Aston Villa condemns ‘disgusting’ Marvelous Nakamba racist chants

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BIRMINGHAM, England – Aston Villa midfielder Marvelous Nakamba has been dragged into a racism storm after a section of the club’s fans were caught on video singing a song with racist lyrics about the Zimbabwe international. A small group of fans were filmed singing the offensive song after Aston Villa’s thumping 5-1 victory away to Norwich City on Saturday, in which Nakamba played the full 90 minutes. Aston Villa condemned the chants on Monday and said it would involve the police. The chant’s lyrics went: “Marvelous Nakamba / His dad’s…

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ZIMDEF boss jailed for molesting female co-worker

On Oct 7, 2019 15,460 0 The Zimbabwe Manpower Development Fund boss Leonard Rwambiwa was last week jailed for molesting a female co-worker. Zimbabwe Manpower Development Fund boss Leonard Rwambiwa Rwambiwa was found guilty against his own plea by Harare provincial magistrate Yeukai Chigodora after a full trial. In delivering her ruling, Magistrate Chigodora said prosecutor Caroline Mutimusakwa led alarming and incriminating evidence through the complainant and other witnesses who corroborated her evidence. “All State witnesses were corroboratory in their evidence which was overwhelming against the accused, the crime of…

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Hong Kong lashed by fresh violence as thousands defy mask ban

7th October 2019 World AFP Hong Kong was rocked by fresh violence Sunday as tens of thousands hit the streets to defy a ban on face masks, sparking clashes with police, street fights and vandalism across the strife-torn city. Large crowds marched through torrential rain in peaceful but unsanctioned rallies on both sides of Victoria Harbour, condemning the government for deploying emergency powers to ban face masks at public gatherings. But violence erupted as police dispersed crowds with tear gas, and then battled hardcore protesters in multiple locations — plunging…

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Climate protesters block roads in global ‘rebellion’

7th October 2019 World AFP Climate protesters from Sydney to London blocked roads on Monday, sparking arrests as they kicked off two weeks of global protests demanding immediate action to save the Earth from “extinction”. Marching with angry slogans or sitting down in the road and even chaining themselves to vehicles, crowds defied police in a wave of demos in major cities, also including Berlin and Amsterdam. The year-old Extinction Rebellion group has energised a global movement demanding governments cut the carbon emissions that scientists have shown to cause devastating…

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US’s most prolific serial killer has murdered at least 50: FBI

AFP A 79-year-old man murdered at least 50 people, making him the most prolific serial killer in US history, the FBI said on Sunday. Samuel Little confessed to 93 homicides – mostly of women – between 1970 and 2005, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said. Although investigators have only confirmed his involvement in 50 of them, they believe all of Little’s confessions are credible. The FBI has set up a website showing his videotaped recollections of unidentified killings, alongside sketches – drawn by Little – of the people he claims…

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Big Brother star Vimbai Mutinhiri is engaged to Nigerian boyfriend

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Big Brother Africa star Vimbai Mutinhiri is engaged to marry her boyfriend of two years, the Nigerian hotelier Andrew Ekpenyong. The 32-year-old shared the good news with her fans on social media on Sunday after Ekpenyong surprised her with an engagement ring during a trip to South Africa over the weekend. The couple were out for dinner when the Nigerian popped the question with the help of staff at the celebrity eatery, Signature Restaurant, in Sandton. “God’s time is the best time #MyAfricanFairytale,” she posted on…

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Mali strife: UN peacekeeper killed, five others wounded

BBC One peacekeeper was killed and five others were wounded on Sunday when a roadside bomb exploded in strife-torn northeastern Mali, the UN mission MINUSMA said. The peacekeepers were carrying out a security patrol near the town of Aguelhok when the device detonated, spokesperson Olivier Salgado said on Facebook. In January, 11 Chadian members of MINUSMA were killed in an attack by jihadists in Aguelhok. That attack was claimed by the Group to Support Islam and Muslims (GSIM), which has sworn allegiance to Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM). The…

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MDC says Mnangagwa must stop being arrogant and talk to Chamisa to stem prices

The Movement for Democratic Change today called on President Emmerson Mnangagwa to disembark from his high horse and talk with the “people’s president” Nelson Chamisa to stem the ever escalating prices. “Arrogance and pride will not help because the people are suffering. It does not help that Mr Mnangagwa seeks to re-engage the world when he is not engaging nationally with a key national player who has over two million supporters in the country, even by ZEC’s rigged figures,” party deputy spokesman Luke Tamborinyoka said today. The price of fuel…

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Mnangagwa a President with no Audience

By Takudzwanashe Mundenga President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s 74th United Nations General Assembly address in a hall bereft of the audience recently has raised eyebrows towards his inarticulacy and lack of appeal. Comparing the audiences that used to pay attention to Robert Mugabe speechifying to Mnangagwa’s no-show, the SABC News’s United Nations correspondent, Sherwin Bryce-Pease laughed amusingly before giving his opening statement. Compatriots are also insistently asking themselves why the world is playing truant to the Zimbabwean story at the precise moment it should be heard. Unlike his forerunner, the late Robert…

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Furore over burial of National Heroes divides funeral industry

By Nathan Chikara THE conferment of the National Hero Status has more often than not caused sparks to fly in Zimbabwe’s deeply polarised communities. The divisive multi-million dollar question has always been, Who deserves to be interred at the National Shrine? Across the country’s funeral sector, a different debate is causing emotions to run high as undertakers haggle among themselves as to who amongst them should bury those bestowed with the National Hero or Heroine Status. All along, only one funeral parlour has had the singular honour and privilege of…

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