Bulawayo church near Basch Street Terminus, ‘Egodini’ burnt in suspected arson attack

Bulawayo church near Basch Street Terminus, ‘Egodini’ burnt in suspected arson attack

A CHURCH in the city was extensively damaged in a suspected arson attack that is now being investigated by police. Property including musical instruments, chairs, tables, travel and identification documents worth thousands of dollars were lost in the fire that broke out at around 1AM yesterday. Other goods that were lost, including blankets, shoes, electrical gadgets, clothing, books and bags belonged to church members who are informal traders who kept them at the church overnight….

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State withdraws charges for posting ‘subversive statement on Baba Jukwa’s account’

State withdraws charges for posting ‘subversive statement on  Baba Jukwa’s account’

A University of Zimbabwe , Economics student, who was arrested  in June 2014 and charged   with attempting to subvert a constitutional government , can now fully celebrate freedom after the state , yesterday, withdrew charges against him. Romeo Musemburi was accused of allegedly writing and posting  a subversive statement on the phantom Facebook Baba Jukwa’s account, a statement which  was conveniently interpreted by Mugabe’s Zanu PF regime to mean that the accused   was , infact…

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David Coltart blames Philip Chiyangwa for closure of most Bulawayo companies

David Coltart  blames Philip Chiyangwa for  closure of most Bulawayo companies

Former Education Minister David Coltart has accused flamboyant businessman Philip Chiyangwa of enriching himself at the expense of Zimbabwe’s working class. In a recent interview with The Zimbabwean, Coltart said Chiyangwa, who has developed a taste for expensive cars and clothes, was behind the closure of most Bulawayo companies that he had taken over. There is a new league of millionaires in Zimbabwe, most of whom have made their wealth through corruption and looting. Bulawayo,…

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3 Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ), Senior excutives , face charges of US$780,000 fraud

3 Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ), Senior excutives , face charges of  US$780,000 fraud

  A RESERVE Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) unit has dragged three senior executives and an accomplice to court accusing them of stealing US$780,000 from the company. Fidelity Printers and Refiners is the RBZ’s currency printing firm and also the country’s sole buyer of gold. The three top executives – Godknows Hofisi, 41, Tinashe Wellington Mbengegwi, 35, Ronald Madhara, 47, – were not asked to plead when they appeared before Harare magistrate Vakai Chikwekwe charged with…

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South African Judge suggests charging South African government over Bashir flight

South African Judge suggests charging South African government over Bashir flight

A SOUTH African judge asked prosecutors on Wednesday to consider charging the government over its decision to let Sudan’s President Omar Hassan al-Bashir leave the country in defiance of legal orders from Pretoria and the International Criminal Court. Bashir flew out of South Africa on June 15 as world powers and activists were urging the government to arrest him under a warrant from the global court on charges of masterminding genocide and other atrocities in…

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’47 year old Harare man rapes, 19 year old daughter in law at gun point’

’47 year old Harare man rapes, 19 year old daughter in law at gun point’

HARARE: A 47-year-old man who allegedly raped his son’s 19-year-old wife, was Wednesday dragged before the magistrates’ court. Taurayi was not asked to plead as he was charged with rape and pointing a firearm when he appeared before magistrate Hosea Mujaya. The court remanded to Thursday for trial. According to the state, Taurayi is employed at Zinwa Company KG 6 in Harare. His daughter-in-law resides in Parktown Waterfalls. It is the state’s case that sometime…

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Two hundred explosives found on bus from Zimbabwe to SA at Beitbridge border

Two hundred explosives found on bus from Zimbabwe to SA at Beitbridge border

TWO hundred bombs have been found in a bus that had come from Zimbabwe at the Beitbridge border post, the SA Revenue Service (Sars) said on Wednesday. “Sars officials discovered 200 explosive detonating devices in a bus at the Beitbridge border post on June 23, 2015 [Tuesday],” it said in a statement. “Just before 22:00 on June 23 [Tuesday], a customs detector dog unit member was conducting a search of a bus which had just…

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‘Didymus Mutasa risks arrest over breach of Zimbabwe’s Official Secrets Act’

‘Didymus Mutasa risks arrest over breach of Zimbabwe’s  Official Secrets Act’

  Former Presidential Affairs Minister Didymus Mutasa, under Robert Mugabe’s Zanu PF regime faces possible arrest for breaching the Official Secrets Act after disclosing to the private media some of the operations of State security agents, legal experts concurred yesterday. Mr Mutasa once superintended over the State Security ministry. The experts said his utterances jeopardised and exposed the security interests of the State. This week Mr Mutasa disclosed to the private media some of the…

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‘Zimbabwe Republic Police, threaten to beat up Harare West MP, Majome for taking photos’

‘Zimbabwe Republic Police,  threaten to beat up Harare West MP, Majome for taking photos’

Harare West MP Jessie Majome said she was taking photos during the vendors march when a police officer accused her of photographing him.”This police officer of the black boots section just threatened to beat me up with his fellow anti riot troops for taking his photograph outside parliament of Zimbabwe for taking photographs of him and his fellows encamped there and blocking my way,” she posted on her facebook page. “So much for MP, let…

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Muhammadu Buhari says ‘Goodluck Jonathan left Nigeria’s treasury virtually empty’

Muhammadu Buhari says ‘Goodluck Jonathan left Nigeria’s treasury virtually empty’

NIGERIA’S president Muhammadu Buhari on Monday slammed the state of the country’s finances, claiming his predecessor had left Africa’s biggest economy deep in debt and the treasury “virtually empty”. There are high expectations that Buhari, who defeated Goodluck Jonathan in March elections, will turn around Nigeria’s fortunes, with the country riddled with corruption and the crude-dependent economy reeling from global oil shocks. But the 72-year-old, elected on a promise of cleaning up Nigeria’s dirty politics…

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