Dabengwa Warns Mnangagwa From Eternity: If You Bury Me At Heroes Acre, I Will Jump Out Of The Grave

Dabengwa Warns Mnangagwa From Eternity: If You Bury Me At Heroes Acre, I Will Jump Out Of The Grave 35

Dumiso Dabengwa Explaining his disgust over the controversial choice of heroes and heroines by ZANU PF, and why he would rather be buried in the lands of his forefathers in Ntabazinduna than at Heroes Acre, the late liberator, Dumiso Dabengwa said this would be the same as being laid to rest among “thieves and crooks”. Dabengwa spoke to the Daily News in a 2015 interview saying, “I come from the rural area at Ntabazinduna. That’s where my roots are and my grandparents, my parents and relatives are buried there, and…

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Chitembwe bullish ahead of stern Hwange test

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By Sports Reporter CAPS UNITED coach Lloyd Chitembwe has expressed confidence in his charges’ ability to maintain their dream start to the season when they face Hwange in a potentially feisty Castle Lager Premiership at the Colliery stadium this Sunday. Makepekepe have won six of their first eight matches in addition to one draw and a solitary loss to be perched at the top of the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League on 19 points. The highflying Harare football giants will be hoping to prove their championship credentials when they face…

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Ex-Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger surrenders football coaching

Ex-Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger surrenders football coaching 40

BBC Ex-Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says he is ready to take a new role in football – but has admitted for the first time he might not return to management. Wenger ended his 22-year Gunners reign after the 2017-18 season and previously stated he intended to take charge of a new club in early 2019. But the 69-year-old Frenchman told the BBC: “I thought I will come back into management very quickly, but I enjoyed taking a little distance. “Now I’m at a crossroads.” He added: “You will see me…

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National Merchant Bank transactions up 18 percent

National Merchant Bank transactions up 18 percent 42

By Alois Vinga THE National Merchant Bank chief executive, Ben Washaya says that despite the subdued business environment in the country, transactional volumes at the financial institution have registered an 18 percent increase between February and April 2019. Speaking at the NMB Annual General Meeting Thursday, Washaya said that strategic decisions being implemented were bearing fruits. “Our number of clients continues to grow. Resultantly, we have in the first quarter recorded increased transactional volumes. “Despite the subdued business environment, transactional volumes have started picking as we recorded an 18 percent…

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Natpharm boss cleared of graft charge

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By Mary Taruvinga NATIONAL Pharmaceutical Company (NatPharm) managing director Newman Madzikwa was Thursday acquitted of a case in which he was accused of corruptly awarding a $10 million tender to a Danish medicines supplier. Senior regional magistrate Hosea Mujaya acquitted Madzikwa at the close of State’s case saying the State had no evidence against him. “The State desperately tried to nail the accused, but it had no evidence proving that a crime was committed. This court therefore found him not guilty and the accused is hereby acquitted at the close…

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ED says took care of Dabengwa medical bill, stays mum on hero status

ED says took care of Dabengwa medical bill, stays mum on hero status 46

By Staff Reporter PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has revealed he personally directed his government to take care of late Zapu leader Dumiso Dabengwa’s medical bills and for the struggle icon to be airlifted to India for advanced treatment. The Zanu PF leader however did not hint on any plans by his party to accord the former Home Affairs Minister national hero status. Dabengwa died aged 79 in Kenya Thursday as he was returning home following a month long treatment. Following his death, Mnangagwa also took the onus to make a televised…

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Cancer stricken Chombo begs for passport, says life in danger

Cancer stricken Chombo begs for passport, says life in danger 48

By Mary Taruvinga FORMER Finance Minister Ignatius Chombo has pleaded with the courts to order the release of his passport saying his life was under threat and urgently required immediate medical attention in neighbouring South Africa. Chombo revealed this Thursday in an urgent chamber application he filed with the High Court a day before while seeking immediate release of the document. The ex-minister made an application through his lawyer Lovemore Madhuku asking the superior court to order magistrates to authorise the release of his passport. The passport was released over…

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“Nelson Chamisa At State House Before the Year End”

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Bulawayo Correspondent| In an rare stance, veteran opposition politician Professor Welshman Ncube has hinted at abandoning his soft-punch approach by taking up a confrontational route aimed at Zanu PF. In a special message directed primarily at MDC members ahead of the congress in Friday but with far reaching aim at Zanu PF, Prof Ncube said it was time to tackle “Zanu PF head on.” “The time to confront ZANU PF head on both on the streets and in the legislature is now and I am ready to play a determining…

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Mugabe son-in-law not part of Dema power project, says Sakunda Holdings boss

Mugabe son-in-law not part of Dema power project, says Sakunda Holdings boss 52

By Anna Chibamu A Sakunda Holdings executive has dismissed wide beliefs former President Robert Mugabe’s son-in-law Simba Chikore or the latter’s family was a partner in the controversial Dema Emergency Diesel Power Plant in Seke. Giving oral evidence before parliament’s Energy and Power Development committee Friday, Sakunda Holdings chief operations officer Mberikwazvo Chitambo said the Chikores were not involved in whatever capacity in the project. Simba Chikore was sucked into the Dema Power Plant partnership saga with Sakunda Holdings owner and Zanu PF benefactor Kuda Tagwirei after the former First…

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Court ruling grants MDC green light to proceed with congress

Court ruling grants MDC green light to proceed with congress 54

By Anna Chibamu HIGH Court judge Judith Mushore on Friday refused to grant an interdict attempt by a party activist to stop MDC’s Gweru elective congress, stating the appeal was not urgent. Party spokesperson Jacob Mafume said the ruling gave the green light for their congress slated for this weekend to go ahead. This ruling comes after party president Nelson Chamisa lodged an appeal on the ruling which nullified his leadership some two weeks back. Mafume on Friday told NewZimbabwe.com that the congress would go on as planned in Gweru…

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