Articles tagged 'grace mugabe'

Intense jostling for top Zanu PF posts 9 December 2017 HARARE - Jostling for posts has reached fever pitch ahead of Zanu PF's extraordinary congress next week with the resurgent liberation war fighters going all out to reclaim positions that had fallen to former president Robert Mugabe's allies. Having turned the tables on their rivals with the he...
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 ...
'Gukurahundi was a collective decision' 3 December 2017 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa remains a closed book for most people. Some say he is cruel while others say he is as soft as wool. The Daily News on Sunday's chief writer Fungi Kwaramba sat down with former Zanu PF secretary for administration, Didymus Mutasa, who has known the Zanu PF ...
'With or without Mugabe, Zanu PF the same' 2 December 2017 BULAWAYO – Zimbabweans in the City of Kings yesterday woke up to a shock new Cabinet announcement by President Emmerson Mnangagwa. The sentiments expressed in the streets here were that of clear disapproval, hence confidence in the prospects of recovery has been eroded. This comes after peo...
Net closes in on Grace 30 November 2017 HARARE – Former first lady Grace Mugabe  has a couple of questions to answer to the authorities over how she amassed assets in foreign lands as the net closes in on individuals and corporates who stashed their wealth in foreign lands. On Tuesday, President Emmerson Mnangagwa gave a three-month...
Former first lady faces prosecution in SA 30 November 2017 HARARE - Grace Mugabe is now liable for prosecution in South Africa over the assault of model Gabriella Engels in August, legal experts have said. They told the Daily News yesterday that the mere fact that Grace is no longer the country's first lady creates the risk of having the immunity gran...
No more monkey business 28 November 2017 HARARE - Enough of the jubilation. Let's get down to serious business. Our new president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, and his administration, have their work cut out. Mnangagwa inherited a badly damaged economy, which was on the precipice of total collapse.  The country — once a thriving nation ...
Zanu PF to donate Mugabe, Grace regalia 26 November 2017 HARARE - ZANU PF will donate thousands of dollars worth of campaign regalia and posters bearing the image of former president Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace to orphanages, it has emerged. Zanu PF had reportedly ordered at least 12 000 paraphernalia including T-shirts, mugs and hats for the o...
G40 breaks silence on ED 25 November 2017 HARARE - President Emerson Mnangagwa’s inaugural address — in which he promised to revive a dying economy and restore investor confidence — has enlisted positive reactions from members of the Generation 40 (G40) faction, which appeared to be reaching out to him yesterday. G40, a group of young...
Mnangagwa sworn in as Zim president 24 November 2017 HARARE - Emmerson Mnangagwa was sworn in on Friday as president of Zimbabwe in front of thousands of cheering supporters at Harare's national stadium, bringing the final curtain down on the 37-year rule of Robert Mugabe. Taking his oath of office, the 75-year-old known as the Crocodile vowed t...
The mighty do fall after all 23 November 2017 HARARE - It is hard to believe that Robert Mugabe has disappeared from the Zimbabwean political landscape which he dominated for the past 37 years, marking the end of one of the longest political careers the world over. The excitement that gripped Harare, with car hooters booming on the street...
Be wary of being used by politicians 23 November 2017 HARARE - Events of the past few days have shown how important it is for Zimbabweans to guard against being used by politicians for their own selfish gains. Former president Robert Mugabe's wife, Grace, is one individual who enjoyed having people making a beeline to attend her rallies while gov...
World leaders welcome Mugabe ouster 23 November 2017 HARARE - World leaders yesterday welcomed the Zimbabwean army’s ouster of President Robert Mugabe on Wednesday following days of unrest in a country devastated by economic ruin. Mugabe tendered his resignation letter on Tuesday, halting an impeachment hearing by a joint sitting of Parliament t...
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 ...
UZ students join anti-Mugabe protests 21 November 2017 HARARE - University of Zimbabwe (UZ) students refused to sit for their examinations yesterday, demanding the immediate resignation of chancellor of all State universities, President Robert Mugabe. The protesting students also demanded the resignation of vice chancellor Levi Nyagura over a host...
ED takes over Zanu PF 20 November 2017 HARARE - Former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa made a stunning political comeback yesterday, making good on his ominous promise of two weeks ago to return to Zimbabwe with a bang and take over from President Robert Mugabe at both party and government level, the Daily News can report. In wha...
Embarrassed to wear Mugabe, Grace regalia 19 November 2017 MUTARE - Most Zanu PF supporters will have to throw away their party regalia as it is endowed with the images of President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace. While at every Zanu PF rally top officials and general members put on their designer regalia as a sign of support to Mugabe and Grace, th...
'A week is long in politics' 19 November 2017 HARARE - Former British Prime Minister Harold Wilson once remarked that “a week is a long time in politics”. This adage perfectly fits to the Zimbabwean situation, which saw a dramatic turn of events within a short space of time. In the blink of an eye, the political developments in the cou...
Grace Mugabe's son finalises divorce 14 November 2017 HARARE - First Lady Grace Mugabe’s son from her first marriage Russell Goreraza is finalising his divorce from his wife of seven years, Gladys Chiedza Goreraza (nee Chiwaya), claiming the marriage has irretrievably broken down. The divorce proceedings, which have been pending for the past thre...
Scramble for Mugabes' signatures 13 November 2017 HARARE - Several dignitaries who attended the Miss Tourism Zimbabwe (MTZ) Fundraising Dinner held at the Rainbow Towers on Saturday night were involved in a bidding “war” for various paraphernalia bearing the signatures of President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace. The invited diners scramble...
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...
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...
ED flees into exile 9 November 2017 HARARE - Former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa has fled into self-imposed exile — vowing to come back and dislodge President Robert Mugabe from power, and also angrily accusing the long-ruling Zimbabwean leader of destroying and running the country like his private property. Mnangagwa, who ...