Rescuing the Wenela gold curse

Rescuing the Wenela gold curse 1

By Debra Matabvu While a number of young men left for neighbouring countries to join the liberation struggle in the 1970s, other young lads made the decision to trek south. Attracted by the allure of gleaming yellow nuggets of the South African gold mines, multitudes left the country with the sole wish of breaking poverty’s leash that had ravaged and haunted their families for generations. The army trooping down south soon found employment in the booming gold mines and were soon conscripted by the Witwatersrand Native Labour Association (Wenela) –…

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VIDEO: Mnangagwa Says No-one Was Killed Last Month, “We’d Want To See Where Were They Buried!”

VIDEO: Mnangagwa Says No-one Was Killed Last Month, “We’d Want To See Where Were They Buried!” 2

By A Correspondent| ZANU PF leader, Emmerson Mnangagwa has said that no one was killed last month. Speaking to the France24, Mnangagwa even said, “I’d like to see where they were buried.” BELOW IS THE VIDEO – If our services have assisted you, our work would be much more secure with your help – For as little as £5, you can support ZimEye – and it only takes a minute.  Source: Zimeye

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A day with the Lion of Zimbabwe

A day with the Lion of Zimbabwe 4

By Gilbert Munetsi Some distinct attributes are synonymous with the music legend Thomas Tafirenyika Mapfumo. Thomas Mapfumo, holding a copy of a July 1984 edition of a magazine featuring his cover story. (Picture by Jekesai Njikizana/AFP/Getty Images) On one hand you have Thomas the patriot, who despite his decade-long self-imposed exile, continues to churn out music dedicated to the motherland, Zimbabwe. “Ko ndiyoka nyika yedu, tisu varidzi vayo. (this is our country, we are the custodians of this land),” he boldly said in a wide-ranging interview with The Sunday Mail…

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WAITING FOR REDEMPTION …Warriors Class of 91 deserves closure

WAITING FOR REDEMPTION …Warriors Class of 91 deserves closure 5

There are days when football is far from beautiful, days when Pele’s description of it as the world’s most beautiful game stops sounding hallow and takes a hollow tone. Sunday ‘Mhofu’ Chidzambwa and his Warriors These are the days when things go wrong spectacularly, the days when betting houses make a killing and the days when yesterday’s heroes instantly turn into today’s villains. For the Zimbabwean national soccer team; Sunday July 14, 1991 was one of those days! A ticket to the 1992 Africa Cup of Nations that had long…

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Zimra adds 20 000 new taxpayers

Zimra adds 20 000 new taxpayers 6

By Lincoln Towindo The Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) registered 20 000 new taxpayers last year as it ratcheted up efforts to increase tax compliance. Revenues accrued to the national purse in the 11-month period to November last year subsequently rose to $4,7 billion- a figure that was $400 million more than the target. Government’s initiatives to increase automation, reduce penalties and interest rates have helped spur compliance. Zimra commissioner-general Ms Faith Mazani told The Sunday Mail last week that increased tax audits are also militating against both tax evasion and…

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Armed robbers terrorise gold producers; two mines raided in 48 hours

Armed robbers terrorise gold producers; two mines raided in 48 hours 7

By Staff Reporter MUTARE: A gang of 10 armed men last week targeted Haig Mine in Odzi and got away with huge amount of gold ore which was locked in the company’s safe room. Police confirmed the incident, saying robbers were now targeting mines across the province. Manicaland ZRP provincial spokesperson, Inspector Tavhiringwa Kakohwa said the gang which was armed with a shotgun, machetes, knives and axes pounced on the mine around 01:00hrs last Tuesday and started attacking employees. The workers identified as Donald Chidhakwa,34, Fanuel Mudzingwa, 31, Takaendesa Muchingami,…

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I’m also human: Pastor who impregnated his maid

I’m also human: Pastor who impregnated his maid 9

A married Chiredzi Pastor who impregnated his maid and went on to pay lobola has pleaded with The Mirror to leave him alone as he is also human and can fall into temptations.Pastor Mordecai Chikwanda of the Church of Christ in Tshovani confirmed the adulterous affair with his maid Oripa Mutaviri that resulted in a child in 2016 and told The Mirror that he fell into temptation. He said it was not a crime that he impregnated his maid.He however, accused his rivals in the church of going to The…

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Du it Mr Skipper

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By Langton Nyakwenda Edward Sadomba was a natural choice for the Dynamos’ captaincy because of his maturity and coach Lloyd “MaBlanyo” Chigowe is confident the veteran striker will be a true leader. Edward Sadomba The 35-year-old Sadomba has taken over the DeMbare armband left by Marshal Machazane who is now a Harare City player. Jimmy Tigere will deputize Sadomba in the upcoming 2019 Castle Lager Premier soccer League, with Godfrey “Marabha” Mukambi coming in as a second vice captain. Related Articles “We will have a lot of youngsters at Dynamos…

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Here is why you should not drink Chivi tap water

Here is why you should not drink Chivi tap water 12

Residents of Chivi growth point have said their water stands out as the worst of all potable water that a local authority could supply to residents.The water comes out of the taps with an uncomfortable dark colouring, leading to speculations that authorities are not observing proper treatment processes.“The water is of poor quality and many people prefer water from protected wells. The piped water does not at all pass the eye test and we are disgusted,” said Adrian Bvumbwe, a longtime Chivi resident.Another resident, Kenias Ruzive said it was unacceptable…

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Maruma wants more to bite

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By Brighton Zhawi Timycen Maruma is closing on 100 First Class matches and as he nears the latest milestone in a career that has yielded one Test, 17 ODIs and 10 T20 internationals, the batsman feels he still has some unfinished business. In his 13 years of First Class cricket, Maruma has experienced some painful lows but being jeered by his own fans when Zimbabwe played Pakistan in 2013 really hurt him. It shattered the player’s mother too as she sat in the stands. “It was really hard to take,…

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