CCC Eyes DSTV to counter State Media Propaganda

BY MIRIAM MANGWAYAOPPOSITION Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) is hoping to counter State-controlled media bias by initiating a DStv channel ahead of the 2023 polls. But indications are that government will most likely block the move. CCC secretary-general Charlton Hwende is lobbying citizens to launch, ahead of the 2023 general elections, an alternative television station on DStv, a Sub-Saharan Africa direct broadcast satellite service owned by MultiChoice. Private media players in the country have been struggling to get broadcasting licences, while critics say those who got licences are somewhat sympathetic to the ruling Zanu PF party. The CCC party, led … Continue reading CCC Eyes DSTV to counter State Media Propaganda

HICHILEMA DECISION TO ABOLISH DEATH PENALTY BACKED

The Human Rights Commission -HRC- has welcomed the decision by Zambian President HAKAINDE HICHILEMA to abolish the death penalty. Human Rights Commission Chairperson MUDFORD MWANDENGA says, it is the expectation of the Commission that the progressive Presidential pronouncement on abolishing the death penalty will be followed with tangible action on legal reforms. He says the Commission is aware that the death penalty is permissible under Article 12 of the Constitution, Chapter 1 of the laws of Zambia, in execution of a sentence of a court in respect of a criminal offense under the law in force in Zambia of which … Continue reading HICHILEMA DECISION TO ABOLISH DEATH PENALTY BACKED

EFF’S PLAN TO ESTABLISH TRADE UNION WILL WORSEN STATE OF LABOUR MOVEMENT – COSATU

The red berets announced earlier this month that its planned union would rival Cosatu and never sell out workers. JOHANNESBURG – Trade union federation Cosatu says the EFF’s plan to establish a trade union will worsen the “already fragmented” state of the labour movement. The red berets announced earlier this month that its planned union would rival Cosatu and never sell out workers.But Cosatu President Zingiswa Losi says the EFF’s latest move will be unhelpful. EFF leader Julius Malema told supporters at his party’s May Day rally earlier this month that his party had plans to establish a trade union … Continue reading EFF’S PLAN TO ESTABLISH TRADE UNION WILL WORSEN STATE OF LABOUR MOVEMENT – COSATU

RWANDA STARTS HIRING ZIM TEACHERS, Zimbabwe is replacing them with Cuban Teachers

Rwanda has started recruiting Zimbabweans to fill critical skilled gaps in its education sector, exploiting the good bilateral relations that exist between the two countries. The hiring of locally-trained personnel is a consummation of the professional memorandum of understanding signed last year that allows the two republics to exchange educational personnel and expertise. Zimbabwe and Rwanda enjoy excellent bilateral relations and the latest exchange is anchored on protecting citizens from unethical and unfair recruitment practices in foreign lands. In a statement this week, the two countries confirmed the hiring of Zimbabwean education professionals with the Ministry of Public Service, Labour … Continue reading RWANDA STARTS HIRING ZIM TEACHERS, Zimbabwe is replacing them with Cuban Teachers

Zimdollar dead by next month’

TWO of Zimbabwe’s most respected economics professors have warned government to bite the bullet and redollarise because the Zimdollar “would be dead soon”.Professors Gift Mugano and Anthony Hawkins are arguing that the government is resisting the inevitable by sticking to the domestic currency when the market is rejecting it. “Our currency will die by June,” Mugano projected.We are increasing our debt and we won’t be able to defend our currency. Even the government does not want to use its own currency. It paid bonuses in US dollars, it is paying COVID-19 allowances in US dollars, tollgates are now paid in … Continue reading Zimdollar dead by next month’

Mnangagwa challenger: Strangers camping at my house

FORMER Zanu PF activist Sybeth Musengezi, who is challenging President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s ascendency to power at the courts, yesterday accused the ruling party leader of victimising him to force him to drop the case. Musengezi was granted $30 000 bail last week after spending days in remand prison for allegedly falsifying his address to obtain Zanu PF party membership. Yesterday, Musengezi said he had filed a court case against the police for refusing to give him back his identity card which they took during interrogation. “The police also took my metal national identity card during interrogation and up to now … Continue reading Mnangagwa challenger: Strangers camping at my house

Zimbabwe police panic as Ndebele ‘King’ prepares to take over State House

Police in Bulawayo mounted massive roadblocks across the City on Thursday as part of preparations to block one of the claimants to the Ndebele throne ‘King’ Stanley Raphael Khumalo who is set to descend in Bulawayo from neighbouring South Africa on the 29th of May and assume ruler ship over the Ndebele people. Khumalo is set to establish his palace at the Bulawayo State House and address the nation on the same day. He is set to host a great party before he takes over the throne. All roads leading to the CBD were closed from Thursday morning as part … Continue reading Zimbabwe police panic as Ndebele ‘King’ prepares to take over State House

ZANU PF COMMANDEERED SCHOOL BUS CRASHES

A Mapanzure High School Bus valued at US$150 000 is a write-off after it got involved in a road accident last night while carrying 65 Zanu PF women from Masvingo to a cooking competition organized by the First Lady Auxilia Mnangagwa in Vic Falls. There is landmark ruling made by Justice Joseph Mafusire at the High Court in Masvingo barring political parties from using school buses or taking school children to rallies. The ruling also barred parties from using school premises and furniture. One women was seriously injured in the accident while two others escaped with minor injuries. The rest … Continue reading ZANU PF COMMANDEERED SCHOOL BUS CRASHES

The Voyager Probes May Be The Closest Humanity Gets to Immortality.

Voyager 1 is the farthest human-made object from Earth. After sweeping by Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune, it is now almost 15 billion miles (24 billion kilometers) from Earth in interstellar space. Both Voyager 1 and its twin, Voyager 2, carry little pieces of humanity in the form of their Golden Records. These messages in a bottle include spoken greetings in 55 languages, sounds and images from nature, an album of recordings and images from numerous cultures, and a written message of welcome from Jimmy Carter, who was US president when the spacecraft left Earth in 1977. The Golden Records … Continue reading The Voyager Probes May Be The Closest Humanity Gets to Immortality.