Articles tagged 'constantino chiwenga'

Zanu PF crafts poll manifesto 9 February 2018 HARARE - Zanu PF bigwigs spent the better part of yesterday cracking heads as they brainstormed over an election manifesto for the upcoming general election. The crafting of the manifesto headlined yesterday's politburo meeting's three agenda items, which also included discussions over the par...
Senior CIO's fired 2 February 2018 HARARE - The Daily News can report that senior secret service operatives who were put on one-year renewable contracts after reaching their retirement age have now been released from the CIO. Reports also suggest that there are some senior officers whose employment contracts were terminated as ...
Ruling on Chipanga bail conditions variation today 1 February 2018 HARARE - Harare magistrate Rumbidzayi Mugwagwa will today make a determination on ex-Zanu PF youth leader Kudzanai Chipanga's application to have his bail conditions relaxed to allow him to attend to his farm business in Makoni in Manicaland. Chipanga is being charged with publishing falsehood...
Economic woes can derail ED 29 January 2018 HARARE - In the wake of Operation Restore Legacy, the ranks of the young, educated and angry is swelling. The economic boom they anticipated when they marched on that historic November 18 Saturday has remained pie in the sky. Armed with honours degrees, better educated than their parents, w...
Chiwenga mocks graduates, hails Chinotimba 29 January 2018 HARARE – Vice President Constantino Chiwenga last Friday mocked graduates, saying some of them have more than two degrees but had never been on a plane, while he hailed comical Buhera South MP Joseph Chinotimba. In a speech read on his behalf by Lands minister Perrance Shiri at Harare City Lib...
Vendors want city fathers to embrace vending 27 January 2018 HARARE - Vendors have blasted municipalities for abusing trading fees collected daily or monthly from them. They said no proper structures have been erected at the so-called designated sites meant to accommodate them. This comes after vendor representative unions vowed that informal traders...
Chamisa, Chiwenga clash in Parliament 25 January 2018 HARARE - Vice President Constantino Chiwenga yesterday  clashed with his opposite number in the opposition MDC — Nelson Chamisa in the National Assembly after the Defence minister appeared to give an arrogant response to the youthful legislator's question. Chamisa had asked Chiwenga during ...
Vendors vow to defy government 23 January 2018 HARARE - A vendor representative union yesterday vowed informal traders would defy a decree to leave street pavements across Zimbabwe’s towns and cities until municipalities build alternative vending sites, defying an edict to forcibly remove them with the military’s help and setting up deadly po...
Factions re-emerge in ruling Zanu PF 23 January 2018 HARARE - Divisions have returned to haunt Zanu PF barely a month after a military operation rooted out members of the Generation 40 (G40) faction who were campaigning for former first lady Grace Mugabe to succeed her 93-year-old husband. While the military intervention code-named Operation Res...
Shake-up looms in CIO 22 January 2018 HARARE - The dreaded axe is seen shifting to the Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) where some of the senior officers are at risk of either being retired, sacked or reassigned. Highly-placed sources told the Daily News yesterday that the changes in the feared spy agency were meant to stre...
General election: Defining moment for Zimbabwe 14 January 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe enters into 2018 without its first executive president Robert Gabriel Mugabe and for the first time in 37 years, the voice of Mugabe will be missing outstandingly during the 2018 general election. This is an extremely interesting development for a number of reasons but more p...
'Militarised Zanu PF stronger' 7 January 2018 HARARE - Opposition parties have been warned against taking Zanu PF for granted in the forthcoming general elections after it roped in the military elements within its ranks, hence making it stronger than ever before. Serving and retired members of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) were among ...
ED tightens grip on power 30 December 2017 HARARE - In a move that has been widely interpreted as aimed at consolidating his grip on power, President Emmerson Mnangagwa has appointed his deputy retired general Constantino Chiwenga to also head the Defence ministry — barely a week after the latter left his position as commander of the Zimb...
ED picks Chiwenga, Mohadi as new VPs 24 December 2017 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa has named former Commander of the Defence Forces (CDF) Retired General Constantino Chiwenga and Defence minister Kembo Mohadi as his deputies in Zanu PF – making it a mere formality their appointments as the country's vice presidents.
The inside story of Mugabe's fall 27 November 2017 HARARE – Inside State House in Harare, Robert Mugabe was in the tightest spot of his 37-year rule. Tanks were on the streets and troops had occupied the State broadcaster, from where the army had announced it had taken control of Zimbabwe. Mugabe, 93 years old but still alert, remained defiant...
Army intervention lawful: High Court 25 November 2017 HARARE - Judge president George Chiweshe has said the takeover of government by the army, which culminated in president Robert Mugabe's resignation, was lawful. This comes after two citizens approached the High Court arguing that the army's intervention was necessary on the basis that Mugabe c...
Mugabe under house arrest 16 November 2017 HARARE - The military has placed President Robert Mugabe under house arrest following their seizure of power in the early hours of yesterday morning, suggesting the country could be on the verge of a transition whose structure remains unclear. That Mugabe, who has ruled the country since indep...
Zimbabwe on the edge 15 November 2017 HARARE - Amid the country's deepening political crisis, owing to worsening infighting within Zanu PF, analysts said yesterday that Monday's unprecedented move by the military to warn President Robert Mugabe and his warring ruling party — that they would step in to stop its mindless bloodletting —...
Chiwenga warns Mugabe, Zanu PF 14 November 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe could be on the brink of a calamitous political crisis, after the country's restless military bosses sharply rebuked President Robert Mugabe and Zanu PF yesterday — warning ominously that they would not hesitate to step in if the ruling party continues with its worsening mindles...
Army warns Mugabe, Zanu PF 14 November 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe could be on the brink of a calamitous political crisis, after the country's restless military bosses sharply rebuked President Robert Mugabe and Zanu PF yesterday — warning ominously that they would not hesitate to step in if the ruling party continues with its worsening mindles...
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 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 did not attack Mugabe' 18 July 2017 BULAWAYO - War veterans minister Tshinga Dube has defended outspoken former Cabinet minister Christopher Mutsvangwa saying he had nothing to do with the stinging communiqué which offended  President Robert Mugabe last year, adding the  State has failed to identify its authors. Mutsvangwa is th...
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...
Chiwenga after Jonathan Moyo 28 June 2017 HARARE - Constantino Chiwenga, the commander of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF), has once again waded into the factional fights rattling the governing party, taking aim at Jonathan Moyo — the Zanu PF politburo member — whom he is accusing of undermining the Command Agriculture scheme, whose imp...