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Video: Farmers, vendors & poverty at Tobacco Floors

We take you through, in video, the daily life at Zimbabwe’s tobacco auction floors.

After the hustle of growing their crop, tobacco farmers end their journey at the auction floors. It is at the floors, like Tobacco Sales Floors in Harare, where vendors, sex workers and other business people gather to sell their products to the poor farmers, who often end up being shortchanged, robbed, or conned.

We give you in pictures, what happens at the floors.
PRODUCED BY SHEPHERD TOZVIREVA & TAPIWA ZIVIRA

ALSO: WATCH IN PICTURES, THE DAILY LIFE AT THE TOBACCO SALES FLOOR

Pictures: A day in the life of a tobacco farmer

VIEW PICTURES: After the hustle of growing their crop, tobacco farmers end their journey at the auction floors. It is at the floors, like Tobacco Sales Floors in Harare, where vendors, sex workers and other business people gather to sell their products to the poor farmers.

We give you in pictures, what happens at the floors.

A man showcases some of the products they sell at the TSF.

A man showcases some of the products they sell at the TSF.

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A woman cooks food at makeshift market place at the Tobacco Sales Floors. She and other vendors target farmers who spend days, if not weeks, waiting for their tobacco to be auctioned.

A woman cooks food at makeshift market place at the Tobacco Sales Floors. She and other vendors target farmers who spend days, if not weeks, waiting for their tobacco to be auctioned.

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A child sits on a heap of hessian sacks that vendors sell to tobacco farmers at the Tobacco Sales Floor.

A child sits on a heap of hessian sacks that vendors sell to tobacco farmers at the Tobacco Sales Floor.

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VIDEO: The 2017 state of Harare CBD

We take you through the streets of Harare, and get you to watch the state of the Sunshine City in 2017.

From spike-wielding traffic police officers on street corners, to vendors and their carts everywhere.

We also show you ‘money-changers’ and flea marketeers and more. This is just part one. Wednesday next we will show you more of Harare in our part two.
Produced by Tapiwa Zivira and Shepherd Tozvireva

Pictures: State brutality at Uhuru celebrations

President Robert Mugabe had just made his address to mark the 37th anniversary of Zimbabwe’s Independence Day where – as usual- he harped on about how under his leadership, the country had accorded the due freedoms to the people of Zimbabwe.

Outside the stadium, it was a different story as a members of the army, police and National Youth Service, popularly known as the Border Gezi youths brutalised people who were attempting to enter the stadium.

Our photographer, Aaron Ufumeli captured the moments, and ended up being a victim of the brutality for taking pictures , a job he is duly accredited to do under Zimbabwean laws.

The army, police and Border Gezi youths randomly assaulted people, disregarding the presence of children.

The army, police and Border Gezi youths randomly assaulted people, disregarding the presence of children.

A beverages vendors was also victimised for merely doing his job.

A beverages vendors was also victimised for merely doing his job.

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1-one of the victims an ice cream vendor lies on the tarmac with blood oozing (2)

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In Pictures: The anti-Kasukuwere demo in Bindura

Kkkkkkkkkwaaaa!!! Look at the difference in dressing and elegance between those holding placards and Tyson wacho in the picture. Who appears to be living large and wealthy between the 2? The marching crowd looks hungry and poorly clothed so what are they going to benefit out of all this? Wake up and stop being used by the rich as cannon fodder. When shalll Zimbabweans ever learn!

In Pictures: From Mazowe to Concession, the story of Grace Mugabe evictees

In a show of the First Lady’s unfettered power, police continued with the eviction of villagers from Arnold Farm in Mazowe, allegedly to pave way for first lady Grace Mugabe despite a High Court order barring them from destroying the villagers’ homes.

We show you, in pictures, the journey of the villagers from Arnold Farm to Rivers Farm, where police forcibly moved them after the demolition of their houses.

1-An unidentified man left in the rain after his house distroyed by police at Manzou Farm in Mazoe to pave way for Grace Mugabe to expand her business Pic Shepherd Tozvireva

An unidentified man sits in the rain after his house was destroyed by police at Arnold Farm in Mazoe to pave way for Grace Mugabe to expand her business. Pic Shepherd Tozvireva

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Stranded men stand before their demolished house at Arnold Farm

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A woman tends to her 6 weeks old baby while sitting next to her belongings after police destroyed homes belonging to villagers at Arnold Farm

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Evicted residents take shelter from the rains in under the roof of one of the demolished houses. Pic Shepherd Tozvireva

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A child sits under the thatched roof of one of the demolished houses. Pic Shepherd Tozvireva

1-A woman seating on a bed with a four weeks after police dump them at the tobbaco bans at River side farm in Consession some 40km away from Manzou Pic Shepherd Tozvirev

A woman sits on a bed with her four-week-old baby after police dumped them at abandoned tobbaco barns at River side farm in Consession, some 40km away from Arnold Farm. Pic Shepherd Tozvireva

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Women ponder their next move as they stand under one of the sheds at River Farm where police dumped them after their eviction from Arnold Farm

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One of the evictees feeds her child after taking shelter in one of the abandoned tobacco barns at River Farm

Video: Caps Utd victory from the terraces

In our NewsDay in 60sec video this week we show the emotions and the euphoria on the terraces on the day Caps Utd beat TP Mazembe out of the African Champions league.

Video produced by Tapiwa Zivira and Aaron Ufumeli.
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Graphic: Mugabe at 93–health challenges

President Robert Mugabe has become a favourite of internet jokes and memes for his spirited but clearly failing attempts to resist age.

By Tinotenda Samukange,Online Reporter

He has fallen, stumbled, struggled to walk, slept at conferences and made speech gaffes. He has made more trips to Singapore than he has to areas affected by flooding.

But the 93-year-old leader is determined to defy the laws of nature deciding instead to sleep in the full glare of the public than retire and rest.

NewsDay, as a result of the debate around Mugabe’s ability – or inability– to stand for another election, looks at the health issues that can affect an average black 93 year old man. Zimbabwe is on eve of another presidential election and President Mugabe will be Zanu PF’s candidate in 2018.

As shown in the diagram below, the strain put on Mugabe could worsen his seemingly fledging health.

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But, perhaps there is a method in the ‘madness’ because last month, Mugabe’s wife, Grace made a weird pronouncement that Mugabe’s corpse ‘can win’ any election.
We look at defining moments for the nonagenarian…

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