Articles tagged 'mnangagwa'

General Chiwenga for Vice President 4 December 2017 HARARE – Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) commander, General Constantino Chiwenga, is seen standing a good chance of being elevated straight from the barracks to become one of the two vice presidents at Zanu PF's extraordinary congress scheduled for this month, the Daily News can report. At the s...
'Former VP Mphoko arrested' 3 December 2017 HARARE - Mystery surrounds the whereabouts of former vice president Phelekezela Mphoko who arrived in the country on Friday through Plumtree Border Post amid reports that he might have been detained upon his entry in the country from Botswana. Former Higher and Tertiary Education minister, Jon...
Confusion hits ED's new govt 3 December 2017 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa has made a sudden U-turn on some of his Cabinet appointments to avoid falling afoul of the supreme law of the land. In terms of section 104(3) of the national charter, the president can only appoint a maximum of five Cabinet ministers outside Parliament, b...
'Gukurahundi was a collective decision' 3 December 2017 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa remains a closed book for most people. Some say he is cruel while others say he is as soft as wool. The Daily News on Sunday's chief writer Fungi Kwaramba sat down with former Zanu PF secretary for administration, Didymus Mutasa, who has known the Zanu PF ...
'ED's choices compromised by allegiances' 3 December 2017 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa's new Cabinet announced late on Thursday night remains a chauvinistic and ''old people's home'' where there is no space for youth, women and progressive technocrats, social and political analysts contend. Women's Coalition of Zimbabwe (WCoZ) said they were...
Chombo pleads with ED 3 December 2017 HARARE - Former Finance minister, Ignatius Chombo, wrote to President Emmerson Mnangagwa two days after he had been sworn into office offering to work for him in any capacity. In a passionate congratulatory message to Mnangagwa, Chombo wrote from his hospital bed pledging he would be unwaverin...
Chombo's case to open can of worms 3 December 2017 HARARE - The ongoing trial of former Finance minister Ignatius Chombo on corruption and fraud charges is likely to open a can of worms as it continues to suck in more and more people every week. Chombo was arrested recently following the seizure of government by the army, which claimed to be t...
Mugabe is a lesson to those in power 2 December 2017 HARARE – At the height of his power, former president Robert Mugabe was elevated to deity status, his opponents were wantonly thrown into prison under the country’s nefarious laws such as Criminal Codification, and in Zanu PF he would fire his subordinates at the snap of a finger. Indeed absol...
'With or without Mugabe, Zanu PF the same' 2 December 2017 BULAWAYO – Zimbabweans in the City of Kings yesterday woke up to a shock new Cabinet announcement by President Emmerson Mnangagwa. The sentiments expressed in the streets here were that of clear disapproval, hence confidence in the prospects of recovery has been eroded. This comes after peo...
Mnangagwa reinstates PG Goba 2 December 2017 HARARE – President Emmerson Mnangagwa has moved to gazette the reinstatement of fired Prosecutor-General (PG) Ray Goba. This follows a decision by the High Court stopping the Judicial Services Commission (JSC) from removing or interfering with his appointment without following procedures outli...
Mnangagwa's new Cabinet fails to inspire 2 December 2017 HARARE – President Emmerson Mnangagwa dashed hopes of change in the country by unveiling an uninspiring Cabinet on Thursday night described by analysts as the mother of all anti-climaxes. Mnangagwa, who had lifted the nation's hopes after giving an impressive acceptance speech on November 24 b...
Moyo declares war on Mnangagwa 2 December 2017 HARARE – Former Higher and Tertiary Education minister Jonathan Moyo has lashed out at President Emmerson Mnangagwa, claiming the incumbent was under a false sense of victory that would soon come to an end. Currently in the sanctuary of self-imposed exile, Moyo warned Mnangagwa that if he thou...
Mutasa defends ED on Gukurahundi 2 December 2017 HARARE – Former State Security minister Didymus Mutasa says President Emmerson Mnangagwa is unfortunate to be singled out and blamed for the Gukurahundi atrocities in the Midlands and Matabeleland regions as it was a collective decision taken by Cabinet as well as the Joint Operations Command (Jo...
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. ...
Mnangagwa sworn in as Zim president 24 November 2017 HARARE - Emmerson Mnangagwa was sworn in on Friday as president of Zimbabwe in front of thousands of cheering supporters at Harare's national stadium, bringing the final curtain down on the 37-year rule of Robert Mugabe. Taking his oath of office, the 75-year-old known as the Crocodile vowed t...
Zanu PF pushes for unity govt 24 November 2017 HARARE - Zanu  PF has given President designate Emmerson Mnangagwa its full backing to form a new-look government that would include the opposition as part of the reforms aimed at transforming the lives of long suffering ordinary Zimbabweans, the Daily News can reveal. This comes as the 75-yea...
Let's get Zim to work again 24 November 2017 HARARE - The 21st of November will go down in memory lane as one of the most important days in the history of independent Zimbabwe. It's a day long-serving president, Robert Mugabe, left office under pressure from sectors that for so long had been the centrifugal forces coalescing around him to d...
Mujuru calls for fresh land audit 23 November 2017 HARARE - The Joice Mujuru-led National People's Party (NPP) has called on the Emmerson Mnangagwa government to carry out a fresh land audit to weed out multiple farm owners across the country. This comes after Zimbabwe's new leader Mnangagwa told a bumper crowd at the ruling Zanu PF headquarte...
National Budget presentation delayed 23 November 2017 HARARE - Events surrounding the exit of Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe have delayed the National Budget presentation which was scheduled for yesterday, November 23, 2017. According to legal and parliamentary watchdog, Veritas, the fast-moving events of the past week caused a change ...
Mnangagwa calls for unity, inclusivity 23 November 2017 HARARE – President-in-waiting Emmerson Mnangagwa returned home yesterday to lead a country that is so desperate for unity and fresh ideas after enduring 37 years of largely unfulfilled dreams under Robert Mugabe who was forced to resign on Tuesday. Mnangagwa, who had been in self-imposed exile...
The mighty do fall after all 23 November 2017 HARARE - It is hard to believe that Robert Mugabe has disappeared from the Zimbabwean political landscape which he dominated for the past 37 years, marking the end of one of the longest political careers the world over. The excitement that gripped Harare, with car hooters booming on the street...
Be wary of being used by politicians 23 November 2017 HARARE - Events of the past few days have shown how important it is for Zimbabweans to guard against being used by politicians for their own selfish gains. Former president Robert Mugabe's wife, Grace, is one individual who enjoyed having people making a beeline to attend her rallies while gov...
ED's first 100 days as president 23 November 2017 HARARE - Incoming President Emmerson Mnangagwa is inheriting a deeply-divided nation which needs reconciliation and healing, analysts contend adding that the former vice president has a huge task establishing a new political and socio-economic dispensation. In wide ranging interviews with Dail...
World leaders welcome Mugabe ouster 23 November 2017 HARARE - World leaders yesterday welcomed the Zimbabwean army’s ouster of President Robert Mugabe on Wednesday following days of unrest in a country devastated by economic ruin. Mugabe tendered his resignation letter on Tuesday, halting an impeachment hearing by a joint sitting of Parliament t...
Zimbabweans dance all night long 23 November 2017 HARARE - Tens of thousands of Zimbabweans danced all night to celebrate President Robert Mugabe's resignation on Tuesday after a military intervention. Jubilant Zimbabweans celebrated in the streets until the early hours of Wednesday morning. When the resignation news was first announced to...