The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday appointed President Robert Mugabe (93) as a global health ambassador for Africa,..Really?..How Funny,..wake up Zimbabwe!

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The biggest clue to how the rest of the world views Zimbabwe under Africa’s oldest ruler President Robert Mugabe (93), is clearly demonstrated by the fact that the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday appointed President Robert Mugabe as a global health ambassador for Africa. In theory this is intended to help governments tackle chronic diseases such as diabetes, stroke, cancer and heart disease.
 
In reality, to the discerning eye newzimbabwevision, it shows that Zimbabweans are viewed like a bunch of clowns. Remember that he butchered over 20,000 Ndebele’s under gukurahundi, massacred thousands more under Murambatsvina, Chiadzwa diamond fields, early 2000 murderous white farmer evictions.
 
His murderous legacy included the continuous murders of opposition and activists eg 2008 election violence, along with collapsing the health service delivery in Zimbabwe, where qualified medical staff are spread across the diaspora, hospitals have no medicine or mordern equipment and health costs are unaffordable and he travels to Singapore to get regular basic Bp, sugar, blood and eye check ups,
Today, Zimbabweans are keen to get rid of the old aged dictator, his wife First lady Grace Mugabe, Zanu pf stalwarts, securocrats and zim1 family and bracing for the 2018 elections because they want him out and no one wants Grace Mugabe to rule Zimbabwe, yet the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday appointed President Robert Mugabe as a global health ambassador for Africa.,..how funny!
 
Look at how far back Zimbabwe has been brought by Mugabe and how terrorism in Africa spread under Mugabe as the african Union Chair. He has not only contributed to death and destruction in Zimbabwe but also allowed terrorism to grow in Africa by failing to deal affirmatively with the crisis under the AU umbrella,..and just like disease it will keep spreading,..courtesy of Mugabe whom, the World Health Organization (WHO) in all their knowledge of Zimbabwe and wisdom is actually empowering President Robert Mugabe’s dictatorship by lending credibility to an illegitimate regime,..wake up Zimbabwe! By Sibusiso Ngwenya. DISCUSS!

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GRACE MUGABE’S CHIKOMBA which is home to First Lady Grace Mugabe and one of the smallest districts in the country got more posts in Cabinet than the whole of Masvingo

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CHIKOMBA – In a rare show of power and influence, Chikomba which is home to First Lady Grace Mugabe and one of the smallest districts in the country got more posts in Cabinet compared to the whole of Masvingo Province following the latest Cabinet reshuffle.

Chikomba which had one Cabinet Minister, Mike Bimha who is the first Lady’s cousin now has two after the appointment of Edgar Mbwembwe as the new Minister of Tourism, Environment and Hospitality Industry.
Chikomba has three seats in Parliament and Felix Mhona who is the MP for Chikomba Central is the only one who is not a Minister.

The district flexed its power and influence at an education and development celebration function hosted by Mike Bimha at Parugare Safaris and Lodges and attended by thousands of villagers just outside Chivhu on Saturday.

Among people from Mash East present at the function were the First Lady who told the crowd that Mike Bimha was her cousin as their late fathers were brothers, Minister of Defence Sydney Sekeramayi and the Minister of State for Mash East, Brigadier Ambrose Mutinhiri.

Masvingo Province which has over the years had the least number of Cabinet Ministers now has only one full Cabinet Minister, Walter Mzembi who was appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs at the reshuffle. Masvingo Province has 26 MPs compared to Chikomba’s three.

Josiah Hungwe, the only other Minister is a Minister of the less fashionable Psychomotor which for all intends and purpose is a department.

Gutu, Masvingo’s most populous district with five constituencies does not have a single Cabinet Minister so is Zaka, Bikita and Chiredzi districts which are all bigger than Chikomba.

Political analyst Dr Fidelis Duri said of the imbalance that it is a way of isolating Vice President Mnangagwa who is believed to be getting support from Masvingo Province. Source – Masvingo Mirror

A Mvuma family’s cousin (45) and uncle (28) jailed 10-years each for gang-raping the family’s teenage maid

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The rapists, aged 45 and 28, who are uncle and cousin respectively, were sentenced yesterday by Gweru provincial magistrate Pathekile Msipa.
 
Two Mvuma family members have been jailed to an effective 10-year prison term each for gang-raping their teenage maid.
The rapists, aged 45 and 28, who are uncle and cousin respectively, were sentenced yesterday by Gweru provincial magistrate Pathekile Msipa.
 
By Stephen Chadenga
 
The court heard that the two took turns to rape the 18-year-old maid in August this year after other family members had travelled to Bulawayo.
The matter came to light after a neighbour noticed bruises on the maid’s private parts, while they were bathing and interrogated her.
 
The complainant later spilled the beans, leading to the convicts’ arrest.
 
Msipa initially sentenced the duo to 13 years, but suspended three years on condition of good behaviour.
 
Andrew Marimo prosecuted the case.

A REBEL war veterans’ group warns of civil unrest and declares war against the rival camp sympathetic to VP Mnangagwa’s Team Lacoste faction,

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A REBEL war veterans’ group led by Patrick Nyaruwata has warned of civil unrest and declared war against the rival camp sympathetic to Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s Team Lacoste faction, as the Zanu-PF succession fights escalate ahead of the party’s extraordinary congress in December.
 
Nyaruwata’s deputy, George Mlala, told members of his group at the Zanu-PF Bulawayo provincial offices at Davis Hall on Wednesday that they should brace for war against the First Family’s detractors.
 
The threats came after the Christopher Mutsvangwa-led executive of the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans’ Association vowed to crush the G40 faction at the extraordinary congress in December and block any attempts to push out Mnangagwa from office.
 
The Mutsvangwa group has declared its allegiance to Mnangagwa and wants him to succeed President Robert Mugabe.
 
But Mlala said they would not stand idly, as the plot to catapult Mnangagwa to the throne gathers momentum.
 
“We know they are claiming to be targeting [First Lady] Grace, accusing her of being the leader of G40, when their actual target is Mugabe . . . Our message to those who are part of this plot is that simply say ‘thank you for accommodating us’ and quit Zanu-PF. Do not wait for us to push you out, because we will,” Mlala said, disclosing that they were “now foot-soldiers of Zanu-PF”.
 
“From today, we submit ourselves to the party; we are now working with the party as party soldiers. Our duty as the as party soldiers, military wing of the party, is to take instructions from the party . . . Zanu-PF will take care of its soldiers.”
 
He added: “Now you hear people saying Grace Mugabe leads G40 . . . Stop moving in circles and abusing the First Lady’s name. Just tell us now that Mugabe is leading G40. How does Grace lead G40 without her husband when they go to the same house, stay together and walk together on a daily basis?
 
“Why don’t you call a spade a spade and say Mugabe is the leader of G40? You cannot say G40 is led by Grace, leaving out Mugabe.
 
. . We cannot also allow ourselves to be seen insulting the party leaders, particularly the First Family. We cannot keep quiet about this and say all is well. War vets, stand up, let us be careful, the war is close.” Source – newsday

FORMER Vice President Joice Mujuru has suspended a dozen of her National People’s Party’s Harare provincial membership most of them youth leaders for allegedly spying on her.

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FORMER Vice President Joice Mujuru has suspended a dozen of her National People’s Party’s Harare provincial membership most of them youth leaders for allegedly spying on her.
 
The 12, according to NPP’s Harare provincial chairperson, Friday Mleya, were leaking party secrets through social media.
 
They are Nathan guzura chimedza ( Warren park),Silent Muvuti (Southerton),Joyce Gomba (Hatfield),Obey Chiwara (Harare South),Collin Rutsate (St Mary’s),Shelton Sarange (Seke South), Nyasha Nhau (St Mary’s), Moreblessing Cherai (Harare South), Simon Gonde (Warren park), Julia Mpinga (Kuwadzana west) and Brian Gamundani (Mt pleasant).
 
“These members have been sending electronic communications on social media groups were they were denigrating fellow party members and leadership at various levels including the Party President,” Mleya told reporters in Harare on Wednesday.
Source – newzimbabwe

(NPP) leader Joice Mujuru accused of defrauding her former party, Zimbabwe People First (ZimPF), of US$4,5 million raised by her British-based supporters for the Bikita West parliamentary by-election

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NATIONAL People’s Party (NPP) leader Joice Mujuru has been accused of defrauding her former party, Zimbabwe People First (ZimPF), of $4,5 million which had been raised by her British-based supporters for the Bikita West parliamentary by-election.
 
The allegations were made by NPP Harare provincial deputy secretary for lands Trymore Bisenti, who has since tendered his resignation accusing top party officials of looting from party coffers.
 
In his resignation letter addressed to Mujuru, Bisenti claimed that the $4,5 million saga triggered ZimPF’s split after some founding party members were angered by her decision to pamper her deputy president John Mvundura with a Ford Ranger truck, among other luxuries.
 
“What I know is that the party received more than $4,5 million for the Bikita by-election, but the leadership shared it among themselves and bought a car for John Mvundura,” Bisenti wrote.
 
ZimPF secretary-general Kudakwashe Bhasikiti confirmed yesterday that greed was at the centre of the split of the party after Mujuru kept sources of party finance close to her chest.
 
“We knew there was money for elections, but she refused to release anything for the by-election. We had to run it from our own resources while she held back the purse. I am not sure how much she and her cabal got, but now that it is coming out we want to hear more,” he said.
 
The claims were corroborated by former NPP local government secretary Mlilo Joyinani, who also accused Mujuru of failing to clear the air on the missing party funds.
 
“I personally wrote to you about the embezzlement of funds by your confused MDC-T reject Friday Muleya, who has destroyed Harare province the same way Zanu-PF has done to Zimbabwe, but you acted as if you are (President Robert Mugabe) Baba Chatunga and converged a meeting to discuss me saying “munhu makamuwanepi uyu?” (where did you get this person?),” Joyinani said in his resignation letter last week.
 
This followed allegations that nearly $9 000 from donors was stolen at the party convention.
 
But NPP spokesperson Jeffreyson Chitando yesterday dismissed all the fraud allegations raised against Mujuru, describing Bisenti as a “mere vendor”.
 
“That is a mere vendor who is just throwing allegations and we will not be worried over pieces of paper written by vendors. I can tell you the party is surviving on the good will of the people, our convention was funded by our members, the T-shirts at the convention were bought by our members.
 
“Our vice-president (Mvundura) was an ambassador for a long time and surely he has money to buy his own car, he has children who are working and we can’t say the party bought him a car,” Chitando said.
Source – newsday

World Health Organization (WHO) appoints Mugabe as a global health ambassador for Africa to help governments tackle chronic diseases such as diabetes, stroke, cancer and heart disease

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The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday appointed President Robert Mugabe as a global health ambassador for Africa to help governments tackle chronic diseases such as diabetes, stroke, cancer and heart disease.
 
Mugabe, Africa’s oldest ruler at 93, will work with national and local politicians to highlight the heavy economic and health burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), United Nations health agency said.
 
WHO director-general Tedros Ad-hanom Ghebreyesus said Mugabe’s appointment would enable governments to “strengthen our response together” to these “major public health challenges”.
 
NCDs and injuries are responsible for 43 million deaths each year, according to the WHO – almost 80 percent of all deaths worldwide – but the much of the premature death and disability they cause could be prevented with lifestyle-targeted measures.
 
Mugabe’s role will be to encourage policies aimed at reducing peoples’ exposure to the main risk factors – tobacco and alcohol use, unhealthy diets and lack of exercise.
 
WHO global ambassador roles are for an initial period of two years and are unpaid.
 
Foreign Affairs minister Walter Mzembi hailed the appointment.
 
“This is a major health diplomacy coup for Zimbabwe and should be celebrated given the adverse impact of NCDs on the well-being of Zimbabweans particularly cancers, high blood pressure, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and mental health diseases,” Mzembi told the Daily News from Montevideo yesterday.
 
“President Mugabe has in the past acquitted himself in health diplomacy, and most recently his advocacy for resource mobilisation for Ebola stricken countries, Liberia, Guniea, and Sierra Leone at the United Nations in 2015, is still very fresh and widely acknowledged by the beneficiary countries.”
 
He said it was on the back of this legacy that it was only appropriate to lobby for a distinguished role for him in the fight for NCDs, “which clearly need a champion in Africa.”
 
“NCDs command only a 1,2 percent funding share of the $38 billion budget for Health from overseas development assistance (ODA), some $377million only although they claim over 14 million lives a year
 
“Their invisibility on the global development agenda, requires a respected Statesman to champion the cause especially at this formative and conceptual stage of crafting a roadmap to the High Level Forum diarised for the United Nations 2018, General Assembly.
 
“Therefore the Montevideo Roadmap has been handed to the right pair of hands for its escalation to the African Union , through President Mugabe who is very passionate about NCDs, and delivered a very well received country report on Zimbabwe’s own efforts in this area,” Mzembi said.
 
The Montevideo Roadmap highlights the need for coordinated and coherent action from all sectors and the whole of society, as many of the main drivers of ill health lie outside the control of health ministries, systems and professionals.
 
Non-State actors, including civil so-ciety and industry, have important roles to play.
Source – dailynews

Salvation Army Guruve captain, accused of raping a grade 6 minor in Chemachinda village

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Salvation Army Guruve captain Enerstna Jack, accused of raping a grade 6 girl
The Salvation Army Guruve captain Enerstna Jack appeared before Bindura magistrate facing two counts of rape yesterday.
 
Jack was remanded in custody to 1 November 2017 and was not asked to plead to rape charges before being advised to apply for bail at High court.
 
According to public prosecutor Samson Chamunorwa the accused first unlawful had sexual intercourse with a grade 6 minor in Chemachinda village at a date not known to him.
 
He repeated the same shenanigans on 13 October 2017 before he was sold out by the School Development Committee (SDC )chairman leading to his arrest.
 
However, Bulawayo24.com has learnt that the victim has come under fire from church members who are threatening her to twist the story in the captain’s favour.
 
The school’s headmaster Mr Thomas Mudoti is also reported to have been threatened to sweep the case under the carpet and had to seek refuge at his district offices.
 
When contacted for comment Mr Mudoti dismissed the threats saying he has not received any so far.
 
” I have not received any threats so far and as for the girl, l am yet to know if anything of that sort happened to her,” he said.
 
Meanwhile the minor is an orphan who is looked after by her aunty who is also a member of Salvation Army Chemachinda corps.
 
A reliable source said there are arrangement by the Ministry of Education to transfer the victim for her safety from pressure of church members.
 
“The minor is being threatened by church members at Chemachinda so we are trying hard to convince the Ministry in transferring her.
 
“Her guardians are members of Salvation who are also being victimized by their collegued in order to sweep the case under the carpet ,” revealed the source. Simbarashe Sithole.
Source – Byo24News

AN MDC Alliance member, Multi-Racial Christian Democrats (MCD), has written to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II pleading with her country to relax its tough stance on Zimbabwe

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AN MDC Alliance member, Multi-Racial Christian Democrats (MCD), has written to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II pleading with her country to relax its tough stance on Zimbabwe and consider lifting the sanctions imposed by the European Union.18557470_10212494479693867_63667630553854682_n (2)

The letter, signed by the party leader Mathius Guchutu and his special adviser Sebastian Guchutu, was delivered to the British Embassy in Harare on Tuesday.

The EU imposed sanctions on Zimbabwe in 2002 following reports of massive State-sponsored abuse of human rights targeted at mostly opposition elements.

MCD said the sanctions were hurting the ordinary citizens and working in favour of Zanu-PF.Image may contain: 4 people, people standing and outdoor

“Impoverishing people doesn’t remove a government from power, it rather entrenches it. The sanctions have unintended consequences. They have ravaged industry and left government as the only entity with allocative power and it comes across as the saviour,” the letter read in part.

“The situation on the ground is that instead of weakening Zanu-PF, they have strengthened it. This is the context in which patronage thrives.

“The Zanu-PF government has perfected the art of giving people enough so that they do not starve, but not too much so that they may not become independent and dream of challenging its hegemony.”

MCD added that there was no industry to talk about anymore in the country owing to the sanctions.

“The present government has grossly mismanaged the economy, but a lot of economic hardships were triggered by the sanctions,” MCD said.

This is a departure from how other coalition partners and generally opposition parties in Zimbabwe view the “targeted sanctions” imposed on the Zanu-PF regime, particularly President Robert Mugabe.

Opposition parties are adamant that Zanu-PF’s misrule is the cause of the economic meltdown and the source of all the challenges Zimbabwe is going through.

People’s Democratic Party spokesperson Jacob Mafume described MCD’s remarks as a “slip of the tongue” .

“We are in the process of aligning our policies and they will soon realise the key indicators once we launch a common policy framework,” he said.

Transform Zimbabwe leader and MDC Alliance spokesperson Jacob Ngarivhume said: “We feel our colleagues are still not familiar with the sanctions issue. As an alliance, we agreed on policy matters and our policy on the so-called sanctions will be announced in due course.

“It’s not true that sanctions got us into this mess, no, Zanu-PF and Mugabe got us into where we are today as a nation.”

MDC-T spokesperson Obert Gutu said: “The sanctions excuse is just an illusory argument that is ordinarily advanced by the Zanu-PF regime in order to run away from their own incompetence and gross ineptitude.”
Source – newsday
photo 1: Sibusiso Ngwenya front Right with a flag, next to Kingstone Jambawo with a cap on,  at a petition submission to the UK Prime Minister, Mrs Theresa May  No10 Downing street in London 2) Sibusiso Ngwenya front Right at a Zim vigil protestat the Zimbabwe Embassy in London

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