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Mugabe’s target survives

Deputy Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs, Fortune Chasi
by admin - 19 December 2014

By Andrew Kunambura JUSTICE, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Deputy Minister, Fortune Chasi, whose political career had been shaken long before the wholesale purges in the ruling ZANU-PF started appears to have survived the chop after President Robert Mugabe sacked seven ministers last week but retained him. ...

Politics

‘Crisis Coalition had become ungovernable’

Dewa Mavhinga

Financial Gazette News Editor, Maggie Mzumara (MM), spoke to former Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition (CiZC) board chairman Dewa Mavhinga who presents his version of events on why he resigned from the 82-member coalition. MM: I would like to understand the genesis of the matter which then led to your resignation. What events led to that? Why do think it’s best for you off the scene? And what is the...

Business

Govt blocks auction of CSC assets

Cold Storage Company

By Shame Makoshori The Ministry of Agriculture has blocked a planned auction of Cold Storage Company (CSC) assets in Marondera, thwarting efforts by workers to recover unpaid salaries, the Financial Gazette can report. The move, two week ago, temporarily saved the beleaguered parastatal, with workers’ lawyer, Moses Nkomo, saying government has agreed to settle the money owed to the employees...

Opinion

Of raindrops, weevils, poisonous pesticide

Letter from Zimbabwe by Cathy Buckle

By Cathy Buckle The first shower of rain finally fell on the hard, dusty ground in my neighbourhood. Some parts of the country had already received rain and our turn came after hours of crashing thunder and dazzling lightening. After six months of dry and weeks of searing heat, even the two millimetres that fell brought relief: the dust is hardly settled but at least the air is cooler. As the lightening...

Crimes & Courts

Love affair leads to bloodbath in Mangwe

Jilted man rips open lover’s tummy, poisons self

By Sukulwenkosi Dube PLUMTREE – An extra-marital affair between a 34-year-old woman and her domestic worker ended in tragedy after the man brutally axed her to death and then committed suicide at her homestead in Mangwe. Dereck Ncube, 36, also axed Pretty Moyo, his lover’s 12-year-old niece, three times leaving her for dead before taking his life leaving a bloody scene. The late Loveness...

Local

‘Ben Ten’ bashes lover in church

‘Ben Ten’ bashes lover in church

By Plaxcedes Hove BULAWAYO – A 28-year-old “Ben 10” allegedly went berserk, bashed and humiliated his sugar mummy, 42, during a church service in Bulawayo. Avail Zatha attacked his live-in girlfriend Ratidzo Mabharani at the Johane Masowe church in Cowdray Park suburb accusing her of locking him outside her house. A rampaging Zatha brought the church service to a premature end as he threatened...

Diaspora

Ebola screenings clog Beitbridge border post

Beitbridge Border Chaos

By Andiswa Maqutu LONG queues are forming at SA’s busiest land border post at Beitbridge as the Department of Health has sent only one scanner to screen visitors for Ebola. The department says it will not compromise on its Ebola surveillance, despite the fact that Zimbabwe has not reported a single case of the disease. But the border is not a high-risk region and it will not be increasing the number...

International

54 Nigerian soldiers sentenced to death for refusing to fight Boko Haram

The soldiers appeared before a court martial in Abuja

A Nigerian court martial has sentenced 54 soldiers to death for refusing to fight Boko Haram Islamist militants. The soldiers, who were found guilty of mutiny, were accused of refusing to help recapture three towns that had been seized by Boko Haram in August. A lawyer for the soldiers said the 54 would face a firing squad while five others were acquitted. Troops have complained that they are not...

Showbiz

‘Sore’ loser Makaya blasted

Miss Zimbabwe Catherine Makaya

By Sharon Muguwu HARARE – Dethroned Miss Zimbabwe Catherine Makaya has drawn fire for her publicity stunt in which she appeared on Facebook wearing the same dress worn by her successor at last week’s Miss World finals. Tendai Hunda replaced Makaya after she was sent packing by the Miss Zimbabwe Trust for alleged indiscipline. But Makaya, who was stripped of the crown in the run-up to the...

Sports

Knowledge Musona chooses Belgium

SIGNED AND SEALED . . . Zimbabwe international striker Knowledge Musona (second from left) holds the KV Oostende jersey with club chairman Marc Coucke (second from right), while his agent Paschalis Tountouris (right) looks on in Belgium yesterday

By Robson Sharuko ZIMBABWE international striker Knowledge Musona has found a new home in Europe after inking a two-and-a-half-year deal with Belgian Pro League side KV Oostende, who paid 500 000 euros for his signature. The 24-year-old Zimbabwean, who spent a frustrating three-and-a-half years tied to Bundesliga side TSG Hoffenheim, which included a season’s loan at South African giants Kaizer...