Articles tagged 'emmerson mnangagwa'

ED hates flying — Charamba 3 April 2019 PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa's spokesperson George Charamba has come out guns blazing, berating those criticising his boss for excessive foreign travel as dwelling on trivia.
ED pays price for broken promises. . . as Americans say 2017 military  intervention was a missed opportunity 7 March 2019 Influential Americans have expressed disappointment with President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his government for failing to live up to their promises that were made when the country's former leader, Robert Mugabe, was ousted from power through a military coup in November 2017.
Chamisa fears for his life. . . warms up to dialogue 30 January 2019 HARARE - MDC leader Nelson Chamisa says his life is now in danger following his harassment by State security agents over the weekend, the Daily News can report. The opposition leader, who disputes President Emmerson Mnangagwa's presidency and legitimacy, was harassed twice by overzealous State...
ED's aides in turf war 30 January 2019 HARARE - A war of words that erupted between President Emmerson Mnangagwa's propagandists could be indicative of a major turf war among key actors in his administration. Last week, Mnangagwa's spokesperson George Charamba took a dig at officials in the ministry of Information, Publicity and Br...
Fuel queues ease after prices rise 28 January 2019 HARARE - Long fuel queues were once among the most common sights on Zimbabwe's busy streets, but the snaking lines of cars waiting to refuel have disappeared in the past week following a 150 percent price hike. Queues outside pump stations used to stretch for kilometres. But the situation is c...
Crackdown mars ED's re-engagement efforts 28 January 2019 HARARE - When he got into power on the back of a military coup back in November 2017, President Emmerson Mnangagwa laid down a programme that would have been a marvel to listen to for any observer. After being confirmed through the July 30, 2018 elections, albeit winning by a wafer-thin margin...
OP-ED: Zim dared to hope, then the military arrived 28 January 2019 HARARE - Robert Mugabe is gone, but the army remains at the centre of our political life. Until that changes, the violence won’t stop.  Like the fleeting blossom of Jacaranda trees in spring, faith in the government of Zimbabwe’s president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, has waned, following another roun...
Military brutality now global crisis for ED 27 January 2019 HARARE - The ongoing savage crackdown by the military against innocent civilians — including killings, rape, torture and horrendous beatings of law-abiding citizens — has become a full-blown international human rights crisis for President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his government, the Daily News on S...
Gukurahundi memories ignited 27 January 2019 BULAWAYO - For years, Bulawayo residents have been known to be easy-going when it comes to nationwide anti-government protests compared to Harare, which has somewhat emerged as the citadel in expressing grievances on national political issues. Some theories have been flying in the past that re...
ED justifies Internet shutdown 27 January 2019 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said the blockade on Internet connections and social media services imposed during violent protests against the 150 percent fuel price hike does not mean he was intolerant to criticism but was a key decision meant to temporarily restrict access to prevent...
SA cranks up heat on ED 26 January 2019 HARARE - Zimbabwe has once again attracted unwanted global interest in the wake of the trail of terror left by the country's security forces. In an unusually candid rebuke of Zimbabwe, President Cyril Ramaphosa's governing African National Congress (ANC) of South Africa — a sister liberation m...
'Talks offer last chance for Zim' 24 January 2019 HARARE - The ball is now firmly in President Emmerson Mnangagwa's court to ensure that his mooted dialogue with opposition leader Nelson Chamisa and other key stakeholders kicks off soon, and in earnest — without allowing hardliners in Zanu PF to once again sabotage the process, analysts say. ...
Ramaphosa angers Zimbabweans 24 January 2019 HARARE - Zimbabweans have expressed anger at South African president Cyril Ramaphosa's claims that the country was on the path to democracy, at a time when at least 12 people were shot dead for exercising their constitutional right to demonstrate. Speaking at the International Labour Organisat...
'Fuel price hike did not spark rebellion' 24 January 2019 HARARE - Finance and Economic Development minister Mthuli Ncube has claimed what really triggered the rebellion in the streets last week was not the hike in fuel price, saying the demonstrations were pre-planned. The protests started after President Emmerson Mnangagwa announced a 150 percent i...
Talks offer last chance for Zimbabwe 24 January 2019 HARARE - The ball is now firmly in President Emmerson Mnangagwa's court to ensure that his mooted dialogue with opposition leader Nelson Chamisa and other key stakeholders kicks off soon, and in earnest — without allowing hardliners in Zanu PF to once again sabotage the process, analysts say. ...
ED goes after rogue soldiers and invites Chamisa, for talks 23 January 2019 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who first swept to power through a popular military coup in November 2017 — yesterday vowed to bring to book rogue members of Zimbabwe's gung-ho military who left a trail of blood around the country during last week's fuel protests. Analysts who spoke to ...
Police, army crackdown targeted males: ZHRC 23 January 2019 HARARE - Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC) yesterday castigated use of the military in arresting and bringing to justice suspected perpetrators of the three-day stay-away saying the army does not have arresting powers. Findings by the commission reveal that in the aftermath of January 14...
We won't impeach Mnangagwa: MDC 23 January 2019 HARARE - MDC legislators said they were not going to be used by Zanu PF to fight their factional battles through the planned impeachment of President Emmerson Mnangagwa. This comes amid high fears over the plot to impeach Mnangagwa who initially swept into office in November 2017, following a ...
'Zanu PF torture camps emerge' 23 January 2019 HARARE - As the crackdown on anti-government protests escalates, human rights activists have reported the emergence of torture camps in the country following the clampdown on protesters, opposition leaders and other human rights activists, the Daily News can report. Human rights activists have...
Gukurahundi survivors plan skeleton demo 23 January 2019 BULAWAYO - Gukurahundi survivors have applied for permission to petition and hand over skeletons of victims of the 1980's mass killings to government to press authorities to attend to the emotive issue. According to a letter addressed to Bulawayo police dated January 4, the Gukurahundi survivo...
ED should head straight to work 23 January 2019 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa's arrival from his Eurasian sojourn must signal the start of serious interventions to solve the country's crises. The majority of urban Zimbabweans and others resident in other parts of the country heeded the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions call to stay ...
Plot to topple ED unmasked 22 January 2019 HARARE - Serious fresh ructions have emerged in Zanu PF, resulting in two prominent members of the former liberation movement revealing explosive details over the past few days of an apparent plot to topple President Emmerson Mnangagwa from power, the Daily News can report. So serious is the p...
Zim authorities face ICC threat 22 January 2019 HARARE - South Africa's main opposition party, the Democratic Alliance (DA), has challenged President Cyril Ramaphosa to take urgent steps to stop the on-going crackdown against dissenting voices by Zimbabwe's security forces. The party also warned ominously that should Ramaphosa fail to inter...
UK urged to suspend aid to Zim 22 January 2019 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa's re-engagement efforts will suffer a huge blow as calls for the United Kingdom (UK) government to withdraw its foreign aid and support to Zimbabwe's mount. This comes as UK has been aiding Zimbabwe for years now with 3 000 bicycles being donated last week...
ED cuts short trip to Europe 21 January 2019 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa has cancelled his planned trip to the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (Wef) in Davos, Switzerland — which starts tomorrow — and will return back to the country this morning to deal with Zimbabwe's growing political and economic crisis, the Daily Ne...