WE have come a long way since the first day we hit the streets in September 2009.
Some of the major stories, which have made headlines, featured several prominent people, mostly socialites, business executives and even some politicians.
H-Metro was the first local paper to break the news about Akon and Sean Paul’s maiden tour of Zimbabwe.
Show organisers ended up engaging H-Metro as their media partner.
Marondera-based musician Josphat Somanje’s love triangle, which nearly ruined his career, also made headlines.
He was caught red-handed with a prostitute at Harare Polytechnic, on the eve of a musical gala.
Tongai Moyo’s wife, Barbara Muchengeti, committed suicide and H-Metro gave the story massive coverage.
The publication also covered the death of Sam Mtukudzi, who died in the company of his sound engineer Owen Chimhare, in a road traffic accident along Bulawayo Road in 2010.
Three years ago, H-Metro was at the scene of an accident which would generate headlines around the continent.
Genius Kadungure died, together with fitness trainer Moana, along Domboshava Road.
The funeral and burial of Ginimbi and Moana made headlines.
We also covered self-styled prophet Paul Sanyangore’s ‘miracles’, including his weird ‘phone call’ with God.
Prophet Sham Hungwe’s clash with a man, for snatching his wife, also made headlines.
Then, there was the sad story of a 14-year-old Marange girl, who died while giving birth at a shrine, which led to the arrest of the parents.
This year alone, we ran several bizarre stories.
One such case involves a Marondera man, whose privates were sliced by a sex worker, following a misunderstanding.
Comedienne Felistas “Mai TT” Murata, who was jailed for nine months for dodging community service, has been trending in prison.
In sports, we have been leading the way and even influenced policymakers to take action.
Last month, the ZIFA normalisation committee was forced to issue a statement condemning the Barbourfields violence after we criticised them for remaining mum.