Polokwane Court Dismisses, Malema Racketeering, Fraud, Corruption & Money Laundering Charges

Polokwane Court Dismisses,  Malema Racketeering, Fraud, Corruption & Money Laundering Charges

A South African court has thrown out the corruption case against Julius Malema, the leader of the opposition Economic Freedom Fighters and a former leader of the ANC youth wing, and his four business associates. The judge said on Tuesday that he would rather dismiss the trial because another necessary postponement would be excessive after several previous delays, Al Jazeera’s Fahmida Miller, reporting from the South African city of Polokwane, where the trial was held, said….

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Supreme Court Ruling: 1,300 NRZ Workers Fired, No Pay Since 1Yr Ago & No Benefits

THE National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) has fired 1,300 workers without salaries which have not been paid since June last year or even terminal benefits, some of those affected said Monday. NewZimbabwe.com last week reported that the crippled parastatal would take advantage of the Supreme Court ruling allowing companies to retrench without paying terminal benefits and fire more than 1,000 employees. State media moved to play down the numbers, claiming the parastatal would only get…

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Commissioner Chihuri Orders Trial Of Commissioner Gideon Baloyi For Gross Insubordination And Backbiting.

Commissioner  Chihuri Orders Trial  Of  Commissioner Gideon Baloyi For Gross Insubordination And Backbiting.

Police Assistant Commissioner Gideon Baloyi, 54, could find himself jobless as early as next week after Police Commissioner General Augustine Chihuri is said to have ordered his trial for gross insubordination and backbiting. Police sources said at the weekend that an internal trial for the troublesome cop was set for early this week and would be presided over by a magistrate. If found guilty, a suitability board will be constituted this coming Friday, to determine…

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‘Retrench Cabinet Ministers First!’-Teachers Tell Mugabe

‘Retrench Cabinet Ministers First!’-Teachers Tell Mugabe

AS the government ponders massive retrenchments to cut its huge bill, President Robert Mugabe has been challenged to look at his costly cabinet which is said to be bigger than countries such as South Africa that have larger populations and better performing economies. Under the spotlight too, is the bill Mugabe personally loads on the overwhelmed exchequer. The Zanu PF leader has continued to spend millions of dollars travelling the world, claiming the bill is…

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Calls On Conor McGregor To Defend The Honour Of Cecil The Lion.

Schwarzenegger took to social media to make a proposal: ‘“If you think shooting the predator on the right makes you brave; Arnie suggests getting in the Octagon with McGrego.” Arnold Schwarzenegger has called on Conor McGregor to defend the honour of Cecil the lion. There has been worldwide outcry at the news the protected animal was shot with a crossbow for sport. Walter Palmer, the dentist who killed him after paying for a hunt to…

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Syrian Jet ‘Bombs & Crashes Into Busy Rebel Held Market’,:27People Killed & Dozens Injured

BEIRUT, Aug 3 (Reuters) – At least 27 people were killed and dozens injured when a Syrian army fighter jet crashed into a busy marketplace in the rebel-held northwestern town of Ariha on Monday, residents and witnesses said. Most of the dead were civilians on the ground in the Idlib provincial town that fell to a coalition of Islamist insurgents in May, according to the Britain-based Observatory for Human Rights, which tracks violence across Syria….

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Zimbabwe Government To Launch Africa-Wide Campaign To End Child Marriages

Zimbabwe Government To Launch  Africa-Wide Campaign To End Child Marriages

Government will this week launch an Africa-wide campaign to end child marriages, Women Affairs, Gender and Community Development Minister Nyasha Chikwinya said yesterday. The campaign will be launched in Harare. Minister Chikwinya said her ministry was fast-tracking the implementation ofresults-oriented actions against child marriages and rape. “This is to strengthen a zero tolerance attitude towards child marriages and push for the drafting of legislation particularly on this issue,” she said. “To raise more awareness on this menace…

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VP. Mphoko Sues Associated Newspapers of Zimbabwe (ANZ) US$50 Million Over Defamation

VP. Mphoko  Sues Associated Newspapers of Zimbabwe (ANZ) US$50 Million Over  Defamation

VICE President Phelekezela Mphoko has sued Associated Newspapers of Zimbabwe (ANZ), the publishers of the Daily News, over a defamatory article and is demanding $50 million compensation from the paper for libel. VP Mphoko has sued Daily News chief reporter Fungi Kwaramba; the group’s editor-in-chief, Stanley Gama; ANZ and Printco (Pvt) Ltd over a story claiming that he was “a sellout” and “enriched himself with the blood of the people of this country”. The lawsuit filed…

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Grace Mugabe Says ‘Castrate Child Sex Offenders’

Grace Mugabe Says ‘Castrate Child Sex Offenders’

The First Lady Amai Grace Mugabe has called for the castration of perpetrators of child sexual abuse as a way of deterring would-be offenders. Officially launching the African Union campaign to end child marriages Zimbabwe chapter in Harare yesterday, Amai Mugabe expressed concern over some judges who were lenient with offenders of child sexual abuse by passing light sentences such as community service or a wholly-suspended sentence.She said stiffer penalties such as castration of the offenders…

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