Monday, 17 December 2012

The Legendary Adam Ndlovu died in a car accident

The Zimbabwe football fraternity woke up to the shocking news that one of their most loved football sons, Adam Ndlovu, had died in a car accident.Legendary former Highlanders and Zimbabwe national team striker Adam Ndlovu has died in a horrific car crash while his brother, Peter Ndlovu is said to be fighting for his life in hospital.Legendary Ndlovu brothers, Adam, Madinda and Peter Ndlovu According to initial reports Adam was a passage hiledriving Peter’s was on a driving seat of his BMW X5 vehicle when it burst a tyre and veered off the road early Sunday morning. Ezra Tshisa Sibanda, a friend of the Ndlovu brothers, said “Peter is saying he slept from tiredness. The car veered off the road, uprooted one tree and was stopped by a second. It’s a miracle anyone survived.” A yet to be identified woman travelling with the two also died in the crash. Adam, the Chicken Inn coach and Peter, coach of the Zimbabwe Under-23 team, are reported to have travelled to Victoria Falls for a friendly match featuring a collection of Highlanders Legends and a local team.
As fate would have it, the other Bosso legends had travelled by bus while the Ndlovu brothers opted to use private transport. Chicken Inn FC secretary-general Tavengwa Hara has already confirmed the death of their coach.

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Stop The Deportation Of Paxina Muchengi

Paxina Muchengi Home Office references number/s: M1388096 and APPEAL NO:AA/07190/2009 Paxina Muchengi, a Zimbabwean national, who entered the UK in November, 2004 is detained at Yarl’s Wood Immigration Centre, has received removal directions and is due to be deported on Thursday 29th November, 2012. The Flight details are as follows;- Date: Thursday 29th November, 2012 Time: 21:15hrs Flight number: ET701 and ET873 HARARE ZIMBABWE VIA ADDIS ABABA Airline: ETHIOPIAN AIRWAYS Paxina’s asylum claim was refused in July 2009. She made further submissions in November, 2010 and these were refused without right of appeal in the same month. She was detained on 15th November, 2012 when she had gone to UKBA at Waterside reporting centre in Leeds in line with her reporting conditions and has now ended up at Yarl’s Wood Immigration Centre facing deportation. Over the years, in the UK, Paxina Muchengi has been a human rights activist and participated in the activities of Restoration of Human Rights (ROHR) Zimbabwe, in their Yorkshire branch. She has also participated at the Zimbabwe Vigil (a protest vigil outside the Zimbabwe Embassy, 429 Strand, London every Saturday from 14.00 - 18.00 since October 2002.) on a number of occasions. At the time of her detention, she was in the process of compiling material for submitting a fresh claim of asylum and seeking legal assistance, but this was proving difficult due to the scarcity of legal aid. Paxina’s fear of being returned to Zimbabwe is based on the persecution she faced before she left Zimbabwe and on the fact that her activism in human rights and at the Zimbabwe Vigil in the UK would make her a perfect candidate for persecution by ZANU-PF and state agents back in Zimbabwe especially so as Zimbabwe is said to be due to hold elections within the coming few months. The subsisting situation in Zimbabwe regarding human rights defenders is captured in the following reports by respectable international bodies;- Amnesty International Report on Zimbabwe, 2012 The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders Publication of an International fact-finding mission report
Zimbabwe_mission_report.pdf It is with this in mind that Paxina is asking for your assistance in fighting against her imminent deportation. TIME IS NOT ON HER SIDE. PLEASE ACT NOW!!!!! What you can do to help Due to the limited time, you are kindly being asked to focus on the Airline. Contact ETHIOPIAN AIRWAYS, particularly by phone (0207 127 9454 and 020 8745 4235) and fax (020 8745 7936) as this ties up their phone lines and sends a strong message. Urge them not to carry out the removal of Paxina Muchengi on Ethiopian Airways flight ET701 @ 21:15 (9:15pm) on Thursday 29th November from Heathrow, UK to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Ask the airline to refuse to take Paxina Muchengi on their flight, explain that she is being forcibly removed against her will and that she is likely to face persecution upon arrival in Zimbabwe. If the person you speak to at the airline is unable to help, ask he/she to transfer you to someone in higher authority. Put as much pressure on this airline as you can. Point it out to them that they risk damaging their reputation by continuing as one of UKBA's deportation airlines. Yours sincerely, Panyika Anselm Karimanzira Information & Publicity Secretary ROHR Zimbabwe - UK Chapter Tel: 07538534375 E-mail: E-mail:

Friday, 21 September 2012

What A Glimpse of Zambezi Express Passed Through Yorkshire

By Nqobile Mafu
Siyaya Arts was started in 1989 as NASA (Nostalgic Actors & Singers Alliance). The ‘nostalgia’ Siyaya was founded upon refers to the powerful reinterpretation of traditional tales, music and dance, which is often brought to life by relating them to their modern derivatives. Touring throughout Europe, Africa and directed by Saimon Mambazo Phiri, Siyaya has gained a good reputation particularly for imaginative manipulation and use of social issues in our music. Recently the group took Yorkshire by storm performing an extract taken from a highly, recommended production entitled Zambezi Express.
The production is a brilliant combination of music, dance , song and circus. ZAMBEZI EXPRESS is light on plot but heavy on dance, percussion and energy. Entertaining, sometimes thrilling and occasionally wow-inducing, it is well worth a look.

Thursday, 31 May 2012

New Stitsha on its way to Qhube

Amakhosi Theatre Arts’ most successful production, Stitsha, which went on the international scene for two decade years ago,is set to make a comeback, with Bulawayo based production company, Qhube Productions, which was holding auditions for actors. Sihlangu Dlodlo, director of Qhube Productions,told ngiyesabanews source that he approached Cont Mhlanga, who wrote the play, for rights to the reproduction and was given a go-ahead. It will be staged at Amakhosi. Dlodlo said he attached a lot of importance to the play. “I believe it is one of the greatest plays in Africa. It might even top the list. It put Amakhosi on the world map,” he said. Also Dlodlo said the reason he decided to do the play was because it was a way to celebrate classic local plays. “I decided to do the play because of nostalgic reasons. I get jealous when I see people doing Macbeth and other Shakespearean plays, while shunning our own classic productions. “As Zimbabweans we should celebrate our own classic acts," said Dlodlo.
Ngiyesabanews can reveal that the boot camp is over and now Qhube productions is down to bussiness with the final cast. Rehearsals have started and the fisrt show will be showcased at Amakhosi Cultural centre in August.The final day of the boot camp ngiyesabanews quated Dlodlo saying “the final cast is comprise seasoned and upcoming performers, it was very hard to come up with the final cast. Stitsha is a play that involves a lot of drumming, singing and dancing. It is a story about one woman’s dream to break free from cultural barriers. Make a date to attend this exciting show

Sunday, 1 April 2012

How did Aljazeera and BBC Cover Gaddafi’s Death?

By Nqobile Mafu

Television is the most used and popular source of entertainment and education. This report will show/or demonstrate that all media production is produced with an audience in mind. News is the easiest tool of sending messages the most common method of relaying information to the public, This project will analyse how different news organisations, the BBC and Aljazeera, cover the same news story and present it to the viewers, depending upon ideological bias. And how ideological bias is the structure of news organisation. The news story I intend to focus on is the coverage of the Libyan uprising and conflict. (My proposed news organisations are BBC News 24 and Aljazeera). The aim of this research project is to explore the difference in media bias of Aljazeera and BBC This project will look at the broadcast news and how ideological bias makes differences. I will look at how news programmes package information and represent it to the viewer's by giving examples. The main questions which are crucial for my research project are as follows;

What is the content?

How was the news edited?

What's the structure of news?

How do they package their news and present it?

How does the news differ between different news organisations?

Was story the fair? Or biased?

How did the organisation cover their story?

What other theorists have said about media bias.

Without culture society would not exist, in fact, “there is no such thing as a human nature independent of culture”. Jenks, C. Culture. London: Routledge (1993). This dissertation will also analyse how the representation of the nation and Cultural difference was made during Gadhafi’s death.

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Makosi From Big Brother Saga To Fake Identity

Makosi Musambasi the Zimbabwean most famous female in Big Brother saga has allegedly been "kicked out" of Britain by the UK Border Agency.

Musambasi, who starred in Ultimate Big Brother and Big Brother 6, was stopped by the UK Border Agency at Heathrow after she flew in from Lagos, Nigeria, according to the sources. The only problem in such things is that, appearing on a whole host of reality TV shows and chasing dreams of fame and fortune, people are going to know what you look like!
The reality TV star was reportedly stopped for attempting to use a relative's passport and apparently had approximately £12,000 in cash taken from her, which is currently under investigation.

Musambasi flew back to Lagos, where she lives with her partner, the following day. In 2005 she won an asylum battle to avoid deportation back to Zimbabwe what a shame.