Articles tagged 'margaret dongo'

Why I left Mujuru: Mutambara 14 February 2017 HARARE - Daily News writer, Farayi Machamire, chats to former ambassador and Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) member, Retired Brigadier-General Agrippa Mutambara, in the wake of the implosion of the Joice Mujuru-led opposition party. Q: This past week you joined dozens of ZPF party heavyweights who...
'Time for youths to take over' 12 February 2017 HARARE - Expelled Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) member Margaret Dongo says it is now time for the country's youths to take over the country's political space with guidance from war veterans and other elders who participated in the war of liberation. The politician, who together with six other fo...
Mujuru moves to heal ZPF rifts 2 November 2016 HARARE - Former vice president and now leader of the Zimbabwe People First (ZPF), Joice Mujuru, will hold a crisis meeting with senior party officials tomorrow, in a bid to try and heal growing fissures within her fledgling party. The crunch meeting comes as insiders say Mujuru is set to be ch...
Mujuru, Dongo go toe-to-toe 1 November 2016 HARARE - Former Vice President Joice Mujuru's bid to lead the Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) as it challenges President Robert Mugabe's ruling Zanu PF in the keenly-anticipated 2018 national elections could hit the skids after it emerged yesterday that she will be challenged by Margaret Dongo and ot...
Mugabe, Zanu PF 'are gone': Dongo 16 March 2016 HARARE - Firebrand war veteran and former Zanu PF bigwig, Margaret Dongo, says President Robert Mugabe and the ruling party are "finished" — pointing to the former liberation movement's brutal factional and succession wars, as well as the increasingly frail nonagenarian's "grim determination" to ...
Dongo's Harare house 'torched' 31 January 2016 HARARE - Firebrand opposition figure Margaret Dongo and her family are lucky to be alive after her Harare home went aflame a fortnight ago, with the 55-year-old war veteran convinced that this was an attempt on her life. Narrating her ordeal to the Daily News on Sunday yesterday, the traumatis...
Dongo rallies behind Mujuru 14 August 2015 HARARE - In line with the adage that a week is a long time in politics, firebrand war veteran Margaret Dongo yesterday pledged her loyalty to former Vice President Joice Mujuru, dispelling concerns that she was working against the “original” Zanu PF formation that uses the slogan People First, wh...
Mujuru not missing war-torn Zanu PF 30 July 2015 HARARE - As the factional and succession wars devouring President Robert Mugabe's ruling Zanu PF get nastier and messier, two of its purged stalwarts — former Vice President Joice Mujuru and ex-Presidential Affairs minister Didymus Mutasa — say they are content watching “the sad circus from the t...
Dongo lashes timid war vets 16 July 2015 HARARE - Firebrand democracy activist, Margaret Dongo, says war veterans and other liberation struggle stalwarts have an inexplicably pervasive fear of President Robert Mugabe, an unwelcome situation that is giving the nonagenarian free reign to misrule both Zanu PF and Zimbabwe. Speaking to t...
'Zanu PF leaders cowards' 6 April 2015 HARARE - Firebrand war veteran Margaret Dongo has branded Zanu PF politburo members as cowards who were “only brave enough to hound” former Vice President Joice Mujuru after her powerful husband, General Solomon Mujuru, had died. Speaking in an interview with the Daily News yesterday, Dongo — ...
Dongo savages panicky Zanu PF 4 January 2015 HARARE - Firebrand war veteran and former Zanu PF legislator Margaret Dongo says the renewed onslaught on the Daily News betrays not just the anarchy devouring the ruling party, but also its growing nervousness over its tyrannical hold on power in the country. She also blasted the State for ab...
Emulate Sally, Grace advised 10 December 2014 HARARE - Newly-crowned Zanu PF Women’s League boss Grace Mugabe should emulate the life and work of President Robert Mugabe’s first wife, the late Sally, who stood for the poor and unity in Zanu PF, firebrand war veteran Margaret Dongo has said. In an interview with the Daily News, Dongo — who...
Dongo receives death threats 16 November 2014 HARARE - Outspoken war veteran and former intelligence officer, Margaret Dongo, has been threatened with death if she "does not stop speaking ill" of President Robert Mugabe. The ex-Zanu PF legislator, who has become one of the ruling party's and Mugabe's most consistent critics since she ditc...
Mugabe being abused — Dongo 13 November 2014 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe is being abused by the Emmerson Mnangagwa faction ahead of Zanu PF watershed congress, outspoken ex-ruling party legislator Margaret Dongo said yesterday. With a faction led by beleaguered vice president Joice Mujuru being purged, Dongo told the Daily News yest...
Oppah is the 'chief weevil': Dongo 2 November 2014 HARARE - Our senior writer Fungi Kwaramba (FK) chats with firebrand war veteran Margaret Dongo (MD). Below are excerpts of the interview. FK: What is your take of the ugly fights in Zanu PF? Is the First Lady Grace Mugabe justified in her utterances? MD: Her last meeting was too emotional. ...
Mugabe will regret First Lady decision: Dongo 30 October 2014 HARARE - Outspoken war veteran and former legislator Margaret Dongo has challenged Zanu PF politburo members to “man up” today and demand answers from President Robert Mugabe over his wife Grace's recent gratuitous attacks on Vice President Joice Mujuru. In an exclusive interview with the Dail...
Dongo calls for posthumous degree for Sally Mugabe 6 October 2014 HARARE - Outspoken former Member of Parliament Margaret Dongo has said Zimbabwean universities should bestow an honorary degree on President Robert Mugabe’s late wife Sally. Dongo, who has spoken out about her admiration for the late national heroine, said the works that Sally did for Zimbabwe...
Boot-licking killing Zanu PF — Dongo 7 September 2014 HARARE - The Daily News senior writer Fungi Kwaramba (FK) speaks to firebrand war veteran Margaret Dongo (MD) in this exclusive interview. FK: What is your take on the infighting in Zanu PF and when did it start? MD: I happen to be a shareholder in Zanu PF by virtue of having fought in the ...
Mugabe's tactics will backfire 3 September 2014 HARARE - Today we carry an interview with outspoken former Member of Parliament Margaret Dongo averring that President Robert Mugabe is using the famed “divide-and-rule” tactic to consolidate his grip on his party. As stated by Dongo, if true, Mugabe is nursing something that will haunt him on...
Mugabe using divide-and-rule tactics - Dongo 3 September 2014 HARARE - Outspoken former Member of Parliament Margaret Dongo said yesterday President Robert Mugabe was fanning factionalism in Zanu PF. The former Zimbabwe Union of Democrats (ZUD) president said the 90-year-old Zanu PF leader was surrounded by "lying cowards." In an exclusive interview w...
Cabinet needs reshuffle: Dongo 7 March 2014 HARARE - Outspoken former legislator Margaret Dongo has called for a Cabinet reshuffle to get rid of ministers that were superintending over parastatals offering “obscene” compensation to chief executives. Dongo's comments may fuel the uncertainty facing President Robert Mugabe's government as...