Mnangagwa Becoming More And More Like Mugabe

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PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa’s recent utterances that government would take unspecified action on lawyers providing free legal advice and doctors voluntarily attending to victims of last month’s violent crackdown on protests by the security forces is an assault on civil liberties, and dents his administration’s promises to implement bold political reforms. The military’s brutal quelling of protests last month left 17 people dead and is in stark contrast with Mnangagwa’s persistent rhetoric that Zimbabwe — a bastion of authoritarian and repressive rule for almost four decades — is moving away state-sponsored…

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Cops hunt for twenty-year-old child molester

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By Whinsley Masara Police in Matabeleland South have launched a manhunt for an alleged sexual abuser who impregnated a 13-year-old girl in Gwanda. Chief Insp Philisani Ndebele Tafara Moyo (20) from Binga allegedly abused the victim for an unspecified period until she fell pregnant and gave birth to a baby girl last month. The baby, however, died in Bulawayo under unclear circumstances having lived for only 20 days. The suspect fled when police investigations started in September last year. Related Articles Matabeleland South police spokesperson Chief Inspector Philisani Ndebele said…

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Trial date for ‘looter’ cops

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By Mashudu Netsianda The trial date for two police officers stationed at Entumbane Police Station who allegedly stole two gas tanks and several cellphones which were part of goods looted during the recent violent protests in Bulawayo has been set. Thulani Nyathi Thulani Nyathi (33) of Lobengula West and Victor Peter Munondo (28) of Entumbane suburb on Wednesday appeared before Bulawayo magistrate Ms Rachel Mukanga facing theft charges. They were remanded in custody to February 25 for trial. Allegations are that police received a report that was made at Entumbane…

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Bribe bid kombi crew arrested

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On Feb 22, 2019 28,767 0 By Nqobile Tshili Police in Bulawayo have arrested a kombi crew for allegedly trying to bribe four cops with $10 bond notes after the duo were arrested for operating an unregistered commuter omnibus. File picture of a police roadblock in Zimbabwe The incident occurred on Tuesday at 12:20PM along Lobengula Street between 5th and 6th Avenue. Bulawayo police spokesperson Chief Inspector Precious Simango yesterday said the kombi driver and his conductor allegedly tried to bribe cops who had arrested them for pirating. Related Articles…

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Chicken ‘thief’ electrocuted

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By Patrick Chitumba A suspected chicken thief was electrocuted while stealing chickens from a fowl run at a house in Mkoba 5 suburb in Gweru. Clayton Machova (21) was electrocuted while trying to disconnect power to the fowl run using a pair of pliers. Midlands provincial police spokesperson Inspector Joel Goko confirmed the incident which happened on Wednesday. He said by the time he was electrocuted, Machova had removed one chicken from the fowl run and placed it in a plastic dish in which he intended to use to carry…

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No title deeds for City Hall, Tower Block

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By Auxilia Katongomara The Bulawayo City Council does not have title deeds for some of its important buildings like the Tower Block and City Hall as well as its dams, hampering efforts to compile a proper asset register as recommended by Government. The Bulawayo City Hall The bombshell revelation, made by the BCC Finance Director Mr Kimptom Ndimande at a Finance Review Meeting with stakeholders at the Large City Hall on Wednesday, was met with shock from residents who said the local authority was treading on a dangerous path as…

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Teacher in court for cracking pupil’s forehead

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By Michael Magoronga A teacher at Amaveni Primary School in Kwekwe was on Monday arraigned before the courts for shoving a Grade One pupil against a desk, resulting in her sustaining a cut on her forehead. The pupil was rushed to Kwekwe Hospital where she received several stitches on the forehead. A teacher at Amaveni Primary School in Kwekwe was on Monday arraigned before the courts for shoving a Grade One pupil against a desk, resulting in her sustaining a cut on her forehead. The pupil was rushed to Kwekwe…

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Pupils injured in classroom collapse

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Last updated Feb 22, 2019 29,030 0 By Walter Mswazie A pupil at Ebenezer Primary School in Gutu was seriously injured while six others escaped with minor injuries after a classroom roof collapsed under a heavy storm that swept through the district last week. File picture of heavy rains and strong winds The rains and winds also damaged several teachers’ houses at the school. Pupils’s exercise and text books were also destroyed after they were soaked by the rain which lasted for about 30 minutes. Ward 19 Councillor Cleophas Muzindi…

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Cleansing ceremony for Silvermoon, Cricket 3 mines

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By Blessings Chidakwa Traditional leaders and spirit mediums from Mashonaland West Province will conduct a cleansing ceremony at Silvermoon and Cricket 3 mines in Battlefields, Mhondoro-Ngezi, where 24 artisanal miners died after shafts were flooded following a heavy downpour. Eight artisanal miners who were trapped underground for several days after heavy flooding in Zimbabwe have been rescued, though dozens of their co-workers are still missing and feared dead. Thirty-two artisanal miners were trapped by flash-floods which hit the area, leaving 24 dead while another eight survived the ordeal after spending…

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‘Ex-mayor abused authority’

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By Nyore Madzianike and Ray Bande Former Mutare Mayor Tatenda Nhamarare reportedly abused his authority, flouted procedures and acquired a residential stand in one of the city’s affluent suburbs during his tenure of office. Tatenda Nhemarare According to the Mutare City Council Forensic Audit Investigative Report, Nhamarare bought a fully serviced 1 350 square-metre stand in the low density suburb of Palmerstone for $3 375 from council, instead of paying $24 300 for the same. As if it was not enough, the former Mutare mayor is also said to have…

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