Archive for March 4th, 2007

source: IOL – Zim burglar couldn’t get it quite right

Harare – A burglar broke into a café in northern Zimbabwe in the dead of night, packed his loot and promptly fell asleep, it was reported on Thursday.

Police in Bindura town had an easy job catching their man as he only woke up when he was being handcuffed, the official Herald newspaper reported.

The suspect, aged 27, cut through burglar bars on Saturday to gain access to Chipindura food outlet. He then disconnected electrical gadgets, packed up loot worth ZIM$2-million (about R59 000) and then fell asleep before he could escape, said the report.

The café owner and her husband were astonished to find him there when they arrived to open the café early in the morning. They quickly locked the man inside and rushed for the police.

All we can say is that God delivered him into our hands, said Chipo Matake.

The thief has accused the Matakes of using magic to protect their property. He is expected to appear in court soon, the Herald said. – Sapa-dpa

March 02 2007 at 12:37AM
source: IOL

Port Louis – Madagascar has received just $1-million (about R7,3-million) from its $242-million (about R1,7-billion) appeal to help cope with multiple natural disasters this year, the United Nations said on Thursday.

Madagascar made the appeal last month, saying cyclone damage and rising flood waters have covered houses, cut off main roads and destroyed an estimated 200 000 tons of rice on the world’s fourth-largest island.

In the south, drought has affected 582 000 people, [continue reading]