Articles tagged 'war veterans'

Chamisa sledges war veterans over presidential age limit 6 December 2018 HARARE - Nelson Chamisa, and a broad section of Zimbabweans yesterday blasted war veterans leader Victor Matemadanda over his motion ahead of the Zanu PF annual national people's conference to have the ruling party use its super majority in Parliament to raise the minimum age for presidential asp...
War vets want presidential age limit raised to 52 years 5 December 2018 HARARE - War veterans yesterday moved a motion ahead of the Zanu PF annual national people's conference to have the ruling party use its supermajority in Parliament to raise the minimum age for presidential aspirants from the current 40 years to 52. Widely seen as targeted at MDC Alliance pres...
ED's power base weakened 21 November 2018 HARARE - The ugly fights emerging within the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) are weakening President Emmerson Mnangagwa's power base since ex-combatants played a key role in his ascendance to the throne. While it was the Zimbabwe Defence Forces which orchestrated...
War vets push for more cash 17 November 2018 HARARE - War veterans are pushing government for more money and a stake in the mainstream economy. The issue was revived in the Senate on Thursday when MDC Matabeleland North Senator Phyllis Ndlovu asked the Defence and War Veterans minister to explain what government was doing towards paying ...
War vets want Mutsvangwa out 15 November 2018 HARARE - In a surprising turn of events, some war veterans want to remove their national chairperson — Christopher Mutsvangwa — from office for allegedly undermining President Emmerson Mnangagwa. The no confidence vote, and the subsequent demand to have Mutsvangwa expelled from Zanu PF altoget...
War vets corner ED 13 November 2018 HARARE - Veterans of the country's liberation struggle last Saturday met with President Emmerson Mnangagwa and demanded that he fires Zanu PF's secretary for administration Obert Mpofu who they allege faces a litany of corruption charges. War veterans' chairpersons drawn from the country's 10 ...
State capture fears escalate 1 November 2018 HARARE - The nasty brawl over the control of President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his government — driven by narrow economic interests — is threatening to paralyse both the State and the ruling Zanu PF, the Daily News can report. And such is the ferocity of this crass war over resources, involving...
Vets crank up heat on 'chefs' 30 October 2018 HARARE - The political future of former Cabinet ministers who were recently re-assigned to the ruling Zanu PF's headquarters by President Emmerson Mnangagwa is becoming increasingly uncertain. This comes after disgruntled war veterans ramped up their determined bid to kick the unwanted bigwigs...
Govt splurges $11m on war vets' children 30 October 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe's cash- strapped government is splashing close to $11 million on school fees for war veterans' children. This comes as government is failing to adequately fund the Basic Education Assistance Module (Beam) initiative, meant to assist orphaned and vulnerable children, those liv...
Zanu PF HQ under siege - as war vets gun for bigwigs 27 October 2018 HARARE - Members of the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) besieged the Zanu PF headquarters yesterday, demanding the removal of ex-Cabinet ministers assigned to the “Shake-Shake Building” to run the party's affairs on a full time basis. A group of former liberation...
War vets gun for Zanu PF bigwigs 27 October 2018 HARARE - Members of the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) besieged the Zanu PF headquarters yesterday, demanding the removal of ex-Cabinet ministers assigned to the “Shake-Shake Building” to run the party's affairs on a full time basis. [Adz] [GoogleAd]
War vets are out of order 24 August 2018 HARARE - Veterans of Zimbabwe's war of liberation falling under the banner Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) have all but squandered the goodwill they earned last November in the aftermath of the ouster of then president Robert Mugabe after a military intervention spe...
'G40 war vets beg for mercy' 21 August 2018 BULAWAYO - A section of war veterans who worked closely with the Generation 40 (G40) faction have reportedly been begging for mercy from their colleagues steering the main Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (Znlwva). A section of Znlwva had, prior to former president Robert ...
ED poll results anger war vets 7 August 2018 HARARE - In a fresh sign that all is still not well within Zanu PF, war veterans are seething with anger over the “small margin” by which President Emmerson Mnangagwa defeated opposition leader Nelson Chamisa in last month's elections, the Daily News can report. The displeasure by the former f...
War veterans assure Chamisa 19 July 2018 HARARE - In a welcome development, war veterans have now joined the military in saying on the record that they will not stand in the way of opposition leader Nelson Chamisa if he defeats President Emmerson Mnangagwa in the crunch July 30 polls. This comes as the run-up to the polls has been ma...
War vets assure Nelson Chamisa 19 July 2018 HARARE - In a welcome development, war veterans have now joined the military in saying on the record that they will not stand in the way of opposition leader Nelson Chamisa if he defeats President Emmerson Mnangagwa in the crunch July 30 polls. [Adz]
MPs push for improved welfare for war veterans 3 June 2018 HARARE - Legislators from across the political divide have blasted government for failing to improve the welfare of those who took part in the bush war of the 1970s which brought about independence in 1980. Debating on a motion raised by Zanu PF Member of Parliament for Mutasa South, Irene Zin...
War veterans terrorise opposition supporters 3 January 2018 BULAWAYO - A group of war veterans aligned to the ruling Zanu PF party is being accused of terrorising officials and supporters of opposition parties in Nkayi South. As a result, Nkayi South Zapu district chairperson Precious Dewa has been living in fear after the former liberation war fighter...
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 ...