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Grace Mugabe Appears Before Traditional Court Over Robert Mugabe’s Burial

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Grace Mugabe Appears Before Traditional Court Over Robert Mugabe’s Burial

Former Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe, who left the country in early 2020 for Singapore before the hard Covid-19 lockdown was imposed, is facing a challenge over her late husband’s burial.

Robert Mugabe died at the age of 95 on September 6 2019 in Singapore, which for years had become their preferred holiday destination. The family had also invested in real estate there.

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Tinos Mangovere from Kutama, Mugabe’s home village, has written to Chief Zwimba to challenge the former president’s gravesite.

Mangovere argues that Grace should be censured for burying her husband at the centre of the homestead, which is a taboo in their tradition.

Zwimba has since set the traditional court for May 20. If Mugabe does not appear before the traditional court to contest the action, the ruling might go against her. Her alleged offence attracts a fine of five cows and a goat.

“You are facing charges of burying the late Robert Gabriel Mugabe at his homestead. This is unheard of in Chief Zwimba’s area. At the same time you are accused of abandoning Robert Gabriel Mugabe’s property, which is scattered nationwide,” reads the “charge sheet”.

Before his death, Mugabe told his wife he did not want to be buried at the National Heroes Acre in Harare. After exchanges and negotiations over a government-built mausoleum, the Mugabe family thwarted these plans and buried the longtime strongman at his Kutama home.

The body of former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe arrives in Harare on September 11 2019. He died on September 6 in Singapore after a long illness. File photo.

Mugabe, according to reports, feared his liver would be used for ritual purposes by the Emmerson Mnangagwa regime. It was made clear his body should be guarded by his close family until burial.

He was interred in a steel coffin and his grave was filled with concrete, making it impossible to access without detection.

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Family sources said his widow is reluctant to return home for fear the government intends to arrest her for alleged crimes.

Top among them are allegations levelled against her in the 2019 land audit report by Supreme Court judge Tendai Uchena, which claims she clandestinely acquired state land worth at least $10m (R140m) for residential purposes without paying for it because of political clout.

Russell Goreraza, her son from her first marriage, was arrested and brought before the courts in April on theft charges after allegedly ordering the removal of a gold processing plant worth $130,000 (R1.8m) at a mine in Mazowe. The mine is located at the former first lady’s Iron Mask farm. Goreraza is out on bail but the state took his passport.

Family sources said of the Mugabe children, only Bona and her husband Simba Chikore are based in Harare, while Chatunga and his brother Robert junior are between SA and Singapore.

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Grace “has no plans of coming back to Zimbabwe”, according to a close relative.

Another relative said: “I don’t know, but I doubt it.”

Source: Ghanaarticles.com/TimesLIVE

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Ghana Drunkards Association To Observe National Drinking Day

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Ghana Drunkards Association has indicated its readiness to observe this year’s National Drinking Day.

Addressing the press, Moses Onyah the president of the Association stated that their involvement in this year’s celebration is to deal with life’s complexities.

According to him, observing National Drinking Day will go a long way to control the high number of mental-health-related cases in the country including hardship, depression, and frustration.

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Dry Bone’s Message to all Ghanaians Mr. Onyah called on all members to drink responsibly to achieve the Association’s purpose of promoting mental wellness.

Source: GhanaArticles.com

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Ghana Football Awards 2021: Checkout The Full Nominees List

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Ghana Football Awards 2021: Checkout The Full Nominees List

Three Black Stars players – Andre Ayew, Kudus Mohammed, and Gladson Awako – will headline this year’s edition of the Ghana Football Awards which comes off on Saturday, July 3, 2021, at the Grand Arena, Accra.

The trio has been shortlisted for the prestigious Ghana Footballer of the Year Award which is the flagship category of the awards scheme.

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One of the three will take over from Arsenal star Thomas Partey who emerged as the winner in the two previous editions of the awards.

This was made known during the Nominees Announcement on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 on Joy Prime, Asempa FM and Adom TV.

Andre Ayew, Kudus Mohammed, and Gladson Awako will lead several Ghanaian players, both home and abroad as well as foreigners playing in the Ghana League who have performed well under the year in review to be celebrated for the exploits.

While the Ghana Footballer of the Year remains the flagship award, other categories such as the Homebased Football of the Year, Goal of the Year, Most Vibrant Club on Social Media and Club CEO of the Year are all likely to generate more excitement.

The Nominees Announcement, which was graced by former Blacks Star international John Paintsil, and the Head of Communications of the Ghana Football Association, Henry Asante Twum as well as Felix Romark and Cleopatra Nketiah who are all members of the Awards Board were also on the show.

The Board Members expressed satisfaction at the work they have done and implored the public to support their favourite nominees in the various categories by voting massively for them to win the awards.

The Ghana Football Awards is an award show that sees a marriage of soccer, entertainment and sometimes politics as all those who matter in those fields gather under one roof to celebrate the works of Ghanaian footballers in the year under review.

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It has also become a night where Ghanaian footballers scattered all over the world converge to unwind and escape from the pressures of the just-ended season.

It has been a great journey of recognizing the sacrifices of football who break their sweat not only for their respective football clubs but also for their beloved motherland, Ghana.

Find all the nominees for the various categories below:

FOOTBALLER OF THE YEAR

  • 1. Andre Ayew
  • 2. Kudus Mohammed
  • 3. Gladson Awako

WOMEN’S FOOTBALLER OF THE YEAR

  • 1. Milot Pokua
  • 2. Ophelia Amponsah
  • 3. Sherifatu Sumaila

MEN’S COACH OF THE YEAR

  • 1. Annor Walker
  • 2. Karim Zito
  • 3. Samuel Boadu

WOMEN’S COACH OF THE YEAR

  • 1. Mercy Tagoe
  • 2. Edna Quagraine

ODARTEY LAMPTEY FUTURE STAR AWARD

  • 1. Kudus Mohammed
  • 2. Abdul Fatawu Issahaku
  • 3. Kamaldeen Sulemana

GOALKEEPER OF THE YEAR

  • 1. Razak Abalora
  • 2. Richard Ofori
  • 3. Danlad Ibrahim

HOME-BASED FOOTBALLER OF THE YEAR

  • 1. Augustine Boakye
  • 2. Samuel Ashie Quaye
  • 3. Diawisie Taylor
  • 4. Ismail Ganiyu
  • 5. Gladson Awako
  • 6. Ibrahim Salifu
  • 7. Fabio Gama

GOAL OF THE YEAR

  • 1. Nasiru Moro (Legon Cities v Ashanti Gold)
  • 2. Richmond Lamptey (Inter Allies v Hearts of Oak)
  • 3. Fatawu Issahaku (Ghana v Tanzania)
  • 4. Andre Ayew (Ghana v Sudan)
  • 5. Gladson Awako (Great Olympics v Hearts of Oak)
  • 6. Sandra Owusu Ansah ( Supreme Ladies v Kumasi Sports Academy)
  • 7. Janet Ayieyam (Thunder Queens v Police ladies)

BEST GHANAIAN CLUB CEO

  • 1. Nana Yaw Amponsah (Asante Kotoko )
  • 2. Elloeny Amande (Karela United)
  • 3. Dr Gifty Oware-Aboagye (Berry Ladies)

MALE TEAM OF THE YEAR

  • 1. Great Olympics
  • 2. Asante Kotoko
  • 3. Hearts of Oak
  • 4. Black Satellite

FEMALE TEAM OF THE YEAR

  • 1. Hassacas Ladies
  • 2. Berry Ladies
  • 3. Ampem Dakoa Ladies

BEST AFRICAN INTERNATIONAL

  • 1. Rayid Mahrez (Manchester City)
  • 2. Edouard Mendy (Chelsea)
  • 3. Franck Kessie (AC Milan)

MOST VIBRANT CLUB ON SOCIAL MEDIA

  • Dreams FC
  • Inter Allies
  • Asante Kotoko
  • Hearts Of Oak
  • Great Olympics
  • Legon Cities
  • Berry Ladies
  • Ridge City

Other honorary awards that will be awarded on the awards night include:

  • PLAYER OF THE DECADE AWARD
  • LIVING LEGEND AWARD
  • THUMPS UP AWARD

 

Source: GhanaArticles.com

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Ghanaian Teacher Raises GH4,500 To Help 40 Needy Students

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Ghanaian Teacher Raises GH4,500 To Help 40 Needy Students

Teacher Ewuraama, a popular Ghanaian professional tutor has helped 40 students with the payment of their school expenses after soliciting funds on social media.

Ewuraama has been able to raise GHc 4,500 which is meant to assist the needy but brilliant students immensely via her Instagram account @teacher_ewuraama.

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Her students were seen beaming with smiles as they held signs with inscriptions that portrayed their gratitude to everyone who donated on an Instagram post.

 

 

A lot of people also expressed their admiration and goodwill for the kind-hearted teacher in the comment section.

 

 

Source: GhanaArticles.com

 

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