Couple commits suicide over infidelity

A COUPLE from Mutoko committed suicide following a misunderstanding over infidelity. Peter Mahwamba (50) of Mukumbura village under Chief Chimoyo, hanged himself in his bedroom after villagers discovered the body of his wife Nyasha Chinake (44) hanging from a tree near their homestead following a fight over an extramarital affair. Mashonaland East provincial police spokesperson Inspector Simon Chazovachii confirmed the incident. “I confirm that a couple committed suicide in Mutoko following a marital dispute. As police, we urge people to engage a third party when settling disputes to avoid such…

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Man In Court For Raping, Robbing 19 Women

SERIAL rapist Sam Muropa, popularly known as Gunners, appeared in court yesterday for raping and robbing 19 women while disguising himself as a taxi driver. Muropa (31) also faces impersonation and money-laundering charges. Harare magistrate Dennis Mangosi remanded him in custody to September 18 for trial. It is alleged that Muropa, who was driving a Toyota Wish vehicle and with three accomplices, on July 27, picked up the complainant in Harare’s central business district (CBD). When the vehicle reached Harare CBD, one of his accomplices, who was seated at the…

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Gukurahundi Tops Agenda As Mnangagwa Meets Matabeleland Chiefs

President Emmerson Mnangagwa is on Saturday expected to hold a meeting with chiefs from the Matabeleland region in Bulawayo to, among other issues, review progress in addressing issues related to Gukurahundi. Several chiefs from Matabeleland North and Matabeleland South will today and tomorrow hold meetings to deliberate on the subject ahead of the meeting with Mnangagwa on Saturday. Vice President Dr Constantino Chiwenga is also expected to attend the high-powered meeting on Saturday. The others expected to attend the meeting are the Ministry of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs and…

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Memory Machaya Family Arrested For Marrying Off Another Girl

The family of Memory Machaya, a 14-year-old girl who died at a Johanne Marange Apostolic sect shrine in Bocha while giving birth, has been arrested for giving another girl to the husband as a replacement (chimutsamapfihwa). Memory had been forced out of school and married off to one of the sect members, Evans Momberume. She died on 15 July and was secretly buried two hours later by the church. Family Of Girl (14) Who Died During Childbirth “Offers” The Husband Her Sister (9) As A Replacement Women Affairs, Gender and…

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Zimbabwe Coronavirus/ COVID-19 Update: 18 August 2021

Here is the Coronavirus/ COVID-19 Situation Report or Update for Zimbabwe by the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) on 18 August 2021: New cases: 452 Local Cases: 452 Returnees: 0 Deaths: 25 Hotspots: Cases in areas previously designated as hotspots have been declining due to public health control measures being implemented as surveillance continues in these areas. Vaccinations: 47 809 (first dose); 43 572 (second dose) Total Cumulative Vaccinations: 2 193 346  (first dose); 1 348 374 (second dose) Tests: 5 314 (Positivity today was 6.3%) Recoveries: 1 626; National Recovery Rate: 84% Active Cases: 15 840 Total Cumulative Cases: 121 498 Total Recoveries: 101…

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