Gunmen open fire on MDC MP’s house

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Marondera Central MP Caston Matewu (MDC Alliance) and his family escaped unhurt when suspected State security agents opened fire on their house in Nyameni high-density suburb yesterday morning. Caston Matewu (MDC Alliance) The shots left visible bullet holes on the house, water tank and the MP’s vehicle. Some spent cartridges were also recovered at the scene. When NewsDay arrived at the scene, local police had cordoned off the property while waiting for a team from the ballistic department in Harare to conduct investigations. Related Articles The case was reported at…

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Gonyeti speaks out on abduction, torture

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BY WINSTONE ANTONIO Top comedienne Samantha “Gonyeti” Kureya of the Bustop TV fame yesterday said the men who abducted her from her home in Mufakose, Harare and assaulted her before abandoning her in Crowborough North Phase 4, warned her against mocking the government through her comedy skits. The bruised Gonyeti told NewsDay Life & Style from her hospital bed at a local health facility that the six men, who abducted and assaulted her with sjamboks after arriving at her home in an Isuzu twin cab truck and another car, said…

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‘Baba Jukwa’ sues police, military for malicious prosecution

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BY CHARLES LAITON Former Sunday Mail editor Edmund Kudzai has approached the High Court seeking $500 000 compensation following his acquittal on charges of unlawfully possessing an umbrella which resembled military camouflage. Former Sunday Mail editor Edmund Kudzayi Kudzai was on February 22, 2019 arrested at a security roadblock along Domboshawa Road by a Constable Chitana and Corporal Francis Murehwa as police and military officers were carrying out joint “stop and search” operation on motorists. Kudzai was immediately charged with possession of articles with military style camouflage markings, but was…

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Mapeza reaches fabulous five

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BY TERRY MADYAUTA The FC PLATINUM executive has paid tribute to team coach Norman Mapeza, who clocked a five-year-long stay at the helm of the Zvishavane side. FC Platinum coach Norman Mapeza (Picture by NewsDay) Mapeza joined Pure Platinum Play in 2014 and has turned them into a formidable force on the local front after breaking the Harare-Bulawayo stranglehold of the Premier Soccer League title. The former Galatasaray man has so far led FC Platinum to two consecutive titles in 2017 and 2018, in which they also won two Castle…

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Prophet Passion BLASTED

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By Adoration Bizure Kingdom Embassy leader, Prophet Passion Java has been blasted by fellow church leaders over his love for dancehall music as well as his lifestyle of showing off his possessions on social media platforms. The controversial prophet recently signed dancehall artiste Enzo Ishall in his newly formed music label called Passion Java records where he is set to sign many other dancehall musicians. Apart from his love for Zim Dancehall music, the youthful prophet has also been criticized for recently showing off on social media his new Lamborghini…

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Broadcaster Majonga laid to rest

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By Desmond Munemo and Praise Masvosva Veteran newscaster and broadcaster Godfrey Majonga who died on Monday, was laid to rest at Glen Forest Memorial Park in Harare yesterday. He was 62. Majonga is survived by his wife Grace and three children Caroline, Fungisai and Jeffrey. Majonga who once served as chairperson of the Zimbabwe Media Commission, died due to a chest infection, his daughter and family spokesperson Caroline said. Related Articles “He passed on at home on Monday at around 11pm. Our father has been ill and was in hospital.…

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Journalist nabbed for theft

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On Aug 23, 2019 48,713 By Zvikomborero Parafini A former ZBC reporter was yesterday hauled to court facing theft charges after he allegedly stole agricultural inputs that were supposed to be donated to Chipinge farmers. Journalist nabbed for theft Tichaona Meza, 30, was not asked to plead when he appeared before Harare magistrate Rumbidzai Mugwagwa who released him on $50 bail. The State led by Owen Safuli alleged that in May, Meza was given 60 bags of fertilizer, 20 bags of caster beans, and 20 bottles of germination activator so…

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Magaya seeks High Court intervention

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By Zvikomborero Parafini Prophetic Healing and Deliverance Ministries led by Prophet Walter Magaya which is in court for tax evasion, yesterday sought a stay of proceedings pending finalisation of a ruling by the presiding magistrate that the State’s financial statements were admissible as evidence. PHD Ministries leader Prophet Walter Magaya (centre) flanked by lawyers Advocate Thabani Mpofu (left) and Admire Rubaya as he made his way out of the Harare Magistrates’ Courts recently. He is expected back at the same court on December 19. (Picture by Innocent Makawa) Representing PHD,…

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Ndiraya banks on history

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By Blessing Malinganiza Dynamos coach Tonderai Ndiraya says they will be banking on history when they face Chicken Inn at Rufaro on Sunday. Ali Maliselo (L) and Tonderai Ndiraya DeMbare are yet to lose a match at Rufaro since the arrival of Ndiraya and it is that history that carries them afloat ahead of this big fixture. Ndiraya reckons the atmosphere produced by fans at home gives them an inspiration to perform well. Related Articles “It’s a very difficult match for us. Chicken Inn have already seen off Highlanders and…

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Chitembwe impressed

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By Shelly Guni Harare City coach Lloyd Chitembwe has been impressed by the team’s attitude ahead of his first Premiership match in charge. Lloyd Chitembwe The Sunshine City boys travel to Bulawayo for a PSL encounter against Highlanders at Barbourfields on Sunday. Chitembwe, who took over from Mark Mathe, says the team has talented players. Related Articles “So far so good, I’m very impressed by the attitude and the motivation levels are very high. If anything the talent is there, you cannot doubt the talent. But what is more important…

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