Articles tagged 'sten zvorwadza'

Presidential insult rap against Zvorwadza withdrawn 6 January 2018 HARARE - National Vendors' Union of Zimbabwe (Navuz) chairperson Sten Zvorwadza was yesterday freed in a case in which he was accused of undermining the authority of former president Robert Mugabe. Zvorwadza, who was represented by Jeremiah Bamu of Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights, was accuse...
Zvorwadza challenges remand placement 16 December 2017 HARARE - National Vendors Union leader Sten Zvorwadza has challenged his placement on remand in a case in which he is accused of undermining the authority of former president Robert Mugabe after he criticised him for removing vendors from the streets. Zvorwadza’s lawyer Jeremiah Bamu said the ...
Vendors, forex dealers, challenge Mugabe 1 November 2017 HARARE - Disgruntled vendors, touts and foreign currency dealers in Harare yesterday gave President Robert Mugabe a two-week ultimatum to stop the police from harassing and confiscating their wares. About a fortnight ago, Mugabe ordered authorities to flush out vendors and other informal trade...
Zvorwadza arrested over Daily News story 12 October 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwean police on Tuesday arrested Stendrick Zvorwadza, a pro-democracy campaigner and charged him with undermining authority or insulting President Robert Mugabe. He was arrested by detectives from Harare Central Police Station's Law and Order Section. Zvorwadza, who is the cha...
Zvorwadza removed from remand 28 February 2017 HARARE - National Vendors Union of Zimbabwe (Navuz) leader Sten Zvorwadza was yesterday removed from remand in a case he is alleged to have threatened to burn a local five-star hotel. Zvorwadza was removed from remand by Harare magistrate Victoria Mashamba after considering that the State witn...
Zvorwadza seeks Con-Court referral 14 February 2017 HARARE - Vendors' leader, Sten Zvorwadza, and 13 alleged accomplices yesterday gave notice of intention to have their public disorder case referred to the Constitutional Court (Con-Court). The group — charged with disorderly conduct in a public place following a July 16, 2016 demonstration aga...
Vendors petition ministers over HCC blitz 2 February 2017 HARARE - The National Vendors Union of Zimbabwe (Navuz) has petitioned government ministers and the police to block Harare City Council (HCC)'s blitz against them. Council and the police launched a blitz to drive vendors out of the Harare CBD as part of desperate measures to contain a typhoid ...
Vendors threaten havoc over ban 17 January 2017 HARARE - Vendors have threatened to cause mayhem if the Harare City Council (HCC) goes ahead with plans to forcibly remove them from the streets. In a bid to curb a typhoid outbreak — which has so far claimed two lives — council has banned the sale of cooked and uncooked food while it has also...
Typhoid outbreak: Vendors resist ban 7 January 2017 HARARE - Harare vendors are resisting the move by government to ban fruit and vegetable hawking arguing it is insensitive to the struggling poor. National Vendors Union of Zimbabwe (Navuz) chairperson Sten Zvorwadza said government has failed to create jobs, forcing long-suffering citizens to ...
Social movements in Gukurahundi prayers 13 December 2016 HARARE - Ahead of the 30th anniversary of Zimbabwe's notorious Gukurahundi massacre, social movements are coming together for prayer vigils and grief counselling to release an unprecedented statement calling for forgiveness, repentance, truth, justice and reconciliation. Speaking to the Daily ...
Vendors leader Zvorwadza acquitted 13 December 2016 HARARE - National Vendors Union of Zimbabwe (Navuz) president Sten Zvorwadza yesterday leapt with joy as he exited the magistrates' court following an acquittal on disorderly conduct charges that emanated from a 2013 incident. Harare magistrate Vongai Guwuriro acquitted the pro-democracy activ...
'Cabinet fiddles while kingdom burns' 2 December 2016 HARARE - Pro-democracy activists yesterday expressed shock and anger over Monday's Cabinet meeting which centred on modalities of stopping witch-hunters while the country faced an unprecedented economic meltdown. Consisting of 26 ministers, Cabinet after a full sitting, pronounced that rampant...
Zim rights abuses slammed 28 November 2016 HARARE - As the country hurtles towards the crunch 2018 elections — human rights violations are increasing by the day with civil society warning that the situation will only get worse. Recently, four activists including missing journalist Itai Dzamara’s brother Patson were abducted by suspecte...
Human rights defenders to be honoured 24 November 2016 HARARE - Human Rights activists Patson Dzamara, Sten Zvorwadza, Silvanos Mudzvova, Linda Masarira, Farai Maguwu, Evan Mawarire and legislator Jessie Majome are among 81 people that have been nominated for Community Human Rights Defenders Awards (CHRDAs) to be presented on Friday night. Zimbabw...
Zvorwadza in dramatic court plea 22 November 2016 HARARE - National Vendors Union  (Navuz) leader Sten Zvorwadza staged a dramatic plea for a postponement of his cases when he stormed the courtroom with his luggage and an air ticket for a flight that was due to depart at 12pm yesterday. Zvorwadza surprised Harare magistrate Vongai Muchuchuti ...
We don't need police clearance: Protesters 15 November 2016 HARARE - Unrelenting anti-President Robert Mugabe activist Sten Zvorwadza has vowed to stage a demonstration on Friday — with or without police clearance. He said they would not “validate an illegality by seeking clearance from the police to practice their constitutional right”. Section 59 ...
Zvorwadza gets international support for demos 14 November 2016 HARARE - After spending more than three weeks in the Diaspora, militant leader of the National Vendors Union of Zimbabwe (Navuz) Sten Zvorwadza says he now has the resources to hold sustainable demonstrations until the President Robert Mugabe led government crumbles. There has been a lull in d...
'Zvorwadza has case to answer' 10 November 2016 HARARE - The State yesterday argued that National Vendors Union of Zimbabwe leader, Sten Zvorwadza, has a case to answer on allegations of disorderly conduct emanating from a January 2013 incident. Zvorwadza, 47, of Greystone Park, had applied for discharge at the end of the State's case, argu...
UN pressured over Zim 18 October 2016 HARARE - Pro-democracy activists and opposition political parties have petitioned the United Nations (UN)'s Harare office to withdraw Zimbabwean troops from foreign missions, accusing the country of failing to observe the UN Charter. Led by anti-President Robert Mugabe activist Sten Zvorwadza,...
Anti-Mugabe activists head to UK 16 October 2016 HARARE - Anti-President Robert Mugabe activists — including exiled musician Thomas Mapfumo are next week headed for the United Kingdom (UK) where they will next week, mobilise Diasporans to bring back the troubled southern African nation into the spotlight. This comes as pro-democracy activist...
Zvorwadza faces 3 trials in one day 2 October 2016 HARARE - Militant chairperson of the National Vendors Union of Zimbabwe (Navuz) Sten Zvorwadza will on October 5, attend three different court hearings, as the State seeks to nail him. At 8am Zvorwadza will appear before Harare magistrate Tendai Rusinahama for continuation of a case he is accu...
Vendors chair abducted, left for dead 29 September 2016 HARARE - The National Vendors Union of Zimbabwe (Navuz) — led by the forceful anti-President Robert Mugabe activist, Sten Zvorwadza — has claimed that its Harare chairperson, Kudakwashe Kambakunje, was “abducted and brutally assaulted by suspected State security agents” on Tuesday. Zvorwadza s...
Fresh violence shakes Harare 28 September 2016 HARARE - Deadly violence rocked Harare once again yesterday, as police fought running battles with supposed rioting vendors in the capital city's central business district — amid stunning claims that the troublemakers in fact belonged to a faction of President Robert Mugabe's warring Zanu PF part...
Scarred but not scared 18 September 2016 HARARE - He walks with a limp and his hand is still in an arm sling, but despite the scars that are still fresh, anti-President Robert Mugabe activist Stendrick Zvorwadza is not scared, at least that is what he says. Now Zvorwadza, 47, is planning to dress up in protective clothing whenever he...
I did not threaten to burn hotel: Zvorwadza 14 September 2016 HARARE - National Vendors Union leader Sten Zvorwadza yesterday refuted claims that he threatened to burn Rainbow Towers during a demonstration against Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko’s prolonged hotel stay. Zvorwadza denied charges of threats to commit malicious damage to property when he a...