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  • ‘Wizard’ Caught Turning Dead Neighbour Into Goblin

    01/05/2018 11:56:31 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    A VILLAGER was caught red-handed on top of his neighbour’s grave carrying a clay pot attempting to make the late his goblin. Albert Ncube was caught by his late neighbour’s son Thando Luphahla on top of the grave on Monday morning. The revelations are that Luphahla initially had a problem with his left leg and he went to seek help from a prophet known as Madzibaba Mutize who told him that there were people using his late father’s powers hence his sickness. A desperate Luphahla then decided to appease his father’s spirit by visiting his final resting place. That is...
  • Zimbabwe court frees American accused of 'insulting' Mugabe

    01/05/2018 6:03:09 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    AfricaNews ^ | 1/4/2018 | Daniel Mumbere
    A Zimbabwean court has freed an American journalist who was charged with attempting to overthrow the government, after police accused her of insulting then-president Robert Mugabe. Martha O’donovan who works for Harare based Magamba TV had her case dismissed by court for a ‘patent absence of facts’. She was arrested in November in a dawn raid on her home in the capital after allegedly calling Mugabe, who was ousted in a bloodless coup a few weeks later, a ‘goblin whose wife and step-son bought a Rolls Royce’, on Twitter. It all depends on what they gather but for now the...
  • A New Party Boss In South Africa Is No Reason To Party

    12/28/2017 7:43:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 28, 2017 | Ilana Mercer
    READERS were angry. I had rained on their parade by venturing that the appointment of a new party boss to head South-Africa's dominant party was an insignificant game of musical chairs.But perhaps it is I who should have been annoyed. Nobody with a modicum of cerebral agility should see in the new South-African Strong Man, union boss-cum-tycoon Cyril Ramaphosa, a significant change of the guard.Surely by now it should be common knowledge that in Africa, you replace a despot, but not despotism; you oust a tyrant, but not tyranny.There's a reason Ramaphosa riles crowds at a South African Communist Party...
  • China and Russia oppose UN resolution on Rohingya

    12/25/2017 10:24:12 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 8 replies
    The (Globalist) Guardian ^ | December 25, 2017 | AFP
    The Resolution calls on Myanmar to allow access for aid workers, ensure the return of all refugees and grant full citizenship rights to the Rohingya.The UN general assembly has urged Myanmar to end a military campaign against Muslim Rohingya and called for the appointment of a UN special envoy, despite opposition from China, Russia and some regional countries. A resolution put forward by the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation was adopted by a vote of 122 to 10 with 24 abstentions.
  • Zimbabwe Returns Land To White Farmer Evicted By Mugabe Regime

    12/22/2017 1:23:46 PM PST · by paltz · 104 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/22/17 | Kerry Picket
    A white Zimbabwean farmer previously kicked off his land by the former Robert Mugabe regime received a hero’s welcome from his community Thursday following the new government’s return of his land, the Associated Press reported. Guided by military escort, Robert Smart became the first white farmer who came back to the land he once owned before it was seized nearly two decades ago by Mugabe’s ruling Zanu-PF party. In 2000, Mugabe ordered land seizures and evictions of white farmers and their families. According to the Telegraph, of the estimated 4,500 white farmers prior the seizures, only several hundred remain. Zimbabwe’s...
  • Why All Three South-African Presidents Supported Robert Mugabe

    11/30/2017 7:01:51 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 30, 2017 | Ilana Mercer
    On November 21, after 37 years in power, Zimbabwe's dictator, Robert Mugabe, resigned in infamy. By contrast, the late South African leader, Nelson Mandela, was revered in the West. His successor, Thabo Mbeki, was well-respected. Yet over the decades, both Mandela and Mbeki lent their unqualified support to Mugabe. When the baton was passed from Mbeki to the populist polygamist Jacob Zuma, the current leader of South Africa's dominant-party state, little changed in the country's relationship with Zimbabwe. Why? And what is the significance of the support Zuma and his predecessors, Mandela and Mbeki, have lent the Zimbabwean dictator over...
  • Zimbabwe's new president Mnangagwa vows to 're-engage' with world

    11/24/2017 9:34:20 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    BBC ^ | 11/24/2017
    Addressing Harare's packed 60,000-capacity National Sports Stadium, the new leader said Zimbabwe was now "ready and willing for a steady re-engagement with all the nations of the world". He said "key choices will have to be made to attract foreign direct investment to tackle high-levels of unemployment while transforming our economy". And pledging a "new destiny" for Zimbabwe, he added: "Let us humbly appeal to all of us that we let bygones be bygones." Mr Mnangagwa - who had fled the country earlier this month only to return to a hero's welcome on Wednesday - also said that: Mr Mugabe's...
  • Robert Mugabe Resigns as Zimbabwe’s President, Ending 37-Year Rule

    11/21/2017 8:13:15 AM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 72 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 21, 2017 | Norimitsu Onishi and Jeffrey Moyo
    By Norimitsu Onishi and Jeffrey Moyo Nov. 21, 2017 HARARE, Zimbabwe — Robert Mugabe, who has ruled Zimbabwe since independence in 1980, resigned as president on Tuesday shortly after lawmakers began impeachment proceedings against him, according to the speaker of Parliament. The speaker of Parliament read out a letter in which Mr. Mugabe said he was stepping down “with immediate effect” for “the welfare of the people of Zimbabwe and the need for a peaceful transfer of power.” Parliament erupted into cheers and jubilant residents poured into the streets of Harare, the capital. It seemed to be an abrupt capitulation...
  • The Young American Woman Trapped by Mugabe Even as He Falls

    11/21/2017 8:22:18 AM PST · by deplorableindc · 3 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | Nov. 21, 2017
    KAMPALA, Uganda—There is a terrible but revealing irony about the arrest and detention in Zimbabwe of 25-year-old American Martha O’Donovan. Over the weekend, tens of thousands of the country’s citizens took to the streets of the capital, Harare, many of them brandishing placards denouncing 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe. His army is in revolt, his wife and chosen successor, 52-year-old Grace Mugabe, is no longer seen in public, and even though he’s trying to hold on, his party and countless citizens of the country that he’s ruled for 37 years clearly want the president gone, gone, gone. Back on Nov. 3,...
  • 'This is a great day': Zimbabweans revel in Mugabe's ruin

    11/18/2017 9:01:59 AM PST · by ColdOne · 56 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 11/18/17 | Reagan MASHAVAVE/afp
    Harare (AFP) - President Robert Mugabe clings to office, the military is in power and the much-feared ZANU-PF party still rules -- but Zimbabweans put such issues aside Saturday to happily embrace what they hope is a new era for the country. Many protesters welcomed the army's takeover this week that has brought 93-year-old Mugabe's previously impregnable reign to the brink of collapse. "Just look at the crowds here... Finally we can hope to have jobs when I finish university," Tafadzwa Musarurwa, a 22-year-old social studies student at the University of Zimbabwe, who marched in the central business district, told...
  • Trump admin. to reverse ban on elephant trophies from Africa

    11/15/2017 5:06:53 PM PST · by Simon Green · 40 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11/15/17 | STEPHANIE EBBS
    The Trump administration plans to allow hunters to import trophies of elephants they killed in Zimbabwe and Zambia back to the United States, reversing a ban put in place by the Obama administration in 2014, a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service official confirmed to ABC News today. Even though elephants are listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act, a provision in the act allows the government to give permits to import these trophies if there is evidence that the hunting actually benefits conservation for that species. The official said they have new information from officials in Zimbabwe and Zambia...
  • Zimbabwe crisis: Did China give nod to army takeover?

    11/15/2017 9:53:57 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 15 November 2017 • 8:25PM | Adrian Blomfield
    The general behind Zimbabwe’s coup may have sought Chinese approval days before the army launched its takeover of Robert Mugabe’s government, it emerged on Wednesday. Mr. Mugabe remained under house arrest, still president of Zimbabwe if in name alone, a prisoner of once slavishly loyal generals who now hold the country’s fate in their hands. As the former British colony faced a deeply uncertain future under military tutelage, a trip to Beijing by General Constantine Chiwenga, the head of the armed forces, last week has reignited concerns about rising Chinese influence in Africa. The general held high-level meetings with officials...
  • Zimbabwe: Robert Mugabe confined to home as army takes control

    11/15/2017 1:25:05 PM PST · by Lazamataz · 29 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Wed 11/15/2017 | Claire Phipps and Kevin Rawlinson
    The Zimbabwean president, Robert Mugabe, is being confined to his house by soldiers who surrounded his official and private residences, as well as other government buildings. Sources suggest Grace Mugabe, who was being positioned to eventually take over from her husband, has left Zimbabwe for Namibia. The sacked vice president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, was reported to have returned to Zimbabwe on Wednesday morning from South Africa, where he fled after being stripped of his office. The president of neighbouring South Africa, Jacob Zuma, said he had spoken to Mugabe, who was “fine” and that he was sending special envoys to meet...
  • The Crocodile bites back: Deposed vice-president who has seized power from Mugabe is [tr]

    11/15/2017 5:57:57 AM PST · by C19fan · 79 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 15, 2017 | Iain Burns
    The man believed to be behind the coup in Zimbabwe is the country's recently sacked vice president, Emmerson Mnangagwa - also known as 'The Crocodile'. Mnangagwa, 75, is a notorious and much-feared figure in Zimbabwe, having led a vicious crackdown on opponents in the 1980s with the help of the dreaded North Korean-trained Fifth Army brigade. Thousands of civilians were killed during the Gukurahundi campaign, but Mnangagwa has always denied involvement.
  • ‘Statement from the Zimbabwe Defence Forces’

    11/14/2017 11:25:28 PM PST · by aquila48 · 61 replies
    GOOD MORNING/AFTERNOON Fellow Zimbabweans, following the address we made on 13 November 2017 which we believe our main broadcaster, ZBC and The Herald were directed not to publicise, the situation in our country has moved to another level. Firstly, we wish to assure the nation that His Excellency, The President, of the Republic of Zimbabwe, Head of State and Government and Commander in Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, Cde R.G Mugabe and his fa,ily are safe and sound and their security is guaranteed. We are only targeting criminals around him who are committing crimes that are causing social and...
  • Zimbabwe crisis: Army says it is 'targeting criminals', not Mugabe

    11/14/2017 7:03:56 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 16 replies
    Zimbabwe's military has read out a statement on the country's national broadcaster, ZBC, saying it has taken action to "target criminals". However, it said this was not "a military takeover of government" and President Robert Mugabe was safe. Heavy gunfire and artillery were heard in northern suburbs of the capital, Harare, early on Wednesday. Zimbabwe's envoy to South Africa, Isaac Moyo, earlier dismissed talk of a coup, saying the government was "intact". A statement read out by the military on TV said the army wanted to deal with people who "were committing crimes that are causing social and economic suffering...
  • Zimbabwe army claims it detained President Mugabe in apparent coup

    11/14/2017 10:43:26 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 18 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 15 | By David K. Li
    Zimbabwe’s army said it detained longtime President Robert Mugabe and seized control of state broadcasters in an apparent coup in the southern African nation. Military vehicles rolled into the streets of the capital, Harare, late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning.
  • Zimbabwe: military takes control of state broadcaster in capital Harare, urges calm

    11/14/2017 7:04:26 PM PST · by NRx · 34 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 11-14-2017 | Jason Burke
    The military in Zimbabwe appears to have taken control of the country’s airwaves amid high tension in the capital and reports of explosions. After securing control of the state broadcaster, a military spokesman made a televised announcement early on Wednesday saying President Robert Mugabe and his family were “safe and sound and their security is guaranteed”. He said the army was targeting “criminals around” Mugabe, who were “committing crimes that are causing social and economic suffering in order to bring them to justice”. He said “as soon as they are done situation will come to normalcy.” The army spokesman said...
  • Tanks seen heading toward Zimbabwe capital: witnesses (Coup?)

    11/14/2017 7:38:55 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 67 replies
    Rooters ^ | 11-14-2017 | Reuters
    - Four tanks were seen heading toward the Zimbabwe capital Harare on Tuesday, witnesses said, a day after the head of the armed forces said he was prepared to “step in” to end a purge of supporters of ousted vice-president Emmerson Mnangagwa.
  • American charged with subversion in Zimbabwe goes to court

    11/04/2017 12:25:24 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 19 replies
    An American woman charged with subversion in Zimbabwe for allegedly insulting the president on Twitter as a "sick man" made her first court appearance on Saturday as her lawyers disputed the charges that carry up to 20 years in prison. A lawyer for 25-year-old Martha O'Donovan, Rose Hanzi, told the court that the subversion charge was illegal because police did not inform O'Donovan of it when she was taken from her home in the capital, Harare, on Friday morning. The court disagreed, and O'Donovan will remain in custody over the weekend. Hanzi said they will approach the High Court for...