Articles tagged 'zanu pf'

Team Lacoste hatches Plan B 22 October 2017 HARARE - Far from throwing in the towel, the Team Lacoste faction is mulling throwing the name of Water and Climate Change minister Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri for the post of vice president in case their trump card in the succession race, Emmerson Mnangagwa, is jettisoned from his position through ...
Students ready for Mugabe interface 22 October 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe National Students Union (Zinasu) says it is ready to meet President Robert Mugabe as announced by the Zanu PF youth league that they are planning for students interface rallies at universities. Zinasu secretary-general Makomborero Hamandishe said they are eager to meet Mugabe...
Special Congress: Zanu PF youths backing Grace 21 October 2017 HARARE - One of the three critical wings of the ruling party — the Zanu PF youth league — threw down the gauntlet yesterday, declaring its undying support for First Lady Grace Mugabe to take over the vice presidency from Emmerson Mnangagwa, whom it described as a cancer, eating away the revolutio...
Mujuru takes charge of new alliance 21 October 2017 HARARE - Former Vice President Joice Mujuru yesterday put further doubts on working with former Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai and others in a united coalition when she was elected leader of the People's Rainbow Coalition (PRC), an outfit detached from the MDC Alliance which comprises six oppos...
Biti sticks the boot into Zanu PF-led govt 21 October 2017 HARARE - Former Finance minister Tendai Laxton Biti has no kind words for President Robert Mugabe's government which he said cannot be expected to fix Zimbabwe's problems and he tells Deputy Chief Writer Tendai Kamhungira in this interview that it would be foolhardy to expect the regime to mend t...
Furore over hoisting of US flag 21 October 2017 HARARE - Officials from a United States development agency were last week forced to pull down an American flag in Marozva Village in rural Murewa, in Mashonaland East, following protests from their hosts. The officials from the United States African Development Foundation (USADF) had gone to M...
Grace Mugabe leads race for VP 20 October 2017 HARARE - First Lady Grace Mugabe stands a good chance of becoming one of the country's vice presidents in the event that Zanu PF succeeds in introducing a quota system in its presidium by amending the party's constitution at an extraordinary congress set for December. The Daily News heard this...
Jah Prayzah now hot political potato 19 October 2017 HARARE - Music star Jah Prayzah has become a hot potato that politicians in the ruling Zanu PF party are finding difficult to handle. It therefore did not come as a surprise that the album launch of his latest album Kutonga Kwaro was shunned by politicians who had in the past fallen over each ...
ED set to go down fighting 19 October 2017 HARARE – Embattled Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa is unlikely to go down without a fight amid revelations that his loyalists are planning to make their last stand at an extraordinary congress to be convened by Zanu PF in December. The Daily News can report that the bastions of support for M...
Biti savages Chinamasa 19 October 2017 HARARE – Former Finance minister Tendai Biti is of the view that his successor, Patrick Chinamasa, should take the blame for the economic crisis that followed the liquidation of the government of national unity in 2013. A lawyer by profession, Chinamasa took over from Biti — also a legal pract...
CSOs launch aggressive BVR campaign 18 October 2017 HARARE - Civic Society Organisations (CSOs) have launched an aggressive campaign to have Zimbabweans register to vote in next year's watershed elections. This comes as there are growing concerns that millions of people may not participate in the eagerly-awaited elections due to difficulties in...
'Mugabe's economic vandalism unpardonable' 18 October 2017 HARARE - The myriad of challenges bedevilling Zimbabwe today are essentially man-made, a senior Transform Zimbabwe (TZ) official has said. Addressing a press conference on the state of Zimbabwean economy in Harare yesterday, TZ president Jacob Ngarivhume said the cash crisis, vendors, unfriend...
'Zanu PF has unleashed terror' 18 October 2017 HARARE - Joice Mujuru's National People's Party (NPP) has claimed that Zanu PF has launched a terror campaign in the volatile Mashonaland Central province, threatening villagers against supporting the former vice president in next year's elections. NPP Mashonaland Central provincial chairperso...
SOUTHERN NEWS | Sacked Tshinga Dube bares soul 18 October 2017 BULAWAYO - Former War Veterans minister, Tshinga Dube, who was recently dropped from President Robert Mugabe's Cabinet, has once again sensationally claimed that there were characters in Zanu PF that had been baying for his blood ever since he challenged the 93-year-old to name his successor. ...
Sinister agenda behind Mugabe cabinet reshuffle 17 October 2017 EDITOR —  The MDC notes with concern President Robert Mugabe (pictured)’s recent Cabinet reshuffle and new appointments. It is clear that far from being appointed or reassigned to address the many problems affecting the country in these difficult times, these appointments were specifically put...
Zanu PF feasts on fear ahead of polls 17 October 2017 HARARE - Ahead of the 2018 elections, Zanu PF has created and designed an intricate “occultist” system that is meant to ensure that opposition politics or discourse is not given any breeding room among the rural folk, which constitute over 65 percent of the of the country’s 210 constituencies. ...
Zanu PF wars will end badly: Mutasa 17 October 2017 HARARE - As Zanu PF's succession wars reach a deadly climax, former State Security minister, Didymus Mutasa — who was for decades one of President Robert Mugabe's closest confidants — has warned that things “could end very badly” for his longtime boss, the ruling party and the country as a whole ...
ZimRights, ERC intensify voter mobilisation 17 October 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights), Election Resource Centre (ERC) and several civic organisations, drew thousands of people as they launched a national campaign of roadshows to urge people to register as voters. The launch was held at Chigovanyika Shopping Centre in Chitun...
Panic over Zanu PF congress 16 October 2017 HARARE - The dog-eat-dog war between the two major Zanu PF factions angling to  influence President Robert Mugabe's hotly-contested succession is set to  get nastier after the ruling party decided to cancel its annual  conference in December and replace it with a special congress. Insiders tol...
Mugadza eyes Parly seat 16 October 2017 HARARE - Anti-President Robert Mugabe cleric, Philip Mugadza, has said he is going to run for the Gutu South parliamentary seat in next year's elections. Mugadza — famed for prophesying that Mugabe would die on October 17 this year — said he was tired and becoming a “professional complainer” b...
Zanu PF wars far from over 15 October 2017 HARARE - The ferocious fightback in last Wednesday's explosive Zanu PF politburo  meeting by under-fire Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his backers  shows that the former liberation movement's deadly succession wars are  far from over, both analysts and party insiders say. Speaking to th...
What happens after Mugabe? 15 October 2017 HARARE - At the ripe old age of 93, Zimbabwe's long-serving President, Robert Mugabe, has offered himself as the candidate to lead his ruling Zanu PF party in elections next year. In power since independence from Britain in 1980, Mugabe would be 99 should he win the 2018 election and complete ...
Women must stand up and be counted 15 October 2017 HARARE - Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the first female president of Liberia and a Nobel Peace Prize winner, inherited a war-ravaged country and, with motherly hands, she has done exceptionally well in rebuilding her country. She will probably go down in history as one of the greatest leaders to ever...
First Family lifestyle audit long overdue 15 October 2017 EDITOR — The MDC condemns in the strongest terms the splurging of millions by Grace Mugabe and her family which continues to mount woes on the prevailing economic morass. It is saddening and angering to learn that while the majority of Zimbabweans are wallowing in abject poverty, the First Fam...
Mugabe's split Zanu PF now in flames 14 October 2017 HARARE - Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa says President Robert Mugabe has no reason to ever fear a coup against him — blaming Higher Education minister Jonathan Moyo for raising false alarms in his alleged desperate bid to destabilise the country's security sector. Well-placed sources told t...