Articles tagged 'g40'

Mugabe falls on his own sword 22 November 2017 HARARE - The world's oldest leader — Robert Gabriel Mugabe — threw in the towel late yesterday afternoon, putting an end to a chequered political history by any standards, one that started when he became Prime Minister of independent Zimbabwe following the Lancaster House Agreement of 1979 which ...
Sekeramayi ditches Mugabe 21 November 2017 HARARE - Defence minister Sydney Sekeramayi, pictured, has thrown his weight behind Emmerson Mnangagwa's presidential bid, saying he never wanted to succeed President Robert Mugabe as widely alleged. Sekeramayi,  whose name was thrown into the Zanu PF succession ring by Higher and Tertiary Edu...
Two ministers in two months for arts sector 21 November 2017 HARARE - The arts sector looks set to get a second minister in less than two months following the expulsion of Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture minister Makhosini Hlongwane by the ruling Zanu PF on Sunday. Hlongwane took over the arts portfolio after the ouster of Abednico Ncube as the R...
Mugabe allies go into hibernation 18 November 2017 HARARE - Allies of embattled President Robert Mugabe have either gone into hibernation or fled the country altogether. This follows the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF)'s announcement mid this week that they are taking corrective action to pacify a degenerating political, social and economic situ...
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...
Zimbabwe on the edge 15 November 2017 HARARE - Amid the country's deepening political crisis, owing to worsening infighting within Zanu PF, analysts said yesterday that Monday's unprecedented move by the military to warn President Robert Mugabe and his warring ruling party — that they would step in to stop its mindless bloodletting —...
Chiwenga warns Mugabe, Zanu PF 14 November 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe could be on the brink of a calamitous political crisis, after the country's restless military bosses sharply rebuked President Robert Mugabe and Zanu PF yesterday — warning ominously that they would not hesitate to step in if the ruling party continues with its worsening mindles...
Army warns Mugabe, Zanu PF 14 November 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe could be on the brink of a calamitous political crisis, after the country's restless military bosses sharply rebuked President Robert Mugabe and Zanu PF yesterday — warning ominously that they would not hesitate to step in if the ruling party continues with its worsening mindles...
Mugabe in dilemma 13 November 2017 HARARE - Analysts have warned that President Robert Mugabe and Zanu PF cannot afford to have wholesale purges to former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa's allies saying doing so would be akin to scoring an own goal, especially when elections are looming large on the horizon. This comes as the...
Case against Tyson collapses 12 November 2017 HARARE - Zanu PF's national political commissar Saviour Kasukuwere, who was facing allegations of setting up parallel structures to dethrone President Robert Mugabe, is now technically off the hook following the dismissal of former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa. Kasukuwere's case had been ...
Mnangagwa skips to China 11 November 2017 HARARE - Former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa is now holed up in China after fleeing his home country within hours of being given the boot by his long-time ally, President Robert Mugabe. The Daily News can report that the 75-year-old politician, who was once tipped to succeed the incumbent...
Tsvangirai opens door for fired Mnangagwa 10 November 2017 HARARE - MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai is keeping his options open in the wake of former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa's dismissal from Zanu PF and government by keeping the door wide open for a possible alliance with the 75-year-old ex-guerrilla fighter. In an interview with Sabc on Wednes...
Mnangagwa threats rattle Mugabe 10 November 2017 HARARE - Following exiled former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa's chilling threats that he would be back in the country in a few weeks' time to grab power from President Robert Mugabe, the Zanu PF government says it has put its security systems on high alert to thwart any rebellion. Mnangag...
'Probe, arrest Mnangagwa' 10 November 2017 HARARE - Zanu PF Mashonaland Central chairperson, Dickson Mafios, has upped the ante against sacked former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa, saying he must be probed for abusing Command Agriculture inputs and grabbing mines. This comes as the province was among the first to recommend Mnangagw...
Tsvangirai opens door for fired ED 10 November 2017 HARARE - MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai is keeping his options open in the wake of former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa's dismissal from Zanu PF and government by keeping the door wide open for a possible alliance with the 75-year-old ex-guerrilla fighter. In an interview with Sabc on Wednes...