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ITALIAN and AC Milan midfield star Andrea Poli has become the latest in a long list of world-famous celebrities who have succumbed to the allure of the Victoria Falls.

He reportedly sampled the adrenalin-rush inducing 111-metre bungee jump from the Victoria Falls bridge on Saturday.

Poli (27), who has had stints with other Italian giants Sampdoria and Inter Milan basked in the splendour of one of the Seven Wonders of the World over the weekend.

Although most of his itinerary was kept secret, Poli capped off his stay yesterday with a helicopter ride with Shearwaters Safaris for an aerial view of the awe-inspiring falls.

However, Poli was pictured disembarking from a Shearwater helicopter yesterday afternoon. The picture has since gone viral.

  • - chronicle
  • FOUR villagers from Lupinyu near the Victoria Falls International Airport have been arrested after they allegedly broke into a compound at the facility and stole household property worth more than $6 000.

    The compound was used by Chinese contractors, China Jiangsu, who were constructing the airport. Dalubuhle Kona (32), Seizemore Nyoni (25), Khulumani Ngwenya (30) and Nkosiyazi Kugedera, (23), all from BH Lupinyu were arrested last Thursday.

    Officer Commanding Victoria Falls District Chief Superintendent Jairos Chiwona confirmed the arrests. “I can confirm that four people were arrested in connection with unlawful entry to a compound where an assortment of goods was allegedly  stolen.

    “Investigations are in progress and these people are helping the police,” he said. Chief Supt Chiwona said the total value of stolen property is $6 800 and $6 200 worth of it had been recovered.

    The Chronicle was told that property comprising plasma TV sets, beds, clothes, kitchen utensils, a coffee table, computer and laptop, Wi-Fi router, accessories, appliances and clothes was recovered at the accused persons’ places of residence.

  • - chronicle
  • SEVEN immigration officers stationed at Victoria Falls International Airport have appeared in court charged with fraud after they allegedly altered visas for visitors from different countries and pocketed varying amounts of money.

    Promise Miti (37), Maboreke Enock Takura (29), Nonhlanhla Nyathi (39), Aron Mamvura (40) and Patience Chivi (31) as well as Kushinga Goremusandu and James Marowa whose ages were not given were arrested on Sunday.

    They have since separately appeared before Victoria Falls resident magistrate Ms Lindiwe Maphosa charged with fraud.

    Allegations are that the seven, acting separately, attended to British, American and Canadian visitors who should pay $55, $30, and $75 respectively for a single entry visa.

    The immigration officers recorded lesser amounts on receipt books and pocketed the difference.

    Their actions allegedly prejudiced the State of varying amounts of money. Through their lawyer, Mr Thulani Nkala, the seven indicated that they will plead not guilty to the charges and were each released on $200 bail. They are expected back in court on May 10.

  • - chronicle
  • Fastjet has increased the number of flights on its route between Harare and Victoria Falls in response to strong passenger demand.

    The airline, which previously operated three weekly flights on the route on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, has added a Friday flight from 7 April 2017 to provide passengers with a convenient weekend away service.

    Tickets for the additional flights are already on sale, with fares starting from $20 one-way, exclusive of all relevant government taxes of $18.

  • - herald
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