Man Sentenced to Life Found Not Guilty After 12 Years in Jail

[News24Wire] After spending more than 12 years in prison, a man who was sentenced to life behind bars for murder and robbery with aggravating circumstance has been set free.

[News24Wire] After spending more than 12 years in prison, a man who was sentenced to life behind bars for murder and robbery with aggravating circumstance has been set free.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

ConCourt Drags Pres. Lungu’s 2021 Bid to 2018

The Constitutional Court has pushed further the day for the ruling on the eligibility of President Edgar Lungu for the 2021 elections. Four opposition political parties aligned to the Patriotic Front led by Daniel Pule filed a motion in the … Continued

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The Constitutional Court has pushed further the day for the ruling on the eligibility of President Edgar Lungu for the 2021 elections. Four opposition political parties aligned to the Patriotic Front led by Daniel Pule filed a motion in the Constitutional Court to determine the eligibility of President Lungu following a debate ignited by the Head of State making his availability to be on the ballot for the third time. The Constitutional Court has pushed the matter to January 23, 2018. Movers of the motion had been pushed in the cold after their lawyers from Mweemba Chashi and Company withdrew from representing them. The Patriotic Front through its secretary general has stepped in to offer legal support and applied to engage lawyers on behalf of the petitioners. President Lungu has made it clear he will be offering himself for re-election in 2021 with his critics throwing spanners in his bid. The bid has created some ripples within and outside the ruling party with some hopefuls fearing their ambitions have been thwarted. The post ConCourt Drags Pres. Lungu’s 2021 Bid to 2018 appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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CBU Students Riot

Copperbelt University students on Tuesday night ran riot over delayed meal allowances. The students have lost patience with promissory notes over the allowances and vented their anger on the public by taking to street at midnight. Police arrived at the … Continued

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Copperbelt University students on Tuesday night ran riot over delayed meal allowances. The students have lost patience with promissory notes over the allowances and vented their anger on the public by taking to street at midnight. Police arrived at the scene to quell the riot with some students reportedly injured in the aftermath of the clashes. Students have been demanding their allowances but have yet to receive after having been assured. The post CBU Students Riot appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Kamanga Used Kennedy Magrosa To Oust Kalusha; He Must Help Reform Him

Sports journalists George Phiri has alleged that FAZ president Andrew Kamanga and his campaign team effectively used ‘noisy’ City of Lusaka fan Kennedy Lungu popularly known as Kennedy Magrosa to oust Kalusha Bwalya. Phiri says the decision to ban Kennedy … Continued

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George Phiri (left) with Kennedy ‘Magrosa’ Lungu (right). Sports journalists George Phiri has alleged that FAZ president Andrew Kamanga and his campaign team effectively used ‘noisy’ City of Lusaka fan Kennedy Lungu popularly known as Kennedy Magrosa to oust Kalusha Bwalya. Phiri says the decision to ban Kennedy Magrosa for alleged unruly behviour was a wrong move especially that the same people used him to their benefit and saw no wrong in his behaviour. “If you were following the campaigns for the Race to Football House closely you will agree with me that Kennedy Magrosa played a very vital role in painting the Kalusha regime black. “The FAZ GS was nowhere near campaigns for him to come and ban Magrosa lelo [today]. “Magrosa fought so hard for your boss AK to be at Football House. Magrosa has insulted a lot of prominent people at Stadia. I have witnessed Magrosa insulting Eric Mwanza, Kalusha Bwalya, Nkweto Tembwe, Joel Kabika. “Some coaches both City Yamoto and other teams, his fellow soccer fans. He had [s] literally insulted everyone before,” he writes in a social media post. Phiri says Magrosa was a vital operative for Kamanga who endured a hostile environment to assume the FAZ leadership. “The current regime used Magrosa to their benefits so did the Kalusha regime. Politicians have used him before. Ask Clement Tembo. He has lived almost his entire life in the game of football, insulting and coaching. “He is good coach who shouts on top of his voice. This ban is a very wrong move by FAZ. There is no Stadia in the world without a Kennedy Magrosa. “We need such people at Stadia to spice up the environment. Yes insulting is bad but taking the Magrosa flavor away from the game is not Sexy at all,” the City of Lusaka aligned scribe adds. Another journalist Mike Mubanga writes that shifting attention to Kennedy Magrosa was a distraction. “I didn’t want to talk about local football matters but the banning of soccer fan Kennedy Magrosa Lungu is uncalled for and should be reversed by FAZ. Whatever he did, what happened to the right to be heard? “Besides that, banning of fans, clubs, journalists and football stakeholders should not be the priority of the Andrew Kamanga FAZ, that will just get unnecessary headlines. “Magrosa was instrumental in the 2016 football campaigns in AK’s camp and while I condemn his careless rantings in the stadiums, I don’t subscribe to accepting that he should be banned. Very offside,” Mubanga states. FAZ general secretary Ponga Liwewe banned Kennedy Magrosa last Friday for what he termed “unacceptable language, hooliganism and inappropriate behaviour”. The post Kamanga Used Kennedy Magrosa To Oust Kalusha; He Must Help Reform Him appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Countrywide Fuel Queues As Officials Scramble to Abort Crisis

[Premium Times] Despite assurances given by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC against any impending fuel crisis, most filling stations, particularly in the South-west part of the country, are still without the product.

[Premium Times] Despite assurances given by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC against any impending fuel crisis, most filling stations, particularly in the South-west part of the country, are still without the product.

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Budget 2018 – Senate Boss Saraki Warns Ministers on Punctuality

[Premium Times] The Senate on Tuesday suspended its plenary for two weeks to enable Ministries, Departments and Agencies, MDAs defend their budgets before Senate committees considering the 2018 appropriation bill.

[Premium Times] The Senate on Tuesday suspended its plenary for two weeks to enable Ministries, Departments and Agencies, MDAs defend their budgets before Senate committees considering the 2018 appropriation bill.

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Uncle T Adopts Young Rapper Dizmo

Lusaka business man Trevor Ng’andu popularly known as Uncle T has completed the legal adoption of young street rapper Dzimo and his elder brother Slim. Dzimo, whose real names are Paul Mwansa and his half brother Slim whose real names … Continued

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Lusaka business man Trevor Ng’andu popularly known as Uncle T has completed the legal adoption of young street rapper Dzimo and his elder brother Slim. Dzimo, whose real names are Paul Mwansa and his half brother Slim whose real names are Steve Wonder, are young street rappers who in the past would go to Uncle T’s Dallas City pub to showcase their talent and get a few coins from well wishers. Their dream has been to go to school, have decent shelter and be around loving and caring people. That dream is coming to fruition after Uncle legally adopted Dizmo and will now be under his care . “These are young ambitious kids who need to be looked after so that their dreams are realize. We have adopted these two beautiful talented children. “We shall provide them with shelter, food, clothing and most importantly take them to school. We shall put them into primary school in January when schools open and we shall support them till university level. “As for the talent they have we shall also will help them showcase it by giving them a chance to perform at the up coming Aki & Popo event slated for 22nd and 23rd of December 2017,” Uncle T says. The post Uncle T Adopts Young Rapper Dizmo appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Surveillance Systems – Game Changer For Disaster Relief

[Zanu-PF] Cape Town -We live in the era where everything is becoming digitized to improve accessibility and efficiency, and in recent years ICT has made its way into the healthcare industry. Our product will fuse GIS, Disaster Risk Management and Softw…

[Zanu-PF] Cape Town -We live in the era where everything is becoming digitized to improve accessibility and efficiency, and in recent years ICT has made its way into the healthcare industry. Our product will fuse GIS, Disaster Risk Management and Software engineering, the application will use GPS to keep track of the user's location and if the user is headed into a zone which has a recorded disease outbreak the application will notify the user of the danger ahead and it will provide the user with health tips to protect the use

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Government to Be Vigilant During Initiation Season

[SAnews.gov.za] With the initiation season in full swing, the Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Department says it will be vigilant and continue to work with stakeholders in an effort to address challenges and end the death of init…

[SAnews.gov.za] With the initiation season in full swing, the Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Department says it will be vigilant and continue to work with stakeholders in an effort to address challenges and end the death of initiates.

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