Articles tagged 'mashonaland east'

'Mugabe insincere on terror gangs' 31 July 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe must order the arrest of suspected Zanu PF terror gangs that he recently disowned while addressing a rally in Lupane, social and political analysts contend. At the Lupane presidential youth interface rally, Mugabe said: “I hear there are groups that are moving ...
Political violence on the rise 30 July 2017 HARARE - As the country hurtles towards the crunch 2018 harmonised elections, there are fears that the polls would be marred by political violence. This comes as there are renewed fears that the debilitating violence that rocked the country when the ruling party lost the 2008 elections could f...
Rights commission acts on political violence 1 July 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC) has warned that it would cause the suspension of voting in any constituency where there is violence, starting with next year’s elections, as the rights body moves to sink its teeth into politically-motivated disturbances which have overshadowed pre...
Mugabe's visit triggers action 2 June 2017 HARARE - Zanu PF has scrambled to spruce up the poor town of Marondera in preparation of President Robert Mugabe's visit to the Mashonaland East provincial capital where he holds a mega rally at Rudhaka Stadium today. For the duration of the week, the usually quiet town has been a hive of acti...
'Mugabe must curb political violence' 1 June 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP) has called on President Robert Mugabe (pictured) to use his considerable influence to end the serious spike in political violence. This comes amid escalating concerns over inter and intra-party violence ahead of 2018 elections. ZPP's calls come as M...
Mugabe must condemn Zanu PF violence 23 May 2017 HARARE - The violent behaviour displayed by the ruling party's youth league at Zanu PF Bulawayo provincial headquarters — Davies Hall — on Sunday is both stunning and disappointing. Provincial youth league chairperson Anna Mokgohloa was mercilessly clobbered, allegedly by war veterans, while B...
'They've launched a terror campaign' 27 April 2017 HARARE - Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai's MDC says Zanu PF has launched a terror campaign in the volatile Mashonaland East province, threatening villagers against attending meetings and sharing their horror experiences of the violent 2008 polls. This comes just weeks after Tsvangirai visi...
Another Mujuru official's house torched 6 October 2016 HARARE - Another Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) activist, who is also the party's Marondera West constituency coordinator, Taungana Makirimira's house — in Chihota, Mashonaland East — has been torched by suspected Zanu PF youths. ZPF spokesperson Jealous Mawarire said;
Kasukuwere, Mutodi clash 31 August 2015 HARARE - Zanu PF national political commissar Savior Kasukuwere has reportedly stirred a tribal storm after banishing flamboyant businessman Energy Mutodi from taking his elected provincial member seat in the Mashonaland East provincial executive without adequate explanation. Mutodi, closely i...
Zanu PF Mash East defies Mugabe 10 December 2014 HARARE - Mashonaland East province yesterday defied President Robert Mugabe as it retained faith in three government ministers whom the 90-year-old leader wanted axed. At the just-ended “praise and worship” Zanu PF congress, the Zanu PF leader instructed the province to convene special electio...
STI cases drop in Mash East 27 November 2013 HARARE - Cases of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STIs) have declined in Mashonaland East, a National Aids Council (Nac) official has said. Wilfred Dube, Nac provincial Aids coordinator, said the province has made remarkable strides in reducing opportunistic infections. “I can tell you that ...
War veteran challenges Kaukonde 14 November 2013 HARARE - Ray Kaukonde, Zanu PF's incumbent Mashonaland East provincial chairperson, faces a challenge from war veteran leader Philemon Mutongi in polls for the provincial chairperson due next week. Kaukonde was expected to retain his post unchallenged, but Mutongi filed his papers at the last ...