Man Shocked to Learn Brother Is Accused of Cannabalism

[News24Wire] An Estcourt landlord who rented a room to a traditional healer accused of cannibalism was shocked to learn that his younger brother is one of the accused in the case.

[News24Wire] An Estcourt landlord who rented a room to a traditional healer accused of cannibalism was shocked to learn that his younger brother is one of the accused in the case.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

President Salva Kiir Downplays Refugee Crisis

[Deutsche Welle] Juba -The flood of refugees fleeing South Sudan aren’t “a big deal,” says President Salva Kiir in an exclusive interview with DW, adding that many were “chased away by social media” in a conspiracy against his government.

[Deutsche Welle] Juba -The flood of refugees fleeing South Sudan aren't "a big deal," says President Salva Kiir in an exclusive interview with DW, adding that many were "chased away by social media" in a conspiracy against his government.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

Religious Minister Ask Police To Allow Hichilema’s Thanksgiving Prayers

Religious affairs minister Reverend Godfridah Saili yesterday overruled the Zambia Police and asked Lusaka Province police commissioner Nelson Phiri to allow the church to conduct freed UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema’s thanksgiving prayers. The prayers were organised by Pastor Kangwa Chileshe … Continued

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Religious affairs minister Reverend Godfridah Saili yesterday overruled the Zambia Police and asked Lusaka Province police commissioner Nelson Phiri to allow the church to conduct freed UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema’s thanksgiving prayers. The prayers were organised by Pastor Kangwa Chileshe of City of Refuge Ministries in Lusaka. However, police cancelled the meeting that was scheduled for the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Lusaka and summoned the covenor. Pastor Chileshe had wanted to pray for the release of Hichilema who spent four-month detention in jail alongside five others on treason related charges. Pastor Chileshe appeared before the Lusaka Province commissioner Nelson Phiri at Central Police and was advised his prayers could not go ahead. Armed police were deployed to seal off the venue of the proposed thanksgiving service. Later, Phiri phoned Pastor Chileshe and informed him that Rev Sumaili had overruled his decision. “When I called and there was no answer, I said pastor is very annoyed with me today…I got a call from the minister overruling my decision, saying ‘you allow people to go for prayers’ but I said now I gave them already this…probably just like I advised, they push in some notice for some day so that they reconvene,†Phiri told pastor Chileshe according to a recording that has circulated on social media. Pastor Chileshe advised Phiri that he would forward a request to the police tomorrow for permission to hold the thanksgiving prayers. The post Religious Minister Ask Police To Allow Hichilema’s Thanksgiving Prayers appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Malawi Govt Declare Saviour Chishimba Prohibited Immigrant

The Malawian government has declared Zambian opposition leader Saviour Chishimba as a prohibited immigrant. Chishimba was due in the country to deliver a keynote speech at the Transformation Alliance (AT) Anti-Corruption inaugural conference but has been served with a ban. … Continued

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The Malawian government has declared Zambian opposition leader Saviour Chishimba as a prohibited immigrant. Chishimba was due in the country to deliver a keynote speech at the Transformation Alliance (AT) Anti-Corruption inaugural conference but has been served with a ban. Chishimba did not win many friends in the Malawian government having been a lead whistle blower on the infamous Malawi maize scandal dubbed maize gate in the press. Leading South African opposition leader Julius Malema has also been put on the blacklist whilst on a similar mission. BELOW IS CHISHIMBA’S POSTING: SAVIOUR CHISHIMBA (UPP) AND JULIUS MALEMA (EFF) OFFICIALLY DECLARED PROHIBITED IMMIGRANTS IN MALAWI The intelligence report I received this morning has now been confirmed. Attached hereto, is the declaration by the Malawian Government that Julius Malema (EFF) of South Africa and Saviour Chishimba (UPP) of Zambia are prohibited immigrants. I was going to be refused entry for merely going to deliver a keynote address at the Transformation Alliance (AT) anti-corruption inaugural conference. My counterpart, Julius Malama was also invited to be among the speakers. Our resolve to build a Pan African partnership to end all forms of corruption and dictatorship in Africa is unstoppable. The #BringBackOurMoney! anti-corruption crusade is a people’s campaign whose time has come. Each and every thief in Government will pay back every cent that has been stolen from the people. The corrupt PF regime together with all the remaining dictators of Africa must take notice that this battle has been taken to an unstoppable realm. I have become the second political leader, after President Michael Sata of blessed memory, to be declared a Prohibited Immigrant in Malawi without any probable cause. There is no law which prohibits political and business leaders from interacting over the issues that affect the lives of the people. Our founding fathers and mothers worked together, across national boundaries, to conceive our nations in liberty. We, in the UPP, are fully aware of the draconian schemes of the PF regime in collusion with the Government of Malawi to frustrate all forms of partnerships against corruption. The corruption of the PF regime is responsible for all economic woes the people of Zambia are facing. Salaries for public service workers, police and security wings remain the same and yet billions of dollars are leaving our borders through corruption. Let us unite and start mobilising for the birthing of a prosperous corruption-free new Zambia. God bless Zambia! God bless Africa! Saviour Chishimba UPP PRESIDENT The post Malawi Govt Declare Saviour Chishimba Prohibited Immigrant appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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OPINION: Bravo Wada For Including U-20 Stars

Coach Wedson Nyirenda has gone some way in ensuring that he meets soccer fans halfway by acceding to their demands of including U-20 players in the senior national team that will face Algeria on September 2 at Heroes Stadium in … Continued

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Coach Wedson Nyirenda has gone some way in ensuring that he meets soccer fans halfway by acceding to their demands of including U-20 players in the senior national team that will face Algeria on September 2 at Heroes Stadium in Lusaka. Nyirenda has also gone some way by including players that he had side-lined due to disciplinary reasons. The former national team star has brought back Fwayo Tembo, Clatous Chama and Billy Mutale following a public outcry. He has also brought in the U-20 stars in Fashion Sakala, Enock Mwepu, Patson Daka, Emmanuel Banda and Edward Chilufya that has hyped up the fixture against Algeria. Understandably Nyirenda has not been working under the most favourable conditions but has delivered on key targets so far. Nyirenda has qualified the local players to the CHAN tournament and also reached the Cosafa Castle Cup finals with a modest squad. Now with fans never satisfied with his efforts, Nyirenda has budged and given the people their wish to have the U-20 players for the high level World Cup qualifier against Algeria. While we appreciate the hype around these exciting youngsters, it could be a fallacy to imagine they could just be thrown in the deep end of the pool and come out riding in shining armour. It is never quite like that in the game of football especially that any one mistake could kill these youngsters forever. The same band that has been rooting for their inclusion could turn out to boo them. They should be handled very delicately as the call ups could be a make or break moment. The soccer-fan like romanticism with the U-20 story could draw a wedge between the senior players and the youngsters. Otherwise we stand with the Chipolopolo as they prepare for the most crucial five days of their Russia 2018 World Cup campaign facing Algeria on September 2 and 5 respectively. Kudos to Wada for having budged to fan’s wishes and will have the task of mastering the winning formula with a blend of youth and experience. The post OPINION: Bravo Wada For Including U-20 Stars appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Bottom Placed City Fire Chilombo

Bottom placed City of Lusaka has fired their second coach this season after parting ways with Hector Chilombo. Chilombo took over from Elijah Chikwanda in the middle of the first half the season but has also been shown the door. … Continued

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Bottom placed City of Lusaka has fired their second coach this season after parting ways with Hector Chilombo. Chilombo took over from Elijah Chikwanda in the middle of the first half the season but has also been shown the door. City of Lusaka has only won two matches out of 24 matches with, six draws and 16 losses. Below is a statement from City of Lusaka. MEDIA NOTICE: AUGUST 24, 2017 CITY of Lusaka Football Club have parted company with coaches Hector Chilombo and Davy Musole by mutual consent. Chilombo signed a six-month performance- based contract in May with Yamoto. He replaced veteran coach Elijah Chikwanda. We would like to sincerely thank the duo for their services rendered to the club and wish them success in their future endeavours. Italian coaches, Roberto Landi and Peppe Macca, who were engaged early this month will remain in charge of the team as it fights to avoid relegation. On behalf of City of Lusaka Football Club: ALEX BASOPO NJOVU Club Executive Committee Member/Communications Manager 097 7 783261 The post Bottom Placed City Fire Chilombo appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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ANC Lives in Its Own Bubble – Ex Intelligence Minister

[News24Wire] The African National Congress is living within its own “bubble” and it is not honouring the confidentiality of the no confidence vote against President Jacob Zuma, former minister for intelligence services Ronnie Kasrils said on Thursday.

[News24Wire] The African National Congress is living within its own "bubble" and it is not honouring the confidentiality of the no confidence vote against President Jacob Zuma, former minister for intelligence services Ronnie Kasrils said on Thursday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa