Former Tourism Director now a Spirit medium

Abandoning the lucrative hospitality business to assume her new task as a spirit medium and traditional healer was not an easy one for Dr Manake.

The Victoria Falls based spiritualist who believes in the power of the marine spirit said she has found peace in her new world where she claims she carries the Nyaminyami spirit and conducts healing sessions along the mighty Zambezi river.

Life is all about finding one’s calling and fulfilling the mission for the good of humanity.

The path to one’s calling is an evolving process.

For former director with a once popular and vibrant hospitality enterprise in the resort town of Victoria Falls Dr Manake, the path to her “calling” was no easy one. Read more

Mnangagwa responds to demands from US senators for removal of sanctions

Image result for mnangagwaIn an interview with The Africa Report in Rwanda on Tuesday, President Emmerson Mnangagwa responded to news that United States Senators, Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.), both members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, want the Donald Trump administration to amend the Zimbabwe Democracy and Economic Recovery Act of 2001 and add tougher steps Zimbabwe needs to take to have sanctions on its country lifted.

Mnangagwa blamed MDC Alliance presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa, fellow principal in the MDC Alliance, Tendai Biti and Dewa Mavhinga, the director of Human Rights Watch in Southern Africa who appeared before the same US senate committee on December 13 last year saying they improperly advised the United States. Read more

MDC-T divided over how much gratuity to pay Tsvangirai’s family

Morgan TsvangiraiThe opposition MDC-T is reported to be divided over how much money should be paid to the family of the late founding leader of the party, Morgan Tsvangirai, as gratuity for his years of service.

This comes after the party received $1.8 million from the government under the Political Parties Finance Act. Vice President Thokozani Khupe was unsuccessful in getting the money paid to her.

Some members of the party wanted Tsvangirai’s family to receive $500 000 while others advocated for $10 000. Read more

Mugabe cannot choose certain parts of the constitution – Fadzayi Mahere

Image result for fadzai mahereAspiring Member of Parliament for Mount Pleasant Fadzayi Mahere has called out former president Robert Mugabe and his supporters for their alleged hypocrisy.

Mahere pointed out that Mugabe was crying out claiming that he had been removed from power unconstitutionally, yet he had violated the constitution numerous times with the help of the military.

Speaking at the SAPES Trust, Mahere said,

It’s a myth that the military took over Zanu PF in 2017, the military has always been in bed with Zanu PF that is why in 2008 they held another gun to Mugabe to say you are not going anywhere and it seemed not to raise these arguments at that time. Read more

Zimbabwe land reform was done badly – SA Minister Mantashe

Image result for mantasheWhile making a contribution during a discuss on the African National Congress’ adopted policy to expropriate land without compensation in Illovo on Tuesday, Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe said the South African Government will not expropriate land the way Zimbabwe did.

Mantashe said Zimbabwe rushed into land expropriation without compensation and this harmed the country’s food security and economy. Read more

Chamisa Goes Digital, Launches Road to Victory E-Rallies

Nelson Chamisa. MDC-T PresidentMDC-T leader and presidential candidate for the coalition MDC-T Alliance will be launching a series of digital rallies known as “Road to Victory (R2V) e-rallies.”

According to Luke Tamborinyoka, the Presidential Spokesperson and Director of Communications for the MDC-T, the e-rallies will be used to engage with supporters who cannot make to the actual rallies.

The people’s President Adv. Nelson Chamisa this week unveils new and exciting interactive platforms to share ideas and his vision for the imminent new Zimbabwe that sets in after the watershed forthcoming plebiscite. Read more

Son of Angola’s ex-President named as suspect in $500m fraud case

Son of AngolaJosé Filomeno dos Santos, the son of Angola’s ex-President has been formally accused of fraud over the alleged illegal transfer of $500m (£350m) from the central bank to the UK. He is also barred from leaving the country, deputy Attorney General Luis Benza Zanga said.

Dos Santos is the highest profile person targeted in new President João Lourenço’s anti-corruption drive. Read more

Zuma trial: Long court battle awaits

South African former President Jacob ZumaAs Jacob Zuma is no longer president, he cannot use state resources to support his defence.

But do not get too ahead of yourself – Mr Zuma is known for fighting every single battle right till the end.

Therefore expect some pushback even after this heavy blow.

He is by law allowed to challenge this decision. In other words we might see a delay before any trial actually starts. Read more

President Mnangagwa off to Ivory Coast

Image result for mnangagwaPresident Emmerson Mnangagwa has left for the 6th edition of the Africa CEOs Forum slated for this Monday and Tuesday in Abidjan, the capital city of Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast).

Mnangagwa is accompanied by some cabinet ministers, CEOs of various parastatals, RBZ Governor John Mangudya, Special Advisor to the President Christopher Mutsvangwa and the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information, Media and Broadcasting Services George Charamba. Read more

Khupe to contest as MDC Presidential Candidate

Thokozani KhupeZimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) Acting Chief Elections Officer Mr Utoile Silaigwana confirmed to The Sunday Mail that Thokozani Khupe had notified the electoral body that she will contest in the 2018 polls as the presidential candidate for MDC.

In a letter dated March 20, 2018, Khupe referred to herself as the party’s acting president and said the MDC will contest in local, parliamentary and presidential elections. The letter reads: Read more

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