Articles tagged 'promise mkwananzi'

Activists acquitted over bond notes protest 13 May 2017 HARARE - Three #Tajamuka leaders were yesterday acquitted of charges of mobilising against the introduction of bond notes last year. The trio — #Tajamuka spokesperson Promise Mkwananzi, 35, Mehluli Dube, 35, and 23-year-old Kudakwashe Manjonjo — were facing charges of addressing a media briefi...
Pressure groups take gvt head-on 3 May 2017 HARARE - Pressure groups yesterday put President Robert Mugabe and his warring ruling Zanu PF on notice, saying they would combine forces and embark on mega protests to force the government to stem Zimbabwe’s worsening political and economic rot. Led by prominent activist clergyman, Evan Mawar...
Court frees 74 'anti-Mugabe protesters' 23 March 2017 HARARE - Harare magistrate Barbra Chimboza yesterday freed 74 protesters accused of burning State-owned vehicles during an anti-President Robert Mugabe demonstration dubbed #MyZimbabwe last year. The 74 — together with freelance journalist James Jemwa — were acquitted following a successful ap...
No State witness in Mkwananzi trial 18 March 2017 HARARE - Anti-President Robert Mugabe activist Promise Mkwananzi yesterday notified the court of his intentions to file for further remand refusal because there are no State witnesses for trial to progress. He — together with 21 other activists — appeared before magistrate Lazini Ncube facing ...
'Sheriff bungled Mugabe Con-Court case' 14 February 2017 HARARE - #Tajamuka leader Promise Mkwananzi's attorney has slammed the Sheriff of the High Court for bungling the case in which the Constitutional Court (Con-Court) dismissed the activist's challenge that President Robert Mugabe was violating the Constitution by violently quashing protests. Th...
Court sheriffs must be probed 14 February 2017 HARARE - The office of the Sheriff of the High Court must be investigated for poor supervision which has resulted in messengers of court serving papers to defendants at wrong addresses. A lot of people in Zimbabwe were not particularly surprised last week when the Con-Court threw out Promise M...
#Tajamuka to appeal Mugabe 'protests' ruling 10 February 2017 HARARE - Political activist Promise Mkwananzi said he is appealing against a Wednesday Constitutional Court (Con-Court) ruling which dismissed his challenge that President Robert Mugabe was violating Zimbabwe’s Constitution by violently quashing street protests. The #Tajamuka/Sesijikile protes...
Con-Court dismisses Mugabe fitness suit 9 February 2017 HARARE - The Constitutional Court (Con-Court) yesterday threw out on a technicality, an application filed by Tajamuka/Sesijikile leader Promise Mkwananzi, challenging President Robert Mugabe's fitness to remain in office, given his advanced age and alleged violations of the national Constitution....
#Tajamuka leaders trial date set 18 January 2017 HARARE - Three #Tajamuka leaders accused of addressing a media briefing against the introduction of bond notes last year will stand trial on February 17. #Tajamuka spokesperson Promise Mkwananzi, 35, is being jointly charged with activists Mehluli Dube, 35, and Kudakwashe Manjonjo, 23, on alle...
#Tajamuka leaders freed on bail 2 December 2016 HARARE - Three leaders of social media movement #Tajamuka arrested on Monday during a media briefing on bond notes were granted bail at the Harare Magistrates' Courts yesterday. Tajamuka spokesperson Promise Mkwananzi, 35, is being jointly charged with activists Mehluli Dube, 35, and Kudakwash...
Protesters mull 'guerrilla tactics' 24 October 2016 HARARE - Defiant anti-President Robert Mugabe protesters have said they will now be secretive about their demonstration strategies, as they devise ways to evade the repressive government's moves to thwart them following the lapse of police's demonstrations ban. This comes as the police have vi...
Mkwananzi remains defiant 18 September 2016 HARARE - Anti-President Robert Mugabe protester, Promise Mkwananzi, has vowed that “not even jail” can deter him from pushing for the 92-year-old leader’s immediate resignation. The Tajamuka/Sesijikile spokesperson — who spent nearly a month in remand prison on allegations of inciting public v...
Anti-Mugabe protester freed 15 September 2016 HARARE - High Court judge Happious Zhou yesterday freed political activist Promise Mkwananzi — facing charges of inciting public violence — on $100 bail. Mkwananzi, jointly charged with Bruce Usvisvo, approached the High Court after Harare magistrate Tendai Mahwe denied him bail on the basis t...
Anti-Mugabe activist approaches High Court 8 September 2016 HARARE - Political activist and spokesperson of the radical Tajamuka/Sesijikile pressure group — Promise Mkwananzi — has approached the High Court seeking bail following his arrest on inciting public violence. Mkwananzi was denied bail when he first appeared at the Harare Magistrates' Courts a...
Activist Mkwananzi denied bail 30 August 2016 HARARE - Political activist Promise Mkwananzi was yesterday denied bail after Harare magistrate Tendai Mahwe ruled that if released, he would not only interfere but “intimidate” State witnesses. The State has lined up police officers as star witnesses to give evidence against the accused. M...
Activist, 70 protestors remanded in custody 28 August 2016 HARARE - Political activist Promise Mkwananzi and 70 suspected protesters were yesterday remanded in custody after they appeared in court facing charges of inciting and committing public violence. The suspects — among them three minors, a freelance journalist, an expecting mother and senior ci...
Activists rubbish 'child protestors' concerns 16 August 2016 HARARE - Vociferous anti-President Robert Mugabe pressure group, Tajamuka, said it will not take heed of the growing concerns over the involvement of children in protests. This comes as last week, children took the frontline in a protest demanding the return of abducted activist Itai Dzamara —...
'Mugabe must go now' 18 July 2016 HARARE - As President Robert Mugabe and Zanu PF come under increasing fire from a restless populace that is fed up with the country's deepening rot, pressure group Tajamuka/Sesjikile says it will ratchet up its mass action programmes to force the nonagenarian to leave office now, as he did not re...
'Mugabe must not be part of 2018' 18 July 2016 HARARE - Tajamuka/Sesjikile, a grouping of political parties and ordinary Zimbabweans, has vowed to ramp up pressure on President Robert Mugabe to quit office before the 2018 elections and in this instalment its spokesperson Promise Mkwananzi tells senior assistant editor Guthrie Munyuki that it ...
#Tajamuka spokesperson freed on bail 12 July 2016 HARARE - Harare magistrate Tendai Mahwe yesterday freed pressure group #Tajamuka/Sesijikile spokesperson Promise Mkwananzi on $300 bail. Mkwananzi, 35, was arrested last week on public violence charges. As part of his bail conditions, Mkwananzi was ordered to reside at the address that he p...
Youths moot daily anti-Mugabe demos 25 May 2016 HARARE - A youth movement under the #Tajamuka has vowed to protest on the streets of Zimbabwe everyday until President Robert Mugabe steps down from power. The group, led by Zimbabwe Informal Sector Organisation chairperson Promise Mkwananzi, said they will not be waylaid by the failed Zanu PF...
Mangoma kicked out 11 April 2014 HARARE - In a move that analysts said last night could either end or heighten the strife within the MDC, the opposition party yesterday summarily expelled suspended deputy treasurer-general Elton Mangoma, national executive members Jacob Mafume and Last Maengahama, as well as youth assembly secre...