Day: August 15, 2018

Westminster crash terror suspect named

Reports say the man arrested on suspicion of terror offences after the Westminster car crash has been named as Salih Khater. The 29-year-old British citizen, originally from Sudan, is being questioned in south London. He has been further arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, Scotland Yard said on Wednesday. Three people were injured after a car hit cyclists and pedestrians during Tuesday morning’s rush hour. The silver Ford Fiesta then crashed into security barriers outside the Houses of Parliament. A man and a woman were taken to hospital after the crash and later discharged, while another man was treated...

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Cheating head teacher jailed in Burundi

A court in Burundi has sentenced a head teacher to five years in prison for trying to disguise himself as a student and sit a national exam on another person’s behalf. Benjamin Manirambona was also banned from teaching or holding any public office for 10 years. Plain-clothes policemen arrested him on Friday after acting on a tip-off as he took the exam in a school uniform. The officers had staked out the school overnight, waiting to catch him. With nowhere to run, Manirambona, the head of Butere Technical College in the capital Bujumbura, admitted to the deception on the...

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Bridge collapses in Italy, killing at least 39

Grief in Italy for the 39 victims of a collapsed motorway bridge in Genoa has been mixed with anger that such a vital structure could have simply given way. Rescuers say there is little hope for more survivors underneath the Morandi bridge, where almost 40 vehicles fell 45m in Tuesday’s collapse. The cause is not yet known but there have been calls for the heads of the company operating the bridge to resign. Survivors have also been recalling the horror of the bridge’s collapse. Hundreds of firefighters worked overnight with lifting gear, climbing equipment and sniffer dogs to try...

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Home sweet home in the ghetto

Attitude they say makes a man and to explore the art of survival. In this article, our reporter Andrew Neshamba explores the day to day survival story of many in the ghetto. The dawn of each morning signals a new beginning, it is what science has termed the human race…it is the race for survival and the survival race is amazingly interesting in the ghetto. The morning signals a time to rush to work for some, who neatly dress up but cannot leave without having been smeared some dust rising from the daily tasks of housewives who wake up...

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Biti challenges trial by Zim courts

MDC Alliance principal Tendai Biti is challenging his appearance before the Zimbabwean courts arguing that he was abducted from Zambia and there is a valid High Court order from Zambia where his matter for asylum was supposed to be heard. Chief Law Officer Michael Reza led the arresting officer Chief Superintendent Nyabasa who maintained Biti was lawfully handed over to the police by ZIMRA officials after his repatriation from Zambia. The matter continues tomorrow morning from 11am where the arresting officer will be cross-examined by Ms Beatrice Mtetwa. Biti is being charged for contravening  Section 36 of the Criminal...

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Zanu PF files opposing papers

The Zanu PF legal team for President-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa has successfully filed opposing papers challenging the application lodged by the MDC Alliance. Advocate Lewis Uriri the lead counsel for the respondents said the application by the MDC Alliance was devoid of merit and pure political grandstanding as the applicants evaded the basic clear and primary evidence of the will of the people in the V11 forms filed by all agents at polling stations and quizzed why they have not asked to open the ballot boxes for a recount. Zanu PF Secretary for Legal Affairs Cde Munyaradzi Paul Mangwana also...

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Cde Mathuthu’s burial set for Sunday

The late former Minister of State for Matabeleland North Provincial Affairs Cde Thokozile Mathuthu’s burial is set for Sunday at the National Heroes Acre. According to a provisional programme availed to the ZBC News, the body of the late Cde Mathuthu is expected to arrive straight at the Colliery Stadium from the capital on Thursday, then to her Hwange house in Mpumalanga where it will lie in state ahead of the church service and body viewing scheduled for Bulawayo on Friday. The body will then be flow back to Harare ahead of its burial on Sunday. Meanwhile, Matabeleland North...

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Togarepi slams MDC Alliance

Zanu PF Secretary for Youth Affairs in the Politburo Cde Pupurai Togarepi has accused the Chamisa led MDC Alliance of abusing the people of Zimbabwe who made their own choice which they are refusing to accept. In an interview, the Zanu Pf Youth League leader applauded President Emmerson Mnangagwa for complying with the Constitution and allowing elections to be held when they were due and opening up democratic space by letting political players to campaign freely, according to the laws of Zimbabwe. Togarepi said in total abuse of this newly found political freedom, the MDC Alliance has decided to...

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ZDF’s medical outreach a welcome development

Over 2 000 people from Buka, Mushandike and surrounding areas in Masvingo West received free medical check-ups and treatment, during the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) community week. The gesture was well received by the communities who hailed the ZDF. For the many villagers who cannot afford the doctors fees, let alone the bus fare to travel to the referral health centres, having free medical checks and treatment right at their door steps was a welcome development. A team of health personnel from the ZDF who included doctors, spent a week at Buka Clinic in Masvingo where they attended to...

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Sibanda continues to defy odds

Mighty Warriors head coach Sithethelelwe Sibanda continues to set the pace among female coaches with the former Zimbabwe women’s soccer team player just one of two local female coaches to assume the role of being a coaching instructor. Gone are the days when coaching was a sector reserved for men with the Mighty Warriors head coach among instructors taking aspiring coaches through a Level 1 coaching course at Oriel Boy’s High School. Sibanda who is working together with veteran Sammy Mavhenyengwa in lecturing Level 1 aspirants said gender has never been a barrier in her pursuit of acquiring coaching...

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