Articles tagged 'zanu pf'

Mukanya keen to unite ED, Chamisa 21 April 2018 HARARE - Chimurenga music icon Thomas Mapfumo has said he would want to bring both President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his opposition challenger Nelson Chamisa to persuade them to preach unity and peaceful co-existence ahead of elections. Addressing the media in the capital yesterday ahead of his...
Mugabe, ED talks at risk 20 April 2018 HARARE - Former president Robert Mugabe has snubbed the mediation team led by Roman Catholic cleric, Father Fidelis Mukonori, which is frantically trying to get him to close ranks with his successor, President Emmerson Mnangagwa, the Daily News can report. The two politicians, who became estra...
Mugabe remains our hero: Zanu PF youth boss 20 April 2018 HARARE - Zanu PF Secretary for youth affairs Pupurai Togarepi says the ruling party’s youths have enduring respect for former President Robert Mugabe and all the people who took part in the country’s protracted war of liberation. Togarepi, who was reinstated as the ruling party’s secretary for...
Zanu PF politburo meets to avert implosion 20 April 2018 HARARE - The Zanu PF politburo meets today to deal with the contentious issue of candidate selection for primary elections ahead of the eagerly-awaited harmonised polls, amid revelations that the party's elections commission failed to contain members' antagonism. The ruling party is currently ...
Chamisa dares military 20 April 2018 HARARE - MDC leader Nelson Chamisa has appealed to the military — which played a key role in the ouster of former president Robert Mugabe last November — to withdraw from villages in order to ensure free and credible elections. This comes amid reports that the army has deployed over 2 000 sold...
Mugabe snubs Mukonori 20 April 2018 HARARE - Former president Robert Mugabe has snubbed the mediation team led by Roman Catholic cleric, Father Fidelis Mukonori, which is frantically trying to get him to close ranks with his successor, President Emmerson Mnangagwa, the Daily News can report. Read full story in today's paper. ...
'Reforms delay jeopardises polls' 19 April 2018 HARARE - Delays in considering the proposed amendments to the electoral laws is the biggest threat to a repeat of unrest at this year's vote, the country's biggest election watchdog has warned, saying hopes that reforms and new technology will ease a pressure cooker of tensions were being dashed....
Diaspora to petition for Zim vote 19 April 2018 HARARE - The US-based Zimbabwe Diaspora for Democracy Inc. and the South Africa-based Zimbabwe Exiles Forum (ZEF) is petitioning government against it's decision to bar expatriate Zimbabweans from voting from their foreign bases in the forthcoming key 2018 vote. The two organisations, represen...
Concern over plot to muzzle ZHRC 18 April 2018 HARARE – Elections lobby groups have raised concern over the Electoral Amendment Bill which appears to muzzle the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC) ahead of make-or-break elections to be held this year. The minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs, Ziyambi Ziyambi, has propos...
'Not yet Uhuru' 18 April 2018 HARARE – Zimbabwe is still to achieve several of the goals it set out to accomplish during the war of liberation, with only a few politically-connected elites enjoying the fruits of independence while the rest are wallowing in abject poverty, 38 years after self rule, political analysts said yest...
ED invites opposition to Independence Day 18 April 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government has invited all opposition political parties in Zimbabwe to the 38th Independence celebrations set for the National Sports Stadium in Harare today, but said party regalia will not be allowed. In keeping with tradition, cities across the countr...
War vets defend Jabulani Sibanda 18 April 2018 BULAWAYO - Bulawayo-based war veterans have defended their former leader Jabulani Sibanda's recent meeting with MDC president Nelson Chamisa, arguing the engagement was a sign of maturity among Zimbabwean politicians. During his visit to the second largest city for a rally at White City Stadiu...
Jostle for Moyo's constituency 18 April 2018 BULAWAYO - A battle is brewing over exiled Jonathan Moyo's Tsholotsho North constituency, with war veterans vowing not to back anyone without military background and liberation struggle credentials. The constituency's Parliament seat was left vacant after Moyo unceremoniously skipped the borde...
Mwonzora, Fortune Chasi collaborate in peace song 17 April 2018 HARARE - ZANU PF legislator for Mazowe South Fortune Chasi and MDC secretary-general Douglas Mwonzora are set to release a song aimed at encouraging peace in a country torn apart by years of political conflict mainly between their two parties. In a development that could herald the dawn of a n...
Zanu PF burns in primaries war 16 April 2018 HARARE - ZANU PF is in turmoil over its forthcoming primary elections, with senior party officials now battling to calm down angry members who are fuming over the conduct of the party’s provincial chairpersons who stand accused of favouring their cronies. This comes as the politburo has postpo...
ZANU PF tempers flare over selection of candidates 16 April 2018 HARARE - ZANU PF is in turmoil over its forthcoming primary elections, with senior party officials now battling to calm down angry members who are fuming over the conduct of the party’s provincial chairpersons who stand accused of favouring their cronies. Read full story in today's paper. [...
'Ousted Mugabe: A broken old man' 15 April 2018 HARARE - Shocking claims have emerged that although ousted former president  Robert Mugabe (pictured) was a much-feared leader both at home and abroad, even in  his dotage, he was allegedly a “helpless” victim of domestic abuse by  his volatile wife Grace by the time he fell from power. Althou...
Will all 118 political parties last the race? 15 April 2018 HARARE - While there are at least 118 political parties registered to take part in this year’s harmonised elections, few of them will survive until election day with others vanishing after elections. This is not the first election that has been dominated by such political parties with suspicio...
Zanu PF youths besiege Nhimbe Trust 14 April 2018 BULAWAYO - Marauding Zanu PF youths allegedly held hostage Nhimbe Trust executive director Josh Nyapimbi (pictured) and staff members of other non-governmental organisations Youth Contact Centre (YCC) and Bluez Café occupying the same building for more than an hour. The incident has left the s...
'ED must be cautious in adopting Rwanda's development model' 13 April 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been warned against importing the Rwandan model of marketisation of the economy without democratisation and respect for fundamental civil and political liberties, analysts have said. This comes after Mnangagwa this week received the chief executive of ...
Moyo, Mahoka join new Mugabe party 12 April 2018 HARARE - The fledgling National Patriotic Front (NPF), which has received the public backing of ousted former leader Robert Mugabe — its alleged godfather — has now all but confirmed that its leadership corps will be fronted by members of Zanu PF's vanquished Generation 40 (G40) faction, the Dail...
Fed-up Zanu PF members threaten 'bhora musango' 12 April 2018 HARARE - The uproar over alleged disqualification of preferred candidates by Zanu PF's career politicians in the party's provincial and district structures has forced the party's national political commissar Engelbert Rugeje to announce that vetting of candidates was now going to be done by a com...
Mugabe, G40 regroup 12 April 2018 HARARE - The fledgling National Patriotic Front (NPF), which has received the public backing of ousted former leader Robert Mugabe — its alleged godfather — has now all but confirmed that its leadership corps will be fronted by members of Zanu PF's vanquished Generation 40 (G40) faction, the Dail...
Zanu PF bigwigs fall by the wayside 10 April 2018 HARARE - In a stunning development, many long-serving Zanu PF stalwarts have fallen by the wayside in the party’s selection of candidates who will participate in this year’s watershed elections, the Daily News can reveal. This comes as dozens of other party heavyweights, who include serving an...
Zanu PF to unveil brand new regalia 9 April 2018 HARARE - Zanu PF is set to unveil new party regalia, as it gears up for the forthcoming general elections set to be held by August this year. The party’s secretary for administration, Obert Mpofu, confirmed the development, saying they acquired 8 million various “appealing” paraphernalia. F...