Articles tagged 'robert mugabe'

MDC targets women's vote 28 March 2017 HARARE - MDC is targeting the women’s vote in the forthcoming 2018 election, with the party embarking on ‘‘kitchen meetings’’ mainly in the rural areas. Speaking to the Daily News yesterday, MDC women’s assembly leader Lynnet Karenyi said the party seeks to increase its voting numbers in the m...
Return the fuel, Health ministy tells Zanu PF 28 March 2017 HARARE - David Parirenyatwa's Health ministry is demanding back fuel it gave to Zanu PF for use during President Robert Mugabe's 93rd birthday celebrations in Matobo last month. In a February 27 letter to Zanu PF's politburo Health secretary, Cleveria Chizema, Health ministry permanent secreta...
Mujuru must shape up or ship out: Paradza 28 March 2017 AUCKLAND - I am not going to analyse Joice Mujuru's performance in recent interviews on the BBC's HARDtalk and on Deutsche Welle's Conflict Zone point by point. Suffice to say she failed to sell herself and her party while on those platforms. Not only did she humiliate herself but she was a...
Gvt commits to fulfil human rights obligations 27 March 2017 HARARE - Civil society and human rights organisations in Zimbabwe present at the 34th Session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHC)’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process in Geneva, Switzerland this month have welcomed government’s acceptance of a number of important recommendations to improve...
Sandi fights fire with fire 24 March 2017 HARARE - Zanu PF women's league deputy secretary, Eunice Sandi Moyo, yesterday thumbed her nose at her fellow ruling party bigwigs who are pushing for her summary expulsion from the strife-torn former liberation movement. Addressing a hastily-arranged press conference yesterday, the emotional ...
'Mugabe will go the Pasuwa way' 24 March 2017 HARARE - Angry war veterans vowed yesterday to engineer President Robert Mugabe's ouster from power “the Kalisto Pasuwa way” in next year's eagerly-anticipated elections if the nonagenarian does not pass the leadership baton to Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Addressing hundreds of former f...
War vets meet amid tension 23 March 2017 HARARE - War veterans are set to meet today in Harare to discuss Zimbabwe's deepening political and economic crisis amid a tense atmosphere, as defiant opposition parties yesterday staged a demonstration, despite a warning by the police. The ex-freedom fighters' indaba, initially scheduled for...
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...
Mugabe's office fails to account for $12k 22 March 2017 HARARE - The Office of the President and Cabinet has failed to account for over $12 000 in funds it had allocated to an unnamed official for travel to India. The financial improprieties in President Robert Mugabe's office Appropriation Account has been revealed by an auditor-general (AG) inves...
Air Zim fails to submit financials in 8 years 22 March 2017 HARARE - State-owned Air Zimbabwe (Air Zim) has failed to fulfil the obligation to submit financial statements for audit for the past eight years. The insolvent airline — grappling with $300 million in debt — is currently working on the 2010 financial statements, according to the office of the...
Mugabe must learn from Mauritius 22 March 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe was this week in Mauritius where he attended the African Economic Platform (AEP) inaugural conference. We sincerely hope the nonagenarian leader and his Zanu PF government took a few minutes to reflect and learn the economic success story of the island nation. ...
I will run for president: Mzembi 21 March 2017 HARARE - Tourism minister Walter Mzembi has said he would run for presidency after President Robert Mugabe, if people chose him. Responding to the BBC's Sarah Montague in an interview in which he was asked if he would consider bidding for presidency when the recently-turned-93 leader is gone, ...
'Zanu PF always wanted me dead' 20 March 2017 HARARE - Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai yesterday told his supporters in Chitungwiza how he had survived numerous assassination attempts at the hands of Zanu PF goons — further assuring anxious Zimbabweans that change was inevitable after next year's eagerly-anticipated national elections. ...
Mugabe off to Mauritius 20 March 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe yesterday left for Mauritius to attend the African Economic Platform (AEP) conference, hours after his arrival from Swaziland where he was taking part in the Sadc extraordinary summit. The AEP was set to institutionalise a new annual platform for African leader...
'Mugabe afraid of being prosecuted' 19 March 2017 HARARE - Former Home Affairs minister and leader of Zapu, Dumiso Dabengwa, says President Robert Mugabe does not want to retire because he fears possible prosecution for the country’s dark past which is blamed on him and Zanu PF. Speaking to the Daily News On Sunday in an exclusive interview y...
I'm joining politics: Anti-Mugabe pastor 19 March 2017 HARARE - Following a six-week stint behind bars after being denied bail by the Harare Magistrates' Courts, Remnant Church pastor Phillip Mugadza (PM) became a talking point. He was subsequently granted bail by the High Court, but had to endure another weekend behind bars after a clerk at the c...
Mugabe scared of retiring: Dabengwa 19 March 2017 HARARE - Our Bulawayo reporter Jeffrey Muvundusi spoke to Zapu president and former Home Affairs minister Dumiso Dabengwa. Below are the excerpts of the interview. Q: You had congress late last year where you were re-elected president. What plans do you have taking Zapu forward? A: Since el...
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 ...
We'll crush G40, Mnangagwa's camp vows 17 March 2017 HARARE - The Zanu PF faction rallying behind Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa's mooted presidential aspirations has vowed to crush moves by the party enemies of the Midlands godfather to impose their candidate to lead the key, but volatile province of Masvingo. This comes after the Zanu PF po...
Cleric Mugadza calls for jail 'sex cubicles' 17 March 2017 HARARE - Activist clergyman Patrick Phillip Mugadza has challenged the government to build special “conjugal rights cottages” in jails to allow prisoners to enjoy intimacy with their partners. The unorthodox Remnant Church pastor, who earlier this year made a controversial “prophecy” which cla...
Mawarire suffers fresh setback 17 March 2017 HARARE - Evan Mawarire yesterday demanded that the State furnish him with a trial date or remove him from remand, but the application was dismissed. Mawarire, whose independent social media movement #ThisFlag, catalysed citizens’ frustration with President Robert Mugabe regime during last year...
Minister queried over 'missing' $100m 17 March 2017 HARARE - Mines minister Walter Chidakwa was taken to task in Parliament on Wednesday over a “missing” $100 million loan that President Robert Mugabe said had been given to small scale miners. After being asked by MDC MP for Musikavanhu Prosper Mutseyami to shed more light on the matter, Chidak...
'Chefs plotting Mugabe ouster' 16 March 2017 HARARE - In a sensational claim — as Zanu PF's deadly tribal, factional and succession wars continue to escalate — the party's youth league says it no longer trusts many of President Robert Mugabe's top lieutenants, who it claims want to topple the nonagenarian from power before the much-awaited ...
2017 budget implementation delayed 16 March 2017 HARARE - Globetrotting President Robert Mugabe is yet to formally approve legislation authorising government to implement the 2017 National Budget. Already, the country's 210-member National Assembly has since voted across the political divide to have the Finance Bill and the Approp...
Sparks to fly as politburo meets 15 March 2017 HARARE - Fireworks are expected when the warring ruling Zanu PF's politburo meets in Harare today — to deal with last month's hotly-contested party election results in Masvingo, as well as the ugly infighting which is ripping apart provincial youth structures in the capital and in Bulawayo. We...