Articles tagged 'walter mzembi'

It's time for a political sabbatical, says Mzembi 4 December 2017 HARARE – Walter Mzembi was the last Foreign Affairs minister to serve under former president Robert Mugabe. Although his tenure was brief, for it was during his stint that the Mugabe’s regime fell, it was an event-packed period that has not been recorded. Our News Editor Gift Phiri had an o...
G40 breaks silence on ED 25 November 2017 HARARE - President Emerson Mnangagwa’s inaugural address — in which he promised to revive a dying economy and restore investor confidence — has enlisted positive reactions from members of the Generation 40 (G40) faction, which appeared to be reaching out to him yesterday. G40, a group of young...
We won't shut down struggling embassies: Mzembi 29 October 2017 HARARE - Our News Editor Gift Phiri sits down for a wide-ranging interview with new Foreign Affairs minister Walter Mzembi. Find below excerpts of the interview. Q: Congratulations on your appointment as Secretary of State. We are humbled that you agreed to this interview even after writing un...
Mzembi speaks on WHO furore 27 October 2017 HARARE - Foreign Affairs minister Walter Mzembi says he has no regrets about his decision to lobby for the role of World Health Organisation (WHO) goodwill envoy for President Robert Mugabe and shall not be deterred from marketing the veteran leader by angry hecklers. In an exclusive interview...
Mzembi to blame for Mugabe's humiliation 24 October 2017 HARARE - Without a doubt the decision by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to rescind its earlier decision to appoint President Robert Mugabe as its African ambassador for Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) is hard to take for the nonagenarian and his band of supporters. It leaves Mugabe embar...
Minister Mzembi in costly boob 24 October 2017 HARARE - Newly-appointed Foreign Affairs minister Walter Mzembi could be ruing his attempts to ingratiate himself with President Robert Mugabe after masterminding his short-lived appointment as the first ever World Health Organisation (WHO) African ambassador for Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) ...
Mzembi has big dreams, no regrets 16 July 2017 HARARE - To those who know him, Tourism and Hospitality Industry minister Walter Mzembi is a big dreamer, so much that some of his ideas have set him on a collision course with his colleagues in government. “I am very forthright and not easily intimidated,” Mzembi said of himself. In accepting...
Tiff over command tourism 7 July 2017 HARARE - Tourism and Hospitality Industry minister Walter Mzembi and the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) chief executive, Karikoga Kaseke,  have differed sharply over plans to launch the Command Tourism programme. The two have had well-publicised differences in the past. In the latest clas...
'Zim now resembles war zone' 6 July 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe now resembles a war zone, with citizens’ movement curtailed by harassment at border posts and arbitrary stops at numerous roadblocks, a Cabinet minister said yesterday. “There are things that really frighten citizens, these things called spikes,” Tourism minister Walter Mzemb...
Mugabe backs Mzembi 3 July 2017 HARARE - Tourism minister Walter Mzembi has proved to be President Robert Mugabe's darling, as the nonagenarian leader takes every opportunity he gets to shower the ambitious minister with praises. Last week, while addressing a youth rally in Masvingo, Mugabe — who usually keeps his cards clos...
Now Mugabe says Harare stinks 1 June 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's office has expressed alarm at the state of the capital – warning the Harare City Council (HCC) that it risks failing to meet its audacious target of turning the once sunshine city into a world-class status by 2025. This comes hard on the heels of remarks by T...
It's not over yet: Mzembi 30 May 2017 HARARE - The race for the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) secretary-general post is not yet over, Tourism minister Walter Mzembi (pictured) said yesterday. Mzembi insists there is still a small window of opportunity for him to reclaim the post from Georgia's Zurab Pololikashv...
SA endorses Mzembi for UNWTO post 2 May 2017 HARARE - South Africa (SA) has endorsed Tourism minister Walter Mzembi's candidature for the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) secretary-general post. In supporting Mzembi, SA's Tourism minister, Tokozile Xasa, said “Africa must demonstrate unity of purpose in the forthcoming U...
Mzembi wants Queen to visit troubled Zim 6 April 2017 HARARE - Tourism minister Walter Mzembi has unveiled a blueprint for putting the country on the travel map, including a proposal that the queen and President Robert Mugabe should sit down for tea together. Mzembi, a member of Mugabe's Zanu PF ruling party for eight years, says that there remai...
I will run for president: Mzembi 21 March 2017 HARARE - Tourism minister Walter Mzembi has said he would run for presidency after President Robert Mugabe, if people chose him. Responding to the BBC's Sarah Montague in an interview in which he was asked if he would consider bidding for presidency when the recently-turned-93 leader is gone, ...
Govt commissions Magaya's mountain 5 February 2017 HARARE - Tourism minister Walter Mzembi said government expects the newly-commissioned Prophetic Healing and Deliverance  (PHD) Ministries' Prayer Mountain to draw thousands of tourists and improve the country's precarious foreign currency situation. PHD's leader is said to be attracting 1 800...
Mzembi slams Team Lacoste 22 February 2016 HARARE - Tourism and Hospitality minister Walter Mzembi has warned Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his allies that they risk being booted out of Zanu PF and government if they do not keep their “unbridled” ambition in check. Speaking on the occasion of the fundraising dinner for...
Confusion over Toni Braxton concert fees 16 September 2015 HARARE - Bernie Bismark, who co-promoted the Toni Braxton-Babyface Concert with South African company Canoc Live, has refuted claims by Tourism minister Walter Mzembi that she duped the National Arts Council of Zimbabwe (Nacz). Officially launching Sungura artiste Peter Moyo's latest album on ...
Mzembi leads African tourism reform lobby 14 September 2015 MEDELLIN - Zimbabwe's Tourism minister Walter Mzembi has pledged to lead a strong lobby for the African Union (AU) to fully recognise tourism's contribution to the continent's economy by facilitating policies that help its growth. This also comes as the Masvingo South legislator has been re-el...
Ministers off the hook 25 May 2015 HARARE - Embattled ministers Walter Mzembi and David  Parirenyatwa — lived to see another day after surviving the brutal Zanu PF night of long knives on Thursday. The pair, together with former ministers for Indigenisation, Francis Nhema, Information Communication Technology’s Webster Shamu, a...
Mzembi appoints board to spearhead tourism venture 7 May 2015 HARARE - Tourism minister Walter Mzembi has unveiled a board of directors for Mosi-oa-Tunya Development Company (MTDC) to spearhead the development of an eco-Disneyland theme park on 274 hectares in the country's prime tourist destination Victoria Falls. Announcing the new board chaired...
Knives out for Mzembi 6 May 2015 HARARE - High-flying Tourism minister Walter Mzembi, and, arguably President Robert Mugabe’s blue-eyed boy is under fire, as his peers in both government and Zanu PF, daily plot for his downfall, including omitting him on government itineraries. In an interview with the Daily News, Mzembi said...
Mugabe saves Mzembi, drowns Mutasa, Shamu 7 December 2014 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe has saved some of his ministers who failed to make it to the central committee by appointing them to the powerful organ. Using his newly-acquired prerogative to appoint 10 people to the central committee, Mugabe saved Foreign Affairs minister Simbarashe Mumbeng...
Zim's Afcon bid doomed 13 October 2014 HARARE - Zimbabweans must not get too excited at the prospect of hosting the 2017 African Cup of Nations (Afcon) finals or else they will be greatly disappointed. Last week, the Confederation of African Football (Caf) announced that seven countries namely Algeria, Egypt, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, S...
Specifics needed in Afcon bid 21 September 2014 HARARE - To give credit where it is due, Tourism minister Walter Mzembi is a “reasonable” individual, as his ideas are often impressive and captivating. But it is quite clear that he might not have known what he is getting himself into when he announced the race to enter the 2017 Africa Cup of...