Articles tagged 'dumiso dabengwa'

'Motlanthe commission a public stunt: Zapu' 31 October 2018 HARARE - The Dumiso Dabengwa-led Zapu has accused President Emmerson Mnangagwa of pulling a publicity stunt by bringing to Bulawayo the commission of inquiry hearing into the post-election violence that led to the death of at least six civilians in Harare on August 1. The inquiry was, however,...
I did not endorse ED — Dabengwa 25 September 2018 BULAWAYO - ZAPU leader Dumiso Dabengwa has dismissed reports that he has endorsed President Emmerson Mnangagwa's administration. The former Zipra intelligence supremo said his support for Mnangagwa's bold stance to implement devolution should not be misconstrued to mean he has embraced the cur...
Zapu fails to pay polling agents 29 August 2018 BULAWAYO - The cash-strapped Dumiso Dabengwa-led Zapu is likely to face legal hurdles after it emerged that it is struggling to pay its polling agents and other creditors following the just ended July harmonised elections. The party owes $20 000 to its agents and creditors. Zapu contested i...
Dabengwa to address MDC Alliance rally 21 July 2018 BULAWAYO - Zapu leader Dumiso Dabengwa will, for the first time, appear at an MDC Alliance rally to be addressed by party president Nelson Chamisa today. The rally has been set for White City Stadium, the venue of last month's ugly incident where a bomb blast killed two people, while injuring ...
SOUTHERN NEWS | Top post for Dabengwa in Chamisa government 11 July 2018 BULAWAYO - ZAPU president Dumiso Dabengwa has been guaranteed to be MDC Alliance president Nelson Chamisa's mentor and advisor in case the latter wins the next election due in less than three weeks. Poll surveys recently predicted a two-horse race between President Emmerson Mnangagwa and Chami...
Dabengwa gives Chamisa a lift 16 June 2018 BULAWAYO - ZAPU leader and former Home Affairs minister Dumiso Dabengwa yesterday gave MDC Alliance presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa a huge lift when he announced a deal to join the country's biggest opposition grouping. This came hardly a day after Chamisa suffered a huge blow in his las...
SOUTHERN NEWS | Please zip it, Dube tells Mugabe 21 March 2018 BULAWAYO - Former Cabinet minister Tshinga Dube has told deposed former president Robert Mugabe to just zip it as Zimbabweans have moved on since his inglorious fall from power last year. Mugabe, now 94, resigned from office on November 21 moments before a parliamentary impeachment process. ...
ED, allies respond to Mugabe 17 March 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday counselled his predecessor, saying the country has already moved on since his resignation. This comes after former president Robert Mugabe, in a recent interview with the media at his Borrowdale house, heavily criticised Mnangagwa as an illegitim...
Gukurahundi: The untold story 7 February 2018 BULAWAYO - A founding member of the Zimbabwe Liberation War Veterans Association (ZLWVA) John Netsiyanwa has challenged Zapu president Dubiso Dabengwa to come clean on his role in the emotive Gukurahundi disturbances, accusing him and the Zipra command of triggering the conflict back in the lib...
'Nkomo refused presidential offer' 14 January 2018 BULAWAYO - The late vice president Joshua Nkomo turned down an offer to become the country’s president in a coalition government formed after the 1980 elections, Zapu president Dumiso Dabengwa claims. Instead, the veteran nationalist opted for a ministerial post, only to be fired two years lat...
SOUTHERN NEWS | Tshinga Dube trolls Dabengwa 10 January 2018 BULAWAYO - Former War veterans minister Tshinga Dube has taken aim at Zapu president Dumiso Dabengwa saying he failed to address the Gukurahundi by utilising his office at the time he was a Cabinet minister. While Dube agreed that there was need for a reconciliation and national healing strate...
'ED inherited power-centralisation from Mugabe' 3 January 2018 BULAWAYO - ZAPU leader Dumiso Dabengwa says he will not refrain from criticising President Emmerson Mnangagwa whom he accuses of having plucked a leaf from former Zanu PF leader Robert Mugabe who wielded too much power. In his end of year message, the former Cabinet minister suggested that M...
Opposition awakens from deep slumber 7 December 2017 HARARE – After being snubbed by President Emmerson Mnangagwa when he appointed his Cabinet, opposition parties are now ganging up against the new Zanu PF leader who has indicated that the country would go for elections in seven months time. Amid indications that MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai tu...
Dabengwa in demand 31 October 2017 HARARE - Opposition leaders seeking to challenge President Robert Mugabe in next year's crunch elections are falling over each other to partner Zapu president Dumiso Dabengwa, pictured, it has emerged. The Morgan Tsvangirai-led MDC Alliance is keen to bring on board Dabengwa, a former Zipra in...
Dabengwa pokes old wounds 23 October 2017 HARARE - Former Zimbabwe People's Revolutionary Army (Zipra) intelligence supremo Dumiso Dabengwa has sensationally claimed that he was dragged to be part of the Unity Accord by the late Vice President Joshua Nkomo. Dabengwa said Nkomo and the Zapu leadership demanded that he participated in t...
Police block Gukurahundi commemoration 23 October 2017 KEZI - There was drama in Kezi, Matabeleland South Province on Saturday, when Ibhetshu Likazulu pressure group activists led by Zapu president Dumiso Dabengwa confronted dozens of riot police who had blocked their way to Bhalagwe, one of Gukurahundi atrocities flash points. The visit was meant...
War vets woo Dabengwa 5 September 2017 HARARE - Veterans of Zimbabwe's liberation struggle are courting former Home Affairs minister and Zapu president Dumiso Dabengwa who left Zanu PF a decade ago after growing disillusioned with policies of the former liberation movement. It is not clear what role the war veterans want the decora...
Zapu wants 2018 elections postponed 21 July 2017 BULAWAYO - Zapu president Dumiso Dabengwa has called for the postponement of the 2018 elections claiming the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) was not yet ready to conduct a credible poll. Dabengwa told a news conference here yesterday that the opposition must not be rushed into an election ...
Zapu evicted over rent arrears 9 May 2017 BULAWAYO - The Dumiso Dabengwa-led Zapu has been evicted from its Bulawayo offices over $11 000 rental arrears. The High Court here granted the eviction order against the opposition party. “We occupied the offices in January 2015, having paid in cash nine months in advance, including a depo...
'Mugabe afraid of being prosecuted' 19 March 2017 HARARE - Former Home Affairs minister and leader of Zapu, Dumiso Dabengwa, says President Robert Mugabe does not want to retire because he fears possible prosecution for the country’s dark past which is blamed on him and Zanu PF. Speaking to the Daily News On Sunday in an exclusive interview y...
Mugabe scared of retiring: Dabengwa 19 March 2017 HARARE - Our Bulawayo reporter Jeffrey Muvundusi spoke to Zapu president and former Home Affairs minister Dumiso Dabengwa. Below are the excerpts of the interview. Q: You had congress late last year where you were re-elected president. What plans do you have taking Zapu forward? A: Since el...
Dabengwa's Zapu predicts chaos in 2017 2 January 2017 BULAWAYO - As the country hurtles towards the crunch 2018 elections, the Dumiso Dabengwa-led Zapu fears that they will be a spike in incidents of violence as a rattled Zanu PF will once again use its old tactics to hang on to power. With opposition parties on the cusp of forming a coalition th...
Push to oust Dabengwa as Zapu leader intensifies 30 November 2016 BULAWAYO - Dumiso Dabengwa's deputy has reportedly asked him to consider his position as Zapu's opposition leader after a co-ordinated party coup intensified. Zapu secretary-general Strike Mnkandla, who has sought his own mandate at the party congress this year but lost, has reportedly ventila...
Dabengwa pays tribute to Zim's fallen heroes 10 August 2016 BULAWAYO - Former freedom fighter and Home Affairs minister — Dumiso Dabengwa — has warned war veterans against taking sides with politicians at the expense of their values which he said have been demeaned. Dabengwa was speaking at Lady Stanley Cemetery where he was a guest of honour at the to...
Zapu dares Mnangagwa on Gukurahundi 4 April 2016 BULAWAYO - With former Education minister David Coltart opening a can of worms with his recently released autobiography — the Dumiso Dabengwa-led Zapu has dared beleaguered Vice President Emmerson Mngangagwa to come clean on the role he played in the Gukurahundi atrocities. Although President ...