Articles tagged 'bikita west'

Another acid test for Mujuru 27 January 2017 HARARE - Former Vice President Joice Mujuru and her fledgling Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) party face another big political test when they square up against Zanu PF in yet another by-election — this time in Mwenezi East. This comes as Mujuru and ZPF are still smarting from the brutal electoral ...
Mujuru to assess party structures 27 January 2017 BULAWAYO - Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) leader, Joice Mujuru, is tomorrow expected to descend on Bulawayo — the country's second capital — to assess party structures in preparation for 2018 elections. The party's provincial vice chair, Albert Mhlanga, confirmed Mujuru's mission — which accordin...
Tsvangirai lifts Mujuru's mood 26 January 2017 HARARE - Opposition MDC leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, yesterday shot down Zanu PF's “premature celebrations” and also asserted that he would form a coalition alliance with former Vice President Joice Mujuru despite her party's crushing defeat to the ruling party in last weekend's Bikita mini-poll. ...
'Bikita West poll unfair' 23 January 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's Zanu PF won the Bikita West by-election by directing voters to give their ballot-paper serial numbers to their headmen who had marshalled them to polling stations and made them queue in a predetermined order, observers claimed. Zimbabwe Election Support Netwo...
Zec acts on Bikita violence 22 January 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) has ordered the human rights commission and police to submit reports on the gruesome violence that erupted in Bikita West ahead of a by-election in the constituency today. Zec's chairperson Rita Makarau said the reports will guide the electoral ...
Deadly violence rocks Bikita poll 19 January 2017 HARARE - Gun-toting thugs, suspected to be Zanu PF hoodlums, left for dead on Tuesday night an opposition candidate and his agent for Saturday's keenly-followed Bikita West by-election — as political tension rises in the volatile Masvingo constituency. Analysts and civil rights groups which sp...
Bikita poll vital for opposition: Mujuru 16 January 2017 HARARE - Former vice president and now leader of the Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) party, Joice Mujuru, says this week's by-election will go a long way in assuring long-suffering Zimbabweans that their future lies with the opposition. Mujuru's fledgling party will be participating in its first e...
Mujuru's Bikita West rally blocked 14 January 2017 HARARE - Opposition Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) president Joice Mujuru was left devastated when her Bikita West rally was cancelled so Zanu PF could hold its assembly. ZPF organised the event over the past month but was told by the police that they were cancelling her rally because of double-b...
Zanu PF, ZPF wrangle ahead of Bikita poll 13 January 2017 HARARE - Zanu PF and the Joice Mujuru-led Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) opposition party are trading accusations over violence ahead of the Bikita West by-election. While six candidates have successfully filed their papers at the Nomination Court that sat at the Masvingo Magistrates' Court, the ...
Mujuru, war vets invade Masvingo 11 January 2017 HARARE - Former vice president and now leader of the Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) party Joice Mujuru will hold a crucial rally with war veterans at Masvingo's Mucheke Stadium next week, ahead of the crunch Bikita West by-election in the province. ZPF insiders, who spoke to the Daily News yester...
Mujuru solicits Tsvangirai help 7 January 2017 HARARE - Faced with a tough by-election in Bikita West in two weeks' time, former Vice President Joice Mujuru's Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) is banking on the heavyweight support of opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai in the crucial dress rehearsal for next year's eagerly-anticipated national elec...
Mahofa threatens election violence 7 January 2017 HARARE - Masvingo Provincial Affairs minister Shuvai Mahofa has made veiled threats to unleash violence and abductions in Bikita West if the forthcoming by-election in the constituency does not go Zanu PF's way. The threats come as local human rights watchdog, Heal Zimbabwe Trust (HZT), has ex...
Big test for Mujuru, ZPF 6 January 2017 HARARE - Former Vice President Joice Mujuru and her Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) outfit's political weight will be put to test in two weeks' time when her party participates in the Bikita West by-election. With opposition parties under pressure to perform from Zimbabweans who have suffered for ...
Bikita West by-election gazetted 19 December 2016 HARARE - Government has gazetted the January 21 Bikita West by-election in which President Robert Mugabe and his former vice president will lock horns. The gazette, issued last Friday, also announced the chief elections officer and also gazetted candidates’ names. The government gazette, pu...
Violence flares as Mugabe, Mujuru lock horns 13 December 2016 HARARE - Ahead of the Bikita West by-elections scheduled for January 21, war has erupted between supporters of President Robert Mugabe and his former deputy Joice Mujuru, who is fielding a candidate in the hard-fought special vote. Six candidates have successfully filed their papers at the Nom...
Mujuru, Mugabe square up in Bikita 7 November 2016 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe and his former deputy, Joice Mujuru, are set to face each other for the first time in an election, with the latter — now leader of the Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) opposition party — confirming participation in the forthcoming Bikita West by-election. Since her ...
Kereke's wife accused of perjury 22 May 2016 HARARE - A private prosecutor handling the ongoing trial of Bikita West legislator Munyaradzi Kereke yesterday exposed inconsistencies in the testimony of the Zanu PF lawmaker's wife and accused her of lying to exonerate her husband. Kereke is being charged with rape and indecent assault after...
Kereke tried to avoid rape charges: Lawyer 1 May 2016 HARARE - Zanu PF Bikita West legislator Munyaradzi Kereke's frantically tried to diffuse rape charges against him soon after the incident — and roped in top government officials to obfuscate the whole saga, private prosecutor Charles Warara said yesterday. Kereke is being charged with indecent...
Kereke claims Zanu PF heavies cooked rape charges 6 April 2016 HARARE - Zanu PF's legislator for Bikita West Munyaradzi Kereke yesterday made sensational claims that former Vice President Joice Mujuru, ex-Reserve Bank governor Gideon Gono, ex-Information minister Webster Shamu and Zanu PF spokesperson Simon Khaya Moyo fabricated rape charges against him. ...
State refuses to prosecute Kereke on rape charges 4 March 2014 HARARE - The State has insisted that it will not prosecute Bikita West MP Munyaradzi Kereke over rape allegations and urged the complainants to pursue a private prosecution. But the complainant described it as a miscarriage of justice. Kereke, a former advisor to the Reserve Bank of Zimbabw...
'Kereke expulsion null, void' 24 October 2013 HARARE - The Constitutional Court has ruled the expulsion of Munyaradzi Kereke, the National Assembly member for Bikita West  from Parliament was null and void. Kereke had sued Zanu PF for expelling him from Parliament on the basis that he had been fired from the party and could not purport to...
Generals fight for Masvingo Zanu PF provincial chair 22 October 2013 HARARE - The Masvingo Zanu PF provincial chairmanship race is hotting up, with candidates that will be squaring off on Saturday hitting the campaign trail. With incumbent provincial chairman Lovemore Matuke suspended last week for allegedly defying the party leadership by signing expelled Biki...
NCA faces acid test in Bikita West 16 October 2013 MASVINGO - At least four candidates are vying for the Bikita West seat that fell vacant following the ouster of Munyaradzi Kereke. Kereke, who is appealing against his ouster by Zanu PF in the Constitutional Court, will likely square off with newly-formed National Constitutional Assembly (NCA)...
Kereke no longer an MP: Speaker 4 October 2013 HARARE - Jacob Mudenda, Speaker of National Assembly yesterday officially notified legislators in the National Assembly that Munyaradzi Kereke has been expelled from Parliament. This means his legislative seat has become vacant and there will be a by-election soon. Kekere, the former adviso...
Opposition parties eye Bikita seat 4 October 2013 HARARE - Opposition parties are eyeing the Bikita West seat which will soon fall vacant following Zanu PF's decision to expel Munyaradzi Kereke. Kereke defied a Zanu PF order not to represent the party in the July 31 general elections. He refused to step down for Elias Musakwa. As a result,...