Articles tagged 'grace mugabe'

UZ's Nyagura freed on $200 bail 18 February 2018 HARARE - University of Zimbabwe (UZ) vice chancellor (VC) Levi Nyagura was yesterday freed on $200 bail following his arrest on Friday night. He is being charged with criminal abuse of office after he allegedly unprocedurally conferred a doctorate degree to former first lady Grace Mugabe. O...
Robert Mugabe's trick rattles Zanu PF 5 February 2018 HARARE - The move by toppled despot Robert Mugabe to join hands with his former deputy Joice Mujuru to mount a presidential electoral challenge against President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his Zanu PF has stirred strong emotions and widened fissures along regional lines, the Daily News can report. ...
Mixed reactions to Mugabe-Mujuru alliance 4 February 2018 HARARE - There have been mixed reactions to a coalition of the wounded between former President Robert Mugabe and his former deputy Joice Mujuru, with some analysts saying it will have zero political impact, while some said the former Vice President would reap immense benefits. This comes as p...
Witch hunt over Grace Mugabe's PhD thesis 29 January 2018 HARARE - A witch-hunt is evolving at the University of Zimbabwe (UZ) where academic staff in the Sociology Department are alleging persecution at the hands of the institution's leadership for questioning the manner in which former first lady Grace Mugabe was granted her PhD in 2014. Grace's Ph...
Ousted G40 plots comeback 27 January 2018 HARARE - A cross-section of opposition parties — among them the National People's Party (NPP) and the MDC Alliance — are engaged in secret talks with banished members of the Generation 40 (G40) faction as they seek to work on their weaknesses and outsmart a resurgent Zanu PF at the forthcoming po...
Outrage over Grace's doctorate 27 January 2018 HARARE - Former first lady Grace Mugabe's record-time PhD granted by the University of Zimbabwe (UZ) four years ago only for the thesis to be published this week on the institution's website, has courted further controversy. Analysts are not amused by the lengthy period it has taken the countr...
G40 plots comeback 27 January 2018 HARARE - A cross-section of opposition parties — among them the National People's Party (NPP) and the MDC Alliance — are engaged in secret talks with banished members of the Generation 40 (G40) faction as they seek to work on their weaknesses and outsmart a resurgent Zanu PF at the forthcoming po...
No immunity for Grace Mugabe: ED 25 January 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said former first lady Grace Mugabe will not be spared from the corruption dragnet and will stand trial if she is found on the wrong side of the law. He said this in a globally-televised interview at the on-going World Economic Forum (Wef) in Davos ye...
Grace's vehicles in freak accident? 21 January 2018 HARARE - Former first lady Grace Mugabe's once invincible status has waned.This is after her son Russell and his associates were given a torrid time in their bid to enter Botswana with their three fancy cars — one believed to belong to Grace — en route to South Africa. There were suggestions, ...
Grace had gone mad, says ED 21 January 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa believes former first lady Grace Mugabe had become mentally deranged during the last days of her husband's presidency.  
Grace Mugabe's son 'sneaks out supercars'… but then they crashed 20 January 2018 Harare - Three 'supercars' owned by ousted Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe and her son have been involved in an accident in Botswana, a newspaper says. Mmegi Online said on its Twitter account that the three vehicles "believed to be belonging to Grace Mugabe" had had a "freak accident" on t...
Zanu PF recalls 11 G40 MPs from Parly 19 January 2018 HARARE - Zanu PF has hammered the final nails on the political coffins of former Cabinet ministers — Walter Mzembi, Makhosini Hlongwane and Samuel Undenge — when it recalled the trio and eight others from Parliament which duly announced yesterday that they had ceased to be members of the National...
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 slams varsities' corruption 10 January 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa has castigated creeping corruption at universities, warning that perpetrators would be brought to book. He spoke as universities have become hotbeds of dishonesty and moral decay, but instructed university vice chancellors,  deans, directors and heads of d...
2017 did not deliver on human rights: Machisa 8 January 2018 HARARE - The year 2017 is one we cannot celebrate in terms of proper human rights upliftment, realisation, protection and defending, a human rights executive has said. Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) director Okay Machisa said the internal political fights in the ruling Zanu PF p...
Can internal transformation of Zanu PF solve Zim woes? 4 January 2018 HARARE - What transpired in Zimbabwe in the past two or so months perhaps signals a deliberate move by the powers-that-be in Zanu PF to change the way the party has been functioning in its over 50-year history. Last Sunday marked the end of an eventful year on the Zimbabwean political landscap...
Mutodi attacks Grace, Jonathan in new song 3 January 2018 HARARE - Musician-cum-politician Energy Mutodi has just released a four-track album titled Ruvheneko that lauds President Emmerson Mnangagwa and predictably attacks former first lady Grace Mugabe. Mutodi, who was ejected from the ruling Zanu PF party by former president Robert Mugabe because o...
How 'Dr Stop It' crushed Robert Mugabe 31 December 2017 HARARE - History will record that it was a previously under-estimated woman, Grace “Dr Stop It” Mugabe, who succeeded in spectacular fashion to achieve what hardened male gladiators who include opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai and former American and British leaders George W Bush and Tony Blai...
ED visits Byo to celebrate Mugabe fall 31 December 2017 BULAWAYO - President Emmerson Mnangagwa is in Bulawayo today — the first time since succeeding Robert Mugabe — to grace an event organised by faith-based organisations to “thank God” for a peaceful power transition. Mnangagwa last month took over from 93-year-old Mugabe, who was forced to resi...
Tyson, ED fight: Muduvuri speaks out 31 December 2017 HARARE - Ahead of the Christmas holiday, Kadoma-based businessman Jimayi Muduviri (JM) donated food to Danhiko Trust (Danhiko) – an organisation for the disadvantaged and people living with disability – and invited First Lady Auxilia Mnangagwa to take over the programme that was once ran by her p...
Let's emulate ED's work ethic 31 December 2017 EDITOR — First and foremost I would like to congratulate Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa for being inaugurated as new President of the current dispensation in Zimbabwe. Not only have the hopes of the entire citizenry of our beautiful nation been lifted highly, but our new President’s work ethic is...
How 'Dr Stop It" crushed Mugabe 31 December 2017 HARARE - History will record that it was a previously under-estimated woman, Grace “Dr Stop It” Mugabe, who succeeded in spectacular fashion to achieve what hardened male gladiators who include opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai and former American and British leaders George W Bush and Tony Blai...
Mnangagwa tightens grip on power 30 December 2017 HARARE - In a move that has been widely interpreted as aimed at consolidating his grip on power, President Emmerson Mnangagwa has appointed his deputy retired general Constantino Chiwenga to also head the Defence ministry — barely a week after the latter left his position as commander of the Zimb...
Mnangagwa in office — 36 days on 30 December 2017 HARARE - It is just over a month since President Emmerson Mnangagwa took office. In the 30-plus days, the 75-year-old politician — who took power from long-ruling former president Robert Mugabe in a dramatic way — has embarked on an aggressive move aimed at changing the country’s economic and ...
ED tightens grip on power 30 December 2017 HARARE - In a move that has been widely interpreted as aimed at consolidating his grip on power, President Emmerson Mnangagwa has appointed his deputy retired general Constantino Chiwenga to also head the Defence ministry — barely a week after the latter left his position as commander of the Zimb...