Angry Residents Surround ANC Regional Leadership in Pietermaritzburg City Hall

[GroundUp] At about 3am on Sunday morning, residents of Sobantu in Pietermaritzburg barricaded roads with burning tyres and rocks and stopped drivers entering or leaving the township. The protests are over housing and crumbling infrastructure.

[GroundUp] At about 3am on Sunday morning, residents of Sobantu in Pietermaritzburg barricaded roads with burning tyres and rocks and stopped drivers entering or leaving the township. The protests are over housing and crumbling infrastructure.

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What You’re Saying About Former President Zuma’s Young Fiance…

[allAfrica] With everything that was on former President Jacob Zuma’s to-do list in 2017, from reshuffling Cabinet ministers to traveling the world, he still found the time to start a relationship with a 24-year-old woman, which ended with a baby boy b…

[allAfrica] With everything that was on former President Jacob Zuma's to-do list in 2017, from reshuffling Cabinet ministers to traveling the world, he still found the time to start a relationship with a 24-year-old woman, which ended with a baby boy being on his birthday this year. I mean, will he ever cease to amaze us?

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Chief Mukuni Receiving Salary To Discredit Pres. Lungu, Says Hapunda

Brian Hapunda writes; Chief Mukuni Must Not Fuel Tension In The Country – Brian Hapunda It is unfortunate that a Traditional Leader of the Stature of Chief Mukuni has stunk so low by reducing himself to a Political Gun for … Continued

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Brian Hapunda writes; Chief Mukuni Must Not Fuel Tension In The Country – Brian Hapunda It is unfortunate that a Traditional Leader of the Stature of Chief Mukuni has stunk so low by reducing himself to a Political Gun for hire by desperate Opposition Leaders. We are aware that Chief Mukuni and Mike Mulongoti have been placed on a Wage by a named Opposition Leader to embark on a clueless Crusade Challenging the Nationality of the Republican President Edgar Chagwa Lungu when it is a well known fact that President Edgar Chagwa Lungu is a bonafide Zambian Citizen. Chief Mukuni and Mike Mulongoti are behaving like a mad man that is cooking in a Pot that is upside down and expect to eat from it. To them, every person that becomes Republican President is a foreigner! Where was Chief Mukuni and Mike Mulongoti (a failed Politician) when Edgar Lungu was Deputy Minister in the Office of the Vice President? Where was Mukuni and Mulongoti when Edgar Lungu served as Minister of Home Affairs, Defence and Justice Minister respectively? Where was Chief Mukuni and Mulongoti when President Edgar Lungu served as Acting President of this Country for almost 2 months? Where was Chief Mukuni and Mulongoti when Edgar Lungu ran for the Office of Republican President twice and meant all Security and National Citizenship Requirements for the Office of the Republican President for the the duo to appear today and start challenging the Nationality of President Edgar Chagwa Lungu? Chief Mukuni and his fellow political hired gun must desist from building tension in this Country and dividing this Country on petty mischievous and incorrigible hate speech that at the end of the day will not benefit anyone of us. The Traditional leader must be reminded that the role of a Traditional Leader in this Country is that of uniting his/her Subjects and the Nation at large as opposed to dividing his/her Subjects and the general Citizenry. He must know that not all his Subjects or Southerner belong to the Political Party of his Choice! As such, he must rethink his Political Activities as he is dividing firstly his own Subjects and secondly the Nation. The rate at which Chief Mukuni (turned a political hired gun) and his failed political ally Mulongoti are moving at, they risked being declared irrelevant in the *Sacred Traditional realm and Political arena of this Country* respectively by right thinking Citizens. President Lungu must not be distructed from continuing to role out Development to all corners of this Country by Chief Mukuni and Mulongoti as the duo only represent their Stomachs and interest of their selfish frustrated political master who now has become a perpetual Election loser Election in and Election out! Going by the incorrigible conduct of the Chief and his allay Mulongoti at their age in life, it is embarrassing to say that they are a bad example of Senior Citizens to us the younger Generation for there is nothing good that we can learn from these Senior Citizens turned political hired guns so as for Chief Mukuni to maintain his Business relationship with Hakainde Hichilema and for Mulongoti to put food on his table. Issued by: BRIAN HAPUNDA PF Media & Publicity Committee Member The post Chief Mukuni Receiving Salary To Discredit Pres. Lungu, Says Hapunda appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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City Of Lusaka: A Brief History Of ‘Yamoto’

As the Football Association of Zambia under president Andrew Kamanga continues to display its ineptitude in resolving the problems that have beset City of Lusaka, a little time down the memory lane is important to understanding the impasse. A company, … Continued

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As the Football Association of Zambia under president Andrew Kamanga continues to display its ineptitude in resolving the problems that have beset City of Lusaka, a little time down the memory lane is important to understanding the impasse. A company, Forli Ltd, owns the legal rights to the City OF Lusaka brand but a group led by Justin Zulu has insisted on running the club saying they were duly elected. FAZ has not helped matters by registering both teams to feature in the 2018 league. So far, two matches have been abandoned. Yesterday, Forli Ltd lost its members of the security team after they were involved in a road accident on their way from Chipata. HERE IS A BRIEF HISTORY OF CITY OF LUSAKA HISTORY: in 1962 City of Lusaka Football Club private limited is formed. Assets includes the soccer team, two plots – on one plot a club house. City played in the showgrounds main arena, and Queensmead. The team earlier played at Chimboikaila even Matero. The team colours black and white symbolised it’s non racial stance. In 1964 Woodlands Stadium is built. Mortgage of £10,000 obtained from old mutual building society (later became ZNBS). Mortgage was guaranteed by Mr Raftapoulis – the last MD of the company. He privately owned Lekraf in Makeni. 1970 black Zambians attempted to take over the company but failed. They however got away with the soccer team. They forcibly took over Woodlands stadium. Mr Raftapoulis was foreclosed. He paid out of his pocket. The company went into ‘hiding’ but with title. The soccer club called itself City of Lusaka Football Club 1970. They didn’t register itself as a legal body anywhere. There being no requirement it just existed at the courtesy of the NFL later FAZ. In 2000 this was harmonised with the soccer club and private company transforming into City of Lusaka Football Club PLC. Titles passed from the private company to the PLC. A board of directors constituted. The board went on to appoint an executive body for its team until 2015. At creation the PLC issued 950 million shares; 300 million was allocated to Cavmont FMO Capital and appointed it management consultant. 450 million were allocated to City of Lusaka Football Club. Later the 200 million shares were further allocated to Cavmont FMO as preference cumulative redeemable shares at a value of 1 preference share equals 1 million ordinary shares. Part 1 look out for Part 2 In the pictures, one is of Kabaso. He was part of the securiy detail for the City of Lusaka proper while the other picture shows members of the Justin Zulu group. The post City Of Lusaka: A Brief History Of ‘Yamoto’ appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Correcting Social Grant Deductions Is ‘Expensive’ and ‘Inefficient’

[GroundUp] Social grant beneficiaries trying to get their money back from unwarranted deductions on their accounts find recourse “expensive, inefficient, challenging and not clear”, leaving them fearful,” said Evashnee Naidu, Black Sash’s regional mana…

[GroundUp] Social grant beneficiaries trying to get their money back from unwarranted deductions on their accounts find recourse "expensive, inefficient, challenging and not clear", leaving them fearful," said Evashnee Naidu, Black Sash's regional manager in KwaZulu Natal.

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Barack Obama to Deliver 16th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture

[News24Wire] Former US president Barack Obama will deliver the 16th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture in Johannesburg in July, the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the Obama Foundation announced on Monday.

[News24Wire] Former US president Barack Obama will deliver the 16th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture in Johannesburg in July, the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the Obama Foundation announced on Monday.

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Govt Probes Victoria Hotel

[Lesotho Times] The government has resolved to probe the operations of Victoria Hotel in Maseru amid revelations that the operator who is leasing the facility for a song has not been paying rent and taxes on the government-owned property for almost a d…

[Lesotho Times] The government has resolved to probe the operations of Victoria Hotel in Maseru amid revelations that the operator who is leasing the facility for a song has not been paying rent and taxes on the government-owned property for almost a decade.

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Kalindula Musician Philipo Chimbini Dies

Veteran kalindula singer Philipo Chimbini has died. Chimbini’s promoter alderman Patrick Tembo has confirmed to that the musician died yesterday at Kitwe Teaching Hospital. Chimbini, who was born in 1944, suffered a stroke leading to his hospitalization. Popular among the … Continued

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Veteran kalindula singer Philipo Chimbini has died. Chimbini’s promoter alderman Patrick Tembo has confirmed to that the musician died yesterday at Kitwe Teaching Hospital. Chimbini, who was born in 1944, suffered a stroke leading to his hospitalization. Popular among the songs Chimbini produced include Abana Bamucani, Italanta and Emele. Alderman Tembo has described Chimbini’s death as sorrowful. “Mr Chimbini died on Sunday afternoon at Kitwe Teaching Hospital,†Alderman said. Funeral is at his home in Kitwe’s Luangwa Township. The post Kalindula Musician Philipo Chimbini Dies appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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