Ugandan newspaper publishes names list of prominent homosexuals


Just a day after the Ugandan President signed the anti-gay bill into law, a newspaper in the country The Red Pepper newspaper today published 200 names of prominent gay men and women in Uganda. Amongst those listed includes a catholic priest, a rap artiste as well as a prominent gay rights activist, Pepe Julien Onziema.

The list which appeared with the title Exposed, has generated great concern as it appears as a way of witch-hunting the gay community in Uganda. The list contained the names of those that were already known to be gay as well as those who have led a private gay life.
This isn't the first time this will happen in Uganda. In 2011, a list of prominent gays in Uganda was released by a Ugandan tabloid in which the editor asked for them to be Hanged. This unfortunately led to the gruesome murder of one of the country's gay right activists, David Kato.
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Telegram android fasts feels in gap of Whatsapp acquired by Facebook, for its good privacy

Since What's was acquired by Facebook , people have been worried about there privacy. Telegram Android came to rescue and in the past few days it has been downloaded 8million times.

The application has same interface like Whatsapp, but it has extras like be able to do the following :

* attach documents
* Chat secretly so that no one knows you are logged on. (This part will make it popular with cheaters )

Download it from google play and Enjoy!
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Embattled Cuthbert Dube seeks ZIFA re-election


ZIMBABWE Football Association (Zifa) incumbent president Cuthbert Dube is seeking another mandate to run the association and will submit his name when the nomination opens on February 28.

While Dube was not immediately available for comment yesterday, impeccable sources said he had already laid the groundwork in his bid to be re-elected.

“He is seeking re-election. Why not? He will be submitting his papers when nomination opens on February 28,” a source close to Dube told NewsDay Sport yesterday. The source said this during a familiarisation tour of the Zifa Village and Conference Centre in Mount Hampden yesterday afternoon.

Dube did not attend the familiarisation tour, but vice-president Ndumiso Gumede was in attendance together with representatives from Zifa affiliates. Friends of the Warriors and various companies who have been supporting the Warriors during the African Nations Championships (Chan) tournament such as Air Zimbabwe, South African Airways, CBZ Bank, Mr T 35, Lighmart Transport and Boreholes and Weldmax Engineering and Hardware also sent their representatives and were taken on a tour by the Zifa vice-president.

Gumede said: “We are proud of what we have achieved under the Cuthbert Dube-leadership. The construction of the Zifa Village goes back to 2000. It was a youth development project and we had targeted 70 schools around the country.

“Fifa has been financing the construction of this project and they are very happy with the way we have handled the funds for this project. The money never came through to us directly. We put the construction to tender.

“We are all eligible to run for another term because our constitution allows us to contest for two terms. But whoever is going to take over should carry the vision forward,” said Gumede.
Gumede, a member of the Caf Appeals Board committee, told the media last week that he would not be standing.

The Zifa vice-president then led the familiarisation tour of the Zifa Village whose aim was to afford the football stakeholders and all Zifa affiliates to familiarise themselves with various prestigious and innovative projects at the Zifa Village which include the new artificial turf
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Corpses rotting in Bulawayo after long power blackout

THE United Bulawayo Hospitals (UBH) has gone without electricity for close to a week after an electrical fault disrupted supplies putting patients’ lives at risk.
The referral hospital is relying on generators to power emergency and critical wards such as the maternity, intensive care unit (ICU) and theatre. Patients were being served cold food and relied on candles and torches in wards where there was no generator powered lighting.

Hostels housing student nurses have also not been spared. UBH chief executive officer (CEO) Nonhlanhla Ndlovu confirmed the blackout and blamed this on aging underground electric cables which she said needed replacing.

“There is an electrical fault, but it’s not a Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (Zesa) fault,” she said.“The fault is in our underground cables that need replacing. The cables are old and we are working flat out to restore electricity to the whole hospital.”

Zesa southern regional manager Lovemore Chinaka told Southern Eye that the UBH blackout was not the fault of Zesa but the hospital itself. “The fault is not on the Zesa network, but the UBH network,” Chinaka said yesterday.

He said Zesa supplied bulk electricity to UBH which then distributes the power on its own network to various departments.When Southern Eye visited UBH yesterday, patients and nurses painted a dire situation at the institution.

The nurses said almost everything was dysfunctional at the hospital without power and they were worried that things could get worse as it was dangerous for them to work in the dark.
Some hospital officials said that corpses were rotting at the mortuary and the institution was advising relatives of the deceased that they should take their bodies to private funeral parlours because of the electricity issue.

Bodies could be seen being taken out of the hospital mortuary for private funeral parlours in the city yesterday afternoon. “The situation is unbearable and we don’t even know when the situation will normalise with power being restored,” said one nurse.

Patients in a critical condition are being discharged and new arrivals referred to Mpilo Hospital.

Another nurse said the hospital’s basement was filled with water, adding that it could be one of the reasons the electric cables had failed. The nurse said the drainage system was so poor and the hospital was failing to drain the water.

“One could walk from the main hospital to the hostels and Richard Morris Hospital underground in the basement when things were functioning well, but because of the flooding and lack of lighting, it is no longer being used,” said the nurse.

However, the CEO denied that the entire hospital was affected insisting that electricity was available at the critical departments like the ICU, theatre and mortuary to prevent bodies from decomposing.
“The cable that needs replacing is called a 4-core PVC cable and is not readily available.

“Luckily we have found a company that has promised to source the cable for us and restore electricity to the whole institution. “We hope by next week, the whole hospital will be having electricity,” said Ndlovu. She declined to reveal the name of the company the hospital had contracted to replace the malfunctioning cables and restore power.

A search showed that a 4-core PVC cable is designed for electricity mains at buildings and it works as a conductor or insulator to withstand water resistance; bedding to provide a protective boundary between inner and outer layers of the cable; armour to provide mechanical protection to withstand higher stresses and a sheath to hold all components of the cable together and provide additional protection from external stresses.
The blackout at an institution that is a referral for patients from Matabeleland South, the Midlands and Masvingo piles pressure on the hospital that relies on fundraising activities to remain afloat because of low budgetary allocations from national Treasury.
UBH is also faced with shortages of drugs.
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Bizarre: Pastor gives go ahead on NUDE worship

A church in the US state of Virginia has taken the bizarre decision to allow its congregation to attend services in the nude.

Pastor Allen Parker, the leader of White Tail Chapel in the town of Southampton, said he came to the decision to allow naked worship after concluding the clothing requirements of other churches were overly 'pretentious', and decided his own flock should be free to forgo such materialism if they desire.

He believes he is in good company too, claiming many of the most important moments in the Bible happened while the protagonists were nude, including Jesus' crucifixion and resurrection.

Speaking to CNN, Mr Parker said: 'When he [Jesus] was born he was naked, when he was crucified he was naked and when he arose he left his clothes in the tomb and he was naked.'

Mr Parker is believed to have drawn at least some of his opinions on nudity from the book of Genesis, in which Adam and Eve were originally described as 'both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed'.

It was only after sinfully eating forbidden fruit from the Tree of Knowledge that Adam and Even are said to have seen their nudity as shameful, at which point they sowed fig leaves into loincloths.

Although the church allows worshipers to attend services fully naked, many have decided they would rather continue to attend fully clothed, particuarly when in mid-winter, while others opt to just reveal their breasts or genitals.

The idea is that nudity is 'the great equaliser', reminding all those gathered in the church that they are simple human beings and that, beneath any personal wealth or glamorous outward appearance, they are all more of less the same beneath the clothing.

'There’s not a feeling that you have to be better than one another, physically. We’re humans, we have scars, we have what we have. It’s learning to love and accept that,' Mr Parker says.
And the pastor leads the church by example, standing in his pulpit without a scrap of clothing as he reads stories from the Bible to the faithful gathered in his small rural church.
The nudity is not restricted purely to preaching, however.
Several couples have recently been married in fully nude services, in which all members of both families are encouraged to shed their clothing before the couple take their vows.
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Bulawayo sex slave boss jailed

A BULAWAYO woman who turned her 14-year-old maid into a sex slave will spend the next four years in prison.
Magistrate Gladmore Mushove yesterday found Esther Precious Moyo, 23, of Magwegwe North, guilty of forcing the teenager – who had arrived in Bulawayo from Bubi seeking employment – into prostitution.

The magistrate said evil Moyo, who admitted in court she was a prostitute, had “taken advantage of the 14-year-old girl’s misfortune” to carry out the abuse. The magistrate jailed Moyo for five years, but suspended one year conditionally.

Mushove said three witnesses who testified against Moyo were “credible”. Moyo – who has a nine-month-old baby – had wasted the court’s time denying the allegations, the magistrate added.

“In assessment of the sentence, the court considered that she is a first female offender with three minor children.”

Mushove said Moyo had abused the girl by forcing her to have sex with several men, exposing her girl to HIV/Aids. A medical report submitted to the court showed that during her forced sexual encounters with numerous men, the victim had suffered several injuries on her hymen, which was torn.

The report, however, showed that the girl was HIV negative pending further tests after three months. Prosecuting, Tarisai Mutarisi said between January 18 and February 2 this year, Moyo took the girl to brothels, night clubs, bars and lodges around Bulawayo.

After taking money from several men, she forced her to engage in sexual activities with them and threatened to assault her if she resisted. The girl, who had not started her menstrual cycle, started bleeding after Moyo forced her to sleep with a much older man at a city night spot.
But Moyo did not bother to buy her sanitary pads and left her bleeding until shop keepers at a flea market noticed her and inquired, sparking a police investigation.
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Police Arrest Air Zim Boss

Grace Pfumbidzayi
Air Zimbabwe Private Limited company secretary Grace Nyaradzo Pfumbidzayi has been arrested on six counts of fraud and one of criminal abuse of duty as a public officer for allegedly swindling the airline of more than €5 895 695 and US$1 298 827. Chief police spokesperson Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba yesterday confirmed the arrest of Pfumbidzayi (48).
“Pfumbidzayi is facing six counts of contravening Section 136 of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act (Fraud) where Air Zimbabwe allegedly suffered an actual prejudice of US$1 298 827,88 and €5 895 695,90,” she said.
“She is also facing allegations of contravening section 174 (1) (a) of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act Chapter 23, ‘Criminal abuse of duty as a public officer’.”
Pfumbidzayi was still assisting police with investigations last night.
Snr Asst Comm Charamba said Pfumbidzayi would appear in court as soon as investigations have been completed.
Airzim officials have not been happy with the police’s inaction after receiving a criminal report on the alleged multi-million US-dollar fraud last year.
The report was made on December 28 last year along with a copy of a forensic audit report on Airzim’s doggy aviation insurance dealings that cost the airline over US$10 million over a four-year period between 2009 and 2013.
Pfumbidzayi was implicated in an audit report compiled by BCA Forensic Auditors on the national airline last year.
The report, which was handed over to the then Airzim board chairman Mr Ozias Bvute, recommended Pfumbidzayi’s arrest together with acting chief executive Innocent Mavhunga, human resources manager Oswald Madziwa, finance, administration manager Ms Patience Tichagwa and strategy and economics boss Mr Norbert Machingauta.
Acting general manager Mr Nicholas Mujere, former finance and corporate services manager Mr Oswell Matore, as well as Mr Givemore Nderere (Navistar Insurance Brokers managing director), Mr Vukile Hlupo (Navistar director) and Mr Orton Mawire (Navistar finance director and company secretary) were also cited for criminal investigation.
Pfumbidzayi’s arrest came barely a week after the airline’s disciplinary tribunal chaired by Harare lawyer Mr Wellington Pasipanodya of Manase and Manase found that she was guilty of fraud and acting contrary to her contract of employment; and just hours after The Herald reported that Airzim had reported the matter to the police last year.
She now awaits her penalty on the labour case. Disciplinary hearings are civil matters using the balance of probability rule and are not criminal hearings.

Pfumbidzayi committed the offences while she was company secretary responsible for the insurance portfolio.
She was responsible for administration of the portfolio, involving drafting, and reviewing of contracts and other related documents.
It was also part of her duties to undertake research and give appropriate legal opinion before contracts were signed or rejected.
The tribunal, basing its findings on the audit report, found her guilty of authorising payments made to Navistar Insurance Brokers without ensuring that the amounts charged were as specified in the insurance contracts from the international insurance broker.
It was established that Pfumbidzayi played a pivotal role in facilitating that the airline pay inflated amounts to Navistar between 2009 and 2013, resulting in the airline losing €4 461 672.
According to the report, Pfumbidzayi also appointed Navistar as Airzim’s aviation insurance brokers on March 18, 2009 without following the procedures prescribed by law and company policy.
In addition, Pfumbidzayi authorised payment of a fraudulent invoice valued at US$142 300 from Navistar, thereby prejudicing the already struggling airline.
Pfumbidzayi, according to the papers, was part of a fraudulent transaction that saw her authorising debit notes from Navistar amounting to US$1 062 370,52 for aviation insurance cover for two A320 Airbuses from November 2011 to April 3, 2012.
But auditors found that the Airbuses in question had not yet been bought and that they were only received in January and July 2012.
The forensic audit report also found that Pfumbidzayi failed to ensure the remittance of the annual hangar property damages premiums amounting to US$205 269,80 to Altfin Insurance.
In addition, she failed to insure the hangar property for the period stretching from April 1, 2010 to March 31 of the same year.
Pfumbidzayi was also found to be part of a fraudulent transaction in which €713 921,04 was released by the airline to pay insurance cover for three MA60 aircraft to Navistar when the planes were already covered by Colemont Insurance Brokers’ debit notes.
The tribunal yesterday heard the case of finance and administration manager Mrs Patience Tichagwa, who is facing 16 fraud counts involving US$3 814 854,44 and acting inconsistent with the fulfilment of her contract of employment.
The tribunal is expected to deliver judgement in respect of Mrs Tichagwa soon.
On Tuesday, the same tribunal postponed to Thursday next week hearing the case in which Mr Madziwa is charged with theft and fraud charges involving US$2 671 607,20.
He is also charged with gross incompetence or inefficiency, and acting contrary to his employment contract.
Air Zimbabwe acting chief executive Mr Innocent Mavhunga on Monday stormed out of the disciplinary proceedings in protest, leaving the panel to conduct the hearing in his absence.
Mr Mavhunga is accused of theft and fraud involving US$11 460 448.
He is also charged with acting inconsistently with the fulfilment of his contractual obligations, as well as gross incompetence or inefficiency in performing his duties.
The tribunal is also expected to deliver the judgement on Mr Mavhunga.
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Gumbura porn trial in disarray

THE trial of three wives of convicted rapist Robert Martin Gumbura and their alleged five accomplices accused of photographing themselves naked yesterday reached fever pitch after the magistrate and prosecutor locked horns over a court ruling annulling police statements.
Prosecutor Mr Michael Reza notified the court of his intention to apply for a review of the court proceedings. This came after provincial magistrate Mr Douglas Chikwekwe ruled that he would not allow the warned and cautioned statements to be produced in court because they cast doubt.

“From the onset, the person who claims to be the investigating officer (Detective Constable Tariro Rangwani) monitored proceedings. Her conduct was unethical and unorthodox for a police officer. She recorded her own statements after listening to the defence of the accused and the evidence of Detective Sengwe, that is doing investigative prosecution,” he said.

The matter proceeded to the main trial, where Mr Reza and defence counsel Ms Rekai Maposa squared off after the former attempted to produce evidence through the disputed investigating officer.

Ms Maposa objected to the production of the naked photographs through Det Cst Rangwani. “This witness is not the investigating officer unless the State intends to override the court’s decision,” she said.

The court took a brief adjournment and Mr Chikwekwe upheld Ms Maposa’s objection and told the State that he could produce his evidence through Det Cst Memory Zvenyika whom the court believe is the investigating officer. Mr Reza would not have any of that as he communicated his intention to apply for a review of the proceedings.

“With all due respect this is an injustice. Det Cst Zvenyika will not be able to produce evidence only known by the investigating officer Det Cst Rangwani. “She was only a witness and cannot testify,” he said.

Mr Chikwekwe stood by his ruling and told the State that he would not allow the witness unless Mr Reza wanted him to overturn his decision. “The State is to make a formal application for review of the proceedings and the matter is remanded to February 21,” he said.

Choice Neganje (32), Amadeus Mutakwa (32), Rutendo Sekai Mandiya (28), Pamera Kandawire (27), Runyararo Musvovi (27), Veronica Mbanga (27), Tendai Kwatara (34) and Moreblessing Takawira (35) are facing charges of contravening the Censorship and Entertainment Control Act.
The women disowned statements recorded by the police, the contents of the statements, the signatures, the police officer who recorded the statement and the lawyer, Mr Emmanuel Samundombe, who was alleged to be present.
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Gwanda Town Clerk earns 16K

Gwand council’s top five executives pocket up to $65,000 per month in total with the Town Clerk Gilbert Mlilo getting about $16,000 with allowances.

Mlilo earns nearly double the salary of his Bulawayo counterpart Middleton Nyoni whose earns $9,000 per month. Abednico Ncube, the Minister of State for Provincial Affairs in Matabeleland South, called for urgent action to deal with the rot. “We’re very worried because the council has problems in paying its workers and water, yet a few individuals award themselves such salaries. We’re not happy as residents especially in relation to water bills,” said Ncube.

“We’re very concerned about the state of affairs in the municipality and we don’t know if Minister Ignatius Chombo will be happy about this.” He said the town’s top management was taking advantage of the fact that councillors were still new in office. Illustrating the gap in salaries, Gwanda’s general workforce and middle grade managers – who are owed four months’ salaries as management claims there is no money – account for a combined $87,000 per month.“Some people are just acting wily-nilly,” said Cde Ncube. “You find that these salaries started with MDC councillors because they were not concerned about development of the town. Action has to be taken because at the moment the council owes Zinwa a lot of money.”

Mlilo’s basic pay stands around $6,700 and gets to $16,000 with allowances. Gwanda mayor Councillor Knowledge Ndlovu said councillors were not aware of the salary schedule since they came into office last year.

“I cannot confirm the figures off hand but it is true the highest paid gets about $16,000 per month. We didn’t know about this because we had not requested to see the schedule of salaries until the government ordered that and Gwanda is not an exception,” said Clr Ndlovu.

He confirmed council was four months behind in paying salaries. Clr Ndlovu said councillors would wait for government direction on the way forward, saying they have forwarded the salary schedule for scrutiny.

While top managers gobble the bigger chuck of the council’s revenue, ordinary councillors get allowances of about $200 while chairpersons of committees and the mayor get about $210 and $240 per month.
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