SOUTH AFRICA – A Zimbabwean man was stabbed to death in South Africa’s Eastern Cape on Sunday after a vicious fight broke out between him and another Zimbabwean over a South African girlfriend. The stabbing took place in Uitenhage outside Port Elizabeth.
‘Delay, deceive and destroy’ is how Welshman Ncube describes Zanu PF’s tactics as it fights to maintain Zimbabwe’s status as the third poorest country in the world. (Poor, that is, for the people – not the rulers.
Watch as Paul Simple from Zimbabwe Entertainment Channel takes a trip back home from his base in the United Kingdom. The video is shot in rural Rusape and shows Simple, harvesting guavas, oranges and sugar cane before heading off to buy opaque beer.
I have been told by some Zimbabweans out there that they actually avoid mixing with other Zimbabweans because all you talk about are the cars you drive, your girlfriends or boyfriends, your houses and how much money you have made or are making.
LONDON – Despite renewed pressure from SADC for the full implementation of the GPA, President Mugabe exuded confidence that he will win the elections he insisted should be held last year or the year before that at the latest.
That prosecutors have now charged civil rights lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa with calling police ‘cockroaches’ shows an unexpected sensitivity. Mind you, the police do seem to be all over the place, scuttling away as soon as the light shines on them, only to regather in the dark.
LONDON – A man dubbed the “Hounslow slasher” and described as a “every woman’s nightmare” has been given an 18-year sentence. Sasha Masamba, 21, and originally from Zimbabwe, attacked two women with knives as they walked home at night.
A circus acrobat originally from Zimbabwe deliberately infected his Australian girlfriend with HIV, after lying and promising her he was disease-free, a jury has been told. Godfrey Zaburoni has pleaded not guilty to one charge of intending to transmit a serious disease.
Charles Kokanai Mzite’s life has been one of shifting fortunes, from international touring with an acclaimed African musical troupe, even performing for Oprah Winfrey, to fleeing political repression as a refugee to Canada; from the sanctuary of Vancouver’s vibrant artistic community to a B.C. prison.
LONDON – Members of the Zimbabwe dancehall community in the UK including visiting artists Freeman and Jay C have visited the family of a dedicated music fan who died Friday evening in a tragic car accident.
We were joined by Mark Beacon of Action for Southern Africa (ACTSA), formerly the Anti-Apartheid Movement, who said ‘we must make sure that the world does not see the referendum as a litmus test for the elections’.