‘Bring your army, and the army will be strongly resisted in the streets’ , Morgan Tsvangirai dares Mugabe

‘Bring your army, and the army will be strongly resisted in the streets’ , Morgan Tsvangirai dares Mugabe

THE opposition MDC-T party’s leader has challenged President Robert Mugabe to “bring on the military and we meet in the streets”, warning that any attempt to use the country’s security forces to drive out informal traders will be “strongly resisted”. An army general warned vendors that they would have the military to deal with if they ignored an order by local government minister Ignatius Chombo to vacate city centres. The government later backtracked; with defence…

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FINANCE minister ‘Patrick Chinamasa’, blames MDC-T for US$5m by-election bill

FINANCE minister ‘Patrick Chinamasa’, blames MDC-T for US$5m by-election bill

FINANCE minister Patrick Chinamasa has accused the opposition MDC-T party of causing the country to incur “unnecessary costs” though by-elections. The government is struggling with a serious financial crisis as revenue streams dry up due to the collapse of hundreds of companies in a worsening economic environment. Chinamasa last week told the Senate that the move by the MDC-T to expel rebel MPs who crossed the floor to MDC Renewal forced the country to incur…

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1,000 cops fired over graft, says Home Affairs deputy minister ‘Ziyambi Ziyambi’

1,000 cops fired over graft, says Home Affairs  deputy minister ‘Ziyambi Ziyambi’

MORE than a thousand police officers have been expelled from the country’s law enforcement agency in the past three years for corruption related offences, absenteeism and a host of other misdemeanours, a senior government official has revealed. Addressing backbenchers in parliament last week, Home Affairs deputy minister Ziyambi Ziyambi said at least 1,161 cops were dislodged from the ZRP since 2012. The Zanu PF Mashonaland West interim chair had been asked by Southerton MP Gift…

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Gweru ZESA employee (39), jailed 9 years for raping ( 4) year old daughter

Gweru ZESA employee (39),  jailed 9 years for raping  ( 4) year old daughter

  A ZIMBABWE Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC) employee who recently appeared before the court in Gweru on allegations of raping his 4-year-old daughter was on Friday slapped with an effective 9 years in jail. The man, who cannot be named to protect identity of the child, is 39 years old and lives in Gweru’s Mkoba 6 suburb. Regional magistrate Morgan Nemadire sentenced him to 12 years but conditionally suspended three years. Nemadire said…

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A grand opposition coalition could be announced “soon”, says Morgan Tsvangirai

A grand opposition coalition could be announced “soon”, says Morgan Tsvangirai

A GRAND opposition coalition could be announced “soon”, MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai revealed Saturday, adding that Zimbabweans “are on the brink of an exciting political moment”. However, other opposition stalwarts and former colleagues in the MDC, Welshman Ncube and Tendai Biti, have emphatically ruled out working with Tsvangirai who already has  some relationship with the likes of Simba Makoni of Mavambo Kusile. An alliance with Lovemore Madhuku’s NCA which was routed by Zanu PF in…

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’10 boys, aged between six and nine years, sodomised at Bulawayo, Western Commonage Police’

’10 boys, aged   between six and nine years, sodomised at Bulawayo, Western Commonage Police’

TEN boys from Western Commonage Police Camp aged between six and nine years were allegedly sodomised by a 12-year-old boy who stays in the same compound and his friends whose identities are unknown, this paper can reveal.Three of the abused boys reportedly spent three days indoors as they could not walk after sustaining serious injuries. The incident which occurred on Sunday, 14 June has been kept under tight wraps as the parents of the child…

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Statistics indicate that, one under 16 girl, is raped every 2 hrs in Zimbabwe

Statistics indicate that, one under 16  girl, is raped every 2 hrs in Zimbabwe

AT least one girl below the age of 16 years is raped every two hours in Zimbabwe, statistics have shown, amid widespread concerns over the escalating numbers of child marriages being recorded throughout the country. Data obtained from the National Aids Council (Nac) Gender and Workplace department, shows that an average of 392 female juveniles were sexually abused monthly last year, translating to an average of 13 girls having been raped daily. The data which…

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Woman testifies on how she lost, sight and got HIV in gang rape by five ‘Zanu-PF’ supporters

Woman testifies on how she lost, sight   and got HIV in  gang rape by five ‘Zanu-PF’ supporters

A 40-YEAR-OLD Buhera MDC-T follower has been condemned to living the rest of her life with the dreaded HIV which she contracted during a gang rape by five Zanu-PF supporters on the eve of the bloody presidential run-off election 2008.She was being punished for daring to support “the enemy”. The lean framed Christine Tinorirashe revealed her life-changing experience in front of hundreds of people, among them fellow political violence victims, who thronged Harare’s Anglican Cathedral,…

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‘Mugabe doesn’t care about war vets’ says former war veterans’ leader Jabulani Sibanda

‘Mugabe doesn’t care about war vets’ says  former war veterans’ leader Jabulani Sibanda

Firebrand former war veterans’ leader Jabulani Sibanda has lashed President Robert Mugabe and his ruling Zanu-PF party for allegedly failing to look after the welfare of former liberation war fighters. Speaking in an interview with the Daily News yesterday, Sibanda said the failure by the government to pay school fees for the children of war veterans was clear testimony that the nonagenarian and the ruling party did not care about the welfare of ex-combatants and…

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Zim businessman wrest control of his R4m Rolls Royce Ghost from SA authorities

Zim businessman wrest control of his R4m Rolls Royce Ghost from SA authorities

Zimbabwean businessman Frank Buyanga has thumbed his nose at South African authorities, including the South African Revenue Services (SARS) and the police, after wresting control of his R4 million Rolls Royce Ghost. This comes after a protracted four-year battle between the Pretoria authorities and the maverick businessman, and in which the posh car was controversially auctioned in March by Tom Moyane’s organisation. When the Auto Haus Car Hire (Auto Haus)-owned Rolls Royce was sold off…

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