Articles tagged 'robert mugabe'

'Tsvangirai, Mujuru must act the same' 23 January 2017 HARARE - Stephen Chan, professor of world politics and international relations at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, says it is vital that opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai and former Vice President Joice Mujuru, who now leads the fledgling Zimbabwe People First (...
Sadc must use Ecowas way to tackle Mugabe 23 January 2017 HARARE - Following Ecowas' sustained pressure that has forced Gambia's former authoritarian leader Yahya Jammeh into exile in Equatorial Guinea after his crushing poll defeat, analysts and opposition parties said yesterday Sadc must abandon its cautious diplomatic approach and dissuade leaders su...
Bikita poll: Villagers tell horror stories 22 January 2017 BIKITA - Villagers in Bikita who spoke to the Daily News on Sunday yesterday recounted horror stories of thuggery and intimidation by Zanu PF apparatchiks. They said the sum total of the anti-democratic behaviour was to force them, as allegedly directed “from above”, to vote for the ruling par...
Mugabe must go: Vets insist 22 January 2017 HARARE - Agitated war veterans have reiterated their call for President Robert Mugabe to leave office now, adding derisively yesterday that they would not “waste” their time quarrelling with Zanu PF youths who have said that they are prepared to take up arms to defend the nonagenarian. Speakin...
Zanu PF acquires 320 cars in preps for 2018 poll 22 January 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's ruling Zanu PF — whose hard-pressed government is struggling to pay civil servants — has acquired 320 vehicles, as the party escalates preparations for the 2018 election campaign. This comes as at least 45 samples of the vehicles were presented to Mugabe at t...
'Mess with Mugabe and we'll go to war' 20 January 2017 HARARE - As Zanu PF's deadly tribal, factional and succession wars get uglier, the party's youths have warned disgruntled former freedom fighters and other allies of Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa that they are prepared to take up arms to defend President Robert Mugabe. Speaking to the Dail...
Mugabe 'death' pastor languishes in prison 20 January 2017 HARARE - A Harare magistrate has denied bail to activist cleric, Patrick Phillip Mugadza, who controversially “prophesied” President Robert Mugabe's death which he claimed would happen before the end of this year. The well-known “Mugabe-must-go” churchman was remanded in custody to 3 February....
Mugabe 'death' pastor further remanded in custody 19 January 2017 HARARE - The State yesterday changed charges several times against Kariba pastor Phillip Mugadza who “predicted” President Robert Mugabe's death, before remanding him in custody for one more night. His lawyer, Gift Mtisi, said his client had initially been charged with undermining the authorit...
Outrage over civil servants bonuses 19 January 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's stone-broke government has once again failed to raise funds to bankroll civil servants' bonuses, raising the spectre of widespread protests by the restive workers. Last year, Mugabe — in a typical populist move — vowed that the public service workers would re...
We'll crush thieving G40: Mutsvangwa 18 January 2017 HARARE - Firebrand Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) leader and former Cabinet minister, Christopher Mutsvangwa, says ex-combatants are working to “finish off” the Zanu PF faction that goes by the moniker Generation 40 (G40) — as the savage war to succeed President Ro...
Mnangagwa challenged to 'come clean' 18 January 2017 BULAWAYO - Former Education minister David Coltart has waded into Zanu PF's deadly tribal, factional and succession wars, becoming the latest prominent figure to challenge Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa to “come clean” on his mooted presidential aspirations. This comes as Zanu PF's two majo...
Mujuru rocks Zanu PF 18 January 2017 HARARE - Opposition Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) leader Joice Mujuru has thrown Zanu PF into disarray amid reports that she has wooed Bikita West traditional leaders ahead of a by-election in the key constituency. The spooked Zanu PF — currently struggling to deal with the raging factional wars...
Mugabe engages France over UNSC seat 18 January 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe has engaged France's leader, Francois Hollande, to intervene in calls to include one of Africa's 54 States in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). Mugabe — currently on a month-long leave — tabled the request last weekend during a closed-door meeting wit...
Mugabe 'death' pastor arrested 17 January 2017 HARARE - Police have arrested activist cleric, Patrick Phillip Mugadza, after he recently and controversially “prophesied” President Robert Mugabe's death which he claimed would happen before the end of this year. The well-known “Mugabe-must-go” churchman was arrested yesterday by detectives f...
War vets in dramatic U-turn 17 January 2017 HARARE - War veterans aligned to Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday made a dramatic U-turn, insisting that they remain members of the ruling Zanu PF party. Following the expulsion of Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) chairperson Christopher Mutsvangwa and ...
Poll violence fear grips Zim 17 January 2017 HARARE - Fear of violence hangs over Zimbabwe as the country heads to polls next year. In the election, President Robert Mugabe is likely to face his former deputy Joice Mujuru and his long-time nemesis Morgan Tsvangirai, among several other opposition figures. But in a country with the tra...
Name successor and save country, Mugabe told 16 January 2017 HARARE - With Zanu PF's ugly succession wars now the major talking point in Zimbabwe, as the ruling party's two major factions go relentlessly at each other hammer and tongs, angry war veterans say President Robert Mugabe must choose his successor now to save the country. This comes...
Bikita poll vital for opposition: Mujuru 16 January 2017 HARARE - Former vice president and now leader of the Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) party, Joice Mujuru, says this week's by-election will go a long way in assuring long-suffering Zimbabweans that their future lies with the opposition. Mujuru's fledgling party will be participating in its first e...
G40 hunts Mnangagwa, Team Lacoste 12 January 2017 HARARE - As Zanu PF's “Cupgate” saga, and its deadly tribal, factional and succession wars continue to rage, scores of the ruling party's officials drawn from the country's 10 provinces gathered in Harare yesterday to demand a probe into Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Well-placed Zanu PF s...
War collaborators dump Mugabe 12 January 2017 HARARE - War collaborators have, in a development similar to the fallout between war veterans and President Robert Mugabe, announced they will not campaign for the increasingly frail nonagenarian in the eagerly-anticipated 2018 national polls. This comes as angry war veterans and re-energised ...
Zanu PF readies lavish Mugabe bash 12 January 2017 HARARE - Zanu PF has begun preparations for a lavish celebration for President Robert Mugabe's 93rd birthday at the Matopos in Matabeleland South. The nonagenarian leader — currently on a month-long holiday overseas — and scores of guests are expected to enjoy unrestrained feasting at the holi...
'Kick out Mugabe' 11 January 2017 HARARE - In a call that is set to send temperatures soaring higher within the warring Zanu PF, vocal supporter of Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa, Energy Mutodi, has called on the ruling party to hold an extra-ordinary congress to install President Robert Mugabe's successor. Speaking to the ...
Mujuru, war vets invade Masvingo 11 January 2017 HARARE - Former vice president and now leader of the Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) party Joice Mujuru will hold a crucial rally with war veterans at Masvingo's Mucheke Stadium next week, ahead of the crunch Bikita West by-election in the province. ZPF insiders, who spoke to the Daily News yester...
Anger at First Family's lavish use of tax money 11 January 2017 HARARE - The First Family's holiday break in the Far East has already been branded a PR disaster after the couple allegedly salted away millions for the annual jamboree after scaling back financial perks for public sector employees, and as First Lady Grace Mugabe is under fire for purchasing a $1...
Mugabe must listen to people's calls 11 January 2017 HARARE - As calls from Zimbabweans, including opposition supporters, war veterans and even some in Zanu PF for President Robert Mugabe to step down get almost deafening, it is becoming increasingly desirable for the nonagenarian to listen to the voice of reason — for the sake of his young family....