Tributes paid to ‘humble, principled’ ZAPU leader Dumiso Dabengwa

Tributes paid to ‘humble, principled’ ZAPU leader Dumiso Dabengwa 1

HARARE – Tributes poured in for liberation icon Dumiso Dabengwa, following his death in Nairobi, Kenya, on Thursday. President Emmerson Mnangagwa said he had “huge respect for Dumiso and his contribution to Zimbabwe as a liberation fighter, a long-standing Minister of Home Affairs and as a man.” MDC leader Nelson Chamisa paid tribute to a “a humble, wise, honest and principled leader.” “A hero of our liberation struggle without peer, he lived a simple life. We don’t take it lightly that he endorsed our cause before he left us. We…

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We assisted Dumiso Dabengwa during sickness: Kembo Mohadi

We assisted Dumiso Dabengwa during sickness: Kembo Mohadi 3

BULAWAYO – The Zimbabwe government financed the late ZAPU leader Dumiso Dabengwa’s medical flight to India, Vice President Kembo Mohadi said on Thursday. Dabengwa died aged 79 in Nairobi, Kenya, while returning from New Delhi where he was being treated for liver disease. Mohadi said they had contemplated sending a private jet to bring him home after medical staff and commercial airlines expressed concern that he was too weak to travel. The Vice President did not say why the plan was abandoned and Dabengwa was put on a commercial airline,…

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Liberation war stalwart Dumiso Dabengwa dies

Liberation war stalwart Dumiso Dabengwa dies 5

Liberation war stalwart Dr Dumiso Dabengwa (80) has died after a battle with a liver related disease. ZAPU leader Dumiso Dabengwa Dr Dabengwa, who was Zapu president, died in Kenya on Thursday morning, en-route to Zimbabwe from India where he had been rushed for medical treatment. Dabengwa was airlifted to the south Asian country in April, after having received medical attention in South Africa since November 2018. The Zapu leader, who has not been seen in public in months due to his failing health, recently underwent surgery in the neighbouring…

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Independence war hero Dumiso Dabengwa dies in Kenya

Independence war hero Dumiso Dabengwa dies in Kenya 6

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Zimbabwe’s independence war hero Dumiso Dabengwa died on Thursday morning after a long battle with liver disease, sources told ZimLive. He was 79. The ZAPU leader was returning home after undergoing treatment in India when he died in Kenya, where he was transiting. His wife, Zodwa, was with him. The Dabengwa Foundation declined to comment. A spokesman said: “We are going to respond to the circulating rumours at a press conference at 1PM.” Dabengwa’s family has reached out to the government for help in repatriating his…

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Chasi to take fuel hoarding, corruption head-on

Chasi to take fuel hoarding, corruption head-on 9

By Daniel Nemukuyu Newly-appointed Energy and Power Development Minister Fortune Chasi yesterday took his oath of office before President Mnangagwa at State House and vowed to end fuel hoarding and other corrupt practices. Minister Fortune Chasi The minister said he would also keep an eye on critical parastastals in the fuel and power generation industry to ensure high standards of corporate governance. The minister said he will empower the Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (ZERA) to take full charge of the sector and tightly monitor activities to restore order in the…

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Mnangagwa panicks….. four activists arrested over ‘plot’ to remove under-pressure president

Mnangagwa panicks….. four activists arrested over ‘plot’ to remove under-pressure president 10

Authorities in Zimbabwe have detained four human rights campaigners on their return home from a foreign trip and seized their cellphones and laptops, lawyers said Tuesday. Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa inspects Russian honour guards during a welcoming ceremony upon his arrival at Moscow’s Vnukovo airport on January 14, 2019. (Photo by Alexander NEMENOV / AFP) “They were detained upon disembarking from a South African flight at Robert Mugabe International Airport last night and held for several hours without access to their lawyers,” Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights spokesman Kumbirai Mafunda…

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Opposition MDC slams “Feja Feja’ policies as thousands of commuters stranded in the CBD

Opposition MDC slams “Feja Feja’ policies as thousands of commuters stranded in the CBD 11

By Staff Reporter The man opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) has slammed what it called the “feja feja” policies of the Zanu PF government after thousands of commuters were left stranded, following dramatic fuel price increases that forced kombi operators to withdraw their services. The man opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) has slammed what it called the “feja feja” policies of the Zanu PF government after thousands of commuters were left stranded, following dramatic fuel price increases that forced kombi operators to withdraw their services. Commuter omnibus operators…

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South African parliament elects Cyril Ramaphosa unopposed as president

South African parliament elects Cyril Ramaphosa unopposed as president 12

CAPE TOWN, South Africa – South African lawmakers on Wednesday re-elected Cyril Ramaphosa as the nation’s president, two weeks after the ruling ANC party returned to power in legislative elections. Ramaphosa was “duly elected president of the Republic of South Africa,” chief justice Mogoeng Mogoeng told parliament after Ramaphosa was the only name nominated by lawmakers in Cape Town. Under South Africa’s 1996 constitution, electors vote for a party, and the party selects individuals who go to the National Assembly, which then chooses the head of state. MPs from the…

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Bid to stop Chamisa rally in Chiredzi flops

Bid to stop Chamisa rally in Chiredzi flops 14

By Garikai Mafirakureva | NewsDay | Hordes of MDC supporters ignored thousands of anti-Nelson Chamisa flyers strewn all over Chiredzi to attend a rally addressed by the youthful opposition leader on Sunday. Nelson Chamisa addressing party supporters in Chiredzi at a Thank You Rally The fliers which read: “Khupe in, Chamisa out. Rally cancelled” littered the streets of Tshovani township, Hippo Valley and Triangle on Saturday; a day before the rally purporting that the event had been cancelled following a High Court ruling which declared Chamisa an illegitimate leader and…

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MDC congress going ahead as planned

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By Obey Manayiti | NewsDay | Lawyers representing Nelson Chamisa’s MDC have reportedly urged the party to go ahead with its elective congress this week regardless of a recent High Court order which urged them to turn it into an extra-ordinary congress. MDC Alliance president Nelson Chamisa (centre) and Tendai Biti (Alliance principal) (centre) and Amos Chibaya (Organising Secretary) – right. The party held its national executive meeting on Monday ahead of their weekend congress, where various issues were raised, among them the way forward following the recent High Court…

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