Articles tagged 'emmerson mnangagwa'

'How sneaky G40's final push, power-grab plan collapsed' 23 February 2018 HARARE - ZANU PF'S deposed generation 40 (G40) faction was “within touching distance” of snatching the party's presidency amid revelations that its vile plan included the capture of several strategic institutions, including public media, just days before the ex-liberation movement's December 15 e...
Zim looks to court wary investors at mining bash 23 February 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe hosts a key mining conference next week in a bid to attract new foreign investors into the market, which it hopes will stimulate economic growth. The sudden and rapid developments in Zimbabwe late last year, which saw the military essentially remove former President Robert Mu...
Chief drags Mnangagwa to court 20 February 2018 HARARE - Dethroned Zhombe chief David Samambwa has dragged President Emmerson Mnangagwa to the High Court seeking to nullify his decision to install his younger brother Samuel as the substantive chief. Mnangagwa waded into the Samambwa chieftainship wrangle after he dethroned David, who was in...
ED bails out Tsvangirai family 19 February 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa came to the rescue of the Tsvangirais yesterday, who were swamped by bills relating to health costs incurred by the late MDC leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, amounting to R2 million. Mnangagwa committed his government to cover all the expenses to do with Tsvangi...
Chaos erupts as Tsvangirai body arrives 18 February 2018 HARARE - A bitter family feud over Morgan Tsvangirai's widow — Elizabeth — accompanying her husband's body into the One Commando Barracks forced government to step in yesterday and take charge of the proceedings, triggering protests from the late opposition MDC leader's supporters. At the last...
ED needs to make hard decisions 15 February 2018 Editor — A very short while ago, President Emmerson Mnangagwa told us, and all within earshot, that he would not be making populist decisions but the hard ones that count. That is a noble sentiment but the reality is that in order to benefit Zimbabwe, and it most certainly would, he'd need to ...
Zim commits to debt clearance programme 14 February 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government says it is committed to repay its debts with the international community. Central bank governor John Mangudya said in line with the new economic order, government is intensifying the re-engagement process with the international community to im...
Zim to host investment conference 14 February 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe will next month host an investment conference aimed at providing a platform for potential investors, business and government to come up with ways to increase the flow of investment into the country. The programme also includes discussions on various issues affecting the count...
ED not as feared as Mugabe 14 February 2018 BULAWAYO - With a few months to go before the crunch harmonised elections, President Emmerson Mnangagwa has increasingly been under pressure to clear his name on the internationally-condemned Gukurahundi atrocities. His critics, particularly the civic society and opposition political parties, ...
Zim human rights record under spotlight 13 February 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe's human rights record will once again go under the spotlight, as activist Evan Mawarire, pictured, is set to make a presentation on the situation in the country at the 10th Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy in Switzerland on February 20, 2018. According to the Gene...
Moyo, Zhuwao in Mnangagwa firing line 12 February 2018 HARARE - The chances of Zanu PF's alleged Generation 40 kingpins — Jonathan Moyo, Patrick Zhuwao and Saviour Kasukuwere — returning home any time soon, and making peace with President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government have just dimmed further after the government classified them as security risks. ...
Farm workers to finally receive their dues 12 February 2018 HARARE - The announcement by President Emmerson Mnangagwa that government will compensate white farmers has been welcomed by thousands of farm workers who will also have to be paid their outstanding salaries. Progressive Agriculture and Allied industries Workers Union of Zimbabwe (Paawuz) offi...
Zim grants Rwanda Air flight rights 12 February 2018 HARARE - Government has granted traffic rights to rising airline, Rwanda Air, to service the Kigali-Harare-Cape Town route. The flights, given on a fifth freedom basis, will commence on May 16, this year. The freedoms of the air are a set of commercial aviation rights granting a country's a...
ED's statements do not accord to Constitution 11 February 2018 HARARE - This article focuses on the timing of elections and is necessitated by comments by President Emmerson Mnangagwa on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos that general elections would be held earlier than July, 2018. Unfortunately, since getting into office, Mnangagwa has m...
Family fights over Tsvangirai property 10 February 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government on Sunday came to the rescue of ailing MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai when it deployed armed police guards to stave off the former prime minister's alleged relatives who had wanted to raid his Highlands home of household property. The visit to T...
Rights group takes Mnangagwa to court 9 February 2018 HARARE - Rights group, the Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum — has dragged President Emmerson Mnangagwa to court to force him to appoint a substantive chairperson of the National Peace and Reconciliation Commission (NPRC) — in a move which coincides with calls for the Zanu PF leader to address the ...
Mnangagwa mocks mooted G40 party 8 February 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday mocked a proposed opposition party linked to the vanquished G40 faction saying it will stand no chance against the ruling party if it contests this year's general elections. Buoyed by thousands of Zanu PF supporters who thronged famous religious ...
Axe falls on Zim election body officials 7 February 2018 HARARE - The surprise resignation of Rita Makarau from the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) is emerging to be part of an unravelling purge that will see more officials being pushed out of the elections management body ahead of this year's elections, the Daily News can report. Makarau bowed ...
ED to pay Wimbo courtesy call 7 February 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa is today expected to pay a courtesy call on the prophet — popularly known as Mudzidzi Wimbo (Wimbo) — who prophesied that he “needed assistance” for him to become Zimbabwe's leader. Following the October 2015 prophecy, the 75-year-old politician dramatical...
Gono decries slow implementation of SEZs 7 February 2018 HARARE - Former Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) governor Gideon Gono left parliamentarians eating out of the palm of his hand yesterday, when he narrated how Special Economic Zones (SEZs) will augment efforts aimed at reviving the country's economy. Appointed SEZ chairperson in June last year, ...
ED to appoint deputy CJ soon 7 February 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa is set to appoint a new deputy chief justice of his choice anytime soon, a top government official has said. Chief Justice Malaba's appointment created a vacancy in his former post of deputy chief justice, which is one of the three senior judicial posts th...
ED asked to ratify Human Rights Court 6 February 2018 HARARE - Visiting Pan-African Parliament (Pap) president Roger Nkodo Dang has urged President Emmerson Mnangagwa's new government to ratify a protocol that seeks to create a unified African Court of Justice and Human Rights, to try war crimes and crimes against humanity, trade and coups d'etat. ...
ZIA targets $2,5bn FDI 6 February 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Investment Authority (ZIA) says it expects to approve projects valued at $2,5 billion this year on the back of broad economic reforms being adopted by President Emmerson Mnangagwa's administration. The reforms are expected to provide a condusive environment for foreigners...
Mnangagwa must act decisively on violence 6 February 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa needs to act decisively on acts of violence by party thugs who appear hell-bent on continuing with their barbaric acts in the post-Robert Mugabe era. It is a long known fact that violence is heavily-rooted in Zanu PF and that whenever the party feels threa...
ED has tonnes of work to do 6 February 2018 HARARE - When it comes to winning back lost investor confidence and trust, it seems deposed president Robert Mugabe's successor, Emmerson Mnangagwa, has a long way to go. Fed up of policy inconsistencies and lack of respect for property rights during the greater part of Mugabe's 37-year rule, ...