Articles tagged 'robert mugabe'

Ousted Mugabe breaks silence 21 February 2018 HARARE - Former president Robert Mugabe has broken silence over his resignation from office last November — and on Monday told visiting chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat — that he stepped down to avoid the country from descending into bloodletting conflict. M...
Govt fails to pay bonuses 21 February 2018 HARARE - Civil servants are fretting over government’s delay in paying them their 2017 bonuses, two months into 2018. Civil servants’ unions who spoke to the Daily News yesterday said most government workers had given up hope of getting paid their 2017 bonuses, accusing the re-elected Cecilia ...
Mugabe breaks silence 21 February 2018 HARARE - Former president Robert Mugabe has broken silence over his resignation from office last November — and on Monday told visiting chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat — that he stepped down to avoid the country from descending into bloodletting conflict. M...
'Tsvangirai had forgiven Mugabe' 20 February 2018 BULAWAYO - Former Cabinet minister Welshman Ncube says the late MDC leader  Morgan Tsvangirai, who died in South Africa last week — had no bitterness towards deposed ex-president Robert Mugabe despite suffering physical and emotional abuse during his time in the opposition trenches. Tsvangirai...
Chief drags Mnangagwa to court 20 February 2018 HARARE - Dethroned Zhombe chief David Samambwa has dragged President Emmerson Mnangagwa to the High Court seeking to nullify his decision to install his younger brother Samuel as the substantive chief. Mnangagwa waded into the Samambwa chieftainship wrangle after he dethroned David, who was in...
An election without Mugabe, Tsvangirai 16 February 2018 HARARE - Zimbabweans will, for the first time since 2002, vote in a presidential election without its two main political characters; Robert Mugabe and the late Morgan Tsvangirai. Mugabe, who led the ruling Zanu PF and stood as their presidential candidate since 1980, was disposed in a military...
ED needs to make hard decisions 15 February 2018 Editor — A very short while ago, President Emmerson Mnangagwa told us, and all within earshot, that he would not be making populist decisions but the hard ones that count. That is a noble sentiment but the reality is that in order to benefit Zimbabwe, and it most certainly would, he'd need to ...
Gen Matanga; the real work has just begun 14 February 2018 HARARE - On Monday, President Emmerson Mnangagwa announced the appointment of Godwin Matanga as the substantive commissioner-general of the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP). Before his appointment, Matanga was the acting commissioner-general, a position he found himself in after Augustine Chihur...
Chefs probed over Zim's missing $15 billion 14 February 2018 HARARE - Parliament has summoned Home Affairs minister Obert Mpofu and other high-ranking bureaucrats who served under former president Robert Mugabe's administration as the legislative assembly continues to seek answers to the controversy surrounding the missing diamond revenue estimated at a st...
Zinara's $8m graders attract Parly scorn 14 February 2018 HARARE - The suitability and technical specifications of the six-year-old 80 motorised graders supplied to rural local authorities by the Zimbabwe National Roads Administration (Zinara) for the upgrading of roads was questioned in Parliament yesterday. While the issue has remained a source of ...
ED not as feared as Mugabe 14 February 2018 BULAWAYO - With a few months to go before the crunch harmonised elections, President Emmerson Mnangagwa has increasingly been under pressure to clear his name on the internationally-condemned Gukurahundi atrocities. His critics, particularly the civic society and opposition political parties, ...
Chefs probed over missing $15 billion 14 February 2018 HARARE - Parliament has summoned Home Affairs minister Obert Mpofu and other high-ranking bureaucrats who served under former president Robert Mugabe’s administration as the legislative assembly continues to seek answers to the controversy surrounding the missing diamond revenue estimated at a st...
Wicknell spills the beans on deals 13 February 2018 HARARE - Controversial and high-living businessman, Wicknell Chivayo, yesterday told Parliament how former president Robert Mugabe's office and two ministers had used their influence to have him awarded multi-million-dollar power deals which are now under investigation by government. The burly...
Wicknell spills beans on deals 13 February 2018 HARARE - Controversial and high-living businessman, Wicknell Chivayo, yesterday told Parliament how former president Robert Mugabe's office and two ministers had used their influence to have him awarded multi-million-dollar power deals which are now under investigation by government. See today...
Mnangagwa mocks mooted G40 party 8 February 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday mocked a proposed opposition party linked to the vanquished G40 faction saying it will stand no chance against the ruling party if it contests this year's general elections. Buoyed by thousands of Zanu PF supporters who thronged famous religious ...
Opposition MDC petitions Gumbo over Zinara's $16m graders 8 February 2018 HARARE - Mabvuku-Tafara legislator James Maridadi has reignited debate about the Zimbabwe National Roads Administration (Zinara)'s 80 motorised graders after petitioning Transport minister Joram Gumbo to explain the suitability and technical specifications of the six-year old equipment. While ...
Tsvangirai critical 6 February 2018 HARARE - MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai is battling for his life in a South African hospital after his condition deteriorated rapidly yesterday. Read full story in today's paper. [GoogleAd]
Robert Mugabe's trick rattles Zanu PF 5 February 2018 HARARE - The move by toppled despot Robert Mugabe to join hands with his former deputy Joice Mujuru to mount a presidential electoral challenge against President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his Zanu PF has stirred strong emotions and widened fissures along regional lines, the Daily News can report. ...
Mutasa to rejoin Zanu PF 4 February 2018 HARARE - Former State Security minister Didymus Mutasa is ready to rejoin the ruling Zanu PF party, which sacked him in 2014 for hobnobbing with former vice president Joice Mujuru. The Daily News on Sunday can, however, report that Mutasa has put one condition for his return to a party he form...
Mixed reactions to Mugabe-Mujuru alliance 4 February 2018 HARARE - There have been mixed reactions to a coalition of the wounded between former President Robert Mugabe and his former deputy Joice Mujuru, with some analysts saying it will have zero political impact, while some said the former Vice President would reap immense benefits. This comes as p...
New police chief evicts CIO boss from grabbed farm 2 February 2018 HARARE - New police commissioner-general Godwin Matanga has  ordered Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) boss Ephrain Nhamo, who illegally occupied businessman  Chris Takura Tande's Carig Crag estate, to vacate the land immediately in what has been hailed as a sign of the new president's drif...
Zim 'coup' sets dangerous precedence for Sadc: Moyo 2 February 2018 The SABC's Foreign Editor Sophie Mokoena speaks to Jonathan Moyo, the former Higher Education minister under former president Robert Mugabe. Moyo fled the country during the military-backed takeover by now President Emmerson Mnangagwa in November 2017. Moyo has re-iterated his views that the n...
Apologise or face ICC 2 February 2018 HARARE - Former President Robert Mugabe has to eat humble pie and lead the process of healing people in Midlands and Matabeleland who were victims of the infamous Gukurahundi. While Mugabe was forced to retire from politics, it is to his advantage to tackle the Gukurahundi issue and apologise ...
Revisiting agrarian reform modalities the way to go 2 February 2018 HARARE - The announcement by government that Zimbabwe will now — going forward — consider white farmers for 99-year leases instead of the current five, signals a complete departure from former agrarian policies of former president Robert Mugabe. The new dispensation led by President Emmerson M...
Remaining white commercial farmers get 99-year leases 1 February 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government has granted the few remaining white commercial farmers 99-year leases in a bid to enable them to secure financing from banks and to pay rent towards the compensation fund.  This comes as evicted white farmers have reportedly tabled a $9 billio...