Articles tagged 'mphoko'

Mphoko under corruption probe 20 January 2018 HARARE - The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) is scrutinising a docket alleging abuse of office and obstruction of the course of justice by former vice president Phelekezela Mphoko while he was still in government. The NPA, responsible for instituting and undertaking criminal prosecutions ...
'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...
Ugly infighting rattles Zanu PF 29 August 2017 HARARE - Rival Zanu PF factions shall momentarily shift their focus to primary elections due to be held either in the final quarter of this year or early next year, as they battle for control of the National Assembly, the Daily News can report. The legislature, split into two – the upper chamb...
SOUTHERN NEWS | Go now, nurse tells Mugabe 16 August 2017 BULAWAYO - A fearless Bulawayo-based independent candidate, Vimbainashe Musvaburi, who is a nurse by profession, has challenged long ruling President Robert Mugabe to step down, arguing he is too old to continue running the country. Musvaburi, who recently announced her candidature for the Bul...
Nkomo's dream that never came true 20 June 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe’s late Vice President, Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo, is a man credited with shaping the country’s economic and social fibre. So much has been said about his exploits before, during, and after the country’s liberation struggle against white colonial rule. One of his many exploits w...
Things fall apart, as Mphoko breaks wind 6 February 2017 HARARE - That Zimbabwe once again finds itself on the edge politically and economically — and that the centre can no longer hold both within the ruling Zanu PF and in government — is not a subject for speculation or conjecture anymore. Indeed, it does not matter which way long-suffering Zimbab...
Mphoko makes a fool of himself 6 February 2017 HARARE - Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko embarrassed himself on national television on Saturday evening when he alleged, with a straight face, that popular political leader Morgan Tsvangirai was once involved in an assassination attempt on the late national icon Joshua Nkomo and was also behind...
Mphoko keeps fighting Daily News in court 17 January 2017 HARARE - Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko, pictured, who has twice lost a staggering $50 million lawsuit in the High Court against Associated Newspapers of Zimbabwe (ANZ) — the publishers of the Daily News, the Daily News on Sunday and the Weekend Post — has now filed an appeal in the same matte...
Mugabe won't delegate authority to deputies 14 January 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe has come under fire for being “greedy” and failing to cede power to his deputies, with the nonagenarian travelling on official business at a time he is supposed to be resting. Mugabe — who is on his month-long annual holiday — has embarked on high-profile trips...
Companies pressured to fund Zanu PF conference 7 December 2016 HARARE - Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko is reportedly pressuring blue-chip companies to sponsor the forthcoming Zanu PF conference in Masvingo, which many of the corporations have done for the ruling party for decades, amid reports the conclave is facing a critical funding shortfall. The pr...
Go hang: Defiant Moyo tells VP's camp 10 October 2016 HARARE - A defiant Higher Education minister, Jonathan Moyo, yesterday came out swinging, belting his Zanu PF foes and launching a passionate defence of his decision to approve a request for bicycles and three-wheeler motorbikes for community leaders in his Tsholotsho North constituency. Speak...
Mphoko, war vets exchange blows 4 June 2016 HARARE - War veterans yesterday responded with interest to a savage assault on them by Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko who accused them on Thursday of engaging in “treason” by endorsing Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa as President Robert Mugabe's shoe-in successor. In his Thursday polemic,...
Mutodi savages Mugabe, Mphoko 17 April 2016 HARARE - Outspoken Zanu PF activist and Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa loyalist Energy Mutodi (pictured) has fired yet another salvo at President Robert Mugabe and his deputy Phelekezela Mphoko saying the party's leadership is watching with false bravado like “toddlers” while another “bhora mu...
Mphoko takes on Daily News again 12 April 2016 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's thin-skinned deputy, Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko, has resuscitated his ginormous $50 million defamation claim against Associated Newspapers of Zimbabwe (ANZ) — publishers of the market-leading Daily News, Daily News on Sunday and the Weekend Post.
Zapu disowns VP Mphoko 11 April 2016 BULAWAYO - Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko's political life and much-disputed war credentials are set to come under more scrutiny in the coming weeks and months after Dumiso Dabengwa's Zapu asserted that the gaffe-prone VP had deserted the war and his comrades during the liberation struggle. ...
Mnangagwa in a tight spot 13 December 2015 VICTORIA FALLS - President Robert Mugabe finds himself between a rock and a hard place after Zanu PF members opposed to Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa succeeding him agitated yesterday for a firm timetable on the appointment of a woman to the ruling party's presidium. This means that Mugabe...
Mugabe savages war vets 13 December 2015 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe yesterday launched a scathing attack on boastful war veterans, many of whom are strong backers of embattled Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa who is said to harbour presidential aspirations. Party insiders told the Daily News on Sunday last night that the att...
First Lady steals show in Vic Falls 12 December 2015 VICTORIA FALLS - First  Lady Grace Mugabe (pictured) was the runaway star at the official opening of the post-congress Zanu PF's conference yesterday — with wild cheering and whistling punctuating the air each time her name was mentioned. Even though the increasingly influential women's le...
Mnangagwa's test has come 8 December 2015 HARARE - Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa's mooted ambitions to succeed President Robert Mugabe may have suffered a fatal blow yesterday after the post-congress Zanu PF's politburo appeared to embrace growing calls for a return of the women's quota system in the warring ruling party. Addressi...
Kasukuwere savages crooked party bigwigs 8 December 2015 HARARE - As the power struggle in the warring post-congress Zanu PF reaches boiling point, the party's national political commissar, Saviour Kasukuwere, has described Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko as a genuine war veteran who is neither “power-hungry” nor “crooked” like other senior party off...
'There is a plot to oust Mugabe' 7 December 2015 HARARE - Gloves are now truly off in the warring post-congress Zanu PF as the party meets for its potentially-explosive annual conference this week, with Local Government minister Saviour Kasukuwere openly accusing some of his comrades yesterday of plotting to oust President Robert Mugabe from po...
Another big blow for Mnangagwa 7 December 2015 HARARE - It appears as if it does not rain but pour for Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa's Zanu PF camp, as well as the VP's mooted ambitions to succeed President Robert Mugabe. Harare became the latest province yesterday to formally agitate for a return of a women's quota system in the warri...
Mutodi savages Mphoko for hotel stay 7 December 2015 HARARE - Outspoken Zanu PF member Energy Mutodi has added his voice among those calling on Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko to leave the presidential suite at Rainbow Towers hotel where he has been staying in opulence for the past 358 days and chewing an estimated $250 000 of the taxpayer's mone...
VP's allies plot Grace's demise 7 December 2015 HARARE - The stage is set for an explosive get-together as the warring post-congress Zanu PF meets for its annual conference in Victoria Falls this week amid revelations of plots and counterplots between Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa , and First Lady Grace Mugabe's supporters. Well-placed ...
Mugabe my only boss: First Lady 7 December 2015   HARARE - Furst Lady Grace Mugabe displayed refreshing candour yesterday when she praised the country's independent media and savaged State media, singling out The Herald newspaper for playing a destructive role in the post-congress Zanu PF's seemingly unstoppable factional and succession war...