Wednesday, 22 October 2014
Looking distressed, the Paralympian clasped the hands of family members as a police officer led him from the dock down 23 steps – paint peeling off the handrail to holding cells below the high court in Pretoria, the capital of South Africa. The national prosecuting authority said Pistorius, 27, would go to prison immediately and would be eligible to be considered for parole after serving a third of his sentence. His uncle, Arnold Pistorius, indicated the sprinter would not appeal. South Africa’s president, Jacob Zuma has criticised Oscar Pistorius’s defence team for arguing the Paralympian should be spared prison because he is disabled and “has money”. Zumas first public comments about the most closely watched trial in the country’s post-apartheid history came as Pistorius, convicted of culpable homicide for the killing of Reeva Steenkamp. Masipa rejected many of the defence team’s arguments and described the evidence of one of their witnesses, social worker Annette Vergeer, as “slapdash and disappointing”. She said she had no reason to believe that South Africa’s prisons would not be able to cater for the needs of a disabled person such as Pistorius. “It would be a sad day for this country if an impression was created that there is one law for the poor and disadvantaged and another for the rich and famous,” she noted. Masipa said a judge must strive for a sentence “neither too light nor too severe”, ruling that “a non-custodial sentence will send a wrong message to the community”.
Monday, 2 June 2014
2014 was the year for actress Lupita Nyong'o after her performance in 12 Years a Slave, we think this year is shaping up to be hers for sure. According to ngiyesabanews source it can reveal that, she’s just been cast in none other than the new Star Wars: Episode VII movie. Already she has achieved an Oscar under her belt already, for her performance in 12 Years a Slave. As the release date is confirmed for December 18, 2015, we still have quite a way to go before we can clap eyes on Star Wars: Episode VII. As yet, the only tiny plot detail we know is that the movie is set 30 years after the events in Return Of The Jedi.
Wednesday, 28 May 2014
Tuesday, 22 April 2014
While people were celebrating the resurrection of Jesus, some the devil was on their back. It was around 4am when young Zimbabweans where having a night out at Safari night Club in Leeds. Nqobile Trust Tshuma was doing his last year Studies at Huddersfield University when this tragedy acquired An ngiyesaba source may reveal that mr tshuma and his friend were racing going for their after party at another friends house in Bramley. This can be classified as death race because Mr Tshuma’s car collided on a tunnel along Inner ring road A58 Leeds that is 5minutes away from the Club and died on spot on Saturday morning. His friend normal known as Sinini who was driving is at Intensive Care Unit and is under police guard. Mourners are gathered at 34 Kepstorn Close, Leeds, LS5 3EL. Below is the appeal: THIS IS AN APPEAL TO ALL ZIMBABWEANS IN UK AND OTHER WELL WISHERS It is with great sadness and sorrow that we have had a great tragedy in our Zimbabwean Family. Trust Nqobile Tshuma aged 24 years who was doing his last year at Huddersfield University got involved in a fatal car accident on Inner ring road A58 Leeds, West Yorkshire and unfortunately lost his life. The accident happened on Saturday morning of the 20th April 2014. Therefore we are appealing to every one anywhere to help with anything in order to fund Trust's burial. The little that any one can donate will make a big difference. Your contribution will be highly appreciated. This is a very sad and traumatic situation indeed. MOURNERS ARE GATHERED AT: 34 Kepstorn Close Leeds LS5 3EL ON BEHALF OF THE TSHUMA FAMILY WE ARE APPEALING TO YOU ALL WELL WISHERS TO ASSIST OUR FELLOW FAMILY MEMBERS WITH ANY LITTLE THAT YOU CAN. PLEASE MAKE YOUR DONATIONS TO: Miss E Tshuma Santander Bank S/C: 09-01-27 ACC: 44133315 Tel: 07578427410
Saturday, 19 April 2014
HARARE -President Robert Mugabe yesterday took an unusual step of showing support to expelled MDC rebels led by Elton Mangoma on the grounds that they had freedom of speech. The remarks raised eyebrows, given that Mugabe, in power for over three decades, is 90 but has not yet designated a successor in his own party. Mugabe spoke in the wake of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC)’s move to expel a senior official and his allies who had failed to follow constitutional procedures to have party leader Morgan Tsvangirai quit. The MDC national council summarily expelled Mangoma, Last Maengahama, Jacob Mafume and Promise Mkwananzi. Mangoma in February alleged he had been beaten up by Tsvangirai loyalists while emerging from a party meeting. He lodged a police report, alleging Tsvangirai masterminded the beating, an accusation strenuously rejected by the MDC leader. Meanwhile President Robert Mugabe’s statements at the National Sports Stadium yesterday on the confusion around the indigenisation programme are most welcome given the spectacular slide our economy is going through. In a surprise but welcome address during Independence celebrations yesterday, Mugabe hit out at the circus around the indigenisation policy, which has seen investors shunning the country for countries like Zambia and South Africa. The indigenisation policy became notorious when minister of Water Saviour Kasukuwere was at the helm of the ministry of Indigenisation where he pushed through an aggressive drive to take over controlling stakes in foreign-owned companies. Said Mugabe: “In the implementation of the indigenisation programme, there has been some confusion. “We have said where the companies have been established mainly on the basis of natural resources, mining, agriculture, manufacturing, we demand that Zimbabwe either through government or through our people should have 51 percent and not less than 51 percent.
Friday, 11 April 2014
Pistorius pleaded not guilty to murder at the start of his trial and denied in earlier testimony Tuesday three other charges against him relating to firing a gun in public on two occasions, and illegal possession of ammunition. On one of the counts two witnesses have testified that Pistorius recklessly shot a gun out of a moving car in September 2012, months before he killed Steenkamp. Pistorius said: "It never happened."
Monday, 10 March 2014
China has urged Malaysia to "step up its efforts" in the search for the Malaysia Airlines passenger plane that disappeared on Saturday.
"Blade Runner" Oscar Pistorius broke down on Monday when a South African court heard details from the autopsy of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, whom the track star is accused of murdering on Valentine's Day last year.
Saturday, 8 March 2014
By Nqobile Mafu > It was an amazing night courtesy of The Zimbabwe Mission Fundraising Concert. The Praise Night concert started at a low tempo; although the aim was achieved by having a way of warming the heart, even when the temperatures outdoors turned bitterly cold. UBBYIC(United Beautiful Blessed Youth In Christ) organised a vivid fundraising festival of vibrant praise, for a new church which will be launched on the end of the month. On Saturday night, "His presence came down," a mixture of classical, gospel and contemporary music filled The Livingstone Apostolic Faith Ministries. Sister Pamela danced” like David before The Lord,” one of the audience stated that” she reminds me of back home in Africa, the way she danced. The technique which was used in terms of fundraising was superb. The organisers managed to persuade everyone to buy something, even a tiny bottle of water. “The concert was that good, it took me to another dimension. The Zim mission is going to be a life changing experience with the Lord, and people shall see” Said Junior Pastor Boris. An overflowing crowd enjoyed a medley of classical music from the guest artist Brother Ronald who came all the way from Crowley. Brother Ronald, who stayed in Leeds for 5 years, loves God. That’s why when he was invited he didn’t hesitate to come and perform his best song. > A duet by Brother Ian and Sister Primrose took the worship to another level. A small army of UBBYIC members dressed in orange t shirts and Black trousers, and members of the HYDRO(who flow with The Spirit of The Lord) , joined Brother Ian and Sister Primrose in the pulpit. The Doors of heaven were opened, and the Holy Spirit poured forth. Tears flowed. It was an emotional atmosphere. God was doing his thing, for which we give Him the Glory! "God has moved in my life since I came here last year," said Brother John, who added, "I didn't come here to preach. I'm gonna sing." Brother John sang a sedate version of "Hosanna in the Highest ," bringing the congregation to their feet and sending them into rapturous outbreaks of Tongues. The concert was well organised. A beautiful performance incorporating individuals and a solo from Guitarist Farai who blended the music.