Former ZBC Broadcaster ‘Albert Kashiri’ Has Died In The United Kingdom’

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His former colleague Ramsley Knight posted on Facebook that the veteran broadcaster passed on.

“Fellow Zimbabwean Broadcast Journalists, Radio Zimbabwe staff, all members of the Zimbabwean media fraternity and all comrades and friends, it is with deep sorrow that I advise of the death of Cde Albert Kashiri, one of the longest serving broadcasters at the ZBC,” Knight said.  “Mukoma Albert Kashiri, popularly known as ‘Chosa’, passed away in hospital in the United Kingdom  last week after a long illness.”

He said Chosa was one of the broadcasters he found when he joined ZBC and he was an extremely kind and sociable character loved by many.

“He was one of those Broadcasters that I personally learnt a thing or two from for sure. Alongside the likes of the late Lisben Nasasara, the late Hilton Mambo, Kingsley Sibanda, Lorraine Garwe, Tsitsi Vera, Shingirayi Virimayi, Joseph Madhimba, Wellington Mbofana, Elias Mange Ndebele, Sam Mkhithika, Dins Patrick Mutume, Nyasha Maphosa, Tsitsi Jindu, Josh Makawa, Brenda Moyo, Jonathan Mutsinze, Praxcedes Jeremiah, Evans Mambara, Farayi Mungazi, Kelvin Sifelani, Admire Taderera and many more,” Knight said. “This is the team that nurtured some of us and I must be quick to say I was fortunate to have been mentored by him. I am deeply saddened but at the same time glad for him that he left a mark within the Zimbabwean Broadcasting fraternity. Some of his well known Radio programmes included the newsreel show ‘Zvirimunhau/ Okusendabeni. Hamba kahle mnewethu ‘Chosa’. Go well my brother.”

Knight said he knew Kashiri will also be missed in his social circles kuma Stone in Highfields where he was a prominent figure.

“To the Kashiri family and friends, my condolences, ngatichemeyi tine tariro. God bless Zimbabwe! God bless Africa!” he said. by Stephen Jakes. source-byo24

‘Nigeria Recovers $1 Billion Of Abacha’s Loot’ – Lookout Mugabe!

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Nigeria recovers $1 billion of Abacha’s loot – a must read story for Mugabe, Tsvangirai and all looters

When Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari was sworn into office 29 May 2015, he vowed to deal with corruptions. Most people dismissed that with the usual “Yeah, we have heard that one before!” and who would blame the cynicism. How many times we have all heard leaders promise to end corruption but as soon as they are in power, they too start cashing in using their position as cover.

President Muhammadu Buhari has brought something new and fresh in Nigeria and Africa – a leader who will not just talk about ending corruption, the biggest self-inflicted problem that has stalled Africa’s development since the end of colonial rule, but actual do something about this scourge. He has been in office for less than a year and already he has a major scalp!

“We are in touch with Switzerland; they have recently recovered quite a significant amount of money and I met last week with Swiss representatives to work out the modality for the repatriation of the funds,” Nigeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama announced.

“The Swiss government has already repatriated over $700m from (the late Gen. Sani) Abacha loot and that agreement has been reached on how the money would be applied.

“They have also now recovered in the same context another $300m of which there is ongoing discussion to have that repatriated as well. There are discussions with other countries; United Kingdom for instance, as you all know, is one of the countries we are discussing with on how to recover looted funds.”

General Sani Abacha was a ruthless tyrant who imposed himself as Nigeria President in 1993 to 1998 he love of power was only exceeded by his love of wealth and good living. The Nigerian government is going to recover $1 billion from Switzerland alone. Whatever loot they uncover, it will only be a tiny fraction of what was looted; most of the money is wasted away on luxury goods, failed business ventures, very expensive holidays, etc. Ask President Robert Gabriel Mugabe, Zimbabwe President from 1980 and still counting, he knows all about looting and waste.

President Mugabe is pocketing $2 billion a year from the granddad of all the looting happening in Zimbabwe’s Marange and Chiadzwa diamond fields. His Finance Minister, Patrick Chinamasa, presented a $3.8 billion national budget two months ago; so the whole nation, all 14 million of us, has to make do with $3.8 billion whilst Mugabe alone keeps $2 billion!

Sani Abacha was one of the rogue African leaders but compared to Mugabe; Abacha looted the ticks off the elephant’s back whilst Mugabe has gone for the entire herd of elephants!

Mugabe only managed to stay in power in 2013 because Morgan Tsvangirai failed to implement even one democratic reform necessary to stop the tyrant rigging elections. Still there is a growing head of steam to get the reforms implemented and thus stop the vote rigging. When there is regime change, it is imperative that the new regime recovers as much as possible Mugabe’s looted wealth!

General Abacha left office in 1998 and it is only now that someone is paying more than lip-services to ending corruption in Nigeria. One hopes that Mugabe’s looted wealth will be recovered a.s.a.p.

Zimbabwe must recover all the looted wealth spirited out of the country as well as all the assets in the country. Mugabe must know that his Blue Roof mansion; Tsvangirai’s $4 million Highlands mansion (the bribe he received for doing nothing about implementing the reforms); Bona Mugabe’s Zhou Farm complete with the two storey house and herd of cattle; etc. these must all be recovered and given back to the people – the rightful owners of all looted wealth!

President Mugabe is in the Far East on his annual $3 million plus month-long annual holiday. The story of Nigeria recovering Abacha’s looted wealth is a MUST READ story for President Mugabe; he must be reminded that the whole world has lost patience with tyrants who loot and pillage whilst millions of their people suffer in dumb anguish! – by Patrick Guramatunhu. Source Byo24

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Bulawayo Fundraising Dinner For ZANU-PF (US$3 million) 15th Annual People’s Congress

ZANU-PF will host another 15th annual national people’s conference fundraising dinner in Bulawayo on November 27 and Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko will be the guest of honour.

In an interview, Zanu-PF secretary for finance Obert Mpofu, who is leading the fundraising committee, said Bulawayo has complained that it has not been considered in this initiative.

“We are starting with Harare this Friday (tomorrow) and then on the 27th will be in Bulawayo due to demand. Bulawayo has complained that it has not been considered in this initiative so we are moving there,” he said.

Mpofu said all the country’s provinces were geared up in preparations for the annual event.

“We are inviting corporates and people from various sectors in the country.

“Government officials, corporates, marketing personnel and community leaders can attend and we have different tables all accommodating 10 people,” he said.

The Harare fundraising dinner which will be held tomorrow is expected to raise at least US$1 million. Vice President and Zanu-PF second secretary Emmerson Mnangagwa will be the guest of honour.

A platinum table costs US$100 000 while gold goes for US$50 000.

A silver and bronze table cost US$30 000 and US$10 000 respectively.

The party’s 15th Annual National People’s Conference is scheduled for Victoria Falls between December 7 and 13 and at least US$3 million is needed to fund the conference.

More than 6 000 delegates are expected to attend the conference which will be officially opened by President Mugabe on December 11.Source: the herald

Burundi’s second Vice President ‘Gervais Rufyikiri’, has fled to Belgium

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Burundi has once again come to the media spotlight as one of Burundi’s National  Vice Presidents, Gervais Rufyikiri the second Vice President, has skipped the border and fled to Belgium, claiming that he was in real  fear for his security after personally being threatened for  speaking out against or denouncing  President Pierre Nkurunziza’s volatile bid for a third term in office, a move considered to be unconstitutional.

Following  President Pierre Nkurunziza there were subsequent protests against the president since 26th April 2005, by the people and the assasination of a key opposition figure,  and thousands of civillians fled across Burundi’s borders to neighbouring nations for safety after growing violence injured many people.  Burundi’s government have denied the allegations laid by the Burundi’s government’s second Vice President Gervais Rufyikiri  . by Sibusiso Ngwenya.

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