Journalist Smells Sabotage in FAZ’s 5 months Delayed Disciplinary Action

A Copperbelt based journalist has punched holes in the recent delayed rulings by the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) that has redefined the league standings before the close of the season. Clinton Masumba has tabulated how the belated decisions announced … Continued

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A Copperbelt based journalist has punched holes in the recent delayed rulings by the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) that has redefined the league standings before the close of the season. Clinton Masumba has tabulated how the belated decisions announced by Football House has thrown into disarray an almost certain promotion to the Super Division of Kitwe United following a boardroom decision to grant points to Kansanshi Dynamos. Masumba puts in perspective how decisions coming five months late by FAZ threaten the credibility of the game in Zambia. BELOW IS THE FULL POSTING: Kitwe United Soccer fans hurting as boardroom decision drops them to second on the table while Lusaka residents make fun of their Mayor, all in a day! While social media went buzz with pictures of Lusaka Mayor asleep in his comfortable chair, it has been a sad day for some soccer fans around Kitwe. Division One Zone Two, was at the centre stage of controversy as the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) Disciplinary Committee made a ruling that has overturned tables. All eyes have been on Kitwe United and Kansanshi Dynamos as two sides seemed favourites of who qualifies to the super league. Kitwe United had done their home work by beating FQM Roads to go top of the table on 59 points while Kansanshi Dynamos remained second on 57 following a one all draw against Copperbelt Buffaloes over the weekend. Before the weekend games the two sides were tied on 56 points, however there was a ruling in waiting that involved Kansanshi Dynamos and Indeni. On 6th May, 2017, Indeni Football Club beat Kansanshi Dynamos 2-0 but it was discovered that Indeni had used an ineligible player in Mathews Simbeye who was initially registered by Chambishi Football Club. With Kitwe United comfortably waiting to finish business in Luapula against Zesco Luapula, their dream to win promotion now looks shuttered with all their efforts ending to nothing. FAZ Disciplinary Committee made a ruling awarding Kansanshi Dynamos three points via a 3-0 scoreline, a ruling that has seen them go top of the log in division one zone two with a game remaining. The ruling was as expected but the timing was wrong as one of the involved sides is chasing promotion to the super league. Kitwe United fans have been left frustrated as they drop to second while Kansanshi Dynamos fans are in an exciting mode as they await to play Ndola United in their final match at home and a win will see them join Lumwana Radiants in the super league coming from North Western Province. To wait this long to rule over this matter is absolutely unacceptable on the part of the Zambian FA because the impact is beyond unbearable. Further delays have been observed in the super league as FAZ appeals committee has failed to deal with the week one match involving Lusaka Dynamos and Power Dynamos. The poor management of the league gives a clear indication that FAZ need to de-link itself from the management of the league. While Lusaka Residents are unhappy with their Mayor, Kitwe residents are unhappy with the Zambian FA’s delayed ruling! The post Journalist Smells Sabotage in FAZ’s 5 months Delayed Disciplinary Action appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Govt Halts Illegal Gold Mining in Eastern Province

The unacknowledged gold mining activity in Eastern Province has been exposed with government suspending some mining licences in the region. Mines Minister Christopher Yaluma said the government had moved in to close mines in the province that had been illegally … Continued

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The unacknowledged gold mining activity in Eastern Province has been exposed with government suspending some mining licences in the region. Mines Minister Christopher Yaluma said the government had moved in to close mines in the province that had been illegally mining Gold in Eastern Province. Yaluma said that illegal gold mines were operating outside the law forcing government to step in and suspend some licences. The minister said it was aware of illegal gold mining activities in Nyimba, Petauke, Vubwi, Luano and Rufunsa. Illegal mining is common in the Zambian mining industry with investors not declaring some of the minerals mined. The post Govt Halts Illegal Gold Mining in Eastern Province appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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The Renewable Energy, New Coal and Gas-to-Power IPP Programmes in SA – Quo Vadis?

[Daily Maverick] South Africa’s energy sector is at the crossroads in an uncertain and incoherent policy environment caused by the self-induced chaos of the Jacob Zuma administration, with three ministers of energy in 2017 alone, and further political …

[Daily Maverick] South Africa's energy sector is at the crossroads in an uncertain and incoherent policy environment caused by the self-induced chaos of the Jacob Zuma administration, with three ministers of energy in 2017 alone, and further political change likely after the ANC's elective conference in mid-December 2017. By CHRIS YELLAND.

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Principal Agent Network Created to Get ANC Back in Power in Western Cape – Pauw

[News24Wire] Jacques Pauw, author of the book The President’s Keepers , says he has been told the State Security Agency’s (SSA) Principal Agent Network (PAN) was created to get the African National Congress (ANC) back into power in the Western Cape.

[News24Wire] Jacques Pauw, author of the book The President's Keepers , says he has been told the State Security Agency's (SSA) Principal Agent Network (PAN) was created to get the African National Congress (ANC) back into power in the Western Cape.

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Former Nedbank Employee Arrested After Guard Stabbed At Head Office

[News24Wire] A disgruntled former Nedbank employee, who had been fired three years ago, allegedly stormed into the bank’s head office in Sandton and stabbed a security guard, the bank said on Tuesday.

[News24Wire] A disgruntled former Nedbank employee, who had been fired three years ago, allegedly stormed into the bank's head office in Sandton and stabbed a security guard, the bank said on Tuesday.

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Actress Claims She Was ‘Innocent Bystander’ in ‘Eating Cash’ Viral Video

[News24Wire] The SAPS said it was looking into the authenticity of a video reportedly showing actress Jessica Nkosi and another local actress flashing wads of cash with a man.

[News24Wire] The SAPS said it was looking into the authenticity of a video reportedly showing actress Jessica Nkosi and another local actress flashing wads of cash with a man.

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Declassified – Apartheid Profits Singapore – Pretoria’s Gateway to Asia

[Daily Maverick] This is the 15th article in the series, ‘Declassified: Apartheid Profits’. While researching the recently published book Apartheid Guns and Money: A Tale of Profit, Open Secrets collected approximately 40,000 archival documents from 25…

[Daily Maverick] This is the 15th article in the series, 'Declassified: Apartheid Profits'. While researching the recently published book Apartheid Guns and Money: A Tale of Profit, Open Secrets collected approximately 40,000 archival documents from 25 archives in seven countries. This treasure trove contains damning details of the individuals and corporations that propped up apartheid and profited in return. Many of these documents were kept secret until now. Most remain hidden despite South Africa's transition to democra

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Parliament spectacle continues following question on Dev Manraj

[L’Express] The return of Xavier-Luc Duval, leader of the opposition, to parliament after his suspension last week was overshadowed by incidents following a question on Dev Manraj, financial secretary. The controversy was already brewing before the par…

[L'Express] The return of Xavier-Luc Duval, leader of the opposition, to parliament after his suspension last week was overshadowed by incidents following a question on Dev Manraj, financial secretary. The controversy was already brewing before the parliamentary session with amendments made to the question by MP Aadil Ameer Meea.

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