Articles tagged 'jacob mafume'

Use dollarised taxes to pay civil servants 13 January 2019 HARARE - Government must stop using foreign currency (forex) to finance lifestyles for elites and instead use dollarised taxes to pay civil servants in United States dollars, an official from Zimbabwe’s largest opposition party has said. MDC spokesman Jacob Mafume said Finance minister Mthuli ...
Zim crisis 'will hit SA hard' 10 January 2019 HARARE - Zimbabwe's main opposition has warned that a worsening economic crisis will have a negative effect on neighbouring South Africa, to where a majority of Zimbabweans are fleeing. Warnings by the MDC come amid a crippling strike by doctors and industrial action planned by teachers. Th...
Mutodi rubbishes Chamisa-Ramaphosa talks 29 December 2018 HARARE - Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services deputy minister Energy Mutodi has rubbished claims by Nelson Chamisa that he met with President Cyril Ramaphosa last week to seek help from SA to break Zimbabwe's political and economic impasse. Mutodi said SA ambassador to Zimbabwe Mph...
MDC slams govt over doctors' suspensions 27 December 2018 HARARE - The MDC has slammed government's decision to suspend more than 500 doctors over their strike which has crippled public hospitals and affected major medical procedures across the country. This comes as provincial medical officers (PMOs) have joined the long strike in solidarity with th...
MDC fears for Chamisa's life 13 November 2018 HARARE - The MDC yesterday said it feared for the life of its leader Nelson Chamisa, whom it claimed had narrowly escaped kidnapping by suspected State security agents over the weekend. But the government has robustly dismissed the Saturday incident as nothing more than “a mere road rage” matt...
'Ruling to open floodgates of demos' 19 October 2018 HARARE - The landmark Constitutional Court (Con-Court) ruling declaring unconstitutional the draconian Public Order and Security Act (Posa) is likely to open floodgates of protests, as agitated Zimbabweans are itching to get into the streets to express their discontent over the increasingly faili...
MDC to drag police to court over anniversary ban 2 October 2018 HARARE - The Nelson Chamisa-led MDC Alliance is planning to drag the police to court over the continued ban of its 18th anniversary celebration at a time Zanu PF is being given unbridled permission to hold its meetings. This comes after the police last week proscribed the MDC anniversary celeb...
Graft-accused Harare City directors to know fate soon 22 September 2018 HARARE - Suspended Harare City Council (HCC) directors will know their fate once their cases have been concluded by the Labour Court. Human resources committee chairperson Jacob Mafume told the Daily News the city would have to work with people in acting roles for those positions. Last Dece...
Chinamasa is clueless: Mafume 24 September 2014 BULAWAYO - Jacob Mafume, MDC renewal team spokesperson, has labelled Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa as a clueless chap who does not even know when the mid-term fiscal statement should be presented. This comes after Chinamasa has been struggling to raise enough funds for the national budget...
People voted Zanu PF - Mafume 23 August 2014 HARARE - Tendai Biti's renewal team has upheld Robert Mugabe's presidential election victory again, but the veteran leader's defeated rival Morgan Tsvangirai insists the poll was rigged, igniting fresh tensions . The July 31, 2013 vote cleared the way for Zimbabwe's 90-year-old president to re...
MDC meeting aborted 16 May 2014 HARARE - A meeting called to discuss problems in the opposition MDC had to be aborted after youths took umbrage at the unrestrained attack on Morgan Tsvangirai by  renewal team spokesperson Jacob Mafume. Mafume was a panellist together with MDC spokesperson Douglas Mwonzora and deputy presiden...
Mangoma kicked out 11 April 2014 HARARE - In a move that analysts said last night could either end or heighten the strife within the MDC, the opposition party yesterday summarily expelled suspended deputy treasurer-general Elton Mangoma, national executive members Jacob Mafume and Last Maengahama, as well as youth assembly secre...
MDC rebels rule out unity with Tsvangirai 6 April 2014 HARARE - Elton Mangoma and a team of his loyalists yesterday ruled out any unity with MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai, highlighting intensified strategies to dethrone him. Addressing journalists in Harare yesterday, suspended MDC deputy treasurer-general Elton Mangoma’s spokesperson Jacob Mafume,...