Month: September 2018

Boy (9) drowns in Inyathi

A 9-year old boy from Inyathi drowned after slipping into a gully at Poland dam in Maqaqeni this Sunday, an incident which has traumatised residents of the area. According to a police report, Sanele Mkhwananzi slipped into the gully around 12 noon. He had left to go fishing with three age mates who then ran to seek help which came 4 hours after the incident, only to retrieve his dead body. In an interview with ZBC News, the Headman of Maqaqeni, Mr Reuben Ngwenya said the gullies are very dangerous for both children and adults alike and something should...

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Sipepa-Nkomo endorses ED, quits politics

Former National People’s Party (NPP) Vice President Dr Sipepa Nkomo has endorsed President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s leadership, as he announced his retirement from active politics at his Bulawayo base this Tuesday. The nomadic former NPP vice president who at one time was MDC-T national chairman, has resigned from politics, a game that he says he had played for 58 years, and in a move that further exposes the MDC-Alliance leader Mr Nelson Chamisa’s lies to the world. Mr Chamisa through his official twitter handle had posted a picture with the former NPP leader and some of the MDC-Alliance leaders with...

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Brexiteers discuss leadership challenge

Reports say Conservative MPs opposed to Theresa May’s Brexit plan have met to discuss how and when they could force her to stand down as prime minister. About 50 members of the European Research Group (ERG) openly discussed “how best you game the leadership election rules,” a source said. Eurosceptic MPs are to unveil what they say is a solution to the Irish border. Environment Secretary Michael Gove said leadership speculation was “loose talk” and urged MPs to unite behind the PM. Mr Gove said he wanted Mrs May to stay in Downing Street “as long as possible” and...

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Trump blasted over hurricane ‘success’ claim

President Donald Trump has been criticised for hailing the US response to the deadly Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico last year as “tremendous”. The mayor of its capital tweeted: “If he thinks the death of 3 000 people is a success God help us all.” Puerto Rico only finished restoring full power last month, 11 months after the hurricane hit. A recent report says 8 percent left the island after the hurricane and many died due to poor health care and other services. The island’s Governor Ricardo Rossello issued a statement on Tuesday night, describing Maria as “the worst...

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PSL title race resumes

The Premier Soccer League title race resumes today following a week’s international break which saw the Warriors draw 1-all with Congo-Brazzaville in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier. Ngezi Platinum Stars will play against ZPC Kariba at the Baobab Stadium while Chicken Inn host Caps United at Luveve. Nichrut will play against Bulawayo City at Ascot Stadium in Gweru, Black Rhinos host log leaders FC Platinum at the National Sports Stadium, Shabanie Mine host Yadah FC at Maglas. Herentals are at home against Bulawayo Chiefs at Rufaro stadium while Mutare City host Highlanders at Vengere, Triangle United host Harare...

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Ex-Brazilian president withdraws from poll

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has pulled out of next month’s presidential election to allow his running mate to stand in his place. The move comes days after a far-right candidate was stabbed at a rally. Lula had been the front-runner despite being in jail for a corruption conviction and despite the top electoral court barring his candidacy. He has now thrown his weight behind his Workers’ Party colleague Fernando Haddad. The decision comes after a lengthy legal battle which culminated on the 1st of September when the superior electoral court ruled that he was “ineligible”...

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Libya airport hit by rocket attack

The only working airport in Libya’s capital, Tripoli, has diverted flights after it came under rocket fire. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties at Mitiga International Airport after the attack on Tuesday night.  The airport had only reopened on Friday following clashes between rival militias. A UN-backed government is nominally in power in Tripoli but militias occupy much of the rest of the country.  The rocket attack forced a Libyan Airlines flight from Alexandria in Egypt to divert to Misrata, some 200km east of the capital. Other flights would also be diverted and plans are under way to move other planes at Tripoli to Misrata. Libyan Airlines is the only operator, running internal flights and international ones to a limited number of countries. It is barred from EU airports on security grounds. -BBC                              ...

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Chinhoyi pastor recovers stolen vehicle

The Salvation Army Chinhoyi Citadel pastor, Captain Kumbirai Kazembe, has recovered his vehicle which he lost to robbers last week. The vehicle, a Nissan Liberty, was found in Norton, some 200 metres away from the Robert Mugabe highway. The robbers made off with the car after they had ransacked the pastors’ house last week, in a heist which saw victims being tied by the hands and legs using electric and phone battery charger cables. Captain Kazembe said the vehicle was left parked on the road with keys on the ignition and an alert passerby had to inform the police. “The vehicle must have been abandoned after it ran out of fuel,” said Captain Kazembe. The robbers gained entry into the clergyman’s house through the window, tied the pastor, his wife and a cadet pastor before they ransacked the house and made off with valuables such as cash, mobile phones and laptops, in addition to the recovered...

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Health and Child Care Dep Minister sworn in  

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has sworn in the Deputy Minister of Health and Child Care Dr John Mangwiro, bringing to 15 the number of deputy ministers who are part of the new team of ministers entrusted with the mandate to transform the country and economic recovery. The swearing in ceremony was held at State House this morning and was witnessed by the two vice presidents Retired General Dr Constantino Chiwenga and Cde Kembo Mohadi and several senior government officials. Dr Mangwiro was accompanied by his wife Mrs Mangwiro and family members.    After taking his oath of office, Dr Mangwiro said...

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Man jailed 90 years for raping daughter

A 37 year old man from Zaka, Farai Chimhamhasi has been sentenced to 90 years in prison after he was found guilty of raping his 13 year old daughter six times before impregnating her.  Chiredzi regional magistrate, Mrs Judith Zuyu sentenced Chimhamhasi to 15 years on each count to make them 90 and finally suspended 15 years on condition that he does not commit a similar offence in the next five years. The court heard that in February this year Chimhamhasi was left in custody of their three children by his wife who was visiting her parents. On the...

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