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Benoni born Zim first lady turns 52

July 23 2017 – Zimbabwe’s First Lady Grace Mugabeturned 52 on Sunday, with the state run describing her as a great mother. “A mother, a philanthropist, a First Lady,” says the headline on a special six-page supplement published in her honour by the state-run Sunday Mail. The newspaper and the supplement carried large, full colour advertisements from Air Zimbabwe and the Mugabes’ ... Read More »

Heavy traffic expected on N3 as schools open

July 22 2017 – MOTORISTS should expect busy traffic conditions on the N3 toll route this weekend,as holidaymakers return towards Gauteng at the end of the school holidays this weekend, warns the  N3 Toll Concession (N3TC) company.   “While traffic volumes are not expected to be as high as the end of a long-weekend, peak conditions may be experienced in ... Read More »

Concern over rise in Zim political violence

July 19 2017 ‑ ZIMBABWEAN civic society organisations have raised concern over the “rise in political intolerance” in the country following the torching of MDC-T vice-president Elias Mudzuri’s near the city centre in the capital Harare yesterday, and the destruction of a perimeter wall at the house of the opposition party’s councillor, Wilton Janjazi, in the Kuwadzana high-density suburb. ZimRights said it ... Read More »

Mixed feelings on whether or not to sue for ZSP renewal

June 18 2017- AS uncertainty looms over what when happens when ZSP expires at the end of the year, a group of Zimbabweans has decided to take SA Home Affairs to court, drawing mixed reactions from the Zimbabwean community in SA, on whether its the right thing to do or not. A group of  Zimbabwean has decided to formally apply ... Read More »

Rights group blasts SA deputy police minister for Xenophobic comments

July 18 2017 –  SA Deputy Police Minister Bongani Mkongi, who warned SA not to “surrender” the country to foreign nationals, in an interview with EWN last Friday has been slated by the SA Human Rights’ Commission (SAHRC) ( yesterday) saying the utterances have the potential to fuel anti-immigrant sentiments. In a statement, the SAHRC said Mkongi’s statements could possibly worsen the scourge ... Read More »

18 busted in N Cape operation

July 16 2017  – A POLICE crime Intelligence-led high density disruptive operation in the John Taolo Gaetsewe policing cluster proved successful when 18 suspects were arrested, and various illegal firearms, drugs, and stolen property recovered, Northern Cape police said on Sunday. “The suspects were arrested for offences ranging from possession and dealing in drugs, to possession of suspected stolen property, ... Read More »

“Love sweets” craze hits Zim women

July 15 2017 – THERE is a wide array of “wonder” pills, herbs (off the shelf), which are being sold in Harare, ostensibly targeted at women, who want to  stop their men from wandering or to keep themselves attractive. The products are the new craze in town are in the form of dried fruit and pills, commonly known as “sweets” ... Read More »

Police monitor Tshwane after overnight riots

July 12 2017 –  POLICE are monitoring  Brazzaville informal settlement in Atteridgeville, west of Pretoria, on (today) Wednesday following overnight violent protests linked to housing grievances. Tshwane Metro Police Department spokesperson, Isaac Mahamba, said the municipality had cracked down on a group which had t attempted to illegally occupy RDP houses. “Following scenes of aggression by a clique in Brazzaville, Pretoria ... Read More »

Joburg bound Air Zim plane in forced landing

July 11 2017 – A JOHANNESBURG-BOUND Air Zimbabwe plane was yesterday reportedly forced to make an emergency landing at Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo International Airport in Bulawayo after it suddenly lost cabin pressure and automatically ejected gas masks. Although the airline’s chief executive Ripton Muzenda could not be reached for comment, sources confirmed the incident, saying a team of aircraft engineers ... Read More »

Another crippling Gauteng taxi strike averted

July 9  2017– Another crippling strike by disgruntled minibus taxi operators complaining about high repayment rates for their vehicles has been put on hold after a meeting between Transport Minister Joe Maswanganyi and the South African National Taxi Council (Santaco).  “A meeting was held as part of the commitment we made as government that we will meet with transport industry ... Read More »

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