‘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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How a Right-Wing South African Group Incites a New Wave of White Fear

How a Right-Wing South African Group Incites a New Wave of White Fear

When Dylann Storm Roof, the suspect in last week’s mass shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, told his victims that black people “are raping our women and taking over the country,” he was echoing a belief held by white nationalists worldwide, who feel that their way of life is under threat from people of color, be they in the United States, Europe or South Africa. Roof is thought to have…

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‘Powerful Angolan , interests and investments in Portugal , are, a form of reverse colonization’

The Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos  has ruled Angola since independance, uninterrupted for 36 years since Independance in 1975. Angola is rich in Oil  and diamonds yet at least 40%  of the country’s  population live  below the poverty line, but unsurprisingly so, corrupt, powerful Angolan government and military figures live filthy rich lives whilst the rest suffer. Their investment interests and opportunities are not only limited to Angola but reach out far and wide with a key…

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Jonathan Moyo ‘flew too close to the sun and the wax holding his political wings, melted’

MDC-Renewal Team spokesperson Jacob Mafume has mocked Tsholotsho North MP Jonathan Moyo saying the wax which had been temporarily holding his political wings has melted after he flew too close to the sun. “They that fly close to the sun – Jonathan Moyo’s wings of wax,” Mafume said. “You have to give it to the chap sometimes, he has a soaring political career but alas Icarus the son of Daedalus, he always flies close to…

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Tsvangirai to deliver state of the nation address

Tsvangirai to deliver state of the nation address

MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai will tomorrow deliver his state of the nation address at the Exhibition Park in Harare to commemorate seven years after the bloody 2008 Presidential election run – off he boycotted due to widespread violence and intimidation of opposition supporters.The address would be preceded by an exhibition in the Home industries Hall at the violence of June 27, 2008 in which innocent Zimbabweans were killed in a senseless act of State sponsored…

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Speed and stealth, that Mugabe delt with Moyo shows, the Zanu PF centre of power

Speed and stealth,   that Mugabe  delt with Moyo shows, the Zanu PF  centre of power

There were strong suggestions yesterday that Tuesday’s surprising freezing of voluble Zanu-PF politburo member Jonathan Moyo from Cabinet could be a precursor to the long-mooted major executive reshuffle – a prospect that has put many ministers on tenterhooks.Well-placed sources told the Daily News yesterday that the “speed and stealth” with which Mugabe had dealt with Moyo not only suggested that “there is one centre of power in Zanu-PF” but also that a major Cabinet reshuffle…

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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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David Coltart blames Philip Chiyangwa for closure of most Bulawayo companies

David Coltart  blames Philip Chiyangwa for  closure of most Bulawayo companies

Former Education Minister David Coltart has accused flamboyant businessman Philip Chiyangwa of enriching himself at the expense of Zimbabwe’s working class. In a recent interview with The Zimbabwean, Coltart said Chiyangwa, who has developed a taste for expensive cars and clothes, was behind the closure of most Bulawayo companies that he had taken over. There is a new league of millionaires in Zimbabwe, most of whom have made their wealth through corruption and looting. Bulawayo,…

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After farm invasions, now Mugabe’s Zanu PF war veterans threaten mines grab

After farm invasions, now Mugabe’s Zanu PF  war veterans threaten mines grab

Ex-freedom fighters will soon launch a crack-down on “unproductive” mines across the country with a view to taking them over, War Veterans Minister Christopher Mutsvangwa has threatenedAnalysts say this exercise is likely to target opponents of Zanu-PF including former VP Joice Mujuru who owns diamond mining claims in Mutare and members of her cabal who are heavily involved in the sector. The country has wrapped up dealing “with political problems and now focus should be…

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