ED speaks on devolution and second republic

The Herald Tendai #Mugabe in GWANDAPresident #Mnangagwa’s Government is working on a second republic in which constitutional provisions to devolve power to provincial levels will become reality soon after next month’s harmonised elections. This is in line with Section (2) of the country’s Constitution under which central government should cede more powers to provincial councils so they can determine their development priorities. It is one of the main issues raised by the opposition under the 2013 Constitution which the previous administration of former president Robert Mugabe failed to implement. Under…

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Cowdray Park goblins —sex abuse concerns linger. . .Residents also demand compensation

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On Jun 22, 2018 130 3 By Nhlalwenhle #Ncube It seems the ‘death’ of the troubling goblins Qobola and Mike did not bring peace to #Cowdray Park suburb as expected because many issues have arisen resulting in chaos in the suburb. Residents have been left divided following the cleansing ceremony and now it turns out there is a ghost goblin only troubling women by having sex with them. On the other hand, it is reported that there are people demanding the naming and shaming of the goblin owner so they…

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Drama after ‘suspicious’ phone call

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A Bulawayo man was sentenced to 13 months in prison after he tied his wife’s hands and legs with an electric cable before thoroughly beating her up for receiving a “suspicious” phone call. #Kerina Muruko (24) was given a hiding by her husband #Zivai Honest Matasva (33) of Entumbane suburb on 3 May. The incident was triggered by a phone call which Muruko received in her husband’s presence and later failed to give a satisfactory answer on who had called her. Matasva pleaded guilty to #physical abuse charges when he…

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Déjà vu over fragmented opposition

THE failure by opposition parties to form a grand coalition against the ruling #Zanu PF in the July 30 make-or-break general elections is a stark reminder that the more things change the more they stay the same. By Kudzai Kuwaza Plans to form a broad electoral alliance dubbed the Grand National Union are all but dead in the water as the main political players who were supposed to be part of the pact filed nomination papers last week under the auspices of their various political formations. The secret negotiations, facilitated…

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EU sends biggest observer mission to Harare

E.U. Election Observation Team THE European Union (EU) says it plans to deploy at least 140 observers for the July 30 elections, the largest contingent from the bloc in almost two decades. BY XOLISANI #NCUBE EU election observer mission spokesperson, Eberhard Laue, in a statement yesterday said close to 50 observers were already in the country with more expected soon.“We are looking at assembling a team of 140, but we are yet to reach that number. We are still mobilising; once we get the final figure, we will let you…

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BREAKING: MDC-T Dozen Acquitted

MDC-T member Witness Dube injured in the clashes. By Paul Nyathi|Bulawayo Magistrate Sithembile #Ncube has acquitted five of 12 Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) members charged with contravening section 36(1) (a)(b) of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act Chapter 9:23 (Public Violence). Police (Law & Order) Department details arrested the 12, now nicknamed “the dozen” in MDC-T circles, after violence for control of the party offices in Bulawayo broke out between supporters of MDC-T President Nelson #Chamisa and then MDC-T Vice President Thokozani Khupe on 4 March 2018. Subsequently,…

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Opposition hails peaceful campaign

The Herald Bulawayo BureauPresident of the Zimbabwe Rainbow Democratic Party (ZRDP) Mr Cuthbert #Ncube has hailed the peaceful environment obtaining in the country, saying his party’s campaigns that are in full swing have been violence-free. He said if the situation persists, the July 30 polls would be credible and transparent. Speaking at a rally in Old Pumula, Bulawayo, last Saturday, Mr Ncube said his party appreciated efforts under the new dispensation for people to express themselves freely, as well as associate with the party of their choice. ZRDP is eyeing…

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MDC Spokesperson Allegedly Fired For Standing Against Weshman Ncube’s Son

#Welshman Ncube The leader of the smaller MDC party, Professor Welshman #Ncube has been accused of firing the party’s deputy national spokesperson Mbuso Siso because he ran against his son. Siso will be representing the #MDC Alliance in Bulawayo’s Ward 2 in the July 30 elections. Writing on his Facebook page, Siso said, I’ve been dismissed by Professor Welshman Ncube as the party deputy) national information and publicity secretary all because he attempted to bless his son Nkanyiso Brezhnev Mathonsi with Ward 2 Bulawayo central seat that was negotiated on…

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Pregnancy storm after teens’ incest

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By Leonard #Ncube An 18-year-old Form Two pupil in Binga who had an #incestuous relationship with his 13-year-old cousin has appeared in court after the girl fell pregnant. Their parents are brothers in #Chabumbuluka Village under Chief Saba, Binga and share the same surname. People outside the Western Commonage Magistrates’ Court in Bulawayo The schoolboy reportedly told the girl that it was only their fathers who were related when he proposed to her in April last year. They had sex on several occasions in the bush until the girl discovered she…

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Married Woman Kills Own Baby

A married 37-year-old woman from Tsholotsho has been arrested after she allegedly gave birth, slit her baby’s throat and dumped the body in a dam.Future #Ncube of Tshabanda village, under chief Gampu is suspected to have been impregnated by a lover. She was allegedly having marital complications with her husband Mr Bishop Ndebele (42).It is alleged that Ncube had hidden the pregnancy from her husband and after he confronted her many times in the past nine months, she adamantly denied being pregnant.The couple lost a nine-year-old son due to suspected…

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