Zimbabwe Shutdown

Zimbabwe Shutdown

National News
Chiwundura MP Livingstone Chimina (MDC Alliance) was last Friday acquitted on charges of inciting violence. ...
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National News ZimDecides18
MDC Alliance deputy treasurer general Chalton Hwende, who is being charged with treason has finally been released by High Court judge Justice Moses Foroma on ZWR$3 000 bail coupled with stringent conditions. ...
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National News
The State yesterday withdrew charges against a police officer who was shot and injured by his colleagues during January’s protests against fuel price hikes, citing lack of evidence. ...
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National News
VARUM Beverages on Friday donated 120 fridges to businesspeople who lost their properties during the January disturbances. The firm also donated 300 cooler boxes and beverages to women in Bulawayo to start new businesses. ...
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National News
TWO men, believed to be part of protesters who allegedly fatally stoned a police officer during violent demonstrations in Bulawayo last month, were on Friday granted $100 bail each by High Court judge Justice Nokuthula Moyo. ...
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A MUTARE-BASED soldier has been caged for 12 months for resisting arrest over allegations of failing to pay child maintenance fees. ...
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National News
THE recent army crackdown on protesters in Harare has forced the United Kingdom Parliament to summon its Minister for Africa, Harriet Baldwin, and the head of Department for International Development (DFID)-Zimbabwe, Annabel Gerry, to explain the situation. ...
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Business Slider
NOT even his military training and war experience could help David Moyo protect his shop from “looters” during recent skirmishes. ...
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National News
REDAN Petroleum has given in to pressure and reversed its decision to debase fuel coupons following President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s decision to hike fuel prices by 150% three weeks ago. ...
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THE ongoing military crackdown on civilians following recent anti-governments protests has been cited as a major threat to efforts to bring President Emmerson Mnangagwa and opposition MDC leader Nelson Chamisa to the negotiating table to resolve the current political and economic logjam. ...
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National News
SIX of the eight men arrested on arson charges after they torched a Zupco bus and a car belonging to Chegutu East legislator Webster Shamu’s wife, Constance, during the recent violent protests that rocked Harare and other cities, were yesterday jailed to five years each. ...
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National News
Bulawayo businesspeople whose shops were vandalised and looted by protesters a fortnight ago say they are anxious about restocking, fearing a recurrence ...
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GLOBAL human rights watchdog, Human Rights Watch (HRW) has dismissed President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s reform pledge as a paper tiger devoid of implementation since he came into office, with his regime accused of widespread human rights violations. ...
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A government-appointed human rights group in Zimbabwe has accused soldiers of using "systematic torture" in a crackdown on protests. ...
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Kombi operators cry foul
COMMUTER omnibus operators in most of the country’s urban centres have cried foul over the introduction of an urban mass transportation system and heavy presence of military personnel brought in by government yesterday to rein in operators who had hiked fares. ...
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HIGH Court judge Justice Owen Tagu has ruled that a directive issued by State Security minister Owen Ncube to telecommunications firms last week to disconnect Internet connectivity at the height of mass demonstrations was illegal, as he had no power to do so. ...
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Opinion & Editorials ZimDecides18
TODAY, we discuss the legality of the recent shock total blockade of the Internet and subsequent limitation of service to the exclusion of social media sites Facebook, YouTube, WhatsApp and Twitter, among others. If ever there was something that hurt the emotions of an entire nation in one fell swoop, it was that. On January 15, 2019, all Internet services across the country were switched off under government instructions. ...
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News
SEVEN Mvurwi MDC activists, who were arrested on Tuesday following this week’s violent protests against the fuel price increases, have been denied bail by a Bindura provincial magistrate. ...
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National News
PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa’s top ally and State Security minister Owen “Mudha” Ncube has, again, ordered a complete Internet blackout amid fears that the move was aimed at camouflaging gross human rights violations. ...
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National News
ZIMBABWE Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR), in conjunction with the Media Institute of Southern Africa-Zimbabwe chapter (Misa-Zimbabwe), has petitioned the High Court seeking an order to compel all the country’s Internet service providers to restore services following the directive by government to withdraw provision of Internet and other communication services in the country. ...
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SUSPECTED protesters during this week’s three-day national stayaway were allegedly shot at from close range, with some having their eyes gouged. ...
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IN a shocking exposé, victims of the violent attacks by uniformed military and police officers have spilled more graphic details about how they were bludgeoned with blunt objects and torched with piping hot metal rods ...
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BRITISH Foreign secretary Harriett Baldwin on Thursday summoned Zimbabwe’s ambassador to the United Kingdom, Retired Colonel Christian Katsande, to discuss the Theresa May government’s concerns over reports of violence, killings of demonstrators, internet blackout and a security crackdown in the country this week. ...
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