‘Bring your army, and the army will be strongly resisted in the streets’ , Morgan Tsvangirai dares Mugabe

‘Bring your army, and the army will be strongly resisted in the streets’ , Morgan Tsvangirai dares Mugabe

THE opposition MDC-T party’s leader has challenged President Robert Mugabe to “bring on the military and we meet in the streets”, warning that any attempt to use the country’s security forces to drive out informal traders will be “strongly resisted”. An army general warned vendors that they would have the military to deal with if they ignored an order by local government minister Ignatius Chombo to vacate city centres. The government later backtracked; with defence…

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FINANCE minister ‘Patrick Chinamasa’, blames MDC-T for US$5m by-election bill

FINANCE minister ‘Patrick Chinamasa’, blames MDC-T for US$5m by-election bill

FINANCE minister Patrick Chinamasa has accused the opposition MDC-T party of causing the country to incur “unnecessary costs” though by-elections. The government is struggling with a serious financial crisis as revenue streams dry up due to the collapse of hundreds of companies in a worsening economic environment. Chinamasa last week told the Senate that the move by the MDC-T to expel rebel MPs who crossed the floor to MDC Renewal forced the country to incur…

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A grand opposition coalition could be announced “soon”, says Morgan Tsvangirai

A grand opposition coalition could be announced “soon”, says Morgan Tsvangirai

A GRAND opposition coalition could be announced “soon”, MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai revealed Saturday, adding that Zimbabweans “are on the brink of an exciting political moment”. However, other opposition stalwarts and former colleagues in the MDC, Welshman Ncube and Tendai Biti, have emphatically ruled out working with Tsvangirai who already has  some relationship with the likes of Simba Makoni of Mavambo Kusile. An alliance with Lovemore Madhuku’s NCA which was routed by Zanu PF in…

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Woman testifies on how she lost, sight and got HIV in gang rape by five ‘Zanu-PF’ supporters

Woman testifies on how she lost, sight   and got HIV in  gang rape by five ‘Zanu-PF’ supporters

A 40-YEAR-OLD Buhera MDC-T follower has been condemned to living the rest of her life with the dreaded HIV which she contracted during a gang rape by five Zanu-PF supporters on the eve of the bloody presidential run-off election 2008.She was being punished for daring to support “the enemy”. The lean framed Christine Tinorirashe revealed her life-changing experience in front of hundreds of people, among them fellow political violence victims, who thronged Harare’s Anglican Cathedral,…

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Pushing for either Mphoko or Mnangagwa to succeed me is another “Gamatox”-Mugabe warns!

Pushing for either  Mphoko or Mnangagwa to  succeed me is another “Gamatox”-Mugabe warns!

PEOPLE pushing for either one of the country’s two Vice-Presidents to become Zimbabwe’s next leader are creating another “Gamatox” phenomenon and must cease such divisive activities, President Mugabe has said.In his first remarks on succession post-Zanu-PF’s landmark 2014 National Congress, President Mugabe said he had received reports that party organs were polarising around VPs Emmerson Mnangagwa and Phelekezela Mphoko. “Gamatox” refers to the factional putschist cabal fronted by disgraced former VP Dr Joice Mujuru who…

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Matebeleland, Bulilima villagers assault tribalists, who harassed Shona speaking villagers

Matebeleland, Bulilima villagers assault tribalists,  who harassed Shona speaking villagers

TWO notorious villagers from Bulilima who were recently embarrassed by community members for harassing Shona-speaking villagers have been each sentenced to 15 months imprisonment. Obvious Ncube (34) and Shalen Dumani (23) of Zuzaphi area attacked villagers who were at a business centre in protest over Shona-speaking people in the area. They also damaged property at a local businessman’s shop after accusing him of employing a Shona person as his shopkeeper. Disgruntled community members then stripped…

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The Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) , fight to assist, jailed journalist, ‘Patrick Chitongo’

The Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) , fight to assist, jailed  journalist,  ‘Patrick Chitongo’

The Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) has embarked into a fight to assist the journalist jailed for operating an unlicenced newspaper. ZLHR communications officer Kumbirai Mafundasaid human rights lawyers on Friday 26 June 2015 filed a notice of appeal against the conviction and imprisonment of Patrick Chitongo, a freelance journalist, who was convicted and sentenced to serve eight months in jail for allegedly publishing an unregistered newspaper. Chiredzi Magistrate Tafadzwa Mhlanga on Tuesday 23…

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Zimbabwe’s sangomas (traditional healers’, claim to be entitled to medical aid remittances

Zimbabwe’s sangomas (traditional healers’,  claim to be entitled to medical aid remittances

Zimbabwe National Practitioners Association (ZINPA), an organisation which represents the interests of traditional healers, herbalists and faith healers, wants its patients to start using medical aid facilities when seeking their services.ZINPA said they will soon engage the Minister of Health and Child Care, Dr David Parirenyatwa, over the matter.The association’s president, Friday Chisanyu, said traditional and faith healers were demanding the same recognition accorded to medical practitioners and other modern health care practitioners since they…

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‘Mugabe’s invite to politburo to discuss his succession, is spurned , over fears of reprisalss’

‘Mugabe’s invite to  politburo to discuss his succession, is spurned , over fears of reprisalss’

Top members of Zanu-PF have spurned a politburo invitation to discuss the succession issue within the ruling party as they are afraid it could be a way of trapping them. Party sources who spoke to The Zimbabwean said word had filtered down from the politburo that party structures were free to discuss President Robert Mugabe’s succession. “What we heard is that the subject of succession was mentioned at a recent politburo meeting after the president…

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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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