Written by on July 11, 2019

Residents in the Great Dyke say demonstrations, strikes and other forms of protest are not the solution to the country’s socio-economic challenges.

Speaking to Great Dyke News, residents said they would rather work than engage in demonstrations.

Great Dyke News spoke to political analyst Alexander Rusere who said demonstrations are no longer a viable strategy in the 21st Century.


MEANWHILE – MDC-Alliance deputy national chairperson Job Sikhala, who was arrested on Monday for allegedly subverting a constitutionally elected government, is expected to appear before a Bikita magistrate today.

Sikhala was yesterday taken to Bikita by the police, where he will appear before a Magistrates’ Court.

National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed that Sikhala who was arrested for contravening Section 22 (2) (a) of the Criminal law Codification and Reform Act (Chapter 9:23) while addressing a rally in Bikita had transferred to Bikita, where the offense was allegedly committed.


AND IN THE ARTS… Sudanese author, Kan Gueh Kan Lapdor says young authors should ride on their background and history as they produce their literary work.

Lapdor, a Midlands State University student, says he was inspired by his upbringing in Sudan, which led him to write on emancipation and independence.

Lapdor has written two books during his study at Midlands State University.


WE END OUR BULLETIN WITH REGIONAL NEWS WHERE… Eswatini has banned a competition of “witchcraft and magic spells”.

In a statement government spokesman Percy Simelane said anyone who will persist with any activity related to witchcraft will be arrested.

He also added that people in the country, formerly known as Swaziland, could not be exposed to illegal and weird practices

According to international media the competition, which was supposed to see witchdoctors pit their skills against each other, was planned for the weekend.

The Times of Swaziland quotes an elderly traditional healer, named as Africa Gama, as saying that the competition was organized by a man from the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Gama, who claimed he was in charge of traditional healing in the country, said that he had taken part in a similar competition under King Sobhuza II, who died in 1982.



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