‘Zim remains in turmoil after Jan unrest’

‘Zim remains in turmoil after Jan unrest’ 1

By Pauline Hurungudo Security agencies have continued a crackdown on opposition activists in Zimbabwe in the aftermath of the January fuel price hike riots that convulsed the country, the Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP) has said. Members of the military gesture to the photographer as they patrol the streets of the capital Harare, Zimbabwe(REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko) The police, soldiers, and Zanu PF militia continued to beat up and harass scores of people in February as they searched for opposition party officials, with the faith-based rights group recording 196 human rights violations in…

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Body of MDC supporter found in mortuary

Body of MDC supporter found in mortuary 2

On Mar 16, 2019 44,698 0 By Pauline Hurungudo The body of an MDC supporter who was allegedly abducted during the January protests was discovered at Chitungwiza Hospital mortuary early this week, the Daily News has learnt. Blessing Toronga Blessing Toronga went missing on January 24 during the wave of abductions in and around Harare after security agents launched a brutal crackdown following protests triggered by sharp fuel increase announced by president Emmerson Mnangagwa. His body was reportedly found in an advanced state of decomposition at the Chitungwiza Hospital mortuary.…

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‘Disprove claims of sexual relations’

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On Mar 16, 2019 39,019 1 By Tarisai Machakaire Ideal Zimbabwe opposition leader Tinashe Jonasi has challenged President Emmerson Mnangagwa to appear in court and disprove sensational claims he made against the Zanu PF front man. President Emmerson Mnangagwa (L) and his wife Auxillia are pictured at a campaign rally in Harare on July 28, 2018. (AFP) Jonasi said this while making a bail application before Harare magistrate Rumbidzai Mugwagwa. He is being charged with undermining the authority of the president, after he accused him of having extra-marital affairs with…

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Zanu PF youths to picket US embassy

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On Mar 16, 2019 34,344 0 By Shamiso Dzingire Zanu PF youths have threatened to besiege the US embassy until President Donald Trump removes sanctions. File picture of Zanu PF youths Washington extended sanctions against Harare by another year earlier this month, dampening President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s re-engagement efforts. Trump extended the sanctions on Zimbabwe weeks after the European Union (EU) decided against hitting the country’s under-pressure ‘‘new dispensation’’ with fresh sanctions. Related Articles Zanu PF youth leader Pupurai Togarepi said they will occupy the US embassy to pressure Trump’s administration…

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Chamisa goads ED’s supporters

Chamisa goads ED’s supporters 5

By Fungi Kwaramba In remarks that are certain to provoke a strong reaction from President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s supporters, opposition leader Nelson Chamisa has come to the defence of the country’s ousted former president, Robert Mugabe, saying those persecuting him should leave him alone, the Daily News can report. Opposition leader Nelson Chamisa and President Emmerson Mnangagwa This comes as the increasingly frail 95-year-old — who ruled Zimbabwe with an iron fist for nearly four decades before he was ousted from power through a stunning military coup in November 2017 —…

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Parliament won’t prejudice MPs on vehicles

Parliament won’t prejudice MPs on vehicles 6

By Mugove Tafirenyika Parliament will not discriminate between Members of Parliament who hold positions in the august House and those who do not, in the allocation of resources meant for their car scheme. Clerk of Parliament Mr Kennedy Chokuda Responding to reports that legislators will be given their vehicles in accordance with a grading system that favours those with positions, Clerk of Parliament Kennedy Chokuda said this was not the case. He told the Daily News that the only difference in the remuneration of lawmakers is that those who hold…

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Beatrice Mtetwa’s efforts get international recognition . . . as human rights lawyer decries situation in Zimbabwe

Beatrice Mtetwa’s efforts get international recognition . . . as human rights lawyer decries situation in Zimbabwe 7

Beatrice Mtetwa’s efforts get international recognition . . . as human rights lawyer decries situation in Zimbabwe – Nehanda Radio Home 2019 March 16 Politics Beatrice Mtetwa’s efforts get international recognition . . . as human rights lawyer decries situation in Zimbabwe Source: Nehanda Radio

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I deployed army: Mnangagwa

I deployed army: Mnangagwa 9

By Fungi Kwaramba President Emmerson Mnangagwa has admitted deploying soldiers during the two ugly incidents that ruined the efforts his administration had made in re-engaging the international community. Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa, left, arrives at Robert Mugabe International Airport in Harare, Zimbabwe, Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. Mnangagwa arrived in Harare after cutting short his fund-raising trip in order to address the country’s economic crisis and crackdown. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi) In a notice to Parliament read out by Justice and Legal Affairs minister Ziyambi Ziyambi, Mnangagwa said the country’s laws were…

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Kasukuwere vows to take fight to Mnangagwa after property is seized

Kasukuwere vows to take fight to Mnangagwa after property is seized 10

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Saviour Kasukuwere vowed to take the fight to President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s ruling Zanu PF party on Friday after prosecutors were given the greenlight to sell a property he put down as surety for his bail. Kasukuwere, who is facing corruption charges, has failed to attend court for the beginning of his trial and is now believed to be back in exile. Harare regional magistrate Hosea Mujaya granted an application by prosecutors to forfeit a RTGS$250,000 “holiday home” in Nyanga owned by the former Local Government minister.…

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Jonasi in court for ‘undermining’ Mnangagwa

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On Mar 15, 2019 24,369 1 By Tarisai Machakaire Ideal Zimbabwe leader Tinashe Jonasi was on Wednesday charged with undermining President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s authority after he reportedly insulted him during a television interview. Ideal Zimbabwe leader Tinashe Jonasi Jonasi, 42, was represented by Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights member Nontokozo Tachiona when he appeared before Harare magistrate Rumbidzayi Mugwagwa and was remanded in custody pending a ruling on his application challenging placement on remand. Tachiona challenged Jonasi’s placement on remand because she had not been furnished with a requisite authority…

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