SW Radio Africa News Stories for Friday 15th February 2013
Archive for February 15th, 2013
SW Radio Africa News Headlines Friday 15th February 2013
Alex Bell examines the details of a new report that shows a substantial drop in refugee protection rates in South Africa, leading to the increased danger of people being sent back to face persecution in the countries they fled. Alex also hears from the editor of the Mail & Guardian newspaper about their successful bid to have the Presidency release a hidden report on Zimbabwe’s elections.
Ezra Tshisa Sibanda features soccer news from Afcon 2013 in South Africa, won by Nigeria. We have the latest on their coach Stephen Keshi and interviews with Dynamos coach Calisto Pasuwa. We feature Highlanders mentor Kelvin Kaindu after their violence-marred encounter in the first leg of the Bob 89 Cup which Dembare won 2-1. While in South Africa a KwaZulu-Natal woman, who expressed her undying love for President Zuma, is once again in the news headlines. Finally we have an interview with Charles Chipanga, a former backing singer and marimba player for Oliver Mtukudzi.
Cathy Buckle writes: “Most ordinary Zimbabweans have not yet seen the draft constitution so they don’t know if the things they said at the outreach meetings have made it into the final draft or if they’ve been bargained away by the country’s political leaders. Others in a number of towns, mine included, had interrupted, shortened or cancelled constitutional outreach meetings back in 2010 when rowdy youths arrived in numbers and disrupted the gatherings making sure peoples voices were silenced or left them scared to air their views. That is now apparently not important.”