year-old man a lifeline by quashing his 35-year jail term and ordering his immediate release from prison where he had already served eight-and-half years after being convicted of sodomising three boys in 2004 when he was 16-years old.

4 cops acquitted of extortion

4 cops acquitted of extortion

FOUR police officers who were accused of extorting $200 from a commuter omnibus driver they allegedly arrested for smuggling goods into the country have been acquitted of the charge.

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