“People Misunderstand The Role Of Traditional Leaders”: Chief Ndiweni

“People Misunderstand The Role Of Traditional Leaders”: Chief Ndiweni 1

By Own Correspondent- Addressing MDC delegates at the ongoing MDC National Congress Saturday in Gweru, Chief Ndiweni implored citizens to understand the role of traditional leaders. He said: What is a leader… they must be clean… they must not be involved in corruption. The people have a misunderstanding of a chief. They believe that the chief is only there to hide himself in the corner, someone who does not speak. My job title in the Constitution is to maintain and protect tradition and the norms of your people. That means…

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Khupe likens Chamisa’s MDC to G40

Khupe likens Chamisa’s MDC to G40 3

Bulawayo Correspondent MDC-T president, Thokozani Khupe has described former allies within the Nelson Chamisa led MDC as a resemblance of Zanu PF’s G40 faction which was hounded out of the ruling party during the November 2017 military coup against former President Robert Mugabe. In a statement Friday, Khupe was quoted as saying, “I have had extensive consultations with different stakeholders and constituencies and all are determined to take our party back from the toxic claws of the infamous G40.” G40 was a Zanu PF faction once fronted by Mugabe’s wife,…

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Zimbabwe, China seek to accelerate cooperation projects under FOCAC

Zimbabwe, China seek to accelerate cooperation projects under FOCAC 5

Xinhua Zimbabwe and China on Friday signed a memorandum of understanding for accelerated implementation of bilateral cooperation projects between the two countries. Visiting Chinese Vice Minister of Commerce Qian Keming signed on behalf of China while Foreign Affairs Minister Sibusiso Moyo signed on behalf of Zimbabwe. In particular, the two countries want to promote the joint implementation of economic and trade measures they agreed to under the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) framework. Some of the cooperation agreements covered under the MOU include the upgrading of China-Zimbabwe Friendship Hospital built…

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Game rangers attack, kill fish poacher, throw body into the water

Game rangers attack, kill fish poacher, throw body into the water 7

26th May 2019 Zimbabwe Bulawayo Correspondent THREE Gwanda game rangers have been accused of viciously attacking and killing a fish poacher they later into the dam in West Nicholson in order to conceal the gruesome act. The three, Phumulani Sibanda, Crispen Ndlovu and Sunday Moyo, have since been dragged to court jointly charged with murder on Peter Mpofu..In papers before court, it is alleged that the three Bubiana Conservancy Ranch employees found Mpofu and his two colleagues at Boulder Creek Dam in Bubiana Conservancy Ranch preparing to cast fishing nets…

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ZLHR: Zim govt contributing to the continent’s displaced populations

ZLHR: Zim govt contributing to the continent’s displaced populations 9

By Robert Tapfumaneyi ZIMBABWE’S poor human rights record continues to contribute to the increasing population of Internally Displaced People (IDP) on the continent, a top lawyers group has said. In a statement to mark Africa Day Saturday, the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) attributed the high number of forced displacements to the country’s well-documented human rights record, governance and democracy deficits. “This Africa Day is being marked after the disastrous effects of Cyclone Idai, which ravaged some parts of Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Malawi and which left a trail of…

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Albinism pageant in Zimbabwe joyfully breaks down prejudice

Albinism pageant in Zimbabwe joyfully breaks down prejudice 11

Washington Post Ayanda Sibanda, a model with albinism, has invariably been called “yellow” or “white” by friends and even some relatives. But she hardly recalls anyone referring to her by her actual race. “I am black, that’s what I thought, but then I am always made to feel otherwise,” said the 18-year old who was crowned Miss Albinism Zimbabwe on Friday night. At the pageant, competitors and organizers spoke frankly about colour and prejudice. About 70,000 of Zimbabwe’s estimated 16 million people are born with albinism, according to government figures.…

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Chamisa To Push For An Early Election

Chamisa To Push For An Early Election 13

By Own Correspondent- Addressing delegates at the ongoing MDC National Congress in Gweru, party President Nelson Chamisa said his party will push for an early election and will not wait for the expiry of President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s tenure of office in 2023. Chamisa accused Mnangagwa of rigging the elections adding that failure for Mnangagwa to accept election defeat was the reason why the country was in its current economic mess. Said Chamisa, at an event graced by Uganda’s youthful opposition leader Bobi Wine: “It is not about power sharing….I am…

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Ideal Zimbabwe President Tells Of Harrowing Tale At The Hands Of State Security

Ideal Zimbabwe President Tells Of Harrowing Tale At The Hands Of State Security 15

By Own Correspondent- Opposition leader of Ideal Zimbabwe Party, Tinashe Jonas who is on record wanting to effect an arrest on President Emmerson Mnangagwa says that he was tortured whilst he was under arrest. A South African publication reported that Jonas was seized at Cresta Jameson Hotel in Harare in March and thereafter spent a month in prison where he passed through “hell”. Jonas said he was given electric shocks on 4 to 5 parts of his body. He said: I have gone through all the suffering of this world!…

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Mnangagwa back from Ramaphosa inauguration

Mnangagwa back from Ramaphosa inauguration 17

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has arrived back from South Africa where he had attended the inauguration of President Cyril Ramaphosa this on Saturday. The President was welcomed back at the Robert Mugabe International Airport by Vice President Kembo Mohadi, the Minister of Defence and War Veterans Affairs Oppah Muchinguri Kashiri, senior government officials as well as members of the service chiefs. His visit to South Africa for Ramaphosa’s inauguration comes at a time when the country is also forging ahead towards sealing bilateral ties with its neighbour. President Ramaphosa’s African National…

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Zimbabwe heroes and heroines conferment process explained

Zimbabwe heroes and heroines conferment process explained 20

THE presser is a sequel to inquiries on the critical matter of heroes and heroines conferment by the ruling Zanu-PF and matters inherently connected to that important phenomenon. The declaration and the subsequent interment of the gallant and illustrious heroes of this great nation at the sacred shine of the National Heroes’ Acre has generated debate which has unfortunately led some to deliberately misconstrue the criteria which is followed on conferring that esteemed honour casting aspersions on the criteria credibility with the futile objective of perpetuating and giving credence to…

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