Madikizela-Mandela loses claim to Madiba’s home

BLOEMFONTEIN. – Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has lost her claim to former president Nelson Mandela’s Qunu homestead, in a decision handed down yesterday by the Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein. The SCA dismissed the appeal regarding the review application, but upheld an appeal against the costs order granted by the Eastern Cape Local Division, Mthatha. Madikizela-Mandela…
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Pope expresses ‘pain’ and ‘shame’ over abuse

SANTIAGO. – Pope Francis on Tuesday expressed his “pain” and “shame” over child sexual abuse scandals that have rocked the church in Chile, as he made his first speech during a visit to the South American country. “I cannot begin to express the pain and shame that I feel over the irreparable harm caused to…
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Editorial Comment: Zifa, legends must forge partnerships

LEGENDARY former Zimbabwe and Liverpool goalkeeper Bruce Grobbelaar might have travelled to Harare this week for different business ventures, but there is no way the Jungleman and football can be separated. This has been buttressed by the fact that for all his various business meetings, Grobbelaar remains a face of football wherever he goes. That…
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Angola to resume direct Zim flights

Felex Share Senior Reporter Angola’s national carrier, Linhas Aereas de Angola (TAAG), will soon resume direct flights from Luanda to Harare. This was revealed by President Mnangagwa after meeting Angolan President Joao Lourenco on January 12. President Mnangagwa said increased business between the two countries culminated in the agreement. “Just today, my discussion with the President…
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Dry weather conditions to persist

Elita Chikwati Senior Agriculture Reporter The condition of some crops has continued to deteriorate, with the Meteorological Services Department (MSD) forecasting dry weather conditions to persist until next week. Erratic rains may be received after Wednesday, the department said. According to the MSD head of forecasting, Mr Tich Zinyemba, the dry weather was expected to persist…
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Zim will respect property rights: ED

Herald Reporter President Mnangagwa said Zimbabwe will respect and honour property rights and the 99-year leases, which are currently being given to farmers, are transferable. Speaking in an interview with Alec Russell of the Financial Times in Harare on Tuesday, the Head of State and Government said the 99-year leases cannot be expected to affect…
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G40 cabal violated Constitution, says President

Prosper Ndlovu recently in MAPUTO, Mozambique PRESIDENT Mnangagwa has said the military intervention under “Operation Restore Legacy”, which ushered in a new political dispensation, was in line with the constitutional mandate of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF). Briefing the Zimbabwean community in Mozambique on Wednesday about political developments that saw him coming to power following…
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Ndlovu on ‘Gukurahundi enterprise’

Nqobile Tshili, Chronicle Correspondent ZANU-PF Bulawayo provincial chairperson Professor Callistus Ndlovu yesterday said there was a worrying development of individuals seeking to cash in on the Gukurahundi issue by mourning more than the bereaved. Addressing a Zanu-PF inter-district meeting at the party’s provincial headquarters at Davies Hall in the city, Prof Ndlovu said some of… …
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JUNGLEMAN BACK IN A TOWN RULED BY A SMILING ASSASSIN

Sharuko on Saturday THE last time this blog appeared in this newspaper, only a week had passed since the inauguration of President Mnangagwa as Zimbabwe’s new leader — the culmination of landmark events in a dramatic year in which powerful winds of change swept across the domestic political and football landscape. Just a day after…
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EDITORIAL COMMENT: Drop slogans that promote violence, intolerance

Pamberi ne kubatana! Pasi ne MDC!/Phambili ngokubambana! Phansi nge MDC!/Forward with unity! /Down with MDC! Chinja maitiro!/Maitiro chinja!/ Guqhula izenzo!/Izenzo guqhula/Change your ways! Chihurumende mudenga! Simudza!/Rovera pasi!/Hezvoko bwaa! Lift the Zanu-PF Government! /Up up up!/Crash it down hard! The foregoing two paragraphs constitute the slogans that are uttered respectively by Zanu-PF and MDC-T members at… …
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