Mapeza quits FC Platinum as Manica Diamonds wait in the wings

Mapeza quits FC Platinum as Manica Diamonds wait in the wings 1

HARARE – Norman Mapeza quit as coach of FC Platinum on Thursday blaming “burnout”. Mapeza joined the Zvishavane club five years ago and he says he needs a rest, although speculation is rife that he could be making a switch to Mutare club, Manica Diamonds. “Of course, there will be speculation but I can tell you that I just needed a rest and, after meeting with the club president George Mawere, we agreed that was in my best interest,” the 47-year-old told the Herald. He added: “I have been working…

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Business Times editor Happiness Zengeni quits to launch own paper

Business Times editor Happiness Zengeni quits to launch own paper 3

HARARE – Business Times editor Happiness Zengeni quit on Wednesday after a year at the helm. Zengeni was the founding editor of the newspaper launched in June last year after crossing over from the Zimpapers-owned Business Weekly. The Business Times is owned by journalist and former cabinet minister Supa Mandiwanzira through his company, AB Communications, which also owns ZiFM. AB Communications CEO Susan Makore said she was travelling in Europe and referred questions to editor in chief, Kelvin Jakachira, who was not reachable. Zengeni, a former business editor for The…

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Malema takes aim at Mnangagwa as Mugabe loyalists miss his funeral

Malema takes aim at Mnangagwa as Mugabe loyalists miss his funeral 5

SOWETO, South Africa – South African opposition leader Julius Malema on Thursday pleaded with Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa to allow Robert Mugabe’s exiled loyalists to bury him, telling him: “You can’t be worse than apartheid regime.” Several of Mugabe’s former ministers, driven into exile after the military ended his 37-year rule in 2017, will not be burying him next week, fearing arrest by Mnangagwa’s regime. Malema was speaking at a memorial service for Mugabe organised by his Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) in Soweto. Mugabe’s nephew Patrick Zhuwao, who was youth…

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Zimbabwe in good standing with the IMF but……

Zimbabwe in good standing with the IMF but…… 9

Zimbabwe is in good standing with the International Monetary Fund but it has to clear its arrears with other international financial institutions before it can get any new funding, IMF Director of Communications Gerry Rice said today. A team from the IMF is in the country reviewing its Staff Monitored Programme and will be in the country until 17 September. Zimbabwe’s arrears to the World Bank and the African Development, the two key financial institutions which can open doors for the country, are about US$2 billion. Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube…

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Bogus Military Intelligence officers held over US$40k Magaya extortion

HARARE – Two Harare men posing as Military Intelligence officers allegedly tried to extort US$40,000 from Prophetic Healing and Deliverance (PHD) Ministries founder, Prophet Walter Magaya. Petners Zvabva from Crawhill West and Takesure Marisa told an official from Magaya’s church that they could prevent a demonstration against the preacher planned by unidentified individuals for a fee. Zvabva and Marisa were not asked to plead to extortion charges when they appeared before Harare magistrate Vongai Guuriro who remanded them in custody pending a bail hearing. Prosecutors say on September 2, Zvabva…

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Sacked ZBC boss Patrick Mavhura arrested over alleged US$340k swindle

Sacked ZBC boss Patrick Mavhura arrested over alleged US$340k swindle 12

HARARE – The sacked Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) CEO Patrick Mavhura was arrested on Thursday evening charged with fraud, police sources told ZimLive. Mavhura, sacked by the public broadcaster last month, allegedly spent US$340,000 without board authorisation buying a house in Borrowdale. Meanwhile, the broke ZBC has not yet paid salaries for August. Mavhura was picked up by investigators from the Special Anti-Corruption Unit and was being held at Matapi Police Station. “ZBC is the complainant in the matter. Mavhura allegedly diverted payments from advertising agencies meant for the ZBC…

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Mnangagwa says Mugabe family has final say on where he will be buried

Mnangagwa says Mugabe family has final say on where he will be buried 14

Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa today said that the family of the late former President Robert Mugabe will make the final decision on where he will be buried and government will respect that. His comments follow days of uncertainty about the final resting place for the former leader who died last Friday in Singapore where he was receiving medical treatment. The uncertainty has led to widespread speculation, with some reports indicating that Mugabe, whose body arrived home from Singapore yesterday, had told his family he wanted to be buried at his…

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River death baby boy named

River death baby boy named 16

A baby boy who died after being pulled out of a river in Greater Manchester has been named locally as Zakari Bennett. Zakari Bennett died after being pulled out of the River Irwell in Radcliffe Zakari, believed to have been 11 months old, was lifted from the River Irwell in Radcliffe, Bury, just before 16:30 BST on Wednesday but died in hospital. A 22-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder. The child’s mother paid tribute to her son, who was her “whole world and so much more”. Related…

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Johnson denies lying to Queen over Parliament suspension

Johnson denies lying to Queen over Parliament suspension 17

Boris Johnson has denied lying to the Queen over the advice he gave her over the five-week suspension of Parliament. Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the Queen The prime minister was speaking after Scotland’s highest civil court ruled on Wednesday the shutdown was unlawful. Asked whether he had lied to the monarch about his reasons for the suspension, he replied: “Absolutely not.” He added: “The High Court in England plainly agrees with us, but the Supreme Court will have to decide.” Related Articles The power to suspend – or prorogue…

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