Articles tagged 'emmerson mnangagwa'

'Mnangagwa will shoot to keep power' 25 May 2018 HARARE - Hardly a week after a junior minister triggered outrage by suggesting that the military will not sanction any transfer of power from Zanu PF, a confidante of President Emmerson Mnangagwa has rubbed salt into the wound by claiming that the incumbent would even “shoot” to retain power. ...
New twist to Moyo, Charamba rivalry 25 May 2018 HARARE - Former minister of Media, Information and Broadcasting Services Jonathan Moyo, is escalating his war of words against top bureaucrat, George Charamba — the President's spokesperson. In a blizzard of tweets on the micro-blogging platform Twitter, Moyo, who is reportedly holed up in Ken...
'Mnangagwa has 18 children' 24 May 2018 HARARE - A publication based in the United Kingdom has added to the mystery around President Emmerson Mnangagwa's offspring by claiming the 76-year-old former Zanla combatant has a total of 18 children. The crafty politician, who loyally served under former president Robert Mugabe for nearly s...
Mnangagwa belts Mukupe 24 May 2018 HARARE - Government yesterday issued a stern warning against deputy minister of Finance Terrence Mukupe after claiming the military will stop the mainstream MDC from assuming power even if it wins the forthcoming elections. This comes as the international community is closely watching the next...
Mnangagwa offside again 23 May 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been caught offside yet again after he created a Special Anti-Corruption Unit (SACU) in his office dismissed by legal experts as a nullity because it has no legal basis. In a statement issued on Monday, the chief secretary to the President and Cabinet,...
Mbanje farming suspension draws fire 23 May 2018 HARARE - Government's surprise decision to suspend issuing licences to prospective cannabis (mbanje) growers for research and medicinal purposes — less than a month after approving its farming — has sparked outrage from Zimbabweans who said the decision betrays incompetence. Deputy minister of...
Govt suspends mbanje licensing 20 May 2018 HARARE - Government has suspended the licensing and growing of marijuana — popularly known as mbanje. Last month, President Emmerson Mnangagwa's administration gazetted licence fees for those interested in growing cannabis (mbanje) for research and medicinal purposes. This was seen as part ...
Elections set for July: ED 20 May 2018 MUTARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday told thousands of Zanu PF supporters here that elections would be held in July. The revelation comes amid calls by Zanu PF's rival and civic organisations for the president to announce the election roadmap that spells out the actual poll dates. ...
Zanu PF running scared 19 May 2018 HARARE - Zanu PF is dangling ambassadorial postings, directorships in parastatal boards and other consolations to aspiring Members of Parliament who lost in its hotly-disputed primary elections to avert electoral sabotage similar to the one witnessed in 2008, the Daily News heard yesterday. [A...
Britain feels heat over Chamisa 17 May 2018 HARARE - Britain has been forced to come clean on allegations that it is backing President Emmerson Mnangagwa's administration to win the forthcoming polls a week after MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa had broken with diplomatic etiquette by cautioning Number 10 Downing Street against cosying-u...
Fuel crisis surfaces 16 May 2018 HARARE - Several service stations in the capital and elsewhere have run out of fuel, amid conflicting explanations from the authorities and industry players as to the source of the shortages. [Adz]
Zanu PF supporters stage demo in Kadoma 15 May 2018 HARARE - Supporters of Zanu PF losing candidates in Kadoma constituency on Saturday took to the streets to vent their frustration against what they termed rampant vote rigging in the party's primary elections. This comes as the ruling Zanu PF party's provincial structures are up in flames, reb...
Mnangagwa's saviour on hit list in SA, Zim 14 May 2018 HARARE - South Africa-based businessman Justice Maphosa — who came to President Emmerson Mnangagwa's rescue when Zimbabwe's new leader fled the country late last year, with hired assassins apparently in hot pursuit following his ruthless sacking from the government and Zanu PF — is under heavy at...
Charamba warns Chamisa 14 May 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa's spokesperson — George Charamba has warned MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa that he won't have an excuse if loses the forthcoming national elections — because government has created a platform for him to campaign uninhibited. This comes as the youthful ...
Chiefs demand Mhondoro-Ngezi Zanu PF primary re-run 14 May 2018 HARARE - Chiefs in Mhondoro-Ngezi constituency are demanding a re-run in that constituency saying the primary elections were not run properly. In a letter written by chiefs Mushava and Nyika to President Emmerson Mnangagwa on May 8, the two chiefs complained that there were many irregularities...
Mnangagwa's saviour on hit list 14 May 2018 HARARE - South Africa-based businessman Justice Maphosa — who came to President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s rescue when Zimbabwe’s new leader fled the country late last year, with hired assassins apparently in hot pursuit following his ruthless sacking from the government and Zanu PF — is under heavy at...
Mnangagwa is 'new face of the old order' 13 May 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwean opposition leader Nelson Chamisa talks to Stephen Sackur of the BBC current affairs programme HARDtalk: Find below excerpts of the interview: Question: You could be a man in a hurry that your critics think you are a bit too much in a hurry. You understand that criticism? ...
Bruising battle in ZANU PF primaries 12 May 2018 HARARE - ZANU PF bigwigs are set for another bruising battle in the ruling party’s primary elections rerun set for next Monday. The spotlight would be on Mashonaland West where poll reruns will be held in six constituencies out of the province’s 22 seats. All in all, repeat polls will be he...
Chamisa rails ED for rejecting open tender for ballot papers 12 May 2018 HARARE - MDC leader Nelson Chamisa has dismissed President Emmerson Mnangagwa's promise of a free and fair election saying if he was sincere  he would not be rejecting opposition demands for an open tender for the procurement of ballot papers to be used in this years' harmonised elections. In ...
Fired nurses resume duty 12 May 2018 HARARE - Government has recalled nurses that it had discharged from service, Health and Child Care minister David Parirenyatwa has said. He said the health professionals have since resumed their duties. “I would want to clarify that after the nurses had been dismissed, they were then reques...
Zim Airways circus continues 12 May 2018 HARARE - The circus behind the country's new national airline, Zimbabwe Airways, has reached fever-pitch with the government now moving to remove former president Robert Gabriel Mugabe's initials from one of the company's planes. Transport minister Joram Gumbo said the initials were causing co...
Mnangagwa allies split 12 May 2018 HARARE - The outbreak of fresh fissures in the ruling Zanu PF party has resulted in cracks emerging in the Team Lacoste faction, which campaigned for President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s ascendancy to the high-pressure job, giving the 76-year-old politician severe headaches ahead of forthcoming general...
Outrage as Zanu PF rejects open tender for ballot paper 11 May 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa's Zanu PF has sparked outrage after rejecting opposition demands for an open tender for the procurement of ballot papers to be used in this years' harmonised election. Amid fears of vote manipulation, opposition parties had proposed amendments to the Elect...
'Voting day may be declared holiday' 10 May 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa is mulling declaring the day of voting in this year's eagerly-awaited elections, a public holiday, a Cabinet minister has said. Justice and Parliamentary Affairs minister Ziyambi Ziyambi told the National Assembly on Tuesday that the Constitution allows th...
Is ED's censure of ZRP genuine? 9 May 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa's rebuke of the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) over its involvement in the running of Zanu PF primary elections has received mixed reactions, with some analysts saying he was right to censure the force while others seriously doubted his sincerity. This com...