Articles tagged 'shutdownzim'

No State witness in Mkwananzi trial 18 March 2017 HARARE - Anti-President Robert Mugabe activist Promise Mkwananzi yesterday notified the court of his intentions to file for further remand refusal because there are no State witnesses for trial to progress. He — together with 21 other activists — appeared before magistrate Lazini Ncube facing ...
Con-Court dismisses Mugabe fitness suit 9 February 2017 HARARE - The Constitutional Court (Con-Court) yesterday threw out on a technicality, an application filed by Tajamuka/Sesijikile leader Promise Mkwananzi, challenging President Robert Mugabe's fitness to remain in office, given his advanced age and alleged violations of the national Constitution....
Mugabe 'hurt' by US protests 25 September 2016 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe, without a hint of irony, yesterday lashed at pro-democracy groups — including music icon Thomas Mapfumo — for demonstrating against him during his visit to New York last week. Addressing Zanu PF supporters at Harare International Airport upon his return from t...
Zanu PF guns for #ThisFlag pastor 21 July 2016 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's ruling Zanu PF, reeling from swelling public anger over its disastrous stewardship of the State over the past 36 years, is training its guns on pressure group Tajamuka/Sesjikile and unbowed clergyman Pastor Evan Mawarire, as it desperately seeks to quell the gro...
MPs brawl over national flag in Parly 21 July 2016 HARARE - Zanu PF MPs yesterday demanded that their MDC counterparts — who were draped in Zimbabwean flags — leave Parliament as the fall-out over #ThisFlag campaign extended to the national assembly. The country's flag has become the rallying symbol of the anti-government protests dubbed #This...
Mapfumo backs Mawarire 21 July 2016 HARARE - Exiled Zimbabwean musician-turned-government critic, Thomas Mapfumo, has backed #ThisFlag campaign leader Evan Mawarire and called upon President Robert Mugabe to step down as he has failed the people. In a video posted on social media, the vocal Chimurenga music icon said despite war...
Mugabe trashes #ThisFlag campaign 20 July 2016 HARARE - Electing to ignore the man-made economic crisis engulfing the country, President Robert Mugabe yesterday took a swipe at popular pastor Evan Mawarire who has been leading a citizen campaign against his rule describing him as not being “one of us.” The nonagenarian who spoke with a cra...
'Mugabe must go now' 18 July 2016 HARARE - As President Robert Mugabe and Zanu PF come under increasing fire from a restless populace that is fed up with the country's deepening rot, pressure group Tajamuka/Sesjikile says it will ratchet up its mass action programmes to force the nonagenarian to leave office now, as he did not re...
'Mugabe must not be part of 2018' 18 July 2016 HARARE - Tajamuka/Sesjikile, a grouping of political parties and ordinary Zimbabweans, has vowed to ramp up pressure on President Robert Mugabe to quit office before the 2018 elections and in this instalment its spokesperson Promise Mkwananzi tells senior assistant editor Guthrie Munyuki that it ...
Mawarire freed as State case collapses 14 July 2016 HARARE - Popular #ThisFlag leader and cleric Evan Mawarire was released late last night following marathon deliberations on a dramatic day on which attempts by the State to bring in fresh charges collapsed when the court ruled they were in violation of the Constitution. Magistrate Vakai Chikwe...
Khumalo detained over protests 13 July 2016 BULAWAYO - Police yesterday briefly detained MDC Bulawayo East legislator Thabitha Khumalo, accusing her of fomenting the current anti-government demonstrations rocking Zimbabwe. Speaking after her release, Khumalo who is also the MDC's deputy national spokesperson, branded the arrest an intim...
UPDATES: #ThisFlag pastor Mawarire released 13 July 2016 HARARE - #ThisFlag campaigner Evan Mawarire appeared in court yesterday facing a charge of inciting public violence, which was later changed to subverting a constitutional government.
'Sadc, AU must heed early warnings from Zim' 12 July 2016 HARARE - The 15-member Southern African Development Community (Sadc) and the African Union (AU) must heed the early warnings from Zimbabwe as public unrest escalates in the crisis-torn country, the Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition warned yesterday. The warning comes as Zimbabweans stayed away last...
#Tajamuka spokesperson freed on bail 12 July 2016 HARARE - Harare magistrate Tendai Mahwe yesterday freed pressure group #Tajamuka/Sesijikile spokesperson Promise Mkwananzi on $300 bail. Mkwananzi, 35, was arrested last week on public violence charges. As part of his bail conditions, Mkwananzi was ordered to reside at the address that he p...
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...
'Sustain wave of citizen action' 7 July 2016 HARARE - While Zimbabweans have been commended for collectively heeding the call to stay away from work, shut down their businesses as well as close shops, there is need to continue with this wave of protests until President Robert Mugabe and his Zanu PF government resign or call for an early ele...
Mugabe's Zanu PF panics over Zim chaos 6 July 2016 HARARE - A nervous Zanu PF is convening an emergency politburo meeting in Harare today, amidst growing resistance to the ruling party's misrule of the past 36 years, as well as a crippling strike by angry government workers, including teachers, nurses and medical doctors. The meeting also come...
Teachers, nurses go on strike 6 July 2016 HARARE - Civil servants — mainly teachers and nurses — yesterday downed tools, leaving tens of thousands of students and patients stranded, as they pile pressure on President Robert Mugabe's broke government to pay them their salaries on time. The Daily News established, for example, that in m...
Mujuru calls for fresh elections 6 July 2016 HARARE - Amid debilitating chaos, former Vice President Joice Mujuru, who is now leading her own political outfit Zimbabwe People First (ZPF), has called on President Robert Mugabe to call for fresh elections, stating that the Zanu PF government has totally failed. Addressing journalists yeste...