Articles tagged 'zanu pf'

'Mugabe will go the Pasuwa way' 24 March 2017 HARARE - Angry war veterans vowed yesterday to engineer President Robert Mugabe's ouster from power “the Kalisto Pasuwa way” in next year's eagerly-anticipated elections if the nonagenarian does not pass the leadership baton to Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Addressing hundreds of former f...
Mugabe must learn from Mauritius 22 March 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe was this week in Mauritius where he attended the African Economic Platform (AEP) inaugural conference. We sincerely hope the nonagenarian leader and his Zanu PF government took a few minutes to reflect and learn the economic success story of the island nation. ...
Tsvangirai owes me, says Mujuru 21 March 2017 HARARE - Former Vice President Joice Mujuru says opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai owes her and her late revered husband, Solomon, a huge debt of gratitude for helping to engineer President Robert Mugabe's stunning defeat by the MDC president in the hotly-disputed 2008 polls. “Anyone who has...
'Zanu PF always wanted me dead' 20 March 2017 HARARE - Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai yesterday told his supporters in Chitungwiza how he had survived numerous assassination attempts at the hands of Zanu PF goons — further assuring anxious Zimbabweans that change was inevitable after next year's eagerly-anticipated national elections. ...
Rival Zanu PF groups clash 20 March 2017 MUTARE - RivaI Zanu PF groups clashed at Checheche Growth Point on Friday, with police reportedly intervening to break the warring parties. Zanu PF Chipinge South MP Enoch Porusingazi blamed the skirmishes on fellow ruling party MP for Chipinge Central Win Mlambo, accusing him of trying to for...
Mugabe off to Mauritius 20 March 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe yesterday left for Mauritius to attend the African Economic Platform (AEP) conference, hours after his arrival from Swaziland where he was taking part in the Sadc extraordinary summit. The AEP was set to institutionalise a new annual platform for African leader...
'Mugabe afraid of being prosecuted' 19 March 2017 HARARE - Former Home Affairs minister and leader of Zapu, Dumiso Dabengwa, says President Robert Mugabe does not want to retire because he fears possible prosecution for the country’s dark past which is blamed on him and Zanu PF. Speaking to the Daily News On Sunday in an exclusive interview y...
I'm joining politics: Anti-Mugabe pastor 19 March 2017 HARARE - Following a six-week stint behind bars after being denied bail by the Harare Magistrates' Courts, Remnant Church pastor Phillip Mugadza (PM) became a talking point. He was subsequently granted bail by the High Court, but had to endure another weekend behind bars after a clerk at the c...
Mugabe scared of retiring: Dabengwa 19 March 2017 HARARE - Our Bulawayo reporter Jeffrey Muvundusi spoke to Zapu president and former Home Affairs minister Dumiso Dabengwa. Below are the excerpts of the interview. Q: You had congress late last year where you were re-elected president. What plans do you have taking Zapu forward? A: Since el...
No State witness in Mkwananzi trial 18 March 2017 HARARE - Anti-President Robert Mugabe activist Promise Mkwananzi yesterday notified the court of his intentions to file for further remand refusal because there are no State witnesses for trial to progress. He — together with 21 other activists — appeared before magistrate Lazini Ncube facing ...
We'll crush G40, Mnangagwa's camp vows 17 March 2017 HARARE - The Zanu PF faction rallying behind Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa's mooted presidential aspirations has vowed to crush moves by the party enemies of the Midlands godfather to impose their candidate to lead the key, but volatile province of Masvingo. This comes after the Zanu PF po...
Cleric Mugadza calls for jail 'sex cubicles' 17 March 2017 HARARE - Activist clergyman Patrick Phillip Mugadza has challenged the government to build special “conjugal rights cottages” in jails to allow prisoners to enjoy intimacy with their partners. The unorthodox Remnant Church pastor, who earlier this year made a controversial “prophecy” which cla...
Mawarire suffers fresh setback 17 March 2017 HARARE - Evan Mawarire yesterday demanded that the State furnish him with a trial date or remove him from remand, but the application was dismissed. Mawarire, whose independent social media movement #ThisFlag, catalysed citizens’ frustration with President Robert Mugabe regime during last year...
'Chefs plotting Mugabe ouster' 16 March 2017 HARARE - In a sensational claim — as Zanu PF's deadly tribal, factional and succession wars continue to escalate — the party's youth league says it no longer trusts many of President Robert Mugabe's top lieutenants, who it claims want to topple the nonagenarian from power before the much-awaited ...
Sparks to fly as politburo meets 15 March 2017 HARARE - Fireworks are expected when the warring ruling Zanu PF's politburo meets in Harare today — to deal with last month's hotly-contested party election results in Masvingo, as well as the ugly infighting which is ripping apart provincial youth structures in the capital and in Bulawayo. We...
Mwenezi East candidates in war of words 15 March 2017 HARARE - The battle for the Mwenezi East seat is escalating, with Zanu PF and Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) candidates embroiled in a war of words ahead of the by-election. ZPF's Kudakwashe Bhasikiti is accusing his former party, Zanu PF, of deploying the full might of its terror machinery and e...
'Mugabe has final say on female VP' 15 March 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe has the final say on the candidate to be elevated to the post of Zanu PF vice president in fulfilment of the party’s 2015 women’s quota resolution, women’s league information secretary Thokozile Mathuthu said yesterday. Following Mugabe’s complaint about lack o...
Ministers are shameless thieves: Zanu PF MP 14 March 2017 HARARE - Gokwe-Nembudziya Zanu PF MP Justice Mayor Wadyajena has sensationally claimed that some ministers in President Robert Mugabe's Cabinet are corrupt, labelling them “shameless thieves”. This comes after the just-turned 93 years leader recently said no corruption evidence had been tender...
'Evil hand behind cleric's detention' 14 March 2017 HARARE - Prominent human rights lawyer Obey Shava has said he suspects an “evil hand” is behind the clerk of court’s denial to accept cleric Phillip Mugadza’s bail money last Friday. The clerk claimed he wanted to first verify the authenticity of the High Court order. Mugadza — arrested aft...
'Zanu PF wants Tsvangirai dead' 13 March 2017 HARARE - The MDC has reacted angrily to threats by a State media columnist who said yesterday that popular opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai was only being saved from harm by the “grace” of President Robert Mugabe. Speaking to the Daily News after reading the controversial column, Tsvangirai...
Mugabe fails to free 'abducted' prophet 12 March 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's spirited efforts to rescue revered “abducted” prophet, Madzibaba Wimbo — who is acclaimed for allegedly foretelling the nonagenarian's presidency 60 years ago — are dead in the water, with the famous seer's church now also splitting into two due to ugly infighti...
Row over Indian specialist doctors 12 March 2017 HARARE - A group of visiting specialist Indian doctors was forced to cancel high profile meetings with their Zimbabwean counterparts when police arrested them moments after arriving in the country on Thursday for allegedly practicing without licences. The incident came just a few weeks after P...
Our enemy is the G40: War Vets 11 March 2017 HARARE - Disgruntled war veterans yesterday raised the stakes in Zanu PF's boiling tribal, factional and succession wars after they derided the party camp opposed to Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa succeeding President Robert Mugabe — saying it would fail dismally in its mission. At the same...
Villagers victimised after Tsvangirai tour 11 March 2017 HARARE - The countrywide tour by MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai, pictured, has reignited victimisation of opposition activists in rural areas, a political pressure group has said. Tsvangirai recently wrapped up a 29-day countrywide tour under which he met ordinary citizens.  In the aftermath ...
'You will all be safe under me' 10 March 2017 HARARE - A buoyant opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, says he will give President Robert Mugabe and fearful security chiefs immunity from prosecution when he forms the country's next government. Speaking in Harare yesterday, after holding a crucial meeting with the MDC national executive, t...