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No sign of construction at Lupane State University
Bulawayo Agenda

November 19, 2010

Lupane - Lupane State University was given US$1, 5 million for construction in June 2010. President Mugabe revealed this at the university's graduation ceremony in Lupane. However, there is still no sign of construction at the university site. In early October this year, officials at Lupane State University claimed that construction at the site was in full swing. Meanwhile, President Mugabe surprised all and sundry at the ceremony by not talking of party politics. Analysts say this is because he fears being booed by students. His Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education Dr Stanlous Gorerazo Mudenge instead took to the podium and castigated the west for imposing sanctions "which have led to the downfall of the education system in the country."

Bulawayo - War veterans (Warvets) are allegedly gearing up for elections. It is claimed that the former liberators met in Bulawayo on the 18th November 2010 at around lunchtime "to sharpen their skills" ahead of next year's election. At the meeting the war vets resolved that as from the 4th of December 2010 they will start beating up people to campaign and vote for Zanu PF. The beatings, they resolved, will be part of the Zanu PF campaign strategy.

Umzingwane - DPM Thokozani Khupe will tomorrow tour the Umzingwane dam to check on the water levels. She will then proceed to Mtshabezi dam to check on the progress on the pipeline project. She will be accompanied by Bulawayo Mayor, Cllr. Thaba Moyo and his councilors.

Victoria Falls - Esau Ncube, Vic Falls Agenda committee member has been arrested in the resort town after presenting a paper at a residents meeting to give feedback on a food outlet that is importing new staff from Gweru to Vic Falls. It is asserted that Ncube was complaining that even at the Elephant Hills Hotel there are 'foreigners' as workers while youths from Vic Falls are roaming the street because of unemployment. Ncube has been charged with Section 42 sub section 2 of POSA.

Bulawayo Agenda's Programs and Activities for the weekend:

Mat North

Activity Venue Time Date Theme
Voter Education Lupane Youth Centre - Lupane 1400hrs-1600hrs 19-11-10 Elections
Public Meeting Ngqondongqondo Centre- Victoria Falls 1400hrs-1600hrs 20-11-10 Are communities ready for 2011 elections
Public Meeting Hwange 1400hrs 21-11-10 Cancelled by the police.

For more information please contact Vumani Ndlovu the programme Officer for Mat. North on the following numbers: 0775-104849 or 0732-75590.

Mat South

Activity Venue Time Date Theme
Leadership Training Workshop INSIZA - Mabuze 08:00hrs to 1700hrs 19-11-10 Civic Society Leadership Training

Visit the Bulawayo Agenda fact sheet

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