Music legend Oliver Mtukudzi performed his yesteryear hit song “Neria” at the funeral of the late former Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai in Buhera.
“Neria” was one of the soundtracks to Tsitsi Dangarembga’s 1993 hit movie of the same name, which highlights the plight of widows in African culture.
The song was befitting as Tsvangirai’s window, Elizabeth Macheka Tsvangirai seems to have been alienated by Tsvangirai’s family.
The Tsvangirai family did not acknowledge Elizabeth at the funeral although it recognised the family of Tsvangirai’s late first wife Susan Mhundwa Tsvangirai. Read more
BLACK Panther delivered the fifth largest opening of all time in United States box office history and that was with the added support of American actress with Zimbabwean roots, Danai Gurira.
As of yesterday, box office tracking website, Box Office Mojo reported that the film not only delivered the fifth best opening, but also claimed the largest February opening of all time in the United States. Read more
Elizabeth Macheka, the late Tsvangirai’s wife, made a personal choice to travel by road instead of accompanying her late husband’s body in a helicopter, MDC-T official Morgan Komichi, claimed yesterday.
Two helicopters flew to Buhera, one of them carrying the body and the other, some party officials among them national chairperson Morgan Komichi and another standing committee member Paurina Mpariwa. Macheka traveled by road. Read more
The African Union is ready to work with Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government and is keen to learn ways it can support it, said African Union Commission Chairman Moussa Faki Mahamat in Harare on Monday.
The AU delegates met Foreign Affairs and International Trade Minister Sibusiso Moyo and Industry, Commerce and Enterprise Development Minister Mike Bimha yesterday. After the meeting, Mahamat told journalists:
“…we highly appreciate the way that the transition has taken place and also according to the laws and constitution of the country. Read more
Zimbabwe’s president has called on all citizens to unite to mourn opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, who died of colon cancer last week.
A memorial service for Tsvangirai was held in a packed church in the capital Harare, while outside hundreds of supporters of his Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) gathered.
He will be buried in his home village of Buhera on Tuesday. Read more
President Emmerson Mnangagwa visited the residence of the late former Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai in Highlands to pay his respects.
The president was accompanied by his wife, first lady Auxilia Mnangagwa and his deputies, General (retired) Constantino Chiwenga and Kembo Mohadi together with their spouses.
Mnangagwa said that the body of the veteran opposition leader was going to be flown to Buhera, Tsvangirai’s rural home for burial. Read more
Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga is in the country to attend the funeral of the former prime minister and opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai.
Tsvangirai passed on last Wednesday in South Africa after a long battle against cancer and will be buried on Tuesday in Buhera.
Odinga and Namibia’s opposition Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) leader McHenry Venaani will address mourners at 4 pm at the party’s headquarters at Harvest House. Read more
Popular Nigerian cleric and founder of the Synagogue Church Of All Nations (SCOAN), Temitope Balogun (T.B.) Joshua is reported to have left the country after failing to meet President Emmerson Mnangagwa.
According to one of the organisers of the cleric’s visit, Josey Mahachi, TB Joshua was coming to pay a private visit to the president.
However, the popular prophet had to be content with seeing Vice-President Kembo Mohadi and Scholarships minister Christopher Mushohwe after the government expressed ignorance of the meeting. Read more
The leader of the smaller MDC party, Welshman Ncube has claimed that former prime minister Morgan Tsvangirai was realistic enough to know that he was going to die when he realised that he was losing the battle against colon cancer.
According to Ncube, Tsvangirai chose Chamisa to take over from him after his eventual death. Speaking to the Standard, Welshman Ncube said:
I got a call during that meeting from Tsvangirai asking me to visit him the following day at his home. Read more
First Lady Auxilia Mnangagwa launched her charity organisation, Angel of Hope on Saturday at the Harare International Conference Centre (HICC).
The launch was attended by many leading personalities in business and politics, some of whom pledged to donate huge amounts of cash and material to the foundation.
Here are some of the notable pledges made:
- Ruth Makandiwa – $300 000
- President Emmerson Mnangagwa – $100 000
- Marry Chiwenga – $20 000
- James Makamba – $ 5 000
- Guest of Honour Mrs A Khalfan $5 000
- Walter Magaya – Ambulance
- Young Women In Business – 50 Laptops + $1000
- Advisory Board To the First Lady 5000
- Kenneth Sharpe – $5 000
- Oppah Muchinguri Kashiri – $ 3 000
- Webster Shamu – $2 000
- Simbarashe Mumbengegwi – $2 500
- Varoora (Daughters-In-Law) – $5 000
- Terrence Mukupe – $2 000