Articles tagged 'mnangagwa'

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...
EU envoy slams partisan ZBC coverage 3 February 2018 HARARE - A top European Union (EU) envoy in Harare has decried the partisan coverage of political events by State broadcaster ZBC saying it is still closed to opposition political players and does not reflect the new democratic trajectory espoused by President Emmerson Mnangagwa. This comes am...
New land deal for white farmers hailed but... 3 February 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s move to issue 99-year leases to the few remaining white farmers in a bid to end discrimination along racial lines in agriculture has been hailed as a goodwill gesture amid calls to just give the commercial farmers full ownership. Perrance Shiri, the Land...
Doctors threaten to down tools 20 January 2018 HARARE - The country's medical doctors are threatening to down tools if government does not increase their on-call allowances by 50 percent, among other demands. In a letter dated January 18, 2018, addressed to the minister of Health and Child Care David Parirenyatwa, the doctors said their de...
Kangai asks Mnangagwa to probe Mandiwanzira 4 January 2018 HARARE - Former NetOne chief executive officer Reward Kangai has asked President Emmerson Mnangagwa to hold a wide-ranging judicial inquiry into the alleged criminal abuse of office and untested corruption allegations he has levelled against Supa Mandiwanzira, the Information Communication Techno...
Poll test for Mnangagwa 2 January 2018 HARARE – Political careers of a number of bigwigs in Zanu PF are hanging by the thread as more and more cadres in the lower ranks of the party are itching to take them head on during primary polls set for the first quarter of this year, the Daily News can report. In previous party polls, Zanu ...
Mthwakazi youths arrest outrageous: Rights groups 2 January 2018 HARARE - Civil society groups have said it was an “outrage” for government to arrest 10 Mthwakazi Republic Party (MRP) youths who exercised their right to demonstrate in Bulawayo last weekend against President Emmerson Mnangagwa for his alleged involvement in the 1980s Gukurahundi genocide. Ab...
Where is the opposition? 2 January 2018 HARARE - Zimbabweans will be going to the polls in the next six months to elect their National Assembly and council representatives, including their president. To all intents and purposes, Zanu PF looks better prepared for the polls. Last November, the party dethroned its former leader, Rob...
'Lack of resources hindering growth' 1 January 2018 HARARE – Lack of resources — material, technological and financial — remains a serious obstacle to the development of Zimbabwean entrepreneurs, the Affirmative Action Group (AAG) has said. The empowerment lobby group said this in a congratulatory message to retired general Constantino Chiwenga...
Mohadi hails ED - voices his ambition 1 January 2018 BULAWAYO - Vice President Kembo Mohadi yesterday spoke of his immense admiration for President Emmerson Mnangagwa, while subtly laying bare his own higher political ambitions. The reserved Mohadi told worshippers, who packed the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) Hall here for a church g...
Balooning prices dampen Xmas 23 December 2017 HARARE - Thousands of ordinary Zimbabweans who had anticipated having a decent festive season — on the back of promising policies by President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government — risk enduring a bleak Christmas as retailers have hiked prices of foodstuffs. This comes as Mnangagwa's government th...
Zipra veterans defiant on VP 23 December 2017 HARARE – President Emmerson Mnangagwa appears to have made up his decision on who will become his deputies but ex Zipra officials — a military wing of Zapu during the liberation struggle — still want to have a say on who should be picked from their side. Former Commander of the Defence Forces ...
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...