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Miss Zimbabwe’s London nightmare

Tendai Hunda
by admin - 21 December 2014

By Mtandazo Dube Much like this year’s Zimbabwean Big Brother Africa representatives JJ and Butterphly’s stay in the reality show; third choice Miss Zimbabwe Tendai Hunda’s sojourn in London was a non-event. As the drama at the Miss Zimbabwe Trust reached comic levels, with the dethronements of Thabiso...

Politics

Mugabe has not anointed a successor: Jonathan Moyo (Interview)

Jonathan Moyo now a security threat says Didymus Mutasa

The recent appointments of Vice-Presidents Emmerson Mnangagwa and Phelekezela Mphoko have generated much debate. Of particular interest has been the succession issue and the rise of VP Mphoko, who — as a diplomat —had not been at the forefront of public politicking. The Sunday Mail Acting Editor Mabasa Sasa spoke to Government spokesperson Professor Jonathan Moyo, who is the Information, Media...

Business

Bond coins are necessary: Mangudya

RBZ Governor Dr John Mangudya talks to Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa

By Ndakaziva Majaka HARARE – The introduction of bond coins was a “confidence-building measure” after the hyper-inflationary and pre-dollarisation era’s “financial trauma”, Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) governor John Mangudya has said. The Central Bank boss was speaking at an Institute of Chartered Accountants Zimbabwe (Icaz) breakfast meeting where he stated that a “measure of...

Opinion

We have just been through a political coup

Frosty Relations?: Mnangagwa shakes Mugabe's hand

By Eddie Cross Can you believe it is Christmas again? It seemed that just yesterday we were celebrating the New Year; I know I am at an age when time seems to rush by, but this is ridiculous. For those of us who live in southern Africa, this is a special time. Right now the ITCZ (Inter Tropical Convergence Zone) is sitting right over us and it is pouring with rain. After 8 months of dry weather...

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

Miss Zimbabwe’s London nightmare

Tendai Hunda

By Mtandazo Dube Much like this year’s Zimbabwean Big Brother Africa representatives JJ and Butterphly’s stay in the reality show; third choice Miss Zimbabwe Tendai Hunda’s sojourn in London was a non-event. As the drama at the Miss Zimbabwe Trust reached comic levels, with the dethronements of Thabiso Phiri and her replacement Catherine Makaya — the latter getting the boot a few days before...

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...