Violence mars Jah Love album launch

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On Aug 13, 2019 28,790 By Kimberley Majange Soul Jah Love’s well attend Zviri Pandiri Zvihombe album launch held at Harare Gardens was marred by violence. Never far from controversy: Soul Jah Love Zimdancehall fans and the street kids well known in street lingo as zvigunduru caused havoc wanting free entry to the show. A number of them gatecrashed and security guards with dogs appeared to stop the marauding fans who floored the perimeter fence. Related Articles This did not stop the youths as they went on throwing stones and…

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Forgotten Sugar Sugar speaks out

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By Latwell Nyangu Sungura musician Taruvinga “Sugar Sugar”” Manjokota has spoken out following his absence from the music radar. Sungura musician Taruvinga “Sugar Sugar” Manjokota The Samaita Express boss, now deemed a spent force, insists he is at his best form but making waves away from home. Sugar Sugar rose to fame with the hit Mairos, which won the hearts of many. His other albums include Zvirimukati, Zvamungarwira and Mari Inoparira. He has since established himself in South Africa after staying in Mozambique for a moment. The Mairosi hit maker…

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Yaya Rudo: Believing when you cannot see

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By Yaya Rudo I am not going to lie to you, when life gives you lemons, you are going to lose a lot of your friends, relatives even God feels very far from you and your situation. Yaya Rudo Prayers feel like they are just bouncing back to you unanswered. It is therefore common for Lemonade Makers to start the comeback journey “alone”. I do not know what fresh lemons have been thrown at you but I would like to remind a reader out there, that you are never alone.…

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UK cop Khafi Kareem on Nigerian Big Brother ‘without permission’

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A police officer is appearing on the Nigerian version of Big Brother despite bosses refusing her permission. Khafi Kareem The Metropolitan Police said it was carrying out an internal investigation after PC Khafi Kareem went on the programme “without authority”. Scotland Yard said the 29-year-old had been granted unpaid leave for an “unrelated reason”. A spokesperson for Ms Kareem said she would “comment on the matter when she can”. Related Articles Television channel Africa Magic said Ms Kareem joined Big Brother Naija to “do societal good”. A profile of Ms…

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Tau Tawengwa: ZACC should take an interest in the Crime Explosion in Zimbabwe

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By Tau Tawengwa I took interest when President Emmerson Mnangagwa recently swore in the new and improved Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC). Tau Tawengwa The previous commission was disbanded owing to allegations of rampant corruption. The last ZACC was also criticized for being “toothless” unlike the new Anti-Corruption Commission which has been given the powers to investigate and arrest. Related Articles It’s in the light of ZACC’s recent enablement to investigate and arrest that I make the argument that ZACC should also take an interest in the upsurge of crime in…

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DJ Arafat: Top Ivory Coast singer dies in road accident

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Ivory Coast’s DJ Arafat, a well-known singer in French-speaking Africa, has died following a traffic accident, state broadcaster RTI reported. Ivory Coast’s DJ Arafat, a well-known singer in French-speaking Africa He was admitted to hospital in the main city, Abidjan, with a fractured skull after his motorcycle collided with a car on Sunday, Jeune Afrique says. The 33-year-old died early on Monday. He has been referred to as the “king” of coupé-décalé dance music and one of his biggest hit songs, Dosabado, has over five million views on YouTube. The…

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Israeli billionaire Beny Steinmetz to be tried over ‘Guinea bribes’

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Israeli billionaire Beny Steinmetz and two associates are to stand trial for allegedly bribing Guinean officials to win mining licences, Swiss prosecutors say. Israeli billionaire Beny Steinmetz The trio allegedly paid $10m (£8.2m) to one of the wives of former Guinean President Lansana Conte. Mr Steinmetz and his mining company Beny Steinmetz Group Resources (BSGR) have previously denied any wrongdoing. The prosecution is seeking prison terms of two to 10 years. The prosecutors, who opened an investigation into the alleged bribery six years ago, allege that Mr Steinmetz obtained the…

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State closes case in Machaya trial

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By Patrick Chitumba The State has closed its case in the trial of former Midlands Provincial Affairs Minister, Jason Machaya, who is facing abuse of office allegations. Jason Machaya Machaya appeared before Gweru provincial Magistrate, Ms Charity Maphosa, facing allegations that he allocated and disposed of State land which was unlawful. Machaya, who is on $1 000 bail, pleaded not guilty and was remanded to August 21 for his defence. Related Articles He said he acted in delegated authority in his capacity as Midlands Minister of State. Machaya said as…

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Fired cop gets job back

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By Mashudu Netsianda The High Court has ordered Police Commissioner General Godwin Matanga to reinstate a junior police officer who was fired by his predecessor for refusing to move to his new station without receiving his travelling and subsistence allowances. Police Commissioner General Godwin Matanga Constable Samuel Kufandada was in March 2015 transferred from Ross Camp in Bulawayo to ZRP Makosa in Murehwa district despite having successfully challenged his transfer at the High Court. The ruling by Bulawayo High Court judge Justice Maxwell Takuva follows a court application by Const…

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Man stabbed to death over snooker game

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By Sukulwenkosi Dube-Matutu A MAN from Plumtree has been arrested after he allegedly stabbed his friend to death in a dispute over a snooker game. Matabeleland South provincial police spokesperson Chief Inspector Philisani Ndebele confirmed the incident which occurred at Manana Bottle Store in Dingumuzi Suburb. He said the accused Kandai Batsirai (27) had an argument with Kenos Sibanda (35) over whose turn it was to play snooker last Monday at around 5PM. “I can confirm that we recorded a murder case which occurred in Dingumuzi Suburb in Plumtree on…

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