Articles tagged 'walter mzembi'

Arrests should follow convictions 11 November 2018 HARARE - While we all applaud the anti-corruption drive being spearheaded from President Emmerson Mnangagwa's office which has seen several ex-ministers arrested for abuse of office, we all wait for the first conviction. Until we start seeing convictions and perpetrators being sent to jail, th...
Mzembi trial date set 1 September 2018 HARARE - The State has set November 19 and 29 as trial dates for former Cabinet minister Walter Mzembi who is facing a slew of corruption charges. Mzembi appeared before Harare magistrate Rumbidzai Mugwagwa represented by Job Sikhala yesterday. His trial on allegations of misappropriating fund...
Mzembi, Hlongwane reach out to Mnangagwa 28 August 2018 HARARE - Former Cabinet ministers Walter Mzembi and Makhosini Hlongwane have joined the bandwagon of praise singers who are falling over each other to curry favour with President Emmerson Mnangagwa after he was confirmed as the country's leader for the next five years. Mzembi and Hlongwane, wh...
'Mzembi skipped court over cancer treatment' 25 July 2018 HARARE - Former Cabinet minister Walter Mzembi yesterday told the court that he was undergoing cancer treatment in South Africa when he missed a court hearing. Mzembi — who is facing a slew of corruption charges — was represented by Job Sikhala who tendered proof that his client was battling c...
Mzembi's prosecution challenge dismissed 20 February 2018 HARARE - Former Cabinet minister Walter Mzembi’s bid to challenge prosecution on corruption charges on basis that government had no right to charge him over alleged loses incurred during the 2013 United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) General Assembly was thrown out yesterday. Repre...
Mzembi mounts defence in graft trial 14 February 2018 HARARE - Former Cabinet minister Walter Mzembi has said the government cannot charge him with corruption over alleged loses incurred during the 2013 United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) General Assembly because the property belonged to the international body. Mzembi, 54, is jointl...
Mzembi sues Nguni for $10m 9 February 2018 HARARE - Former Foreign Affairs minister Walter Mzembi has filed a $10 million defamation lawsuit against the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc) commissioner Goodson Nguni, following a press report alleging the ex-politburo member was on the run. According to the summons filed at the H...
More woes for Mzembi 8 February 2018 HARARE - Former Cabinet minister Walter Mzembi and consultants that he worked with during the 2013 United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) General Assembly appeared in court yesterday on allegations of misappropriating over $1, 6 million meant for the event. Mzembi, 54, Tourism and H...
State makes U-turn in Mzembi case 7 February 2018 HARARE - The State has reneged on an agreement it had made with former Foreign Affairs minister Walter Mzembi to have his passport temporarily released to him because the politician was now being investigated by the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission over corruption charges. Prosecutor Sabast...
Anti-corruption body hunts for Mzembi 6 February 2018 HARARE - THE Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc) is on the hunt for former Foreign Affairs minister Walter Mzembi and other ex-government ministers over the disappearance of over $1 million from donations that several companies made when the country hosted the United Nations World Tourism ...
Hit man who exposed Mzembi assassination plot freed on bail 2 February 2018 HARARE - A self-confessed hit man who testified to the police alleging a senior government official issued him an assassination order to take out former Foreign Affairs minister Walter Mzembi appeared in court yesterday. Munyaradzi  Mupazviripo had claimed in a police report lodged at Borrowda...
Hit man who exposed Mzembi 'assassination plot' arrested 1 February 2018 HARARE - A self-confessed hit man who testified to the police alleging a senior government official issued him an assassination order to take out former Foreign Affairs minister Walter Mzembi has been arrested. Munyaradzi Mupazviripo — who had claimed in a police report lodged at Borrowdale Po...
Mzembi, Undenge further remanded 23 January 2018 HARARE - Former ministers Walter Mzembi and Samuel Undenge — facing charges of criminal abuse of office — appeared in court yesterday and were further remanded to February 27. Mzembi and Undenge were represented by Job Sikhala and Alec Muchadehama, respectively. They appeared before Harare mag...
Walter Mzembi never did anything wrong: Sikhala 10 January 2018 HARARE - Our senior writer Mugove Tafirenyika speaks to former Foreign Affairs minister Walter Mzembi's lawyer Job Sikhala about the controversy surrounding his decision to represent him in court. Find below excerpts of the interview.
Mugabe dragged to court 10 January 2018 HARARE - Former president Robert Mugabe will be called in to testify in a high-profile case in which former Tourism minister Walter Mzembi is facing corruption charges, the Daily News can report.
Mzembi, Undenge released on bail 7 January 2018 HARARE - Former ministers Walter Mzembi and Samuel Undenge were released on bail yesterday after appearing before the courts on charges of criminal abuse of office. The two were arrested on Friday by the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc) on charges of abuse of office. [Adz] Mzem...
Mzembi, Undenge arrested 6 January 2018 HARARE - Former Cabinet ministers Walter Mzembi and Samuel Undenge were arrested by the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc) yesterday on charges of abuse of office. Mzembi was the Foreign Affairs minister before the fall of ex-president Robert Mugabe while Undenge was in charge of the...
G40 kingpins allege persecution 19 December 2017 HARARE – Former Zanu PF and government officials linked to former president Robert Mugabe have claimed that they are being persecuted for their past political association with the ousted despot by President Emmerson Mnangagwa's regime. The November 19 central committee meeting resolved to expe...
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...