Articles tagged 'jabulani sibanda'

Jabulani Sibanda remains mum 17 October 2018 BULAWAYO - There is renewed vigour and hope in the Zanu PF Bulawayo provincial structures after firebrand war veteran Jabulani Sibanda was recently readmitted in the party. Sibanda, who has been conspicuous by his silence, and kept the nation guessing about his political career despite the dep...
War vets defend Jabulani Sibanda 18 April 2018 BULAWAYO - Bulawayo-based war veterans have defended their former leader Jabulani Sibanda's recent meeting with MDC president Nelson Chamisa, arguing the engagement was a sign of maturity among Zimbabwean politicians. During his visit to the second largest city for a rally at White City Stadiu...
Unite to realise Tsvangirai's dream — MDC urged 20 February 2018 HARARE - Former war veterans leader Jabulani Sibanda has urged opposition MDC to use the late Morgan Tsvangirai's death to unite, if the party is to realise the founding MDC president's dream. The country's main opposition party is facing the threat of damaging splits, just months before a his...
Jabulani Sibanda maintains low profile 31 January 2018 BULAWAYO - Combative and vocal former war veterans leader Jabulani Sibanda — who has been conspicuous by his silence — has been maintaining a low profile, leaving many here guessing about his political career, especially following the departure of former President Robert Mugabe. The controvers...
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...
War vets court Jabulani Sibanda 29 October 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) deputy chairperson Francis Nhando has said that they have started working with Jabulani Sibanda, who was deposed and arrested for claiming that First Lady Grace Mugabe had staged a “bedroom coup”. Nhando, who is part o...
Jockeying for Kasukuwere's post 20 June 2017 HARARE – A battle for the position of national political commissar has ensued in Zanu PF even though the party is still to take a position on the incumbent, Saviour Kasukuwere, whose future hangs in the balance owing to a slew of allegations levelled against him. For several months now, Kasuku...
Sibanda further remanded over 'bedroom coup' jibe 1 February 2017 HARARE - A Harare court yesterday ordered ex-war veterans leader Jabulani Sibanda, who is being charged with undermining the authority of President Robert Mugabe, to return to court on May 31. Sibanda was arrested in November 2014 after accusing the soon-to-be 93 years old leader of plotting “...
Mphoko loses Daily News case — again 9 December 2016 HARARE - Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko has once again lost in the High Court, with costs, in his staggering $50 million lawsuit against Associated Newspapers of Zimbabwe (ANZ) — publishers of the Daily News, the Daily News on Sunday and the Weekend Post. In a judgment delivered on Wednesda...
Bedroom coup jibe: Sibanda further remanded 1 December 2016 HARARE - A Harare Court yesterday ordered ex-war veterans leader Jabulani Sibanda charged with undermining the authority of President Robert Mugabe, to return to court on January 31. Sibanda, the immediate past leader of the war veterans’ association, who appeared before magistrate Vongai Much...
Sibanda taunts warring Zanu PF 30 March 2016 BULAWAYO - Fearless former war veterans' leader, Jabulani Sibanda, says Zanu PF knows that its days in power are numbered — adding provocatively that the brawling former liberation movement also knows that no one within its ranks can stand up and win against him in a political contest. Speakin...
Turf out Mugabe, Zanu PF: Sibanda 26 March 2016 BULAWAYO - Firebrand former war veterans' leader Jabulani Sibanda says the time has come for long-suffering Zimbabweans to dump President Robert Mugabe and his warring Zanu PF — sensationally likening the ruling party to “a house infested with lice”. Addressing journalists at the Bulawayo Pres...
'Bedroom coup' jibe: Jabulani Sibanda further remanded 1 March 2016 HARARE - A Harare court yesterday ordered ex-war veterans leader Jabulani Sibanda, charged with undermining the authority of President Robert Mugabe, to return to court on June 30. Sibanda, who appeared before magistrate Elijah Makomo yesterday, was arrested in November 2014 after accusing the...
Zanu PF wants me back: Sibanda 29 February 2016 HARARE - In a sensational claim, former war veterans leader Jabulani Sibanda has allegedly turned down an offer from President Robert Mugabe's Zanu PF  for him to take over as War Veterans minister from the under-fire incumbent, Christopher Mutsvangwa. The fearless Sibanda, who was sacked from...
Chinotimba blames Sibanda for poll violence 15 September 2015 HARARE - War veterans leader Joseph Chinotimba has blamed Jabulani Sibanda for the 2008 election violence which left at least 200 people, mainly opposition supporters, dead. Speaking at a campaign rally in Epworth on Sunday Chinotimba said, “Jabulani Sibanda led war veterans on a campaign of v...
Ex-war vets leader Sibanda further remanded 1 September 2015 HARARE - Former war veterans leader Jabulani Sibanda, who is being charged with insulting President Robert Mugabe by claiming the veteran leader planned to remove his deputy and replace her with his wife has been further remanded pending the hearing of his appeal in the Constitutional Court (Con-...
Mphoko makes $50m claim against Daily News 27 August 2015 HARARE - Associated Newspapers of Zimbabwe (ANZ), the publishers of the Daily News, has described as ridiculous Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko's demand for a staggering $50 million in compensation for alleged defamation regarding a story that the country's leading daily newspaper carried two m...
Not even jail can stop me: Jabulani 13 July 2015 HARARE - Fearless former war veterans' leader Jabulani Sibanda said yesterday that he is not afraid of going to prison to defend his beliefs and constitutional rights against President Robert Mugabe's government. Speaking in an interview with the Daily News yesterday, Sibanda said Zimbabweans ...
Nkomo turning in his grave: Jabulani 4 July 2015 HARARE - Former war veterans leader, Jabulani Sibanda — also a former aide to the late “Father Zimbabwe”, Joshua Nkomo — says the respected nationalist is “probably turning in his grave” as President Robert Mugabe's ruling Zanu PF presides over “debilitating divisions in the country and a collaps...
'Mugabe does not care about war vets' 28 June 2015 HARARE - Firebrand former war veterans' leader Jabulani Sibanda has lashed President Robert Mugabe and his ruling Zanu PF party for allegedly failing to look after the welfare of former liberation war fighters. Speaking in an interview with the Daily News yesterday, Sibanda said the failure by...
Mphoko was a sellout: Sibanda 5 June 2015 HARARE - Fearless former war veterans' leader, Jabulani Sibanda, claims that Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko sold out during the liberation struggle when he allegedly diverted weapons meant for the late Joshua Nkomo's Zapu to President Mugabe's Zanu, a move he says could have led to the needles...
Mugabe never trusted ex-Zipra guerillas — Sibanda 1 June 2015 HARARE - Firebrand former war veterans leader Jabulani Sibanda was last year expelled from Zanu PF alongside ex-vice president Joice Mujuru, party cadres like ex-spokesperson Rugare Gumbo, former Presidential Affairs minister Didymus Mutasa, among a host of others. Our Chief Writer Fungi Kwara...
'Ditch Zanu PF, support Mujuru' 1 June 2015 HARARE - Firebrand former war veterans' leader Jabulani Sibanda says his erstwhile comrades in Zanu PF are crassly clinging to the coat-tails of an “old, tired and misled” President Robert Mugabe, describing many of them as “senseless cowards”. Speaking in an interview with the Daily News yest...
Mphoko an empty head — Sibanda 26 May 2015 HARARE - Ousted former war veterans' leader Jabulani Sibanda has savaged Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko as a “clueless and confused opportunist” who is lying about Gukurahundi and who allegedly deserted Zapu during the liberation struggle to enjoy an easier life in Mozambique. Responding to...
'Zanu PF plotting brutal campaigns' 13 April 2015 HARARE - Firebrand former war veterans’ leader Jabulani Sibanda (pictured) has warned that President Robert Mugabe’s ruling Zanu PF party — severely weakened by its vicious factional and succession wars — will heighten its well-known thuggish tactics that include bloody campaigns and the brutalis...