Former Zimbabwe VP fears he will be poisoned if detained

Former Zimbabwe VP fears he will be poisoned if detained 1

Zimbabwe’s former Vice-President Phelekezela Mphoko today fled from anti-corruption questioning after he was summoned over alleged criminal abuse of office, officials said. Mphoko, 79, who served under long-time ruler Robert Mugabe, was due at the police in Bulawayo, the country’s second city, to record a statement on the allegations. But he drove off as soon as officials from the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) approached his car. “We had agreed to meet at the police post at the magistrate’s court to record a warned-and- cautioned statement and have his fingerprints taken…

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Police pile more misery on MDC, ban Gweru demo

Police pile more misery on MDC, ban Gweru demo 3

By Midlands Correspondent POLICE on Monday banned the MDC’s Gweru demonstration, pilling more misery on a party that had seen similar protests in Harare and Bulawayo banned in quick succession. The MDC demonstration which the opposition party had set for this Tuesday, is among a series of planned anti-government protests the party had planned against massive poverty and desperation under the Zanu PF led administration. The first ban was issued against the Harare demonstration, igniting wild clashes between police and MDC supporters in the Harare CBD. The Bulawayo situation was…

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OFFICIAL! Maritzburg announce Augusto deal

OFFICIAL! Maritzburg announce Augusto deal 5

ABSA Premiership side Maritzburg United have announced the signing of Zimbabwean striker Clive Augusto from Chicken Inn. The club on Monday posted on its website saying they are delighted to wrap up their transfer business with the arrival of Augusto. Augusto, who has won three player of the month awards in a row, was the leading scorer in the Castle Lager Premiership with 14 goals. “Maritzburg United are delighted to have wrapped up their transfer business with the acquisition of Clive Augusto, who top scored in the Zimbabwean Premier Soccer…

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PSL AWARDS: Ndiraya is July coach of the month as Josta scoops player award

PSL AWARDS: Ndiraya is July coach of the month as Josta scoops player award 6

On Aug 19, 2019 6,577 By Rest Mutore Dynamos coach Tonderai Ndiraya and CAPS United midfielder Joel ‘Josta’ Ngodzo have been named the Castle Larger Premier Soccer League coach and player of the month for July. Tonderai Ndiraya The results for the online poll were released Monday by the PSL. Ndiraya, who has managed to stabilise the DeMbare ship since his arrival, never tasted defeat in July – recording two wins and two draws. Related Articles The DeMbare boss beat off competition from Ngezi Platinum’s Erol Akbay who also has…

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“His dogs ate my chicken”

“His dogs ate my chicken” 7

By Praise Mabuto A Harare woman is claiming US$60 from her neighbour for chickens eaten by his dog. File picture of Harare Civil Courts Takura Ndima took Liberty Chirokwe to Harare Civil Court where she was demanding the money. She told the court that Liberty’s dog came during the night and bit her chickens whilst they were in the fowl run. Related Articles “His dog devoured my fowls. I want my money, which I was going to earn from selling them. “Each was going for US$10. “My chickens were ready…

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Fun-loving granny(79) speaks

Fun-loving granny(79) speaks 8

By Kimberley Majange A Mbare bred granny, who stole the show at Seh Calaz’s recent birthday bash, says she cannot do without booze and live music. Gogo Sizani Mwelase, 79, says she has always been jovial during her childhood and dancing remains her first love. So passionate of dancing is Gogo Mwelase that she can dance to any genre, including Zim dancehall perceived to be a preserve for young rascals and hotheads. The ageless drama queen of Mbare says she learns some of her dancing routines from her grandchildren. Related…

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UZ probes accommodation scam

UZ probes accommodation scam 9

On Aug 19, 2019 35,466 The University of Zimbabwe has begun investigating malcontents found to have cashed in on students desperate for accommodation. University of Zimbabwe (UZ) : Campus Overview This development comes after some students told this publication about the accommodation scandal at their institution. In a statement, University of Zimbabwe regretted the inconvenience that might have been caused to innocent students, their parents and guardians by the alleged scam. “Further to the story that appeared in the H-Metro newspaper of Thursday, 15 August 2019 under the heading ‘Accommodation…

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UZ probes accommodation scam

UZ probes accommodation scam 10

On Aug 19, 2019 35,466 The University of Zimbabwe has begun investigating malcontents found to have cashed in on students desperate for accommodation. University of Zimbabwe (UZ) : Campus Overview This development comes after some students told this publication about the accommodation scandal at their institution. In a statement, University of Zimbabwe regretted the inconvenience that might have been caused to innocent students, their parents and guardians by the alleged scam. “Further to the story that appeared in the H-Metro newspaper of Thursday, 15 August 2019 under the heading ‘Accommodation…

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Omar al-Bashir trial: Sudan’s ex-president ‘got millions from Saudis’

Omar al-Bashir trial: Sudan’s ex-president ‘got millions from Saudis’ 11

A detective has told a court in Sudan that former President Omar al-Bashir admitted to receiving millions of dollars from Saudi Arabia. Omar al-Bashir appeared in court in a cage on Monday Mr Bashir appeared in court on Monday to face corruption charges, which his lawyers say are baseless. He was ousted in April after months of protests, bringing an end to his nearly 30 years in power. In June, prosecutors said a large hoard of foreign currency had been found in grain sacks at his home. Related Articles On…

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Philippe Coutinho: Bayern Munich sign midfielder on loan from Barcelona

Philippe Coutinho: Bayern Munich sign midfielder on loan from Barcelona 12

Bayern Munich have signed attacking midfielder Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona on a season-long loan deal which includes an option to buy. New Bayern signing Philippe Coutinho has won 55 caps for Brazil Barcelona say the German side will pay 8.5m euros (£7.78m) to take the Brazilian, 27, on loan while the option to buy stands at 120m euros (£109.84m). Bayern will also pay Coutinho’s wages for the duration of the loan spell. “In Barcelona a lot of things did not turn out as we had imagined,” he said at his…

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