Articles tagged '21st february movement'

Zanu PF ignores Mugabe birthday 13 January 2018 HARARE - Old sages say, “out of sight, out of mind”. Following his forced resignation last November, memories of former president Robert Mugabe seem to be fading away — including in his own party, Zanu PF. This year, the despot's 94th birthday will be without the pomp and fanfare that used ...
Mugabe birthday not yet holiday 3 September 2017 HARARE - The declaration of President Robert Mugabe's birthday as a holiday is yet to be formalised, with the latest Government Gazette not recognising it among 2018's national holidays calendar. Last month, Home Affairs minister Ignatius Chombo, also the ruling Zanu PF's secretary for adminis...
Praises, gifts for Mugabe 22 February 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's deputies and staff yesterday lined up to praise and shower him with gifts in celebration of his 93rd birthday during a surprise party held at his Munhumutapa offices yesterday. Top government officials took turns to wax lyrical about the nonagenarian leader, ...
Tsvangirai savages 'Gukurahundi bash' 21 February 2017 HARARE - Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has slammed President Robert Mugabe for holding his multi-million dollar birthday celebrations this coming Saturday near the graves of Gukurahundi victims who were slain by the North Korea-trained 5th Brigade in the early 1980s. Mugabe, who turns 93...
'Use Mugabe's birthday cash to fix roads' 17 February 2017 HARARE - Zanu PF must channel the large sums of money budgeted for President Robert Mugabe’s 93rd birthday bash towards rehabilitation of Zimbabwe’s derelict roads, Chitungwiza North MDC MP Godfrey Sithole told the National Assembly. The nonagenarian and scores of guests are expected enjoy the...
Zanu PF readies lavish Mugabe bash 12 January 2017 HARARE - Zanu PF has begun preparations for a lavish celebration for President Robert Mugabe's 93rd birthday at the Matopos in Matabeleland South. The nonagenarian leader — currently on a month-long holiday overseas — and scores of guests are expected to enjoy unrestrained feasting at the holi...
Team Lacoste humbled in Masvingo 1 March 2016 HARARE - Embattled Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa was humbled at President Robert Mugabe's birthday party in his Masvingo provincial stronghold by the rival Generation 40 (G40) faction. Former provincial chairperson Ezira Chadzamira was listed on the programme to give welcome remarks in his...
War over Mugabe birthday worsens 25 February 2016 HARARE - The Zanu PF war over President Robert Mugabe's 92nd birthday bash to be held in Masvingo on Saturday continues unabated — amid claims that the party faction rallying behind embattled Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa's mooted presidential aspirations is still planning to scuttle the even...
Mugabe marks 92nd birthday 23 February 2016 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe turned 92 on Sunday, and from the Zimbabwean leader's perspective, he has plenty to celebrate: Everyone's talking about him again. While addressing Cabinet ministers and guests at his surprise party at State House yesterday, Mugabe indicated that he is no longe...
Poor planning derails Mugabe fundraising gig 18 February 2016 HARARE - Zanu PF cancelled a fund-raising musical gala for President Robert Mugabe's 92nd birthday celebrations due to poor planning by the organisers. The gala, that was scheduled to take place at the Harare International Conference Centre (HICC) on February 12, was being organised by the Zan...
MPs divided over Mugabe bash 1 February 2016 HARARE - Masvingo opposition lawmakers have sledged President Robert Mugabe’s planned lavish birthday celebrations in the drought-torn province. Their governing party counterparts, however, said there was nothing wrong in Mugabe celebrating his 92nd birthday party in the province, even as the ...
Wasteful spending on Mugabe bash slammed 20 January 2016 HARARE - The opposition has slammed plans to throw an $800 000 92nd birthday bash for President Robert Mugabe. Mugabe turns 92 on February 21. The ruling Zanu PF is holding what is expected to be one of its biggest celebrations for the latest anniversary of its ruling party's creation, an a...
Mugabe birthday party to blow $1mln 19 February 2015 HARARE - In a shocking development, it has emerged that the country's poorly-paid civil servants are being forced to contribute towards President Robert Mugabe's extravagant birthday bash to be held in Victoria Falls at the end of the month. The secretary-general of the Progressive Teachers' U...
'Mugabe bash unreasonable' 9 February 2015 HARARE - Zimbabwe's grinding economic crisis has done nothing to alter the ruling Zanu PF party’s ambitions to mark its leader’s 91st birthday with unrestrained feasting in the resort town of Victoria Falls. School children and Zanu PF youth brigades from the 10 political provinces will hold p...
Mugabe birthday bash preps advanced 6 February 2015 BULAWAYO - Preparations for the 21st February Movement to celebrate the birthday of President Robert Mugabe are now at an advanced stage, Zanu PF Youth League executives have said. The bash will be held on February 28 at Elephant Hills Golf Course under the theme ‘‘Celebrating the birth of Gus...
Jacob Moyana barred from gala 25 February 2014 HARARE - Controversial Kana Muchitidako singer Jacob Moyana has lambasted organisers of the just-ended 21st February Movement gala for fanning tribalism in the showbiz circuit. Moyana, the man behind the contentious song, is bitter following the gala organisers’ decision to stop him from perfo...