SW Radio Africa News Stories for Friday 30th November 2012
Archive for November, 2012
SW Radio Africa News Headlines Friday 30th November 2012
The guest this week is Outspoken, the poet and projects manager at the Magamba Network, talking about the social media and activists indaba they have organised at the Gallery Delta Amphitheater on Saturday, December 1st. Outspoken says Magamba wanted to create a space where bloggers, journalists, artists and activists can discuss the fast changing world of social media and how it can best be used. Speakers include Nigel Mugamu (263 Chat), Takura Zhangazha (Voluntary Media Council Zimbabwe), Nqobizitha ‘NKO’ Mlilo (Nafuna TV) and Comrade Fatso (Zambezi News).
Cathy Buckle writes: “Two unexpected but very welcome developments occurred this week, reviving flagging spirits and giving hope that maybe justice can return to Zimbabwe. The first came in the form of a ruling from our Supreme Court. It had been a very long time coming but at last the excommunicated Anglican Bishop Nolbert Kunonga was told that he was not entitled to control and possess Anglican Church properties that he had been claiming and occupying since 2007.”
Ruvimbo says ZANU PF encourages people to farm but denies maize seed and fertiliser to peasant farmers whom they accuse of NOT showing enough ZPF activism and who cannot provide evidence they belong to the party; while Nashe says there is a seriously selective distribution of maize seed, fertiliser and drought relief maize in all rural areas of Zim and it’s only given to those who show allegiance to ZPF, or to those who are paid up ZPF members. These inputs are now being used as a recruitment tool by ZPF to lure more people into joining the party.
Shoko says the situation is bad in Mutoko. Anyone without a ZANU PF card & paid up subscription is being targeted by thugs and war vets and many are fleeing the area fearing for their lives; while in Mudzi North Tafadzwa says the killers of MDC activist Cephas Magura have been released on free bail and are going around boasting they killed him, threatening to kill even more MDC activists come elections; Davison says the Mat South province of ZPF endorsed the ailing Mugabe as the candidate for next year’s presidential elections, in a flopped rally in Gwanda stadium with about 50 people in attendance.
SW Radio Africa News Stories for Thursday 29th November 2012
SW Radio Africa News Headlines Thursday 29th November 2012
With the political parties in the GNU at a deadlock again over the constitutional reform exercise, Tererai talks to Lindiwe Zulu from President Zuma’s facilitation team and political analyst Bekithemba Mhlanga, about the continued delays. Zulu says she believes a solution will be found but admitted the process has been moving too slowly. Mhlanga says there is no doubt it is ZANU PF throwing a spanner in the works, because a free and fair election would mean defeat for their party and leader.
SW Radio Africa News Stories for Wednesday 28th November 2012