Articles tagged 'zanu pf'

Youths' vote can sway 2018 election 23 May 2017 HARARE - As the 2018 general election fast approaches, Zimbabwe Partnership for Prosperity (ZIPP) challenges the youths in Zimbabwe to rise up and vote in numbers as this crucial vote will help shape their future. The first step is for them to register to vote and show up to vote on Election D...
Mugabe's Zanu PF brawls: Wheels come off 23 May 2017 HARARE - Terror-stricken supporters of President Robert Mugabe's warring ruling Zanu PF say the former liberation movement's mindless bloodletting is fast reaching “a tipping point” — after its followers in Bulawayo engaged in an unprecedented orgy of intra-party violence at the weekend. Speak...
Mugabe reshuffles perm secs 23 May 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe has reshuffled a number of permanent secretaries, chief secretary to the Cabinet Misheck Sibanda announced yesterday. Thokozile Chitepo has been moved from the Rural Development ministry to replace retired Florence Nhekairo as the Tourism ministry permanent sec...
Mujuru's NPP readies for congress 23 May 2017 HARARE - Joice Mujuru’s opposition National People’s Party (NPP) is set to hold its elective convention in Harare next month. While her spokesperson, Gift Nyandoro, could not reveal the exact date of the fledgling party’s inaugural congress “for strategic and security reasons”, he told the Dai...
MDC launches #valangebhetshu voter drive 23 May 2017 BULAWAYO - The Welshman Ncube-led MDC has unfurled a door-to-door voter registration campaign in Matabeleland dubbed #valangebhetshu. Party spokesperson Kurauone Chihwayi said the campaign — which is being carried out by party members from all the structures — has so far covered areas such as ...
Mugabe must condemn Zanu PF violence 23 May 2017 HARARE - The violent behaviour displayed by the ruling party's youth league at Zanu PF Bulawayo provincial headquarters — Davies Hall — on Sunday is both stunning and disappointing. Provincial youth league chairperson Anna Mokgohloa was mercilessly clobbered, allegedly by war veterans, while B...
G40 dead in the water: War vets 22 May 2017 HARARE - War veterans say the end is “definitely nigh” for the Zanu PF faction which is rabidly opposed to Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa succeeding President Robert Mugabe — which goes by the moniker Generation 40 (G40). At the same time, the disgruntled former freedom fighters also claim ...
We will smash Zanu PF: MDC 22 May 2017 HARARE - Firebrand MDC secretary for mobilisation, Job Sikhala, has promised President Robert Mugabe and his warring ruling Zanu PF an even bigger hiding in next year's watershed polls than the shellacking they received in the hotly-disputed 2008 elections. Sikhala's warning comes as oppositio...
2018 hinges on youth vote: MDC 22 May 2017 HARARE - The MDC has embarked on aggressive campaign to woo Zimbabwe’s seemingly disinterested youths to register and vote in next year’s national elections which opposition parties plan to contest as a coalition. This comes as the country is gearing for the watershed polls with the Zimbabwe E...
Dubious heroes demean shrine 21 May 2017 HARARE - Future Zimbabwean governments should exhume undeserving persons buried at the National Heroes Acre to pave way for the likes of Simpson Mutambanengwe who was denied the honour by Zanu PF, former ruling party spokesperson and liberation war icon Rugare Gumbo has said. Mutambanengwe — o...
Anti-Mugabe pastor deserted 21 May 2017 HARARE - As much as he is outspoken and daring to the point of poking the country's feared authorities in the eye, activist cleric Patrick Mugadza is a lonely man  who appears at his routine court hearings with no one to lend him any support, no family, no friend,  or the evergreen civil society....
Villagers forced to donate towards Mugabe rally 21 May 2017 HARARE - At a time when most villagers are surviving from hand to mouth, the ruling Zanu PF party is reportedly forcing villagers to contribute towards transport to President Robert Mugabe’s rally next month in Marondera. Villagers from Hwedza told the Daily News on Sunday that they are being ...
Zec, opposition parties meet 20 May 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) and opposition parties who have been haggling over electoral reforms are meeting in the Inyanga resort town in a bid to find common ground over unresolved electoral issues. This comes as the opposition says it has gathered “overwhelming informat...
Senators in war of words over Zec 20 May 2017 HARARE - Zanu PF and MDC senators were on Wednesday embroiled in a war of words over the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec)’s operations. Senators from the ruling party were backing Zec while those from opposition argued the Commission was being used by the ruling Zanu PF to rig 2018 election...
Zanu PF youths dethrone PC over Kasukuwere 19 May 2017 BULAWAYO - Zanu PF youths here yesterday summarily suspended provincial chairperson Dennis Ndlovu ostensibly because he is a stooge of under-fire political commissar Saviour Kasukuwere. “Let it be known that we the youths in Bulawayo have declared that as far as we are concerned, we do not hav...
Zanu PF MPs want Gukurahundi buried 19 May 2017 HARARE - The Gukurahundi genocide must not be addressed by the National Peace and Reconciliation Commission Bill (NPRC) as it will open old wounds, Zanu PF lawmakers have said. Zanu PF Bindura South legislator Remigious Matangira told the National Assembly on Tuesday during the NPRC Bill debat...
More mass graves discovered 19 May 2017 HARARE - More mass graves have been discovered in Gokwe, where scores were allegedly killed in the post-2008 election violence, Midlands senator Morgen Komichi has said. This comes as Mashonaland East MDC Senator Jane Chifamba in February this year told Senate that government must exhume bodie...
Tsenengamu arrested again 19 May 2017 HARARE - Outspoken former Zanu PF youth leader for Mashonaland Central, Godfrey Tsenengamu — who is facing serious charges of attempting to subvert President Robert Mugabe’s government — was yesterday re-arrested by police on the same charges. Although Tsenengamu, who later appeared in court c...
'Mnangagwa almost there' 18 May 2017 HARARE - Former Finance minister Tendai Biti may have unwittingly poured fuel into the raging fires of the ruling Zanu PF's deadly tribal, factional and succession wars — after he observed that Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa is close to succeeding President Robert Mugabe. This comes after B...
Mugadza challenges criminal nuisance rap 18 May 2017 HARARE - Activist cleric Phillip Mugadza yesterday challenged a cop who arrested him during his demonstration at Africa Unity Square to identify members of the public who were annoyed by his conduct. Mugadza is being charged with criminal nuisance after he chained himself to iron rails opposit...
Mugabe biker in serious accident 17 May 2017 HARARE - Not for the first time, one of President Robert Mugabe's motorcade outriders was left badly injured in Harare on Monday during the evening rush hour, after he crashed into a motorist while trying to clear traffic for the nonagenarian who was on his way to State House where he was hosting...
Zanu PF politburo meeting postponed 17 May 2017 HARARE - Zanu PF has postponed today's crunch politburo meeting due to President Robert Mugabe's commitments with the visiting King of Lesotho. The party's spokesperson Simon Khaya Moyo confirmed the postponement yesterday but said he was not sure when it would be held. “I have been told th...
Govt to exclude expats from voting 17 May 2017 HARARE - Government is moving to disenfranchise millions of Zimbabweans in the key 2018 vote by refusing to re-align the Citizenship Act with the new Constitution, opposition parties and civic groups have said. Declarations by registrar general Tobaiwa Mudede that government will continue to o...
Crunch time for Mugabe's warring Zanu PF 16 May 2017 HARARE - Zanu PF insiders say President Robert Mugabe is in a catch 22 as the warring ruling party's bigwigs gather in Harare tomorrow for an eagerly-awaited politburo meeting — which is set to deliberate on the political future of embattled national political commissar Saviour Kasukuwere. Thi...
ZBC unlikely to reform ahead of 2018 elections 15 May 2017 HARARE - As the 2018 watershed elections loom in the country, public broadcaster Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) which enjoys a monopoly on the local airwaves has come under the spotlight as opposition political parties fight for the space currently dominated by the ruling Zanu PF. Med...