Zimbabwe's Marc Cayeux fired a flawless 63 to set a daunting clubhouse
target in the Scandinavian Masters in Stockholm.
Taking advantage of a
course shortened by 386 yards due to the wet conditions at Kungsangen, Cayeux
carded six birdies and an eagle to finish eight under par.
That gave the
27-year-old European Tour rookie a four-shot lead over playing partner Mattias
Eliasson, also safely in the clubhouse after a 67, and a group of players
including England's Barry Lane.
Cayeux was born in Lancaster but spent only a year in England before moving
to Zimbabwe with his English mother and South African father.
parents have lost their jobs in the troubled nation and Cayeux admits he feels
the pressure of trying to support them.
"Sometimes I use it to my advantage
and sometimes it does affect me," said Cayeux, who now lives in Johannesburg in
South Africa. "I try to send them money back whenever I can.
"My mother used
to run a petrol station but there is no fuel in the country and my dad used to
be an electrician but he lost his job as there are a lot of companies closing
"I have thought about claiming English nationality because it is
embarrassing to say you are from Zimbabwe sometimes but if it wasn't for living
in Zimbabwe I wouldn't have been able to play golf.
"There used to be a
great junior programme there, supported by Nick Price, and it's a shame it's
gone the way it has."
Zimbabwe death toll rises from slum blitz
Last updated: 07/27/2005 04:11:31
THE death toll in
Zimbabwe's slum blitz rose this week when a man died at a
transit camp in
Tsholotsho, the area's Member of Parliament said Tuesday.
Police say only
five people have died during the operation code-named
Murambatsvina, but human rights groups say the death toll is much
The destruction of urban houses deemed illegal by the
recently condemned by the United Nations as a "disastrous
UN secretary general Kofi Annan is expected in Zimbabwe
sometime next month
for discussions with President Robert Mugabe on helping
Tsholotsho MP Professor Jonathan Moyo identified the dead
man as Lucas
Luphahla. His age was not given.
"He died on Sunday
night and his family is working on the funeral
The United Nations estimates that some 700 000 people had lost
homes or their livelihoods in the operation which the Zimbabwe
insists was targeting illegality in urban housing.
government forced these people out of Bulawayo and they were just
Tsholotsho and told to go and stay with their relatives, or
own rural homes.
"But when many went to their villages they found they
were either not
welcome, their relatives had relocated or were dead. Others
relatives unwilling to take them back, as you know the social
Zimbabwe are very difficult at the moment," Moyo
No comment was immediately available from police spokesman Wayne
on Tuesday afternoon.
Although the Zimbabwe government has
declared a halt to the demolitions, the
UN said Monday that the
displacements were continuing, citing the case of
Porter Farm, just outside
Opposition officials say the government has also been sending
some of the
displaced people back to their rubble after the situation in the
camps became a "health disaster".
The government has told
those returning to their former "structures" to
apply for council permission
to construct houses within the next 12 months.
Daily Mirror, Zimbabwe
Govt to fund rural projects:
From Our Correspondent in Mutare
MINISTER of Rural Housing and Social Amenities, Emmerson
Mnangagwa said his
newly formed ministry is yet to get resources to
spearhead rural projects
and was pinning hopes on next month's supplementary
Answering questions from traditional leaders attending the chiefs'
conference in Mutare at the weekend, Mnangagwa said the ministry
be allocated funds by Finance Minister Herbert Murerwa when he
supplementary budget in Parliament on August 4 to undertake rural
"Despite this scenario (current lack of resources), there is going
enough funds in the forthcoming supplementary budget," Mnangagwa
"We assure you that government is committed to improving the living
conditions of chiefs and the rural folk. That's why government has
established this ministry."
He said the government was determined to
enhance socio-economic development
in rural areas to thank the people for
re-electing Zanu PF in last March's
"Money will be made
available. It is now time to plough back to the rural
folk for their
unwavering support for Zanu PF as evidenced by their
overwhelming voting for
the party in the March 31 general elections," the
the expense of rural areas. We now want to support rural areas to
consolidate our support base."
Daily Mirror, Zimbabwe
Zinatha unhappy with definition of
The Daily Mirror Reporter
THE Zimbabwe National Association of Traditional Healers has
said it is not
happy with the definition of witchcraft in the Criminal Law
and Reform) Act of 2004, and wants it amended.
president, Gordon Chavhunduka said that his association would soon
lobbying the government to amend the definition.
"While we applaud the
government for accepting the existence of witchcraft,
we are not happy with
the definition of witchcraft in the Act as is not
Chavhunduka said in terms of the Act, a witch is someone who uses
non-natural means to cause death or injury to or disease or disability in
He said this was not correct, as there were people that could
powers to do the same things the Act said could only be done
Parliament last year passed the Criminal Law
(Codification and Reform) Act
to re-enact, amend, modify or repeal the
non-statutory Roman-Dutch criminal
law in force and as modified in Zimbabwe
In addition, the Code incorporated several existing statutory
either amending or repealing the statutes containing
A few crimes were also created to bring the criminal law up to date
modern developments, such as those concerned with computer
Clauses 97 to 102 of the Act superceded the Witchcraft Suppression Act
reformed the criminal law on this subject.
When the Europeans
colonised Zimbabwe in the 1890s, they sought to suppress
witchcraft by making it a criminal offence for someone to accuse
The Europeans viewed the belief as a barbaric one, which could
supported by scientific fact.
Following the attainment of
independence, there has been relentless pressure
on the black government to
accept the existence of the practice, culminating
in the amendment to the
While the new law discourages the act of witch hunting, it does not
the mere profession of witch finding. It also does not make a person
criminally liable for simply accusing another of engaging in witchcraft
practices, if the accuser has reasonable grounds to suspect the other of
engaging in such practices.
Clause 101 restates the common law rule that
a genuine belief in witchcraft
does not excuse, but may mitigate, a criminal
charge of murdering or
assaulting someone believed to be a witch.
When aid is appeasement
A bailout for
Mugabe is the last thing Zimbabwe needs
Three weeks ago Thabo
Mbeki, the South African President, flew to Gleneagles and signed a pledge with
the world’s richest nations to foster good governance in Africa in return for an
historic increase in aid to its poorest countries. He is now preparing a big
financial bailout of his own — for Zimbabwe, where government-sponsored thugs
continue to terrorise those suspected of supporting President Robert Mugabe’s
opponent in this spring’s elections, and bulldozers continue to flatten their
Mr Mbeki’s public rationale is one of engagement. “We don’t want
Zimbabwe collapsing next door,” he said recently. He also, rightly, expressed
concern for “the broad interests of all Zimbabweans”, as distinct from those of
the venal clique that has prospered so indefensibly during Mr Mugabe’s 26 years
in power. Mr Mbeki’s anxiety is warranted: no economy exports crime, dependency
and chaos more efficiently than an imploding one. But even South Africa, acting
on its own, can do little to prevent the implosion. While officials in Pretoria
are hoping to shoulder Zimbabwean debt worth $300 million, their counterparts in
Harare say they need $1 billion for emergency food and energy imports alone. The
help that Mr Mbeki can offer pales beside the $50 billion package hammered out
at the G8 summit, even allowing for delays in delivery and the competing demands
of the rest of the continent. The only obstacle to Zimbabwe ’s inclusion on the
list of G8 beneficiaries is Mr Mugabe himself, and Mr Mbeki’s vaunted “quiet
diplomacy” towards Zimbabwe, far from helping ordinary Zimbabweans by easing
their tyrant out of power, is prolonging their agony by helping him. It is
short-sighted appeasement, and against the spirit of everything Mr Mbeki
endorsed at Gleneagles. If he wants to keep the regional leadership role he
enjoyed there, it must stop.
Mr Mugabe does not seem to have been
chastened by his international pariah status. He promised a free and fair
election but delivered systematic intimidation of his brave opponents in the
Movement for Democratic Change. He hinted that his campaigns of forced
relocation might relax, but “Operation Drive Out Trash” continues unabated. A
report by the UN last week estimated that this egregious punishment of suspected
MDC supporters has left 700,000 homeless so far. About 20,000 more lived in slum
dwellings destroyed in the past few days, and riot police have been beating
those refusing to leave.
The IMF must decide this month whether or not to
expel Zimbabwe from its club of eligible borrowers. It should do so rather than
let Mr Mugabe claim to have called its bluff. Unfortunately he has already found
an alternative source of aid in China. Beijing, which will do deals with anyone,
is using Zimbabwe to trumpet its own axiom of non-interference in other
countries’ internal affairs. For Zimbabwe’s neighbours and traditional partners
this is not an option. They should, indeed, “ engage”, but with the moderates
who must shape the future of this misruled country.
Operation ‘Murambabtsvina’ (Drive out
Trash) is Crime Humanity
Please publish this
letter to on behalf of the voiceless, suffering oppressed people of
Operation ‘Murambabtsvina is barbaric, savagery,
inhuman act which is a crime against humanity. Mugabe’s Z.A.NU. (P.F.) regime is
responsible for the suffering and chaotic situation prevailing in
should be brought to account by the Security Council urgently! The International
Court of Justice should show that it has teeth. The wicked and conscienceless
Z.A.N.U/ Mugabe regime is continuing demotlitions rudely defying better judgment
of the Highest World Body UN after it sent an envoy to investigate. The regime
even has the courage to say the report is biased as if they expected the sane
world to endorse madness as vision. Mugabe will not stop until he is stopped.
The Chinese support Mugabe for their selfish expansionist reasons but they don’t
care for the suffering of Zimbabwean people. Zimbabweans advise them to leave
Zhimbabwe alone if they support dictatorship.
Mugabe rigged the elections Zimbabwean. Now people are paying heavily for
not supporting him and forcing him to do the dishonorable thing to maintain
power. Mugabe is angry with the people and is very dangerous at the moment. His
Chinese friends are supplying him with weapons of mass destruction. Already
members of the opposition are being poisoned.
Food distribution is being politicized. Operation Murambatsvina is the
second major operation clearly abusing human rights that the world is treating
with kid gloves. In the eighties Operation Gukurahundi massacred thousands in
Matabeleland but nothing was done. If he is not stopped
we will see another tragic Operation. Already Murambatsvina has deadly after
effects that will continue to wipe out the population to 6 million approved by
Didimus Mutasa because Mugabe vowed that Tsvangirai should never ever rule
Zimbabweans want freedom to choose whom they want but Mugabe believes he should
decide because he owns
Zimbabwe and he
can eliminate dissenting voices and poor people he calls Tsvina/Trash which disgusts
Tibaijuka’s report clearly confirmed what the civic society and everyone
else is at pains to alert the insensive world to plight disempowered people in
is above the law, we are all people. Can we honestly sacrifice lives of all the
young people whose lives have been disrupted no school,-no home,-no food, no
medical care? How many people are going to die in the after effects of the ill
advised Operation Murambavanhu (anti
people). I say punish the perpetrators of human crimes once and for all. That
will teach lessons to other dictators and their misguided admirers.
There is nothing charitable about
Operation Murambatsvina. Z.A.N.U. (P.F.) treats human life cheaply as trash to
be discarded. What Zimbabweans need is freedom. Leadership in Zimbabwe’s major
institutions is fielded with incompetent Z.A.N.U. (P.F.) Party faithful are paid
tax payer‘s money to keep power in the hands of the ruling party. Z.A.N.U ism is
cancerous. It doesn’t matter whether people suffer. Elections have no meaning
because Z.A.N.U. (P.F.) does not allow people any choice. War veterans have been
used to suppress the very people who supported them during the war. Patriotism
means supporting the ruling party to misgovern. During the war it was “Iwe neni tine basa rekusunungura
Zimbabwe-You and I have a duty to
their country. They can violate wantonly both national and international law.
Our African brothers are pathetic. They don’t care about the Zimbabweans. They
think that Mugabe is a god and Z.A.N.U (P.F.) supporters are Zimbabweans.