Articles tagged 'robert mugabe'

Old friend inspires possible Mugabe comeback 13 May 2018 HARARE - The return to the throne of 93-year-old former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad appears to have stirred some cemented belief in winning the forthcoming poll by newly-formed opposition party, the National Patriotic Front (NPF). Perhaps it could inspire a possible comeback of f...
Zim Airways circus continues 12 May 2018 HARARE - The circus behind the country's new national airline, Zimbabwe Airways, has reached fever-pitch with the government now moving to remove former president Robert Gabriel Mugabe's initials from one of the company's planes. Transport minister Joram Gumbo said the initials were causing co...
'Mugabe's party' heads for split 9 May 2018 HARARE - As was first exclusively reported by the Daily News early last month, it has now been confirmed that the apparent plan by former leader Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace to sink President Emmerson Mnangagwa's election bid in this year's keenly-anticipated national polls is effectively dea...
Parly delays Mugabe's questioning 9 May 2018 HARARE - Former President Robert Mugabe will not appear before Zimbabwe's Parliament as scheduled today to answer questions on diamond mining operations, a legislator said. Temba Mliswa, who leads the parliamentary committee on Mines, said the clerk of Parliament hadn't written to Mugabe to in...
'Mugabe party' heads for split 9 May 2018 HARARE - As was first exclusively reported by the Daily News early last month, it has now been confirmed that the apparent plan by former leader Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace to sink President Emmerson Mnangagwa's election bid in this year's keenly-anticipated national polls is effectively dea...
Huge blow for Chivayo 8 May 2018 HARARE - INTRATREK Zimbabwe's plans to establish a 100-megawatt (MW) solar plant in Gwanda is in jeopardy after its technical partner, Shanghai-listed CHINT Electric (CHINT), was barred from accessing funds in Africa due to fraudulent practices. This comes as CHINT's executives were due to vis...
News twist to 'Mugabe planes' saga 6 May 2018 HARARE - Under-fire Transport minister Joram Gumbo has claimed that government kept the deal to register the new Zimbabwe Airways (Zim Airways) airline under wraps after advice that some former commercial white farmers wanted to attach its six planes from Malaysia, if they were in Air Zimbabwe (A...
Govt reaches out to Strive Masiyiwa 3 May 2018 HARARE - The times they are a changing. The Zimbabwe government has finally reached out to its richest and most generous citizen, Strive Masiyiwa, who lives in London, in exile, and is named as a billionaire by Forbes magazine but was seen by former president Robert Mugabe as an enemy. Ma...
Thuggery, bribes mar Zanu PF primaries 29 April 2018 HARARE - The ruling Zanu PF will hold its primary elections across the country  today, amid rising tensions and damaging allegations of violence, bribery, favouritism and the imposition of unworthy and unpopular candidates. At the same time, there are real fears within the upper echelons of th...
Grace seeks dismissal of Mazowe miners' $100k defamation lawsuit 27 April 2018 HARARE - Lawyers for former first lady Grace Mugabe will ask the High Court to dismiss a $100 000 defamation lawsuit against her after she was sued by small-scale miners she accused of invading her Mazowe family farm, branding them thieves stealing her property. The miners, Shepherd Nyazvigo a...
'Mugabe plane' chews $50k/week 27 April 2018 HARARE - Controversial new airline Zimbabwe Airways' recently received Boeing 777 has already cost hard-pressed taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars even as the wide-bodied aeroplane remains grounded at Robert Mugabe International Airport, the Daily News can report. Well-placed sources said ...
Trial of soldier up for stealing Mugabe's computers deferred 26 April 2018 HARARE - The State has lined up over 10 witnesses to testify in a case in which former president Robert Mugabe was duped of $50 000 worth of property by a soldier. Pepukai Zvakavapano, who is attached to the Presidential Guard, was due to answer to theft charges before Harare magistrate Joseph...
Employee dupes the nonagenarian of $11k 26 April 2018 HARARE - An accountant at former president Robert Mugabe's Gushungo Holdings (Pvt) Ltd who reportedly fleeced the nonagenarian of $11 000 in a botched potato sacks deal appeared in court yesterday. Peter Bhibhi, 34, of Dzivaresekwa in Harare appeared before magistrate Tilda Mazhande charged wi...
Invaders dare Grace Mugabe 22 April 2018 HARARE - Clad in a dirty white T-Shirt emblazoned with the face of a glum Emmerson Mnangagwa, an illegal gold miner sifts through brownish wet sands and points out to a group of journalists, “this is gold”. It is a gold rush of some sort which cannot be stopped by once dreaded former president...
Chihuri holed up in Malawi 22 April 2018 HARARE - Former police commissioner-general Augustine Chihuri, pictured, whose world is collapsing around him, reportedly sought and found refuge at his wife's family home in Malawi where he is said to be nursing an undisclosed ailment, the Daily News on Sunday has heard. Once ousted president...
Zim polls: 'Brace for presidential run-off' 22 April 2018 HARARE - This year's presidential elections could be decided by a re-run because none of the aspiring contestants has capacity to garner enough votes in the first round of voting, analysts have predicted. The country goes to the polls any day between July 31 and August 31, unless Parliament is...
Mugabe in weird Uhuru celebrations 21 April 2018 HARARE - Former president Robert Mugabe marked Zimbabwe's Independence Day celebrations surrounded by relatives and close allies at his majestic Borrowdale home on Wednesday, rebuffing President Emmerson Mnangagwa who officiated at the main ceremony held at the National Sports Stadium on the same...
Mugabe, ED talks at risk 20 April 2018 HARARE - Former president Robert Mugabe has snubbed the mediation team led by Roman Catholic cleric, Father Fidelis Mukonori, which is frantically trying to get him to close ranks with his successor, President Emmerson Mnangagwa, the Daily News can report. The two politicians, who became estra...
Mugabe remains our hero: Zanu PF youth boss 20 April 2018 HARARE - Zanu PF Secretary for youth affairs Pupurai Togarepi says the ruling party’s youths have enduring respect for former President Robert Mugabe and all the people who took part in the country’s protracted war of liberation. Togarepi, who was reinstated as the ruling party’s secretary for...
Grace's SA assault case revived 20 April 2018 JOHANNESBURG - South African civil rights organisation AfriForum said yesterday it was preparing to challenge the diplomatic immunity that was granted to former Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe. The organisation announced this when it gave updates on matters relating to its private prosecuti...
Chamisa dares military 20 April 2018 HARARE - MDC leader Nelson Chamisa has appealed to the military — which played a key role in the ouster of former president Robert Mugabe last November — to withdraw from villages in order to ensure free and credible elections. This comes amid reports that the army has deployed over 2 000 sold...
Mugabe snubs Mukonori 20 April 2018 HARARE - Former president Robert Mugabe has snubbed the mediation team led by Roman Catholic cleric, Father Fidelis Mukonori, which is frantically trying to get him to close ranks with his successor, President Emmerson Mnangagwa, the Daily News can report. Read full story in today's paper. ...
'Mugabe planes' torment minister Gumbo 17 April 2018 HARARE - Parliament is turning up the heat on beleaguered Transport minister Joram Gumbo, demanding that he provides convincing answers on all aspects of the controversial new airline, Zimbabwe Airways — said to have links with former president Robert Mugabe's family. This comes as the purchas...
Presidential Guard soldier up for theft of $50k items from Mugabe 17 April 2018 HARARE - Deposed Zimbabwe leader Robert Mugabe has dragged a presidential guard soldier to court for allegedly stealing $50 000 worth of his property from Zimbabwe House, a court heard. When Pepukai Zvakavapano, 32, appeared before Harare magistrate Josephine Sande yesterday, he denied the the...
'Mugabe planes': Shocking details 13 April 2018 HARARE - As the spotlight remains firmly focused on the country's controversial new airline, Zimbabwe Airways — which has been linked to the family of former president Robert Mugabe — disturbing allegations are emerging that the purchase price of its aeroplanes bought from Malaysia Airlines was a...