Articles tagged 'mugabe'

'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 ...
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...
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...
Mnangagwa sworn in as Zim president 24 November 2017 HARARE - Emmerson Mnangagwa was sworn in on Friday as president of Zimbabwe in front of thousands of cheering supporters at Harare's national stadium, bringing the final curtain down on the 37-year rule of Robert Mugabe. Taking his oath of office, the 75-year-old known as the Crocodile vowed t...
Let's get Zim to work again 24 November 2017 HARARE - The 21st of November will go down in memory lane as one of the most important days in the history of independent Zimbabwe. It's a day long-serving president, Robert Mugabe, left office under pressure from sectors that for so long had been the centrifugal forces coalescing around him to d...
I've no sympathy for Mugabe: Khama 24 November 2017 HARARE - Botswana President Ian Khama has said he does not wish ousted President Robert Mugabe well but does not wish him ill either following a tragic end to his repressive 37-year rule on Tuesday. Mugabe was forced to resign as president after nearly four decades in power, halting impeachmen...
National Budget presentation delayed 23 November 2017 HARARE - Events surrounding the exit of Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe have delayed the National Budget presentation which was scheduled for yesterday, November 23, 2017. According to legal and parliamentary watchdog, Veritas, the fast-moving events of the past week caused a change ...
Lawyers call for release of political prisoners 23 November 2017 HARARE - Human rights defenders yesterday called on Zimbabwe's new Emmerson Mnangagwa-led government to release political prisoners, respect freedom of expression and freedom of assembly. This comes after Robert Mugabe, who had led Zimbabwe as president from 1987, stepped down on Tuesday under...
Harare to escalate crackdown on vending 23 November 2017 HARARE - Harare City Council has vowed to continue the clampdown against illegal vending in the Central Business District, city spokesperson Michael Chideme said yesterday. This comes as vendors have begun trickling back into the CBD following the fall of Robert Mugabe. In an interview with...
Mnangagwa calls for unity, inclusivity 23 November 2017 HARARE – President-in-waiting Emmerson Mnangagwa returned home yesterday to lead a country that is so desperate for unity and fresh ideas after enduring 37 years of largely unfulfilled dreams under Robert Mugabe who was forced to resign on Tuesday. Mnangagwa, who had been in self-imposed exile...
The mighty do fall after all 23 November 2017 HARARE - It is hard to believe that Robert Mugabe has disappeared from the Zimbabwean political landscape which he dominated for the past 37 years, marking the end of one of the longest political careers the world over. The excitement that gripped Harare, with car hooters booming on the street...
Be wary of being used by politicians 23 November 2017 HARARE - Events of the past few days have shown how important it is for Zimbabweans to guard against being used by politicians for their own selfish gains. Former president Robert Mugabe's wife, Grace, is one individual who enjoyed having people making a beeline to attend her rallies while gov...
World leaders welcome Mugabe ouster 23 November 2017 HARARE - World leaders yesterday welcomed the Zimbabwean army’s ouster of President Robert Mugabe on Wednesday following days of unrest in a country devastated by economic ruin. Mugabe tendered his resignation letter on Tuesday, halting an impeachment hearing by a joint sitting of Parliament t...
Zimbabweans dance all night long 23 November 2017 HARARE - Tens of thousands of Zimbabweans danced all night to celebrate President Robert Mugabe's resignation on Tuesday after a military intervention. Jubilant Zimbabweans celebrated in the streets until the early hours of Wednesday morning. When the resignation news was first announced to...
I'm a servant of the people - Mnangagwa 22 November 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe's President-designate Emmerson Mnangagwa returned to the country from exile today before going on to address a crowd at the Zanu PF HQ where he promised to be a “servant of the people”. Mnangagwa, 75, will be sworn in as Zimbabwe's second president on Friday taking over from ...
Mnangagwa rises as Mugabe falls 22 November 2017 HARARE – The curtain finally came down on President Robert Mugabe's 37-year rule, as he resigned with immediate effect yesterday, triggering massive celebrations across the country. Mugabe had been under siege since the country's military intervened last week to restore order and rescue the ec...
Meet Zimbabwe's President-designate 22 November 2017 HARARE - Emmerson Mnangagwa is due to be sworn-in this week as President of the Republic of Zimbabwe. The 75-year-old takes over from Robert Mugabe, becoming the second president of independent Zimbabwe since the fall of colonial rule from Britain in 1980. Mugabe's surprise decision to tend...
Mugabe falls on his own sword 22 November 2017 HARARE - The world's oldest leader — Robert Gabriel Mugabe — threw in the towel late yesterday afternoon, putting an end to a chequered political history by any standards, one that started when he became Prime Minister of independent Zimbabwe following the Lancaster House Agreement of 1979 which ...
Tsvangirai speaks on post Mugabe era 22 November 2017 HARARE - MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai believes the removal of Robert Mugabe as president must be followed by free and fair elections. He told thousands of people who had gathered at the Africa Unity Square in support of Mugabe's impeachment motion that comprehensive electoral reforms must prec...
Observe the law, says Chiwenga 22 November 2017 HARARE - Following Robert Mugabe's exit yesterday, “The People's General”, Constantino Chiwenga, pictured, last night called upon Zimbabweans “across the political divide to exercise maximum restraint and observe law and order”. Chiwenga, who was flanked by other service chiefs at the Josiah...
A look at Mugabe's 37 years in power 22 November 2017 HARARE - February 21, 1924 – Robert Mugabe is born 1960 – Mugabe joins the National Democratic Party and after it was banned in September, he formed the group; Zimbabwe African Peoples Union (Zapu), which was led by Joshua Nkomo. 1963 – He left Zapu and formed the Zimbabwe African National ...
BREAKING NEWS: Mugabe resigns as Zimbabwe president 21 November 2017   HARARE - President Robert Mugabe has tendered in his resignation as an impeachment hearing to remove him from office was underway in the capital this evening.   National Assembly speaker Jacob Mudenda read out Mugabe's resignation letter following legislators to halt the impeachment proc...
Another protest against Mugabe 21 November 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) is plotting the mother-of-all-demonstrations in Zimbabwe's capital Harare to put pressure on President Robert Mugabe to leave office. Mugabe, 93, has been refusing to leave office despite immense pressure from his ruli...