Human Rights Activists Meet, The Missing Activist Itai Dzamara’s Family To Offer Moral Support

Human Rights Activists Meet, The Missing Activist Itai Dzamara’s Family To Offer Moral Support

Human rights activists on Thursday met with the abducted journalist and democracy rights activist Itai Dzamara’s family to console them five months after he disappeared. Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights communications officer Kumbirai Mafunda. Kumbirai Mafunda posted on facebook that August is the month  when Zimbabwe is supposed to honour and celebrate the exploits of its heroines and heroes. “We found time to join the Dzamara family at a peaceful vigil at the Africa Unity Square…

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‘President Alassane Ouattara Blocked Me From Entering Ivory Coast After Landing’-Mugabe

‘President Alassane Ouattara Blocked Me From Entering Ivory Coast After Landing’-Mugabe

President Robert Mugabe said that African leaders have refused to recognize his leadership on regional bodies at the prodding of the French government. Mugabe told the central committee of the ruling Zanu-PF party on Friday that he’s been snubbed by regional leaders while serving as rotating chairman of the African Union and the Southern African Development Community. In Ivory Coast, a former French colony, President Alassane Ouattara blocked Mugabe from entering the country after his…

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Full Statement By Dr Patson Dzamara On His Missing Brother Itai Dzamara’s Birthday

Full Statement By Dr Patson Dzamara On His  Missing Brother Itai Dzamara’s Birthday

Today Itai Dzamara turns 36. Although I am happy to have shared the same womb with such a phenomenal man, today is not a happy day. His birthday is a stark reminder to us that he is not here for us to share this time as a family. However, we remember Itai today and we celebrate his life even though he is still in the hands of evil men and women. We have faith that…

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Dzamara Family Hold Vigil At Africa Unity Square On Itai Dzamara’s Birthday

Dzamara Family Hold Vigil At Africa Unity Square On Itai Dzamara’s Birthday

The family of disappeared journalist-cum activist Itai Dzamara held a vigil at Africa  Unity Square in Harare today to mark his 36 birthday. Itai’s wife, Sheffra and children Nokutenda and Nenyasha and his brother Patson lit candles. Patson said ‘we celebrate his life even though he is still in the hands of evil men and women’.- Source-bulawayo24

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Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) Fires Top Four

Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) Fires Top Four

The Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) has fired former chief executive officer Happison Muchechetere and former General Manager (Finance) Elliot Kasu. The corporation has also dismissed on three months’ notice former General Manager (Radio Services) Allan Chiweshe and Head (Finance) Ralph Nyambudzi. The four were found guilty of various charges that were committed during their tenure spanning from 2009 to 2013. In a statement, ZBC board chairperson, Father Gibson Munyoro said the actions and behaviour of…

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Fidelity Printers & Refiners CEO ‘Alen Marimbe’ Implicates Gono In Multi-Million Corruption

Fidelity Printers & Refiners CEO ‘Alen Marimbe’ Implicates  Gono In Multi-Million  Corruption

Fidelity Printers and Refiners CEO Alen Marimbe has implicated former Reserve Bank Governor Dr Gideon Gono in allegations of corruption involving millions of dollars. In his sworn affidavit, Marimbe alleges the cash was released on verbal orders from Dr Gono and was never signed for. In a new twist to the RBZ multi-million dollar scandal, Marimbe says he together with his senior management are being used as sacrificial lambs. Marimbe is facing charges of swindling…

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Three Democracy Advocate Initiative Trust (DAI) Members Detained By Parliament Security

Three Democracy Advocate Initiative Trust (DAI) Members Detained By Parliament Security

Parliament security on Thursday detained three members of the Democracy Advocate Initiative Trust (DAI) who had gone to hand over a petition calling on President Robert Mugabe to step down for failing to act in the face of massive job losses in the country. The three, Shepherd Chidhakwa, DAI founder and chairperson, Irvin Takavada and Tinayi Mikiwa were detained from 12 noon up to 1500 hrs inside the Parliament building. “They kidnapped and quizzed us…

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US Investigates Hedge Fund, Och-Ziff’s Link To $100 Million Loan To Mugabe ‘2008 Terror Fund’

US Investigates Hedge Fund, Och-Ziff’s Link To $100 Million Loan To Mugabe ‘2008 Terror Fund’

U.S. authorities are investigating whether a multi-billion-dollar American firm knew that part of its $150 million investment in a small African miner would wind up in the hands of President Robert Mugabe’s government. Global alternative asset management firm, Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC, invested $150 million in Central African Mining & Exploration Company, or Camec, in 2008. $100 million of the cash was then handed to the Mugabe regime through Billy Rautenbach, a Zimbabwean businessman…

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Some 200 People Feared Dead In Migrant Boat Capsize In Mediterranean Off The Libyan Coast

Some 200 People Feared Dead In Migrant Boat Capsize In Mediterranean Off The Libyan Coast

MILAN—Rescue workers searched the sea on Thursday after a fishing boat carrying as many as 600 migrants, including children, capsized off the coast of Libya, leaving some 200 people feared dead. A spokesman for the Italian coast guard said 373 people have been rescued and 25 bodies have been recovered in the continuing effort in the Mediterranean. The survivors and bodies are being taken to the Sicilian city of Palermo, the Coast Guard spokesman said….

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Migrant Dodges 100 mph Trains, 400 Surveillance Cameras ‘In 30 MILE Channel Tunnel To Kent

Migrant Dodges 100 mph Trains, 400 Surveillance Cameras  ‘In 30 MILE  Channel Tunnel To Kent

A SUSPECTED illegal immigrant allegedly walked almost the whole way through the Channel Tunnel from France – with British police picking him up HALF A MILE from Kent. The Sudanese man was arrested by police at the mouth of the rail link near Folkestone in the shocking incident. He would have had to dodge about 400 surveillance cameras on his “highly dangerous” journey. He was taken to custody on Tuesday – a day after migrants…

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