Articles tagged 'mnangagwa'

Celebrating democracy on aspirin 17 June 2018 HARARE – On Thursday history was made, as for the first time in post-independent Zimbabwe there will be female presidential candidates who  threw their lots against 20 male counterparts in the race to occupy the country’s hottest seat. And also, for the first time, the presidential plebiscite ...
Plot to oust ED 31 May 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa has uncovered a plot within his fractured Zanu PF party to impeach him in the event that he wins the presidential race in July this year, the Daily News heard yesterday. [Adz]
ED's anti-graft blitz loses steam 30 May 2018 HARARE - The anti-corruption crusade rolled out by President Emmerson Mnangagwa when he assumed the top office late last year is losing steam as the mighty and powerful are finding ways of escaping the long arm of the law,the Daily News can report.
ED feels heat over Mukupe 27 May 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa has come under huge pressure to sack under fire junior minister Terence Mukupe over a litany of controversial actions and statements that he has made in recent weeks, which have caused palpable anger among many Zimbabweans. [Adz]
'ED will shoot to keep power' 25 May 2018 HARARE - Hardly a week after a junior minister triggered outrage by suggesting that the military will not sanction any transfer of power from Zanu PF, a confidante of President Emmerson Mnangagwa has rubbed salt into the wound by claiming that the incumbent would even “shoot” to retain power. ...
'Tyson' returns, questioned for nearly an hour 23 May 2018 HARARE - Former Zanu PF national political commissar and ex-senior Cabinet minister, Saviour Kasukuwere, returned to Zimbabwe yesterday — ending his six months in exile that began in November last year following the dramatic ouster from power of former president Robert Mugabe. [Adz]
Tycoon causes govt shutdown 18 May 2018 HARARE – The death of businessman Kudakwashe Tagwirei's father dealt a major blow on government business this week as virtually all ministers abandoned their workstations to attend his burial — in a development that also paralysed Parliament's business. There was a virtual government business ...
ED is 'scientifically illiterate' 18 May 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa's “scientific illiteracy” is the main reason why the country's economy will not improve anytime soon, opposition New Patriotic Front (NPF) leader Tendai Munyanduri has said. He alleges Ambrose Mutinhiri and his cabal stole the name “New Patriotic Front” fr...
ED is 'new face of the old order', says Chamisa 11 May 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa is not delivering change in the country after the years of Robert Mugabe, a Zimbabwean opposition leader, Nelson Chamisa, has said. He told HARDtalk's Stephen Sackur: "He has refused to be the face of the new order. In fact, he has chosen to be the new fac...
ZCTU calls for general strike 18 April 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa's administration has been plunged into another crisis after the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) yesterday called for a general strike to protest against its “disregard” for workers. ZCTU president Peter Mutasa told the Daily News yesterday that th...
'Not yet Uhuru' 18 April 2018 HARARE – Zimbabwe is still to achieve several of the goals it set out to accomplish during the war of liberation, with only a few politically-connected elites enjoying the fruits of independence while the rest are wallowing in abject poverty, 38 years after self rule, political analysts said yest...
ED invites opposition to Independence Day 18 April 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government has invited all opposition political parties in Zimbabwe to the 38th Independence celebrations set for the National Sports Stadium in Harare today, but said party regalia will not be allowed. In keeping with tradition, cities across the countr...
Uhuru celebrations without Mugabe 15 April 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe celebrates its 38 years of independence on Wednesday in a rare occasion which for the first time is not going to be presided over by former president Robert Mugabe, who resigned in November last year following a military intervention. Since the country's independence from the...
Will all 118 political parties last the race? 15 April 2018 HARARE - While there are at least 118 political parties registered to take part in this year’s harmonised elections, few of them will survive until election day with others vanishing after elections. This is not the first election that has been dominated by such political parties with suspicio...
Trouble brews for Mugabe, Mnangagwa 14 April 2018 HARARE – Zimbabwe's costly military adventure in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) two decades ago continues to haunt the country, with a group of retired soldiers now accusing ousted former president Robert Mugabe and top military chiefs of looting rich diamond mines that were allegedly giv...
Nurses to go on strike 14 April 2018 HARARE – Nurses have threatened to go on strike next week if government fails to heed their demands for better pay and improved working conditions. This comes as their 14-day notice for strike has expired. Teachers have also put President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government on notice if it fail...
ED under pressure over cash crisis 13 April 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa faced growing pressure yesterday over remarks made by Justice minister Ziyambi Ziyambi in Parliament that government never promised to solve the current cash crisis in 100 days. Sworn in days after the overthrow of Robert Mugabe, Mnangagwa promised to guar...
'ED must be cautious in adopting Rwanda's development model' 13 April 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been warned against importing the Rwandan model of marketisation of the economy without democratisation and respect for fundamental civil and political liberties, analysts have said. This comes after Mnangagwa this week received the chief executive of ...
Panic as net closes in on forex abusers 4 April 2018 HARARE - Despite feigning bravado in public, companies fingered in the externalisation of foreign currency and other assets are making a beeline for the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) to negotiate relaxed deadlines within which they can rectify their positions. The Daily News can reveal that n...
White farmer savages ED over lost farm 4 April 2018 BULAWAYO - Figtree farmer, David Connolly who lost his farm to President Emmerson Mnangagwa's top aide Ray Ndhlukula, has made an amazing rant against the Zanu PF strongman by accusing him of not being sincere in his re-engagement drive. Connolly did not hide his bitterness against Mnangagwa, ...
President's foreign trips gobble millions 3 April 2018 HARARE - With Zimbabwe's leader Emmerson Mnangagwa in China for a seven-day State visit, his 13th foreign trip this year, his frequent travel abroad is stirring an outbreak of mass ridicule with some failing to differentiate him from his predecessor, the Daily News can report. Sworn-in as pres...
ED hires luxury Swiss plane to China 3 April 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa opted to hire a luxurious private plane to travel to China, abandoning the struggling national airliner Air Zimbabwe (AirZim), which has a plane of the same size albeit with no similar luxurious trappings. In a cocktail of austerity measures meant to prese...
Opinion divided over President's travel 3 April 2018 HARARE - Opinion was starkly divided yesterday over President Emmerson Mnangagwa's jet-setting, which has made him a visitor in his own country. Mnangagwa has been aggressive in his external engagements, both regional and internationally. While his publicists argue that the visits were mean...
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...
Chamisa mocks Mnangagwa 31 March 2018 HARARE - MDC leader Nelson Chamisa has mocked President Emmerson Mnangagwa over his scarf, adding that the 75-year-old politician does not even know what Wi-Fi is. Speaking at a rally in the capital this week, Chamisa said “He (Mnangagwa) is going around putting a scarf even when it is hot”. ...