Articles tagged 'phelekezela mphoko'

SOUTHERN NEWS | Mphoko slowly losing Choppies' battle 5 September 2018 BULAWAYO - Former vice president Phelekezela Mphoko is slowly but surely losing grip on the ownership and control of supermarket chain Choppies Zimbabwe, run by Nanavac Investments. Choppies entered the Zimbabwean market in 2013 in a partnership between a local investment Nanavac which had a 5...
Mphoko's son 'defrauds' Choppies 1 September 2018 BULAWAYO - Former vice president Phelekezela Mphoko's Choppies empire is falling apart after his son Siqokoqela, 40, was yesterday dragged to court for defrauding the shop of over $51 000. This comes after Siqokoqela's wife Nomagugu, 36 was also dragged to court on almost similar charges by Bo...
Mphoko's daughter-in-law up for extortion 21 August 2018 BULAWAYO - Former vice president Phelekezela Mphoko's daughter-in-law is in trouble after she allegedly ordered 15 Choppies Supermarket managers here to unlawfully give her $30 000 cash. This was after Nomagugu Mphoko, 36, allegedly threatened the managers with either dismissal or deportation ...
Mphoko loses $50m Daily News lawsuit 4 August 2018 HARARE - Former vice president Phelekezela Mphoko has lost his staggering $50 million lawsuit against the Associated Newspapers of Zimbabwe (ANZ) — the publishers of the Daily News, Daily News on Sunday and the Weekend Post. Mphoko had filed an appeal at the Supreme Court, challenging a High C...
Mphoko's ally in hot soup 24 July 2018 HARARE - A former Zimbabwe National Road Administration (Zinara) employee who was released from police custody by ex-vice president Phelekezela Mphoko in 2016 is now facing criminal prosecution over graft charges. Mphoko stirred controversy in July 2016, after he stormed Avondale Police Statio...
SOUTHERN NEWS | ED, Mphoko fight over pension 11 April 2018 BULAWAYO - President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government is at logger-heads with former vice president Phelekezela Mphoko over his pension, insisting that the fallen second-in-command must not enjoy full benefits because he did not serve a full term. Welshman Ncube, Mphoko's barrister, briefed the...
SOUTHERN NEWS | 'Mphoko is a liar: Tycoon 24 January 2018 BULAWAYO - Zimbabwean businessman Paul Evans, who fled the country two years ago for fear of political persecution over his business entity, has finally opened up, describing one of the alleged persecutors former vice president Phelekezela Mphoko as an outright liar. Paul Evans, who was the di...
SOUTHERN NEWS | Mphoko, Mlala sucked into another scam 17 January 2018 BULAWAYO - Former Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko has been sucked into a scandal which saw a local businessman fleeing Zimbabwe for fear of persecution as the former and his front liners allegedly took over his business entity. Paul Evans, who was the director of Golden Grill Fast Foods, fle...
Nothing amiss about 'opposition' lawyers representing Zanu PF clients 8 January 2018 HARARE - In the expanding anti-corruption crackdown on the country's political elite, several erstwhile senior ruling party members have been arraigned in the purge being pursued by new President Emmerson Mnangagwa. They face allegations of money laundering, bribery, extortion and exploiting p...
Tsvangirai sues Mphoko for $2m 21 December 2017 HARARE - MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai has filed a $2 million defamation suit against former vice president Phelekezela Mphoko. The suit pertains to statements made by Mphoko claiming Tsvangirai had participated in the murder of at least 20 000 civilians in Matabeleland during the Gukurahundi e...
Mugabe, Mphoko due for big payout 11 December 2017 HARARE – Treasury has increased the vote allocation to President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s office by $56 million — in a development analysts say is partly geared towards taking care of the exit packages of deposed former leader Robert Mugabe and former vice president Phelekezela Mphoko. Mugabe is r...
BCCW saga: ED asked to step in 6 December 2017 BULAWAYO - A former employee of Bulk Cash and Carry Wholesale (BCCW) involved in a dispute with his employers has petitioned President Emmerson Mnangagwa to launch a probe into alleged cases of externalisation at the firm. The allegations, constitute a serious crime in Zimbabwe under the Money...
Choppies Mutare looters in court 30 November 2017 MUTARE – Former vice president Phelekezela Mphoko’s Choppies Supermarket here lost $4 700 cash and $700 worth of alcohol when looters targeted it as people celebrated Robert Mugabe’s resignation from the presidency on Tuesday last week. Four people accused of the looting have since appeared be...
Mphoko sucked into nightclub wrangle 2 November 2017 HARARE - Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko has been sucked into a wrangle over the control of a popular entertainment joint located on the outskirts of the capital city, Harare. The property, Globetrotter — owned by the late businessman Dickson Sabawu — is at the centre of a feud involving the...
Mphoko, Speaker clash in Parliament 2 November 2017 HARARE - There was chaos in Parliament yesterday as Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko and deputy National Assembly Speaker Mabel Chinomona clashed over whether Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa was still the leader of the House. Mnangagwa has been the leader of government business in the eight...
Police block Gukurahundi commemoration 23 October 2017 KEZI - There was drama in Kezi, Matabeleland South Province on Saturday, when Ibhetshu Likazulu pressure group activists led by Zapu president Dumiso Dabengwa confronted dozens of riot police who had blocked their way to Bhalagwe, one of Gukurahundi atrocities flash points. The visit was meant...
'Stop using Gukurahundi for personal gain' 11 October 2017 HARARE - Former Magwegwe legislator Felix Mafa, who is on a solo crusade to have closure on the Gukurahundi atrocities, has challenged Zanu PF to stop an indirect election campaign using the atrocities. Under his registered organisation the Post Independent Survivors Trust (Pist) which was est...
SOUTHERN NEWS | AAG reports town clerk to Mugabe 20 September 2017 BULAWAYO - Indigenous pressure group, the Affirmative Action Group (AAG), has written to President Robert Mugabe to express its unhappiness with the decision by the Bulawayo City Council (BCC) to allocate gold claims to town clerk Christopher Dube and George Mlilo — the permanent secretary in the...
Zanu PF official charged with insulting Mphoko 16 September 2017 BULAWAYO - Zanu PF youth district chairperson Magura  Charumbira has been charged with insulting Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko in a telephone conversation, the latest to be arraigned under a tough presidential insult law. Charumbira is alleged to have threatened violence at the burial of t...
Tsvangirai, Mphoko in settlement talks 4 August 2017 HARARE - MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai is in talks to settle a defamation lawsuit against Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko, who alleged the former prime minister was once involved in an assassination attempt on the late national icon Joshua Nkomo and was also behind the Gukurahundi atrocities. ...
SOUTHERN NEWS | Tshinga Dube, Mlala tiff escalates 19 July 2017 BULAWAYO - The infighting over President Robert Mugabe’s succession has widened divisions among the country’s boisterous liberation war fighters, with high-profile war veterans — Tshinga Dube and George Mlala — escalating their tiff this week. Of late, Dube — the War Veterans minister — has be...
Mphoko wants death penalty for graft 18 July 2017 HARARE - Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko has called for sweeping law reforms which impose stiffer penalties such as cutting hands and shooting people tried and found guilty of corruption. Mphoko's calls are at odds with his colleague — Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa who has publicly said ...
Kasukuwere saga: Mugabe to play balancing act 14 June 2017 HARARE - The ruling Zanu PF party's supreme decision-making organ in between congresses, the politburo, meets in Harare today for another crunch meeting that could end the uncertainty surrounding Saviour Kasukuwere's future as the revolutionary party's national political commissar. The 47-year...
MPs fume over Mphoko Parly 'bunk' 11 May 2017 HARARE - Legislators on Tuesday slammed Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko for bunking the National Assembly during the second reading of the National Peace and Reconciliation Commission (NPRC) Bill. This was after Local Government minister Saviour Kasukuwere delivered the second reading speech...
Zanu PF burns as 'chefs' fight 25 April 2017 HARARE - The ugly tribal, factional and succession wars devouring President Robert Mugabe's ruling Zanu PF have once again reached worrying levels, amid revelations that the party faction opposed to Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa succeeding President Robert Mugabe is facing a complete annihila...