One of MDC fouders, exiled Elliot Pfebve whose brother was murdered by suspected Zanu-PF thugs attains a doctorate in the United Kingdom

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One of MDC founders, exiled Elliot Pfebve who went to exile after his brother was murdered by suspected Zanu-PF thugs has earned a doctorate in the United Kingdom and becomes one of the learned MDC leaders.
 
“Congratulations are in order. One of the mdc founders Elliot Pfebve is now a holder of an earned doctorate. Dr Pfebve is now a leading academic in the UK where he was forced into exile after his brother was murdered in cold blood by Zanu-PF thugs in 2000 in Mashonaland Central,” Mashakada said.
 
“Dr Pfebve is credited with taking MDC to the then Zanu PF stronghold of Mash Central. After our inaugural congress at the Acquatic Centre in Chitown in 2000 Dr Pfebve was elected into our 1st National Executive. Currently Dr Pfebve is the MDC-T representative to the Uk and Ireland as well as our Special Envoy to the EU in Brussels. He also teaches and researches at top UK Universities. Well done leader Dr Elliot Pfebve of the MDC-T.”
Source – Byo24News

Evans Mawarire of #ThisFlag campaign says government authorities could have killed him to silence him but declares that he will not stop defying the socio-economic ills facing Zimbabweans.

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Zimbabwean cleric Evans Mawarire of #ThisFlag campaign has said government authorities would have killed him to silence him but declares that he will not stop talking against the socio-economic ills facing fellow locals.
 
According to AllAfrica, Mawarire warned President Robert Mugabe and his cabinet ministers of God’s wrath for causing untold suffering to Zimbabweans who are being forced to risk life crossing the crocodile infested Limpopo River to seek a better life in South Africa.
 
“What crime did we commit to be treated the way we are treated?
 
I am a man of God and people have said as a man of God you shouldn’t say these things but It is the very Bible that tells you and me that when you see wrong being done confront it and condemn it,” Mawarire said in a recent video post to Zimbabweans.
 
The cleric became popular after using the Zimbabwean flag to appeal to locals to stage protests against the deteriorating social and economic situation.
 
He was arrested for using #ThisFlag campaign to allegedly subvert a constitutionally elected government. Mawarire is also accused of inciting public violence and insulting the national flag.
 
“I want to warn you today that God is not a fool. Let me speak now as a man of God, this God is not an idiot. I want to ask the powers that be, the President, please sir we are struggling in this country, don’t you get that?
 
“…you want people to start dying in the street for you to know that there is a problem. May God help us…We are praying that God will helps us. He will help us in this country. People like me, you are going to have to kill me. I am not shutting up.”
 
The cleric did not spare Mugabe’s stepson Russell Goreraza also warning him of God’s punishment for giving a middle finger at long suffering Zimbabweans to import two Rolls Royce limousines worth about $5,4million.
 
“How does somebody two Rolls Royce worth over $5million of where there is 90 percent unemployment. I don’t hate you (Goreraza), but you cannot do what you are doing. I want to tell you today, the judgement of God for the wrong you are doing to his people is going to be harsh and heavy on you.”
Source – allnetafrica

SAfrican Mint Company, the official mint of South Africa has dispatched 126 drums of 50 cent bond coins to the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe.

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RBZ receives 126 drums of bond coins from SA
The South African Mint Company (SA MINT) which is the official mint of South Africa has dispatched 126 drums of 50 cent bond coins to the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe.
 
The 50 cent bond coins a worth slightly more than US$3 million.
 
SA MINT manufactures coins on behalf of the South African Reserve Bank..
Source – businessdaily.co.zw

‘Mnangagwa no matter how you much lipstick you place on a frog hoping it will become a queen, it won’t! Just resign!’-Joyce Mujuru

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A video clip of under-fire Vice-President Emmerson Mnanagwa urging first lady Grace Mugabe to up her attacks against her predecessor Joice Mujuru has gone viral.
 
The video shot at the height of Grace’s blitz against Mujuru in 2014, which forced the liberation war heroine to throw in the towel, seems to have been given a new meaning after President Robert Mugabe’s wife on September 9 warned Mnangagwa that he could go the same way as the former VP.
 
Mujuru was accused of plotting to topple Mugabe and of allegedly being corrupt. Mnangagwa is now facing similar charges as the battle to succeed the 93-year-old ruler intensifies.
 
Our reporter Blessed Mhlanga (BM) on Friday spoke to Mujuru (JM) about the latest upheavals in the ruling party and she had some advice for Mnangagwa.
 
The National People’s Party president said the Zanu PF Midlands strongman must just resign and join the swelling opposition ranks than endure abuse by junior people in the ruling party.
 
 
Below is the full interview.
 
BM: Zanu PF appears to be imploding. They are turning against each other especially at public events, but many would have thought you were the problem and that your sacking would have brought peace to the party.
 
JM: The events taking place in Zanu PF give credence to the adage that “what goes around comes around”.
 
Clearly, the unrestrained onslaught on Mnangagwa and his supporters is a free lesson to all willing to learn the politics where Mugabe and his wife only use their supporters when it suits the matrix of the Gushungo dynasty.
Critical lessons emerge as demonstrated.
 
BM: During your days in Zanu PF, you were accused of witchcraft by first lady Grace Mugabe and her husband. Witchcraft is now an issue again after the alleged poisoning of Mnangagwa and this has angered the first family. Does this make sense to you?
 
JM: It smacks of hypocrisy and deceit of the highest order that when Mugabe and wife accuse others of attempted murder and witchcraft, they do so recklessly, with their blind followers ululating and clapping hands like kindergarten kids notwithstanding the devastating consequences of defaming and demeaning one’s social standing.
 
Regrettably, the likes of Mnangagwa celebrated when I was being maligned because in his view, an opportunity had arisen for him to be the shoo-in successor to Mugabe.
 
BM: In Gweru Mugabe said there is no witchcraft and pointed out that accusing each other of witchcraft was unAfrican, but they labelled you one.
 
JM: Surprisingly, when these allegations that Mnangagwa ate poisoned ice-cream from the Gushungo dairy were made, Mugabe and his wife got so angry and agitated.
 
When I faced allegations of the same nature, they used to demean me. Dindingwe rinonaka richakweva rimwe asi kana iro rokwevewa zvonzi mavara azare ivhu [some people enjoy soiling others’ names and when it is their turn, they cry foul].
Mugabe is just the recipient of the hate language that he preaches, with his wife being the goddess of the same.
 
As for Mnangagwa he should learn kuti ukasekerera benzi richigeza rinomhanya risina kupfeka pane vanhu [if youencourage a mentally unstable person in whatever they are doing, they will do the unthinkable].
 
The same people he celebrated are now on a daily routine of teaching him what it means to be a blind follower of a dynasty.
 
BM: Mnangagwa is captured in a video urging on Grace as she tore into you. He called her “Dr. Stop It” who was able to stop you, now the same is visiting him. Are you happy with the turn of events in Zanu PF?
 
JM: It’s unfortunate that during my hostile ejection, Mnangagwa celebrated by telling people that he got to know that Mujuru wanted to kill the president from Dr Stop it, but [she] is now haunting him.
 
If he believed baseless allegations that were levelled against Dr Mujuru by Mugabe and his wife, should the public then believe the rumour mill that he nearly killed a TV personality by making him choose to either sit on a hot stove or jump through the window of a high-rise building just because of a clash over a girlfriend?
 
Should the public say “stop it… stop it…?” You don’t celebrate when an evil act visits upon an innocent sister for the leopard will never change its spots.
 
What people also found amazing is that Mnangagwa, a lawyer by training, would publicly corroborate falsehoods against the established legal ethics that one is presumed innocent till proven guilty by a competent court of law.
 
If Mnangagwa was in legal practice, he would by now be a very senior lawyer by any stretch of imagination.
 
It is such misguided thinking that has made Mnangagwa vulnerable to the Gushungo vultures.
 
BM: Grace has been spewing hate speech and recently she allegedly attacked a model in South Africa. Do you have any words of advice for her?
 
JM: Events in South Africa and the eventual allegations of use of an extension cord by Grace were unfortunate, to say the least.
 
A first lady who always chides grown up men and women during rallies exposes to the world the type of a first lady the country has. [To say to the president’s spokesperson] “Iwe [you] George iwe…George” is disrespectful. We definitely miss our departed Sally.
 
BM: What are your thoughts on the problems that Mnangagwa and his camp are facing now?
 
JM: That there is no peace in Zanu PF is now a matter of public knowledge. In any event, a party that is built on a recipe of false allegations and conspiracy theories can never be a home of peace and unity.
 
How can peace be realised when nobody can explain what happened to the late retired General [Solomon] Mujuru?
 
How can peace prevail when young girls who were 19 years at independence publicly torment and embarrass heroines of the land?
Clearly, the unfolding tragic drama is just an act of God for truth is never defeated by evil. Mwari vanoziva chokwadi [God knows the truth].
 
BM: There was a time the party appeared to be united when you were part of it, but now there is chaos.
 
JM: Why is it that since the day Mujuru left the Zanu PF party has not known peace? Very simple, I was indeed a caring and uniting mother and not a goddess of violence.
Come 2018, Zimbabweans have an opportunity to stop the Gushungo dynasty.
 
BM: Any advice for Mnangagwa?
 
JM: As for Ngwena, it’s time to resign and openly join colleagues in the trenches of the electoral battle against this ill-fated dynasty.
 
Free advice Cde [Mnangagwa]is that no matter how you hope to continue putting lipstick on a frog hoping that it will become a queen, it won’t.
At least such a courageous act would redeem some semblance of honour and dignity to Ngwena if at all any still remains.
 
BM: Do you still respect Mugabe as a father figure after all this mess?
 
JM: Given the foregoing, respect is earned and is never cast in stone.
 
As more of the evil appears on the horizon, misplaced notions are bound to evolve in the opposite.
 
Not all that we thought were genuine father figures are indeed, so as truth supercedes any iota of deceit.
Source – the standard

PROPHETIC Healing and Deliverance Ministries leader, Walter Magaya is set to face a rape trial after his Constitutional Court (ConCourt) challenge was struck off the roll.

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PROPHETIC Healing and Deliverance Ministries leader, Walter Magaya is set to face a rape trial after his Constitutional Court (ConCourt) challenge was struck off the roll.
 
The Con-Court sitting as a full bench found out that Magaya’s papers filed by Advocate Tabani Mpofu and instructed by Rubaya and Chatambudza law firm were not in order and could not be entertained by the highest court in the land.
 
Magaya is challenging his indictment for trial at the High Court. Magaya is arguing that he could not be tried over a rape case where the complainant in the matter had voluntarily withdrawn the case.
 
Chief Registrar of Superior Courts Sithembikosi Msipa said the papers filed by Magaya’s counsel were faulty and could not be entertained by the Constitutional.
 
The Prosecutor General’s office has indicated that they want to forge ahead with the trial even after the complainant in the matter has indicated that she did not wish to pursue the sexual assault charge.
 
Magaya is arguing that the State does not have the right to proceed when it has lost both the complainant and its sole witness.
 
The constitutional challenge cited section 56(1), 69(1), 49(1)(b) and 70 (1) which he argued guaranteed his rights to a fair judicial process. Source – byo24

Morgan Tsvangirai is said to be recovering very well in South Africa where he was airlifted after experiencing health problems last week.

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MDC-T deputy secretary general Tapiwa Mashakada has said doomsayers have been put to shame as the leader of the party Morgan Tsvangirai is said to be recovering very well in South Africa where he was airlifted after experiencing health problems last week.
 
Claims were made that Tsvangirai had died following his airlifting to SA.
 
“Through the grace of the Lord my President is doing fine and recuperating in South Africa. Doomsayers have been put to shame. The Lord heals but mankind curses and mocks. We are all mortals and illness can come without applying,” Mashakada said.
 
“I personally thank all Zimbabweans who continue to pray for the full recovery of my President and personal mentor. I have worked with him since I joined the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions in 1991. He is a determined fighter and our indefatigable brand. He is the able leader of the MDC Alliance which is going to bury Zanu PF rule once and for all in 2018. His resolve is unshakeable.”
Source – Byo24News

Mugabe’s nephew former Zifa president Leo Mugabe has called on the current Zifa boss, his cousin Philip Chiyangwa to step down

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FORMER Zifa president Leo Mugabe has called on the current boss at the local football governing body Philip Chiyangwa to step down as the chairman of the Zifa Referees Committee in the wake of his embarrassing gaffe, which his critics argue has brought the local game into disrepute.
 
Mugabe’s comments come in the wake of Chiyangwa’s farcical decision to rescind Dynamos striker Christian Ntouba Epoupa’s red card thickens.
 
And Mugabe, a former Caf executive committee member – who served as Zifa president between 1994 and 2002 – weighed in, saying Chiyangwa should just swallow his pride and do the honourable thing to avoid further embarrassment.
 
“It’s not ideal at all to have the Zifa president chairing the Referees Committee because it [the committee] makes decisions, which can be appealed and the appeal process is such that the matter will end up with the Zifa board,” Mugabe told Sports World in an interview on Friday.
“There is clear conflict of interest because, as the president, you would want a situation where due process is followed and if it’s you who is not following due process, who is overseeing who?” Mugabe quipped.
 
“In any case, this game was not a Zifa game, it was a PSL match played under its rules and regulations and the person that I find out of sight is the person who took that compliant to the Zifa board.”
 
Chiyangwa, who has no prior experience in football officiating, last year appointed himself chairman of the Zifa Referees Committee, which also includes Gladmore Muzambi (vice-chairperson), Kainos Mavhuna, Japhet Mufiri, Thabani Mkanjo, Musa Ntonga.
 
Mugabe said Chiyangwa should consult individuals with experience in football administration before making unilateral decisions to avoid further embarrassment.
 
“I think they need to seek advice from those that know the game of football. They might not have the same money as they have but there are people out here who have a lot of experience insofar as soccer is concerned. You cannot equal it [experience] to anything else,” he said.
 
“I ran Zifa for 10 years and of those 10, I had four years as a CAF executive committee member and the referees committee at CAF level was chaired by an executive committee member but at the end of the day, we had an appeals regime where the CAF’s executive committee was not involved to avoid similar scenarios like what is happening.”
 
The veteran football administrator, also took a dig at the Dynamos leadership, which he said had brought the game of football into disrepute by deliberately registering their complaint to the Zifa boss instead of PSL.
 
The Harare giants, in blatant violation of PSL regulations, purport to have written a letter to Zifa protesting the decision by Masvingo referee Arnold Ncube to eject Epoupa after he head-butted Highlanders defender Peter Muduhwa.
 
“They were supposed to take their complaint to the PSL. So in actual fact, whoever wrote that complaint is guilty of bringing the game of football into disrepute in the first place. It’s clear they wanted to take advantage of the Zifa president’s lack of understanding of football rules and regulations,” he said.
Source – the standard

‘NDEBELES are so ignorant of the fact that they are actually Shona to the extent that white people take advantage of their situation to cause divisions in the country’-Zimbabwe Heritage Trust (ZHT) CEO, Pritchard Zhou

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THE NDEBELE people of Zimbabwe are so ignorant of the fact that they are actually Shona to the extent that white people take advantage of their situation to cause divisions in the country, Zimbabwe Heritage Trust (ZHT) CEO, Pritchard Zhou, said on Tuesday.
 
Accordingt o NewZimbabwe.com, Zhou was addressing a workshop on National Consciousness and the Role of Music in Nation Building organized by ZHT in conjunction with the Zimbabwe Music Rights Association in Harare.
 
He said the West was playing a tribal card to divide Zimbabweans adding that most regime change agenda programmes were found in Matebeleland.
 
“Matebeleland is designed to remove President Robert Mugabe. If you go to Bulawayo, you will find that nine floors on a building house NGOs. The message they get is that Mugabe is not your leader,” Zhou said.
 
He said community initiatives such as Radio Dialogue, a not for profit community radio station aspiring to broadcast to the community of Bulawayo and its surrounding areas, were funded by the West to demonize the country and its leaders.
 
“Radio Dialogue is run by a Serbian national and its job is to record literature that speaks ill about Zimbabwean government and Zanu PF which is then broadcast on Studio 7 in the evening. That is why the USA has supplied shortwave radios which are given to taxi drivers,” he claimed.
 
He then said the Ndebele’s were ignorant of their history and thought they originated from neighboring South Africa when they were actually Shonas whose language was contaminated.
 
“The Ndebeles didn’t come from South Africa; they are as Shona as anyone in terms of the blood that runs in them save for their Ndebele language. These are divide and rule tactics being used because people don’t know their history. The white man uses lack of understanding of history to their advantage,” he said.
 
He said Matopos, where the late Cecil John Rhodes is buried, was home to the Christian movement, which he said was used to spread the white man’s propaganda.
 
“Matebeleland South is the home of the Mwari (God) religion. If you go to Matopos you find at every high place there is a cross and we all know a cross is a Christian propaganda,” he said, adding the West was bent on removing African governments that were pro-people and replacing them with their own puppets.
Source – newzimbabwe

TSVANGIRAI in ‘critical,but stable’ condition at South Africa’s Wits Gordon Hospital, but at home the scramble for his position continues

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FORMER Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai remains in critical, but stable condition at South Africa’s Wits Gordon Hospital, but at home the scramble for his position continues amid indications the MDC-T could be forced into an emergence congress before elections next year.

While party supporters and other senior officials were lobbying deputy president Nelson Chamisa to take over, his rivals have indicated the youthful former Cabinet minister was way down the pecking order.
“He (Tsvangirai) is in bad shape. It’s a trying time for the party. Constitutionally, Thokozani Khupe is the acting president, by virtue of her election at congress and that she has served in that position for over 11 years,” a senior party leader, who declined to be named said.

By yesterday, however, insiders said Tsvangirai had improved.

“There has been a marked improvement although the situation remains serious,” NewsDay heard.

Tsvangirai’s spokesperson Luke Tamborinyoka in a statement said the MDC-T leader had laughed off reports that his health had taken a nose-dive.

“President Tsvangirai is responding well to a routine medical procedure in South Africa and has laughed off gruesome Press reports about his condition.

President Tsvangirai said there is no need for national alarm about his condition, adding that several prophets of doom were keen on creating despondency and pouring cold water on the emerging convergence in the country on which Zimbabweans have pinned their hope,” Tamborinyoka said.

Asked by NewsDay who the party’s acting leader was, Tamborinyoka was evasive.

“Everyone is performing their mandate as assigned. The deputy presidents, secretary-general and other officials know their duties and they are dutifully performing them,” he said.

Khupe is currently at loggerheads with Tsvangirai over proposals for a coalition of opposition forces. The former Deputy Prime Minister was opposed to Tsvangirai’s move to bring back his former lieutenants, MDC leader Welshman Ncube and PDP leader Tendai Biti, closer to him on the MDC Alliance table.

But party spokesperson Obert Gutu declared “there is no vacancy in the presidency”.

“It’s tomfoolery for anyone to think about succession in the MDC. President Tsvangirai is fit, able and capable to execute his mandate. He will be our candidate in the election next year. We are not even thinking about anything beyond that. We have no space to discuss succession. Let those who want to dream remain locked up in their nightmare,” Gutu said yesterday.

Khupe was not available for comment, but has been avoiding the MDC-T headquarters Harvest House in Harare since she was bashed by suspected rogue party youths at the provincial party offices in Bulawayo last month.

Chamisa reportedly stood in for Tsvangirai in crunch meetings with MDC Alliance partners held in Kadoma after the MDC-T leader fell ill and had to be airlifted to South Africa last week. Bulawayo24

GOSPEL MUSIC SENSATION FUNGISAI ZVAKAVAPANO-MASHAVE (36) was yesterday slapped with a five-month jail term, after she was convicted on her own plea for negligent driving.

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GOSPEL MUSIC SENSATION FUNGISAI ZVAKAVAPANO-MASHAVE (36) was yesterday slapped with a five-month jail term, after she was convicted on her own plea for negligent driving.

Zvakavapano-Mashavave will, however, not spend time in prison after presiding magistrate Ruramai Chitumbura set aside three months on condition of good behaviour and a $200 fine for the remaining two months.

Chitumbura said in passing sentence, she considered that Zvakavapano-Mashavave was a first offender who had also shown remorse for her errors.

The negligent driving charge arose after the top gospel musician lost control of her Mercedes Benz vehicle and rammed into three other vehicles on July 27 this year.

Prosecutor Isheunesu Mhiti told the court during trial that at around 11pm on the day in question, Zvakavapano-Mashavave — who is a licensed driver — was driving along Leopold Takawira Street going to Avondale in Harare, occupying the inner lane.

The court also heard that Zvakavapano-Mashavave was following too close to a Toyota Corolla, driven by first complainant Onias Kapuranyika.

The musician failed to keep a proper look-out and made an overtaking error thereby hitting a Toyota Wish on the right front wheel, driven by second complainant Makwara Kudakwashe, who was occupying the outer lane.

The court heard that the gospel star lost control of her vehicle and hit Kapuranyika’s vehicle on the rear left side. As a result of Zvakavapano-Mashavave’s error, the third complainant Patrick Zimbiru, who was driving a Subaru vehicle rammed, the musician’s vehicle from behind.

The State further stated that Zvakavapano-Mashavave’s Mercedes Benz sustained extensive damage, while Makwara’s vehicle sustained damage on the right rear front passenger seat and Kapuranyika’s vehicle sustained rear lenses damage and Zimbiru’s vehicle on the bumper.

Makwara suffered some injuries and this was confirmed by a medical report presented in court.

The court heard that Zvakavapano-Mashavave was speeding, following too close to the vehicle in front.Desmond Chingarande. newsday.

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