- SCHOOL TERM 1 -15/3/21- 4 /6/21, Term2- 28/6/21 -10/9/21. Term 3-4/10/21 -17/12/21
- OPPOSITION POLITICIAN LINDA MASARIRA faces allegations of selling her landlord’s property worth US$3 140 before converting the money to her own use.
- HARARE CONTINUES TO LOSE AT LEAST 50 percent of its treated water daily due to leakages as Harare City Council officials are failing to attend to a pipe bursts.
- FORMER ZIMBABWE AMBASSADOR TO JAPAN, ALSO PERMANANT SECRETARY in the Office of the President and Cabinet Ambassador Stuart Comberbach has been appointed the country’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN) Geneva Switzerland.
- REGGAE singer Bunny Wailer (73) hospitalised since his July2020 stroke, died yesterday at the Medical Associates Hospital in Kingston.
MNANGAGWA’S MILITARISED ZANU PF REGIME, RUTHLESSLY DESTROYS 150 Budiriro high-density suburb houses in Harare leaving desperate residents, who sleeping in the open . Zanu pf is a militarised regime that came into power through the ‘BULLET and no BALLOT’ will shift them. I have repeatedly warned the nation that Zanu pf are heartless blood thirsty criminals bent on destroying the people and marginalising Zimbabwe into permanant oblivion. It is sad to realise that there are people who in their hearts and minds to date believe that Mnangagwa’s militarised Zanu pf regime will ever deliver anything other than death and destruction. Lets stop imagining that there is any point in preparing for any election under Zanu pf. Any opposition that wastes peoples time making them believe , that Mnangagwa’s militarised Zanu pf regime which came into existence over 50 years ago would be any different under Mnangagwa now that Mugabe is dead and buried is simply wasting the peoples time. This is a militarised regime that came into power through the ‘BULLET and no BALLOT’ will shift them. While no one wants to see violence, the opposition needs to implement a different game plan and not waste the people’s time. The people of Zimbabwe are suffering, with over 5 million spread across the diaspora worldwide having fled the ruthless militarised Zanu pf.
hamisa yesterday described the demolition of houses, which exposed residents to rains and diseases as “cruel and heartless” and criticised the government saying that it behaves in an unpleasant old fashioned manner.
Government and the opposition party which runs the Harare City Council have been playing the blame game denying responsibility for the demolitions.
Over 150 houses were demolished in Budiriro, leaving hundreds of people, including children in the open.
Property worth thousands of dollars was also destroyed in the process.
Chamisa accused government of masterminding the demolitions.
Harare mayor Jacob Mafume, who toured the area with Chamisa, also denied council’s hand in the demolitions.
“The council is under control of spooky and shadowy forces that are ruthlessly driving an agenda to punish the people. Council has no police, no teargas canisters and it is clear it is the State that gave the police the greenlight to fight the people. What we can see is the visible hand of the State interfering with the operations of the councils,” Chamisa said.
“It is a pattern of corrupted governance software where you use force and violence even where it is not called for. Why were the houses allowed to be built in the first place? Why inflict pain when the weather conditions are unfavourable and the rains are upon us. Can’t you spare a thought for kids and parents?
“The heartless and cruel demolition of citizens’ homes is a violation of the dignity and security of persons. This command politics based on iron-fisted governance style must be resisted by us all. Those responsible please stop it,” he said.
Ironically, the demolitions took place at a time when the world commemorated International Human Rights Day.
Vendors Initiative for Social and Economic Transformation executive director Samuel Wadzai said: “Today’s (yesterday) commemorations come on the backdrop of ongoing destruction of houses by local authorities ostensibly because they were constructed outside of city council regulations. These destructions are totally inhumane, particularly due to the fact that beneficiaries of these stands were led to believe that a regulatory process would be undertaken and that there would be no destructions.”
In a statement earlier, MDC-T secretary-general Douglas Mwonzora, whose party also controls part of Harare City Council said: “Destroying people’s dwellings during the rainy season is just cruel, sadistic, inhumane and degrading. It is unconstitutional and unconscionable. The destroyers were aware of these dwellings all along, but decided to strike now – sad.”
As a people we must all double our efforts in peacefully destabilising this heartless militarised Mnangagwa regime by all means. We the people have the power to make Zimbabwe ungovernable, force their hand into making concersions to the benefit of the people, push the military back to barracks and away from the streets and government offices. We forced a powerful Ian Smith Rhodesian regime out in December 1979 leading to Mugabe’s rule from 16 April 1980, we can push this Zanu pf out again, this time for good. Zanu pf are evil!