Doom As SA Wont Renew Zim Special Permits

Staff Reporter The future of Zimbabweans in South Africa is doomed after a Home Affairs official announced on Thursday that there will be no renewal of the Special Dispensation Permits meant for Zimbabweans when they expire this November. Since 2008, more than 20000 Zimbabweans have been enjoying exemption of stay in the republic, through a special permit granted to regularise their stay. In a presentation televised by the national broadcaster SABC, Mondli Gungubele, the minister in the presidency said permit holders will be granted another year to apply for other…

Two Creche Kids Suffocate in Car Boot

Staff Writer TWO Chiredzi pre-school kids suffocated on Tuesday after their minder forgot them in the trunk of a car that ferries them to their early development centre. Lynet Musungatu (4) and Celine Shiri (3) were pronounced dead upon arrival at Chiredzi District Hospital while two boys who were in the same boot were resuscitated. The four were all from Javas Pre-school in Chiredzi town suffocated to death in the trunk of a Honda CVR car. Reports say that the owner of the Pre-school, Mrs Zhuwakina Javangwe forgot them in…

Musina Bypass To Shorten Travel Times Between Joburg, Zimbabwe

Staff Reporter SOUTH AFRICA’S Department of Transport says the R677 million by-pass project in Musina will reduce travel time between Beitbridge Border Post and Johannesburg. The new ring road from Musina South to Musina North commenced in December 2019 and is set to be completed in 2022. The project’s main purpose is to divert the N1 traffic around the town of Musina, and is managed by the Raubex Group which was also subcontracted to upgrade the Beitbridge Border Post. More than 1 000 heavy vehicles and trucks use the N1…

Zifa Board Suspended for Incompetence, Sexual Offences

Staff Reporter The SRC Board has revealed the reasons why the ZIFA board was fired this morning. Mismanagement of funds, not following COVID-19 protocol, and sexual harassment of female referees to the seven point causes leading to the fall of the Felton Kamambo led executives. Morning press conference, SRC Board had announced the sacking of the Zifa board. Read story on SRC Suspends Zifa board With Immediate Effect. In a press statement, the SRC has listed causes for the sacking. “The Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) hereby informs the public…

SRC Suspends Zifa board With Immediate Effect

Staff Reporter The Sports and Recreation Committee board has suspended Zimbabwe Football Association board members with immediate effect. Circumstances surrounding the suspension are still sketchy but sources whisper a string of poor results from the Warriors, who only managed to win only one match out of eighteen at the World Cup qualifiers, could be the cause. The retiring from national duty by right back Tendai Darikwa and recently Khama Billiat might be the major cause for the axe that fell upon the Felton Kamambo led executives. More to follow…

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…