Articles tagged 'rugare gumbo'

Gumbo, Mutasa to rejoin Zanu PF 31 March 2018   HARARE - Former Zanu PF bigwigs, Didymus Mutasa and Rugare Gumbo, who were sacked from the ruling party in 2014, have expressed their willingness to rejoin the ruling party. This comes after the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (Znlwva) recommended on Thursday that th...
Mutasa, Gumbo withdraw Mujuru defamation claim 13 March 2018 HARARE - Former Zanu PF stalwarts Didymus Mutasa and Rugare Gumbo have withdrawn a $5 million defamation suit against their former boss and ally Joice Mujuru, who is now leading the National People’s Party (NPP). The duo, last year filed a lawsuit accusing the former vice president of claiming...
MDC Alliance targets Mutasa, Gumbo 24 October 2017 HARARE - The MDC Alliance led by former prime minister Morgan Tsvangirai has made moves to add within its ranks once Zanu PF ministers — Didymus Mutasa and Rugare Gumbo — in a bid to include experience and special skills to its unit ahead of next year's elections. This comes as former vice pre...
Gumbo faces fraud charges 13 September 2017 HARARE - Former Cabinet minister Rugare Gumbo made a surprise appearance at the Harare Magistrates' Courts yesterday, amid accusations that he swindled an agricultural equipment dealer $27 000 through a botched sale of a combined harvester. The frail looking veteran nationalist, aged 76, arriv...
ZPF gears for inaugural congress 10 July 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) has set end of next month as the date for its inaugural congress where a substantive executive is going to be elected. This was revealed by ZPF interim president Agrippa Mutambara during his meet the structures tour here over the weekend. “We are still w...
Dubious heroes demean shrine 21 May 2017 HARARE - Future Zimbabwean governments should exhume undeserving persons buried at the National Heroes Acre to pave way for the likes of Simpson Mutambanengwe who was denied the honour by Zanu PF, former ruling party spokesperson and liberation war icon Rugare Gumbo has said. Mutambanengwe — o...
ZPF splits again 25 April 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) has once again been rocked by chaos, with the party's elders — Rugare Gumbo and Didymus Mutasa — announcing yesterday that they are still in charge, not former army general Agrippa Mutambara. The party, which was led by former vice president Joice Mujur...
Chaos as ZimPF elects new leader 23 April 2017 HARARE - War veteran and former diplomat, Agrippa Mutambara, was yesterday named the new leader of the Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) — amid chaotic scenes which threatened to derail the meeting which had been called to announce the party's new leadership. At the stormy meeting held in Harare, ZP...
Gumbo warns of Zanu PF infiltration 12 April 2017 HARARE - Opposition leaders intending to form a grand coalition against President Robert must be cautious of being infiltrated by Zanu PF, Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) interim co-leader Rugare Gumbo has warned. Under pressure from long-suffering Zimbabweans, opposition parties — including Morga...
Mutasa, Gumbo under fire over party name 16 March 2017 HARARE - Little-known Zimbabwe First (ZimFirst) party leader Maxwell Zeb Shumba has threatened to take legal action against Didymus Mutasa and Rugare Gumbo accusing them of “stealing” his party's name. Mutasa and Gumbo's opposition party — formed in 2016, way after Shumba's — is named Zimbabwe...
Mujuru slapped with $5m lawsuit 9 March 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) elders — Didymus Mutasa and Rugare Gumbo — have slapped former ally Joice Mujuru with a $5 million suit following her claims that the duo wanted to bed her. The two had demanded that the newly-formed National People's Party leader retracts her statements an...
Two ZPFs emerge 1 March 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) elders — Rugare Gumbo and Didymus Mutasa — have said they will not fight former ally Joice Mujuru over the party's name but co-exist as separate political entities using the same name. Gumbo told the Daily News yesterday that while he and Mutasa were the fo...
'Don't write off Mnangagwa yet' 26 February 2017 HARARE - Despite the frenzied speculation within President Robert Mugabe's warring Zanu PF that Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa's mooted presidential aspirations are now dead in the water, former ruling party spokesperson and Cabinet minister, Rugare Gumbo, says the Midlands godfather "may be d...
I won't apologise: Mujuru 25 February 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) leader Joice Mujuru has said she will not apologise or retract the claims she made that her former allies Didymus Mutasa and Rugare Gumbo wanted to have sex with her. She said the two — who threatened to slap her with a $5 million lawsuit, if she does not p...
Mujuru cornered over sex allegations 23 February 2017 HARARE - Expelled Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) elders — Rugare Gumbo and Didymus Mutasa — have threatened to sue the party's interim leader Joice Mujuru (pictured) for allegedly making “defamatory” sexual remarks against them, unless she publicly apologises. A fortnight ago, Mujuru accused the ...
Why I left Mujuru: Mutambara 14 February 2017 HARARE - Daily News writer, Farayi Machamire, chats to former ambassador and Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) member, Retired Brigadier-General Agrippa Mutambara, in the wake of the implosion of the Joice Mujuru-led opposition party. Q: This past week you joined dozens of ZPF party heavyweights who...
Elders reach out to Mujuru 12 February 2017 HARARE - The ruckus in the troubled Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) party took a surprise turn yesterday when one of the outfit's disaffected founding fathers, Didymus Mutasa, said it was possible that they could reconcile with former Vice President Joice Mujuru if she apologised for her disputed “di...
Mujuru, elders fight over ZPF 12 February 2017 HARARE - Embattled former Vice President and Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) interim leader Joice Mujuru is contemplating forming a new party after the fledgling political outfit's founding fathers claimed they owned the troubled party and all its image rights. ZPF insiders who spoke to the Daily ...
Mujuru troubles worry Tsvangirai 10 February 2017 HARARE - Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai is apparently so concerned about the ugly fallout between Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) interim leader Joice Mujuru and the party's founding fathers, that he phoned one of these stalwarts on Wednesday — Didymus Mutasa — to express his disquiet about the ...
Deadly turmoil hits Mujuru, ZPF 9 February 2017 HARARE - Former Vice President Joice Mujuru's fledgling Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) party is unravelling spectacularly, amid pitiful suggestions yesterday that the newest kid on the political block could suffer a disappointing stillbirth ahead of the eagerly-anticipated 2018 national elections. ...
Opposition slams Unity Day over Gukurahundi 23 December 2016 HARARE - Opposition politicians have said there was nothing to celebrate on Unity Day following Zanu PF’s failure to sincerely address the Gukurahundi atrocities. The atrocities and human rights violations that were perpetrated in Matabeleland and Midlands by the North Korean-trained Fifth Bri...
Stampede for war veterans' support 8 November 2016 HARARE - Amid claims that President Robert Mugabe is dangling huge sums of money to win back the support of disgruntled war veterans, former Vice President Joice Mujuru has set up a committee to also reach out to the ex-combatants. Liberation struggle stalwart and Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) e...
Violence worries mar Msipa burial 22 October 2016 HARARE - Friends and relatives of late nationalist Cephas Msipa, who are opposed to President Robert Mugabe and Zanu PF, say they fear attending the much-loved former Midlands governor's burial at Heroes Acre in Harare today in the light of the escalating violence being perpetrated by ruling part...
'They wanted to finish us' 21 October 2016 HARARE - As the fall-out between President Robert Mugabe on one hand, and many war veterans and liberation stalwarts on the other, continues to escalate, further stunning claims have emerged regarding Zanu PF's kangaroo courts during Zimbabwe's difficult struggle for independence in the 1970s. ...
I'm firmly with Mujuru: Gumbo 21 June 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) spokesperson, Rugare Gumbo, has quashed raging speculation that he, together with other leading lights of the new political kid on the block, has irredeemably crossed paths with former Vice President Joice Mujuru. Gumbo, who was among the party bigwigs who ...