Articles tagged 'robert mugabe'

Sinister agenda behind Mugabe cabinet reshuffle 17 October 2017 EDITOR —  The MDC notes with concern President Robert Mugabe (pictured)’s recent Cabinet reshuffle and new appointments. It is clear that far from being appointed or reassigned to address the many problems affecting the country in these difficult times, these appointments were specifically put...
Zanu PF feasts on fear ahead of polls 17 October 2017 HARARE - Ahead of the 2018 elections, Zanu PF has created and designed an intricate “occultist” system that is meant to ensure that opposition politics or discourse is not given any breeding room among the rural folk, which constitute over 65 percent of the of the country’s 210 constituencies. ...
Zanu PF wars will end badly: Mutasa 17 October 2017 HARARE - As Zanu PF's succession wars reach a deadly climax, former State Security minister, Didymus Mutasa — who was for decades one of President Robert Mugabe's closest confidants — has warned that things “could end very badly” for his longtime boss, the ruling party and the country as a whole ...
ZimRights, ERC intensify voter mobilisation 17 October 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights), Election Resource Centre (ERC) and several civic organisations, drew thousands of people as they launched a national campaign of roadshows to urge people to register as voters. The launch was held at Chigovanyika Shopping Centre in Chitun...
Panic over Zanu PF congress 16 October 2017 HARARE - The dog-eat-dog war between the two major Zanu PF factions angling to  influence President Robert Mugabe's hotly-contested succession is set to  get nastier after the ruling party decided to cancel its annual  conference in December and replace it with a special congress. Insiders tol...
Mugadza eyes Parly seat 16 October 2017 HARARE - Anti-President Robert Mugabe cleric, Philip Mugadza, has said he is going to run for the Gutu South parliamentary seat in next year's elections. Mugadza — famed for prophesying that Mugabe would die on October 17 this year — said he was tired and becoming a “professional complainer” b...
Zanu PF wars far from over 15 October 2017 HARARE - The ferocious fightback in last Wednesday's explosive Zanu PF politburo  meeting by under-fire Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his backers  shows that the former liberation movement's deadly succession wars are  far from over, both analysts and party insiders say. Speaking to th...
War vets threaten court battles 15 October 2017 HARARE - War veterans have declared that they would soon take their grievances to the courts, now that their perceived ally Vice President (VP) Emmerson Mnangagwa is no longer Justice minister. Mnangagwa, who has been under fierce attack from the rival Generation (G40) Zanu PF faction allegedl...
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...
What happens after Mugabe? 15 October 2017 HARARE - At the ripe old age of 93, Zimbabwe's long-serving President, Robert Mugabe, has offered himself as the candidate to lead his ruling Zanu PF party in elections next year. In power since independence from Britain in 1980, Mugabe would be 99 should he win the 2018 election and complete ...
Women must stand up and be counted 15 October 2017 HARARE - Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the first female president of Liberia and a Nobel Peace Prize winner, inherited a war-ravaged country and, with motherly hands, she has done exceptionally well in rebuilding her country. She will probably go down in history as one of the greatest leaders to ever...
First Family lifestyle audit long overdue 15 October 2017 EDITOR — The MDC condemns in the strongest terms the splurging of millions by Grace Mugabe and her family which continues to mount woes on the prevailing economic morass. It is saddening and angering to learn that while the majority of Zimbabweans are wallowing in abject poverty, the First Fam...
Mugabe's split Zanu PF now in flames 14 October 2017 HARARE - Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa says President Robert Mugabe has no reason to ever fear a coup against him — blaming Higher Education minister Jonathan Moyo for raising false alarms in his alleged desperate bid to destabilise the country's security sector. Well-placed sources told t...
Zim needs bold economic reforms: US envoy 14 October 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe needs to implement comprehensive and bold economic reforms and get rid of corruption for the  economy to get back on track, United States ambassador to Zimbabwe Harry Thomas Junior has said. He spoke as the economy is imploding, blighted by critical foreign currency shortages...
'Cabinet nominees must get Parly approval' 14 October 2017 HARARE - The MDC is pushing for Parliament confirmation hearings for Cabinet appointees to help uncover flaws in the executive nominees. Kuwadzana East MDC MP Nelson Chamisa suggested that Parliament must probe the Cabinet nominees to expose their ethical, financial or legal lapses ahead of an...
Zim forex shortages worsen 14 October 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe’s months-long foreign currency crisis yesterday forced Steward Bank to suspend its MasterCard payment solution, with customers wishing to use the service now required to pre-fund their accounts with cash. This comes as Zimbabwe’s leading banks are suspending automatic use of ...
Calls for sweeping electoral reforms 14 October 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe has a lot of pending legislative reforms before holding free and fair elections, with a leading legal watchdog calling for wide-sweeping amendments to various statutes which stifle freedom of assembly and debate. Legal and Parliamentary watchdog, Veritas, said it was imperati...
Ministers blames social media for panic buying 14 October 2017 HARARE - A ministerial taskforce set up to investigate the root cause of recent price hikes and panic buying is set to wind up its probe next week, with preliminary results revealing that government blames social media. Industry and Commerce minister Mike Bimha, who is chairing the committee, ...
Create jobs to end vending: MDC 14 October 2017 HARARE - Morgan Tsvangirai's MDC has said vendors are unfortunate victims of President Robert Mugabe's Zanu PF regime, and said they will not leave the streets until the unemployment crisis has been addressed. This comes after Mugabe complained that the streets of Harare are now very dirty bec...
Tsvangirai's return renews hope 14 October 2017 HARARE - Morgan Tsvangirai returned to Zimbabwe mid-afternoon yesterday after almost a month of medical treatment in South Africa over his colon cancer ailment. Supporters of the MDC president staged celebrations at Harvest House to welcome him home. Tsvangirai’s return was announced throug...
Zvorwadza granted bail 13 October 2017 HARARE - National Vendors Union of Zimbabwe leader Sten Zvorwadza was hauled before the courts yesterday for allegedly insulting President Robert Mugabe. He was charged in connection with remarks he made in an interview with the Daily News in response to an edict issued by Mugabe ordering vend...
Mugabe's night of the long knives 13 October 2017 HARARE - The Cabinet reshuffle has severely damaged the succession prospects of the so-called Team Lacoste led by Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa, but side-lining the VP is going to prove more difficult and potentially more confrontational and violent than was the case with Joice Mujuru, a resp...
Matabeleland 'mourns' Tshinga Dube sacking 13 October 2017 BULAWAYO - Analysts here have waded into the recent Cabinet reshuffle that saw two ministers from the Matabeleland region being dropped. Among those dropped were former War Veterans minister Tshinga Dube and former Rural Development minister Abednico Ncube — both from Matabeleland. Analysts...
Zanu PF to blame for CBD chaos 13 October 2017 HARARE - While over the years the MDC-led Harare City Council has been accused of promoting lawlessness in the central business district (CBD), President Robert Mugabe recently let the cat out of the bag when he revealed that it was actually his party officials who have been blocking the cleaning...
Tongues wag over Bonyongwe posting 12 October 2017 HARARE - The unexpected appointment of former Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) director-general Happyton Bonyongwe to head the Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs ministry has sent tongues wagging among ordinary Zimbabweans and political analysts alike — with some claiming it is Presi...