Articles tagged 'douglas mahiya'

War vets blast striking civil servants 7 January 2019 HARARE - The Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) has blasted civil servants for demanding to be paid in American dollars saying the public workers were ignorant of the challenges the country is facing. “Where do they want government to get the foreign currency they w...
'ED has dumped us' 3 July 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa has relegated former liberation fighters to back benchers in the supposed new dispensation and surrounded himself with the same criminals that were around deposed leader Robert Mugabe, war veterans have said. Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans' Asso...
'War vets leadership must step down' 3 January 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans' Association (ZNLWVA) must go for a fresh congress to elect a new leadership after the top guns in the association bagged plush jobs in government and the ruling party Zanu PF, analysts have said. Following the inauguration of President Emmers...
War vets resist Mugabe plan 11 September 2017 HARARE - Leaders of the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) have vowed they will go to the ends of the earth to try and stop Zanu PF from its plans to depose them by causing election of a new leadership. This comes as First Lady Grace Mugabe and Defence minister Sydn...
War vets intensify push for Tshinga Dube ouster 23 August 2017 HARARE - Ex-liberation fighters led by Mandi Chimene have called for the dismissal of War Veterans' minister Tshinga Dube, claiming he backs a bid by Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) to impeach President Robert Mugabe. Dube rubbished the accusations. This comes...
War vets hammer Grace Mugabe 11 August 2017 HARARE - Disgruntled war veterans have escalated their fight with the First Family — this time by poking fun at influential Grace Mugabe — whom they are portraying as a failed mother through T-shirts carrying disparaging messages. The T-shirts are emblazoned with Grace's face and have gone vir...
War vets back coalition 2 June 2017 HARARE - War veterans have thrown their weight behind the mooted opposition coalition, saying they hope it could provide solutions to the country's myriad problems, including their poor welfare. This comes as MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai — the kingmaker of the opposition parties' alliance ahea...
War vets meet amid tension 23 March 2017 HARARE - War veterans are set to meet today in Harare to discuss Zimbabwe's deepening political and economic crisis amid a tense atmosphere, as defiant opposition parties yesterday staged a demonstration, despite a warning by the police. The ex-freedom fighters' indaba, initially scheduled for...
War vets indaba date set 3 March 2017 HARARE - War veterans from all corners of the country converge in Harare on March 10 to review the country's worsening political, economic and social crisis. War collaborators and ex-detainees have also been invited to the meeting but their patron, President Robert Mugabe, is not invited. Z...
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...
War vets demand dues 7 February 2017 HARARE - Agitated war veterans, who claim to be owed millions of dollars in outstanding allowances by the government, say President Robert Mugabe and not opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai should pay them their money as the nonagenarian was the one who had benefited the most from their liberatio...
Mugabe must go: Vets insist 22 January 2017 HARARE - Agitated war veterans have reiterated their call for President Robert Mugabe to leave office now, adding derisively yesterday that they would not “waste” their time quarrelling with Zanu PF youths who have said that they are prepared to take up arms to defend the nonagenarian. Speakin...
War vets in dramatic U-turn 17 January 2017 HARARE - War veterans aligned to Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday made a dramatic U-turn, insisting that they remain members of the ruling Zanu PF party. Following the expulsion of Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) chairperson Christopher Mutsvangwa and ...
Vets rave up the heat on Mugabe 4 January 2017 HARARE - Clearly emboldened by the apparent collapse of the centre in President Robert Mugabe's warring Zanu PF, angry war veterans are piling on the pressure on the increasingly frail nonagenarian, with their leaders now sensationally describing the 92-year-old as the “enemy of the people”. T...
War vets back Mugabe ouster 2 January 2017 HARARE - Disaffected war veterans who have been feuding with President Robert Mugabe since the parties' highly publicised fall-out last year, are once again needling their former patron by throwing their weight behind the quest by opposition parties to establish a grand coalition ahead of next ye...
War vets crank up heat on Mugabe 18 December 2016 HARARE - Disgruntled war veterans continue to crank up the heat on President Robert Mugabe and his warring ruling Zanu PF, claiming yesterday that they had endured unspeakable abuse at the hands of the increasingly frail nonagenarian since the country's independence from Britain in April 1980. ...
War vets lay into Zhuwao 6 December 2016 HARARE - Disgruntled war veterans have attacked President Robert Mugabe's nephew Patrick Zhuwao over the Indigenisation minister's recent remarks suggesting that ex-combatants were intimidating Zanu PF supporters to back Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa's mooted presidential aspirations. At t...
War vets maul Mugabe, Moyo 29 November 2016 HARARE - Angry war veterans have ratcheted up their worsening feud with President Robert Mugabe and alleged Generation 40 (G40) kingpin, Higher Education minister Jonathan Moyo — provocatively telling Zimbabwe's long-ruling leader that the hated late Rhodesian prime minister, Ian Douglas Smith, h...
War vets escalate feud with Mugabe 24 November 2016 HARARE - War veterans have accused President Robert Mugabe of arm-twisting Zanu PF's provinces into endorsing him as their preferred choice for the 2018 presidential election, as the fallout between the disaffected former freedom fighters and the increasingly frail nonagenarian deepens. This c...
Chimoio massacre credited for war veterans' acquittal 24 November 2016 HARARE - A self-styled spirit medium Nehanda Nyakasikana made a scene in court yesterday immediately after war veteran leaders were removed from remand. The ex-liberation war fighters were facing charges of insulting President Robert Mugabe. Nehanda Nyakasikana declared that spirits of fall...
War vets seek exception to insult rap 23 November 2016 HARARE - War veterans' leaders facing charges of insulting President Robert Mugabe yesterday sought exception to the charge after stating they did not recognise at law the acting Prosecutor-General (PG) Ray Goba. The PG generated the requisite certificate authorising the ex-liberation fighters...
War vets dump Mugabe, again 14 November 2016 HARARE - It appears as if it does not rain but pours for President Robert Mugabe and his warring ruling Zanu PF, with disgruntled war veterans moving at the weekend to discard the embattled and increasingly frail nonagenarian as the patron of the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Associat...
War vets trial dates set 18 October 2016 HARARE - Harare magistrate Bianca Makwande yesterday set trial dates for war veterans' leaders who are facing charges of insulting President Robert Mugabe after the State notified that investigations on the alleged matter had been completed. The leaders — Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veter...
State ordered to act on war vets issue 15 September 2016 HARARE - Harare magistrate Bianca Makwande yesterday ordered the State to present a report on constitutional issues raised by war veterans' leaders facing charges of insulting President Robert Mugabe by September 30. Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) spokesperson D...
'Police mishandled war vets case' 14 September 2016 HARARE - Police bosses who handled the case of war veterans leaders accused of insulting President Robert Mugabe have come under fire for disregarding court orders directing them to investigate human rights violations alleged by the accused. Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Associatio...