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Somizi Arrested After Handing Himself To Police

Somizi Arrested Popular South African entertainer Somizi ‘Somgaga’ Mhlongo was over the weekend granted R 1500 bail after having been arrested when he turned himself in, fresh reports reaching iHarare have revealed. The seasoned entertainer reported to the Sandton police station over the weekend after transport minister Fikile Mbalula opened a case against him on a charge of spreading fake news in line with the Disaster Management Act and lockdown regulations. This follows after Somizi grabbed headlines on Friday when he announced that the country’s nationwide lockdown would be extended by two weeks. He said this just before President Cyril Ramaphosa’s televised national address in which he revealed the very same piece of information. Somizi Arrested. Minister of Transport, Fikile Mbalula ...

Tributes Pour In For Sophie Ndaba

Tributes pour in for Sophie Ndaba after the veteran actress made a comeback to national television on Lockdown!!! Sophie Ndaba made a banging comeback Mzansi is talking about her sterling performance during Lockdown. Her return to the small screen ticked all the right boxes as Mzansi got reminded of her acting prowess and professionalism. Mzansi was reminded of how good Sophie Ndaba is and sent their tributes in honor of her amazing work.  Viewers of the popular weekly Mzansi Magic show, Lockdown, were left begging for more of Sophie Ndaba after she made an appearance as a nurse named Palesa, a broken nurse at Kgotsong Asylum. Lockdown is currently airing season 5 of the all-female cast set at a prison. Sophie Ndaba’s role is her first major role since leaving Generations. She has bee...

Zimbabwe’s shattered economy poses a serious challenge to fighting COVID-19

Hawkers’ stalls in Harare, Zimbabwe, lie deserted following lockdown in a bid to slow down the spread of the coronavirus.EFE-EPA/Aaron Ufumeli Tapiwa Chagonda, University of Johannesburg The COVID-19 pandemic has left Zimbabwe in an extremely difficult situation. As of early April, the number of infections and deaths from the pandemic appeared low, although the available data isn’t necessarily reliable. President Emmerson Mnangagwa announced a 21-day lockdown which began on 30 March, in a bid to contain the spread of the coronavirus. The decree ordered all citizens to stay at home, “except in respect of essential movements related to seeking health services, the purchase of food”, or carrying out responsibilities that are in the critical services sectors. Other measures include the shuttin...

‘Troubled’ Zahara speaks on Alcohol abuse and break up with fiancé

Zahara opens up on alcohol abuse Zahara opens up on alcohol abuse For the most part of last year, South African songstress Zahara hogged headlines for all the wrong reasons, from alcohol addiction to alleged bankruptcy and Debt. Having said that, the Loliwe hit-maker is unfazed by the bad publicity she’s gotten in the past and has revealed that she has come out a better person from all the troubles she has faced. In a recent interview with family magazine, Drum, the songstress opened up on her love life, her struggle with alcohol addiction and the real reason why she broke up with her fiancé. Speaking to the publication she revealed that she is now a changed person and no longer abuses alcohol to escape her sorrows. I love the woman I’ve become.Nothing really bothers me. I have been critic...

‘I Prefer Tendai For My Daughter’ – Actress Who Plays Mai Noku On Wadiwa Wepamoyo Says She Prefers A Man With Money For Noku

Actress Playing Mai Noku On Wadiwa Wepamoyo Says She Prefers Tendai Lee McHoney Who plays Mai Noku Wadiwa Wepamoyo actress, Lee McHoney who plays Mai Noku has said that she prefers the character who plays Tendai as a suitor for her TV daughter  compared to Man Tawa, the underdog guy who everyone is rooting for. Lee McHoney plays the wife of veteran actor Ben Mahaka (famously known as Tom Mbambo on Studio 263) and the two are Noku’ parents. Tadiwa Bopoto who plays Noku Wadiwa Wepamoyo centres around Man Tawa’s (Everson Chieza’s) dreams to be a professional footballer who plays for European club Manchester United who falls in love with the new girl in the hood Nokuthula. Their relationship is the stuff every teenage coupling is made of, with all the fluff, ‘us against the world’ vibe , ...

Generations Actress Letoya Makhene’s Father Gives His Blessing On Her New Relationship After Confessing She Is Now A Lesbian

Letoya Makhene’s Father Gives His Blessing On Her New Lesbian Love Letoya (right) and her new lady love Lebo Generations actress, Letoya Makhene has revealed that her father has given her his unconditional support following her decision to be in a relationship with another woman. Makhene faced a lot of heat after she confirmed she was now in a relationship with Joburg businesswoman Lebo Keswa. Her father, the famous singer, Blondie Makhene is 100% percent behind his daughter and her new partner. Blondie Makhene embraces Letoya and Lebo Said Letoya on her Instagram Dear daddy @realblondiemakhene You said that some would be vicious about my new found love. You also said that they would have YOU to deal with! ☺️ You know how much I’ve dealt with in my journey through life, daddy. How many tim...

Poverty levels rise as COVID-19 hits Zim

The poverty levels in Zimbabwe are likely to worsen as an effect of the COVID-19 global pandemic that has hit world economies resulting in business operations coming to a standstill in most countries. For a country that has most of its citizens working in the informal sector and relying on hand to mouth, the lockdown enforced by government means they are unable to work and provide for their families. In some cases, companies such as Zimbabwe Stock Exchange-listed Simbisa Brands are also laying off some of their workforce in a bid to remain in operation and to ensure they have salaries for their essential workers as business as slowed down. According to latest data released by the Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency (ZimStat), Zimbabwe’s food poverty line for one person in February 2020 was...

‘82% of companies can’t pay more than a month’s salary’

The Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries (CZI) says 82% of local companies can only pay salaries for a month under the lockdown, urging government to lift the restrictions to allow companies to resume limited operations. — newZWire The lockdown was necessary, but its implementation should consider the state of the economy and government’s capacity to bail out companies, CZI said in a report made available Friday. “The implementation of the lockdown should take into consideration the underlying conditions in the economy and the limited fiscal leg-room to rescue industry. Looking at the scenarios in Europe, it shows that they have allowed production including that of non-essential goods to continue except in Italy and Spain,” CZI said. “Considering the above and the importance of making sure...

ZCTU demands US$100 cushion for vulnerable employees

THE Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) has called on government to pay US$100 to vulnerable employees as one of measures to enhance social protection during the COVID-19 lockdown. BY TATIRA ZWINOIRA In proposed recommendations, ZCTU said based on Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency (ZimStat)’s 2019 Labour Force And Child Labour Survey report released last month, 98% of the country’s 14,2 million citizens were vulnerable to direct and indirect shocks of COVID-19. “Scenario 1a uses the food poverty line to benchmark the level of support required to cushion all employed persons (formal and informal), the majority of whom were earning below the poverty datum line. Scenario 1b also targets total employment (formal and informal), and uses the current gazetted minimum wage of $2 500 (US$100...

Malwedhe Hit-Maker King Monada Builds Huge Multi-Million Rand House For Family In The Village

King Monada Builds  Multi-Million Rand House For Family November 15, 2018, Musician Khutso Kgatla, King Monada, with his mother, Thandi Matlala, with the  Ford which he bought for her in Tzaneen, Limpopo. King Monada has now built a multi-million rand house for his family in the village.  PHOTO: ANTONIO MUCHAVE/SOWETAN South African musician King Monada has blessed his family with a huge new multi-million rand house which he built in the village.  The new home is worth R1.5 million. The Sunday World reports that the Malwedhe hitmaker, who is well-known for putting Limpopo’s modem music on the map and flaunting his fancy cars on social media, built the six-bedroomed house opposite his house in Mokgolobotho, a small village without water and electricity outside Tzaneen, L...

Former Uzalo and The Queen Actor Nay Maps Arrested

Actor Nay Maps Arrested in police bust. Former Uzalo top actor and chick magnet Nay Maps has found himself on the wrong side of the law. The popular actor recently found out that he is not above the law. Nay Maps, who now acts as Dingane Khoza on Mzansi Magic’s The Queen, was arrested for breaking the law. Rumour has it Nay Maps thought he was Hamilton Lewis whole cruising in his Mercedes Benz and hit the accelerator hard on a public road in Wierdabrug, outside Tshwane. The long arm of the law caught up with the reckless driver and now he is facing criminal charges for reckless and negligent driving. Nay Maps arrested for speeding. The actor was charged with dangerous and negligent driving An official police document and speed trap images confirmed that that Nay map was doing 182km/hr in a...

What do we do with Zisco Steel?

In the middle of the Second World War in 1942, the Rhodesian Government established the Iron and Steel Company that we now know as ZISCO at Redcliff just 14 kilometres from the town of KweKwe. By 1957 it was producing a quarter of a million tonnes of steel a year and at its peak, production was about 1,2 million tonnes a year. In 1990 its staff exceeded 5000 and it was perhaps the largest industrial undertaking in the country with four wholly owned subsidiaries – the Mining Company BIMCO, Lancashire Steel, Frontier Steel and the Zisco Distribution Centres. Its combined turnover must have exceeded US$1 billion a year. In 1998, in an attempt to revive the company, it borrowed money from a Chinese company and the German Bank KfW GBMH in Frankfurt to update its blast furnace number 4 with a ca...