Articles tagged 'george charamba'

ED's aides in turf war 30 January 2019 HARARE - A war of words that erupted between President Emmerson Mnangagwa's propagandists could be indicative of a major turf war among key actors in his administration. Last week, Mnangagwa's spokesperson George Charamba took a dig at officials in the ministry of Information, Publicity and Br...
Zimbabwe facing foreign currency shortages, not fuel: ED 13 January 2019 HARARE - Our News Editor Gift Phiri sits down for a wide-ranging interview with President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s spokesperson George Charamba about the stuttering economy and what government is doing to address the worsening crisis. Find below excerpts of the interview.  Q: President Mnangagw...
Govt issues license to buy ethanol from Triangle Ltd 12 January 2019 HARARE - Zimbabwe's state oil company has issued a license to buy ethanol from the Zimbabwe unit of South African firm Tongaat Hulett to be blended with petrol, weeks after President Emmerson Mnangagwa called for higher use of the sugarcane by-product to help stem a worsening fuel crisis. Zimb...
ED goes on leave 29 December 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa has gone on leave, his spokesperson George Charamba announced yesterday. Mnangagwa's deputy, Constantino Chiwenga is the acting president. “He started his leave last Friday but he is local, he is at his farm taking a rest but will be back at work soon,”...
Motlanthe commission issues verdict 20 December 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa has released the Commission of Inquiry report on the politically-motivated violence of August 1, 2018, which blames the military and the police for the death of six civilians in the streets of Harare. The report vindicates the main opposition party, the MD...
MDC riled by Charamba's statements 22 November 2018 HARARE - The MDC has been irked by statements made by presidential spokesperson George Charamba, calling on party leader Nelson Chamisa to appear before the commission of inquiry investigating the politically-motivated violence of August 1. Jacob Mafume, the party's national spokesperson descr...
ED did not breach law, Charamba 31 July 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa's spokesperson George Charamba, has denied allegations that his boss breached the Electoral Act through his Facebook exhortation to the electorate not to vote for MDC Alliance president Nelson Chamisa ostensibly because he had struck a deal with former presid...
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...
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 claims economy is recovering 1 June 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa's, spokesperson, George Charamba, has claimed that the economy is recovering, suggesting the ongoing cash and fuel shortages were symptoms of an upsurge in purchasing power arising from a growth streak likely to continue thanks to improving domestic demand. ...
New twist to Moyo, Charamba rivalry 25 May 2018 HARARE - Former minister of Media, Information and Broadcasting Services Jonathan Moyo, is escalating his war of words against top bureaucrat, George Charamba — the President's spokesperson. In a blizzard of tweets on the micro-blogging platform Twitter, Moyo, who is reportedly holed up in Ken...
Charamba warns Chamisa 14 May 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa's spokesperson — George Charamba has warned MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa that he won't have an excuse if loses the forthcoming national elections — because government has created a platform for him to campaign uninhibited. This comes as the youthful ...
Panic as net closes in on forex abusers 4 April 2018 HARARE - Despite feigning bravado in public, companies fingered in the externalisation of foreign currency and other assets are making a beeline for the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) to negotiate relaxed deadlines within which they can rectify their positions. The Daily News can reveal that n...
President's foreign trips gobble millions 3 April 2018 HARARE - With Zimbabwe's leader Emmerson Mnangagwa in China for a seven-day State visit, his 13th foreign trip this year, his frequent travel abroad is stirring an outbreak of mass ridicule with some failing to differentiate him from his predecessor, the Daily News can report. Sworn-in as pres...
Govt rubbishes $15bn diamond theft reports 23 January 2018 HARARE - Claims by former president Robert Mugabe that the country lost $15 billion worth of diamond revenue were divorced from the actual facts on the ground, Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa told the National Assembly last week. Mugabe torched a storm when he claimed in a televised intervi...
ED in crisis of expectations 16 January 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa staked his political fate on a promise to revive the economy, and his failure to turn around the country's finances so far is beginning to attract scorn from long-suffering Zimbabweans. In a glum radio interview, Mnangagwa's spokesperson George Charamba ha...
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. [...
ED to meet chiefs 4 January 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa will next week meet with traditional leaders in the Midlands capital of Gweru, his spokesperson George Charamba has said. In a statement yesterday, Charamba said Mnangagwa was scheduled to meet all the country's 282 chiefs on January 12  “as part of his ...
Moyo accuses Charamba of 'bootlicking idiocy' 11 December 2017 HARARE - Former Higher and Tertiary Education minister Jonathan Moyo — who is in self-imposed exile — has hit back at Media, Information and Broadcasting Services ministry permanent secretary George Charamba after the presidential spokesperson lifted the lid on the real brains behind a legacy ins...
Grace, ED tiff exposed 8 December 2017 HARARE – Presidential spokesman George Charamba has for the first time given insights into some of the factors that contributed to the frosty relationship between former president Robert Mugabe and his war time colleagues. In his last days in office, Mugabe had been cut off from the old guard ...
First Lady conflating party and State 31 July 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's spin-doctor — George Charamba — is a British-trained Chevening scholar, who has admirably shaped the president's public image and runs the Munhumutapa Building communications office with aplomb. A jolly good fellow, he has achieved a meteoric rise as press se...
Grace roasts ED, Charamba 30 July 2017 HARARE - The First Lady, Grace Mugabe, mauled presidential spokesperson George Charamba yesterday and left Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa hanging by the skin of his teeth as she declared that she is back again to make the crooked in Zanu PF straight. In her address, which was pregnant with ...
Zanu PF neglected Cde Chinx 20 June 2017 HARARE - In the court of public opinion, the debate about who deserves the national hero status has always been an emotive one. Rarely do ordinary people agree with the elite in Zanu PF on the conferment of the national hero status because the criterion used by the party's leadership is not ca...
I am Nathaniel Manheru - Charamba 19 June 2017 HARARE – Permanent secretary of information George Charamba said he is paying tribute to the late liberation singer Dickson Chingaira aka Cde Chinx, by disclosing that he is the shadowy character Nathaniel Manheru who contributes a weekly column in The Saturday Herald. He said because of his c...
Mugabe returns, jets off to Ghana 6 March 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe returned home from Singapore yesterday morning — where he had gone for a medical check-up — but will have little time to either rest or knuckle down to business in his office as he is scheduled to fly out this morning, to attend Ghana's independence celebrations. ...