- HANGING TREEE: Where British settlers hung nine Ndebele warriors more than 100 years ago at the height of the Umvukela (Matabeleland uprisings) in 1896-7, along JMN Nkomo Street between Connaught Avenue and Masotsha Ndlovu Avenue, is a national monument as it symbolises both subjugation and resistance to colonialism by the Zimabwe’s citizens.
- 300 Cowdray Park opposition members mostly defectors from MDC-Alliance joined Zanu-PF during yesterday’s meeting
- Borrowdale road and Harare Drive traffic lights hit-and-run driver arrested after a recording of the incident went viral on social media.
- Financial institutions have grouped under the Bankers Association and resolved not to accept the state-issued 99-year farm leases.
- OPPOSITION party Zapu says it will this week write to Parliament seeking to recall its former members, who are now part of the ruling Zanu-PF.
NEARLY 300 ZIMBABWEAN REFUGEES living in Botswana have lost their bid to remain in the Botswana and now face deportation if they do not voluntarily leave.
The nearly 300 refugees fled Zimbabwe during the violent 2008 presidential election and fear persecution if they return.
But officials from the united nations refugee agency in Botswana and Zimbabwe say they are no longer at risk.
The refugees have until February 28 to register for voluntary repatriation.
Zimbabwe’s ambassador to Botswana, Henry Mukonoweshuro, has assured refugees it is safe to return.
“What i can assure you is that His excellency (Zimbabwean President emmerson) Mnangagwa welcomes you back to Zimbabwe.
“it is the government’s desire to have Zimbabweans in Zimbabwe,” Mukonoweshuro said.
The united nations High Commissioner for refugees’ protection officer at the Dukwi refugee camp, olivia Mugambi, recently told refugees the situation in Zimbabwe had improved. – VOA