Articles tagged 'emmerson mnangagwa'

Zimbos demand more after coup 15 November 2018 HARARE - As the country marks exactly a year since the military rose up against former president Robert Mugabe by way of a popular coup, long-suffering Zimbabweans say they want President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his government to do more to improve their lives. This comes after Mnangagwa earned...
War vets want Mutsvangwa out 15 November 2018 HARARE - In a surprising turn of events, some war veterans want to remove their national chairperson — Christopher Mutsvangwa — from office for allegedly undermining President Emmerson Mnangagwa. The no confidence vote, and the subsequent demand to have Mutsvangwa expelled from Zanu PF altoget...
ED proposes more tough austerity measures 15 November 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said there is no going back on his unpopular new tax on electronic transactions and promised expenditure cuts across government departments. The country introduced the tax on RTGS transactions and other such electronic money transfers that it said woul...
Zimbabweans demand more after Mugabe coup 15 November 2018 HARARE - As the country marks exactly a year since the military rose up against former president Robert Mugabe by way of a popular coup, long-suffering Zimbabweans say they want President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his government to do more to improve their lives. [Adz] [GoogleAd]
SOUTHERN NEWS | Matabeleland chiefs petition ED 14 November 2018 HARARE - Matabeleland chiefs have written a petition to President Emmerson Mnangagwa bemoaning their alleged economic marginalisation which they said should be corrected under the new dispensation. In the petition, Avoca Filabusi Communal lands chief, Vezi Maduna-Mafu, noted that locals in mos...
Forex dealers begin to stew 14 November 2018 HARARE - The hordes of illegal foreign currency traders who had made the streets of Harare their home are increasingly becoming a rare sight, as President Emmerson Mnangagwa's abatement measures take effect. As has accurately been reported by the Daily News over the past few weeks, Mnangagwa t...
Let's unite, support ED govt: Khupe 14 November 2018 HARARE - Leader of the break-away faction of the MDC — Thokozani Khupe,  has called for unity of purpose among opposition parties and other stakeholders as part of the initiative to restore the country's struggling economy as the bread basket of Africa. Khupe — one of the losing presidential c...
Fresh storm hits Zanu PF 13 November 2018 HARARE - Zanu PF's notorious succession demons have resurfaced, with the party's senior officials locking horns over who should take over from President Emmerson Mnangagwa — a few months after the 76-year-old strongman won a hotly-disputed five-year mandate to lead the country. The fresh fissu...
War vets corner ED 13 November 2018 HARARE - Veterans of the country's liberation struggle last Saturday met with President Emmerson Mnangagwa and demanded that he fires Zanu PF's secretary for administration Obert Mpofu who they allege faces a litany of corruption charges. War veterans' chairpersons drawn from the country's 10 ...
Ncube needs consistency 13 November 2018 HARARE - Finance minister Mthuli Ncube will present his maiden National Budget next week Thursday against a background of huge economic challenges and public expectation that he is the man to help Zimbabwe out of its current rut. So far, Ncube has had an unflattering start to his tenure as evi...
People living with disabilities want budget boost 13 November 2018 HARARE - People living with disabilities have said they are being let down by underfunding and are calling for a boost in funds allocated to them in the 2019 National Budget. A Deaf Zimbabwe Trust official said President Emmerson Mnangagwa specifically mentioned that the lives of persons with ...
ZANU PF bigwigs brawl over ED's succession 13 November 2018 HARARE - Zanu PF's notorious succession demons have resurfaced, with the party's senior officials locking horns over who should take over from President Emmerson Mnangagwa a few months after the 76-year-old strongman won a hotly-disputed five-year mandate to lead the country.  [Adz] [Google...
Ncube under fire 12 November 2018 HARARE - Finance minister Mthuli Ncube has come under heavy fire after signalling his intention to acquire vehicles for the country's lawmakers as well as paying the thirteenth cheque for government's 550 000 strong civil service, the Daily News can report. While speaking on the state of the e...
Economic pain not being shared 12 November 2018 HARARE - Finance minister Mthuli Ncube's recent confirmation that government will soon buy vehicles for parliamentarians exposes government's insincerity in tackling its ballooning budget deficit. It also flies in the face of Ncube's claim to parliamentarians this week that Zimbabwe is putting...
Mthuli Ncube under fire 12 November 2018 HARARE - Finance minister Mthuli Ncube has come under heavy fire after signalling his intention to acquire vehicles for the country's lawmakers as well as paying the thirteenth cheque for government's 550 000 strong civil service. [Adz] [GoogleAd]
Headache for Mnangagwa 11 November 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa faces a herculean task in his quest to fight corruption after it emerged last week that graft now pervades the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), which must be at the forefront of eliminating the rot. The alleged corruption within the NPA dominated inte...
ED pleads with banks over farmers 11 November 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa has urged banks and the private sector to fully support farmers who are struggling because of the prevailing economic situation in the country. Responding to a plea from an Agribank official who pleaded that government should support wheat farmers who stil...
Arrests should follow convictions 11 November 2018 HARARE - While we all applaud the anti-corruption drive being spearheaded from President Emmerson Mnangagwa's office which has seen several ex-ministers arrested for abuse of office, we all wait for the first conviction. Until we start seeing convictions and perpetrators being sent to jail, th...
Hard times hit tertiary institutions 10 November 2018 HARARE - Tertiary institutions in the country are facing hard times as they cannot charge top ups on fees, making it difficult to afford learning basics as prices of basically everything has gone up, an educationist has said. Vice principal of Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo Polytechnic in Gwanda, Concil...
ED, Zim mourn accident victims 9 November 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday led Zimbabweans in mourning the victims of the horrific accident which occurred along the Mutare-Harare highway on Wednesday. Initially 47 people were reported to have perished, while 80 others were seriously injured when two buses collided after...
Zanu PF perpetuating poverty 9 November 2018 HARARE - Would you believe that your poverty is being created by your own government? I know it is hard to believe, but here is the story. Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson in their 2012 seminal book Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Poverty, and Prosperity; have this answer: “Rather ...
Party blasts ED for globetrotting 8 November 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa's globetrotting is an indication of desperation, the opposition MDC has said. This comes as Mnangagwa this week travelled to Conakry, Guinea for a two-day State visit meant to consolidate African support for Zimbabwe's re-engagement agenda. MDC national...
Zanu PF costs balloon 7 November 2018 HARARE - Zanu PF's salary bill has increased substantially after a decision was made to accommodate bigwigs left out of President Emmerson Mnangagwa's lean Cabinet as full time party employees. Mnangagwa, who is also Zanu PF's first secretary, recently threw his comrades whom he excluded from ...
Moyo says he almost resigned 7 November 2018 HARARE - Former Higher and Tertiary Education minister has sensationally claimed that the period between December 2014 and November 2017 was like hell for most bureaucrats in former president Robert Mugabe's government to the extent that he almost tendered his resignation. Moyo, who is living ...
Ex-deputy minister on the run 6 November 2018 HARARE - Godfrey Gandawa, a former Higher and Tertiary Education deputy minister, is now on the run after he failed to appear before High Court judge Tawanda Chitapi yesterday to answer to allegations of abusing over $450 000 from the Zimbabwe Manpower Development Fund (Zimdef). Prosecutor Cle...