Articles tagged 'zanu pf'

Jonathan Moyo challenges ED on poisoning 23 August 2017 HARARE - Cabinet minister and Zanu PF politburo member Jonathan Moyo waded into the saga involving the alleged poisoning of Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday; suggesting that police should investigate and establish what caused his sudden illness. President Robert Mugabe's government ...
MDC wary of Zuma mediation 23 August 2017 HARARE - The MDC has cast doubts on new Sadc chairman Jacob Zuma’s ability to act as the region's mediator if a dispute erupts in next year’s eagerly-anticipated elections. Zuma’s involvement may be needed in Zimbabwe to break a feared election impasse if the poll is disputed after assuming th...
Illegal Tongaat settlers stranded after Mahofa death 22 August 2017 HARARE - Hundreds of illegal settlers who invaded sugar estates owned by the Zimbabwe units of South Africa’s Tongaat Hullett and have been shielded from eviction by Masvingo Provincial Affairs minister Shuvai Mahofa have been left in a quandary. Mahofa died on Monday last week after she colla...
Electoral Regulations: Progress amidst weak transparency 22 August 2017 HARARE - Election Resource Centre (ERC) welcomes Statutory Instrument 85 (S.I. 85) of 2017 that was gazetted by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) last month. The statutory instrument outlines new voter registration regulations ahead of the 2018 harmonised elections, and provides nine fun...
Tension mars Mahofa burial 21 August 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe, who arrived in the country in the early hours of yesterday morning, did not show up at the burial of Masvingo Provincial Affairs minister Shuvai Mahofa at the National Heroes Acre in Harare, amid speculation that woeful events of the past few days might have tak...
Civil society calls for regional solidarity ahead of elections 21 August 2017 HARARE - Civil society organisations have called for regional solidarity from southern African partners in ensuring that the 2018 elections in Zimbabwe meet the Sadc standards for free and fair elections. During a session on human rights and elections at the Sadc People’s Summit on August 17, ...
Opposition must destroy rural fear factor now 21 August 2017 HARARE - The 2018 elections are taking place in a threatening environment hostile to free speech and genuine political participation, again raising the spectre of elections that will neither be free nor fair. There is a massive wall of fear built for the rural people — who constitute 75 percen...
'Mugabe should name successor' 20 August 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe should name his successor and manage the transition while in office to avoid events being controlled by circumstances beyond his control, analysts contend. First Lady Grace Mugabe recently waded into the Zanu PF succession when she urged her ageing husband to a...
Another top Zanu PF official dies 20 August 2017 HARARE - In what is turning out to be a bad month for Zanu PF, another key figure for the ruling party George Rutanhire passed on yesterday. Rutanhire’s death comes hard on the heels of the passing on of minister of State for Masvingo Province Shuvai Mahofa and also at a time when the nation i...
Factions fight over Mahofa burial 20 August 2017 HARARE - Succession battles in Zanu PF escalated yesterday as it emerged that the confusion surrounding the burial of the late senior party official Shuvai Mahofa is being caused by the party's warring two factions with one of the groups not keen on having acting President Phelekezela Mphoko pres...
Still no charges against Mujuru 19 August 2017 HARARE – Former vice president and National People’s Party (NPP) leader Joice Mujuru has said no criminal charges have been brought over allegations of corruption levelled against her in 2014, claiming the accusations were “politically motivated”. Corruption accusations against Mujuru were fir...
Mutodi to challenge arrest 18 August 2017 HARARE – Musician and businessman Energy Mutodi, who was arrested last week on charges of undermining the president will challenge his arrest when he next appears in court. The businessman-cum-politician was arrested last week by armed police following his Facebook post in which he warned Pres...
Mahofa declared national hero 17 August 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe and Zanu PF yesterday did not allow the party’s factional wars to sway them in honouring the late Masvingo Provincial Affairs minister Shuvai Ben Mahofa when they ignored internal divisions and unanimously conferred her with national heroine status. Mahofa, who...
Deny Zim's uniformed forces voting rights: MDC 17 August 2017 HARARE - Morgan Tsvangirai's MDC is proposing a constitutional amendment to bar uniformed forces from voting in a bid to uphold their impartiality. The new Constitution okayed in a 2013 referendum ushered in Special Vote to facilitate early voting by uniformed forces and electoral officers ass...
Mugabe rules out pay increase 17 August 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe has ruled out pay increase for civil servants in a development which marks a huge shift from his populist decisions which analysts have previously blamed for hurting the country's economy. Mugabe has consistently used State occasions such as the Independence Da...
One in 14 Zimbos ready to ditch country 17 August 2017 HARARE - One in 14 Zimbabweans would consider taking a break from the country and moving abroad, according to a new survey from Afrobarometer. In interviews of adult Zimbabweans between January 28 and February 10, 2017, the research network gathered that the majority of locals who were plannin...
Mugabe must speak out on Grace accusations 17 August 2017 EDITOR — The past few weeks have shown the difference between Zimbabwean political rivals, President Robert Mugabe and Morgan Tsvangirai. A few weeks ago, some MDC hooligans who were said to have been hired from Harare travelled to Bulawayo where they assaulted party officials, including deput...
Mugabe defends Chiwenga's PhD 16 August 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe yesterday chose the packed National Sports Stadium as the best platform to heap praises on the military boss Constantino Chiwenga for attaining a doctorate degree — while in the process invalidating claims by Higher and Tertiary Education minister Jonathan Moyo — ...
Masvingo seeks heroine status for Mahofa 16 August 2017 HARARE - The Zanu PF Masvingo Province has written to the politburo requesting that its late forthright Provincial Affairs minister Shuvai Ben Mahofa — who collapsed and died on Monday morning — be declared a national heroine. Mahofa, 76, who died in the early hours of Monday, had been unwell ...
SOUTHERN NEWS | Go now, nurse tells Mugabe 16 August 2017 BULAWAYO - A fearless Bulawayo-based independent candidate, Vimbainashe Musvaburi, who is a nurse by profession, has challenged long ruling President Robert Mugabe to step down, arguing he is too old to continue running the country. Musvaburi, who recently announced her candidature for the Bul...
ED poisoning: Gvt breaks silence 15 August 2017 HARARE – Government has launched a fully-fledged investigation to smoke out those behind the suspected poisoning of Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa who is recovering at a private hospital in neighbouring South Africa, the Daily News can report. Mnangagwa was allegedly poisoned in Gwanda, whi...
Mahofa's status divides Zanu PF 15 August 2017 HARARE - Masvingo Provincial Affairs minister Shuvai Mahofa collapsed and died early yesterday morning, splitting opinion in the deeply-divided Zanu PF party almost immediately after the provincial leadership initiated steps to have her buried at the national shrine. Known in Masvingo as “the ...
'Mugabe keeps options open' 14 August 2017 HARARE - The twists and turns around President Robert Mugabe’s succession have come at a huge cost to the country’s economy because of its disruptive effects on government business. It’s a subject that has also strained relations in his Zanu PF party, ahead of crucial elections next year. In t...
Mahofa dies 14 August 2017 HARARE - Masvingo provincial affairs minister, Shuvai Mahofa, has died. She collapsed at her house in Masvingo early this morning before being taken to hospital where she was pronounced dead. She was 75. Psychomotor minister, Josiah Hungwe, confirmed Mahofa's death. “It's very sad. I ...
Mugabe tears into prophecy-crazed Zimbos 13 August 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe has slammed Zimbabweans for trooping to Nigeria to seek prophecies. During his address at a youth rally in Gwanda yesterday, Mugabe said people should desist from being duped by prophets. His remarks come as scores of Zimbabweans, including senior government...