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  • PAP, UN mourn Malawi’s late VP Saulos Klaus Chilima

    PAP, UN mourn Malawi’s late VP Saulos Klaus Chilima

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    The Pan African Parliament (PAP) and the United Nations have sent condolence messages following the death of former Vice President of Malawi, Saulos Klaus Chilima. VP Klaus Chilima and eight others perished in a plane crash in Malawi Speaking on behalf of United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres on Wednesday, UN spokesman Farhan Haq said in…

  • Late Senator Murisi Zwizwai one of the pioneering champions of change

    Late Senator Murisi Zwizwai one of the pioneering champions of change

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    The late Senator Murisi Zwizwai has been described as one of the bravest and most pioneering champions of change since he was a founding member of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) and a senior official in the Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC). Hon Zwizwai passed away in hospital in the early hours of 1…

  • Pan-African Parliament mourns the untimely demise of Hon. Sen. Nthati Bereng (Ms.)

    Pan-African Parliament mourns the untimely demise of Hon. Sen. Nthati Bereng (Ms.)

    The Pan-African Parliament (PAP) has announced, with deep sorrow and a profound sense of loss, the passing of Hon. Senator Chieftainess Nthati Lydia Bereng, the distinguished leader of the Kingdom of Lesotho delegation to the Pan-African Parliament. Hon. Senator Bereng succumbed to an illness on 22nd May 2024. The Pan-African Parliament said that though the…

  • Lezley McSpadden-Head to hold memorial service for her late son Michael

    Lezley McSpadden-Head to hold memorial service for her late son Michael

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    Resolute in her commitment to preserving and enduring the legacy of Michael O.D. Brown, an unarmed Ferguson teenager who was killed by police on August 9, 2014, Lezley McSpadden-Head, mother of the beloved Michael O.D. Brown and the President and Founder of The Michael O.D. Brown We Love Our Sons & Daughters Foundation, will publicly celebrate her son’s birthday for…

  • Memorial service for late CFU Boss set for Friday

    Memorial service for late CFU Boss set for Friday

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    Writes Elvis Dumba Chinhoyi – A memorial service for the late prominent farmer who was the former president of Commercial Farmers Union, Nick Swanepoel, is set for this Friday at his farm. Mashonaland West Minister of State for Provincial Affairs and Devolution, Hon Marian Chombo visited the late farmer’s family and paid her condolences at…

  • Tshepang Mabaila pledges 10,000 Pula from Clap and Tap concert for the sole bush crash survivor.

    Tshepang Mabaila pledges 10,000 Pula from Clap and Tap concert for the sole bush crash survivor.

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    Writes Nkeletsang Morapedi The Mabaila Foundation has donated 10,000 Pula from the proceeds of the recently held clap and tap musical concert to help towards psychotherapy of the 8-year-old survivor of the bus crash. The 8-year-old met her predicament during the easter holidays as she and 45 other passengers were on a pilgrimage to St…

  • The Remarkable Legacy of Cde. Dr. Karikoga Kaseke: A Lifetime of Service and Leadership

    The Remarkable Legacy of Cde. Dr. Karikoga Kaseke: A Lifetime of Service and Leadership

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    Kaseke Family Harare, Zimbabwe – The people of Zimbabwe and the broader community reflect on the immense contributions of a distinguished servant, Cde. Dr. Karikoga Kaseke, affectionately known as KK. From his humble beginnings to his notable roles within Zimbabwe’s military, transportation, aviation, and tourism sectors, KK has left an indelible mark on the nation…

  • Karikoga Kaseke’s death a major blow for tourism

    Karikoga Kaseke’s death a major blow for tourism

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    The tourism sector has been dealt a major blow following the death of Rtd Col Karikoga Kaseke, the former Chief Executive of the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA). Karikoga Kaseke, who suffered a stroke in 2018 died at age 62. Kaseke’s health deteriorated Tuesday at Milton Park Hospital where he was being hospitalized. Kaseke who was…

  • President Mnangagwa mourns the late President Hage Geingob of Namibia

    President Mnangagwa mourns the late President Hage Geingob of Namibia

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    President Emmerson Mnangagwa has sent condolence messages following the death of President Hage Geingob of Namibia who died early today the the age of 82. “I was deeply touched and saddened by the sudden passing on of President Hage Geingob. On behalf of my Party, ZANU (PF), the Government and the people of the Republic…

  • Zimbabwean ‘Ndezvemoyo’ Hitmaker Terry Gee dies

    Zimbabwean ‘Ndezvemoyo’ Hitmaker Terry Gee dies

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    Despite being a person with a disability (PWD), and facing challenges that include discrimination and negligence in the community, Terry Gee was optimistic, focused and was excelling in the arts industry.

  • Memorial Service for Bayhorse Mine disaster victims held

    Memorial Service for Bayhorse Mine disaster victims held

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    Chegutu – A memorial service for people who perished in the Bayhorse Mine disaster was held in Chegutu amid calls for strengthened mining safety. A family representative of the late Godfrey Baro, one of the victims who perished in the mine accident, Tendai Baro, thanked the government for the assistance in footing funeral expenses for…

  • ACCI calls for national hero status on the late Archbishop Guti

    ACCI calls for national hero status on the late Archbishop Guti

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    Writes Lloyd Rabaya The African Christian Council International (ACCI) has called on the government to render national hero status to Archbishop Ezekiel Handinawangu Guti following his death on Wednesday. Guti was the founding leader of the Zimbabwe Assemblies of God Africa (ZAOGA), which managed to spread its wings to over 140 countries globally. In a…

  • Archbishop Ezekiel Guti’s death: Zimbabweans react

    Archbishop Ezekiel Guti’s death: Zimbabweans react

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    Citizens are reacting differently as Zimbabwe Assemblies of God Africa (Forward in Faith) founder, Archbishop Ezekiel Handinawangu Guti has died aged 100 years old. ZAOGA national executive chairman, Dr Joel Guti yesterday confirmed the passing on of the leader of one of Zimbabwe’s biggest indigenous churches, with branches spread across the globe. Moses Ziyambi, commenting…

  • Chikwaka man gruesomely murders family members

    Chikwaka man gruesomely murders family members

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    By Goodwell Kazingizi A dark cloud has engulfed the Chikwaka Village and its surrounding environs following a gruesome murder that took place in the early hours of Saturday last week.The inhumane act left the bereaved families and the community with more questions than answers. Farai Rupondo (58) of Njerere village, Chief Chikwaka, brutally axed his…

  • Mliswa mourns late empowerment lobby group secretary-general

    Mliswa mourns late empowerment lobby group secretary-general

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    By Elvis Dumba Chinhoyi – Norton independent lawmaker Temba Mliswa has sent his condolence message to the Economic Empowerment Group (EEG) following the death of the group’s Secretary-General Clifford Hlupeko who collapsed and died in Harare. Hlupeko was Chairperson for Chinhoyi Residents Association. “I would like to convey my deepest condolences to the Hlupeko family, the…

  • Earthquake Disaster: TRNC Foreign Minister Tahsin Ertuğruloğlu visits Türkiye

    Earthquake Disaster: TRNC Foreign Minister Tahsin Ertuğruloğlu visits Türkiye

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    In response to the earthquake disaster, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC)’s Foreign Minister Tahsin Ertuğruloğlu, who is in Ankara, came together with his Turkish counterpart Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu on 9 February 2023. Following the meeting, a joint press conference was held. Emphasizing that the devastation and suffering are above all considerations, Ertuğruloğlu said, “We are…

  • Woman dies in collapsed, disused mine shaft

    Woman dies in collapsed, disused mine shaft

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    By Elvis Dumba Banket – A woman related to the former police boss, Senior Assistant Commissioner, and spokesperson Wayne Bvudzijena died in a mine accident in Banket. Persuade Chambara died on 15 January 2023 after the ground she was walking on suddenly collapsed, trapping her underground at a mine where run by her husband through…

  • Mbuya Stella Chiweshe dies

    Mbuya Stella Chiweshe dies

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    News filtering through is that veteran award-winning Mbira musician popularly known as Mbuya Stella Chiweshe has died. She reportedly passed on this morning at her Kuwadzana home, according to her relatives. Born Stella Rambisai Nekati Chiweshe on 8 July 1946 in Mujumi Village, Mhondoro, Zimbabwe, she was married to Peter Reich, a German National. She…

  • WERDIT mourns victims of fatal shootings

    WERDIT mourns victims of fatal shootings

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    The Wedza Residents Development Initiative Trust (WERDIT) sent its heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims of the fatal shootings which occurred in Wedza District on January 13, 2023. A former cop, Jaison Muvhevhi went on a rampage and fatally shot 3 people in Wedza District. Muvhevhi shot an Apostolic Sect leader, the Officer…

  • Benedict XVI, first pope to resign in 600 years, dies at 95

    Benedict XVI, first pope to resign in 600 years, dies at 95

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    By Nicole Winfield VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, the shy German theologian who tried to reawaken Christianity in a secularized Europe but will forever be remembered as the first pontiff in 600 years to resign from the job, died Saturday. He was 95. Benedict stunned the world on Feb. 11, 2013, when he…

  • Woman dies in suspected elephant attack, body devoured by hyenas

    Woman dies in suspected elephant attack, body devoured by hyenas

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    By Elvis Dumba An adult woman is suspected to have been attacked to death by an elephant in a shocking incident of human-wildlife conflict. The suspected incident occurred on 7 December 2022 at the 321 km peg along Harare-Chirundu Highway at Nyakasanga Bridge. Her body was then devoured by hyenas with some pieces of her…

  • Zvimba robbed of environmental steward Chief Chidziva

    Zvimba robbed of environmental steward Chief Chidziva

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    By Elvis Dumba Mutorashanga – Environmentalists and the Zvimba community have been plunged into mourning Chief Chidziva as news of his death filtered through. 92-year-old Chief Chidziva born Johannes Jenami was one of the three paramount chiefs in Zvimba. Chief Chidziva who was an advocate for stiffer penalties on perpetrators of environmental crimes such as…

  • TSCZ consoles Nyanga accident bereaved families, urges drivers to exercise caution

    TSCZ consoles Nyanga accident bereaved families, urges drivers to exercise caution

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    The Board, Management, and Staff of the Traffic Safety Council of Zimbabwe (TSCZ) have expressed their heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families of the students who passed on during a fatal road traffic accident that occurred along Nyanga road. “We wish a speedy recovery to those that were injured from this tragic incident. We urge…

  • Gender and Media Connect mourns Abigail Gamanya

    Gender and Media Connect mourns Abigail Gamanya

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    The Gender and Media Connect (GMC) is mourning the passing on of its National Director, Rumbidzai Abigail Gamanya who was promoted to glory yesterday. “Our hearts are shattered as we did not only lose a great leader and strategic thinker but a mentor of life and skills. She was a self-motivated media professional with vast…

  • UN strongly condemns the death of 15-year-old Nokutenda Hwaramba during childbirth

    UN strongly condemns the death of 15-year-old Nokutenda Hwaramba during childbirth

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    The United Nations in Zimbabwe is strongly condemning the untimely death of Nokutenda Hwaramba, a 15-year-old minor, who reportedly died while giving birth at an apostolic sect shrine. The world body said all forms of violence and early forced marriages contravene the Convention on the Rights of the Child to which Zimbabwe is a signatory.…

  • Late national hero Highten Nkomo’s life was inspirational: President Mnangagwa

    Late national hero Highten Nkomo’s life was inspirational: President Mnangagwa

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    The late National Hero, Cde Highten Nkomo was laid to lay to rest at the National Heroes Acre today lived an inspirational life, President Mnangagwa said, Cde Nkomo passed on a fortnight ago on 14 September 2022 at his homestead in the Bengo area of Gwanda in Matabeleland South Province. The President said “Cde Billy…

  • Cultural proponent Gurewamukuru legend buried according to tradition

    Cultural proponent Gurewamukuru legend buried according to tradition

    By Ronnie Chisamba   Musana – Hundreds of Gurewamukuru members were among the people who thronged the local cemetery on Tuesday afternoon to bid farewell to one of the legends of the traditional dance, Laytan Losat. Believed to have been in his late 80s, Laytan succumbed to an undisclosed illness on Sunday.   In line…

  • Queen Elizabeth II has died

    Queen Elizabeth II has died

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    Queen Elizabeth II, the UK’s longest-serving monarch, has died at Balmoral aged 96, after reigning for 70 years. She died peacefully on Thursday afternoon at her Scottish estate, where she had spent much of the summer. The Queen came to the throne in 1952 and witnessed enormous social change. Her son King Charles III said…

  • 80-year-old Banket man dies in veld fire

    80-year-old Banket man dies in veld fire

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    By Elvis Dumba Banket – An 80-year-old male was burnt to death beyond recognition as a result of a veld fire that blazed through the farming community of Banket over the weekend. Sakatiza Mariza, aged 80, of Plumstead Farm who worked at the nearby St John’s Farm near Banket as a farm guard is reported…

  • Tributes pour for late philanthropist Sakhina Makunganya

    Tributes pour for late philanthropist Sakhina Makunganya

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    Raffingora – The Zvimba South Constituency has paid tribute to the late Sakhina Makunganya, a philanthropist with a local humanitarian organization, Diyanet Foundation, for her unwavering support of charity work in alleviating disadvantaged communities’ life hardships. People who interacted with the late Sakhina in Mushoshore-Duwa communities in Zvimba North Constituency said her death dealt a…

  • Theatre practitioners mourn Mncedisi Baldwin Shabangu

    Theatre practitioners mourn Mncedisi Baldwin Shabangu

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    Own Correspondent As if covid, inflation, and climate change have not wreaked enough havoc, death has revisited us to claim Mncedisi Baldwin Shabangu! Death you are a coward. Death you are cruel. You crept upon and took from us in the middle of the night when we were not looking and least on our guard.…

  • Teenager killed over “guka” as residents accuse police of inaction

    Teenager killed over “guka” as residents accuse police of inaction

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    By Elvis Dumba Banket – A Banket teenager was on Friday afternoon murdered over an argument regarding an outstanding debt of a substance or drug commonly called “guka” abused by many young people. Tino Chazungaira was beaten to death by his peers at House number 767 Kuwadzana Township, Banket. The house is well known as…

  • Dr. Andrew Hama Mtetwa deserved national hero status

    Dr. Andrew Hama Mtetwa deserved national hero status

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    By Jacob Kudzayi Mutisi The late Ambassador Dr. Andrew Hama Mtetwa was an eminent scholar, historian, and father, who served Zimbabwe in civil and diplomatic service since independence and in my view, deserved the honour of a national hero. Amb Mtetwa joined the Ministry of foreign affairs as an undersecretary and rose through the ranks…

  • NetOne mourns employee who died in Chilonga Bridge accident

    NetOne mourns employee who died in Chilonga Bridge accident

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    The Board and Management of NetOne Cellular (Private) Limited mourn Samson Zvarimwa, their technician who died in an accident at Chilonga Bridge. In a statement, the telecommunication giant advised stakeholders that on 30 April 2022 at around 09:00 hours, one of the employees of NetOne who was a Technician – Samson Zvarimwa, was involved in…

  • Nation mourns comedian Clive Chigubu: burial arrangements to be announced

    Nation mourns comedian Clive Chigubu: burial arrangements to be announced

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    By Ronnie Chisamba   People are flocking the homestead of the late comedian Clive Chigubu to commisserate with family members and friends with burial arrangements yet to be announced.   Babongile Skhonjwa, the family spokesperson revealed to this publication earlier today that no concrete plans for burial are in place by now.   A former…

  • Liberation war hero Cde John Gwitira dies

    Liberation war hero Cde John Gwitira dies

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    By Jacob Kudzai Mutisi Cde. John Gwitira, a liberation war hero who miraculously escaped several death attempts and played a vital role to help liberate the people of Zimbabwe has died. He was a tough-talking, no-nonsense man with a strong stammer. John Gwitira sometimes referred to as “Gwindingwi” his freedom-fighting name, would fight for what…

  • Chipinge bus disaster: PAZ calls for enhanced safety

    Chipinge bus disaster: PAZ calls for enhanced safety

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    Following the accident at Jopa in Chipinge that claimed the lives of 35 members of the Zion Christian Church who were travelling to Mbungo in Bikita for Easter commemorations, the Passenger Association of Zimbabwe (PAZ) is encouraging religious groupings and the nation at large to strengthen safety measurements in the transport sector. “As PAZ, we…

  • We lost a hero: Dewa Mavhinga’s community of origin

    We lost a hero: Dewa Mavhinga’s community of origin

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    Marlvin Ngiza Wiltshire (Hwirisha in Chivhu), the home of origin for the late Dewa Mavhinga has expressed grief following the untimely passing of the legend and human rights advocate. In a statement, Nicole Gondo, a committee member of Hwirisha Trust said the community has been hit hard and robbed of a generous, compassionate, and hard-working…

  • Victoria Falls Anti-Poaching Unit mourns Clever Kapandura

    Victoria Falls Anti-Poaching Unit mourns Clever Kapandura

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    On Friday 8th October, following a report of a possible poaching incident with GPS coordinates of a carcass, the Victoria Falls Anti-Poaching Unit lost its dedicated member Clever Kapandura and is commiserating with his family and acquaintances. As a response to the alert on the day in question, VFAPU deployed a team of anti-poaching scouts…

  • Chief Beperere succumbs to COVID-19

    Chief Beperere succumbs to COVID-19

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    Chief Beperere of Zvimba passed away over the weekend due to COVID-19. Alfred Simba Tome aged 70 who succumbed to Covid was appointed a substantive Chief Beperere in August 2014 by former President Robert Mugabe through the former Local government Minister Ignatius Chombo. Tome once worked in the local government ministry as the Provincial Administrator…

  • Zvimba RDC’s long serving councillor Reuben Smith dies aged 82

    Zvimba RDC’s long serving councillor Reuben Smith dies aged 82

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    By Elvis Dumba The Zvimba Rural District Council’s long-serving ZANU (PF) councillor Reuben Smith who served the local authority for over 30 years has died after a long illness. Smith resigned at the beginning of 2021 citing health reasons. He was the founder of Kingpin Contractors – a dam and road construction company that did…

  • Together forever: The late Angela and Peter Haritatos

    Together forever: The late Angela and Peter Haritatos

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    By Ronnie Chisamba The late Peter (Baba George) Haritatos will not only be remembered for his unwavering, inseparable love for his sweetheart Angela (Mai George) who also succumbed to the deadly COVID-19 pandemic this week but for the legacy of benevolence and unity particularly to the Kadoma community and the nation in general. Mrs. Haritatos,…

  • Nation plunged into mourning as Angela “Mai George” Haritatos dies

    Nation plunged into mourning as Angela “Mai George” Haritatos dies

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    By Ronnie Chisamba The nation has been plunged into mourning as renowned Kadoma-based philanthropist, Angela Haritatos – the wife of the late former Muzvezve legislator and ZANU PF central committee member, Peter Haritatos – died yesterday afternoon in Harare. She was affectionately known as AmaiGeorge by friends, business associates, and the Kadoma community. AmaiGeorge was…

  • ZUJ mourns late veteran broadcaster Tawanda Gundhlangah

    ZUJ mourns late veteran broadcaster Tawanda Gundhlangah

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    The Zimbabwe Union of journalists (ZUJ) has said it is greatly saddened by the death of another media practitioner, broadcaster Tawanda Gudhlangah, from COVID-19 complications. He was 41. Gudhlangah’s death closely follows that of Sandra Nyaira, another Journalist, who died of COVID-19 last Tuesday. Gudhlangah, an award-winning broadcaster, died yesterday morning at his Zimre Park…