Articles tagged 'mnangagwa'

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 ...
Zim now a divided nation 11 August 2018 HARARE - The recently-held harmonised elections have left Zimbabwe as a divided nation. The governing Zanu PF won a two-thirds majority in the National Assembly while incumbent President Emmerson Mnangagwa narrowly beat MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa in the presidential ballot. Chamisa has...
Trump signs Zim sanctions into law 11 August 2018 HARARE - US President Donald Trump has signed into law new sanctions against Zimbabwe on Wednesday, ending hopes for better ties with the Trump administration. The Zimbabwe Democracy and Economic Recovery Amendment Act of 2018, which amends the Zimbabwe Democracy and Economic Recovery Act of 2...
Top cleric decries dearth of democracy 11 August 2018 MUTARE - The heightening tensions in Zimbabwe over the disputed July 30 elections have betrayed Zanu PF and the MDC Alliance’s lack of appreciation of democracy, a prominent cleric has said. Retired Anglican bishop Sebastian Bakare told the Daily News yesterday that the protagonists in the evo...
'Zim under military rule' 11 August 2018 BULAWAYO - Former Zipra intelligence supremo, Dumiso Dabengwa has sensationally claimed that Zimbabwe is now under military rule. A former Home Affairs minister and leader of Zapu, Dabengwa alleged yesterday that crucial national decisions were being made by the military. “After the Novembe...
Zim electoral logjam: Possible win-win routes 7 August 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe is on the edge of bedlam owing to a disputed presidential poll. A declared winner of the poll, Emmerson Mnangagwa, is seemingly not in full control of apparatus of the State security. Official, albeit disputed, elections results show that Mnangagwa “won” by a small margin ...
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...