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Thursday, 4 February 2016

Masvingo racing against the clock to raise 100k for Mugabe bash


Upenyu Chaota

Zanu PF Masvingo province is racing against time to raise the $100 000 required ahead of the President Robert Mugabe's 21st birthday bash which is slated for Great Zimbabwe Monuments later this month.
President Mugabe will on February 21, 2016, turn 92 years and his birthday bash is expected to gobble over $800 000.
Zanu PF Masvingo provincial chairman Ezra Chadzamira
Of this total figure, Masvingo who are the hosts, have been tasked to raise $100 00 .
Zanu PF Masvingo provincial chairman Ezra Chadzamira said the business community was responding well and was optimistic that they would surpass the $100 000 target.
"We are currently convening fundraising meetings with the business community so that we can raise the amount needed. We do not want to disappoint since we are the host province. The other provinces were tasked to raise $30 000 each but we were tasked to raise $100 000 because they know we have the capacity to source the funds," said Chadzamira.
"I cannot disclose how much we have raised so far but the response is overwhelming and we have the potential to surpass our expectations," added Chadzamira.
He also said that the bash is going to be held at its stipulated venue at Great Zimbabwe contrary to speculations that it has been moved to Mucheke stadium. He warned against detractors saying that they should stop day dreaming because the celebrations will not be stopped.
This comes after opposition forces slammed the extravagant bash saying that the money could be put to good use by bailing out the starving population and pay the money owed to the Tokwe Mukosi flood victims.
Sources in Zanu PF who attended the fund raising meeting held at masvingo Poly on Saturday however, said things were not well as the business community has pledged not more than $20 000.
The source however said companies also donated chickens, game meat and sugar to be used at the bash.

Marange Apostolic man mutilates pregnant wife genitals

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A buoyant Marange Apostolic man, who is so observant to his church's doctrine that forbids members to go to clinics and hospitals, mutilated his pregnant wife's genital parts in a bid to enlarge the birth canal using a sharp razor blade as the wife struggled to deliver the baby recently.
Chandafira Mutereri holds his newly born baby
Nyevero Dumbu recovering at Gutu hospital after she was mutilated by her husband during birth of her baby
 As if that was not enough, Chandafira Mutereri (65) of Chamba village under Chief Chiwara in Gutu, went on to use a needle and twine to stitch the wound soon after the wife delivered the baby.
Mutereri, who confessed that his church does not allow members to seek medical attention, said he decided to use the razor bladed to enlage the birth canal after realising that his wife was struggling to push the baby out.
His first wife died after she developed complications soon after a home delivery and Mutereri had to marry second wife Nyevero Dumbu (29).
 Nyevero, who has never set her foot at a clinic or hospital since she got married however, fell pregnant and had to deliver her baby at home.
She however, had complications during the delivery and her husband Mutereri then used a razor blade to widen the birth canal before he used a needle to sew stitches on the preivate parts.
A local healthy officer who was only identified as Mukanye however got wind of the development and visited the homestead before threatening to take Mutereri to the police if he continued to deny his wife access to medication.
It was then Nyevero's father Taruona Dumbu was informed about the development and immediately took her daughter to Gutu hospital.
"We all tried to knock sense into Chandafira's head but it did not work. After our daughter delivered at home she begun to show some mental disturbance and her wound on the left foot was getting worse.  Nyevero lost her first two children due to home deliveries and this time around she continued to bleed after giving birth. We later took her to Majada clinic after we were notified by a local health officer," said Dumbu.
District Social Welfare Officer, Felix Mashamhanda, wrote Nyevero a letter authorising free  medical examination and treatment as and when necessary for the whole year which they took to Majada Clinic.
A nurse on duty at Gutu hospital said Nyevero was recovering well but she urged pregnant women to desist from home deliveries.
"When she arrived here, Nyevero was in a  bad state, the wounds were sceptic and she was bleeding heavily. It was smelling all over.  We forced her to sit on salted water so that the wound opened and healed  faster. The problem is that she is not co-operating. We get into physical fights whenever we want to clean her wounds or give her medication.
"As for the mental state, the condition is called Puerperal Psychosis which might have been caused by the infection from both wounds. The one on her foot was also sceptic together with the one on her private parts. All those might have contributed to her mental problems. It is normal for mothers after birth to suffer fromthe condition but we are now worried about Nyevero since she is not improving. The wounds are, however, healing and  only her mind is not recovering," the nurse said.
Mutereri however, said there was nothing amiss on Nyevero especially about he delivering at  home.
"I did not mutilate her on my own. Mbuya Mafukidze (an elderly woman from Magombedze village) helped with the cutting. All my wives give birth at home and nothing is amiss about that. Though my first wife later died of cancer in 2012, she used to give birth at home. It's unfortunate that all the two children she gave birth at home died.
"I give them muteuro from church soon after giving birth but this time i delayed to get the muteuroi since i had no money to buy the eggs, cooking oil and salt which is needed. The wounds were going to heal at their own," said Mutereri.
A doctor who attended Nyevero who declined to be named said such wounds when left untreated may result in cervical or womb cancer.
"Nyevero's womb should be checked if its clean; the nfection might have caused damage to the womb. The bleeding has  stopped but we have to clean the womb so that she can be able to  have other children in future," said the doctor.
Mutereri however, was worried that his church members would not welcome him anymore since he had gone against the doctrine.
"I have sinned and now I am an outcast.  If I find money today  I can buy beer and start drinking because there is no way I am goingh to be forgiven for taking my wife to the clinic. This is against the church doctrine (zvinopesana nechitendero ched)," said Mutereri.
The nurses said Nyevero's three weeks old child was healthy and was still admitted in the children's ward. The nurses were forcing Nyevero to breastfeed the child since she saometimes fail to recongise the baby.
Nyevero's family however, was requesting for her discharge so that they can take her to traditional healers for help. The family her mental problem was as a result of bad omen from her husband's family.

Biggie Zuze takes over Triangle FC



…as Kaindu joins How mine
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Biggie Zuze has finally taken over the hot seat at Triangle FC following the depaurture of gaffer Kelvin Kaindu (KK) who is said to have joined another Premier Soccer League (PSL) side, How Mine.
Biggie Zuze
Triangle FC, which was expecting Kaindu to return to Gibbo Stadium this seasons, were forced to appoint Zuze as head coach after Kaindu nethier communicated nor turned up for training sessions this year.
The club chairman Lovemore Matikinyidze could not confirm Kaindu's whereabouts but said the club has since appointed Zuze as the head coach while they are still working on appointing other technical team members. 
"All I can say is that Kaindu did not return this season and Biggie Zuze is in charge of the boys for the mean time. We are likely to appoint a new technical bench that will support Zuze. We are still reorganizing our team and we have not yet finalized on the technical team, but certainly Zuze will have one or two assistants to work with," said Matikinyidze.
He however, said Triangle will be stronger than before this season and the Sugar Sugar Boys will fight for the championship.
Matikinyidze said they are building a formidable side that can win the championship this season.
"We are assembling a strong squad; we have been in the top flight league for two seasons and we beleive this is our season to win the championship. I am happy with the players in the camp so far and we have no doubt that Zuze as all it takes to win the league," Matikinyidze said.
Meanwhile, Kaindu is said to have signed a two year contract with How Mine FC. Zuze has been with Triangle FC for  quite a number of years and he was assistant to Kaindu last season.

Monday, 1 February 2016

Gutu kidnapping duo remanded in custody

Kennedy Murwira


The duo of Mercy Mashava, wife to Gutu Rural District Council Chief Executive Officer, Alexander Mutembwa and Karen Shenjere, wife to the council engineer,  who are facing charges of assault, theft and kidnapping were last Friday remanded in custody to the 5th of February while they await their trial which may be held in the High Court.

The duo initially appeared in court two weeks ago facing charges of forcibly abducting Vaida Chiripanyanga   from Gutu Garage and assaulting her on allegations that she was having an affair with Karen's husband. They were remanded out of custody on free bail to the 15th of January when their defense counsel, Claudius Tafirei  and Chikwari of Tafirei and Chikwari Legal Practitioners  applied for postponement with the intention to change the 'guilty' plea which the duo had entered at their first appearance.

The two women lured Chiripanyanga from the garage through WhatsApp messages that were sent through Shenjere's mobile number and took her to an undisclosed location where they undressed her and severely assaulted her. They had blindfolded her as soon as they met her at the garage and while Karen drove the motor vehicle Mercy assaulted the complainant. After the assault the duo allegedly poured petrol over the complainant with the intention of setting her alight.They later dumped her at the garage where they had picked her before she sought medical treatment and made a report to the police. TellZim News understands from reliable sources that it was only after Mercy's intervention that the attempted murder did not take place.    

The defense counsel continued to apply for postponement based on change of plea while he could not furnish the court with the relevant application details.

The duo's remand on free bail had been a matter of concern for the general public who felt that considering the seriousness of the offence the duo should have been remanded in custody.

Chiripanyanga was represented by Tungamirai Chakurira while Gutu resident magistrate, Edwin Marecha presided over the matter. Prosecutor Millicent Azangwe appeared for the State.

 

 

 
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