Caps United Regroup for Pre-Season Training

[The Herald] CHAMPIONS CAPS United began their pre-season training at the National Sports Stadium yesterday, but it was a low key-event with a host of senior players missing out.

[The Herald] CHAMPIONS CAPS United began their pre-season training at the National Sports Stadium yesterday, but it was a low key-event with a host of senior players missing out.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Opinion: Pres. Lungu Is Not Kambwili’s Darling; He Is Eying 2021

One of the fundamentals of winning a war is identifying who your enemy is. Former Information Minister Chishimba Kambwili has in the last few weeks been groping in the dark picking up fights at every turn. Initially Kambwili had sought … Continued

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One of the fundamentals of winning a war is identifying who your enemy is. Former Information Minister Chishimba Kambwili has in the last few weeks been groping in the dark picking up fights at every turn. Initially Kambwili had sought out Dora Siliya as his target among the former MMD members that had joined the ruling Patriotic Front to sit at the high table with President Edgar Lungu. Once Siliya had bounced back in the PF set up Kambwili was out hunting for new targets and on landed his missiles on Copperbelt Minister Bowman Lusambo never forgiving the fact the Kabushi Member of Parliament who made his political bones through his Die Hard Youth days is now heading government in the Copperbelt. Once the crusade to galvanize so called true green Patriotic Front members on the Copperbelt under the guise of demanding entitlement to land was botched, Kambwili went underground but a man of his voluminous stature cannot go about convening dark corner meetings unnoticed. Lusambo has emerged as his favourite subject at these meetings decrying the fact that the Copperbelt Minister does not have PF DNA. He has refused to even take the public hint that President Edgar Lungu, a man he publicly swears allegiance to, has thrown his weight behind people that he has appointed like Lusambo. Kambwili has ignored that status and repeatedly carried on his crusade against new comers as he loves to identify them. It has not helped that even in his backyard Luanshya where he has been at war with Mayor Nathan Chanda whom he has called every imaginable expletive you can dig up from akankubiti to a witch, there area is on fire. Don’t forget his shameless war with immediate past lawmaker Stephen Chungu whose re-adoption Kambwili saw to it that it never took off. Kambwili now accuses the people backed Chanda of being a witch who had submitted a dossier to State House about his activities to ensure that he was shown the door from his ministerial position. Not too long ago PF Chairperson of Elections Jean Kapata was in his firing range with Kambwili bragging that Kapata found him in PF and that the party was his baby. No one except Kambwili really knows what his battles are about except that it is a well known fact that he has set himself on being the PF candidate in 2021. Anyone seen to pre-empt that scheme comes in his firing range. Strangely he imagines President Edgar Lungu has not read between the lines. Lest anyone forgets the former darling of the public media has now found favour with his once upon a time sworn enemy The Post although now under the banner of The Mast where he is the lead vocalist of the paper’s anti Lungu chants. Kambwili can’t really claim to be in combat with President Lungu as he has become a darling of forces that take delight in bashing the Head of State. He repeatedly mouths loyalty to the Head of State but listening to him gives him away as a man whose days in the middle lane are numbered. After all he has never been one to take the middle lane. The post Opinion: Pres. Lungu Is Not Kambwili’s Darling; He Is Eying 2021 appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Somerset West Fires Under Control

[News24Wire] Wildfires on the upper slopes of the mountain above Bezweni Lodge in Somerset West are under control, with no damage to property, the City of Cape Town said on Tuesday.

[News24Wire] Wildfires on the upper slopes of the mountain above Bezweni Lodge in Somerset West are under control, with no damage to property, the City of Cape Town said on Tuesday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

UPP Seeks Early Passage of 2017 Budget to End Recession

[Guardian] The United Progressive Party (UPP) has called for early passage of the 2017 budget by the National Assembly as it could tackle economic recession.The National Chairman of the party, Chief Chekwas Okorie, made the assertion during a visit to …

[Guardian] The United Progressive Party (UPP) has called for early passage of the 2017 budget by the National Assembly as it could tackle economic recession.The National Chairman of the party, Chief Chekwas Okorie, made the assertion during a visit to the leader of Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), Chief Ralph Uwazuruike in Owerri yesterday.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Musician Zhakata Wins Big at Radio Top 50

[The Herald] Sophie Chese -Zora music boss Leornad Karikoga Zhakata emerged the biggest winner of the Coca Cola Radio Zimbabwe top 50 when three of his songs scooped the first, second and third prizes.

[The Herald] Sophie Chese -Zora music boss Leornad Karikoga Zhakata emerged the biggest winner of the Coca Cola Radio Zimbabwe top 50 when three of his songs scooped the first, second and third prizes.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Govt-Driven Farming Scheme Pays Off

[The Herald] The rains Zimbabwe and the rest of southern Africa is receiving have brought huge excitement among farmers with many predicting a bumper crop harvest in the 2016-17 season.

[The Herald] The rains Zimbabwe and the rest of southern Africa is receiving have brought huge excitement among farmers with many predicting a bumper crop harvest in the 2016-17 season.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Govt to Extend Incentives to Manufacturing Sector

[The Herald] Government is considering extending fiscal incentives to the manufacturing sector to give them space to grow and expand into export markets, Finance and Economic Development Minister Patrick Chinamasa has said.

[The Herald] Government is considering extending fiscal incentives to the manufacturing sector to give them space to grow and expand into export markets, Finance and Economic Development Minister Patrick Chinamasa has said.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

City of Harare Must Deliver or Ship Out

[The Herald] THE rains are upon us. They have brought joy for residents. It means a rise in water levels at sources that supply Harare like Lake Chivero. The water levels at Lake Chivero had significantly dwindled. This forced council to announce a tig…

[The Herald] THE rains are upon us. They have brought joy for residents. It means a rise in water levels at sources that supply Harare like Lake Chivero. The water levels at Lake Chivero had significantly dwindled. This forced council to announce a tight water rationing schedule.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Motor Racing Star Rautenbach Clears First Stage

[The Herald] Collin Matiza -ACE Zimbabwean motor racing driver Conrad Rautenbach managed to clear the first stage of the tough 2017 Dakar Rally where he finished a credible 15th place out of 89-car entries on the first day of the tough two-week motor r…

[The Herald] Collin Matiza -ACE Zimbabwean motor racing driver Conrad Rautenbach managed to clear the first stage of the tough 2017 Dakar Rally where he finished a credible 15th place out of 89-car entries on the first day of the tough two-week motor rallying event on Monday.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe