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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MDC-T says traumatised Zimbabweans cannot freely vote for Mugabe

MDC-T says traumatised Zimbabweans cannot freely vote for Mugabe

ZIMBABWEANS are a fearful people who have been so traumatised by the ruling Zanu PF party’s dictatorship that they will not freely answer questions of a political nature, a spokesperson for the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) says. The MDC-T’s Obert Gutu was reacting to a recent survey conducted by the Mass Public Opinion Institute (MPOI) which found that President Robert Mugabe would defeat Morgan Tsvangirai if elections were to be held in the country…

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AIPPA law- ‘ Journalist sentenced to 1yr in prison for publishing a newspaper without gvt registration’

AIPPA law- ‘ Journalist sentenced to  1yr in prison for publishing a newspaper without gvt registration’

A ZIMBABWEAN journalist has been sentenced to a year in jail for publishing a newspaper without government registration, the Zimbabwe Union of Journalists (ZUJ) said Friday. Foster Dongozi, ZUJ secretary-general, said Patrick Chitongo was convicted by a magistrate’s court on Thursday and received a one-year prison sentence. “It’s a sad day for press freedom when people are jailed for disseminating information,” Dongozi told AFP. “However, we advise that, much as we disagree with the law…

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‘Mudenda has no mandate to declare any vacant seats’. :-Chief Justice Chidyausiku

THE Speaker of the National Assembly has no mandate to announce or declare any vacant seats when political parties withdraw their legislators in terms of Section 129(1) (k) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe, Chief Justice Godfrey Chidyausiku has said. Chief Justice Chidyausiku made the observation in the case in which fired Mwenezi East National Assembly member Mr Kudakwashe Bhasikiti was seeking to stop a by-election in the constituency. He said the Speaker’s duty was simply…

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State withdraws charges for posting ‘subversive statement on Baba Jukwa’s account’

State withdraws charges for posting ‘subversive statement on  Baba Jukwa’s account’

A University of Zimbabwe , Economics student, who was arrested  in June 2014 and charged   with attempting to subvert a constitutional government , can now fully celebrate freedom after the state , yesterday, withdrew charges against him. Romeo Musemburi was accused of allegedly writing and posting  a subversive statement on the phantom Facebook Baba Jukwa’s account, a statement which  was conveniently interpreted by Mugabe’s Zanu PF regime to mean that the accused   was , infact…

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