Articles tagged 'succession'

Is it time to hunt for Tsvangirai successor? 6 November 2017 HARARE - As MDC president and MDC Alliance leader Morgan Tsvangirai battles with his health, there has been serious talk about the lack of a succession plan within his party. The Daily News spoke to a number of political and social analysts who believe the MDC has the necessary leadership mate...
Sellouts, whites won't rule Zim: Chiwenga 27 October 2017 HARARE - Commander of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) general Constantino Chiwenga has declared ahead of next year's synchronised polls that the military will not allow whites and disloyal citizens to ascend to the seat of power. Chiwenga was quoted by a Masvingo provincial newspaper saying ...
A congress to decide Mugabe succession? 23 October 2017   KENT - The latest twist to Zanu PF's long-running succession saga is that the ruling party will hold an extraordinary congress in December. To seasoned watchers of Zimbabwean politics, this doesn't come as a big surprise. The timing is, however, rather curious, coming, as it does, just mo...
What happens after Mugabe? 15 October 2017 HARARE - At the ripe old age of 93, Zimbabwe's long-serving President, Robert Mugabe, has offered himself as the candidate to lead his ruling Zanu PF party in elections next year. In power since independence from Britain in 1980, Mugabe would be 99 should he win the 2018 election and complete ...
Matabeleland 'mourns' Tshinga Dube sacking 13 October 2017 BULAWAYO - Analysts here have waded into the recent Cabinet reshuffle that saw two ministers from the Matabeleland region being dropped. Among those dropped were former War Veterans minister Tshinga Dube and former Rural Development minister Abednico Ncube — both from Matabeleland. Analysts...
Honesty costs minister job 12 October 2017 HARARE - Former War Veterans minister Tshinga Dube — who was sacked from Cabinet earlier this week — says although he harbours no hard feelings against President Robert Mugabe, he paid the price for being “too honest”. Dube lost his cushy job together with three other ministers — Prisca Mupfum...
ED now dead man walking 5 October 2017 HARARE - Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko has literally taken the gloves off on his counterpart — Emmerson Mnangagwa — insinuating on Tuesday that the 75-year-old politician was lying that he was poisoned on August 12 while attending a Zanu PF youth interface meeting in Gwanda, the Daily News ca...
Grace strikes fear in ED 22 September 2017 HARARE - Acting President Emmerson Mnangagwa ducked a tricky question in the National Assembly on Wednesday which had the potential to aggravate his fallout with First Lady Grace Mugabe, currently in New York, accompanying her husband to the United Nations General Assembly. Mnangagwa, who has ...
ED allies plot to drown Mugabe 20 September 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe has a lot of homework to do ahead of next year's decisive polls amid revelations that allies of Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa have hatched an improved version of the 2008 Bhora Musango strategy to shipwreck his re-election bid, the Daily News can report. Re...
Wimbo's fourth wife dies 19 September 2017 HARARE - The death of mysterious prophet Madzibaba Wimbo's fourth wife, has sparked security concerns among a rival church group that his sons could use the funeral to snatch away their father who is at the centre of a serious brawl pitting his family against a section of senior church leaders. ...
Mugabe succession: It's a two-horse race 14 September 2017 HARARE - The race to succeed President Robert Mugabe as leader of Zanu PF has narrowed to two major contenders namely Defence minister Sydney Sekeramayi and Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa who, despite the increasing hostility towards him, still stands a good chance to succeed the incumbent on ...
Politicians must lay off Jah Prayzah 12 September 2017 HARARE - Music artistry is something that cannot be influenced by groups of people or individuals who hold an interest in a particular subject. Artistry is a creative skill, brilliance and virtuosity that is so special that only an artist sending a particular message is able to explain what go...
Mugabe had diarrhoea for two weeks: Grace 11 September 2017 HARARE - First Lady Grace Mugabe on Saturday revealed that President Robert Mugabe suffered from serious food poisoning that he thought he was going to die. Grace said Mugabe had diarrhoea for two weeks and was given medicine intravenously and could not rise from his bed. “He spent two week...
SOUTHERN NEWS | 'Mudhara Vachauya' causes stir at Zanu PF rally 6 September 2017 BULAWAYO - It's exactly a year after popular musician Mukudzei Mukombe aka Jah Prayzah released the album Mudhara Vachauya but instead of being kept in the archives, the title track has gained significant meaning, especially in Zanu PF where the former liberation movement is deeply-divided over t...
Mutodi's remand refusal application thrown out 5 September 2017 HARARE - Businessman and musician Energy Mutodi’s application to be removed from remand on charges of insulting President Robert Mugabe was thrown out yesterday, with the court indicating the case was proceeding to trial. Mutodi appeared before Harare magistrate Josephine Sande on charges of c...
Is the 'catch' slipping through ED's claws? 4 September 2017 HARARE - “Mugabe unveils heir,” screamed one local newspaper on its front page the morning after President Robert Mugabe named the then Justice minister, Emmerson Mnangagwa as one of his two deputies in December 2014. Many believed that by appointing Mnangagwa vice president, Mugabe had all bu...
Mnangagwa beefs up security 3 September 2017 HARARE - Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa has tightened his security following suspicions that his rivals could be out to eliminate him physically in the wake of his alleged poisoning about three weeks ago, the Daily News can report. A long time aide of President Robert Mugabe, Mnangagwa was ...
Sekeramayi, Parirenyatwa fight to clear their names 2 September 2017 HARARE - Cabinet ministers Sydney Sekeramayi and David Parirenyatwa have written to Energy Mutodi signalling their intention to sue the controversial businessman for sensationally claiming that they were behind the alleged poisoning of Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa, the Daily News can report....
ED was poisoned, Mugabe confirms 2 September 2017 GWERU - A medical doctor who attended to Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa in South Africa about three weeks ago revealed to President Robert Mugabe recently that the 74-year-old politician was poisoned, stoking further suspicions in the deeply-divided Zanu PF party. Mnangagwa had to be airlif...
Cursed are those who insult Mugabe: Grace 2 September 2017 HARARE - Zanu PF bigwigs and their allies who are in the habit of denigrating and insulting President Robert Mugabe will be cursed by God, First Lady Grace Mugabe has warned. Addressing supporters at a Zanu PF youth interface rally — the seventh out of a targeted 10 around the country's provin...
Fire breaks out at ED's property 25 August 2017 HARARE - A mysterious fire broke out at Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa's home in Tynwald, Harare and ravaged some sections of the sprawling property before the City of Harare fire tenders battled to put out the blaze which was nearing the main house. The house is guarded by State residences...
Mutodi freed on bail 24 August 2017 HARARE - Businessman and Zanu PF official Energy Mutodi was finally granted bail yesterday by the High Court, to end his miserable stay in remand prison where he had been confined for nearly two weeks. The musician-cum politician was granted $100 bail after the State conceded to his release. ...
Jah Prayzah sucked into succession politics yet again 17 August 2017 HARARE - Jah Prayzah's forthcoming album titled “Kutonga Kwaro” has been dragged into Zanu PF succession politics by some people pushing for Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa to take over from President Robert Mugabe. Though the album, Jah Prayzah's seventh, will only be released on October 13...
Matemadanda hands self to police 17 August 2017 HARARE - War veterans' leader Victor Matemadanda handed himself voluntarily to police yesterday, his lawyer said. His lawyer Doug Coltart, said he had turned himself in at Harare Central Police Station in the morning. He was still in police custody at the time of going to print, according t...
Mutodi seeks bail 17 August 2017 HARARE - Energy Mutodi’s bail hearing has  been set for tomorrow after his lawyer made frantic efforts yesterday to facilitate his release through a High Court appeal. Mutodi’s lawyer Doug Coltart confirmed to the Daily News yesterday that they had filed an appeal before the High Court, challe...