Articles tagged 'womens league'

Chinamasa under Zanu PF pressure 6 November 2017 HARARE - Zanu PF secretary for legal affairs Patrick Chinamasa has come under increasing pressure from Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s rivals to amend the party constitution to pave way for the election of a female VP. At the Zanu PF Victoria Falls conference in 2015, the party’s women’s l...
Let's crush Mnangagwa: Grace 6 November 2017 HARARE - It never rains but pours for Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Hardly a day after President Robert Mugabe and his wife, Grace, blasted the 74-year-old politician for allegedly fomenting divisions in Zanu PF, the first lady fired another salvo yesterday. In her address to thousands...
Plot to oust Mnangagwa thickens 2 November 2017 HARARE - A tension-filled extraordinary congress is in the offing for the ruling party as the influential Zanu PF Women's League has started rallying its structures across the country to lend support behind First Lady Grace Mugabe as the sole beneficiary of a constitutional amendment seeking to c...
Mnangagwa ouster plot thickens 2 November 2017 HARARE - A tension-filled extraordinary congress is in the offing for the ruling party as the influential Zanu PF Women's League has started rallying its structures across the country to lend support behind First Lady Grace Mugabe as the sole beneficiary of a constitutional amendment seeking to c...
Zanu PF: Charity begins at home 8 July 2017 HARARE – The Daily News of yesterday revealed that Zanu PF seems to be developing cold feet on threats made in April that the police would be brought in to investigate Eunice Sandi-Moyo and Sarah Mahoka in the event that they do not make good on their alleged acts of omission or commission. Sa...
Women's league has 'no issue' with Kasukuwere 27 April 2017 HARARE - Zanu PF women's league has said it holds no grudge against the party's beleaguered national political commissar Saviour Kasukuwere. The powerful wing, which is led by President Robert Mugabe's influential wife, Grace, has broken ranks with other branches of the fractured Zanu PF party...
Irritated Grace flexes muscles 26 March 2017 HARARE - Powerful First Lady Grace Mugabe is at the centre of the warring Zanu PF's latest factional and succession inferno, which is threatening anew the future of the troubled former liberation movement. Consistently-reliable Zanu PF sources told the Daily News on Sunday yesterday that Presi...
'It's all over for Mahoka, Sandi' 25 March 2017 BULAWAYO - The political careers of embattled Zanu PF women's league heavyweights, Sarah Mahoka and Eunice Sandi Moyo, now appear dead in the water after the league's provincial chairpersons — supported by militant youths — staged yet another big demonstration against the duo in Bulawayo yesterda...
'Mugabe has final say on female VP' 15 March 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe has the final say on the candidate to be elevated to the post of Zanu PF vice president in fulfilment of the party’s 2015 women’s quota resolution, women’s league information secretary Thokozile Mathuthu said yesterday. Following Mugabe’s complaint about lack o...
Zanu PF women in explosive fight 14 January 2017 HARARE - Fresh factional fighting has broken out in President Robert Mugabe's home province of Mashonaland West, with the regional women's league moving to “dump” one of Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa's fiercest critics, Sarah Mahoka, over allegations of causing chaos in the ruling party. S...
End nigh for Mnangagwa 30 July 2016 HARARE - It is becoming increasingly clear with each passing day that embattled Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa's Zanu PF enemies are leaving nothing to chance as they work systematically to drown his mooted presidential ambitions. The Daily News also found out yesterday that the ruling part...
Grace Mugabe strikes again 9 December 2015 HARARE - The deadly factional and succession wars that are devouring President Robert Mugabe's post-congress Zanu PF hit new lows yesterday when the women's league moved to banish under-fire Macro-Economic Planning deputy minister Monica Mutsvangwa from within its ranks. This followed her alle...
Chaos consumes Zanu PF women's league 26 November 2015 MUTARE - The Zanu PF women's league in Manicaland is burning in line with the deadly factional and succession wars devouring the ruling party nationally, with bitterly-opposed factions in the troubled province now resorting to hiring thugs to harass their opponents, the Daily News has learnt. ...
'Grace's sponsors misreading game' 13 October 2014 HARARE - Despite widespread belief that Grace Mugabe’s formal entrance into Zanu PF’s high stakes politics was a result of cunning manipulation by a faction within the ruling party, some analysts say her sponsors may have miscalculated badly regarding her ambitions. The strong suspicion that t...
Grace Mugabe on campaign trail 1 October 2014 HARARE - First Lady Grace Mugabe is hitting the campaign trail tomorrow as she canvasses for support ahead of Zanu PF's December elective congress. Eunice Sandi-Moyo, the Zanu PF Women's League deputy secretary, told the Daily News in a telephone interview yesterday that the first lady would h...
Grace for president? 11 September 2014 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's wife Grace on Wednesday received a major boost as chiefs and government ministers gave her a “blank cheque for higher office” in Zanu PF. With her position as the Women's League national secretary all but secured, there is no doubt that the flamboyant busines...
I'm a modest queen: Grace 10 September 2014 HARARE - First Lady Grace Mugabe yesterday described herself as a modest “queen” who has been reluctantly sucked into the ruling party's vicious politics. As she addressed hundreds of chiefs who visited her Mazowe orphanage to endorse her nomination as the incoming Women's League boss yesterda...
I'm in control: Mugabe 1 September 2014 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe has stamped authority over his fractious Zanu PF, pledging to deal with discord over the elevation of his wife, Grace to lead the party's Women's League. This comes after the party's youth claimed they were being victimised by a faction seen to be opposing Grac...
Mugabe: Victim of Zanu PF lies 1 September 2014 HARARE - Claims that some youth leaders in the deeply divided Zanu PF are being victimised because of their allegiance to First Lady Grace Mugabe are part of the dirty succession wars to hoodwink 90-year-old President Robert Mugabe to turn against those perceived to sympathise with Vice President...
Zanu PF factions abuse First Lady 28 August 2014 HARARE - Warring Zanu PF factions are openly abusing President Robert Mugabe’s wife Grace to settle political scores ahead of the decisive December congress, national chairman Simon Khaya Moyo heard yesterday. A meeting of provincial chairpersons at the Zanu PF headquarters resolved to put a l...
Zanu PF crisis deepens 27 August 2014 HARARE - As the succession war in Zanu PF escalates to unprecedented levels, the faction-ridden party has called for an emergency meeting at its headquarters today to try and put a lid on the damaging public fights being waged on who will succeed President Robert Mugabe. While party officials ...
Zanu PF in tug of war over Grace 27 August 2014 HARARE - First Lady Grace Mugabe is being betrayed by men in Zanu PF who are refusing to back her recent appointment, but she is not going away, Oppah Muchinguri, outgoing secretary for the Women's league said yesterday. Male party officials are said to be refusing to endorse a First Lady they...
Grace faces resistance 26 August 2014 HARARE - There is mounting opposition to Grace Mugabe's nomination as Women's League secretary as Zanu PF hurtles towards its December elective congress. There is palpable disquiet countrywide against the First Lady, expressed in Harare through attacks on youths said to be backing her. Amid...
Grace Mugabe key in succession 25 August 2014 HARARE - Zanu PF succession is cryptic. Let no one tell you conclusively how it is going to end. We can only speculate because the players in this convoluted game have and continue to keep all the cards close to their chests. But one thing is certain: President Robert Mugabe’s succession...
GRACE Mugabe, pawn in Zanu PF 25 August 2014 HARARE - If I had sufficient political clout to be able to sit down with Grace Mugabe, I would not be sitting and writing this article which I pray she will be able to read. I would have preferred what usually is termed a girls’ talk. Whilst many people may have an automatic response to wan...