Mugabe, says African leaders snub his invites to visit Harare, and blames the West.

Mugabe,  says African leaders  snub his invites to visit Harare, and blames the West.

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe, a much-criticised frequent flier, has revealed that some African leaders have snubbed his invites to visit Harare. And, as with everything else that goes wrong in Zimbabwe, Mugabe blamed western countries for the rebuffs. Mugabe made the revelation while seeing off Malian president, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, who made a three-day stopover in Harare after attending the African Union summit in South Africa. Speaking at Harare international airport, the veteran leader said leaders…

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Tapiwa Chikanga, (32) who ripped 83 yr old’s stomach open, is sentenced to death

Tapiwa Chikanga, (32) who ripped  83 yr old’s stomach open,  is sentenced to death

MASVINGO: A High Court judge has sent a man to the gallows for ripping open an 83 year old man’s stomach and stealing his $5,000 which the elderly villager had just received as compensation for relocation from Tokwe Mukosi. Justice Francis Bere sentenced Tapiwa Chikanga, 32, from Chivi to death with an additional 20 years in jail for two other robbery crimes he committed to other flood victims. The judge said Chikanga deserved the death…

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‘Mugabe must fire Prosecutor General Tomana now!’ -say Child Rights groups

‘Mugabe must fire  Prosecutor General Tomana  now!’ -say Child Rights groups

CHILD and women’s rights activists have demanded that Prosecutor General Johannes Tomana immediately resigns or, failing that, be fired after he appeared to suggest that 12-year-old girls could consent to sex and that they should be listened to if they wanted to get married. Tomana made the remarks in an interview with the Bulawayo Chronicle but he was beating a hasty retreat Friday after widespread outrage over the comments. Audio recordings of the interview also…

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More Zanu PF damage control as Mugabe castigates ‘Tomana’s girl child marriage ideas’

More Zanu PF damage control as Mugabe castigates ‘Tomana’s girl child marriage ideas’

President Robert Mugabe has commended the child parliamentarians for exhibiting maturity in the debates they carried out during the official opening of the 23rd Session of the Children’s Parliament in Harare today. Mugabe, who was addressing the same gathering, castigated early child marriages saying girls should not be seen as ripe for marriage judging by their physical appearance. He said child marriages cause irreparable damage to girls and denies them the right to personal development…

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Zanu PF Damage control: as ‘Highlander’s No 9’ contradicts Tomana on girl child saga

Zanu PF Damage control:  as ‘Highlander’s  No 9’  contradicts Tomana on girl child saga

THE government disapproves of early child marriages and teenage pregnancies as they are detrimental to the country’s socio-economic growth, Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa (Highlander’s  No 9) said yesterday. VP Mnangagwa said the “business of any child was in the classroom” and young girls and boys should not be deprived of their right to education by being forced into early marriages. Addressing teachers, educationists and parents at the launch of the 2015 Global Action Week which focuses…

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Tomana refused to prosecute ‘ Zanu PF Kereke for raping an 11 year old at gunpoint’

Tomana refused to prosecute ‘ Zanu PF Kereke for raping an 11 year old at gunpoint’

Zimbabwe’s Prosecutor General, Tomana is not new to controversy as he stands accused of failing or rather refusing  to prosecute a  Zanu PF Stalwart,  MP Munyaradzi Kereke who was facing   allegations of raping a minor. This blatant disregard for court  orders compelling him him to do so proved beyond doubt that Zanu PF and Mugabe are a law unto themselves and all else depends on them, not the other way round. The case against Dr Munyardzi Kereke…

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‘Im not easy to get rid of, because I serve at Mugabe’s pleasure’-Tomana

‘Im not easy to get rid of, because  I serve at  Mugabe’s pleasure’-Tomana

PROSECUTOR GENERAL Johannes Tomana says he is not an “easy” man to get rid of adding  he “serves at the President’s pleasure” and those seeking to tarnish his image should not expect to succeed in their agenda.Tomana said this as he came under fire for reportedly saying girls as young as 12 can give consent to sex and should be heard by the courts if they wish to start families with older men. Leading the…

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Zimbabwe’s Prosecutor General Tomana -‘Inviting paedophiles to the party’

Zimbabwe’s Prosecutor General Tomana -‘Inviting paedophiles to the party’

Prosecutor General Tomana is inviting paedophiles to the party, for their common meal, prowling for the vaginal tenderness of the girl-child! Prosecutor General Tomana is speaking on behalf of paedophiles, and giving them some legal statutory framework to go scot free if they are caught! Our society harbours upper-class paedophiles! Paedophiles are “decent men” who one can never suspect to be fondling children to get sexual satisfaction at every opportunity. Paedophiles feel they are entitled…

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Gutu Mupandawana villagers harassed after seeking court order against soldiers

Gutu Mupandawana villagers harassed  after seeking court order against soldiers

The Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights Communications has said villagers in Gutu, Masvingo province are enduring intimidation and harassment from some soldiers after they petitioned the Gutu Magistrates Court seeking an order to stop the army from destroying their homesteads and crops. “The villagers resorted to legal action after a group of soldiers from 4.2 Infantry Battalion located near Mupandawana Growth Point in Gutu, Masvingo province invaded their farming plots at Chomufuli Farm and set…

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‘Only 1 indigenisation transaction concluded, & all major mining deals ‘abandoned’,

‘Only 1 indigenisation transaction concluded, & all major mining deals ‘abandoned’,

ADVISORY firm Brainworks Capital on Thursday said only one indigenisation deal had been consummated by government, while transactions worth over $1 billion with major platinum mining firms Anglo American Platinum, Impala and Aquarius had been abandoned. Zimbabwe’s Indigenization Act — enacted in 2008 — requires foreign owned companies valued at over $500,000 to cede 51 percent to black locals. The local ownership law has been cited as a major impediment to foreign investment in an…

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