Ms Olinda Chapel’s heart warming message to her late mum 

Yesterday, Catholics celebrated what is known as Mothering Sunday. The day is always on the fourth Sunday of Lent, exactly three weeks before Easter. 

Sadly, it was Olinda’s first mother’s day without mum by her side. The heart warming message she shared, reminded us to cherish our mothers dearly for their time with us is limited.  

Our hearts go out to Oli. *hugs* 

Soldier brutality…. MSU students ravaged 

A group of men suspected to be soldiers ran amok on Saturday night and assaulted Midlands State University (MSU) students at Senga Training Centre near the University’s main campus leaving 13 of the students injured.

The suspected soldiers and the students were fighting over a woman believed to be a prostitute at a local night spot.

The incident occurred at around 8PM when a group of people purporting to be soldiers pounced on the students who were drinking beer in a canteen at Senga Training Centre which is adjacent to the institution’s main campus and started assaulting them at random with snooker cues.

Sources said MSU students had earlier had an altercation with a soldier at the Bowling Club in the city over a lady of the night and the students allegedly teamed up to assault the ‘soldier’ before they disappeared from the scene.

Witnesses alleged that the soldier left and sought reinforcement from a local military camp before proceeding to MSU main campus in a kombi where they found some male students drinking beer at a local canteen at Senga Training Centre.

A student, who refused to be named for fear of victimisation, said the soldiers stormed into the bar and started assaulting students at random using snooker cues.

He said 13 of the students were injured following the assault.

“We were drinking beer at Senga Training Centre and playing snooker when a group of men who identified themselves as soldiers stormed into the bar and started assaulting us with the sticks we were using to play the game. They stated that one of them had been assaulted by unidentified men at the Bowling Club and they suspected that they were students from MSU,” said the student.

The students are now living in fear as the unidentified men allegedly returned to MSU yesterday morning and went to the China Hostels and the Training Centre canteen where they threatened to assault more students until they find the ones who beat up their colleague.

MSU Director of Information and Public Relations, Mrs Mirirai Mawere confirmed the incident saying 13 students were injured following the attack by a group of men who are suspected to be soldiers, “We received a report that a group of men who claimed to be soldiers attacked our students at Senga Training Centre near MSU main campus while they were drinking beer at the canteen. The injured students were taken to our clinic where they received treatment,” she said.

Mrs Mawere said the matter was reported to Senga Police Station.

Zimbabwe Military Academy Chief Instructor, Lieutenant Colonel Phillip Marangisi said non of his students were reported missing at the time the incident occurred.

Lieutenant Colonel Marangisi said they received a report from MSU, the police and other State security agents alleging that a group of soldiers had assaulted students from the university.

He said they immediately conducted a head count of students and their staff which established that no one was missing.

“In any case our students are preparing for their examinations which start tomorrow (today). Those people claiming to be soldiers are trying to tarnish the image of ZMA and we are willing to assist the police and MSU to find the culprits. Whoever those people were, they are not from ZMA,” he said.

The Zimbabwe Military Academy and Thornhill Airbase are the two military camps in Gweru.

(Source – the chronicle)

Queen Vee shows off her twerking skills

Singer Queen Vee has been silent on the zim music front for awhile now. But the singer who is making waves in South Africa shared a video of her twerking skills over the weekend … And the booty really doesn’t lie 😉 

The punch that knocked out Manyuchi

ZIMBABWE’S boxing superstar Charles Manyuchi crashed to a shock first round knockout defeat against Qudratillo Abduqaxorov from Uzbekistan to lose his World Boxing Council (WBC) welterweight world silver title in Singapore. Watch the video below.

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Dionne Receives Death Threat

Dionne Tafirenyika has ruffled many feathers amongst women and men alike over the past few months about being a proud homewrecker with no remorse.

However, after the Stunolinda drama faded, and Desmond Chideme decided to settle for her publicly, it appears someone was not pleased. Read the death threat Dionne received as a message on one of her social media accounts … 

We hope the teen beauty remains safe wherever she is

Khama Billat having sleepless nights due to stalker Bev

KHAMA BILLIAT’S alleged romance with a woman he calls his stalker gives him sleepless nights.

Try mentioning Beverly Sibanda (25) around the prolific Mamelodi Sundowns and Zimbabwe midfielder, and watch the often cool character turn into a raging bull – in a China shop.

And Khama’s angst has been on edge lately, especially after the Zimbabwe lass professed her love for the Mzansi Players’ Player of The Season on national radio in Harare recently.

“We’re in love, and his wife knows about it. But I can’t say much about my love life. I don’t know how he (Billiat) will feel about this, because the information is not for public consumption,” Beverly told the local radio station.

“I made that statement unintentionally and don’t want people to blow it out of proportion. It might affect his family and career.”

Although most would-be suitors may agree that Beverly is quite a hottie, her scandals aren’t.

She’s consistently in the media for all the wrong reasons, particularly for raunchy pole dances at nightclubs, which even led to her recent arrest.

Asked for comment on Beverly’s interview, a fuming Khama (26), married to and has a three-year-old daughter, denied the affair.

“I’m hurt. I don’t know why she keeps nagging me like that,” Khama said about Beverly, who is believed to be pregnant with a musician’s child.

“She’s made such claims before, and I told her to stop it. I’m happily married and can’t disrespect my wife like that.”

He claimed knowing Beverly through a friend: “When they broke up, she started stalking me. I didn’t know she had some hidden agenda.”

– Sunday Sun

Zimbabwe’s Next Potential President

Richard Kanyangu says he has what it takes to unseat 93-year-old Robert Mugabe, the long-serving president of Zimbabwe and the oldest ruler in the world. Kanyangu, a Kamloops pastor and psychiatric nurse, left Zimbabwe in 1995, but he says he’s spent too much time waiting for change in his country and has “no option” but to run for election himself in the country’s 2018 presidential election.

“We’ve stood on the sidelines for too long and watched the situation hoping it would change by itself,” he explained. “But after 20 years of doing that, I’ve come to the realization that that is going to take someone like me to get involved in the process if we’re going to see anything good come out of the country.”

There is widespread voter fatigue with president Mugabe and the terrible hardships ordinary Zimbabweans must endure.  More and more Zimbabweans, especially the younger generation, is rebelling against a regime that has stripped them and their parents of their dignity and reduced millions to hunger, starvation and with no prospect of a job.  Mugabe has been the leader of the southern African nation since it was first recognized in 1980, first serving as prime minister, then president.

Critics of the president say his policies have led the once-promising country of 14 million into turmoil and to the brink of collapse.  Today neighboring Zambia’s economy has a GDP of $28 billion, double that of Zimbabwe’s shrinking economy.

In 2009, failed economic policies and record hyper-inflation, at one stage 230 million per cent, forced the country to abandon its national currency. Today, Zimbabweans use a combination of American dollars, South African rands and Chinese yuan, although the government introduced special Zimbabwean bond notes in 2016 due to a dollar shortage.

Critics say Mugabe’s incompetence, constant travelling and a ZANU PF party that only looks after its own elite, is further fracturing the society and police regularly brutalize its citizens.

The President who will be 94 during the 2018 presidential race, has also faced questions of whether he is still of sound mind at his advanced age.  Recent TV interviews show a shockingly incoherent and slow Mugabe trying to address the issues of the day, but he seems so disconnected from the people of Zimbabwe, and clearly showing his advance age, that even opposition leaders are calling Mugabe’s wife and colleagues “cruel” for not allowing him to retire and rest in dignity.

“At this point as a country, Zimbabwe has come to that place where we don’t have any other options. We are right at the bottom of the bottom,” Kanyangu said. He points our that the only way forward is to present a “third” way and introduce a new party into the fray which can offer a new vision to Zimbabweans who he says have grown more apathetic under Mugabe’s rule.

“Most of the people who are in the country have normalized the situation because they’ve had to live with it day in and day out,” he said. “It requires somebody who has a fresh set of eyes, who has a different perspective on what is happening and who believes in the possibility of change to actually come in and challenge the status quo.”

Asked whether he’s worried about his own safety given Mugabe’s past inclinations, Kanyangu said he has no fear. “I like to think that fear exists where you have an option … but the reality is what else can we do? We’ve got to be willing to take the risk in order to bring about the change that is so much needed in the country.”

Kanyangu will run as candidate under the umbrella of the Unity Party, a party he helped create and has registered to participate in the election. He says he plans to return to Zimbabwe to campaign this spring.  Zimbabweans remain hopeful, despite the false starts by a number of opponents to the regime recently and the failure of the one powerful Tsvangirai and his MDC movement to dislodge Mugabe & Kie.


(source Allnetafrica)



Tich Mataz to face jail time for the 100th time

HARARE – ­ Radio and television personality Tichafa Matambanadzo — popularly known as Tich Mataz — yesterday claimed that Zimra bungled in calculating his duty bill, arguing the tax collector included his personal worn suits he had carried.

The flamboyant 48­year­old is accused of under­declaring 10 suits and seven pairs of shoes to evade a $538 duty bill at the Harare International Airport (HIA), upon return from China.

He appeared before Harare magistrate Lazini Ncube for his defence case, saying he left HIA after an unidentified Zimra official released him.

“I had clothes with me when I left for China and Zimra may have miscounted. I was surprised to hear the Zimra official saying I falsely declared my goods because I filled in the declaration form under his supervision.

I also had clothes that I wore in China,” Matambanadzo testified. Prosecutor Fransisca Mukumbiri maintained that Matambanadzo’s conduct on the day was consistent with attempts to evade duty payment.

“When you arrived at the airport you were aware that you had goods to declare but proceeded through the Green Route.

“You then filled declaration forms but falsely entered that you had five suits instead of 10 and four pairs of shoes instead of seven,” Mukumbiri argued.

“You did not follow what the Zimra official had instructed and went to the manager’s office to negotiate but, unfortunately for you, he insisted that you must follow procedure and pay duty.”

However, Matambanadzo refuted the claims and said he went to the manager’s office to complain because he had been made to wait for two hours since machines were down.

Mukumbiri emphasised that Zimra would not have charged duty on used clothes and queried why Matambanadzo had failed to identify the “fictitious” Zimra official he claimed to have dismissed him.

In his closing submissions, Matambanadzo urged the court to acquit him, arguing that the possibility that he could have been dismissed by another Zimra official was not addressed by the State.

(Source: DailyNews)

President Mugabe to face Prosecution?

HARARE – ­ Former Home Affairs minister and leader of Zapu, Dumiso Dabengwa, says President Robert Mugabe does not want to retire because he fears possible prosecution for the country’s dark past which is blamed on him and Zanu PF.

Speaking to the Daily News On Sunday in an exclusive interview yesterday, the revered and softly-spoken liberation struggle stalwart said as a result, Mugabe was probably planning to create a dynastic rule to protect himself from all the acts of human rights violations in the country, including the Gukurahundi massacres of the early 1980s.

“It is unfortunate that the old man lost a glorious time to retire and take a good rest before his end. He is scared of retiring because of the history of human rights violations stretching from the Gukurahundi genocide to Murambatsvina, right up to the total economic destruction.

“So now he seeks to establish a Mugabe dynasty to protect him, his legacy and his family from the law should change take place while he is still alive. “Resistance to the dynasty from within Zanu PF and the greater Zimbabwe society now makes it impossible for him to retire,” Dabengwa said.

“Today, Mugabe is at the forefront inciting Africa to pull out of the ICC (International Criminal Court). He is doing this for his own personal reasons, not for the good of a continent that has been at the mercy of ruthless dictators such as him.

“His fear is to face justice for his dark human rights violations in the event he loses power, which is inevitable. Such are the fears of a dictator whose hands drip of the blood of innocent Zimbabweans from all facets of life,” Dabengwa charged further.

Analysts have previously said Mugabe’s failure to resolve Zanu PF’s succession riddle is fuelling the infighting which is devouring the troubled former liberation movement.

The party’s ugly tribal, factional and succession wars have got worse over the past weeks, with Zanu PF split between two bitterly opposed groups — Team Lacoste, which is rallying behind Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s mooted presidential aspirations, and the Generation 40 (G40) camp which is rabidly opposed to the Midlands godfather succeeding Mugabe.

The two factions have escalated their fights ever since Mugabe gave his traditional birthday interview to the ZBC, on the eve of his 93rd birthday last month, in which he rubbished all his lieutenants’ leadership credentials and their chances of succeeding him.

He also said he would soldier on in power — notwithstanding his advanced age and declining health — and would only step down if Zanu PF asked him to do so.

“The call to step down must come from my party, my party at congress, my party at central committee … I will step down. “But then what do you see? It’s the opposite.

They want me to stand for elections. They want me to stand for elections everywhere in the party. “Of course, if I feel that I can’t do it anymore, I will say so to my party so that they relieve me.

But for now I think I can’t say so … The majority of the people feel that there is no replacement, a successor who to them is acceptable, as acceptable as I am,” Mugabe said.

(Source: DailyNews)