Articles tagged 'zanu pf'

Name successor and save country, Mugabe told 16 January 2017 HARARE - With Zanu PF's ugly succession wars now the major talking point in Zimbabwe, as the ruling party's two major factions go relentlessly at each other hammer and tongs, angry war veterans say President Robert Mugabe (pictured) must choose his successor now to save the country. This comes...
Man up or sink: Backers tell VP 15 January 2017 HARARE - As Zanu PF's seemingly intractable tribal, factional and succession wars approach a deadly climax, worried allies of under fire Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa have warned that the VP now risks being “drowned” by his party enemies if he doesn't declare his ambitions soon and start “fig...
'Moyo keen to divide Mugabe, Mnangagwa' 15 January 2017 HARARE - Maverick businessman-cum-politician Energy Mutodi is refusing to hold back his withering criticism of President Robert Mugabe and Zanu PF and here he speaks to The Daily News On Sunday Deputy Chief Writer, Tendai Kamhungira, about his views on the rumbling succession issue and the storm ...
Are ANC, Zanu PF ready for female presidents? 15 January 2017 HARARE - Recent political developments in neighbouring South Africa where president Jacob Zuma has said the governing African National Congress (ANC) party is ready for its first female leader, days after his former wife was named by the party’s influential women’s league as its choice to succeed...
Zanu PF women in explosive fight 14 January 2017 HARARE - Fresh factional fighting has broken out in President Robert Mugabe's home province of Mashonaland West, with the regional women's league moving to “dump” one of Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa's fiercest critics, Sarah Mahoka, over allegations of causing chaos in the ruling party. S...
'Zanu PF bigwigs cowards' 14 January 2017 HARARE - Analysts say Zanu PF bigs are “too docile” to ever contemplate challenging President Robert Mugabe or move to force the nonagenarian to retire. The sentiments come despite the growing pressure from some supporters of Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa that the ruling party holds an ext...
Mujuru's Bikita West rally blocked 14 January 2017 HARARE - Opposition Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) president Joice Mujuru was left devastated when her Bikita West rally was cancelled so Zanu PF could hold its assembly. ZPF organised the event over the past month but was told by the police that they were cancelling her rally because of double-b...
'Zanu PF politicising food aid distribution' 14 January 2017 CHIMANIMANI - MDC women’s assembly chairperson Lynette Karenyi has slammed government for partisan food distribution. This comes after five of MDC supporters were briefly detained by police for protesting against the politicisation of aid. Karenyi said the five were arrested at Hot Springs ...
US removes ZimRe from sanctions list 14 January 2017 HARARE - The United States yesterday removed ZimRe Holdings Limited — a holding firm of companies in general insurance, life and pensions, and agro-industries — from the US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (Ofac) sanctions list. ZimRe — engaged reinsurance, reassur...
Mugabe won't delegate authority to deputies 14 January 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe has come under fire for being “greedy” and failing to cede power to his deputies, with the nonagenarian travelling on official business at a time he is supposed to be resting. Mugabe — who is on his month-long annual holiday — has embarked on high-profile trips...
Mnangagwa on the ropes 13 January 2017 HARARE - There was widespread agreement yesterday that Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa is walking a tight rope following Wednesday's dramatic events in which his Zanu PF enemies put in motion plans to have him censured by President Robert Mugabe, over a festive season gathering that the VP host...
Zanu PF, ZPF wrangle ahead of Bikita poll 13 January 2017 HARARE - Zanu PF and the Joice Mujuru-led Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) opposition party are trading accusations over violence ahead of the Bikita West by-election. While six candidates have successfully filed their papers at the Nomination Court that sat at the Masvingo Magistrates' Court, the ...
'Kick out Mugabe' 11 January 2017 HARARE - In a call that is set to send temperatures soaring higher within the warring Zanu PF, vocal supporter of Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa, Energy Mutodi, has called on the ruling party to hold an extra-ordinary congress to install President Robert Mugabe's successor. Speaking to the ...
Mujuru, war vets invade Masvingo 11 January 2017 HARARE - Former vice president and now leader of the Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) party Joice Mujuru will hold a crucial rally with war veterans at Masvingo's Mucheke Stadium next week, ahead of the crunch Bikita West by-election in the province. ZPF insiders, who spoke to the Daily News yester...
Mugabe must listen to people's calls 11 January 2017 HARARE - As calls from Zimbabweans, including opposition supporters, war veterans and even some in Zanu PF for President Robert Mugabe to step down get almost deafening, it is becoming increasingly desirable for the nonagenarian to listen to the voice of reason — for the sake of his young family....
Rights Commission brings demos into spotlight 10 January 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC) chairperson, Elasto Mugwadi, has set the cat among the pigeons after he reaffirmed that every Zimbabwean had a right to demonstrate and freely associate with a political party of their choice, in a statement which flies in the face of President...
Mliswa heaps praise on Mugabe 10 January 2017 HARARE - Controversial Norton independent MP, Temba Mliswa, has said he likes President Robert Mugabe so much that he wants to offer the nonagenarian advice on how he can protect his legacy, when they meet. Speaking to the Daily News on the side-lines of national hero Peter Chanetsa's burial a...
Prepare for elections now 10 January 2017 HARARE - Political activists and opposition political parties should change tack this year and stop spending their energies on trying to push President Robert Mugabe out of office — instead they should start preparing the masses for next year’s crucial elections. There is a lot that they can d...
Fear mounts as campaign year arrives 10 January 2017 HARARE - The possibility of political violence this year is high as political parties start campaigning for what has been described as a do or die election next year. Political and social analysts interviewed by the Daily News said the pattern over the years is that all campaign years have tur...
'Ghana President behind Tsvangirai' 9 January 2017 HARARE - Ghana's newly-inaugurated leader Nana Akufo-Addo has apparently pledged to help opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai to ensure that Zimbabwe stages both free and fair polls in 2018. This emerged after Akufo-Addo and the Movement for Democratic for Change (MDC) leader had engaged in wha...
'Zim must learn from Ghana' 9 January 2017 HARARE - Our News Editor, Gift Phiri, spoke to MDC vice president Nelson Chamisa, who accompanied party president Morgan Tsvangirai to Saturday’s inauguration of Ghana’s new President Nana Akufo-Addo in Accra. Below are excerpts of the interview. Q: How would you describe Tsvangirai’s engag...
Violence inherent part of Zanu PF DNA 8 January 2017 HARARE - It is alarming that Zanu PF is again threatening to unleash abductions and violence if  it loses the Bikita West by-election. The threats by Masvingo Provincial Affairs minister Shuvai Mahofa at Gwindingwi Primary School on Wednesday were not only primitive and unwarranted, but also s...
Mujuru solicits Tsvangirai help 7 January 2017 HARARE - Faced with a tough by-election in Bikita West in two weeks' time, former Vice President Joice Mujuru's Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) is banking on the heavyweight support of opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai in the crucial dress rehearsal for next year's eagerly-anticipated national elec...
Zanu PF monopolising Heroes Acre: MDC 7 January 2017 HARARE - The Morgan Tsvangirai-led MDC says Zanu PF is monopolising the National Heroes Acre by conferring hero status to its members only, yet there are other deserving individuals from society. Speaking to the Daily News, MDC spokesperson Obert Gutu said the ruling party has “bastardised” th...
Big test for Mujuru, ZPF 6 January 2017 HARARE - Former Vice President Joice Mujuru and her Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) outfit's political weight will be put to test in two weeks' time when her party participates in the Bikita West by-election. With opposition parties under pressure to perform from Zimbabweans who have suffered for ...