Beitbridge Eye Remembers Bob Marley

BY REX MPHISA/New York Times (Today in History) Reggae star Bob Marley has died at 36 – screamed all international newspapers exactly 41 years and one day ago. Bob, whose real names were Robert Nesta Marley, had a year earlier, been recorded as the first ever international superstar to perform in independent Zimbabwe at Rufaro Stadium on April 17 and into the newly born state of Zimbabwe. He came on the invite of the incoming Zimbabwe Government which had dislodged colonial Rhodesia through a protracted bush war during which many…

Cross Border Traders Association, FBC In Mastercard Deal

BY REX MPHISA THE Cross Border Traders Association and FBC Bank have entered into a deal where members of the former will no longer carry cash but a bank Mastercard capable of international transactions. Cross Border Traders Association chief executive Killer Zivhu said the new facility will reduce the risk of robberies on members and provide various advantages among them border chances of business expansion. “We arrived at this idea having seen that our members have of late become victim to robberies. Traders will no longer have the discomfort of…

SA Police nab Four Zimbabweans for cross-border stock theft

BY REX MPHISAFOUR suspects believed to be Zimbabweans have been arrested and charged after being found in possession of livestock suspected to have been stolen from Zimbabwe. Petros Mbedzi (41), Phenuel Ndou (36), Hulisani Mbedzi (36) and Bokans Mave (36) appeared at the Polokwane Magistrates’ Court where they each faced another charge for contravention of the Immigration Act on 05 April 2022. The four were denied bail and had their cases postponed to Friday 29 April 2022. According to a press statement by Limpopo Province Police the four who appeared…

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…