Articles tagged 'robert mugabe'

G40 dead in the water: War vets 22 May 2017 HARARE - War veterans say the end is “definitely nigh” for the Zanu PF faction which is rabidly opposed to Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa succeeding President Robert Mugabe — which goes by the moniker Generation 40 (G40). At the same time, the disgruntled former freedom fighters also claim ...
We will smash Zanu PF: MDC 22 May 2017 HARARE - Firebrand MDC secretary for mobilisation, Job Sikhala, has promised President Robert Mugabe and his warring ruling Zanu PF an even bigger hiding in next year's watershed polls than the shellacking they received in the hotly-disputed 2008 elections. Sikhala's warning comes as oppositio...
2018 hinges on youth vote: MDC 22 May 2017 HARARE - The MDC has embarked on aggressive campaign to woo Zimbabwe’s seemingly disinterested youths to register and vote in next year’s national elections which opposition parties plan to contest as a coalition. This comes as the country is gearing for the watershed polls with the Zimbabwe E...
Anti-Mugabe pastor deserted 21 May 2017 HARARE - As much as he is outspoken and daring to the point of poking the country's feared authorities in the eye, activist cleric Patrick Mugadza is a lonely man  who appears at his routine court hearings with no one to lend him any support, no family, no friend,  or the evergreen civil society....
Villagers forced to donate towards Mugabe rally 21 May 2017 HARARE - At a time when most villagers are surviving from hand to mouth, the ruling Zanu PF party is reportedly forcing villagers to contribute towards transport to President Robert Mugabe’s rally next month in Marondera. Villagers from Hwedza told the Daily News on Sunday that they are being ...
More mass graves discovered 19 May 2017 HARARE - More mass graves have been discovered in Gokwe, where scores were allegedly killed in the post-2008 election violence, Midlands senator Morgen Komichi has said. This comes as Mashonaland East MDC Senator Jane Chifamba in February this year told Senate that government must exhume bodie...
Tsenengamu arrested again 19 May 2017 HARARE - Outspoken former Zanu PF youth leader for Mashonaland Central, Godfrey Tsenengamu — who is facing serious charges of attempting to subvert President Robert Mugabe’s government — was yesterday re-arrested by police on the same charges. Although Tsenengamu, who later appeared in court c...
'Mnangagwa almost there' 18 May 2017 HARARE - Former Finance minister Tendai Biti may have unwittingly poured fuel into the raging fires of the ruling Zanu PF's deadly tribal, factional and succession wars — after he observed that Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa is close to succeeding President Robert Mugabe. This comes after B...
Mugadza challenges criminal nuisance rap 18 May 2017 HARARE - Activist cleric Phillip Mugadza yesterday challenged a cop who arrested him during his demonstration at Africa Unity Square to identify members of the public who were annoyed by his conduct. Mugadza is being charged with criminal nuisance after he chained himself to iron rails opposit...
Mugabe biker in serious accident 17 May 2017 HARARE - Not for the first time, one of President Robert Mugabe's motorcade outriders was left badly injured in Harare on Monday during the evening rush hour, after he crashed into a motorist while trying to clear traffic for the nonagenarian who was on his way to State House where he was hosting...
Zanu PF politburo meeting postponed 17 May 2017 HARARE - Zanu PF has postponed today's crunch politburo meeting due to President Robert Mugabe's commitments with the visiting King of Lesotho. The party's spokesperson Simon Khaya Moyo confirmed the postponement yesterday but said he was not sure when it would be held. “I have been told th...
Govt to exclude expats from voting 17 May 2017 HARARE - Government is moving to disenfranchise millions of Zimbabweans in the key 2018 vote by refusing to re-align the Citizenship Act with the new Constitution, opposition parties and civic groups have said. Declarations by registrar general Tobaiwa Mudede that government will continue to o...
Crunch time for Mugabe's warring Zanu PF 16 May 2017 HARARE - Zanu PF insiders say President Robert Mugabe is in a catch 22 as the warring ruling party's bigwigs gather in Harare tomorrow for an eagerly-awaited politburo meeting — which is set to deliberate on the political future of embattled national political commissar Saviour Kasukuwere. Thi...
ZBC unlikely to reform ahead of 2018 elections 15 May 2017 HARARE - As the 2018 watershed elections loom in the country, public broadcaster Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) which enjoys a monopoly on the local airwaves has come under the spotlight as opposition political parties fight for the space currently dominated by the ruling Zanu PF. Med...
Church war over prophet Wimbo deepens 15 May 2017 HARARE - The fight to control and succeed mysterious prophet Madzibaba Wimbo is hotting up, with police commissioner general Augustine Chihuri — who is a brother to the revered diviner — now being accused of playing “a negative role” in the deepening saga. Wimbo — the head of the Mount Darwin-...
Economic revival focus of MDC policy indaba 15 May 2017 HARARE - Morgan Tsvangirai's MDC is set to hold a conference to unveil its policies ahead of next year's much anticipated elections, party vice president Nelson Chamisa has said. He told a Sapes policy dialogue forum in Harare last week that they have “polished up our policy documents because ...
High noon for Kasukuwere? 13 May 2017 HARARE - All eyes are on the brawling Zanu PF's next politburo meeting, amid confirmation yesterday that the probe team appointed by President Robert Mugabe to investigate grave allegations against the party's under-fire national political commissar, Saviour Kasukuwere, has completed its work. ...
'Security chiefs love Tsvangirai' 12 May 2017 HARARE - Former Presidential Affairs minister Didymus Mutasa says the country's security chiefs have no issues with opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, and will readily accept him if he wins next year's eagerly-anticipated national elections. Speaking to the Daily News yesterday, amid lingeri...
Govt 'bribes' to chiefs escalated 12 May 2017 HARARE - In a move that has been roundly criticised by the opposition as “2018 bribes”, President Robert Mugabe's stone-broke government is to splurge millions of scarce United States dollars on new vehicles for traditional leaders. This comes as Zimbabwe has just been officially ranked as the...
'Escalating Zim crises point to disaster' 12 May 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe's escalating crises point to disaster, with a majority of the long-suffering masses saying the country's economy is now in a “very bad” state, analysts have warned. They said the lurching from one crisis to another proves that authorities could “play tricks with politics, but...
Zim elections expected by August 2018 12 May 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe's general elections must be held by August 21 2018, when the national legislative assembly’s five-year term expires, according to the new Constitution. Section 158 of the new Constitution states that “a general election must be held so that polling takes place not more than  ...
Mugabe also fearful: Makoni 12 May 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe — like the majority of Zimbabweans who told pollsters that they fear criticising him — is also scared of the future, former Finance minister Simba Makoni has said. This comes after the Mass Public Opinion Institute (Mpoi) revealed in its latest survey that 62 p...
Ex-minister to challenge Mugabe in 2018 12 May 2017 BULAWAYO - Former Industry minister Nkosana Moyo has hinted at challenging President Robert Mugabe in the forthcoming 2018 election, as an independent candidate. The former banker — famed for publicly speaking out against attacks on businesses and factories by war veterans and later uncharacte...
Economy growing despite cash crisis: Mnangagwa 12 May 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe's economy is growing, despite the myriad problems — including a deepening cash crisis — dogging the country, Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa told the National Assembly on Wednesday. He said the growth is driven by a better than expected agriculture season and a boost in min...
Give health workers a chance to vote 12 May 2017 HARARE - Every Zimbabwean is, or must be equal before the law, and as such the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) must do everything in its power to ensure that health workers, who have been denied their right to vote before enjoy their rights too. Just like those in the security establishmen...