Articles tagged 'ruwa'

'Protest leaders must focus on teamwork' 17 July 2016 HARARE - Last Wednesday's nationwide stay-away was successful because it was a “collective thing that involved almost everyone” — followers of Pastor Evans Mawarire, supporters of #Tajamuka, and most importantly ordinary men and women. Political and social commentators said the recent nationwi...
Tsvangirai plots countrywide protests 16 July 2016 HARARE - Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has declared total war on Zanu PF, announcing plans yesterday to roll out fresh nationwide protests that are intended to force President Robert Mugabe out of office. Tsvangirai's announcement came after the former prime minister in the government of...
Zimbabweans have had enough 15 July 2016 HARARE - Events of the past few days have exposed how President Robert Mugabe's incompetent and ham-fisted government is desperately clinging to power — in most cases by lying through their teeth. What is, however, clear in all this is that we are all fed up with this regime that has grown rog...
Pile pressure on Mugabe: Mutasa 15 July 2016 HARARE - As president Robert Mugabe and Zanu PF continue to feel the heat from angry protesters who want the rot devouring the country arrested, former senior Cabinet minister and ruling party stalwart, Didymus Mutasa, says mounting public agitation for change could force the nonagenarian out of ...
Mugabe's govt pressing self-destruct baton 13 July 2016 HARARE - The arrest of popular leader of #ThisFlag campaign — Evan Mawarire — who is leading a movement for citizens remonstrating against the deteriorating economic situation in the country is a sign of desperation by the government. Mawarire has been charged with inciting public violence and...
'Protests unstoppable now' 13 July 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe's rulers cannot stop mass protests even if they arrest the leaders because the movement has gathered too much momentum,  protest group #Tajamuka/Sesijikile has said. The social media movement said after a stakeholders meeting held in Harare this week, that demonstrations agai...
Women declare war on Mugabe 12 July 2016 BULAWAYO - As Zimbabwe continues to teeter on the brink of complete implosion, there are fresh fears among the populace that President Robert Mugabe's panicking government will respond with even more venom when thousands of women across the country embark on rolling marches from this coming weeke...
France denies backing Harare protests 12 July 2016 HARARE - French ambassador to Zimbabwe Laurent Delahousse denied yesterday State accusations that he backed street protests and a national work boycott which shut businesses and paralysed the public transport system in Harare last week. Delahousse told the Daily News that the accusations were ...
No to violence: Zanu PF 12 July 2016 HARARE - Zanu PF political commissar Savior Kasukuwere has urged Zimbabweans not to resort to violence saying his party was ready to listen to citizens' concerns. Responding to the current wave of protests against President Robert Mugabe's policies, Kasukuwere said violence would not necessari...
We're ready to die: Protestors 11 July 2016 HARARE - Despite suffering savage beatings, ongoing harassment by authorities and being locked up for fighting for change in the country over the past few weeks, protesting democracy activists say they are ready to die for the cause and will not rest until President Robert Mugabe's ruling Zanu PF...
My heart bleeds for Zim: Msipa 11 July 2016 HARARE - Respected Zanu PF elder Cephas Msipa says he hopes to live for as long as possible so that he can witness Zimbabweans, the majority of whom are trapped in the jaws of grinding poverty, live in the “promised land of milk and home” that he fought for. In his 85th birthday message on Sat...
'Mugabe fails to douse flames' 11 July 2016 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe is failing to douse “succession flames” that are currently consuming his Zanu PF party, as his meetings to bring order around the country have thus far failed to heal the rifts. Last Friday, Mugabe was in Mashonaland Central, where he confirmed that the meeting...
Zim shutdown: Arrested juveniles released to parents care 11 July 2016 HARARE - Juveniles involved in the peaceful protests on Wednesday have been released into their parents' custody after being arrested in Bulawayo. Citizens on July 6, heeded a call to stay away from work and school in protest against the economic meltdown and social injustices in the country. ...
Pressure piles on Mugabe, Zanu PF 10 July 2016 HARARE - With the Zimbabwean economy continuing to die and long-suffering citizens becoming more restless by the day as witnessed in the dramatic events of the past week, the political pressure is mounting on President Robert Mugabe and his panicking ruling Zanu PF, who are facing their biggest c...
Riots: Hundreds locked up 10 July 2016 HARARE - As demonstrations against the President Robert Mugabe-led regime rage on across the country Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) have stood with most of the victims recording more than 750 people nationwide under their support. The human rights activists have piled a series of com...
Gvt to escalate social media blitz 10 July 2016 HARARE - After successfully and temporarily jamming the WhatsApp platform during Wednesday’s nationwide stay-away, there are fears that government will intensify controls as we approach the 2018 elections, observers contend. However, as they say; once bitten twice shy — citizens after this ord...
Zimbabweans plot another shutdown 8 July 2016 HARARE - The fervent spirit of resistance sweeping across Zimbabwe rose a notch higher yesterday when a group of protesters going by the name Tajamuka/Sesijikile not only called on President Robert Mugabe to resign immediately, but also threatened to storm State House tomorrow. The ...
Mugabe's Zanu PF brawls over strike 8 July 2016 HARARE - As thousands of Zimbabweans staged a general strike that shut down the country on Wednesday, President Robert Mugabe and his warring Zanu PF lieutenants were trading poisonous accusations about who was behind the stay-away. Well-placed Zanu PF sources told the Daily News yesterday tha...
Mujuru calls for more protests 8 July 2016 HARARE - Former Vice President Joice Mujuru, now Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) interim leader, has called for more demonstrations and stay-aways against President Robert Mugabe whom she said must immediately resign. In a statement yesterday, Mujuru lauded organisers of Wednesday's crippling mass...
Rights lawyers attack police over rioters' arrests 8 July 2016 HARARE - Police officers who arrested demonstrators that allegedly staged riots across Harare, indiscriminately picked up people from bus stops and broke into their homes before placing the value of damages of their vehicle at $500 000 to sensationalise the matter, defence lawyers said yesterday....
Desist from violence when demonstrating 8 July 2016 EDITOR — The new Constitution of Zimbabwe, Chapter 4, Section 58 article (1) reads, “Every person has the right to freedom of assembly and association, and the right not to assemble or associate with others. Section 59, of the same Chapter says “Every person has the right to demonstrate and pr...
Zimbabweans fed up with you! 8 July 2016 HARARE - This week has been eventful, though in a distressing way.  On Monday, transport operators from various Harare suburbs — Ruwa, Epworth and Mabvuku — took to the streets protesting about heavy police presence on almost every road. The roadblocks, too many, they said, seemed virtually...
'Third force' is people 7 July 2016 LONDON - Months ago, I proposed an explanation for Zimbabweans’ infamous apathy to protest despite a long and debilitating crisis that has reduced them to paupers. This disinclination has been a source of puzzlement to external observers. Outsiders have often dubbed Zimbabweans cowards. My ...
Enough is enough Mr President! 7 July 2016 HARARE - Zimbabweans yesterday peacefully expressed their anger against President Robert Mugabe and his Zanu PF administration by staying away from work despite groaning calls by the regime for people to report for duty. What this shows is that Zimbabweans have had enough of this regime, which...
Beginning of the end? 7 July 2016 HARARE - The question that was being asked and debated the most by many Zimbabweans, after long-suffering citizens staged the biggest general strike ever mounted in the history of the country yesterday, was whether the unprecedented stay-away marked the beginning of the end for President Robert M...