Journalist Ndebele walks free, court rubbishes weapon possession charges

Journalist Ndebele walks free, court rubbishes weapon possession charges 1

Bulawayo Correspondent A Bulawayo magistrate Friday threw a case against Zenzele Ndebele agreeing with lawyers that the allegations against the journalist were unfounded. Ndebele was arrested on Thursday while covering President Emmerson Mnangagwa‘s meeting with Matebeleland based civic groups at State House in Bulawayo. He was being accused of contravening the Criminal Law Codification and Reform Act (possessing offensive weapons and criminal nuisance). When Ndebele appeared in court Friday, his lawyer Nqobani Sithole applied for refusal of remand, arguing that the Centre for Innovation and Technology founder had no case…

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Chamisa to keep 3 VPs: opens up contest for standing committee to all

Chamisa to keep 3 VPs: opens up contest for standing committee to all 3

By Richard Chidza OPPOSITION MDC leader Nelson Chamisa wants to keep all three vice presidents, as he looks to the 2023 election in which he Constitution provides for a running mate, NewZimbabwe.com can reveal. Insiders said the idea of having three vice presidents was in keeping with the MDC’s social democracy ideology and copying what other like-minded parties are doing across the world. “The election of three deputy presidents is in keeping with our social democratic roots. The idea is to have functional vice presidents like one in-charge of international…

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Cyclone Idai death toll now 142

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21st March 2019 Top Story By Staff Reporter THE death toll from a devastating Cyclone Idai that barrelled through Zimbabwe’s south eastern districts last week has gone up to 142, according to officials. Ministry of Information permanent secretary Nick Mangwana told NewZimbabwe.com Thursday, that authorities expect the toll to continue rising. “As things stand, the death toll has gone up to 142 and we expect it to rise. There are a lot of people who are still missing. “Some of these people might turn up dead while others may never…

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WATCH: Mliswa drags Ziyambi into Kereke jail sex storm

WATCH: Mliswa drags Ziyambi into Kereke jail sex storm 7

By Anna Chibamu OUTSPOKEN Norton MP, Temba Mliswa has accused Justice Minister Ziyambi Ziyambi of unlawfully giving orders to Chikurubi Maximum Prison officials to allow jailed former Zanu PF MP Munyaradzi Kereke have sexual intercourse with his younger wife who is not a prison inmate. Mliswa raised the issue during the ministers’ question and answer session in parliament on Wednesday. The independent legislator asked cheekily if government policy on conjugal rights to inmates had changed. “Has government policy shifted on conjugal rights of prisoners? For example, former member of parliament…

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Ziyambi: Government to decriminalise wilful transmission of HIV

Ziyambi: Government to decriminalise wilful transmission of HIV 9

20th March 2019 Top Story By Audience Mutema JUSTICE Minister Ziyambi Ziyambi has revealed plans by government to repeal clauses in the Sexual Offences Act which criminalise the deliberate transmitting of HIV by positive sexual partners. Addressing backbenchers during parliament’s question and answer session in parliament on Wednesday, Minister Ziyambi said the law has not served its intended purpose of reducing the spread of the virus. “…Indeed when the legislation came into effect, the thinking there was that, we need to control the spread of HIV by criminalising those who…

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WATCH: Minister says ‘300’ bodies of Zim cyclone victims floating in Mozambique

WATCH: Minister says ‘300’ bodies of Zim cyclone victims floating in Mozambique 11

By Leopold Munhende SOME 300 dead victims of last week’s deadly Cyclone Idai in Manicaland have been washed away into neighbouring Mozambique where they have been spotted floating by villagers. This was said by Local Government Minister July Moyo at a post-cabinet media briefing in Harare Tuesday. The disaster that hit the country from Friday last week killed nearly a hundred locals with more reportedly still missing. In his comments, Moyo said some locals were being contacted by villagers from Rusitu, a Zimbabwean area and those in neighbouring Mozambique informing…

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Zim faces fuel, bread shortages as Cyclone Idai destroys Beira, grounds transport to Zimbabwe

Zim faces fuel, bread shortages as Cyclone Idai destroys Beira, grounds transport to Zimbabwe 13

By Staff Reporters FEARS abound of possible crippling fuel and wheat shortages in Zimbabwe after cyclone Idai destroyed some “90 percent” of the Mozambican Port city of Beira. Beira is a key route for delivery of goods into Zimbabwe and central Africa. While authorities in Zimbabwe remained mum, Monday, reports indicated the situation could quickly deteriorate if the weather does not change for the better in the next few days given the destruction witnessed in the Mozambican Port City. Social media was awash with messages of the impending shortages with…

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Cyclone Idai: 65 dead as toll doubles in Zimbabwe, more feared dead

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By Richard Chidza TROPICAL cyclone Idai continued to wreak havoc in eastern Zimbabwe, with authorities announcing more than 65 bodies had been recovered as of late Sunday. Chimanimani and Chipinge districts south-east of Mutare, in Manicaland, seem to have borne the brunt of the catastrophe with gory images of the devastation showing bridges washed away and roads impassable. Local Government Minister July Moyo told reporters a press briefing in Mutare that authorities expected more bodies to turn up. “The death from what we have been advised now has risen from…

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Cyclone Idai: 65 dead as toll doubles in Zimbabwe, more feared dead

Cyclone Idai: 65 dead as toll doubles in Zimbabwe, more feared dead 17

By Richard Chidza TROPICAL cyclone Idai continued to wreak havoc in eastern Zimbabwe, with authorities announcing more than 65 bodies had been recovered as of late Sunday. Chimanimani and Chipinge districts south-east of Mutare, in Manicaland, seem to have borne the brunt of the catastrophe with gory images of the devastation showing bridges washed away and roads impassable. Local Government Minister July Moyo told reporters a press briefing in Mutare that authorities expected more bodies to turn up. “The death from what we have been advised now has risen from…

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Cyclone Idai: Mnangagwa coming home as death hits 31

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17th March 2019 Top Story By Staff Reporter PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has cut short his trip to the United Arab Emirates in order to deal with the effects of cyclone Idai that has devastated parts of the country’s eastern province of Manicaland that borders Mozambique. According to the Ministry of Information, Mnangagwa has included into his schedule a plea for assistance to alleviate the suffering of those affected by the weather phenomenon. “HE President Mnangagwa has shortened his visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to make sure he is…

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