Articles tagged 'didymus mutasa'

Gumbo, Mutasa to rejoin Zanu PF 31 March 2018   HARARE - Former Zanu PF bigwigs, Didymus Mutasa and Rugare Gumbo, who were sacked from the ruling party in 2014, have expressed their willingness to rejoin the ruling party. This comes after the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (Znlwva) recommended on Thursday that th...
Mutasa rejects ousted Mugabe's offer 22 March 2018 HARARE - Former minister of State Security Didymus Mutasa has turned down an invitation to join the newly-formed National Patriotic Front (NPF), saying it is nothing but a tribal party doing the bidding for deposed ex-president, Robert Mugabe. A former close ally of Mugabe, the country's first...
Mutasa, Gumbo withdraw Mujuru defamation claim 13 March 2018 HARARE - Former Zanu PF stalwarts Didymus Mutasa and Rugare Gumbo have withdrawn a $5 million defamation suit against their former boss and ally Joice Mujuru, who is now leading the National People’s Party (NPP). The duo, last year filed a lawsuit accusing the former vice president of claiming...
Mutasa to rejoin Zanu PF 4 February 2018 HARARE - Former State Security minister Didymus Mutasa is ready to rejoin the ruling Zanu PF party, which sacked him in 2014 for hobnobbing with former vice president Joice Mujuru. The Daily News on Sunday can, however, report that Mutasa has put one condition for his return to a party he form...
New police chief evicts CIO boss from grabbed farm 2 February 2018 HARARE - New police commissioner-general Godwin Matanga has  ordered Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) boss Ephrain Nhamo, who illegally occupied businessman  Chris Takura Tande's Carig Crag estate, to vacate the land immediately in what has been hailed as a sign of the new president's drif...
'Gukurahundi was a collective decision' 3 December 2017 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa remains a closed book for most people. Some say he is cruel while others say he is as soft as wool. The Daily News on Sunday's chief writer Fungi Kwaramba sat down with former Zanu PF secretary for administration, Didymus Mutasa, who has known the Zanu PF ...
MDC Alliance targets Mutasa, Gumbo 24 October 2017 HARARE - The MDC Alliance led by former prime minister Morgan Tsvangirai has made moves to add within its ranks once Zanu PF ministers — Didymus Mutasa and Rugare Gumbo — in a bid to include experience and special skills to its unit ahead of next year's elections. This comes as former vice pre...
Zanu PF wars will end badly: Mutasa 17 October 2017 HARARE - As Zanu PF's succession wars reach a deadly climax, former State Security minister, Didymus Mutasa — who was for decades one of President Robert Mugabe's closest confidants — has warned that things “could end very badly” for his longtime boss, the ruling party and the country as a whole ...
Mujuru wades into Biti party fights 25 September 2017 HARARE - Opposition leader and former vice president, Joice Mujuru, has waded into the Tendai Biti-led People's Democratic Party (PDP) infighting, arguing there is nothing untoward about the latter's secretary-general Gorden Moyo announcing their alliance. Last week, PDP was plunged into chaos...
Creditors garnish Mutasa's accounts 4 August 2017 HARARE - Former Cabinet minister and Zanu PF secretary for administration Didymus Mutasa, who admitted recently that he has hit hard times, is facing another predicament after his accounts were garnished by creditors. Mutasa, who turned 82 last month, is Zimbabwe's first Speaker of the Nationa...
'I won't beg to rejoin Zanu PF' 20 July 2017 HARARE - Former Zanu PF secretary for administration Didymus Mutasa has set conditions for his return to the former liberation movement including demanding an apology for the manner in which he was hounded out at the height of the party's infamous purges in 2014. Mutasa, 82 next week, was jett...
Mutasa endorses Tsvangirai 20 July 2017 HARARE - Despite angling to mend relations with President Robert Mugabe and possibly return to Zanu PF, Didymus Mutasa still has a lot to say about the mooted grand coalition. The veteran Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) elder has, not for the first time, put his full weight behind MDC president Mo...
Mutasa's plight touches Mugabe 19 July 2017 HARARE - It is often said that President Robert Mugabe hardly forgives nor forgets, but not when it has something to do with Didymus Mutasa — one of his longest serving confidantes who fell out with him after throwing his full weight behind Joice Mujuru, the former vice president who was hounded ...
Mutasa appeals to ex-ally Mugabe 14 July 2017 HARARE - Former Presidential Affairs minister Didymus Mutasa — who has admitted to be struggling to make ends meet following his dramatic exit from Zanu PF and government about three years ago — is desperate to meet with President Robert Mugabe. In seeking an audience with Mugabe, the country'...
I'm quitting politics: Mutasa 11 July 2017 HARARE - Former Presidential Affairs minister Didymus Mutasa has announced he will be bringing the curtain down on his long political career once a substantive leadership has been elected for his Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) opposition party. Mutasa was sacked from both government and Zanu PF i...
Mutasa: How the mighty have fallen 11 July 2017 HARARE - The sight of former Cabinet minister and Zimbabwe's first Speaker of the National Assembly Didymus Mutasa cutting a despondent figure, away from the niceties that had dominated for long his political career, is a reminder of how life can be. Mutasa has hit the hard times as he battles...
Mutasa hits hard times 10 July 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe's  first Speaker of the National Assembly Didymus Mutasa who held many Cabinet posts  before he was fired from Zanu PF in 2015, at the height of the party's infamous purges, has hit hard times as he is struggling to send his  children to school and servicing huge debts including...
ZPF gears for inaugural congress 10 July 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) has set end of next month as the date for its inaugural congress where a substantive executive is going to be elected. This was revealed by ZPF interim president Agrippa Mutambara during his meet the structures tour here over the weekend. “We are still w...
Gumbo slams Tsvangirai coalition 3 May 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) co-leader Rugare Gumbo has said his party will not join MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai's mooted grand coalition, arguing it is “opportunistic and exclusive”. He rubbished the alliance —which has seen Tsvangirai sign Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) with for...
ZPF splits again 25 April 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) has once again been rocked by chaos, with the party's elders — Rugare Gumbo and Didymus Mutasa — announcing yesterday that they are still in charge, not former army general Agrippa Mutambara. The party, which was led by former vice president Joice Mujur...
Chaos as ZimPF elects new leader 23 April 2017 HARARE - War veteran and former diplomat, Agrippa Mutambara, was yesterday named the new leader of the Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) — amid chaotic scenes which threatened to derail the meeting which had been called to announce the party's new leadership. At the stormy meeting held in Harare, ZP...
Mukoko torturers to face the music 28 March 2017 HARARE - In a ruling that is set to leave State Security officials that torture and abduct citizens on the edge, a High Court judge yesterday ordered officials that abetted Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP) director Jestina Mukoko's abduction and torture to be sued in their personal capacities. Hig...
Mutasa, Gumbo under fire over party name 16 March 2017 HARARE - Little-known Zimbabwe First (ZimFirst) party leader Maxwell Zeb Shumba has threatened to take legal action against Didymus Mutasa and Rugare Gumbo accusing them of “stealing” his party's name. Mutasa and Gumbo's opposition party — formed in 2016, way after Shumba's — is named Zimbabwe...
Biti appeals to Tsvangirai 14 March 2017 HARARE - Former Finance minister and now leader of the People's Democratic Party (PDP), Tendai Biti, has made an impassioned plea to MDC president Morgan Tsvangirai to move decisively on the mooted grand opposition alliance — warning that any further dithering on the matter could gift Zanu PF vic...
Mujuru slapped with $5m lawsuit 9 March 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) elders — Didymus Mutasa and Rugare Gumbo — have slapped former ally Joice Mujuru with a $5 million suit following her claims that the duo wanted to bed her. The two had demanded that the newly-formed National People's Party leader retracts her statements an...