A letter to 15 year old Mthuli

A letter to 15 year old Mthuli 1

On Aug 13, 2019 0 By Chenayi Mutambasere It is very apt that in this week as the young people of Zimbabwe are getting ready to lead the country into protest- a photo of a young Mthuli surfaces. Young Mthuli Ncube Suddenly I am looking at Young Mthuli with a different perspective. It’s hard at times to remember that this cabinet where young once, they too had dreams, hopes and ambitions. Mthuli in fact would have gone to school at a time when teaching was a very lucrative career. Related…

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Tanzania: 75 dead in fuel tanker explosion

Tanzania: 75 dead in fuel tanker explosion 2

BusinessLive The death toll from a fuel truck explosion in Tanzania rose to 75 on Monday as four more people succumbed to their injuries, a hospital official said. “We deplore four new deaths. Their bodies are currently resting at the morgue while we wait for relatives to identify them,” said Aminiel Aligaesha, spokesperson for the country’s national hospital in the economic capital, Dar es Salaam. Funeral services which began on Sunday were expected to continue on Monday as the country concluded a period of national mourning declared by President John…

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Zim stays crucial to platinum producers amid tough new indigenisation laws

Zim stays crucial to platinum producers amid tough new indigenisation laws 4

13th August 2019 Business, Markets Mining.com The Zimbabwean reports Angloplat, the world’s number one producer said it was optimistic about coming to an agreement with the Zimbabwean government over its Unki mine and Aquarius Platinum’s record quarter was thanks to the performance of its Mimosa mine in Zimbabwe amid continuing talks. The government of Zimbabwe, the country with the largest platinum reserves outside number one producer South Africa, is demanding 51% of all foreign-owned mines operating in the country under its so-called indigenization laws. The Zimbabwean quotes Angloplat’s CEO Neville…

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Jittery Mnangagwa moves to pacify restive military

Jittery Mnangagwa moves to pacify restive military 6

By Idah Mhetu A seemingly rattled President Emmerson Mnangagwa has moved to pacify restive soldiers in the rank and file of the army by promising a new salary structure probably as a way of forestalling possible mutiny ahead of a mass demonstration called by the opposition MDC later this week. In his keynote address to mainly members of the country’s security services to mark Defence Forces Day, Tuesday, Mnangagwa said his government is aware that conditions of service among security forces was woefully inadequate. Mnangagwa said steps are at an…

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SuperSport United turn down Kaizer Chiefs offer for Evans Rusike 

SuperSport United turn down Kaizer Chiefs offer for Evans Rusike  8

By Sports Reporter SOUTH African premiership side Supersport United have turned down an offer from Kaizer Chiefs for the services of their talisman Evans Rusike. The Zimbabwe Warriors star has been on Kaizer Chiefs’ radar for a while now and with the Soweto club’s coach Ernst Middendorp having previously worked with the forward at Maritzburg United, the attempt to lure Rusike was not surprising. But SuperSport believe the 29-year-old still has a big role to play in the club’s efforts to get back to winning trophies. “Yes, Chiefs wanted Rusike,…

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Mnangagwa warns MDC against violence, military in show of force

Mnangagwa warns MDC against violence, military in show of force 10

By Mary Taruvinga PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has once again warned the opposition planning to stage what it has described as a “Free Zimbabwe” demonstration on Friday to desist from violence as the army pulled out all the stops to show its new arsenal on Defence Forces Day. Mnangagwa, in his speech at the official commemorations to honour the country’s security services, warned citizens against taking part in activities that lead to civil unrest. “In conclusion, let me appeal to all Zimbabweans to cherish the peace that our country enjoys today.…

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Zanu PF, MDC cross swords over planned protests set for Friday

Zanu PF, MDC cross swords over planned protests set for Friday 12

By Everson Mushava and Blessed Mhlanga | NewsDay | Daggers have been drawn between President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s ruling Zanu PF and the Nelson Chamisa-led MDC over the latter’s Friday protests, with Zanu PF political commissar and Defence deputy minister Victor Matemadanda vowing to block the planned demonstrations. Anger: Supporters of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change party (MDC) of Nelson Chamisa burn an election banner with the face of Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa in Harare after the 2018 elections This comes as Mnangagwa yesterday pleaded for peaceful co-existence amid citizens…

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Nicki Minaj reveals she and boyfriend Kenneth Petty will be married in ‘about 80 days’

Nicki Minaj reveals she and boyfriend Kenneth Petty will be married in ‘about 80 days’ 13

By Robyn Merrett Here comes the bride! Nicki Minaj revealed on Monday’s episode of her Queen Radio show that she and boyfriend Kenneth Petty will be married in “about 80 days.” Nicki Minaj reveals she and boyfriend Kenneth Petty will be married in ‘about 80 days’ The “Barbie Dreams” rapper, 36, explained that she and Petty “filed for the marriage license and we still had to pick it up and I was traveling, by the time I came back, we had to renew it again.” Related Articles “From that time,…

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Teachers ‘reduced to beggars’ in Zimbabwe

Teachers ‘reduced to beggars’ in Zimbabwe 14

On Aug 13, 2019 26,570 By MEL FRYKBERG Teachers protesting their low wages are threatening to go on strike when schools reopen next month as the country’s deteriorating economy simultaneously faces yet another hike in fuel prices. Zimbabwean civil servants demonstrate in the streets of Harare on February 19, 2009. (AFP PHOTO DESMOND KWANDE / AFP PHOTO / DESMOND KWANDE) The Progressive Teachers’ Union Secretary-General, Raymond Majongwe, issued the warning on Twitter saying it would be difficult to open schools when the third term begins because teachers had been reduced…

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Upcoming chanters struggle

Upcoming chanters struggle 15

On Aug 13, 2019 13,240 By Taonga Nyemba Boss Pumacol and Uncle Epatan who are signed under Chillspot Records gave uninspiring performances at Soul Jah Love album launch held at Harare Gardens last Friday and were lucky not to have been hit by missiles. Uncle Epatan (Picture by TinPo Media for Chillspot Records They were both forced off the stage. Uncle Epatan said he was ill and he was not even on the poster. Related Articles “I am not feeling well; I have flu and I was not on the…

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