Articles tagged 'violence'

Zanu PF MP warns against divisions 2 April 2018 HARARE - Mashonaland West Zanu PF secretary for finance Dexter Nduna has warned against “unnecessary” divisions, squabbles, and infiltration in primary elections that could have sweeping implications and hurt the political soul of the party as it barrels toward crucial mid-year elections. Whil...
ED slammed for 'disregard of truth' over 2008 poll killings 7 March 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been accused of “disregard of truth” and refusing to take responsibility for political killings, torture, and abductions by government security forces and the ruling Zanu PF during and after the presidential election run-off in 2008. In an interview wi...
MDC officials arrested for attacking Khupe aide 7 March 2018 BULAWAYO - Authorities arrested three top MDC officials and 16 party youths in response to intra-party violence that erupted at the local party headquarters last weekend. MDC provincial chairperson Gift Banda, youth chair Mlandu Ncube and 16 other party youths were picked up by police over the...
MDC Byo violence hugely condemned 6 March 2018 BULAWAYO - The violence that rocked the MDC here over the weekend has been roundly condemned, even from within the opposition party itself, with officials accusing a South African-based senior official of instigating the skirmishes. This comes as the party has deployed its security and intelli...
Dynamos, Ngezi Platinum fined 22 November 2017 HARARE - The Premier Soccer League (PSL) Disciplinary Committee has slammed Dynamos and Ngezi Platinum Stars for the crowd trouble that marred their Castle Lager Premiership clash last month. The two clubs were fined $2 500 each and were also ordered to pay the costs of the hearing. “The Pr...
PSL summons DeMbare, Ngezi 2 November 2017 HARARE - The Premier Soccer League has summoned Dynamos and Ngezi Platinum Stars for the violence that rocked their Castle Lager Premiership clash at Baobab Stadium on Saturday. Violence broke out between Dynamos and Ngezi Platinum Stars fans during the second of the match shortly after the ho...
'Voter intimidation will impede free vote' 29 October 2017 HARARE - Voter intimidation, problems with proof of residence and a high police presence during the ongoing biometric voter registration (BVR) programme will imperil the delivery of a credible 2018 election, British Embassy officials in Harare have told the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec). ...
'Zanu PF has unleashed terror' 18 October 2017 HARARE - Joice Mujuru's National People's Party (NPP) has claimed that Zanu PF has launched a terror campaign in the volatile Mashonaland Central province, threatening villagers against supporting the former vice president in next year's elections. NPP Mashonaland Central provincial chairperso...
State pursues 2001 political violence case 13 October 2017 HARARE - The State is pursuing a 2001 culpable homicide case in which three Zanu PF activists allegedly murdered a man for refusing to attend a meeting. Tapiwa Chimbandi who was 15 then and Zhuwao Dabson, 36, appeared before Harare regional magistrate Lucy Mungwari to answer to the charges. ...
Chaos at Maglas as irate CAPS fans riot 9 October 2017 ZVISHAVANE - CAPS United could face the wrath of the Premier Soccer League (PSL) after their supporters caused the abandonment of their Chibuku Super Cup quarter-final tie against Shabanie Mine here yesterday. By the time the game was stopped in the 67th minute the home side were leading 1-0 a...
Mushohwe slams attack of Daily News journalists 4 October 2017 HARARE - Media, Information and Broadcasting Services minister Christopher Mushohwe yesterday condemned the assault by police of two Daily News journalists who were covering a demonstration that rocked parts of Harare’s central business district on Friday. Mugove Tafirenyika, a senior reporter...
Violence worries PSL 27 September 2017 HARARE - The Premier Soccer League (PSL) is worried by recurring violence at many of their matches which they feel is scaring away fans and potential sponsors.  At the weekend, Highlanders fans attacked their Harare City counterparts during the first half of their Chibuku Super Cup first round...
JSC assigns magistrates to preside over political violence cases 4 September 2017 HARARE - The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) has assigned three magistrates to deal with politically-motivated violence ahead of the Harare Municipality by-election. In a Government Gazette published on Friday, JSC chairperson Luke Malaba designated Elisha Singano, Victoria Mashamba and Stan...
MDC suspends Bhebhe, six youths 26 August 2017 HARARE - MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai has suspended the party's national organising secretary, Abednico Bhebhe, along with six members of the youth assembly pending full investigations into their alleged involvement in the violent skirmishes that targeted his deputy, Thokozani Khupe, recently. ...
ZRP slams cops' unlawful conduct 25 August 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has warned that it will not tolerate law enforcement agents that engage in any unlawful conduct that jeopardises public safety. This comes after five police officers were arrested following allegations that they had viciously assaulted a Harare man w...
MDC urges Zuma to stop xenophobia attacks 23 August 2017 HARARE - Morgan Tsvangirai's MDC has urged new Southern African Development Community (Sadc) chairperson Jacob Zuma to end xenophobic violence that have killed hundreds of African migrants and displaced tens of thousands. This comes after Southern African heads of State handed the rotating cha...
Grace Mugabe feels the heat 17 August 2017 HARARE - Embattled First Lady Grace Mugabe yesterday asked for diplomatic immunity cover to avoid being arrested for an alleged severe assault of a 20-year-old model she found in the hotel with her sons in Sandton, South Africa, on Sunday night. This comes as President Robert Mugabe left for S...
Concert violence must be slammed 10 August 2017 HARARE - The recent violence that erupted at a musical concert featuring international reggae star Busy Signal in Bulawayo over the weekend should be strongly condemned. Fans ran amok after Winky D walked off the stage in protest over poor sound and in the resultant mayhem, beer and other beve...
Tsvangirai suspends five over Byo violence 10 August 2017 HARARE - MDC president Morgan Tsvangirai yesterday suspended five members over the violence which occurred at the party's Bulawayo provincial offices on Sunday which left his deputy Thokozani Khupe and other high-ranking officials nursing wounds. Among those hit with suspensions is disgraced d...
MDC postpones crucial meeting 10 August 2017 HARARE - MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai yesterday cancelled a crucial standing committee meeting meant to discuss the bloody spate of intra-party violence in Bulawayo that saw deputy president Thokozani Khupe assaulted by party youths. Khupe and some party leaders from the main opposition's stro...
Tsvangirai must end culture of violence 9 August 2017 HARARE - On Saturday Morgan Tsvangirai was endorsed as the leader of an MDC Alliance comprising six other political parties in a development lauded as historic by multitudes fed up with President Robert Mugabe and Zanu PF rule which they blame for their troubles. But hardly had the celebration...
MDC to discuss Khupe's grievances 9 August 2017 HARARE - Morgan Tsvangirai is arguably Zimbabwe's most enduring opposition leader. He has fought against Zanu PF since the MDC's formation in 1999, and has gone through thick and thin since then. Our News editor, Gift Phiri, spoke to Tsvangirai at his exquisite mansion in Highlands, Harare ...
Violence breaks out at Bulawayo MDC offices 7 August 2017 BULAWAYO - Violent clashes erupted yesterday at the MDC party offices after a dozen party youths stormed the meeting that was being addressed by deputy president Thokozani Khupe. The violence erupted around mid-morning, disrupting the meeting dubbed “coalition agreement feedback” for almost an...
Kiprich blasts Busy Signal gig organisers 7 August 2017 HARARE - Jamaican dancehall star Kiprich has criticised the organisers of Busy Signal’s just-ended two-concert tour of Zimbabwe for failing to provide a good sound system. Busy Signal’s much-hyped maiden performance in the City Of Kings failed to take place on Friday night after fans ran riot ...
'Mugabe insincere on terror gangs' 31 July 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe must order the arrest of suspected Zanu PF terror gangs that he recently disowned while addressing a rally in Lupane, social and political analysts contend. At the Lupane presidential youth interface rally, Mugabe said: “I hear there are groups that are moving ...