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Power outage riles Mugabe 25 October 2014 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe yesterday came face to face with the reality many people are enduring on a daily basis when a politburo meeting he was chairing was aborted after a blackout in Harare which also affected Zanu PF headquarters. The nonagenarian was given a stark reminder that awa...
Sharon Macheso wins protection order against hubby 25 October 2014 HARARE - Sharon Macheso, daughter to popular sungura king  Alick, has won a protection order against her husband Kudakwashe Munetsi. The two were embroiled in a bitter domestic dispute, barely two months after a colourful wedding held in Harare. Chitungwiza magistrate Marehwanazvo Gofa gran...
Angry Grace goes berserk 24 October 2014 HARARE - An angry First Lady, Grace Mugabe, yesterday thumbed her nose at Zanu PF's bigwigs who are meeting in a make-or-break politburo meeting in Harare today to be chaired by her husband, President Robert Mugabe. Against all expectations that common sense would finally prevail, and that she...
Mugabe refuses to ditch Parly colonial bling 24 October 2014 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's Zanu PF is refusing to ditch full scale British pageantry when Parliament opens on Tuesday, even though the new Constitution outlaws such pomp and pageantry. Austin Zvoma, clerk of Parliament told the Daily News yesterday that traditional rituals will be foll...
Blood and thunder politburo meeting 24 October 2014 HARARE - The stage is set for a bruising battle between rival Zanu PF factions which lock horns today in a potentially explosive politburo meeting that could define President Robert Mugabe and his party's destiny. In a statement, Zanu PF's secretary for administration Didymus Mutasa announced ...
Mujuru hit by phony cyber campaign 24 October 2014 HARARE - The Zanu PF propaganda wars — and misinformation campaigns — have reached fever pitch amid claims that Vice President Joice Mujuru has launched a Facebook account to fight off Grace Mugabe and push her succession agenda. This comes as internal party dynamics and infighting are set to ...
Team Gamatox versus team Zvipfukuto 24 October 2014 HARARE - As President Robert Mugabe chairs an explosive Zanu PF politburo meeting today, the social media has gone viral with some going to the extent of setting up imaginary football line-ups. In the joke which has become popular with social media users, two teams named Chipfukuto — Weevils (...
Grace markets Daily News again 24 October 2014 HARARE - First Lady Grace Mugabe yesterday made the outrageous claim that Vice President Joice Mujuru had bought a 10 percent shareholding in the Daily News, but the paper’s editor replied her with a humorous riposte. Addressing mainly war collaborators and youths at her Mazowe business hub, P...
Stop abusing Grace: War vets 24 October 2014 HARARE - The chairman of the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association, Jabulani Sibanda, says there are elements within Zanu PF who are plotting against President Robert Mugabe by abusing First Lady Grace. In a no-holds-barred exclusive interview with the Daily News yesterday, Sib...
Mawarire lays into Moyo 23 October 2014 HARARE - Jealousy Mawarire, the journalist who was mired in controversy ahead of last year's disputed elections, has fingered Information minister Jonathan Moyo as “the architect and inventor of confusion” in Zanu PF. In an unsolicited, hard-hitting opinion piece delivered to the Daily News ye...
Police disperse Harare protestors 23 October 2014 HARARE - Police yesterday dispersed protestors from Harare's Africa Unity Square as journalist-cum-activist Itai Dzamara continued to lead a sit-in pressing President Robert Mugabe to step down. Dubbed Occupy Africa Unity Square, the demonstration attracted a heavy police presence. Dzamara ...
Bribery scam rocks Zanu PF 23 October 2014 HARARE - In a dramatic twist to the worsening Zanu PF succession war, some officials in Mashonaland West are being offered cash to precipitate the fall of outspoken provincial chairman Temba Mliswa. This comes as the infighting in the troubled party reaches fever pitch ahead of the ruling part...
Court reserves ruling on Anglican case 23 October 2014 HARARE - The Constitutional Court has reserved ruling in a case in which St Matthias Tsonzo School headmaster and his deputy are challenging the decision to relieve them of their duties for being non-Anglicans. Timothy Kuziwa and his substantive deputy Edward Dumbura, through their lawyers Lew...
Crunch time for Mugabe 22 October 2014 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe returned from his Rome vacation yesterday amid an unusually tight security at Harare International Airport and also under pressure to deal with the boiling cauldron that Zanu PF politics has become over the past few weeks ever since his wife launched her vitriolic...
Grace divisive, self-centred - Makoni 22 October 2014 HARARE - Opposition leader Simba Makoni has branded First Lady Grace Mugabe a liar for claiming that his Mavambo/Kusile/Dawn (MKD) was formed at Vice President Joice Mujuru's house. “No, MKD was not formed in any person's house,” Makoni told a news conference yesterday. “It was formed in a ...
Mugabe must explain: Msipa 22 October 2014 HARARE - Respected Zanu PF elder Cephas Msipa is demanding answers from President Robert Mugabe following the recent vitriolic and sustained attacks on Vice President Joice Mujuru by the First Lady Grace Mugabe. Msipa, who has already indicated that he fears a split in the 51-year-old movement...
High Court frees jailed top cop 22 October 2014 HARARE - The High Court has set aside police assistant commissioner Gideon Baloyi’s nine-month jail term, after ruling that the magistrates’ court erred in convicting him. Baloyi was jailed after he was convicted for contravening the Police Act, following allegations that he facilitated the re...
Govt, doctors deadlocked 22 October 2014 HARARE - The Health Services Board (HSB) has said the meeting it convened with the Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA) last weekend was meant to straighten procedural issues and not to discuss a pay package. The HSB issued the clarification as doctors threatened to down tools on Monda...
Grace's blitz: 10 mad points 22 October 2014 HARARE - Like the feared tsunami, First Lady Grace Mugabe has left a trail of destruction around the country in the past few weeks, as she has shot from the hip and spewed bile at virtually all her “Meet the People” rallies. In these rallies, her message has been a mixture of a little good, pl...
Mozambique poll was free, fair — Makarau 21 October 2014 HARARE - A regional election observer mission headed by Zimbabwe has declared Mozambique's general elections generally “free, fair, and credible.” Rita Makarau, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission chairperson who led the 29-member Electoral Commission Forum of Sadc countries (ECF-Sadc)  observer...
'I feared for my life' 21 October 2014 HARARE - Daily News Senior Writer, Fungi Kwaramba gives a personal account of the day in Marondera that the First Lady Grace Mugabe instilled the fear of God in private media journalists. THE tense atmosphere at the rally was almost palpable, and the...
Matsaira's TSL acquitted 21 October 2014 HARARE - Tobacco Sales Limited Company (TSL), which was accused of fraudulently selling State land in Mazowe, has been acquitted. The company — which was charged with fraud — was represented by its chief executive Washington Matsaira. It was jointly charged with the firm’s managing director Ri...
Mugabe backs Mujuru attacks 20 October 2014 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe apparently supports his wife Grace's recent public attacks on senior Zanu PF and government officials, including Vice President Joice Mujuru, it has emerged. Apart from the women's league boss'-designate's own remarks that the 90-year-old leader was “fed up wit...
Mash West trashes anti-Mliswa drive 20 October 2014 HARARE - The Mashonaland West Zanu PF provincial inter-district conference yesterday endorsed Temba Mliswa as the chairperson of the province. This follows a petition and vote-of-no-confidence against him that was passed by 26 members of the Zanu PF provincial executive committee last week. ...
5 highway patrol cops in soup 20 October 2014 HARARE - Five National Highway Patrol cops have been  arrested on charges of criminal abuse of office. The five allegedly received R100 from a delegation of Swaziland police officers that was attending an anti-stock theft workshop in Harare. They did not issue a receipt for the transaction. ...