Articles tagged 'cephas msipa'

Disappointment at Msipa's burial 23 October 2016 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's speech at the National Heroes Acre in Harare yesterday, at the burial of former Cabinet minister Cephas Msipa, was more noteworthy for what he omitted to say rather than his rehearsed tribute to the much-loved and respected nationalist. Many mourners who gath...
Violence worries mar Msipa burial 22 October 2016 HARARE - Friends and relatives of late nationalist Cephas Msipa, who are opposed to President Robert Mugabe and Zanu PF, say they fear attending the much-loved former Midlands governor's burial at Heroes Acre in Harare today in the light of the escalating violence being perpetrated by ruling part...
SRC mourns Cephas Msipa 20 October 2016 HARARE - The Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) has joined the nation in mourning the late veteran politician Cephas Msipa, who was also a football administrator. The ex-Midlands governor and Zanu PF politburo member passed away at West End Clinic in Harare on Monday. SRC acting directo...
Discord over Msipa's burial 19 October 2016 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's embattled Zanu PF, reeling from its seemingly unstoppable factional and successive wars, as well as growing citizen unrest owing to its 36-year misrule, has pushed Cephas Msipa's family to have the late national hero buried in Harare at the National Heroes Acre,...
Let's take a leaf from Msipa 19 October 2016 HARARE - The death of veteran nationalist Cephas Msipa has robbed the nation of a political giant whose candid comments on contemporary Zimbabwean politics knew no boundaries. Msipa rose above party politics to be a father figure, something hangers-on in the ruling party, including President R...
Zim mourns loved msipa 18 October 2016 HARARE - In rare, heartfelt tributes to a departed local politician, Zimbabweans from across the country's political and social divides united in praising much-respected Zanu PF elder Cephas Msipa, who died in Harare early yesterday morning on a tragic day for his family which also reported the d...
Is this what we struggled for?: Msipa 9 August 2016 HARARE - Respected Zanu PF elder, Cephas Msipa, has advised President Robert Mugabe and the ruling party to listen to the growing voices of dissent in the country, warning that failure to do so would be tantamount to negating the values of the country's liberation struggle which cost the lives of...
My heart bleeds for Zim: Msipa 11 July 2016 HARARE - Respected Zanu PF elder Cephas Msipa says he hopes to live for as long as possible so that he can witness Zimbabweans, the majority of whom are trapped in the jaws of grinding poverty, live in the “promised land of milk and home” that he fought for. In his 85th birthday message on Sat...
More stress for Mugabe 28 April 2016 HARARE - Angry about their continued political and economic marginalisation in independent Zimbabwe, ex-war detainees and collaborators are taking a leaf out of the ongoing agitation by restless war veterans for more democracy dividends, demanding their own meeting with President Robert Mugabe. ...
Time for Mugabe to retire, says Msipa 8 April 2016 GWERU - Retired Zanu PF elder, Cephas Msipa, who has been one of the few voices of reason in the warring ruling party, says keeping President Robert Mugabe in power is tantamount to “punishing” the increasingly frail nonagenarian, further urging the long-ruling leader to retire immediately. Sp...
'Tongogara wanted Nkomo to lead Zim' 2 December 2015 HARARE - Respected Zanu PF elder Cephas Msipa has suggested that liberation war hero Josiah Tongogara, would have pushed for the late “Father Zimbabwe”, Joshua Nkomo, to become Zimbabwe's leader when the country gained its independence from Britain in April 1980 if he had not died ahead of Uhuru....
Mugabe feels lonely: Msipa 24 November 2015 HARARE - Respected Zanu PF elder Cephas Msipa, who has been one of the few consistent voices of reason in the warring ruling party, has told the Daily News that his old friend is feeling lonely and nostalgic about the “good old days”. Msipa met Mugabe in Gweru at the weekend, at the official h...
Msipa resigns as Zeppdra patron 3 September 2015 HARARE - Cephas Msipa has announced he is stepping down as patron of the Zimbabwe Ex-Political Prisoners, Detainees and Restrictees Association (Zeppdra) saying he no longer had the mental or physical strength to carry out the job. The retired and hugely-respected Zanu PF elder, 84, said he ha...
Mugabe ally predicts chaos 20 August 2015 HARARE - Retired and highly-respected Zanu PF elder, Cephas Msipa, has once again spoken about Zimbabwe's deepening political and economic crises — manifested by the escalating and brutal infighting within President Robert Mugabe's ruling party and the worsening waves of job redundancies in the c...
Mugabe now needs help - Msipa 14 May 2015 HARARE - Retired and hugely-respected Zanu PF elder, Cephas Msipa, has broken his recent silence over Zimbabwe's deepening political and economic crises, saying candidly yesterday that President Robert Mugabe's Zanu PF had failed the country badly. Speaking in an interview with the Daily News ...
Msipa quits active politics 8 December 2014 HARARE - Respected Zanu PF elder Cephas Msipa says he decided not to contest for a central committee position ahead of the party’s damp squib “elective” congress last week because he now wants to rest. The congress, which was preceded by months of serious infighting between factions battling t...
Mugabe must explain: Msipa 22 October 2014 HARARE - Respected Zanu PF elder Cephas Msipa is demanding answers from President Robert Mugabe following the recent vitriolic and sustained attacks on Vice President Joice Mujuru by the First Lady Grace Mugabe. Msipa, who has already indicated that he fears a split in the 51-year-old movement...
Msipa hammers Mugabe, Zanu PF 14 October 2014 HARARE - In a surprising twist to the worsening succession war in Zanu PF — that has taken a violent turn in the last few weeks — respected party elder Cephas Msipa has criticised President Robert Mugabe for failing to deal with the infighting and refusing to take advice on the party's escalating...
Khaya-Moyo not guaranteed VP post 16 August 2014 HARARE - Successive pronouncements by former PF Zapu heavies that “no one is assured” of a post under an arrangement with Zanu PF means party chairman Simon Khaya-Moyo is not guaranteed of the Zanu PF deputy presidency. While the ex-Zimbabwean ambassador to South Africa has had his fair share ...
'Quality of mercy is not strained' 7 November 2012 HARARE - Former Midlands governor and ex-football administrator Cephas Msipa while backing Zifa s efforts to rid Zimbabwean football of corruption, pleaded with the association to show mercy on players found guilty of match-fixing in the Asiagate scam. Msipa, who ran a football club in the years ...