Mnangagwa ‘rival suitor’ dies

New Zimbabwe - 1 ora 4 min fa

By Staff Reporter

VETERAN broadcaster Godfrey Majonga (pictured below), once linked to a torture ordeal in the hands of the now by President Emmerson Mnangagwa, has died.

The death of the former Zimbabwe Media Commission chair was announced Tuesday by the Ministry of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services twhich weeted on his death.

“We have learnt with sorrow and sadness the passing on of veteran broadcaster Mr Godfrey Majonga. Mr Majonga made immense contributions to the broadcasting industry as a broadcaster and later as the chairperson of the Zimbabwe Media Commission (ZMC). May his soul rest in eternal peace,” the Ministry announced.

Details of his death were not given.

Born able-bodied, Majonga in later years of his life became wheelchair bound under unclear circumstances.

His name and that of then Security Minister Mnangagwa was dragged into a nasty fallout over a girlfriend by exiled former Higher and Tertiary Education Minister Jonathan Moyo.

In a dossier purportedly exposing bitter rival Mnangagwa’s misdemeanours, Moyo told a Zanu PF politburo meeting in 2017 that the once prominent broadcaster was forced by Mnangagwa to jump from the second floor of a Harare building, leaving him paralysed for life.

Moyo claimed in a video presentation that Mnangagwa had given Majonga two options; to either sit on a hot stove or jump out of his flat after they allegedly clashed over a woman.

Mnangagwa denied the claims.

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BREAKING: Bomb scare in Byo

The Chronicle - ZW - 3 ore 7 min fa
Andile Tshuma, Chronicle Reporter The Zimbabwe National Army Bomb disposal Squad and police were on Monday called to Bulawayo’s Emganwini Island suburb after residents stumbled on a bomb. Police had to clear the mob as residents jostled to catch a glimpse of the explosive. Bulawayo Police have since confirmed the development. More details to follow….
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TelOne To Host AgriTech Hackathon At Zim Agricultural Show

The Financial Gazette - 3 ore 40 min fa
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TelOne will be hosting an AgriTech Hackathon from 22-23 August, as part of the Zimbabwe Agricultural Show. The hackathon will be held at TelOne’s Centre for Learning.

The description of the hackathon is “Furthering data and design thinking skills to develop innovative solutions that will support the digitization of key Agriculture value chains in Zimbabwe“.

TelOne is partnering with ZimHack, Innovators Hub Club and Zimbabwe Agricultural Show. If you’re interested in taking part in the AgriTech hackathon you can register here.

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Twitter Bundles: Econet Vs Netone

The Financial Gazette - 3 ore 40 min fa

Yesterday, Netone debuted its own Twitter bundles and now we want to compare if it’s offering a better deal than the one offered by Econet.

Twitter Daily Bundles Mobile Network Operator Price Twitter Bundle – Calculation Twitter data you get per dollar Econet $0.30 10MB – 33MB Netone $0.75 20MB – 26MB

Verdict – Econet has the best deal

Twitter Weekly Bundles Mobile Network Operator Price Twitter Bundle – Calculation Twitter data you get per dollar Econet $1 45MB – 45MB Netone $3 90MB – 30MB

Verdict – Econet has the best deal

Twitter Monthly Bundles Mobile Network Operator Price Twitter Bundle – Calculation Twitter data you get per dollar Econet $3 110MB – 36MB Netone $10 320MB – 32MB

Verdict – Econet has the best deal Overall conclusion

Evidently, Econet is your go-to service provider if you want to enjoy more of your hard-earned Zim Dollar. Not only because Econet offers more Twitter bundles per dollar spent but you get WhatsApp bundles too on top of buying Twitter bundles. And I should remind you that WhatsApp bundles are really useful in Zimbabwe more than additional bundles such as Pinterest bundles that Econet offers in other bouquets- so, Econet is doubly better. Also read: Netone Introduces Twitter Bundles Also read: 4 New Features Coming On Twitter Soon Quick NetOne, Telecel, Africom, Econet Airtime Recharge Number to recharge:
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BREAKING: Match fixing scandal rocks Zifa Southern Region

The Chronicle - ZW - 6 ore 38 min fa
Sikhumbuzo Moyo, Senior Sports Reporter A CHAMPIONSHIP chasing Zifa Southern Region Division One club has been caught in a match fixing scam after its runner was nabbed trying to bribe four players from a team they were suppose to play over the weekend. The runner, a former player with now defunct Premiership club Railstars, was […]
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Antipas appointed Warriors coach

New Zimbabwe - 8 ore 25 min fa

By Sports Reporter

CHICKEN Inn coach Joey Antipas has been appointed Warriors coach on a short term contract which runs until December.

He replaces Sunday Chidzambwa who stepped down after the Africa Cup of Nations finals in Egypt.

Antipas will be assisted by national Under-23 and Dynamos coach Tonderai Ndiraya and newly appointed Harare City coach Lloyd Chitembwe, the football governing body’s spokesperson Xolisani Gwesela announced in a statement:

“Acting on recommendations of technical development committee, the Zimbabwe Football Association executive committee has appointed Joey Antipas as the caretaker head coach of the senior men’s team until 31 December 2019.

“Under-23 coach Tonderai Ndiraya and Lloyd Chitembwe have been appointed as assistant coaches for the same period.

“Highlanders, Tembo Chuma is the new goalkeepers’ coach for the senior national team.

“All members of the technical team will remain with their Premier league clubs and only serve as national team coaches when there are assignments.

“Wellington Mpandare remains the Team Manager.

“The new technical team set-up comes in following, first the resignation of Sunday Chidzambga on the eve of back to back African Nations Championship qualifiers in August, and the dissolution of an interim technical team led by Rahman Gumbo.

“The immediate task of the technical team is a two-legged preliminary World Cup qualifier against Somalia between 2 and 10 September 2019.

“We wish all the appointed coaches the best in their new engagement.”

ZIFA are expected to appoint a foreign coach starting next year to take over from Antipas.

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Chitembwe dumps CAPS Utd, joins Harare City

New Zimbabwe - 8 ore 30 min fa

By Sports Reporter

CAPS United’s hopes of challenging for the Premier Soccer League title this season suffered a major blow after their coach Lloyd Chitembwe jumped ship to join city rivals Harare City.

The Sunshine Boys, as Harare City are affectionately known by their fans, confirmed Chitembwe’s arrival on their official Facebook page on Monday evening, where he was pictured with the club’s secretary general Matthew Marara.

Chitembwe replaces Englishman Mark Harrison who left tbe club in July after a year and a half at the ambitious club.

“The much awaited arrival of new Harare City coach Lloyd Chitembwe was confirmed Monday afternoon after the former Caps United gaffer signed a contract with the Municipality side,” Harare City said in a statement.

Chitembwe presided over his last match in charge of CAPS United last Sunday, when the Harare giants beat Higblanders 2-1 at the National Sports Stadium.

The seasoned coach, who won the 2016 Premier Soccer League championship, had repeatedly grown frustrated at the Green Machine in his final days.

Last month, he was involved in a clash with club vice president Nhamo Tutisani over team selection.

He will have a tough task to revive Harare City’s fortunes after the Sunshine Boys dropped into the relegation zone after last Saturday’s 1-2 defeat against Manica Diamonds at Rufaro.

That defeat left City, who were under the guidance of Mark Mathe since the departure of Harrison, winless in the last seven matches.

Harare City now have 19 points in as many games ahead of next Sunday’s match against Bosso at Barbourfields.

Meanwhile, Chitembwe was also named as one of Warriors’ assistant coaches in a new technical set-up announced by ZIFA on Monday.

Chitembwe and Dynamos coach Tonderai Ndiraya will deputise Joey Antipas of Chicken Inn.

Their immediate task is the 2022 World Cup preliminary round qualifier against Somalia on September 2.

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Energy crisis takes toll on Zimbabwe church

New Zimbabwe - 8 ore 35 min fa


For up to 18 hours each day, there is no electricity in Zimbabwe, and for at least six of those hours, the country is plunged into total darkness. The daily power outages are taking a toll on The United Methodist Church and its related ministries, including hospitals and schools.

The energy crisis began in January 2019 and is affecting Zimbabwe and Zambia, which rely on power generation from Kariba Dam.

“(The dam) is said to be at 24 percent generation capacity,” said the Rev. Alan Masimba Gurupira, administrative assistant to Bishop Eben K. Nhiwatiwa. “The persistent drought situation has led to low water levels in the dam, hence limited power generation and supplies.”

Gurupira said the church is determined to explore other forms of energy, such as gas, fuel generators, firewood and solar systems, to enable uninterrupted service at its mission centers. However, most have limitations, ranging from scarcity to exorbitant prices to harmful effects on the environment.

Fuel prices have jumped by more than 500 percent this year, with four increases since June, according to Nehanda Radio, as the country’s economic crisis continues.

“The effects on operational levels of institutions has been disastrous, very stressful, very expensive and a threat to the environment,” said Dr. Emmanuel Ufonna Mefor, district medical superintendent for United Methodist Mutambara Mission Hospital.

Mefor said load shedding — the deliberate shutdown of electric power in the power-distribution system to prevent failure of the entire system — is a national problem affecting individuals and institutions.

“(At Mutambara Mission Hospital), we are in total darkness most of the time. We had equipped the hospital with a solar system, but four of the batteries’ life spans have expired and are no longer fully functioning, affecting the maternity and labor wards,” he said.

The hospital has large and small generators for critical areas.

“The small generator is used for the kangaroo (pediatric) unit and surgical operations. We have installed only one bulb to light both the maternity and the kangaroo wards.”

He said laboratory testing is no longer taking place because of the electricity shortage.

“The hospital has acquired a large generator that can supply the whole hospital (with power), but because of a lack of fuel and its high cost, we cannot operate it. Most nurses use their phones, candles or torches (flashlights), even when called for an emergency. This has become very difficult, especially when using a suction machine,” he said.

Many workers have adjusted their hours so that they can utilize the electricity when it’s made available. Mefor said the nurses who handle sterilization at the mission hospital have been taking turns coming to work at 10 or 10:30 p.m. when the electricity comes back on.

He said they have to stay awake until 2 or 3 a.m. to sterilize the equipment, then sleep for two hours before returning back to work.

The Rev. Simbisayi Mwaita, pastor in charge and chaplain for the Munyarari Circuit and Clinic, said the load shedding is causing multiple challenges.

“Maintenance for drug cold chains (temperature-controlled supply chains) has been interrupted and is posing serious risk to immunization programs,” Mwaita said.

“The (church) borehole has a submissive pump, which is power equipped with a storage tank. When electricity is available, the 5,000-liter storage tank will be filled up to supply adequate water to the community, high school, primary school and the clinic for 15 hours, if occasionally refilled. Because (there is only) one refill, the demand has surpassed the resources available,” he said.

Rosemary Nyarugwe, principal at Nyadire Teachers College, said the blackout is drastically disrupting the learning environment.

“Normally, we use interactive boards and projectors … Students no longer have the liberty to research as they used to do because the (Wi-Fi) network is now erratic,” Nyarugwe said.

“We are using firewood to prepare food for 1,000 students, which is not easy and has its effects on the environment,” she said.

Nyadire Teachers College student representative Charles Chimutemba said the electricity shortage not only affects studies but also students’ general welfare.

“Without electricity, most students will go to sleep early waiting for electricity and some will fail to wake up when (it) is available around 10 p.m.,” he said.

“Everything that needs electricity will be done during these (six) hours … be it ironing, research work, communication, use of laptops and other electrical gadgets.”

For some classes, such as information and communication technology, it’s impossible to learn without power, he said.

Godwin Mupuro, deputy headmaster for Hartzell High School, a United Methodist school at Old Mutare Mission, said the outages are taking their toll.

“The studies, administration duties, cold rooms, Wi-Fi, laboratories and water pumping systems have been negatively affected. Teachers cannot work after hours at home. We are trying to use a generator, but with the current fuel prices and shortages, it has become very difficult,” Mupuro said.

Most circuits also are facing challenges.

Harare East District superintendent the Rev. Oscar Nyasha Mukahanana said communication has been drastically affected.

“When electricity is not available, communication is cut off,” he said.

“Most circuits are feeling the pinch due to the high cost of running a service. They need to operate a generator for four to five hours to enhance public address systems and to use automated teller machines (ATMs) and it has become very expensive.

“For those without power backup systems, there is a decline in remittances because the ATMs, which are recharged by electricity, will not be working. Only a few will be able to pay their tithes, thanksgiving and offering. Sometimes, the network will be cumbersome and frustrating and members will become impatient.”

He said the shutdown also is a safety issue.

“All meetings are scheduled during the evening and members who are not driving can easily succumb to robberies because of the darkness in the streets. It has become very difficult and dangerous to move at night,” Mukahanana said.

The district head office has installed a solar system and other circuits are following suit. The Cranborne Circuit is channelling the 2019 harvest proceeds toward that, Mukahanana said.

The Rev. Elisha Marange, pastor in charge for the Prospect Circuit of the Harare East District, said his circuit does not have a generator or solar system.

“We know that the work of God does not have a full stop, hence the use of candles during evening meetings to continue the ministry. The situation we are in — as a church and Harare East District — we need to find a lasting solution.”

Chingwe is communications coordinator for the Zimbabwe East Conference.

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Rural councils want govt resources to deal with natural disasters

New Zimbabwe - 8 ore 37 min fa

By Anna Chibamu

Local authorities in Cyclone Idai affected districts of Chimanimani and Chipinge say government should capacitate them in terms of resources to save lives in times of disaster.

Speaking during an Oxfam organised workshop in Harare on an analysis of the impact and review of the disaster, Chimanimani Rural District Council (RDC) CEO Nehemiah Deure told participants that if Rural District Councils had enough resources, many lives could have been saved on 15 March, the fateful day.

Five months after the districts were struck by the cyclone, infrastructure such as roads, schools and bridges is yet to be reconstructed or repaired.

“There is need to capacitate local authorities (councils) for purposes of preparing for disasters or purposes of responding to disasters. When disasters strike, local authorities are the government on the ground.

“When Cyclone Idai struck in Chimanimani and Chipinge, the first three days to one week, councils were feeding people because there was no food for more than 200 people who had their houses completely destroyed.

“I was in Mutare on the day it happened and I had to coordinate with my treasurer and admin officer on the ground to buy food for the people and feed them. It was the government through these local authorities,” Deure said.

The CEO added that a paradigm shift was necessary for the country to move forward.

Chipinge RDC CEO, Blessing Mamvosha also urged government not to wait for external assistance as in most cases, this would cause more lives to be lost.

“More lives could have been saved if government had sound disaster preparedness responses in place,” said Mamvosha.

Meanwhile, the RDC officials say gender based violence was on the increase with many other social ills now rampant due to life now being experienced by those living in tents.

They stated that some civil servants were claiming benefits when they were not supposed to benefit from the aid for those affected.

“We have cases of gender based violence (GBV) which are on the increase. Wives (women) are on the receiving end and camps are not good for a prolonged stay. Let those affected be integrated with their relatives,” said Deure.

The workshop coincided with the World Humanitarian Day, a day set aside to raise awareness around humanitarian assistance activities that occur globally.

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ZAS 2019 kicks off with 18% space uptake increase

New Zimbabwe - 8 ore 47 min fa

By Alois Vinga

THE Zimbabwe Agricultural Show (ZAS) kicked off Monday after recording an 18% increase space uptake indicating the vast business opportunities in the exhibition.
In a recent exhibition update statement, ZAS chief executive, Anxious Masuka said that more exhibitors are coming on board for this year’s edition.

“Regarding exhibition space, we had 381 exhibitors compared to 324 last year – an 18% percent increase – taking space of 62 670 square meters compared to 50 740 square meters at the same time last year, representing an increase of 24%,” he said.

Masuka said that exhibition space has been increased by 10 000 square metres against a target to reach over 90 000 square metres, which will be an all-time record in the show’s 124-year history.

The said the event will also be a national record for exhibition space uptake if plans to have 100 percent subscription are successful.

“We have indications from five countries, but we must emphasise that the Zimbabwe Agricultural Show is focused at developing the local agricultural value chains and facilitating national agricultural development,” Masuka said.

Gate fees have been pegged at $7 for children and $10 for adults, and gates capacity has been increased by 50% in order to make sure that no one spent more than 30 minutes waiting to be served.

The annual exhibition is being held from 19 to 24 August.

Earlier this year, ZAS announced it has rebranded its annual exhibition, the Harare Agriculture Show to Zimbabwe Agriculture Show as part of its efforts to reinvigorate the event’s national outlook.

The 2019 edition of the national agricultural show will run under the theme, “Technology. Innovation. Modernisation: Adopt .Accentuate. Accelerate.”

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Kaitano Tembo eyes first silverware at SuperSport United

New Zimbabwe - 8 ore 49 min fa

By Sports Reporter

SOUTH AFRICA-BASED Zimbabwean coach Kaitano Tembo has set his sights on winning his first silverware with SuperSport United after leading his side to the semifinals of the MTN8 Cup competition on Sunday.

SuperSport United face a date against arch-rivals and current South African Premiership champions Mamelodi Sundowns when the two sides meet in the two-legged semi-finals.

Tembo’s side reached the last four of the top eight after thrashing Bidvest Wits 3-0 on Sunday.

In-form striker Bradley Grobler was once again on the score-sheet while fellow striker Thamsanqa Gabuza netted a brace for United.

While admitting that his side faces a tough challenge in the Tshwane derby against Sundowns, Tembo is hoping his boys will go all the way to lift the title after failing to win it last season.

“We are hoping to go all the way to the finals and win the trophy. We also want to try to have as much depth as possible, especially in wide areas because that is where our strength is,” he said.

The first leg matches are expected to be played on the weekend of 30 August to 1 September.

SuperSport United will host the first leg while the second leg will be hosted by Sundowns.

Tembo was handed the top job at Matsatsantsa last August after impressing during his stint as interim coach after South African football legend Eric Tinkler parted ways with the club in March last year.

The former Warriors and Dynamos defender took SuperSport United to a position six finish in the 2018-2019 Absa Premier Soccer League season.

Before leading his side to the MTN8 Cup semi-finals, Tembo’s side humiliated giants Orlando Pirates in Johannesburg in a mid-week league tie.

Tembo is however remaining focused.

“One performance does not really win you anything and you have got to dish out performances like these on a weekly basis and I think that is the challenge for us,” Tembo told The Citizen.

He added: “We need to stay humble. Yes, we have done a good job but we need to make sure that we focus on the next game. The guys have really done well to get a result like this but at the same time let us forget about it and the sooner we move on the better.”

Besides the head coach Tembo, SuperSport United is also home to fellow Zimbabweans Kudakwashe Mahachi (formerly with Pirates) and Evans Rusike.

Mahachi joined the Pretoria-based club in June after an unsuccessful stint at Pirates.

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Egyptian diplomat sued $1, 5 million for adultery

New Zimbabwe - 8 ore 54 min fa

By Mary Taruvinga

ONE Bilkis Banu Ismail has slapped a top Egyptian diplomat Ms Rania with a $1, 5 million lawsuit claiming she has used her position to destroy her marriage to Mahmoud Eid Ahmed Eid.

Ismail has approached the High Court with the summons after her husband of twelve years dumped her for the diplomat.

Her husband is now staying with Rania causing extreme tension in her family.

“The basis of the plaintiff’s (Ismail) claim is that the defendant is having an adulterous relationship with the plaintiff’s husband since 2018.

“The plaintiff has now lost the affection and companionship of her beloved husband as a result of the defendant’s (Rania) actions.

“The plaintiff because of the actions of the defendant is being deprived of her conjugal rights that used to be her preserve as the husband has actually moved in to stay with the defendant,” reads part of the summons.

Ismail also told court that she has suffered economic deprivation because of her husband’s divided attention since Rania is enjoying and benefitting from the couple’s sweat.

“The defendant is abusing her position as a senior diplomat to conduct the illicit liaison with plaintiff’s husband.

“The plaintiff believes that the marriage union is sacrosanct particularly in the Zimbabwean context as it is entrenched deeply in the country’s culture, tradition and religion,” wrote Mutatu, Mahuni legal practitioners representing Ismail.

Ismail also claimed that her standing in the community has been irreparably damaged because of Rania’s actions which have had the effect of humiliating and embarrassing her.

She claimed $1 million adultery damages and a further half a million dollars for loss of consortium and contumelia.

The diplomat is yet to respond.

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Zanu PF youths blast US ambassador for ‘meddling’ in Zim politics

New Zimbabwe - 9 ore 8 min fa

By Leopold Munhende

THE Zanu PF youth league has accused US ambassador to Zimbabwe, Brian Nichols of sponsoring terrorism in the country and further called on President Emmerson Mnangagwa to reign in on the diplomat.

At a press briefing in Harare on Monday, party secretary for the youth, Pupurai Togarepi accused Ambassador Nichols of meddling in Zimbabwean politics.

“We are very concerned by the behaviour of the American Ambassador to Zimbabwe. He is meddling in our politics. He is aiding these terrorists and aiding this violence by the MDC,” Togarepi said.

His comments come in the wake of a police crackdown on some MDC supporters who last Friday defied a ban imposed on a party demonstration in Harare, igniting angry clashes with law enforcement agents.

Said Togarepi, “We want to remain friends with America and the rest of the world, but this ambassador has proved beyond doubt that he is a sponsor of the terrorist behaviour in the MDC.

“We are going to write to the Dean of Ambassadors in Zimbabwe complaining about the behaviour of the American ambassador.

“Mr. Uncle Tom, we do not like you; we do not want you to interfere with our politics.”

Added Togarepi, “We call upon the American government to look at this behaviour and shape their ambassador.

“He is not the only ambassador here, he behaves like he would want to run our affairs, our politics in Zimbabwe. He behaves as if he is a referee of some sort in Zimbabwe.”

The angry comments by the Zanu PF youth league could fly in the face of current attempts by President Emmerson Mnangagwa to reengage America and some western countries that have ostracised Zimbabwe citing gross human rights abuses by the Zanu PF led administration.

Nichols condemned police’s heavy-handedness in dealing with protestors who were demonstrating Mnangagwa’s failure to deal with a worsening economic crisis.

On Friday, unarmed women and youths were teargased and beaten up by police.

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Zanu PF youth league vows resistance against MDC ‘regime change’ plot

New Zimbabwe - 9 ore 17 min fa

By Leopold Munhende

THE Zanu PF youth league Monday vowed to resist what it claimed was a plot by the MDC to overthrow President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government through attempts to stage anti-government demonstrations that have been blocked by the State on every turn.

Addressing journalists at the Zanu PF headquarters, party secretary for youths, Pupurai Togarepi said MDC was now nothing less than a terrorist group together with its alleged sponsors within civil society.

“We have the mandate to rule which we got from the people. We will defend that duty and we will do so,” Togarepi said.

“Anyone else who wants to govern must wait for 2023 so they campaign and win. For the time being, it us (Zanu PF) and let us lead.

“This is the type of people we have; people who can say it openly that they want to topple a democratically elected government. This is nothing else except that we are dealing with a terrorist organisation.

“The international community, if they really care about the people of Zimbabwe, should view the MDC in that light and from now onwards, we view the MDC and its sponsors who are in civil society and NGOs as sponsors of terrorists. Anyone who is sponsoring MDC, who is giving them money to destabilise Zimbabwe is aiding terrorism.”

Togarepi also labelled United States Ambassador to Zimbabwe Brian Nichols a terrorist after the diplomat recently issued a public condemnation of a fierce police crackdown on supporters of MDC who on Friday took to the streets in defiance of a police ban on a party demonstration against rising levels of poverty in the country.

Said Togarepi, “All progressive people of Zimbabwe should ensure that the police are informed of all activities of this terror group.

“I hope arms of the State like parliament will rise to the occasion and ensure that laws will be put in place to deal with these malcontents who are bent on destroying our lives.”

By accusing civil society of regime change, Togarepi ventured into familiar territory in which the party has been accusing its main opponents and government critics, of regime change.

Similarly, countries that have sided with the MDC in its pursuit for democracy in Zimbabwe have been accused of sponsoring a regime change agenda.

The US government, UK, European Union (EU) and various human rights organisations have criticised government’s brutal response to civil action.

Zimbabwe’s opposition has vowed to use demonstrations as an avenue to express continued discontent over poor leadership by the Zanu PF led government in what has pushed the majority into penury.

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ZACC vows more bite in renewed ED anti-corruption fight

New Zimbabwe - 9 ore 28 min fa

By Paidashe Mandivengerei

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa is set to up his anti-corruption crusade with an awareness campaign to be launched in Harare Wednesday.

While the Zanu PF leader is loud on attempts to wipe out graft that is crippling the economy, very little has been done by his administration in the same direction.

The anti-corruption awareness campaign will be set into motion by the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) and the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) at an event scheduled for this Wednesday in the capital.

At a press conference addressed by Prosecutor General, Kumbirai Hodzi and ZACC chairperson, Justice Loice Matanda Moyo, the two bodies said ZACC has moved from being a toothless dog and was now determined to bring every individual found wanting to book.

“We are about to launch the ZACC and NPA anti-corruption programme. It’s a very important launch in the calendar year of the Republic of Zimbabwe for very good reasons,” Hodzi said, adding that the fight against corruption was “the cornerstone of the incoming of the Second Republic”.

“The economic recovery programme was predicated upon a credible anti-corruption programme,” he said.

He went on to say that in the next coming days, a number of arrests will be made across the country by the new ZACC commission.

Government this year reconfigured the corruption fighting unit, appointing new faces after dissolving the previous group led by Job Whabira amid allegations the former ZACC was grossly compromised.

“What has happened is that with the recommissioning of ZACC, we are entering now, as it were, a second phase of the fight against corruption that is moving in to top gear with plenty of teeth and there is going to be meaningful movement against corruption which you are going to see for yourselves.”

To date, arrests have been made and high profile figures have been called in for questioning over corruption related cases.

Former Tourism Minister, Prisca Mupfumira was arrested this July and still in police custody while Tourism Ministry permanent secretary, Munesu Munodawafa was also called in for questioning.

The latest case is that of former Vice President, Phelekezela Mphoko.

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