Articles tagged 'army'

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 ...
Lawyers call for release of political prisoners 23 November 2017 HARARE - Human rights defenders yesterday called on Zimbabwe's new Emmerson Mnangagwa-led government to release political prisoners, respect freedom of expression and freedom of assembly. This comes after Robert Mugabe, who had led Zimbabwe as president from 1987, stepped down on Tuesday under...
Zimbabweans dance all night long 23 November 2017 HARARE - Tens of thousands of Zimbabweans danced all night to celebrate President Robert Mugabe's resignation on Tuesday after a military intervention. Jubilant Zimbabweans celebrated in the streets until the early hours of Wednesday morning. When the resignation news was first announced to...
I'm a servant of the people - Mnangagwa 22 November 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe's President-designate Emmerson Mnangagwa returned to the country from exile today before going on to address a crowd at the Zanu PF HQ where he promised to be a “servant of the people”. Mnangagwa, 75, will be sworn in as Zimbabwe's second president on Friday taking over from ...
Mnangagwa rises as Mugabe falls 22 November 2017 HARARE – The curtain finally came down on President Robert Mugabe's 37-year rule, as he resigned with immediate effect yesterday, triggering massive celebrations across the country. Mugabe had been under siege since the country's military intervened last week to restore order and rescue the ec...
Observe the law, says Chiwenga 22 November 2017 HARARE - Following Robert Mugabe's exit yesterday, “The People's General”, Constantino Chiwenga, pictured, last night called upon Zimbabweans “across the political divide to exercise maximum restraint and observe law and order”. Chiwenga, who was flanked by other service chiefs at the Josiah...
Another protest against Mugabe 21 November 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) is plotting the mother-of-all-demonstrations in Zimbabwe's capital Harare to put pressure on President Robert Mugabe to leave office. Mugabe, 93, has been refusing to leave office despite immense pressure from his ruli...
'Military takeover strengthens Zanu PF' 21 November 2017 HARARE - The current military siege in the country which is meant to push President Robert Mugabe into resigning will most likely benefit the ruling Zanu PF while on the other hand this might signal the death of opposition politics in Zimbabwe, social and political analysts contend. With Zanu ...
Please God, help Zimbabwe 21 November 2017 HARARE - At 93 years, what else does President Robert Mugabe want to achieve which he hasn't, whether right or wrong? That was the question on the lips of many Zimbabweans on Thursday when the veteran former Zanu PF leader played hardball in his talks with the mediation team that involved envo...
Zim woes need pragmatic, well-coordinated approach 21 November 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe seems to be a peculiar country. It is full of drama. For a long time now, it has gone through endless troubles — lurching from crisis to crisis. As the dust seemed to settle following the panic buying and hoarding of basic goods a month ago, with spooked long-suffering ...
Mnangagwa's full statement 21 November 2017 HARARE - My attention has been drawn to the Press Statement issued by the Commander of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, General Constantino Guveya Chiwenga. I can confirm that President Robert Gabriel Mugabe made contact with me and invited me to return home for a discussion on the current politic...
Parly in move to kick out Mugabe 21 November 2017 HARARE - Members of Parliament will today seal President Robert Mugabe's fate by pushing through a motion to impeach him following the expiry of an ultimatum he was given by his ruling Zanu PF party on Sunday to relinquish power. The lawmakers meet as Zambian President Edgar Lungu has sent for...
Mugabe to engage Mnangagwa 21 November 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe Defence Forces commander General Constantino Chiwenga last night said former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa will return to the country shortly for talks with President Robert Mugabe to resolve the current impasse. Mugabe and Mnangagwa have been in contact, according to Chi...
Churches unite in prayer for Zim 20 November 2017 HARARE - Churches around the country yesterday prayed for the nation to remain peaceful following the military’s takeover last week. A snap survey carried out by the Daily News showed that churches in the capital city were preaching the gospel of peace, urging Zimbabweans to remain peaceful an...
Army intervention must end with free, fair polls 20 November 2017 HARARE - Last Wednesday, the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) seized power from President Robert Mugabe in an intervention, that was cleverly worded. The takeover was staged initially to target the “criminals” around the 93-year-old but is now demanding the ouster of the autocratic and corrupt Mu...
Should Mugabe account for past crimes? 20 November 2017 HARARE - Anaysts are divided on whether President Robert Mugabe should be prosecuted for past crimes, committed during his 37 years in power, in the event that he resigns or is pushed out. During his time as president, Mugabe master-minded the Gukurahundi massacres and the infamous 2005 Operat...
Zim is not the banana republic of western fancy 20 November 2017 HARARE - On Friday, an office worker at a government building took down President Robert Mugabe’s portrait to dust it, as she has done every day for years. Then she paused, unsure whether to put it back up. The portrait is everywhere, from supermarkets, offices and banks. There he is — M...
Jah Prayzah's crowning moment 20 November 2017 HARARE - Amid blaring car horns and the generous serving of anti-President Robert Mugabe songs during the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) solidarity march on Saturday, was the constant din of music star Jah Prayzah's music. If it was not the hit —Kutonga Kwaro  — which turned out to be the de fa...