Month: January 2019

Zimbabwe Defence Forces Boss Valerio Sibanda Briefs Mnangagwa On Impeachment Plot

A THREAT of an internal revolt and possibility of a military-led ouster reportedly forced President Emmerson Mnangagwa to cut short his foreign jaunt and return home, as his close allies — ministers and legislators — were being targeted, NewsDay has learnt. BY XOLISANI NCUBE/OBEY MANAYITI Mnangagwa, who left Harare on Sunday night last week after […]

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Mnangagwa’s son arrested at Harare Airport with 6 kgs of cocaine

President Mnangagwa’s son  was arrested as he tried to smuggle 6 kilos of cocaine in a suitcase at  Harare International airport on Saturday . Kazembe Kazembe An immigration officer  said they found of cocaine on an unanamed son of the president who was travelling into Zimbabwe. He was detained , only to be released after minister Kazembe Kazembe who is also believed to be Mnangagwa’s son  […]

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South Africa turned down Zimbabwe request for US$1.2 billion bailout

JOHANNESBURG – South Africa turned down a request from Zimbabwe for a $1.2 billion loan in December, a spokesman for the finance ministry said on Monday. “South Africa doesn’t have that kind of money,” National Treasury spokesman Jabulani Sikhakhane said. Desperate Zimbabwe government officials met the South African government a day after Christmas and asked […]

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‘It’s not over until it’s over’ – Jonathan Moyo issues Mnangagwa chilling coup warning

Former G40 kingpin Jonathan Moyo who now lives in self-imposed exile warned Justice Mayor Wadyajena that an alleged plot to dethrone President Mnangagwa is not over yet. Wadyajena said that a plot hatched by senior ZANU PF figures to impeach Mnangagwa has failed. Writing on Twitter today, Moyo said: When an insider with vested political […]

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Kirsty Coventry Speaks on Resignation From Zimbabwe Government Over Protests

YOUTH, Sport, Arts and Recreation Minister Kirsty Leigh Coventry has responded to media reports she had resigned as government Minister in protest against the government’s handling of protests that occurred across Zimbabwe on Monday. Coventry, who has travelled to Lausanne, Switzerland, for a meeting of the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) meetings, was shocked by social media […]

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Zimbabwe orders total shutdown of the internet again, says Econet

Zimbabwean authorities again ordered a complete shutdown of the internet on Thursday night, as security forces continue a crackdown against critics of President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government. The country’s largest mobile phone network, Econet Wireless, said in an early morning SMS to its over 6,5 million subscribers on Friday that authorities had ordered them to switch […]

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Evan Mawarire charged with subversion, faces 20 years if convicted

HARARE — Political activist Evan Mawarire was charged in court on Thursday with subverting the government, punishable by up to 20 years in jail, after violent protests this week that were met by a brutal crackdown from security forces. Mawarire was arrested on Wednesday and initially charged by police with the lesser crime of inciting […]

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ZIMRA boss fined $15 for using abusive language

A Zimra boss based in Chiredzi has been convicted and fined $15 for using abusive language against a subordinate. Lloyd Mubingi who is a station manager violated Section 88C of the Postal and Telecommunications Act Chapter 12:05 when he threatened Joseph Mutezo, a Revenue Officer. Mubingi appeared before Magistrate Rodgers Mawarire on December 19, 2018 […]

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Robert Mugabe’s Private Secretary Spills the Beans

Mnangagwa, Chiwenga used to hold Mugabe hostage ED overruled Mugabe on Army, Chinese in diamonds investments By MATTHEW TAKAONA HARARE – There is an overstatement of Mugabe’s power when he was still in office as there are several instances in which the man was held hostage and his decisions overturned by his then Vice, Emmerson […]

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Prisoners Smuggle Sperm Out of Jail

Five-year-old Amir’s life began inside a foil bag of hazelnut wafer biscuits.  The boy’s father, Ashraf, is one of around 6 000 Palestinian prisoners inside Israeli jails. On June 20, 2013, Amir’s mother, Fathiya, went to see her husband her in prison. During their brief visit, Ashraf gave his wife the bag of biscuits and […]

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