Articles tagged 'robert mugabe'

Mugabe succession: Minister backs war veterans 26 June 2017 BULAWAYO - War Veterans minister Tshinga Dube has broken ranks with the tradition in Zanu PF by openly backing former liberation war fighters who are ratcheting up pressure on President Robert Mugabe to name his successor to end the dog-eat-dog infighting ravaging his party over his succession. ...
New machines lying idle at State hospitals 26 June 2017 HARARE - Expensive medical equipment acquired by government for its struggling hospitals has been gathering dust for four years — forcing hundreds of patients to seek private services — because there are no technicians to install them. This was revealed by the Auditor-General (AG) Mildred Chir...
'Zim economic revival possible' 25 June 2017 HARARE - In this week's instalment of Women on Top — a new column that celebrates women in top positions — our deputy business editor Ndakaziva Majaka caught up with State fixed phone operator TelOne's managing director and seasoned manager, Chipo Mtasa. Mtasa attended Goromonzi High School be...
Mugadza's marriage 'on the rocks' 25 June 2017 HARARE - There seems to be trouble in the paradise of Remnant Church cleric Patrick Philip Mugadza and his wife Thelma Masaka amid reports that they have been arguing a lot following his incarceration for predicting that President Robert Mugabe would die in October this year. The Daily News on...
Slash public sector wage bill: World Bank 25 June 2017 OUR Deputy Business Editor, Ndakaziva Majaka, talks to World Bank's (WB) outgoing country manager, Camille Nuamah, whose tour of duty ran from June 2014. NUamah will be succeeded by WB's sector manager for Urban Development and Services in East and Southern Africa, Rosemary Mukami Kariuki, who...
Explosive politburo as factions face off over Kasukuwere 23 June 2017 HARARE - Allies of Saviour Kasukuwere put up a spirited defence on Wednesday to prevent the politburo from referring the embattled Zanu PF national political commissar’s case for further investigations by State security agents who are seen as more sympathetic to their rivals, the Daily News heard...
Harare rally examines Mujuru's credentials 23 June 2017 HARARE - Former Vice President and leader of the fledgling National People's Party (NPP) Joice Mujuru will have an idea of much work she has to do to convince her critics when she holds a rally in Harare's Kuwadzana high density suburb tomorrow -— amid widening rifts among her supporters in some ...
Judgment day for Kasukuwere 21 June 2017 HARARE - Zanu PF's politburo will today reconvene at the party's national headquarters in Harare for a high stakes special meeting that might conclude the long-running case involving its national political commissar, Saviour Kasukuwere, who is facing 11 charges, among them plotting to topple Pres...
Tyson opens up 21 June 2017 HARARE - Saviour Kasukuwere, the troubled Zanu PF national political commissar, opened up recently to members of his inner circle that his rivals were agitating for his ouster because he refused to be part of their agenda to ease President Robert Mugabe out of power. In a leaked video recordin...
Masvingo boils as Mugabe visits 21 June 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's planned visit to the volatile Masvingo province next week has re-ignited another war between two Zanu PF factions locked in a fierce tussle over his succession — with the fresh fight now focused on who will be recognised as the provincial chairperson during the ...
'Zimbabweans fear election violence' 21 June 2017 HARARE - Long-suffering Zimbabweans, who have been at the receiving end of political violence for the past 37 years, said they are dreading next year's watershed elections. This comes as the country is set to hold elections next year pitting President Robert Mugabe, 93, and an opposition coali...
Speaker rejects secret ballot on CJ Bill 21 June 2017 HARARE - Acting National Assembly Speaker Reuben Marumahoko yesterday blocked an opposition motion seeking to have voting on the proposed Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 1) Bill  taken by secret ballot, as pressure mounted to ditch the proposed  controversial amendment. The proposed Bi...
Kasukuwere saga: Mugabe to play balancing act 14 June 2017 HARARE - The ruling Zanu PF party's supreme decision-making organ in between congresses, the politburo, meets in Harare today for another crunch meeting that could end the uncertainty surrounding Saviour Kasukuwere's future as the revolutionary party's national political commissar. The 47-year...
Stay away from Mugabe rally: Vendors, pupils urged 14 June 2017 MUTARE - The MDC has urged vendors and school pupils to stay home on Friday to avoid being commandeered to President Robert Mugabe's youth interface rally at Sakubva Stadium. MDC national youth assembly member Knowledge Nyamhoka told the Daily News yesterday that they are informing their suppo...
Protest over Diaspora vote 5 June 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwean civil society organisations (CSOs) are planning to stage a protest over the Diaspora vote, as they up pressure on President Robert Mugabe's government to allow foreign-based citizens to vote in next year's elections. The demonstration will be held in neighbouring South Afri...
Women's vote key in 2018 election 5 June 2017 HARARE - As political parties gear up for the 2018 general election, women’s participation in the campaigns and the actual vote will change the political dynamics and future leadership of the country. The country might for the first time meet the 2015 Sadc Gender Protocol target of at least 50...
MDC looks beyond Mugabe 5 June 2017 HARARE - TheMDC led by Morgan Tsvangirai is drafting a new policy document that it says will put the country on the recovery path once they form the next government. MDC vice president Nelson Chamisa told the Daily News yesterday that under the new policy document that is dubbed Smart — the co...
Mugabe insult cases crumble 5 June 2017 HARARE - Like a deck of cards, President Robert Mugabe's countless insult cases have over the years collapsed one after the other, with the latest being that of former Zanu PF youth leader William Mutumanje — popularly known as Acie Lumumba. Over the past years, a number of people have been ha...
Sekeramayi in eye of a storm 4 June 2017 HARARE - As the ugly Zanu PF war to succeed President Robert Mugabe continues to escalate, former freedom fighters have warned introverted Defence minister Sydney Sekeramayi — saying he risks ending his political career if he allows himself to be “used” by the ruling party's “confusion” mongers. ...
Mugabe mourns fallen comrades 4 June 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe yesterday told Zanu PF supporters of his heartache at witnessing the high number of deaths that the former liberation movement has had to contend with this year — including having to preside over their burials at the National Heroes Acre. Speaking at the burial...
Tsvangirai, Mugabe tussle for youth vote 4 June 2017 HARARE - While Robert Mugabe and opposition MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai may be oceans apart, they both believe the youths' vote is crucial to winning next year's Presidency. For long used as instruments of political violence and repression, the country's youths, who constitute 60 percent of t...
Chipanga's boot-licking exposes lack of depth 4 June 2017 HARARE - Zanu PF secretary for youth league in the politburo —Kudzanai Chipanga — has a right to lavish praise on President Robert Mugabe because it is his democratic right. Being a leader of the next generation of politicians — the youths — it is also expected that Chipanga should inspire con...
Dark clouds hang over Kasukuwere 2 June 2017 HARARE - Dark clouds are hanging over embattled Zanu PF political commissar Saviour Kasukuwere after Mashonaland Central provincial affairs minister Martin Dinha yesterday ominously warned that his political career was “finished” despite the party having not yet decided on allegations raised agai...
Mugabe's visit triggers action 2 June 2017 HARARE - Zanu PF has scrambled to spruce up the poor town of Marondera in preparation of President Robert Mugabe's visit to the Mashonaland East provincial capital where he holds a mega rally at Rudhaka Stadium today. For the duration of the week, the usually quiet town has been a hive of acti...
Tsvangirai woos top army bosses 1 June 2017 HARARE - Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has set the cat among the pigeons within the warring ruling Zanu PF, revealing that he has held meetings with the country's feared military officials as part of his bid to allow the smooth transfer of power if he wins next year's watershed national ele...