Articles tagged 'army'

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 ...
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 ...