Victory For Gay Rights as Mozambique decriminalises homosexuality

Victory For Gay Rights as Mozambique decriminalises homosexuality

MOZAMBIQUE decriminalised homosexuality on Monday when a new penal code came into force that swept away old Portuguese colonial laws, in a victory for campaigners for gay rights in Africa. The old code, dating back to 1886, targeted anyone “who habitually engages in vices against nature” – but no known prosecutions took place after Mozambique became independent in 1975. Breaking the law was theoretically punishable by up to three years of hard labour. “It’s a…

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Mphoko, ally ‘Frederick Mutanda plotting to assasinate Mnangagwa’ claims Energy Mutodi

Mphoko, ally  ‘Frederick Mutanda plotting to assasinate Mnangagwa’ claims Energy Mutodi

Energy Mutodi has drawn criticism after posting on Facebook that VP Emmerson Mnangagwa was a target for assassination by Frederick Mutanda, a close ally to VP Phelekezela Mphoko. Mutodi claims that Mutanda has since last year been plotting to assassinate Mnangagwa. Mutodi also said the alleged plot was as a result of the succession issue as well as Gukurahundi. Read Energy Mutodi’s full facebook post below. VP EMMERSON MNANGAGWA TARGETED FOR ASSASSINATION A close ally…

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South Africa to deport , illegal Zimbabwean immigrants every fortnight

South Africa to deport ,  illegal Zimbabwean immigrants every fortnight

The South African government will soon be deporting Zimbabwean illegal immigrants every fortnight as they heighten efforts to decongest Lindela Transit Holding Centre in Johannesburg, an official has said.Zimbabwe’s Consul General to South Africa, Batiraishe Mukonoweshuro made the revelations on Friday after assessing the deportation processes of the second batch of 800 Zimbabweans who arrived in the country via the Beitbridge Border Post by train. The all-male group arrived on a 13-coach train escorted by…

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‘ Ruthless Zanu PF Purge Targets Mphoko as Rift Between Mnangagwa and Mphoko, Escalates’

‘ Ruthless Zanu PF Purge Targets Mphoko as Rift Between Mnangagwa and Mphoko, Escalates’

Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko’s job is reportedly to be on the line amid revelations there was seriously brewing final purge against forces opposed to his counterpart, Emmerson Mnangagwa almost certain ascendancy to the presidency as it is alleged that the two are not in good books over seniority to each other. The Telescope News reported that an invisible brutal political tug or war is escalating between the two which might see Mphoko falling out of…

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Egypt’s ‘Controversial’ State Prosecutor General, Killed In Powerful Bombing Of Convoy

Cairo (AFP) – Egypt’s state prosecutor was killed in a powerful bombing that hit his convoy in Cairo on Monday following jihadist calls for attacks on the judiciary to avenge a crackdown on Islamists. Related Stories Car bomb in Cairo kills Egypt’s top prosecutor Associated Press Car bomb attack kills Egypt’s top public prosecutor Reuters Egypt police foil suicide attack, shooting at famed Luxor temple AFP Egypt says foils attack in North Sinai, kills 7…

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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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Soldiers kill former Lesotho, Army Commander Mahao, & Opposition Leaders Flee

MASERU – Lesotho is in the grip of another reign of terror with the killing of former Lesotho army commander Maaparankoe Mahao by soldiers, while all opposition leaders, including former Prime Minister Tom Thabane, have fled the country.. The army commander Tlali Kamoli, who mounted a brief coup against Thabane last August, appears to have launched a campaign to get rid of Thabane loyalists. Mahao – whom Thabane appointed as army commander last August after…

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‘All traditional leaders are expected to be pro-Zanu PF and can never be apolitical’ : Emmerson Mnangagwa

‘All traditional leaders are expected to be pro-Zanu PF and can never be apolitical’ : Emmerson Mnangagwa

  Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa has declared that all traditional leaders are expected to be pro-Zanu PF and can never be apolitical. Addressing a Ministry of Justice constitutional advocacy meeting in Masvingo on Friday, Mnangagwa said Zanu PF only agreed to allow clauses that prohibit traditional chiefs from being involved in politics in the new constitution due to pressure from MDCs during the power-sharing government. “Traditional leaders cannot fail to know the right people [Zanu PF]….

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‘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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