MDC blames Zanu PF youths after man murdered outside Kwekwe constituency office

MDC blames Zanu PF youths after man murdered outside Kwekwe constituency office 1

HARARE – Police are investigating after a man was killed outside a constituency office of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) in Kwekwe on Friday. Officers responded after reports of a man lying dead just meters from the MDC office, which the local MP says was illegally seized by Zanu PF youths who have been using it as a “terror base”. The identity of the victim was yet to be established but Mbizo MP Settlement Chikwinya told ZimLive that he believed the incident was politically-motivated. “They have literally besieged my…

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Midlands State University a world beater in human rights moot competition

Midlands State University a world beater in human rights moot competition 3

GWERU – Midlands State University (MSU) came seventh at the 11th Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition held at Palais de Nations Geneva, Switzerland from July 15-19, beating some of the top universities in the world. The competition was held in English, Spanish and French and from the 96 registered African universities group, MSU was the only African university that made it to the top ten English group after finishing seventh with 89.23 points. The competition was won by the University of Oxford (United Kingdom) with 94.36 points,…

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Driver of SA-registered car blamed as 6 killed, 3 injured in Shurugwi head-on collision

Driver of SA-registered car blamed as 6 killed, 3 injured in Shurugwi head-on collision 5

GWERU – Six people were killed and three survived with injuries after a head-on collision between two vehicles near Chachacha Business Centre in Shurungwi, Midlands province, on Sunday. Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi, the national police spokesman, said: “I can confirm that six people died, five on the spot, in a fatal road traffic accident involving a Nissan Caravan and Honda Jazz vehicles. The accident happened at the 58km peg along the Gweru- Masvingo highway near Chachacha Business centre around 10AM. “The Nissan Caravan was coming from Masvingo while the Honda…

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Jealous rage Air Force pilot jailed over murder of Gweru lawyer

Jealous rage Air Force pilot jailed over murder of Gweru lawyer 7

HARARE – An Air Force of Zimbabwe pilot was beginning a 20-year jail term on Friday after he was convicted of beating and kicking his lawyer girlfriend to death. Justice Nokuthula Moyo of the Bulawayo High Court said Tashinga Musonza, 29, had shown no remorse over the killing of Lucy Duve in a jealous rage last November. Justice Moyo said Musonza had been particularly callous after delaying taking Duve to hospital following a violent beating because his concerns about being arrested. When he finally drove Duve to the Clay Bank…

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‘Shameless’ Mnangagwa hired Dubai jet to fly him to Gweru graduation

‘Shameless’ Mnangagwa hired Dubai jet to fly him to Gweru graduation 9

HARARE – President Emmerson Mnangagwa was branded “shameless” after hiring a plane from Dubai to fly him the 275km journey to Gweru from Harare on Friday. Mnangagwa attended a graduation ceremony at the Midlands State University. The 76-year-old Zanu PF leader hired a US$12,000-per-hour Airbus A318-112 (CJ) Elite which is registered to Constellation Aviation of Dubai. So short was the flight that the Airbus reached a maximum flight level of 14,000 feet before beginning its descent to land in Gweru – each leg of the trip lasting about 25 minutes,…

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Zanu PF MP Justice Mayor Wadyajena imports US$210k supercar

Zanu PF MP Justice Mayor Wadyajena imports US$210k supercar 11

HARARE – Zanu PF MP Justice Mayor Wadyajena has taken delivery of a US$210,000 supercar. Emphasising the gulf between Zimbabwe’s impoverished masses and a politically-connected elite, the Gokwe Nembudziya MP imported the Lamborghini Urus from Europe on a KLM cargo flight on Monday. The vehicle was loaded onto a trailer at Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport and driven to an unknown destination. Monster … The Lamorghini Urus is the car maker’s first SUV since the 1980s Petrol-head … Justice Mayor Wadyajena arriving at Parliament in a Jaguar XJ Sources told…

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Rural teachers’ union leader detained in Gweru after strike call

Rural teachers’ union leader detained in Gweru after strike call 15

GWERU – The deputy leader of a union for rural teachers was arrested in Gweru on Tuesday, detained and interrogated before being freed without charge. The Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (ARTUZ) called on its members to begin a three-day job boycott starting on Monday this week, pressing for salaries to be paid in United States dollars after the local currency plunged in value. The union’s vice chairman Godfrey Chanda spent several hours at Gweru Central Police Station in what rights groups say is an escalation of attacks on…

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7 years later, detectives seek to solve mystery of missing Mberengwa woman

7 years later, detectives seek to solve mystery of missing Mberengwa woman 17

HARARE – The mysterious disappearance of a Mberengwa housekeeper in 2012 is now being investigated as a murder after the missing woman’s family convinced a court to declare her dead. Detectives have re-opened the investigation into 19-year-old Isheunopa Moyo’s disappearance and last week arrested three people. Investigators believe Moyo met with foul play at the hands of her former employers, who are small-scale gold miners in Mberengwa. Sanangurai Moyo, 41, his wife Ropafadzo Marovedze, 31, and his mother Jane Hove, 59, appeared before Gweru magistrate Mildred Matuvi last week charged…

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Mnangagwa bread-on-armrest picture causes internet sensation

Mnangagwa bread-on-armrest picture causes internet sensation 19

HARARE – A bizarre picture of President Emmerson Mnangagwa sitting in the back of an SUV with exposed bread slices on the armrest caused an internet stir on Tuesday. Mnangagwa, who appears to be focused on something, possibly a phone, is seen sitting with a man, later identified as Gweru bakery owner Douglas Kwande. Kwande is dressed in a red track bottom and grey shirt. The two men’s elbows pivot from an armrest, with Kwande’s in contact with what looks like five bread slices. Through the window, soldiers in an…

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Vimbai Tsvangirai to make full recovery, uncle says after hospital visit

Vimbai Tsvangirai to make full recovery, uncle says after hospital visit 21

HARARE – Glen View South MP Vimbai Tsvangirai (MDC) should make a full recovery after she was involved in a fatal car accident in Kwekwe, in which two MDC activists died, relatives said. Vimbai, the daughter of the late MDC founder and Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, cheated death on Monday night when a vehicle she was travelling in was involved in a head-on collision about 4km outside Kwekwe on the road to Harare. Her uncle, Manasseh Tsvangirai, said she had been admitted at West End Clinic in Harare, where tests…

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