Articles tagged 'chiwenga'

Tycoon causes govt shutdown 18 May 2018 HARARE – The death of businessman Kudakwashe Tagwirei's father dealt a major blow on government business this week as virtually all ministers abandoned their workstations to attend his burial — in a development that also paralysed Parliament's business. There was a virtual government business ...
Chiwenga's mother-in-law drags Zanu PF to High Court 18 May 2018 HARARE – Vice President Constantino Chiwenga’s mother-in-law, Helga Mubaiwa, has dragged the ruling Zanu PF party to the High Court challenging the outcome of the recently-conducted primary elections. Mubaiwa lost the poll to rival, Munyaradzi Kashambe, who was declared the winner to represent...
High Court to hear nurses' application 25 April 2018 HARARE - The High Court will tomorrow hold a hearing on an application filed by disgruntled nurses who are challenging government’s decision to terminate their contracts following last week’s industrial action. Justice Amy Tsanga will hear the application. In their urgent application that w...
Chiwenga caught offside over strike 19 April 2018 HARARE - Vice President Constantino Chiwenga may have violated the law which he is supposed to be upholding by rushing to fire nurses in government hospitals for taking part in an industrial action without following due process, the Daily News can report. The former commander of the Zimbabwe D...
Nurses strike: Govt must give dialogue a chance 19 April 2018 HARARE - The firing of striking nurses on the eve of the country’s 38th independence anniversary does not bode well for the country’s potential to dialogue with its broader and disgruntled employees’ body. On Tuesday night, Vice President Constantino Chiwenga issued a statement announcing the ...
Nurses strike: Chiwenga caught offside 19 April 2018 HARARE - Vice President Constantino Chiwenga may have violated the law which he is supposed to be upholding by rushing to fire nurses in government hospitals for taking part in an industrial action without following due process, the Daily News can report. Read full story in today's paper. [...
Govt fires striking nurses 18 April 2018 HARARE – Government has with immediate effect fired all striking nurses who did not heed its order to return to work, arguing the action was politically motivated and had nothing to do with conditions of service. In a statement last night, Vice President Constantino Chiwenga said: “What mak...
Moyo takes fight to Chiwenga 13 January 2018 HARARE - Ex-Cabinet minister Jonathan Moyo has lashed out at Vice President Constantino Chiwenga, expressing his disbelief and disappointment that the government has set up an ad-hoc committee led by the retired general to deal with the thorny issue of skyrocketing prices. In a series of fiery...
'Security sector reforms done' 4 January 2018 MUTARE - The redeployment of senior army generals into the government and Zanu PF constitutes the reformation of the security sector. This is the conclusion that has been reached by the MDC’s secretary for security, Giles Mutsekwa. [GoogleAd] Mutsekwa, a former Home Affairs minister and ...
'Lack of resources hindering growth' 1 January 2018 HARARE – Lack of resources — material, technological and financial — remains a serious obstacle to the development of Zimbabwean entrepreneurs, the Affirmative Action Group (AAG) has said. The empowerment lobby group said this in a congratulatory message to retired general Constantino Chiwenga...
Zipra veterans defiant on VP 23 December 2017 HARARE – President Emmerson Mnangagwa appears to have made up his decision on who will become his deputies but ex Zipra officials — a military wing of Zapu during the liberation struggle — still want to have a say on who should be picked from their side. Former Commander of the Defence Forces ...
General Chiwenga for Vice President 4 December 2017 HARARE – Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) commander, General Constantino Chiwenga, is seen standing a good chance of being elevated straight from the barracks to become one of the two vice presidents at Zanu PF's extraordinary congress scheduled for this month, the Daily News can report. At the s...
Mnangagwa's new Cabinet fails to inspire 2 December 2017 HARARE – President Emmerson Mnangagwa dashed hopes of change in the country by unveiling an uninspiring Cabinet on Thursday night described by analysts as the mother of all anti-climaxes. Mnangagwa, who had lifted the nation's hopes after giving an impressive acceptance speech on November 24 b...
Moyo declares war on Mnangagwa 2 December 2017 HARARE – Former Higher and Tertiary Education minister Jonathan Moyo has lashed out at President Emmerson Mnangagwa, claiming the incumbent was under a false sense of victory that would soon come to an end. Currently in the sanctuary of self-imposed exile, Moyo warned Mnangagwa that if he thou...
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...
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...
'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 ...
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...
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...
Arrogant Mugabe disregards Zanu PF 20 November 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe stuck to his old, tired script yesterday evening, telling a nation anticipating his exit that he is going nowhere. In a televised address, beamed live on national television, Mugabe noted the fast-paced events of the past few days, including internal processes ...