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Granny kills one-year-old

By Noah Pito 20/08/17 P4 A 62-year-old woman allegedly murdered her one-year-old grandchild, claiming he was the son of husband had with their daughter-in-law. Susan Madeko of Tanhara Village was remanded in custody when she appeared before Karoi magistrate Mr Sam...

All under-15 girls to get HPV vaccine

By Grace Kaerasora 20/08/17 P1 All girls up to the age of 14 in Zimbabwe will be vaccinated against Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) — the leading cause of cervical cancer. The first two years of the programme will cover 10 to 14-year-olds, after which all girls will be...

Young sculptors test their skills

By Swagga T 19/08/17 L4 “Catch them young” is the phrase often used by people who want to sharpen the skills of talented young people. And in the majority of cases this has worked since it’s been said you cannot teach an old new tricks. Children are...

Chess leader meets Mphoko

By Grace Chingoma 19/08/17 P11 Acting President Phelekezela Mphoko has pledged Government support towards chess in schools after he met the international chess governing body’s leader Kirsan Illyum in Harare ahead of the African Schools Individual Chess...

Dealing with bullies, overcoming them

By Reporter 19/08/17 P19 Unless you’ve directly experienced bullying, you may not realise just how devastating it can be, especially to a child or teenager. As well as being deeply hurtful, bullying can leave anyone feeling frightened, angry, depressed, and...

Living conditions fuel child sexual exploitation in Hopley

By Jairos Saunyama 19/08/17 P6 Twelve-year-old Lisa lives in a one-roomed shack at the sprawling residential area of Hopley with her 27-year-old sister, who is into commercial sex work. For close to a year, the Grade 6 dropout has been witnessing her sister bringing...

NGOs help villagers get IDs

By Sharon Sibindi 18/08/17 P8 Habakkuk Trust has held advocacy workshops to educate communities in Matopo district on how they can get identity particulars. Founder of the Trust Dumisani Nkomo said “We explained that there is quite a huge number of people...

New curriculum: Govt to buy $9m textbooks

By Reporter 18/08/17 P4 Government is buying textbooks and other learning material worth $9 million from publishers to meet the required content in the new curriculum, Primary and Secondary Education Minister Dr Lazarus Dokora has said. The learning material, which...

Child sex rampant in Hopley

By Latwell Nyangu 18/08/17 Governemnt and relevant authorities have been urged to curb child prostitution which is rife in Hopley Farm where underage girls are reportedly engaging in unprotected sex for survival. Young girls under the age of 17 are said to be...

Bridget back home, meets VP Mnangagwa

By Reporter 9/08/17 The heart wrenching story of an 8-year old cancer patient, Bridget Mandimutsira has touched the hearts of many Zimbabweans who continue to pour their love through donations to make her life and that of her parents bearable. The little girl, who was...