- 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.
A hired private jet used by President Emmerson Mnangagwa from Dubai made a suspicious stop in a no fly zone in Khartoum on Tuesday, leaving interested parties believing the deposed Sudan’s former leader Omar Hassan al-Bashir and or his family might have been flown to exile to Zimbabwe on the Boeing 737-700 IGW with tail number A6-RJX whose flight plan shows flight to the Sudanese capital, Khartoum from Abu Dhabi en-route to Zimbabwe. The jet had been hired to carry Zimbabwe’s president Emmerson Mnangagwa to Bulawayo from Harare for the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair, which was officially opened by a fellow African despots club member, the Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni yesterday.
Uganda’s government last week already indicated the country was willing to grant asylum to Sudan’s ousted president, raising further suspicion that an asylum deal may have been worked out by Mnangagwa under advisement from fellow despost Yoweri Museveni, given that the Sudanese council has imposed a no flight zone meaning there are no flights allowed, yet Mnangagwa’s hired jet was able to make the suspicious stopover before proceeding to Harare to join fellow despot, exiled Marxist ex-Ethiopian military ruler, Mengistu Haile Mariam, has lived for nearly three decades in Zimbabwe. while he has a death sentence imposed by his country’s supreme court.
The flight departed Abu Dhabi International Airport at 19:27hrs on Tuesday evening, arriving in Khartoum at 21:31hrs the same evening.
It stopped over in Khartoum for one hour and 15 minutes, then departed for Harare at 22:46hrs, finally arriving in Harare on the wee hours of Wednesday morning at 03:28am.
Zimbabwe is not signatory to the Rome Statute of the ICC.
Countries which are not signatories are in a position to ignore extradition requests, raising the distinct possibility that Zimbabwe would welcome the fugitive Al Bashir. Source – dailynews