There is confusion within the MDC Alliance led by Nelson Chamisa regarding the election of mayors. The deputy mayor of Bulawayo, Tinashe Kambarami, was ordered to step down by the national party leadership or face expulsion after the party expressed dissatisfaction with his appointment to the post.
There were reports that he complied with the party’s directive and an election was held on Monday to choose his successor. According to reports Kambarami was re-elected unopposed. However, the Bulawayo mayor, Clr Mguni insists that his deputy never resigned.
Councillors are attending council meetings. Recommendations are coming to full council and tomorrow we are having a full council meeting and we are going forward in terms of service delivery. Read more
United Families International Church leader and founder Emmanuel Makandiwa is involved in the takeover of Shamva Gold Mine. The mine has been facing operational challenges for some time which have left it in financial distress.
Makandiwa reportedly visited the mine twice last week before news filtered that he had acquired the entire milling plant for an undisclosed sum believed to be running into millions of dollars. Read more
Tinashe Kambarami has won the Deputy Mayor position in the party uncontested.
This comes after Bulawayo Deputy Mayor Councillor Tinashe Kambarami resigned from the post after being ordered to do so by the MDC Alliance.
Kambarami’s appointment had been marred by controversy as his party insisted that proper procedure was not followed.
He had been holding the post for two months after beating ward 1 councillor Mlandu Ndlovu who had been the party’s preferred choice for the post.
Residents of some urban areas have expressed unhappiness in the manner in which mayors are being chosen by the MDC Alliance led by Nelson Chamisa.
According to media reports, Chamisa has reversed the election of mayors in a number of towns and cities claiming that the elections did not follow proper party procedures.
In Bulawayo, Masvingo and Victoria Fall, there was confusion around the election of mayors and the MDCA leader got involved in the processes according to reports. Read more
The deputy mayor of Bulawayo Tinashe Kambarami quit his position yesterday. This follows the position taken by his party, MDC Alliance which had been calling for him to step aside.
Kambarami’s appointment had been marred by controversy as his party insisted that proper procedure was not followed. He had been holding the post for two months after beating ward 1 councillor Mlandu Ndlovu who had been the party’s preferred choice for the post. Read more
Prophetic Healing and Deliverance(PHD) Ministries founder and leader Prophet Walter Magaya said he was willing to engage with the government through the Ministry of Health and Child Care to conduct clinical trials on his Aguma medicine which he claims can cure AIDS and various forms of cancer.
Magaya was arrested last week on allegations of manufacturing a medical drug without following due process. He is out on a $300 bail. He commended the government for giving him a chance. Read more
Prophetic Healing and Deliverance Ministries founder Walter Magaya has apologised to the nation citing excitement as the reason behind his haste in announcing a “cure” for HIV and cancer without following procedures on the introduction of a new drug.
Speaking at a Press conference held at the Health and Child Care ministry yesterday, in reference to his proclamation, Magaya, who retracted his earlier claim, said the Aguma drug had not yet been tested on human beings.
He said he was now willing to have the tests done according to the requisite procedures by the ministry and other relevant authorities. Read more
PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa said he was disappointed by the behaviour of local manufacturers who abused laws meant to protect them from cheap imports, by holding the market at ransom.
Speaking at the commissioning of a $7 million ProDairy milk processing plant in Ruwa, Mnangagwa said his government had to suspend the Statutory Instrument (SI) 122 due to mischief by manufacturers, who had withheld their products to push prices up.
He said SI 64, which was replaced by SI 122, was his brainchild and was meant to encourage and capacitate manufacturers.
“I was greatly disappointed three weeks ago when some of the manufacturers were now hoarding and not releasing products to the consumers. Read more
THE Zimbabwe Association of Doctors for Human Rights (ZADHR) has ordered Prophetic Healing and Deliverance Ministries founder Wlater Magaya to retract his claim that he had found a cure for HIV and Aids within the next seven days or face legal action.
In a letter written to Magaya yesterday and seen by NewsDay, ZADHR chairperson Brighton Chizhande also demanded that the cleric immediately stops distributing, marketing and selling the product. Read more
ECONET Wireless founder Strive Masiyiwa says President Emmerson Mnangagwa is “sincere” in tackling Zimbabwe’s economic crisis and called on the West to remove sanctions against the country.
Mnangagwa narrowly beat his MDC Alliance rival, Nelson Chamisa in the July 30 elections, but policy missteps at the beginning of last month have seen the economy slide, characterised by shortages of basic goods and fuel, as well as random price increases due to a crippling shortage of United States dollars
However, Masiyiwa, in an interview with the CNBC news channel at an investment conference hosted by South African President Cyril Ramaphosa last Friday, described Mnangagwa as sincere in what he wanted to achieve. Read more