Articles tagged 'ian smith'

'Our liberators freed us in order to capture us' 19 April 2017 HARARE - As Zimbabweans celebrate 37 years of independence, the Daily News spoke to a number of people with diverse interests to find out how our journey has been so far. Zimbabwe's independence is celebrated on April 18 each year since President Robert Mugabe was voted into office in 1980. ...
Mugabe has pushed Zim back into colonisation: Mujuru 11 September 2016 GWANDA - Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) leader Joice Mujuru said President Robert Mugabe's rule has eroded the gains of the country's hard-fought independence and his attitude towards people is as bad as the former colonisers. Addressing her supporters at a rally at Phelandaba Stadium in Gwanda y...
Mugabe turns to Smith's policies 22 June 2016 HARARE - Former advisor to ex-Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, Alex Magaisa, has laid into government for policy inconsistencies and the seemingly bizarre decision to turn to colonial regulations to find solutions to the present economic woes. Magaisa's sentiments followed a notice by governm...
I would have taken Ian Smith's head: Mugabe 10 April 2015 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe has said if he was a dictator he would have “taken the head” of Ian Smith, the late former Rhodesian leader. Trying to recapture the old revolutionary fervour of those times, Mugabe spent nearly an hour recounting the history of British colonialism and the unfa...
What's the real Zim story? 18 April 2014 HARARE - There has been a long argument about how to tell “the real Zimbabwe” story. According to people who style themselves as patriots, the story does not include the 20 000 people killed during the mindless carnage that was Gukurahundi. It doesn’t even include a pronouncement by a VVIP tha...
At 34, do we really need Smith's laws? 15 April 2014 HARARE - As we prepare to celebrate 34 years of independence, the country’s leadership, led by President Robert Mugabe and his Zanu PF party must reflect on aspirations of the liberation war heroes who perished in their fight for freedom. Great sons of Zimbabwe and real liberation struggle her...
Smith was better at dealing with sanctions than Mugabe? 20 November 2013 HARARE - Some questions are better not asked. Some questions are better asked for posterity. After a proclamation he explained: “There can be no happiness in a country while the absurd situation continues to exist where people, such as ourselves, who have ruled themselves with an impeccable re...
Oppose life presidency 8 October 2013 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe has taken the reins of power and this means he will undoubtedly rule Zimbabwe for the rest of his life, just like what Ian Smith planned to do. Zanu PF legislators are repeating the mantra that this must happen, pushing for a declaration that Mugabe must be lif...
Govt seizes Smith's farm 10 December 2012 HARARE - Zimbabwe has seized a farm belonging to Ian Smith, ex-leader of the former white-minority Rhodesia government, the farm manager said yesterday. Government officials in September issued a verbal order to take over the 592ha farm in central Zimbabwe with plans to hand it over to a state-ru...