Articles tagged 'constantino chiwenga'

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...
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. ...
Miss Zim rules out Miss Tourism merger 21 June 2017 HARARE - Efforts to bring two of the most “powerful” women in the local beauty pageant industry to work together seem to be hitting a brickwall. The initiative, by South African businessman Justice Maphosa to merge Miss World Zimbabwe and Miss Tourism Zimbabwe into one big national event has s...
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 ...
Sacked army couple sues commanders 17 May 2017 HARARE - A married military couple that was dismissed from the force after the wife fell pregnant before serving her first three years has dragged army commanders to the High Court challenging the sacking. Nester Chidembo and Emmanuel Masendeke are suing Zimbabwe National Army commander Philip...
'This is not what we all fought for' 9 May 2017 HARARE - Riled by the country's worsening economic rot, disgruntled war veterans have renewed their attacks on President Robert Mugabe — saying the suffering and chaos now being witnessed in the country is not what they fought for during the liberation struggle. And contrary to recent State me...
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...
War veterans maul Mugabe, Chiwenga 4 May 2017 HARARE - Angry war veterans yesterday vowed to escalate their attacks on President Robert Mugabe — setting themselves up on a collision course with military boss General Constantino Chiwenga, who earlier this week warned Zanu PF factions over their continued public brawling and attacks on the non...
When the super-rich divorce, gloves come off 16 April 2017 HARARE - The divorce industry in Zimbabwe is worth millions a year and mega-bucks settlements abound. And when stay-at-home mum Sibusisiwe Melody Marapira recently demanded custody of her three children with deputy Agriculture minister Davis Marapira, a monthly maintenance of $500 per child, s...
Take off military fatigues, Chiwenga told 18 August 2016 HARARE - Former Vice President Joice Mujuru's Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) party has challenged defence forces commander Constantino Chiwenga to resign from the military and join politics if he so wishes. Chiwenga has been accused of dabbling in politics through utterances which have riled oppo...
'Army should not interfere in politics' 9 August 2016 HARARE - Reacting to statements attributed to defence forces commander, Constantino Chiwenga, analysts yesterday said the army should not interfere in politics. Chiwenga was quoted in the State media  saying the army has a role to play in Zanu PF succession politics, but analysts said the army...