Articles tagged 'mujuru'

Small parties roped in to legitimise Zanu PF 'win' 11 August 2018 HARARE - Zanu has gone into an overdrive to legitimise its contested poll victory by roping in fringe opposition parties to endorse the outcome of the just-ended elections. President-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa won the July 30 presidential election with 50,8 percent of the votes cast, against his...
Will all 118 political parties last the race? 15 April 2018 HARARE - While there are at least 118 political parties registered to take part in this year’s harmonised elections, few of them will survive until election day with others vanishing after elections. This is not the first election that has been dominated by such political parties with suspicio...
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...
Mujuru calls for fresh land audit 23 November 2017 HARARE - The Joice Mujuru-led National People's Party (NPP) has called on the Emmerson Mnangagwa government to carry out a fresh land audit to weed out multiple farm owners across the country. This comes after Zimbabwe's new leader Mnangagwa told a bumper crowd at the ruling Zanu PF headquarte...
Mujuru won't return to Zanu PF: Nyandoro 21 November 2017 HARARE - Former vice president Joice Mujuru has ruled rejoining Zanu PF notwithstanding a decision by the ruling party to rescind all expulsions made by the ruling party since 2014. The central committee —  which is the highest decision making body in Zanu PF — on Saturday extended an  olive b...
Tsvangirai, Mujuru eye transitional govt 19 November 2017 HARARE - While most Zimbabweans agree that a transitional government is the best way to go from here, analysts have warned opposition political parties that this fight is not theirs but that of Zanu PF. Opposition leaders Morgan Tsvangirai and Joice Mujuru have endorsed the “military stepping ...
Mujuru takes charge of new alliance 21 October 2017 HARARE - Former Vice President Joice Mujuru yesterday put further doubts on working with former Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai and others in a united coalition when she was elected leader of the People's Rainbow Coalition (PRC), an outfit detached from the MDC Alliance which comprises six oppos...
Chiefs available to highest bidder 18 September 2017 HARARE - Traditional chiefs — Zanu PF's unofficial political commissars — are playing hard to get with the ruling party, threatening to paralyse its campaign for next year's polls if Treasury does not consent to their inflationary demands, the Daily News can report. The chiefs, who have been i...
Mujuru warns Karangas to be wary of Mugabe threats 18 September 2017 HARARE - Former Vice President Joice Mujuru, who now leads the opposition National People's Party (NPP), has warned that President Robert Mugabe could unleash genocide on the Karanga population for opposing his grand plan of a dynasty. The NPP leader, who served as Mugabe's deputy for a decade...
Still no charges against Mujuru 19 August 2017 HARARE – Former vice president and National People’s Party (NPP) leader Joice Mujuru has said no criminal charges have been brought over allegations of corruption levelled against her in 2014, claiming the accusations were “politically motivated”. Corruption accusations against Mujuru were fir...
Liberation war leaders must step aside: Gumbo 20 June 2017 HARARE - Liberation war leaders should step aside without delay and allow new leadership of Zimbabwe whose political and economic implosion is worsening, liberation war icon Rugare Gumbo (pictured) has said. Gumbo, who is now an elder in the opposition Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) having been k...
'Coalition will bury Mugabe' 19 June 2017 HARARE – Opposition political parties have warned President Robert Mugabe that he should brace for the worst page of his long political life as he not only faces an internal revolt in his party ahead of next year's elections, but also a rout from their grand coalition. Mugabe, who turns 94 nex...
Political interests impede value of inquests 16 June 2017 HARARE – This week, the State ordered an inquest into the suspicious death of former Cabinet minister and diplomat, Amos Midzi, who was found lifeless at the back of his car two years ago at his Marirangwe farm, a few kilometres outside the capital. His death came after he had been suspended f...
Mujuru, Khupe accused in plot to oust Tsvangirai 13 June 2017 HARARE - With the clock ticking towards make-or-break harmonised polls next year, the MDC has been plunged into another hair-raising conspiracy linking some of its top officials to a plot to block Morgan Tsvangirai from leading a grand coalition against President Robert Mugabe's Zanu PF party. ...
Factionalism threatens to tear Mujuru's NPP 13 June 2017 BULAWAYO - National People’s Party (NPP) leader Joice Mujuru has admitted that all is not well in her Bulawayo party structures, in a development she attributed to infiltration. Factionalism and tribalism are threatening to tear the party apart. Two factions, one rallying behind Samuel Sipe...
Mujuru takes on Tsvangirai 12 June 2017 HARARE - In remarks that are likely to stoke tensions within opposition ranks, former Vice President Joice Mujuru has once again punted herself to lead the country's envisaged grand coalition, at the same time seemingly questioning the suitability of MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai to front the moot...
Mujuru regrets campaigning for Mugabe, Zanu PF 9 June 2017 BULAWAYO - Opposition National People's Party (NPP) leader Joice Mujuru yesterday said she regretted campaigning for President Robert Mugabe and his Zanu PF ahead of the 2013 elections, a development she said has resulted in untold suffering to the masses. Addressing thousands of supporters du...
Women agitate for a better deal in Zim 7 May 2017 HARARE - Former Vice President Joice Mujuru yesterday led women from various opposition parties calling for their increased participation and representation in both Parliament and the government after next year’s make-or-break national elections. The campaign comes weeks after opposition leade...
Mugabe the ultimate 'prophet' 7 May 2017 HARARE - While the majority of Zimbabweans believe in prophecy in the Christian sense, there is one “prophet” they must surely consider following religiously and heeding his words when he says something politically — President Robert Mugabe. Following her axing from Zanu PF and government in 2...
'Opposition alliance raises regime change prospects' 23 April 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe's opposition political parties announced an alliance last week to fight next year's presidential and parliamentary elections against President Robert Mugabe and his long-ruling Zanu PF, in a move hailed by analysts as a “very promising development”. Mugabe, 93, is seeking an ...
Mujuru's party suffers stillbirth 1 April 2017 HARARE - Former  Vice President Joice Mujuru's newly-launched National People's Party (NPP) is struggling to get out of first gear — this coming hardly a month after she left the Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) party under a cloud, following her nasty public fallout with its founding fathers. But ...
Charlatans are burying Mujuru 1 April 2017 HARARE - With a mere three months of the new year gone, 2017 is already turning out to be yet another annus horribilis (horrible year) for former vice president and now leader of the floundering National People's Party, Joice Mujuru. Indeed, it's not just continuing to rain for Mujuru, it's po...
Mujuru dithers on opposition coalition 25 March 2017 HARARE - Some small opposition parties, including former Vice President Joice Mujuru's National People's Party (NPP), are not yet ready to endorse MDC president Morgan Tsvangirai as the leader of the country's mooted opposition alliance ahead of next year's much-anticipated national elections. ...
Tsvangirai speaks on Mujuru, Mutasa 11 March 2017 HARARE - Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai says the public spats between former Vice President Joice Mujuru and her erstwhile Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) colleagues, Didymus Mutasa and Rugare Gumbo, will not scuttle the country's mooted grand coalition. Addressing the media on Thursday after...
Mujuru speaks on her wealth 11 March 2017 HARARE - Former vice president Joice Mujuru has opened up on her wealth, dismissing claims that she is superrich, with interests in the diamond-rich Chiadzwa fields, as a joke. Speaking on BBC's Hardtalk, the ex-top Zanu PF official — turned President Robert Mugabe's fierce rival — said she on...