Articles tagged 'zanu pf'

Mugabe allies go into hibernation 18 November 2017 HARARE - Allies of embattled President Robert Mugabe have either gone into hibernation or fled the country altogether. This follows the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF)'s announcement mid this week that they are taking corrective action to pacify a degenerating political, social and economic situ...
Anxious Zimbos find humour in political crisis 18 November 2017 HARARE - Zimbabweans — anxiously awaiting the outcome of the talks between President Robert Mugabe and the army — have found humour in the unfolding political drama in the country. Finding banter in everything is how the long-suffering citizens have been getting through every crisis — hunger, ...
Thousands turn out for 'Mugabe Must Go' march 18 November 2017 HARARE - Thousands of people have taken to the streets of Harare demanding the resignation of President Robert Mugabe. The president's grip on power was severely weakened on Wednesday when the Zimbabwe Defence Forces took power in order to “arrest criminals” surrounding the president. Prote...
Stayaway, Zimbos tell Sadc 18 November 2017 HARARE - Furious Zimbabweans have told the Southern African Development Community (Sadc) not to interfere with the country's affairs following the military's intervention in local politics this week which led to President Robert Mugabe and several Cabinet ministers losing their grip on power. ...
Calls for transitional Zim govt escalates 17 November 2017 HARARE - Civic society and opposition political parties yesterday added their voices to calls for a roadmap towards a transitional civilian government following the military's take-over this week. The army — led by Zimbabwe Defence Forces commander Constantino Chiwenga — took charge of the cou...
Mnangagwa now back in Zim 17 November 2017 HARARE - Former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who left the country in a huff following his expulsion from the ruling party and government a fortnight ago, is now back in the country. Affectionately known as “Ngwena” or “The Crocodile”, Mnangagwa went into self-imposed exile after falling ...
More Mugabe allies arrested 17 November 2017 HARARE - The pursuit of President Robert Mugabe’s perceived allies by the country’s security forces following their seizure of power on Wednesday morning continued yesterday, with the arrest of more Cabinet ministers and government officials. Unconfirmed reports yesterday suggested that the ar...
Unpacking the G40 17 November 2017 Grace Mugabe: President Robert Mugabe’s 52-year-old wife rose from political obscurity to the top ranks of the ruling Zanu-PF party women’s league secretary in the Zanu PF politburo. She led the charge, leading to the ouster of Joice Mujuru, her husband’s deputy for 10 years. Vitriolic at m...
Dawn of new era! 17 November 2017 HARARE - The commander of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF), General Constantino Chiwenga, was late last night locked in hard negotiations with his commander-in-chief, President Robert Mugabe, as the belligerent parties tried to no avail to break a political impasse that followed the military's s...
Sadc calls for calm 16 November 2017 HARARE - South African president and current chair of the Southern African Development Community (Sadc), Jacob Zuma, has called for calm and restraint in Zimbabwe. This comes after the army announced early morning yesterday that it was targeting criminals around President Robert Mugabe, adding...
Opposition parties call for transitional govt 16 November 2017 HARARE - Opposition political parties in Zimbabwe are calling for the establishment of a transitional arrangement in preparation of free and fair elections next year. Reacting to the military intervention in civilian politics yesterday, opposition parties canvassed by the Daily News said they ...
Chiwenga: Authoring end of Mugabe tyranny 16 November 2017 HARARE - Constantino Guveya Dominic Nyikadzino Chiwenga, was born Constantine Guveya Chiwenga on August 25, 1956 in Mashonaland East's Wedza District. He went to school up to Form 4 at St Mary's Mission along with Air Force of Zimbabwe commander (AFZ) Air Marshal Perrance Shiri. On July 29,...
Zimbabweans anxious as army takes charge 16 November 2017 HARARE - Zimbabweans countrywide were anxious yesterday after the military usurped civilian control of the country. The move by the army escalated the political crisis in the country, which had been tense since the unceremonious sacking of vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa by 93-year-old Presi...
Army takes over key institutions 16 November 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe national army yesterday took over key institutions in the capital, controlling the movement of human and vehicle traffic in the city.  Key buildings and institutions that were being managed by the army include Parliament Building, the Zanu PF headquarters, Munhumutapa Bui...
Mugabe under house arrest 16 November 2017 HARARE - The military has placed President Robert Mugabe under house arrest following their seizure of power in the early hours of yesterday morning, suggesting the country could be on the verge of a transition whose structure remains unclear. That Mugabe, who has ruled the country since indep...
Zimbabwe on the edge 15 November 2017 HARARE - Amid the country's deepening political crisis, owing to worsening infighting within Zanu PF, analysts said yesterday that Monday's unprecedented move by the military to warn President Robert Mugabe and his warring ruling party — that they would step in to stop its mindless bloodletting —...
BREAKING NEWS: Military takes over, says Mugabe safe 15 November 2017 HARARE – Zimbabwe's military has announced the takeover of government by targeting criminals ande assured the nation that President Robert Mugabe and his family are safe. Announcing the takeover of government early in the morning in full military gear, major general Sibusiso Moyo said they are “...
Chiwenga warns Mugabe, Zanu PF 14 November 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe could be on the brink of a calamitous political crisis, after the country's restless military bosses sharply rebuked President Robert Mugabe and Zanu PF yesterday — warning ominously that they would not hesitate to step in if the ruling party continues with its worsening mindles...
Tackle root cause, not symptoms 14 November 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe's celebrated music superstar, Oliver Mtukudzi, has a popular song titled Handiro Dambudziko, which has lyrics that go — Kushingirira kurapa mhopo pamusana...mhopo iripamusana iwe uneziso rinembonje. Translated to English, this means putting much effort in curing the symptom b...
Army warns Mugabe, Zanu PF 14 November 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe could be on the brink of a calamitous political crisis, after the country's restless military bosses sharply rebuked President Robert Mugabe and Zanu PF yesterday — warning ominously that they would not hesitate to step in if the ruling party continues with its worsening mindles...
Cops may not vote next year 13 November 2017 HARARE - The jury is out on the recent move by the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) to temporarily ban all police officers from registering to vote in next year's crunch elections — which could see thousands of police officers failing to cast their ballots in the watershed 2018 polls. This comes...
Mugabe in dilemma 13 November 2017 HARARE - Analysts have warned that President Robert Mugabe and Zanu PF cannot afford to have wholesale purges to former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa's allies saying doing so would be akin to scoring an own goal, especially when elections are looming large on the horizon. This comes as the...
Honeymoon over for Zanu PF activists 13 November 2017 HARARE - Government has directed police to arrest Zanu PF activists who use the ruling party's materials — including pictures of President Robert Mugabe and his wife, Grace — to intimidate law enforcement officials and avoid being sanctioned for traffic law violations. There has been a growing...
'Heavy rains disrupt BVR exercise' 13 November 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) says heavy rains have disrupted the on-going biometric voter registration (BVR) exercise in some areas, with a total 2 259 908 citizens registered so far. The Commission — which is winding up phase three of four of the BVR exercises — targets to...
Civil society escalates voter education 13 November 2017 HARARE - Civil society has escalated voter education amid growing concerns over poor engagement of the electorate, with the Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) and the Election Resource Centre (ERC) launching a campaign in Masvingo last Friday. The campaign — against the backdrop of ...