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Solomon haunted in grave 30 October 2014 HARARE - As the Zanu PF politburo meets today, President Robert Mugabe faces the unenviable task of being forced to choose between his demanding wife Grace and his historically close relationship with the late liberation war hero Solomon Mujuru and his embattled widow, Joice. As well as being ...
Moyo after my bacon: Mawarire 30 October 2014 HARARE - Jealousy Mawarire, the journalist who was mired in controversy ahead of last year's disputed elections, has penned another hard-hitting opinion piece accusing Information minister Jonathan Moyo Moyo of allegedly working to tarnish his image and that of the intelligence services. The C...
It's not about money — Judge candidates 30 October 2014 HARARE - Veteran lawyers, aspiring to be High Court judges, said they were driven by passion to dump lucrative jobs in the private sector to join the ranks of poorly-paid judges in public service. One of the candidates, William Erik Morris, who is part of the 46 that were shortlisted by the Ju...
LIVE UPDATE: Zanu PF Politburo 30 October 2014 11:53 - Joeph Chinotimba boasts to Zanu PF supporters that he is more popular than war veterans leader Jabulani Sibanda.
I'm in charge, says Mugabe 29 October 2014 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe yesterday boasted that he was still firmly in charge of Zanu PF and the country, warning all those he claimed were seeking to remove him from power that he would descend on them heavily. In his coded speech, Mugabe virtually attacked everyone, including Mujuru,...
'Occupy Africa Unity Square' organisers bashed 29 October 2014 HARARE - The organiser of the Occupy Africa Unity Square project, Itai Dzamara, was severely beaten by suspected Zanu PF youths yesterday before he was arrested by police for staging his peaceful sit-ins at the popular Harare park, calling for President Robert Mugabe to step down. He accuses M...
WHO asks Zim to send personnel to West Africa 29 October 2014 HARARE - The World Health Organisation (WHO) has asked Zimbabwe to send personnel to West Africa to help combat the deadly Ebola virus, a senior government official has said. The revelations add to the pressure already being applied to the Zimbabwe government by health and aid groups for it to...
Grace's 'Final Push' in limbo 28 October 2014 HARARE - First Lady Grace Mugabe's “Final Push” to oust Vice President Joice Mujuru from her party and government positions appears to be in tatters at the moment, analysts say — pointing to a number of developments within Zanu PF over the past few days. An angry Grace went berserk at her meet...
Slow start to junior doctors' strike 28 October 2014 HARARE - Junior doctors started their stay-away at all central hospitals in Zimbabwe yesterday, but with minimal impact on most state facilities around the country. About a dozen striking doctors were seen whiling away time drinking beer, with some reading newspapers and chatting outside their...
Gumbo ravages Chombo 28 October 2014 HARARE - Rugare Gumbo, the Zanu PF spokesperson, has contemptuously dismissed the purported ousting of Mashonaland West provincial chairperson Temba Mliswa saying it’s a “shame and a sign of desperation” by one faction. Ignatius Chombo, a Mashonaland West politburo member, was quoted in the St...
Sharon Macheso wedding ignited fights with hubby 28 October 2014 HARARE - Sharon Macheso and her estranged husband Kudakwashe Munetsi had been experiencing marital problems since their August wedding, a close relative to the bride revealed yesterday. Sharon’s aunt Rosemary Mutore, 55, was giving her witness account in Munetsi’s domestic violence trial. M...
Mujuru shows Grace the way 27 October 2014 HARARE - Vice President Joice Mujuru's measured response to the recent savage attacks on her by First Lady Grace Mugabe at her weekend graduation party in Mt Darwin has won her high praise from analysts who say this is the way senior Zanu PF officials should behave as the party's factional and su...
'Mugabe ouster story far-fetched' 27 October 2014 HARARE - A senior Zanu PF official yesterday described a State media story at the weekend alleging that American Embassy officials tried to get legislators to pass a vote of no confidence in President Robert Mugabe as “complete bunkum and a sign of desperation by a destructive faction in the part...
I will never surrender - Mujuru 26 October 2014 MT DARWIN - Embattled Vice President Joice Mujuru yesterday celebrated her recently acquired Doctorate Degree with her supporters in her rural community of Dotito, Mt Darwin, determined to overcome First Lady Grace Mugabe's recent scathing attacks on her, and vowing cryptically that she would nev...
'Grace reduces Mugabe to an ordinary man' 26 October 2014 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's wife Grace's utterances at recent public rallies and meetings have reduced the ageing former guerrilla fighter to just an ordinary man, analysts say. They say at 90, Mugabe is too old to be able to run both government and party affairs, hence has thrust Grace...
Mliswa still in charge - Paradza 26 October 2014 HARARE - Zanu PF'S secretary for administration for Mashonaland West, Kindness Paradza, has rubbished claims that Friday's politburo meeting sanctioned the purported ouster of the province's chairman Temba Mliswa. In a statement yesterday, he described reports that were carried by State media ...
Ebola costing Zim economy 26 October 2014 HARARE - Although Ebola has not physically visited the shores of Zimbabwe, effects of the haemorrhagic disease are already being felt in the cash-strapped southern African country. Local music lovers in the past few weeks woke up to shocking news that Jamaican artiste Konshens, born Garfield S...
Rantings of a First Lady 26 October 2014 HARARE - Characters: Dr. Gire -Cde. Oppah - Cheering supporters [A rally in Bulawayo] FIRST LADY (Rebuking women who walked out on her): You are disorganised Bulawayo. This is disrespectful. We are about to finish. Sit down. Where are those women going? Anyone who doesn’t sit down will not re...
Chitrest up in arms with Mangwana 26 October 2014 CHITUNGWAIZA - Battle lines have been drawn between the Chitungwiza Residents Trust  (Chitrest) and lawyer-cum-politician Paul Mangwana over who should be the legitimate representative to rescue residents whose houses face demolitions here. Tension in the demolition saga has risen after Chitre...
Politburo ignores Grace's demands 25 October 2014 HARARE - Yesterday's much-anticipated politburo meeting ended in the dark and with a whimper, as expectations Vice President Joice Mujuru would be put under severe pressure or even be sacked, as vociferously demanded by First Lady Grace Mugabe did not materialise. In fact, it emerged that the ...
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 ...