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Opposition party in Eastern province welcomed President Lungu’s action to propose MMD candidate for president Rapheal Nakachinda

The president Edgar Lungu showed gesture of good will in relation to party MMD when appointed the candidate for president from opposition Rapheal Nakachinda as the member of parliament. Nakachinda will hold a position of Mutati dismissed from the post earlier, and whose appointment in parliament was cancelled by the president. MMD vice president for politics Reuben Mtolo Phiri said...

Newtown AMPD creative hub aims to empower upcoming musicians

Old Mutual has opened a state-of-the art walk-in creative hub in Newtown, Johannesburg, in an effort to equip upcoming artists with the necessary tools to conquer the industry. The studio comes with a coffee shop, a VIP lounge, presentation rooms and co-working stations. SADC News spoke to Bandile Mngoma, manager of sponsorship and events at Old Mutual, and he said they...

Malawi Reserve Bank manager investigated for fraud

The Reserve Bank of Malawi (RBM) has launched investigations into its Manager (financial operations) Charles Mchakulu after audit results revealed that about K340 million has been stolen. The probe by the central bank included other law enforcing agencies like the Fiscal Police and Finance Intelligence Agency (FIA).   Mbane Ngwira RBM spokesperson said, “K340 million is suspected to have been stolen.” Ngwira...

Botswana to reconsider lifting travel bans against Malema and Bushiri

Botswana’s Directorate of Intelligence and Security Services (DIS) director-general Peter Magosi said a report on the assessment of restrictions would be presented. This could see Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema, and Malawian prophet Shepard Bushiri’s travel bans in the country removed. The pair, together with lawyer and EFF Chairperson Dali Mpofu, Korean-American actor Rick Yune and British Human Rights...

“I am not an albino. I am a person with albinism” – Simba Gozo

Today is World Albinism Day and popular model and motivational speaker, Simba Gozo, lent his voice to the #ICanBe albinism campaign to help end the stigma around the condition in Africa. This year’s theme for World Albinism Day is “Still Standing Strong” and Gozo is one of the people with albinism who is indeed standing strong. He defied the odds...

Zimbabwean man linked to illegal mining gunned down in Limpopo

On Tuesday a Zimbabwean national, Frank Joe Moyo who is allegedly linked to illegal mining was shot dead while paying some of his illegal miners in Tanzeen. Police spokesperson Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe told the media that Moyo was shot dead at 7:30pm. "It is alleged that a 41-year-old man, was coming from the Carnival City in Gauteng and arrived at a...

Joburg “Bad Buildings” raid: over 100 people questioned, 25 arrested

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https://youtu.be/7PVLy27OGrs On Wednesday, a joint operation conducted by the police, Johannesburg Metro Police Department, Ekurhuleni Metro Police Department, SAPS, Midvaal traffic police and a security company yielded 25 arrests. The authorities raided "hijacked" and problem buildings in Hillbrow and the Johannesburg CBD, so the raid was code-named Operation Bad Buildings. According to Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba, this issue is a major...

Youth Day weekend celebrations 2019

The Youth Day weekend is perfect way for one to either relax or be part of celebrations that not only pay tribute to the fallen students of 1976 but also raise awareness about the issues that still affect the youth, even post democracy. Youth Celebration with “Walking tall” – Wits Johannesburg (17 June 2019) In celebration of Youth Day, the Origins...

#WorldBloodDonorDay: Donate blood to save a life

Every year World Blood Donor Day is celebrated on the 14th of June and this year the South African National Blood Service (SANBS) has highlighted the need to maintain a stable supply of healthy and safe blood. The SANBS has urged all South Africans to donate blood to save a life. Speaking to SADC News SANBS Chief Marketing Officer Silungile Mlambo...

MDC Alliance supporters jeer Khupe, again

MDC-T leader Dr Thokozani Khupe yesterday condemned the rowdy behaviour by MDC-Alliance supporters after they jeered her during the funeral procession of Vimbai Tsvangirai-Java who was buried in Harare yesterday. This was after the director of ceremonies acknowledged the presence of Dr Khupe at Glen Forest Memorial Park where the body of Mrs Tsvangirai-Java was laid to rest. The acknowledgement...

Kenyan MP taken into custody after slapping a female lawmaker

A Kenyan member of parliament (MP), Rashid Kassim was arrested after he slapped a female saying she did not allocate funds to the group of people he shares political interests. The attack took place in the parliamentary carpark in Nairobi and a video tearful Fatima Gedi bleeding from her mouth was posted on social media. It was reported that Kassim assaulted...

Truck drivers plan shutdown on Madiba’s birthday

The case between truck owners and driver is set to take place on the 18 of July, at the Pietermaritzburg High Court. Truck divers represented by the All Truck Drivers Foundation (ATDF) alleges that truck owners represented by the Positive Frieght Solution (PFSF) hired foreign nationals as truck drivers instead of qualified South African drivers, but the PFSF have denied...

Tobacco price drop worsen Zimbabwe’s economic condition

Halfway through the selling season, Zimbabwe has been hit by a sudden drop in its price of tobacco. The price of tobacco is now at about 37% lower than last year, this comes at a time where inflation could hit 100% by the end of this year. This recent development is a huge blow for a country that is already...