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Video : Army helicopter crashes near Ruwa killing four

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HARARE – Four people including a child have been killed when an Air Force of Zimbabwe helicopter went down in a residential area in Ruwa, 22km south-east of Harare on Friday.

All three people onboard and a child on the ground were killed in the helicopter crash.

A second child suffered serious burns after the Bell 412 helicopter, apparently out of control, crashed into a house before exploding into a ball of fire.

So intense was the blaze that witnesses said they “could not see even bones.” Military police arrived at the scene and began combing through the smouldering debris, looking for human remains.

No comment was immediately available from the military, but sources told IZIM that one of the dead pilots was a female flight lieutenant. Also killed was a wing commander and a technician, both male.

A witness who was among the first to arrive at the crash site said: “Anyone in the helicopter was burnt beyond even any remains. Unfortunately, despite being in a rural-type area and sparsely populated, it crashed straight into a house, killing one child and seriously burning another.”

Scene of the helicopter crash

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Grace summoned to traditional court over ‘improper’ Mugabe burial

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Grace Mugabe, the former first lady of Zimbabwe has been summoned to Chief Zvimba’s traditional court over the ‘inappropriate’ burial of her late husband, former president Robert Mugabe who is said to have been buried in a house at the Mugabe homestead in Zvimba.

One Tinos Manongovere who issued the summons wants Robert Mugabe exhumed and reburied “properly” as per the Zvimba people’s traditions and according to the wishes of Robert Mugabe’s late mother.

The summons, seen by IZIM, translated to English reads;

You are being summoned to appear before Chief Zvimba’s Court at Gonzo Guzha Hall, Murombedzi Growth Point on 20 May 2021 at 0930 over the following allegations.

You’re accused of committing a taboo by burying the deceased Robert Gabriel Mugabe in a house which is a violation of the culture of Zvimba people. You also let Robert Gabriel Mugabe’s clothes/properties scatter.

All of Rober Gabriel Mugabe’s clothes/properties must be gathered and stored properly at the deceased’s house following our culture as the Zvimba people.

I also want the deceased – Robert Mugabe- to be reburied according to the culture of the Zvimba people at a place chosen by his relatives and mother.

For the above-mentioned violations, you are, therefore, required to pay 5 beasts and one goat.

You are allowed to bring witnesses and evidence to the court.

If you fail to attend the hearing without permission from the court, the court will rule in favour of the applicant.

If you want clarity on the matter, approach the court on the date set for the hearing.

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BREAKING : Former Studio 263 actress Anne Nhira dies in SA

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Former Studio 263 actress Anne Nhira who acted as Vimbai Jari in the soap has died.

She was 38 years old.

Her brother Juan Nhira confirmed the news.

“She sustained injuries on her chest area, rib cage and back during a robbery on Monday afternoon in Bedford view South Africa. She was only 38 years of age,” he said.

Juan said her funeral arrangements will be announced in due course. Rest in peace Anne.

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Soul Musaka aka Soul Jah Love dies

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TALENTED Zimdancehall star Soul Jah Love has died.

The popular musician, real name Soul Musaka, died on Tuesday evening at Mbuya Dorcas Hospital in Harare on Tuesday evening.

He was 31.

According to HMetro, the Pamamonya hitmaker was pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital where he was taken by his friends including Ricardo.

According to a doctor’s report, he had no pulse upon admission and his sugar was high.

One of his handlers Father Paris confirmed Jah Love’s death.

“It’s true mukomana abaya, ma1,” he said.

The musician’s death set social media abuzz with many lamenting the demise of a young talented life in the country’s rags-to-riches Zimdancehall music circuit.

The Mbare-born musician also sang a song about his death.

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