Articles tagged 'grace mugabe'

Panic over Zanu PF congress 16 October 2017 HARARE - The dog-eat-dog war between the two major Zanu PF factions angling to  influence President Robert Mugabe's hotly-contested succession is set to  get nastier after the ruling party decided to cancel its annual  conference in December and replace it with a special congress. Insiders tol...
Zanu PF wars far from over 15 October 2017 HARARE - The ferocious fightback in last Wednesday's explosive Zanu PF politburo  meeting by under-fire Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his backers  shows that the former liberation movement's deadly succession wars are  far from over, both analysts and party insiders say. Speaking to th...
War vets threaten court battles 15 October 2017 HARARE - War veterans have declared that they would soon take their grievances to the courts, now that their perceived ally Vice President (VP) Emmerson Mnangagwa is no longer Justice minister. Mnangagwa, who has been under fierce attack from the rival Generation (G40) Zanu PF faction allegedl...
What happens after Mugabe? 15 October 2017 HARARE - At the ripe old age of 93, Zimbabwe's long-serving President, Robert Mugabe, has offered himself as the candidate to lead his ruling Zanu PF party in elections next year. In power since independence from Britain in 1980, Mugabe would be 99 should he win the 2018 election and complete ...
First Family lifestyle audit long overdue 15 October 2017 EDITOR — The MDC condemns in the strongest terms the splurging of millions by Grace Mugabe and her family which continues to mount woes on the prevailing economic morass. It is saddening and angering to learn that while the majority of Zimbabweans are wallowing in abject poverty, the First Fam...
Matabeleland 'mourns' Tshinga Dube sacking 13 October 2017 BULAWAYO - Analysts here have waded into the recent Cabinet reshuffle that saw two ministers from the Matabeleland region being dropped. Among those dropped were former War Veterans minister Tshinga Dube and former Rural Development minister Abednico Ncube — both from Matabeleland. Analysts...
Honesty costs minister job 12 October 2017 HARARE - Former War Veterans minister Tshinga Dube — who was sacked from Cabinet earlier this week — says although he harbours no hard feelings against President Robert Mugabe, he paid the price for being “too honest”. Dube lost his cushy job together with three other ministers — Prisca Mupfum...
Reshuffle cuts ED's powers 10 October 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe announced a long-awaited reshuffle of his Cabinet last night and axed five ministers as he moved to freshen up his government. Mugabe, whose three decade-plus grip on power is being tested by an internal party challenge, announced a new line-up with changes at ...
Surprise twist to Grace's assault case 7 October 2017 HARARE - In a surprising twist in the matter involving First Lady Grace Mugabe, the Zimbabwean embassy in South Africa has decided to withdraw from the matter as an intervening party, claiming its lawyer had received threats. The lawyer representing the embassy, Simba Chitando, told the media ...
Mnangagwa's private press ban tragic 7 October 2017 HARARE - Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa barred several private news organisations from an on-camera press briefing on Thursday night, handpicking a select group of State media reporters that he perceives to be friendly towards him. The “gaggle” with the VP then took place before only a pool...
Mnangagwa hits back at Mphoko 6 October 2017 HARARE - Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa, pictured, took the war to his counterpart — Phelekezela Mphoko — who, on Tuesday, came just short of accusing him of lying, saying the veteran diplomat was trying to cause alarm and disunity in the ruling Zanu PF party, the Daily News can report. As ...
Mugabe refuses to shake ED's hand 6 October 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe on Wednesday openly snubbed Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa when he refused to shake his hand at Harare International Airport. The snub occurred as Mugabe was coming from an official trip to South Africa for the 2nd Session of the South Africa-Zimbabwe Bi-Nat...
This is beyond you, Khaya Moyo et al 6 October 2017 HARARE - Initial reports on the fallout within the Zanu PF cockpit, fuelled by the worsening acrimony in the ruling party's succession politics, were down-played by none other than the former liberation movement's spokesperson, Simon Khaya Moyo. Khaya Moyo ill-advisedly slammed the private med...
ED now dead man walking 5 October 2017 HARARE - Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko has literally taken the gloves off on his counterpart — Emmerson Mnangagwa — insinuating on Tuesday that the 75-year-old politician was lying that he was poisoned on August 12 while attending a Zanu PF youth interface meeting in Gwanda, the Daily News ca...
Wanted Grace avoids South Africa 4 October 2017 HARARE - First Lady Grace Mugabe, who is facing mounting legal troubles in neighbouring South Africa, opted to stay at home this time around and did not accompany her husband President Robert Mugabe to Pretoria where he will be co-chairing the bi-national commission with his counterpart from the ...
Mnangagwa joins bootlickers club 27 September 2017 HARARE - The “Zanu PF Bootlickers Club”, signed up a new member on Monday — Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Perhaps, conscious of the ugly economic situation that awaited his boss upon his return from the United States, where he had gone to attend the 72nd United Nations General Assembly, M...
ED allies plot to drown Mugabe 20 September 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe has a lot of homework to do ahead of next year's decisive polls amid revelations that allies of Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa have hatched an improved version of the 2008 Bhora Musango strategy to shipwreck his re-election bid, the Daily News can report. Re...
Grace to resume explosive rallies 19 September 2017 HARARE - First Lady Grace Mugabe will resume her explosive rallies across the country early next month, in yet another clearest hint that the 2018 polls could be around the corner. Grace revealed during last week's Zanu PF central committee meeting in Harare that their aim was to sustain the m...
Grace 'cried' in politburo over row with Muchinguri 16 September 2017 HARARE - First Lady Grace Mugabe sobbed in the politburo in 2015 after falling out with former Zanu PF women's league boss Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri, Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) chairperson Chris Mutsvangwa claimed on Wednesday. Mutsvangwa, who has since been ...
SA model turns heat on Grace 15 September 2017 HARARE - A South African model who last month claimed to have been severely assaulted by First Lady Grace Mugabe has stepped up her legal fight to bring President Robert Mugabe's wife to book with the Pretoria High Court set to hear the case on Tuesday next week. This comes as Grace has claime...
Mugabe succession: It's a two-horse race 14 September 2017 HARARE - The race to succeed President Robert Mugabe as leader of Zanu PF has narrowed to two major contenders namely Defence minister Sydney Sekeramayi and Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa who, despite the increasing hostility towards him, still stands a good chance to succeed the incumbent on ...
War vets resist Mugabe plan 11 September 2017 HARARE - Leaders of the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) have vowed they will go to the ends of the earth to try and stop Zanu PF from its plans to depose them by causing election of a new leadership. This comes as First Lady Grace Mugabe and Defence minister Sydn...
Mugabes' Alpha & Omega brand suffers 11 September 2017 HARARE - First Lady Grace Mugabe has pleaded with her detractors to stop smearing the image of President Robert Mugabe's Alpha Omega Dairy (Pvt) Ltd saying it is negatively affecting business. The business came under the spotlight during a recent Zanu PF youth interface rally in Gwanda where c...
Anti-Grace demo in limbo 11 September 2017 HARARE - A planned demonstration by opposition political parties against South Africa's decision to grant First Lady Grace Mugabe diplomatic immunity after she reportedly assaulted a 20-year-old model is in limbo after the police told the group to first seek clearance from the South African Embas...
Grace savages Gen Chiwenga 10 September 2017 HARARE - First Lady Grace Mugabe alleged yesterday that commander of the defence forces General Constantino Chiwenga had falsely claimed that President Robert Mugabe wanted sacked former Cabinet minister Christopher Mutsvangwa to lead war veterans, when it was his own decision to impose Mutsvangw...