Articles tagged 'war veterans'

Calls for transitional Zim govt escalates 17 November 2017 HARARE - Civic society and opposition political parties yesterday added their voices to calls for a roadmap towards a transitional civilian government following the military's take-over this week. The army — led by Zimbabwe Defence Forces commander Constantino Chiwenga — took charge of the cou...
Mnangagwa now back in Zim 17 November 2017 HARARE - Former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who left the country in a huff following his expulsion from the ruling party and government a fortnight ago, is now back in the country. Affectionately known as “Ngwena” or “The Crocodile”, Mnangagwa went into self-imposed exile after falling ...
More Mugabe allies arrested 17 November 2017 HARARE - The pursuit of President Robert Mugabe's perceived allies by the country's security forces following their seizure of power on Wednesday morning continued yesterday, with the arrest of more Cabinet ministers and government officials. Unconfirmed reports yesterday suggested that the ar...
Unpacking the G40 17 November 2017 Grace Mugabe: President Robert Mugabe’s 52-year-old wife rose from political obscurity to the top ranks of the ruling Zanu-PF party women’s league secretary in the Zanu PF politburo. She led the charge, leading to the ouster of Joice Mujuru, her husband’s deputy for 10 years. Vitriolic at m...
Dawn of new era! 17 November 2017 HARARE - The commander of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF), General Constantino Chiwenga, was late last night locked in hard negotiations with his commander-in-chief, President Robert Mugabe, as the belligerent parties tried to no avail to break a political impasse that followed the military's s...
Sadc calls for calm 16 November 2017 HARARE - South African president and current chair of the Southern African Development Community (Sadc), Jacob Zuma, has called for calm and restraint in Zimbabwe. This comes after the army announced early morning yesterday that it was targeting criminals around President Robert Mugabe, adding...
Opposition parties call for transitional govt 16 November 2017 HARARE - Opposition political parties in Zimbabwe are calling for the establishment of a transitional arrangement in preparation of free and fair elections next year. Reacting to the military intervention in civilian politics yesterday, opposition parties canvassed by the Daily News said they ...
Chiwenga: Authoring end of Mugabe tyranny 16 November 2017 HARARE - Constantino Guveya Dominic Nyikadzino Chiwenga, was born Constantine Guveya Chiwenga on August 25, 1956 in Mashonaland East's Wedza District. He went to school up to Form 4 at St Mary's Mission along with Air Force of Zimbabwe commander (AFZ) Air Marshal Perrance Shiri. On July 29,...
Zimbabweans anxious as army takes charge 16 November 2017 HARARE - Zimbabweans countrywide were anxious yesterday after the military usurped civilian control of the country. The move by the army escalated the political crisis in the country, which had been tense since the unceremonious sacking of vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa by 93-year-old Presi...
Army takes over key institutions 16 November 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe national army yesterday took over key institutions in the capital, controlling the movement of human and vehicle traffic in the city.  Key buildings and institutions that were being managed by the army include Parliament Building, the Zanu PF headquarters, Munhumutapa Bui...
Angry war vets tear into Mugabe 9 November 2017 HARARE - Angry war veterans yesterday launched a stinging attack on President Robert Mugabe with similar echoes to their infamous communiqué of last year before claiming that they had formed a revolutionary council to take over the affairs of Zanu PF ahead of next year's elections. This came o...
War vets want Mugabe challenged at congress 18 October 2017 HARARE - War veterans are set to meet next week in Harare to push that President Robert Mugabe be challenged at the elective Zanu PF congress scheduled for December. The meeting by war veterans — tentatively set for next week Friday — comes amid deepening political tensions, with all Zanu PF p...
War veterans oppose December congress 17 October 2017 HARARE - War Veterans loyal to Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa have said there is no need for a December special congress for Zanu PF, and said President Robert Mugabe must rein-in his wife. This comes as Zanu PF will now hold an extra-ordinary congress instead of the usual congress to give ...
War vets threaten court battles 15 October 2017 HARARE - War veterans have declared that they would soon take their grievances to the courts, now that their perceived ally Vice President (VP) Emmerson Mnangagwa is no longer Justice minister. Mnangagwa, who has been under fierce attack from the rival Generation (G40) Zanu PF faction allegedl...
Zanu PF headed for split 3 October 2017 HARARE - Zanu PF could be headed for a devastating split ahead of the tricky 2018 synchronised elections, laden with tribal rumblings among party faithfuls belonging to minority Shona tribes, the Daily News can report. Indicative of the noxious fallout between hitherto comrades-in-arms in Zanu...
Mugabe engages generals for war vets congress 21 September 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe has reportedly engaged army generals imploring them to diplomatically engage restive members of the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (Znlwva) and urge them to dissolve its executive, it has emerged. The Daily News can report that the army c...
War veterans vow to de-campaign Mugabe 14 September 2017 HARARE - War veterans yesterday vowed to de-campaign President Robert Mugabe ahead of  the watershed 2018 elections, saying they will make sure that the Zanu PF leader will lose by a big margin to the “people's movement.” Mugabe and his ruling Zanu PF party are due to contest a crucial general...
Matemadanda challenges placement on remand 2 September 2017 HARARE - War veterans’ leader, Victor Matemadanda, who is being charged with undermining the authority of President Robert Mugabe after he reportedly addressed a presser and attacked the first lady, has challenged his placement on remand. He was represented by Beatrice Mtetwa when he appeared ...
Matemadanda wears another protest T-shirt 22 August 2017 HARARE - War veterans' leader Victor Matemadanda — granted bail on Saturday for charges of undermining the authority of the president and causing disaffection among the defence forces — has worn another protest T-shirt. The shirt bears the message “Elimination By Whatever Means and Methods Wil...
War vets to meet Mugabe again 22 August 2017 HARARE - War veterans are preparing for another meeting with President Robert Mugabe before the end of this year, War Veterans minister Tshinga Dube has said. Speaking to the Daily News yesterday, Dube said they were having provincial meetings with war veterans in all provinces in preparation ...
Mahofa's status divides Zanu PF 15 August 2017 HARARE - Masvingo Provincial Affairs minister Shuvai Mahofa collapsed and died early yesterday morning, splitting opinion in the deeply-divided Zanu PF party almost immediately after the provincial leadership initiated steps to have her buried at the national shrine. Known in Masvingo as “the ...
War vets divided over Heroes Day 14 August 2017 HARARE - War veterans — who have previously acted as the anchor pieces in Zanu PF's mass mobilisation activities — are divided over the Heroes Day commemorations scheduled for today. In the past, Zanu PF's critics have gone to town, accusing the ruling party of sidelining those with divergent ...
I helped Bona Mugabe: Mutsvangwa 12 August 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) chairperson Christopher Mutsvangwa has claimed that he assisted the First Family in facilitating the relocation of Bona Mugabe to Hong Kong after she was deported from Australia. Bona was deported from Australia in 2008 an...
Mugabe, war vets clash looms 31 July 2017 HARARE - War veterans from ZNLWVA have threatened to take the war to President Robert Mugabe if he does not resolve the thorny succession issue their way. This comes as permanent secretary in the ministry of War Veterans Walter Tapfumaneyi told the State-controlled media that Mugabe would soon...
Mugabe peddling false war memory: Mutsvangwa 29 July 2017 HARARE - Former War Veterans minister Christopher Mutsvangwa has rubbished President Robert Mugabe's “revisionist account” that he went to war earlier than him, claiming the 93-year-old was now forgetting what happened. Addressing members of the Zanu PF women's league in Harare on Thursday, Mu...