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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Harare Town Clerk, Tendai Mahachi, hides in toilet from angry women vendors

Harare Town Clerk, Tendai Mahachi, hides in toilet from angry women vendors

CHAOTIC scenes characterised Harare City council officials’ bid on Friday to register thousands of vendors dotted around the capital ahead of a planned relocation to “designated vending sites”. Harare Town Clerk Tendai Mahachi was forced to seek refuge in a council toilet after angry women vendors confronted him over accusations of nepotism. Violence broke out with the women joined by other vendors to bring down a hastily erected marquee before Mahachi scurried for cover. “You…

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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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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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‘Zimbabwe will not tolerate elements who want division along tribal lines’-Mnangagwa

‘Zimbabwe will not tolerate elements who want  division along tribal lines’-Mnangagwa

Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who is also the Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs says Zimbabwe is a unitary state and will not tolerate elements who want to divide the country along tribal lines. Addressing a public gathering during the fourth leg of the constitutional advocacy meeting which was held at Masvingo Polytechnic College, Vice President Mnangagwa said Zimbabwe is a democracy guided by the constitution and as such citizens should unite and work…

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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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