THE MILITARY

As Zanu PF factions destroy each other, the military will have a huge say as to who would take over from President Mugabe.

THE MILITARY

As Zanu PF factions destroy each other, the military will have a huge say as to who would take over from President Mugabe.

PROPHET WALTER MAGAYA

He is a controversial prophet who continues to draw large crowds with his promise of miracles. But as his popularity soars he faces all sorts of allegations. So far he has survived.

TSVANGIRAI THE SURVIVOR

Two secretary generals tried to topple him but failed. His wife walked out but returned home. Now MDC leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, is plotting his way to State House.

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EX CON DEMANDS WIFE BACK

A man who returned from jail to find his wife married to another man is demanding his wife back.

Christopher Nyoni is threatening to use violence to get his wife back.The other man, Stephen Khoza from Queens Park West suburb in Bulawayo has rushed to the courts seeking a peace order against Nyoni. 

“Your Worship, I have not known peace since this man was released from prison. He hides in street corners waiting for me every morning and I fear for my life because sometimes he carries weapons,” said Khoza before Bulawayo magistrate Sheunesu Matova.

 “He said he will rather kill me and go back to jail because if he can’t have his wife back he can’t watch her live with another man while he’s still alive,” added Khoza.

Nyoni was there to state his case. He simply wants his wife back.

“Your Worship, the woman is mine, this man should just leave my wife alone. The fact that I went to jail doesn’t mean that I no longer love my wife. She’s mine,” Nyoni said.

The magistrate warned Nyoni, branding him dangerous and that he should leave Khoza alone as the peace order was granted.

 

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DIASPORANS RESIST EVICTION FROM SUGAR ESTATES

Some of the 213 new sugarcane farmers who have been ordered to move out of Tongaat Hullet estates after briefly getting offer letters are resisting eviction.

The new farmers who include several diasporans, say they had invested their life savings and were going nowhere. But their offer letters were withdrawn by the Minister of Lands and Rural Resettlement, Douglas Mpombeshora and have been told to move out. They are now becoming hostile.

Sugar Production and Milling Workers Union of Zimbabwe (SPMWUZ) General Secretary Adonia Mutero confirmed the latest development. He said after the issuance of withdrawal letters some of the farmers are threatening Tongaat workers who are moving back to work.
In some places the company has actually been forced to withdraw its workers, said Mutero.

"The company had resumed operations in Section 13 of Triangle and all other sections of both Triangle and Hippo Valley. In section 13 of Triangle the farmers teamed up, came to the workers and intimidated them and the employer had no option but to withdraw them. We are still receiving reports but the situation is the same in Hippo Valley where resumption of work on the fields is being heavily resisted" said Mutero.

Tongaat Hulett resumed operations on the grabbed land after receiving the green light from Permanent Secretary of Lands and Rural Resettlement Ambassador Grace Tsitsi Mutandiro through a letter dated 28 December 2016 and directed to Sydney Mutsambiwa the managing director of the sugar giant.  The letter advises Tongaat to assume complete and total control of the sugarcane plots once allocated to the farmers with effect from December 31, 2016. Mirror

MAN BEDS SON'S WIFE

A desperate father has slept with his son’s wife on the advice of a sangoma. 

Jonathan Mutoro of Maravanyika Village under Chief Chireya of Gokwe North is now at loggerheads with his son John Mutoro after bedding his wife Easter Shoko.

Mutoro, a father of six, was caught red-handed in bed with Shoko.  “Mutoro and Shoko were caught red-handed making love by his daughter. The daughter told her brother who is Shoko’s husband and a report was made to my traditional court,” Chief Chireya said. 

Mutoro confessed that a certain traditional healer advised him to have s.ex with his daughter-in-law in order for him to get rich quickly. 

“He admitted that he committed the offence and he also apologised to his son and to his wife. He confessed that a certain traditional healer had told him to sleep with his son’s wife if he wanted to be rich within a short space of time,” said Chief Chireya. 

Shoko had been promised a slice of the riches. “She couldn’t refuse her father-in-law’s sexual advances since he promised her a share in the event that the riches start trickling in,” said the chief.

For their illicit affair the two were ordered to pay three head of cattle. “I ordered them to give three cows to Maravanyika Village for having sexual intercourse within a prohibited degree of relationship because in our culture it is considered a taboo,” said Chief Chireya.

 

JAMMEH EMPTIES STATE COFFERS



More than $11 million is reportedly missing from The Gambia's treasury after their long-time leader, Yahya Jammeh went on exile. According to Mai Ahmad Fatty who is an adviser to the new President, Adama Barrow, the financial experts are still trying to evaluate the exact loss.

Speaking to reporters, Mr Fatty revealed that The Gambia was in financial crisis as their coffers are almost empty.

"The coffers are virtually empty, It has been confirmed by technicians in the ministry of finance and the Central Bank of the Gambia." he said.
He also said Jammeh had made away with more than $11 million in the past two weeks.

It is also reported that luxury cars and other items were seen being loaded on to a Chadian plane on the night Mr Yahya Jammeh left the country. Although The Gambia's main airport have been instructed not to let any of Mr Jammeh's properties leave the country.

Mr Jammeh is reportedly now in Equatorial Guinea. However, the authorities of Equatorial Guinea are yet to confirm the reports.



More than $11 million is reportedly missing from The Gambia's treasury after their long-time leader, Yahya Jammeh went on exile. According to Mai Ahmad Fatty who is an adviser to the new President, Adama Barrow, the financial experts are still trying to evaluate the exact loss.

Speaking to reporters, Mr Fatty revealed that The Gambia was in financial crisis as their coffers are almost empty.

"The coffers are virtually empty, It has been confirmed by technicians in the ministry of finance and the Central Bank of the Gambia." he said.He also said Jammeh had made away with more than $11 million in the past two weeks. bbc

It is also reported that luxury cars and other items were seen being loaded on to a Chadian plane on the night Mr Yahya Jammeh left the country. Although The Gambia's main airport have been instructed not to let any of Mr Jammeh's properties leave the country.

Mr Jammeh is reportedly now in Equatorial Guinea. However, the authorities of Equatorial Guinea are yet to confirm the reports.

MAVHAIRE, BHASIKITI SUED OVER PARLY CAR LOANS

PARLIAMENT has descended heavily on six former legislators, who left without servicing their vehicle loans.

Former Zanu PF chief whip, Kudakwashe Bhasikiti (Mwenezi East) and ex-Energy minister, Dzikamai Mavhaire (Masvingo Central) are among those targeted for the action.
In summons filed at the High Court last month, Parliament seeks to recover a total of $258 809 in unpaid vehicle loans advanced to the legislators during their terms of office. 

According to the summons, Bhasikiti owes $33 000 Mavhaire ($33 221) former Mabvuku-Tafara legislator, Moses Manyengavana ($22 384), former Mpopoma MP, Bekithemba Nyathi ($15 749), former Masvingo MP, Judith Mazhawazhi ($13 771), former Entumbane MP, Gladys Mathe ($14 064) and former Pumula South MP Albert Mhlanga ($19 988).

Bhasikiti and Mavhaire were expelled from the ruling party in 2015 before they joined former Vice-President Joice Mujuru’s opposition Zimbabwe People First party,

In its declarations filed at the High Court under separate case numbers, Parliament claimed that it gave $35 000 to each of the former MPs to enable them to purchase their service vehicles.

The august House said it was agreed at the time that repayment of the said loans would be effected through a stop order against their parliamentary allowances and that in the event of each member ceasing to be an MP before the expiry of his or her term of office through disqualification or imprisonment, Parliament would be entitled to claim the full balance of the loan.

“Pursuant to the terms of the agreement, the plaintiff (Parliament) lent and advanced a sum of $35 000 to the defendant(s) and the defendant(s) purchased (vehicles) … on or about March 17, 2015, the defendants ceased to be Members of Parliament in terms of section 129(1)(k) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe,” Parliament said.

“By reason of the defendant’s disqualification/expulsion from parliament, the full loan balance is now due, owing and payable to plaintiff.”

All the cited former legislators have since entered their appearance to defend notices. Newsday

MINISTER MPOFU FAILS TO PAY $32K

MACRO-Economic Planning and Investment Promotion minister Obert Mpofu’s business entity, Kanhondo Safaris and Tours, has been sued by Total Zimbabwe over a$32 000 fuel debt.

In summons filed at the High Court last month, Total Zimbabwe, claimed it supplied fuel worth $31 999 to Kanhondo Safaris based in Victoria Falls, but the latter had refused to pay for the consignment.

However, Mpofu’s business entered an appearance to defend notice, arguing the claim was ambiguous. In its declaration, Total Zimbabwe, did not state the date when the agreement was signed and where the fuel was delivered, Kanhondo said.

The fuel dealer simply said: “Plaintiff [Total Zimbabwe] and defendant [Kanhondo Safaris] entered into a credit agreement wherein plaintiff could supply defendant with diesel on credit and payments being done afterwards. The credit agreement was concluded by both parties in Harare at plaintiff’s offices.”

It added: “Plaintiff supplied diesel to defendant and an invoice was raised in the sum of $31 999 and same was delivered to defendant for settlement. Defendant did not pay in terms of the invoice despite numerous demands that were done by plaintiff.”

Among the questions asked by Kanhondo was evidence of whether the said agreement was done in writing and if so, they requested a copy of the agreement to be supplied. Kanhondo further said if the agreement was not in writing, it wanted to know when the agreement was made and details of the signatories to the deal.

“What are the salient terms of the agreement? How much diesel was to be delivered and what were the intervals of payment? Was any payment ever made, how much diesel was supplied and over what period and what was the price per litre,” Kanhondo asked saying it would also want to know who delivered the said invoices and who received it on its behalf.”

In response to the demand for further particulars, Total Zimbabwe said: “The requested particulars are evidentiary in nature and do not assist defendant to plead any way. Copies of invoices can be discovered and defendant is in possession of the same.”

The matter is still pending. Newsday

BIKITA HUMILIATION : PEOPLE FIRST BIGWIGS BLAME MUJURU

ZIMBABWE People First (ZimPF) leader, Joice Mujuru had a baptism of fire at the weekend when her Bikita West parliamentary candidate, Kudakwashe Gopo, was hammered by Zanu PF’s Beauty Chabaya in an election where some of her lieutenants blamed factionalism for the opposition party’s poor showing.

Zanu PF retained the Bikita West parliamentary seat with its candidate, Chabaya, polling 13 156 votes against Gopo’s paltry 2 453 votes. The result will come at a cost to Mujuru, who had been seen as the biggest threat to President Robert Mugabe’s continued stay in office. 

The defeat, which came at a time Mujuru is negotiating a possible coalition with Morgan Tsvangirai’s MDC-T party, punched a big hole in her bargaining powers, as she would have wanted to use her Bikita West victory as a trump card in the coalition talks.

Leaked WhatsApp chats from senior ZimPF officials indicate that some party members were now blaming Mujuru for railroading them into the election without adequate preparations.

They also accused her of failing to rein in some of her top leaders in Masvingo, who were said to be clandestinely backing independent candidate and former Bikita West MP, Heya Shoko, thus, splitting votes.
Shoko is ZimPF Masvingo provincial secretary for education.

The chats warn of possible implosion in ZimPF in the province, with a domino effect on the party’s national structures, classifying the extent of the problems as the biggest ever to be encountered by Mugabe’s former deputy since the formation of ZimPF in 2015.

Sources told NewsDay problems started when provincial co-ordinator, Claudius Makova allegedly imposed Gopo as the ZimPF candidate for the by-election.

Makova, the source said, was banking on the support of a Zanu PF faction, Team Lacoste, loyal to Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa that was unhappy with Chabaya, whom they claimed was imposed by Bikita South MP, Jeppy Jaboon, who is aligned to the rival G40 faction.

Efforts by the Masvingo ZimPF provincial executive to force Mujuru to withdraw from the by-election failed to materialise, forcing her to join in the campaign at the last minute just to save the party’s image.

This saw some party members supporting Shoko, who, however, polled a measly 76 votes.
The claims were confirmed by WhatsApp exchanges among ZimPF top officials that painted a gloomy picture of the state of affairs in the party, with some expressing dismay at the party’s chocked internal democratic system.

“Upon realising the danger and the negativity of it all, some of us took a decision to engage them, with[out] meaningful success, but failed to convince others. About two weeks later, and two days before nominations for Bikita West by-elections, Gopo was declared ZimPF candidate by Makova and endorsed by [the] main wing’s national elections committee chairman [Kudakwashe] Bhasikiti,” the leaked chats reveal.

“This angered many people, who charged that ZimPF is a Zanu PF project, whose positions are a special preserve for former Zanu PF activists. I here (sic), other than [Dzikamai] Mavhaire, Masvingo province leadership and membership in general has boycotted Bikita West campaign and totally distanced themselves from everything to do with Makova, Bhasikiti, Madzivire and Gopo.”

The chat added: “A disaster isn’t it? If the party leadership is not going to move in with speed to intervene, we are bound to witness a total disintegration of ZimPF in Masvingo province.”
Another member chipped in saying: “Allow me to correctly advise the ZimPF leadership, the Masvingo crisis is yet to become the worst since the formation of ZimPF to date. Almost everyone seem[s] to deny our leadership of the reality on the obtaining political environment in Masvingo.

“This is a mirror hidden away from the president and the rest of the progressive leadership. It is worthy the executive leadership’s attention much earlier than people can go for their Christmas. We should not watch helplessly while the problem escalates.”

Contacted for comment yesterday, ZimPF spokesperson, Jealousy Mawarire professed ignorance over the alleged infighting.

“I don’t know of anything like that. Gopo’s participation was a party decision. That is the official position. We lost together as a party,” he said.

Gopo said he begrudgingly accepted the results, though the by-election was not free and fair.

“The election was not free and fair, we had a lot of issues that we had raised that needed to be addressed before the polls, but we did not get any recourse,” he said.

Poll monitors expressed concern over the high number of assisted voters, who had been allegedly told to feign illiteracy by Zanu PF activists. They also reported isolated cases of voter intimidation.
Election monitoring groups claim there was massive intimidation, vote-buying and violence leading to the by-election. Newsday