SOUTH African opposition party, Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) on Tuesday night further twisted in the knife, accusing President Robert Mugabe of wishing to take Zimbabwe to the grave.
This was after Zanu PF reacted angrily to EFF leader, Julius Malema’s accusation that Mugabe was surrounded by cowards, who had no guts to ask him to step down.
“Before Zanu PF and its youth wing respond to the EFF about the charge that they are cowards, they should ask themselves a simple question: What is revolutionary about being led by a person in old age, who sleeps all the time in meetings, can no longer even hold a pen or write half a page?” EFF spokesperson, Mbuyiseni Ndlozi questioned.
ZAPU has insisted on Dumiso Dabengwa standing as the opposition party’s presidential candidate in the 2018 elections, despite the former Home Affairs minister’s refusal to stand, citing old age.
Dabengwa, who turned 77 last month, told delegates at Zapu’s congress last year that he was not interested in contesting the presidential election, revealing he was also planning to quit active politics in 2019 because of old age. Read more
Pictures of an improved Mbare Musika after Harare City Council conducted a clean-up exercise on Sunday.
The government and civil servants representatives have reached a deadlock on the 2016 annual bonuses with another meeting scheduled on the 28th of next month to find a common ground on proposals tabled by government.
The workers representatives reportedly rejected government’s offer in relation to the 2016 annual bonuses. Read more
The Late Jimmy Choeni
SOUTH African police are investigating the cold-blooded murder of Zimbabwean businessman, Jimmy Choeni, who was shot by two unidentified gunmen at his base in Musina on Monday night.
Choeni, who owned a private security company, was allegedly shot three times in the back by the assailants, and died on the spot, while his unidentified female companion walked away unscathed.
“Police have launched a manhunt after a 43-year-old owner of a security company was gunned down last night (Monday) by two unknown suspects,” Limpopo provincial police spokesman, Motlafela Mojapelo, said.
Government has declared Harare roads a state of disaster and has moved in to assist the city to rehabilitate the “untrafficable’’ roads some of which are contributing to major accidents.
The Ministry of Transport and Infrastructural Development yesterday deployed a team to start work on Seke Road, while Local Government, Public Works and National Housing Minister Saviour Kasukuwere said Government would engage companies to carry out road maintenance around the city. Read more
Police this morning fought running battles with vendors in Nelson Mandela and Kwame Nkruma avenue.
The vendors are resisting the confiscation of their wares by Harare City Council Municipal Police in the Central Business District (CBD) and a court hearing set for this afternoon.
Police violently fired teargas across the CBD to disperse the vendors many who ended up retreating.
Business was temporarily brought to a halt as shop owners closed their shops fearing that the chaos could destroy their goods.
Harare City Council is carrying out an operation to remove vendors from the city’s pavements.
The trial of a CBZ senior manager, Norman Sambaza, who allegedly bashed his family over sadza started yesterday with his 17-year-old daughter testifying against him.Sambaza (43) is facing three counts of domestic violence.
He is accused of assaulting his wife, Reena Sambaza, and daughters Ruvimbo and Sharon. The teenager, Ruvimbo, told the court that his father was violent and that he had assaulted her for defending her mother.
“I love my father. I am testifying against him because he is abusive,” said the teenager. “It was on January 8 this year when my parents started arguing.
My elder sister tried to restrain them and he became violent and started assaulting her. I tried to shield my sister and my father started beating me.” Read more
A JUNIOR officer based at Silobela Police Station in Midlands province recently landed himself in trouble after he allegedly defaced portrait pictures of President Robert Mugabe and Police Commissioner-General Augustine Chihuri, accusing them of causing his misery.
Constable Comfort Kawere was arrested last Thursday after he allegedly walked into the charge office, took down Mugabe’s portrait and went on to deface it with an “X” before adding obscenities on the picture. Read more