Written by SOUTHERN AFRICA LITIGATION CENTRE
JOHANNESBURG (SALC) – Lesotho’s Constitutional Court has struck a serious blow against women’s rights and gender equality by upholding a discriminatory section of the Chieftainship Act, which denies all daughters the right to succeed to chieftainship solely due to their gender.
Written by OUR CORRESPONDENT
Prophecies for Individuals in 2013
“4. Natural disasters will be many this New Year, such as motor accidents, sea/flood/air disasters, FIRE, etc. Let us move to God. With God, all things are possible.”
Following are some of the major fire disasters that have since come to our lands in the early months of this year, confirming the words of God’s servant:
27 January 2013 - THE SECOND MOST-DEVASTATING FIRE DISASTER IN THE HISTORY OF BRAZIL/ THIRD-DEADLIEST NIGHTCLUB FIRE IN HISTORY
The Kiss nightclub fire started between 2:00 and 2:30 on in Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, killing at least 241 people and injuring at least 168 others of which, as of 7 March 2013, 16 remain hospitalized. It is considered the second most-devastating fire disaster in the history of Brazil—surpassed only by the Great North American Circus fire of December 1961, which killed 503 people in Niterói, and the deadliest nightclub fire since the December 2000 fire that killed 309 people in Luoyang, China.
It is also the third-deadliest nightclub fire in history, behind the Luoyang fire and the Cocoanut Grove fire in 1942.
27 February 2013 – OVER A DOZEN DEAD IN MAJOR INDIA FIRE
A Major fire broke out in the wee hours of Wednesday. About 26 Fire engines rushed to the spot. At least 18 people are feared dead with many being injured. The injured have been admitted to the Medical College, Kolkata.
April 17, 2013 – PLANT FIRE AND EXPLOSION IN TEXAS
An explosion occurred at the West Fertilizer Company storage and distribution facility in West, Texas. At least 15 people were killed, more than 160 were injured and more than 150 buildings were damaged or destroyed. The cause of the blast is as yet unknown. The facility caught fire on April 17, 2013, then exploded as firefighters were attempting to douse the flames. It is not known what caused the fire. The explosion occurred about 7:50:38 p.m. CDT. The damaged buildings included the public West Middle School, which sits next to the facility. A neighboring 50-unit two-story apartment building was destroyed.
February 1-3, 2013 – ROAD ACCIDENTS, FIRES CLAIM 50 LIVES IN CHINA
Road accidents across China over the past three days have claimed more than 50 lives 18 alone when a bus careered down a ravine and burst into flames in Gansu province's Ningxian county,casting a long shadow over the upcoming Spring Festival for many families.
On Friday, two separate bus crashes killed 29 people; on Saturday, seven died when a van crashed in Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region,12 lost their lives when a bus overturned in Guizhou province and five more were killed after an oil tanker crashed on a highway in Guangdong province.
The death toll rose again on Sunday morning, after a couple, both 25, died in an accident in Wuzhou, the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region. They had been traveling with two relatives on motorbikes, returning home to Pingnan county. Witnesses said both died at the scene.
On Friday night, a bus in Gansu province's Ningxian county crashed into a ravine and caught fire, killing 16 people instantly in the inferno, with two dying later in a hospital. Initial investigations show the accident was caused by unsafe driving and overloading, authorities said.
Also on Friday, a bus carrying 29 people flipped over and crashed down a steep slope in Sichuan,
killing 11 and injuring 18 others.On Saturday morning, an overloaded bus turned over and crashed down a 100-meter slope in southwest Guizhou province, killing 12 people.
On Saturday afternoon, a tanker collided with 10 cars on the Shaoguan section of the Beijing-Hong Kong-Macao Expressway in Guangdong province, killing five people.
As the year marches forward, we pray that the world would turn to God Almighty.
Written by MARAPOST SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT
MULANJE (MaraPost) – A pastor, in paying a glowing tribute to Information Principal Secretary Anthony Livuza who was buried Wednesday at Mulanje Mission graveyard, rhetorically asked: How many of you top civil servants have built churches in your home villages as Anthony Livuza did?
Written by LYSON GOODWIN SIBANDE
Some critical feedback I got from my previous article on the clergy and political partisanship compelled me to write the following article.
Written by LYSON GOODWIN SIWANDE
“Tell us therefore, what thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar, or not? Then saith he unto them, “….Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s.” Matt 22: 17, 21 KJV.