Leading Economist Says Street Vending Is An African Problem Of Bad Governance

Leading Economist Says Street Vending Is An African Problem Of Bad Governance

HARARE: Street vending is not exclusive to Zimbabwe but is an African problem which speaks to poor governance of resources by both domestic and external actors, a local economist has said. In an interview with Newzimbabwe.com, Southern African Parliamentary Support Trust (SARST) executive director John Makamure said Africa’s resources are not contributing to the development of the region as the resources were being exploited by both domestic and external investors. Makamure said corruption played a…

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Mugabe’s Stance On Missing Itai Dzamara ‘Is Irresponsible And Unfortunate.’-Dzamara Family

Mugabe’s Stance On  Missing Itai Dzamara ‘Is Irresponsible And Unfortunate.’-Dzamara Family

The family of Itai Dzamara yesterday described President Robert Mugabe’s position on the missing activist as “irresponsible and unfortunate.” It said, despite all the statements and theories peddled by the government and Zanu-PF against their relative, they consider the State as their “primary suspect”. Mugabe’s spokesperson George Charamba was recently quoted saying, the government could not be blamed for the Occupy Africa Unity Square (an anti-Mugabe lobby group) leader’s disappearance. Charamba dismissed calls for Mugabe…

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Zimbabwe Gvt Summons French ambassador Laurent Delahousse Over Itai Dzamara Stance

Zimbabwe Gvt  Summons French ambassador Laurent Delahousse Over Itai Dzamara  Stance

Government yesterday summoned French ambassador Laurent Delahousse after he pulled a shocker on Tuesday by proposing a toast to MDC-T activist Itai Dzamara who was reported missing since March, accusing officials of abducting him. Sources close to the meeting said the Foreign Affairs Ministry, led by acting Secretary Ambassador Jonathan Wutawunashe, protested over the French envoy’s untoward act. Delahousse said in his disappearance, the former journalist had become a symbol and he would not let…

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S.A Police Investigate 2Murders, 3 Rapes, & 25 Kidnappings Of Zim women By Gang

S.A Police Investigate 2Murders, 3 Rapes, & 25 Kidnappings  Of Zim women By Gang

South African police are investigating cases in which two Zimbabwean women were killed, three raped while 25 people were kidnapped by a gang of criminals targeting mainly Zimbabweans travelling to that country. The incidents occurred between May 30 and July 11 and victims who escaped reported the matter to police. The gang, which includes a couple based in Musina, reportedly targets women travelling between Musina and Johannesburg in the Gauteng Province. It is understood the…

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Gen Chiwenga Takes Ex-wife To court Over Missing Guns

Gen Chiwenga Takes Ex-wife To court Over Missing Guns

Zimbabwe Defence Forces Commander General Constantine Guveya Chiwenga has taken his former wife, Jocelyn Mauchaza, to court accusing her of stealing two guns from his gun cabinet at his Borrowdale home.Mauchaza, 59, stole two rifles in 2010 after Gen Chiwenga left the home following a domestic misunderstanding, prosecutors said.It is alleged Gen Chiwenga did not return to the house until 2014 after Mauchaza was evicted following a High Court order. He discovered that the two…

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Makoni Says Charamba’s Comments ‘ Mugabe Doesnt Care About Dzamara’ Are Insensitive

Makoni  Says Charamba’s Comments ‘ Mugabe Doesnt Care About Dzamara’ Are  Insensitive

FORMER Zanu PF politburo member and cabinet minister Simba Makoni has lashed out at President Robert Mugabe over remarks made by his spokesperson that the veteran leader was not concerned by the disappearance of activist Itai Dzamara. Makoni, who is leader of Mavambo/Kusile/Dawn party, was part of the opposition leaders who gathered over the weekend to pray for the safe return of Dzamara. The journalist-cum human rights activist went missing about four months ago after…

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Thirty People Reportedly Killed In Two Explosions At A Market In Nigeria

Twin blasts have rocked a market in the northeast Nigerian city of Gombe, leaving 30 people dead, witnesses said. “I have 30 bodies in bags and I am sure there are more out there,” said the Red Cross official, who was involved in the evacuation and wanted to remain anonymous. An official from the National Emergency Management Agency also confirmed that the attacks had taken place and many people were hurt. No one has claimed…

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‘Gweru Blind Man Strikes Baby Dead With Walking Aid In Transport Fare Dispute’

‘Gweru Blind Man Strikes Baby Dead With Walking Aid In Transport Fare Dispute’

A blind Kwekwe man allegedly struck and killed an eight-month-old baby who was strapped to her mother’s back with his walking aid, a metal cane, following a dispute over $1 with a commuter omnibus conductor in Gweru, the Chronicle reported. Christopher Mafunganye, 32, of Extension 15/2 Mbizo, Kwekwe, appeared before Magistrate Judith Taruvinga facing a murder charge. Prosecutor Daniel Tapfuma told the court that on January 1, this year at around 3.30PM and at Ascot…

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G40 Lobby For Grace To Succeed Mugabe Not Mnangagwa ‘The Hard Act To Sell’

G40 Lobby For  Grace To Succeed Mugabe Not Mnangagwa ‘The Hard Act To Sell’

In a move to meant to stop VP Emmerson Mnangagwa’s chances of ever becoming president, the G40 group are now said to be lobbying First Lady Grace Mugabe to succeed her husband, President Robert Mugabe. The G40 group is allegedly furiously pushing for Grace to become the next Zanu-PF leader as they feel that Mnangagwa is a hard sell to the electorate in 2018. Zanu-PF insiders said the pact between VP Emmerson Mnangagwa and First…

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