Top Africa stories: Man kills 1 000 cats, Zim bomb blast

2018-06-26 08:00

Man kills 1 000 cats, sells meat to samosa-makers for 6 years - reports

A 34-year-old Kenyan man has reportedly confessed to killing more than 1 000 cats, and selling their meat to unsuspecting samosa vendors since 2012.

According to the Star newspaper, James Mukangi, was caught skinning a slaughtered cat by local residents on Sunday in an open field outside Nakuru town, west of the capital, Nairobi.

The residents handed him over to the police.   

Mukangi told journalists that he had sold cat meat to a local hotel and unsuspecting vendors since 2012 when he saw a "business opportunity".

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'I heard a deafening sound and next I was on the ground bleeding profusely,' says Zim VP aide

A Zimbabwean Security and Intelligence Officer (CIO), who sustained a fracture on his right shoulder and a deep wound, has reportedly narrated - from his hospital bed - how he survived the explosion that left at least 49 people injured at a Zanu-PF rally in Bulawayo on Saturday.

According to the state-owned Chronicle newspaper, Cuthbert Makondo, 39, who is Vice President Kembo Mohadi's aide, gave a detailed account of how he survived the attack, as he escorted his boss off the stage.

The   explosion rocked the White City Stadiumwhere President Emmerson Mnangagwa was addressing thousands of his supporters.


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2 dead after Zimbabwe campaign rally blast: State-run media

Zimbabwe state-run media say two people have died of their injuries from Saturday's explosion at a presidential campaign rally.

The Chronicle newspaper says officials at Mpilo hospital confirmed the deaths. Health Minister David Parirenyatwa earlier confirmed one death; the newspaper says he cannot immediately be reached about the other.

The blast that went off shortly after President Emmerson Mnangagwa addressed a stadium crowd in Bulawayo has been called an assassination attempt. At least 49 people were injured, including both of Zimbabwe's vice presidents, but Mnangagwa was unscathed.


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'Nothing' will stop Zimbabwe's July election: VP Chiwenga

Zimbabwe's vice president Constantino Chiwenga, who was injured in the ruling party rally bomb blast in the city of Bulawayo, on Sunday vowed the July 30 election will go ahead despite the attack.

"Let me be very clear, nothing will stop the election in Zimbabwe, nothing at all," Chiwenga told supporters in Chitungwiza town near Harare, a day after he sustained slight bruises on his face in the attack.


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'We aren't fools… don't play with fire,' warns Mnangagwa's aide after bomb blast

Former Air Force of Zimbabwe commander Air Chief Marshal Perrance Shiri has reportedly warned those behind a bomb that exploded during a Zanu-PF rally in Bulawayo on Saturday that they were "playing with fire".

The explosion rocked the White City Stadium in Bulawayo where President Emmerson Mnangagwa was addressing thousands of his supporters.

Mnangagwa managed to escape unhurt, while at least 49 people, including the president’s two deputies were injured.

According to NewsDay, Shiri, who is now the country’s agriculture minister, said that the terror attack was aimed at Mnangagwa and the ruling Zanu-PF party’s top leadership. 

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WATCH: Catholic church suspends rapping priest

A Catholic priest in Kenya, Father Paul Ogallo, 45, has reportedly been suspended from leading public mass for a year because he rapped to his congregation during sermons.

According to Kenyan Daily Nation, some of the church officials had an issue with Ogalo's style of preaching.

Heads of the local diocese suspended him for a period of a year for alleged misconduct, the report said.

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