Articles tagged 'sydney sekeramayi'

Please pay your bills 16 October 2018 HARARE - Politicians and public officials must be at the forefront of paying utility bills owed to various service providers. In Zimbabwe, these public officials have a propensity for refusing to honour their debts using their political clout to ward off bailiffs. As a result of this welshi...
Zesa targets Zanu PF chefs 15 October 2018 HARARE - Zesa Holdings (Zesa) is going after top government and Zanu PF officials, including other influential figures, whose failure to pay for the electricity they use is chocking the power utility —the Daily News can report. Insiders at the parastatal said Zesa is weighed down by outstandin...
I wanted Sekeramayi to succeed me: Mugabe 30 July 2018 HARARE - Former President Robert Mugabe has said that he wanted former Defence minister Sydney Sekeramayi to take over from him as leader of both Zanu PF and the State. Mugabe, who held a press conference at his Borrowdale home yesterday, said Sekeramayi, and not his wife Grace, was always his...
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 ...
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...
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....
Sekeramayi denies poisoning Mnangagwa 30 August 2017 HARARE - Cabinet ministers accused of poisoning Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa have rubbished the allegations as ludicrous, saying their hands were clean. This comes as one of Mnangagwa's loyalists, Energy Mutodi, sensationally claimed last week that Health and Child Care minister David Par...
Mnangagwa back at work 30 August 2017 HARARE - Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa has returned to work after spending weeks away from his official duties following emergency surgery prompted by a suspected and alleged poison attack at a youth interface rally in Gwanda early this month. Mnangagwa made appearances at his Munhumutapa ...
ED must clear the air on poisoning claims 30 August 2017 HARARE - The atmosphere in the ruling Zanu PF party, and in the country at large, has become poisoned with suspicions following Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s alleged poisoning, while in Gwanda, about four weeks ago. Government alleges that he ate “stale food” but this is being disputed b...
'Mugabe keeps options open' 14 August 2017 HARARE - The twists and turns around President Robert Mugabe’s succession have come at a huge cost to the country’s economy because of its disruptive effects on government business. It’s a subject that has also strained relations in his Zanu PF party, ahead of crucial elections next year. In t...
Mugabe should name successor 9 August 2017 HARARE - Our beloved Zimbabwe is once again on the edge politically, economically and, by extension, socially and the chorus that President Robert Mugabe needs to name a successor is increasingly becoming relevant with each day that passes. At the same time, opposition political parties must g...
Sekeramayi's hopes lifted 29 July 2017 HARARE - Defence minister Sydney Sekeramayi's political stock is rising amid indications that neutrals in the do-or-die Zanu PF war to succeed President Robert Mugabe are pushing for his elevation to occupy the top office in the event that the incumbent retires or gets incapacitated, the Daily Ne...
Mugabe here to stay: Sekeramayi 26 July 2017 HARARE - A few days after President Robert Mugabe railed at top guns in his party who are jostling to succeed him, Defence minister Sydney Sekeramayi has weighed in, saying there was no vacancy at State House. The Defence minister, who is one of the presumed dark horses to succeed Mugabe, said...
Sekeramayi in eye of a storm 4 June 2017 HARARE - As the ugly Zanu PF war to succeed President Robert Mugabe continues to escalate, former freedom fighters have warned introverted Defence minister Sydney Sekeramayi — saying he risks ending his political career if he allows himself to be “used” by the ruling party's “confusion” mongers. ...
Tsvangirai woos top army bosses 1 June 2017 HARARE - Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has set the cat among the pigeons within the warring ruling Zanu PF, revealing that he has held meetings with the country's feared military officials as part of his bid to allow the smooth transfer of power if he wins next year's watershed national ele...
Defence ministry books in shambles: AG 28 March 2017 HARARE - The Defence ministry's books are in shambles, with revenue returns and payments accounts improperly filed while an asset register has not been maintained, a report by Auditor-General (AG) Mildred Chiri has revealed. According to Chiri's damning forensic audit report tabled in the Nati...
'Dog-eat-dog' in post-Mugabe era 11 October 2015 HARARE - As the debate on who will succeed President Robert Mugabe if he finally vacates office continues, interesting scenarios have come out with two front-runners in First Lady Grace Mugabe and Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa while former Reserve Bank governor Gideon Gono is touted as a dark...
Mugabe succession: Dark horses emerge 8 October 2015 HARARE - While First Lady Grace Mugabe and her husband's two deputies Emmerson Mnangagwa and Phelekezela Mphoko together with Saviour Kasukuwere appear to be front-runners to succeed President Robert Mugabe, four dark horses have emerged — retired Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe governor Gideon Gono, ar...
No military raid on vendors: Sekeramayi 5 June 2015 HARARE - Defence minister Sydney Sekeramayi says the army will not be deployed to remove street vendors across the country, as confusion on the role of the military in the proposed cleanup campaign rages on. Speaking on the sidelines of a Zanu PF rally in Tynwald South yesterday, Sekeramayi sa...
Minister grilled over Afcon deployments 30 January 2015 HARARE - Members of Parliament yesterday grilled Sydney Sekeramayi, minister of Defence over the deployment of members of the defence forces to Equatorial Guinea without their approval. The matter was raised by MDC Senator Watch Sibanda in the Senate chamber during the ministers’ question time...
Zanu PF dumps Sekeramayi, two others 9 December 2014 HARARE - Defence minister Sydney Sekeramayi, Health minister David Parirenyatwa and Deputy Agriculture minister Paddy Zhanda have been booted out of Zanu PF's powerful central committee at the behest of President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace. The well-choreographed removals came amid growi...
Thugs harass, abuse Sekeramayi's wife 3 December 2014 HARARE - In a disturbing start to Zanu PF's anticlimactic congress, the wife of senior politburo member and Defence minister Sydney Sekeramayi, Tsitsi, was heckled, harassed and physically abused by rowdy youths at the party's headquarters in Harare yesterday. Analysts said the attack was an o...
Taking us 'forward' to yesterday 12 September 2013 HARARE - On Saturday, the MDC organising secretary Nelson Chamisa, who turned 35 this year, will be the master of ceremonies at Sakubva Stadium in Mutare where the people's party will be holding its 14th anniversary celebrations. This week, Emmerson Mnangagwa and Sydney Sekeramayi are part of ...