Articles tagged 'zanu pf'

Zanu PF burns as 'chefs' fight 25 April 2017 HARARE - The ugly tribal, factional and succession wars devouring President Robert Mugabe's ruling Zanu PF have once again reached worrying levels, amid revelations that the party faction opposed to Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa succeeding President Robert Mugabe is facing a complete annihila...
Reform or perish, experts tell govt 25 April 2017 HARARE - Amid the embarrassing news that Zimbabwe has now been officially ranked as the poorest country in Africa, economic experts say the government has no choice but to introduce much-needed policy reforms to resuscitate the country's dying economy. Veteran economist John Robertson told the...
Mnangagwa's 'fumigation' rant draws fire 25 April 2017 HARARE - Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa's claim that the ruling party is “fumigating” elements bent on weakening it ahead of the 2018 harmonised elections has angered some people who claim that the statement reminds them of the Gukurahundi killings of innocent civilians in the early 1980s. ...
ZPF splits again 25 April 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) has once again been rocked by chaos, with the party's elders — Rugare Gumbo and Didymus Mutasa — announcing yesterday that they are still in charge, not former army general Agrippa Mutambara. The party, which was led by former vice president Joice Mujur...
Zanu PF youth fakes colleague's death, collects $1 000 25 April 2017 BULAWAYO - Zanu PF youth member Blessed Mushando has been arrested for allegedly defrauding a local businessman of $1 000 after lying that he wanted to bankroll the funeral of provincial youth chair Khumbulani Mpofu, who is still alive. The 28-year-old from Entumbane, yesterday appeared before...
Kasukuwere stirs hornet's nest 25 April 2017 HARARE - The family of Chief Chirau yesterday came out guns blazing against Zanu PF political commissar Saviour Kasukuwere's claim that the late traditional leader was a “sellout,” branding it a “false and unprofessional attack” and threatened to sue the embattled Local Government minister for li...
Obert Mpofu must shut up: Moyo 25 April 2017 HARARE - While on government duty in India, my attention has been drawn to reckless, irresponsible, disrespectful and unacceptable remarks about me by Obert Mpofu made in the glare of the media at an extraordinary meeting of Zanu PF's Matabeleland North provincial coordinating committee in Lupane...
No relief for Kasukuwere 24 April 2017 HARARE - Embattled Zanu PF national political commissar Saviour Kasukuwere has suffered another setback in his bid to stave off pressure from his ruling party foes who want to see him sacked from both his party and government  positions. This comes after a meeting which had apparently been cal...
Zim economic rot hits civil servants hard 24 April 2017 HARARE - A senior government official has lifted the lid on the worsening daily struggles that junior civil servants are going through due to the country's escalating economic rot. Finance ministry's accountant-general, Daniel Muchemwa, said last week that most civil servants were now “down to...
Snub Mugabe tour: MDC youths 24 April 2017 HARARE - Youths in the Morgan Tsvangirai-led MDC say long-suffering young people should snub President Robert Mugabe's tour of the country's provinces as he has nothing to offer them. Zanu PF recently indicated that the increasingly frail Mugabe would go around the country's 10 provinces meeti...
Ghost of 2008 spooks Zanu PF 23 April 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's savagely-contested succession — as well as the recent concrete moves by the country's resurgent opposition to work together ahead of the eagerly-anticipated 2018 national elections — is sending the jitters through the warring ruling Zanu PF. So concerned are ...
'Opposition alliance raises regime change prospects' 23 April 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe's opposition political parties announced an alliance last week to fight next year's presidential and parliamentary elections against President Robert Mugabe and his long-ruling Zanu PF, in a move hailed by analysts as a “very promising development”. Mugabe, 93, is seeking an ...
Flag ban sours independence celebrations 23 April 2017 HARARE - With helicopters instead of jet fighters zooming overhead, President Robert Mugabe marked Zimbabwe’s 37th independence anniversary on Tuesday with sour celebrations and defiance, saying the country must remain wary of Western-style democracy. Mugabe, 93, who has ruled the country sinc...
Kasukuwere asked me for a $5m bribe - Chiyangwa 22 April 2017 HARARE - As President Robert Mugabe's ruling Zanu PF's deadly tribal, factional and succession wars continue to escalate, valued long-standing relationships among the party's bigwigs are coming under increasing strain. This comes as flamboyant Harare businessman Phillip Chiyangwa, pictured, ha...
Mugabe has always lost to Tsvangirai - Mukanya 22 April 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe has maintained his lengthy grip on power through electoral chicanery — including rigging polls — at the expense of opposition MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai, exiled music icon Thomas Mapfumo, pictured, has said. Speaking on “Live Talk: The Connection” radio show ...
Mugabe uses treason to cow foes: Mavhaire 22 April 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe has perfected the art of laying treason charges against anyone he feels is a threat to his throne, former politburo member Dzikamai Mavhaire has said. This comes as Zanu PF political commissar Saviour Kasukuwere is under the cosh for allegedly plotting to toppl...
Don't blame sanctions: VP 22 April 2017 HARARE - Zimbabweans must stop blaming sanctions and focus on reviving the country's dying economy, Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa said on Thursday. This comes as most Zanu PF government officials, including President Robert Mugabe, have continuously blamed sanctions — imposed over a decade...
Mugabe awards thug hero status 21 April 2017 HARARE - Zimbabweans reacted with both shock and anger yesterday to the controversial decision by President Robert Mugabe's warring ruling Zanu PF to declare the late party bigwig, Kizito Chivamba, a provincial hero. This is despite the fact that Chivamba was in 1991 sentenced to seven years i...
'Kasukuwere fate up to Mugabe's mercy' 21 April 2017 HARARE - Under-fire Zanu PF national political commissar Saviour Kasukuwere's fate is now up to President Robert Mugabe's mercy, analysts said yesterday. This comes as the chorus for his ouster is getting louder, as seven provinces have so far demanded his ejection from the ruling party, with ...
Chivamba is NOT a hero! 21 April 2017 HARARE - It is said in Shona that “wafa anaka”, which loosely interpreted means that the civil thing that people tend to do when somebody passes away — no matter how bad the deceased was — is not to dwell too much on that person's errant ways. Even though we at the Daily News always try our be...
Zanu PF renegades cheer Tyson's troubles 20 April 2017 HARARE - Expelled Zanu PF members are rubbing their hands with glee over moves to oust national political commissar Saviour Kasukuwere, pictured, who they contend is getting “a taste of his own medicine”. This comes as six provinces have so far passed votes of no confidence in the embattled po...
Mugadza seeks Con-Court referral 20 April 2017 HARARE - Kariba pastor Phillip Mugadza, who allegedly prophesied that President Robert Mugabe will die on October 17 this year, has advised the magistrates’ court that he wants his case to be referred to the Constitutional Court (Con-Court), claiming his trial is an infringement of his constituti...
Zanu PF MP Chivamba dies 20 April 2017 HARARE - Kizito Chivamba, the Midlands Zanu PF provincial deputy chairperson and better known for his 90s shooting of Patrick Kombayi, has died. According to regional party spokesperson Cornelius Muperi, the Chiwundura member of Parliament died at Gweru Hospital “after a short illness” and mou...
Arrest corrupt ministers to regain trust, Mugabe told 20 April 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe must arrest his corrupt ministers, if ever he is to regain the electorate's trust ahead of the 2018 elections, Norton MP Temba Mliswa has said. Speaking to the Daily News, the outspoken former Zanu PF Mashonaland West chairperson said the recently-turned 93 lea...
Mugabe living in Cloud cuckoo land 20 April 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe on Tuesday wasted a golden opportunity to pronounce key solutions to economic challenges affecting the masses such as a debilitating cash crunch that is threatening to break the country apart. To say Zimbabwe is a pale shadow of its former self would be an unde...