Articles tagged 'zanu pf'

Opposition frets over securocrats 29 December 2017 BULAWAYO - As the eagerly-anticipated 2018 national polls beckon, the People’s Rainbow Coalition (PRC) has challenged President Emmerson Mnangagwa to introduce security sector reforms to guarantee the holding of free and fair elections then. Mnangagwa recently reconfigured the security sector,...
Outrage over Mugabe's lavish package 29 December 2017 HARARE - Deposed former president Robert Mugabe's eye-watering exit package has triggered widespread anger among ordinary Zimbabweans and opposition groups alike — who say it is outrageous that a man who presided over the country's political and economic collapse should “cream it” like this. M...
Mugabe gets hefty package 28 December 2017 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government has given the country's  deposed former leader Robert Mugabe an eye-watering exit package which includes benefits commensurate with those of a sitting head of State. Details of the frail nonagenarian's massive golden handshake were announced...
Bushiri's Mohadi prophecy comes to pass 27 December 2017 HARARE - Malawian preacher Shepherd Bushiri's November 2016 prophecy that Defence, Security and War Veterans minister Kembo Mohadi would “go higher and higher” in his political career has come to pass after the senior politician was appointed vice president of the ruling Zanu PF party last weeken...
Grace Mugabe, vanquisher of Robert 27 December 2017 JOHANNESBURG - On A Wednesday afternoon in November, Grace Mugabe stood outside the Zanu PF headquarters in full party regalia before a crowd of thousands. Her husband's face was stamped across one sleeve, her wrists stacked with armbands in Zanu green and yellow and red and black. She was smi...
Mandatory ideology classes for aspiring Zanu PF MPs 23 December 2017 HARARE - Individuals angling to become Zanu PF members of Parliament will first need to undergo mandatory ideology classes, the party’s commissariat department has said. As the front line of ideological work, MPs bear the responsibility of studying and propagating Marxism; cultivating and prom...
Zipra veterans defiant on VP 23 December 2017 HARARE – President Emmerson Mnangagwa appears to have made up his decision on who will become his deputies but ex Zipra officials — a military wing of Zapu during the liberation struggle — still want to have a say on who should be picked from their side. Former Commander of the Defence Forces ...
VPs appointment delay creates crisis 22 December 2017 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa acted unconstitutionally by flying to South Africa yesterday on an official visit before appointing his deputies, law experts have said, warning that if anything befalls him, it may have detrimental consequences for the administrative State given that there i...
Opposition caught flat-footed 22 December 2017 HARARE – While the sudden political turn of events in Zanu PF’s factional fights that saw former President Robert Mugabe finally stepping down after 37 years in power surprised many in the country and those around the world, I am sure it caught opposition political parties flat-footed. [Goog...
VPs delay creates crisis 22 December 2017 HARARE – President Emmerson Mnangagwa acted unconstitutionally by flying to South Africa yesterday on an official visit before appointing his deputies, law experts have said, warning that if anything befalls him, it may have detrimental consequences for the administrative State given that there...
Mbare Chimurenga defies ED's 'no to hero worshiping' call 20 December 2017 HARARE - Despite numerous calls from President Emmerson Mnangagwa that people should not bootlick him, fiercely pro-Zanu PF musical choir Mbare Chimurenga which came to fame through their butt-wriggling moves and praise songs has dropped two singles for him. The group founder Elizabeth Bwanya ...
Police boss Chihuri booted out 19 December 2017 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday effectively ended police Commissioner-General Augustine Chihuri’s 24-year tenure as boss of the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) by sending the top cop on leave pending retirement as he rang several changes to the security sector in a major shake-up. ...
Chiwenga's VP path cleared 19 December 2017 HARARE - As first reported by the Daily News, President Emmerson Mnangagwa has cleared the path for General Constantino Chiwenga's ascendancy to become one of his two deputies and probably successor. In a statement released yesterday, the chief secretary to the President and Cabinet Misheck Si...
Mnangagwa is new deity 17 December 2017 HARARE - The campaign to instil a presidential adulation in Zimbabwe has taken many forms ranging from describing former president Robert Mugabe as an angel to the opposition MDC's “Save chete chete” slogan when referring to its leader Morgan Tsvangirai. While it should be noted that this is a...
Of Zanu PF political prostitutes 17 December 2017 HARARE - While ladies of the night put on the right makeup, lashes, musk and dresses to entice clients, their counterparts in the political arena use words, and exaggerated loyalty to charm the mighty and powerful. It sounds like fiction that at her peak, former first lady Grace Mugabe's face ...
Govt must open avenues for dialogue 17 December 2017 HARARE - A forthright discussion between an MDC Alliance delegation and the United States Senate Foreign Relations Committee has triggered nasty exchanges between Zanu PF and its rivals in the opposition. Government’s anger was encapsulated by Foreign Affairs minister retired major general Sib...
Zanu PF intent on perpetual rule 17 December 2017 HARARE - When newly re-appointed Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa presented the projected Budget for 2018 he did not mince his words. Paramount in the intentions of government is the embrace of (neo) liberal economics of the free market with a dash of State capitalism also known as “command ...
Army set to campaign for ZANU PF 16 December 2017 HARARE - The ruling Zanu PF will count on the army and traditional leaders for its campaigns in the 2018 harmonised elections. “We are going to campaign for Zanu PF along with our army, which is the best in the world and also traditional leaders,” said war veterans' chairperson, Chris Mutsvang...
Military assumes control of Zanu PF 16 December 2017 HARARE - Serving and retired members of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) were among the most notable winners at an extraordinary congress convened by Zanu PF in the capital yesterday as they emerged with influential party posts. Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) top officer, major general Engelber...
Army takeover, one month on 16 December 2017 HARARE – It’s exactly a month since the then Zimbabwe Defense Forces (ZDF) Major General Sibusiso Moyo — now Foreign Affairs minister — went on national television announcing a military takeover of government in Zimbabwe also promising to arrest criminals that were around former president Robert ...
Govt to name and shame looters 15 December 2017 HARARE - Government will name and shame individuals and corporates that externalised hard currency if they do not take advantage of the three-month window during which they must return the loot. On November 28, President Emmerson Mnangagwa opened a three-month amnesty for the return of public ...
Mnangagwa policies are ours – MDC MP 14 December 2017 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his government's economic direction appear to have unsettled the main opposition MDC whose MP this week claimed the new administration cloned some policies from its own economic blueprints. Mnangagwa has been warmly received by the large cross section ...
One-centre of power dilemma for Zanu PF 13 December 2017 HARARE - Zanu PF is in dilemma as to how it could wriggle out of the one-centre of power doctrine created nearly three years ago. In the past, Zanu PF provinces used to vote for the party's vice presidents (VPs) and national chairperson before former president Robert Mugabe secured imperial...
ED postpones politburo for Cabinet 13 December 2017 HARARE – President Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday cancelled the Zanu PF politburo meeting at the last minute as he resisted the temptation to prioritise party business ahead of government. Zanu PF was set to hold a politburo meeting in the capital yesterday to signal the commencement of proces...
Zim opposition must start thinking, again 10 December 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe's opposition political parties, especially the Morgan Tsvangirai-led Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) — who have been in the trenches for the past several years trying to unseat former president Robert Mugabe and his party — must be panicking over the latest developments i...