Harare Council Police In Violent Clashes And Running Battles With Vendors

Photo by Kumbirai Mafunda HARARE municipal police officer and vendors engaged in running battles on Monday leaving one officer serious injured. The municipal police officer was identified as Pamela Chitendo. However, vendors denied the allegations of beating up metro police officers, saying Chitendo was attacked by some “spiritual forces” after confiscating their wares along First Street and Nelson Mandela Avenue. Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights spokesperson Kumbirai Mafunda witness the incident. He wrote “It’s simply…

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‘Urgent UN, US$86m Zim Food Aid Appeal’: Mugabe Blames Western Sanctions For Crisis

‘Urgent UN, US$86m Zim Food Aid Appeal’: Mugabe Blames Western Sanctions For Crisis

THE United Nations has issued an urgent appeal for US$86m to feed about 1.5 million Zimbabweans facing starvation this year. The appeal was issued Monday by UN Resident Coordinator in Zimbabwe, Bishow Parajuli. “The food security response plan, developed through a consultative process, requests $132 million, with $46 million so far pledged leaving a shortfall of $86 million to support 1.5 million people affected by food insecurity in 52 districts,” said Parajuli. The development comes…

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‘Arrest Parents Of Child Brides’- Health And Child Care Minister-David Parirenyatwa

‘Arrest Parents Of Child Brides’- Health And Child Care Minister-David Parirenyatwa

PARENTS of children forced into early marriages should be arrested to help curb the scourge, Health and Child Care Minister David Parirenyatwa has said. Speaking at Mahusekwa near Marondera last week, Dr Parirenyatwa challenged chiefs and other traditional leaders to fight against early child marriages in rural areas. Stiff penalties should also be imposed on perpetrators, including parents who allow their children to be forced into such unions. “Traditional leaders have a pivotal role in…

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‘Zanu PF Incompetence Cause, Girl Child Poverty, School Dropout, Fuelling HIV’-MDC

‘Zanu PF Incompetence Cause, Girl Child Poverty, School Dropout, Fuelling HIV’-MDC

THE incompetence of the Zanu PF regime, epitomised by the failing economy is driving the girl child into poverty leaving many exposed to sexual abuse, the opposition MDC party has warned. President Robert Mugabe’s party has been in power for 35 years since independence in 1980 but the country has grappled with a serious economic crisis over the past decade and a half. The Welshman Ncube-led party said Zanu PF’s continued stay in power has…

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‘Four Bulawayo Sixth Form, Foundation College Students Arrested For Murder’

‘Four Bulawayo Sixth Form,  Foundation College Students Arrested For Murder’

POLICE in Bulawayo have arrested four Sixth Form Foundation College pupils in connection with the murder of a man from Nkulumane suburb who they allegedly pounded with a brick, fracturing his skull. Tsepo Phosa, 19, Zangelo Thebe, 20, Donald Musona, 21 and Mthulisi Sibanda, 21, were arrested on Sunday for the gruesome killing of Vengai Clayton Muza, 27. Muza died on the spot while his friend Brannon Moyo, 29, was left unconscious following the brutal…

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Bulawayo Lupane Bus Passengers , Panic As Zim Woman’s Snake Pops Out Of Suitcase

Bulawayo Lupane Bus Passengers , Panic As Zim Woman’s Snake Pops Out Of Suitcase

COUNTRY bus travelers from Bulawayo to Lupane screamed for help in panic when a  snake peeped out of a suitcase for some fresh air. According to a source that was aboard the chicken bus (name supplied) a woman in her early 40s had with her, a black suitcase which she constantly checked on probably concerned about her package. Her antics caught the attention of nearby passengers of the 70-seater bus. She would zip and unzip…

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Zhuwao Warns, ‘Indeginisation Levy Will Go Ahead!’

Zhuwao Warns, ‘Indeginisation Levy Will Go Ahead!’

MUGABE’S NEPHEW, ‘ZHUWAO’, WARNS COLLEAGUES, PROPOSED INDEGINIZATION LEVY WILL GO AHEAD, AS HE RUBBISHES POLICY REVIEW SUGGESTIONS BY CABINET   Patrick Zhuwao the Youth, Indigenization and Economic Empowerment minister, who is President Robert Robert Mugabe’s nephew, yesterday warned his Cabinet colleagues “who dine and wine at embassies” that their endeavors to block his proposed indigenization levy were bound to fail.   Addressing a Zanu-PF provincial co-coordinating committee meeting in Chinhoyi, Zhuwao took a swipe at…

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Zanu PF Minister, ‘Nyasha Chkwinya’ Distributes Sex Enhancing Pills At Rally

Nyasha Chikwinya Women Affairs minister last Saturday brewed a shocker as she distributed sex-enhancing tablets at Zanu-PF campaign rally in Gokwe-Nembudziya where she emphasized on increased sexual activity among couples. Chikwinya who was the guest of honour at the rally, ordered youths to leave the meeting after her address and started distributing the pills to elderly men and women. After giving them instructions for use, Chikwinya started distributing the blue pills with the help of…

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‘ZNA Is A Professional Force, With Impeccable Integrity..??’-Brig Gen Sanyatwe

‘ZNA Is A  Professional Force, With Impeccable Integrity..??’-Brig Gen Sanyatwe

THE Zimbabwe National Army is a professional force with impeccable integrity and will not fiddle in civilian politics, a top army official said yesterday. Slating reports attributed to him on alleged military threats to ousted former Vice-President Dr Joice Mujuru, the Commander of Zimbabwe’s Presidential Guard, Brigadier-General Anselem Sanyatwe, denied ever making such inflammatory statements against the former VP. Brig-Gen Sanyatwe’s response comes in the wake of the People First’s statement at the weekend warning…

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Home Office Figures Show UK Blacks Are 3 xTimes More Likely To Be Tasered Than Whites

The numbers show the electric stun gun was drawn, aimed or fired 38,000 times in England and Wales over five years. In more than 12% of cases Tasers were used against black people, who make up about 4% of the population. Officers were accountable to the law each time their weapon was drawn, the National Police Chiefs Council said. The figures, covering the years 2010 to 2015, were compiled by the Home Office from all…

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