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Queen Elizabeth II hosts Zim born Janine Potts at Royal Garden Party

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Chief Petty Officer Janine Potts and her mum Florence enjoyed a day to remember as guests of Her Majesty The Queen at the second of three garden parties held during May in the beautiful gardens of Buckingham Palace.

Janine, who joined the Royal Navy from Zimbabwe in July 2001, was one of over 110 guests from across the Naval Service who attend a Royal Garden Party this year, all specially selected in reward and recognition of their hard work and dedication.

Nominated by their managers, from across all ranks and rates, the invitations are awarded a plus one, recognising that it’s families too that go the extra mile in support of loved ones.

Janine’s recommendation singles her out as “an exemplary senior rate” and recognises her dedication to the Royal Navy and support to others.

Passionate about breaking barriers and helping others, Janine has served at sea in numerous assignments and on operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and Bahrain.

She is Chair of the Naval Service Commonwealth Network and as her citation states “has been instrumental in championing the particular issues that personnel from Commonwealth and Non-British nationalities face when seeking careers in the Naval Service.”

It recognises that she has devoted much of her spare time and applied her wealth of service knowledge and lived experience to helping with individual cases and supporting those coming to the UK to serve.

She has also been directly responsible for many positive solutions that have helped keep our valued people retained in service.

Janine thoroughly enjoyed her day and said: “What an honour it was to spend the afternoon at Buckingham Palace, I made my mum and family so proud.

“It doesn’t matter about your rank or rate, hard work and determination can get an organisation to change for the better.

“We all have the power to make a difference – it could be you! I hope my view of life will inspire others.”

Proud mum Florence Burl said: ‘It was amazing! Being so close to the Queen – wow! The Duchess of Cambridge actually said hello to me.

“You can’t buy this opportunity or explain the feeling I had being there when I go back to work – will they believe me?”

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined The Queen to host approx. 8,000 guests, including nominees from across the Naval Service, Royal Fleet Auxiliary and Royal Navy and Royal Marines Widows Association.Royal Navy

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Elikem Dumps Edith Chibhamu?

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Elikem Kumordzie, who had found love in Zimbabwe again after breaking up with Pokello Nare some two years ago, has been ditched again.

This comes after his latest breakup with Edith Chibhamu, a monied divorcee who he had been dating for under a year.

While the reason for their break up is unclear, on top of the list is Elikem’s alleged infidelity.

According to Ghanaian media, the celebrity tailor is allegedly dating former Member of Parliament for Gomoa Central Constituency, Rachel Appoh.

This was revealed by Afia Schwarzenegger, a controversial Ghanaian media personality who also accused Elikem of being a greedy gold digger who scams women.

She also accused Rachel of taking care of Elikem’s mother financially and visiting juju men to ward off women who are interested in him.

If true, it is clear Rachel’s juju is working as Elikem Kumordzie is no longer with Edith Chibhamu. Add onto that, Edith is now mysteriously wheelchair bound.

“Story of my life, one minute I was walking on my two feet with no headaches or anything. The next minute, I’m sitting in a wheelchair, crippled and praying for a miracle,” posted Edith three days ago.

As if that is not enough, Rachel apparently threatened Edith with death.

“You said you were more powerful and you would deal with me. You told me that if I ever come to Ghana, I will die as you are Ghanaian and will use all your Ghana power to ruin me.

“You are a disgraced fired former MP. I don’t go to witchdoctors to kill other women and your witchdoctor has also discovered you are wicked. Now your Ghana power has turned against you and the whole world will hear about you Rachel Appoh,” wrote Edith on her Instagram page.

However, it is clear that both Elikem Kumordzie and Edith are hurting, judging by their constant posts on social media with Edith Chibhamu even threatening to commit suicide.

Reacting to Elikem’s failed public relationships, some fans suggested that Elikem is a gold digger who is only after women’s money.

“I beg, this Elikem uses women from Zimbabwe and Ghana back and forth, it’s sad,” commented one Naash on Instagram.

Another, Kayanga Nadia asked Elikem: “Is it true that you dumped Edith Chibhamu after using her to further your career?”

Elikem Kumordzie, while confirming that he had indeed separated with Edith, responded: “No doubt that Edith Chibhamu came into my life and help came from her. She paid part of the rent for my East Legon flagship store, not to further my career though. Like every business, everyone needs a push and she offered to help. Was I stupid to accept?

“What I’ve built in the last six years is worth much more than whatever amount you can think of. We’re not together anymore, but my work continues because of my hard work, diligence and passion.”

Contrary to the belief that Elikem uses women to finance his tailor’s business, he said: “. don’t reject help, it may be from God through that human.”The Chronicle

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Frank Buyanga Lamborghini Avedantor S owner

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Frank Buyanga has emerged as the owner of the Lamborghini Avedantor S worth about R7.48m that landed in Harare a fortnight ago.

Last week H-Metro reported on the vehicle, whose owner was a mystery then that had been spotted in and around Harare’s northern suburbs including a popular shopping centre.

However, Frank Buyanga turned out to be the owner on Saturday afternoon as he returned from his South Africa base.

Frank Buyanga was spotted with the car at the arrivals section at the Robert Mugabe International Airport and moments later he walked into the Lamborghini Avedantor S and drove off.

Lamborghini Aventador S contains all the usual stuff about new four-wheel steering systems, a 130 per cent improvement of front axle downforce and a whole new control unit to marshall inputs from all the active systems, but none of it, no matter how high-tech, overshadows the drama.

This is how the Aventador S shapes up. It still uses the same central carbon tub with aluminium sub-frames fore and aft. It drives all four wheels through a central Haldex clutch.

The engine is the same 6.5-litre naturally aspirated V12, but the valve timing and variable intakes have been altered, yielding another 40bhp (and exactly 1lb ft more torque). The power gain is also aided by a raised rev limiter (from 8,350rpm to 8,500rpm).

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Two arrested for fraud in connection with Alph Lukau’s coffin ‘resurrection’

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Two people have been arrested in connection with the hoax resurrection video flighted in February by pastor Alph Lukau’s Alleluia Ministries International.

National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) spokesperson Phindi Louw-Mjonondwane confirmed to TimesLIVE on Tuesday afternoon that two people were arrested on fraud charges in connection with the alleged resurrection.

“They are in custody. They will be appearing in the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court (soon) to apply for bail,” she said.

Police spokesperson Capt Mavela Masondo said in March that SAPS was investigating three cases of fraud opened in connection with the “resurrection” incident.

“One case was opened by a funeral parlour based here in Gauteng, another case was opened by people who said they were concerned citizens, and a third one was opened by pastor Mboro [Paseka Motsoeneng],” said Masondo.

Pastor Mboro had staged a protest at Lukau’s offices for “bringing Christianity into disrepute” and opened a case at the Sandton police station.

Kings and Queen’s funeral parlour denied any knowledge of the deceased or selling the coffin to the church.

Brighton Moyo, the man falsely “brought back to life”, has meanwhile died of pneumonia in his home country of Zimbabwe, TimesLIVE reported this week. There he was known as Thabiso Mlanje, 28.

Initially dubbed “Elliot” by Alleluia Ministries, he had on a previous occasion been “healed” from being confined to a wheelchair, a colleague of his said.

Moyo, who according to his family had been in SA since 2011, had been employed by a customised door manufacturing company prior to going missing after the “resurrection” hoax.

The church had denied knowing in advance that it was a “fake miracle”.

“At no stage did pastor Alph Lukau claim that he resurrected the person shown in the video, who was identified to him as Elliot. From the video footage, it is clearly stated that when the mortuary vehicle arrived at the church premises, there was already movement in the coffin. Prior to even praying for Elliot, pastor Alph states that Elliot is in fact breathing,” said the church in a statement issued at the time the scandal first broke.TimesLive

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