Another controversial VAR moment for Arsenal as Everton breaks the Emirates duck

Everton secured their first victory at Arsenal since 1996 as an own goal from goalkeeper Bernd Leno gave them a 1-0 win. The visitors started brightly, with Richarlison forcing a smart save from Leno before Gylfi Sigurdsson’s free-kick thumped back off the crossbar. Eight minutes after the break, Arsenal were awarded a penalty when Richarlison fouled Dani Ceballos, but it was overturned by the Video Assistant Referee for Nicolas Pepe being offside in the build-up. Everton took the lead on 76 minutes when Leno failed to deal with a low…

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Zimbabwe’s first female helicopter fighter pilot Annita Mapiye dies in crash

HARARE – Zimbabwe’s first female combat helicopter pilot was killed in a fiery helicopter crash in Arcturus, 32km east of Harare, on Friday. Thirty-year-old Flight Lieutenant Annita Mapiye, who has flown President Emmerson Mnangagwa, was killed with another pilot, a wing commander, and a technician when an Air Force of Zimbabwe Bell 412 crashed into a house in the Hukuru neighbourhood. A child who was on the ground died after the helicopter caught fire, while a young girl and her mother are admitted at Parirenyatwa Hospital in Harare after suffering…

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Tokyo left ticked off after grand exposé of WSB fund ‘looting’ descends into farce

he press briefing that was to lay bare the intricate details around the existence of the controversial White Spiritual Boy (WSB) Heritage Fund turned into a satirical show that left more questions than answers. Tokyo Sexwale was the lone conspiracy theory crusader standing in front of TV cameras and microphones at the Roboville Hotel in Midrand. He was mostly animated as he sought to give credence to the claims he made during a televised interview that there was money stolen by known people, including politicians, through commercial banks. One thing that most…

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HISTORY MADE! Jongwe inspires Zimbabwe to first win over Pakistan

The win means the series is now level in what is Zimbabwe’s first over Pakistan in the T20 format. Having lost the toss, Zimbabwe found the going tough, with balls difficult to get away against the Pakistan speed merchants. Brendan Taylor was the first to fall, trying to force the score along, as Tinashe Kamunhukamwe, facing most of the ball on the other end laboured, trying to get the ball away. Faheem Ashraf removed him for five. Takudzwanashe Marumani came in next and was watchful early on, wary of his…

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Grace Mugabe was a ghost student

HARARE-Grace Mugabe was a ghost student. Doctor Watch Ruparanganda who was chairman of the Department of Sociology and senior lecturer during that period stated that he doesn’t know Mugabe and neither does she also know him. The third witness in the trial of suspended University of Zimbabwe Vice Chancellor Levi Nyagura has told the court that the former first lady Grace Ntombizodwa Mugabe was a ghost student and appeared from nowhere. “Some of the duties of my board was to ensure that the enrolment of the students is in accordance with the…

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Grace Mugabe’s huge daily cash withdrawals exposed

HARARE-FORMER first lady Grace Mugabe allegedly made multiple United States dollar cash withdrawals amounting to US$300 000 per day in 2019 from her CBZ Bank account at a time ordinary Zimbabweans were allowed to access a measly ZW$300 – less than US$5 – per week. An investigation done in collaboration with Information for Development Trust (IDT), a non-profit organisation helping media probe corruption and bad governance, revealed that Grace made numerous cash withdrawals in foreign currency when the majority of citizens were restricted to paltry local currency allocations. Huge withdrawals…

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JSC workers spy on judges: Justice Ndewere

SUSPENDED High Court judge Justice Erica Ndewere , yesterday gave evidence to the retired judge Justice Simbi Mubako-led tribunal investigating her suitability to sit on the bench, claiming that Judicial Service Commission (JSC) staff members were spying on judges. Justice Ndewere was suspended on November 5 last year for allegedly failing to complete 28 reviews and eight reserved judgments by May 18, 2020. She was also accused of failing to properly read and consider a record of proceedings in the case of the State v Kenneth Majecha CRB MDP 79/19,…

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Leicester City thumps West Brom 3 – 0

Leicester City thumps West Brom 3 – 0. Three goals in 13 first-half minutes did the damage as striker Jamie Vardy scored one and assisted another. Leicester opened up a four-point gap to fourth place in the Premier League with victory over relegation-bound West Brom at the King Power Stadium. Vardy was teed up by Timothy Castagne for the opener, before he set up Kelechi Iheanacho after a driving run down the left for Leicester’s third. Centre-back Jonny Evans had nodded in a deflected corner to make it 2-0. In a game that…

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Govt clarifies on the importation of cars older than 10 years

HARARE-Govt clarifies on the importation of cars older than 10 years. The Ministry of Industry and Commerce has issued a statement clarifying Statutory Instrument 89 of 2021 on the importation of second-hand cars that are more than 10 years old. We present Minister Sekai Nzenza‘s statement in full below. PRESS STATEMENT BY THE MINISTRY OF INDUSTRY AND COMMERCE ON STATUTORY INSTRUMENT 89 OF 2021 Following the promulgation of Statutory Instrument 89 of 2021 on the importation of second-hand cars that are more than 10 years old, the Ministry of Industry and…

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