Tendai Chabvuta: Zimbabwe’s Second Republik: dealing with the past, compensating white farmers and knee jerk reactions from civil society

Tendai Chabvuta: Zimbabwe’s Second Republik: dealing with the past, compensating white farmers and knee jerk reactions from civil society – Nehanda Radio Home 2019 April 23 Opinion Tendai Chabvuta: Zimbabwe’s Second Republik: dealing with the past, compensating white farmers and knee jerk reactions from civil society Source: Nehanda Radio

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Sudan army ‘will not attack protesters’

The head of Sudan’s military transitional council has told the BBC the army will not use force against protesters who want it to leave power. Lt-Gen Abdel Fattah Abdelrahman Burhan said he would be willing to give up power in days (Picture by EPA) Lt-Gen Abdel Fattah Abdelrahman Burhan spoke as African leaders extended their ultimatum for the military to organise a return to civilian rule. The army had warned it would remove protesters camped outside its headquarters in the capital, Khartoum. President Omar al-Bashir was ousted from power on…

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Sixty-six trauma counsellors deployed to the cyclone hit Chimanimani

By Idah Mhetu GOVERNMENT has deployed at least 66 trauma counsellors to the cyclone-ravaged Manicaland province’s Chimanimani district to provide services to victims of the natural disaster that ripped through the area last month. Authorities have indicated they are targeting some 236 volunteer counsellors to provide psycho-social support to survivors of the tragedy that killed nearly 400 people with hundreds still unaccounted for. Information Minister Monica Mutsvangwa revealed the developments during a post cabinet briefing on Tuesday. Mutsvangwa told the media that the 66 volunteer counsellors have already finished their…

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Mnangagwa ignores tobacco farmers’ USD plea

By Leopold Munhende CABINET on Tuesday completely ignored pleas by tobacco farmers, to be paid in US dollars instead of a RTGS$, whose value is depreciating at an alarming rate on both the formal and informal market. Government abandoned the system in which farmers would be paid all their earnings in hard currencies, instead adopting one in which they would get only 30 percent in US dollars with the remaining 70 percent paid to farmers in RTGS$ at a prevailing interbank rate. The payouts are also subject to the two…

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Mwonzora lives to fight another day

By Upenyu Chaota The sudden volte face by the MDC secretary general Douglas Mwonzora to withdraw from the presidential race against party president Nelson Chamisa in the eleventh hour has left him bruised but ready to fight again if he survives at the May 24-26 congress billed for Gweru. Nelson Chamisa and Douglas Mwonzora Mwonzora has been hyped as the number one contender to challenge Chamisa for the top post but his fate could only be determined by provinces who have completely shut him out until he decided to fight to…

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Job Sikhala ready to be MDC Alliance Vice Chairperson

On Apr 23, 2019 35,509 1 By Philemon Jambaya Firebrand politician Job “Wiwa” Sikhala has said that he is ready to lead the Movement for Democratic Change as the Vice Chairperson. Job Sikhala with Murisi Zwizwai (Picture by Open Parly) Speaking to Zim Morning Post Sikhala said that the opposition needs a paradigm shift and total radicalisation. “Our politics needs radicalisation of young people and I am ready to play my role if elected as the MDC Vice Chairperson of the Party,” said Sikhala. Related Articles Sikhala went on to…

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Sri Lanka Easter bomb blasts were revenge for Christchurch attack – minister

By Sanjeev Miglani and Shihar Aneez |Reuters| Devastating Easter bombings in Sri Lanka were retaliation for attacks on mosques in New Zealand, a Sri Lankan official said on Tuesday, as Islamic State claimed responsibility for the coordinated blasts that killed 321 people. Sri Lanka Easter bomb blasts Islamic State’s claim, issued on its AMAQ news agency, came shortly after Sri Lanka said two domestic Islamist groups, with suspected links to foreign militants, were believed to have been behind the attacks at three churches and four hotels, which wounded about 500…

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‘I have a right to oversee congress’ – Chamisa

By Staff Reporter OPPOSITION MDC leader, Nelson Chamisa has dismissed criticism around his role in the ongoing party congress processes, arguing his predecessor the late Morgan Tsvangirai did the same at four elective indabas. In an interview with newzimbabwe.com, Chamisa gave the example of how he was “shut out” of the nomination process in Manicaland in the run-up to the 2014 congress, at which secretary general Douglas Mwonzora was eventually elected. “As president, it is my duty to oversee all the processes and make sure that they taking place according…

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A truly ‘new Zimbabwe’ should mean a free space for dissent

By Vongai Chikwanda As Zimbabwe celebrates 39 years of independence, its citizens still await evidence that the country truly has broken away from its repressive past. “I am your listening President, a servant leader. No one is above the law. This is a new Zimbabwe, the Zimbabwe we all want.” At his inauguration on 26 August 2018, President Emmerson Mnangagwa declared that he would represent all Zimbabweans. This statement came after the killing of six people by security forces in the post-election violence of 1 August 2018, when people took…

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Negligent driving, Mwonzora off the hook

By Mary Taruvinga MDC secretary general Douglas Mwonzora who is accused of reckless driving has been removed from remand. Mwonzora stands accused of causing a road accident which resulted in the damage to one Onismo Muzhingi’s vehicle. Last week he walked out of court a free man after a witness failed to turn up for trial. Harare Magistrate Richard Ramaboa ruled that could proceed by way of summons if it so wished. “No prejiduce will be suffered,” ruled the Magistrate. Mwonzora is also being charged with failure to insure and…

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