Zimbabwean gets two life sentences for murder, rape and robbery

BY REX MPHISAA SOUTH African High Court on Thursday handed down two life in jail sentences to Zimbabwean Andrea Imbayarwo, 32, for raping and murdering a British national who had a business in Thabazimbi, Limpopo Province. The victim, 55-year-old Christine Robinson was found with the murder weapon, a knife, still lodged in her neck by police who attended the scene in 2014. A South African Police Service (Saps) media statement issued on Thursday said the Limpopo Division of the High Court on April 21 delivered the two life terms following…

SA White Farmer, 74, Wife Burnt to Death in Limpopo Robbery

BY REX MPHISAA 74-year-old South African white farmer and his wife were burnt beyond recognition following a robbery at their property in Levubu outside Thohoyandou on Wednesday, South African Police Services (Saps) said yesterday. The suspects, believed to have been two, escaped on foot after they disturbed and abandoned the farmers vehicle they had loaded their loot on. “The Provincial Commissioner of Police in Limpopo Lieutenant Thembi Hadebe has ordered a 72 hours Activation Plan to hunt down the suspects following an incident in which a 74 year old farmer…

Chicken Inn Gives US$5 000 For Rural Clinic Construction

BY REX MPHISACHICKEN Inn Beitbridge , a subsidy of Simbisa Brands, has donated US$5 000 towards the construction of Whunga Rural Clinic 120 kilometres west of Beitbridge Town.The donation is ploughing back to the community in which it operates from and the money was handed over to the villagers Clinic Project Committee at a small function at the take away house branch at Beitbridge.“We are proud to be partnering the Whunga Community in Beitbridge. The community has embarked on a project of building a clinic that will be located near…

Beitbridge Inn Reopens Restaurant

Staff Reporter BEITBRIDGE Inn, the border town’s oldest hotel has resumed it’s restaurant operations after six years it was operated at low level. The hotel now offers all a la carte menu.When a dish at a restaurant is offered a la carte, it means the dish is ordered individually and it is not a part of a larger meal or a course of dishes. If you order a steak a la carte, you get a steak and just a steak.There may be garnishes or sauces with it and some diners…

Bruce Lee’s Enter the Dragon named Best Ever Kung Fu Movie to Date

BRUCE Lee’s Enter The Dragon has been named the best Kung Fu movie to date, 49 years after his death. Almost inarguably the most influential kung fu movie of all time, “Enter the Dragon” is considered Lee’s masterpiece and is one of the most financially successful films ever made. Grossing over 400 times its estimated budget of $850,000 (by the 2010s, the movie had earned about $350 million, or roughly $2.2 billion adjusted for inflation, according to The New York Times). The film also ranks No. 474 on Empire magazine’s…

Police Arrest What Could Be Zimbabwe’s Worst Serial Killer

BY REX MPHISATHE Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has arrested Bright Zhantali (30) on allegations of murdering more than seven women across the country making him possibly one of Zimbabwe’s worst serial killers of recent times. More unsolved murders in Rusape, Nyanga and Mutare could be solved after Zhantali told police he was responsible for other deaths in those areas in his spree known to have been in this year alone. Zhantali (pictured) seemed a lone sadistic operator whose murderous business was concentrated around Marondera though his indications after arrest suggest…

IOM Beitbridge Dormitory Gutted by Fire

BY REX MPHISATHE International Organisation for Migration (IOM) male dormitory at their Beitbridge reception centre was on Saturday evening razed down to the ground by a fire and a lone occupant was lucky to survive the inferno. Origins of the fire are not yet known and damage was yet to be quantified but the survivor escaped when the fire started. IOM officials at the scene said they could not disclose anything before making police statements but undertones suggested the fire was sparked off by a power surge that also resulted…

Beitbridge Municipality Apologises For Lack of Welfare Department

BY REX MPHISABEITBRIDGE Town Clerk Loud Ramagkapola on Saturday apologised profusely to the Beitbridge community for his local authority failure to provide a welfare department despite it’s importance in the local authority at the country’s busiest border post. Ramagkapola whose Municipality of Beitbridge takes care of a local population of 65 000 people and yet another transient 18 000 daily at peak spoke at was a fund-raising dinner hosted to raise funds for the construction of a house for Mudi waFhulufhelo Safe House. The organisation, a brain child of social…

Skeem Beit Pays Electricity For Beitbridge Mission

Staff ReporterSKEEM BEIT, Beitbridge and Zimbabwe’s fastest growing entertainment house, last week paid the electricity bill for Beitbridge Mission School to the tune of $50 000. According to SKEEM BEIT accounting manager Steve Stubbs Muleya (pictured) the gesture was community service in the area where the entertainment house is based. “We were approached by a local who requested for that assistance and we happily complied. We are part of this community and concerned about it’s growth. “We want to grow with it as you are aware SKEEM BEIT is a…

Dulibadzimu Return to Dulivhadzimo

BY REX MPHISA DULIBADZIMU United FC this weekend returns to Dulivhadzimo Stadium for a “must win” encounter against high-riding Midlands side Tel One. Dulivhadzimo Stadium, Beitbridge’s equal of Rufaro in Harare and Barbourfields in Bulawayo, is the Beitbridge soccer theatre of dreams. It is for Chelsea fans in Beitbridge Stamford Bridge. Anfield for Liverpool. Emirates Stadium for Arsenal and Old Trafford of course for Manchester United. Dulivhadzimo was witness to Underhill, Beitbridge’s first ever team to break into premiership, travel the long winding soccer journey to glory. Dulivhadzimo was witness…