Articles tagged 'zanu pf'

Rivals appointed as campaign managers 22 May 2018 HARARE - Aspiring Zanu PF legislator for Dzivaresekwa constituency, George Chimhini, has roped in his losing rivals to become his campaign managers, in a rare display of unity. Chimhini won the primary election in Dzivaresekwa, beating his challengers Andrew Marauka, Rhoda Reza, Francis Chandu...
Zanu PF fingered in violence 22 May 2018 HARARE - Peace building civic group — the Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP) — has reported an increase in political violence, which it said was being perpetrated by both the ruling Zanu PF and the MDC. In its first quarter report on the human rights situation, the ZPP said the first three months of...
'More independent candidates to emerge' 21 May 2018 HARARE - The squabbling in the ruling Zanu PF party and the opposition MDC, is likely going to create a serious crisis that will result in many aspiring candidates contesting as independents, analysts have said. There are currently serious fights in the ruling party and MDC as disgruntled cand...
Elections set for July: ED 20 May 2018 MUTARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday told thousands of Zanu PF supporters here that elections would be held in July. The revelation comes amid calls by Zanu PF's rival and civic organisations for the president to announce the election roadmap that spells out the actual poll dates. ...
Zanu PF running scared 19 May 2018 HARARE - Zanu PF is dangling ambassadorial postings, directorships in parastatal boards and other consolations to aspiring Members of Parliament who lost in its hotly-disputed primary elections to avert electoral sabotage similar to the one witnessed in 2008, the Daily News heard yesterday. [A...
Chiwenga's mother-in-law drags Zanu PF to High Court 18 May 2018 HARARE – Vice President Constantino Chiwenga’s mother-in-law, Helga Mubaiwa, has dragged the ruling Zanu PF party to the High Court challenging the outcome of the recently-conducted primary elections. Mubaiwa lost the poll to rival, Munyaradzi Kashambe, who was declared the winner to represent...
ED is 'scientifically illiterate' 18 May 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa's “scientific illiteracy” is the main reason why the country's economy will not improve anytime soon, opposition New Patriotic Front (NPF) leader Tendai Munyanduri has said. He alleges Ambrose Mutinhiri and his cabal stole the name “New Patriotic Front” fr...
Parties dismiss Zec 18 May 2018 HARARE – Opposition political parties have said pronouncements by Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) chairperson Priscillah Chigumba that they will only be allowed to observe the printing process of ballot papers were not sufficient enough to allay their rigging fears. On Wednesday, Chigumba ...
Losing Zanu PF MPs rebel 15 May 2018 HARARE - Zanu PF legislators who lost in the recently-held primary polls are becoming rebellious in their attitude in the National Assembly which could force the ruling party to rely on the whip system to push through its legislative agenda, the Daily News can report. The party primaries, held...
Zanu PF supporters stage demo in Kadoma 15 May 2018 HARARE - Supporters of Zanu PF losing candidates in Kadoma constituency on Saturday took to the streets to vent their frustration against what they termed rampant vote rigging in the party's primary elections. This comes as the ruling Zanu PF party's provincial structures are up in flames, reb...
Charamba warns Chamisa 14 May 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa's spokesperson — George Charamba has warned MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa that he won't have an excuse if loses the forthcoming national elections — because government has created a platform for him to campaign uninhibited. This comes as the youthful ...
Chiefs demand Mhondoro-Ngezi Zanu PF primary re-run 14 May 2018 HARARE - Chiefs in Mhondoro-Ngezi constituency are demanding a re-run in that constituency saying the primary elections were not run properly. In a letter written by chiefs Mushava and Nyika to President Emmerson Mnangagwa on May 8, the two chiefs complained that there were many irregularities...
Mnangagwa's saviour on hit list 14 May 2018 HARARE - South Africa-based businessman Justice Maphosa — who came to President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s rescue when Zimbabwe’s new leader fled the country late last year, with hired assassins apparently in hot pursuit following his ruthless sacking from the government and Zanu PF — is under heavy at...
Bruising battle in ZANU PF primaries 12 May 2018 HARARE - ZANU PF bigwigs are set for another bruising battle in the ruling party’s primary elections rerun set for next Monday. The spotlight would be on Mashonaland West where poll reruns will be held in six constituencies out of the province’s 22 seats. All in all, repeat polls will be he...
Rigging evidence unearthed in Harare East 12 May 2018 HARARE - As emotions continue to run high in Zanu PF over the chaotic manner in which it ran its primary elections, officials in Harare East constituency have “unearthed'' evidence of rigging involving University of Zimbabwe students and youths not resident in the area. The Daily News is in po...
Knives out for Mutsvangwa 11 May 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa's advisor Chris Mutsvangwa is fighting attempts to unseat him as leader of the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA by opponents emboldened by ructions within the ruling Zanu PF party. Mutsvangwa, who is battling to regain his Nort...
Outrage as Zanu PF rejects open tender for ballot paper 11 May 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa's Zanu PF has sparked outrage after rejecting opposition demands for an open tender for the procurement of ballot papers to be used in this years' harmonised election. Amid fears of vote manipulation, opposition parties had proposed amendments to the Elect...
Rigging fears 10 May 2018 HARARE - There are unmistakable signs that results of the forthcoming general elections could be contested once again after Zanu PF's rivals raised alarm over the ruling party's refusal to allow key aspects of the electoral process to be done openly to remove rigging fears, the Daily News can rep...
'Mugabe's party' heads for split 9 May 2018 HARARE - As was first exclusively reported by the Daily News early last month, it has now been confirmed that the apparent plan by former leader Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace to sink President Emmerson Mnangagwa's election bid in this year's keenly-anticipated national polls is effectively dea...
Rugeje in Zanu PF primaries bribery storm 8 May 2018 HARARE - ZANU PF national political commissar (NPC) Engelbert Rugeje is being accused of demanding a bribe from one of the contestants in last week's hotly disputed party primary elections. Losing candidate for Hurungwe West constituency Keith Guzah yesterday wrote to the ruling party's nation...
Zanu PF primary poll voters in massive drop 7 May 2018 HARARE - Zanu PF'S 2018 primary election figures have significantly dropped in terms of the numbers of voters who participated compared to the previous poll in 2013, which could spell disaster for the ruling party. While the party was not able to provide the tabulated figures from the primary ...
Charumbira offside on this one 7 May 2018 HARARE - Last year, just before former president Robert Mugabe was ousted through a military intervention, government had announced it had purchased 226 Isuzu double cabs for traditional chiefs. The move received mixed reactions, with some opposition parties condemning it as a vote-buying gimm...
Makamba, ED fall out 6 May 2018 HARARE - It never rains but it pours for businessman, James Makamba. Less than five months following his return to his motherland, analysts fear that Makamba could be contemplating going into self-imposed exile once again after falling out with the new government of President Emmerson Mnanga...
Zanu PF politburo orders poll reruns 6 May 2018 HARARE - The Zanu PF politburo has ordered a rerun of primary elections in 10 National Assembly constituencies where results are being hotly contested due to gross electoral malpractices. The politburo also resolved to engage independent agents to investigate reports of rigging and other elect...
'Zanu PF manifesto is hot air' 6 May 2018 HARARE - ZANU PF's election manifesto is just hot air and only proves the ruling party has nothing new to offer long-suffering Zimbabweans after 38 years in power, analysts have said. The party released its 2018 election manifesto — themed “Unite, Fight Corruption, Develop, Re-engage and Creat...