Nun suffocates while trying to warm herself

The late Sr Getrude Sunduza

The late Sr Getrude Sunduza

A 45-YEAR-OLD Roman Catholic nun in Masvingo, Gertrude Sunduza allegedly suffocated when she fell asleep while warming herself on a heater in her bedroom, police confirmed yesterday. Acting Masvingo police spokesperson Assistant Inspector Nkululeko Nduna said:“I can confirm receiving a report to the effect that a nun with the Roman Catholic Church and working at Shingairai Study Centre was found dead on Saturday morning with burns on her arms and face. Investigations are in progress to figure out the cause of fire,” said Asst Nduna.

The police spokesperson said police and Zesa personnel could not ascertain the source of the fire.
“The cause of fire is not yet known at the moment. The scene was also attended by personnel from Fire Brigade and Zesa but could not ascertain the source,” said Asst Insp Nduna.

According to a resident, Sunduza of Shingairai Study Centre, Mucheke A fell asleep while warming herself on a heater.

“On Friday at around 10PM, Sister Sunduza who was alone in her bedroom switched on a heater after which she warmed herself. Sunduza allegedly fell asleep while the heater was still on,” she said.

She said Sister Sunduza could have forgotten to switch off the heater and suffocated in her sleep.
“She fell asleep while warming herself on a heater. The heater could have reached high temperatures and ended up suffocating Sunduza. The heater also burnt her mattress resulting in her being burn on the face and arms,” she said.

A maid at the training centre said the nun’s lifeless body was only discovered in the morning beside her badly burnt bed.
“Sister Sunduza’s body was found beside her bed by Sister in Charge, Judith Chakabveyo. The body was found with burns on the face and arms. The mattress was extremely burnt,” she said.

Musavezi river bridge which swept a Gokwe bound ZUPCO bus-PICTURES

A bridge which turned has into a death trap

Midlands Watch

This is how the Musavezi river bridge looks like after being swept away by heavy rains last season.A Gokwe bound  Zupco bus was swept by the flooded river which took lives.

The bridge is just left in the middle with both side destroyed which left with no option but to make a detour which was supposed to be used by light vehicles but even haulage trucks are using the road.

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Nembudzia infant’s body discovered at neighbour’s doorstep

courtGokwe North villagers are cracking their heads trying to figure out how a body of an infant ended up at an elderly neighbour’s homestead two days after burial.
Chief Chireya and the police confirmed the bizarre incident which occurred in Nembudziya Village a fortnight ago.
Said the chief:
“A partially decomposed body of a five-month- old baby boy, the late son of Nyamhunga family, was buried by the riverbed in line with traditional dictates and customs. What is shocking is that the body was later discovered at an elderly woman’s doorstep two days later”.

Chief Chireya said the circumstances surrounding the child’s death were as suspicious as they were baffling since the child had no record of illness.
The traditional leader said the child just died suddenly two weeks ago.

“The boy’s death is full of mystery since he died while on the mother’s back as she was on her way to the fields.
“The mother said the baby was healthy and alive when she strapped him to her back and was shocked to discover that he died just like that,” said Chief Chireya.
He said they consulted three different prophets from Madzibaba eChishanu apostolic sect and all three proved the elderly woman’s innocence.

“The prophets said the elderly woman where the baby’s body was found was not responsible for the baby’s death or the exhumation of the body.
“They said she was a victim of one bogus prophet who wanted to demonstrate his prophetic prowess,” said Chief Chireya.

He said he reported the case to the police.
Chief Chireya said they were now awaiting the conclusion of police investigations.

The traditional leader said the police asked the villagers to rebury the body.
A police officer in Gokwe North who attended the scene, Chief Inspector Nkosilathi Nyati of Mutora–Nembudziya station confirmed the incident.

He, however, referred the matter to the provincial police spokesperson,  Inspector Joel Goko.
“I can confirm that the incident happened and I attended the scene but I am not in a position to shed more light on the matter. Please contact the provincial police spokesperson in Gweru for comment,” said Chief Insp Nyati.

Cotton farmers expects $0,50/kg or more this year

Cotton growers are expecting a market price of over US$0,50 per kilogramme for cotton seed as price discussions are set to kick off this Thursday.Zimbabwe Commercial Farmers’ Union (ZCFU) president Mr Wonder Chabikwa said despite the fact that the crop was not yet ready for harvest, price discussions should start as soon as possible for planning purposes.

“Price discussions will start this week and as farmers we are expecting a minimum of $0,50 per kg although we need to consider international prices,” said Mr Chabikwa.

“Cotton is a long season crop and harvesting has not yet started, but price discussions should start early for planning purposes.”

According to the first crop assessment report, cotton production has gone down by 16 percent while last year it had dropped to 48 percent due to poor prices that have characterised the market.

Zimbabwe Farmers’ Union (ZFU) second vice-president Mr Berean Mukwende said indications from the international market were that prices would kick start at the same prices of last year’s market.

“Currently the international market prices are standing between US$0,80 and US$0,90 per pound of cotton lint, prices which we closed with the previous marketing season,” said Mr Mukwende.

“We are expecting local prices to be around US$0,60 per kg or above for cotton seed, since some merchants were even offering higher prices.”

Last year cotton prices were very low during the opening of the season but, however, prices firmed as they were pushed by demand and supply factors since there were low volumes

Palm Sunday -13 April 2014

palm sunday

Matthew 21:1-11; Mark 11:1-11; Luke 19:28-44; and John 12:12-19.

ON Palm Sunday Christians celebrate the triumphal entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem, the week before his death and resurrection. For many Christian churches, Palm Sunday, often referred to as “Passion Sunday,” marks the beginning of Holy Week, which concludes on Easter Sunday.

The Bible reveals that when Jesus entered Jerusalem, the crowds greeted him by waving palm branches and covering his path with palm branches. Immediately following this great time of celebration in the ministry of Jesus, he begins his journey to the cross.

Man jailed for making too much noise during sex

b_200_0_16777215_00_images_stories_2011_pics_feet_having_sex.jpgWhile most people make some noise during sex, one man will be jailed for it.

The man of Italy, was punished for making too much noise and disturbing his neighbors while having sex.

The 42-year-old man’s neighbors claim that they repeatedly asked the man to keep the noise down as they do not want to be disturbed every time he had sex.

When he ignored their pleas, 12 of his neighbors in Vigodarzere, the northern province of Padua, filed a complaint in court.

In the court filing, they complained that the “screams and moans disturbed the peace in the condominium and the building’s decorum.”

Now, the man has been found guilty of “stalking” his neighbors with the loud passionate lovemaking, which they had to endure every time he had sex with his girlfriend, who apparently does not live at the home.

In court, the suspect argued that there is a difference between stalking and making noise. However, he failed to convince the judge, who handed down a prison sentence of six months.

The man said that he plans to appeal the conviction.

Chireya woman gives birth to a baboon

According to Bulawayo24, a Gokwe residents were shocked beyond measure when an expectant couple was cursed with a baby that resembled the offspring of a baboon.

The incident which occurred last week in the village of Tarangana-Chomukuyu under Chief Chireya left villagers awe struck.

Chief Chireya of Gokwe North, confirmed the strange incident to Bulawayo24 yesterday.

He said it was the first such incident to occur in his land.

“This is our first time to experience such a bizarre incident in my area. I used to hear such strange things happening from distant land and would dismiss them as fairytales. My people are in a state of shock after witnessing the strange incident first hand,” said Chief Chireya.

He said the unfortunate couple approached him with their two-faced ‘baby’ last week. Chief Chireya said the strange “baby” was born outside hospital at the couple’s homestead.

“The baby died after a week. The couple had approached me with their strange baby and presented their case before me. They felt the situation was too gravy for them to handle. I only learnt of the incident when the couple came to me to make a report. They came with the baby as an exhibit, The baby passed away sometime this week” he said.

However, the chief was reluctant to reveal the couple’s names.

The traditional leader said he suspected the strange baby to be a result of witchcraft. He said witchcraft was a common phenomenon in his area.

“The case of the baboon faced baby is one of the many cases of witchcraft that we are dealing with at my traditional court. Many such cases have been brought before me where individuals accuse each other of witchcraft. Some even openly admit to the charge and this is quite disturbing,” said Chief Chireya.

Chief Chireya said he has since sought the assistance of traditional healers to help him unravel the strange birth. He said he also wanted the traditional healers to cleanse the land and rid his people of their evil practice.

“We have called upon traditional healers from within and without our area to come and help by pin-pointing the culprits behind this and other such cases. They should help cleanse our land,” said Chief Chireya.

Effort to get in touch with affected couple were fruitless.