Articles tagged 'robert mugabe'

Matemadanda wears another protest T-shirt 22 August 2017 HARARE - War veterans' leader Victor Matemadanda — granted bail on Saturday for charges of undermining the authority of the president and causing disaffection among the defence forces — has worn another protest T-shirt. The shirt bears the message “Elimination By Whatever Means and Methods Wil...
War vets to meet Mugabe again 22 August 2017 HARARE - War veterans are preparing for another meeting with President Robert Mugabe before the end of this year, War Veterans minister Tshinga Dube has said. Speaking to the Daily News yesterday, Dube said they were having provincial meetings with war veterans in all provinces in preparation ...
'Harare among world's worst cities to live in' 22 August 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe's capital, Harare, has been ranked one of 10 worst cities in the world to live in, according to a survey. The Economist Intelligence Unit's 2017 study said Harare was ranked eight from the worst city to live in among 140 metropolis assessed. The only cities worse than Hara...
Electoral Regulations: Progress amidst weak transparency 22 August 2017 HARARE - Election Resource Centre (ERC) welcomes Statutory Instrument 85 (S.I. 85) of 2017 that was gazetted by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) last month. The statutory instrument outlines new voter registration regulations ahead of the 2018 harmonised elections, and provides nine fun...
Tension mars Mahofa burial 21 August 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe, who arrived in the country in the early hours of yesterday morning, did not show up at the burial of Masvingo Provincial Affairs minister Shuvai Mahofa at the National Heroes Acre in Harare, amid speculation that woeful events of the past few days might have tak...
Civil society calls for regional solidarity ahead of elections 21 August 2017 HARARE - Civil society organisations have called for regional solidarity from southern African partners in ensuring that the 2018 elections in Zimbabwe meet the Sadc standards for free and fair elections. During a session on human rights and elections at the Sadc People’s Summit on August 17, ...
Opposition must destroy rural fear factor now 21 August 2017 HARARE - The 2018 elections are taking place in a threatening environment hostile to free speech and genuine political participation, again raising the spectre of elections that will neither be free nor fair. There is a massive wall of fear built for the rural people — who constitute 75 percen...
Jah Prayzah sucked into succession politics yet again 17 August 2017 HARARE - Jah Prayzah's forthcoming album titled “Kutonga Kwaro” has been dragged into Zanu PF succession politics by some people pushing for Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa to take over from President Robert Mugabe. Though the album, Jah Prayzah's seventh, will only be released on October 13...
Mahofa declared national hero 17 August 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe and Zanu PF yesterday did not allow the party’s factional wars to sway them in honouring the late Masvingo Provincial Affairs minister Shuvai Ben Mahofa when they ignored internal divisions and unanimously conferred her with national heroine status. Mahofa, who...
Matemadanda hands self to police 17 August 2017 HARARE - War veterans' leader Victor Matemadanda handed himself voluntarily to police yesterday, his lawyer said. His lawyer Doug Coltart, said he had turned himself in at Harare Central Police Station in the morning. He was still in police custody at the time of going to print, according t...
Mutodi seeks bail 17 August 2017 HARARE - Energy Mutodi’s bail hearing has  been set for tomorrow after his lawyer made frantic efforts yesterday to facilitate his release through a High Court appeal. Mutodi’s lawyer Doug Coltart confirmed to the Daily News yesterday that they had filed an appeal before the High Court, challe...
Deny Zim's uniformed forces voting rights: MDC 17 August 2017 HARARE - Morgan Tsvangirai's MDC is proposing a constitutional amendment to bar uniformed forces from voting in a bid to uphold their impartiality. The new Constitution okayed in a 2013 referendum ushered in Special Vote to facilitate early voting by uniformed forces and electoral officers ass...
Mugabe rules out pay increase 17 August 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe has ruled out pay increase for civil servants in a development which marks a huge shift from his populist decisions which analysts have previously blamed for hurting the country's economy. Mugabe has consistently used State occasions such as the Independence Da...
One in 14 Zimbos ready to ditch country 17 August 2017 HARARE - One in 14 Zimbabweans would consider taking a break from the country and moving abroad, according to a new survey from Afrobarometer. In interviews of adult Zimbabweans between January 28 and February 10, 2017, the research network gathered that the majority of locals who were plannin...
Mugabe must speak out on Grace accusations 17 August 2017 EDITOR — The past few weeks have shown the difference between Zimbabwean political rivals, President Robert Mugabe and Morgan Tsvangirai. A few weeks ago, some MDC hooligans who were said to have been hired from Harare travelled to Bulawayo where they assaulted party officials, including deput...
Mugabe defends Chiwenga's PhD 16 August 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe yesterday chose the packed National Sports Stadium as the best platform to heap praises on the military boss Constantino Chiwenga for attaining a doctorate degree — while in the process invalidating claims by Higher and Tertiary Education minister Jonathan Moyo — ...
SOUTHERN NEWS | Go now, nurse tells Mugabe 16 August 2017 BULAWAYO - A fearless Bulawayo-based independent candidate, Vimbainashe Musvaburi, who is a nurse by profession, has challenged long ruling President Robert Mugabe to step down, arguing he is too old to continue running the country. Musvaburi, who recently announced her candidature for the Bul...
Mnangagwa flown to SA 14 August 2017 HARARE - Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa was airlifted to South Africa for emergence treatment yesterday after the 75-year-old politician fell ill suddenly while attending President Robert Mugabe's sixth youth interface rally held at Pelandaba Stadium in Gwanda, the Daily News can report. Th...
'Mugabe keeps options open' 14 August 2017 HARARE - The twists and turns around President Robert Mugabe’s succession have come at a huge cost to the country’s economy because of its disruptive effects on government business. It’s a subject that has also strained relations in his Zanu PF party, ahead of crucial elections next year. In t...
Mugabe mocks MDC alliance 13 August 2017 GWANDA - President Robert Mugabe poured scorn at attempts by opposition parties to form a grand coalition yesterday, saying their efforts will not move his ruling Zanu PF party, which has been in power for the past 37 years. Addressing thousands of party supporters in the Matabeleland South pr...
Mnangagwa ally denied bail 13 August 2017 HARARE - Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s ally, Energy Mutodi, will spend the Heroes and Defence Forces holidays in remand prison after a Harare provincial magistrate yesterday denied him bail. Mutodi, who is facing charges of undermining the authority of the president and causing disaffect...
Mugabe tears into prophecy-crazed Zimbos 13 August 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe has slammed Zimbabweans for trooping to Nigeria to seek prophecies. During his address at a youth rally in Gwanda yesterday, Mugabe said people should desist from being duped by prophets. His remarks come as scores of Zimbabweans, including senior government...
Grace Mugabe seeks medical attention 13 August 2017 HARARE - First Lady Grace Mugabe has returned to seek medical attention in South Africa after injuries to her leg persisted, President Robert Mugabe said. Speaking at a Gwanda youth rally yesterday, the 93-year-old leader said Grace had been complaining that the leg was painful. Grace was inju...
Trump a 'good fool': Mugabe 13 August 2017 HARARE - Donald Trump is a 'good fool' who stopped Hillary Clinton from becoming the United States president, President Robert Mugabe said. Mugabe said Clinton would have added more sanctions to Zimbabwe, which is already reeling under restrictions imposed some 17 years ago following the contr...
Anti-Mugabe cleric evicted from one-room lodging 13 August 2017 HARARE - Woes continue to mount for activist cleric Phillip Mugadza — who prophesied that President Robert Mugabe would die on October 17 this year — as he has been evicted from his one-room lodgings in the high density suburb of Glen View. Following his controversial prophecy and consequent i...