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Muchinguri ‘tape’ rattles Zanu PF

Oppah Muchinguri
by admin - 4 July 2015

Knives are out for Zanu PF politburo member Oppah Muchinguri after a party faction distributed an audio recording of a woman believed to be the Higher Education minister making disparaging remarks against top party officials, NewsDay has learnt. Oppah Muchinguri The recording reportedly made at a meeting...

Politics

Mnangagwa faction targets Kasukuwere

Zanu PF national commissar and environment minister Saviour Kasukuwere

By Elias Mambo Relations between Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s faction and the group that had coalesced around President Robert Mugabe’s wife, Grace, ahead of the party’s acrimonious congress in December last year which led to the ouster of former vice-president Joice Mujuru are fast deteriorating. Zanu PF national commissar and environment minister Saviour Kasukuwere This comes amid...

Business

Businessman swindles partner of $145,000

Businessman swindles partner of $145,000

By Thandeka Moyo A BULAWAYO businessman was yesterday sentenced to six years in prison for swindling his business partner of $145,880. Tonderai Chakamanga of Burnside suburb was found guilty of stealing from Hetnesh Suman Patel — a co-director in their companies — Zambezi Filling Station and Patbro Seals in Victoria Falls. Businessman swindles partner of $145,000 Handing down sentence, senior...

Opinion

Lewanika was the crisis at the coalition

Pride Mkono

By Pride Mkono (Crisis in Zimbabwe member) In a recent story the former National Coordinator of the Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition Mcdonald Lewanika alleged that ‘tired activism and donor fatigue’ would serve to perpetuate ZANU PF misrule. Pride Mkono Lewanika’s conclusion is based on the premise that without a vibrant civil society which is well funded, ZANU PF will continue to rundown the...

Local

Commuters’ lives in danger as kombi wars emerge

A commuter omnibus picks passengers at an undesignated pick up area along 6th Avenue in Bulawayo yesterday

By Whinsley Masara BULAWAYO – A turf war between kombis and pirate taxis has emerged in Bulawayo’s urban routes, threatening the lives of commuters. At times the wars involve commuter omnibus crews as they fight for the odd customer during off-peak hours. A commuter omnibus picks passengers at an undesignated pick up area along 6th Avenue in Bulawayo yesterday (Picture by The Chronicle) The...

Diaspora

Zim refugee denied visa to Nigeria

Charles Nyakurwa

By Carla Bernardo Cape Town – The Zimbabwean founder of a Cape Town-based non-profit organisation has been denied a visa to Nigeria where he would participate in a boot camp for entrepreneurs because of his status as a refugee. Charles Nyakurwa “My visa got rejected three days ago because I have a refugee passport instead of a Zimbabwean one,” said 28-year-old Charles Nyakurwa. Nyakurwa,...

International

Migrants try to storm Channel Tunnel

A police officer appears to spray tear gas towards migrants trying to access the Channel Tunnel in Calais Photograph: Philippe Huguen/AFP/Getty Images

UNITED KINGDOM – Channel Tunnel services have been disrupted after about 150 migrants tried to storm the Calais terminal. A police officer appears to spray tear gas towards migrants trying to access the Channel Tunnel in Calais Photograph: Philippe Huguen/AFP/Getty Images Migrants entered restricted areas on the French side overnight, delaying and cancelling services, Eurotunnel said. A spokesman...

Showbiz

Zimbabweans too scared to laugh

Doc Vikela, laughing his way to the top

By Sharon Muguwu HARARE – Comedian Doc Vikela says Zimbabweans are scared to laugh at political jokes by stand-up comedians. Doc Vikela, laughing his way to the top The comedian — real name Victor Mpofu — said he noticed this from the time he started telling political jokes back in 2011. “People are scared. I did a President Robert Mugabe joke in 2011 but it’s being celebrated now,”...

Sports

Kaindu to face Bosso at Barbourfields

Kelvin Kaindu

By Oscar Rusenga in TRIANGLE Kelvin Kaindu cannot wait for his return to Barbourfields to face his former paymasters Highlanders when he takes high-flying Triangle to the City of Kings for a Castle Lager Premiership fixture tomorrow. Kelvin Kaindu It will be an emotional return for Kaindu. “I am not concentrating on my former employers. I concentrate on my current team against all 15 teams, not...