Articles tagged 'robert mugabe'

Mugabe lavishes Grace with praise 22 February 2017 HARARE - Speaking to the ZBC in his ritual birthday interview last Friday, as powerful First Lady Grace Mugabe was roasting Zanu PF bigwigs in Buhera for dreaming about succeeding her husband, President Robert Mugabe banished for good the whispers within sections of the warring former liberation ...
Govt hammers Mnangagwa's supporters 22 February 2017 HARARE - Zanu PF's deadly tribal, factional, and succession wars rose a notch higher yesterday after the government cracked down on some of Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa's supporters, with police arresting former ruling party youth official Godfrey Tsenengamu over his Harare press conference ...
Praises, gifts for Mugabe 22 February 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's deputies and staff yesterday lined up to praise and shower him with gifts in celebration of his 93rd birthday during a surprise party held at his Munhumutapa offices yesterday. Top government officials took turns to wax lyrical about the nonagenarian leader, ...
Protest threats over voter registration kits 22 February 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe's powerful National Electoral Reform Agenda (Nera) yesterday threatened to hold a general protest against government’s plans to hijack the acquisition of biometric voter registration (BVR) kits to be used for the 2018 elections. Under pressure from the opposition for reforms ...
No respite for Mugabe 'death pastor' 22 February 2017 HARARE - Activist clergyman Phillip Mugadza has told the court that he was not wearing a real Zimbabwe flag but a counterfeit when he was arrested for allegedly wearing the country’s national banner without first seeking permission from the authorities. Mugadza appeared before Harare magistrat...
Mugabe frail but mentally alert, unapologetic 22 February 2017 HARARE - The President Robert Mugabe who sat in front of reporters for his birthday interview appeared very different to the confident man who has lorded over Zimbabwe for the past 36 years, weathering the challenge of a robust opposition at home and loud Western pressure. Mugabe looked pale a...
'Zim ruined by skewed policies' 22 February 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe's once promising economy has been destroyed by President Robert Mugabe’s controversial policies, a European security think-tank has said. The European Inter-agency Security Forum (EISF) said Zimbabwe was facing an imminent crisis that will require an international humanitaria...
Mnangagwa supporters take on Mugabe 21 February 2017 HARARE - It is now open war in President Robert Mugabe's ruling Zanu PF — after Zimbabwe's long-ruling leader said pointedly at the weekend that there was not one person among all his ambitious lieutenants who was worthy of succeeding him. Stung by this damning statement, Vice President Emmers...
Tsvangirai savages 'Gukurahundi bash' 21 February 2017 HARARE - Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has slammed President Robert Mugabe for holding his multi-million dollar birthday celebrations this coming Saturday near the graves of Gukurahundi victims who were slain by the North Korea-trained 5th Brigade in the early 1980s. Mugabe, who turns 93...
Presidency is not chieftaincy, Mugabe told 21 February 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's recent declaration that he won't groom a successor is yet another indication that he wants to be Zimbabwe's leader for life, analysts said. They said the nonagenarian — who turned 93 today — must groom a successor because “presidency is not chieftaincy” where...
No respite for Mugabe 'death pastor' 21 February 2017 HARARE - The cleric — Patrick Phillip Mugadza — who prophesied that President Robert Mugabe will die on October 17, this year will continue languishing in prison after his application for further remand refusal was declined yesterday. Following the prophecy, the Kariba-based Remnant Church lea...
Mugabe crushes bigwigs' dreams 20 February 2017 HARARE - There is gnashing of teeth among Zanu PF's bigwigs hoping to succeed President Robert Mugabe, after the country's long-ruling leader said pointedly that Zimbabweans did not feel that there was a worthy and acceptable candidate among them to take over from him. Speaking in his choreogr...
Jailed pastor Mugadza's church ruptures 20 February 2017 HARARE - The Kariba church of incarcerated “Mugabe-must-go” cleric, Phillip Mugadza, has disintegrated — with his fearful congregants moving to other churches as the activist clergyman continues to languish in remand prison in Harare. In a heart-rending case which has received significant publ...
War vets to convene indaba 20 February 2017 HARARE - Disgruntled Christopher Mutsvangwa-led war veterans are planning to hold a national indaba ahead of the 2018 presidential elections. Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) spokesperson Douglas Mahiya told the Daily News that following a national executive meeti...
'Slash presidency qualifying age' 20 February 2017 HARARE - As Zimbabwe prepares for presidential polls in 2018, our news editor, Gift Phiri, chats with Zachariah Mushawatu, a director of Youth Advocacy for Voter Enlightenment and Progressive Orientation (Yavepo) — a non-partisan organisation that promotes free and fair elections. Below are excer...
'The powerful must be held to account' 19 February 2017 HARARE - In the wake of the Supreme Court throwing out a High Court order barring the holding of interviews to replace outgoing Chief Justice (CJ) Godfrey Chidyausiku and lawmakers starting to conduct public hearings on Friday on a proposed Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 1) Bill that all...
Shrewd Mugabe dribbles factions 17 February 2017 HARARE - Zanu PF bigwigs say President Robert Mugabe was at his “foxy” best during Wednesday's heated politburo meeting in Harare — running rings around the ruling party's two warring factions and apparently leaving both camps “thoroughly confused”. Well-placed sources who spoke to the Daily N...
'Use Mugabe's birthday cash to fix roads' 17 February 2017 HARARE - Zanu PF must channel the large sums of money budgeted for President Robert Mugabe’s 93rd birthday bash towards rehabilitation of Zimbabwe’s derelict roads, Chitungwiza North MDC MP Godfrey Sithole told the National Assembly. The nonagenarian and scores of guests are expected enjoy the...
'Trump snubs Mugabe over political risk' 17 February 2017 HARARE - US President Donald Trump's phone call to South Africa President Jacob Zuma highlights neighbouring Zimbabwe's high political risk and that Washington does not consider President Robert Mugabe a serious factor in Afro-American political and socio-economic relations, opposition and analys...
Chaos fears as politburo meets 14 February 2017 HARARE - Zanu PF's politburo will have its first meeting of 2017 in Harare tomorrow, amid fears that the gathering could become very heated as the party's tribal, factional and succession wars continue to worsen. An insider who spoke to the Daily News yesterday said top of the agenda would be ...
JSC wins chief justice Supreme Court case 14 February 2017 HARARE - The Supreme Court has slapped down a High Court order which sought to bar the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) from conducting public interviews to choose the country's next chief justice, ruling that the executive's plans to amend the law did not in itself nullify the Constitution. ...
It's Tsvangirai versus Mugabe 13 February 2017 HARARE - There was all-round agreement yesterday that the much-anticipated 2018 presidential election would be another titanic contest between popular opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai and President Robert Mugabe — or a nominee of the increasingly frail nonagenarian. Zanu PF insiders and pol...
Mugabe fitter than 50-yr-olds: Togarepi 13 February 2017 HARARE - Former Zanu PF youth league boss and the leader of war collaborators Pupurayi Togarepi has thrown lavish praises on President Robert Mugabe, who turns 93 next week, claiming that the nonagenarian is actually fitter than most 50-year-olds. In a wide ranging interview with the Daily New...
Women seek to change electoral course 13 February 2017 HARARE - As the eagerly-awaited 2018 national elections approach, a civic society group has launched an aggressive campaign to galvanise young women to register and vote — in an exercise that is set to change the way women perceive electoral issues. Senior Assistant Editor Guthrie Munyuki spea...
Should Mawarire have come back? 13 February 2017 HARARE - Zimbabweans across the divide have been debating on whether it was wise for activist clergyman and founder of #ThisFlag movement, Evan Mawarire to come back to the country after his six months self-exile in the United States. Mawarire returned to Zimbabwe on February 1 only to be arre...