With Mandisa Mundawarara
Chitungwiza Mayorâ€™s house petrol bombed
The home of Chitungwizaâ€™s elected Mayor Misheck Shoko was petrol-bombed by suspected CIO agents early Friday morning. Shoko was in his house in Sekeâ€™s Unit G with his family when four petrol bombs exploded after being thrown in thru the bedroom window. Shoko was unreachable but Fidelis Mhashu, MDC shadow Secretary for Education, confirmed the incident.
Save Zimbabwe Campaign says rally is on, despite ban
A showdown is looming in Harare between the police and member organisations of the Save Zimbabwe Campaign. Pro-democracy groups are planning a peaceful rally in the high-density area of Highfields this Sunday. Security has been tightened and some of the organisers of the rally have been receiving threats.
Arrested NCA & WOZA activists released
All 37 activists from the National Constitutional Assembly who were arrested in Harare Thursday were released on Friday afternoon, after paying admission of guilt fines. Meanwhile the 20 members of Women of Zimbabwe Arise, who were arrested in Masvingo on Tuesday, were finally released on bail, also on Friday afternoon.
Price and salary control Bill passed by senate
The senate passed the National Incomes and Pricing Commission Bill Thursday without any amendments and it now awaits Mugabesâ€™ signature to become law. This comes after Reserve Bank Governor Gideon Gono failed to gain support for his â€˜Social Contractâ€™ which proposed freezing salaries and prices. The current Bill will give government the power to control prices and salaries.
London rally to focus on the plight of women in Zimbabwe
Action for Southern Africa (ACTSA) has organized a major rally in Trafalgar Square on Saturday to celebrate the role of women in the global struggle for justice.
Upcoming urban music artist and producer Jusa is the guest On the Pulse. Miss Southern Africa 2006 beauty pageant winner Primrose Mutsigiri joins him on the same show. Jusa has just released a new politically charged album called Rejuvenation while Primrose is on a fundraising tour for the Dignity Campaign to help provide Zimbabwean women with sanitary pads. Lance Guma and Brilliant Pongo team up to find out what the celebrity pair is doing in their respective projects.
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South African based Zimbabwean television producer Peter Moyo was arrested for allegedly being in possession of video equipment that he used to film illegal diamond mining activities in Marange. Moyo is the guest on Reportersâ€™ Forum and Lance Guma finds out why he decided to enter a plea bargain and admit charges under the repressive AIPPA for working without accreditation. Moyo tells the forum how ruling party chefs are looting diamonds while sidelining the locals in the area.
4 arrested after armed police ban Crisis meeting in Mutare
Heavily armed police banned a meeting organised by the Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition in Mutare Wednesday morning and arrested 4 officials who are still in police custody. About 90 human rights activists were briefly detained and released after being interrogated. The Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights are negotiating with police in Mutare.
Condoleezza Rice to honour Jenni Williams at US Courage Awards
Human rights activist Jenni Williams has become one of 10 recipients of the first International Women of Courage Awards. This is an annual award that has been established by the US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, in honour of International Womenâ€™s Day.
TV producer exposes secret diamond mining by military
A few days after entering a plea bargain to charges that he filmed without accreditation Peter Moyo, a producer for South African TV station e-TV, has made disclosures highlighting the dirty deals and high security networks dominating the Marange diamond fields.
SADC ready to mediate Zimbabweâ€™s political crisis
Plans are underway by the Southern African Development Community to mediate a resolution to the crisis in Zimbabwe. This is the first time the regional body will to put the Zimbabwe situation on its agenda on the insistence of Zambia, who will be taking over the communityâ€™s 12-month rotating chair during the Lusaka summit in August.
16 students released, four still in detention
According to a newsletter from the Zimbabwe National Students Union the 20 students who were arrested in Bulawayo on Tuesday were subjected to assaults by the police. 16 students were released Wednesday while 4 are still detained at Hillside police station.