Articles tagged 'robert mugabe'

Chiwenga recounts role he played in ED's escape 16 July 2018 HARARE - Vice President Constantino Chiwenga has said he arranged for the escape of then vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa in the wake of his abrupt removal from the post by fallen despot Robert Mugabe. Speaking for the first time about the behind-the-scenes manoeuvres that enabled Mnangagwa t...
Mugabe's ghost hangs over polls 10 July 2018 HARARE - More than six months after former president Robert Mugabe was dramatically ousted from power — and with Zimbabwe's crunch national polls a mere three weeks away — the nonagenarian continues to hog the limelight in the country's fluid body politic. This comes as both Zanu PF and the op...
Robert Mugabe's ghost hangs over polls 10 July 2018 HARARE - More than six months after former president Robert Mugabe was dramatically ousted from power — and with Zimbabwe's crunch national polls a mere three weeks away — the nonagenarian continues to hog the limelight in the country's fluid body politic. [Adz]
Fierce ED critic breaks silence 8 July 2018 MUTARE - Mandiitawepi Chimene –the motor mouth former minister of State for Manicaland Province and a fierce critic of President Emmerson Mnangagwa – has broken her silence for the first time since she went into hiding more than six months ago. Chimene skipped the country into neighbouring Moz...
Ex-strongman's 'Blue Roof' mansion is temporarily turned into court 8 July 2018 HARARE - Former president Robert Mugabe who has lived a relatively quiet life since he was ousted in November last year, was on Thursday made to testify in a case in which he was duped by an aide of property worth $50 000. To get him to give evidence, court records show that Harare magistrate ...
Zanu PF stuck with Mugabe regalia 8 July 2018 HARARE - ZANU PF is stuck with a montage of party regalia, emblazoned with the face of its deposed leader Robert Mugabe, the Daily News on Sunday can report. Last year, Mugabe had appeared to be on track to represent Zanu PF as its presidential candidate for the 2018 harmonised polls. He wa...
Zimbabwe must work again 7 July 2018 HARARE - The last few weeks heading into this month, have seen some shades of the gloom and doom which once characterised Zimbabwe and its people during the hyperinflationary era — a period which forever will be rightly used to highlight former president Robert Mugabe's ruining the once prosperou...
We will salute Chamisa: Army 5 July 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe's military will accept the outcome of the July 30 historic election, and will work with the winning candidate to ensure a stable transition, the Daily News can report. Putting to rest the most open threat to date that voting for the opposition would mean voting for civil war ...
Robert Mugabe flies into bomb storm 4 July 2018 HARARE - Former president Robert Mugabe returned home yesterday to face a torrent of allegations, inflamed by the recent bomb explosion that rocked the second city of Bulawayo on June 24, claiming two lives. The 94-year-old teetotaller, who was receiving medical attention in Singapore, is bein...
Mugabe flies into bomb storm 4 July 2018 HARARE - Former president Robert Mugabe returned home yesterday to face a torrent of allegations, inflamed by the recent bomb explosion that rocked the second city of Bulawayo on June 24, claiming two lives. [Adz]
Mugabe's party hits back at ED 1 July 2018 HARARE - A faction of the National Patriotic Front (NPF) — which has the blessings of former president Robert Mugabe — has hit back at President Emmerson Mnangagwa on his claims that his former rivals in the Generation 40 (G40) were behind the bombing in Bulawayo last Saturday, saying he should w...
Mugabe, Mutsvangwa sued for $35m 30 June 2018 HARARE - A former United States Congressman has slapped ousted leader Robert Mugabe and a host of ministers who served in his Cabinet with a $35 million lawsuit over claims he was tortured by intelligence operatives while in police custody. Among those who have been included in the staggering ...
'Zim situation worsening' 30 June 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe’s situation — economic downturn, youth unemployment, corruption, human rights abuses and poor service delivery — has worsened over the past five years, a survey has revealed. According to the survey — conducted by Magamba Network in conjunction with Citizens Manifesto and the...
Chamisa drags ED to court 30 June 2018 HARARE - MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa, pictured, has taken his battle for State House a notch higher by dragging his main rival in next month's crunch national elections, President Emmerson Mnangagwa, to court for remarks that the Zanu PF.......
I don't trust Mugabe: Mnangagwa 28 June 2018 HARARE - The chasm between the incumbent and his predecessor is widening, with President Emmerson Mnangagwa accusing a Zanu PF faction used by former president Robert Mugabe to persecute him before the military's intervention last November of being behind the Saturday bomb attack which has so far...
Zec excludes voters' pics from roll 26 June 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) announced yesterday that it will exclude pictures of voters from the voters' roll after the national elections management body received unspecified threats from aggrieved political parties at the weekend. This comes as Zec chairperson and High C...
Nelson Chamisa snubs Mugabe, Grace 20 June 2018 HARARE - It has emerged that MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa has rebuffed ousted former president Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace's overtures for the trio to work together — as the former first family frantically attempts to derail President Emmerson Mnangagwa's election bid in next month's w...
Opposition weighs election options 20 June 2018 HARARE - Opposition leader Nelson Chamisa and other principals in the MDC Alliance have not ruled out boycotting next month's crucial national elections but for now, they will continue dialogue with the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) over their demands for reforms. This is despite Zec sla...
MDC to deploy polling agents 20 June 2018 HARARE - The MDC plans to field agents in all polling stations during next month’s election, the party’s organising secretary Amos Chibaya said. Speaking to the Daily News yesterday, Chibaya said the move was targeted at ensuring that the ruling Zanu PF will not “rig” the elections. “Like a...
Chamisa snubs Mugabe, Grace 20 June 2018 HARARE - It has emerged that MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa has rebuffed ousted former president Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace's overtures for the trio to work together — as the former first family frantically attempts to derail President Emmerson Mnangagwa's election bid in next month's w...
UK, Zec nexus triggers uproar 19 June 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) triggered a fresh storm yesterday after it availed the voters' roll to the British Embassy while denying same to candidates participating in the forthcoming general elections. In a tweet posted yesterday, the embassy revealed receiving the conte...
'Mugabe's planes' torment minister 18 June 2018 HARARE - The long-drawn Zimbabwe Airways saga refuses to go away, with under-fire Transport minister Joram Gumbo now standing accused of shielding ousted former president Robert Mugabe's son-in-law, Simba Chikore, from incarceration — following claims that he recently kidnapped the new airline's ...
ED seeks to escape Mugabe's shadow 18 June 2018 HARARE - The man who deposed longtime president Robert Mugabe is literally wearing his campaign promises on his sleeve six weeks before a historic election: Fight corruption, develop the economy, re-engage with the rest of the world and create jobs. Emmerson Mnangagwa's colourful blazer, which...
I'm wearing the right jacket: Tshinga Dube 18 June 2018 BULAWAYO - While the people of Makokoba constituency agree that the incumbent Zanu PF legislator Tshinga Dube has done well, there are others who think he is wearing the wrong political jacket. Bulawayo has always been an opposition MDC stronghold hence no space for the ruling Zanu PF and Dube...
'Mugabe planes' torment minister 18 June 2018 HARARE - The long-drawn Zimbabwe Airways saga refuses to go away, with under-fire Transport minister Joram Gumbo now standing accused of shielding ousted former president Robert Mugabe’s son-in-law, Simba Chikore, from incarceration — following claims that he recently kidnapped the new airline’s ...