Articles tagged 'chiefs'

Zanu PF chefs to lose cars 12 October 2018 HARARE - ZANU PF is threatening to repossess cars from errant cadres who are removing party stickers from their official vehicles. In the run-up to the July 30 polls, the ruling party gave all its parliamentary candidates branded cars to enable them to campaign in their respective constituenci...
Chamisa drags Mnangagwa to court 30 June 2018 HARARE - MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa, pictured, has taken his battle for State House a notch higher by dragging his main rival in next month's crunch national elections, President Emmerson Mnangagwa, to court for remarks that the Zanu PF leader made at a ruling party campaign rally earlier...
Chiefs demand Mhondoro-Ngezi Zanu PF primary re-run 14 May 2018 HARARE - Chiefs in Mhondoro-Ngezi constituency are demanding a re-run in that constituency saying the primary elections were not run properly. In a letter written by chiefs Mushava and Nyika to President Emmerson Mnangagwa on May 8, the two chiefs complained that there were many irregularities...
MPs overrule Senators on Bill 2 January 2018 HARARE – After several months of haggling, the Land Commission Bill is now being submitted to the President for assent and gazetting after the National Assembly ignored amendments proposed by the Senate. While the Bill was passed by the National Assembly in January last year, it suffered a ser...
Chiefs available to highest bidder 18 September 2017 HARARE - Traditional chiefs — Zanu PF's unofficial political commissars — are playing hard to get with the ruling party, threatening to paralyse its campaign for next year's polls if Treasury does not consent to their inflationary demands, the Daily News can report. The chiefs, who have been i...
Govt 'bribes' to chiefs escalated 12 May 2017 HARARE - In a move that has been roundly criticised by the opposition as “2018 bribes”, President Robert Mugabe's stone-broke government is to splurge millions of scarce United States dollars on new vehicles for traditional leaders. This comes as Zimbabwe has just been officially ranked as the...
Parly committee rejects Land Commission Bill 26 April 2017 HARARE - Parliament's Legal Committee (PLC) has rejected the Land Commission Bill, arguing that its attempts to give chiefs authority over agricultural land were ultra vires the new Constitution. This was revealed in a PLC report released last week by Parliament. Early this month, Senate pr...
Recruiting Mujuru targets chiefs 27 December 2016 HARARE - Former Vice President Joice Mujuru (pictured) who now leads the opposition Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) has set her sights on recruiting one of Zanu PF's powerful tools, the chiefs, as part of strengthening her fledgling party ahead of the watershed 2018 national elections. Mujuru, who...
Chief Charumbira under fire 23 March 2016 HARARE - President of the Chiefs' Council Fortune Charumbira has stirred a storm after declaring that chiefs will back President Robert Mugabe to the hilt. Charumbira told the Zanu PF provincial coordinating meeting in Masvingo on Sunday that traditional leaders were rallying behind Mugabe, re...
'Chiefs now Mugabe's auxiliaries' 29 February 2016 HARARE - Tendai Biti's opposition PDP has accused traditional chiefs of being unwittingly and gradually drawn into the political fray by the State, becoming agents of coercion for President Robert Mugabe's Zanu PF, contrary to their much-vaunted role as custodians of national culture and traditio...
Mnangagwa clarifies chiefs' role in politics 18 May 2015 MUTARE - Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa has warned traditional leaders to keep out of politics but not to be political ignoramuses as he clarified provisions of Zimbabwe's new Constitution. Mnangagwa, who is also minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs, told a public lecture on...
Malajila backs Chiefs 22 April 2015 JOHANNESBURG - Mamelodi Sundowns striker Cuthbert Malajila concedes Kaizer Chiefs could break the Brazilians' points record this season.Sundowns set the mark of 65 points last term – the highest since the PSL became a 16-team league at the start of 2002/03 – as they powered their way to their six...
Govt to splash $11m on chiefs' vehicles 4 October 2014 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's broke government is set to splash $11 million on off-road vehicles to appease the increasingly vocal chiefs who want to be feted like kings. This comes as ordinary Zimbabweans reel from a raft of tax and price hikes precipitated by government's desperate meas...
'Chiefs' new cars a careless expenditure' 14 September 2014 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's move to award perks to “partisan” chiefs at a time the country's economy is on a free-fall is an indication that the 90-year-old strongman is out of touch with reality, analysts and political rivals have said. As he officially opened the chiefs' conference in...
Mugabe promises chiefs new cars 14 September 2014 GWERU - President Robert Mugabe has given in to traditional chiefs’ demands, promising them an increase in allowances at the annual chief’s conference in Gweru. The chiefs had since Monday demanded an increase in monthly allowances, new cars, medical aid schemes and funeral policies. Mugabe...
Chiefs threaten to sink 2014 budget 17 January 2014 HARARE - Chiefs have threatened to sink the 2014 national budget when it is presented before Parliament next week for approval. The traditional leaders are livid that their budgetary allocation was drastically slashed from $10m to $1m. Fortune Charumbira, president of the Chiefs Council, wa...
Chiefs demand CDF 13 October 2013 HARARE - This week Parliament debates were confined in the Senate which was in session as the National Assembly was not sitting. The National Assembly will resume sitting next Tuesday. Zanu PF Senators snub debate Zanu PF MPs in the Senate this week declined to debate the motion on alignmen...
Chiefs take lead in Southern Region 9 April 2013 BULAWAYO - Bulawayo Chiefs have taken over the top spot in the Southern Region Division One League after a 4-0 drubbing of Victoria Falls-based Mkhosana last Saturday. Chiefs are tied on six points with Quelaton and New West but sit in first position courtesy of a superior goal difference. The Ra...
Chiefs, war vets clash over land 18 February 2013 HARARE - War veterans resettled in Norton are engaged in a bitter land wrangle with the local chief, Claudius Mandaza Nyamweda, who is pushing for their eviction. The war veterans, led by Willard Zviripi, claim the chief has been taking their farming and grazing lands on the grounds that they are...
Chiefs to lead village campaign for 'Yes' vote 15 February 2013 MASVINGO - Traditional chiefs will lead a grassroots civic education programme to campaign for the adoption of the draft constitution in a referendum set for March 16. The programme will see the traditional leaders going into villages to interpret the draft constitution to the villagers who they ...
Chiefs in Constitution U-turn 11 February 2013 HARARE - Traditional chiefs have made a dramatic U-turn, throwing their weight behind a draft constitution seen as eroding their powers. Debating a motion on the draft constitution in Senate on Thursday, Chief Fortune Charumbira and Chief Ngungubane said they had a change of heart, and were going...
Grumbling chiefs offside, says Copac 6 February 2013 HARARE - Chiefs who are seeking to derail the constitution- making process are out of line as the programme is now beyond individuals or groups, the Constitution Select Committee (Copac)) has said. Traditional leaders are particularly miffed by the new draft constitution because it whittles down ...