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Pay for My Legal Bills, Birthday Gift or Else – Mboro Warns Congregants

Pay for My Legal Bills, Birthday Gift or Else – Mboro Warns Congregants

Prophet Paseka Motsoeneng, also known as Prophet Mboro, has given his congregants an ultimatum: they either have to help foot the bill for his legal fees or he will suspend his services for nine weeks. Mboro wants to take on the Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic […]

Zimbabwe Informal Sector 6th Biggest in Africa

Zimbabwe Informal Sector 6th Biggest in Africa

Zimbabwe’s informal sector could be the sixth largest in the Sub-Saharan region, contributing between 40 percent and 50 percent to economic growth — an estimated $7 billion — especially for the four-year period between 2010 and 2014, according to the latest International Monetary Fund (IMF) working paper. The country’s gross domestic product (GDP), which measures […]

No Overtime, No Work on Saturdays – South Africa’s Home Affairs Told

No Overtime, No Work on Saturdays – South Africa’s Home Affairs Told

While the Department of Home Affairs is committed to resolving an impasse over officials’ working times on Saturdays, one of the unions it is negotiating with has a simple message: “Call us only when you are ready to pay overtime. Until then, there will be no work on Saturdays!” This is the message of the […]

Zambia passes state of threatened public emergency motion for 90 days

Zambia passes state of threatened public emergency motion for 90 days

PARLIAMENT has adopted a motion tabled by Vice President Inonge Wina motion to confirm and extend the declaration of a state of threatened public emergency by President Edgar Lungu, in terms of Article 31(2) and (5) of the Constitution of Zambia. Parliament has passed to support declaration of a state of threatened public emergency declared […]

Remembering Prudence Mabele – the Sangoma Who Lived for Science

Remembering Prudence Mabele – the Sangoma Who Lived for Science

Mabele helped lead the fight for antiretrovirals in SA and didn’t stop there. She passed away this week. This was her last interview with Bhekisisa. In 2004, more than 500 traditional healers took to the streets in protest against the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC). They accused the HIV activist organisation of promoting Western medicine as […]

‘We Are (Not) the ANC of Mandela’

‘We Are (Not) the ANC of Mandela’

At the ANC’s policy conference last week, Secretary=General Gwede Mantashe stated that: “The mistake we are committing as South Africans is this thing of thinking we are the ANC of (Nelson) Mandela … Therefore we are darling of everybody in the world. It’s a big mistake. There is no such, a country which is a […]

Mixed Reaction to Marijuana Legalization Proposal in Zimbabwe

Mixed Reaction to Marijuana Legalization Proposal in Zimbabwe

Zimbabweans on Monday expressed both shock and surprise over government revelations it could soon partner a group of Canadian firms to produce marijuana or mbanje ostensibly for medical purposes. The revelations were reportedly made by Investment Promotion Minister Obert Mpofu at a recent Zimbabwe National Chamber of Commerce annual general meeting in Victoria Falls. Mpofu […]

The Real Problem Behind South Africa’s Refusal to Arrest Al-Bashir

The Real Problem Behind South Africa’s Refusal to Arrest Al-Bashir

Last week the judges of the International Criminal Court (ICC) ruled that South Africa erred in its decision not to arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir during his controversial visit to the country in 2015. Two South African courts had come to the same conclusion, and so the decision of the ICC’s Pre-Trial Chamber II on […]

Robert Mugabe ruling Zimbabwe from hospital bed, says opposition

Robert Mugabe ruling Zimbabwe from hospital bed, says opposition

Claim follows reports that 93-year-old president is undergoing medical treatment in Singapore for third time this year. Robert Mugabe’s third trip to Singapore this year for medical treatment has prompted accusations that the 93-year old president is ruling Zimbabwe from a hospital bed. Mugabe is reported to have flown to the city state on Friday, […]

New ‘Ndebele king’ trashes Unity Accord

New ‘Ndebele king’ trashes Unity Accord

SELF-IMPOSED new Ndebele King — Stanley Tshuma — has trashed the 1987 Unity Accord signed between Zanu PF and former PF Zapu, and declared that Matabeleland region would now be referred to as Mthwakazi kingdom. Tshuma made a strong political statement at Bulawayo’s Large City Hall on Saturday, where he unveiled a new Mthwakazi flag […]

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