Africa

Patrice Motsepe’s sister cited in Botswana $10 billion theft

South African businesswoman Bridgette Motsepe-Radebe has been fingered as a co-signatory to at least two bank accounts holding some of the more than $10 billion (R150 billion) allegedly stolen from the Botswana government to finance “terrorism”. This was heard this week at a Botswana court in Gaborone during the bail application of a former spy, Wilhelmina Maswabi, who was named ...

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Zimbabwean Embassy in Australia goes on sale for $1.8m

Budding property buyers in Canberra who are looking for “great tenants” can now buy the building that houses the Zimbabwean Embassy. The embassy building – which is located in the suburb of O’Malley, south of the Canberra CBD – has been priced at $1.87 million and boasts four bedrooms, two bathrooms and two car spaces. Agents overseeing the property sale ...

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Ramaphosa heeds to Zimbabweans

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa’s last Saturday visit to Zimbabwe, turned out to be more than just a farewell for the elderly statesman. Ramaphosa was in Zimbabwe honouring and bidding farewell to the late Zimbabwean President, Robert Mugabe. Upon his eulogy, Zimbabweans didn’t take time in jeering the South African President as a result of the xenophobic attacks that have ...

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‘Old Mutual board, Manuel in breach of SA Constitution’

Embattled former Old Mutual CEO Peter Moyo has lodged an urgent application for the board of Old Mutual and its chairperson Trevor Manuel to be declared as having deliberately interfered with the functioning of the courts. In a new affidavit, the on-again, off-again Old Mutual head stated that his second axing by the financial services giant on August 22 was ...

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300 Zimbabweans nabbed in Musina blitz

ABOUT 300 people believed to be Zimbabweans were on Wednesday arrested around Musina, including the Beitbridge Border Post areas, for allegedly flouting South African immigration laws, officials in South Africa have said. Among those arrested was a suspected human trafficker, caught with a two-year-old undocumented Zimbabwean toddler during a joint operation code-named “Basadi”, supervised by Mamane Dickson Masemola, a member ...

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African push for lifting of Zimbabwe sanctions

A group of 16 African countries has called on the US and EU to “immediately lift” economic sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe. The policy was hurting the region, said Tanzania President John Magufuli, who is also the chairman of the Southern African Development Community (Sadc). The sanctions were imposed in 2002 when Robert Mugabe was president. President Emmerson Mnangagwa blames them ...

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AU, UN to hear SADC position on sanctions, says Mnangagwa

President Emmerson Mnangagwa says the unity among SADC member states regarding the removal of sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe is humbling with the agreement set to be communicated to the African Union for onward communication to the United Nations. In an exclusive interview with ZBC News on the sidelines of the ongoing 39th SADC Summit in Tanzania President Mnangagwa said he ...

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South African buffalo is nakéd, media goes on mute

The silence of the South African leadership on the ongoing revelations of gross corruption and subversion of good governance is treasonous. Since the damning findings of the Public Protector, Busisiwe Mkhwebane, against President Ramaphosa there has developed a conspiracy of silence amongst the most vocal advocates of anti corruption. Where are the business leaders? Where is the church? Where is ...

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4,000 shonas to get Kenyan IDs

The dream of recognition for at least 4 000 members of the Zimbabwean community living in Kenya came closer to reality at last as the government began issuing them with birth certificates. For years, the ‘Shonas’, whose forefathers originated from Zimbabwe, have lived in Kenya without legal documents, denying them basic rights including education. While they still do not have ...

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Zimbabwean man pops up in SA state capture inquiry

You will find Zimbabweans in the most unlikely of places. As South Africans embark on a bruising inquiry into allegations of whether the state was captured by a corrupt clique that milked government coffers to the detriment of ordinary citizens, one would expect it to be a purely South African affair. However, recently a Zimbabwean procurement and supply chain professional, ...

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