Articles tagged 'factionalism'

Ousted G40 plots comeback 27 January 2018 HARARE - A cross-section of opposition parties — among them the National People's Party (NPP) and the MDC Alliance — are engaged in secret talks with banished members of the Generation 40 (G40) faction as they seek to work on their weaknesses and outsmart a resurgent Zanu PF at the forthcoming po...
G40 plots comeback 27 January 2018 HARARE - A cross-section of opposition parties — among them the National People's Party (NPP) and the MDC Alliance — are engaged in secret talks with banished members of the Generation 40 (G40) faction as they seek to work on their weaknesses and outsmart a resurgent Zanu PF at the forthcoming po...
Aide recounts Mugabe's last days 14 January 2018 HARARE - George Charamba, the man who served former president Robert Mugabe for over 30 years and mediated the veteran ruler's resignation under pressure from the military and his party, has lifted the lid on the fallen strongman's final moments in power. Read full story in today's paper. [...
How 'Dr Stop It' crushed Robert Mugabe 31 December 2017 HARARE - History will record that it was a previously under-estimated woman, Grace “Dr Stop It” Mugabe, who succeeded in spectacular fashion to achieve what hardened male gladiators who include opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai and former American and British leaders George W Bush and Tony Blai...
ED visits Byo to celebrate Mugabe fall 31 December 2017 BULAWAYO - President Emmerson Mnangagwa is in Bulawayo today — the first time since succeeding Robert Mugabe — to grace an event organised by faith-based organisations to “thank God” for a peaceful power transition. Mnangagwa last month took over from 93-year-old Mugabe, who was forced to resi...
Tyson, ED fight: Muduvuri speaks out 31 December 2017 HARARE - Ahead of the Christmas holiday, Kadoma-based businessman Jimayi Muduviri (JM) donated food to Danhiko Trust (Danhiko) – an organisation for the disadvantaged and people living with disability – and invited First Lady Auxilia Mnangagwa to take over the programme that was once ran by her p...
Let's emulate ED's work ethic 31 December 2017 EDITOR — First and foremost I would like to congratulate Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa for being inaugurated as new President of the current dispensation in Zimbabwe. Not only have the hopes of the entire citizenry of our beautiful nation been lifted highly, but our new President’s work ethic is...
How 'Dr Stop It" crushed Mugabe 31 December 2017 HARARE - History will record that it was a previously under-estimated woman, Grace “Dr Stop It” Mugabe, who succeeded in spectacular fashion to achieve what hardened male gladiators who include opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai and former American and British leaders George W Bush and Tony Blai...
Mnangagwa tightens grip on power 30 December 2017 HARARE - In a move that has been widely interpreted as aimed at consolidating his grip on power, President Emmerson Mnangagwa has appointed his deputy retired general Constantino Chiwenga to also head the Defence ministry — barely a week after the latter left his position as commander of the Zimb...
Mnangagwa in office — 36 days on 30 December 2017 HARARE - It is just over a month since President Emmerson Mnangagwa took office. In the 30-plus days, the 75-year-old politician — who took power from long-ruling former president Robert Mugabe in a dramatic way — has embarked on an aggressive move aimed at changing the country’s economic and ...
ED tightens grip on power 30 December 2017 HARARE - In a move that has been widely interpreted as aimed at consolidating his grip on power, President Emmerson Mnangagwa has appointed his deputy retired general Constantino Chiwenga to also head the Defence ministry — barely a week after the latter left his position as commander of the Zimb...
Anger over Mugabe's lavish package 29 December 2017 HARARE - Deposed former president Robert Mugabe's eye-watering exit package has triggered widespread anger among ordinary Zimbabweans and opposition groups alike — who say it is outrageous that a man who presided over the country's political and economic collapse should “cream it” like this. M...
Outrage over Mugabe's lavish package 29 December 2017 HARARE - Deposed former president Robert Mugabe's eye-watering exit package has triggered widespread anger among ordinary Zimbabweans and opposition groups alike — who say it is outrageous that a man who presided over the country's political and economic collapse should “cream it” like this. M...
Mugabe gets hefty package 28 December 2017 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government has given the country's  deposed former leader Robert Mugabe an eye-watering exit package which includes benefits commensurate with those of a sitting head of State. Details of the frail nonagenarian's massive golden handshake were announced...
Calls for transitional Zim govt escalates 17 November 2017 HARARE - Civic society and opposition political parties yesterday added their voices to calls for a roadmap towards a transitional civilian government following the military's take-over this week. The army — led by Zimbabwe Defence Forces commander Constantino Chiwenga — took charge of the cou...
Mnangagwa now back in Zim 17 November 2017 HARARE - Former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who left the country in a huff following his expulsion from the ruling party and government a fortnight ago, is now back in the country. Affectionately known as “Ngwena” or “The Crocodile”, Mnangagwa went into self-imposed exile after falling ...
More Mugabe allies arrested 17 November 2017 HARARE - The pursuit of President Robert Mugabe's perceived allies by the country's security forces following their seizure of power on Wednesday morning continued yesterday, with the arrest of more Cabinet ministers and government officials. Unconfirmed reports yesterday suggested that the ar...
Unpacking the G40 17 November 2017 Grace Mugabe: President Robert Mugabe’s 52-year-old wife rose from political obscurity to the top ranks of the ruling Zanu-PF party women’s league secretary in the Zanu PF politburo. She led the charge, leading to the ouster of Joice Mujuru, her husband’s deputy for 10 years. Vitriolic at m...
Dawn of new era! 17 November 2017 HARARE - The commander of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF), General Constantino Chiwenga, was late last night locked in hard negotiations with his commander-in-chief, President Robert Mugabe, as the belligerent parties tried to no avail to break a political impasse that followed the military's s...
Sadc calls for calm 16 November 2017 HARARE - South African president and current chair of the Southern African Development Community (Sadc), Jacob Zuma, has called for calm and restraint in Zimbabwe. This comes after the army announced early morning yesterday that it was targeting criminals around President Robert Mugabe, adding...
Opposition parties call for transitional govt 16 November 2017 HARARE - Opposition political parties in Zimbabwe are calling for the establishment of a transitional arrangement in preparation of free and fair elections next year. Reacting to the military intervention in civilian politics yesterday, opposition parties canvassed by the Daily News said they ...
Chiwenga: Authoring end of Mugabe tyranny 16 November 2017 HARARE - Constantino Guveya Dominic Nyikadzino Chiwenga, was born Constantine Guveya Chiwenga on August 25, 1956 in Mashonaland East's Wedza District. He went to school up to Form 4 at St Mary's Mission along with Air Force of Zimbabwe commander (AFZ) Air Marshal Perrance Shiri. On July 29,...
Zimbabweans anxious as army takes charge 16 November 2017 HARARE - Zimbabweans countrywide were anxious yesterday after the military usurped civilian control of the country. The move by the army escalated the political crisis in the country, which had been tense since the unceremonious sacking of vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa by 93-year-old Presi...
Army takes over key institutions 16 November 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe national army yesterday took over key institutions in the capital, controlling the movement of human and vehicle traffic in the city.  Key buildings and institutions that were being managed by the army include Parliament Building, the Zanu PF headquarters, Munhumutapa Bui...
Mugabe under house arrest 16 November 2017 HARARE - The military has placed President Robert Mugabe under house arrest following their seizure of power in the early hours of yesterday morning, suggesting the country could be on the verge of a transition whose structure remains unclear. That Mugabe, who has ruled the country since indep...