Articles tagged 'tajamuka'

'Madhuku' — arrested 18 times but still standing 3 June 2018 HARARE - As the country hurtles towards the general election next month, aspiring candidates from across the political divide have started canvassing for votes — promising the electorate development and sometimes heaven on earth. The Daily News on Sunday's Mugove Tafirenyika (Q) spoke to Movem...
Police run riot 30 September 2017 HARARE - Police ran riot in Harare yesterday as they indiscriminately shot at pedestrians and motorists after they ruthlessly descended on protesters who were demonstrating against the deteriorating economic situation that has triggered a wave of price increases and shortages of some basic commod...
Tajamuka threatens fresh mass protests 6 June 2017 HARARE - Radical pressure group Tajamuka/Sesijikle has warned that it is planning mega protests — similar to the highly-supported shutdown of last year — to force President Robert Mugabe and his government to act on the country's worsening economic rot. Tajamuka/Sesijikile said yesterday that ...
Activists acquitted over bond notes protest 13 May 2017 HARARE - Three #Tajamuka leaders were yesterday acquitted of charges of mobilising against the introduction of bond notes last year. The trio — #Tajamuka spokesperson Promise Mkwananzi, 35, Mehluli Dube, 35, and 23-year-old Kudakwashe Manjonjo — were facing charges of addressing a media briefi...
Pressure groups take gvt head-on 3 May 2017 HARARE - Pressure groups yesterday put President Robert Mugabe and his warring ruling Zanu PF on notice, saying they would combine forces and embark on mega protests to force the government to stem Zimbabwe's worsening political and economic rot. Led by prominent activist clergyman, Evan Mawar...
Flag ban sours independence celebrations 23 April 2017 HARARE - With helicopters instead of jet fighters zooming overhead, President Robert Mugabe marked Zimbabwe's 37th independence anniversary on Tuesday with sour celebrations and defiance, saying the country must remain wary of Western-style democracy. Mugabe, 93, who has ruled the country sinc...
Court frees 74 'anti-Mugabe protesters' 23 March 2017 HARARE - Harare magistrate Barbra Chimboza yesterday freed 74 protesters accused of burning State-owned vehicles during an anti-President Robert Mugabe demonstration dubbed #MyZimbabwe last year. The 74 — together with freelance journalist James Jemwa — were acquitted following a successful ap...
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 ...
'Sheriff bungled Mugabe Con-Court case' 14 February 2017 HARARE - #Tajamuka leader Promise Mkwananzi's attorney has slammed the Sheriff of the High Court for bungling the case in which the Constitutional Court (Con-Court) dismissed the activist's challenge that President Robert Mugabe was violating the Constitution by violently quashing protests. Th...
#Tajamuka to appeal Mugabe 'protests' ruling 10 February 2017 HARARE - Political activist Promise Mkwananzi said he is appealing against a Wednesday Constitutional Court (Con-Court) ruling which dismissed his challenge that President Robert Mugabe was violating Zimbabwe's Constitution by violently quashing street protests. The #Tajamuka/Sesijikile protes...
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....
#Tajamuka chickens out 29 January 2017 HARARE - Vendors and #Tajamuka activists yesterday failed to show up for a demonstration they had called in the Harare central business district (CBD). The protest was in reaction to a blitz launched by Harare City Council(HCC) and the Zimbabwe Republic Police to evict vendors from the CBD, as...
#Tajamuka leaders trial date set 18 January 2017 HARARE - Three #Tajamuka leaders accused of addressing a media briefing against the introduction of bond notes last year will stand trial on February 17. #Tajamuka spokesperson Promise Mkwananzi, 35, is being jointly charged with activists Mehluli Dube, 35, and Kudakwashe Manjonjo, 23, on alle...
Tajamuka appeals to Sadc, UN 4 January 2017 BULAWAYO - Pressure group Tajamuka/Sesijikile has appealed to Sadc and the United Nations (UN) to intervene in the deepening Zimbabwe crisis before the situation deteriorates into turmoil ahead of the 2018 elections. The fierce anti-President Robert Mugabe grouping said a timely intervention b...
2016 political highlights 1 January 2017 HARARE - Inter and intra party political fights dominated the year 2016 as President Robert Mugabe faced perhaps the greatest challenge to his political career. Mugabe, the only leader Zimbabweans have known since independence from Britain in April 1980 was confronted with demonstrators who we...
Mugabe, govt to face more demos in 2017 28 December 2016 HARARE - As the warring Zanu PF shifts its attention to the eagerly-anticipated 2018 national elections, opposition forces have warned that they will mount more crippling anti-government demonstrations in 2017, to force President Robert Mugabe to address the country's deepening economic rot or qu...
Political activist Masarira stirs tribal storm 17 December 2016 HARARE - Critics came out guns blazing yesterday as they heaped scorn on #Tajamuka/Sesjikile civil movement leader and political activist Linda Masarira after she made tribal remarks against Ndebeles. The anti-government activist reportedly claimed at a Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition (CZC) discu...
#Tajamuka leaders freed on bail 2 December 2016 HARARE - Three leaders of social media movement #Tajamuka arrested on Monday during a media briefing on bond notes were granted bail at the Harare Magistrates' Courts yesterday. Tajamuka spokesperson Promise Mkwananzi, 35, is being jointly charged with activists Mehluli Dube, 35, and Kudakwash...
Worried govt crushes demo 1 December 2016 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's panicking government yesterday deployed thousands of heavily-armed riot police in and around Harare, triggering shameful chaos in the capital's central business district (CBD) and causing traffic mayhem during the early morning rush hour, as the highly strung co...
Mega anti-Mugabe demo going ahead 17 November 2016 HARARE - Organisers of tomorrow's much-hyped “mega demonstration” against President Robert Mugabe in Harare are on a collision course with the country's panicking authorities, vowing yesterday that they would go ahead with the mass protest without permission from the police. With Zimbabweans r...
Protesters mull 'guerrilla tactics' 24 October 2016 HARARE - Defiant anti-President Robert Mugabe protesters have said they will now be secretive about their demonstration strategies, as they devise ways to evade the repressive government's moves to thwart them following the lapse of police's demonstrations ban. This comes as the police have vi...
Anti-Mugabe activist discharged from hospital 24 September 2016 HARARE - Political activist Sylvanos Mudzvova was yesterday discharged from a local hospital where he was receiving treatment after he was reportedly abducted and tortured by unknown assailants last Tuesday. Mudzvova — who was seized at gun point from his home — said he will seek medical atten...
'Protests not Western agenda' 20 September 2016 HARARE - Pressure group Tajamuka/Sesjikile says government should quickly address the demands of protesters and stop burying their heads in the sand, claiming the resistance is a Western-sponsored agenda. The group's spokesperson Hardlife Mudzingwa said Zimbabweans were hard-pressed and in urg...
Mkwananzi remains defiant 18 September 2016 HARARE - Anti-President Robert Mugabe protester, Promise Mkwananzi, has vowed that “not even jail” can deter him from pushing for the 92-year-old leader's immediate resignation. The Tajamuka/Sesijikile spokesperson — who spent nearly a month in remand prison on allegations of inciting public v...
Anti-govt protestor 'abducted' 15 September 2016 HARARE - Radical pressure group Tajamuka/Sesjikile member Sylvanos Mudzvova is said to have been abducted from his home in the dead of the night on Tuesday, upon which he was tortured severely by armed men who were interrogating him over funding for the pro-democracy outfit's activities. Yeste...