Army Chiefs Angered By Grace Attacks On Mnangagwa &Mugabe Efforts To Oust Gen Chiwenga

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First Lady Grace Mugabe has ruffled the feathers of senior Zimbabwe Defence Forces commanders by her stinging direct attacks on Vice President Mnangagwa and military service chiefs at a time tensions are running high within the security forces over President Robert Mugabe’s intensifying succession battle.

Military sources say the situation has been exacerbated by Mugabe’s secret manoveures to remove ZXDF commander General Constantine Chiwenga from his position for interfering in Zanu PF’s succession politics and backing Mnangagwa who is locked in a war of attrition with Grace. source-Bulawayo24

71 Die In Horrendous Head On Collision Between Bus & Cargo Truck In Ghana

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Image captionEmergency services struggled to rescue people trapped in the wreckage

The number of people killed when a bus crashed into a truck in northern Ghana has risen to 71, medical officials say.

The Metro Mass Transit coach reportedly collided head-on with a cargo truck carrying tomatoes near the town of Kintampo on Wednesday evening.

Regional police chief Maxwell Atingane told Reuters news agency that many passengers died at the scene.

He said police were investigating the cause of the crash, believed to be one of the worst in many years.

Joy News, a Ghanaian website, reported that a passenger told police that the bus had been experiencing brake problems.

Investigators said the bus was overloaded, carrying more than 70 passengers rather than a maximum of 63.

The coach was travelling north from Kumasi, the second largest city after Accra, the capital.

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Fifty-eight of the 71 were already dead when they were brought to the hospital in Kintampo, said Bismark Owusu Fosu, the hospital director.

A further 10 died after admission, and another three people died at a nearby hospital, he added.

Anger has spread against some people on social media who shared horrific pictures of the aftermath, the BBC’s Sammy Darko reports from Accra.

Emergency services are said to have worked for hours to try to free passengers trapped in the wreckage.

President John Mahama offered his condolences to “those who’ve lost loved ones” source-BBC

Ankara blast: At Least 28 Dead In Turkish Capital, Massive Explosion

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Witnesses said the blast was heard across much of Ankara

A large explosion in the , has left at least 28 people dead and 61 injured, Turkish officials have said.

A vehicle full of explosives was detonated as military buses were passing by, according to the Ankara governor’s office.

The blast happened in an area close to parliament and Turkey’s military headquarters.

Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag called it an “act of terrorism”.

Large plumes of smoke were seen rising from the area and witnesses said the blast was heard all over the city.

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Boutros Boutros-Ghali (93) The Former Un Secretary General Has Died

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The former UN Secretary General Former Boutros Boutros-Ghali  has Died at the age of 93 in a Cairo hospital.Details to follow- By Sibusiso Ngwenya

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‘Thieves Steal Mugabe’s Youngest Son, Bellarmine Chatunga’s Mobile’

THREE Harare men accused of stealing an Apple iPhone 6 mobile phone belonging to President Robert Mugabe’s youngest son, Bellarmine Chatunga, while he had gone to relieve himself at the school toilet last November, were yesterday granted $100 bail each.bellamine chatunga mugabe

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The trio of Victor Josam, Tendai Makambaire and Kelvin Mwandayi allegedly approached a St John’s College student identified as Honour Mukudzei Rwodzi, who had been left in custody of the phone, and misrepresented that they had been sent by Chatunga to collect the gadget.

Following the misrepresentation, Rwodzi gave away the phone, valued at US$1 500, and the suspects vanished from the scene. Upon his return, Chatunga realised the phone had been stolen and reported the matter to the police.

Police detectives managed to track down the trio and recovered the phone although its screen had allegedly been tampered with.

Presiding magistrate Vakai Chikwekwe yesterday remanded the three to March 7 after quashing prosecutor Venencia Mutake’s bid to have them remanded in custody.

Mutake had opposed the granting of bail to the three, arguing that they were likely to abscond given that the State had gathered overwhelming evidence against them.

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Dead Body Discovered On US Jet At Harare Airport

A police officer helps hoist into a metal coffin the body of a male stowaway found in a United States cargo jet at Harare International Airport yesterday. The stowaway was discovered on Sunday morning after ground handling personnel noticed blood dripping from the jet.US-cargo-jet-stowaway-at-Harare-International-Airportsource-newsday.

Grace Mugabe Could Be ‘Mentally Unstable’ – Temba Mliswa

Former Zanu PF Mashonaland West provincial chairperson Temba Mliswa has suggested that the First Lady Grace Mugabe could be insane.
Mliswa said her recent unrestrained outbursts point to that and she has crossed the “red line”.

“She (Grace) has overstepped her boundaries and there is no one who can stop her.

“As happened with former Vice-President Joice Mujuru, Grace is again accusing people of witchcraft. Some of us are beginning to question her sanity.

“In African custom, the wife is supposed to submit to the husband, but we seem to have a unique situation where the President is submitting to his wife. She is in charge,” Mliswa said.

Opposition MDC-T spokesperson Obert Gutu said the tension building up in Zanu PF could soon degenerate into internal war if unchecked.

“We are worried that a civil war might actually be ignited because of the reckless and ill-thought-out outbursts by some faction-crazy Zanu PF zealots. We get really worried when national stability and security is threatened by excitable political cohorts,” he said – Source-bulawayo24.com

Frail Looking, Former RBZ Governor Dr Gideon Gono Spotted In Hospital – Leaked Photos

Former Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Governor Dr Gideon Gono undergoing medical treatment at a local health facility

Former Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Governor Dr Gideon Gono is reportedly in bad shape and is undergoing medical treatment at a local health facility.
Bulawayo24.com saw leaked pictures of Gono who looked rather frail.

One of the pictures, an X-Ray scan is dated February 11 and taken at 10:50: 33 am.

It was not immediately clear what Gono is suffering from. by Estell Metthews. Source: Byo24News

I Smell War , Blood & Disaster Beacause Zimbabwe Is Going Rwanda Way’-Tendai Biti

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“I smell blood in this country. I smell war. I smell disaster. I am not a prophet, but I see dark clouds, I see a hurricane, a tsunami. If one plants a whirlwind, he will reap a tsunami. This country will go the Rwanda way,” Biti told PDP members at a campaign rally at Sadza Growth Point in Chivhu over the weekend.

Zanu PF is imploding and there is a real danger that the regime in going to drag the whole nation over the edge into the abyss with it.

It was Grace’s dogged determination to be president that fired her up to attack Joice Mujuru and her supporters and have the lot booted out of Zanu PF. The move weakened the party considerably. Since then she has turned her attention on Mnangagwa and his supporters; dividing and weakening the party even more. Even if Grace was to achieve her wish and boot out Mnangagwa and his sup-porters there is no doubt that she cannot hold the nation together.

The breakup of MDC after rigged July 2013 elections posed no instability threat to the nation because MDC was not in government; the breakup of Zanu PF now is another matter, it is serious national threat precisely because they are in government. Still factional fighting in Zanu PF is unstoppable.

The in fighting in Zanu PF is more than a fight for political power and economic wealth; it is now a fight for survival. Zimbabwe’s economic meltdown has hit hard the ordinary people but it has not spared the ruling elite either. The late Nathan Shamuyarirai, one of the grandees of Zanu PF, lived the last years of his life in grinding poverty. Whatever his death certificate says was the cause of his death, there is no doubt that poverty played a major part in it. The family was so poor his wife could not afford the bus fare from Borrowdale to Avenues Clinic 5 or so kilometres away, to be with him on his death bed!

All Zanu PF chefs are painfully aware of the sorry story of Shamuyarira and many other similar stories of Zanu PF comrades who too lost their position on the feeding trough and were thrown out with the sodomites. The economic situation is so bad that many chefs, who are still in government, are dodging Court bailiff officers threatening to attach their property over some unpaid debt; the flood gates of debtors will open if they were to lose their political position. The country’s economic meltdown has raised the grim consequences of losing one’s position on the feeding trough so high it is little wonder then that factional fighting is now vicious!

The only silver lining to Zanu PF’s vicious in fighting is that it has weaken the regime considerably and thus making it more amenable to accepting meaningful democratic change as the way out of the mess. Sadly the MDC opposition is undergoing its own debilitating sub-division and break up of its own that was left it even weaker than ever. Two and half years since the rigged July 2013 elections the opposition is still blundering from pillar to post, instead of focusing on the GPA reforms they failed to implement during the GNU they are now asking for the ineffective electoral law reforms.

The nation wasted its best chance to end Mugabe and Zanu PF’s strangle-hold on power peacefully during the GNU; all MDC had to do then was to implement the GPA democratic reforms. After five years, not even one reform was implemented and Zanu PF was able to blatantly rig the elections and return to power. The infighting in Zanu PF has weakened the party creating another chance to push for change but this too is being wasted because of the opposition’s blithering incompetence to see the chance and make the most of it.

Achieving democratic change by implementing the GPA reforms would have been a safer option than the present route of Zanu PF imploding. There is a real danger of President Mugabe stubbornly hanging on to power to the bitter end so instead of dragging just his party over the edge into the abyss he will drag the whole nation over the edge too. The challenge is to demand the implementation of the GPA reforms, hold free and fair elections and thus wrestle political power from Zanu PF BEFORE Zanu PF implodes.

“There is leadership crisis, economic crisis and breakdown of the social contract,” warned PDP President, Tendai Biti.

“In Germany, there was a mad man by the name (Adolf) Hitler. He bulldozed his way to the top while people were relaxed.

“Grace is like Hitler, she will go all the way to the State house, and she must be stopped. The First Lady has crossed the path of war veterans, the paths of the securocrats.”

There is definitely a serious leadership crisis in Zimbabwe; Tendai Biti should know all about that problem since he was a senior member of the MDC leadership that failed to implement the democratic reforms during the GNU. Indeed it is the failure by  the same incompetent opposition to demand the implementation of the GPA reforms since the rigged July 2013 elections that has encourage Mugabe to hang on to power even in the face of clear evidence that Zanu PF is imploding and, if that was to happen, will drag the nation into political turmoil.

Grace Mugabe is a scatter-brain, it is more appropriate to compare her to the blundering buffoon Idi Amin than to Adolf Hitler.  Source: Patrick Guramatunhu

‘Matebeleland North Region People Have No Presidential Ambitions Or Qualities’-Obert Mpofu

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Zanu PF Secretary for Science and Technology Professor Jonathan Moyo has quickly leapt onto fellow politburo member Obert Mpofu’s defence for saying not a single person in Matabeleland has the qualities to be President.Mpofu, told a Matabeleland North Provincial Co-ordinating Committee meeting on Saturday in Lupane that he was fed up with top officials whose names he did not mention, whom he said were appointed to help the President execute his duties but were now angling to dethrone him.

“People from this region have no ambition to be President. No one has the qualities to be President in this region and we are shocked that some people are saying so and so should replace the President because he is from this tribe,” said Mpofu.

However, Moyo who also attended the meeting claimed that Mpofu’s statement is being misinterpreted.

“He did not say people from the region lack the qualities but that they’ve no chance & cited JNM Nkomo as example!

“You are distorting him. He said nobody from Matabeleland is seeking the presidency because it’s a fat chance!” wrote Moyo on his twitter account this morning.

He had been asked by his followers regard the statement.

Mathews Dera ‏@matdera had asked Moyo: @ProfJNMoyo It is unfair on us in Matebeleland for one to say that. I am a Bulawayo man and aiming 4 presidency yet u claim that! – Source-byo24

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