ED’s Sanctions Narrative Falters Again

ED’s Sanctions Narrative Falters Again 1

Jane Mlambo| President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s long held narrative that sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe by the United States of America and European Union are responsible for the worsening economic situation has faltered again after the EU ambassador to Zimbabwe, Timo Olkkonen challenged government to bring tangible evidence that the embargo was hurting ordinary people as often alleged. Addressing journalists in Harare on Tuesday, Olkkonen said sanctions were targeted at government officials fingered in human rights abuses and not the ordinary people. “EU sanctions are highly legal instruments,” said the EU diplomat,…

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Mnangagwa’s Bulawayo Meeting With CSOs Left A Stink

Mnangagwa’s Bulawayo Meeting With CSOs Left A Stink 3

Jane Mlambo| President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s meeting with leaders of Matebeleland civil society groups has caused a storm with a group who attended the meeting being branded sellouts for meeting the man they accuse of orchestrating gukurahundi atrocities. According to NewZimbabwe.com, the closed door meeting held at the State House where journalist and activist Zenzele Ndebele was arrested has angered a section of civil society who feel let down. The clique accused WOZA leader Jenni Williams of bootlicking Mnangagwa by calling him a “listening” President. Other blamed embattled MDC-T leader Thokozani…

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EU, UN Plug Aid Looting Gaps… As Mutsvangwa Accused Of Looting

EU, UN Plug Aid Looting Gaps… As Mutsvangwa Accused Of Looting 5

A grainy picture of trucks believed to be carrying donated foodstuffs being taken into Information minister Monica Mutsvangwa’s house in Greenside, Mutare, last week. THE United Nations and the European Union yesterday said they had put in place mechanisms to prevent any further looting and politicisation of aid meant for the victims of Cyclone Idai. This comes as information minister Monica Mutsvangwa has been accused of looting donations after an image was leaked (see above) of a delivery truck loading some stuff into her home in Mutare. “We take seriously…

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SA sniffer dogs comb Chimanimani

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South African police officers and their sniffer dogs searching for bodies underneath debris at Ngangu township in Chimanimani yesterday BY Everson Mushava/Tapiwa Zivira Rescue operations continued yesterday at Ngangu township, Chimanimani with sniffer dogs from South Africa identifying about 10 sites by midday where bodies are believed to be still buried in rubble following the Cyclone Idai floods that ravaged the Eastern Highlands a fortnight ago. Two teams, with sniffer dogs each, combed the debris, identifying sites to be excavated for possible recovery of dead bodies. The South African team,…

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Dambudzo On His Way Out, “Pfeexiting”

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Pfeexiting Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa Correspondent|Former Cabinet Minister Professor Jonathan Moyo has alleged that the government of President Emmerson Mnangagwa is on its way out after failing to solve the economic crisis bedevilling the country. Said Prof. Moyo, “Congratulations and well done to whoever or whatever is behind Mthuli Ncube’s newly found loud silence. He is conspicuously speaking less and less with the wheels falling off and things falling apart as Pfeexit begins to take root.” Pfeexit is a term Moyo coined which is similar to Britain’s program to leave Europe…

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Signs Show ZANU PF’s Sweet Was Murdered And Crime Scene Tampered With.

Signs Show ZANU PF’s Sweet Was Murdered And Crime Scene Tampered With. 13

Sweet Sweet Own Correspondent|Zanu PF losing member of Parliament for Bulawayo East, Sweet Sweet, who was found dead with pistol in hand, 2.5km from his Nyamandlovu farm on Wednesday was murdered. Police sources close to investigations say the killers tried to make his death look like a suicide. Passersby discovered Sweet, in his car on the road on Wednesday morning before alerting his employees, neighbours and the police. Matabeleland North police spokesperson, Chief Inspector Siphiwe Makonese, yesterday said Sweet was found clutching his gun in his right hand. “He was…

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Voters Express Disappointment In MDC’s Failure To Field One Candidate For Tomorrow’s By Election

Voters Express Disappointment In MDC’s Failure To Field One Candidate For Tomorrow’s By Election 15

The late MDC Councillor Happy Ncube in full swing Own Correspondent|Residents of Ward 28 in Bulawayo’s Cowdray Park have expressed disappointment at the opposition MDC for failing to settle on one candidate for the ward by election to be held on Saturday. The party failed to settle a dispute between its two candidates Alderman Collet Ndhlovu and Nomagugu Mloyi who have apparently both been on a campaign trail canvassing for votes ahead of the weekend polls despite demands for one candidate by party members in the ward. Ndhlovu and Mloyi…

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Patrice Motsepe Donates R15m To Zim Govt For Cyclone Idai Relief Aid

Patrice Motsepe Donates R15m To Zim Govt For Cyclone Idai Relief Aid 17

Chairman of African Rainbow Minerals Mr Patrice Motsepe (right) and wife Precious Moloi-Motsepe donated R15 million towards the cyclone relief efforts. THE government of South Africa and businessman Patrice Motsepe’s family yesterday donated a combined R75 million to victims of Cyclone Idai in Zimbabwe. The cyclone mainly affected Chipinge and Chimanimani in Manicaland Province as well as some parts of Masvingo. The South African government donated R60 million, while the Motsepe family chipped in with R15 million. Both South African Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Ms Lindiwe Sisulu and…

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Lawyers roll out free legal advice to cyclone victims

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BY KENNETH NYANGANI THE Law Society of Zimbabwe (LSZ) has offered to give free legal advice to victims of Cyclone Idai seeking to replace documents lost during floods which wreaked havoc in Chipinge, Chimanimani districts and parts of Masvingo and Midlands provinces, two weeks ago. LSZ president Thandaza Moyo made the offer yesterday while presenting donation of groceries towards Cyclone Idai victims in Mutare. The donated items include mealie meal, cooking oil, bath and laundry soup, dried kapenta and rice worth ZWR$5000. He said as lawyers, it was their responsibility…

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Murderer Escapes

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A Zimunya man who fatally hit another patron with a brick on the head during a bar scuffle in 2012 when he was still a juvenile walked home a free man last week after a Mutare High Court judge slapped him with a wholly suspended jail term.Tendekai Mukwindidza was found guilty of murder as defined in Section 47 (1) (a) of the Criminal Law Codification and Reform Act Chapter 9:23 when he appeared before Justice Isaac Muzenda. He was sentenced to three years imprisonment, wholly suspended for five years on…

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