Articles tagged 'gnu'

No to GNU talks — Chamisa 10 October 2018 HARARE - MDC leader Nelson Chamisa says he will not be “tricked” into a government of national unity (GNU) like what happened with the party's founding president, Morgan Tsvangirai, in 2008. Chamisa poured cold water on sentiments that he must smoke a peace pipe with President Emmerson Mnangag...
Zim electoral logjam: Possible win-win routes 7 August 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe is on the edge of bedlam owing to a disputed presidential poll. A declared winner of the poll, Emmerson Mnangagwa, is seemingly not in full control of apparatus of the State security. Official, albeit disputed, elections results show that Mnangagwa “won” by a small margin ...
SOUTHERN NEWS | Dube hints at GNU 2 May 2018 Dube hints at GNU BULAWAYO - In a statement that is likely to attract mixed feelings within the Zanu PF family, former War Veterans minister Tshinga Dube has hinted on a government of national unity with the Nelson Chamisa-led MDC while also appealing to Zimbabweans to give President Emmerson ...
Biti left only $217 in coffers: Govt 14 April 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government is blaming former Finance minister Tendai Biti for the deepening cash shortages, saying he left only $217 in government coffers. Biti became Finance minister in 2009 when a unity government was formed by bitter adversaries former president Rob...
Zim should not be where it is: Mbeki 15 July 2017 HARARE - Former South African President Thabo Mbeki — one of the fiercest backers of President Robert Mugabe and the Zanu PF regime — has admitted that the ruling party is holding Zimbabwe back in terms of development. In an interview with a South African radio station on Thursday night, Mbeki...
Ncube warns against 2018 poll 23 December 2016 HARARE - Leader of the smaller opposition MDC  party — Welshman Ncube, pictured below, — has warned his colleagues against boycotting the 2018 elections, insisting they should participate irrespective of whether  President Robert Mugabe's government institutes electoral reforms or not. This co...
Hope, fear over new bond notes 28 November 2016 HARARE - Ordinary Zimbabweans have expressed a mixture of both hope and fear over today's introduction of bond notes into the market by under pressure authorities who hope that the surrogate currency will ease the country's severe cash shortages. Many Harare residents who spoke to the Daily Ne...
I won't work with Mugabe: Tsvangirai 16 November 2016 HARARE - Amid ongoing talk about the need for another interim governing structure to stem Zimbabwe's deepening political and economic crises — in the mould of the 2009 to 2013 unity government which brought relative stability to the country — opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai says he has no int...
Mbeki's 'quiet diplomacy' lashed 24 February 2016 HARARE - Ex-Finance minister and People's Democratic Party (PDP) leader Tendai Biti has accused former South African president Thabo Mbeki of having failed to negotiate a fair Global Political Agreement (GPA), which ushered in Zimbabwe's short-lived coalition government. The fiery lawyer told ...
Mutambara faces prosecution 19 November 2015 HARARE - Former deputy Prime Minister Arthur Mutambara is facing prosecution on contempt of court charges after he reportedly accused the judiciary of playing to the whims of Zanu PF.In a judgment delivered yesterday, the Constitutional Court said that Mutambara had a case to answer. Mutambara...
MDC rules out GNU deal 21 September 2015 HARARE - The MDC has ruled out the possibility of talks for another Government of National Unity (GNU) with the “crumbling” President Robert Mugabe-led Zanu PF government. Speaking to the Daily News yesterday, MDC spokesperson Obert Gutu said any talks with Zanu PF, would be a betrayal to thei...
Zimbabweans miss unity govt 31 August 2015 HARARE - A new survey released by a local think-tank has shown the majority of Zimbabweans miss the inclusive government which they credited with stabilising the economy. According to the post-elections survey by the Mass Public Opinion Institute (Mpoi), Zimbabweans blamed President Robert Mug...
Mugabe mulling a GNU of sorts: Aide 10 November 2014 HARARE - A columnist in a State-controlled newspaper, believed to be a senior aide to President Robert Mugabe, has suggested that the nonagenarian may be thinking of instituting a second unity government of sorts. The columnist, Manheru — believed to be Mugabe’s spokesperson and permanent secr...
Another GNU won't solve Zim problems 31 March 2014 HARARE - Dewa Mavhinga, the chairperson for Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition, says civil society should now focus more on empowering citizens to directly demand accountability from government instead of purporting to speak on behalf of the people and rules out another Government of National Unity (GN...
Zanu PF spurns MDC's call for another coalition 5 March 2014 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe’s party has spurned opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai’s call for another power sharing government ostensibly because President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu PF had failed to steward the economy. Mugabe was forced to share power with his rival, Tsvangirai, between 2009...
Morgan Tsvangirai to vacate Charter House 27 August 2013 HARARE - MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai is set to vacate his Charter House office at the end of this month. Tsvangirai's spokesperson Luke Tamborinyoka confirmed the development saying the PM's office — situated along Samora Machel Avenue in Harare — was winding down its operations following the...
Tsvangirai to vacate Charter House 27 August 2013 HARARE - MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai is set to vacate his Charter House office at the end of this month. Tsvangirai's spokesperson Luke Tamborinyoka confirmed the development saying the PM's office — situated along Samora Machel Avenue in Harare — was winding down its operations following the...
Adios GNU 25 August 2013 HARARE - For four years President Robert Mugabe and outgoing Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai shared tea together, cracked jokes and steered the economy from the edge of a precipice — but this has officially come to an inglorious end. On the one hand Mugabe is triumphant, basking in the glory ...
Ex-MDC ministers resurrect careers 24 August 2013 HARARE - MDC officials who were part of the inclusive government have re-joined professions they had abandoned in 2009 after being appointed government ministers. Outgoing ministers Jessie Majome deputy minister of Women and Gender Affairs, deputy minister of Justice Obert Gutu, Finance minist...
In defence of a free Zimbabwe 28 July 2013 HARARE - Being a citizen of our beloved country (Zimbabwe) and duly committed to the stability and prosperity of the country and its people, l wish to raise a few issues that are of great importance to us as citizens of our beloved country. As we approach a critical moment on July 31, 2013, wh...
Post mortem of primary elections 29 June 2013 HARARE - All the three main political parties have conducted their primary elections amid revelations of discrepancies, violence, vote rigging, among other issues. It is, however, important to unpack some lessons that can be drawn from these primary elections and assess their implications to t...
Well done Makoni 29 June 2013 HARARE - Right-thinking Zimbabweans must give credit where it is due, and this befits former Finance minister Simba Makoni's sensible withdrawal from the presidential race this week — to throw his weight behind a grand coalition seeking to end President Robert Mugabe's 33 years of misrule. Eve...
Mugabe, Tsvangirai get cosy as inclusive govt nears end 27 May 2013 HARARE - During their first meeting, Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai refused to share tea with President Robert Mugabe, fearing the old political master might just do a trick on him. These were the early days of the coalition government as suspicion took centre stage between two men who had spen...
GNU misses on media reforms 20 May 2013 HARARE - Nothing lasts forever and we are all aware that the life of the four-year transitional coalition government is coming to an end. There are many positives to be drawn from this political animal as well as so many negatives which justify the regrets by all the political parties in this arr...
Zanu PF is finished: Tsvangirai 19 May 2013 HARARE - Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has said he will romp to victory in the forthcoming polls and return the isolated country to the community of nations. Tsvangirai is squaring off with veteran ruler President Robert Mugabe, 89, in the elections the MDC president described as watershed. We...