Articles tagged 'zanu pf'

'Grace must not run for VP' 31 October 2017 HARARE - First Lady Grace Mugabe must not stand as vice president at Zanu PF's extraordinary congress in December, a move veteran political analyst and civil society leader Brian Kagoro described as a potential “titanic political error.” Grace has not announced any plans to run in the vote sch...
Cowardice, stubbornness behind Zim's demise 31 October 2017 HARARE - I have always believed that part of the fundamental duties or responsibilities of any leader — be it in the corporate, political and even social sphere — is to be able to speak the truth and accept it. Leaders owe their subjects the truth and vice versa. In our Shona culture, there...
Mnangagwa fights back 31 October 2017 HARARE - Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa's strongholds — Midlands and Masvingo provinces — convened emergency meetings yesterday and annulled the suspensions of its top provincial executives by Zanu PF political commissar Saviour Kasukuwere, setting the stage for what could be more infighting a...
It's sink or swim for ED 30 October 2017 HARARE - Political analysts say the recent suspensions of key Zanu PF officials aligned to embattled Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa leave the Midlands godfather with the option of either fighting back or sinking quietly. This comes as Masvingo provincial chairperson Ezra Chadzamira and Midl...
War vets court Tsvangirai to end Mugabe rule 30 October 2017 HARARE - Veterans of the country's liberation struggle have invited MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai and western governments to assist in the fight to end President Robert Mugabe's 37-year rule. Amid concerns from the former freedom fighters that Mugabe —who turns 94 next February — is closely wor...
'Zim needs economic diversification' 30 October 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe National Chamber of Commerce (ZNCC) says the country must diversify into other sectors of the economy in order to address the present economic crunch biting hard on the nation. “There must be a shift from today's silo-style focus on agriculture, mining or industry, to a v...
It's sink or swim for Mnangagwa 30 October 2017 HARARE - Political analysts say the recent suspensions of key Zanu PF officials aligned to embattled Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa leave the Midlands godfather with the option of either fighting back or sinking quietly. This comes as Masvingo provincial chairperson Ezra Chadzamira and Midl...
Mugabe under-fire over PG dismissal 29 October 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's shock decision to rescind the appointment of Prosecutor-General (PG) Ray Goba is unconstitutional and can be challenged in court, legal and political experts said yesterday. Goba's appointment was reversed by Mugabe in an extraordinary gazette issued Friday. ...
Hyperinflation threat returns to Zim 29 October 2017 NEW YORK - Less than a decade after hyperinflation obliterated Zimbabwe's dollar along with its pensions and savings, the southern African nation is suffering a return to precipitous price rises. Zimbabwe adopted the US dollar in 2009, along with Britain's pound and the South African rand, to ...
'Voter intimidation will impede free vote' 29 October 2017 HARARE - Voter intimidation, problems with proof of residence and a high police presence during the ongoing biometric voter registration (BVR) programme will imperil the delivery of a credible 2018 election, British Embassy officials in Harare have told the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec). ...
'Extraordinary Zanu PF congress a G40 event' 29 October 2017 HARARE - Our reporter Blessings Mashaya talks to Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans' Association (ZNLWVA) Mashonaland central chairperson Sam Parerenyatwa. Below are excerpts of the interview. Q: What's your take on the current situation in Zanu PF? A: Well, I see it differently from...
These are encouraging economic signs 29 October 2017 HARARE - It's not every time that hard-pressed Zimbabweans get to hear news from industrialists that cheers them up because conversations amongst business leaders are most of the time dominated by depressing news. If it’s not the slow pace of bank transfers for cross-border transactions occasi...
Under-fire Mnangagwa hammered again 28 October 2017 HARARE - Ray Goba has been shown the door as the country's Prosecutor-General (PG), barely two months after assuming the high-profile position. President Robert Mugabe rescinded Goba's confirmation as PG yesterday, in a move seen as a direct attack on Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who pre...
Sellouts, whites won't rule Zim: Chiwenga 27 October 2017 HARARE - Commander of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) general Constantino Chiwenga has declared ahead of next year's synchronised polls that the military will not allow whites and disloyal citizens to ascend to the seat of power. Chiwenga was quoted by a Masvingo provincial newspaper saying ...
Zec must probe reports of intimidation, violence 27 October 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe Election Commission (Zec) should take seriously concerns of intimidation and violence as reported by civic organisations monitoring the Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) process. Zimbabwe Election Support Network (Zesn), Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights), Electio...
Masvingo says no to minister 26 October 2017 HARARE - Newly-appointed Masvingo Provincial Affairs minister Paul Chimedza is struggling to assert his authority in the former Victoria province because Zanu PF heavyweights in the faction-ridden region are refusing to recognise his appointment by President Robert Mugabe early this month, the Da...
Masvingo resists new minister 26 October 2017 HARARE - Newly-appointed Masvingo Provincial Affairs minister Paul Chimedza is struggling to assert his authority in the former Victoria province because Zanu PF heavyweights in the faction-ridden region are refusing to recognise his appointment by President Robert Mugabe early this month, the Da...
Woman VP a wish list: Mangwana 24 October 2017 HARARE - Zanu PF deputy secretary for Legal Affairs, Paul Mangwana, has dismissed growing calls by the party's influential youth league to have a woman replace one of the country's two vice presidents, as a wish list. Mangwana is a close ally of Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa who is thought...
Opposition slams Mugabe over SIs 24 October 2017 HARARE - Opposition parties have accused President Robert Mugabe of causing more harm than good for his “willy-nilly” use of Statutory Instruments (SIs) which they claim has rendered Parliament ineffective. A Statutory Instrument is a form of legislation which allows the provisions of an Act o...
Govt mustn't exclude expats from voting: ZLHR 24 October 2017 HARARE - Government must stop disenfranchising millions of Zimbabweans in the forthcoming key 2018 vote by refusing to allow the Diaspora vote, Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) has said. The rights lawyers said they were worried that the government continues to procrastinate in impleme...
Zanu PF wants $8m to bankroll congress 24 October 2017 HARARE - Zanu PF is appealing for donations to raise $8 million inside two months to bankroll the December extra-ordinary congress. Secretary for finance Obert Mpofu claimed all donated funds will be accounted for. In sourcing funding for the congress, the ruling party requested beneficiari...
Dabengwa pokes old wounds 23 October 2017 HARARE - Former Zimbabwe People's Revolutionary Army (Zipra) intelligence supremo Dumiso Dabengwa has sensationally claimed that he was dragged to be part of the Unity Accord by the late Vice President Joshua Nkomo. Dabengwa said Nkomo and the Zapu leadership demanded that he participated in t...
Police block Gukurahundi commemoration 23 October 2017 KEZI - There was drama in Kezi, Matabeleland South Province on Saturday, when Ibhetshu Likazulu pressure group activists led by Zapu president Dumiso Dabengwa confronted dozens of riot police who had blocked their way to Bhalagwe, one of Gukurahundi atrocities flash points. The visit was meant...
A congress to decide Mugabe succession? 23 October 2017   KENT - The latest twist to Zanu PF's long-running succession saga is that the ruling party will hold an extraordinary congress in December. To seasoned watchers of Zimbabwean politics, this doesn't come as a big surprise. The timing is, however, rather curious, coming, as it does, just mo...
2018 Elections: Prisoners, diasporans disenfranchised 23 October 2017 HARARE - As Zimbabwe fast approaches the 2018 elections there are fears among pro democracy groups, civil and political activists, and opposition political parties that the ruling Zanu PF government will not put in place mechanisms to allow special groups like prisoners and those living in the Di...