Articles tagged 'zanu pf'

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. ...
Ex-army boss speaks on Byo bombing 8 July 2018 HARARE - Former War Veterans minister and ex-army colonel Tshinga Dube said those behind the June 24 attack at White City Stadium in Bulawayo may have used a landmine to carry out their heinous act, instead of a grenade, as is being widely speculated. Dube – a weapons expert once in charge of ...
Zanu PF stuck with Mugabe regalia 8 July 2018 HARARE - ZANU PF is stuck with a montage of party regalia, emblazoned with the face of its deposed leader Robert Mugabe, the Daily News on Sunday can report. Last year, Mugabe had appeared to be on track to represent Zanu PF as its presidential candidate for the 2018 harmonised polls. He wa...
Fierce Mnangagwa critic breaks silence 8 July 2018 MUTARE - Mandiitawepi Chimene –the motor mouth former minister of State for Manicaland Province and a fierce critic of President Emmerson Mnangagwa – has broken her silence for the first time since she went into hiding more than six months ago. [Adz]
Vote-buying trend must be stopped 7 July 2018 HARARE - Elsewhere in this edition, we report on concerns by ant-graft agencies about the rising vote buying scourge in the homestretch to the July 30 general poll. This is emerging to be a major blot on elections and indeed the democratic process in Zimbabwe. The bad thing  is that this pract...
Army in a fix over elections 6 July 2018 HARARE - The top leadership of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) appears torn between the old and new order after they dodged a crucial press briefing convened in Harare on Wednesday to allay fears that the army may not accept a Zanu PF defeat at the forthcoming polls. [Adz]
We will salute Chamisa: Army 5 July 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe's military will accept the outcome of the July 30 historic election, and will work with the winning candidate to ensure a stable transition, the Daily News can report. Putting to rest the most open threat to date that voting for the opposition would mean voting for civil war ...
EASTERN NEWS | 'Zanu PF returns to violence' 5 July 2018 MUTARE - ZANU PF has launched a terror campaign in Manicaland with cases of violence being recorded in Nyanga with fearsome intimidation and threats for a repeat of the 2008 violent clampdown of opposition sympathisers in Buhera. Zimbabwe Political Victims Foundation Trust chairperson Sekai Go...
Robert Mugabe flies into bomb storm 4 July 2018 HARARE - Former president Robert Mugabe returned home yesterday to face a torrent of allegations, inflamed by the recent bomb explosion that rocked the second city of Bulawayo on June 24, claiming two lives. The 94-year-old teetotaller, who was receiving medical attention in Singapore, is bein...