A high flying Zimbabwean DJ, Tendai Maswiswi aka DJ Soosh Matix has been killed in a road accident in Lusaka, Zambia. Soosh, a Zimbabwean who spent most of his productive life in Zambia, was born in Kadoma in 1982.
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Zimbabwe Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has backed popular uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt saying there is ‘general resentment of autocratic regimes’ and that ‘these governments have stayed in power forever and ever.’ He said there was nothing wrong in similar protests taking place in Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe left back Onismor Bhasera is on the verge of hitting the big time after opening talks with Barclays Premier League side Blackpool FC over a loan move to Bloomfield Road. The move will be a loan deal with the Seasiders having an option to sign the player permanently at season end.
A new television show The Zim-UK Show aimed at Zimbabweans living in diaspora has been launched. The UK based show is aimed at providing Zimbabweans with the latest music videos, entertainment news and exclusive interviews with artists. It will also cover any Zimbabwean events including award shows, festivals, premieres etc
The two MDC Harare Province Youth Assembly members who were severely assaulted and shot at by Zanu PF hoodlums on Saturday are now in a stable condition but still in hospital. On Thursday senior MDC officials visited them in hospital to check on their health.
When Tsvangirai was sworn in as Prime Minister in a loose coalition with Mugabe, there was hope that his presence could influence reform in the country. This government is only a few months old but it has become clearer that ZANU PF is not willing to give up its autocratic hold on power writes Freeman Chari.
The MDC on Wednesday announced that it had launched ‘a new, robust, informative and exciting website, realchangetimes.com, that will offer daily, accurate, detailed and real life stories on current and topical events happening in Zimbabwe.’ The website is the latest offering from the MDC information department after the popular Voice of Real Change and the regalia shop.
Journalist Ezra Sibanda sits in London with lists of Zimbabwean cellphone numbers. These are his notes for his radio show which he broadcasts to Zimbabwe via short wave (and the internet). From London’s East End he draws a massive rural listenership.
Zanu PF party spokesman Rugare Gumbo has told the state owned New Ziana agency that they are setting up a committee to identify companies operating in Zimbabwe which have roots in western countries that imposed targeted sanctions on Robert Mugabe’s regime.
Seven days after being pardoned by Mugabe, convicted serial rapist, Madzibaba Godfrey Nzira, has been deployed to the Muzarabani District, in what is expected to mark the start of a national campaign to coerce members of the Apostolic Sect to support Mugabe and ZANU PF ahead of possible elections.
While it is not clear as to when exactly the next election will be held, what is certain is that ZANU PF has already revamped its patronage and violence machinery, the only tool in their box, which is an embodiment of the party’s traditional preparation for elections writes Moses Chamboko.
A group of MDC-N party rebels who filed a High Court application challenging the ‘election’ of Welshman Ncube as party leader have this week advised President Robert Mugabe and Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai not to recognise Ncube as Deputy Prime Minister because his ascendancy was illegal.
Six months after showing up at an Apostolic Sect service in Manicaland President Robert Mugabe pardoned a self proclaimed prophet who was jailed in 2003 for 32 years on seven counts of rape. Madzibaba Godfrey Nzira, one of the Johane Masowe WeChishanu Apostolic Church leaders, walked out of prison a free man last week.