Israel strikes Gaza tunnels as truce efforts remain elusive

GAZA CITY— The Israeli military unleashed another heavy wave of airstrikes Monday on the Gaza Strip, saying it destroyed militant tunnels and the homes of nine Hamas commanders. International diplomacy to end the weeklong war that has killed hundreds appeared to be making little headway. Israel has said it will press on for now with its attacks against Hamas, the militant group that rules Gaza, and the United States signaled it would not pressure the two sides for a cease-fire. The latest attacks destroyed the five-story building housing the Hamas-run…

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MDC Alliance Reprimands Ziyambi For Linking Party To Malaba Case

Opposition MDC Alliance has said attempts by the Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs, Ziyambi Ziyambi to drag the Nelson Chamisa-led party into the legal proceedings that resulted in the ouster of former Chief Justice Luke Malaba was an act of desperation. The party remarks after Ziyambi had issued a statement attacking the “captured” judiciary and MDC Alliance, whose members he accused of “being paid monthly allowances for causing turmoil in this country and for being arrested.” Ziyambi had said: The situation now in this country is that there…

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PSL Clubs welcome sponsorship package

PREMIER Soccer league clubs have welcomed the three year sponsorship deal which will see more than a million United States dollars being availed each year.The Premier Soccer league’s 3.3 million United States dollar sponsorship package for the next three seasons has been welcomed as the right tonic ahead of the resumption of domestic football next week.“We are pleased with this sponsorship especially coming from a difficult time now we can have the confidence we need to more things a gear up,” said Isaiah Mupfurutsa, Dynamos Chairperson.“This sponsorship shows that sponsors…

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Public Finance Management Bill critical in fighting corruption

The Public Finance Management Amendment Bill of 2021 which aims to amend the Public Finance Management Act and align it to the constitution has been described as an important piece of legislation that will help in the fight against corruption in the country. Corruption in public finance management remains a major cause for concern as the country seeks to create a corruption free nation. In this vein, the Public Finance Management Amendment Bill of 2021 that aims to enhance transparency and accountability in the management of public resources stands to…

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“I’ll Unleash Proof,” – Ziyambi On Judiciary Capture

The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs, Ziyambi Ziyambi has said he has proof of judiciary capture and will unleash it in due course. Ziyambi made the remarks while speaking to NewZimbabwe over his vitriolic attack on the judiciary and the MDC Alliance on Sunday following a High Court ruling that sent former Chief Justice Luke Malaba packing. In his Sunday statement, Ziyambi claimed that the Judiciary had been captured by the enemy of the state adding that the time had arrived for the government to poke the enemy…

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Bonang takes legal action against podcaster over drug allegation

On Sunday, media personality, Bonang Matheba, posted a legal letter for the attention of podcaster, Rea Gopane. In the letter, Matheba’s lawyer, Stephen Thompson of Thomson Wilks law firm, states that Gopane has been accused of spreading false and harmful information about the star.  This comes after Gopane and Everything SA Musicpodcast partner, Blvck Steph, published a podcast with an accompanying video that contained the allegations against Matheba. In the video, which has been widely shared on social media, Gopane can be heard saying: “Scoop told us that AKA is…

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Judges Have No Reason To Worry About Their Security – Minister Ziyambi

JUSTICE Minister Ziyambi Ziyambi has played down fears judges who bravely passed a ruling reversing President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s extension of Chief Justice Luke Malaba’s term of office by five more years would be victimised. This follows hurtful statements the minister directed at Justice Happias Zhou and his colleagues Saturday following the ruling. Ziyambi accused the country’s bench of colluding with the opposition and hostile NGOs to try and bring the Mnangagwa government down. He declared “we (government) are going to poke the enemy in the eye and confront it Sentiments…

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Malaba fallout: Ziyambi fingers EU, US

JUSTICE minister Ziyambi Ziyambi yesterday sensationally claimed that the European Union (EU) and the United States were pouring millions of dollars to destabilise the country by sponsoring non-governmental organisations to interfere with government activities. The minister torched a storm for threatening High Court judges, Justices Happias Zhou, Edith Mushore and Helena Charehwa for their landmark ruling on Saturday that former Chief Justice Luke Malaba, who turned 70 at the weekend, had ceased to hold the top judicial post. The judges held that all incumbent judges of the senior courts could…

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Sort out political mess, says RBZ boss

RESERVE Bank of Zimbabwe deputy governor Kuphukile Mlambo has called on the country to sort out its political problems, which he said played an important role in informing investment decisions. Mlambo said this last Wednesday in Bulawayo during a lecture organised by the Women’s Institute for Leadership Development and the Lupane State University under the theme Unlocking Investment Opportunities in Zimbabwe. “Political risks send a negative signal to potential investors into the country and discourage foreign direct investment (FDI),” Mlambo said. “Low and stable inflation, exchange rate stability, sustained fiscal…

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‘Mnangagwa trying to coup-proof himself’

FORMER Deputy Prime Minister in the inclusive government, Arthur Mutambara has claimed that President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s “coup-based government” was not yet ready to surrender power to civilians. “They committed treason in 2017, are they ready now to give up power? This is our dilemma in Zimbabwe,” Mutambara said during a virtual public discussion hosted by the Southern Africa Political Economy Series (Sapes) Trust last Thursday which discussed the topic The Stampede towards 2023 Elections: is history about to repeat itself again in Zimbabwe. They are now coup-proofing and consolidating power,…

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