Chronicle Reporter Zephaniah Phiri, one of Zimbabwe’s most well known liberation heroes and experts in agricultural ecology and rural development, has died. A former detainee at the notorious Gonakudzingwa in the early 1960s and restrictee, Phiri succumbed to a stroke aged 88 on Tuesday.
RELATIVES of a soldier who allegedly succumbed to torture while serving a 40-day sentence at Induna Detention Barracks outside Bulawayo in July last year told the court on Tuesday that an army chaplain had confided in them that their family member had been murdered by colleagues. The late Alfonce Nhengo’s relatives told Bulawayo magistrate Gladmore Mushove that an army chaplain, identified as Major Moyana told mourners during his burial that three soldiers had killed him. Nhengo (29) fell ill while in detention and died at the United Bulawayo Hospitals (UBH)
Cosmas Tsano Zulu DURING our time at Highlanders we had five superstars, Madinda Ndlovu, Douglas Mloyi, Peter Nkomo, Mercedes Sibanda and Willard Khumalo and probably had anyone asked Nkomo or Sibanda to name their hero they might as well have said Willard “Nduna” Khumalo. The man had magic guidance for Highlanders having come from the murky depths of junior football to win numerous titles and his exploits are well chronicled to justify the great tag accorded him by his peers
A nine-year-old boy accidentally shot and injured his brother with a pistol in the stomach in Waterfalls last Thursday morning. The boy got hold of his father’s gun which had been left unsecured in the bedroom.
MASVINGO Provincial Affairs minister Shuvai Mhofa reportedly stumbled and fell at the launch of a Village ZimAsset programme organised by Chivi Rural District Council chairman killer Zivhu at the weekend. Collapse,.. Shuvai Mahofa A Zanu PF official, who witnessed the incident, said Mahofa stumbled and fell as she walked out of Zivhu’s house towards hundreds of party supporters and villagers gathered for the function.
ZANU PF Secretary for Information and politburo member, Jonathan Moyo is in trouble after he attacked Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa on social blogging website Twitter. Moyo faces disciplinary action for his continued use of social media to attack fellow party members defying of a directive by President Robert Mugabe barring members from doing so. ZANU PF Spokesperson Simon Khaya Moyo has already signalled Moyo’s fate announcing he will be discussed in a disciplinary hearing