Articles tagged '2008'

ED slammed for 'disregard of truth' over 2008 poll killings 7 March 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been accused of “disregard of truth” and refusing to take responsibility for political killings, torture, and abductions by government security forces and the ruling Zanu PF during and after the presidential election run-off in 2008. In an interview wi...
Back to 2008 all over again 2 June 2016 HARARE - With the country continuing on its precipitous economic decline marked by a biting liquidity crunch, worsening company closures, diabolic job losses, acute cash shortages, soaring basic food prices and looming mass starvation, Zimbabweans are fretting that the horror of 2007/08 has revis...
'Beaten Mugabe was ready to go' 25 June 2015 HARARE - Former Presidential Affairs minister Didymus Mutasa yesterday revealed how a defeated and despondent President Robert Mugabe had been ready to step down from office in 2008 after the main opposition MDC and its leader Morgan Tsvangirai had won that year’s keenly-contested elections. S...
Zanu PF cheated in 2008: Mutasa 22 June 2015 HARARE - One of President Robert Mugabe's former close allies has revealed for the first time that he and other Zanu PF officials were shocked after Morgan Tsvangirai's Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) won the 2008 elections — so shocked that he had rushed to protect Mugabe at his official re...
Zanu PF youth up for 2008 murder 23 September 2014 HARARE - Stabiliser Kadafi, a Zanu PF Kadoma youth member, has appeared before a High Court judge on charges of murdering an opposition activist ahead of the 2008 presidential run-off election. Kadafi, who is also known as Chuck Norris and has been on the run all along, is accused of murdering...
Is Zim heading to pre-2009? 4 December 2013 HARARE - A front page newspaper photograph with the headline: “Hundreds queue outside banks for hours to make withdrawals,” sent chills down our spines. Whether we liked it or not it was impossible to stop the automatic flashback to five years ago. The independent media reported that banks ...
Zim in 'huge' economic challenges after elections 11 August 2013 HARARE - Zimbabwe's election may have been a triumph for President Robert Mugabe, but the economic impact looks uncertain, with the country now facing “huge challenges”, say analysts. Harare's stock market fell heavily last week, with some companies' share prices falling up to 20 percent on Mo...
Zim election: Future looks bleak again 5 August 2013 HARARE - Long-suffering Zimbabweans are facing the nightmarish prospects of reliving the extreme hardships of 2008, after rich Western governments expressed concerns over the poll results. The condemnation of the just-ended polls by the European Union (EU) the United States of America and Brit...