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Fireworks as MDC Alliance takes demos to President Mnangagwa’s home province #FreeZimbabweMarch

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A POLICE ban on an anti-government demonstration in Harare has not broken the spirits of party loyalists in Midlands who have vowed to stage their own protest in Gweru, the capital of Midlands, widely considered President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s backyard.

The main opposition had organised protests against the country’s fast deteriorating economic situation for major cities – Harare, Bulawayo, Gweru, Mutare and Masvingo.

The Harare demonstration was banned by police who went on to violently crush a protest that was staged by defiant crop of party supporters.

However, the violent Harare scenes have done little to dampen the spirits of party activists in Midlands who have vowed “baton sticks from underpaid policemen” will not deter them.

MDC national executive member and Mbizo MP Settlement Chikwinya told NewZimbabwe weekend they were proceeding with a peaceful protest.

“We remain disturbed by the heavy handedness in which the police exhibited on the 16th of August 2019 at the Harare demonstration but our people have resolved to come out in their numbers to march in peace,” said Chikwinya.

He added, “The harsh economic conditions which have seen the citizens going for 20 hours without electricity, winding fuel queues, deplorable civil servants salaries and meagre pensions against spiralling basic commodity prices are more painful than a baton stick from an underpaid policeman.

“We expect the police to protect the citizens and not beat up peaceful old women and men exercising their constitutional right to demonstrate,” he said.

The planned protest in Midlands sparked heated exchanges between Zanu PF and MDC youths in the province.

Zanu PF youths said they will “not stand akimbo and watch as elements of disorder molest Zanu PF’s five year mandate to govern”.

On the other hand, MDC Midlands provincial youth chair, Sekai Marashe said, “The youth assembly will never be intimidated to abandon our constitutional mandate to register our displeasure about the current clueless and illegitimate government.”

The exchanges were made before police in Bulawayo had banned a planned party protest in the second largest city Sunday.

It was not clear what success prospects the Midlands protest had in the wake of the ban in Harare and Bulawayo.

— NewZimbabwe



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Cars and vehicle spare parts for sale in Harare Zimbabwe

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HarareCarCentre.com is the best place for motor vehicle lovers to find new and used cars.

The website also has information about getting spare parts, for both european and japanese vehicles.

Harare Car Centre has a list of dealers and car traders in and around harare and Zimbabwe who are there to sell cars and tyres to the Zimbabwe market.

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LATEST: Gunmen pounce on Bustop TV actor Sharon Magi Chideu’s home

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Bus Stop TV has reported that comedian Sharon Chideu (Magi) escaped abduction by a whisker in the wee hours of Thursday morning after gunmen arrived at her residence.

Magi had been moved to a safe place when the gunmen arrived.

It seems the season of abductions and torture of opposition members and innocent civilians is upon us again. This follows the abduction of Bustop comedienne Gonyeti who was dumped in Crowborough after being heavily tortured.



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JUST IN: Man found hanging from tree

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AN unidentified Bulawayo man, suspected to be a vagrant, was on Thursday found hanging on a tree at Centenary Park next to a stream that flows between Eveline High School and the Bulawayo Theatre.

Police took down his body and transported it to the United Bulawayo Hospitals mortuary in a metal coffin at around 9AM.

More details to follow…



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MDC DEMO: Current situation in Mutare…As police maintain heavy presence in strategic points

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ITS calm in Mutare with residents and entrepreneurs conducting their businesses unhindered.

Shops and banks are open. Public transport operators are ferrying commuters to and from the city centre.

No incidences of violence or demonstrations have been recorded so far as the police have maintained heavy presence along strategic points.

Interviewed residents said they were fed up in partaking in protests that yield nothing.

Some said they run informal businesses and boycotting going to their workplaces would worsen their economic well being.

Officer Commanding Mutare District Police Chief Superintendent Florence Marume said the situation was calm.

“We haven’t received any reports on the illegal protests. We have deployed our officers across the district to maintain law and order,” she said.

In the morning the High Court dismissed an urgent application that had been lodged by the MDC Alliance to nullify the prohibition of its planned demonstration.

The ruling meant that the demonstrations were illegal.

However, some defiant opposition supporters who gathered in Harare to demonstrate were dispersed by the police despite their own leaders calling off the protests in compliance with the court ruling.

— ManicaPost



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They forced her to remove all her clothes: New details emerge on Samantha Gonyeti Kureya’s abduction

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TOP comedienne Samantha “Gonyeti” Kureya of Bustop TV was last night reportedly abducted from her home in Mufakose by armed masked men who broke the door to the house and beat up her family.

She is said to have been tortured before she was dropped off at Crowbrough North.

Bustop TV posted on their twitter account at 10:12pm: “Gonyeti has been taken by masked and armed men from her house. They beat up her family and broke doors.”

Gonyeti and her sidekick, Sharon “Maggie” Chideu have been a thorn in the flesh of the authorities because of their hilarious satirical pieces that have touched on sensitive political subjects.

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#struckbutnotdestroyed @bustoptv
They forced her to remove all her clothes & beat her up w weapons. She later walked around the Crowborough neighborhood seeking for clothes after she was abandoned. She only got assistance on the 6th house whose residents had to throw a dress through the window.Everyone was scared.

Her sister was beaten and they had guns pointed at her family including her sister’s kids.

Samantha/Gonyeti says they forced her to drink sewer water and threatened to kill her mother if she reports about her abduction.



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