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Mugabe has failed: Tsvangirai 17 April 2015 GWERU - MDC president Morgan Tsvangirai yesterday described President Robert Mugabe as a failure 35 years after assuming power. He said the 91-year-old Zanu PF leader's misrule has condemned millions of Zimbabweans to abject poverty. Speaking at a rally in Mkoba attended by hundreds of main...
Xenophobia: MPs present petition to SA Embassy 17 April 2015 HARARE - A group of lawmakers on Wednesday presented a petition to the South African embassy in Harare, calling on the neighbouring country to make concerted efforts to stop xenophobic attacks. MDC MPs Jessie Majome, James Maridadi, Margaret Matienga, Paurina Mpariwa, senator John Makore and J...
Zimbabweans still flocking to SA 17 April 2015 BULAWAYO - Locals here are still trekking to South Africa amid the growing reports of violence against foreigners spreading from Durban to Johannesburg. It was business as usual at the bus terminus along George Silundika Street in Zimbabwe's second largest city where a number of people were bu...
Screws tighten on Mugabe, Zanu PF 16 April 2015 HARARE - Faced with mounting national problems — including a collapsing economy, worsening poverty levels and escalating infighting within the ruling Zanu PF — analysts say the end could be nigh for President Robert Mugabe if he does not move quickly to arrest the rot. These sentiments come as...
Outrage over SA xenophobia 16 April 2015 HARARE - Human Rights Watch (HRW) has condemned the xenophobic attacks on foreigners in South Africa, saying they present a litmus test for President Jacob Zuma's government. This comes as looting spread to Verulam, north of Durban, on Tuesday night, following a day of clashes between locals, ...
Magaya, Buyanga ranked among influential Zimbabweans 16 April 2015 HARARE - Too often, Zimbabweans are bombarded with “influential people” lists and the latest one being the “10 Independence Ngoda Game-Changers Under 35” survey. In the little-known list — compiled by British-based SPE Media (SPE) in conjuction with Dindingwe Media
'I will take arts to Parly' 15 April 2015 HARARE - Music promoter and Mutare businessman, Esau Mupfumi says he will bring the arts and music issues to Parliament if he is to win in the June 20 by-elections. Mupfumi won against four other rivals in his Zanu PF party’s primary elections last week, giving him the ticket to vie for the Me...
Rescue us, Mujuru told 15 April 2015 HARARE - Ousted former Vice President Joice Mujuru’s supporters have thrown down the gauntlet by urging her to “stand up to tyranny”, as many have sought to rally the ex-President Robert Mugabe’s deputy to challenge the 91-year-old. Using the platform or occasion of her 60th birthday today, a ...
'Mugabe never liked Mujuru' 15 April 2015 HARARE - In the latest twist to Zanu PF’s ugly infighting, a source claims that former Vice President Joice Mujuru had been sidelined for “a whole decade” while she was President Robert Mugabe’s number two. The insider, who claims to know intimate details of Mugabe and Mujuru’s relationship ov...
Con-Court throws out renewal team case 15 April 2015 HARARE - The Constitutional Court yesterday dismissed the application by 21 MDC renewal team legislators, who were challenging their ejection from Parliament. The 21, who were elected into office on a Morgan Tsvangirai-led MDC ticket, were expelled from parliament after ditching the party and ...
'Mugabe is a scared man' 14 April 2015 HARARE - Former Presidential Affairs minister Didymus Mutasa says President Robert Mugabe is running scared despite maintaining a facade of bravado and resoluteness in public, in the face of the open revolt to his misrule by his former trusted senior lieutenants as well as the deteriorating econo...
Relatives fear for Mliswa's life 14 April 2015 HARARE - As campaigning for the forthcoming Hurungwe West by-election gets increasingly nasty, there are growing fears for the life of firebrand former seat holder Temba Mliswa, who is still languishing in police custody following his arrest at the weekend for allegedly disturbing a Zanu PF meeti...
Govt suspends civil servants bonuses 14 April 2015 HARARE - Government has suspended civil servants’ bonuses for the years 2015 and 2016 with a possible review in 2017, as the tax base dwindles. The public sector has even been struggling to pay salaries which gobble up about $260 million a month, at 82 percent of the total budget, which had be...
5 'defraud' Mugabe's firm of $70 000 14 April 2015 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe’s Gushungo Holdings has been defrauded of over $70 000 by five of its employees, the High Court has heard. Gushungo Holdings’ manager Titus Jack, 42, is jointly charged with Juliet Jombosi, 37, Kudakwashe Ndavara, 24, Tavengwa Katanda, 36 and Lloyd Banda, 34. ...
Residents declare war on prepaid water meters 14 April 2015 HARARE - As Zimbabwe’s local municipalities — including Harare and Bulawayo — toy with the idea of introducing prepaid water meters in homes, residents say they will fight to the end to block the move which they say is a matter of life and death. Here Senior Assistant Editor Guthrie Munyuki en...
'Zanu PF plotting brutal campaigns' 13 April 2015 HARARE - Firebrand former war veterans’ leader Jabulani Sibanda (pictured) has warned that President Robert Mugabe’s ruling Zanu PF party — severely weakened by its vicious factional and succession wars — will heighten its well-known thuggish tactics that include bloody campaigns and the brutalis...
Mliswa arrested as mini poll gets nasty 13 April 2015 HARARE - As the battle for the Hurungwe West constituency turns increasingly nasty, former Zanu PF chairman for Mashonaland West, Temba Mliswa, was arrested while visiting the constituency yesterday, where he is standing as an independent candidate in the forthcoming June 10 by-election. The o...
MDC move to boycott June by-elections queried 13 April 2015 HARARE - Analysts have described the decision by the MDC not to participate in the forthcoming by-elections as incompatible with what is happening on the ground and what needs to be done. MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai on Friday reiterated that his party would not participate in the by-elections...
Why Daily News thrives against all odds 12 April 2015 HARARE - From time to time, I get asked by curious outsiders how the Daily News has beaten the odds so spectacularly, and continues to thrive, seemingly against insurmountable challenges that have tripped many in similar situations. There is no simple answer to this question, and frankly, in a...
At 35, it's suffer continue 12 April 2015 HARARE - Zimbabweans have savaged the ruinous policies of President Robert Mugabe and his ruling Zanu PF party, saying these have reduced the country to a basket case where chaotic urban street vending has now become professionalised and where there is very little to celebrate on Independence Day...
Zanu PF directing Zec, says Mutasa 12 April 2015 HARARE - In a stunning claim, former Presidential Affairs minister Didymus Mutasa alleges that the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission’s (Zec’s) decision to bar him from participating in the forthcoming Headlands by-election is based on a directive from Zanu PF bigwigs — a charge that raises questions ...
Mujuru takes Zanu PF head-on 12 April 2015 HARARE - The ruling party Zanu PF is not prepared to deal with the economic challenges and security concerns of the people, former vice president Joice Mujuru has said. In a statement released over her expulsion from the ruling party last week, Mujuru accused Zanu PF’s supreme governing body o...
Tsvangirai open to Mujuru pact 12 April 2015 HARARE - Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai yesterday hinted that he was ready to work with former Vice President Joice Mujuru, as long as she harboured the same “change” agenda — and also reaffirmed that the MDC would not participate in the forthcoming by-elections until comprehensive electoral...
Zanu PF plots more purges more purges 12 April 2015 HARARE - The brutal purges of perceived allies of former Vice President Joice Mujuru are continuing unabated, with Zanu PF’s Harare province moving to recommend that 25 officials — including a Cabinet minister, three MPs and a senator — be expelled from the ruling party forthwith. The pending ...
Another year of stunning success 12 April 2015 HARARE - It is hard to believe that it's already four years since the Daily News returned to the streets after nearly eight years of forced closure by President Robert Mugabe's government — which just serves to confirm that time does fly when one is having a good time. I remember very vividly ...