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ZRP lurid defence on Magaya Kwekwe disaster

Zimbabwe’s embattled police force whose incompetance and bizarre presence in a number of public gatherings that mostly ended in commotion, violence and fatalities has made desperate attempts to clear their involvement with the latest leg where they sanctioned closure of all exists except one at the recent All Night prayer conference in Kwekwe where at least eleven people are confirmed ...

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28 massacred by Al Shabaab in Kenya

Islamist militants ambushed a bus in Kenya on Saturday and sprayed bullets on those who failed to recite Quran verses, killing at least 28 people, authorities said. The bus, which had 60 people aboard, was heading from Mandera, near the Somali border, to the capital of Nairobi. About 20 miles into its dawn journey, militants stopped it at a hilly ...

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Mugabe resets the ZANU-PF mandate to oust embattled Joyce Mujuru

(Reuters) – Zimbabwe’s president Robert Mugabe has changed the constitution of his ruling ZANU-PF party to allow him to directly appoint his deputies, giving the 90-year-old sole power to anoint his successor, party sources said on Sunday. Until now Mugabe and his two ZANU-PF deputies have been elected by politburo members from the country’s 10 regions. The deputies automatically took ...

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Tuku Tribute Dinner postponed to 2015

OLIVER Mtukudzi’s UK tribute dinner which was scheduled for November 29 in London has been postponed to March next year, the megastar’s management team confirmed this week. Set to have been held in London, the dinner was aimed at celebrating the colourful musical career of Zimbabwe’s most recognised and decorated artist. Invited VIP guests included friends of Tuku from Africa’s ...

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Prophet Magaya “PHD All Night” stampede leaves 15 dead

KWEKWE – Fifteen people are reported dead while many others were seriously injured after a stampede at Prophet Walter Magaya’s all night crusade at Mbizo Stadium in Kwekwe this morning. The incident occured soon after the crusade, which was attended by about 15 000 congregants, when police allegedly closed other gates forcing the attendees to use a single exit point. It ...

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Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe (CAAZ) bills AirZim passengers directly

THE Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe (Caaz) has resolved to collect service charges directly from passengers on Air Zimbabwe (AirZim) flights after being frustrated by the national carrier’s constant failure to remit the money after collection as it is reportedly now amounting to over US$1 million in arrears. “The passenger service charge (PSC) and Aviation Infrastructure Development Fund (Aidef) are ...

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Bingeing season over but beerfest ideas hardly understood

By Robert Mukondiwa: While Zimbabwe has had organisers riding on the German idea of October being beer festival month, it seems there is still a critical lack of appreciation of what beerfests serve. The most prolific beer festival was probably the Lion Lager Summer Beer Festival, which as always attracted bumper crowds and had people sipping endless amounts of alcohol; ...

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The Charambas, Zimbabwe’s Gospel First Family

By Robert Mukondiwa: After suffering torrents of criticism from acres of space in the media dedicated to often unflattering descriptions of their latest work, the Charambas have been reaffirmed as the first family of gospel music as always by their fans. Sales of their latest album entitled WeNazareta have shown that the album has been flying off the shelves in ...

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Miss Honduras & sister grizzly murdered days before Miss World pageant

The reigning Miss Honduras, Maria José Alvarado, and her 23-year-old sister, Sofía Trinidad Alvarado, have been found dead, days after the two women disappeared in Santa Barbara, Honduras, according to the BBC. The women were murdered by Sofía Trinidad Alvarado’s boyfriend in a jealous fit of rage, authorities said. The siblings vanished on Thursday, shortly before the 19-year-old beauty queen was set to leave for ...

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UNCONFIRMED: ZRP Commissioner Augustine Chihuri Resigns

Police Commissioner Augustine Chihuri last night tendered his resignation to President Mugabe as Zanu-PF infighting filters into the country’s security agencies, The Zimbabwe Mail reported. The publication claims that on Wednesday a senior government official whose name cannot be revealed told its reporter that the long serving police Commissioner who is also from the spotlight Mashonaland Central Province much affected ...

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