R Kelly faces fresh claims of sexual abuse

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Two more women have come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against the R&B singer R Kelly. Rochelle Washington and Latresa Scaff told a news conference they were given drink and drugs at an after-concert party in Baltimore in the 1990s. They said the singer then cornered them in a hotel room and demanded sex. Kelly, 52, has been accused of decades of sexual abuse against women. He has never been convicted and denies all the allegations. Addressing journalists in New York, the two women said they were teenagers when…

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Cops hunt for twenty-year-old child molester

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By Whinsley Masara Police in Matabeleland South have launched a manhunt for an alleged sexual abuser who impregnated a 13-year-old girl in Gwanda. Chief Insp Philisani Ndebele Tafara Moyo (20) from Binga allegedly abused the victim for an unspecified period until she fell pregnant and gave birth to a baby girl last month. The baby, however, died in Bulawayo under unclear circumstances having lived for only 20 days. The suspect fled when police investigations started in September last year. Related Articles Matabeleland South police spokesperson Chief Inspector Philisani Ndebele said…

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Trial date for ‘looter’ cops

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By Mashudu Netsianda The trial date for two police officers stationed at Entumbane Police Station who allegedly stole two gas tanks and several cellphones which were part of goods looted during the recent violent protests in Bulawayo has been set. Thulani Nyathi Thulani Nyathi (33) of Lobengula West and Victor Peter Munondo (28) of Entumbane suburb on Wednesday appeared before Bulawayo magistrate Ms Rachel Mukanga facing theft charges. They were remanded in custody to February 25 for trial. Allegations are that police received a report that was made at Entumbane…

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Bribe bid kombi crew arrested

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On Feb 22, 2019 28,767 0 By Nqobile Tshili Police in Bulawayo have arrested a kombi crew for allegedly trying to bribe four cops with $10 bond notes after the duo were arrested for operating an unregistered commuter omnibus. File picture of a police roadblock in Zimbabwe The incident occurred on Tuesday at 12:20PM along Lobengula Street between 5th and 6th Avenue. Bulawayo police spokesperson Chief Inspector Precious Simango yesterday said the kombi driver and his conductor allegedly tried to bribe cops who had arrested them for pirating. Related Articles…

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Chicken ‘thief’ electrocuted

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By Patrick Chitumba A suspected chicken thief was electrocuted while stealing chickens from a fowl run at a house in Mkoba 5 suburb in Gweru. Clayton Machova (21) was electrocuted while trying to disconnect power to the fowl run using a pair of pliers. Midlands provincial police spokesperson Inspector Joel Goko confirmed the incident which happened on Wednesday. He said by the time he was electrocuted, Machova had removed one chicken from the fowl run and placed it in a plastic dish in which he intended to use to carry…

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Teacher in court for cracking pupil’s forehead

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By Michael Magoronga A teacher at Amaveni Primary School in Kwekwe was on Monday arraigned before the courts for shoving a Grade One pupil against a desk, resulting in her sustaining a cut on her forehead. The pupil was rushed to Kwekwe Hospital where she received several stitches on the forehead. A teacher at Amaveni Primary School in Kwekwe was on Monday arraigned before the courts for shoving a Grade One pupil against a desk, resulting in her sustaining a cut on her forehead. The pupil was rushed to Kwekwe…

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Women haggle over hubby

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By Shamiso Dzingire Two Harare women are fighting over one man, with both claiming to be the official spouse.The fight came to light at the Harare Civil Courts where Viola Mawara sought a protection order against Chantel Tapera, whom she claimed was her husband’s former mistress. File picture of Harare Magistrates Court Mawara sought to bar Tapera from verbally abusing her and prohibiting her from using her property since they stay under the same roof. Both women stay in their in-law’s house in Vainona. Mawara claimed she was the lawful…

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Corrupt officials feast on gold panners

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Corrupt officials are feasting on illegal artisanal miners in Penhalonga, allegedly extorting money from them to avoid arrests, a leading anti-graft agency has said. File picture of artisanal miners Transparency International Zimbabwe (TIZ) official Tracy Mutowekuziva told journalists in Mutare this week that her organisation was pushing for the formalisation of the sector to plug the corruption loopholes. “Unregistered artisanal gold miners in Penhalonga are easy prey for corrupt government officials and guards who are demanding money from them to allow them to continue with their activities. “We are therefore…

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NMMZ bosses in 18 000 litres of fuel scandal

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By Tarisai Machakaire National Museums and Monuments of Zimbabwe (NMMZ) executive director and his deputy have appeared in court on allegations of corruptly allocating each other more than 18 000 litres of fuel. NMMZ executive director Godfrey Mahachi, 59, and his deputy Darlington Munyikwa, 52, were released on $100 bail when they appeared before Harare magistrate Vongai Guuriro. They are being charged with criminal abuse of office. As part of bail conditions they were ordered to surrender their passports, continue residing at their current addresses, not to interfere with witnesses…

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‘Police raided my groceries’

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By Tendayi Madhomu An Advanced Level student who is part of eight suspects arrested for looting at Choppies Supermarket in Luveve suburb yesterday claimed that police raided groceries that had been sent by his mother from South Africa. File picture of protestors being led to court Desmond Pendamazuva, 22, testified before magistrate Ngoni Nduna at the Bulawayo Magistrates’ Courts yesterday. Pendamazuva and his seven co-accused, who are all in custody are being represented by lawyers, Lison Ncube, Coaster Dube and Jonathan Tsvangirai. Related Articles According to the 22-year-old’s testimony, 12…

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