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Intelligence operatives of the Zambian Government have accused Uebert Angel of pouring millions into the opposition political party.

Multimillionaire prophet and leader of the Good News Church, Uebert Angel was sucked into a political scuffle as the Zambian government accused him of funding the opposition party lead by Hakainde Hichilema.

Mr Hichilema, an economist and wealthy businessman, was detained last month after he was jointly charged and arrested with five others with treason. This was after an incident involving the motorcade as it passed through Mongu, 500km west of the capital Lusaka.

Uebert Angel refused to comply to unreasonable demands

Sources close to Prophet Angel say he was issued with a visa, however, the government operatives who met him at the airport listed a number of unreasonable conditions for him to follow should he opt to go into the country. Nonetheless, Uebert Angel refused to comply and he chose not to go into Zambia.

Sources who spoke to Onward Christian Radio on conditions of anonymity said ” Angel is being accused of pouring millions into the opposition leader’s campaign and that information didn’t sit well with the president.”

However, source in the prophet’s camp vehemently say it’s fiction

“Angel doesn’t know anything about the opposing leader in fact he has never met or seen Hichilema.” Said our source.

Speaking to Onward Christian Radio, Rikki Doolan the spokesperson for TGNC said, Prophet Uebert Angel is an apolitical leader, he is a Christian leader not aligned to any political party but God.

What I can assure you is that the conferences that were pencilled in for Friday the 5th and Saturday 6th will still go ahead as planned and prophet Uebert Angel will be live, he will lead the conferences as planned no one can stop the work of God not even a government.” Said Rikki Doolan.

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A top cop has denied that a crash that killed one of his officers and lover was caused by them having sex – claiming that the impact of the collision knocked off the pair’s clothes.

Graphic pictures show Constable Ramon Stephens and his girlfriend half-naked at the wheel of the car after dying from injuries sustained in the tragic accident Easter Sunday in Jamaica.
Eyewitnesses said the car was travelling at a very high speed and lost control, probably at the climax of the sex.

But the island’s Road Safety Unit denied sexual act was the cause of the fatal crash on the North-South link of Highway 2000.

Local paper The Jamaica-Star said the cop released a vehement statement after speculation suggested a risqué sexual act was the cause.

Director of the unit in the Ministry of Transport, Kanute Hare, told the Star that despite calls the suggestive photographs, there wasn’t enough evidence to prove the pair were having sex.

He told the paper: “Persons have been calling me about it. There are some photographs even flying about the place but I beg not to believe that because my information is not telling me (that) and for somebody who understands how traffic accidents occur, I am not surprised the clothes were off.”

Hare also told The Star that in a collision, there are different forces and different energy levels being dissipated.

“The intelligence I am picking up on the ground from the scene does not allow me to come to that conclusion at all. Clothes normally tear off people when crashes occur, persons are knocked out of their shoes, persons are knocked out of their clothes,” he said.

Photos said to be of the crash show both passengers slumped across the front of the car minus some of their clothing.

“Remember now the bodies are moving around in the motor vehicle and it would seem to be in this crash they were not wearing their seat belts. I was made to understand … persons who were there at the scene said they saw the gentleman in his pants. We hear the rumours but if you can’t come to me with hardcore evidence, I don’t even have the temerity of even mentioning that thing because I didn’t see it,” Hare told The Star.

When quizzed if the Road Safety Unit has ever received a report of an accident caused by sex while driving, Hare said no.

“I hope that it doesn’t come to that. That can be very distracting. That is not a good idea. People should be focusing on driving,” he said.

The newspaper said police have not yet made the name of the dead woman public.

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Harare –  Bond notes alone won’t address Zimbabwe’s cash challenges, a top International Monetary Fund official has said.

IMF African Department Director Abebe Aemro Selassie said at a press briefing in Washington on Sunday that a “holistic package of reforms” was needed to “get Zimbabwe out of the place it’s in right now.”

“We think that, going down this one note route, in and of itself, will not address the challenges that the country has,” Selassie said, according to a transcript of the briefing.

“It’s very important to have a more comprehensive policy package which also addresses a lot of the fiscal challenges that the country faces, a lot of the structural reforms that have to be done,” he said in answer to a question on Zimbabwe’s bond notes.

Central bank governor John Mangudya has just indicated that he will stop injecting the new notes – only introduced last November – into the economy for now until, what he calls, “fiscal discipline” is reached.

Although initially the governor promised to introduce $200m of the notes, so far $121m worth of them have been brought in (or possibly $130m: conflicting figures have been used in the state press.)

President Robert Mugabe’s government insists the bond notes are at a parity with the US dollar but there have been cases of retailers insisting on different prices depending on the method of payment.

Those with “real” US bills pay less.

A technical mission from the Washington-based lender visited Zimbabwe last month.

The southern African country cleared its 15-year-old financial arrears with the IMF late last year.

It did this by transferring part of its cash holdings at the IMF to the Fund’s Poverty Reduction and Growth Trust.

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FIRST Lady Grace Mugabe yesterday reportedly stopped five top Zanu PF officials, tasked by President Robert Mugabe to investigate the party’s beleaguered political commissar, Saviour Kasukuwere, from travelling to Bindura, amid reports that rival factions had bussed hundreds of their supporters to the venue to disrupt the meeting.

Party sources said Grace called the head of the delegation, Zanu PF secretary for administration, Ignatius Chombo on Saturday, ordering him to call off the meeting after some politburo members and legislators from the province threatened to disrupt the hearing accusing him of being sympathetic to Kasukuwere.

“MPs from the province raised issues with the First Lady. (Kenneth) Musanhi has direct contact with Grace, so he advised her that the province does not trust Chombo. Grace had to instruct Chombo to call off the meeting,” a source said.

Mashonaland East Provincial Affairs minister Martin Dinha yesterday confirmed cancellation of the meeting, saying the directive had come from Chombo.

“The meeting has been postponed to Wednesday. We just received a message from Chombo that the meeting should be postponed and we have communicated that to the people. We were told some of the people, who were supposed to come here, are occupied somewhere,” he said.

Efforts to get a comment from Chombo were fruitless, as his mobile phone went unanswered, while Kasukuwere refused to comment on the issue.

Mugabe last week tasked a high-powered Zanu PF delegation comprising of Chombo, Defence minister Sydney Sekeramayi, State Security minister Kembo Mohadi, women’s league commissar, Marble Chinomona and Senate President Edna Madzongwe to travel to Bindura and investigate circumstances that triggered the initial vote-of-no-confidence on Kasukuwere.

Zanu PF Mashonaland central province was the first to pass a vote-of-no-confidence in Kasukuwere, before the bug spread to several other provinces amid allegations that the party’s commissar had set up parallel structures to topple Mugabe ahead of next year’s general elections.

The anti-Kasukuwere crusade in Mashonaland Central province is being led by self-proclaimed provincial chairperson, Kazembe

Kazembe, who claims to have “booted out” Dickson Mafios.

As early as 7am, hundreds of Zanu PF supporters comprising of Kasukuwere’s sympathisers and rivals had swarmed the small mining town of Bindura to witness the proceedings, despite the fact that only provincial members had been invited to give evidence.

Shortly after Dinha announced the postponement of the meeting, armed police immediately sealed off the venue, Bindura Country Club, forcing the rival Zanu PF groups to regroup at separate venues in the town to ponder their next move.

Kasukuwere’s sympathisers regrouped at Mayfair Lodge, while the Kazembe-led team, which included Nicholas Goche and Lazarus Dokora met at Musanhi’s house.

Musanhi, who is Zanu PF legislator for Bindura North was unreachable for comment, as his mobile phone went unanswered.

Both Dinha and Kazembe reportedly urged their members to stick to their resolution to have Kasukuwere and Mafios expelled.

Dinha said there was no going back on the anti-Kasukuwere resolution, adding people had turned up in their numbers to ensure their resolution was not manipulated.

“We know money was changing hands to try and overturn the resolution. They are now making frantic efforts to save their skin, but that G40 cabal will not prevail,” Dinha said.

“I have persistently told him (Kasukuwere) to just throw in the towel just like (former women’s league treasurer) Sarah Mahoka and (the league’s ex-deputy secretary) Eunice Sandi Moyo did. There is no way that he can continue as the party’s mobiliser, when he is so disgraced like this and when all the provinces have rejected him.

“What (Phillip) Chiyangwa said about his character is so revealing. It is in his best interest to throw in the towel now and seek for redeployment or just leave politics and try farming or teaching.”

But, Mafios remained defiant, dismissing Dinha’s claims as “childish”.

“That is childish. I didn’t think we can reach to that stage, but anyway people have their democratic right to express themselves, but where do we get that money from,” he said.

“We don’t have that financial backup to buy people and to do that. Those are fabrications and he must tell us a single person, who has received that money.”

Mafios said Zanu PF supporters had voluntarily come in their numbers to witness the proceedings. He also blasted police for their show of force at the meeting.

“People had to comply, but eventually there was heavy police presence with dogs, guns and teargas, but it is not normal in Zanu PF to see such kind of insult to the leadership taking place,” he said.

“How can we have police officers with dogs and guns as if the rally is illegal? This was just a surprise to us.”

Meanwhile, the Zanu PF Harare provincial leadership yesterday nullified the alleged suspension of political commissar, Shadreck Mashayamombe.

Provincial chairperson, Charles Tavengwa confirmed the development, saying the executive had nullified both the suspension and prohibition order announced last week by provincial secretary for administration, George Mashavave.

“We had a fruitful meeting and he (Mashayamombe) was present. All those issues were declared null and void,” he said.

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MDC-T leader, Morgan Tsvangirai has blasted the government’s inertia in solving the cash crisis, saying this must serve as an eye opener to the electorate that the Zanu PF government lacks ideas to deal with the economy.

In an interview with South African news channel, eNCA, at the weekend, Tsvangirai said it was surprising that the government was acting as if there was no crisis at all.

“As a result, the cash-strapped government is not doing anything. Unfortunately, we have a government that is operating as if there is no crisis and every day they see bank queues, apart from the fact that I go around the country and I knew the extent of the poverty that is out there and the extend of the disappointment that is out there,” he said.

“I think every sector in this country has grievances against Zanu PF and we can’t have a government that far and wide has been condemned by all and sundry.”

The cash shortages have forced many to spend nights queueing at banking halls, while others have resorted to selling hard currency at higher premiums to desperate traders.

Last year, the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe introduced bond notes but the surrogate currency has done little to solve the crisis.

Several analysts have implored the government to adopt the South African rand as the official currency as a way of solving the liquidity crisis.

Tsvangirai said his party is the alternative as demonstrated by the performance during the inclusive government.

“During the inclusive government, we provided that leadership and there was some reprieve. People can talk about the heyday of the inclusive government, where money was available. Those were the days, but we demonstrated the ability of MDC-T to do something about the crisis,” he said.

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After years of political activism in the United Kingdom where she has dedicated time to speak out and campaign against the despotic regime of Robert Mugabe and his ruinous ZANU PF government.

Miss Priscilla Mupakairi faces a serious threat should she be returned to Zimbabwe. The British government wants to send her back to Zimbabwe. The British Home office seems to ignore the risk that is on this single mothers life should she be sent back to Zimbabwe.

Priscilla Mupakairi has actively taken part in demonstrations and campaigns against the Mugabe government since her arrival in England.
Speaking to ZimCitizen Priscilla said the British home office has written to her notifying her that she has to leave the country.

“I am distraught I have no idea what awaits me in Zimbabwe I have been made to believe that I face grave danger should I be returned to Zimbabwe.” She said.

ZimCitizen would like to appeal to the Home office to reconsider this decision. We are seriously concerned because there is a real threat to Priscilla’s life should she be returned to Zimbabwe. It has been widely reported how the Mugabe regime targets and harasses those who speak up or speak out against it.
The likes of pastor Evan Mawarire is still going through the courts on trumped up charges. Linda Musariri spent days-on-end incarcerated for standing up against the corrupt Mugabe regime.
The most tragic case is that of Itayi Dzamara who was disappeared by the state security officers and his body or whereabouts are still a mystery. As Zimbabwe draws closer to the 2018 plebiscite violence is likely to increase as the Mugabe regime tightens its grip on power.Diaspora activists like Priscilla Mupakairi would be easy targets and maybe used to as examples by the regime to show what would be done to those who speak up against Mugabe and his ZANU PF.

We call upon all in Zimbabweans in the diaspora and all human rights groups to help speak up for Priscilla Mupakairi and stop her deportation.

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FORMER Vice-President Joice Mujuru and MDC-T leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signifying their commitment to working together and fielding a single candidate to challenge President Robert Mugabe in next year’s presidential race.

Addressing journalists at the signing ceremony at his Highlands home, Tsvangirai said his party would soon sign similar deals with other opposition parties and other stakeholders as part of their grand plan to dislodge Mugabe’s Zanu PF regime in the upcoming elections.

The MoU, which provides a roadmap for talks on a possible coalition for the 2018 elections, ends months of speculation amid reports of bickering and jostling for posts among the opposition leaders linked to the grand coalition project.

“We have chosen this day to take the first step to bring all Zimbabweans under one roof so that we can work together to remove this unmitigated repression and misgovernance that pervades our lives,” he said.

“I am pleased to inform the nation that today we have signed a memorandum of understanding with Joice Mujuru of the National People’s Party (NPP) to establish a pre-election alliance en route to the establishment of a coalition government, which shall drive a comprehensive democratisation and transformation agenda.

“This is just the beginning of the building blocks towards establishing a broad alliance to confront Zanu PF between now and the next election in 2018.

“Similar arrangements will be entered into with other political formations and we will inform you as it happens, as we have done today.”

The MDC-T leader said other stakeholders, such as traditional leaders, the church, labour, vendors, war veterans, civic society, business and the generality of Zimbabweans, would also be roped in to ensure the project is all-encompassing.

“This is our collective struggle and I call upon the people of Zimbabwe to join us in working together and in playing your part so that we can reclaim our country, our freedom and our dignity,” Tsvangirai said.

“Every Zimbabwean, from every station of life, knows it too. So we should all stand together in unison and say enough is enough.

“As President Mugabe enters the sunset of his life, it is incumbent upon all of us to pick the pieces and rebuild our country together.

“I hope the understanding we reached today, and which we will reach with many others, will culminate in a solid political co-operation agreement that should usher in a new governance culture in our country.

“Today, marks the beginning of Zimbabweans coming together in building an inclusive society that prides itself in leaving no one behind.”

Mujuru said the NPP was willing to work with other opposition movements to remove Zanu PF.

“This is just a roadmap of how we shall move from here to the Promised Land. It provides a platform to talk to each other without missing out on important aspects,” she said.

While this raised optimism that Mugabe could be unseated, University of Zimbabwe lecturer and political analyst, Eldred Masunungure, said a coalition alone was not enough to dislodge the veteran leader.

“It adds and attracts more numbers of voters, but I doubt if it is formidable enough to remove Zanu PF. So far Zanu PF has proved that it has the depth and capacity to win any election,” he said.

Another analyst, Alexander Rusero, said more players should join the coalition to consolidate and give it more impetus.

“The two are just there; they need everyone in the opposition ranks on their side so that they have enough support and could attract more even those who are neutrals,” he said.

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A local headman in Domboshava has vowed to eradicate political violence in his area.

Headman Gilbert Mungate of Domboshava made the remarks during a soccer tournament held to launch the Zimbabwe Peace Actors Platform Programme (ZIMPAP) at Mungate Shopping Centre on Sunday. More than 500 youths attended the event.
Headman Mungate said perpetrators of acts of political violence would be brought to book regardless of their political affiliation. He said unruly elements would be dealt with before, during and after the 2018 polls.
“I hope that through the soccer tournament there will peace and tolerance ahead of the 2018 polls,” said Headman Mungate.
ZIMPAP, through ample assistance from Restoration of Human Rights International (ROHR), is currently recruiting volunteers to monitor political violence across the country. The project is targeting at least 100 000 volunteers  to monitor preelection violence by year end. ZIMPAP is a coalition of more than 20 Non Governmental Organisations determined to combat preelection violence.
ZIMPAP spokesperson Tichanzii Gandanga said he hoped there would be no cases of violence and intimidation ahead of next year’s crucial polls.
“We will move to Mashonaland Central Province very soon. We will prioritise areas that were gravely affected by political violence,”said Gandanga.
ROHR International programmes manager, Tinashe Zhakata said Headman Mungate embraced the ZIMPAP project and vowed to deal with all perpetrators of political violence.
“Headman Mungate has embraced the project and we expect all traditional leaders to join us in the noble campaign,” said Zhakata.
Zhakata also urged  community leaders to forge an alliance towards the eradication of violence.
ROHR International president, Ephraim Tapa said he was optimistic the ZIMPAP project would promote peace and harmony in the country.
“We strongly believe the ZIMPAP programme will make a positive impact in the country ahead of next year’s crucial polls,” said Tapa.