Mugabe to lie in state at two different stadiums

Mugabe to lie in state at two different stadiums 1

Former Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe’s body will lie in state at two different stadiums in the capital city for three days, Information Minister Monica Mutsvangwa said today, but she did not announce where he would be buried on Sunday. Mugabe, an ex-guerrilla chief who took power in 1980 when the African country shook off white minority rule and ruled for decades, died on Friday at a hospital in Singapore. He was 95. Mutsvangwa said in a statement that the government has dispatched Vice President Kembo Mohadi and other senior officials…

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Billiat back in Warriors squad for must win Somalia tie 

Billiat back in Warriors squad for must win Somalia tie  3

By Sports Reporter THE Zimbabwe Warriors have been handed a timely boost ahead of Tuesday’s must win 2022 FIFA World Cup preliminary round second leg tie against Somalia at the National Sports Stadium in Harare after star forward Khama Billiat declared himself fit for the crucial tie. Billiat missed Zimbabwe’s shock 1-0 defeat in the first leg in Djibouti last week after suffering a knock to his right pelvic bone” during his club Kaizer Chiefs’ 2-1 away victory at Cape Town City two weeks ago. His absence was strongly felt…

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Chiyangwa challenges AFM leadership defeat

Chiyangwa challenges AFM leadership defeat 5

By Mary Taruvinga THE leader of Apostolic Faith Mission (AFM) faction Cossam Chiyangwa who last week lost the power struggle for the control of the church at the High Court, has approached the same court challenging the ruling. In a court application in which he is being backed by Amon Chinyemba, Nathan Nhira, Shepherd Sebata, Donard Ndoni, Aurthur Nhambuko and an M Mashumba, Chiyangwa argued that High Court Judge, David Mangota erred in delivering his judgment. Mangota ruled that Amon Madao who is backed by immediate past president Aspher Madziyire…

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Parliament to summon Guvamatanga over US$6 million Global Fund contribution

Parliament to summon Guvamatanga over US$6 million Global Fund contribution 7

By Costa Nkomo GOVERNMENT is yet to disburse its contribution to the Global Fund that was supposed to unlock nearly half a billion dollars from the international health funder to support HIV/AIDS initiatives in the country. Despite having undertaken to make the contribution by August 30, Parliament heard Monday that Treasury is yet to do so. A joint sitting of the committees on health from the National Assembly and Senate heard from the Zimbabwe Aids Network and Zimbabwe National Network of People Living with HIV (ZNPP+) that the availability of…

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Parliament to summons Guvamatanga over US$6 million Global Fund contribution

Parliament to summons Guvamatanga over US$6 million Global Fund contribution 9

By Costa Nkomo GOVERNMENT is yet to disburse its contribution to the Global Fund that was supposed to unlock nearly half a billion dollars from the international health funder to support HIV/AIDS initiatives in the country. Despite having undertaken to make the contribution by August 30th, Parliament heard Monday that Treasury is yet to do so. A joint sitting of the committees on health from the National Assembly and Senate heard from the Zimbabwe Aids Network and Zimbabwe National Network of People Living with HIV (ZNPP+) that the availability of…

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Plane leaves Zimbabwe for Singapore to bring home Mugabe’s body

Plane leaves Zimbabwe for Singapore to bring home Mugabe’s body 11

By MacDonald Dzirutwe | Reuters | A plane has left Zimbabwe for Singapore carrying government officials and relatives to bring home the body of Robert Mugabe, but it was still not clear where the former leader would be buried, a family spokesman said on Monday. Leo Mugabe (right) seen here with Patrick Zhuwao Mugabe’s family is pushing back against the government’s plan to bury him at the National Heroes Acre monument in Harare and wants him to be interred in his home village, relatives have told Reuters. Leo Mugabe, the…

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Mohadi leads delegation to collect Mugabe body

Mohadi leads delegation to collect Mugabe body 12

By Idah Mhetu VICE President Kembo Mohadi on Monday left the country for Singapore to facilitate the repatriation of late former President and national hero Robert Mugabe. Mugabe died in Singapore last week having been hospitalised since April with an undisclosed ailment. Reports have suggested the former Zanu PF leader has battled prostate cancer for years. According to Information Minister Monica Mutsvangwa, family members were part of the delegation. “Government has dispatched a delegation headed by Vice president Kembo Mohadi to Singapore which is expected to accompany the body of…

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Mohadi leads delegation to repatriate Mugabe’s remains

Mohadi leads delegation to repatriate Mugabe’s remains 14

By Idah Mhetu VICE President Kembo Mohadi, Monday left the country for Singapore to facilitate the repatriation of the late former President and national hero Robert Mugabe. Mugabe died in Singapore last week having been hospitalised in April with an undisclosed ailment. Reports have suggested the former Zanu PF leader has battled prostate cancer for years. According to Information Minister Monica Mutsvangwa family members were part of the delegation. “Government has dispatched a delegation headed by Vice president Kembo Mohadi, to Singapore which is expected to accompany the body of…

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Mnangagwa targets “opposition terror” with anti-Money Laundering Bill

Mnangagwa targets “opposition terror” with anti-Money Laundering Bill 16

By Thandiwe Garusa PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has upped the ante in his bid to fight rampaging corruption, pushing through changes the Money Laundering and Proceeds of Crime Act in order to flush out individual who suddenly flaunt wealth. The Money Laundering and Proceeds of Crime Amendment Bill now before Parliament will have a new clause giving power to the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc), the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) and the police power to demand explanation from people regarding suspicious wealth. With the opposition constantly calling for protests and Mnangagwa accusing…

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Mugabe’s anti-colonial rage fueled long reign over Zimbabwe

Mugabe’s anti-colonial rage fueled long reign over Zimbabwe 18

By Andrew Meldrum | Associated Press | Robert Mugabe had just made a furious speech against Zimbabwe’s LGBT community, calling them “worse than pigs and dogs.” As he was about to get into his limousine, I asked, “Are you saying that gays in Zimbabwe have no legal rights?” Former President Robert Mugabe He glared at me and responded irately: “They have no rights whatsoever! They are an abomination and against human nature and God,” he shouted. He grabbed my arm and jostled me, causing my head to knock against a video…

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