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Mangoma blames Biti for sex scandal

Tendai Biti vs Elton Mangoma
by admin - 28 May 2015

By Gift Phiri HARARE – Elton Mangoma, MDC renewal team treasurer-general, has lambasted allegations he had a sexual affair with a married woman, describing the accusations as a grotesque attempt by secretary-general Tendai Biti to destroy him politically. The embattled Mangoma promised Biti’s...

Politics

Holland pushed out of MDC Renewal

Holland takes over MDC renewal team leadership

FORMER MDC Renewal Team interim president, Sekai Holland, who suddenly quit the political outfit at the weekend, was hounded out of the party by its top brass contrary to claims that she voluntarily relinquished power to concentrate on her National Peace Trust project based at the Midlands State University (MSU) in Gweru. The Financial Gazette can report that Holland who was appointed MDC Renewal...

Business

Chinamasa defends presumptive tax

Patrick Chinamasa

HARARE – Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa says Zimbabwe’s presumptive tax was in line with international trends and blamed small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) for evading taxes. “The issue of presumptive tax has been operative for quite a while now. The issue which may arise is whether the level is too high or too low,” Chinamasa told Parliament last week. “I think it’s something...

Opinion

Vince Musewe: Mugabe is right – the British pledged to compensate Zimbabwean farmers

Vince Musewe

By Vince Musewe To David Cameroon the British Prime Minister-compensating Zimbabwe white commercial farmers will revive Zimbabwe agriculture, reinstate lost value of our land assets and erase the wide spread poverty that you seem so concerned about. Last week is was reported that Catriona Laing, the British ambassador to Zimbabwe, said that the new government will not  support any compensation scheme...

Local

ConCourt outlaws “prostitutes” arrests

At times women would be arrested from suspicion arising from their wearing mini-skirts

By Daniel Nemukuyu The Constitutional Court yesterday outlawed the arrest of women on charges of soliciting for paid sex in the absence of men confirming they were offered the services for a fee. Women had for long been apprehended in various police operations and charged with loitering for the purposes of prostitution. In Harare the arrests were a common feature in the Avenues area. At times women...

Diaspora

Woman who exposed sex abuse preacher drives charity event

Victim No More: Jean Gasho and Walter Masocha

UNITED KINGDOM – The woman who played a key role in bringing down sex-abuse preacher Walter Masocha, will this Saturday be launching her “Victim No More” event in Milton Keynes. Jean Gasho’s blog “He was my Daddy” was instrumental in exposing how Masocha sexually abused members of his church. Masocha a former university lecturer, who led the Stirling-based Agape for All Nations Church,...

International

Kenyan lawyer offers lobola for Obama’s 16-year-old daughter

Malia Obama

A Kenyan lawyer has offered US president Barack Obama 50 cows and other assorted livestock in exchange for his 16-year old daughter Malia’s hand in marriage, a report said Tuesday.  Felix Kiprono said he was willing to pay 50 cows, 70 sheep and 30 goats in order to fulfil his dream of marrying the first daughter. “I got interested in her in 2008,” Kiprono said, in an interview...

Showbiz

Rap in local languages: Mau Mau

Shingirayi “Mau Mau” Sabeta

By Kudzai Chawafambira HARARE – Shingirayi “Mau Mau” Sabeta, one of the pioneers of Zimbabwean hip-hop, says the genre will move a notch higher if its artistes sing in their mother tongues. “Artists need to master their mother tongues and rap in those mother tongues so that we develop our own voice. Few artists are currently doing that. If you check out, for example, Zimdancehall has...

Sports

Mutuma returns to CAPS United

Roderick Mutuma being unveiled as a Caps United player

By Takudzwa Chitsiga CAPS United prodigal sons — Rodreck Mutuma, Stephen Makatuka and Dominic Mukandi — returned to the team they quit in a huff a few weeks ago as they reported for duty yesterday. The trio left the Green Machine after the club was plagued by serious financial challenges. But since businessman Farai Jere completed his takeover of the club on Saturday, things have been returning...