Grace Mugabe Attacks Prosecutor-General, Tomana’s ’12 year Old Girl Child Marriages’

Grace Mugabe Attacks Prosecutor-General, Tomana’s ’12 year Old Girl Child Marriages’

First Lady Grace Mugabe today condemned child marriages saying anyone advocating for 12 year old girls to get married are rapists and pedophiles. The First Lady was speaking during the ground breaking ceremony for the Macsheep Housing Scheme in Kadoma on Wednesday which was attended by vice presidents Phelekezela Mphoko and Emmerson Mnangagwa. The attack is being viewed as directed at Prosecutor-General Johannes Tomana who was quoted as saying 12-year-olds could consent to sex. Grace…

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Zacras Condemns, Police Harrassment Of WeZhira Community Radio Volunteers,

MASVINGO – The police from CID section Masvingo Central have been visiting WeZhira Community Radio initiative in the past week including today 29 June 2015. They are asking various questions regarding the existence and work of the community radio. On the latest visit today they wanted to know where they got the production equipment and have asked for a full list of the equipment. They have also asked Wilson Maphosa, one of the volunteers to…

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‘Dead of the night ritual at Save River, fails to bring back 16yr old allegedly abducted by mermaids’

IT was a ceremony that never was for a Chipinge family in Manicaland Province after a 16-year-old girl believed to have been abducted by a mermaid in the mighty Save River could not be released seven months after her assumed abduction.She is now feared dead, and the family has been shuttling between traditional healers in a desperate bid to retrieve her from the part of a river where the mermaid reportedly lives. The girl identified…

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New Miss Zimbabwe, ‘Annie-Grace Mutambu’, assaulted and robbed in apparent kidnap bid

THE new Miss Zimbabwe, Annie-Grace Mutambu, escaped an apparent kidnap attempt Friday night during which she was assaulted and robbed of a laptop and mobile phone. The incident occurred in Harare’s Craneborne suburb and relatives said the beauty queen was bruised and recovering at home. Mutambu recently took over the poisoned Miss Zimbabwe chalice after Emily Kachote was dethroned over nude photos reportedly leaked by a former lover. Kachote’s predecessor was also mired in similar…

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‘ 70,000 illegal abortions per year in Zimbabwe, despite the risk of a five-year jail term’

‘ 70,000 illegal abortions per year  in Zimbabwe, despite the risk of a five-year jail term’

BULAWAYO: The death of a 15-year-old Zimbabwean schoolgirl during an apparent botched abortion this month has spurred calls for stronger efforts to prevent teenage pregnancies and unsafe terminations. Health campaigners say the girl’s death in a Bulawayo township highlights the inadequate sexual and antenatal health care available to teenagers, whose parents are reluctant to accept they are sexually active. School authorities and local media have reported cases ranging from schoolgirls giving birth in school grounds…

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Chief Zimunya says Chinese firm, ‘Anjin Investment’ took bones of Zimunya & Marange people, away.

Chief Zimunya says Chinese  firm, ‘Anjin Investment’ took bones of Zimunya & Marange people, away.

MUTARE: Chief Zimunya from Manicaland province attacked top politicians Friday whom he said were colluding with the Chinese to violate people’s rights in the Marange area. Chief Zimunya was addressing the Manicaland Provincial Alternative Indaba 2015 which was convened by Zimbabwe Environmental Lawyers Association (ZELA). He said politicians despise traditional leaders and hence they pass them on important issues such as diamond mining. The livid chief said an example of this was on the issue…

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Welshman Ncube on Friday: Who Really is an ‘Ordinary’ Zimbabwean?

Welshman Ncube on Friday: Who Really is an ‘Ordinary’ Zimbabwean?

  A few years ago, I heard an Afro American rhythm and blues singer named John Legend sing this about ordinary people: ‘We’re just ordinary people. We don’t know which way to go. Cuz we’re ordinary people. Maybe we should take it slow…’ In my long experience as lawyer and politician, I have heard, on numerous occasions, politicians habitually use the ‘ordinary Zimbabweans’ phrase.  This ‘amorphous’, almost legendary demographic group attracts both attention and pity…

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Joint operation command (Joc) to force gold panners out of goldfields

Joint operation command (Joc) to force gold panners out of goldfields

ZANU-PF supporters who were encouraged to invade a goldfield in Bindura (Kitsiyatota) during First Lady Grace Mugabe’s meet-the-people rallies ahead of the controversial Zanu-PF congress last December were given a three-day notice on Monday to leave the area, Zimbabwe Independent reported. Zanu-PF sources said this week the provincial joint operation command (Joc) chaired by Provincial Affairs minister Martin Dinha resolved to force the artisanal miners out of the goldfields by Thursday. “In its disaster management…

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US dismiss an ‘Arab spring’ like revolt in Zimbabwe

US dismiss an ‘Arab spring’ like revolt in Zimbabwe

Panelists discussing the state of Zimbabwe’s democracy and economic development at an event hosted by the Washington Based think tank, National Endowment for Democracy (NED), expressed cautious optimism, of the country’s future. United States Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Bruce Wharton, one three panelists at the NED event, titled, “The Challenges of Democratization and Economic Recovery in Zimbabwe”, dismissed an “Arab spring” – like revolt in Zimbabwe, despite the country’s political and economic hardships, citing the population’s…

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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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