Articles tagged 'zanu pf'

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 ...
Stop fighting, create jobs 13 November 2017 EDITOR — We know and appreciate that our economy is on its knees but I am sure our government can  find ways to ensure that every Zimbabwean citizen especially our youths are fully empowered as we face many challenges everyday in order to survive and fend for the families. Because of our econo...
Cops banned from BVR registration 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...
Case against Tyson collapses 12 November 2017 HARARE - Zanu PF's national political commissar Saviour Kasukuwere, who was facing allegations of setting up parallel structures to dethrone President Robert Mugabe, is now technically off the hook following the dismissal of former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa. Kasukuwere's case had been ...
'Zanu PF already rigging elections' 12 November 2017 HARARE - The ruling Zanu PF party is already manipulating the environment ahead of next year's elections by buying the support of traditional chiefs and intimidating registrants through claims that their vote will be known under the new biometric voter registration (BVR) system, analysts have sai...
BVR exercise: Zec racing against time 12 November 2017 HARARE - With just a month and a few days remaining before the biometric voter registration (BVR) exercise for 2018 elections closes, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) seems far from reaching its target to register seven million voters. On the other hand, the exercise has been marred by ...
Who's Nkosana Moyo fooling? 12 November 2017 HARARE - Like salesmen, Zimbabwe's politicians are out in full force to market themselves to the electorate ahead of the 2018 polls. As is part of life, not everyone is gifted in whatever they do, and this also applies to our politicians. Even though President Robert Mugabe is yet to procla...
We won't hold rallies: Nkosana Moyo 11 November 2017 HARARE - Former Industry minister Nkosana Moyo, who is the leader of Alliance for Peoples' Agenda (APA), has said his party will not hold rallies, an approach totally different from the political tradition in Zimbabwe. He also barred his party supporters from wearing branded T-shirts and other...
Mnangagwa skips to China 11 November 2017 HARARE - Former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa is now holed up in China after fleeing his home country within hours of being given the boot by his long-time ally, President Robert Mugabe. The Daily News can report that the 75-year-old politician, who was once tipped to succeed the incumbent...
Tsvangirai opens door for fired Mnangagwa 10 November 2017 HARARE - MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai is keeping his options open in the wake of former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa's dismissal from Zanu PF and government by keeping the door wide open for a possible alliance with the 75-year-old ex-guerrilla fighter. In an interview with Sabc on Wednes...
Mnangagwa threats rattle Mugabe 10 November 2017 HARARE - Following exiled former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa's chilling threats that he would be back in the country in a few weeks' time to grab power from President Robert Mugabe, the Zanu PF government says it has put its security systems on high alert to thwart any rebellion. Mnangag...
'Economy remains Zanu PF's greatest opposition' 10 November 2017 HARARE - Residents of Mbare hostels have jerked up the Harare City Council (HCC) after they ran a staggering $500 000 electricity bill in one month — prompting the local authority to revive plans to introduce pre-paid meters — months after the same community had rejected them. The hostels whic...
'Probe, arrest Mnangagwa' 10 November 2017 HARARE - Zanu PF Mashonaland Central chairperson, Dickson Mafios, has upped the ante against sacked former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa, saying he must be probed for abusing Command Agriculture inputs and grabbing mines. This comes as the province was among the first to recommend Mnangagw...
Zim woes beyond price controls, priority lists 10 November 2017 HARARE - To anyone who has a basic understanding of economics, the wave of price hikes witnessed in recent weeks was nothing but the wake of market forces. The market — manufacturers and retailers, among other economic players — was merely responding to circumstances on the ground. But it s...
Tsvangirai opens door for fired ED 10 November 2017 HARARE - MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai is keeping his options open in the wake of former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa's dismissal from Zanu PF and government by keeping the door wide open for a possible alliance with the 75-year-old ex-guerrilla fighter. In an interview with Sabc on Wednes...
ED flees into exile 9 November 2017 HARARE - Former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa has fled into self-imposed exile — vowing to come back and dislodge President Robert Mugabe from power, and also angrily accusing the long-ruling Zimbabwean leader of destroying and running the country like his private property. Mnangagwa, who ...
Mugabe mauls ED 9 November 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe yesterday accused his longtime aide and former deputy — Emmerson Mnangagwa of consulting prophets to succeed him — claiming that when matters came to a head last week, he thought their long-standing relationship would save him from expulsion. Mugabe was address...
ED pressured to join opposition 9 November 2017 HARARE - Former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa is under pressure from his allies and Zanu PF's rivals to join the ranks of opposition politics. Mnangagwa was sacked from government on Monday for “disloyalty, undermining presidential authority, fanning factionalism and plotting to unseat a s...
Fights will not solve Zim economic woes 9 November 2017 HARARE - Since independence from the British in 1980, the Zimbabwean political landscape has metamorphosed significantly, but for the generality of the population, nothing has improved. If anything, things have registered phenomenal deterioration over the years. The gap between the rich and th...
Mnangagwa flees into exile 9 November 2017 HARARE - Former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa has fled into self-imposed exile — vowing to come back and dislodge President Robert Mugabe from power, and also angrily accusing the long-ruling Zimbabwean leader of destroying and running the country like his private property. Mnangagwa, who ...
Mnangagwa blocked from leaving Zim 8 November 2017 HARARE - Former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa was subjected to a thorough security search yesterday before he was stopped from leaving Zimbabwe for the Mozambican port city of Beira by police manning the Forbes Border Post in Mutare. Apart from blocking Mnangagwa from leaving Zimbabwe for ...
VP Mnangagwa fired 7 November 2017 HARARE - Emmerson Mnangagwa has been fired from his position, a month before he could celebrate his third anniversary as vice president of the Republic. Breaking the news of Mnangagwa's sacking, minister of Media, Information and Broadcasting Services Simon Khaya Moyo said President Robert Mug...
ED's allies vanquished 7 November 2017 HARARE - Several allies of former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa have been fired by their respective provinces, with the decision now awaiting ratification by the Zanu PF politburo. There was a complete whitewash of Mnangagwa's acolytes in Manicaland, where a provincial coordinating committ...