WATCH: Demo At Zim ‘Serial Killer’ Bail Hearing

DEMONSTRATIONS erupted at the bail hearing of a Zimbabwean suspected  serial killer of seven women he allegedly lured via social media for fake employment opportunities. Themba Prince Willard Dube, 36, was  arrested for possession of a stolen mobile phone when later discovered he could in fact be a serial killer responsible for the deaths of at least seven women.  Angry South Africans gathered at his trial court where Dube is said to have been kept in custody for his safety. See Video below: Police say he robbed, raped and killed…

Journalist Muleya Named Top Influencer

BY REX MPHISA ZIMBABWE Newspapers journalist and Beitbridge Bureau Chief Thupeyo Muleya has scooped yet another award named among top influencers in the Beitbridge community.  Muleya received his latest accolade just as he stepped off a coach from grabbing a national award at last Wednesday’s colourful National Journalists and Media Awards  (NJAMA) in the capitol. The latest local award is a recognition for being a positive influencer in the Beitbridge community sponsored by Sundrive Coalition, a group of youth entreprenuers. They targeted people in various sectors including media, medicine, Small…

Police Nab ‘Facebook’ serial rapist

Reports from South Africa state that the South African Police Service (SAPS) have made a breakthrough in their month-long investigation into what it calls a “Facebook serial rapist”. This week, the 35-year-old arrested for allegedly using Facebook to lure and then rape at least 15 women, decided to try and skip bail. SAPS says that its North West Provincial Investigation Psychology Section and Sexual Offences investigators worked together to catch the alleged serial rapist. According to police, the man contacted women via Facebook between the ages of 19-34. He then offered…

Beitbridge Border Closed by Protesting Omalayitsha

BY REX MPHISA PROTESTING crossborder private courier service providers commonly called  oMalayitsha on Saturday completely blocked traffic between Zimbabwe and South Africa in protest. The action is against a directive by Customs and Excise officials who send them back to SA because the border is still closed to private vehicles. All vehicles were stuck after oMalayitsha used their trailer towing vehicles to barricade the bridge rendering it ompassible to motor traffic. Zimbabwe Revenue Authority offcials at Beitbridge were not answering their phones when comment was sought. An immigration official speaking on…

Beitbridge Journalist Scoops Njama Award

JOURNALIST and Zimbabwe Newspapers Beitbridge Bureau Chief Thupeyo Muleya has scooped a top national award for the Customs, Transport Freight Forwarding writer of the year. He was decorated at Wednesday’s National Journalists and Media Awards ceremony in Zimbabwe’s capital Harare.  Sponsored by Trans Direct, a company in related business, the award is given to a journalist who excels in the reportage of that field.  Contestants were required to submit three articles on 18 of the subjects that also included Business, Sports, Tourism to name a few.  Judges looked at the…

FW de Klerk has died

FW de Klerk, the former president of South Africa and the last white person to lead the country, has died at the age of 85. Mr de Klerk, who was also a key figure in the transition to democracy, had been diagnosed with cancer this year. He was head of state between September 1989 and May 1994. In 1990 he announced he was releasing Nelson Mandela, leading to historic elections that brought the anti-apartheid leader to power. Mr de Klerk shared the Nobel Peace Prize with Mr Mandela for helping…

BREAKING: Ian khama flees Botswana to South Africa?

Staff Reporter REPORTS from Botswana suggest that former Botswana President Seretse Ian Khama allegedly fled the neighbouring country after a court order for him to relinquish his weapons to the Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS) was granted. Beitbridge Eye has picked an account of how Khama allegedly sneaked out of Botswana on Monday morning. The former president reportedly left Serowe this morning heading for Gaborone. His trip was allegedly altered as it took him to his farm in Tswapong, possibly just as a decoy. He allegedly ended up at…

UB40 Founder Member Astro Dies

Staff Writer British vocalist and former member of UB40 Terence Wilson, better known by his stage name Astro, has died aged 64. Astro, who performed in the reggae pop band for more than 30 years, died after a short illness, his current band confirmed. “We are absolutely devastated and completely heartbroken,” said a statement on Ali Campbell and Astro’s Twitter account. “The world will never be the same without him.” The band toured Zimbabwe more than five times and would have joint shows with the late South African jazz maestro…

Beitbridge R1.2 Million Robbery Suspect Nabbed

BY REX MPHISA POLICE in Beitbridge have arrested Freeman Ndudzo a suspected armed  robber found with an assortment of guns believed to have been used in the R1.2 Million hit in the border town. Ndudzo is also being linked to other robbery cases that occured in Beitbridge. National police spokesman Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed the arrest and discovery at least four imported pistols and live ammunition.  “The Zimbabwe Republic Police confirms the arrest of Freeman Ndudzo (32) on 5th November 2021 by detectives who were pursuing a case of…

SA To Have ID Similar To Zim

Staff Reporter SOUTH AFRICA’s Department of Home Affairs (DHA) is working on changes to South Africa’s ID system to better reflect non-binary, intersex and trans persons in the country. That ID system is already in Zimbabwe, it’s northern neighbour, although the gays and lesbians input is not, unlike in SA, included for Zimbabwe. In a presentation Thursday (4 November) the department’s chief information officer, Sihle Mthiyane, said that this would include proposed changes to ID numbers in South Africa, and references to a person’s gender. Under the current system, a…