Grace Mugabe sat uncomfortably next to Mnangagwa – PICTURES

Grace Mugabe sat uncomfortably next to Mnangagwa – PICTURES 1

By MacDonald Dzirutwe and Alexander Winning | Reuters | The body of Zimbabwe’s founder Robert Mugabe arrived home at the country’s main airport on Wednesday, but it was still unclear where he would be buried amid a dispute between some family members and the government. Mugabe’s wife Grace, dressed in black and wearing a veil, was next to Mnangagwa at the airport. As she left the tarmac in a vehicle behind the hearse, Grace could be seen wiping away tears and being consoled by one of her sisters. Mugabe, one…

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Albert Nyathi lashes out Noble Stylz

Albert Nyathi lashes out Noble Stylz 2

By Taonga Nyemba Dub-poet Albert Nyathi has responded to rapper Noble Stylz’s diss line which he calls him a one hit wonder as a publicity seeking stunt. Dub-poet Albert Nyathi has responded to rapper Noble Stylz Nyathi said Noble Stylz is just seeking relevance by disrespecting him through his music. “First thing is I don’t know him; he is seeking for fame, I will let him be and those who follow me know lots of stuff by me. Related Articles “He must visit my social media platforms, I doubt he…

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Mugabe body arrives in Zimbabwe, burial place not announced

Mugabe body arrives in Zimbabwe, burial place not announced 3

By Andrew Meldrum and Farai Mutsaka | AP | The body of Zimbabwe’s longtime ruler Robert Mugabe arrived Wednesday in the capital, Harare, where it was met by the country’s president and a full military delegation. A coffin carrying the body of Zimbabwe’s former ruler Robert Mugabe arrives from Singapore, at the RG Mugabe International Airport in Harare, Kenya. Wednesday Sept. 11, 2019. The body of Mugabe was flown to the capital, Harare, on Wednesday where it will be displayed at historic locations for several days before burial at a…

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Mnangagwa aware of hardships people are facing but warns troublemakers

Mnangagwa aware of hardships people are facing but warns troublemakers 4

Zimbabwe will continue providing adequate social safety nets to cushion vulnerable people from the prevailing economic hardships, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said today. Zimbabwe is implementing painful, but necessary reforms to undo years of economic mismanagement, to spur the economy to an upper middle income level by 2030. The first phase, the Transitional Stabilization Program (TSP), contained government expenditure and borrowings, rationalised the civil service to weed out ghost workers, and targeted corruption. Speaking at the burial of Major General Trust Mugoba at the Heroes Acre, Mnangagwa said he was aware…

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Demands to recall parliament as court rules suspension unlawful

Demands to recall parliament as court rules suspension unlawful 6

By Aubrey Allegretti Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend parliament is unlawful, a Scottish court has ruled. Boris Johnson The case was originally dismissed at the Court of Session last week, where Judge Lord Doherty said it was for politicians and not the courts to decide on shutting down the Commons and Lords for five weeks. But three judges of the Inner House, the supreme civil court in Scotland, disagreed with that ruling today. Related Articles The UK government plans to appeal the latest ruling on Tuesday at the Supreme Court…

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UZ in Mugabe vacation u-turn

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By Paidashe Mandivengerei UNIVERSITY of Zimbabwe (UZ) authorities have reversed their decision to send students on forced vacation ostensibly to mourn late former State President Robert Mugabe who died in Singapore last Friday. The u-turn followed pressure from firebrand student group, Zimbabwe National Students Union (ZINASU) for authorities to abandon the controversial decision. UZ had Monday ordered learners to take a three-day leave to mourn their late former Chancellor. In response, UZ ZINASU chair, Leroy Madhosi had addressed a letter to the Dean of Students demanding that the move be…

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Ncube sets up monetary policy committee to boost confidence

Ncube sets up monetary policy committee to boost confidence 9

HARARE – Finance minister Mthuli Ncube on Tuesday appointed a monetary policy committee (MPC) at the central bank as part of a set of reforms aimed at removing economic distortions and boosting confidence in policy-making. The nine-member MPC includes central bank governor John Mangudya, two deputy governors, university professor Ashok Chakravarti and former opposition politician Eddie Cross. Other members of the committee are actuarial scientist Marjorie Ngwenya; former Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries president and Nestle Zimbabwe MD Kumbirai Katsande; former BancABC CEO Douglas Munatsi; economics professor Theresa Moyo and deputy…

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Empty promises rile Madzibaba

Empty promises rile Madzibaba 11

By Nyore Madzianike Veteran sungura musician, Nicholas “Madzibaba” Zakaria, has expressed displeasure at local businessmen who are in the habit of publicly giving fake promises to musicians, saying such a culture should come to an end. Nicholas Zakaria The Senior Lecturer, as Zakaria is affectionately known by his legion of fans, said fake promises make planning difficult on the part of musicians, especially when the pledges have something to do with production. “We have had a number of businessmen who are on record giving promises to musicians, and those pledges…

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Malaysia clears Air Zim aircraft

Malaysia clears Air Zim aircraft 12

By Martin Kadzere A Malaysian firm has cleared the release of two aircraft acquired by Air Zimbabwe, with delivery of the first one expected soon, a senior Government official has revealed. Air Zimbabwe plane Transport and Infrastructure Development Minister Joel Biggie Matiza told The Herald Finance & Business that a team led by his Permanent Secretary Engineer Amos Marawa, was already in the south Asian country to finalise the multi-million dollar deal. The two Boeing 777-200 ER are part of the four the national airline intends to buy. Related Articles…

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Kasukuwere says Bob toppled 2 weeks before step down, meets Grace in Singapore

Kasukuwere says Bob toppled 2 weeks before step down, meets Grace in Singapore 13

By Staff Reporter LATE former President Robert Mugabe was left with only two weeks to resign at the Zanu PF national conference before he was unceremoniously removed from office in a military-led coup in November 2017. This was said by former Zanu PF national commissar and then government minister, Saviour Kasukuwere. Kasukuwere, now in self-imposed exile in South Africa was speaking on Wednesday morning in an interview with SABC in Johannesburg over Mugabe’s death in Singapore last Friday. He said Mugabe’s death was “painful”. Kasukuwere made the remarks soon after…

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