Top Africa stories: Zim opposition march, croc devours pastor

2018-06-06 08:30

WATCH: Thousands of MDC supporters march for reforms in Harare

Thousands of demonstrators from the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Alliance flocked the city centre in Harare on Tuesday, as the opposition parties called for electoral reforms. 

The MDC Alliance is a seven-party opposition coalition in Zimbabwe led by Nelson Chamisa.

The marchers are set to hand over petitions at the Zimbabwe Electoral Commision and at President Emmerson Mnangagwa's offices. 

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'Europeans, Indians will flock to Zim for employment,' says MDC's Chamisa

Zimbabwean opposition leader, Nelson Chamisa, has reportedly said that once he is in power, Europeans and Indians will "flock to Zimbabwe for employment". 

Chamisa said this while addressing a rally in Wedza over the weekend.

According to the privately-owned Daily News newspaper, Chamisa said that Indians would come to the country to look for job opportunities as "herd boys".

"Indians will come here to work for us and even the Europeans will come here to work as herd boys," Chamisa was quoted as saying.

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MDC leader Chamisa 'writes to Mnangagwa, asks for inclusion in unity govt' ahead of election – aide

Zimbabwean leader Emmerson Mnangagwa's spokesperson, George Charamba, has said that interaction between the president and opposition figures "will only be a fixture of post-election Zimbabwe and not before".

According to the state-owned Herald newspaper, Charamba said this as he revealed that Chamisa recently wrote to the president asking for an inclusion in a government of national unit similar to that of Kenya.

In March, President Uhuru Kenyatta and former prime minister Raila Odinga said they had launched a new initiative to unify the country that was largely divided between tribes that supported the rival leaders, raising fears of violence.

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Bold Zimbabwean play recalls dark chapter of Mugabe era

A muscular man in military fatigues and a red beret stands holding a hunting rifle over a prone woman.

The actress playing the helpless villager wakes up, letting out a piercing scream.

"Finish them," shouts another soldier to gasps from the stunned audience as a summary execution is played out before their eyes.

A new play, "1983: the Dark Years," is rekindling memories of one of Zimbabwe's most painful episodes: the "Gukurahundi" massacres, in which thousands of people were slaughtered at the height of the Mugabe era.

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Pastor devoured by crocodile while baptising faithfuls - reports

A protestant pastor was reportedly attacked and devoured by a crocodile at Lake Abaya in Ethiopia on Sunday while baptising members of his congregation.

According to BBC, at least 80 people were being baptised by Pastor Docho Eshete when the incident happened.


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Suspected jihadists hack seven to death in Mozambique

Suspected jihadists hacked seven people to death with machetes and torched dozens of homes early on Tuesday in northern Mozambique, a region that has suffered a recent spate of similar attacks, police said.

The area, Cabo Delgado province which is expected to become the centre of the country's nascent natural gas industry after several promising discoveries, has seen a number of deadly assaults on both security forces and civilians since October.

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