Articles tagged 'zanu pf'

Fresh storm hits Zanu PF 13 November 2018 HARARE - Zanu PF's notorious succession demons have resurfaced, with the party's senior officials locking horns over who should take over from President Emmerson Mnangagwa — a few months after the 76-year-old strongman won a hotly-disputed five-year mandate to lead the country. The fresh fissu...
ZANU PF bigwigs brawl over ED's succession 13 November 2018 HARARE - Zanu PF's notorious succession demons have resurfaced, with the party's senior officials locking horns over who should take over from President Emmerson Mnangagwa a few months after the 76-year-old strongman won a hotly-disputed five-year mandate to lead the country.  [Adz] [Google...
Zanu PF says no to restructuring 9 November 2018 HARARE - ZANU PF secretary for administration Obert Mpofu has poured cold water on party members who are jostling for positions saying the party will not carry out a restructuring process soon, adding that they have to wait for the next congress. This comes as party members in various province...
Zanu PF perpetuating poverty 9 November 2018 HARARE - Would you believe that your poverty is being created by your own government? I know it is hard to believe, but here is the story. Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson in their 2012 seminal book Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Poverty, and Prosperity; have this answer: “Rather ...
Knives out for Mpofu 8 November 2018 HARARE - It never rains but pours for Obert Mpofu, the Zanu PF secretary for administration who is being frustrated by a group of former liberation war fighters who want him out. The former Home Affairs minister is topping the list of under-fire Zanu PF functionaries that have received a hosti...
Party blasts ED for globetrotting 8 November 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa's globetrotting is an indication of desperation, the opposition MDC has said. This comes as Mnangagwa this week travelled to Conakry, Guinea for a two-day State visit meant to consolidate African support for Zimbabwe's re-engagement agenda. MDC national...
Knives out for Obert Mpofu 8 November 2018 HARARE - It never rains but pours for Obert Mpofu, the Zanu PF secretary for administration who is being frustrated by a group of former liberation war fighters who want him out. [GoogleAd] [Adz]
Zanu PF costs balloon 7 November 2018 HARARE - Zanu PF's salary bill has increased substantially after a decision was made to accommodate bigwigs left out of President Emmerson Mnangagwa's lean Cabinet as full time party employees. Mnangagwa, who is also Zanu PF's first secretary, recently threw his comrades whom he excluded from ...
Moyo says he almost resigned 7 November 2018 HARARE - Former Higher and Tertiary Education minister has sensationally claimed that the period between December 2014 and November 2017 was like hell for most bureaucrats in former president Robert Mugabe's government to the extent that he almost tendered his resignation. Moyo, who is living ...
Ex-deputy minister on the run 6 November 2018 HARARE - Godfrey Gandawa, a former Higher and Tertiary Education deputy minister, is now on the run after he failed to appear before High Court judge Tawanda Chitapi yesterday to answer to allegations of abusing over $450 000 from the Zimbabwe Manpower Development Fund (Zimdef). Prosecutor Cle...
Acie Lumumba spills the beans 4 November 2018 HARARE - In a shocking claim which could put under pressure Finance minister Mthuli Ncube under further political scrutiny, rabble-rousing influence peddler — William Gerald Mutumanje — is spilling the beans on his recent hatchet job on the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ). The maverick former Z...
One year after soft coup 4 November 2018 HARARE - When Zimbabwe's army took power in a bloodless coup exactly one year ago, it promised to bring happiness back by ending social and economic suffering. The military said the coup was needed to “target criminals” around then president, Robert Mugabe and to stamp out corruption which had...
MPs want liquid in water cannons probed 2 November 2018 HARARE - Parliament has been urged to institute an investigation into the chemical composition of the liquid in water cannons used by police to disperse crowds amid fears that the liquid could contain harmful substances. This came out in the National Assembly on Tuesday during a debate on a re...
State capture fears escalate 1 November 2018 HARARE - The nasty brawl over the control of President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his government — driven by narrow economic interests — is threatening to paralyse both the State and the ruling Zanu PF, the Daily News can report. And such is the ferocity of this crass war over resources, involving...
ED blasts bigwigs for speaking out of turn 1 November 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday lashed out at senior Zanu PF members for speaking out of turn at a time of growing tension and rivalry in the ruling party, and warned the bigwigs they risk being axed from the party. Mnangagwa was addressing the Zanu PF youths at the fourth Nati...
Oil mogul splits govt: drives wedge between ED, allies 31 October 2018 HARARE - Businessman Kuda Tagwirei, has triggered off fresh fissures within Zanu PF and government, with the Sakunda Holdings founder wittingly or unwittingly driving a wedge between President Emmerson Mnangagwa and some of his allies over the tycoon's unsettling influence. Barely a year after...
Fuel mogul splits govt 31 October 2018 HARARE - Businessman Kuda Tagwirei, has triggered off fresh fissures within Zanu PF and government, with the Sakunda Holdings founder wittingly or unwittingly driving a wedge between President Emmerson Mnangagwa and some of his allies over the tycoon's unsettling influence.
Vets crank up heat on 'chefs' 30 October 2018 HARARE - The political future of former Cabinet ministers who were recently re-assigned to the ruling Zanu PF's headquarters by President Emmerson Mnangagwa is becoming increasingly uncertain. This comes after disgruntled war veterans ramped up their determined bid to kick the unwanted bigwigs...
Kasukuwere trial in false start 30 October 2018 HARARE - The trial for former Cabinet minister Saviour Kasukuwere failed to kick off yesterday after his new lawyers lodged an application minutes before trial commencement. The courts had set October 29 to November 2 as trial dates for Kasukuwere, who is facing four counts of criminal abuse o...
Chamisa explains decision to axe mayors 30 October 2018 HARARE - MDC leader Nelson Chamisa has said his party will not hesitate to weed out mayors who build “nicodemus” and corrupt relations with Zanu PF bigwigs for personal gain. Chamisa was reacting to allegations that he has unlawfully axed mayors in Victoria Falls, Chitungwiza and Masvingo. ...
Mnangagwa on high alert 29 October 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa has banned members of Zanu PF's political bureau — otherwise known as the politburo — from bringing cell phones to meetings, in what analysts say is indicative of the deepening mistrust in the governing party. Last Thursday, the Daily News witnessed politb...
Zanu PF HQ under siege - as war vets gun for bigwigs 27 October 2018 HARARE - Members of the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) besieged the Zanu PF headquarters yesterday, demanding the removal of ex-Cabinet ministers assigned to the “Shake-Shake Building” to run the party's affairs on a full time basis. A group of former liberation...
Zanu PF chefs ordered to don party regalia 27 October 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa has ordered Zanu PF bigwigs who are employed at the party headquarters to wear party regalia when on official duty. He told the Zanu PF central committee meeting on Thursday that it was disconcerting to note that former Cabinet ministers and other ruling p...
War vets gun for Zanu PF bigwigs 27 October 2018 HARARE - Members of the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) besieged the Zanu PF headquarters yesterday, demanding the removal of ex-Cabinet ministers assigned to the “Shake-Shake Building” to run the party's affairs on a full time basis. [Adz] [GoogleAd]
Politburo rejects G40 bigwigs 26 October 2018 HARARE - The ruling party has all but shut its door on the majority of members of the Generation 40 (G40) faction who were seeking to re-join Zanu PF, nearly a year after they were given their marching orders. Addressing journalists at the Zanu PF headquarters after the meeting of its politbur...