Thursday, 14 December 2017

Ruper Murdoch to reshape his media empire for a total $52.4bn (£39bn)

Rupert Murdoch has agreed to sell $52bn (£39bn) The deal includes Fox's 39% stake in satellite broadcaster Sky, and the 20th Century Fox film studio, Disney announced. Fox's remaining assets, including Fox News and Sports, will form a new company. The deal ends more than half a century of media expansion by Fox owner Rupert Murdoch, who is 86 years old. “We are extremely proud of all that we have built at 21st Century Fox, and I firmly believe that this combination with Disney will unlock even more value for shareholders as the new Disney continues to set the pace in what is an exciting and dynamic industry,” said Murdoch, executive chairman of 21st Century Fox. “We’re honoured and grateful that Rupert Murdoch has entrusted us with the future of businesses he spent a lifetime building,” said Iger.

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Arts “N” Scandal in the eyes of people “Victims of Aka J.K.Phiri

There has been an article circulating on social media about a con man Mr James Kasanka Phiri. This takes me back to Bruce Springsteen when he released his new protest song where he labels US President Donald Trump a "con man", 'That's What Makes Us Great'. Springsteen was one of the most prolific artists to speak out against Trump during the 2016 presidential election. Every year tens of thousands of people are conned by online scammers, but it is not only the authorities taking action: on this article, Victims are also working hard to expose a man who conned them.A have-a-go con artist has been in hot pursuit and exposed in the act using a sleight of hand to cheat people of hundreds of GBPs and USD. Mr James K Phiri claims to be producer, event organizer and a promoter. He is being exposed for fraud after claims that he left his victims out of pocket. One of the victims, stated to ngiyesaba news said” this guy James phiri robbed me of my money promising that he will help me to get a UK visa as he is a UK immigration agent. He said he will do all applications on my behalf to get me the paperwork including a work permit to work in the UK ,after sending him the money he disappeared. I will be happy if he gets arrested before he causes more damage to other people”. The following statement was made by one of the victims who has become an activist and opened a WhatsApp group for the victims who were affected by this chaos. · WARNING... Fellow Zimbabweans: Please be warned that there is a " serial confidence trickster" by the name Mr James Kasanka Phiri aka Jimara.This man you see on the picture might have innocent looks but looks can be deceiving .This man is nothing but cunning, malicious, mischievous and could leave a big dent On your wallet.J K Phiri has fleeced thousands of people's hard-earned GBP and USD. He is currently operating as an event organiser for UK based events etc and claims to have genuine links and agents connected with the UK border agency etc. In UK. He has and continues to swindle unsuspecting victims by proposing to help them obtain visas such as (visitors visas, and work permits) for their loved ones in Zimbabwe. In Zimbabwe. Mr James K Phiri has earmarked and targeted (artist group's ) by posing to organise festivals, workshops and tours amongst other things for them to perform in those particular events in the UK.He will present to them paperwork of events that he would have provisionally booked for the group in the UK etc ( just to hoodwink them) and will go as far as obtaining authentic letters from the Zimbabwe National Arts Council only to fleece the victims of their hard-earned money in the struggling economy. Please be advised that this is a genuine WARNING. Mr J K Phiri is known to be of no fixed abode but is known to operate in the Leeds, Bradford and Southampton areas. In Zimbabwe mainly in Bulawayo. Relevant authorities in Zimbabwe have been alerted and we kindly ask all victims involved to email. Terence at terry361@hotmail.co.uk So that we can deliver this unrelenting and inexorable individual in the long arms of the law. Help us to put an end to this kind of misconduct and mischievous acts by sending this GENUINEwarning to all your contacts. Thank you. Ngiyesabanews retrieved the full email evidence from the victims affected One of the victims ,stated that “Yeh, this is how far Jimara can go. Sometime b4 this, there is a poor lady whom we knew me and him she called me and asked me to talk to him ngemali ayibolekayo and he disappeared. The woman is just someone very poor who needs help but he managed to make this woman borrow money from someone to give him. After collecting the money he disappeared and came back. I asked him about it when he came to con me and he made me understand that the woman was just fibbing. He has just became a nuisance. Petty criminal indeed. He used my name to convince his victims he was an authentic event organiser. Asked my sister a widowed someone to hurry up pay so that her son secures a position. My sister sold her cattle to pay. Now the son has gone to South Africa. Had she known that he was up to that the could have done his driving licence. James is heartless. I will forward fotos of my son and daughter when they went to shoot pics with the group so that they can also be profiled for visa application. They left South Africa to do this only, It was all money. · During our interview with Mr Terence Madyara “The Victim” said “James is so evil and a big fool.My father is the one who bought him a ticket and everything to come to UK back in 2001 when he had no hope in zim,James had absolutely nothing but but my father helped him and we came together to UK.All these years l have respected him as a father figure now he is doing this to my family.He has even gone to the extent of defrauding widows too, What a decisive instrument of destruction and gross misconduct. I have given him time to pay back the money or at least an apology but he talks nonsense trying to threaten and bully me. Now l will also be ruthless too. I want to corner him both in zim and in UK. No matter how long and what it takes’ have had several emails since yesterday and now have substantial evidence against him so l will speak to guys who know the way forward here in UK . As for zim victims ,I will ask all the victims to meet over there in byo and see legal advisors that l have spoken to .They will take up this case further that even when Jimara lands in Zimbabwe he will be arrested. AKA J.K.P was not available for the comment but ngiyesabanews source states that he denies all the charges against him despite the substantial evidence against him

All set for Music and Arts lovers in Harare & BLues

All is set for R'n'B artist Plaxedes Wenyika's show Scheduled for Alliance Francaise in Harare. The show, which is dubbed Loved-up, will be held on Friday. The event is scheduled to kick-start at 7pm and the singer is hyped to charm audiences, as she sees this as an opportunity to interact and appreciate love from her fans. Wenyika is best known for her much-appreciated album Tisaparadzane, which was her most successful album and she is one of the pioneers of the urban grooves music genre on the local scene. She said the show was dubbed Loved-up, because she saw it as a way to reconnect with her legion of followers through love songs. Tickets for the show are pegged at $10 and people can access them using EcoCash. Wenyika said people could buy copies of her recent album at the show and they should expect the best. Songs on the album include Ndichange Ndinewe, Whatever It Takes, Nobody, Chishuwo Changu, Give Me Your Love, Waiva Wangu, Mind Games, Beautiful Song which features Ex Q and was produced by DJ Tamuka, as well as Now I Know.
Meanwhile as we were looking for our popular Ibumba festival in Bulawayo this year so which means Intwasa extra will be an attraction during the festive season. ORGANISERS of Bulawayo’s premier annual arts event, Intwasa Arts Festival ko Bulawayo, have, this year, organised a special spill over fete which is meant to welcome and celebrate the country’s new political order. “Intwasa Extra will take place from the 28th to the 31st of December 2017 in Bulawayo. The four day arts extravaganza coming under the theme “Celebrating a New Era” is basically a festive season festival bonus prepared especially for regular festival audiences and those that missed the September fiesta. But most importantly, it is to celebrate Zimbabwean people’s resilience against hardships and welcoming the new feeling of hope that has engulfed the country,” said Raisedon Baya, the festival’s Director. Baya said the four day event is also meant to celebrate human creativity and diversity, empower women and young people through arts as well as provide new markets and collaborative opportunities for local artists and technical people. “The organisers are also using this opportunity to bring the comedy night which, due to unforeseen circumstances, did not take place in September. Intwasa Extra will be using about six arts genres, namely theatre, music, poetry, comedy, dance and arts and craft to celebrate with the rest of the country,” said Baya

Thursday, 30 November 2017

More than 200 Nigerian migrants stranded in Libya have been returned to their home country

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said that all Nigerians stranded in Libya and other parts of the world will be brought home and "rehabilitated," calling it appalling that "some Nigerians were being sold like goats for few dollars". German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the time for action had come. "It's very important that we simply support Africans to put a stop to illegal migration, so people don't have to either suffer in horrible camps in Libya or are even being traded."
More than 200 Nigerian migrants stranded in Libya have been returned to their home country, Nigerian officials said. The 242 migrants landed at Lagos airport on a Libyan Airlines flight at around 9:00 pm local time (3:00pm ET) on Tuesday. Among them were women carrying children and at least one man in a wheelchair. Nigerian authorities say they worked on returning the migrants from Libya in collaboration with the International Organization for Migration (IOM). Some of the 242 men and women who returned had been in Libyan detention camps while others willingly approached the Nigerian embassy in Libya to return home because of hardship there, authorities said. Meanwhile Former Barcelona, Chelsea and Inter Milan striker, Samuel Eto’o, has denied claims that he paid for flight tickets to help Cameroonian immigrants return home from Libya. Amid the slave trade crisis in the North African country, reports (such as this one) stated that Eto’o, who currently plays for Turkish club Antalyaspor, spent millions of dollars booking a plane for Cameroonians stuck in Libya. “Let us build our Africa,” Eto’o In a Facebook post, the 36-year-old striker refuted these reports, slamming them as an ‘absolutely unfounded’ rumor. He wrote, “Several sites have circulated a rumor that I would have given money to every migrant returnee, in relation to a topical issue. This rumor is absolutely unfounded! “I would therefore take advantage of this opportunity, dear brothers and sisters, to emphasize that love prevents more evils than money can solve.
“So, let’s not waste our precious time looking for thrills at the expense of grieving people, but let us use this time to prevent other brothers from being deprived of their dignity. “Let us not just react when we can prevent, because among these victims are certainly people who have been our neighbours at some point, but to whom we have not daigné to look kindly. “Let us build our Africa by having a positive impact on each other!”.

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Prince Harry in love with Ms Markle

Clarence House announced on Monday that the couple were engaged and planning to marry in spring, but no details of the ceremony or specific date were given.
In their first joint TV interview, the prince said "beautiful" Ms Markle "just tripped and fell into my life". And the fifth in line to the throne revealed he proposed to the American actress as they made roast chicken. In the BBC interview, the couple gave an insight into their 16-month romance - and described how they met on a blind date set up by a mutual friend. Ms Markle told how she could not wait to say "yes" to the prince when Harry got down on one knee a few weeks ago as they cooked a roast chicken dinner at his home, Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace. On Monday, Prince Harry revealed he proposed earlier this month during a "standard, typical "It was just an amazing surprise. It was so sweet, and natural and very romantic.

Monday, 27 November 2017

ndebele and shona tribal conflict till when?

The government's tribal policies effected in 1980 have reduced tribes in Matabeleland to second class citizens.Ethnic groups in the province and some parts of the Midlands have been subjected to worst forms of institutionalised tribalism and it is getting worse.
The truth of the matter is that as Zimbabweans, we have much more in common than we realise and it would be in our best interest if we could come together and become one people, accepting and celebrating our diversity. We should all be sharing ideas on how to achieve the change that we crave. The tensions between the two ethnic groups have spilled over into social media.I had the opportunity recently to share the experience of our one of Bulawayo’s artist Jeys Marabini. This statement was taken from Jey’s Facebook, on the 24th of November 2017, I had the privilege and honour to have been invited as one of the musicians that provided entertainment to the Nation of Zimbabwe at the Presidential Inauguration of the New President of the New Zimbabwe His Excellency CDE Emmerson D Mnangagwa. My disappointed was when we took upon the stage to serenade the multitudes with the musical performance that we had prepared for this historical event. As we began to sing our Ndebele songs that the organisers of the event invited us knowingly that we sing such songs. Part of the multitudes began to catcall at us “atindzwi Ndebele” meaning we do not understand isiNdebele language. This then led to cans, plastic bottles amongst other items being thrown at myself and the Kozekulunge band.
Upon noticing that my band members were being hit at, and that the organisers were not addressing the crowds and bringing order, I took it upon myself as the leader of the Jeys Marabini and Kozekulunge Band to restore order and address the hooligans and tribalists who were rabble-rousers. We all know that one cannot perform in such an environment. I stopped the band and told the rabble-rousers to stop tribalism because Zimbabwe is a nation that consists of different tribes, races and creeds. After all that happened in the last number of days that led to the culmination of this New Zimbabwe, the people from all various verticals united and therefore throwing of cans, bottles etc. at us means that a certain tribe is still superior than others. This led to the people to stop and they became quiet. It’s so painful that after 37years of attaining independence as a nation we are still having this kind of a problem of tribalism. As a musician I personally believe that music builds bridges and unites people. It is critical that this issue be addressed in this New Zimbabwe failure to do so we have a problem as Zimbabweans. My question is what does this mean to the people of other tribes who are Zimbabweans? .

Leeds car crush in Meanwood area

Two brothers and a boy, 15, who were among five people killed when a stolen car crashed into a tree in Leeds have been named.
The family of Ellis and Elliott Thornton, aged 12 and 15, have confirmed they were killed in the crash in the Meanwood area of the city shortly before 10pm on Saturday. The pair's sister Ebony paid tribute on Facebook, saying she was "full of pain" and "lost for words", adding: "I will never ever forget you ever, I love you so much." Police described being confronted by a scene of "complete carnage" when they reached the location of the collision involving a Renault Clio.
Darnell Harte, who is thought to be 15, a 24-year-old man and a 28-year-old man also died in the tragedy on Stonegate Road. Two 15-year-old boys have been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and remain in custody A police spokesman said that while only one vehicle had been involved, it was not yet clear whether the victims and suspects had all been in the car. "Whether they were all in the car or whether some of [the victims] were pedestrians we can't say at this point in time," he said. "We have the road closed, an investigation in place and we are trying to find out what has occurred.” the force said.

Friday, 24 November 2017

The new President Emmerson Mnangagwa ready to serve the nation

Zimbabwe's new President Emmerson Mnangagwa has addressed a packed stadium, vowing to serve all citizens. He said he felt "deeply humbled" to take the role. And he said he was "not oblivious to the many Zimbabweans from across the political and racial divide who have helped make this day." Emmerson Mnangagwa has vowed to be a president for all Zimbabweans at his inauguration ceremony on this Friday afternoon, which he also paid tribute to veteran leader Robert Mugabe as his "father" and "mentor." Mr Mugabe left office dramatically this week after 37 years of authoritarian rule. His departure followed a power struggle in which Mr Mnangagwa was sacked as vice president to pave the way for Grace Mugabe, the then-first lady, to take up the presidency.
Mr Mnangagwa fled the country but returned as a hero "The task at hand is that of rebuilding our country," he said. "I am required to serve our country as the president of all citizens regardless of colour, creed, religion, tribe, totem or political affiliation." Despite admitting he played a role in Mugabe's demise, Mnangagwa used his first official address to the nation to show respect to Mugabe, whom he said he still personally considered his leader. "He led us in our struggle for national independence. He assumed responsibility for leadership at a formative and very challenging time," Mnangagwa said, adding later that the nation should "let bygones be bygones." Mnangagwa laid out his vision to re-energize Zimbabwe's economy, including pledging to implement a series of reforms to boost exports, attract foreign investment and stabilize the financial sector.

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Robinho in prison for gang rape

An Italian court sentenced former Manchester City, AC Milan and Brazil forward Robinho in absentia to nine years in prison on Thursday after convicting him of taking part in a gang rape of an Albanian woman in 2013. Robinho was found guilty of assaulting a 22-year-old woman at a nightclub in Milan in 2013, when he played for AC Milan. Five other men have also been found guilty of the offence. The forward, who left AC Milan in 2015 after five years, was not in court but pleaded not guilty via his lawyer. The sentence will be put on hold until the appeals process is completed. Robinho, capped 100 times by his country, spent two years at Manchester City and currently plays for Atletico Mineiro in Brazil. A post on Robinho's Instagram page said he had "already defended himself against the accusations, affirming that he did not participate in the episode" and that "all legal measures are being taken".

Nurse with poor English put patient at risk

A NURSE who put patients at risk because of her ‘insufficient knowledge of English’ can carry on working. Romanian-born Rodica Olteanu, 34, struggled with a 999 call at Ty Gwynno nursing home in Pontypridd. Olteanu was unable to answer the call handler’s questions — and needed help from medically unqualified colleagues before confirming a patient’s life was at ‘immediate risk’. The patient was later successfully treated. Olteanu was supposed to do an English test but she refused, claiming she could not get time off a new job. Concerns where again raised when she worked at the University Hospital of North Midlands Trust in Stoke. A Nursing and Midwifery Council panel sitting in Cardiff, also heard Olteanu did not accept her English was below standard, saying that until the 999 call ‘no one had any complaints’. David Newman, who chaired the panel, said Olteanu’s lack of English ‘could place the public at risk of harm’, but suspending her registration would be ‘disproportionate’

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Mnangagwa brief statement

In a brief address in Shona and English, lasting not more than ten minutes, the income President, Emmerson Mnangagwa, speaking without notes told crowds gathered at Zanu (PF) headquarters this evening that the G40 cabal had captured the government and therefore had to be stopped. Here is the gist of what he said: “Order were being given to government from outside. But the people of Zimbabwe, you yourselves, have refused. I think you have read my letter asking Mugabe to step down, saying the people have spoken. you yourself said if the people say you must step down you shall comply. I told him this is the time to comply. The voice of the people is the voice of God. “This day we are witnessing the beginning of a new democracy in our country. “I wish also to thank the manner in which our defence forces under the leadership of Gen Chiwenga (huge cheers) … the process went very smoothly. I was in contact with the service chiefs throughout. I have also held some discussions with regional heads of state. I met for 1,5 hours with President Zuma today, Namibia and former Tanzania President Kikwete. They hailed the discipline and peacefulness of the people of Zimbabwe. They were saying the way you have managed this process makes SADC proud not only in Africa but also worldwide. “May I thank my colleagues led by Cde Mpofu in the politburo who managed the process constitutionally to the point where former president Mugabe signed and said I now step down. “With great respect and humility and profound gratitude to my colleagues for the manner in which they processed the resolutions to cause this moment to come by. “Before I conclude because time is late, I am going to make my formal speech on Friday, I also wish to mention the manner in which speak of Parliament handled the process, he was under enormous pressure, but he stood his constitutional rights as speaker. The will of the people will always succeed. “I pledge myself to be your servant. i appeal to all genuine patriotic Zimbabweans come together, we work together, no-one is more important than the other. We want to grow our economy, we want jobs, we want peace in our country. We need the cooperation of our neighbours in Africa; we need the support of the international community. I am already receiving messages of cooperation and support for us to grow our economy. In Shona: “People were told all sorts of lies that there was a snake and they wanted to smash the head of the snake. I don’t know whose head has been smashed now. The one upstairs in heaven is the one who knows what the people want. Thank you, for your perseverance and your unity. "We want to grow our economy, we want peace, we want jobs, jobs, jobs," he told a cheering crowd in Harare. Mr Mnangagwa, who fled to South Africa two weeks ago, he will; be official the new president on Friday

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Robert Mugabe has resigned as president of Zimbabwe

Robert Mugabe has resigned as president of Zimbabwe with immediate effect after 37 years in power, ushering in a new era for a country as uncertain as it is hopeful. The man who ruled with an autocrat’s grip for so many years finally caved to popular and political pressure hours after parliament launched proceedings to impeach him. He had refused to leave office during an eight-day crisis that began when the military took over last week. Clinging to the formal vestiges of power, he was unable or unwilling to recognize that after so many years of political mastery, he had lost control of both his party and the country. Mugabe, who outwitted and outlasted so many opponents during his career, had appeared determined to fight on, turning a televised address to the nation on Sunday, when he was expected to announce his own retirement, into a defiant description of future plans.
So when the parliament speaker, Jacob Mudenda, announced that Mugabe had submitted his resignation in a letter, there was wild jubilation in parliament, replicated within minutes by large crowds on the streets of Harare and in other major cities. “I’m excited for myself, my baby, the whole nation,” said Mildred Tadiwa, who was out with her five-month old daughter. “My daughter will grow up in a better Zimbabwe.” Meanwhile in Johannesburg - Hundreds of Zimbabweans who fled their homeland for South Africa during the despotic rule of Robert Mugabe took to the streets of Johannesburg to celebrate the resignation of the hated president. Blowing vuvuzelas, waving Zimbabwean flags and stamping their feet, Zimbabweans danced their way through Hillbrow, a cosmopolitan Johannesburg neighbourhood with a strong community of African immigrants. "We want to go back home, even tomorrow, even now at night. I'm very happy," Spiwe Ncube, 42, told ngiyesabanews, 16 years after leaving Zimbabwe "to find food" in neighbouring South Africa. Mugabe took power in 1980 and set his country - once known as southern Africa's bread basket - on a course of economic disaster, and agricultural production plummeted in the wake of farm reforms.

Mugabe has resigned

MUGABE: Zimbabwe President says goodbye tonight! HARARE: Zimbabwe’s ZBC state broadcaster is preparing for a very important announcement moments from now after it parked TV broadcast vans at State House where President Robert Mugabe is expected to make his last address to the nation, military sources have said. Army sources told zim news net that President Mugabe has already said his goodbyes to generals this afternoon and will make a televised announcement this evening marking the end of his 37 years as Zimbabwe's leader. Senior officers at ZBC have confirmed the latest development.

Mnangagwa "The Crocodile" l will be back soon when l am safe

The Crocodile, former Zimbabwe vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa, has urged President Robert Mugabe to resign immediately.
Emmerson Mnangagwa said he fled abroad two weeks ago when he learned of a plot to kill him, and he would not return until he was sure of his security. Parliament has now begun a session in which the ruling Zanu-PF party is to start impeaching the president. Mr Mugabe is accused of allowing his wife to "usurp constitutional power". Speaking from an undisclosed location on Tuesday, Mr Mnangagwa said the 93-year-old president should heed the "clarion call" of his people and step down. "I told the President that I would not return home now until I am satisfied of my personal security, because of the manner and treatment given to me upon being fired," he said in a statement. Further street protests have been called in Harare, raising fears that the political turmoil could spill over into violence. Mr Mugabe also suffered humiliation on Tuesday when almost no government ministers heeded his call to attend a cabinet meeting at his State House residence, official media reported. Mr Mnangagwa's intervention is his first public move since the army seized control.

Monday, 20 November 2017

MY TAKE ON CRISIS IN ZIMBABWE...

By Enisia Mashusha
It is with a heavy heart and depressed mind that I get to note the deplorable nose diving state of my country the Republic of Zimbabwe under the watchful eye of President Robert Mugabe and his cabinet full of able bodied men who have allowed the state capture by the First Lady Grace Mugabe under the watch. In our African culture, it is taboo to scold elders, people whom we regard in high esteem to be full of wisdom and knowledge about life itself and survive skills. We are also a culture that has a long way in the emancipation of women, that's why I dedicated my life to the upliftment of women and the girl child, the preservation of our cultures and norms., respect of our way and our elders who other women test with disdain are down treading left right and centre. The state if Zimbabwe has never been in this crisis that it sees itself in today. Never until President Robert Mugabe decided to privatise the country and made it a personal business, since Grace Mugabe's so called invitation into active politics we have witnessed a down turn of events in our beloved country. She has disposed 2 Vice Presidents under her belt, displaced thousands of people at her instruction. Lives have changed for the worse because of Grace and the name of Zimbabwe have descended into deplorable levels as she treats not only Zimbabwe, but the whole of Africa as her backyard as she acts and thinks as if she is always right and she is the only one with rights, hence she can beat innocent children at her will and insult people far much older than her and get away with it. To begin with all her words and actions do not reflect the humanity of a mother, not only a mother of people but a mother of "The Nation" who must nurture it and endure the pain of a mother when things are not going well in the house. To be able to get the land for the orphanage in Mazowe many people were left homeless by a mother who is supposed to give them homes and shelter. Joyce Mujuru was not spared. Now Grace Mugabe wants to be the Vice President, that's why she was allowed to vilify government leaders in ways never unheard of. That's why she was allowed to control government departments when she holds no position in Government, that's why she flexed her muscles in South Africa where she beat the poor girl thar was being taken advantage of by her children, not caring how much the mother of the poor girl felt..mmmm amai marwadzisa

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Mugabe The Master of Gambling “The Story Goes On”

Mugabe remains head of state against all the odds after refusing to resign as president. The whole nation and the world was expecting Mugabe to stand down in a historic address live on television, after conceding to military takeover.
Instead, he clings to power following a rambling speech that left the nation stunned and baffled. In a statement delivered in Harare Mugabe claimed military intervention, which saw him placed under house arrest four days ago, was no challenge to his authority. The army stepped in to block Grace Mugabe’s tilt at power. Speaking slowly and occasionally stumbling as he read from pages, Mugabe his concern was solidarity to resolve national problems. He ended his speech by saying he will preside over an upcoming conference of the ruling Zanu-PF party. His defiance comes despite his sacking by Zanu-PF and in the face of huge public opposition. The ruling party says Mugabe must resign as president by midday Monday, or face impeachment Mugabe’s son Chatunga Bellamine Mugabe has used Facebook to lash out at attempts to depose his father. Chatunga referred to his dad by the name of his clan, writing: “You can't fire a Revolutionary leader! Zanu PF is nothing without President Mugabe. “Gushungo will always remain the champion of champions! “Proud of you Gushungo. Proud of Dad. Gushungo always and forever to death.”

Friday, 17 November 2017

Zimbabwe Key Figures To Succeed Mugabe

Emmerson Mnangagwa Mnangagwa, 75, has been a close ally of Mugabe’s since 1974, when the two were leading members of the political wing of the Zimbabwe African National Union liberation movement. A veteran of the country’s war of independence from 1964 to 1979, when Zimbabwe was known as Rhodesia, Mnangagwa is known by his "the crocodile". Mnangagwa narrowly escaped being hanged after being convicted by a Rhodesian court under the country’s terrorism act. The court gave him an 11th-hour reprieve after determining he was under 18. Over the past 37 years he’s headed both the intelligence and defence ministries, as well as the ministry of justice. Mnangagwa became vice president in 2014 – a short-lived appointment brought to an end by the enmity of Mugabe’s wife, Grace, who heads a faction of mainly younger Zanu-PF officials loosely known as Generation-40. Mnangagwa’s faction is known as Lacoste, named after the French clothing company’s crocodile logo. Constantine Chiwenga Chiwenga is the overall commander of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, or ZDF. Born in 1956, he joined the war for liberation in 1973, a year after it began in earnest. He rose through the ranks to become a brigadier when, after the war ended, the Zimbabwe African National Liberation Army, the Zimbabwe People’s Revolutionary Army and the Rhodesian army merged into a single entity known as the ZDF. In 1994, he was promoted to lieutenant-general and in 2004 replaced General Vitalis Zvinavashe as the head of the ZDF. Beneath him, Lieutenant-General Philip Valerio Sibanda commands the army, and Air Marshal Perence Shiri the air force. Valerio Sibanda Sibanda fought with the Zimbabwe People’s Revolutionary Army during the liberation war before rising to command Zimbabwe’s land and special forces. Sibanda also commanded a combined international force of United Nations peacekeepers that oversaw the disarming of Angolan combatants after that country’s 30-year civil war ended in 2002. Unusually in Zimbabwe, Sibanda hasn’t previously been seen to be in an overtly political position. Perence Shiri Shiri, born in 1955, commanded Zimbabwe’s notorious Fifth Brigade, a special army unit trained by North Korean instructors that was deployed in Zimbabwe’s Midlands and Matabeleland provinces in the 1980s. The brigade carried out atrocities including torture and the extrajudicial execution of more than 3,000 people between 1982 and 1987, according to New York-based advocacy group Human Rights Watch. Shiri became commander of the air force in 1992. Grace Mugabe Robert Mugabe's second wife, who is more than 40 years his junior, has risen from presidential typist to the most powerful woman in Zimbabwe. They met and had their first two of three children while Mr Mugabe's first wife, Sally, was terminally ill with cancer, though they only married after her death. Her alleged appetite for extravagant shopping earned her the moniker Gucci Grace. While her supporters point to her charitable and philanthropic work and refer to her as "Dr Amai", meaning "mother", her critics accuse her of pursuing a ruthless campaign for wealth and power. Joice Mujuru who Mugabe fired in 2014 alleging that she was trying to topple him, is now the president of the National People’s Party. She also leads a grouping of opposition parties (People’s Rainbow Coalition) as its presidential candidate for the 2018 elections.

Mugabe his first public appearance since the military seized control

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe his first public appearance since the military seized control of the country, attending a graduation ceremony at Harare's Open University on Friday morning. His the chancellor of the University of Zimbabwe and goes to the ceremony each year, we hope this will be his last visit before he resigns.
In an apparent display of defiance, the 93-year-old arrived at the ceremony on today dressed in a blue academic gown and tasselled hat. The event appears to allow him to project the image of leadership, even as calls for his departure after 37 years in power grow stronger. It came during an extraordinary series of negotiations with regional leaders. Zimbabwe's military said it was making "significant progress" in the talks while it pursues and arrests some allies of the leader and his wife. A senior source in Zanu-PF told Reuters news agency the party was due to meet on Friday to draft a motion to fire Mr Mugabe on Sunday. If Mr Mugabe still refuses to stand down, the party plans to impeach him on Tuesday, according to the source. Meanwhile Morgan Tsvangirai, a former prime minister and long-time opponent of Mr Mugabe, said he must resign "in the interest of the people". He added that "a transitional mechanism" would be needed to ensure stability.

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Zimbabwe military's on a mission

Zimbabwe's Major General SB Moyo, Chief of Staff Logistics, made the following speech on national television after the military seized it and blocked off access to government offices:
"Following the address we made on November 13, 2017, which we believe our main broadcaster, the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation and The Herald were directed not to publicize, the situation in our country has moved to another level. Firstly, we wish to assure the nation that His Excellency the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe, and commander-in-chief of Zimbabwe Defence Forces, Comrade RG Mugabe, and his family are safe and sound and their security is guaranteed. "We are only targeting criminals around him who are committing crimes that are causing social and economic suffering in the country in order to bring them to justice. "As soon as we have accomplished our mission, we expect that the situation will return to normalcy. To the civil servants, as you are aware, there is a plan by the same individuals to influence the current purging that is taking place in the political sphere to the civil service. We are against that act of injustice and we intend to protect every one of you against that. "To the judiciary, the measures under way are intended to assure that as an independent arm of the state you are able to exercise your independent authority without fear of being obstructed as has been the case with this group of individuals.
"To our members of parliament, your legislative role is of paramount importance for peace and stability in this country and it is our desire that a dispensation is created that allows you to serve your respective political constituencies according to democratic tenets. "To the generality of the people of Zimbabwe we urge you to remain calm and limit unnecessary movement. However, we encourage those who are employed and those with essential business in the city to continue their normal activities usual. Our wish is that you enjoy your rights and freedoms and that we return our country to a dispensation that allows for investment, development and prosperity that we all fought for and for which many of our citizens paid the supreme sacrifice. "To political parties we urge you to discourage your members from engaging in violent behavior. "To the youth we call upon you to realize that the future of this country is yours. Do not be enticed with dirty coins of silver. Be disciplined and remain committed to the ethos and values of this great nation. "To all churches and religious organizations in Zimbabwe we call upon you and your congregations to pray for our country and preach the gospel of love, peace, unity and development. "To both our people and the world beyond our borders, we wish to make it abundantly clear that this is not a military takeover of government. What the Zimbabwe Defence Forces is actually doing is to pacify a degenerating political, social and economic situation in our country, which if not addressed may result in a violent conflict. "We call upon all the war veterans to play positive in ensuring peace, stability and unity in the country. "To members of the defense forces, all leave is canceled and you all to return to your barracks with immediate effect. "To our respected traditional leaders, you are our custodians of our culture, customs, traditions and heritage and we request you to provide leadership and direction to your communities for the sake of unity and development in our country. "To the other Security Services: We urge you to cooperate for the good of our country. Let it be clear that we intend to address the human security threats in our country. Therefore any provocation will be met with an appropriate response. "To the media; we urge you report fairly and responsibly. "Thank you."

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Mukoma Jah Stoned at Funeral

JAH Prayzah’s bid to pay his last respects to his former aide, the late Crispen Nyemba, backfired when he was manhandled and stoned at Glen Forest Memorial Park yesterday. Nyemba died in a car accident along Samora Machel Avenue in the early hours of Sunday. The lanky musician, who was accompanied by his manager Keen Mushapaidze, had to run for dear life across the Glen Forest Memorial Park, with some irate mourners in hot pursuit.
Amid the unfolding drama, some mourners had to temporarily abandon proceedings and scamper for the nearest cover amid a hail of misdirected objects aimed at the “Kutonga Kwaro” hit-maker. Jah Prayzah, who was wearing a grey outfit, could be seen being shepherded from the graveside by a sea of people, all the while ducking and placing a protective hand over his head to avoid the flying missiles.
It seems The Musician owned his late Bouncer money Crispen Nyemba 3months salary, a family relative have revealed. Tamburai Nyemba a family spokesperson said Cris told wife, the whole family and me that Jah Prayzah owned him some money, and left the band to start his own security company.

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Raila embark to UK While Kenya In Limbo

Kenya's High Court has ruled that all candidates who participated in the 8 August presidential election can now stand in the re-run later this month.
This comes a day after the main opposition candidate, Raila Odinga, announced that he was pulling out. The re-run was ordered by the Supreme Court, which annulled the August vote won by President Uhuru Kenyatta, citing irregularities and illegalities. But Mr Odinga says that nothing has changed, so the same mistakes would probably be made in the new election. Meanwhile parliament has passed a series of changes to the election law, which the opposition has condemned. Meanwhile Rt Hon Raila will be London to attend a public forum at the Chatham House, UK, where he is listed as the guest speaker in the event dubbed Kenya’s Next Test; Democracy, Elections and the Rule of Law Research. “He will be in London for a day and half. He will leave Nairobi on Wenesnday night to be in London in time for the event that begins in the afternoon,” his adviser Salim Lone told media The ODM leader will discuss the Supreme Court ruling that nullified the August 8, the presidential election and the reforms the Opposition

Thursday, 28 September 2017

P-Square finally falls apart

Peter Okoye, one of the twin singing sensations, P-Square, has reportedly sent a termination letter to their lawyer, Festus Keyamo, demanding a termination of the partnership agreement between the duo.
The music duo P-Square’s Peter and Paul Okoye finally split on Sunday after years of dominating the Nigerian music scene. In the letter obtained by Linda Ikeji’s Blog, LIB, Peter made some allegations against his twin, Paul and older brother/group manager, Jude. Speaking to LIB, Peter confirmed the sad development, saying; “Psquare is no more. I have nothing against my brothers. I saw Paul’s post on Instagram about blood being thicker than water.” “Who is water and who is blood?” Peter asked, adding that his nuclear family (wife and kids) are very important to him and he has decided to move on with his personal brand – Mr P. According to Peter, Paul is no longer willing to co-operate with him, even going as far as cancelling their planned U.S. tour this year without informing him, and he (Peter) has exhausted all options to make it work. He also accused Paul of slandering his wife and children with lies on social media and alleged that they have now been”receiving threatening messages.” Prominent Lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Festus Keyamo, who represents the Okoye brothers has said the wives of the artistes have no hand in their crisis. According to the lawyer, the quarrel was not the fault of any of the parties – including their wives as expressed by social media pundits. He expressed the optimism that the disagreement among them – including the elder brother, Jude – would be resolved. The statement also appealed that the public should “refrain from jumping into uninformed conclusions about this feud.”

Monday, 18 September 2017

Tsvangirai battling 4 his life

MDC president Morgan Tsvangirai, battling for his life, and was urgently flown to South Africa on Friday night after his health condition deteriorated. Tsvangirai had been addressing a party meeting in Kodama when he allegedly started experiencing severe vomiting, prompting his doctor to have him transported to South Africa. The MDC says its leader has brushed aside his health scare to encourage Zimbabweans to register to vote in the coming elections. As the election draws closer Chamisa, whom Tsvangirai catapulted to the position of vice-president last year, could capitalize the situation and be a front-runner to take over from his boss. “There are calls within the party and among our supporters that Tsvangirai should stay at home, rest and relax because the extra work he is doing is taking a heavy toll on his health. The emergency which saw him being airlifted to South Africa left the party in panic,” the source said.

Friday, 15 September 2017

Mother and son chosen to live on a high street bench for three years

A Somali mother and son were evicted from their flat in Tooting, London, in 2014 for not paying their rent
Since then, the pair have been living on a bench on the busy Tooting High Street and sleep under tarpaulin. The council tried to rehome them but they turned down two-bedroom flats, which usually cost £1,500 a month. They chose to remain on the bench despite final pleas from their family and members of the local Somali community.
The mother and son have been homeless since December 2014 when they were evicted from the flat they shared in Tooting. It is thought a death in the family and a period of hospitalisation led to them living on the streets.

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Cologne supporters delays the match

Arsenal's Europa League clash with Cologne at the Emirates was delayed by at least an hour over a "crowd safety issue". Home supporters have been unable to gain entrance to turnstiles because of the large number of fans on the concourse. The match is sold out and although officially there is space for 3,000 away fans, it is understood there are up to 20,000 Cologne supporters that have made the trip to London.

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

A new deal for Sky Sports coverage up to 2024

Sky will be able to stream midweek Championship matches after agreeing a new £600m five-year domestic rights deal with the English Football League. All EFL clubs will be able to stream midweek league games via their websites if Sky are not broadcasting it live.
The contract will run from 2019-2024, with the value of the rights increasing by 36% from the present agreement. Sky will also continue to broadcast the Carabao Cup, Checkatrade Trophy and play-offs until May 2024. Matches played between 14:45 BST and 17:15 BST will continue to be blocked from live streaming. From next season, Sky will be able to offer an interactive service for all midweek Championship fixtures. The agreement includes: • More matches, up to 183 exclusive live games per season • Further 80 midweek Sky Bet Championship games across interactive and digital platforms • 15 live matches from the Carabao Cup, including both semi-finals and the Wembley final • Rights to offer live coverage across a range of Sky platforms, including online and on mobile Barney Francis, Sky Sports managing director, said: "This is great news for EFL fans and our viewers, with more live games than ever before and more opportunities for fans to watch their teams live.

Friday, 8 September 2017

Sign petition in support of Martha Ngosi

The Canadian government have issued a deportation note for Martha Ngosi. Shes due to be flown on the 16th of September so we appeal to all communites to sign Martha petition.Please sign the petition, and ask the Honourable Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Ralph Goodale, to cancel my September 16 deportationhttps://www.change.org/p/honourable-minister-ralph-goodale-honourable-minister-goodale-stop-martha-s-deportation?recruiter=739255900&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink&utm_campaign=tap_basic_share

My name is Martha Ngosi. I am a 72 year old woman and I am currently scheduled to be deported back to Zimbabwe on September 16. I am terrified at the thought of being deported. I have not been to Zimbabwe since I left in 1999, so I have nowhere to live there, and my Doctors in Canada are worried that if I am deported, my health will deteriorate and I could get very sick or even die. There are many reasons why deporting me to Zimbabwe will put my health at risk;

1) In Zimbabwe, there are often shortages of vital medication, so I do not think that I will be able to get any of the medications that I currently take to regulate my blood pressure and leg swelling, manage my vertigo, and prevent my osteoporosis from getting worse. My Doctors have told me that without my medication, I could get very sick and I might even die.

2) If I am deported I will also not be able to have regular visits with a Doctor. In Canada, I need to see my family Doctor frequently to monitor and manage my Hypertension, Venous Insufficiency, Cervical Radiculopathy, Vertigo, Gallstones, Osteoporosis, and Dyslipidemia.

3) In Zimbabwe, the Hospitals are often closed because there is no medicine or there is no Doctor available. Because of Zimbabwe's frequent hospital closures, if I were to have a medical emergency in Zimbabwe, I would likely not be able to access emergency medical treatment or surgery. This is very worrisome to me, because my Doctors have told me that I will eventually need surgery for my Gallstones, and if my Hypertension is not managed, I could have a heart attack or stroke. If these things were to happen, or if I were to have any other type of medical emergency (which could happen at my age...) I would not be able to get emergency care.

I know all of this from first-hand experience; my husband died in Zimbabwe in 2015 because he could not get the medical care that he needed.

I left Zimbabwe in 1999, and I have not returned since. Like many others, I lived in the United States without immigration status for many years, because there was no way for me to apply for permanent status. Then when Donald Trump was elected, I was afraid I would be deported so I came to Canada seeking refuge. I now live in Hamilton Ontario with my brother, and I love it here. After living without immigration status in the United States for 17 years, I finally feel like I have a home. I love Canada, and I want to live the rest of my days here.

I have applied for permanent residence in Canada, but the Canada Border Services Agency is trying to deport me while my permanent residence application is in process. I beg you to please sign my petition, so that the Canada Border Services Agency will not deport me, and I will be allowed to stay in Canada while my permanent residence application is finalized. I have not broken any of Canada's laws while I have lived here, and if I am allowed to stay in this country I will do my best to be a model citizen, and contribute to this country the best that I can.

If I am deported to Zimbabwe, I do not even know where I will live or how I will support myself. At my age, I will not be able to get a job and support myself financially. I am afraid that I will have to live on the street. I cannot imagine returning to Zimbabwe. I have been gone for so long, it simply is not my home anymore. I feel like Canada is my home, and I want to live here more than anything in the world.

Thank you very much for reading my story. Please sign my petition, and ask Ralph Goodale, the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, to intervene and tell the Canada Border Services Agency to cancel my deportation date, so that I am not deported back to Zimbabwe on September 16.

Thank you very much for your time.

Sincerely,

Martha

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Tuesday, 5 September 2017

North Korea nuclear testing

This file handout picture from the French space agency CNES, Airbus Defense and Space and the 38 North analysis group, shows a satellite image taken on April 12 of North Korea's Punggye-ri nuclear test site. Picture: AFP NORTH Korea’s provocative nuclear testing may not necessarily lead to war. But there may be another catastrophic risk: the mountain beneath which it has exploded six bombs may be on the point of collapse. Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post is quoting a Chinese scientist as saying if the peak crumbles, clouds of radioactive dust and gas will blanket the region. At the heart of the fears is the Punggye-ri test site in the rogue-nation’s northeast. It’s carved deep into the side of Mount Mantap. This is a nondescript granite peak in the remote and heavily forested Hamgyong mountain range about 80km from Chongjin, the nearest big city.

Zimbabwean women in London Grenfell Tower Scandal

Zimbabwean Woman, Joyce Msokeri 46, 'stayed at Hilton hotel as part of £10,000 help from Grenfell survivors fund after lying that her husband had been killed in tower block blaze and her child was fighting for life' she apprered at Westminster Magistrates Court on yesterday morning • She allegedly said husband perished in blaze for cash, clothes, food and hotel • South Londoner also claimed that her son was left in intensive care after the fire • Msokeri, whose given address is 12 miles from tower, was remanded in custody • She was charged with 5 counts of fraud linked to worst fire in modern history Prosecutors allege she falsely claimed that she managed to flee the blaze but said her husband died in the tower inferno while her son was gravely injured. The court heard Msokeri made substantial claims on the basis she was a survivor of the fire, including £10,000 in cash and other donations. She did not enter a plea and a judge remanded her in custody for her own safety to appear at Southwark Crown Court on October 3. Msokeri is charged with making false claims to the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea to secure cash and accommodation between June 14 and 29. Another charge alleges she did the same again to the council to secure accommodation. She is also accused of doing the same to charities to gain clothing, footwear, food and electronic equipment. Msokeri is also accused of making false representations, between July 30 and September 4, to the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital that she was the wife of a man called Juna Hanlon. Another charge alleges she made false representations to St Charles’ Hospital. She is also accused of making false claims to the taxman, HMRC, between July 30 and September 4, that she was a Grenfell Tower resident on June 14 – the day of the fire. And she is also charged with making false claims to a GP surgery in Kensington during the same time frame. She was arrested on July 25 and charged on Monday before being kept in custody overnight. Msokeri indicated not guilty pleas to the charges.

Brian Dogged deportation to Zimbabwe

Last week Wolverhampton community  was shocked to find out that  Brian was being denied the opportunity to study at Oxford University and facing deportation to Zimbabwe. But people power saved him


Brian was abandoned in Zimbabwe until he was six. He was looked after by a British family and then, at the age of 15, the UK became his home. Only when Brian made his university application, did he discover that he wasn’t granted the correct status by the Home Office.

We all watched him graft hard for the 3 A*s and an A that earned him the place on Oxford’s renowned chemistry course. But mostly, we watched him each day, for years, work hard simply to help those around him. To deny Brian his right to live in the UK over an error that wasn’t his fault seemed so unjust.

Luke Wilcox  petition helped Brian remain in the UK. Wilcox in his statement states that,For people in Brian’s shoes, it’s difficult to speak-up. Brian wouldn’t want to cause a fuss. But knowing that my friend could lose everything, and that I could lose my friend, I started this petitionon Change.org in hope that the Home Office would pay attention and see that this decision was wrong. What happened next, was incredible.
 

Oricious Moyo appear in court

Bulawayo Business man, Oricious Moyo who shot and allegedly his lover’s husband appeared in Bulawayo court facing murder charges. The State led by Mr Nkathazo Dlodlo alleges that on July 25 at around 10PM, Moyo parked his motor vehicle at his residence waiting for the gate to be opened.“He was in the company of Jacqueline Moyo, with whom he was having an extra-marital affair. Jacquie is also an employee at Fish and Chicken City owned by Moyo,” said Mr Dlodlo. Oricious was remanded in custody for sentencing on the 19th of September 2017

Friday, 1 September 2017

Re-election 4 Kenya

Nairobi - Kenya's Supreme Court has overturned the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta, citing irregularities in last month's election. The court has called for a new election within 60 days. Opposition candidate Raila Odinga had claimed that the electronic voting results were hacked into and manipulated in favor of Kenyatta, who won a second term with 54 percent of the vote. Kenyans had been braced for another round of protests if the court upholds Kenyatta's victory. Odinga had unsuccessfully challenged the results of the 2013 vote.

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Ox a done deal

Liverpool have completed the £35m signing of England midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain from Arsenal.
The 24-year-old, who rejected a move to Chelsea on Tuesday after a fee had been agreed, joins on a five-year contract worth £120,000 a week. Oxlade-Chamberlain, who was in the last year of his Arsenal contract, rejected a new deal worth up to £180,000 a week to stay at the Emirates. He has started each of Arsenal's four games so far this season.

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

South African Man dies in Hull

A murder investigation has been launched after a South African man died following an altercation with another man. Kabelo Mokoena, 35, died in hospital on Thursday, two days after he suffered serious injuries during the incident at a property in Lee Street, Hull. Humberside Police said the two men involved were known to each other. The force said a 58-year-old man was arrested in connection with the incident but later released on bail pending further enquiries. A post-mortem examination is due to take place in the next few days.

Gibbs joins the West

Kieran Gibbs has left Arsenal to join West Brom in a £7million deal. The left-back was deemed surplus to requirements at the Emirates and the Hawthorns club moved to snap him up after a possible move to fellow Premier League side Watford fell through.The 27-year-old was once part of a much vaunted 'English core' at Arsenal but was allowed to leave this summer after a succession of injuries and new signings curbed his playing time. In a statement on Twitter, Gibbs, who made 230 appearances for Arsenal, paid tribute to his former club and Arsene Wenger. He wrote: 'Firstly I would like to say how delighted I am to sign for West Brom. 'It has been an amazing journey to play for my childhood club since I was 14. I would like to thank Arsene Wenger for giving me the chance to start my career and fulfil a dream!

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Rest In Peace Moyo's

As the social media buzzy with the sad news of our fellow artist who was gunned down in Emnganwini surbubs has passed away. MaPecca, travelled the world with Siyaya, getting to perform at the world’s best venues. Constantly on the road, with his friends or brothers rather, MaPecca felt he needed more than just a life of entertaining masses, he sought to settle down. Women’s knees always jellied in his presence, they always melted whenever they saw his smile. As if fate had heard his silent whispers, Cupid struck him with his love’s arrow and he married a woman, whom he believed would love him till the end of time. But alas the sisters of fate, with their enchanted tapestry and all seeing eye, wove a different path with their shrivelled fingers for MaPecca and his wife Jacqueline Chesigelenaso (Banda) Moyo. Married for more than a decade and with three children, the union has evidently collapsed, with mention of last week’s incident, where MaPecca was shot and hospitalised by his alleged wife’s lover Oricious “Oros” Moyo, a well-known malayitsha who owns and runs a fast food outlet in the city. He last story from MaPecca MaPecca suspected his wife was having an affair and decided to investigate. He said on the night he was shot, he trailed his wife from work, where she is ironically employed by her alleged lover. He said he followed her to where she met with her alleged lover in Emakhandeni suburb, where they then drove to his house in Emganwini. Reiterating the series of events as they unfolded he said the day before he caught them his quest was unsuccessful, as he lost track of her in traffic along the way. “On Monday I tried to tail her but lost her along the way. It was then on Tuesday that fate would have it that I came face to face with the man I believed to be just her employer. She got off work between 9.30pm and 10pm and got a ride from one of her workmates husband’s car. They dropped her off at 6th Avenue, where I then assumed she would catch a kombi home to Gwabalanda but no, she got into a Cowdray Park suburb bound kombi. She dropped off in Emakhandeni near the cricket club and got into a small vehicle . . . a Vista. I, in the company of a friend in a vehicle we had hired to tail them, and then followed the car to Emganwini, where I was shot,” said MaPecca. He said once the vehicle in which his wife and alleged lover drew to a stop by the house, he asked his friends to park at a safe location and took it upon himself to confront them. “I don’t want to lie, I was agitated and my nerves were wrecking me. I needed some sort of closure and this was it. I walked up to the car on the passenger side, where my wife was seated. I knocked on the window, which she didn’t open, then I decided to open the rear passenger door. There I then asked him (Oricious) what he was doing with my wife. I turned the question to my wife as well and they were both mum. “Needing closure I knelt on the ground to ask them what was going on and that is the precise moment he turned the ignition of the car on and shifted the gear . . . I can’t remember to what level but I remember grabbing the door and clinging on it, as they tried to drive off. After that all I remember is hearing a loud crack and a sharp pain in my abdomen, before I fell to the ground. They then sped off and left me for dead,” said MaPecca. After being hospitalised MaPecca says he was shocked to wake up to the police accusing him and wanting to charge him with a crime (attempted robbery), which he says is a misconception, composed by his wife’s lover to hide the crime. In this whole complicated scenario, where is the wife? Lying low, perhaps waiting for the dust to settle and has been barred not by family but MaPecca from visiting him in hospital.

Thursday, 10 August 2017

A salute 4 a hero

Botswana will hold a national holiday in honour of Isaac Makwala if he wins 200m gold at the World Championships. Makwala, whose exploits in London have been a major talking point this week, races in the final later on Thursday. On Tuesday he was barred from the 400m final, as officials tried to halt a "very virulent" norovirus outbreak. But he returned and progressed from an individual 200m time trial on Wednesday - he was quarantined for Monday's heats - and celebrated by doing press-ups. The 30-year-old, who said he is "still running with a broken heart" will be going up against South Africa's Wayde van Niekerk, who on Tuesday dominated the 400m race for which Makwala said he had been training.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Athletics' governing body has defended its decision to deny a World Championship medal favourite entry to London Stadium amid attempts to control a "very virulent" norovirus outbreak. Botswana's Isaac Makwala, 30, had hoped to run in Tuesday's 400m final, but was barred from competing. His country's Olympic boss, Falcon Sedimo, said that was "disturbing". But the IAAF said it was under instruction to quarantine athletes who showed symptoms of the virus. It acknowledged Makwala's absence was "a sad case" but said its medical staff examined the athlete and notes taken by a doctor showed he had been vomiting over an 18-hour period. Pam Venning, head of medical at the IAAF, told BBC Sport: "I have to trust my doctors. My role is to ensure the healthcare of all the athletes here and it's a very infectious and very virulent disease." Makwala had been considered the main threat to Olympic champion and world record holder Wayde van Niekerk, who retained his world title by winning Tuesday's race.

Friday, 16 June 2017

GIROUD WANTED BY LYON WITH LACAZETTE SWAP

Lyon have begun talks with Arsenal over an exchange between Olivier Giroud and Alexandre Lacazette, Le10 Sport say.
Lacazette was set to join Atletico Madrid, but their transfer ban has ended the possibility, and Arsenal are hopeful of capitalising on it and snapping up their long-term target. Giroud is being pursued by West Ham, but a move back to France may be more alluring as Lyon are hoping to add him to part of the deal.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Grenfell Tower on fire

More than 50 are in hospital after a huge fire raged through the night at a west London tower block, a fire chief says. Eyewitnesses described people trapped in the burning Grenfell Tower, in north Kensington, screaming for help and yelling for their children to be saved.
Firefighters rescued "large numbers", but London Mayor Sadiq Khan said "a lot" of people were unaccounted for. The BBC’s Andy Moore said the whole 24-storey block had been alight and there were fears the building might collapse. London Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton said there had been “a number of fatalities” but she could not say how many because of the “size and complexity” of the building.
Paul Munakr, who lives on the seventh floor, managed to escape. “As I was going down the stairs, there were firefighters, truly amazing firefighters that were actually going upstairs, to the fire, trying to get as many people out the building as possible,” he told the BBC. He said he was alerted to the fire not by fire alarms but by people on the street below, shouting “don’t jump, don’t jump”. “Now, honestly I don’t know for certain if people jumped off the building to get away from the fire, but the main thing for me with this incident is the fact that the fire alarms didn’t go off in the building,” he said.

Friday, 9 June 2017

Theresa May refuses to quit despite hung parliament

By Nqobile Mafu Theresa May is refusing to quit as Prime Minister despite her disastrous election night as the UK voted for a hung parliament. Mrs May’s decision to call a snap election backfired in spectacular fashion as she lost the Conservatives’ majority in the House of Commons as Labour made significant gains. Mrs May is now scrambling to try and form a government, potentially with the help of the Democratic Unionist Party and while the DUP has signalled a willingness to do a deal its leader Arlene Foster has expressed doubts that the Prime Minister can "survive".The prime minister has said the country needs stability after the inconclusive election result and the BBC's political editor Laura Kuenssberg said Mrs May intended to try and govern on the basis that her party had won the largest number of votes and seats. while Jeremy Corbyn also says he is "ready to serve". Mr Corbyn, speaking after being re-elected in Islington North, said it was time for Mrs May to "make way" for a government that would be "truly representative of the people of this country". and is calling for the prime minister to resign so that he can be given a chance and prove that his capable to be the Labour leader.

Monday, 5 June 2017

Cheick Tiote dies at the age of 30

Former Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tiote has died at the age of 30 after collapsing during a training session in China. Ivory Coast international Tiote moved to China in February to play for second division side Beijing Enterprises and he was training with his club when he collapsed.
Newcastle United and manager Rafa Benitez led the tributes after the news that Cheick Tiote had died. Tiote left St James' Park last February to join Beijing Enterprises, and he was training with the second division club when he collapsed on Monday morning. Benitez said: "It is with great sadness that I have this afternoon learned of Cheick's death. "In the all the time that I have known him, he was a true professional, dedicated, talented, and above all, a great man. Our hearts go out to his family and friends at such a sad time."
Ariana Grande is expected to raise more than £2 million for the victims of the Manchester terror attack with her One Love benefit concert.
Early estimates showed more than £2 million had been raised for the victims of the terror attack at the American singer's Manchester concert less than two weeks ago. All the artists performed on Sunday at Old Trafford for free and Live Nation has underwritten the cost of the event. The line up of the concert was amazing with the likes of Robbie Williams and Take That. Grande later joined a choir from Parrs Wood High School on stage, who sang their own version of her song, My Everything, it was an emotional moment.Ariana Grande consoles a 12-year-old schoolgirl as they sing together during Manchester concert performance watched by 14million people before she welcomed her boyfriend Mac Miller on to the stage saying "Tonight is all about love, am I right?"
The pair danced together as they performed their 2013 collaboration The Way and Miller's track Dang! British singer Marcus Mumford held a moment of silence before performing at the Manchester benefit concert.