- 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.
ZANU PF FIRST SECRETARY FOR YOUTH AND CULTURE, veteran nationalist Morton Dizzy Paul Malianga (91) died this morning.
Malianga , was one of the few remaining Second Chimurenga pioneers.
He was Zanu PF`s first Secretary for Youth and Culture, appointed at the party`s first Congress in May 1964.
In 1965, he was arrested by the settler regime for his liberation efforts and spent ten years in prison.
During his time at Salisbury Maximum Security Prison, Cde Malianga obtained a Bachelor of Commerce degree, majoring in economics, business economics and accounting. He also passed 15 of the 18 courses required for a law degree.
After his release from prison in December 1974, he worked with other members of the ZANU Central Committee in mobilisation for the liberation war. He attended the Victoria Falls talks, the Geneva Conference and the Lancaster House Conference.
In the First Parliament of Zimbabwe, Cde Malianga was appointed Senator and became Deputy Minister of Economic Planning and Development in 1981.
Two years later, he became Deputy Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development.
In the second Parliament, he was elected Member of Parliament for Mutare West and appointed Deputy Minister of Trade and Commerce in 1988.
In March 1990, he was re-elected MP Mutare West and appointed Deputy Minister of Industry and Commerce.
Cde Malianga had a special interest in media, when he was in exile in Cairo,Egypt, around 1963, he edited a journal called the Zimbabwe
News which was distributed to diplomats.
In independent Zimbabwe, he sat on the Zimpapers Board.
He is survived by his wife Cde Effie Malianga, two sons and two grandchildren.
At the time of his death, Cde Malianga is a Zanu-PF Central Committee member. herald