Articles tagged 'constantino chiwenga'

Chiwenga blasts 'unfortunate' renewed US sanctions on Zim 13 August 2018 HARARE - Vice President Constantino Chiwenga has branded as “unfortunate” renewed US sanctions against Zimbabwe after last month's elections were marred by a deadly crackdown against the opposition and the use of disproportionate force violence by security forces that claimed at least six lives. ...
Chiwenga on Biti assassination claims 2 August 2018 HARARE - Vice President Constantino Chiwenga yesterday angrily rejected an MDC Alliance allegation that he was plotting to assassinate presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa and his alliance partner Tendai Biti, dismissing the allegations as hallucinations of a man high on weed. This comes afte...
Chiwenga recounts role he played in ED's escape 16 July 2018 HARARE - Vice President Constantino Chiwenga has said he arranged for the escape of then vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa in the wake of his abrupt removal from the post by fallen despot Robert Mugabe. Speaking for the first time about the behind-the-scenes manoeuvres that enabled Mnangagwa t...
Army in a fix over elections 6 July 2018 HARARE - The top leadership of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) appears torn between the old and new order after they dodged a crucial press briefing convened in Harare on Wednesday to allay fears that the army may not accept a Zanu PF defeat at the forthcoming polls. [Adz]
Army to review ED's security 5 July 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa's close protection will be drastically tightened following a botched "attempted assassination" of the head of State at a rally in Bulawayo, the Zimbabwe Defence Forces has said. This comes as it emerges Mnangagwa's protection was so defective that it dange...
Chiwenga under fire over 'reckless' talk 4 July 2018 HARARE - Vice President Constantino Chiwenga, has come under heavy criticism for advising residents not to pay for services they do not receive. In the heat of electioneering, Chiwenga told Zanu PF supporters in Hatcliffe recently that local authorities should stop the collection of rates from...
New twist to bomb attack 3 July 2018 HARARE - In an interesting turn of events, and as concerns grow over the security of President Emmerson Mnangagwa, war veterans are putting pressure on Vice President Constantino Chiwenga — who is in charge of the country's security cluster — to do more to protect both VIPs and ordinary Zimbabwea...
New twist to Bulawayo bomb attack 3 July 2018 HARARE - In an interesting turn of events, and as concerns grow over the security of President Emmerson Mnangagwa, war veterans are putting pressure on Vice President Constantino Chiwenga — who is in charge of the country's security cluster — to do more to protect both VIPs and ordinary Zimbabwea...
Mnangagwa survives bomb blast 24 June 2018 BULAWAYO - An explosion rocked a star rally addressed by President Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday, in a surprise development that is set to rattle an otherwise peaceful election campaign — the most peaceful the country has ever had since the 1960s. Mnangagwa's campaign team has called the incide...
Con-Court asked to rule on legitimacy of 'coup' 6 June 2018 HARARE - A civil society activist Bongani Nyathi has approached the Constitutional Court (Con-Court) challenging the army's intervention last November, which led to former president Robert Mugabe's resignation. The army led an exercise code-named Operation Restore Legacy that ousted 94-year-ol...
From guns to politics: Chiwenga's story 4 June 2018 HARARE - Dressed in camouflage, a black beret and with his epaulettes all over his attire, the then commander of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) Constantino Chiwenga was stern, stiff and looked stressed on a warm afternoon last November. He waved the country's Constitution, and warned that t...
Chiwenga speaks on 'Bhora Musango' 30 May 2018 HARARE - ZANU PF is losing sleep over threats by some of its members to vote for the opposition in the forthcoming elections. This follows contested primary elections that have left the ruling party on the edge. Speaking on the first day of a healing and reconciliation workshop in Harare, V...
Ndlukula spills the beans 26 May 2018 HARARE - Deputy chief secretary in the President's Office Ray Ndlukula let the cat out the bag on Thursday after he openly told a court that they illegally granted a lucrative contract to the wife of Vice President Constantino Chiwenga. It emerged in court during cross-examination that Marry C...
Sikhala blasts Chiwenga 15 May 2018 HARARE - Aspiring MDC Member of Parliament for Zengeza West Job Sikhala has described Vice President Constantino Chiwenga as being part of the ruling Zanu PF elite which has been taking Zimbabweans for a ride for the past 38 years. This was after Chiwenga brushed off the MDC Alliance and its y...
Chiwenga denies lightening skin tone 9 May 2018 HARARE - Acting President Constantino Chiwenga yesterday denied using bleaches to lighten his skin tone. Speaking publicly for the first time at the burial of his late sister Margaret Machekabuwe at Machekabuwe farm yesterday, Chiwenga claimed he had contracted a sickness during Operation Rest...
Mohadi, Chiwenga now at ED's mercy 7 May 2018 HARARE - Vice presidents Constantino Chiwenga and Kembo Mohadi could have done themselves a disservice by not participating in Zanu PF primary polls held last week as their political careers are now solely at the mercy of President Emmerson Mnangagwa, analysts said yesterday. Chiwenga and Moha...
Chiwenga takes a dig at MDC leader 5 May 2018 HARARE - Vice President Constantino Chiwenga brushed off the main opposition MDC Alliance and its youthful leader Nelson Chamisa yesterday, as ambitious figures promising pie in the sky, in a trademark moment of the ruling party's manifesto launch focused on the old guard's bid for a five-year te...
Mnangagwa wishes ailing Mohadi 'speedy recovery' 5 May 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday wished Vice President Kembo Mohadi  a speedy recovery amid reports he is critically ill in hospital in South Africa. Mohadi and Retired General Constantino Chiwenga were sworn in as vice presidents by Chief Justice Luke Malaba on December 28 in a...
Chiwenga to attend Mukanya gig 28 April 2018 HARARE - Vice President Constantino Chiwenga will be among guests at decorated Chimurenga musician Thomas Mapfumo's Homecoming Bira scheduled for Glamis Arena in the capital tonight. Mapfumo popularly known as Mukanya — his totem — will share the stage with superstar Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi, Su...
Nurses withdraw Chiwenga challenge 27 April 2018 HARARE - Disgruntled nurses have withdrawn an urgent chamber application filed before the High Court seeking to bar government from terminating their contracts of employment. Through their lawyers from Kantor and Immerman law firm, the nurses withdrew the application after the matter had been ...
Mnangagwa, Chiwenga roles conflict 23 April 2018 HARARE - A potential conflict and possibly a constitutional crisis might emerge if President Emmerson Mnangagwa does not deal with overlapping responsibilities between him and his equally powerful deputy, Vice President Constantino Chiwenga, analysts warned this week. This followed last week's...
Chiwenga out of order: ZCTU 23 April 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) on Friday railed against Vice President Constantino Chiwenga for firing striking nurses, saying the former commander of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces was completely out of order and his actions must be condemned in the strongest terms. In a s...
ED, Chiwenga roles conflict 23 April 2018 HARARE - A potential conflict and possibly a constitutional crisis might emerge if President Emmerson Mnangagwa does not deal with overlapping responsibilities between him and his equally powerful deputy, Vice President Constantino Chiwenga, analysts warned this week. Read full story in today'...
Govt still to dismiss nurses 20 April 2018 HARARE - The Health Services Board (HSB), which is the appointing authority of practitioners in the public health system, has so far failed to issue termination letters to thousands of nurses relieved of their duties for downing tools. In a statement, the Zimbabwe Nurses Association (Zina) sai...
Zim needs to double agro-production 16 April 2018 HARARE - Vice President Constantino Chiwenga says the country needs to double its agricultural output in order for the country to regain its status as the bread basket of Africa.  Addressing guests at a SeedCo-hosted field day held at President Emmerson Mnangagwa's Pricabe Farm in Kwekwe, Chiw...