[263Chat] The scepter of the ghost of Cyclone Idai has once again hit the eastern province as flash floods damaged bypasses erected to allow for repair works on bridges destroyed by last year’s violent rains.
[ER24] Alberton -A man in his mid 30s is in a critical condition following a four vehicle collision on the R59, just before Kliprivier, Alberton, last night. Four others suffered minor to moderate injuries.
[ANGOP] Huambo -The deputy governor of the central Huambo Province for political, social and economic issues, José Cornélio, said Friday that the local government this year will direct the actions in the Integrated Programme for Local Development and Poverty Alleviation to the municipalities with the highest multidimensional poverty index, as a way to reduce asymmetries.
[Zimbabwe Independent] Local Government minister July Moyo and Harare Metropolitan Provincial Affairs minister Oliver Chidawu have been implicated in a massive tender scandal at Harare City Council (HCC) after they allegedly directed the local authority to award a multi-million dollar water treatment contract to two separate companies without following laid down procedure, it has emerged.
[AIM] Maputo -Quelimane (Mozambique), 16 Oct (AIM) – As more polling station data is processed from Tuesday’s general and provincial elections in Mozambique, so incumbent President Filipe Nyusi and the ruling Frelimo Party are extending their lead.
[New Zimbabwe] President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s wife, Auxillia has urged patience among locals, telling mourners at a funeral ceremony for a late top Zanu PF official that the recovery of the country’s economic could not be achieved overnight.
[The Herald] Scores of people gathered at Murombedzi Business Centre and former President Robert Mugabe’s rural home in Zvimba yesterday to bid farewell to the African icon.
[Mozambique News Reports And Clippings] In an unusually strong statement, seven NGOs meeting in Pemba on 23 August blamed the insurgency in Cabo Delgado on poverty, lack of development, and government backing of big mining and gas companies instead of local people. “Widespread poverty coexists with the emergence of high but frustrated social expectations that generate conflict.”
[AIM] Maputo -Mozambique’s National Elections Commission (CNE) spent most of the past weekend approving the final lists of candidates for the parliamentary and provincial assembly elections scheduled for 15 October.
[News24Wire] Police in Gauteng have closed in on more than 120 wanted suspects, executing arrests in Alexandra, Yeoville, Soweto and Johannesburg central on Thursday and Friday.