Zimbabwe’s Prison Population Balloons Because Of Festive Season And Prevailing Economic Conditions

Zimbabwe’s Prison Population Balloons Because Of Festive Season And Prevailing Economic Conditions

A total of 19 020 people are currently jailed in Zimbabwe’s 46 prisons, 12 percent above the holding capacity of 17 000. Of the 19 020, officials says 16 327 were convicted prisoners, while 2 693 were suspects awaiting trial. Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services spokesperson Chief Superintended Elizabeth Banda said out of the 19 020 prisoners, 486 were females. “As of October 30, the Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services have 19 020 prison inmates….

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Chiyangwa Backed By 14 Out Of 14 Provincial Votes Virtually Assured Of Winning Zifa Presidential Race

  IT appears that Harare businessman Philip Chiyangwa has triumphed in the race to replace Cuthbert Dube as the Zifa president and the elections, set for December 5 this year, might just be a mere formality. With candidates needing more than half the votes of the councillors, in the event of the race failing to produce a candidate who polls more than two thirds of the 58 votes to win the Zifa presidency, it appears…

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Former Manchester City Forward & Zimbabwe Captain Benjani Mwaruwari Launches Bid For Zifa Leadership Position

FORMER Zimbabwe captain Benjani Mwaruwari flew into Harare last night to launch his bid for one of the leadership positions at ZIFA. The former Manchester City forward held meetings with the club’s wealthy owners last week hoping to unlock revenue streams that could help Zimbabwe football. His backers believe that Benjani was in prime position to help Zimbabwe football grow, in the next few years, and the former Warriors’ skipper wanted to play a key…

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Paranoid Zanu PF Regime Use State Machinery& Draconian (POSA) To Bar Meeting Between Communist Group & Zimbabwe Communist League

Paranoid Zanu PF Regime Use State Machinery& Draconian (POSA) To Bar Meeting Between Communist Group &  Zimbabwe Communist League

Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) in Bulawayo has banned a planned Communist Group and the Zimbabwe Communist League from holding a meeting at Stanley Hall on the grounds that is “not registered”. The group had sought police clearance for the meeting. In a  response dated October 29, Zimbabwe Republic Police of Bulawayo West District in a letter signed by Superintendent D. Mapiye Acting Officer Commanding Bulawayo West District said “Please be advised that this office has…

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Zanu-PF MP Divorces Wife Of Twenty Four Years

Hurungwe West legislator Keith Guzah and his wife of 24 years Zandile Guzah (nee Maseko) are divorcing over what they say are irreconcilable differences.   The couple has since approached the High Court to have their marriage dissolved but there is a dispute over sharing of property including a 115-hectare farm.   In summons filed Guzah seeks a decree of divorce on the basis that his 24-year marriage to his wife Zandile has irretrievably broken…

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Zimbabwe National Editors Forum (Zinef), Condemns The Arbitrary Arrest of Sunday Mail Journalists

Zimbabwe National Editors Forum (Zinef), Condemns The Arbitrary Arrest of Sunday Mail Journalists

THE Zimbabwe National Editors Forum (Zinef), Acting Chairperson Njabulo Ncube has condemned in the strongest terms the arbitrary arrest of Sunday Mail editor Mabasa Sasa, investigating editor Brian Chitemba and reporter Tinashe Farawo. The trio was nabbed on Monday following the publication of a story in the latest edition of the weekly newspaper which fingered top police in the killing of elephants at Hwange National Park. Said Ncube in a statement “As the representative of…

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Zimbabwe’s Journalists Arrested On UN Day Against Impunity For Targeting Journalists.

Zimbabwe’s Journalists Arrested On UN Day Against Impunity For Targeting Journalists.

Demands by the Police that The Sunday Mail journalists arrested on November 2 should reveal their sources is a blatant violation of the Constitution, Zimbabwe Union of Journalists, ZUJ, Secretary General, Foster Dongozi has said. “Section 61 of the Constitution under Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Media clearly states that every person is entitled to Freedom of the Media, which freedom includes protection of the confidentiality of journalists’ sources of information,” said Dongozi….

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Doctors Demand Dr Parirenyatwa’s Resignation And Solicit For Signatures To Petition Parliament

Doctors Demand Dr Parirenyatwa’s Resignation And Solicit For Signatures To Petition Parliament

THE Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA) says they are soliciting for signatures with the aim of petitioning parliament over health minister David Parirenyatwa’s abuse of office and at the same time resolved not to work outside their on-call schedules until government addresses their concerns. Doctors want Parirenyatwa, who is accused of siphoning $100, 000 from the struggling PSMAS, to resign. ZHDA which held its Annual General Meeting at the weekend said Parienyatwa was abusing his…

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Veld Fire, Destroys, family Lodges And Public Toilets At Great Zimbabwe National Monuments Site

Veld Fire, Destroys, family Lodges And Public Toilets At  Great Zimbabwe National Monuments Site

PROPERTY worth thousands of dollars was destroyed in a veld fire that ravaged the Great Zimbabwe national monuments on Monday. The inferno reduced three Great Zimbabwe family lodges and two public toilets located at the historical site to ashes. The fire broke out near Masvingo rural district council offices, some 5 km south of the monuments in the afternoon. Great Zimbabwe monuments site regional manager Lovemore Mandima said the swift response by the Masvingo City…

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Alarm As Broke Zanu PF Regime Will Splash Out Free, Unaccounted For US$30 Million To Farmers Before Zanu PF December 2015 Congress,

Alarm As Broke Zanu PF Regime Will  Splash Out Free, Unaccounted For US$30 Million To Farmers Before Zanu PF December 2015 Congress,

BROKE government will, before the end of this year, fork out US$30 million to purchase farming inputs which will be given for free to rural farmers, barely a year after the state said it had stopped the facility due to lack of funds. The source of the funds remains a mystery as government is facing serious financial problems which have seen civil servants failing to get their salaries on time. The farming inputs will be…

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