Articles tagged 'mnangagwa'

Acie Lumumba spills the beans 4 November 2018 HARARE - In a shocking claim which could put under pressure Finance minister Mthuli Ncube under further political scrutiny, rabble-rousing influence peddler — William Gerald Mutumanje — is spilling the beans on his recent hatchet job on the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ). The maverick former Z...
Govt targets tax dodgers 4 November 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa is finalising drafting legislation that will restore stability and eliminate mischief in the money markets, his spokesperson George Charamba told the Daily News on Sunday this week. Charamba also revealed that Mnangagwa will use emergency powers to deal wi...
One year after soft coup 4 November 2018 HARARE - When Zimbabwe's army took power in a bloodless coup exactly one year ago, it promised to bring happiness back by ending social and economic suffering. The military said the coup was needed to “target criminals” around then president, Robert Mugabe and to stamp out corruption which had...
ED says Mangudya beyond reproach 4 November 2018 HARARE - Despite explosive broadsides being fired at the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) governor John Mangudya, the 55-year-old neoclassical economist-turned banker will stay on in his job until February 2023. In an exclusive interview with the Daily News on Sunday, presidential spokesperson G...
'No oil, gas discoveries yet' 3 November 2018 HARARE – President Emmerson Mnangagwa was yesterday left with egg on the face after a company he claimed had discovered oil and gas deposits in Muzarabani dismissed the claims. An excited Mnangagwa told journalists on Thursday that oil and gas had been discovered in Muzarabani through explorat...
ED officially installed HIT chancellor 3 November 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa was yesterday installed as the chancellor of the Harare Institute of Technology (HIT) at the university’s 9th graduation ceremony in Harare. Higher and Tertiary Education minister Amon Murwira, among other government officials accompanied him. In his ac...
Tycoon divides ex-combatants 2 November 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa's staunchest backers — the war veterans — are now divided over State capture allegations that have sucked in oil tycoon, Kudakwashe Tagwirei. While the chairperson of the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) Christopher Mutsvangwa...
ED hails oil find in Muzarabani 2 November 2018 HARARE - An Australian firm has found an oil field in northern Muzarabani, the first to be discovered in Zimbabwe, with $20 million required to drill an exploration well, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said yesterday. Describing the find as “truly incredible”, Mnangagwa said government was enter...
Lumumba plans to tell all this Sunday 2 November 2018 HARARE - Controversial activist Acie Lumumba is threatening to spill more beans on Sunday, barely a week after his exposé ruffled feathers in the corridors of power. The self-proclaimed corruption buster said he will on Sunday expose the powerful people behind “Queen Bee”, whom many suspect to...
ED to be installed as HIT Chancellor 2 November 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa will be installed as the second Chancellor of the Harare Institute of Technology (HIT) today. Mnangagwa is also expected to cap 364 graduands at the ceremony to be held at the university campus in Belvedere, Harare. According to a statement published in...
ED to extend central bank governor's term 2 November 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa is extending the term of central bank governor John Mangudya which is due to expire in February, a spokesperson said yesterday. Mangudya has been in the post since March 2014 and is widely seen as a guarantor of monetary stability, although the Reserve Ban...
Split in Cabinet over transaction tax 9 October 2018 HARARE - The recently announced tax regime has divided President Emmerson Mnangagwa's Cabinet right through the middle with a section of it pushing hard to have the austerity measures reversed to ease the suffering among ordinary Zimbabweans, the Daily News can report. Early last week, Finance...
Companies close as Zim burns 9 October 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe's fragile economy continued to implode yesterday as several companies temporarily shut down at a time prices of basic commodities continue to rise exponentially due to lack of foreign currency. Sifelani Jabangwe, president of the Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries, yesterda...
I have 10yrs to empower women: ED 9 October 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said he will be in power for 10 years and during that time, he will champion women empowerment and increase the per capita income of the country to over three thousand. Mnangagwa said this at a Professional Women Executives and Business Women's Forum (...
Re-assigned Zanu PF bigwigs off to China for study tour 8 October 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa's ruling Zanu PF is sending a delegation of party bigwigs to China and the sub-region to engage sister liberation movement to compare notes as to how their parties relate to government. This comes after Zanu PF bigwigs who failed to make it in Cabinet were...
Govt gazettes Mpofu resignation 8 October 2018 HARARE – Government has formalised the resignation of Obert Mpofu from Parliament through publication of a notice in the latest government gazette. Mpofu resigned as Matabeleland North Senator last month to pave way for newly- appointed Home Affairs minister Cain Mathema to take up his Cabinet...
Economy burns as parties fight 13 August 2018 HARARE - It is a crying shame that Zimbabwe's political stalemate, in the wake of the hotly-disputed July 30 presidential poll, has pushed the urgent need for the country to fix its ailing economy on the back-burner — as price hikes and severe shortages of cash, foreign currency and fuel continue...
Zim's 2018 poll aftermath: Personal but collective political catharsis 12 August 2018 HARARE – There was always going to be a disputed winner of Zimbabwe's 2018 elections, especially after Robert Mugabe was no longer on the presidential ballot paper. And it was always going to be very personal. In a number of ways. Firstly, it was the personalities that were running for office ...
Angry ED hunts Zanu PF rebels 12 August 2018 HARARE - An angry President Emmerson Mnangagwa has joined war veterans in accusing some senior Zanu PF officials of trying to engineer his downfall during the July 30 polls by encouraging party followers to vote for opposition leader Nelson Chamisa. This comes after Mnangagwa came perilously c...
I won the presidential poll with 60%, Chamisa tells Con-Court 12 August 2018 HARARE - Opposition leader Nelson Chamisa claims in his petition challenging the outcome of the July 30 presidential elections that he won the polls with 60 percent, citing several mathematical inconsistencies he says  if corrected would reduce President Emmerson Mnangagwa's tally to below 50 per...
US sanctions expected to sow misery in Zim 12 August 2018 HARARE - The decision by President Donald Trump to extend sanctions on President Emmerson Mnangagwa's administration came after Zimbabwe's new government failed to meet international obligations, and spurned an offer for a willing partner in the United States, analysts have said. This means Zi...
Court to decide Zim's new leader 11 August 2018 HARARE - Opposition leader Nelson Chamisa finally filed his court challenge against President Emmerson Mnangagwa's hotly-disputed victory in the July 30 election yesterday — thereby suspending tomorrow's planned inauguration of Zimbabwe's new leader. In essence, Chamisa is seeking to either ha...
Mnangagwa caught offside again 11 August 2018   HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa's stunning revelation that he ordered the release of MDC Alliance co-principal Tendai Biti on Thursday has been condemned by the legal fraternity, which strongly feels that it has exposed how the Executive interferes with court processes. In an image-...
Presidential election results contain disturbing arithmetic errors: ERC 11 August 2018   HARARE - The results announced by the electoral commission reflect ill-preparedness and gross inaccuracies, the Election Resource Centre (ERC) has said. President Emmerson Mnangagwa received 50,8 percent of the vote while main opposition challenger Nelson Chamisa received 44,3 percent. ...
'Madzibaba Gathry lied he has cancer' 11 August 2018 HARARE - A Harare court yesterday dismissed claims by self-styled Harare prophet Gathry Chiredzero (aka Madzibaba Guthry) that he was denied access to liver cancer treatment by the Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services after prison health experts examined him and discovered that he was free ...