Articles tagged 'christopher mutsvangwa'

Brace for Zimdollar return: Mutsvangwa 8 December 2017 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government will soon reintroduce the Zimbabwean dollar which will be anchored by international goodwill, Special Advisor to the President Chris Mutsvangwa has said. The revelation comes as economists have called for the bond notes to be demonetised in ...
Calls for transitional Zim govt escalates 17 November 2017 HARARE - Civic society and opposition political parties yesterday added their voices to calls for a roadmap towards a transitional civilian government following the military's take-over this week. The army — led by Zimbabwe Defence Forces commander Constantino Chiwenga — took charge of the cou...
Mnangagwa now back in Zim 17 November 2017 HARARE - Former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who left the country in a huff following his expulsion from the ruling party and government a fortnight ago, is now back in the country. Affectionately known as “Ngwena” or “The Crocodile”, Mnangagwa went into self-imposed exile after falling ...
More Mugabe allies arrested 17 November 2017 HARARE - The pursuit of President Robert Mugabe's perceived allies by the country's security forces following their seizure of power on Wednesday morning continued yesterday, with the arrest of more Cabinet ministers and government officials. Unconfirmed reports yesterday suggested that the ar...
Unpacking the G40 17 November 2017 Grace Mugabe: President Robert Mugabe’s 52-year-old wife rose from political obscurity to the top ranks of the ruling Zanu-PF party women’s league secretary in the Zanu PF politburo. She led the charge, leading to the ouster of Joice Mujuru, her husband’s deputy for 10 years. Vitriolic at m...
Dawn of new era! 17 November 2017 HARARE - The commander of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF), General Constantino Chiwenga, was late last night locked in hard negotiations with his commander-in-chief, President Robert Mugabe, as the belligerent parties tried to no avail to break a political impasse that followed the military's s...
Sadc calls for calm 16 November 2017 HARARE - South African president and current chair of the Southern African Development Community (Sadc), Jacob Zuma, has called for calm and restraint in Zimbabwe. This comes after the army announced early morning yesterday that it was targeting criminals around President Robert Mugabe, adding...
Opposition parties call for transitional govt 16 November 2017 HARARE - Opposition political parties in Zimbabwe are calling for the establishment of a transitional arrangement in preparation of free and fair elections next year. Reacting to the military intervention in civilian politics yesterday, opposition parties canvassed by the Daily News said they ...
Chiwenga: Authoring end of Mugabe tyranny 16 November 2017 HARARE - Constantino Guveya Dominic Nyikadzino Chiwenga, was born Constantine Guveya Chiwenga on August 25, 1956 in Mashonaland East's Wedza District. He went to school up to Form 4 at St Mary's Mission along with Air Force of Zimbabwe commander (AFZ) Air Marshal Perrance Shiri. On July 29,...
Zimbabweans anxious as army takes charge 16 November 2017 HARARE - Zimbabweans countrywide were anxious yesterday after the military usurped civilian control of the country. The move by the army escalated the political crisis in the country, which had been tense since the unceremonious sacking of vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa by 93-year-old Presi...
Army takes over key institutions 16 November 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe national army yesterday took over key institutions in the capital, controlling the movement of human and vehicle traffic in the city.  Key buildings and institutions that were being managed by the army include Parliament Building, the Zanu PF headquarters, Munhumutapa Bui...
War vets court Tsvangirai to end Mugabe rule 30 October 2017 HARARE - Veterans of the country's liberation struggle have invited MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai and western governments to assist in the fight to end President Robert Mugabe's 37-year rule. Amid concerns from the former freedom fighters that Mugabe —who turns 94 next February — is closely wor...
Chimene knocked out in ZNLWVA fight 26 October 2017 HARARE - The High Court has handed down a final order, barring Manicaland provincial governor Mandiitawepi Chimene from interfering with the operations of the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) and declared Christopher Mutsvangwa the bona fide leader of the organisat...
Zanu PF headed for split 3 October 2017 HARARE - Zanu PF could be headed for a devastating split ahead of the tricky 2018 synchronised elections, laden with tribal rumblings among party faithfuls belonging to minority Shona tribes, the Daily News can report. Indicative of the noxious fallout between hitherto comrades-in-arms in Zanu...
War vets seek order to stop congress 21 September 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (Znlwva) executive led by Christopher Mutsvangwa has approached the High Court seeking an injunction to stop a mooted extraordinary congress to elect a new leadership. This comes after President Robert Mugabe's Zanu PF party has tu...
Mugabe peddling false war memory: Mutsvangwa 29 July 2017 HARARE - Former War Veterans minister Christopher Mutsvangwa has rubbished President Robert Mugabe's “revisionist account” that he went to war earlier than him, claiming the 93-year-old was now forgetting what happened. Addressing members of the Zanu PF women's league in Harare on Thursday, Mu...
War vets target ministers 22 July 2017 HARARE - Former Cabinet minister and chairperson of the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) — Christopher Mutsvangwa has warned that the former freedom fighters will not rest until two ministers they accuse of sowing divisions in Zanu PF — Saviour Kasukuwere and Jonatha...
Mutsvangwa warns Moyo 13 July 2017 HARARE - War Veterans leader Christopher Mutsvangwa has warned Higher and Tertiary Education minister Jonathan Moyo that the country's army will soon descend on him if he does not shut up. This comes after Moyo has cast aspersions on the defence chief Constantino Chiwenga's PhD from University...
War vets want Moyo censured 4 July 2017 HARARE - War veterans yesterday accused President Robert Mugabe of failing to rein-in Politburo member Jonathan Moyo who has been wantonly attacking Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa and key members of his Team Lacoste Zanu PF faction. Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNL...
Mugabe succession: Minister backs war vets 26 June 2017 BULAWAYO - War Veterans minister Tshinga Dube has broken ranks with the tradition in Zanu PF by openly backing former liberation war fighters who are ratcheting up pressure on President Robert Mugabe to name his successor to end the dog-eat-dog infighting ravaging his party over his succession. ...
G40 dead in the water: War vets 22 May 2017 HARARE - War veterans say the end is “definitely nigh” for the Zanu PF faction which is rabidly opposed to Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa succeeding President Robert Mugabe — which goes by the moniker Generation 40 (G40). At the same time, the disgruntled former freedom fighters also claim ...
Chimene revives Mutsvangwa fight 16 May 2017 HARARE - Manicaland Provincial Affairs minister Mandiitawepi Chimene has approached the High Court seeking to nullify an order that identified Christopher Mutsvangwa as legitimate leader of the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA). This comes after the court in Februa...
Irate Tsvangirai belts Chiwenga 5 May 2017 HARARE - Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai's MDC has laid into the commander of the Defence Forces, General Constantino Chiwenga — telling him to stop barking from the sidelines and daring him to remove his military uniform and join politics full-time if he desires a political career. Speaki...
Zanu PF wars alarm military 3 May 2017 HARARE - Seemingly alarmed by Zanu PF's worsening tribal, factional and succession wars, the country's influential military is flexing its muscles — delivering an ominous warning this week to the former liberation movement's brawling bigwigs to take a chill pill. This comes as Zanu PF insiders...
War vets to convene indaba 20 February 2017 HARARE - Disgruntled Christopher Mutsvangwa-led war veterans are planning to hold a national indaba ahead of the 2018 presidential elections. Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) spokesperson Douglas Mahiya told the Daily News that following a national executive meeti...