Articles tagged 'zanu pf'

Anger as Zanu PF spites Cde Chinx 22 June 2017 HARARE – President Robert Mugabe threw out an appeal by war veterans and the family of ex-freedom fighter Dickson “Cde Chinx” Chingaira yesterday to upgrade the late musician's standing in death from the lesser liberation war hero status to a national hero, sparking outpouring anger from a cross-...
Tyson survives another day 22 June 2017 HARARE - Zanu PF national political commissar Saviour Kasukuwere will have to wait a little longer before he knows his political fate after the politburo yesterday referred to President Robert Mugabe and his deputies his case for determination. Kasukuwere has been under fire ever since nine ou...
Zanu PF divided over Cde Chinx 21 June 2017 HARARE - Zanu PF kept the family of fallen liberation stalwart and musician Dickson “Cde Chinx” Chingaira guessing yesterday, with President Robert Mugabe's lieutenants deeply-divided and dithering on his hero status — leaving today's politburo meeting to deal decisively with the matter. Cde C...
Judgment day for Kasukuwere 21 June 2017 HARARE - Zanu PF's politburo will today reconvene at the party's national headquarters in Harare for a high stakes special meeting that might conclude the long-running case involving its national political commissar, Saviour Kasukuwere, who is facing 11 charges, among them plotting to topple Pres...
Tyson opens up 21 June 2017 HARARE - Saviour Kasukuwere, the troubled Zanu PF national political commissar, opened up recently to members of his inner circle that his rivals were agitating for his ouster because he refused to be part of their agenda to ease President Robert Mugabe out of power. In a leaked video recordin...
Masvingo boils as Mugabe visits 21 June 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe’s planned visit to the volatile Masvingo province next week has re-ignited another war between two Zanu PF factions locked in a fierce tussle over his succession — with the fresh fight now focused on who will be recognised as the provincial chairperson during the ...
'Zimbabweans fear election violence' 21 June 2017 HARARE - Long-suffering Zimbabweans, who have been at the receiving end of political violence for the past 37 years, said they are dreading next year's watershed elections. This comes as the country is set to hold elections next year pitting President Robert Mugabe, 93, and an opposition coali...
Jockeying for Kasukuwere's post 20 June 2017 HARARE – A battle for the position of national political commissar has ensued in Zanu PF even though the party is still to take a position on the incumbent, Saviour Kasukuwere, whose future hangs in the balance owing to a slew of allegations levelled against him. For several months now, Kasuku...
Cde Chinx to make history? 20 June 2017 HARARE – Liberation war musician Dickson Chingaira, aka Cde Chinx, could make history by becoming the first musician to be declared a national hero. Cde Chinx succumbed to prostate cancer last Friday and died at the age of 62. By yesterday evening, there was no news on what President Robert...
Soul Jah Love hits back 20 June 2017 HARARE - Barely two days after being attacked during the Mutare leg of President Robert Mugabe’s youth interface rallies for allegedly fomenting indiscipline, Zimdancehall star Soul Jah Love has responded in a song. The Pamamonya Ipapo hit-maker was publicly dressed down by Zanu PF national yo...
Another setback for Kasukuwere 19 June 2017 HARARE – Work towards the rehabilitation of the country's main border posts will now be handled exclusively by the ministry of Transport and Infrastructural Development, without the involvement of the ministry of Local Government and National Housing, headed by Zanu PF national political commissa...
Zanu PF chefs bleed banks dry 19 June 2017 HARARE – Politicians, particularly the elite in Zanu PF, are proving to be a thorn in the flesh for the financial services sector, with hardly a month passing without the Deputy Sheriff being called in to put assets of defaulting politicians under the hammer in order to offset their non-performin...
Zec urged to reign in Zanu PF 19 June 2017 HARARE – The Morgan Tsvangirai-led MDC has called on the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) to reign in the ruling Zanu PF party amid claims that it is frog-marching people to its rallies ahead of the 2018 crucial elections. Through its spokesperson Obert Gutu, the party said that the idea of...
'Coalition will bury Mugabe' 19 June 2017 HARARE – Opposition political parties have warned President Robert Mugabe that he should brace for the worst page of his long political life as he not only faces an internal revolt in his party ahead of next year's elections, but also a rout from their grand coalition. Mugabe, who turns 94 nex...
Diamond companies fooled me: Mugabe 19 June 2017 MUTARE – President Robert Mugabe has publicly admitted that he was fooled after being paraded holding up a $1,5 million dummy cheque by Chiadzwa diamond mining companies at the behest of then Indigenisation minister Saviour Kasukuwere. Mugabe told thousands of youths at Sakubva Stadium that he...
Zanu PF humiliates Soul Jah Love 19 June 2017 HARARE – Zimdancehall chanter Soul Jah Love was last week dressed down in Mutare at a Zanu PF rally addressed by President Robert Mugabe. Soul Jah Love, who was set to perform at Mugabe's meet-the-youth-rally, was left with egg on the face after Zanu PF youth leader Innocent Hamandishe openly ...
Condolences pour in for Cde Chinx 19 June 2017 HARARE – The late music star Dickson Chingaira aka Cde Chinx’s songs stimulated both Zanla and Zipra fighters into action and helped mobilise the masses into an incredible resistance population, Zanu PF party spokesperson Simon Khaya Moyo has said. Moyo, in a condolence message said: “The deat...
Zanu PF choir master no more 18 June 2017 HARARE – As black Zimbabweans fought their last battles against the colonial Ian Douglas Smith-led Rhodesia Front (RF) in the 1970s, music had become part of the revolution. In the rural areas, the masses would gather during the night for all-night pungwes (open-air political meetings) where f...
Opposition parties need to wise up 18 June 2017 HARARE – The ruling Zanu PF party is reviving its election machinery in readiness for next year's polls. A string of “meetings” lined up by party leader President Robert Mugabe to “interface” with Zanu PF youths should serve as evidence that the ruling party means business, and will not allow ...
All eyes on next politburo meeting 18 June 2017 HARARE – Attention in Zanu PF will shift to the forthcoming politburo meeting after the supreme decision-making organ of the ruling party failed to conclusively deal with a report on its national political commissar, Saviour Kasukuwere, at its meeting last week. Indications are that the meetin...
National hero status likely for Cde Chinx 18 June 2017 HARARE – One of Zimbabwe's greatest music composers, Dickson Chingaira, aka Cde Chinx, passed away on Friday, plunging the arts and music industry into mourning. Cde Chinx died at West End Hospital in Harare after battling leukaemia cancer. He was 61 and leaves behind his two wives, Patricia a...
Nkosana Moyo takes on Mugabe 17 June 2017 HARARE – As the country hurtles towards potentially bruising elections next year, former Industry and International Trade minister Nkosana Moyo has given the first clearest hint that he would take on President Robert Mugabe at the polls although he remained cryptic on whether he will become part ...
I am not a Zanu PF project – Nkosana Moyo 17 June 2017 HARARE - As the country draws closer to the 2018 elections, several names have been thrown in the hat for the presidential race. The Daily News' deputy chief writer, Tendai Kamhungira, recently caught up with former Industry and International Trade minister Nkosana Moyo on his prospects of sta...
Mugabe hints at retirement 17 June 2017 MUTARE – President Robert Mugabe yesterday hinted that he was on his way out and that it is now time for youths to come on board and assume responsibilities. He chastened his old guard at a rally held in Mutare yesterday — where he was addressing the gathering as part of his nationwide meet-th...
Going beyond demands for reforms 17 June 2017 HARARE – The 2018 elections are likely to be noxious for the opposition, should the parties fail to be strategic, decisive and resist the compulsion of being driven by emotions rather than rationale. Indications are that there is not likely to be any prerequisite election-related reforms befor...