Articles tagged 'robert mugabe'

Govt to merge Air Zim, Zim Airways 26 September 2018 HARARE - Government is planning to merge Air Zimbabwe (AirZim) with Zimbabwe Airways (Zim Airways), which had been previously linked to the family of former president Robert Mugabe. This was revealed by the newly-appointed Transport minister Joel Biggie Matiza while addressing the media at his...
Mugabe turns tables against potato firm 25 September 2018 HARARE - Former president Robert Mugabe company's Gushungo Holdings (Private) Limited has turned the tables against a potato producing company that supplied it with seed on credit in 2015, accusing the firm of breaching a verbal contract entered between the two parties. This comes after Seed P...
I will only serve two terms: ED 23 September 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa says he will chart a different path from that of his much-criticised predecessor — former leader Robert Mugabe — adding that he will only serve the two terms permitted by the country's new Constitution if Zimbabweans re-elect him into power in five years' tim...
Chivayo's graft trial deferred 19 September 2018 HARARE - The trial of jet setting Harare businessman Wicknell Chivayo yesterday failed to kick-off because the presiding magistrate was unavailable. Chivayo and his company Intratek Zimbabwe (Private) Limited are charged with fraud, money laundering and contravening two sections of the Exchang...
'ED insult' driver applies for discharge 13 September 2018 BULAWAYO - Lawyers representing a commuter omnibus driver arrested for insulting President Emmerson Mnangagwa have applied for discharge at the close of the State's case. Dickson Abraham of Tanaka Law Chambers who was seconded to the case by the Christian Legal Council to represent the accused...
Byo man arrested for 'insulting ED' 11 September 2018 BULAWAYO - In a case reminiscent of the former president Robert Mugabe era, where several citizens where dragged to court for undermining his authority, a commuter omnibus driver here, David Ndlovu, has been arrested for insulting President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Ndlovu, 31, who was arrested on F...
Mugabe, Cross drown Chamisa 8 September 2018 HARARE - The determined bids by MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa and some Zanu PF bigwigs to bring down President Emmerson Mnangagwa are now effectively dead in the water — after Zimbabwe's former leader Robert Mugabe and veteran opposition kingpin Eddie Cross put paid to these quests this week...
President Mnangagwa dumps deadwood as he reduces ministerial portfolios 8 September 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday wielded the axe sharply, dumping much of the deadwood that had for decades been part of the team of "permanent members" in former leader Robert Mugabe's Cabinet line-up. [Adz] [GoogleAd]
ED splashes on Mugabe, Grace 5 September 2018 HARARE - As the frosty relations between President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his sulking predecessor Robert Mugabe get better, the government splashed hundreds of thousands of dollars last week hiring a charter plane for former first lady Grace — to allow her to fly from Singapore to Harare for her ...
Zanu PF goes after Mugabe 31 August 2018 HARARE - Former president Robert Mugabe risks losing most of his farms and mining claims as his erstwhile colleagues in the ruling Zanu PF hit back at the 94-year-old teetotaller for supporting MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa at the just-ended polls. Mugabe, who was removed from power last ...
Mugabe farms are a hot potato: Analysts 31 August 2018 HARARE - Threats to strip former president Robert Mugabe of his rumoured 15 farms are being seen more as cheap politicking as most Zanu PF officials own several farms each. In a recent interview with the Independent Foreign Service, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said he was still receiving evid...
Zanu goes after Robert Mugabe properties 31 August 2018 HARARE - Former president Robert Mugabe risks losing most of his farms and mining claims as his erstwhile colleagues in the ruling Zanu PF hit back at the 94-year-old teetotaller for supporting MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa at the just-ended polls. [Adz] [GoogleAd]
'Mugabe's message to ED not enough 30 August 2018 HARARE - War veterans said former president Robert Mugabe's congratulatory message to President Emmerson Mnangagwa is not enough for them to forgive him. This comes after Mugabe on Sunday moved to end months of his acrimonious relationship with Mnangagwa by sending his daughter Bona and her hu...
Magistrate cautions Chivayo 30 August 2018 HARARE - A Harare magistrate has cautioned businessman Wicknell Chivayo, who is facing fraud charges to abide by bail conditions after he defaulted reporting to police during Heroes’ holidays. Chivayo and his company Intratek Zimbabwe (Pvt) Ltd are being charged with fraud, money laundering an...
Mugabe salutes poll winner ED 27 August 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe's ousted former leader, Robert Mugabe, yesterday shocked the nation when he made a stunning about-turn — moving to end his long-running feud with President Emmerson Mnangagwa by congratulating his successor for winning the hotly-disputed July 30 presidential poll. Since his d...
Robert Mugabe salutes ED for poll win 27 August 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe's ousted former leader, Robert Mugabe, yesterday shocked the nation when he made a stunning about-turn — moving to end his long-running feud with President Emmerson Mnangagwa by congratulating his successor for winning the hotly-disputed July 30 presidential poll. [Adz] [G...
Mugabe snubs Heroes Day 16 August 2018 HARARE - For the first time since independence, former president Robert Mugabe was a no-show at events marking the Heroes and Defence Forces holidays. The 94-year-old teetotaller used to preside over all the major events, including the Heroes and Defence Forces commemorations, in his capacity ...
High Court eases pressure on Chivayo 13 August 2018 HARARE - Pressure has eased on embattled businessman Wicknell Chivayo after High Court bail-judge Benjamin Chikowero observed that the state’s case “was weak”. This followed a $5 million fraud charge against the Intratrek Zimbabwe (Intratrek) founder and related to his 100 megawatt Gwanda sola...
Chivayo appeals to High Court 8 August 2018 HARARE - Controversial Harare businessman Wicknell Chivayo has approached the High Court to fight for his release from remand prison, following the dismissal of his bail application at the Harare Magistrates' Courts. Chivayo and his company — Intratek Zimbabwe (Private) Limited — are being cha...
Chivayo denied bail 7 August 2018 HARARE - Harare businessman Wicknell Chivayo, will have to fight for his freedom from remand prison after he was denied bail yesterday on grounds that he was a flight risk. Chivayo and his company — Intratek Zimbabwe (Private) Limited — are being charged with fraud, money laundering and contra...
'Chivayo sought to evade arrest' 6 August 2018 HARARE - The State has accused jet-setting Harare businessman Wicknell Chivayo of seeking to evade justice by approaching higher offices for assistance after getting wind of his intended arrest. Chivayo and his company — Intratek Zimbabwe (Private) Limited — are being charged with fraud, money...
Chivayo spends weekend in remand prison 5 August 2018 HARARE - Jet-setting Harare businessman Wicknell Chivayo, who was arrested on Thursday in connection with his power deals which saw him being advanced $5 million by Zesa Holdings (Zesa) before work commenced, will spend the weekend behind bars after Harare magistrate Elisha Singano deferred his b...
The harsh reality 5 August 2018 HARARE - Well the elections have come and gone, former president Robert Mugabe voted for Nelson Chamisa and the MDC Alliance and the rest of us queued on average for about 3 hours to cast our votes. I voted in a tent and could hardly see the ballot paper. I had to use my cellphone to illuminat...
Chivayo sent to remand prison 4 August 2018 HARARE - Jet-setting Harare businessman Wicknell Chivayo, who was arrested on Thursday in connection with his power deals which saw him being advanced $5 million by Zesa Holdings(Zesa) before work commenced, was last night condemned to prison before continuation of his bail hearing today. Chiv...
Mnangagwa-Mugabe feud reaches historic nastiness 1 August 2018 HARARE - It's a deepening feud — playing out on TV stations and on Twitter and Facebook — that has now ballooned well beyond a small political quarrel. For President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his predecessor, Robert Mugabe, the rancour that started two years ago over a succession conundrum has ne...