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Saturday, 25 April 2015

Chaos ahead of MDC-T rally

Tell Reporter

There is chaos in the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) camp in Masvingo as ordinary members are threatening to boycott their leader Morgan Tsvangirai's rally in Mucheke stadium today demanding the dissolution of the current provincial executive.

The current executive headed by James Gumbi is accused of a lot of misconducts ranging from undermining Tsvangirai, failure to mobilise people for the rally as well as working closely with the Zanu PF People First.

Some of the fliers  thrown in the streets last night

Streets were littered with fliers carrying a message that today's rally will be disrupted unless Tsvangirai intervenes and discipline Gumbi and his executive.

Some of the fliers thrown in the streets last night

Sources in  MDC-T say violence is likely going to erupt at the rally if the situation is not properly handled. More details to follow. local

Friday, 24 April 2015

Church builds orphanage

Lloyd Shunje
A church and two humanitarian organisations have collaborated to build an orphanage soon to house 40 vulnerable children near Sikato Primary School in Masvingo.
Cornerstone Fellowship International, Window of Hope HIV and Aids organisation and Change a life Foundation are already at an advanced stage in building Emmanuel Homestead, which they expect to be completed by next month.
Having started in October last year, the homestead is expected to house 40 children and 10 foster parents, and the children will receive tutorials in life skills through agriculture, animal husbandry, carpentry and formal education.
Emmanuel Homestead executive director and Cornerstone Fellowship Pastor Alexander Chibwana said children from the home will attend their primary education at Sikato Primary School and there is also Chirichoga Secondary in Nemamwa. Plans are also in place for the construction of psycho social campsite that will help rape victims and the community at large.
“We are responding to the request by department of social service to have another orphanage home in the province as Alpha cottage cannot accommodate the whole province on its own,” Chibwana said.

“As the church we have collaborated with Window of Hope to have this project to help accommodate orphans and vulnerable children in the province as the load will be too heavy for Alpha cottage to bear the load alone. In addition we were receiving funding from Don Wooden of Change a life Foundation” said Chibwana.
“The project was expected to be through in May but it can be delayed as the labour is comes from volunteers, we only have four volunteers at the moment who help us in brick moulding. The community also helped us in planting crops with the assistance of caregivers” added Chibwana.
Volunteers are helping in the construction of the three blocks that are part of the homestead and they have so far roofed one of the blocks and the other two are nearing completion.

One of the volunteers, Verengai Chipika told Tell Zimbabwe that he is pleased to work for the church as 'God will be the one to pay for his sweat'. He indicated that he has moved from his home in Bushmead to stay at the centre for the security.
“We are happy to work at the house of God, to build this historic home. We started from the beginning and we will be with them till them till the end of the project, currently l am staying to help monitoring activities at the project” said Chipika.
Chibwana bemoaned the unavailability of resources to cater for the volunteers’ incentives as the number of volunteers continues to drop due to lack of motivation.
“We started the project with up to 12 volunteers but now we are only left with only three men and a woman who are helping at the site,” Chibwana said.local

Masvingo snubs Mnagagwa again he mocks MDC-T over election boycott
By Tell Reporters
 Masvingo residents  gave Acting President Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa a cold shoulder for the second time within a month as a handful crowd turned up in Mamutse stadium to hear his address after the commissioning of the city council's water argumentation project at Bushmead today (Friday).
Although it was not supposed to be a rally, Zanu PF youths who were using a Public Address (PA) system went around  Mucheke and other suburbs calling for members of the public to go to Mamutse stadium in their numbers in order to hear Vice President Mnangagwa speaking.
However, the turnout remained poor as only less than a thousand people including students from Great Zimbabwe University managed to attend.
In his address, Mnangagwa mocked Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) for boycotting the forthcoming by-elections.
"They have nothing to offer the people... all they do is to boycott elections while we continue to rule. They (MDC-T) have no legacy without calling for election boycott. We shall rule...and rule... and rule while they continue to boycott the elections," said Mnangagwa.
Mnangagwa however, said the government was ready to make some reforms where necessary.
"When they say (MDC-T) something meaningful, we take it and use that to our advantage so that we continue to rule," added Mnangagwa.

VP Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa
Focusing on the water argumentation project, Mnangagwa thanked  various Western countries for raising money through Zimbabwe Multi- Donor Trust Fund (Zim-Fund) which was channelled towards water argumentation for many Zimbabwean cities  and rural areas.
 He said the project would go a long way in the supply of clean water to the generality of Zimbabwe thereby reducing chances of water-borne diseases such as cholera.
Mnangagwa said cholera killed over 4000 people in 2008.
The  African Development Bank  (AFDB) is designated to manage the Zim-Fund with the endorsement of the Government, the Donor Community, and the United Nations. Local
Swedish Ambassador to Zimbabwe Lars Ronnars represented countries that contributed money to the Zim-Fund while Mr Mateus Magala was representing the AFDB.
Minister of Finance Patrick Chinamasa, Environment, Water and Climate Minister Saviour Kasukuwere,  Masvingo Minister for Provincial Affairs Shuvai Mahofa and Masvingo Mayor Hubert Fidze were among the dignitaries who attended the event.Local

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Mavhaire, Bhasikiti & Mzembi in trouble Zanu PF recommends expulsion of Masvingo top party officials
Tell Reporters
The Zanu PF's Masvingo Provincial Coordinating Committee (PCC) has on Sunday recommended the expulsion of party heavy weight Dzikamai Mavhaire, former Minister for Masvingo Provincial Affairs Kudakwashe Bhasikiti, former deputy minister of Health and Gutu South legislator Paul Chimedza, former provincial chairperson Rtd Gen Killian Gwanetsa and Rtd Colonel Cladius Makova among others over allegations that they were supporting former Vice President Joice Mujuru.
Shylet Uyoyo, Ellias Musakwa, former Chivi North legislator Tranos Huruva and his young brother Oliver are also on the expulsion list.
The PCC meeting also recommended the five-year suspension of Minister of Tourism Walter Mzembi, MPs Ephraim Gwanongodza, (Chivi Central) Tonagi Mzenda (Gutu North), Denford Masiya (Chiredzi East) and Darlington Chiwa (Chiredzi West).
The Acting provincial chairperson Paradzai Chakona confirmed the incident saying the recommendations were forwarded to the party's national disciplinary committee.

   President Robert Mugabe
He said the decision was reached after the realization that all the people who were either expelled or suspended were working with former VP to unconstitutionally dislodge President Robert Mugabe.
"We just made recommendations and we are now waiting for our response from the higher offices," said Chakona.local

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