Army & Airforce Get New Vehicles Plus 90 Vehicles Allocated To Lieutenant-Colonels

Government last week received the second batch of vehicles – including all-terrain troop-carrying trucks, water cannons, buses and equipment, mostly used by the military and police – bought from an Indian automobile manufacturing company, Ashok Leyland, under a $50-million loan facility from the Export-Import Bank of India. The Independent reported that it is reliably informed that the military vehicles were dispatched to various units on Thursday and Friday. The remainder of the vehicles were officially…

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Mugabe’s Chinese Friend Who Allegedly Funded CIO Detained In Beijing

Mugabe’s Chinese Friend Who Allegedly Funded CIO  Detained In Beijing

Sam Pa, the enigmatic figure who allegedly helped finance the Central Intelligence Organisation before Zimbabwe’s elections, has been detained in Beijing according to a report in The Financial Times. The Chinese financial magazine Caixin reported that his detention was connected with an investigation into the former Chairman of the Chinese state owned oil company, Sinopec, by the Chinese ruling party’s anti-graft body. In 2012 Global Witness investigations revealed evidence that Zimbabwe’s feared and highly partisan…

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Gweru Snake Keeper Killed By Bite From Banded Cobra He Had Just Captured

A Gweru man who had an affinity for snakes died on Monday after he was bitten by a banded cobra which he had caught at a neighbour’s house in Brankhurst suburb of his hometown. Fayaz Motala’s death came the day after his 31st birthday. Parks and Wildlife Management Authority through its provincial warden confirmed the cause of death. “Yes he was bitten by a banded cobra. We call upon members of the public to exercise…

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Funeral For Indianapolis Junior Academy Principal & Two Children Will be held On Sunday

FAMILY and friends will, on Sunday, lay to rest the Zimbabwe-born school principal and two children who were killed in a car crash last week as they drove to school. Funeral services for Indianapolis Junior Academy Principal Norris Ncube, his son Joshua Sandile Ncube, 12, and his niece Malia Siziba, 5, are planned for Sunday at the Broad Ripple High School in Indianapolis. Ncube was driving five children to school on October 6 when his SUV was struck…

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‘Gvt Won’t Tolerate Debate On Economic Empowerment Law!’- Patrick Zhuwao .

‘Gvt Won’t Tolerate Debate On Economic Empowerment Law!’- Patrick  Zhuwao .

YOUTH and indigenisation minister Patrick Zhuwao says government is not going to tolerate any debate on the economic empowerment law. A furious Zhuwao who appeared to be taking a dig at finance minister Patrick Chinamasa, told hundreds of cheering Zanu PF sympathisers attending his economic empowerment conference in Harare Friday that those wishing for the reversal of the law were ‘dreaming’. Chinamasa is on record saying that government was revising the controversial black empowerment law…

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Mark Vermeulen (36), Banned From All Cricket Activities For ‘Blacks Are Apes Comment’

Mark Vermeulen (36), Banned From All Cricket Activities For ‘Blacks Are Apes Comment’

Former Zimbabwe Test batsman Mark Vermeulen has been banned from all cricket activities for referring to black people as “apes”. The 36-year-old, who played nine Tests and 43 one-day internationals, made his views in a Facebook post in July. Vermeulen was responding to a complaint by Prosper Utseya, which alleged that there was racism in Zimbabwe cricket. “Racism is abominable and there can be no defence for it,” Cricket Zimbabwe said in a statement. On…

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Sexual & Gender-Based Violence, Particularly Towards (11-16 Yr Olds), Plus HIV, Rise

Sexual & Gender-Based Violence, Particularly Towards (11-16 Yr Olds), Plus HIV, Rise

CASES of sexual and gender-based violence are on the increase and, in most cases, victims are young girls aged between 11 and 16 years, according to the country’s health management information system. This was revealed during the official launch of the Sexual Gender Based Violence clinic at Wilkins hospital Thursday. National Aids Council (NAC) Harare Provincial AIDS Coordinator Adonija Muzondiona said by the end of 2014, NAC recorded a significant number of sexual violence cases…

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‘Blacks Would Have No Problem If We Had Left Them In the Bush’-Mark Vermeulen.

‘Blacks Would Have No Problem If We Had Left Them In the Bush’-Mark Vermeulen.

. ZIMBABWE cricket player with a history of disciplinary problems is being investigated for making a racial slur on social media where he referred to black people as “apes.” Zimbabwe Cricket said it is looking into comments posted on Facebook by batsman Mark Vermeulen. Vermeulen was responding to a complaint made by black player Prosper Utseya alleging racism in Zimbabwe cricket. In the post made back in July, Vermeulen wrote that black people wouldn’t have…

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(ICC) Gives South Africa, More Time To Explain failure To Arrest Sudan’s President

(ICC) Gives South Africa, More Time To Explain failure To Arrest Sudan’s President

THE International Criminal Court has given South Africa more time to explain why it failed to arrest Sudan’s President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, accused by the ICC of war crimes, when he visited the country in June. As an ICC signatory, South Africa is obliged to implement warrants from the court. But when Bashir visited for an African Union summit, the government refused to arrest him, and allowed him to leave the country in violation of…

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26 More Elephants Carcasses, ‘Cyanide poison Victims’ Found In Hwange National Park

26 More Elephants Carcasses, ‘Cyanide poison Victims’ Found In Hwange  National Park

    RANGERS in Hwange National Park have discovered the carcasses of 26 elephants at two locations, additional victims of cyanide poisoning. Bhejani Trust and the National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority made the announcement on Wednesday, a week after 14 other elephants succumbed to similar poaching tactics. According to the agency and Bhejani Trust, which undertakes joint animal monitoring and welfare work with the parks agency, the 26 dead elephants were found on Tuesday….

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