Articles tagged 'lacoste'

Sydney Sekeramayi speaks out 31 March 2018 HARARE - Former Defence minister Sydney Sekeramayi, who became a career Cabinet minister under former president Robert Mugabe's iron-fisted rule, has opened up for the first time on losing his job when his mentor was stripped of power through a soft military coup last November, the Daily News can...
Bitter Mugabe backs Mujuru 3 February 2018 HARARE – The political dynamics playing out in Zimbabwe took another intriguing twist on Tuesday when ex-president Robert Mugabe not only smoked a peace pipe with his former deputy, Joice Mujuru, but also promised to back her presidential bid, the Daily News can report. Mugabe met Mujuru at hi...
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. [...
Political violence breaks out in Epworth 4 January 2018 HARARE - Intra-party violence has reared its ugly head in the ruling Zanu PF party after youth league officials clashed in Harare on Tuesday over residential stands ownership — leaving one house burnt and two children injured. Zanu PF youth league chairperson for Harare province Godwin Gomwe t...
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...
Anger over Mugabe's lavish package 29 December 2017 HARARE - Deposed former president Robert Mugabe's eye-watering exit package has triggered widespread anger among ordinary Zimbabweans and opposition groups alike — who say it is outrageous that a man who presided over the country's political and economic collapse should “cream it” like this. M...
Outrage over Mugabe's lavish package 29 December 2017 HARARE - Deposed former president Robert Mugabe's eye-watering exit package has triggered widespread anger among ordinary Zimbabweans and opposition groups alike — who say it is outrageous that a man who presided over the country's political and economic collapse should “cream it” like this. M...
Mugabe gets hefty package 28 December 2017 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government has given the country's  deposed former leader Robert Mugabe an eye-watering exit package which includes benefits commensurate with those of a sitting head of State. Details of the frail nonagenarian's massive golden handshake were announced...
Grace Mugabe, vanquisher of Robert 27 December 2017 JOHANNESBURG - On A Wednesday afternoon in November, Grace Mugabe stood outside the Zanu PF headquarters in full party regalia before a crowd of thousands. Her husband's face was stamped across one sleeve, her wrists stacked with armbands in Zanu green and yellow and red and black. She was smi...
'We whitewashed ED-Lacoste link' 15 December 2017 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa sanctioned the nationwide tour by war veterans earlier this year as he tried to clear his name on allegations that he was trying to unconstitutionally remove the then President Robert Mugabe, one of the envoys has revealed. Before his dramatic comeback las...
Intense jostling for top Zanu PF posts 9 December 2017 HARARE - Jostling for posts has reached fever pitch ahead of Zanu PF's extraordinary congress next week with the resurgent liberation war fighters going all out to reclaim positions that had fallen to former president Robert Mugabe's allies. Having turned the tables on their rivals with the he...
Zanu PF full of political prostitutes 27 November 2017 HARARE - A key member of a group of vanquished Zanu PF Young Turks called Generation 40 (G40) has told me that the current mood of Robert Mugabe veers from high spirits to embittered grumbling, describing a man who is scornful of the allies who abandoned him, angry at a military that prescribed a...
ED gets down to serious business 25 November 2017 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa was sworn into office before a capacity crowd yesterday before delivering a well thought-out speech, rallying Zimbabweans to rebuild the country's shattered economy, while opening doors to outsiders to lend a helping hand as the nation turns a new page. ...
Mugabe falls on his own sword 22 November 2017 HARARE - The world's oldest leader — Robert Gabriel Mugabe — threw in the towel late yesterday afternoon, putting an end to a chequered political history by any standards, one that started when he became Prime Minister of independent Zimbabwe following the Lancaster House Agreement of 1979 which ...
Sekeramayi ditches Mugabe 21 November 2017 HARARE - Defence minister Sydney Sekeramayi, pictured, has thrown his weight behind Emmerson Mnangagwa's presidential bid, saying he never wanted to succeed President Robert Mugabe as widely alleged. Sekeramayi,  whose name was thrown into the Zanu PF succession ring by Higher and Tertiary Edu...
The return of the croc 19 November 2017 HARARE - Rabidly opposed to the Generation 40 in Zanu PF factional politics, Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa — better known as “Ngwena (Crocodile)” — was born in Zvishavane on September 15, 1942 and is reportedly fronting the Team Lacoste faction that is rooting for the Midlands politician taking ove...
Minister stages 'a palace coup' 3 November 2017 HARARE – Recently appointed Masvingo Provincial Affairs minister Paul Chimedza has staged a bloodless palace coup by making himself the Zanu PF deputy chair in the volatile Masvingo Province in the wake of a power vacuum occasioned by the purported suspensions of top allies of Vice President Emme...
Team Lacoste hatches Plan B 22 October 2017 HARARE - Far from throwing in the towel, the Team Lacoste faction is mulling throwing the name of Water and Climate Change minister Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri for the post of vice president in case their trump card in the succession race, Emmerson Mnangagwa, is jettisoned from his position through ...