Ex-minister Kangai’s wife evicts farm workers ‘for demanding wages’

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By Robert Tapfumaneyi FARM workers at late former cabinet minister Kumbirai Kangai’s farm have been evicted from their dwellings after they requested to be paid their outstanding wage arrears. The Goromonzi farm is now being run by Kangai’s widow, Miriam Kangai. The evicted workers had been working on the farm for periods ranging from 10 to 15 years and are each owed an average ZW$13 000. Narrating their ordeal to this NewZimbabwe.com this week, the farm workers’ representative Phillip Chidzetse said they have been treated like slaves and dumped. “We…

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Prophet jailed for Form 4 pupil rape attempt

Prophet jailed for Form 4 pupil rape attempt 33

On Jul 20, 2019 7,077 0 By Sharon Buwerimwe A prophet from Bulawayo has been sentenced to 24 months in prison for ‘‘attempting to rape’’ a Form Four pupil during a ritual. Khawulani Ndlovu (44) was asked by the victim’s mother to help her 18-year-old daughter who had a mental problem but he ended up attempting to sleep with her. Ndlovu pleaded guilty to an indecent assault charge before Bulawayo magistrate Ms Ulukile Muleya who jailed him for 24 months. Ndlovu will however, serve an effective 18 months in prison…

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The Gems Happy To Be Given Bond Notes Allowances: Minister

The Gems Happy To Be Given Bond Notes Allowances: Minister 34

Deputy Minister of Youths Sports Arts and Recreation, Yeukai Simbanegavi, has claimed that the Zimbabwe national Netball team, the Gems, are happy to have their allowances in bond notes since all foreign currencies are no longer legal tender in the country. The Gems had a fruitful debut appearance at the World Cup which saw then slide into the top eight of the World rankings. The deputy minister said: We just had a meeting with the netball association discussing on the appropriate incentives that we can provide for our Gems and…

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No interference at ZC: Coventry

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By Sikhumbuzo Moyo The Government of Zimbabwe has refuted claims by the International Cricket Council that there was political interference in the affairs of Zimbabwe Cricket that led to the immediate suspension of the country from ICC membership. Minister Kirsty Coventry Youth, Sport, Arts and Recreation Minister Kirsty Coventry took to her official Twitter account to refute government interference when news of the suspension was announced on Thursday which also came with the freezing of funding for the domestic game. Minister Coventry said she was devastated that the ruling has…

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US$4 million lost to ‘ghost workers’, Local Govt Ministry fleeced the most

US$4 million lost to ‘ghost workers’, Local Govt Ministry fleeced the most 37

By Leopold Munhende GOVERNMENT lost in excess of US$4 million through payment of ghost workers not through the Salary Service Bureau (SSB) but via line ministries’ payrolls, a recent report by Auditor General (AG) Mildred Chiri says. A ghost worker is an unknown and unaccounted for employee who draws wages and benefits from the state. According to the report, the Local Government and Lands Ministries top the list of those fleeced the most through amounts of US$1,889,899 and US$1,656,966 respectively. SSB records indicate employment costs of US$1,059,163,623 against 10 ministries’…

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Zim beauty pageantry . . . What went wrong?

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By Bongani Ndlovu Gone are the days that if a national beauty pageant was on the cards, the whole of Zimbabwe would be gripped with anticipation to see who would take the national crown. Lorraine Maphala Also, gone are the days when the queen was crowned, she would become a household name. Who can forget people like Angeline Musasiwa who made the nation proud at the Miss World finals in 1994 or Brita Masalethulini (Miss Malaika 2001), Oslie Muringai (Miss Zimbabwe 2004), Lorraine Maphala (Miss Zimbabwe 2005) and Samantha Tshuma (Miss…

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VP Chiwenga hospitalised in South Africa

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20th July 2019 News Headlines Xinhua President Emmerson Mnangagwa said Friday his deputy Constantino Chiwenga is receiving medical treatment in a South African hospital and that his condition is steadily improving. Mnangagwa said this while addressing a Zanu PF Women’s League meeting at the party headquarters in Harare. “He (Mnangagwa) said VP Chiwenga is in South Africa where he is receiving medical treatment. He said VP Chiwenga had steadily improved and a few days ago he had started light exercises on his own,” the Ministry of Information said on Twitter.…

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AFCON: Algeria Beat Senegal To Lift The Trophy

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Algeria has beaten Senegal to lift the 2019 Total Africa Cup of Nations Finals Cup in Cairo, Egypt. The only goal of the night came from Baghdad Bounedjah just 79 seconds into the first half of the match. The goal threw the Algerian bench into wild celebrations. Algeria was defensive throughout the game as Senegal sought to equalise particularly in the second half. Senegal began to find their feet in the game later as Mbaye Niang went close with a fierce drive from 20 yards which cleared the crossbar by a…

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Mai Titi attacks abusive couple

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By Esther Madambi Comedienne Felistas “Mai Titi” Edwards on Thursday threatened to wreck havoc upon the Kambuzuma woman whose abuse of a six-year-old child was exposed on social media. The woman and her husband (who is not the biological father of the child) are in the habit of locking the child in a chicken run and beating her. Mai Titi wanted to beat the couple and was accompanied by a bodyguard. She, however, was disappointed to learn that the abusive couple was not home. She then threatened to give away…

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Magaya adultery accuser divorces wife

Magaya adultery accuser divorces wife 45

By Mary Taruvinga DENFORD Mutashu, who made headlines back in 2014 when he accused Prophetic Healing and Deliverance (PHD) Ministries founder, Walter Magaya of having an illicit sexual relationship with his wife before demanding $500 000 adultery damages, has officially ended his marriage. A divorce order against his wife, Memory Nomusa Ruvazhe was granted by High Court Judge, Alphas Chitakunye on Thursday. Mutashu issued divorce summons against Ruvazhe back in April this year seeking to end their marriage which was in terms of Marriage Act (Chapter 5:11) saying their relationship…

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