Zuva Blending Fuel with Water

Scores of motorists could be facing mechanical faults after a Harare court was told by energy regulatory authorities that ZUVA Petroleum depots were selling blend contaminated with water. An alert motorist whose car developed a fault after he re-fuelled at Coventry ZUVA Petroleum fuel station, caught the energy giant pants down after conducting an investigation …

Suspected New Zimbabwe Covid Variant As Rare Flue Cases Spike: WHO

As RARE flue cases increase in the country, a senior local World Health Organisation (WHO) official says there is a possibility of a new peculiar Covid-19 variant circulating in Zimbabwe. This was said by WHO head of country Alex Gasarira during a virtual cross-border media cafe on Covid-19 and HIV new variants. The world is …

Sable Chemicals to double production to 200 000t

ZIMBABWE’S sole ammonium nitrate production outfit, Sable Chemical Industries says it will double production to 200 000 tonnes a year by 2023 after getting a US$11 million boost from a regional lender. In an interview with the chief executive officer Bothwell Nyajeka said the firm would deploy the funds from Africa Export Import Bank (Afreximbank) into …

3 Suspected Rapists Escape From Police Station, 5 Officers Charged

Three men charged with rape, unlawful entry and robbery have escaped from holding cells at Mzilikazi Police Station. The three suspects, Pardon Makuni, 19, Mernard Gwatiedza, 22, and Ashley Moses, 21, all of Gweru, escaped from police custody just before 8 PM on Saturday, police said. The trio was brought to the station from Hwahwa …

Gweru reviews city by-laws

GWERU mayor Josiah Makombe has revealed that the local authority is reviewing its by-laws to accommodate informal traders. Makombe said the review would formalise the operations of the informal traders, who are always in running battles with municipal police for operating illegally. “We are reviewing by-laws so that they are in line with the current …

Woman Robbed And Raped At Knife Point

A 26-year-old woman was robbed and raped at knife point near Paradise Primary School in Kwekwe, Midlands province. A source close to the incident said the 26-year-old woman boarded a Honda Fit car that was heading to Chiwundura shortly after 6pm on Sunday. The Honda Fit had two occupants – a driver and a man …

KWEKWE TEACHERS EXTORT MONEY FROM DESPERATE PARENTS

Serious allegations have surfaced in Kwekwe, where a well organised criminal syndicate, of seemingly professional teachers, at Fitchlea Primary School, is targeting desperate parents. The teachers are demanding payment from parents, ostensibly, for airtime and data bundles. *SOPHISTICATED SCAM* The teachers are also demanding payment for extra lessons and homework through a sophisticated scam that …

Zesa reassures nation

INCESSANT power cuts currently being experienced around the country are a passing phase, as power utility zesa Holdings will invest US$7,1 billion in the next 10 years to simultaneously address current challenges and invest in the long term. Existing power shortages are being caused by recurrent electric faults due to ageing infrastructure, particularly at Hwange …