SABC’S Morning Live presenter dies

Vuyo Mbuli
Renowned SABC television and radio presenter Vuyo Mbuli has died in Bloemfontein Hospital.He was 46.Mbuli collapsed while watching rugby match between the Cheetahs and the Reds at Free State stadium on Saturday night.He was treated at the scene before being rushed to the Mediclinic in the city.

A family spokesperson told the SABC that the cause of death has not yet been determined.The family spokesperson requested that the family’s privacy be respected as they try to get to terms with the tragedy.

Mbuli will be greatly missed by his fans on Morning Live which he used to present with Learne Manas and Peter Ndoro on the ground.
He started radio career on SAfm in 1995 when he teamed up with veteran broadcaster Paddy O’Byrne.He has been with Morning Live since its inception in 1999.Over past 13 years he interviwed a wide range of celebrities,politicians and sports personalities.

Vuyo’s last tweet
8mins in the second half.21-6 Cheetars lead.


Nissan Hardbody accident kills 5 on the spot ,injured 9 in Gokwe

accident-zrpFIVE people died on the spot while 9 others were injured when a Nissan Hardbody truck they were travelling in overturned at the 30km peg alomg the Gokwe-Nemangwe road just outside Gokwe Town Centre.
The injured were taken to Gokwe Hospital.Sources said the vehicle which was carrying Veterinary Department Employees failed to negotiate a steep ascent resulting in it rolling backwards and overturning.The truck belonged to Ministry of Agriculture,Mechanism ,and lrrigation Development.
Assistant Midlands Provincial Police spokesperson ,Assistant Emmanuel Mahoko said the accident involved a Nissan truck with 14 passengers on board.
“The truck was being driven by Taingana Nyoni(34) towards Gokwe from Siabuwa when it disengaged started rolling backwards and landed on its back,trapping five passengers”,Mahoko said.
Police identified the deceased as thre women,Ms Kudzai Marian Sibanda,of Goredema Veterinary Dept,Ms Opah Dube,of Copper Queen Veterinary Dept,Ms Tsungai Maturure of Kuwirirana Veterinary Dept and Mr Elia Mashiri(34) of Mutora in Gokwe North and Mr Foster Masiya of Murunguziva Veterinary Dept.
Reports say 9 more people were injured in the accident before being taken to Gokwe South District Hospital.The bodies of the deceased were also taken to Gokwe District Hospital mortuary.
The vehicle was later reported taken to Vehicle Inspection Department(VID) for inspection and further investigation.
In a separate incident 13 Zimbabweans perished when a commuter they were travelling in collided with a broken-down truck near Baobab Toll Plaza in the N1 Musina.
Police Colonel Ronnel Otto said 12 people died on the spot and another one died in Musina Hospital.7 were critically injured.He said they were going home and the taxi was overloaded.
The taxi was carrying 20 passengers including the driver.A cullpable homicide case was opened. Accident

POPE urges nuns not to be ‘old maids’

Pope Francis
POPE Francis urged a gathering of hundreds of nuns in the Vatican yesterday not to be “spinisters” or “old maids” but to act like “mothers” to the faithful.
The Argentinian Pope said despite their vows of chastity,nuns in the Roman Catholic Church still had maternal role to play.
“The odained woman is the mother.She must be a mother and not an old maid.You are mothers like the figures of Mary and the mother church,”he told 800 nuns ,who represented women’s religious orders from more than 70 countries.
He spoke in ltalian, using the word “zitella”,which means old maid or spinister.
“Forgive me if l talk like this but this maternity of consecrated life ,this fruitfulness is important.
“Be mothers,like the images of Mother Mary and the mother church.You are icons of Mary and the church.”
The Pope,76 who was elected in March,also told the lnternational Union of Superior General that nuns should show “obedience”.
Last month he endorsed a report,drawn up under his hard-line predecessor,Pope Benedict XVI,which censured an organisation representing nuns in the US for being overly liberalon issues such as abortion.
The Pope’s endorsement of the report,which criticised the Leadership Conference of Women Religious,ws the first signthat despite his modest,open style,he is likely t prove as much doctrinal conservative as Benedict.
The Vatican wants to overhaul the organisation,the largest umbrella group of American nuns,accusing it of veering from church doctrine on issues such as abortion and gay marriage and of promoting “certain radical femist themes”.

-The Daily Telegraph-

‘Bribe-taking’ police imposter arrested

A WOMAN who pretended to be a police officer to solicit money from foreigners was arrested in Johannesburg yesterday,police said.
Captain Katlego Mogale said the 43 year old woman and an accomplice showed foreigners apolice appointment certificate and demanded their passports .
When they did not produce them,she demanded money from them.
Mogale said she would appear soon in Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court on charges of corruption and impersonating a police officer


NewsDay – Zanu PF, MDCs join hands on new constitution

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THE three parties in the coalition government agreed to amend the Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment 20 Bill (draft constitution) and this will happen today, Constitutional Affairs minister Eric Matinenga said yesterday.

Most Zimbabweans had expected the Bill to sail through the House of Assembly yesterday, while others anticipated little wars between Zanu PF and the MDC parties during the Second Reading Stage yesterday.

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Guardian – Zimbabwe: Solomon Madzore denies calling Robert Mugabe ‘limping donkey’

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Incarceration of opposition party’s youth president is sign of president’s desperation, says Movement for Democratic Change

An opposition youth leader arrested for allegedly calling the Zimbabwean president, Robert Mugabe, a “limping donkey” who should be put out to pasture is to spend a second week behind bars.

Solomon Madzore, president of the youth wing of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), denies using the description of the 89-year-old leader and claims the charge was trumped up by police loyal to Mugabe’s Zanu-PF party.

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Cricinfo – Zimbabwe openers put chase on course

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25 overs Zimbabwe 123 for 1 (Sibanda 41*, Raza 32*) need 125 runs to beat Bangladesh 247 for 9 (Mahmudullah 75*, Nasir 63)
Live scorecard and ball-by-ball details

Zimbabwe sprinted to 123 for 1 after 25 overs in the third and deciding ODI against Bangladesh in Bulawayo. They need another 125 runs to win their first ODI series in two years.

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