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Mphoko under fire over utterances

Phelekezela Mphoko
by admin - 22 December 2014

By Mugove Tafirenyika HARARE – Some angry Zimbabweans have called on newly-appointed Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko to either resign from his post or apologise profusely and unreservedly for his “thoughtless” views on the 1980s Gukurahundi massacres. This was after controversial utterances were...

Politics

Mugabe fires 7 more ministers

Mugabe fires 7 more ministers

By Feluna Nleya President Robert Mugabe has fired seven more ministers as part of an ongoing purge targeting officials linked to former Vice-President Joice Mujuru, who was expelled early this month on allegations of corruption and plotting to topple Mugabe. In a statement last night, Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet, Dr Misheck Sibanda, said the officials had been fired in terms of Section...

Business

RBZ monitoring suspicious transactions

John Mangudya

The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe says it is monitoring suspected illicit transactions and some individual bank accounts which are being used for business operations in a calculated move to circumvent corporate scrutiny. RBZ Governor Dr John Mangudya told a breakfast meeting organised by the Institute of Charted Accountants of Zimbabwe last week that banks have been reporting suspicious transactions...

Opinion

Aren’t we a politically weird nation?

Tapiwa Gomo

By Tapiwa Gomo So 2014 is over. December is always the time to look back and reflect on what transpired the year almost behind us. Reflecting on 2014 is like re-living a daylight nightmarish experience. It was a continuation of 2013 political pains. The year 2014 was not different from the past 15 years. Politics has been the most thriving industry for over a decade and a half. One wonders how such...

Crimes & Courts

Court protects prostitute from pimp

Man fined for protecting prostitutes

By Lethokuhle Moyo BULAWAYO – A self-confessed prostitute from Sauerstown in Bulawayo has been granted a protection order against her boyfriend who allegedly beat her up if she failed to bring money after a night out of soliciting. Pamela Ndlovu applied for the order against George Msimanga who is unemployed. She told Civil Court magistrate Marylene Mtshina that she met Msimanga while she was...

Local

4 kids die in gas, petrol explosion

A two-year-old toddler was burnt to death in Bulawayo’s Sauerstown suburb last week (Picture by Nehanda Citizen Reporter)

By Nqobile Tshili THREE children were burnt to ashes while a fourth died on the way to hospital after a fire gutted a shop they were sleeping in at Tshipisane village in Matobo District in Matabeleland South province yesterday. Limukani Mnguni, 20, who was sleeping with the children, has been admitted to the United Bulawayo Hospitals with severe burns. Family members identified the children aged...

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

Chaos at Harare Lockdown – Tocky Vibes pelted on stage – Riot police beat up fans

A huge crowd that was denied entry into the HICC during the Harare Lock down show. — Pictures by Takawira Dapi

By Brenda Phiri Chaos rocked the much-hyped Harare Lockdown concert at the Harare International Conference Centre after thousands of fans were denied entry. The 4500-seater was filled to capacity while thousands more were still queuing outside the venue in one of the biggest turnouts so far this year. Security at the venue failed to control the crowd and riot police had to be called in to quell the...

Sports

Blame politics not me: Mangongo

Stephen Mangongo

By Eddie Chikamhi in Kampala, Uganda Ousted national cricket coach Stephen Mangongo has opened up on the board’s decision to demote him saying underhand politics was at play in reaching the decision. Mangongo, who is credited for developing most of the players in the current team, has since been redeployed to take up a new role with the national Under-19 side. To some it was the right step forward...