SUPREME COURT THROWS OUT GUMBURA BAIL BID

Rapist Robert Martin Gumbura, the incarcerated Independent End Time Message founder, has lost his Supreme Court bid to be freed on bail pending appeal. Gumbura is currently serving an effective 40 years in prison, after Harare regional magistrate Hosea Mujaya found him guilty in February on four counts of rape and another count of contravening the Censorship and Entertainment Control Act. Following the conviction, Gumbura filed an appeal against the conviction and sentence.

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Diamond conference offers soul-searching opportunity

Reports say Zimbabwe’s Marange diamonds have potential to make the country the third largest diamond producer by 2020 and potentially supply 25% of global demand, earning the economy up to US$2 billion annually.

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Sharon Macheso packs her bags, drags jobless, abusive hubby to court

When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions,  just as Sungura Maestro Aleck Macheso is recovering from his nasty divorce from ex wife, Tafadzwa Fortunate Mapako, his eldest daughter Sharon hauled her abusive husband Kudakwashe Munetsi to the Harare Magistrates’ Courts over charges of domestic violence.

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SHARON MACHESO DRAGS HUSBAND TO COURT

Sharon Macheso’s husband Kudakwashe Munetsi was in the dock yesterday at the Harare Magistrates’ Courts charged with domestic violence, barely two months into their marriage. The jobless Munetsi (27) is reportedly annoyed by his celebrity father-in-law Alick Macheso’s failure to buy him a posh car.

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‘Unity Accord outlived purpose’

Professor Callistus Ndlovu Nduduzo Tshuma, Senior Political Reporter ZANU-PF Bulawayo provincial chairperson Professor Callistus Ndlovu has said the 1987 Unity Accord has outlived its purpose and is now being abused by power-hungry officials to achieve selfish ends. The accord united Zanu-PF and PF-Zapu into one party. Speaking at First Lady Grace Mugabe’s rally in Bulawayo on Wednesday as part of her “Meet the People” tour, Prof Ndlovu said there were some party officials who were using the Unity Accord to sow divisions within Zanu-PF

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Zimbabwe select three Masakadza brothers for Bangladesh tests

Zimbabwe have named three new caps, including a third Masakadza brother, in their 17-man test squad to tour Bangladesh later this month. Wellington Masakadza The selection means that batsman Hamilton, seamer Shingirai and left-arm orthodox spinner Wellington Masakadza could all appear in the same side when Zimbabwe play three tests against their hosts, starting on Oct 25 in Dhaka. Should all the siblings take part, it would represent the first time three brothers have played for the same test side since Hanif, Mushtaq and Sadiq Mohammad represented Pakistan against New Zealand in Karachi in 1969.

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JOURNALIST ARRESTED OVER MUGABE PETITION

A Zimbabwean journalist, Itai Dzamara, was arrested Friday after he called on President Robert Mugabe to step down in a petition that was delivered to the office of the head of state.

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