Government reverses CBD Kombi ban citing lack of Consulation by Harare City Council

THE government yesterday reversed Harare City Council’s “hurried” ban on commuter omnibuses entering the central business district (CBD), citing inadequate consultation with key stakeholders, and following violent protests by the commuting public.

The ban, which was waived in the afternoon following violent clashes between law enforcement agents, kombi crews and vendors, had incovenienced thousands of commuters, who had to walk long distances into town after being dropped outside the CBD. Read more

Violence rocks Harare after police shooting

VIOLENCE rocked the Harare central business district late yesterday evening after police officers allegedly shot and reportedly killed a bystander after engaging in running battles with kombi drivers.

The violence started when the police fired at a kombi that was near the Seke Road flyover and reports were that one person had died and another was seriously injured.

It was not immediately clear what triggered the running battles between the police and kombis, leading to one of the officers firing their guns. Read more

Tsvangirai died a frustrated man by being precluded from seeing and talking to those he loved

Image result for Luke TamborinyokaLuke Tamborinyoka, the presidential spokesperson for the late MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai has said that he will soon release audio recordings made by Tsvangirai.

In the recordings, Tsvangirai is said to address the issue of succession in the opposition party. Before Tsvangirai’s death, the MDC-T party was already facing leadership problems with the party’s three vice presidents Thokozani Khupe, Elias Mudzuri and Nelson Chamisa all claiming that they were the rightful acting president.

I will be relaying to you Morgan Tsvangirai, in his own voice, divulging the succession permutations and his succession preferences.

That revelation will put paid to any doubts about the satisfaction of Morgan Tsvangirai’s spirit at what is about to unravel. Read more

MUgabe turned down ZANU PF Youth League offer for a birthday bash

Robert Mugabe, Grace MugabeFormer president Robert Mugabe is reported to have turned down the Zanu-PF Youth league’s offer to hold a public birthday party for him.

Mugabe’s birthday was in the past celebrated extravagantly at a cost of millions of dollars.

Last year the party was estimated to have cost at least $2 million.

Mugabe turned down the offer as he is said to be bitter about the way he was removed from power in November last year after a military intervention. Read more

Breaking: Obert Gutu quits MDC-T

Image result for obert gutuMDC-T spokesperson, Obert Gutu has quit the opposition party and will contest the Harare East constituency which had been reserved for PDP leader, Tendai Biti under the MDC Alliance.

In a post on his Twitter account, Gutu said he is a principled and professional politician.

“I am not going to continue associating myself with an organisation that advocates for violence and thuggery,” he said.

MDC-T has been rocked by serious succession fights after party leader, Morgan Tsvangirai succumbed to a two year battle with cancer of the colon.

 

I resigned for peace’s sake: Mugabe

Image result for mugabeFORMER President Robert Mugabe told visiting African Union (AU) chairperson, Moussa Faki Mahamat on Monday that he resigned on his own for the sake of “peace and development” following a military intervention in November last year.

Addressing journalists in Harare after a three-day working visit, Mahamat said his mission was to get first-hand information regarding the military’s role in Mugabe’s ouster.

“I met him (Mugabe), we exchanged views, and he also explained why he resigned. It was for peace and development of the country. And we appreciated that very much,” he said.

“This was the first time I was visiting the country.

I could not go without meeting him. Since President Mugabe forms part of the heroes of who fought for the independence of Zimbabwe and the continent, he is a common heritage for us.” Read more

‘I inherited a broke country’ – George Weah Liberian President

Liberia’s new President George Weah on Tuesday pledged to fight endemic corruption as he spoke about conditions in his “broke country” on the first day of an official visit to Paris.

The former international football star who, took office on January 22, is faced with a dire economic situation in Liberia following two civil wars and a deadly Ebola epidemic in 2013-2015.

“I inherited a country that is very broke, depleted by political malfeasance. We have to make sure that the things that happened will not happen again,” Weah said. Read more

Ill treatment of Elizabeth Tsvangirai is a fiction of the media – Tsvangirai’s brother

Image result for tsvangirai and elizabethIn an interview held in Buhera with the Chronicle yesterday, the late Morgan Tsvangirai’s brother, Manase, said they did not treat Elizabeth Macheka unfairly at all.

“We have to treat all these wives equally. Maiguru Elizabeth was with the body from South Africa to Harare, naturally one has to give others a chance.

When we were preparing to depart from One Commando to Buhera for the burial, we were asked to provide four people to accompany the body and it followed that she had to give others a chance and that is why she travelled by road. Read more

Wicknell other shareholders of trying to push him out of Intratek

Image result for wicknell chivayoControversial businessman Wicknell Chivayo has accused his business partner Yusuf Ahmid of plotting to push him out of Intratek Zimbabwe, the company which won the tender for the US$200 million Gwanda Solar Power Project.

This follows claims by Ahmed’s lawyer Bruce Tokwe, that Chivayo ceded his shares in the company in 2014 and was now working for the company as a managing director.

Tokwe made the claims while appearing before the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Mines and Energy. However, Chivayo insists that he owns 50 percent of Intratek. Read more

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