Nelson Chamisa Evokes 1972 Wankie Coal Mine Disater As Stage Collapses During Rally

MDC Alliance presidential candidate Mr Nelson Chamisa and a group of his party’s aspiring council candidates for Hwange Local Board and Hwange Central MP Fortune Mguni fell on the podium at a rally in Hwange this afternoon.

Mr Chamisa, who had just finished addressing his party’s supporters at Hwange Old Grounds in Number 1, joked about the incident saying the fall symbolised how Zanu-PF will collapse at the hands of the MDC Alliance during the forthcoming elections.“

This is how Zanu-PF will fall in the election,” he briefly said amid laughter by his supporters.
After giving his speech, Mr Chamisa invited the aspiring councilors and MP designate Mr Mguni to join him on the stage so he could introduce them to the crowd.

The Wankie coal mine disaster took place on 6 June 1972 when a series of underground explosions occurred at the Wankie No.2 colliery in Rhodesia. With 426 fatalities, it remains the deadliest mine accident to date in the country’s history

Grace Mugabe’s Son Faces Eviction Over $65 801 Unpaid Rent Bill

The stepson of Zimbabwe’s former President Robert Mugabe is facing eviction from his home over claims he failed to pay rent for over three years.

Businessman Russell Goreraza, who is Grace Mugabe’s son from her first marriage, is accused of owing his landlords $65,801 in rent arrears for the property in the capital Harare’s upmarket suburb of Highlands.

Lawyers for the property’s owners – the Zimbabwe National Family Planning Council – have applied to the High Court to evict Mr Goreraza. In their legal application their lawyers state:

“The claim is for the eviction of the defendant (Goreraza) and all those claiming occupation through him and payment of the sum of $65,801 being arrear rentals payable between the parties.

“In breach of terms of agreement, the defendant failed to pay rentals from March 2015 to March 2018. Despite demands, the defendant failed to, refused or neglected to pay the arrear rentals.”