Joseph Chinotimba says he needs to secure a gun in order to protect himself in light of mass protests

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Mafaro reports that JOSEPH CHINOTIMBA a former Harare city council security guard who led the murderous war veterans eviction of white farmers from farms in Zimbabwe, says he needs to secure a gun in order to protect himself as Harare is now a war zone from the mass protests against President Robert Mugabe, Zim1 family, Zanu pf stalwarts and securocrats.

The former Harare council security guard, war veterans’ leader Joseph Chinotimba, then the self styled commander of the murderous white farmer evictions. was hauled to court in the early 2000s and charged with the shooting and injuring his neighbour,  Anna Maria Maenzanise, an MDC chairperson for Glen Norah district outside her home in Glen Norah C.

 Chinotimba was, convicted of possessing an unlicenced gun but, typical of political interference, the war veterans leader was acquitted of an attempted murder charge and also the charge of discharging a firearm recklessly.
 
Chinotimba has always been a law unto himself and even managed to be absent without leave from work for a stretch of more than two years while earning his wages without question.
 
Harare regional magistrate Godfrey Macheyo convicted Chinotimba of being in possession of a gun illegally. The then Zanu-PF director for security, Nkonzi Chikosi, reportedly told the court in defence of Chinotimba that Chinotimba needed the gun for his personal security during “demonstrations” on commercial farms.
 
However the court argued that the demonstrations had been declared illegal by the Supreme Court and Zanu-PF did not have a certificate for the gun “in accordance with the Firearms Act” but an issue voucher given by the issuing police officer and, Chinotimba was not covered as there was no proof that he was formally employed by Zanu PF party. Unsurprisingly so, Chinotimba was acquitted and even became a Zanu PF legislator in parllament to date. To the ‘Discerning eye newzimbabwevision, it would be arming a dangerous criminally minded Zanu PF stalwart if he is allowed to own a gun and typically placing the lives of those in his reach, in mortal danger. History has proven that he is dangerous! By Sibusiso Ngwenya

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Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) represents 70 protesters jailed at Harare Central and Chikurubi prisons

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The organisation said among the 70 people, who are all represented by Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) are “senior citizens” including Rihana Mhondiwa aged 68 years of Warren Park high-density suburb, Fredman Mbanjeshoma aged 68 years of Mabvuku high-density suburb, Isaac Muronzi aged 52 years of St Mary’s high-density suburb in Chitungwiza, Lucky Mutakuragumbo aged 52 years of Glendale and some informal traders, security guards and some unemployed people, who were rounded up in the CBD.Seventy Zimbabweans are currently enduring jail time after they were condemned to prison by Harare Magistrate Vakayi Chikwekwe, when they appeared in court on Saturday 27 August 2016.

The Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights said 70 people were arrested on Friday 26 August 2016 in Harare and charged with committing public violence in contravention of Section 36 (1) (a) of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act Chapter 9:23.

Prosecutors alleged that 68 of the 70 people teamed up on Friday 26 August 2016 and gathered at an open space between Rainbow Towers and the Interpol offices adjacent to Harare Magistrates Court, where they convened a public meeting during which they conspired to cause “sporadic public violence.”

“The prosecutors charged that the accused persons assaulted Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) officers in Harare’s Central Business District (CBD), set ablaze some informal traders’ stalls at Copacabana bus terminus, stoned two state-owned vehicles belonging to the ZRP, a Scania lorry registration number ZRP535X and a Landrover Defender registration number ZRP1656D,” said the ZLHR.

“The State also alleged that the accused persons stoned privately owned vehicles, breaking open business shops and looting various clothes, groceries and property and disturbing the peace, security or order of the public.
Prosecutors claimed that all the accused persons are affiliated to pressure groups and political parties, which are against the smooth running of the state of affairs of the country.”

“Even accredited freelance journalist James Jemwa aged 40 years, is among the 70 people charged with committing public violence together with pro-democracy campaigner Gift Siziba, aged 23 years of Mt Pleasant suburb,” said ZLHR.

“Three juveniles, who include Takudzwa Marimbike aged 16 years of Kuwadzana high-density suburb and Macdonald Makwezve aged 17 years of Kuwadzana high density suburb, were released into the custody of their lawyers from ZLHR, when they appeared in court on Saturday 27 August 2016.”

Magistrate Chikwekwe also conducted remand proceedings for Almon Peta at Avenues Clinic after the 27 year-old was hospitalised at the medical facility. Peta sustained an injury at Copacabana bus terminus, where he fell on a broken glass during a stampede caused by police officers throwing tear gas canisters and water.

Regarding 35 year-old Promise Dalubuhle Mkwananzi and Bruce Usviso aged 26 years, prosecutors charged that the two were part of a group of people who gathered along Nelson Mandela Avenue in central Harare on Wednesday 24 August 2016 and went on the rampage assaulting members of the security forces and set ablaze state owned properties which include two vehicles, a Ford Ranger registration number ZRP 046R belonging to ZRP, a Mazda BT 50 vehicle registration number ACM 2668 belonging to Zimbabwe Republic Police. Mkwananzi, the State alleged, is the head of Tajamuka group.

The 70 people who are detained at Harare Remand Prison and Chikurubi Maximum Prison return to court on Monday 29 August 2016 for the determination of their bail applications, which could not be entertained when they appeared in court on Saturday 27 August 2016. By Stephen Jakes. Bulawayo24

‘Opposition are working on a post Mugabe era, incase old man Mugabe is called by God’-ZAPU leader Dumiso Dabengwa

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ZAPU leader Dumiso Dabengwa (pictured) has revealed that opposition political parties are strategising on a post President Robert Mugabe era to ensure that there is peace and stability in the country.Speaking at the Zapu congress in Bulawayo yesterday, Dabengwa said opposition political parties have met and discussed possible scenarios in the event that Mugabe steps down or dies in office.

“We have to look as to where we will be if the government falls. If it happens that, that old man (Mugabe) is called by God to go and receive punishment for what he did, what will we do?” he asked.

“There is a lot of fighting in Zanu PF. There are the G40s and the Lacostes. Are we going to fold our hands and watch? There will be serious riots and some will run out of the country. What we said is that we will call each other as political parties and talk over what can help the people of Zimbabwe.”

Dabengwa added: “There are some men like Ibbo Mandaza, Temba Dlodlo and others who call themselves Platform of Concerned Citizens. A few months ago they sat and came up with the view that Mugabe must be asked to step down and go to his home in Zvimba. There will be no one to trouble him.”

Dabengwa said the proposed National Transitional Authority (NTA) can look at what to do in accordance with the Constitution.

“While they are doing that, political parties will be continuing with their mobilisation in their organisations. But Parliament and judiciary will be left operating during transition. When the ground is level and those who are clever and smart would then win the election,” Dabengwa said.

He said the NTA could take charge of government and Cabinet, while political parties will not be part of it.

Dabengwa said parties will go around informing their membership on various issues concerning the transition and get their views on what should be done.

Meanwhile, Peoples Democratic Party secretary-general Gorden Moyo said the situation in the country has now reached boiling point.

“As you meet for your 8th congress you must know that out its getting dark. Those who are in power have been affected by fists. Their president is totally useless and if you look at him it is like you are doing body viewing,” Moyo said in a solidarity speech at the Zapu congress.

“Chinamasa (Patrick, Finance Minister) went across seas to look for money and came empty handed with only his beard.”

He called on all opposition parties to join hands in order to defeat Zanu PF in the 2018 elections.

“Zanu PF is fighting and its leader is just concerned about his wife. Let us bury our differences and work together we will defeat the enemy. We just currently ruled by corpses,” Moyo said.

Mavambo/Kusile leader Simba Makoni said Zanu PF has failed to provide food to the starving masses.
“There was enough food in this country but now people are starving. They took the farms and they are now growing grass,” Makoni said.

He said leadership does not mean using force on one’s people.

“If you look at the leaders we have today and ask them when they last sat under a tree and talked to our parents they do not even know. That is why they do not know how people are suffering,” Makoni said. source-newsday

Grace Mugabe’s ‘family’ , UK Dr Sylvester Nyatsuro resigns one day before report on Nottingham surgery ‘Willows Medical’ is released

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LONDON – A Zimbabwean doctor who was given the farm of a family of white farmers forced ​off their land earlier this year has had his UK surgery shut down after inspectors found a healthcare assistant posing as a doctor.

Sylvester Nyatsuro resigned on Wednesday, the day before an inspection report on his Nottingham surgery the Willows Medical Centre was published.

The report by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) listed a number of failures at the “chaotic surgery”, where a healthcare assistant posed as a doctor.

Although not a qualified medical professional, the healthcare assistant, who was employed in March this year, took part in nearly 900 clinical procedures, including diagnoses, assessments of wounds and infections, and diabetes reviews.

Organisation at the practice was described as “chaotic” and employees said there was a culture of fear and blame with staff being reprimanded or shouted at by management.

The report also found there was not enough staff to keep patients safe.

Seventy patients have now been recalled as a precautionary measure following the CQC’s findings.

The CQC report branded the surgery, in Carlton, Notts., as “inadequate” overall with its level of care rated as “requires improvement”.

It was also given individual ratings of “inadequate” for its safety, management, effectiveness and responsiveness.The practice, which was closed in June this year, is expected to remain closed while NHS England works with the local clinical commissioning group to decide its future.

Janet Williamson, deputy chief inspector of general practice and dentistry at the CQC, said a “considerable” number of concerns were uncovered after the inspection in June.

She added: “The practice had knowingly employed a healthcare assistant to undertake medical examinations which were outside the scope of the role and for which the individual was not registered or regulated.
There were protests at the Willows Medical Centre earlier this year after Nyatsuro was accused of seizing land from Zimbabwean tobacco farmers.

Phillip Rankin and his wife Anita were evicted from the £1 million farm by a gang of 20 men armed with AK47 guns in February.

The valuable 2 000-acre property was seized and given to Zimbabwean-born Nyatsuro who lives 12 000 km away in Nottingham.

The wealthy GP, who moved to Britain in 2000 and owns a clinic specialising in weight loss techniques, is believed to be close to President Robert Mugabe’s wife Grace.

He has always denied knowledge of the violence used to enforce his claim to the Rankin’s farm, and says he was allocated the property by the State in accordance with normal legal procedure and that no political influence was brought to bear on the decision.  source-standard

‘Human rights lawyers, search for several political and human rights activists, reported missing after arrests by state security agents’

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HUMAN rights lawyers on Friday 26 August 2016 endured a hectic day as they mounted searches for several political and human rights activists, who were reported missing after they were picked up by some state security agents and police officers in a retributive exercise following the suppression of anti-government protests.

In Harare’s Glenview high-density suburb, some unidentified armed men raided the home of Kerina Dewah, a 61 year-old women, who serves as the Vice Chairperson for the MDC-T party’s Harare province and seized her under some unexplained motives. ZLHR lawyers are working towards ascertaining her whereabouts.

“ZRP officers also quizzed pro-democracy campaigner Sten Zvorwadza before releasing him without pressing a charge against him over his role in organising Wednesday’s anti-government protests in which protesters demonstrated against rising incidents of police brutality,” ZLHR said.

“On Saturday 27 August 2016, another pro-democracy campaigner Promise Mkwananzi is expected to appear at Harare Magistrates Court following his arrest on Friday 26 August 2016 for allegedly inciting and committing public violence.

Meanwhile, Harare Magistrate Tendai Mahwe on Friday 26 August 2016 postponed to Monday 29 August 2016, hearing of the matter involving 13 men, who were arrested on Thursday 25 August 2016 and charged with committing public violence during Wednesday’s protest against police brutality”

Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) deployed its members across some police stations located in Harare in search of human rights campaigner Gift Ostallos Siziba, who was seized and bundled into a vehicle in central Harare during a High Court sanctioned protest to demand substantive electoral reforms.

Siziba was later located at Harare Central Police Station, where ZLHR lawyers also discovered that Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) officers had rounded up several political and human rights activists including a pregnant women.

ZLHR lawyers are also still searching for freelance photo-journalist James Jemwa, who is reported to have been seized while covering the Friday protest, which was blocked by ZRP officers who dispersed protesters and fired teargas canisters. By Stephen Jakes.

Mugabe’s cousin Chombo claims ‘MDC T Youths Have been trained in paramilitary tactics and urban violence in the diaspora

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Home Affairs Minister Ignatius Chombo has claimed that MDC-T trained scores of its youth outside the country in paramilitary tactics and urban violence.

“There is intelligence which we are gathering, and indications are that these people have been trained outside Zimbabwe to carry out these acts. In due time, we will expose what they have been doing behind the scenes leading up to these protests because a lot has been happening” he told Sunday Mail.

“So, what I told Parliament was we are using our intelligence infrastructure to detect people at the forefront of organising these activities and bring them to book.”

According to Sunday Mail, MDC-T started plotting to destabilise Zimbabwe in July 2016.

“Information gathered suggests senior MDC-T figures began plotting in July when shadowy elements, going by the hashtags “tajamuka” and “thisflag” sparked civil disturbances in Harare, Bulawayo and Beitbridge, threatening to make the opposition party a sideshow.

It is believed MDC-T hawks, faced with irrelevance and donor fatigue, started planning civil disobedience and sent youths for training in certain African countries (names supplied). These groups were deployed last week to unleash unprecedented violence in Harare’s central business district” the publication said.

It added that its reporters ‘witnessed how some of them hid bricks and stones in lunch boxes, milled around intersections “innocently” and then attacked unsuspecting police officers. The “protesters” also used catapults”.

His deputy Obedingwa Mguni also made similar accusations.

“I cannot reveal details about our intelligence operations. But what we are doing is gathering information to bring these people who are organising these protests down.

“We have noticed over the week that these demonstrations have now turned criminal to the effect that they have become avenues for looting, arson and other criminal activities that are not related to peaceful demonstrations. source-sundaymail

SUNDAY MAIL: The state propaganda channel speaks about National Election Reform Agenda (NERA)!

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Last Friday, we got to know that this National Election Reform Agenda (NERA) is all about looting, violence, robbery and arson. What else can we expect from the likes of Joice Mujuru, Morgan Tsvangirai, Welshmen Ncube, Cosmas Muponda, Gilbert Dzikiti, Denford Musiyarira, Marcellina Chikasha, Barbara Nyagomo, Maxwell Shumba, Farai Mbira, Joseph Busha, and Jacob Ngarivhume; who try to pass off their robbery tactics as political coalition and activism?
 
Joice Mujuru: Burning herself out of power
 
The ZimPF leader still seems to be haunted by the fire that consumed her husband.
 
The fire that she is causing to burn vehicles and public transport termini in downtown Harare is reminiscent of her anger as a failed politician.
 
All well-meaning citizens should be wary of the evil intentions of this woman who wants to burn herself into power.
Jacob Ngarivhume: Abusing the word of God
Joseph Busha: Violent modul on a rampage
Farai Mbira: Riding on a dead horse
Welshman Ncube: Scheming hypocrite
Maxwell Shumba , a former MDC-T USA chairman and chief political strategist for Tsvangirai has joined in violent demonstrations with the very people he once despised and other imbeciles in Nera to violently demonstrate against a constitutionally elected Government. source-sundaymail

‘RIOT POLICE raid Mbare homes and business premises to flush out protesters’

 

RIOT POLICE reportedly raided several houses and business premises in Mbare township in Harare yesterday to ‘flush’ out protesters and looters.

Violence engulfed Harare on Friday during demonstrations by more than 20 opposition political parties.

Several shops were destroyed and looted within the central business district.

According to ‘The Standard’, residents of the restive suburb were still afraid of a repeat of Friday’s events.

“Most of my colleagues did not come today. They are not sure if the violence will not start again,” said an elderly vegetable vendor
“I had only shampooed her hair but I had to let her go home with water dripping from her head because it is too risky,” a hairdresser said.

The hairdresser said police raided several homes in the evening to pluck out people suspected to have looted shops in the CBD and those who fought running battles with the law enforcers.

“Some youths, I am not sure which party, were clearly agitating for a fight, whistling and chanting some songs,” said another vegetable vendor.

She said many of her colleagues lost their wares as they also took to their heels upon getting news that people were now trying to continue with the demonstrations away from the CBD.

“We heard sirens and someone said a police truck was on its way. We all fled this place,” said an airtime vendor. A shop assistant at a supermarket said it was very scary and they had to close earlier than usual.

“There were potential looters just loitering around and we decided to close early. We were all afraid because we had wrongly assumed it would be confined to the CBD,” she said. source-standard

Armed ZRP Law and Order section and CIO, raid Mthwakazi (MLO) leader Paul Siwela’s Woodville home in Bulawayo

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Sad news reaching MLO is that On Saturday morning 27 August 2016 heavily  armed members of Zimbabwe Republic Police Law and  Order section and  Zimbabwe s Central Intelligence  Organisations descended at number 18 Fourth  Avenue Woodville Bulawayo, the home of Cde Paul Siwela for the umpteenth time.

The gun totting bunch arrived at Cde Siwela’s home around 10:00 Yesterday morning driving a green Land Rover, Defender, without registration numbers and found his daughter who was home at the time.

They demanded to know where Cde Paul Siwela was and when she explained that he never came back since he left in 2013, they got angry and became more hostile in their interrogation. They started to falsely accuse the family of not reporting Cde Paul Siwela’s presence at his mother’s funeral and leaking their previous raids of the house to the media.

After threatening and ordering that their raids must be kept secret they proceeded to ransack the house without a search warrant.

MLO Supreme Council  is greatly disturbed by these incessant unannounced and illegal visits that violate Cde Siwela family peace  more so during their time of mourning the loss of Cde Siwela’ s mother.

Surprisingly they were asking   Cde Siwela’s family why they did not report his presence during the funeral yet they were there through out the funeral wake and burial.

Can the Zimbabwe authorities tell us which law in their country says that if an individual is accused of treason, his children or family must suffer the consequences and why it only applies to Cde Paul Siwela and Matebeles?

The apartheid system of Zimbabwe breaks its own laws to punish or even kill innocent Matebeles .

In 2008 MDC T President, Morgan Tsvangirai, fearing for his life, found refuge at the Dutch Embassy and Botswana. His house was not raided and his family not harassed.Joyce Mujuru was accused of plotting to   assassinate President Robert Mugabe using hired hitman and witch doctors from Nigeria. Besides the government of Zimbabwe having evidence that Nicholus Goche went as far as South Africa and Israel looking for experienced assassins to bring down President Mugabe , both Joyce Mujuru and Nicholus Goche were not charged let alone questioned and their families were not touched.

War vets leaders, Victor Matemandanda and Douglas Mahiya were accused of writing a treasonous communique but they were given a lenient charge of undermining the authority of the president. And again no one touched their families.

Morgan Tsvangirai and Joyce Mujuru are walking free and continue to lead violent ant- government mobs that are burning police vehicles, looting and burning shops. We wonder what was going to happen if Cde Paul Siwela was the one leading those violent mobs!

Why is the government of Zimbabwe after Cde Paul Siwela’s life and tormenting his family even at funerals? One thing clear is that, the government of Zimbabwe treats Shonas differently from Matebeles.

MLO Supreme Council demands that the humiliation, persecution and harassment of Cde Paul Siwela, his family and Matebeles at large must stop here and now. We wonder if it is still application of law or declaration of war. If it is indeed, declaration of war the government of Zimbabwe must inform us so that we prepare ourselves for the battle.

We wish to inform and advise the government of Zimbabwe that MLO Supreme Council and entire membership stands shoulder to shoulder with cde Paul Siwela in his demands for the restoration of Matebeleland Statehood and  that this demand must be effected by 2018 without fail.

Izenzo kungemazwi!

source-Israel Dube MLO Secretary for Information and Public Affairs

Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) will redeploy officers on 1st September to curb corruption

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Recently, the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) redeployed approximately 600 officers from Beitbridge across the country as a ploy to limit overfamiliarisation with locals and stamp out corruption in the system

The Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA)  is about to embark on a similar programme and will, on the 1st of September,  redeploy officers nationwide to curb corruption.

Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA)  have received their orders for redeployment with effect from 1st September but they are unsettled because no one knows where they will be or where their next station is. The government, envisages that this will limit  corruption at various  border posts across the country.  More news to follow,..By Sibusiso Ngwenya

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