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 …

Mandiwanza speaks on merger deal collapse

DAIRIBORD Holdings Limited (DZL) chief executive officer Anthony Mandiwanza has said despite the failed merger talks with Kwekwe based competitor Dendairy, his appetite to swoop on opportunities remains unperturbed. In an exclusive interview with businessdigest, Mandiwanza said the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE)-listed milk processor has not considered the collapse a setback. Instead, the hunt for opportunities with …

Doctor’s handwriting almost cost a life

FOR Ruramai Dzeka (45), who has a long-standing condition known as cardiac arrhythmia that causes irregular heartbeat, the month of October always evokes bad memories. It was during this time, three years ago, that he cheated death after a pharmacist dispensed to him wrong medication after misreading a doctor’s prescription. Dzeka was served with Metformin …

15 Eye Kwekwe Town Clerk Position

A TOTAL of 15 people have been shortlisted for the Kwekwe town clerk’s position. The city council is seeking a new town clerk to replace Emmanuel Musara who retired in 2017. The city’s mayor, Future Titora, in an interview with the press said the municipality would soon conduct interviews for the town clerk’s position with the …