Articles tagged 'robert mugabe'

Mugabe, Mphoko due for big payout 11 December 2017 HARARE – Treasury has increased the vote allocation to President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s office by $56 million — in a development analysts say is partly geared towards taking care of the exit packages of deposed former leader Robert Mugabe and former vice president Phelekezela Mphoko. Mugabe is r...
Moyo accuses Charamba of 'bootlicking idiocy' 11 December 2017 HARARE - Former Higher and Tertiary Education minister Jonathan Moyo — who is in self-imposed exile — has hit back at Media, Information and Broadcasting Services ministry permanent secretary George Charamba after the presidential spokesperson lifted the lid on the real brains behind a legacy ins...
Zim opposition must start thinking, again 10 December 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe's opposition political parties, especially the Morgan Tsvangirai-led Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) — who have been in the trenches for the past several years trying to unseat former president Robert Mugabe and his party — must be panicking over the latest developments i...
Intense jostling for top Zanu PF posts 9 December 2017 HARARE - Jostling for posts has reached fever pitch ahead of Zanu PF's extraordinary congress next week with the resurgent liberation war fighters going all out to reclaim positions that had fallen to former president Robert Mugabe's allies. Having turned the tables on their rivals with the he...
Former bigwigs eye Zanu PF return 5 December 2017 HARARE – The fall of Zimbabwe's long-serving president, Robert Mugabe, appears to have given hope to sacked former Zanu PF stalwarts who are now retracing their footsteps back to the former liberation movement. There is renewed hope among the former Zanu PF senior officials since the appointme...
Honeymoon over for Mnangagwa 5 December 2017 HARARE – The honeymoon is over for President Emmerson Mnangagwa as he is under pressure to put in place significant social, economic and political reforms ahead of next year's elections to set himself apart from his predecessor, Robert Mugabe. Mnangagwa came into power following the resignatio...
Former first lady faces prosecution in SA 30 November 2017 HARARE - Grace Mugabe is now liable for prosecution in South Africa over the assault of model Gabriella Engels in August, legal experts have said. They told the Daily News yesterday that the mere fact that Grace is no longer the country's first lady creates the risk of having the immunity gran...
ED is taking Zim back into the right track 30 November 2017 HARARE – As Zimbabwe's political leadership is fast getting clearer and taking shape — as the burning questions and lingering uncertainty dies down, for now — it is the beginning of a long new journey. Zimbabweans across the race and political divide are celebrating the unbelievable and unimag...
New Zim era boon for PGM metals 30 November 2017 HARARE – The demise of former president Robert Mugabe, through a calculated military intervention, could prove a boon for the country's platinum-group metals, mining experts have said. Zimbabwe, the world's number three producer of platinum and fourth largest palladium producer, according to d...
Zim optimism not misplaced 30 November 2017 HARARE – Still marvel at how Zimbabweans got together in a show of disapproval to the Robert Mugabe regime on Saturday, November 18. Obviously, this day will go down into history books for being the first of its kind, in support of yet another first by the country’s military in the whole world...
MDC wants UN-monitored polls 28 November 2017 HARARE - The country’s opposition, led by former prime minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s MDC, has stepped up its demand for next year’s elections to be monitored by the United Nations (UN), following the announcement by President Emmerson Mnangagwa during his inauguration speech last Friday that the p...
Opposition must not drop the ball 28 November 2017 HARARE - Events of the last three weeks were so compelling that millions of Zimbabweans — both those domiciled here and the Diaspora, respectively — broke with tradition as they all put a united front to see former president Robert Mugabe's back. The unity displayed was touching as Zimbabwea...
No more monkey business 28 November 2017 HARARE - Enough of the jubilation. Let's get down to serious business. Our new president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, and his administration, have their work cut out. Mnangagwa inherited a badly damaged economy, which was on the precipice of total collapse.  The country — once a thriving nation ...
The inside story of Mugabe's fall 27 November 2017 HARARE – Inside State House in Harare, Robert Mugabe was in the tightest spot of his 37-year rule. Tanks were on the streets and troops had occupied the State broadcaster, from where the army had announced it had taken control of Zimbabwe. Mugabe, 93 years old but still alert, remained defiant...
Zanu PF to donate Mugabe, Grace regalia 26 November 2017 HARARE - ZANU PF will donate thousands of dollars worth of campaign regalia and posters bearing the image of former president Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace to orphanages, it has emerged. Zanu PF had reportedly ordered at least 12 000 paraphernalia including T-shirts, mugs and hats for the o...
Insult law still remains in force 26 November 2017 HARARE - While a number of citizens were arrested and dragged to the courts after being accused of undermining the authority of or insulting former President Robert Mugabe, even as he is gone, that law is still intact. Under Section 33 of the Criminal Law politicians, activists, students and o...
Army intervention lawful: High Court 25 November 2017 HARARE - Judge president George Chiweshe has said the takeover of government by the army, which culminated in president Robert Mugabe's resignation, was lawful. This comes after two citizens approached the High Court arguing that the army's intervention was necessary on the basis that Mugabe c...
Mugabe immunity deal questioned 25 November 2017 HARARE - There has been mixed reactions to a secret deal granting immunity from prosecution to former President Robert Mugabe. The 93-year-old ex-president was reportedly granted a $10 million golden handshake, immunity from prosecution and secured assurances that he and his family will be pro...
Zodwa's Zim tour Rescheduled 25 November 2017 HARARE - Devine Assignments — the promoter of South African socialite Zodwa Wabantu’s on-and-off tour of Zimbabwe — say the controversial personality will come to Zimbabwe on the “earliest possible date.” Zodwa abruptly called off a three-city tour of Zimbabwe early this month citing her fear ...
Thousands turn out for 'Mugabe Must Go' march 18 November 2017 HARARE - Thousands of people have taken to the streets of Harare demanding the resignation of President Robert Mugabe. The president's grip on power was severely weakened on Wednesday when the Zimbabwe Defence Forces took power in order to “arrest criminals” surrounding the president. Prote...
Calls for transitional Zim govt escalates 17 November 2017 HARARE - Civic society and opposition political parties yesterday added their voices to calls for a roadmap towards a transitional civilian government following the military's take-over this week. The army — led by Zimbabwe Defence Forces commander Constantino Chiwenga — took charge of the cou...
Mnangagwa now back in Zim 17 November 2017 HARARE - Former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who left the country in a huff following his expulsion from the ruling party and government a fortnight ago, is now back in the country. Affectionately known as “Ngwena” or “The Crocodile”, Mnangagwa went into self-imposed exile after falling ...
More Mugabe allies arrested 17 November 2017 HARARE - The pursuit of President Robert Mugabe's perceived allies by the country's security forces following their seizure of power on Wednesday morning continued yesterday, with the arrest of more Cabinet ministers and government officials. Unconfirmed reports yesterday suggested that the ar...
Unpacking the G40 17 November 2017 Grace Mugabe: President Robert Mugabe’s 52-year-old wife rose from political obscurity to the top ranks of the ruling Zanu-PF party women’s league secretary in the Zanu PF politburo. She led the charge, leading to the ouster of Joice Mujuru, her husband’s deputy for 10 years. Vitriolic at m...
Dawn of new era! 17 November 2017 HARARE - The commander of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF), General Constantino Chiwenga, was late last night locked in hard negotiations with his commander-in-chief, President Robert Mugabe, as the belligerent parties tried to no avail to break a political impasse that followed the military's s...