Alex Magaisa Joins United States Based Institute

Morgan Tsvangirai’s former advisor and Kent Law School’s much respected senior academic Dr Alex Magaisa, known for playing a key role in drafting Zimbabwe’s new constitution as a technical advisor is moving to the United States.

The BSR creator and prolific writer announced the move through his social media pages twitter and facebook on New Year’s Day on Monday.

“Happy New Year!Sometime early last year I was fortunate to receive a fellowship at a US based institute, the National Endowment for Democracy. I should have started in October, but circumstances intervened causing us to postpone it to 2018. I start in March”, he said.

Magaisa said , he will use his temporary move to Washington DC where he will be stationed to craft  a Manual on Fundamental Rights and Freedoms based on Zimbabwe Constitution.

He hopes the manual will be useful for every Zimbabwean national.

He has also promised to publish a book this year based on the compilation of his Big Saturday Read articles backdating to 2015.

” Meanwhile, I hope to travel extensively and meet up with fellow Zimbabweans based in the US”, he added.

 

 

 

 

Three Grace Mugabe Aides Left The Harare Magistrates Court In leg Irons

THREE former Zanu PF officials who were allegedly abducted by the army last week have appeared at the Harare Magistrates Court charged with various offences ranging from corruption, fraud, kidnapping and criminal abuse of office.
Former Finance Minister and Zanu PF secretary for administration Ignatious Chombo, party secretary for youth Kudzai Chipanga and his secretary general Innocent Hamandishe appeared at the courts and claimed that were tortured while in the hands of the army.
Chombo and Chipanga were remanded in custody to 27 November 2017 for their bail applications while Hamandishe was remanded in custody to 8 December 2017.
Chombo appeared before Magistrate Elisha Singano facing charges of fraud, corruption and criminal abuse of office. The charges emanate from the alleged criminal activities that were done between 1997 and 2006.
He was charged with contravening sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act after he abused his office and sold a stand to an Alois Chimeri after conniving with seven other people in 1997 which resulted in the City of Harare losing $900 000.
The former mister was also charged with abusing his officer when he was still minister of Local Government after he corruptly apportioned a piece of land to a company he is a co-director for the development of cluster houses. The State say the piece of land was valued at US$2.7 million.
As a result of the alleged crimes, the total value of the property stolen, according to the State papers, is US$3.6 million.
Chipanga appeared before Magistrate Josephine Sande and was charged with violating the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) for allegedly publishing a false statement prejudicial to the State or causing disaffection among the police force or the defence forces. The charge arise from a press statement that he made at the party’s headquarters on 14 November 2017 where he is alleged to have insulted the Commander of the Defence Forces Constantino Chiwenga.
Hamandishe who is facing six counts of kidnapping and one count of communicating false information or causing disaffection among the security forces appeared before Regional Magistrate Hosea Mujaya who remanded him in custody to 8 December 2017.
His application for refusal of placement on remand on the grounds that he was over detained was dismissed by the magistrate.

BREAKING NEWS:Grace Mugabe Ally Mashayamombe Arrested Outside Harare Hotel

ZANU PF legislator Harare South and close ally of Grace Mugabe, Shadreck Mashayamombe has just been picked up by “intelligence” officers outside the Miekles Hotel.

The three officers, a lady and two gentlemen, forced the MP into an unmarked Toyota double cab before taking off.

The ruling party’s political commissar for Harare Province openly cried as he was whisked away in the unmarked golden vehicle.

The arrest comes a week after the military seized power in a bid to arrest “criminals” around former president Robert Mugabe. number of senior Zanu PF MPs and officials have since fled the country and are in self-imposed exile.

The Harare City Council has been investigating the Harare South MP as it sought to know the amount of land the MP owned in the capital. Mashayamombe has in the past been accused of being a land baron in his Harare South constituency and other parts of the city while using his Zanu PF party card and his close links to grace Mugabe.

Grace Mugabe Winning Zimbabwe Power Struggle As The Crocodile Drowns

Robert Mugabe’s former intelligence chief and Gukurahundi mastermind Emmerson Mnangagwa has been fired from his post as Zimbabwe’s vice president, plunging the troubled Southern African nation into further crisis.

Information Minister Simon Khaya Moyo said Mr Mnangagwa, 75  has been sacked for exhibiting traits of disloyalty, disrespect, deceitfulness and unreliability.

Senate President Edna Madzongwe has been sworn in as acting vice-president, reports Mail and Guardian.

The latest developments come after ambitious Grace Mugabe, leader of the powerful women’s league openly declared war Mnangagwa  on Saturday  during a Presidential Youth Interface Rally in Bulawayo and later on  Sunday when she called him a snake and disloyal cadre who has wanted to topple her husband since 1980.

Mr Mnangagwa  was last month also fired from his post as Minister of Justice after being accused of being accused of using the portfolio to target  political enemies .

Mnangagwa, nicknamed the Crocodile, was a hardliner with close links to Zimbabwe’s security services – and a long-time ally of the president, having worked in Mugabe’s office during the liberation struggle in the 1970s.

In the 1980s , Mnangagwa played an active role in the Gukurahundi massacres, which reportedly claimed over 20 000 lives in Matabeleland and Midlands regions .

Mnangagwa’s sudden demotion is likely to pave the way for Grace Mugabe, the president’s wife, to assume more political power,  after next month’s ruling party conference.