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A number of Zimbabweans who had been living and working in Tshino village, Thohoyandou, Vuwani, have moved to other areas of Limpopo or returned to Zimbabwe after xenophobic violence erupted last month. Police spokesperson in Limpopo Col Moatshe Ngoepe said about eight houses belonging to immigrants had been torched on the night of March 17. Two suspects were arrested and ...

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Gugu Ncube drama: Unisa employee cleared of sexual assault

The University of South Africa (Unisa) says one of its employees has been cleared of wrongdoing following a woman’s claims that he asked her to perform sexual favours so she could keep her job at the Unisa Centre for Early Childhood Education (UCECE). The investigation into the claims by Gugu Ncube was conducted by Unisa’s internal employee relations directorate. “It ...

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SADC a toothless bulldog

Sadc as a regional body presiding¬† over issues of the member countries must up their game if they want to remain relevant in this new political era. It’s high time African youths come together and confront the elephant in the room. They must take charge of this organisation¬† and make it a modern one This cannot continue forever. What caused ...

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Mnangagwa wants AU to fund itself

THE 32nd Ordinary Session of the African Union Assembly kicked off yesterday with President Mnangagwa challenging member states to equally share the burden of funding the continental body and wean it off the donor dependency syndrome. The Head of State and Government and Commander-in-Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces also bemoaned reports of mismanagement of resources at the continental body, ...

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ZimAchievers Awards South Africa announces 2019 Nominees, partners

Zimbabwe Achievers Awards South Africa (ZAA SA) have announced the nominees for the 5th Zororo Phumulani ZAA SA on their website and social media platforms during a live broadcast from South Africa. The 2019 edition is sponsored by ZimAchievers’ global partners, WorldRemit and funeral services firm Zororo Phumulani. This comes on the back of WorldRemit launching a new and affordable ...

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Zimbabwean community that identifies with SA, Botswana

Arriving at Khalanyoni Business Centre in Plumtree, Mangwe district in Matabeleland South about 200 kilometres south of Bulawayo, one is greeted by a huge election billboard of a beaming President Emmerson Mnangagwa portrait. Among the boldly stated campaign messages on the billboard are the promises for better health, education and infrastructure development. Installed a few metres apart is a slightly ...

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Zimbabwean man jailed for life for killing SA doctor

A 29-YEAR-OLD Zimbabwean man was on Wednesday condemned to life imprisonment by a Lephalale High Court in Limpopo province for killing a South African doctor. Petrus Standford Moyo, was also sentenced to 15 years for attempted murder, another 30 years for robbery with aggravating circumstances, one year for trespassing, 13 years for house breaking and theft. He was also slapped ...

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Cosatu’s ShutDownBeitbridge demo flops, only 76 atten

A bid to block Zimbabwe and South Africa’s border by the Confederation of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) yesterday hit a brick wall after their request to protest inside the border area was turned down by security authorities from the two countries. It is understood that the group had planned to bring business to a standstill at Sadc’s busiest inland ...

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Zanu-PF congratulates ANC

The ruling Zanu PF party has congratulated the African National Congress (ANC) of South Africa, the continent’s oldest liberation movement which turned 107 years this Tuesday. In an interview, Zanu Secretary for Information and Publicity, Ambassador Simon Khaya Moyo said his party and the ANC share the same liberation history and ethos and they fought side by side in the ...

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Gabon attempted coup ‘foiled’

Gabonese President Omar Bongo has been out of the country for two months Latest reports from Gabon say the political situation in the country is “under control”, following an attempted coup. A spokesperson for the government of Gabon Guy-Bertrand Mapangou told the BBC that four of the rebels had been arrested by the authorities. A fifth is on the run. ...

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