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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!

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.

MUGABEXSTRAIN

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…

8 most powerful pics this week – 23Feb

DANGER ZONE

Street children hang behind a moving truck along Seke road yesterday. Pic Aaron Ufumeli

Street children hang behind a moving driving school truck along Seke road yesterday. Pic Aaron Ufumeli

I WAS ONCE YOUNG & SO ON AND SO FORTH…

A tired looking President Robert Mugabe, who turned 93 this week, and is one the oldest presidents in the world, speaks at his suprise birthday party at his offices in Harare. Behind him is his portrait, taken in the 1908s when he was in his 50s

 

A tired looking President Robert Mugabe, who turned 93 this week, and is one the oldest presidents in the world, speaks at his suprise birthday party at his offices in Harare. Behind him is his portrait, taken in the 1908s when he was in his 50s

TRAGEDY

At least four people were seriously injured in Bulawayo when the roof of a building housing popular food outlet Nandos collapsed in the afternoon. The Standard understands the injured were workmen and some customers who were all ferried to hospital in ambulances. At least six vehicles were reportedly damaged in the mishap

At least four people were seriously injured in Bulawayo when the roof of a building housing popular food outlet Nandos collapsed in the afternoon. The Standard understands the injured were workmen and some customers who were all ferried to hospital in ambulances. At least six vehicles were reportedly damaged in the mishap

MUTASA & GUMBO

1-Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans' Association Secretary General Victor Matemadanda addresses a press conference accompanied by ZimPF elders Didymus Mutasa, Rugare Gumbo and ZNLWVA spokesperson Douglas Mahiya. This came after ZimPF leader Joice Mujuru expelled Mutasa, Gumbo and other ZImPF members for allegedly colluding with Zanu PF and frustrating efforts to creat an opposition coalition to face Zanu PF in the 2018 elections. Here, the war veterans were expressing solidarity with the “expelled” founding members, and appeared to endorse them as the bona fide leaders.

Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans’ Association Secretary General Victor Matemadanda addresses a press conference accompanied by ZimPF elders Didymus Mutasa, Rugare Gumbo and ZNLWVA spokesperson Douglas Mahiya. This came after ZimPF leader Joice Mujuru expelled Mutasa, Gumbo and other ZImPF members for allegedly colluding with Zanu PF and frustrating efforts to creat an opposition coalition to face Zanu PF in the 2018 elections. Here, the war veterans were expressing solidarity with the “expelled” founding members, and appeared to endorse them as the bona fide leaders.

AFTER THE RAINS

Women cross the Umzingwane river bridge in Beitbridge. The bridge only became passable last week following weeks of rainfall that resulted in floods . Pic Shepherd Tozvireva

Women cross the Umzingwane river bridge in Beitbridge. The bridge only became passable last week following weeks of rainfall that resulted in floods . Pic Shepherd Tozvireva

ENTERPRISING

"Enterprising" Harare central traffic police officers are now taking advantage of the peak hour jam to pounce on motorists along one of the busiest streets, Julius Nyerere Way. The officers come in batches of up to 20 per group and armed with ticket books, sjamboks, and spikes, they target motorists who cross red robots and those that use cellphones while driving or stop after the white lines at robots. Pic Shepherd Tozvireva

“Enterprising” Harare central traffic police officers are now taking advantage of the peak hour jam to pounce on motorists along one of the busiest streets, Julius Nyerere Way. The officers come in batches of up to 20 per group and armed with ticket books, sjamboks, and spikes, they target motorists who cross red robots and those that use cellphones while driving or stop after the white lines at robots. Pic Shepherd Tozvireva

GAME OF SHADOWS

Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s shadow looms large over President Robert Mugabe’s (left) before the start of the Zanu PF politburo meeting at the party’s headquarters on Wednesday. Mnangagwa is often accused of leading a faction plotting to succeed Mugabe, a charge he denies.

Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s shadow looms large over President Robert Mugabe’s (left) before the start of the Zanu PF politburo meeting at the party’s headquarters. Mnangagwa is often accused of leading a faction plotting to succeed Mugabe, a charge he denies.

CASH CRUNCH

Pensioners queue for their for cash at POSB bank along Kwame Krumah Avenue. Some who spoke to NewsDay claimed they had been returning to the bank for six days without getting any cash. Zimbabwe is currently facing a crippling cash crisis and despite the Central Bank's introduction of bond notes and a hasty push for the use of plastic money, cash queues have remained Pic Shepherd Tozvireva

Pensioners queue for their for cash at POSB bank along Kwame Krumah Avenue. Some who spoke to NewsDay claimed they had been returning to the bank for six days without getting any cash. Zimbabwe is currently facing a crippling cash crisis and despite the Central Bank’s introduction of bond notes and a hasty push for the use of plastic money, cash queues have remained Pic Shepherd Tozvireva

10 most powerful pictures this week

1-dozens of trafic police maning a roadbolck in Norton on Thursday Pic Shepherd Tozvireva

Dozens of trafic police man a roadbolck in Norton on Thursday. This image has since gone viral on social media, with Zimbabweans expressing concern over the increasing number of roadblocks.ZRP is reportedly targeting to raise $59m from roadblock fines this year. Pic Shepherd Tozvireva

PATCH, PATCH, PATCH…

1-workers filling poholes in Sunningdale yesterday (1)

Harare City Council workers patch up part of Seke Road near Sunningdale. Government has declared the state of the country’s road a disaster.

CROSSING DANGEROUSLY

1-What country is this ...a motorists drives through a battered road on a bridge behind OK Mart in Braeside yesterday.Pic Aaron Ufumeli

A motorists drives through a battered bridge in Braeside, Harare. Zimbabwe’s roads -which have been neglected for decades- have come under intense scrutiny this rain season. Pic Aaron Ufumeli

1-Council security with help from police is continuing to use force to remove vendors. Pic Shepherd Tozvireva

Harare City Council security, with help of the Zimbabwe Republic Police force food vendors out of Harare Central Business District. The removal of food vendors – which had been sanctioned by the council with blessings from the health ministry in response to a typhoid outbreak in the city- has since been stopped by the High Court. Pic Shepherd Tozvireva

1-A vendor sells all sorts of wares at Mbare Musika bust terminus on Sunday.Pic Aaron Ufumeli

A vendor sells his wares at Mbare Musika bust terminus. President Robert Mugabe’s failed economic policies have rendered millions of Zimbabweans unemployed, with many of them resorting to vending for survival. But it is not easy being a vendor as council and police officials engage use all forms of force – often brute- to wipe out the ‘illegal vendors’ .Pic Aaron Ufumeli

1-a completly different part of Mbare musika after the Harare City council went on a clean up exercise on Sunday and yesterday.Pic Aaron Ufumeli

A part of Mbare Musika after the Harare City council carried out a clean up exercise following an outcry over the accumulation of uncollected refuse at the country’s biggest vegetable market.Pic Aaron Ufumeli

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Warriors coach Kallisto Pasuwa wipes his face after his national football team arrived in Zimbabwe from the Africa Cup of Nations where the Warriors were knocked out in the first round of the tournament

HEALTH HAZARD . . .

HEALTH HAZARD . . . sewage flowing from a burst sewer pipe on Friday in Manyame Park, Chitungwiza

Raw sewage flows from a burst sewer pipe on in Manyame Park, Chitungwiza

The dirty Mbare Farmers’ Market car park is now home to some vagrants

Vagrants pick recyclable items  from bins at  the car park near Mbare Farmers’ Market. They resell the items to recycling companies.

WINNER

Leonard Zhakata

Musician Leonard Zhakata displays the three awards he won after three songs from his last album, Mutungadzose, made it to the top three of the annual Radio Zimbabwe Top 50 charts. The awards marked a return of the veteran musician to the limelight after years of hibernation. Pic Aaron Ufumeli