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Political parties play for peace in a soccer tournament
Bulawayo Agenda

May 10, 2011

Bulawayo - Bulawayo Agenda held a Peace Soccer Tournament at Gwabalanda's Amakhosi Ground over the weekend. Four political parties participated in the tournament, namely ZANU PF, MDC, MDC T and ZAPU. ZANU PF emerged winners of the tournament after dispatching all the other participants. They walked away with a shield and a soccer ball. ZAPU were named the most disciplined team. JOMIC representatives from the three political parties in the GNU were also present. Political parties and JOMIC hailed the tournament saying it is a positive step towards building peace and encouraging tolerance in the political parties.

Bulawayo - Detained Mthwakazi Liberation Front leader, Paul Siwela, is set to appear at the Supreme Court in Harare today for bail application. Siwela and co accused, Charles Thomas and John Gazi, were granted bail by the Bulawayo High Court a month ago. However, Siwela remained in custody after the State invoked a 2004 case against him. He will appear before Chief Justice George Chidyausiku.

Bulawayo - Business in the CBD came to a standstill at 12 noon today as Women of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA) marched through the streets of Bulawayo against high tariffs charged by ZESA. WOZA leader, Jenny Williams said the power utility is fleecing residents of their hard earned cash. She also said they demand that ZESA immediately install pre paid meters as directed by the Competitions and Tariffs Commission. Williams also said her organization is on a campaign to send a petition to the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Energy regarding ZESA. Late last year, the Bulawayo Progressive Residents Association organized a march against ZESA to reduce tariffs and petitioned the parastatal. However it did not heed the call. WOZA says it is only a "yellow card" that they gave to ZESA today and will issue it with a "red card" if it fails to grant requests.

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