Hwende disowns Twitter account

Hwende disowns Twitter account 1

On Mar 22, 2019 25,655 0 By Nokuthaba Nkomo MDC Kuwadzana East MP Charlton Hwende has disowned the Twitter account that he allegedly used to incite Zimbabweans to revolt against the government. MDC-Alliance Kuwadzana East legislator Chalton Hwende at the Harare Magistrates’ Courts. — Picture by Lee Maidza The legislator allegedly posted messages on his Twitter handle between December 28, and 31, last year allegedly inciting people to oust the Emmerson Mnangagwa government. Hwende’s lawyer Harrison Nkomo yesterday told the court that the Twitter account does not belong to Hwende,…

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Airlifted leather sofas trigger PR disaster as Mnangagwa meets Cyclone Idai victims

Airlifted leather sofas trigger PR disaster as Mnangagwa meets Cyclone Idai victims 3

President Emmerson Mnangagwa made his way to Manicaland this week to take in the damage from Cyclone Idai and meet with officials responding to the disaster, but the trip was sullied by featherbeddings flown in for his comfort, including leather sofas. The post Airlifted leather sofas trigger PR disaster as Mnangagwa meets Cyclone Idai victims appeared first on Nehanda Radio. Source: Nehanda Radio

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High Court extends NPRC’s tenure to 2028

High Court extends NPRC’s tenure to 2028 4

By Tarisai Machakaire The National Peace and Reconciliation Commission (NPRC) will now run up to 2028 following an extension of its operational period by the High Court. High Court of Zimbabwe The NPRC, which was supposed to come into force in 2013, was only operationalised through an Act of Parliament in January 2018, with its mandate scheduled to end in 2023. Concilia Chinanzvavana, who is a member of the opposition MDC, filed a High Court application demanding that the 10-year lifespan of the commission should end in 2028, and not…

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Mnangagwa postpones Shurugwi rally. . . to focus on tragedy in Manicaland

Mnangagwa postpones Shurugwi rally. . . to focus on tragedy in Manicaland 5

By Tendai Kamhungira President Emmerson Mnangagwa, pictured, has cancelled a “thank you rally” that was scheduled for Saturday in Shurugwi, Midlands Province, following the deadly Cyclone Idai that left over 90 people dead and hundreds others missing. President Emmerson Mnangagwa visiting Cyclone Idai hit areas In a statement, Zanu PF Midlands provincial spokesperson Cornelius Mupereri said a new date would be announced in due course. “The department of Information and Publicity wishes to advise the province that our intended presidential meet the people rally which was scheduled for the 23rd…

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Chamisa blames govt over cyclone deaths

Chamisa blames govt over cyclone deaths 6

By Fungi Kwaramba Opposition leader Nelson Chamisa, believes that government could have prevented the loss of lives in Manicaland and Masvingo if it had evacuated people well before these areas were hit by Tropical Cyclone Idai. Zimbabwe’s opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) President Nelson Chamisa has taken a dig at his counterpart President Emmerson Mnangagwa charging that Robert Mugabe’s successor must not have left the country in the midst of Cyclone Idai a couple of days ago. More than 300 people are feared dead after winds of up to…

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Hwende challenges remand

Hwende challenges remand 7

By Shamiso Dzingire MDC Kuwadzana East MP Charlton Hwende yesterday challenged his further placement on remand on charges of attempting to overthrow the government. MDC-Alliance Kuwadzana East legislator Chalton Hwende at the Harare Magistrates’ Courts. — Picture by Lee Maidza Hwende, who is represented by Harare lawyer Harrison Nkomo, lodged the application on the basis that the Form 242 placed before the court does not warrant him to be on remand. The Form 242 is a document outlining the alleged offence. Nkomo argued that the Form 242 does not disclose…

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Govt to splash on riot gear . . . as Mnangagwa reveals plan to stop using army in demos

Govt to splash on riot gear . . . as Mnangagwa reveals plan to stop using army in demos 8

By Fungi Kwaramba President Emmerson Mnangagwa has revealed government’s plan to buy riot hardware and water cannons for police officers in a bid to stop relying on the military in containing violent demonstrations. Riot police are seen on a street during a demonstration over the hike in fuel prices in Harare, Zimbabwe, Monday, an. 14, 2019. Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has more than doubled the price of gasoline, hoping the increase will end severe shortages that are fueling public anger even as he departs on a foreign trip to Russia…

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MPs have to push for DCP reform: Chamisa

MPs have to push for DCP reform: Chamisa 9

BY BLESSED MHLANGA OPPOSITION leader Nelson Chamisa wants his legislators to push for capacitation and reform of the Department of Civil Protection (DCP) in the aftermath of the devastating Cyclone Idai. Currently in Chimanimani, where the opposition leader is lending weight to ongoing rescue operations by volunteers, army and government arms, Chamisa said there was need for a legislative agenda to reform institutions. “We have to ensure that our MPs push an agenda to reform the DCP into a proactive, well-resourced and funded unit than a reactive arm, that is…

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Mnangagwa flies into Cyclone Idai wrecked province

Mnangagwa flies into Cyclone Idai wrecked province 11

By Jensen Stephen | Nehanda Radio | Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa has today flown into the Cyclone Idai wrecked Manicaland Province in the Eastern Highlands of the country to appraise himself with the destruction the cyclone has caused a couple of days ago. Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa has today flown into the Cyclone Idai wrecked Manicaland Province in the Eastern Highlands of the country to appraise himself with the destruction the misadventure has caused a couple of days ago. (Picture by AFP TV) Cyclone Idai hit three Southern African countries…

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