1400 S.African soldiers ‘held hostage’ in Sudan to secure Al-Bashir safe return

1400 S.African soldiers ‘held hostage’ in Sudan to secure Al-Bashir safe return

The Sudanese government of president Omar al-Bashir literally held a gun to South Africa’s head to secure his safe return to Khartoum. Netwerk24 revealed that about 1 400 South African soldiers in Darfur were held “hostage” by Sudanese troops when the drama around Al-Bashir’s possible arrest in South Africa escalated. According to military experts, this effectively means Sudan blackmailed South Africa and the soldiers’ lives served as a guarantee for Al-Bashir’s safe return. Only after…

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US$5 billion needed to rehabilitate Zimbabwe’s roads & US$400million for Harare

US$5 billion needed to rehabilitate Zimbabwe’s roads & US$400million  for Harare

THE country’s road infrastructure authority sees licence fees collections doubling to $55 million this year from $27 million collected last year, but remains too low to fund the country’s aging road  network,  an official told a Parliamentary committee on Monday. Zimbabwe requires $5 billion to rehabilitate its road network, but with recurrent expenditure accounting for nearly 80 percent of total revenue and worsened by a $10 billion foreign debt overhang, government is unable to close the…

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Zimbabwe’s Zanu PF government, appeals for US$300m to mitigate mass starvation

Zimbabwe’s food situation is on the brink of an outbreak of mass starvation  after the maize harvest generated from last year’s crop fell by at least 50%. This is partly attributed to poor rainfall pattern and mainly to the collapse of Zimbabwe’s once enviable  agricultural sector which fed the African continent but now has collapsed after the disastrous Zanu PF war veteran led, white commercial farm invasion of the early 2000 years. Zimbabwe fell swiftly…

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‘Why are Zimbabweans so poor?’-Welshman Ncube

‘Why are Zimbabweans so poor?’-Welshman Ncube

A FEW weeks ago, we woke up to a ‘research’ whose results showed a list of fifty wealthiest Zimbabweans. I do not know what benchmark the researchers used, but the message was simple: those men and women have more assets, more money and better quality of life than both you and I combined! Rather than agonising over the wealth of the woman or man next door, the question that resonated in my mind was why…

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Paul Themba Nyathi steps down in MDC

Paul Themba Nyathi  steps down in MDC

THE MDC has lost , many cadres in senior positions since the infamous Zanu PF ‘NIKUV’ victory of 31st July 2013, more prominently, such key figures as the MDC chairman Goodrich Chimbaira, MDC policy director Qhubani Moyo and MDC spokesman Nhlanhla Dube. Some key figure chose not to leave but instead to step down from their official posts, and these include  MDC deputy chairperson Frank Chamunorwa and  MDC Secretary-General Priscilla Misihairabwi Mushonga. The latest senior official  that MDC has lost,…

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Mugabe says Zuma assured the African Union of Al-Bashir’s safety from arrest.

Mugabe says Zuma assured the  African Union of Al-Bashir’s  safety from arrest.

  Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe, a man traditionally known for his tough anti western stance, particularly the International Criminal Court (ICC), understandably because his hands are tainted with the same blood that makes people like  Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir ,  a most wanted individual to face justice before the ICC for war crimes and crimes against humanity, addressed a few issue raised by journalists with respect to the Sudanese president. Robert Mugabe, admitted that President Al-Bashir…

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‘Zanu PF to repossess Kudakwashe Bhasikiti’s citrus farm in Mwenezi’

The old adage Zanu PF and Mugabe have no long term friends comes to mind when we scrutinise how vindictive the regime is. The Masvingo Zanu PF provincial executive has announce that recently expelled Zanu PF stalwart Kudakwashe Bhasikiti’s citrus  farm in Mwenezi is to be recovered because he is no longer Zanu PF. Typical of the ruthless Zanu PF regime, they will strip an individual of all dignity and live him barely alive if…

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MDC-T pleads with African Union (AU) to beg Mugabe to step down

MDC-T pleads with African Union (AU) to beg Mugabe to step down

Opposition MDC-T’s South Africa branch has castigated President Robert Mugabe’s presence in that country on African Union business. The party called on AU to ask Mugabe to step down from his position as AU Chair immediately. Below is the full statement; We the Movement for Democratic Change led by Morgan Tsvangirai, in South Africa are gathered here today to express our displeasure, at the presence of Robert Mugabe. Leaders from the African continent  have not…

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ConCourt calls for law to enforce dual citizenship in Zimbabwe

ConCourt calls for law to enforce dual citizenship in Zimbabwe

The Constitutional Court has called for the enactment of legislation that recognises dual citizenship and spells out how lost citizenship can be restored to make the Mutumwa Mawere judgment enforceable. In a full judgment availed recently under Constitutional Court of Zimbabwe Number 4 of 2015, the court observed that Section 42 of the Constitution allows for the enactment of a law to deal with citizenship issues. The order was granted in 2013 just before the…

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RUGARE GUMBO TELLS ZANU PF, ‘KEEP YOUR HEROES ACRE’

RUGARE GUMBO TELLS ZANU PF, ‘KEEP YOUR HEROES ACRE’

Rugare Gumbo, a former  Zanu PF stalwart, who was one of the first key figures to fall, in the ruthless Zanu PF purge of December 2014, has declared that Zanu PF can keep their heroes acre to themselves as long as they intend to to use the honour of burial at the heroes acre as  symbolic of or a   reward for loyalty to Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe. Rugare Gumbo’s outburst was triggered by Mugabe and his…

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