Articles tagged 'zanu pf'

Zanu PF legal team commits epic gaffe 14 August 2018 HARARE - ZANU PF's legal team was yesterday caught up in a mega faux pas — an embarrassing situation that the ruling party's learned lawyers will probably want to forget quickly. This was after the team attempted to file the party's opposing papers to opposition leader Nelson Chamisa's Constit...
'Poll results betrayal of one man, one vote' 14 August 2018 HARARE - Nelson Chamisa yesterday said in his Heroes Day message that the will of the people, expressed at the polls, must prevail in honour of heroes and heroines. “It is notable that we are commemorating this year's edition of Heroes' Day two weeks after holding a historic general election, ...
Zim's 2018 poll aftermath: Personal but collective political catharsis 12 August 2018 HARARE – There was always going to be a disputed winner of Zimbabwe's 2018 elections, especially after Robert Mugabe was no longer on the presidential ballot paper. And it was always going to be very personal. In a number of ways. Firstly, it was the personalities that were running for office ...
Angry ED hunts Zanu PF rebels 12 August 2018 HARARE - An angry President Emmerson Mnangagwa has joined war veterans in accusing some senior Zanu PF officials of trying to engineer his downfall during the July 30 polls by encouraging party followers to vote for opposition leader Nelson Chamisa. This comes after Mnangagwa came perilously c...
Soldiers sexually abused MDC election agents: Biti 12 August 2018 HARARE - Tendai Biti has accused Zimbabwean soldiers of sexually abusing MDC Alliance election agents during the July 30 harmonised elections,  with some agents in Mutoko telling him such abuse was “rampant” there. Biti appeared emotional while announcing the cases during a court hearing on Fr...
'Opposition parties must close ranks for 2023' 12 August 2018 HARARE - MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa has to swiftly turn the Alliance into a fully-fledged political party and unite parliamentarians who won seats under the coalition banner, analysts contend. And with the ruling Zanu PF having a parliamentary supermajority and in the event that the Co...
US sanctions expected to sow misery in Zim 12 August 2018 HARARE - The decision by President Donald Trump to extend sanctions on President Emmerson Mnangagwa's administration came after Zimbabwe's new government failed to meet international obligations, and spurned an offer for a willing partner in the United States, analysts have said. This means Zi...
Court to decide Zim's new leader 11 August 2018 HARARE - Opposition leader Nelson Chamisa finally filed his court challenge against President Emmerson Mnangagwa's hotly-disputed victory in the July 30 election yesterday — thereby suspending tomorrow's planned inauguration of Zimbabwe's new leader. In essence, Chamisa is seeking to either ha...
Zim now a divided nation 11 August 2018 HARARE - The recently-held harmonised elections have left Zimbabwe as a divided nation. The governing Zanu PF won a two-thirds majority in the National Assembly while incumbent President Emmerson Mnangagwa narrowly beat MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa in the presidential ballot. Chamisa has...
Biti arrest sparks outrage 11 August 2018 HARARE - The arrest of former Finance minister Tendai Biti has triggered widespread condemnation of the on-going crackdown by government, targeting MDC Alliance leaders. Biti had gone into hiding to escape the authorities who launched a manhunt on those perceived to have been behind the violen...
Trump signs Zim sanctions into law 11 August 2018 HARARE - US President Donald Trump has signed into law new sanctions against Zimbabwe on Wednesday, ending hopes for better ties with the Trump administration. The Zimbabwe Democracy and Economic Recovery Amendment Act of 2018, which amends the Zimbabwe Democracy and Economic Recovery Act of 2...
Top cleric decries dearth of democracy 11 August 2018 MUTARE - The heightening tensions in Zimbabwe over the disputed July 30 elections have betrayed Zanu PF and the MDC Alliance’s lack of appreciation of democracy, a prominent cleric has said. Retired Anglican bishop Sebastian Bakare told the Daily News yesterday that the protagonists in the evo...
'Zim under military rule' 11 August 2018 BULAWAYO - Former Zipra intelligence supremo, Dumiso Dabengwa has sensationally claimed that Zimbabwe is now under military rule. A former Home Affairs minister and leader of Zapu, Dabengwa alleged yesterday that crucial national decisions were being made by the military. “After the Novembe...
Small parties roped in to legitimise Zanu PF 'win' 11 August 2018 HARARE - Zanu has gone into an overdrive to legitimise its contested poll victory by roping in fringe opposition parties to endorse the outcome of the just-ended elections. President-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa won the July 30 presidential election with 50,8 percent of the votes cast, against his...
Chamisa scuttles Mnangagwa's inauguration 9 August 2018 HARARE - MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa is set to scuttle president-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa's inauguration, which had been scheduled for Sunday. This follows an announcement by his lawyer Thabani Mpofu yesterday that the Alliance would be filing a Constitutional Court (Con-Court) applicat...
Zim political tension rises 8 August 2018 HARARE - Dark clouds are hanging over Zimbabwe as the impasse over the hotly-contested July 30 presidential election continues — with political analysts warning yesterday that the country is entering “dangerous waters” where there will be no winners, the Daily News can report. This comes as th...
Political tension in Zimbabwe rises 8 August 2018 HARARE - Dark clouds are hanging over Zimbabwe as the impasse over the hotly-contested July 30 presidential election continues — with political analysts warning yesterday that the country is entering “dangerous waters” where there will be no winners, the Daily News can report. [Adz]
Zim electoral logjam: Possible win-win routes 7 August 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe is on the edge of bedlam owing to a disputed presidential poll. A declared winner of the poll, Emmerson Mnangagwa, is seemingly not in full control of apparatus of the State security. Official, albeit disputed, elections results show that Mnangagwa “won” by a small margin ...
ED poll results anger war vets 7 August 2018 HARARE - In a fresh sign that all is still not well within Zanu PF, war veterans are seething with anger over the “small margin” by which President Emmerson Mnangagwa defeated opposition leader Nelson Chamisa in last month's elections, the Daily News can report. The displeasure by the former f...
Zanu PF, Khupe fight MDC candidate 7 August 2018 HARARE - ZANU PF and the Thokozani Khupe-led MDC candidates, who were vying for the councillorship for Ward 8 Manyame have joined forces to fight an MDC Alliance candidate, accusing him of being a convict. The applicants are Innocent Chasvinura and Alford Madovi, while the respondent is Tichao...
We are on our own to deal with this crisis 6 August 2018 HARARE - Events of the past week have demonstrated how deeply divided Zimbabweans are. The voting patterns which emerged at just-ended harmonised polls mirrored the dichotomy between the rural folk and urbanites, whereby those who bore the brunt of the liberation war effort in the countryside ...
New faces to dominate ninth Parly 6 August 2018 HARARE - The country's ninth Parliament will be dominated by new faces as most of the legislators from the eighth Parliament lost in last week's harmonised elections. Almost three quarters of MPs from the previous Parliament failed to find their way back into the National Assembly some having ...
Zim fragile, highly divided …ED, Chamisa should unite Zimbabwe 5 August 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe is at present highly divided, fragile and calls for a leadership with the ability to unite people, social and political analysts have said. They said one sure way to solve the ongoing electoral dispute, would be for the main protagonists in the crisis – President Emmerson Mna...
Musicians storm Parly 5 August 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe Parliament will this term have three musicians who won seats in their respective constituencies at the just concluded 2018 harmonised elections. The three — Elias Musakwa, Energy Mutodi and Joshua Sacco — are all representing the ruling Zanu PF. The Daily News on Sunday ca...
Zanu PF's majority enables it to amend Constitution 4 August 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s ruling Zanu PF party has won a commanding majority in Zimbabwe’s parliamentary elections on Monday, sweeping aside opposition parties and securing a powerful mandate that will enable it to amend the Constitution. The result, based on official figures, re...