Articles tagged 'zanu pf'

Alliances do not have room for egos, greed 15 February 2018 HARARE - When politicians plan for and agree to form coalitions, the implication is they have been able to subdue personal egos. It is the culmination of an embrace of diversity and tolerance. They have agreed to iron out their differences while thriving on their areas of agreement. Their s...
ED needs to make hard decisions 15 February 2018 Editor — A very short while ago, President Emmerson Mnangagwa told us, and all within earshot, that he would not be making populist decisions but the hard ones that count. That is a noble sentiment but the reality is that in order to benefit Zimbabwe, and it most certainly would, he'd need to ...
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...
Zapu, Zanu PF clash over voter slips 14 February 2018 BULAWAYO - Zanu PF and Zapu supporters here clashed last weekend over registration slips, with the latter disrupting the ruling party's meeting at Zhokwe village. The Zapu supporters accused Zanu PF officials in the district of allegedly forcing villagers to bring their voter registration slip...
Moyo, Zhuwao in Mnangagwa firing line 12 February 2018 HARARE - The chances of Zanu PF's alleged Generation 40 kingpins — Jonathan Moyo, Patrick Zhuwao and Saviour Kasukuwere — returning home any time soon, and making peace with President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government have just dimmed further after the government classified them as security risks. ...
2018 elections: ZBC under spotlight 12 February 2018 HARARE - As the 2018 harmonised elections loom, the public media and in particular ZBC has come under the spotlight as it is being called to be fair when covering political parties contesting in the poll. The Daily News spoke to a number of analysts to hear what they would expect from ZBC's te...
Many political parties not ideal 10 February 2018 HARARE - Because there is no minimum threshold, we now have a staggering 78 political parties registered to contest the 2018 general elections. Yes, seventy-eight!  As small parties multiply, the large ones are rocked by shocking elite fractures, pointedly the largest political grouping in ...
Zanu PF crafts poll manifesto 9 February 2018 HARARE - Zanu PF bigwigs spent the better part of yesterday cracking heads as they brainstormed over an election manifesto for the upcoming general election. The crafting of the manifesto headlined yesterday's politburo meeting's three agenda items, which also included discussions over the par...
It's battle royale in 2018 polls 7 February 2018 HARARE - There are 75 political parties registered to contest in the looming elections in Zimbabwe — up from 35 that existed prior to 2017. The so-called big league has the MDC Alliance‚ made up of seven political parties whose leaders Morgan Tsvangirai‚ Tendai Biti and Welshman Ncube were par...
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...
Gukurahundi: The untold story 7 February 2018 BULAWAYO - A founding member of the Zimbabwe Liberation War Veterans Association (ZLWVA) John Netsiyanwa has challenged Zapu president Dubiso Dabengwa to come clean on his role in the emotive Gukurahundi disturbances, accusing him and the Zipra command of triggering the conflict back in the lib...
State opposes bail for alleged Mujuru attackers 6 February 2018 HARARE - The State yesterday opposed bail against two Zanu PF youths that allegedly beat up opposition leader Joice Mujuru and her National People's Party (NPP) supporters at a rally in Harare. Simbarashe Mudzengerere, 31, and Paul Chitsa, 46, appeared before Mbare magistrate Stanford Mambanje...
Mnangagwa must act decisively on violence 6 February 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa needs to act decisively on acts of violence by party thugs who appear hell-bent on continuing with their barbaric acts in the post-Robert Mugabe era. It is a long known fact that violence is heavily-rooted in Zanu PF and that whenever the party feels threa...
Tsvangirai critical 6 February 2018 HARARE - MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai is battling for his life in a South African hospital after his condition deteriorated rapidly yesterday. Read full story in today's paper. [GoogleAd]
Robert Mugabe's trick rattles Zanu PF 5 February 2018 HARARE - The move by toppled despot Robert Mugabe to join hands with his former deputy Joice Mujuru to mount a presidential electoral challenge against President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his Zanu PF has stirred strong emotions and widened fissures along regional lines, the Daily News can report. ...
Mutasa to rejoin Zanu PF 4 February 2018 HARARE - Former State Security minister Didymus Mutasa is ready to rejoin the ruling Zanu PF party, which sacked him in 2014 for hobnobbing with former vice president Joice Mujuru. The Daily News on Sunday can, however, report that Mutasa has put one condition for his return to a party he form...
Two Zanu PF youths in court over Mujuru attack 4 February 2018 HARARE - Two Zanu PF youths have been arrested and appeared in court yesterday for their role in a violent altercation in Harare during a February 1 visit by National People's Party (NPP) president Joice Mujuru, who was also injured in the attack. The duo was remanded in custody to Monday. ...
Mixed reactions to Mugabe-Mujuru alliance 4 February 2018 HARARE - There have been mixed reactions to a coalition of the wounded between former President Robert Mugabe and his former deputy Joice Mujuru, with some analysts saying it will have zero political impact, while some said the former Vice President would reap immense benefits. This comes as p...
Four Zanu PF businesspersons gun for Chivi South Parly seat 4 February 2018 HARARE - The Zanu PF race for the party’s Chivi South National Assembly nomination has erupted into a five-candidate crossfire over who has the proper credentials, days before voters put their stamp on the campaign in the forthcoming primary elections. Sitting Zanu PF MP Maphios Vutete faces f...
Zanu PF must rein in over-zealous followers 4 February 2018 HARARE - Elections can sow the seeds of good governance when adequately managed. But most of the times here in Zimbabwe, elections trigger widespread political violence because they exacerbate tensions in this fragile, conflict-prone, and oppressive society. National People's Party (NPP) presi...
Bitter Mugabe backs Mujuru 3 February 2018 HARARE – The political dynamics playing out in Zimbabwe took another intriguing twist on Tuesday when ex-president Robert Mugabe not only smoked a peace pipe with his former deputy, Joice Mujuru, but also promised to back her presidential bid, the Daily News can report. Mugabe met Mujuru at hi...
We will right Zim's wrongs in 2 years — Kasiyamhuru 3 February 2018 HARARE - Our reporter Blessings Mashaya speaks to opposition Zimbabwe Partnership for Prosperity (Zipp) president Blessing Kasiyamhuru, 40, a successful businessman and academic who is running for president. Find below excerpts of the interview. Q: From the campaigns you have done so far and t...
EU envoy slams partisan ZBC coverage 3 February 2018 HARARE - A top European Union (EU) envoy in Harare has decried the partisan coverage of political events by State broadcaster ZBC saying it is still closed to opposition political players and does not reflect the new democratic trajectory espoused by President Emmerson Mnangagwa. This comes am...
Apologise or face ICC 2 February 2018 HARARE - Former President Robert Mugabe has to eat humble pie and lead the process of healing people in Midlands and Matabeleland who were victims of the infamous Gukurahundi. While Mugabe was forced to retire from politics, it is to his advantage to tackle the Gukurahundi issue and apologise ...
Ruling on Chipanga bail conditions variation today 1 February 2018 HARARE - Harare magistrate Rumbidzayi Mugwagwa will today make a determination on ex-Zanu PF youth leader Kudzanai Chipanga's application to have his bail conditions relaxed to allow him to attend to his farm business in Makoni in Manicaland. Chipanga is being charged with publishing falsehood...