Articles tagged 'zapu'

Zapu fails to pay polling agents 29 August 2018 BULAWAYO - The cash-strapped Dumiso Dabengwa-led Zapu is likely to face legal hurdles after it emerged that it is struggling to pay its polling agents and other creditors following the just ended July harmonised elections. The party owes $20 000 to its agents and creditors. Zapu contested i...
'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...
Dabengwa to address MDC Alliance rally 21 July 2018 BULAWAYO - Zapu leader Dumiso Dabengwa will, for the first time, appear at an MDC Alliance rally to be addressed by party president Nelson Chamisa today. The rally has been set for White City Stadium, the venue of last month's ugly incident where a bomb blast killed two people, while injuring ...
SOUTHERN NEWS | Top post for Dabengwa in Chamisa government 11 July 2018 BULAWAYO - ZAPU president Dumiso Dabengwa has been guaranteed to be MDC Alliance president Nelson Chamisa's mentor and advisor in case the latter wins the next election due in less than three weeks. Poll surveys recently predicted a two-horse race between President Emmerson Mnangagwa and Chami...
Dabengwa gives Chamisa a lift 16 June 2018 BULAWAYO - ZAPU leader and former Home Affairs minister Dumiso Dabengwa yesterday gave MDC Alliance presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa a huge lift when he announced a deal to join the country's biggest opposition grouping. This came hardly a day after Chamisa suffered a huge blow in his las...
MPs push for improved welfare for war veterans 3 June 2018 HARARE - Legislators from across the political divide have blasted government for failing to improve the welfare of those who took part in the bush war of the 1970s which brought about independence in 1980. Debating on a motion raised by Zanu PF Member of Parliament for Mutasa South, Irene Zin...
Zapu, Zanu PF clash over voter slips 14 February 2018 BULAWAYO - Zanu PF and Zapu supporters here clashed last weekend over registration slips, with the latter disrupting the ruling party's meeting at Zhokwe village. The Zapu supporters accused Zanu PF officials in the district of allegedly forcing villagers to bring their voter registration slip...
Gukurahundi: The untold story 7 February 2018 BULAWAYO - A founding member of the Zimbabwe Liberation War Veterans Association (ZLWVA) John Netsiyanwa has challenged Zapu president Dubiso Dabengwa to come clean on his role in the emotive Gukurahundi disturbances, accusing him and the Zipra command of triggering the conflict back in the lib...
SOUTHERN NEWS | ED in fresh Zapu properties headache 17 January 2018 BULAWAYO - Zapu in conjunction with its former military wing Zipra has petitioned President Emmerson Mnangagwa over the return of properties that were confiscated by the State soon before the onset of Gukurahundi in the early 1980s. In a letter gleaned by the Southern News dated November 29 an...
War veterans terrorise opposition supporters 3 January 2018 BULAWAYO - A group of war veterans aligned to the ruling Zanu PF party is being accused of terrorising officials and supporters of opposition parties in Nkayi South. As a result, Nkayi South Zapu district chairperson Precious Dewa has been living in fear after the former liberation war fighter...
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 ...
Zapu steps up campaign against Zanu PF 6 December 2017 BULAWAYO – Opposition party Zapu says the fall of former president Robert Mugabe was a reason to celebrate but removing Zanu PF at next year's elections remains the goal of ordinary citizens and progressive movements. Zapu is lead by former Home Affairs minister Dumiso Dabengwa who was tipped ...
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...
Zapu wants 2018 elections postponed 21 July 2017 BULAWAYO - Zapu president Dumiso Dabengwa has called for the postponement of the 2018 elections claiming the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) was not yet ready to conduct a credible poll. Dabengwa told a news conference here yesterday that the opposition must not be rushed into an election ...
Father Zimbabwe the gentle giant 1 July 2017 HARARE - After independence in 1980, Zimbabwe woke up to one curious and catastrophic event commonly referred to as Gukurahundi which according President Robert Mugabe was a “moment of madness”. This was after security agents allegedly discovered arms caches at farms owned by Joshua Nkomo's Za...
Zanu PF neglected Ndlovu: Zapu 1 June 2017 HARARE - The opposition PF Zapu has said Zanu PF neglected the late war veteran and nationalist Naison Khutshwekhaya Ndlovu in his last days, yet he stood by the ruling party, refusing to pull out of it in 2008. Ndlovu, 86, died in Bulawayo in the early hours of Monday after a long battle with...
Zapu evicted over rent arrears 9 May 2017 BULAWAYO - The Dumiso Dabengwa-led Zapu has been evicted from its Bulawayo offices over $11 000 rental arrears. The High Court here granted the eviction order against the opposition party. “We occupied the offices in January 2015, having paid in cash nine months in advance, including a depo...
'Mugabe afraid of being prosecuted' 19 March 2017 HARARE - Former Home Affairs minister and leader of Zapu, Dumiso Dabengwa, says President Robert Mugabe does not want to retire because he fears possible prosecution for the country's dark past which is blamed on him and Zanu PF. Speaking to the Daily News On Sunday in an exclusive interview y...
Mugabe scared of retiring: Dabengwa 19 March 2017 HARARE - Our Bulawayo reporter Jeffrey Muvundusi spoke to Zapu president and former Home Affairs minister Dumiso Dabengwa. Below are the excerpts of the interview. Q: You had congress late last year where you were re-elected president. What plans do you have taking Zapu forward? A: Since el...
Engage grassroots on coalition: Dabengwa 4 February 2017 BULAWAYO - Zapu president Dumiso Dabengwa has said coalition talks should not only involve opposition political parties but the grassroots too saying they were major stakeholders in the whole initiative. During a presentation at a Public Policy Research Institute of Zimbabwe (PPRIZ)-organised ...
Dabengwa's Zapu predicts chaos in 2017 2 January 2017 BULAWAYO - As the country hurtles towards the crunch 2018 elections, the Dumiso Dabengwa-led Zapu fears that they will be a spike in incidents of violence as a rattled Zanu PF will once again use its old tactics to hang on to power. With opposition parties on the cusp of forming a coalition th...
Dabengwa calls for 'NTA' to run Zim affairs 31 December 2016 BULAWAYO - Opposition Zapu president Dumiso Dabengwa has proposed the establishment of a non-political National Transitional Authority (NTA) to take over the running of the country from President Robert Mugabe's regime until “fair” elections can be held. In an end-of-year statement to the nati...
Push to oust Dabengwa as Zapu leader intensifies 30 November 2016 BULAWAYO - Dumiso Dabengwa's deputy has reportedly asked him to consider his position as Zapu's opposition leader after a co-ordinated party coup intensified. Zapu secretary-general Strike Mnkandla, who has sought his own mandate at the party congress this year but lost, has reportedly ventila...
Dabengwa tells vets to 'go hang' 17 April 2016 BULAWAYO - As Zimbabwe marks Uhuru tomorrow, Zapu leader Dumiso Dabengwa (pictured) says he does not feel sorry for disgruntled war veterans — many of whom he says have hands “dripping with the blood” of many innocent people. Speaking in an interview with the Daily News on Sunday last week, th...
Independence Day now a farce: Zapu 15 April 2016 BULAWAYO - With economic challenges leaving Zimbabweans hanging by the skin of their teeth, Zapu says the Independence Day on April 18 is no longer worth celebrating as the present Zanu PF regime has turned the country into a heap ruins. In a statement issued ahead of Independence Day celebrat...