Articles tagged 'zanu pf'

'Don't write off Mnangagwa yet' 26 February 2017 HARARE - Despite the frenzied speculation within President Robert Mugabe's warring Zanu PF that Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa's mooted presidential aspirations are now dead in the water, former ruling party spokesperson and Cabinet minister, Rugare Gumbo, says the Midlands godfather "may be d...
Opposition hails new Sadc election rules 25 February 2017 HARARE - Leaders of the Southern African Development Community (Sadc) will in June at their annual summit adopt a far-reaching set of guidelines for elections. These include elements demanded by the Zimbabwe opposition, which will contest crucial general elections next year, such as equal acce...
Tsvangirai warns Mugabe 25 February 2017 HARARE - MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai has warned President Robert Mugabe that he faces not only a united opposition in the 2018 elections, but also internal revolt within the ruling Zanu PF. The opposition leader's comments are on the back of the nonagenarian leader boasting during his 93rd bi...
'Zim civil war looming' 24 February 2017 HARARE - Former Finance minister and now leader of the opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP), Tendai Biti, has warned that President Robert Mugabe's unwillingness to groom a successor, as well as Zanu PF's escalating tribal, factional and successions wars, could plunge the country into civil...
'Mugabe must take cue from Magufuli' 24 February 2017 BULAWAYO - Former Industry minister Nkosana Moyo has challenged President Robert Mugabe to take a cue from Tanzania's leader, John Magufuli, by cutting on profligate expenditure instead of splurging hefty sums on a lavish birthday party. He said “under normal circumstances, it's probably time ...
Sigh of relief for Mphoko 24 February 2017 HARARE - A group of Bubi villagers were yesterday forced to withdraw their lawsuit against Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko after the ex-ambassador and businessman's lawyers successfully argued before the Bulawayo High Court that the farmers had no right to stop their eviction. This was after...
Minister calls for Mnangagwa's arrest 23 February 2017 HARARE - In a stunning call that is set to tear the warring ruling Zanu PF further apart, Manicaland Provincial Affairs minister Mandi Chimene says Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa should be arrested for allegedly inciting his Zanu PF supporters to engage in acts of treason. At the same time,...
I don't bank money: Mugabe 23 February 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe unwittingly confirmed Zimbabwe's worsening rot — which is widely blamed on him and his misfiring government — when he revealed during his annual birthday interview with the ZBC last week that even he kept money at home fearing bank failures. Mugabe also hinted ...
Govt hasn't hijacked BVR kits procurement: Mnangagwa 23 February 2017 HARARE - The procurement of biometric voter registration (BVR) kits for the 2018 elections remains under the control of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), with government only funding the process, Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa told Parliament yesterday. Responding to a question d...
Mugabe backs rand adoption 23 February 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe has backed Zimbabwe's adoption of the South African rand as its main currency. After ditching a worthless Zimbabwe dollar in 2009, the country has been using several currencies — United States (US) dollar, yuan and the rand, among other — along with the recentl...
Mugadza public nuisance trial opens 23 February 2017 HARARE - Activist cleric Phillip Mugadza — also facing charges of insulting people of a certain religion after prophesying that President Robert Mugabe will die on October 17 this year — appeared in court yesterday, as his trial for public nuisance commenced. He appeared before Harare magistra...
Mugabe lavishes Grace with praise 22 February 2017 HARARE - Speaking to the ZBC in his ritual birthday interview last Friday, as powerful First Lady Grace Mugabe was roasting Zanu PF bigwigs in Buhera for dreaming about succeeding her husband, President Robert Mugabe banished for good the whispers within sections of the warring former liberation ...
Protest threats over voter registration kits 22 February 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe's powerful National Electoral Reform Agenda (Nera) yesterday threatened to hold a general protest against government’s plans to hijack the acquisition of biometric voter registration (BVR) kits to be used for the 2018 elections. Under pressure from the opposition for reforms ...
No respite for Mugabe 'death pastor' 22 February 2017 HARARE - Activist clergyman Phillip Mugadza has told the court that he was not wearing a real Zimbabwe flag but a counterfeit when he was arrested for allegedly wearing the country's national banner without first seeking permission from the authorities. Mugadza appeared before Harare magistrat...
Mugabe frail but mentally alert, unapologetic 22 February 2017 HARARE - The President Robert Mugabe who sat in front of reporters for his birthday interview appeared very different to the confident man who has lorded over Zimbabwe for the past 36 years, weathering the challenge of a robust opposition at home and loud Western pressure. Mugabe looked pale a...
'Zim ruined by skewed policies' 22 February 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe's once promising economy has been destroyed by President Robert Mugabe’s controversial policies, a European security think-tank has said. The European Inter-agency Security Forum (EISF) said Zimbabwe was facing an imminent crisis that will require an international humanitaria...
Presidency is not chieftaincy, Mugabe told 21 February 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's recent declaration that he won't groom a successor is yet another indication that he wants to be Zimbabwe's leader for life, analysts said. They said the nonagenarian — who turned 93 today — must groom a successor because “presidency is not chieftaincy” where...
No respite for Mugabe 'death pastor' 21 February 2017 HARARE - The cleric — Patrick Phillip Mugadza — who prophesied that President Robert Mugabe will die on October 17, this year will continue languishing in prison after his application for further remand refusal was declined yesterday. Following the prophecy, the Kariba-based Remnant Church lea...
Mugabe crushes bigwigs' dreams 20 February 2017 HARARE - There is gnashing of teeth among Zanu PF's bigwigs hoping to succeed President Robert Mugabe, after the country's long-ruling leader said pointedly that Zimbabweans did not feel that there was a worthy and acceptable candidate among them to take over from him. Speaking in his choreogr...
Stop eating maize, it's stock feed: First Lady 20 February 2017 BUHERA - President Robert Mugabe's wife, Grace, has said Zimbabweans must stop eating maize — the country's staple food — claiming the grain is stock feed unfit for human consumption. Officially opening a girls' dormitory named after her at Hande High School in Buhera, just a few kilometres fr...
Jailed pastor Mugadza's church ruptures 20 February 2017 HARARE - The Kariba church of incarcerated “Mugabe-must-go” cleric, Phillip Mugadza, has disintegrated — with his fearful congregants moving to other churches as the activist clergyman continues to languish in remand prison in Harare. In a heart-rending case which has received significant publ...
Zanu PF provincial commissar wants Indians expelled 20 February 2017 HARARE - Zimbabweans were yesterday shocked by new threats from Zanu PF Harare provincial political commissar Shadreck Mashayamombe to expel all Indian nationals from Zimbabwe. The threats were accompanied by the kind of worrying rhetoric which threatens to place the ruling party in the same l...
'Slash presidency qualifying age' 20 February 2017 HARARE - As Zimbabwe prepares for presidential polls in 2018, our news editor, Gift Phiri, chats with Zachariah Mushawatu, a director of Youth Advocacy for Voter Enlightenment and Progressive Orientation (Yavepo) — a non-partisan organisation that promotes free and fair elections. Below are excer...
They hate me: Grace laments 19 February 2017 HARARE - In a statement that has further highlighted the ruling Zanu PF's deadly tribal, factional and succession wars, powerful First Lady Grace Mugabe revealed on Friday that some party bigwigs are working feverishly to scuttle her high-octane meet-the-people rallies. Addressing hundreds of ...
Panic as Grace resumes rallies 19 February 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) leader Joice Mujuru is on the backfoot after powerful First Lady Grace Mugabe resumed her high-octane “meet the people” rallies on Friday, which the opposition contends will act as a catalyst for the implosion of the ruling Zanu PF regime. Grace resumed her...