Articles tagged 'zanu pf'

'Zanu PF hijacks food distribution in Uzumba' 21 July 2018 HARARE - The ruling Zanu PF party is being accused of hijacking the distribution of food aid and farming inputs —to make sure opposition members in Mashonaland East’s Uzumba constituency do not access them. Supporters of the MDC Alliance claimed that having hijacked the programme, Zanu PF offi...
Elders meet ED, Chamisa, Zec 21 July 2018 HARARE - A group of prominent Elders yesterday met President Emmerson Mnangagwa, MDC Alliance presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa and Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) to iron out serious disagreements over a raft of electoral reform issues. The Elders who arrived in the country on Thursda...
Zanu PF reinstates Simon Khaya Moyo 21 July 2018 HARARE - ZANU PF says contrary to earlier reports that party spokesperson Simon Khaya Moyo had been replaced as its official mouthpiece with politburo secretary for legal affairs Paul Mangwana, the situation has not changed. In a statement on Thursday the ruling party's director of administrat...
Chamisa, ED snub crucial meeting 20 July 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa and MDC Alliance presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa snubbed an interface meeting of all presidential candidates convened by the civic society in Harare yesterday to foster peace ahead of the crunch July 30 elections. Both were conspicuous by their absen...
Kasukuwere under ZRP spotlight 18 July 2018 HARARE - Former Zanu PF national political commissar Saviour Kasukuwere is said to have been placed on the “persons of interest” list by the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP). [Adz]
Election run-up takes nasty turn 17 July 2018 HARARE - As Zimbabwe's crunch national elections draw ever closer, the jostling for votes is increasingly taking an ominous tone — with leading presidential candidates and the under-fire chairperson of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec), Priscilla Chigumba, now major targets of social media ...
Gun-toting 'Zanu PF youth' arrested 17 July 2018 HARARE - Police have arrested one man captured on video in Zanu PF regalia while firing live bullets into the air. Police spokesperson Charity Charamba told the Daily News that they have since launched a manhunt for his other accomplices. Their video has gone viral on social media in a deve...
Poll run-up takes nasty turn 17 July 2018 HARARE - As Zimbabwe's crunch national elections draw ever closer, the jostling for votes is increasingly taking an ominous tone — with leading presidential candidates and the under-fire chairperson of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec), Priscilla Chigumba, now major targets of social media ...
8 Zanu PF youths in court over political violence 16 July 2018 HARARE - Eight Zanu PF youths that reportedly attacked fellow party supporters during a brawl over a ruling party office appeared in court on Saturday. Workmore Hwema, 44, Tichaona Madziwa, 39, Blessing Munyaradzi, 38, Paul Muriyenda, 29, Chamunorwa Mahamba, 25, Brighton Billiat, 19, Evans Tom...
Concerns over Zim polls grow 16 July 2018 HARARE - There are growing fears that Zimbabwe is once again headed for a disputed poll — with the country's main opposition insisting that it will announce the results of the keenly-anticipated plebiscite before the under-fire national elections management body, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission...
'Chamisa's Russian rigging plot claims childish' 15 July 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa's ruling Zanu PF has rubbished MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa's claims that it was colluding with the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) in an elaborate plot to rig next month's elections using Russian cyber experts. Chamisa made the sensational claim...
Tension mounts as polls beckon 14 July 2018 HARARE - Political tension is rising in Zimbabwe as the country prepares to hold its national elections in two weeks' time — with opposition leader Nelson Chamisa yesterday accusing the election management body, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec), of being “biased” and “incompetent”. This...
ED's office speaks on SMS campaign 14 July 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa's office has said the text-messaging campaign that debuted this week was part of the ruling Zanu PF's sophisticated online campaign that had absolutely nothing to do with the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec). This follows an innovative political adver...
Veritas on political abuse of school children 14 July 2018 HARARE - Legal watchdog — Veritas — has raised alarm over the conflation of State and Zanu PF in ongoing efforts to prohibit political parties from using school property and forcing attendance of school children to political rallies. This comes after the Supreme Court set July 27, three days b...
Political tension mounts as elections beckon 14 July 2018 HARARE - Political tension is rising in Zimbabwe as the country prepares to hold its national elections in two weeks' time — with opposition leader Nelson Chamisa yesterday accusing the election management body, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec), of being “biased” and “incompetent”. [Adz...
Court to rule on hijacking of Musarara truck 13 July 2018 HARARE - The Bindura Magistrates’ Court will give its verdict on four Zanu PF activists facing charges of  hijacking a delivery truck in Concession carrying Harare businessman Tafadzwa Musarara’s campaign material ahead of the Zanu PF primary elections. Bindura magistrate Vongai Muchuchutu is ...
Chamisa targets Zanu PF strongholds 13 July 2018 HARARE - MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa, has invaded Zanu PF strongholds in Manicaland and Masvingo provinces for the second time in less than two months to douse President Emmerson Mnangagwa's influence ahead of elections to be held in about a fortnight. Since taking over leadership of th...
Prosecutors drop charges against Mashayamombe 13 July 2018 HARARE - Prosecutors dropped charges of political violence against expelled Zanu PF Harare political commissar Shadreck Mashayamombe who was accused of fomenting violence at the party headquarters to foil his ouster. Mashayamombe, 32, was jointly charged with  Peckias Murindi, 27, Joseph Gakak...
Chamisa piles pressure on ED 12 July 2018 HARARE - MDC Alliance presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa says the opposition grouping plans to roll out more protests as the coalition ratchets up pressure on the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) to level the playing field ahead of this month's harmonised elections. A buoyant Chamisa — a...
Desperate Zanu PF badly exposes Zec 11 July 2018 HARARE - The rift between the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) and the country's opposition parties taking part in the forthcoming polls has widened in the wake of the short-message service (SMS) saga that erupted on Monday, the Daily News can report. This comes after Zanu PF mandarins took...
ZANU PF badly exposes ZEC 11 July 2018 HARARE - The rift between the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) and the country's opposition parties taking part in the forthcoming polls has widened in the wake of the short-message service (SMS) saga that erupted on Monday, the Daily News can report. [Adz]
Mugabe's ghost hangs over polls 10 July 2018 HARARE - More than six months after former president Robert Mugabe was dramatically ousted from power — and with Zimbabwe's crunch national polls a mere three weeks away — the nonagenarian continues to hog the limelight in the country's fluid body politic. This comes as both Zanu PF and the op...
Zanu PF backs bungling Zec 9 July 2018 HARARE - In spite of widespread condemnation of the uneven electoral playing field which favours the governing party, the under-fire Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) has received unconditional support from Zanu PF, in what effectively quashes any hopes for reforms ahead of the July 30 polls. ...
Ruling party ignores court order 9 July 2018 HARARE - The ruling Zanu PF party has courted the wrath of unions representing teachers after forcing students to its rallies despite the existence of a High Court ruling that stopped the practice. As a result, legal watchdog, Veritas, along with the Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabw...
Zanu PF backs bungling Zimbabwe Electoral Commission 9 July 2018 HARARE - In spite of widespread condemnation of the uneven electoral playing field which favours the governing party, the under-fire Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) has received unconditional support from Zanu PF, in what effectively quashes any hopes for reforms ahead of the July 30 polls. ...