Articles tagged 'army'

Activists heighten Gukurahundi advocacy 27 November 2018 BULAWAYO - Secessionist movement Mthwakazi Republic Party (MRP) activists have taken their Gukurahundi advocacy to another level after they unveiled T-shirts labelling themselves dissidents to the government. The T-shirts inscribed “I am the dissident that the Fifth Brigade was looking for” ar...
One year after soft coup 4 November 2018 HARARE - When Zimbabwe's army took power in a bloodless coup exactly one year ago, it promised to bring happiness back by ending social and economic suffering. The military said the coup was needed to “target criminals” around then president, Robert Mugabe and to stamp out corruption which had...
Judge reserves ruling on Motlanthe Commission of Inquiry challenge 2 November 2018 HARARE - High Court judge David Mangota has reserved ruling in a matter in which a Zimbabwean woman is challenging the legality and composition of a commission of inquiry set up by President Emmerson Mnangagwa to investigate the August 1, 2018 killings. Alison Charles, who lost her brother in ...
Biti arrest sparks outrage 11 August 2018 HARARE - The arrest of former Finance minister Tendai Biti has triggered widespread condemnation of the on-going crackdown by government, targeting MDC Alliance leaders. Biti had gone into hiding to escape the authorities who launched a manhunt on those perceived to have been behind the violen...
Moyo speaks on Zanu PF rigging 14 June 2018 HARARE - A former Cabinet minister who was at the centre of Zanu PF's power-retention strategies between 2000 and November 2017 has sensationally claimed that the ruling party has devised an elaborate plan to rig next month's elections. Zanu PF reacted angrily to the allegations yesterday, dis...
ED feels heat over Mukupe 27 May 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa has come under huge pressure to sack under fire junior minister Terence Mukupe over a litany of controversial actions and statements that he has made in recent weeks, which have caused palpable anger among many Zimbabweans. [Adz]
'ED will shoot to keep power' 25 May 2018 HARARE - Hardly a week after a junior minister triggered outrage by suggesting that the military will not sanction any transfer of power from Zanu PF, a confidante of President Emmerson Mnangagwa has rubbed salt into the wound by claiming that the incumbent would even “shoot” to retain power. ...
Chihuri holed up in Malawi 22 April 2018 HARARE - Former police commissioner-general Augustine Chihuri, pictured, whose world is collapsing around him, reportedly sought and found refuge at his wife's family home in Malawi where he is said to be nursing an undisclosed ailment, the Daily News on Sunday has heard. Once ousted president...
Chamisa dares military 20 April 2018 HARARE - MDC leader Nelson Chamisa has appealed to the military — which played a key role in the ouster of former president Robert Mugabe last November — to withdraw from villages in order to ensure free and credible elections. This comes amid reports that the army has deployed over 2 000 sold...
Chiwenga mourns Winnie Mandela 6 April 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe’s acting president Constantino Chiwenga yesterday sent his condolences to South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa on the death of stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, who died on Monday after a long illness. Madikizela-Mandela died peacefully surrounded by her family following ...
'Probe deployment of soldiers to rural areas' 6 April 2018 HARARE - MDC president Nelson Chamisa yesterday challenged the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) to investigate the alleged deployment of soldiers to rural areas ahead of elections. This comes after a former army brigadier, Ambrose Mutinhiri, who quit Zanu PF last month  to protest the remov...
Mnangagwa reaches out to Mugabe 29 March 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his predecessor, Robert Mugabe, are laying the ground for talks to thaw frosty relations between them, the Daily News can exclusively reveal. The first face-to-face meeting between the erstwhile comrades since the soft coup that ousted Mugabe last Nove...
'5 000 soldiers deployed to rural areas' 18 March 2018 HARARE - Opposition leader Ambrose Mutinhiri has told an election observer team from the Southern African Development Community (Sadc) that regional bodies should deploy military personnel to observe the forthcoming elections alleging over 5 000 soldiers have been deployed to rural areas. Muti...
VP Chiwenga rushed to hospital 8 March 2018 HARARE - Vice President Constantino Chiwenga was yesterday rushed to hospital after suffering a dramatic fall at the Zanu PF headquarters — forcing him to cancel his politburo attendance. The 61-year-old tripped and fell and badly hurt his hand just after arriving for yesterday's conclave, who...
Chiwenga rushed to hospital 8 March 2018 HARARE - Vice President Constantino Chiwenga was yesterday rushed to hospital after suffering a dramatic fall at the Zanu PF headquarters — forcing him to cancel his politburo attendance. Read full story in today's paper. [Adz]
Mugabe fights back 6 March 2018 HARARE - Ousted former president Robert Mugabe has thrown his full weight behind the New Patriotic Front (NPF), led in the interim by retired brigadier general Ambrose Mutinhiri, in what is likely to split the ruling party vote at the forthcoming polls, the Daily News can report. Read full sto...
Mnangagwa dragged to court 2 March 2018 HARARE - Opposition parties and political activists have dragged President Emmerson Mnangagwa to the Constitutional Court (Con-Court), challenging his legitimacy after coming to power last November with the assistance of the military. Mnangagwa was sworn in as the president on November 24, 201...
Chaos erupts as Tsvangirai body arrives 18 February 2018 HARARE - A bitter family feud over Morgan Tsvangirai's widow — Elizabeth — accompanying her husband's body into the One Commando Barracks forced government to step in yesterday and take charge of the proceedings, triggering protests from the late opposition MDC leader's supporters. At the last...
Uniformed forces for vendors blitz 20 January 2018 HARARE - The uniformed forces will be roped in to wipe out illegal activities such as vending, mushika-shika (pirate taxis) and money changing in local authorities around the country, Local Government minister July Moyo said yesterday. He told a news conference that the unregulated selling of ...
Opposition frets over securocrats 29 December 2017 BULAWAYO - As the eagerly-anticipated 2018 national polls beckon, the People’s Rainbow Coalition (PRC) has challenged President Emmerson Mnangagwa to introduce security sector reforms to guarantee the holding of free and fair elections then. Mnangagwa recently reconfigured the security sector,...
'Former VP Mphoko arrested' 3 December 2017 HARARE - Mystery surrounds the whereabouts of former vice president Phelekezela Mphoko who arrived in the country on Friday through Plumtree Border Post amid reports that he might have been detained upon his entry in the country from Botswana. Former Higher and Tertiary Education minister, Jon...
'Gukurahundi was a collective decision' 3 December 2017 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa remains a closed book for most people. Some say he is cruel while others say he is as soft as wool. The Daily News on Sunday's chief writer Fungi Kwaramba sat down with former Zanu PF secretary for administration, Didymus Mutasa, who has known the Zanu PF ...
Chombo pleads with ED 3 December 2017 HARARE - Former Finance minister, Ignatius Chombo, wrote to President Emmerson Mnangagwa two days after he had been sworn into office offering to work for him in any capacity. In a passionate congratulatory message to Mnangagwa, Chombo wrote from his hospital bed pledging he would be unwaverin...
Chombo's case to open can of worms 3 December 2017 HARARE - The ongoing trial of former Finance minister Ignatius Chombo on corruption and fraud charges is likely to open a can of worms as it continues to suck in more and more people every week. Chombo was arrested recently following the seizure of government by the army, which claimed to be t...
National Budget presentation delayed 23 November 2017 HARARE - Events surrounding the exit of Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe have delayed the National Budget presentation which was scheduled for yesterday, November 23, 2017. According to legal and parliamentary watchdog, Veritas, the fast-moving events of the past week caused a change ...