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How Mujuru fell out with Mugabe (State Media Version)

Joice Mujuru, Simon Khaya Moyo and Robert Mugabe
by admin - 23 November 2014

The state owned but Zanu PF controlled The Sunday Mail newspaper has published an article seeking to explain how President Mugabe fell out with his Vice President Joice Mujuru. The paper is currently controlled by a faction of the party loyal to Mujuru’s rival in Justice Minister Emmerson Mnangagwa....


Mugabe confronts Mujuru loyalists

President Mugabe chats with Nicholas Goche before the Politburo meeting at the Zanu-PF Headquarters in Harare on Saturday. (Picture: Kudakwashe Hunda)

By Everson Mushava President Robert Mugabe yesterday confronted loyalists of embattled Vice President Joice Mujuru at a stormy politburo meeting as he stamps his authority in the fractious Zanu PF ahead of next week’s elective congress. Arriving at the meeting Mugabe said to politburo member Nicholas Goche, “ndimika muri kupumhwa huroyi [you are the one being accused of witchcraft]”. The question...


Waive charges, Mangudya tells struggling banks

John Mangudya

By NDAKAZIVA MAJAKA HARARE – Struggling banks must stop charging fees on depositors who are failing to access their funds, the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) governor John Mangudya has said. He said the institutions should not charge “for services not rendered”. “When clients cannot access their money in the banks, it is not prudent to be charging bank charges because essentially the...


‘I was almost crushed at PHD service’

the precast wall which was brought down by the congregants after police allegedly blocked the exit points. (Pic by Munyaradzi Musiiwa)

By Ropafadzo Mapimhidze The death of 11 people at a stadium in Kwekwe where the Prophetic Healing and Deliverance Ministries held a crusade, made very sad reading. But I saw this coming. Whilst most people want to blame other people for having caused this stampede, it is wrong-headed to blame crowd disasters on the behaviour of the crowd. More often the real problem is poor organisation — too...

Crimes & Courts

Trek armed robbers in court

Lucky Chipeta (right), Casper Thebe and Greeta Ngwenya as they approach the courts

By Thandeka Moyo THREE Bulawayo men who are part of a six-man gang which robbed Trek Petroleum Service on Monday at gunpoint and got away with $161,926 and R59,100, appeared in court yesterday. The trio pleaded guilty to armed robbery charges. Lucky Chipeta, 22, who was employed by Trek, his stepfather Casper Thebe, 55, and Greeta Ngwenya, 44, allegedly connived with Lobhoni Ndlovu, Thabani and Fazo...


Magaya stampede: Gas stove explosion alleged

Walter Magaya is one of Zimbabwe's most popular preachers

The stampede that claimed 11 lives injuring 40 others at Prophet Walter Magaya’s PHD Ministries crusade was allegedly caused by a gas stove explosion, according to latest reports. It is alleged that Amos Muzeiwa of Bloomingdale Harare who was braaing and selling meat to congregants tried to switch off the stove, when he saw multitudes trooping outside the stadium and it exploded creating a panic...


Zimbabweans free to go back home: SA

SA Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba

SOUTH AFRICA – Zimbabweans who have applied for the new special dispensation permit (SDP) can go home and return to South Africa over the festive season, Home Affairs minister Malusi Gigaba announced. He said those with the Dispensation for Zimbabwe Project permit would be allowed in and out of the country while they waited for their SDP applications to be approved. Around 64% of the 249 000...


Baby tortured by maid in Uganda still alive

Baby tortured by maid in Uganda still alive

By James Scott UGANDA – Following reports that the two-year old baby seen in a video being tortured by a maid has passed on, we went down to work. And our investigations led us to the identity of the maid, her victim and her master. The two year-old is seen terribly tortured by a maid we have ably identified as Jolly Tumuhiirwe, 22, a born of Rukungiri District. We have also identified the...


Somanje rises from the ashes again

Josphat Somanje

SUNGURA musician Josphat Somanje, who is generally considered a “phoenix” for his ‘‘power of rising from ashes’’, has released an album that cements the claim. The Marondera-based musician whose career plunged two years ago has released a six-track album titled “Umbowo” whose quality is set to place him back at the summit of the music charts. The album is currently receiving favourable...


DeMbare or ZPC: Super Sunday Explosion

Kallisto Pasuwa (LEFT) and Saul Chaminuka (RIGHT)

By Makomborero Mutimukulu This is the Super Sunday the Lord has made! The temptation would have been to say let us rejoice in it. However, with the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League season guaranteed to generate pain and tears as it calls for curtains this afternoon, one has to take into account the feelings of the weaker brethren in Apostle Paul style. This is the Super Sunday the Lord has made. Some...