Articles tagged 'emmerson mnangagwa'

Concerns over Zim elections grow 16 July 2018 HARARE - There are growing fears that Zimbabwe is once again headed for a disputed poll — with the country's main opposition insisting that it will announce the results of the keenly-anticipated plebiscite before the under-fire national elections management body, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission...
Govt softening position on gays? 16 July 2018 HARARE - The government has announced plans to set up special health centres for gays, as it bids to curb the spread of HIV/Aids among groups that practice same sex. This comes despite President Emmerson Mnangagwa saying recently that gay marriages will continue not to be tolerated in the coun...
Chiwenga recounts role he played in ED's escape 16 July 2018 HARARE - Vice President Constantino Chiwenga has said he arranged for the escape of then vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa in the wake of his abrupt removal from the post by fallen despot Robert Mugabe. Speaking for the first time about the behind-the-scenes manoeuvres that enabled Mnangagwa t...
Don't vote for ED, ex-deputy minister exhorts supporters 16 July 2018 HARARE - Former deputy minister and outgoing MP for Magunje Godfrey Gandawa has urged his supporters to vote for Nelson Chamisa and not President Emmerson Mnangagwa. The former Higher and Tertiary Education deputy minister said his family and supporters will not vote for Mnangagwa. Gandawa ...
Artuz stands firm in Zanu PF abuse of school children case 16 July 2018 HARARE - The High Court will today hear an application by the Association of Rural Teachers Unions of Zimbabwe (Artuz) seeking an order that the court's interdict stopping misuse of schools and abuse of schoolchildren for election purposes should remain in force pending the hearing of President E...
Chigumba must talk to Chamisa 16 July 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) is right to agree to participate in talks with Nelson Chamisa over how to resolve the serious threat posed by failure to iron out a raft of administrative electoral reforms the opposition leader has said are vital for a credible vote on July 30. ...
Concerns over Zim polls grow 16 July 2018 HARARE - There are growing fears that Zimbabwe is once again headed for a disputed poll — with the country's main opposition insisting that it will announce the results of the keenly-anticipated plebiscite before the under-fire national elections management body, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission...
Military pay hike angers teachers 15 July 2018 HARARE - Teachers have re-ignited their feud with President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government by accusing the authorities of favouring the military and police whom they have awarded allowances. The rest of the civil servants which includes teachers, who form the bulk of the civil service, were e...
Tension mounts as polls beckon 14 July 2018 HARARE - Political tension is rising in Zimbabwe as the country prepares to hold its national elections in two weeks' time — with opposition leader Nelson Chamisa yesterday accusing the election management body, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec), of being “biased” and “incompetent”. This...
ED's office speaks on SMS campaign 14 July 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa's office has said the text-messaging campaign that debuted this week was part of the ruling Zanu PF's sophisticated online campaign that had absolutely nothing to do with the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec). This follows an innovative political adver...
Political tension mounts as elections beckon 14 July 2018 HARARE - Political tension is rising in Zimbabwe as the country prepares to hold its national elections in two weeks' time — with opposition leader Nelson Chamisa yesterday accusing the election management body, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec), of being “biased” and “incompetent”. [Adz...
Zec must go the extra mile 13 July 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) chairperson Priscilla Chigumba and her entire team have a huge task at their hands of running a credible poll on July 30. Zec risks failing this mandate because of the way they have batted away demands from the opposition parties, particularly the M...
ED bodyguards airlifted to SA 13 July 2018 HARARE - Two of President Emmerson Mnangagwa's security aides who were injured last month when a bomb blast rocked an election campaign rally at White City Stadium in Bulawayo have been airlifted to South Africa for further treatment. The Daily News can exclusively reveal that the two aide-de-...
ED, MDC shut door on gays 13 July 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his main rival, Nelson Chamisa, have both shut the door on gay rights, saying same-sex marriage remains banned in Zimbabwe. This comes after Zimbabwe's gays and lesbians said they have pleasantly welcomed a potential sharp turn by Mnangagwa's ruling Za...
Opposition hammers Chigumba over ballots 13 July 2018 HARARE - Opposition parties yesterday came out guns blazing, accusing the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) chairperson Priscilla Chigumba, of acting in bad faith after announcing that the printing of presidential ballot papers for the July 30 harmonised elections had been completed. Zec sai...
Mudzidzi Wimbo dies 13 July 2018 HARARE - Popular Johane Masowe eChishanu Vadzidzi VaJesu Church founder Aaron Mhukuta Gomo, commonly known as Mudzidzi Wimbo, has died. He was 96. Announcing Wimbo's death on his Facebook account yesterday, Zanu PF youth league political commissar Godfrey Tsenengamu — who is a member of the...
Mnangagwa bodyguards airlifted to SA 13 July 2018 HARARE - Two of President Emmerson Mnangagwa's security aides who were injured last month when a bomb blast rocked an election campaign rally at White City Stadium in Bulawayo have been airlifted to South Africa for further treatment. [Adz]
Chamisa piles pressure on ED 12 July 2018 HARARE - MDC Alliance presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa says the opposition grouping plans to roll out more protests as the coalition ratchets up pressure on the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) to level the playing field ahead of this month's harmonised elections. A buoyant Chamisa — a...
Man claims to be ED's son 12 July 2018 HARARE - A Harare man who claimed to be President Emmerson Mnangagwa's son recently stormed his heavily-guarded Borrowdale residence demanding to see him before he was arrested. Brian Chitembeya, 31, was convicted of disorderly conduct when he appeared before Harare magistrate Josephine Sande ...
Nelson Chamisa piles pressure on Mnangagwa 12 July 2018 HARARE - MDC Alliance presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa says the opposition grouping plans to roll out more protests as the coalition ratchets up pressure on the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) to level the playing field ahead of this month's harmonised elections. [Adz]
Empowerment Bank has work cut out 11 July 2018 HARARE - Last week, President Emmerson Mnangagwa officially launched the Empowerment Bank, amid pomp and fanfare. The microbank has “been formed with the purpose of providing social and financial solutions to the financially excluded population with a greater focus on the youth”. Capitalise...
Mugabe's ghost hangs over polls 10 July 2018 HARARE - More than six months after former president Robert Mugabe was dramatically ousted from power — and with Zimbabwe's crunch national polls a mere three weeks away — the nonagenarian continues to hog the limelight in the country's fluid body politic. This comes as both Zanu PF and the op...
Ambitious roads projects on course 9 July 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s audacious plans to construct and rehabilitate the country’s road infrastructure to try and kick-start Zimbabwe’s sputtering economy is on course, The Financial Gazette has established. Early this year, the government — through the Zimbabwe National Roads...
Zanu PF backs bungling Zec 9 July 2018 HARARE - In spite of widespread condemnation of the uneven electoral playing field which favours the governing party, the under-fire Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) has received unconditional support from Zanu PF, in what effectively quashes any hopes for reforms ahead of the July 30 polls. ...
Chamisa dares ED on corruption 9 July 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa cannot weed out corrupt elements within his government because he has dirty hands, MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa has said. Speaking at a rally in Zvishavane on Saturday, Chamisa told his supporters that Mnangagwa is the symbol of corruption in Zimbabw...