AFM Founding President Loses Case Against Rivals

The Apostolic Faith Mission (AFM) in Zimbabwe’s founding president, Enos Manyika has lost his legal battle in which he sought an order barring the current president Reverend Amon Madawo from using the church’s registered name. Manyika, through his lawyers Mathonsi Ncube Law Chambers, recently filed an urgent chamber application at the Bulawayo High Court seeking an order interdicting the Rev Madawo faction from using the registered name of the church. Manyika argued that it has caused the creation of a parallel constitution, which is separate from the one registered and…

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ANC Warns King Mswati Over Violent Crackdown On Protestors

South Africa’s ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC), has expressed concern over the ongoing violence in eSwatini where the government has resorted to brute force against pro-democracy protestors. In a statement Wednesday, ANC International Relations Sub-Committee chairperson, Lindiwe Zulu called on SADC to intervene before the situation in the tiny kingdom escalates beyond control. Said, Zulu: The African National Congress is deeply concerned about the strikes, riots and the growing instability in eSwatini, especially over the last few days. The ANC reiterates its call for good governance and democracy…

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Marry Chiwenga Trial Postponed Due To Illness

The trial of Marry Chiwenga, the estranged wife of the Minister of Health and Child Care, Vice President Constantino Chiwenga was Tuesday postponed further after the magistrate granted the State’s application for postponement due to her ill health. Marry appeared before Harare magistrate Noel Mupeyiwa who remanded the matter to 6 September so that her health could be assessed to see whether she will be fit to stand trial. Appearing for the State, Charles Muchemwa said on the previous hearing, Mubaiwa was remanded further while she was admitted to a…

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ZITF Deferred To August Due To Concerns Over Coronavirus

The 2021 Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) has been deferred to August following an upsurge in COVID-19 cases. This was revealed by the Minister for Presidential Affairs and Monitoring Implementation of Government Programmes, Joram Gumbo during a tour of Vulindlela Primary School in Cowdray Park, Bulawayo. He said: It was decided yesterday at Cabinet that ZITF be postponed to August following an upsurge in COVID-19 cases because it’s important that we take care of ourselves, we can always hold it when the situation has normalised. The virus is deadly and…

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This was vindication for Southgate. His team, his beliefs, his triumph

When Gareth Southgate talks about England “making their own history” it often sounds like a buzzword, but at Wembley this afternoon, his players turned an idea into a reality in the most profound and thrilling way imaginable. Everything was on the line here: England’s passage into the quarter-finals, a potentially manageable route back to Wembley, but also this whole phase of the Southgate project. This new model army of his — all control, no risks — is a bet that the results will justify the performances. If this was not the biggest…

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COVID-19 Vaccination Slips To Be Passport For ZANU PF Meetings

ZANU PF Masvingo Deputy Provincial Chairperson and Zaka North MP, Robson Mavhenyengwa, recently said COVID-19 vaccination slips will soon be used as gate passes to party meetings. Mavhenyengwa made the remarks during a Provincial Coordinating Committee (PCC) meeting held at Great Zimbabwe University’s Julius Nyerere School of Social Sciences. He urged the party leaders to lead by example and get vaccinated first so that they encourage their subordinates to get vaccinated. Said Mavhenyengwa: You as the leadership should be vaccinated so that the people you lead will copy from you.…

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MDC-A MP Demands Garwe’s Resignation Over House Demolitions

An opposition legislator Tuesday called for the resignation of the National Housing minister Daniel Garwe following the destruction of illegal settlements and business structures in the country. Southerton MP, Peter Moyo (MDC Alliance), accused Garwe of causing deaths from stress and pain among citizens after their properties were razed down. Moyo called for Garwe’s resignation in the National Assembly, where he raised a matter of privilege with Speaker Jacob Mudenda. Moyo said: The destruction of houses in Zimbabwe is now a cause of concern to us. I raised the issue…

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Man Boasts Of Impregnating Newly-married Neighbour’s Wife

A 22-year-old man from Gokwe North was fatally stabbed after he allegedly informed a fellow villager that his newly married wife was pregnant by him. Justice Chidhakwa told Joseph Muzenda that he was actually the one who was responsible for the latter’s newly married wife’s pregnancy. Midlands provincial police spokesperson Inspector Emmanuel Mahoko said Muzenda later teamed up with two other suspècts, Simbarashe Zikoke and Wellington Zharare, before stabbing Chidhakwa to death. Said Isp Mahoko: The suspects waylaid Chidhakwa along a footpath near Manoti Business Centre in Gokwe North on…

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Police To Ensure Level 4 Lockdown Measures Are Observed

The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has called on all citizens to adhere to the enhanced COVID-19 national lockdown measures announced by President Emmerson Mnangagwa Tuesday. In a statement this Wednesday, national police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi reminded members of the public that all gatherings are banned except funerals of 30 or fewer people. He warned those who would be found violating the regulations that they will be arrested. Pindula News is publishing Asst Comm Nyathi’s statement on enforcement of the stricter national lockdown measures below: ENFORCEMENT OF ENHANCED COVID-19 NATIONAL…

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Chiangwa Challenges Madawo On Use Of AFM Name

Cossam Chiangwa, the losing candidate in the protracted Apostolic Faith Mission in Zimbabwe (AFM) leadership dispute, has challenged a lawsuit by the church’s legitimate leader, Amon Madawo. Madawo is suing Chiangwa, who rebranded the church he now leads, Apostolic Faith Mission of Zimbabwe (AFM), over the use of the church’s trademark. In response to the lawsuit, Chiangwa argues Madawo has no right to claim rights over the church name because he is not a founder of the organisation. Chiangwa reminded Madawo that he was also being sued by the founding president of the church…

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