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A staunch believer in Christianity intended to fast for 40 days and 40 nights like Jesus Christ but is understood to have been reported dead on what was to be his 30th day of fasting. Reinfirst Manyuka (73) from village 9, Summerton under Chief Zimuto in Masvingo reportedly left home on 15 June this year headed to the bush to conduct prayers, redirecting his attention to God, away from things of the earth.
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Mujuru's family to hunt down perpetrators

With emotions boiling anew over the disputed circumstances surrounding the death of liberation struggle icon General Solomon Mujuru in a mysterious fire at his Beatrice farm in 2011, as well as the post-congress Zanu PF's continued desecration of his name, his family says they are determined to find and nail his killers....
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Small house's mother smeared with faeces during altercation

A Mutare woman left the court gallery in roars of laughter after she said was struck with human waste on her blouse by her daughter's rival. Regina Muponda appeared before Mutare magistrate, Mrs Yeukai Chigodora praying for a peace order against Pamela Munyamane. ...
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Tsvangirai seen in public without his wedding ring

Troubled MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai yesterday fuelled speculation of deepening troubles within his marriage to Elizabeth Macheka after making a public appearance in Bulawayo without his wedding ring. Tsvangirai, who is in the city for meetings with members of his party, deepened the mystery when he skirted questions from journalists on why he was not donning his wedding ring during a press conference....
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Bikita witches undo a magic spell in broad day light

Negovanhu villagers in Bikita witnessed a shocking testimony of a witch who confessed to bewitching her step-daughter then later reversed the curse as proof of her diabolic deed. Not knowing that she had been bewitched, Angela Murombo sought medical attention from hospitals where her condition did not improve....
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Lady Squanda pulls a shocker as she smashes her customer with a bottle

DanceHall chanter Sandra Gazi popularly known as Lady Squanda was on Tuesday locked in at St Mary's holding cells after thoroughly beating up her client with a bottle. She was detained at St Mary's police station as she could not manage to raise US$20 fine for assaulting her client whom she sold a duvet....
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Zimbabwean Lion Killer, a convicted poacher in USA

The US big game hunter who has admitted killing the human-friendly Hwange National Park lion named ‘Cecil’ was convicted for poaching by the federal court in Wisconsin in 2008. Walter J. Palmer, 55, a dentist in Minnesota issued a statement Tuesday admitting he killed the lion with a bow and arrow, but said he regrets what he did and believed that his guides were leading him on a legal hunt....
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  • Mugabe could have been misled by advisers in firing Joice Mujuru

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    Zanu PF insiders claim that President Robert Mugabe no longer buys into the "contrived narrative" that former Vice President Joice Mujuru had plotted to oust and assassinate him — as it apparently becomes increasingly clear to the First Family that some ambitious ruling party bigwigs expediently "manufactured" the fib for their political benefit.
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  • Bulawayo ZRP officer chews bribe money to avoid arrest

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    A Bulawayo police officer allegedly received a $3 bribe to allow three football fans entry at the $5-per-person ‘Wing’ terrace during Sunday’s epic clash between Dynamos and Highlanders at Barbourfields Stadium. Bishop Mwembe, 29, stationed at Mzilikazi police station, allegedly chewed up two $1 notes when a colleague caught him red handed receiving the bribe.
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  • Zvishavane woman goes nude during eviction

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    A Zvishavane woman, who removed her clothes in protest over eviction before dousing herself with petrol and threatening to set herself ablaze has been slapped with an 18-month jail term.
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  • Son-in-law hangs himself at the inlaws homestead as wife rejects him

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    A local man hanged himself at his in-laws’ residence after he failed to convince his wife to come along with him following a domestic dispute, police confirmed.
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  • Magaya buys Grace's Mugabe's book for $50.000 as congregation dwells in poverty

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    A book chronicling the life of First Lady Amai Grace Mugabe in pictures was bought for $50 000 by Prophetic Healing and Deliverance Ministries founder Prophet Walter Magaya after he outbid other potential buyers. The bids for the book started at $5 000 during the First Lady's 50th birthday celebrations gala and fund-raising dinner held at the First Family's home in Borrowdale, Harare, on Saturday evening and spilled into the early hours of yesterday.
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  • Masvingo Zaoga church elder dies on a hooker's bed

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    A married Zaoga elder from Masvingo's Mucheke suburb was found dead at a suspected sex worker's house, during a sex session with the 'adult engineer', police confirmed. Acting Masvingo police spokesperson Assistant Nkululeko Nduna said the incident occurred on Monday.
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  • Obama dines with extended family in Nairobi

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    US President Barack Obama has arrived in Kenya – his father’s homeland - on a trip that will also include a stop in the Ethiopian capital, and a visit to the home of the African Union. Obama landed in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, on Friday and was welcomed at the airport by the Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta.
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  • Massive Job cuts leaves 1500 workers unemployed in one day

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    AT least 1,000 workers from different companies were fired in one day yesterday with Zimasco reportedly showing 648 of its employees the exit door. The mass job cuts are part of a scramble by companies to fire workers without benefits as they capitalise on last Friday's Supreme Court ruling.
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  • Army commander in trouble after failing to pay a hooker

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    A man who went around telling people that he was a senior army officer and duped youths of their cash by promising them jobs had his racket uncovered by the Police when he failed to pay a prostitute for services provided. Shepherd Tshuma was found with O and A level certificates belonging to different people throughout the country when the Police searched his lodgings.
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  • Binga traditional healer strangled by goblin he wanted to burn

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    A traditional healer was expected to destroy trouble makers at Mlibizi village in Binga, Matabeleland North, but tables turned against him as suspected goblins reportedly proved their supremacy by killing him during a cleansing ceremony.
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  • Feminist MDC legislator wants children named after mother

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    "I don't want to continuously apologise for being Ndebele because somebody has decided that your definition is Shona because the sperm that produced you came from a Shona man. The last (survey) result that we had showed that 72 per cent of local men were duped of paternity."
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  • Kasukuvere gearing for Minister of intelligence post

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    Zimbabwe's dreaded secret service, the Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) is ratcheting up efforts to monitor the activities of foreign diplomats and NGOs, following alleged concerns by backers of Vice President, Emmerson Mnangagwa, that a significant number of agents from abroad are being deployed to aid the opposition wrestle power from President Robert Mugabe and Zanu PF ahead of the 2018 explosive elections, investigations and briefings with home and foreign affairs officials this week suggest, The Telescope News has reported.
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  • Gideon Gono tipped to bounce back as finance minister

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    Former Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) governor, Gideon Gono, could make a rebound in government, as finance minister, sooner rather than later in a bid by President Robert Mugabe, to turnaround the worsening economic situation, which has ignited a massive wave of company closures and ever-soaring unemployment.
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  • Cash-strapped Zimbabwean government wastes money on expensive cars

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    The cash-strapped government is understood to have splashed millions of dollars buying latest top-of-the-range vehicles for Cabinet ministers. Government insiders said resources were also expended on an undisclosed number of Land Rover Discovery 4 models and Toyota Land Cruisers for deputy ministers. At least US$1,4 million was expended on first rate Range Rover Vogue SE vehicles, which were allocated this year to seven Cabinet ministers.
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  • Grace Mugabe bracing for the defence ministry post

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    FIRST Lady Grace Mugabe is reportedly prodding President Robert Mugabe to appoint her Defence minister in a much-anticipated Cabinet reshuffle after she reportedly turned down the Women’s Affairs portfolio for being “less glamorous”. Zanu PF politburo member Sydney Sekeramayi is the present Defence minister, while the Women’s Affairs ministry has remained vacant following the reassignment of Oppah Muchinguri to the Higher Education portfolio.
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  • ZAPU members snub elders as meeting flops

    Hundreds of ZAPU in the UK snubbed a call by a controversial elder to attend a meeting in Coventry, Saturday 21 November.
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  • Zimbabwe Talks Resume

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    Negotiators of Zimbabwe’s three main political parties have started talks to try and resolve the outstanding issues under a power sharing agreement
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  • Tsvangirai to discuss Zimbabwe crisis with Gaddafi

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    Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai left on Thursday for North Africa, where analysts said he would meet Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi
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  • South African and Zimbabwean authorities behind attacks on refugees - Sources

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    South African and Zimbabwean governments are behind the latest attacks on Zimbabwean asylum seekers on farms as part of a security plan
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  • MDC Living In Fear In Zaka

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    (MDC-T provincial officials here on Tuesday said they were living in perpetual fear following abductions of their members in recent weeks
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  • Z.R Police hunting for a prostitute killer

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    Police in Bulawayo are hunting a suspected killer after a prostitute was found dead in her rented room at Paddonhurst suburb yesterday. And in another tragic twist, the family she rents the room from lost a nephew the same day after he complained of a headache. A friend stumbled on the body of Memory Mpofu, 25, naked and lying face down on a bed.
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  • Zvishavane prophet embroled in sodomy with church member

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    A self-styled Zvishavane Baptist church prophet allegedly sodomised a church mate after he had invited him for bogus prayer sessions before forcing another one to masturbate him and threatened them with death if they ever divulged their secret to anyone. The prophet Kennedy Kudzai Zvirawa (24) appeared before Zvishavane magistrate recently and pleaded not guilty to the charges leveled against him.
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  • Mugabe blasts elusive rich church leaders

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    President Mugabe has criticised some leaders of Pentecostal churches who deceive their congregants into believing that they can become very rich quickly, while demanding that the church members give all they have to the church to enrich the pastors. Speaking to thousands of Catholics and other people who attended Kutama Mission centenary celebrations in Zvimba on Sunday, President Mugabe also lamented the moral decadence in society.
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  • Late Mujuru's second wife wants her children to get share of estate

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    Master of the High Court Mr Eldard Mutasa has given the late General Solomon Mujuru’s lawyers five days to submit a will the late veteran politician and national hero left in their possession. It emerged in a stormy edict meeting yesterday that Gen Mujuru left a will in which he named his lawyer, Mr Thekor Kewada of Scanlen and Holderness, as the executor of his estate.
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  • Zim rights organization to get Kennedy award

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    Her hair tightly woven into an African-style braid, Jenni Williams raises her arm in the air as she asks the crowd to chant "the healing wind of WOZA."
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  • Father kills daughter over donkeys

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    A man from Sipepa area in Tsholotsho district fatally assaulted his daughter after two family donkeys strayed, a High Court judge has heard.
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  • Wife catches hubby having sex with another woman.

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    A SENGA woman committed suicide on Sunday after she allegedly caught her husband in bed with another woman at their matrimonial home.
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  • MPs clash over castrating rapists

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    MEMBERS of the House of Assembly yesterday clashed over castration of male rapists at a seminar organised by Musasa Project in Bulawayo.
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  • 51 arrested in operation Zambezi

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    Police have launched an operation that has netted 51 people, including six doctors, for allegedly dispensing expired and unregistered drugs.
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  • Petina Gappah makes the £10 000 Guardian prize

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    Powerful fictional storytelling dominates the shortlist of this year's Guardian first book award, announced today,
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  • Female teachers flee school after intimacy with mysterious baboon

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    Teachers at Siyangaya Primary School in Tsholotsho, last week fled from the institution claiming a mysterious baboon sexually abuses them at night, a district education director confirmed yesterday. Sources at the school who cannot be named for professional reasons said female members of staff would wake up without their underwear or with signs that they had sex overnight.
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  • Marange prophet at loggerheads with father over goblins

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    A Marange based prophet is at loggerheads with his father whom he accuses of possessing goblins and other underworld paraphernalia that have caused untold suffering in the family. Although Brian Masiyakurimwa (21) is a well known prophet who has made headlines for exorcising demons, he is having a torrid moment to reign in his father whom he described as wicked.
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  • Mayhem as Mutare girl turns into a snake: hisses and spits

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    Business came to a halt in Mutare's Sakubva suburb in Mutare on Monday as curious residents tried to catch a glimpse of a possessed teenager (14), who hissed and slithered on her tummy like a snake. The teen claimed her Chipinge-based granny owns six hyenas, five snakes, one wild cat and five owls which she uses for witchcraft.
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  • Granny's tummy swelling after death of snake

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    The first time you take a glance at her you are likely to mistake her for a heavily pregnant woman, but wait until you hear her ordeal . . . A granny from Mutiri Village in Mwenenzi is experiencing hell on earth after failing to get a remedy for her bulging stomach. She started suffering after “her snake” stopped supplying human flesh.
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  • ZRP officers flee Police station as Satanist vomits blood

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    Police in Mvuma yesterday arrested a self-confessed satanist from Gokwe who allegedly raped and brutally killed a milk vendor two weeks ago before sucking her blood. Jackson Moyo, 26, of Baradza Village, Chief Jiri, Gokwe, allegedly raped and later murdered Privilege Mutara and dumped her body in a bush near Mvuma town.
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  • Family endure torture of sex with a snake

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    A Zimbabwean granny's more than two decades ordeal of being sexually abused by a three-metre-long python on a daily basis finally ended recently following the killing of the reptile. The horrific incident, which reads like a fairytale, occurred in Headman Chipfatsura's area under Chief Marange, in Manicaland Province's Marange area and is still the talk of the drought-prone rural community.
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  • Bulawayo vegitable venders fight over water from dead people

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    Bulawayo- Business to a halt in Lobengula Street in yet another disgusting disclosure, as four Lobengula street fruit vendors hospitalised each other over corpse water that disappeared before sharing. The Four, Dumisani Sibanda, Thabiso Tshuma, Melody Mloyi and Monica Mlilo, fought a vicious bloodbath of blows, after the latter accused one of them of stealing corpse water that was acquired by Thabiso from a Kelvin Industrial Funeral Parlour.
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  • Mayhem as trees talk and laugh at each other at Inyangani Mountains

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    Mountain makes one think twice before embarking on the journey. Now imagine this — you have gone on a holiday trip with your family in a mountain. Your husband decides to dare a little distance further up and he disappears for good . . . never to be seen again even with the help of experts armed with helicopters and binoculars. Or a boulder falls from a mountain top into a river and the water turns into blood and the river flows all year round in that red state, tainting other rivers it meets downstream into crimson.
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  • Bulawayo teenager threatens to suck out blood from siblings private parts

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    A 17yr old former Cowdray Park Secondary School student is suspected to have been initiated into Satanism after she went out with her South Africa-based friends to a New Year's Eve party and returned claiming she wanted to eat her mother's brains and suck blood from of her sibling's private parts. The juvenile returned from the party with an unusual behaviour, telling her parents how the Biblical number of the beast 666 worked in the spiritual realm and claiming she had her own code that she used to get into her mother's brain.
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  • A Nkayi bride-to-be dies after bizarre chameleon sucks out all her blood

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    A woman from Petani area in Nkayi in Matabeleland North province died under mysterious circumstances in her bedroom hut on Friday last week. According to reports the late, Sihle Moyo, was supposed to tie the knot the following day with Njabulo Ndlovu of Matshena area in Nkayi.
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  • Gweru Pastor in court for ivory and croc skins

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    A Gweru based pastor was last month nabbed in Gokwe together with three accomplices after allegedly being found in possession of ivory, crocodile skin and 30 live rounds of ammunition. Pastor Garikai Masunda of 72 Brunkanhurt plots in Gweru was arrested together with Chipo Bridget Tinago (29) of 92 Mutondo Street, Mufakose, Harare as well as Gerald Sinyoro and Tamuka Madavanhu of Gokwe.
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  • Zimbabwean woman jailed for bank fraud in Uk

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    A mother of four collapsed in the dock and begged a judge to reconsider her sentence after she was jailed for bank fraud. Former care worker Gertrude Cele and her husband Brian became embroiled a £48,000 scam, but she was snared by building society staff in Bolton as she tried to draw out £750. Defending Martin Pizzey asked Recorder Michael Murray at Bolton Crown Court to let Gertrude Cele go home to her four children.
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  • A 17 year old boy slashes out private parts of a 4 year old girl

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    A 17-year-old Juvenile from Tsholotsho left villagers tongue-tied after allegedly ripping the tiny private parts of a four-year-old girl with an Okapi knife before raping her, Sunday News can reveal. The incident happened on Friday last week in Tshakawa Village in Dikili area. The boy reportedly ripped the girl’s privates after realising that his organ was too big for the child’s privates.
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  • Private school evicted from farm

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    ELITE High School has been evicted from the they were operating from, leaving pupils stranded
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  • Cop nabbed for housebreaking spree

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    A 22-year-old policeman stationed at Support Unit Fairbridge Troup Alpha has appeared in court facing a housebreaking charge.
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  • Robber confesses after falling ill

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    A Gweru man who stabbed and robbed another man recently confessed to robbery and handed himself over to the police after he fell ill,
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  • Confisticated money is now less by US$72 000

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    Over US$72 000 went missing from the US$1, 5 million a Mozambican businessman allegedly tried to smuggle through the Harare International Airport to Dubai last month, the defence lawyer of the accused has claimed.
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  • Zimbabwean held in SA over identity fraud

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    Pretoria - A Zimbabwean national was arrested after the man whose identity he allegedly stole tracked him down, Gauteng police said on Thursday.
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  • Woman on a seven month sex stint with sister's teen son

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    The 26-year-old woman took advantage of her sister’s absence to become intimate with the teen son for seven months.
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  • Fake rand notes lands two in hot soup

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    Two Zimbabwean men based in South Africa were arrested on Friday night after being found in possession of a wad of fake South African Rand.
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