Articles tagged 'people first'

Mugabe didn't fire me: Mujuru 29 February 2016 HARARE - In a surprising revelation, former Vice President Joice Mujuru said at the weekend that contrary to the widely-held belief that she had been fired from the warring Zanu PF, she had in fact left the party on her own accord. Addressing hundreds of war veterans in Chegutu on Saturday, Mu...
Mujuru poses real threat to Zanu PF 23 February 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe's renowned girl guerrilla and anti-colonialism activist, Joice Mujuru, who is set to launch her political outfit soon, poses a credible threat to the hegemony of Zanu PF and represents the first real opportunity for a change of regime, a respected South Africa-based think tank h...
Mujuru haunts Zanu PF 21 February 2016 HARARE - Eeven in death former army general Solomon Mujuru, the only man that could stand up to President Robert Mugabe seems to be giving the 92-year-old leader some sleepless nights — as his wife Joice is grabbing more and more supporters from the divided Zanu PF. Although Mujuru died in 201...
Mujuru harvests more from Zanu PF 15 February 2016 HARARE - More Zanu PF officials, including former ministers, continue to stampede to join former Vice President Joice Mujuru's recently registered Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) party. Among those who recently ditched the ruling party to join ZPF are former deputy Information minister, Bright Mat...
Mujuru turns down Zanu PF 8 February 2016 HARARE - Amid stunning revelations that the Zanu PF faction behind President Robert Mugabe's embattled deputy, Emmerson Mnangagwa, is reaching out to former Vice President Joice Mujuru and her followers, the widow of the late liberation struggle icon, General Solomon Mujuru, says the idea is “a n...
Mujuru's People First roars to life 29 January 2016 HARARE - The battle for political supremacy in the country ahead of the eagerly-anticipated 2018 national elections is getting hotter, with former Vice President Joice Mujuru finally moving to register her People First movement with the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec). An elated People Fir...
Mujuru MPs face the gun 28 January 2016 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's warring post-congress Zanu PF is ruthlessly moving to rid itself of all the remaining perceived supporters of former Vice President Joice Mujuru from within its ranks, including dozens of sitting MPs. Well-placed Zanu PF sources told the Daily News yesterday ...
War vets defect to People First 19 January 2016 HARARE - A number of war veterans have dumped Zanu PF for People First (PF) as the yet-to-be-launched Joice Mujuru political formation gains more ground. This came out during a PF meeting held in Masvingo on Saturday. Attended by former Zanu PF senior officials Dzikamai Mavhaire, Kudakwashe...
Mujuru gains more ground 18 January 2016 HARARE - After harvesting dozens of post-congress Zanu PF officials around the country in the past few weeks, former Vice President Joice Mujuru's People First is now on a roll, with almost the entire leadership of Simba Makoni's Mavambo/Kusile/Dawn (MKD) party defecting to the movement on Friday...
Zanu PF loses more to Mujuru 15 January 2016 HARARE - As predicted, the worst nightmares of President Robert Mugabe's warring post-congress Zanu PF are now being confirmed as dozens of the party's cadres around the country ditch the former liberation movement for former Vice President Joice Mujuru's People First. High-ranking ruling part...
Tsvangirai, Mujuru ratchet up pressure on Mugabe 7 January 2016 HARARE - Political tension is rising in Zimbabwe, with some parts of the country being rocked by intermittent violence, riots and strikes — amid revelations yesterday that leading opposition players are ratcheting up their plans to either impeach President Robert Mugabe or force an early general ...
Mujuru fishes in Zanu PF pond 7 January 2016 HARARE - Post-congress Zanu PF insiders say many of the party's structures are in turmoil amid reports that former Vice President Joice Mujuru's yet-to-be launched People First outfit is vigorously “fishing” for members from among their ranks. Following her expulsion from both the government a...
I'm not a traitor: Gumbo 7 January 2016 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe recently described former Zanu-PF spokesperson Rugare Gumbo  (RG)as a traitor. The Daily News caught up with the former Dare Rechimurenga supremo to discuss this and  recent developments in the country.  Below are excerpts of an interview with our Chief Writer,...
Mujuru rattles jittery Zanu PF 2 January 2016 HARARE - A panicky post-congress Zanu PF is making frantic preparations for yet more Parliamentary by-elections after it emerged earlier this week that dozens of the party's legislators are holding meetings with former Vice President Joice Mujuru with the intention of joining her People First mov...
Zanu PF MPs meet Mujuru 31 December 2015 HARARE - The worst nightmares of President Robert Mugabe's warring post-congress Zanu PF could soon be confirmed as dozens of the party's legislators are holding meetings with former Vice President Joice Mujuru with the intention of joining her People First movement, the Daily News can reveal exc...
Mugabe's Zanu PF in new mammoth crisis 21 December 2015 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's warring post-congress Zanu PF faces another debilitating crisis, a second “Bhora Musango”, after it emerged yesterday that a number of the party's legislators are readying themselves to join former Vice President Joice Mujuru's People First movement. Were thi...
Tsvangirai, Mujuru sign 'elections' deal 17 December 2015 HARARE - Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai and former Vice President Joice Mujuru have come closer to forging an alliance to oust the post-congress Zanu PF from power after the People First movement signed the National Electoral Reform Agenda (Nera) document that agitates for crucial electoral ...
'Mujuru will act on Gukurahundi' 14 December 2015 BULAWAYO - Former Vice President Joice Mujuru will act decisively on the thorny military killings of the early 1980s, known as Gukurahundi — that left an estimated 20 000 innocent civilians dead mainly in Matabeleland and the Midlands — when she comes to power, one of her aides says. Addressin...
Mujuru meets her supporters 3 December 2015 HARARE - Former Vice President Joice Mujuru (pictured) has started meeting her supporters and interacting with structures of the “original” Zanu PF that uses the slogan People First, in a move that signals that it is now truly game on between her movement and President Robert Mugabe's warring pos...
'It's now or never folks' 1 December 2015 HARARE - With President Robert Mugabe's post-congress Zanu PF teetering on the brink of a complete implosion due to its seemingly unstoppable factional and succession wars, the People First movement says there has never been a better time for Zimbabweans to push for their “total independence”. ...
Mutasa resurfaces 28 November 2015 HARARE - Former Presidential Affairs minister Didymus Mutasa made a surprise appearance in public on Thursday evening at the launch of veteran nationalist and former Midlands Provincial Governor Cephas Msipa's book In Pursuit of Freedom and Justice: A Memoir in Harare on Thursday evening. [Goo...
Mujuru followers get death threats 25 November 2015 HARARE - Supporters of former Vice President Joice Mujuru and her People First project say they are receiving death threats for campaigning for her and the movement. Victims of the terror campaign told the Daily News yesterday that the blood-curdling threats against them had been a big problem...
Mugabe, wife lying: Mujuru 24 November 2015 HARARE - Former Vice President Joice Mujuru last night angrily denied claims by President Robert Mugabe and the post-congress Zanu PF that she ever plotted to oust and assassinate him, warning the nonagenarian that her plans to form a political party under the People First banner were alive and w...
Zanu PF wants Mujuru back 16 November 2015 HARARE - Rattled by the dramatic re-entry into formal politics by former Vice President Joice Mujuru two months ago, as well as the prospects of her working with opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai ahead of the 2018 national elections, some members of a panicky post-congress Zanu PF are apparentl...
Zanu PF cranks up Mujuru blitz 9 November 2015 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's panicking post-congress Zanu PF has stepped up its efforts to sow seeds of divisions and destroy the People First movement that is presumptively led by former Vice President Joice Mujuru, the Daily News has learnt. Well-placed sources said at the weekend that...