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Lightning strikes 13 pupils, headman drowns

Herald Reporters A headman drowned in Mbire, while at least 13 learners at Chitenje Secondary School in Karoi were yesterday struck and injured by lightning as heavy rains wreak havoc in different parts of the country.Houses, livestock and property were destroyed in...

‘Rise in violence against children worrying’

Talent Chimutambgi Herald Reporter The Zimbabwe Association of Church-related Hospitals (ZACH) is worried over the spike in cases of violence against children, and called on the media to spearhead efforts to reduce new HIV infections and violence against...

Uncle jailed 40 years for raping niece

Fungai Lupande Mashonaland Central Bureau A 69 YEAR-OLD man from Mvurwi was last week jailed 40 years for raping his 11 year-old niece six times over two months.If he earns the standard one-third off for good behaviour, he will be at least 95 when he is released....

Outrage over Zimsec fees increase

Cletus Mushanawani Senior WriterTHE recent increase in examination fees by the Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (ZIMSEC) has sparked an outcry among parents, with most saying the hike will make education unaffordable to many.The examination fees that were...

Zuva donates to schools affected by Idai

Cyclone Idai struck Zimbabwe last year in March causing massive destruction which saw water defying mountains resulting in loss of life and significant damage to infrastructure, crops and livestock. As the nation reflects on the devastating natural disaster of cyclone...

Child labour within the home

BY Monica Cheru Creative Editor In Mabvuku, young hewers of wood can be seen at dusk on school days or during the day on weekends and holidays.They get the firewood from Donny Brooke Racecourse and at times risk the Cleveland Shooting Range. The wood is for sale or...