Domestic Worker Jailed for Stabbing Would-Be Rapist Dead

[The Herald] A housemaid who stabbed a gardener in the heart after he tried to rape her at a house in Chisipite, Harare, was yesterday sentenced to an effective one-and-a-half years in prison. Benhildah Dandajena (31), who was facing culpable homicide …

[The Herald] A housemaid who stabbed a gardener in the heart after he tried to rape her at a house in Chisipite, Harare, was yesterday sentenced to an effective one-and-a-half years in prison. Benhildah Dandajena (31), who was facing culpable homicide charges, told the court that she acted in self- defence. Harare magistrate Ms Bianca Makwande sentenced Dandajena to three years in prison, but suspended a year-and-a-half for five years on condition of good behaviour.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

National Assembly Joins Efforts to End Doctors’ Strike

[Nation] As the team negotiating a possible end to the doctors’ strike take a break, efforts in Parliament to end the devastating downing of tools are set to continue, with three committees set to hold meetings with those involved.

[Nation] As the team negotiating a possible end to the doctors' strike take a break, efforts in Parliament to end the devastating downing of tools are set to continue, with three committees set to hold meetings with those involved.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Sassa Ditches Concourt Application On Social Grant Crisis

[Daily Maverick] The failure of SASSA to approach the Constitutional Court to apply for the extension for an irregularly awarded tender with CPS/Net1 to distribute grants to 17-million South Africans after March 31 when the contract expires, despite re…

[Daily Maverick] The failure of SASSA to approach the Constitutional Court to apply for the extension for an irregularly awarded tender with CPS/Net1 to distribute grants to 17-million South Africans after March 31 when the contract expires, despite repeated assurances that it would do so, has exposed the key role Minister of Social Development Bathabile Dlamini has played in the "manufactured crisis". One of the role players in the debacle has been the Treasury, which advised that extending the contract would be illegal.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

KZN in Control of Fall Army Worm

[SAnews.gov.za] Pretoria -KwaZulu-Natal Agriculture and Rural Development MEC Themba Mthembu has assured farmers and the people of that province that the department is in control of the Fall Army Worm.

[SAnews.gov.za] Pretoria -KwaZulu-Natal Agriculture and Rural Development MEC Themba Mthembu has assured farmers and the people of that province that the department is in control of the Fall Army Worm.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

It’s the Silence That Kills Us – the Sad Case of Dan Vickerman

[Daily Maverick] Dan Vickerman’s death serves as another reminder that we are still too silent on the issues of the mind and what we as a society value as being tough, is often completely contrived. By ANTOINETTE MULLER.

[Daily Maverick] Dan Vickerman's death serves as another reminder that we are still too silent on the issues of the mind and what we as a society value as being tough, is often completely contrived. By ANTOINETTE MULLER.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Govt Deploys Army Doctors At Hospitals

[The Herald] GOVERNMENT has deployed army doctors in central hospitals to avert a crisis caused by striking junior and senior doctors. Patients were being turned away since last week.Secretary for Health and Child Care Dr Gerald Gwinji said to mitigate…

[The Herald] GOVERNMENT has deployed army doctors in central hospitals to avert a crisis caused by striking junior and senior doctors. Patients were being turned away since last week.Secretary for Health and Child Care Dr Gerald Gwinji said to mitigate the impact of the strike, hospital clinical directors were re-arranging and merging their departments while Government roped in professionals from the uniformed forces.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe