Prophet Magaya in US$900k land scandal

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PROPHETIC Healing and Deliverance (PHD) Ministries founder Prophet Walter Magaya has been sucked into a US$900 000 land scandal after buying a farm which was sold illegally. Kalulu Farm located in Goromonzi, was sold to Prophet Magaya yet it had not been distributed under a deceased person’s estate. This was exposed in a letter dated 7 June, 2019, written by Samukange Hungwe Attorneys on behalf of Nicholas Obert Mukomberanwa to the PHD leader. The Mukomberanwa family through its lawyers is seeking to cancel the transaction and recover the farm. Prophet…

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Chamisa tells Mnangagwa to ‘wake up and smell the change’

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PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa and his peers in Africa have failed to read the mood of young people on the continent and risk being swept aside by the rising tide of demand for change. Chamisa told mourners at a church service in honour of the late Glen View South MP, Vimbai Tsvangirai-Java last week that it was time young people took the lead. “In Africa, there is a problem of failing to understand the generational transition. Our old generation is failing to understand the times. They looked after us when we…

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Mnangagwa promises free education

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President Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday opened the 27th session of the Junior Parliament of Zimbabwe as part of commemorations of the Day of the African Child by promising free compulsory basic education for all children. Mnangagwa told the young Parliamentarians in Harare that his government would work round the clock to protect and promote the interests and rights of children. “I am always ready to listen to you, our children, with a view to addressing your concerns,” he said. “The future is ours together. As we celebrate the African Child, we…

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Crackdown against money dealers

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Police in Chinhoyi have launched a crackdown against illegal money dealers and had to fire live ammunition on Friday when they arrested 16 people in the town. However, most of the dealers were released yesterday due to lack of evidence and were charged for the lesser offence of obstructing free passage along the street. But it is the firing of warning shots that got people to talk about the heavy-handedness of the police towards civilians. One of the dealers, who wanted to be only identified as Monya, said he was…

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Baboons terrorise Gwanda

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Baboons are causing havoc in the mining town of Gwanda, where they are raiding homes for food and ambushing shoppers outside retail shops. The troops of baboons are also said to have been causing problems for pupils during break time, especially at Mt Cazalet and St Christopher primary schools where they grab food from pupils in the playgrounds. Authorities at the schools have reportedly warned their pupils to be on the lookout as they could be injured by the wild animals that bay for their food. Residents said the animals…

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Winter of discontent for Mnangagwa

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President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government faces a winter of discontent from restive public sector workers with teachers and health workers giving notice of imminent strikes. Mnangagwa’s broke government, struggling to keep a lid on rising anger over a failing economy, faces imminent confrontation with its workers who want their salaries currently paid in the transitional RTGS currency to be reviewed to match prevailing exchange rates with the United States dollar. The Health Apex Council, which represents doctors, nurses, radiographers and other health sector unions, announced Friday that it is embarking on…

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‘Will implement fundamentals before scrapping multi-currency’ – do in 6 months what fail in 10 years!

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“One listener asked how the new currency would be sustained when there is no production. The president (Mnangagwa) said that he would not be cornered into revealing the stages that are to be followed until the local currency is introduced before year end,” reported Spotlight Zimbabwe. “He, however, said that there are fundamentals that are to be met first before the currency is introduced. He said that these include improving production, minimising corruption and instilling confidence in the general populace. He assured further called upon the members of the public…

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Chamisa will not massage Mnangagwa’s ego

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MDC leader Nelson Chamisa will not join President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s Political Actors Dialogue (POLAD) just to massage the Zanu-PF frontman’s ego. Reacting to Mnangagwa’s comments made in an interview with State radio on Friday, Chamisa’s spokesperson Nkululeko Sibanda did not mince his words. “Mnangagwa’s actions are not nationalistic. He does not understand the role of leadership itself. It is actually Chamisa who invited him for all inclusive and serious talks. “Chamisa is welcoming. We want President Mnangagwa to graduate a bit towards an adult conversation,” Sibanda said from his base…

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Passport shortage leaves Zimbabweans stranded

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With Zimbabwe’s economy in shambles and political tensions rising, leaving the country seems the best option for many who are desperate for jobs. But those dreams often end at the passport office, which doesn’t have enough foreign currency to import proper paper and ink. A passport now takes no less than a year to be issued. An emergency passport can take months amid a backlog of 280 000 applications, never mind recent ones. Zimbabweans at the main office in the capital, Harare, have taken to sleeping in line for any…

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Spunned man hangs himself

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A 47-year-old Glendale man hanged himself on a tree branch after he was dumped by his girlfriend. Rangarirai Chaera of Virginia farm, Glendale, was found dead by Liberty Chigango around 5am. Mashonaland Central police deputy spokesperson Assistant Inspector Petros Masikati said Chaera killed himself after his girlfriend refused to open her room for him. In another case, a Mvurwi female school teacher was found dead on Friday in her room under unclear circumstances. A witness from the school said the body of the teacher (name given) was discovered by her…

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