Mt Selinda, ‘UCCZ’ Run High School Rocked By Militant Students Demonstrations

A STUDENT unrest has rocked the United Church of Christ (UCCZ)-run Mt Selinda High School in Chipinge where militant pupils took to the streets protesting against church officials for illegally confiscating a vehicle from their headmaster. The irate pupils want their headmaster, Mr Watson Bundwa, to be handed back a Toyota D4D twin cab truck, which was taken by the church early this year Business in Chipinge’s Central Business District came to halt as close…

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Mugabe Claims: ‘Wifey Leads No Faction,..People Are just Jealous Of Grace’

Mugabe Claims: ‘Wifey Leads No Faction,..People Are just Jealous Of Grace’

President Robert yesterday defended his wife, First Lady Grace Mugabe, saying she did not lead a faction and her critics were jealous because of her work and had nothing to offer. Addressing the Zanu-PF central committee, Mugabe said neither Grace nor Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa led factions, saying this was fictitious and imaginary. “I want to pay tribute to the Women’s League … they have criss-crossed the country drumming up support. “They have shown that there…

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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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Minister Mombeshora Wants Michael Norman Connolly To Vaccate Boxwell Farm

THE Minister of Land and Rural Resettlement, Douglas Mombeshora, is locked in a legal wrangle with a white commercial farmer over the ownership of a farm in Bulilima district. The commercial farmer is allegedly refusing to vacate Boxwell Farm of McGee which was acquired by the government in terms of the Land Acquisition Act under the Land Reform programme. Mombeshora, through the Civil Division in the Attorney General’s Office, this week filed summons at the…

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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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Zanu PF Legislator ‘Justice Mayor Wadyajena’ Demands US$200,000 From Chiyangwa

Angered by gay jibe … Justice Mayor Wadyajena ZANU PF Gokwe Nembudziya MP Justice Mayor Wadyajena has demanded US$200,000 from Philip Chiyangwa for allegedly defaming him through a video recorded during a rally by First Lady Grace Mugabe in Chimanimani two weeks ago. In a letter of demand sent to Chiyangwa, party colleagues Acie Lumumba and deputy Manicaland provincial youth chair Mabuso Chinguno, Wadyajena through his lawyers, Machingauta and partners, demanded an apology and $200,000 from…

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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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