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Under fire – and very literally too – former energy minister Elton Mangoma called a press conference in Harare Wednesday, wife Nancy in tow. He needed a prop and none could have been more helpful.
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Blatter wins 5th term despite soccer corruption scandal around his neck

Sepp Blatter won an unprecedented fifth term as the president of FIFA on Friday amid what may be the largest controversy in his organization's history. The victory came after Jordan's Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein, who had been seen as the biggest threat to unseat Blatter, decided to withdraw from the election. ...
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Hookers free to solicit for sex on Zimbabwean streets

Prostitution is not an offence in Zimbabwe, but a lifestyle and the recent Constitutional Court ruling simply set parameters to guide police when effecting arrests on suspected solicitors of paid sex, legal experts have said....
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Zanu-PF government full of gay officials: Mliswa

President Robert Mugabe might as well declare Zimbabwe a gay republic so his cash-strapped administration can benefit from millions of dollars the gay movement controls across the world, former Zanu PF politician official Mliswa quipped this week....
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Matiza, Chigwedere in nasty war over provincial leadership post

MARONDERA – The fierce race to control ZANU-PF Mashonaland East provincial structures has scaled fresh heights with information emanating from that region indicating that the interim provincial chairman, Aeneas Chigwedere and his deputy, Joel Biggie Matiza, almost exchanged blows at the latter’s offices....
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Jabulani Sibanda once arrested for sodomy: Mphoko

Vice-President Phelekezela Mphoko yesterday revealed that former war veterans’ leader Jabulani Sibanda was once arrested in Angola for allegedly sodomising a fellow combatant during the country’s liberation struggle....
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Boy (12) loses mobile phone to hooker as payment for sex

A Zvishavane couple was recently left stunned after their 12-year-old son hired a sex worker for a short time sex session but failed to pay the $5 fee he was charged, leading to the lady of the night confiscating his mobile phone.The boy, whose identity cannot be revealed, and is a Grade 7 pupil at a primary school in the Midlands town, reported the sex worker to police for theft after his efforts to recover the cellphone proved futile....
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  • Namibian govt irked by fake academic qualifications with Zimbabwean origin

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    Namibia and Zimbabwe have agreed to work together in evaluating academic qualifications following the arrest of 23 Namibians over fake documents October last year. Most of those arrested had applied to join the Namibia Defense Force. They have already appeared in court and are out on bail.
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  • Caster Semenya proud to be who she is

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    Caster Semenya: you may remember the name. Perhaps you also recall the chaos, confusion and controversy that descended on an athlete who just wanted to run. It is difficult to link the engaging 24-year-old who has granted the BBC a rare interview with the haunted athlete whose gender was questioned in front of the world. Six years have passed since she won the world 800m title with effortless, inevitable ease. Semenya's victory was as decisive as what followed was shocking.
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  • Bulawayo strippers promise fans a show to remember

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    Strippers from the country’s premier strip club in Harare — Private Lounge will descend on Bulawayo’s Metropolis Night Club for a once-off show that promises fireworks on Saturday night.
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  • Mugabe’s government fails to account for $3.5 billion ear-marked for salaries

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    HARARE – The supervisor of government accounts and financial controls, the Comptroller and Auditor-General (CAG), has made a shocking revelation that President Robert Mugabe’s administration cannot account for $3,5 billion which was earmarked for civil servants’ salaries.
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  • Hurungwe villagers sue Philip Chiyangwa for smacking them

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    Two Hurungwe villagers are suing Zanu PF central committee member Philip Chiyangwa for $250 000 each over an alleged assault they suffered at the hands of the flamboyant businessman.
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  • Zimbabwe ruled by mixture of old and uneducated lot

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    Minister for Provincial affairs for Masvingo, Shuvai Mahofa (74) who replaced Kudakwashe Bhasikiti (54) shocked hundreds of people at Nemanwa Growth Point recently when she confessed that Zanu (PF) is being run by very old people.
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  • Xenophobia escapee finds wife married to another man

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    Steven Mbirika (42) the xenophobia victim who hanged himself after returning from South Africa to find his wife dating another man was buried last Saturday at Mangwandi Cemetery in Masvingo amid drama as his relatives chased away the wife from the funeral.
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  • Plumtree woman scalds a ZRP officer over used condoms

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    A cop was baptised with boiling water by his fuming wife who confronted him over infidelity. However, he does not understand why and how she got the nerves to prove her case. "I open my wallet for her, but she won't open her legs for me," said Milton Ndlovu, a policeman based in Plumtree while seeking a protection order against his wife after she scalded him with boiling water when she found used condoms in one of his trousers' pocket
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  • The ousted ZANU PF wigs form new political party called ZANU (People First)

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    Zanu PF has now officially split into two distinct and bitterly-opposed formations, with disaffected party stalwarts — including liberation struggle pioneers, war veterans and security sector bigwigs — coalescing under the principles of the “original Zanu PF” and now operating as Zanu People First, the Daily News can exclusively reveal.
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  • Politics gets uglier as new details about death of Solomon Mujuru surface

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    Ousted VP Joice Mujuru has said she will not allow her Easter Holiday to be disturbed by her expulsion from the party and allegations that her late husband was the master mind of the alleged plot to kill President Mugabe. Mujuru was expelled from Zanu PF Thursday following claims by the party that her late husband and former national army commander, Solomon Mujuru, was behind the alleged plot to oust Mugabe and replace him with the former VP.
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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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  • 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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  • Male organs of a rape suspect disappear during medical examination

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    A 21-year-old suspected hermaphrodite from Gokwe North, who is facing rape charges, is giving police a torrid time after his private parts “mysteriously changed” to female sex organs during medical examinations meant to ascertain the crime.
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  • Serious havoc at Dhewa show

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    There was commotion at Chez Ntemba club in Gaborone, Botswana, during one of Tongai Moyo’s recent shows as fans clashed with tour promoters
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  • Lesbian grows male sexual organ in bed

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    A lesbian who claimed to have been impregnated by another woman gave birth to a child with a tooth, disparate arms and a crooked leg,
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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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