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MRP NEC summoned by police

Mthwakazi Republic Party national executive committee executive has been summoned to the Law and Order office of the Zimbabwe Republic Police at Bulawayo Central Police Station. THe party said upon arrival at Bulawayo Police Station, the meeting was abruptly transferred to the office of Chief Superintendent Manzini Moyo at Southampton building. According to the police, the meeting was called to ...

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Zinara bosses acquitted

The High Court has acquitted five Zimbabwe National Road Administration (Zinara) executives who had been accused of fraudulently transferring more than $2 million into bogus companies’ accounts in a suspected shady loan deal. High Court judge Emy Tsanga yesterday ruled that the five, Simon Mudzingwa Taranhike, Shadreck Matengabadza, Stephen Matute, Givemore Tendai Kufa and Precious Murove, had not committed any ...

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Top lawyer faces deregistration

Top Harare lawyer Aston Musunga is in trouble after one of his clients reported him to the Law Society of Zimbabwe (LSZ) for allegedly causing him to buy a property in which another party has claim. The two parties are now before the High Court, where LSZ is seeking to nail the seasoned lawyer for misconduct. This was after his ...

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Makamba comeback ends in shame

Businessman James Makamba made a triumphant return to Zimbabwe last year after years in exile and the crowning glory would have been him being allowed to stand on a Zanu-PF ticket in the upcoming elections, but as fate would have it, he has been chalked off the ruling party’s list of primary election candidates. Makamba was withdrawn ostensibly because he ...

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Chamisa not rightful heir to MDC-T throne

THE High Court yesterday dismissed an application by the MDC-T faction led by Advocate Nelson Chamisa, which had taken its rivals to court in a fight over ownership of the party name, trademark, signs and symbols. The bitter wrangle involves a group led by Adv Chamisa and his rival Dr Thokozani Khupe. Bulawayo High Court judge Justice Francis Bere ruled ...

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Mnangagwa faces G40 headache

Problems mounted for Zanu-PF ahead of primary elections this weekend, with dozens of supporters storming the party’s headquarters on Monday demanding the withdrawal of known G40 members from the race. Party members from Mufakose, Waterfalls and other constituencies waved placards and picketed outside Zanu-PF headquarters, accusing the elections directorate of allowing G40 members into the primary elections. Austin Chindenga, the ...

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3 game ultimatum for Dembare’s Lloyd MutasaUNDER FIRE Dynamos coach Lloyd Mutasa has been given three games to save his job, with the club’s chiefs yesterday meeting with the gaffer in a no-holds-barred review indaba in the capital where the ultimatum was issued. The Dynamos coach, who has seen what seemed a promising 2018 season get off to the worst Premiership start by the Glamour Boys, will have to pick nine points from his team’s next three assignments starting with this Sunday’s home encounter against Bulawayo City at Rufaro. Dembare will then travel to Gweru to face Chapungu at Ascot before engaging in another derby clash against resurgent Harare City at Rufaro. Club president Kenny Mubaiwa emerged from the two-hour meeting with the technical crew to reveal they had held frank discussions with their coaches and tasked them to win their next three matches. “We had a post-mortem of the seven games we have played so far,” said Mubaiwa. “We are obviously not happy, the supporters are not happy, the coaches are not happy, the players are not happy and in fact everyone associated with Dynamos is not happy. “So we decided to meet with the technical department to review the situation. Each side had a chance to explain and we assured the coaches that we are not looking for any replacements yet. “But we all agreed that we have to collect nine points in the three coming games, starting this weekend and we will meet again to review the situation after those three games.” The Dynamos boss said Mutasa and his lieutenants Biggie Zuze and Zondai Nyaungwa, had also assured the executive committee that the revised target set for them was achievable. “Dynamos is a big brand that we need to protect and one of the major steps to protect that brand is getting the results and the coaches appreciate that. “The message is very clear that we want nine points and nothing else. If you look at our game against CAPS United, we created a number of chances and the margins by which we have lost our games also show that we cannot be said to be push overs.” The Dynamos boss scoffed at all the conspiracy theories being thrown around, especially on social media sites, that have tried to finger former team manager Richard Chihoro for the club’s woes Others have sought to accuse former club vice president Solomon Sanyamandwe of sabotaging the side despite the Harare businessman having sacrificed financial resources for the club. “We are not superstitious and we are going to deal with our situation in a professional way. There are many examples of big clubs that have gone through a very bad patch, but we will not lose focus on the fact that we just need to get out of the position that we find ourselves in. “We will not be swayed by such beliefs or claims by some people that our loss of form is being caused by the former team manager or any individual for that matter. “I am also pained as I want to win. So if we follow all these myths, it will not help our coaches or our players to get their tactics right and to work even harder. “When we were growing up we used to be told tales of Abracadabra and I don’t believe Dynamos need that to rescue us. We just need to correct our mistakes,” said Mubaiwa. Bulawayo City coach Darlington Dodo also arrives at Rufaro on Sunday with his job on the line. City chairman Jerry Sibanda told our Bulawayo Bureau that although they were still behind Dodo, the former Gunners coach is treading a thin line, as he was just a point away from being sacked. “Results haven’t been favourable, but we’re still rallying behind our coach and the team. We can’t talk of replacing the coach when he hasn’t breached his mandate. “What is important is to prepare for the next game and hopefully we will get it right,” said Sibanda.

UNDER FIRE Dynamos coach Lloyd Mutasa has been given three games to save his job, with the club’s chiefs yesterday meeting with the gaffer in a no-holds-barred review indaba in the capital where the ultimatum was issued. The Dynamos coach, who has seen what seemed a promising 2018 season get off to the worst Premiership start by the Glamour Boys, ...

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Tuku and Mukanya were never enemies

US BASED Chimurenga guru Thomas Mapfumo, who is back in the country for the first time in 14 years, says there is no bad blood between him and superstar Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi. During his short stint in the country, Mukanya has also commented and cleared the air on a number of issues and debates that have been raging during his ...

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‘Mohadi under ICU in SA,’ says Jonathan Moyo

EXILED former Higher education minister Professor Jonathan Moyo has claimed that Vice President Kembo Mohadi who quietly slipped to neighbouring South Africa recently to get medical attention is “under ICU” in that country. The 68-year-old was conspicuous by his absence at Independence Day celebrations held last week. He also missed a hearing convened by the Mines and Energy portfolio committee ...

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Sibusiso Moyo backtracks on allowing diaspora vote

Zimbabwe doesn’t have enough time before this year’s general elections to make the constitutional changes necessary to allow people living outside the country to vote, Foreign Minister Sibusiso Moyo said, backtracking on a statement he made a week ago. Zimbabweans living abroad should return home and register to vote in an election that will probably take place in July, Moyo ...

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