JULY 2016 PREVIEW: Violent protests, Squanda’s Skimbo episode and Kereke jailed

And then half the year was gone and we were in the second half.

Here is a review of July 2016 in the news (bold indicates link to original article)

Kombi protests in Harare

Beitbridge’s border post was rocked by violent protests and had to be closed. And soon after that Harare had it is own protests

African Union announced it was launching its all African passport

WhatsApp went down for a whole morning in Zimbabwe. Potraz then warned Zimbabweans over their use of social media.

Cafe Nush then had that weird response to the whole shutdown Harare thing.

Oscar Pistorius was jailed for 6 years

Chulaap by Chu Suwannapha PIC: Simon Deiner / SDR Photo

Chulaap by Chu Suwannapha PIC: Simon Deiner / SDR Photo

We were back at SA Menswear Week. We talked to Taf The TaylorThese were his awesome pics from his denim showcase. And speaking of pics, this is what opening night looked like. The other Zimbabwean at the event Ara Kani had a chat with us. And here are his pics from the showcase.

Zimbabwe’s travel agents announced they were dropping credit faciities.

Zanu PF legislator Munyaradzi Kereke was found guilty of rape. He was sentenced to 14 years in prison

Then ZBC had that tweet about the ‘This Fag’ pastor. That was a hectic time wasn’t it?

Zimbabwe’s Constitutional Court hand a landmark judgement on life imprisonment sentences. The same court would also make another decision on ZBC licenses

This Flag pastor Evan Mawarire handed himself into the police and was released by the courts

Zimbabwe did well at the World Championship of Performing Arts with three reaching the final. Guitarist Sylent won  the championship making history. And he had an awesome interview for us part of Team Zimbabwe.

Then remember when Lady Squanda made Skimbo lick her feet? WTF. And her apology?

In the same month there was that violent Kofi Olomide video and his subsequent deportation from Kenya. Soon enough he was sentenced to 3 months in jail

Danai Gurira was confirmed for the Black Pannther movie

Kwese Sports bagged the NFL rights