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53 heads of state for Mandela memorial

via 53 heads of state for Mandela memorial 08/12/2013 by SAPA A TOTAL of 53 heads of state have confirmed they will be attending the memorial for former South Africa president Nelson Mandela, International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane said on Sunday. Addressing reporters

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With Madiba gone, who do we become?

via With Madiba gone, who do we become? | Daily Maverick by Richard Poplak Is this, wonders RICHARD POPLAK, the moment the South African story properly begins? So, after all these years, we finally get to ask ourselves the question. Who are

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Mandela ’s iconic stature earned, not demanded

via Mandela ’s iconic stature earned, not demanded — Nehanda Radio  DECEMBER 8, 2013 By Nevanji Madanhire It seems the death of Nelson Mandela has been rather problematic for the Zimbabwean government. This is seen in the very subdued manner in which the

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Mugabe fought Mandela over global relevance

via Mugabe fought Mandela over global relevance December 8, 2013 Zimbabwe Standard  President Robert Mugabe had a strained relationship with the late former South African leader, Nelson Mandela as they silently fought for relevance on the global stage and sought to outdo

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Mandela: The next logical stage | The Herald

via Editorial Comment: Mandela: The next logical stage | The Herald December 7, 2013 When the day came it almost looked like a form of release for a media that had for months been obsessed with Nelson Mandela’s mortality. There had been

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A Tribute to the Leadership of Nelson Mandela

via A Tribute to the Leadership of Nelson Mandela December 8, 2013 By Andrew M Manyevere Sleep in peace son of the African soil, sleep contently in the joy that we all have noted, you are a world citizen and loved humanity unreservedly.

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Mugabe under pressure to elevate SK Moyo

via Mugabe under pressure to elevate SK Moyo December 8, 2013 Zimbabwe Standard President Robert Mugabe is under pressure to use this week’s Zanu PF 14th national people’s conference to elevate party national chairman, Simon Khaya-Moyo to vice-President, it has emerged. Khaya-Moyo’s

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Mugabe slams small houses

via Mugabe slams small houses December 8, 2013 PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe said yesterday small houses should not exist and need to be destroyed in remarks targeted at his Cabinet ministers. Cabinet ministers and senior officials in Zanu PF have been embroiled in

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Mugabes give Gono’s daughter $10,000

via Mugabes give Gono’s daughter $10,000 08/12/2013 NewZimbabwe Robert Mugabe has again taken a swipe at men, including members of his cabinet, who have extra-marital affairs popularly referred to as “small houses” and urging people to observe the sanctity of marriage. Mugabe

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Gono gives daughter Borrowdale mansion as wedding present

via Gono gives daughter Borrowdale mansion as wedding present — Nehanda Radio  DECEMBER 8, 2013 Former Reserve Bank governor Dr Gideon Gono gave his daughter a house in the posh Borrowdale Brooke suburb in Harare as a wedding gift. President Mugabe and

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Tobacco rots as Banket farmer is ‘evicted’

via Tobacco rots as Banket farmer is ‘evicted’ December 8, 2013 by Nunurai Jena Zimbabwe Standard A Banket commercial farmer, Pieter Zwanikken (51) was last week evicted from his farm by a group of suspected war veterans leaving US$25 000 worth of

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Mujuru calls on Zanu-PF officials to desist from vote buying

via Bulawayo24 NEWS | Mujuru calls on Zanu-PF officials to desist from vote buying 08 December 2013 Vice-President Joice Mujuru has called on Zanu-PF officials to desist from using money in their bid to land positions in the party. Speaking at a

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MDC rebels fired

via MDC rebels fired – DailyNews Live by Lloyd Mbira  8 DECEMBER 2013  Morgan Tsvangirai’s MDC has fired Mutare mayor Tatenda Nhemarare and 10 councillors, while recalling Gweru mayor. Party spokesperson Douglas Mwonzora confirmed the developments during a press briefing held at

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Zanu PF superior to govt: Gumbo

via Zanu PF superior to govt: Gumbo – DailyNews Live by Mugove Tafirnyika  8 DECEMBER 2013  Zanu PF says its activities including fundraising for its forthcoming annual national conference are more important than government programmes. Speaking to the Daily News on Sunday

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Mugabe grabs aid money – Zimbabwe Vigil

Photolinks http://www.flickr.com/photos/zimbabwevigil/11260513646/sizes/n/in/set-72157638455344705/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/zimbabwevigil/11260515396/sizes/n/in/set-72157638455344705/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/zimbabwevigil/11260535124/sizes/n/in/set-72157638455344705/ As we mourned the death of Nelson Mandela, the Vigil was shocked to learn that the UN has apparently agreed to divert some of the aid  going to help Zimbabwe’s starving people to help pay for

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