Articles tagged 'ignatius chombo'

Chombo's bail conditions relaxed 17 May 2018 HARARE - A Harare magistrate has granted an application by former Cabinet minister Ignatius Chombo to have his bail conditions relaxed to allow him to seek treatment in South Africa. Chombo made the application through his lawyer, Lovemore Madhuku, who argued that Chombo had been religiously a...
Chombo, Chipanga appear for routine remand 7 April 2018 HARARE - Former Cabinet minister Ignatius Chombo, who is facing a slew of corruption charges, was back in court yesterday for routine updates on the progress of his cases. Chombo appeared together with ex-Zanu PF youth leader Kudzanai Chipanga, and Munyaradzi Hamandishe whom he is jointly char...
'How sneaky G40's final push, power-grab plan collapsed' 23 February 2018 HARARE - ZANU PF'S deposed generation 40 (G40) faction was “within touching distance” of snatching the party's presidency amid revelations that its vile plan included the capture of several strategic institutions, including public media, just days before the ex-liberation movement's December 15 e...
Chombo accused of demanding shares 17 February 2018 HARARE - Woes continue to mount for ex-Cabinet minister Ignatius Chombo after he was dragged to court on fresh corruption charges yesterday. Chombo is facing a slew of charges relating to some of the transactions made during his tenure as Local Government minister. The State insists million...
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...
Mnangagwa fired 6 November 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe has fired Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Announcing his dismissal on Monday afternoon, Zanu PF spokesperson Simon Khaya Moyo said Mnangagwa had been “relieved of his duties because he had become inconsistent in the discharge of his duties”. More details to ...
ED's wait for night of the political hangman 6 November 2017 HARARE - Embattled Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa is one of a kind as exhibited during the weekend's 9th presidential youth interface rally in Bulawayo when President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace tore into him while he smiled and clapped hands. As if that was not enough, Mnangagwa took ...
Zanu PF wants $8m to bankroll congress 24 October 2017 HARARE - Zanu PF is appealing for donations to raise $8 million inside two months to bankroll the December extra-ordinary congress. Secretary for finance Obert Mpofu claimed all donated funds will be accounted for. In sourcing funding for the congress, the ruling party requested beneficiari...
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...
Chombo's appointment 'staggering, reckless' 12 October 2017 HARARE - While new Finance minister Ignatius Chombo took up his new post on Tuesday, President Robert Mugabe's decision to replace Patrick Chinamasa was met with shock and disappointment. Mugabe moved Chinamasa from the Finance ministry on Monday to lead a new Cyber Security ministry that will...
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 ...
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...
Chombo escapes jail 22 September 2017 HARARE - Home Affairs minister Ignatius Chombo has escaped a 90-day jail term after High Court judge Charles Hungwe cleared him of contempt of court charges in a case in which Mutare businessman Tendai Blessing Mangwiro is seeking to recover over $1, 5 million confiscated by the police in 2008. ...
Parastatal drags govt ministries to court 11 September 2017 HARARE - A Central Mechanical Engineering Department (CMED)-owned transport firm, Easy Go, has dragged several government ministries to court after they failed to pay various amounts of money for cars they hired from the firm. The latest ministries to be dragged before the High Court are Home ...
Chombo slammed over Grace threats 5 September 2017 HARARE - Opposition parties and protest movements under the National Electoral Reform Agenda (Nera) have castigated Home Affairs minister Ignatius Chombo for threatening to arrest those criticising the First Family. This comes after Chombo said police must arraign everyone criticising the firs...
Mugabe birthday not yet holiday 3 September 2017 HARARE - The declaration of President Robert Mugabe's birthday as a holiday is yet to be formalised, with the latest Government Gazette not recognising it among 2018's national holidays calendar. Last month, Home Affairs minister Ignatius Chombo, also the ruling Zanu PF's secretary for adminis...
Chombo, Mutare businessman case in new twist 3 September 2017 HARARE - Mutare businessman Tendai Blessing Mangwiro's lawyers have written to the High Court registrar demanding a ruling in an urgent chamber application filed by Home affairs minister Ignatius Chombo seeking to block his arrest on contempt of court charges.  Mangwiro is battling to recover ...
Zinasu sues top cops for unlawful arrest 25 August 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe National Students Union (Zinasu) leaders rounded up in a dragnet arrest as they convened a general council meeting in Manicaland province last September to discuss the welfare of students in tertiary institutions have filed a suit against the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) offic...
Police minister fights arrest 26 July 2017 HARARE - Home Affairs minister Ignatius Chombo has filed an urgent chamber application seeking to stop his arrest on contempt of court charges after he failed to comply with an order directing him to facilitate the release of funds belonging to Mutare businessman, Tendai Blessing Mangwiro. In ...
CIO boss, Chihuri engaged for Chombo arrest 25 July 2017 HARARE - The sheriff has been asked to engage the commissioner-general of police, Augustine Chihuri and director-general of the Central Intelligence Organisation, Happyton Bonyongwe, to facilitate in the arrest of Home Affairs minister Ignatius Chombo (pictured) for contempt of court. This com...
New technology to avoid spot fines 24 July 2017 HARARE - Government is implementing new technology to deal with the contentious issue of spot fines payment by offending motorists, Home Affairs deputy minister Obedingwa Mguni has revealed. This comes amid furore and confusion over spot fines, with the courts ruling that they are not mandator...
Pressure mounts on Chombo 20 July 2017 HARARE - A Mutare businessman who has been battling to recover his money that was illegally taken by police in 2008 has stepped up his fight to have Home Affairs minister Ignatius Chombo arrested. Tendai Mangwiro on Monday wrote to the Sherriff and registrar seeking to have Chombo seized for i...
Court strikes down bid to repeal State Liabilities Act 13 July 2017 HARARE - The Constitutional Court (Con-Court) has struck off Mutare businessman Tendai Blessing Mangwiro’s application for the repeal of the State Liabilities Act, after ruling that High Court judge Edith Mushore erred in referring the case to the highest court in the land. Chief Justice Luke ...