Articles tagged 'george charamba'

Mugabe here to stay: Charamba 5 December 2016 HARARE - The government says there are no lessons that it can learn from the winds of change blowing in Angola and Gambia — reiterating that President Robert Mugabe, who is battling old age, poor health and deadly infighting within his ruling Zanu PF, will soldier on in office. The insistence ...
Amid unrest, Mugabe leaves for E Guinea 22 November 2016 HARARE - Globe-trotting President Robert Mugabe is leaving on a two-day trip to Equatorial Guinea amid planned anti-government opposition protests this week as economic conditions worsen back home and social tensions rise. Mugabe, 92, will attend the IV Africa-Arab World Summit at the Sipopo C...
Players demand more radio licences 5 November 2016 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Association of Community Radio Stations (Zacras) is demanding that government licences more community radio stations, arguing the move will expand people's freedom of expression and expose human rights issues. This comes after Information ministry permanent secretary Geor...
Shut up, George Charamba told 9 June 2016 HARARE - The Morgan Tsvangirai-led MDC has called upon President Robert Mugabe's spokesperson George Charamba to shut up and let the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc) carry out its constitutional mandate and investigate any official involved in graft regardless of social status or politi...
Charamba 'threatens' Daily News advertisers 11 February 2016 HARARE - In a shocking development, it has emerged that hawkish permanent secretary for the Information ministry, George Charamba, is apparently calling Daily News advertisers and threatening them not to do business with the country's top daily newspaper. The Daily News, which only came back t...
Moyo savages Charamba again 11 February 2016 HARARE - Higher Education minister Jonathan Moyo yesterday slammed belligerent Information permanent secretary George Charamba on ZiFM Stereo, after the commercial radio station that is owned by ICT minister Supa Mandiwanzira granted him a right of reply to Charamba's invective of last week. I...
Charamba pushes for VP to take over 8 February 2016 HARARE - A campaign to prop up Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa to replace  President Robert Mugabe started way back in 2014 and under-fire permanent secretary in the Information ministry George Charamba brought the subject into the public domain in June last year. Charamba, who is accused by...
Zanu PF factions childish - Mutasa 5 February 2016 HARARE - As ZANU PF's mindless bloodletting reaches fever pitch, amid ping-pong claims among its warring factions that their party foes are working with former Vice President Joice Mujuru, former Presidential Affairs minister Didymus Mutasa says People First prefers to work with the MDC than any ...
Unpacking Moyo-Charamba tiff 31 January 2016 KENT - The latest episode in Zanu PF's intriguing drama in the battle to succeed President Robert Mugabe involves two men blessed with the gift of the garb, Professor Jonathan Moyo and George Charamba. They have been trading tough words in social and traditional media, revealing that the succe...
Charamba displays his factional colours 29 January 2016 HARARE - Hawkish presidential spokesperson George Charamba is more and more flaunting his favoured side in Zanu PF's succession wars, moving yesterday to shellack savagely all the party opponents of embattled Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Speaking in an interview with ZiFM radio last nigh...
Charamba, what are you up to? 18 January 2016 HARARE - George Charamba, the permanent secretary in the ministry of Information who doubles up as President Robert Mugabe's spokesperson has recently gone berserk attacking the country's private media, particularly the Daily News for writing what he calls negative stories against his godfather —...
'VP ally' Charamba under fire in Zanu PF 18 January 2016 HARARE - Hawkish Information permanent secretary and presidential spokesperson, George Charamba, is under fire in the warring post-congress Zanu PF, with his growing band of ruling party detractors accusing him of being disloyal to President Robert Mugabe. Speaking in interviews with the Daily...
Moyo contradicts Charamba 18 January 2016 HARARE - Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development minister Jonathan Moyo has contradicted the narrative by President Robert Mugabe's spokesperson seeking to bar the media from covering the security sector. “It's wrong to say some sectors are outside media coverage,” Mo...
'Charamba's remarks ill-advised' 19 October 2015 HARARE - Presidential spokesperson and permanent secretary for Media, Information and Broadcasting Services, George Charamba's recent threats that the country's private media had turned into hate groups, hence the hammer could fall on them is just an “empty threat” meant to cow journalists so the...
Charamba contradicts First Family 12 October 2015 HARARE - While President Robert Mugabe and wife Grace have admitted that Zanu PF is rocked by factionalism, his spokesperson George Charamba is singing his own bizarre tune contradicting the 91-year-old strongman's views on the state of the ruling party. In an interview with the State media at...
Mugabe's wrong speech costs Zim over $50k 27 September 2015 HARARE - When President Robert Mugabe ploughed through the wrong speech two weeks ago, he did not only waste the country's time but also cost government thousands of dollars as Parliament had to reconvene the next day. Parliament had to be recalled for another sitting the following day so that...
Parly debates Mugabe's speech 22 September 2015 HARARE - Parliament resumes sitting today to debate a speech by President Robert Mugabe after he opened Zimbabwe's Parliament last week by accidentally re-reading a speech he made just last month for a full 25 minutes. The erroneous speech, delivered at the opening of the third session of the...
Witch-hunt over Mugabe blunder 17 September 2015 HARARE - As reported by the Daily News yesterday, President Robert Mugabe's warring Zanu PF is teetering on the edge after he embarrassingly read the wrong speech on Tuesday — with powerful First Lady Grace Mugabe, party hardliners and security chiefs apparently now baying for the blood of those ...
Mugabe in mega boob 16 September 2015 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's deeply-divided Zanu PF reached melting point yesterday after the frail nonagenarian obliviously ploughed through the wrong speech — embarrassingly reading the same speech which he delivered during his much-criticised State-of-the-Nation address three weeks ago a...
Parliament howler exposes Mugabe 16 September 2015 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe made a blunder of epic proportions when he read a wrong speech at the opening of the Third session of the 8th Parliament of Zimbabwe yesterday. He repeated a speech he read during the State of the Nation Address (Sona) last month word for word. Curiously, Za...
Mugabe under fire over Dzamara rant 16 July 2015 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe found himself in deep water yesterday after his spokesperson said that the nonagenarian will not pronounce himself on missing activist Itai Dzamara because the case is “pre-eminently political and thus not worthy of his attention.” Opposition parties and rights...
Jostling for Information ministry begins 9 July 2015 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe is expected to appoint his next Information minister soon, amid reports of fierce jostling for the influential position, with a number of prominent names being thrown around. Information ministry permanent secretary George Charamba's name has been thrown into t...
Mugabe will go soon: Top aide 5 April 2015 HARARE - Controversial State media columnist, Nathaniel Manheru, widely believed to be President Robert Mugabe's spokesperson George Charamba, says the nonagenarian has, by expelling former vice president Joice Mujuru, finally resolved the succession puzzle and is now set to “bow out like all mor...
MDC has Dzamara: Manheru 22 March 2015 HARARE - A shadowy State media pseudo writer believed to be presidential spokesperson, George Charamba says Morgan Tsvangirai's MDC is responsible for the disappearance of activist Itai Dzamara. State media columnist, Nathaniel Manheru in his latest column in The Herald yesterday said Zanu PF ...
Charamba must resign: Maridadi 6 March 2014 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe’s spokesperson, George Charamba, must resign over the Salarygate scandal ostensibly because he benefited through hefty payouts in the Premier Service Medical Aid Society (Psmas) benefits saga. James Maridadi, an MDC MP, made the call during yesterday’s minister...