Articles tagged 'zanu pf'

ED accused of bribing chiefs 15 January 2018 HARARE – Zimbabwe’s main opposition party along with rights groups have accused President Emmerson Mnangagwa of bribing chiefs with cars in exchange for votes. This comes after Mnangagwa splurged a fortune on 52 brand new double cab cars for traditional leaders, in a move that has been roundly...
General election: Defining moment for Zimbabwe 14 January 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe enters into 2018 without its first executive president Robert Gabriel Mugabe and for the first time in 37 years, the voice of Mugabe will be missing outstandingly during the 2018 general election. This is an extremely interesting development for a number of reasons but more p...
'Nkomo refused presidential offer' 14 January 2018 BULAWAYO - The late vice president Joshua Nkomo turned down an offer to become the country’s president in a coalition government formed after the 1980 elections, Zapu president Dumiso Dabengwa claims. Instead, the veteran nationalist opted for a ministerial post, only to be fired two years lat...
Aide recounts Mugabe's last days 14 January 2018 HARARE - George Charamba, the man who served former president Robert Mugabe for over 30 years and mediated the veteran ruler's resignation under pressure from the military and his party, has lifted the lid on the fallen strongman's final moments in power. Read full story in today's paper. [...
Zanu PF ignores Mugabe birthday 13 January 2018 HARARE - Old sages say, “out of sight, out of mind”. Following his forced resignation last November, memories of former president Robert Mugabe seem to be fading away — including in his own party, Zanu PF. This year, the despot's 94th birthday will be without the pomp and fanfare that used ...
Moyo takes fight to Chiwenga 13 January 2018 HARARE - Ex-Cabinet minister Jonathan Moyo has lashed out at Vice President Constantino Chiwenga, expressing his disbelief and disappointment that the government has set up an ad-hoc committee led by the retired general to deal with the thorny issue of skyrocketing prices. In a series of fiery...
MDC behaving like Zanu PF 12 January 2018 HARARE - The MDC’s youth and women’s assemblies should not behave like leagues of the “old” Zanu PF who, against all logic, wanted former President Robert Mugabe to remain party candidate for this year’s election despite his advanced age and ill health. I was surprised at the MDC’s wings’ rece...
Tsvangirai asked for poll delay: ED 12 January 2018 HARARE - Ailing opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai reportedly asked President Emmerson Mnangagwa to postpone general elections by three years ostensibly because lack of electoral reforms was likely to undermine the credibility of the 2018 general poll result. See today's Daily News for more d...
Maziwisa, Pambuka freed on bail 11 January 2018 HARARE - Zanu PF Highfield West legislator Psychology Maziwisa and television personality Oscar Pambuka appeared in court yesterday charged with defrauding the Zimbabwe Power Company of $12 000. Maziwisa and Pambuka appeared before Harare magistrate Rumbidzayi Mugwagwa. They were both relea...
Chihuri in posh vehicles scandal 11 January 2018 HARARE - After 23 years of enforcing law and order as the country's top policeman, the tables have been turned against former police commissioner-general Augustine Chihuri who is being accused of impounding five cars and later changing ownership into his name while still heading the Zimbabwe Repu...
Outrage over mooted constitutional amendment 11 January 2018 HARARE - The country's main opposition parties have reacted angrily to plans by the ruling Zanu PF to use its majority in Parliament to scrap a constitutional provision that devolves powers to provinces. Speaker of Parliament Jacob Mudenda, let the cat out of the bag when he beseeched lawmaker...
Chombo's bail conditions relaxed 11 January 2018 HARARE - A Harare magistrate yesterday relaxed former Cabinet minister Ignatius Chombo's  bail conditions to allow him to tend to his farm in Mashonaland West. Chombo, detained by the military before Robert Mugabe resigned as president, was granted bail by the High Court last month on a slew o...
Chihuri in luxury cars scandal 11 January 2018 HARARE - After 23 years of enforcing law and order as the country's top policeman, the tables have been turned against former police commissioner-general Augustine Chihuri who is being accused of impounding five cars and later changing ownership into his name while still heading the Zimbabwe Repu...
Walter Mzembi never did anything wrong: Sikhala 10 January 2018 HARARE - Our senior writer Mugove Tafirenyika speaks to former Foreign Affairs minister Walter Mzembi's lawyer Job Sikhala about the controversy surrounding his decision to represent him in court. Find below excerpts of the interview.
Moyo speaks on whereabouts 9 January 2018 HARARE - Former Higher and Tertiary Education minister Jonathan Moyo (pictured) says he is not holed up in Kenya, but still kept his whereabouts a secret for fear of his life. “I'm on Twitter; not in Kenya. It's an open secret that Zanu PF putschists who are insecure in their military coup ima...
Zanu PF women demand 50-50 share of power 9 January 2018 HARARE - Zanu PF Women's League has made a ”non-negotiable” demand of 50 percent share of the ruling party's political power. According to the ruling party's central committee report presented to the 2017 special extraordinary congress, the women's league said females still don't have enough r...
Zanu PF MP denounces partisan food distribution 8 January 2018 HARARE - Zanu PF MP for Chegutu West Dexter Nduna has urged party members to stop politicisation of food aid in his constituency. Speaking at a rally in Chegutu recently Nduna who was donating rice said it was important for politicians to move away from partisan distribution of food. [Adz...
Mugabe stance on vendors hailed 8 January 2018 HARARE - Zanu PF hailed the clampdown on vendors dubbed “Operation Restore Order” which was instigated by former president Robert Mugabe after he complained about the chaos in the Central Business District of Harare. According to the ruling party’s central committee report presented to the 201...
2017 did not deliver on human rights: Machisa 8 January 2018 HARARE - The year 2017 is one we cannot celebrate in terms of proper human rights upliftment, realisation, protection and defending, a human rights executive has said. Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) director Okay Machisa said the internal political fights in the ruling Zanu PF p...
Mzembi, Undenge released on bail 7 January 2018 HARARE - Former ministers Walter Mzembi and Samuel Undenge were released on bail yesterday after appearing before the courts on charges of criminal abuse of office. The two were arrested on Friday by the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc) on charges of abuse of office. [Adz] Mzem...
Govt disrespecting Mugabe: Zhuwao 7 January 2018 HARARE - Government is ill-treating former president Robert Mugabe, his nephew and former Public Service minister Patrick Zhuwao has sensationally said. In an interview with Voice of America (Voa) on Friday Zhuwao said the government is not respecting Mugabe. [Adz] “They are ill-treating...
'Militarised Zanu PF stronger' 7 January 2018 HARARE - Opposition parties have been warned against taking Zanu PF for granted in the forthcoming general elections after it roped in the military elements within its ranks, hence making it stronger than ever before. Serving and retired members of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) were among ...
Fears of violence ahead of polls mount 7 January 2018 HARARE - With this year's harmonised elections on the horizon, political and social analysts are fearful that violence may once again erupt as we move towards election day. They believe the current Zanu PF government has been militarised and that the military will not allow the opposition to g...
Details of Mnangagwa's visit to Tsvangirai emerge 6 January 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa visited MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai, who is battling colon cancer, at his residence in Highlands yesterday where they held private discussions for close to an hour. Tsvangirai made public his health condition last year and ever since he has been in-and-ou...
Mzembi, Undenge arrested 6 January 2018 HARARE - Former Cabinet ministers Walter Mzembi and Samuel Undenge were arrested by the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc) yesterday on charges of abuse of office. Mzembi was the Foreign Affairs minister before the fall of ex-president Robert Mugabe while Undenge was in charge of the...