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“He is not in China. Those claims are from enemies of progress,” said the family member. Gen. Li Zuocheng, member of China’s Central Military Commission (CMC) and chief of the Joint Staff Department under the CMC, met with Gen. Constantine Guveya Chiwenga, commander of the Zimbabwe Defense Forces in Beijing on Wednesday. Before their meeting, Li held a welcoming ceremony for Chiwenga and accompanied him to review the honor guard of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army. Speaking at a groundbreaking ceremony for a hospital to be built in Sengwe in Chiredzi South last month, Chiwengwa reiterated statements made by Army Generals before that the country can never be taken over by someone without liberation war credentials. The function was attended by several senior Army officers including Army Chief of Staff, General Trust Mugoba who made Zanu-PF slogans at the end of the proceedings. “We will never allow sellouts or whites to take over this country,” declared Chiwengwa. Zanu-PF is divided through the middle with two factions namely G40 believed to be led by the First Lady Grace Mugabe and Lacoste which is loyal to Vice President Mnangagwa fighting to take over power from the ageing President. G40 has few members who participated in the liberation struggle. General Chiwenga was recently accused by the First Lady of supporting Mnangagwa in the succession politics. Mugabe himself warned the Army last month to stop dabbling in politics and said such action was tantamount to a coup. He also announced that he was going to retire top Army generals before the end of this year and generals had tended to observe Mugabe’s warning since then. “Many lives were lost during the liberation struggle and that should give us more resolve on where we are coming from and where we are going as a country. We are facing many challenges as a people but we should not lose focus. The blood lost should not be in vain. We should continue to jealously guard our country and its sovereignty. We will never allow it to go into the hands of puppets or the whites,” declared Chiwenga.

PROPHETIC Healing and Deliverance Ministry founder Prophet Walter Magaya might not have previously played for the Warriors but he lived his dream yesterday as he literally brought the house down after receiving vociferous applause when he featured in a Zimbabwe against Barcelona Legends exhibition tie at the National Sports Stadium yesterday. The soccer-mad prophet was introduced as a second half ...

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SA govt denies reports that Mnangagwa sought asylum in that country

An unconfirmed report has claimed former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa has arrived in China to begin a new life in exile, barely a week after being unceremoniously kicked out of government. The report comes hot on the heels of a denial by the South African government that Mnangagwa had applied for state asylum in the country, neither was he in ...

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Cops banned from BVR registration

The jury is out on the recent move by the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) to temporarily ban all police officers from registering to vote in next year’s crunch elections – which could see thousands of police officers failing to cast their ballots in the watershed 2018 polls. This comes as the national elections management body, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec), ...

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Mnangagwa plots Mugabe challenge

AXED Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday said he will constitutionally challenge President Robert Mugabe “by the will of the people”. Mnangagwa spoke as he dismissed speculative reports that he was plotting to stage a coup d’etat against Mugabe, saying his plan was to constitutionally challenge the Zanu-PF leader at the ruling party’s upcoming extra-ordinary congress. However, his fight-back plan and desire ...

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Malema blasts old Mugabe

The South African Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema has blasted the 93-year-old Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe for over staying in power and destroying his legacy. Malema took it to the social media and said: “I like #PresidentMugabe for the contributions towards Africa revolution but his over stay is destroying his legacy. “A good leader should have produced second ...

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NetOne launches OneMoney platform in Bulawayo

STATE-OWNED mobile telecommunication operator, NetOne, has extended its mobile money service campaign to Bulawayo with the launch of its OneMoney platform set for today. NetOne, which is celebrating its 21st anniversary this year, has rebranded its OneWallet platform to OneMoney, which can be linked to any ZimSwitch linked debit card. NetOne acting chief executive officer (CEO) Mr Brian Mutandiro said ...

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Zimbabwe legends to play Barcelona legends named

THE Barcelona Legends flew into the Mozambican capital, Maputo, yesterday where they were given a heroes’ welcome on arrival ahead of the first leg of their two-match high-profile tour of Southern Africa which will also see them play the Warriors Legends at the National Sports Stadium on Sunday. The Barca Legends will play the Mozambican Legends tomorrow before flying to ...

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Mugabe making all efforts to make his dynasty work

Former ZBC presenter Eric Ramsley Knight has said the political dynamics unfolding in the ruling Zanu PF are President Robert Mugabe’s efforts to make his dynasty work after his death. “Igwe (Mugabe) must hear this. He is clearly taking every step to try and ensure that a Dynasty is firmly established in my country. Whether this will succeed or not ...

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Chiwenga re-emerges in China amid mounting tensions in Zimbabwe

Gen. Li Zuocheng, member of China’s Central Military Commission (CMC) and chief of the Joint Staff Department under the CMC, met with Gen. Constantine Guveya Chiwenga, commander of the Zimbabwe Defense Forces in Beijing on Wednesday. Li said China and Zimbabwe are all-weather friends, in recent years, Chinese President Xi Jinping and Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe have held many meetings ...

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PHOTOS: Railway crossing accident, 6 die on the spot

Six people reportedly dies on the spot this morning when a pickup truck they were travelling in was hit by a train at a level crossing. According to eyewitnesses there were no survivors.

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