Author: Dzinaishe Mpini

Former award winning Journalist Dumisani Muleya was arrested charged with contravening the Criminal Law

On this day in 2013, former award winning Journalist Dumisani Muleya was arrested. Muleya was charged under section 31 of the Criminal Law- the Codification and Reform Act for publishing and communicating false statements against Zimbabwe State. This was not the first time being arrested as he was once arrested in 2004 for publishing an […]

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MDC MP for Mary’s constituency Job Sikhala was arrested

On this day in 2003, MDC Mp for Mary’s constituency Job Sikhala was arrrested. He was facing charges for burning a bus. Sikhala claimed to have been tortured by the police officers.

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High Court Judge Tawanda Chitapi granted bail to the MDC-Alliance deputy chairperson Job Sikhala

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Hon Job Sikhala was arrested for publishing false information on social media

On this day in 2021, Hon Job Sikhala was arrested for publishing false information on social media. He was charged for communicating falsehood on social media platforms (Facebook & Twitter) on the famous incident pointing out that a police officer killed an infant whilst in trying to enforce lock-down rules in Harare.

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Zimbabwean politician and the Chairman for Movement for Democratic Change Job Sikhala was granted bail

On this day in 2020, Zimbabwean politician and the Chairman of the Movement for Democratic Change Job Sikhala was granted bail. He had been charged for posting audios and videos on social media platforms inciting violence and organising virtual meetings.

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Zimbabwe Police arrested Hon Job Sikhala for encouraging people to conduct public violence

On this day in 2020, Zimbabwe Police presumably arrested Hon Job Sikhala for encouraging people to protest against the country’s Government.

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Hon Job Sikhala was popularly elected as the party’s new national vice Chairperson .

On this day in 2009, Hon Job Sikhala was popularly elected as the party’s new national Vice Chairperson. In addition he was the youth leader of the National Constitutional Assembly (NCA) that was formed in 1997 that was aimed to campaign for a new more democratic Constitution for Zimbabwe.

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Deputy National Chairman of the Movement for Democratic Change Job Sikhala was arrested and charged with treason.

On this day in 2019, Zimbabwean Politician and vice-chairperson of the opposition MDC party Job Sikhala was arrested and charged with treason. He was charged for trying to overthrow the government of Zimbabwe. He also pointed out at a rally that he wanted to topple the President from his office before his next election.

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Zimbabwean politician and the Chairman of the Movement for Democratic Change Job Sikhala was born in Gutu

On this day in 1972, Zimbabwean politician and the Chairman of the Movement for Democratic Change, Job Sikhala was born in Gutu. Hon Sikhala is one of the radical, resilient and courageous person who advocates for democracy. This is supported with the view that he was arrested at least 60 times for the reason of […]

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Former Zimbabwean first-class cricketer Howard Arthur Bruce Gardiner died

On this day in 2018, Former Zimbabwean first-class cricketer Howard Arthur Bruce Gardiner died in South Africa after a long battle with leukemia. Gardiner was born on 3 January 1944 in Bulawayo.

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African preacher and religious leader Shoniwa Masedza aka baba Johane Masowe eChishanu died aged 59

On this day in 1973, African preacher and religious leader Shoniwa Masedza aka baba Johane Masowe eChishanu died in Zambia. Johane Masowe believed in direct revelation from God, as opposed to the mediation of white people or African ancestors. As a religious leader, during his time, he managed to convert about one million people by […]

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The late African preacher and religious leader Shoniwa Masedza of the Johane Masowe eChishanu was born

On this day in 1914, the late African preacher and religious leader Shoniwa Masedza aka baba Johane Masowe eChishanu was born in the rural district of Rusape in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). At the age of 17 he left his parents and headed towards Norton were he began working as a shoemaker. Shoniwa was nicknamed ‘Sixpence’. […]

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The Rudd Concession was signed

On this day in 1888, the Rudd Concession was signed. The Rudd Concession was an agreement between Charles Rudd together with his negotiators and Lobengula. Charles Rudd had been sent by Cecil Joh Rhodes who feared Lobengula would cancel the Moffat Treaty which had been signed earlier on.

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Queen Victoria grants the British South African Company a Royal Charter.

On this day in 1889, Queen Victoria granted the British South Africa Company a Royal Charter. The company received a Royal Charter modeled on the that of British East India Company. The directors were the 2nd Duke of Abercorn, Cecil John Rhodes and Alfred Beit.

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Former Zimbabwe Vice President, the late Simon Muzenda was born in Gutu

On this day African Nationalist, Simon Muzenda was born in Gutu, Zimbabwe. His parents were peasant farmers, but he was then raised by his grandmother. Muzenda started his primary education at the age of 14 and later studied to become a school teacher. He at some point worked in South Africa and came back to […]

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