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Robert Mugabe finally buried in hometown of Kutama

Zimbabwe’s former President Robert Mugabe has been laid to rest in his hometown rural village of Kutama. The former President who died at the age of 95 was interred at his Kutama Mission homestead in Zvimba alongside his late mother, Bona, and brothers — Albert and Donato. The burial of Mugabe’s body delayed after a state funeral was held on September, 14 because of the row over his resting place. The Zimbabwean government had insisted that the remains of the ex-President be interred at the Heroes Acre – a national…

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Zimbabwe’s Mugabe will now be buried in hometown

The family of former Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe has said he will now be buried in his hometown of Zvimba following a row with the government. The body of Mr. Mugabe aged 95 has not been buried after his funeral was held on September, 14 because of the row over his resting place. The Zimbabwean government had insisted that the remains of the ex-President be interred at the Heroes Acre – a national monument and burial ground. But the family has opposed the decision, insisting that was not the wish…

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Zambia: Community pressure halts wild animal captures

Local communities in Zambia have reportedly prevented the capture of wild animals from South Luangwa National Park. These communities also helped in stopping the transfer of these animals to private game ranches where they would most likely become victims of trophy hunts. According to a statement from International wildlife charity Born Free, a recent letter exposed on social media, Zambia’s former Minister of Tourism and Arts Dr Charles Banda gave permission for the capture of 35 buffalo in South Luangwa National Park. The minister also gave permission for the transfer of these animals…

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South Africa’s Zulu King wants rapists castrated

A prominent monarch in South Africa, the Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini has proposed that convicted rapists are castrated. He believes that is the best way to end the wave of rape cases in the rainbow nation. Local news outlet IOL news quoted the monarch as saying that his proposal “would end this thing (rape). “This should be done in a way that would show the world that the Zulu nation does not tolerate this shame,” he said to his subjects at a celebration on Tuesday. The king said the castration…

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#Umjolowithazola: The hashtag helping South Africans find love

Finding a life partner or lover has evolved tremendously across generations and centuries. Often people have to find love by meeting face to face with potential suitors. But with the emergence of digital media platforms finding love has taken a whole new format. In South Africa, a social media personality launched a hashtag called #Umjolowithazola to help people find lovers. The hashtag trends “every Sunday from morning till late and it’s a platform for everyone who is genuinely seeking partners,” the originator, Azola Mlota told Africa Feeds. What twitter users…

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PHOTOS: Prince Harry and Meghan in South Africa for royal tour

Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan are in South Africa for a royal tour. This is the first time the royal couple are embarking on an official overseas tour with four-month-old son, Archie. On Monday the couple visited a women and children’s centre in Nyanga township. Meghan told those gathered at the centre that “I am here with you as a mother, as a wife, as a woman, as a woman of colour and as your sister.” She was also concerned about violence against women and girls. Meghan joined dancers…

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Zimbabwe’s ex-President Mugabe died of cancer

The cause of death of Zimbabwe’s former President Robert Mugabe has been revealed by the current President, Emmerson Mnangagwa. Mugabe is reported to have died from cancer after his chemotherapy treatment was stopped. Local state-run Herald newspaper quoted his successor Emmerson Mnangagwa as saying that “In fact, when we discussed about the issue, it turned out that treatment had stopped. He told Zanu PF supporters in New York that “doctors had stopped treatment, chemotherapy, one, because of age and also because the cancer had spread and it was not helping…

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Zimbabwe: Abducted doctor found but disoriented

A leader of a doctors’ union in Zimbabwe, Peter Magombeyi who was abducted a few days ago has now been found. Local media reported that Peter Magombeyi was left near the capital by his abductors but in a disorientated state. He is however in good health, according to a doctor colleague who spoke to the BBC. His colleague doctors and other union officials had feared for his life. They had suspected he could have been abducted by the security forces. They staged a protest this week and stayed away from…

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Food donations for ‘hungry Zimbabweans left to rot’

Thousands of dollars worth of food donations have been left to rot in warehouses in Zimbabwe. According to reports, the food items were meant for victims of recent deadly Cyclone that ripped the country and others in Southern Africa. Herald newspaper reports that some of the items left to rot include flour, sugar beans and corn. They were donated when Cyclone Idai devastated parts of southern Africa earlier this year. Despite the country appealing for help to feed the thousands of hungry citizens, much of the donated food was never…

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SA’s Ndlovu Youth Choir miss out on America’s Got Talent title

South Africa’s Ndlovu Youth Choir could not win the ultimate prize at this year’s America’s Got Talent show. The highly talented choir could not make it to the top five despite putting up a great performance on Wednesday. The title was won by US singer Kodi Lee, who walked away with the $1m prize money. The Ndlovu Youth Choir from South Africa’s Limpopo province has their unique African cultural touch to their performances. [embedded content] “Our AGT journey may have come to an end but this is only the beginning. We are…

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