AU, World Powers Slam Assassination Bid

[The Herald] The African Union (AU) and Sadc yesterday condemned Saturday’s assassination attempt on President Mnangagwa soon after addressing a zanu-pf rally at White City Stadium in Bulawayo. Chairman of the African Union Commission Mr Moussa Faki Ma…

[The Herald] The African Union (AU) and Sadc yesterday condemned Saturday's assassination attempt on President Mnangagwa soon after addressing a zanu-pf rally at White City Stadium in Bulawayo. Chairman of the African Union Commission Mr Moussa Faki Mahamat, in a statement, said he "strongly condemns the cowardly bomb attack that took place yesterday (Saturday) at a campaign rally in the city of Bulawayo attended by President Emmerson Mnangagwa".

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Rally Blast – Police Offer Reward for Information

[The Herald] AT least 49 people were injured in the explosion that occurred at White City Stadium in Bulawayo on Saturday and police are offering a reward to anyone with information that may help in bringing the perpetrators to book. The blast occurred…

[The Herald] AT least 49 people were injured in the explosion that occurred at White City Stadium in Bulawayo on Saturday and police are offering a reward to anyone with information that may help in bringing the perpetrators to book. The blast occurred just as President Mnangagwa was leaving the podium after addressing a bumper Zanu-PF rally.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Nigeria Kick Starts Voluntary Asset Repatriation Scheme

[Premium Times] Nigeria is set to partner foreign consultants, comprising legal practitioners and other experts in Switzerland, on a voluntary offshore asset repatriation scheme.

[Premium Times] Nigeria is set to partner foreign consultants, comprising legal practitioners and other experts in Switzerland, on a voluntary offshore asset repatriation scheme.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Vice President Chiwenga Says Blast an Act of Terror

[New Zimbabwe] THE bomb blast which rocked a Zanu PF rally Saturday leaving more than 40 party leaders injured was an “act of terror” and government will provide security to any candidate who feels “afraid and scared”, VP, Constantino Chiwenga, said Su…

[New Zimbabwe] THE bomb blast which rocked a Zanu PF rally Saturday leaving more than 40 party leaders injured was an "act of terror" and government will provide security to any candidate who feels "afraid and scared", VP, Constantino Chiwenga, said Sunday.

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Minister Praises President’s Wife as Different from ‘Destructive’ Grace

[New Zimbabwe] SPORTS minister and Zanu PF Mashonaland Central provincial chairman Kazembe Kazembe at the weekend mocked the former first lady Grace Mugabe whom he said was “destructive” and praised Auxillia Mnangagwa for “being different”.

[New Zimbabwe] SPORTS minister and Zanu PF Mashonaland Central provincial chairman Kazembe Kazembe at the weekend mocked the former first lady Grace Mugabe whom he said was "destructive" and praised Auxillia Mnangagwa for "being different".

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

ZAPU – Bomb Blast a Typical Zanu-PF Ploy to Tar Matebeleland

[New Zimbabwe] ZAPU has described the blast which rocked White City Stadium in Bulawayo on Saturday during a Zanu PF rally as an act of terrorism meant to tarnish Matebeleland province.

[New Zimbabwe] ZAPU has described the blast which rocked White City Stadium in Bulawayo on Saturday during a Zanu PF rally as an act of terrorism meant to tarnish Matebeleland province.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Opposition Leader Chamisa Claims There is Plot to Rig Election

[New Zimbabwe] MDC Alliance presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa has sensationally claimed the existence of an axis of evil involving the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) Zanu PF and his former colleague turned rival Thokozani Khupe.

[New Zimbabwe] MDC Alliance presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa has sensationally claimed the existence of an axis of evil involving the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) Zanu PF and his former colleague turned rival Thokozani Khupe.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

OPINION: Miles’ Political Purgatory May Have Paid Off

The Patriotic Front made its choice for the mayor of Lusaka in prodigal Miles Sampa on Saturday. It is a choice that comes with a lot of baggage. Naturally the Patriotic Front is the frontrunner to retain the seat they … Continued

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The Patriotic Front made its choice for the mayor of Lusaka in prodigal Miles Sampa on Saturday. It is a choice that comes with a lot of baggage. Naturally the Patriotic Front is the frontrunner to retain the seat they held through the deceased Wilson Kalumba. It is for this reason that the ruling party should have exercised more prudency in picking a candidate. Sampa’s credentials devoid of the political drama he has had in the last two years are impeccable. Before losing his way, he had won the hearts of many political observers as a prospective star for the future one who had both the academic and political acumen to one lead pose a strong case to lead this country but he jumped ahead of himself and imagined he had arrived. Sampa spent the post Sata era hopping from one form of self-inflicted political confusion to the next. Confusingly he formed the National Democratic Focus (NDF) that never essentially took off before discovering the harsh reality of opposition politics. Having lost his political bearings with the NDF, Sampa went to bed the United Party for National Development (UPND) where their union ended up in defeat and the former Matero lawmaker realized even more that he was headed for the political dustbin. In the heat of his Damascus moment he crawled back to the PF where he was conditionally welcomed and has been literally overworking himself to gain acceptability. But now the PF has opened its arms to Sampa who will carry their ticket into the July 26 mayoral elections. He could sail through with some measure of ease but the precedent set here could come back to haunt the PF. The party has had members that have stuck to them even when opportunists of all hues and shades have left and conveniently come back when their imagined glories have not materialized. Among the 31 aspirants have been members have given their all to the PF and their loyalty has been overlooked. What then is the value of loyalty if all you get is perpetual snub? What example is the PF setting for its loyal members? Lest we forget even the biblical narrative of the prodigal son did raise these pertinent questions. Maybe Miles’ political purgatory has paid off. The post OPINION: Miles’ Political Purgatory May Have Paid Off appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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