Articles tagged 'zimbabwe'

Govt suspends mbanje licensing 20 May 2018 HARARE - Government has suspended the licensing and growing of marijuana — popularly known as mbanje. Last month, President Emmerson Mnangagwa's administration gazetted licence fees for those interested in growing cannabis (mbanje) for research and medicinal purposes. This was seen as part ...
Elections set for July: ED 20 May 2018 MUTARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday told thousands of Zanu PF supporters here that elections would be held in July. The revelation comes amid calls by Zanu PF's rival and civic organisations for the president to announce the election roadmap that spells out the actual poll dates. ...
'Zim needs own currency' 20 May 2018 HARARE - Since the President Emmerson Mnangagwa-led new dispensation took charge last November, long-suffering Zimbabweans feel the country's economy has remained in the doldrums. The cash crisis, which started during deposed president Robert Mugabe's rule, has worsened, the illegal foreign cu...
Zanu PF running scared 19 May 2018 HARARE - Zanu PF is dangling ambassadorial postings, directorships in parastatal boards and other consolations to aspiring Members of Parliament who lost in its hotly-disputed primary elections to avert electoral sabotage similar to the one witnessed in 2008, the Daily News heard yesterday. [A...
Britain feels heat over Chamisa 17 May 2018 HARARE - Britain has been forced to come clean on allegations that it is backing President Emmerson Mnangagwa's administration to win the forthcoming polls a week after MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa had broken with diplomatic etiquette by cautioning Number 10 Downing Street against cosying-u...
Zanu PF supporters stage demo in Kadoma 15 May 2018 HARARE - Supporters of Zanu PF losing candidates in Kadoma constituency on Saturday took to the streets to vent their frustration against what they termed rampant vote rigging in the party's primary elections. This comes as the ruling Zanu PF party's provincial structures are up in flames, reb...
Mnangagwa's saviour on hit list in SA, Zim 14 May 2018 HARARE - South Africa-based businessman Justice Maphosa — who came to President Emmerson Mnangagwa's rescue when Zimbabwe's new leader fled the country late last year, with hired assassins apparently in hot pursuit following his ruthless sacking from the government and Zanu PF — is under heavy at...
Zim braces for price increases, shortages 13 May 2018 HARARE - As the country hurtles towards the watershed national elections, struggling companies are warning of steep price increases and debilitating shortages of basic goods due to Zimbabwe's worsening foreign currency squeeze. This comes as the country's biggest food and beverages firm,  Delt...
Parliament spot-on on CDF audit 13 May 2018 HARARE - Reports that Parliament has embarked on an exercise to audit the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) ranks as one of the most progressive actions by the August house in years. Our sister paper, the Daily News, on Friday carried a story where the acting Speaker of the National Assembly...
Bruising battle in ZANU PF primaries 12 May 2018 HARARE - ZANU PF bigwigs are set for another bruising battle in the ruling party’s primary elections rerun set for next Monday. The spotlight would be on Mashonaland West where poll reruns will be held in six constituencies out of the province’s 22 seats. All in all, repeat polls will be he...
Fired nurses resume duty 12 May 2018 HARARE - Government has recalled nurses that it had discharged from service, Health and Child Care minister David Parirenyatwa has said. He said the health professionals have since resumed their duties. “I would want to clarify that after the nurses had been dismissed, they were then reques...
Zim sport comes of age 11 May 2018 HARARE – The Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) yesterday lauded strides being made by various sports personalities in Zimbabwe after some top athletes were shortlisted for regional awards. The third edition of African Union Sports Council Region 5’s Regional Annual Sports Awards is schedu...
MPs under scrutiny over CDF 11 May 2018 HARARE - Parliament has embarked on an audit into the usage of the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) accessed by Member of Parliament to develop their respective constituencies. Acting Speaker of the National Assembly Reuben Marumahoko said no new applications for fresh disbursements would b...
Charumbira's PAP presidential bid opposed 10 May 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe's civil society is vigorously opposing the candidature of Zimbabwe's president of the Chiefs Council, Fortune Charumbira, for the presidency of the Pan African Parliament (PAP). This comes after Charumbira won the Sadc Pan African Parliament (PAP) caucus vote. He is now offic...
Vast mulls Zim expansion 10 May 2018 HARARE - AIM-listed mining company Vast Resources (Vast) says it plans to invest significantly in its operating mines in Zimbabwe and Romania. This was after the miner, which operates Pickstone-Peerless Gold Mine, recently partnered Botswana Diamond Plc to seek opportunities in diamond explo...
MDC ring-fences constituencies for youths 9 May 2018 HARARE - The mainstream MDC has called to order senior party members who are eyeing constituencies that have been reserved for members of its youth assembly. The party has reserved at least 20 percent of the contested seats, at both local authority and parliamentary levels, for young people. ...
Is ED's censure of ZRP genuine? 9 May 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa's rebuke of the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) over its involvement in the running of Zanu PF primary elections has received mixed reactions, with some analysts saying he was right to censure the force while others seriously doubted his sincerity. This com...
Diplomatic offensive needed to achieve reforms 7 May 2018 HARARE - Last Friday, we reported that the United States' offer to lift sanctions slapped on the country's leadership was on the verge of collapsing because of President Emmerson Mnangagwa's failure to implement reforms needed to level the political playing field. Despite charming the world wi...
Charumbira offside on this one 7 May 2018 HARARE - Last year, just before former president Robert Mugabe was ousted through a military intervention, government had announced it had purchased 226 Isuzu double cabs for traditional chiefs. The move received mixed reactions, with some opposition parties condemning it as a vote-buying gimm...
Coalition talks died with Tsvangirai: Mujuru 7 May 2018 HARARE - National People's Party (NPP) president — also the People's Rainbow Coalition (PRC) leader — Joice Mujuru has said since MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai's death, no constructive engagements have been made between the parties towards achieving the grand coalition. Mujuru and Tsvangirai — ...
Zanu PF politburo orders poll reruns 6 May 2018 HARARE - The Zanu PF politburo has ordered a rerun of primary elections in 10 National Assembly constituencies where results are being hotly contested due to gross electoral malpractices. The politburo also resolved to engage independent agents to investigate reports of rigging and other elect...
'Zanu PF manifesto is hot air' 6 May 2018 HARARE - ZANU PF's election manifesto is just hot air and only proves the ruling party has nothing new to offer long-suffering Zimbabweans after 38 years in power, analysts have said. The party released its 2018 election manifesto — themed “Unite, Fight Corruption, Develop, Re-engage and Creat...
Voters shut out ex-army bosses 5 May 2018 HARARE - The majority of ex-security officials who participated in the just-ended Zanu PF primary elections were rejected by voters, an indication that the former soldiers are finding it tough to ease into civilian life. Since the takeover of government last November, engineered by the militar...
Zanu PF poll dispute spills into politburo 5 May 2018 HARARE - ZANU PF failed to unveil its parliamentary election candidates for the forthcoming general elections at the launch of its elections manifesto yesterday due to disputes that rocked the internal polls held earlier this week. Addressing delegates at the launch of the manifesto in Harare ...
'Zec registering only 100 people in Harare/day' 5 May 2018 HARARE - An election watchdog has raised alarm that the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) is only registering 100 people per day at Cecil House and Remembrance Complex static voter registration centres in Harare, with the prospective registrants being turned away as early as 11am. The observ...