Matutu to expose cartel corruption

LEWIS Matutu, the Zanu PF Youth League deputy secretary, says they will expose corruption by a ‘cartel’ leader today, even as he admits he may be out of the position by tomorrow (Tuesday).

The target of the Youth League is believed to be petroleum tycoon, Kudakwashe Tagwirei of Sakunda (video above). – ZimLive

WAR veterans on Friday blasted government for failing to effectively bust sanctions as the Rhodesian government did during the 1970s when it was slapped with economic sanctions for human rights abuses on blacks. They were contributing their views to the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Defence and Home Affairs on the Veterans of the Liberation Struggle, 2019 Bill. – The Standard

AT LEAST 20 people have been killed and over a dozen injured in a stampede during a church service at a stadium in northern Tanzania, a government official said on Sunday. Hundreds of people packed a stadium on Saturday evening in Moshi town near the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro and crushed each other as they rushed to get anointed with “blessed oil”. “Twenty people died and 16 others were injured in the incident,” Moshi district commissioner Kippi Warioba told Reuters by telephone. Five of those killed were children, he said. – Reuters

CHURCH leaders who attended the National Day of Prayer at the National Sports Stadium yesterday tried to outdo each other in heaping praises on guest of honour President Emmerson Mnangagwa and the First Lady Auxillia. Some lashed out at the main opposition leader Nelson Chamisa for failing to recognise Mnangagwa as the legitimate leader of Zimbabwe. The church elders took turns to heap praises on Mnangagwa’s efforts at turning around the country’s economy. – NewZimbabwe

GOVERNMENT will “carefully and gradually” inject into circulation high-denomination notes within the next few months, starting with $10 up to $50 by year-end, to ease prevailing cash shortages, Finance and Economic Development Minister Professor Mthuli Ncube has said.–Sunday Mail

HARARE City Council refuse collection trucks are currently grounded due to minor faults and theft of vehicle parts by workers.  Environment Management Committee chairperson Kudzai Kanzombe said it was unfortunate that the local authority was failing to collect refuse because of minor faults that had grounded trucks at workshops across the city.– The Standard

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has offered some 101 churches, under the Zimbabwe Indigenous Interdenominational Council of Churches (ZIICC), free State land to construct places of worship, schools and for farming purposes.  He made the populist offer while addressing over 15 000 members of the different churches during the National Day of Prayer held at the National Sports Stadium Saturday. – NewZimbabwe

WATER levels at Kariba Dam, home to the country’s biggest and only hydro-electric power station, have started going down. The dam is left with just one metre of water that can be used for power generation. The water level is 36 percent below where it was the same time last year. – Sunday News

A 39-YEAR-OLD Harare woman was allegedly raped twice and assaulted by the same “suspected stranger” on three different occasions. Shayne Gore (42) last week appeared before Harare magistrate Rumbidzai Mugwagwa facing two counts of rape and one of assault; he was remanded to February 14 for bail application. Gore allegedly committed the crimes at the same spot in Kuwadzana last year. – Sunday Mail

THE SOUTH African Police Service (Saps) has arrested three Zimbabwe-bound men found with a R7 million load of the endangered abalone sea fish destined for Zimbabwe. The men were intercepted in Polokwane when the vehicle that was carrying the fish boxes left Polokwane International Airport heading towards Beitbridge Border Post for Zimbabwe. 

-The Standard

TWO weeks after pouring champagne on the floor at the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport, Vice President Constantino Chiwenga Saturday again surprised congregants when he turned down a glass of water while giving remarks at National Day of Prayer at the National Sports Stadium. Chiwenga swung his hand, dismissing an aide who had brought him a glass of water. The aide quickly collected the glass from the podium to the surprise of people gathered. – NewZimbabwe/Kukurigo Updates©*_

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