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No other Human Right is as important as individual liberty

by Temba A Nolutshungu South Africa is sickening and the spirit of its people is dying. The chalice from which they are drinking is not poisoning their bodies; it is poisoning their minds. What will stop this process that if not halted will tear apart a potentially great nation? When Nelson Mandela became President in … Continue reading

Zimbabwe hit by power cuts after fault at major plant

HARARE Thu Feb 27, 2014 RELATED TOPICS Feb 27 (Reuters) – Zimbabwe has been hit by severe electricity outages following a breakdown at a power plant that accounts for about half its national production, state utility ZESA said on Thursday. Homes and businesses have suffered rolling blackouts, known as load-shedding, for up to eight hours … Continue reading

China plans airbase in Zim

China is planning to set up a modern high-tech military base in the diamond-rich Marange fields, says a German-based website, Telescope News. 26.02.14 Staff Reporter The airstrip at Marange has sophisticated radar systems and ultra-modern facilities. The news of the agreement to set up the first Chinese military airbase in Africa comes amid increasing bilateral … Continue reading

Blood continues to be spilled in Marange

Despite concerted efforts by the Zimbabwe government to sanitise the Marange diamonds, these fields can aptly be described as an outpost of human rights abuses, writes ANDREW MAMBONDIYANI. 25.02.1404:16pmT Marange diamonds can be produced with relatively light equipment by diamond mining standards. World-class commercial open pit and underground diamond mines can cost over $1 billion … Continue reading

US eyes push against anti-gay laws worldwide

Posted: Feb 26, 2014 10:28 AM PST Updated: Feb 26, 2014 5:09 PM PST By LARA JAKES AP National Security Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – Troubled by an anti-gay movement in Uganda and across much of the world, the U.S. is launching a new effort to combat what Secretary of State John Kerry described Wednesday as … Continue reading

Body Piercing – A Return to Paganism

BODY PIERCING – A Return to Paganism This article can be viewed with pictures as a PowerPoint on Slideshare. Click here. Aggressive Fashion Statements In some of the most unexpected places we are confronted by a revival of the old tribal practices of body scarification, body piercing and body mutilation. Nose rings, eyebrow rings, belly … Continue reading

Massive corruption unearthed at ZPS

The Zimbabwe Prison and Correctional Services could have prejudiced the state of hundreds of thousands of dollars by flouting tender regulations and other corrupt deals. 26.02.1402:01pm by Staff Reporter     Emmerson Mnangagwa   A dossier leaked by insiders to The Zimbabwean accuses a senior prison official (name withheld because he could not be contacted) … Continue reading

MDC-T sodomy attempt Cllr arrested

26/02/2014 00:00:00 by Staff Reporter Arrested … Oddrey Sydney Chirombe RELATED STORIES AN MDC-T councillor who disappeared in the resort town of Kariba after allegedly trying to sodomise a bus driver he was sharing a room with, has finally been arrested, police confirmed. Budiriro Ward 33 Councillor, Oddrey Sydney Chirombe had been on the run … Continue reading

Tsvangirai, Mugabe in war of words

Fungi Kwaramba • 27 February 2014 10:16AM • HARARE – A war of words between President Robert Mugabe and opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai escalated yesterday, sparking fears of rising tensions as the opposition dusts up poll-rigging and violence allegations against the 50-year-old ruling party. The main opposition leader reacted angrily to Mugabe’s call on thousands … Continue reading

UK bails out Zimbabwe

Published on Wednesday, 26 February 2014 18:14 Written by Charles Rukuni The United Kingdom, a sworn enemy of Zimbabwe on paper, has bailed out the Zimbabwean government by providing funding for the Basic Education Assistance Module which was suspended last month because of lack of funding. A statement from the UK’s Department for International Development … Continue reading

WW3 Alert: Russians Begin Massing Troops On Ukraine Border…

WW3 Alert: Russians Begin Massing Troops On Ukraine Border, Russian Marines On ‘War Footing’ In Crimea, Arrive In Sevastopol (Video) Mort Amsel According to AGTI Intelligence, a private security firm, Russian troops are massing 25 miles from the Ukrainian border. The Russians had begun massing troops at Belgorod, 25 miles north to the Ukrainian border. … Continue reading

Human rights defender Ms Martha Tholanah appears in court

26 February 2014 On 24 February 2014, human rights defender and chairperson of Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ), Ms Martha Tholanah, appeared in court on charges of running an “unregistered” organisation. The human rights defender pleaded not guilty to the charges against her, and her lawyer asked the court to refer to a High … Continue reading

Gumbura argued: ‘I am not a rapist’, ‘I am not a rapist’.

After causing the death of our Lord Jesus Christ, enemies-of-the-cross were dead sincere and convinced that they had performed a godly act. Borderline believers had their field day those days, jeering, ridiculing and speaking evil against the little despised flock of believers affiliated to our Lord Jesus whom they criticized as illegitimate son by adultery, … Continue reading

The Impending Dangers of Nuclear War: America’s W88 Thermonuclear Warhead is 30 Times a Hiroshima Bomb

Jim McCluskey The US, the UK, Russia, China and France are rebuilding or upgrading their arsenals of nuclear weapons. The other four nuclear states(Pakistan, India, Israel, and North Korea) too are ‘improving’ their arsenals. As we discuss the statistics and strategies of ‘nuclear arsenals’ and ‘nuclear deterrence’ it can be hard to keep in mind … Continue reading

Zimbabwe: Sex Workers Are Human Beings Too

BY MOSES MUGUGUNYEKI, 23 FEBRUARY 2014 Sarah Masendeke* left her rural home in Chivi for Beitbridge with the hope of finding a job so that she could look after her family. It was a torrid time getting a decent job in the border town, prompting Sarah, a divorced mother of two, to abandon the job … Continue reading

China’s Military Trains for War Against Japan

Zachary Keck A senior US military official says the PLA has been holding exercises to practice seizing islands in the East China Sea. A senior U.S. military officer has accused China’s People Liberation Army of training for a “short sharp war” against Japan in the East China Sea aimed at seizing the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands. According … Continue reading

Women still bear brunt of violence

Friday, 21 February 2014 Among the key findings of the Violence Against Women Indicators Study in Zimbabwe are that 68% women experienced some form of violence (psychological, emotional, economic, physical or sexual) in their lifetime. Twenty-six percent women experienced violence perpetrated by an intimate partner in the period 2011-2012. Thirteen percent of men in the … Continue reading

Gumbura: Seven Complainants, Seven lies

Gumbura: Seven Complainants, Seven liesGod said, ‘You shall know the truth and the truth will set you free”. What about lies, they will surely jail you. It takes an infidel not to understand that Pastor Gumbura’s debacle is case of highly spiritual form. The man of cloth fought against seven kingdoms of demons. The war … Continue reading

Mangoma’s succession battle 21 FEB 2014 00:00 HARARE CORRESPONDENT The MDC’s treasurer general says there’s no going back on his efforts to renew the party leadership. Movement for Democratic Change treasurer general Elton Mangoma says he will not back off in his quest to change the leadership of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) and has thrown … Continue reading

Zimbabwe: Mkwananzi Urges Top MDC-T Leadership to Denounce Violence

Comment from a reader: The MDC has been infiltrated by spies of Mugabe and some top MDC leaders have been bought to destroy Morgan Tsvangirai. Characters such as Tendai Bit, Elton Mangoma all in Tsvangirai’s cabinet are dubious. This makes the MDC youth cross and start to beat them. I don’t feel compassion for THE … Continue reading

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