Speaking at his church’s prayer meeting dubbed “Judgment Night 3” at the National Sports Stadium on Friday, Prophet Makandiwa said he had seen the reserves in a vision.

The prophet drew wild cheers from the packed 60 000-seater stadium as he added that people will realise that he is a true man of God when this vision comes to pass.
In attendance were senior Government officials, parliamentarians, church leaders, businesspeople and international delegates.

An electric atmosphere engulfed the venue as vuvuzela and whistle-blowing congregates filled it up as early as 5pm. The delirium heightened when Prophet Makandiwa and his wife, Prophetess Ruth Makandiwa walked in an hour before midnight.

Prophet Makandiwa said: “I saw something happening here and I’m trying to see how it is going to be understood. By this you will know that if you have heard a joke before in the same area, this is not a joke.

‘‘But I’m seeing something. I’m seeing oil coming out of our grounds. Just in case you think I’m guessing, I will tell you the place no one knows about so you know that in this nation, there is a prophet from God.

“I was taken by the Spirit of the Lord and we did a survey. You see, when you are taken up in the Spirit and you look down, you begin to see places that were once far away from each other getting closer and closer to each other.”

He added: “And the more altitude you take, you see everything become one. And I saw in the Spirit our forefathers spending a lot of money looking for this precious oil that I have mentioned. But I saw them in the Spirit, I saw like a diversion.

‘‘I saw our fathers following a very big river, and from the skies I looked down, and I saw them looking for something here, looking for something there. But they were following a very big river.

“And the Lord said to me, ‘Are they going to find it? If they find it, is it enough for the problems that you have?’ ‘‘And then I kept on looking and the Lord said to me, ‘They can continue, but let me take you to the place. I will take you to the place.’

‘‘When I was taken to the place, I saw the sons of the fathers mining in a different place.” Prophet Makandiwa went on, “I saw a generation, maybe that’s not your generation, maybe it is the next generation, maybe it is our sons.

‘‘I saw them in a place and I saw oil coming out of that place. I was made to touch the ground and when I was lifted finally from the place, oil was all over my body. And the Lord said, ‘There is much of it in this place. But did I see you there or your sons there?’ But I saw the place.

“As you are blowing those horns, I saw machines in that place, and these machines were very huge and they had pipes like an elephant going into the ground. ‘‘And machines were all over the place and the machines were very big with structures like elephants and they were sucking oil from the ground.” Pazimbo.com

Key Questions answered about corruption in Africa (Zimbabwe), factional politics and the powerful cartel (Oligarchy) controlling Diamond, Gold, Fuel, Grain (Command Agriculture), Basic Commodities and Foreign Currency trading. 1. Who is Queen Bee?-Queen Bee is colloquial name for the most powerful oligarchy/cartel in Zimbabwe. The group is heavily connected to senior politicians, the army, intelligence, the judiciary, permanent secretaries and directors in government, commercial parastatals including RBZ, MMCZ, NOCZIM, ZIMRA & ZESA. It has links at AFREXIMBANK too. The cartel controls imports of foreign currency and its allocation by RBZ. It controls imports of key commodities such as Fuel, Wheat & Maize and their subsequent distribution in Zimbabwe. It also controls Gold and Diamond marketing. 2. Who is in this cartel or oligarchy?-The most powerful bosses in the cartel are Chiwenga, John Bredenkamp and Billy Reutenbach. Their front man is Kuda Tagwirei. Silent partners include Simon Rudland, Obert Mpofu, Nic Van Hoogstraten, Happyton Bonyongwe,Ozias Bvute, Supa Mandiwanzira, Joram Gumbo, SB Moyo, Perrence Shiri, Elson Moyo and Anselem Sanyatwe. Other prominent members include Frank Buyanga,John Mangudya, Mirirai Chiremba, Norman Mataruka, Gresham Muradzikwa, Azvinandava Saburi, Genius Kadungure, Wicknel Chivhayo, Aaron Chinhara (Glow Petroleum), Farai Munyawarara (Kreamorn Investments),Phillip Chiyangwa, Derrick Chikore, Francis Gudyanga, Willard Manungo & Tafadzwa Musarara (Grain Millers). Lebanese, Indian, Chinese & Israeli Business moguls in Zimbabwe are also involved through mineral exports. 3. When did this cartel start?-The origins of this powerful cartel dates as far back as 1998 when Zimbabwe intervened in the DRC War. The rationale behind the intervention was to shield Diamond & Cobalt Mines controlled by the cartel front man John Bredenkamp & Billy Reutenbach. The rich white moguls roped in Vitalis Zvinavashe, Emerson Mnangagwa, Solomon Mujuru, Constantine Chiwenga, Perrence Shiri and SB Moyo among others giving them contracts to supply goods and services to the Zimbabwean Army during the war. Mugabe too was in the grouping for personal reasons. From that time, the army has played a key role in the Zimbabwean economy in transport, mining, arms deals, foreign currency, loans and connections to foreign investors. Their hand was strengthened when they saved Mugabe after losing to Tsvangirai in the 2008 elections. The cartel pushed behind the scenes to get their men in key positions in government, parastatals, cabinet and intelligence gradually becoming influential. The army became a ZANU PF extension and coined the phrase, “Chinhu Chedu” meaning a self-enrichment system of power and business deals. 4. Who was behind the November 2017 Coup?-The power behind the coup was not ED but this cartel including prominent business tycoons (white & black) fronted by Chiwenga, SB Moyo, P. Shiri & Elson Moyo. They could not have one of their own to take over as it would show the world that it was a real coup de tat so they chose Emerson Mnangagwa (civilian face) to lead the country. The coup was planned as far back as 2004 through ZANU PF structures, then 2007 through the Presidential Guard and after Mugabe unilaterally merged diamonds in Chiadzwa through Minister Chidhakwa (His cousin) in 2015. The cartel tried to get Mugabe to hand over power to ED in return for business deals. Their plans were thrown off the rail when Mugabe went after Bredenkamp in 2007 on flimsy passport charges. The nail was hit when Mugabe sent intelligence to kill Chiwenga in September 2017. When it failed, Mugabe fired ED from government and planned to fire Chiwenga as Army General after his China trip. The coup was initiated as the last resort to save the oligarchy. Furthermore Mugabe had shown no signs over time of giving power to their man (ED). Intelligence showed Mugabe wanted to hand over power to Sydney Sekeramayi who was to be deputized by Grace and Mphoko. The balance of power was shifting towards Grace and a few loyalists close to Mugabe and his family who were deemed hostile to the cartel’s business ideology in Diamond Mining, Gold and Fuel. The group composed of young Turks in ZANU PF who were starting to get favourable treatment from Mugabe at the expense of the cartel. The cartel tried to recruit Grace but realized Mugabe had spies around her because of her infidelity past. They sponsored various trips to China and other intelligence meetings behind the doors among other donations to ZANU PF. The cartel was shocked after Mugabe fired ED in a show of force and it pushed Chiwenga to voice their displeasure to Mugabe. The ZANU PF central committee was captured to push for impeachment in case Mugabe did not resign. The cartel used public anger for Mugabe to push people in the streets of Harare in support of their cause. They had found a common goal with opposition leaders too. That is why the coup was quickly sanitized. 5. Why did they not kill Mugabe?-They could not kill Mugabe as it would show the world it was a power grab. Moreover the information could leak on their identity as Mugabe had a lot of loyalists within the ZANU PF party, in government, intelligence and internationally. ED however, promised to reach out to Mugabe for them and ensure peace. 6. Is ED in control of the country?-Like Mugabe who lost elections in 2008 but was kept in power by the military in 2008. ED is under the influence of this cartel because they funded over $300 million to sponsor his campaign in the July 2018 elections. He is their product promoted to lead the country and he was involved in their deals through command agriculture as VP in 2016-17. He was further weakened after losing the July elections where again the cartel reversed the popular vote in his favour for their business interests. 7. Why is ED failing to control price increases, fight corruption or push for reforms?-The cartel that installed him as president survives on tenders and underhand deals with Parastatals in a closed economy. Any transparency or audit into government deals cuts off their revenue supply. Price increases are a show of power that the cartel controls the economy and can sabotage ED’s plan for economic growth. Reforms being pushed by Mthuli Ncube such as 2% tax, civil service and government expenditure cuts including command agriculture will be shot down because the cartel is still to cash in on its 2018 elections donations. Mthuli is supposed to be alienated in his policy thrust or be captured slowly, if he resists capture the cartel will push for his resignation from cabinet on corruption charges. 8. Why is Mutsvangwa exposing Kuda Tagwirei and the cartel?-Mutsvangwa felt that ED was pushed not to support him publicly in the Norton elections. He realized the cartel had a hand in his loss to Mliswa. However Mutsvangwa is fronting for a company from South Africa called MOGS which intends to build a Fuel pipeline linking Botswana and Mozambique through Harare which has the capacity to carry 5 times more fuel than the Trafigura/NOCZIM pipeline. It’s a personal fight. He is the brains behind Lumumba leaks 9. Why was Mutsvangwa not appointed Minister?-The cartel knew of his MOU with MOGS, his dislike for Chiwenga and abrasive behavior through the War Vets. Hence they pushed ED not to appoint him in cabinet. The push came through Mupamhanga and Charamba (Cartel inside men in ED’s office). ED reasoned with Mutsvangwa and appointed his wife instead to appease his former advisor. 10. Who is controlling government right now?-Chiwenga is the man running the show in government for the cartel since his appointment. They want him to take over as president in 2023, then hand over to SB Moyo in 2028. They have a succession plan for any eventuality even impeachment for ED or death. 11. Why did ED invite observers despite Army warnings that he would lose the elections?-ED wanted to create a centre of power around himself and a few of his loyalists who were chased from ZANU PF by Mugabe. He too wanted to get rich but without outside influence as he had seen on Mugabe. He wanted credibility and control as his own man to break away from the past. His plan was to invite technocrats and skilled Zimbabweans in Diaspora to run government so as to open lines of credit and investment. His plan fell after he lost to Nelson Chamisa in the July 30 elections. 12. How did the cartel capture ZEC & the judiciary?-At 3am on July 31, army intelligence had gathered through Provincial Presiding Officers that Chamisa of MDC had crossed the 2 million mark and was set to win by at least 56% of the presidential vote according to ZEC voter turnout figures. The cartel met and discussed plans with Chiwenga. It was agreed that it was easier to get ED in and eliminate him midway through his term than to get opposition in power. Chiwenga ordered ZEC to stop displaying V11 forms outside polling stations for all strategic constituencies deemed ZANU PF strongholds and those remaining polling stations which were over 25% of the total polling stations of the election. The army took over ZEC by threatening Chigumba and falsifying V11 forms. The cartel then offered huge perks to at least 5 judges of the Constitutional court who sat on the case bench to get ED sworn in. 13. Did ED want a GNU?-After losing the elections, ED was briefed by PV Sibanda that it was ideal to get in a GNU as the public favoured it. He warned ED of the power behind Chiwenga and his motives. The plan would involve negotiations with opposition figures which PV Sibanda was willing to do. ED advisers in the OPC also warmed up to the idea as it guaranteed them safety. The cartel rejected this idea outright and threatened PV Sibanda. 14. Who was behind the White City bombing?-The cartel felt that ED was sabotaging them by inviting international observers to an election he was likely to loose. He was also crushing Chiwenga on various pronouncements which included the firing of CIOs loyal to Mugabe, Police chiefs and allowing opposition a free reign in campaigning. They felt ED was becoming too soft to a dangerous opposition and poverty stricken public which would create room for an uprising similar to the Arab events. The decoy was to apportion blame to Grace Mugabe or G40 remnants. It was an inside job to injure or eliminate ED and Mohadi. 15. How did ED sideline some cartel members or dump them in the new cabinet?-The cartel had long suspected that some of its beneficiaries and members were spying to Mugabe against Chiwenga and ED. They quietly pushed ED to wield the axe on a few figures including Mandiwanzira and Mpofu but these would get ministerial packages, contracts and business through the cartel as they would in government even if deployed to ZANU offices. However the cartel crossed swords with ED after the failed to give posts to its members who were on Chiwenga’s list of cabinet candidates. The list included the likes of Bvute (Local government), Chiwenga (on Defense), Rugeje (Transport) and Tagwirei (On energy) among other retired generals. ED flexed his muscle and appointed his friends from Lacoste era who helped him fight in ZANU PF during tough times such as July Moyo, Biggie Matiza, Mohadi, Muchinguri & Matemadanda. This was to the displeasure of the cartel and it warned him of serious consequences economically and socially. ED had to improve his security detail and is living on the knife edge fearing from his life while trying to save the economy from collapsing under his watch. The rift was widened by the revelations that ED wanted Chiwenga dead despite the fact that he saved ED during elections. The Lumumba leaks were the tip of the iceberg to the power and business politics in Zimbabwe. So it’s game on while the Povo suffers!!!!

A 20 year-old Gokwe woman died after she drank a poisonous concoction administered on her by a traditional healer while trying to cure barrenness, police have confirmed.

Acting Midlands Police Spokesperson Assistant Inspector Ethel Mukwende confirmed the incident which occurred on Saturday last week when Atalia Ndlovu of Chrispen Ben village under Chief Mkoka in Gokwe died after drinking a concoction prescribed by a traditional healer from Chipinge only identified as Sigauke.

Asst Insp Mukwende said Atalia and her husband, Mr Morgan Ndlovu (30) of the same village had failed to sire a baby and decided to approach a traditional healer.

She said the two sought the assistance of a traditional healer from Chipinge who was operating in their area only known as Sigauke.

Asst Insp Mukwende said on the said date and time, the two went to Sigauke’s place and sought his assistance to which he agreed.

“I can confirm that 20 year old woman from Gokwe died after he took a concoction administered on her by a traditional healer. It is alleged that Atalia Ndlovu aged 20 and her husband Morgan Ndlovu approached a traditional healer to assist them over barrenness. The traditional healer only identified as Sigauke administered a concoction on Atalia. After a while she fell seek and had abdominal disorder and she started vomiting and had diarrhoea. Her condition deteriorated and she later died,” she said.

Asst Insp Mukwende said ‎the matter was then reported to the police. She said Sigauke fled when he realised that he had poisoned Atalia.

“When Atalia died the matter was reported to the police. ‎The suspect is on the run. We are appealing to anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of the suspect to make use of the suggestion boxes or report to the nearest police station. We also appeal to the public to seek assistance from mainstream and registered health practitioners whenever they have a medical problem,” she said

Kombi driver impregnates form two pupil commits suicide


Munyaradzi Musiiwa, Midlands Correspondent

A 28-year-old kombi driver from Gweru committed suicide by downing poison in an attempt to evade arrest after impregnating a 14-year-old form two pupil.

Acting Midlands police spokesperson Assistant Inspector Ethel Mukwende confirmed the incident which occurred on 14 September in Mkoba 9 when Godknows Zambezi of Mkoba 10 took a pesticide in a bushy area near Mkoba 9.

“I can confirm that we are investigating a case of sudden death where a male adult committed suicide by drinking a pesticide. It is suspected that the now deceased Godknows Zambezi committed suicide by drinking a pesticide in a bushy area near Mkoba 9 high density suburb. He was rescued by his brother who called an ambulance and was taken to Gweru Provincial Hospital. He later died on 14 September around 5 PM.

We suspect that he must have had personal problems,” she said.‎

Asst Insp Mukwende could neither deny nor confirm that Zambezi had impregnated a form two pupil.

She said it is suspected that Zambezi had personal issues.

Asst Insp Mukwende appeared to the public to seek counselling whenever they have challenges and avoid committing suicide.

A source however alleged that Zambezi had allegedly impregnated a form two pupil.‎

“What happened is that Zambezi had impregnated a form two school pupil who he used to offer lift going to school. When the girl informed him that she was pregnant he panicked and decided to commit suicide. He took a pesticide and went to a bushy area near Mkoba 9 and committed suicide. He was spotted by his brother who immediately followed him and managed to rescue him. This incident occurred on September 13 but he later died on September 14,” said the source. ‎


The incident happened Wednesday morning at the Simon Mazorodze flyover on the outskirts of the capital as Nyambabvu and other journalists were driving to Glen View to cover President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s tour of the cholera-hit area.

The riot police appeared to be clearing vendors and their wares from the route Mnangagwa would use on his way to Glen View and the Beatrice Infectious Diseases Hospital.

Nyambabvu, who was accompanied by four NewZimbabwe reporters as well as freelance journalist Violet Gonda, was ordered onto a police truck where he was briefly questioned.

“I was accosted and told to get onto a police truck full of baying riot cops despite telling them I am a journalist and showing them my press card,” Nyambabvu explained.

“There is no need for the police to harass journalists going about their legitimate duties, and such duties include filming them as they throw stones at vendors.

“This sort of conduct makes a mockery of the so-called New Dispensation. A village scarecrow suddenly adorned with a new wig is still a scarecrow.”

Police were apparently infuriated by the journalists’ use of smartphones to film them as they threw back stones at some defiant vendors.

Added Nyambabvu; “You want to be outraged about the needless harassment but when police say – you can’t be a journalist because you’re filming with a smartphone – you just laugh.

“You realise that these are, actually, colleague citizens in need of help because the world has advanced in ways they can’t understand.”

NewZimbabwe senior journalist Anna Chibamu said police also demanded some cameras which the crew had been using to film the skirmishes.

“One police officer came to me and demanded to see my press card which I showed him,” Chibamu said.

“He then demanded cameras but we refused insisting this was unlawful as we were doing our lawful duties.”

Photo-journalist Idah Mhetu said police also demanded that she deletes images she had taken of the fracas but she stood her ground and refused.

During the skirmishes, police were seen confiscating some of the items which were being sold.

Other vendors tried to fight back using stones and, in scenes never seen before, police returned fire using the same stones.

As the police realised that the journalists were live-streaming the skirmishes , they got into their trucks and drove away.

The harassment of NewZimbabwe journalists comes amid continued reports of local media personnel being harassed for doing their lawful duties.

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A Zimbabwe man has shot dead his worker’s wife and two young daughters in a row over stolen groundnuts, a report says.

The unnamed suspect from Buhera, eastern Zimbabwe, fired his worker last week for allegedly stealing groundnuts and maize from his house, reports the state-run Herald.

The worker, Farai Mandigo, his wife and two daughters, aged four and one, couldn’t immediately find transport and stayed on at the house. On Sunday, after an argument, the owner fired several shots at Mandigo, who ran to a police station to report the incident.

“While making the report, he received information that the accused person had shot dead his wife aged 33 and his two children, respectively,” police spokesperson Charity Charamba told the paper.

Upsurge in murder

The suspect is being investigated for three cases of murder and one attempted murder.

“We have recently recorded an upsurge in murder cases emanating from domestic violence,” Charamba added .

In February, a soldier shot dead his wife and two sisters and seriously wounded his 18-month-old daughter before trying to shoot himself.

The soldier, 23-year-old Carlos Chapeyema is in police custody after the Bulawayo High Court denied him bail, the state-run Chronicle reported in June.


Gweru City Council’s blitz against illegal vending has extended to unregistered money changers, with the local authority threatening to confiscate their cash if they resist.

Municipal police, in conjunction with the Joint Operations Command last month launched an operation to remove illegal vendors off the streets following the outbreak of typhoid in the city that has so far claimed eight lives and infected more than 1 500 people.

The city is also on high cholera alert after the disease broke out in Harare and spread to other parts of the country.

The outbreak, which has so far killed 30 people and infected over 5 000 people, was declared a national emergency by government last week.

The Midlands capital, like most cities in the country has witnessed the proliferation of money changers who are making a brisk business trading the inflation-prone bond note against the US dollar and other stable currencies.

Town Clerk, Elizabeth Gwatipedza said the council wanted vendors to move to designated sites.

“We are saying vendors should go to designated sites while those who want market stalls should come and register with council,” said Gwatipedza.

In addition to money changers, the council confiscated cooking utensils and food from illegal fast-food vendors.

Stakeholders and members of MDC-Alliance have blasted party leader Mr Nelson Chamisa for imposing Councillor Maphios Shumba as Chegutu mayor ahead of Councillor Henry Muchatibaya who was elected by council last week.

Clr Muchatibaya, who garnered seven votes against Clr Edward Dzeka and Clr Anywhere Mukutuma’s three and two votes respectively in the election was reportedly forced to step down.

Clr Shumba, who is being catapulted to run the town was unopposed for the deputy mayor’s post.

Some members have however, refused to be silenced and used social media to register their displeasure.

Outgoing mayor Clr Leo Gwanzura took to social media to express his disappointment with Mr Chamisa’s decision to influence the selection process and overturn the decision of elected Chegutu councillors.

“These councillors used their own resources to campaign with no party assistance. The assistance they got is the MDC-Alliance symbol. Chegutu must be left to its residents not people from Harare vasingazive kughetto. (Unfamiliar with Chegutu locations),” he said.

Cllr Muchatibaya refused to comment on his resignation, referring all questions to his superiors.

MDC-Alliance Mashonaland West provincial chairman Mr Ralph Magunje, however, defended the party’s decision saying Cllr Muchatibaya was solely to blame as he defied a clear party directive.

“Interview results indicated that Chegutu mayor is Maphios Shumba and his Deputy Mayor is Edward Dzeka. All aspiring mayors were interviewed by a party panel, which included Local Government experts plus leadership of residents associations and the candidates were then ranked based on their interview performances,” he said.

Asked on whether the party’s processes and decisions were in line with provisions of the Urban Councils Act, Mr Magunje was evasive.

“In all political party systems, there is a party caucus set up, which should ensure and safeguard mutually agreed guided democracy principles. Guided democracy principle is always at play in politics,” he said.

Acting Town Clerk Mr Jacob Chikuruwo said council was yet to receive any communication regarding the forced resignation of Clr Muchatibaya.

“The official position is that Clr Muchatibaya is still mayor as duly elected on September 4, 2018,” he said.

A MENTALLY ill suspected MDC protestor endured the past one and half months in jail after he was among those arrested over the ill-fated August 1 public protests which saw the killing of six civilians by the army.

The demonstrations by MDC Alliance supporters were triggered by perceived delays in the announcement of the July 30 election results by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission.

The suspect, whose identity is being protected, was arrested together with 27 other protesters who are currently out on $50 bail each.

He however could not secure bail due to lack of legal representation.

During his period in custody, the suspect would appear in court singing, exhibiting traits of a mentally ill person but the courts could still not release him.

He however finally managed to walk out a free man after his mother had brought his medical documents confirming that he was indeed ill.

Rights lawyers representing the rest of the suspects will now be representing the suspect who was released into his mother’s custody.

All the suspects including a former Zanu PF legislator and now MDC member, Shadreck Mashayamombe and political activist Jim Kunaka, among others, will be back in court on October 9 for their trial.

According to prosecutors, the suspects, together with over 500 protestors who were not apprehended, took to the streets demanding the immediate release of presidential election results on August 1 this year.

They allegedly burnt vehicles belonging to Zanu PF and destroyed shops in Harare central.

They are also being accused of burning President Emmerson Mnanagwa’s banners at the Zanu PF headquarters during the angry skirmishes.

None of the soldiers who opened fire on civilians has been arrested so far.

However, Mnangagwa has since named a commission of inquiry to probe circumstances behind the violence, coupled with the death of civilians.

Mnangagwa has said the panel would be expected to make public its findings within three months.

A KOMBI driver suspected to be unlicensed yesterday lost control of his vehicle, rammed into and seriously injured four vendors in the Bulawayo Central Business District.

The incident occurred at about 4PM at the highly congested Lobengula Street and 6th Avenue Extension.

Bulawayo Chief Fire Officer, Mr Richard Peterson, said the city’s ambulance service attended the accident scene and rushed the injured to a local hospital. “A commuter omnibus driver who is suspected to be 26-years-old lost control of a kombi he was driving and rammed into four vendors who were selling their wares by the side of the road. The accident occurred along Lobengula Street and 6th Avenue Extension. Four vendors were injured in the process, with two of them sustaining serious injuries,” said Mr Peterson.

He said the four vendors were rushed to Mpilo Central Hospital for treatment.

“One of male vendors sustained head injuries and suffered fractures, while the other complained of severe pain on the right side of his upper body. Two other vendors were women aged 22 and 23 years respectively who were also injured in the process,” Mr Peterson said.

He said it is not clear how the driver lost control of the vehicle but there are suspicions that he could be unlicensed.

“The driver was not injured but a lot of people were claiming that he could have been unlicensed. For further details you should contact the police who attended the accident scene,” said Mr Peterson.

Bulawayo police spokesperson Chief Inspector Precious Simango said investigations on the matter were underway. “We continue to appeal to motorists to exercise caution on the roads. Although no life was lost in this accident, those involved suffered life threatening injuries unnecessarily,” she said.

The accident occurred at a time when police have launched a national blitz against rowdy motorists who are causing untold suffering to citizens through their recklessness on the roads.

Recently, a kombi driver ran over and killed a Grade Three pupil from Bulawayo’s Pumula North suburb as he was on his way to school. The pupil’s family called for the reintroduction of police controlled roadblocks.