Articles tagged 'patrick chinamasa'

Mnangagwa skips to China 11 November 2017 HARARE - Former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa is now holed up in China after fleeing his home country within hours of being given the boot by his long-time ally, President Robert Mugabe. The Daily News can report that the 75-year-old politician, who was once tipped to succeed the incumbent...
Mnangagwa threats rattle Mugabe 10 November 2017 HARARE - Following exiled former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa's chilling threats that he would be back in the country in a few weeks' time to grab power from President Robert Mugabe, the Zanu PF government says it has put its security systems on high alert to thwart any rebellion. Mnangag...
Tsvangirai opens door for fired ED 10 November 2017 HARARE - MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai is keeping his options open in the wake of former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa's dismissal from Zanu PF and government by keeping the door wide open for a possible alliance with the 75-year-old ex-guerrilla fighter. In an interview with Sabc on Wednes...
ED flees into exile 9 November 2017 HARARE - Former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa has fled into self-imposed exile — vowing to come back and dislodge President Robert Mugabe from power, and also angrily accusing the long-ruling Zimbabwean leader of destroying and running the country like his private property. Mnangagwa, who ...
Mugabe mauls ED 9 November 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe yesterday accused his longtime aide and former deputy — Emmerson Mnangagwa of consulting prophets to succeed him — claiming that when matters came to a head last week, he thought their long-standing relationship would save him from expulsion. Mugabe was address...
ED pressured to join opposition 9 November 2017 HARARE - Former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa is under pressure from his allies and Zanu PF's rivals to join the ranks of opposition politics. Mnangagwa was sacked from government on Monday for “disloyalty, undermining presidential authority, fanning factionalism and plotting to unseat a s...
Mnangagwa flees into exile 9 November 2017 HARARE - Former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa has fled into self-imposed exile — vowing to come back and dislodge President Robert Mugabe from power, and also angrily accusing the long-ruling Zimbabwean leader of destroying and running the country like his private property. Mnangagwa, who ...
Mnangagwa blocked from leaving Zim 8 November 2017 HARARE - Former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa was subjected to a thorough security search yesterday before he was stopped from leaving Zimbabwe for the Mozambican port city of Beira by police manning the Forbes Border Post in Mutare. Apart from blocking Mnangagwa from leaving Zimbabwe for ...
VP Mnangagwa fired 7 November 2017 HARARE - Emmerson Mnangagwa has been fired from his position, a month before he could celebrate his third anniversary as vice president of the Republic. Breaking the news of Mnangagwa's sacking, minister of Media, Information and Broadcasting Services Simon Khaya Moyo said President Robert Mug...
ED's allies vanquished 7 November 2017 HARARE - Several allies of former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa have been fired by their respective provinces, with the decision now awaiting ratification by the Zanu PF politburo. There was a complete whitewash of Mnangagwa's acolytes in Manicaland, where a provincial coordinating committ...
Chinamasa under Zanu PF pressure 6 November 2017 HARARE - Zanu PF secretary for legal affairs Patrick Chinamasa has come under increasing pressure from Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s rivals to amend the party constitution to pave way for the election of a female VP. At the Zanu PF Victoria Falls conference in 2015, the party’s women’s l...
Facebook speaks on Zim users' security 31 October 2017 HARARE - Our Assistant Editor, Maxwell Sibanda, has received responses of questions sent to Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook.  Find below some excerpts of the interview with the Facebook spokesperson. Q: How safe are Facebook users given that government will be tightening its grip through introducti...
Facebook delivers early blow to Mugabe, Zim govt 30 October 2017 HARARE - Popular American online social media and networking service, Facebook — has assured its Zimbabwean network users that it will not share their private communication with President Robert Mugabe's government — even if there is such a request  as at it takes their privacy seriously. The ...
Facebook delivers blow to Mugabe, Zim govt 30 October 2017 HARARE - Popular American online social media and networking service, Facebook — has assured its Zimbabwean network users that it will not share their private communication with President Robert Mugabe’s government — even if there is such a request  as at it takes their privacy seriously. The ...
'Ministries created to embarrass appointees' 23 October 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's creation of obscure ministries is a political scandal meant to manage power dynamics within his ruling Zanu PF party, analysts contend. This month, the president created among others the ministry of Cyber Security and Threat Detection which has been a talking...
Media groups fret over Cyber ministry 15 October 2017 HARARE - Media groups and opposition parties are worried by the creation of the Cyber Security, Threat Detection and Mitigation ministry — which has  raised fears that the government will clamp down on freedom of expression and social media, as Zimbabwe hurtles towards next year's watershed elect...
Chinamasa's long history of embarrassments 15 October 2017 HARARE - My wife took off after our first child...Oh my kind of rambling life wasn't her kind of style...So I kind of toughed up and learned not to feel...They started calling me the man of steel... These are the lyrics in legendary American singer Hiram William's timeless classic, Man of Stee...
Be very, very afraid! 14 October 2017 HARARE - Timing always makes a difference either in successful execution of an idea or its dismal failure. This is why it is important to look critically at the timing of President Robert Mugabe’s Cabinet reshuffle on Monday. It is no longer debatable that since 2000 most of his appointed m...
Chinamasa should have been fired long back 13 October 2017 EDITOR — The man at the centre of economic decline in the Motherland is in the United States attending meetings meant for Treasury officials, with the shock from the non-event called a reshuffle in Zanu PF diction, poor Patrick will enjoy the longest and lonely trip back home. On arrival he wi...
Chombo's appointment 'staggering, reckless' 12 October 2017 HARARE - While new Finance minister Ignatius Chombo took up his new post on Tuesday, President Robert Mugabe's decision to replace Patrick Chinamasa was met with shock and disappointment. Mugabe moved Chinamasa from the Finance ministry on Monday to lead a new Cyber Security ministry that will...
Mugabe explains functions of Cyber Security ministry 11 October 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe has created the Cyber Security, Threat Detection and Mitigation ministry as an instrument to deal with abuse and unlawful conduct in cyberspace, his spokesperson said yesterday. This comes as the creation of the new ministry has sent shivers down the spines of ...
'Threats against social media unlawful' 2 October 2017 HARARE - Misa-Zimbabwe is disquieted by the string of threats that have recently been issued against the use of social media by citizens. This follows a series of threats by ministers Patrick Chinamasa, Mike Bimha and Chris Mushowe to tighten control over use of social media amid claims that t...
Mugabe rules out pay increase 17 August 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe has ruled out pay increase for civil servants in a development which marks a huge shift from his populist decisions which analysts have previously blamed for hurting the country's economy. Mugabe has consistently used State occasions such as the Independence Da...
Politics must not be enmity 1 August 2017 HARARE - Last week, there was furore in the National Assembly after Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa pulled a shocker — highly esteemed auditor-general (AG) Mildred Chiri was stepping down. The Treasury chief, to the dismay of legislators across the political divide, went on to announce that...
Parly shoots down Ndudzo appointment 28 July 2017 HARARE - Legislators across the political divide yesterday forced Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa to rescind the appointment of Mike Ndudzo as the new Auditor-General. The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) chief executive had been earmarked to replace the illustrious Mildred Chiri, w...