Tiger Woods wins the 2019 Masters

BY TAFADZWA HOVE

Well known American golfer, Tiger Woods made a strong comeback after he won his first major in 11 years… his 15th in total.

It was indeed an inspiring comeback sporting story as he experienced downs and lows before achieving this.He had four back surgeries, thought he would never play again, was ranked 1,199th in the world, 11 years since his last Major and 14 years since last Masters.

It is believed to be the greatest comeback ever. It is astory that teaches people to never give up, even after a down fall,as long as you are persistent in whatever you do.

Tiger Woods wrote on his Twitter handle, “I can’t thank my family, friends and fans enough for their support. Having my family by my side today is something I will never forget. To not only be able to play again, but to be able to win again, is something I will forever be grateful for. This jacket sure is comfortable. ”

Renowned people like the United States of America president Donald Trump and also former United States President Barack Obama have send in congratulatory messages through their Twitter handles. Here is what they said below :

@realDonaldTrump Congratulations to @TigerWoods., a truly Great Champion!

@realDonaldTrump Love people who are great under pressure. What a fantastic life comeback for a really great guy! https://t.co/41MtJtYEjq

@BarackObama Congratulations, Tiger! To come back and win the Masters after all the highs and lows is a testament to excellence, grit, and determination.

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Cyclone Idai :More bodies recovered in Ngangu

More bodies continue to be unearthed in the rubble left behind by Cyclone Idai in Ngangu with those missing their loved ones still hopeful they will recover them dead or alive.

Ruth Mwayengeni represents one of the many families whose lives were permanently altered by Cyclone Idai.

A week and a few days after the catastrophe in Ngangu, Mwayengeni has been able to recover two bodies of her family members.

“We managed to recover two bodies but I am still looking for the body of my seven-year-old daughter. I will not rest till I find her, she said.

This sad story is the case with many others in this area, where the residents say they are having to come across human body parts every day.

“Cyclone Idai makes us fear to stay in Ngangu. We are coming across body parts of deceased people while more bodies are being recovered each day,” said one of the villagers.

One can literally touch the air of grief in this place.(ZBC ONLINE NEWS)

Regina Daniels buys mom a house

By Tafadzwa Hove

On Wednesday , the Nigerian actress took to her Instagram handle to show followers a prestigious house she’d just purchased for her mother. She captioned the house, “Just a little thank you for mama.”

Below is the picture of the house

Rita Daniels, Regina’s mom who is also her fellow actress wrote in the comments section, “She is the pride of my youth! I hustled and prayed this day would come. But i always believed in you, i never doubted even for a second. My joy now is unbelievable! My fulfillment is complete! Thank you my love, my one and only!

At just 18 years old, Regina has shown the world that success is not age bound. These days, even young people are achieving great things that might take others several years.

Floods kill 126 people in SA, Malawi, Mozambique Mar 14, 2019 | International news | Reports say at least 126 people have been killed in Mozambique, Malawi and South Africa after heavy rains affected 843 000 people across southeast Africa, prompting calls for emergency aid.

At least 66 people have been killed in Mozambique, 56 in Malawi and four in South Africa following torrential rains that have triggered flash floods.

Mozambique cabinet spokeswoman Ana Comoana said the “government has decreed a red alert due to the continuing rains and the approach of the tropical cyclone Idai, expected to reach the country between Thursday and Friday”.

The floods in Mozambique, one of Africa’s poorest countries, have already destroyed 5 756 homes, affecting 15 467 households and 141 325 people.

In neighbouring Malawi, floods have left over 230 000 people without shelter and affected around 739 000 people, according to the United Nations.

Malawi’s Meteorological Department has warned of more rains and flooding in the country’s south between Thursday and Sunday.

In Mozambique, 111 people have been injured, 18 hospitals destroyed, 938 classrooms destroyed and 9 763 students affected.

More than 168 000 hectares of crops were destroyed, the government spokeswoman added.

-Aljazeera

School children killed in Nigeria building collapse

By Tafadzwa Hove

According to reports, at least eight children have died and many more are feared trapped after a building containing a school collapsed in the Nigerian city of Lagos.

The school, which was on the top floor of the three-storey building in Ita Faji on Lagos Island, had more than 100 pupils, a rescue official told the BBC.

About 40 pupils were pulled out alive, the official said. Rescuers were frantically searching for more.

The cause of the collapse was not immediately clear.

The collapsed building was a residential block containing a number of apartments as well as the school, residents and rescue officials at the scene told the BBC.

Emergency teams pulled several injured pupils from the rubble, but many worried parents at the scene were unable to find their children, while others went to a local hospital to look for theirs.

It’s reportedly not clear as to how many children are still trapped

Ronaldo ‘s girlfriend showers praises on boyfriend after scoring a hattrick

By Tafadzwa Hove

Georgina Rodriguez has showered praises on boyfriend, Cristiano Ronaldo after scoring a hattrick in the Champions League second leg match against Atletico Madrid. The hattrick which was scored by the Juventus forward, helped Juventus eliminate Atletico Madrid.

His girlfriend shared the footballer ‘s picture when he was still a kid, heaping praises on him.

The pic was captioned, “This 3-0 nobody steals it. You deserve it, not for the 3 goals of tonight. You deserve it for your dedication, for what you get at the club where you are. You are a trailer for your colleagues, coach and all those who admire and support you each day. Karma exists. God knows, God gives it to you ; because the world of football is yours. 💜💜💜We love you. Sore, Matthew, Eva, Alana, Georgina.

Chamisa calls for dialogue with ED

By Tafadzwa Hove

Following the current economic instability in Zimbabwe, Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader, Nelson Chamisa, has called upon Zimbabwe President, Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa for dialogue.

Concerning the current economic crisis that Zimbabwe is facing he said he is calling his brother ED to urgent dialogue to solve politics and economics or else it would get worse.

In a tweet he posted that, “I’ve met with many on our worsening situation and unbearable suffering.The back-to-school burden,high prices,non-performing economy, joblessness and worthless salaries bring sorrow.On this,I call upon my bro ED to urgent dialogue to solve our politics &economics or it gets worse!”

Jonathan Moyo wages war against Strive Masiyiwa

By Tafadzwa Hove
Former Minister, Professor Jonathan Moyo‘s beef with Strive Masiyiwa seem to have heightened as the Professor has published a series of tweets containing unsettling allegations on Econet’s Founder. What started as only an exchange of opinions has turned into a war of words.

1/24 The self-righteous outburst by #StriveMasiyiwa, supported by his fellow bible-quoting juntapreneurs, in response to a polite & genuine concern by @dewamavhinga reveals he holds himself as an untouchable who is beyond criticism. Yet his closet is full of despicable skeletons! https://t.co/Dx6BDkeOHX

2/24 #StriveMasiyiwa has escaped scrutiny, thanks to Zimbabwe’s flawed public discourse which has never been about facts, truth or ideas but about “good guys” versus “bad guys”; presumed to be such by definition, not by deed. So Zimbabwe, sadly, has no culture of truth-telling!

3/24 When #StriveMasiyiwa was caught with his pants down after defending his wife’s indefensible outburst, smearing some human rights groups; he responded with an outburst smearing @dewamavhinga, labelling him a bad guy, inciting @hrw to fire him, while posturing as Mr Good Guy! https://t.co/O3nVb5zD0O

4/24 Taking himself to be “the good guy of them all” & presuming his critics to be bad guys, #StriveMasiyiwa went berserk. For calling him out on his uncouth attack on @dewamavhinga, he smeared me with false & defamatory allegations, laced with epithets; best handled by lawyers!

5/24 The issue about #StriveMasiyiwa, as it is about anyone else, is not whether he’s a good or bad guy but whether his deeds match his self-righteous claims. Is he the champion of human rights & democracy, that he claims to be? If he is, does that make him a God above criticism?

6/24 For the avoidance of doubt, it must be acknowledged upfront that #StriveMasiyiwa has supported worthy philanthropic initiatives in & outside Zimbabwe for the benefit of society. This commendable support should be appreciated in its own right, as an inherently good thing!

7/25 All things considered, #StriveMasiyiwa is a bundle of falsehoods: he lies about his feats & failures of others, with reckless abandon. He lies that Econet is the biggest employer in Zimbabwe when government is. Small businesses are also employing more & well, as a sector!

8/24 #StriveMasiywa’s biggest lie is his claim that he’s a champion of human rights & democracy. There’s no known or respected institution in Zimbabwe dedicated to the promotion of human rights & democracy in the country created by or from #Masiyiwa’s philanthropy. None!

9/25 #StriveMasiyiwa owned the #DailyNews, as a political investment to massage his political ambitions & not to promote democracy with a free & professional press. Edited by the ever reckless Geoff Nyarota, #Masiyiwa’s #DailyNews distinguished itself by publishing falsehoods!

10/24 The difference between #Masiyiwa’s #DailyNews run down by Nyarota & today’s #DailyNews, is like that of day & night. The former was a political pamphlet & the latter is a newspaper. But this is a story for another time. Suffice to say #Masiyiwa is an enemy of press freedom!

11/24 Over the years, #StriveMasiyiwa & his fellow juntapreneurs have conflated the fight for democracy & human rights with their personal fights against former President Mugabe. For them, to be anti-Mugabe became synonymous with being a champion of human rights & democracy!

12/24 #StriveMasiyiwa’s fight with Mugabe did not originate from any concerns he had about lack of democracy & human rights in Zimbabwe but hail from a contractual dispute over a shoddy job that #Masiyiwa’s Retrofit company did at the former President’s rural home in Zvimba!

13/24 Recently #StriveMasiyiwa declared that Mnangagwa is “sincere”, signalling his support for the Harare junta. He capped this by calling for the removal of Zidera sanctions. #Masiyiwa is fully entitled to his views, as is anyone else. But his views invite public questions!

14/24 When #StriveMasiyiwa says Mnangagwa is sincere, is he himself sincere? And when he calls for the removal of sanctions, having been party to their imposition in 2001, is he sincere that their targetted objectives for democracy & human rights in Zimbabwe have been achieved?

15/25 Parenthetically, & given his loud claims that he has supported MDC in his self-proclaimed quest for democracy & human rights in Zimbabwe, which party did #StriveMasiyiwa support in the July 2018 elections? What explains his loud silence on the Army atrocities of 1 Aug 2018?

16/26 When & how did #StriveMayisiwa start working with Mnangagwa to know he is “sincere”? Is it from their Zambian days? Or their IBDC days? Or their 2008 runoff days? Or their 2013 election days or their 2018 election days? Or is it all these days plus some more in between?

17/24 As former President Mugabe’s right hand man until the 2017 coup, Mnangagwa abused his closeness to Mugabe to groom a cohort of political & business cronies for his ambitions. He went about this in a tribal, regional & Zambian way. A key product of this group is #Masiyiwa!

18/24 It’s not by accident that #Econet was created by some up & coming businessmen around Mnangagwa, including #StriveMasiyiwa who later was alleged to have cheated the others out. While #Masiyiwa has supported the #MDC, his horse has always been a Mnangagwa led #ZanuPF faction!

19/24 That #StriveMasiyiwa did not support MDC’s 2018 election campaign & that, after the stolen election he said Mnangagwa is “sincere”; testify to his longstanding support for Mnangagwa. In 2008, #Masiyiwa gave #ZanuPF USD45m to purchase grain used in the #Army-run runoff poll!

20/24 On the back of the 2008 runoff grain scheme, in 2013 Masiyiwa’s #Econet joined Mbada Diamonds to give #ZanuPF some $60m to fund the organisation & conduct of the 2013 elections, outside treasury then run by @BitiTendai. Mnangagwa & Chinamasa were the instrumental hands!

21/24 In 2015 #StriveMasiyiwa’s schemed with Patrick Chinamasa, then a staunch Mnangagwa ally, to get $30m from #Econet to pay salaries for civil servants through a dubious arrangement, whose backdrop was the longstanding relationship between #Masiyiwa and Mnangagwa!

22/24 The’re many under cover dealings invloving #Masiyiwa & Mnangagwa’s Army faction, since 2008 after a damning CIO report on #Econet, that almost got its license withdrwan only to be saved by monetary authorities, who cited many cases of #Masiyiwa’s cooperation with #ZanuPF!

23/24 #StriveMasiyiwa claims to be a champion of press freedom & supports this with reference to his ownership of the #DailyNews. But his relationship with the press is terribly bad. In 2015 his #Econet connived with the Police to raid & ransack @TheSourceZW offices & computers! https://t.co/hN80pmEkVE

24/24 As a bondnote billionaire, #StriveMasiyiwa fancies himself as a big fish. But he’s in a small pond. Hard currency millionaires in bigger ponds with lots of big fish don’t behave like him. It’s time the other founders of #Econet got the justice they have been long denied!

Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West up for baby number 4 via surrogate

By Tafadzwa Hove

American television reality Kim Kardashian West and husband Kanye West are set to welcome baby number 4 via surrogate. The baby news were announced today (2 January 2019) through People reports.

Although Kardashian West has made it clear that she loves being a mother, in August, a Keeping Up with the Kardashians source told PEOPLE that the 38-year-old reality star and rapper West, 41, weren’t “in a huge rush” to give their three children another sibling.

“They have absolutely talked about trying for another baby with the help of a surrogate, but nothing seems decided for sure,” said the insider, adding of the couple’s then-7-month-old daughter, who was the only one of their children to be born via gestational surrogate, “Chicago is still little, and they have time.”