11 killed as kombis in head-on collision along Nyamapanda highway

17th December 2018 News Headlines By Robert Tapfumaneyi ELEVEN people died on the spot late Sunday afternoon after two minibuses collided head-on 49 km from Harare along the highway to Nyampanda, police have confirmed. Spokesperson Paul Nyathi said 10 adults and a child died after one of the buses’ tyre burst, resulting in the it encroaching into the way of another on-coming kombi. “One of the commuter omnibuses had a tyre burst and encroached onto the lane of an oncoming omnibus, resulting in the head-on collision,” said Nyathi. “Police officers…

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Mnangagwa pledges reforms to promote democracy

17th December 2018 News Headlines By AFP President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Saturday pledged to reform his party and promote democracy in his closing address to the ruling Zanu-PF party’s annual conference. In a speech that marked the latest move in efforts to end his country’s international isolation, he told delegates: “We are in the process of reforming our party. “We should further entrench the rule of law and constitutionalism in the party and the country,” he told the conference at the farming town of Esigodini. Some 6,000 delegates endorsed Mnangagwa…

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SA cops intercept truck heading for Zimbabwe border with stolen vehicle & goods worth millions

17th December 2018 News Headlines SOUTH Africa police on Sunday intercepted a closed truck transporting a stolen luxury vehicle, LED TVs and several other items in Polokwane, believed to be worth millions of rand. A Zimbabwean and two Ugandan nationals were taken into police custody. The truck was impounded and is being stored at the Seshego police compound outside Polokwane. Police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe said: “We can confirm the incident; we’ll provide more details later.” According to News24, the truck was travelling from Gauteng and was destined to cross…

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White Zim farmers want US$138m from SA after Zuma ruled complicit in illegal SADC move

Ten farmers have served notice they will claim R1.9 billion (aboutUS$138m), and there are thousands more where they came from. A report in Afrikaans weekly Rapport today reveals that at least 10 farmers plan to put in a compensation claim for nearly R2 billion against the South African taxpayer over their losses in Zimbabwe. They reportedly served notice to the government on Friday of their plan to claim R1.9 billion for the SA state’s complicity in their suffering. The 10 farmers are among an estimated 4,000 white farmers who lost their land…

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Zimbabwe’s banking sector boosts profits amid turmoil in rest of economy

17th December 2018 Business, Economy By Xinhua Zimbabwe’s banking sector boosted profitability in the nine months to Sept. 30, posting an aggregate net profit of 283.98 million U.S. dollars, latest Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) figures show. This was a 76.68 percent increase from a net profit of 160.73 million dollars for the corresponding period in 2017, the Herald newspaper reported Friday. “The improved earnings performance was buoyed by non-interest income arising from a surge in digital transactional volumes as well as interest income from investments in securities, mainly treasury…

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Gurira’s play ‘The Convert’ in London; fellow Black Panther alumni stars

By The Independent (UK) Written by Danai Gurira and starring Letitia Wright – both Black Panther alumni – The Convert shines like a glittering bauble in Kwame Kwei-Armah’s first season at the Young Vic. But this production is about much more than flashy casting: while the play isn’t new, having been first seen in the US in 2012 and staged only last year at the Gate in London, it has the feeling of a modern classic. And under Ola Ince’s direction, this is a fiercely realised staging of it. Letitia Wright in The Convert We’re in southern Africa…

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WINDS OF CHANGE . . . Philip Chiyangwa, Omega Sibanda sensationally booted out as ZIFA bosses

By Tadious Manyepo Felton Kamambo is the new ZIFA president after he sensationally beat incumbent Philip Chiyangwa in the national football association’s elections held in Harare yesterday. DOWN AND OUT . . . A distraught Philip Chiyangwa (left) and Omega Sibanda show their disappointment after they were ousted as ZIFA bosses during yesterday’s elections in Harare. – Picture by Lee Maidza Constitutionally, the winner was supposed to garner at least two thirds of the vote but after amassing 35 to Chiyangwa’s 24, the latter withdrew his candidature just before a…

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11 people killed as kombis collide

By Tendai Rupapa and Talent Chimutambgi ELEVEN people died on spot and several others were seriously injured yesterday when two commuter omnibuses collided head-on along the Harare-Nyamapanda highway, marking a bloody start to the festive season which runs from December 15 to January 15, 2019. ELEVEN people died on spot and several others were seriously injured yesterday when two commuter omnibuses collided head-on along the Harare-Nyamapanda highway The accident occurred at the 49km peg late in the afternoon. National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed the accident last night.…

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LATEST: Petrol FIRE kills Victoria Falls mechanic, Destroys property

file A mechanic (37) was burnt and later died after drums of petrol he was keeping at his workshop for resale on the black market caught fire in Victoria Falls. Tapinda Whisper Muzvidzva who operated a panel beating shop but had turned the premises into a petrol warehouse feeding the black market was rushed to Victoria Falls Hospital and was later transferred to Mpilo Central Hospital where he died last Friday. The fire occurred on Thursday at Jeche Complex in the industrial area. One of his colleagues at the shop…

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Callisto Pasuwa WINS Malawian football league title with Big Bullets

FORMER Zimbabwe Warriors and Dynamos coach Callisto Pasuwa has done it again!! Pasuwa added another feather to his cap when he led Malawi’s football giants Nyasa Big Bullets to their 14th title in the TNM Super League with two games to spare after beating Red Lions 3-0 at Balaka Stadium on Saturday. Pasuwa joined Big Bullets, the most successful club in Malawi, in October as he returned to coaching after almost two years on the sidelines. He parted ways with the Warriors following their failed African Cup of Nations campaign…

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