Articles tagged 'zimbabwe'

Concerns over Zim elections grow 16 July 2018 HARARE - There are growing fears that Zimbabwe is once again headed for a disputed poll — with the country's main opposition insisting that it will announce the results of the keenly-anticipated plebiscite before the under-fire national elections management body, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission...
Twelve mining firms granted prospecting orders 16 July 2018 HARARE - The Mines and Minerals ministry has granted eight mining companies with exclusive prospecting orders for a period of three years while four companies have been granted special grants for the same period of time.  The granting of the licences which provides the right to search for mine...
Chiwenga recounts role he played in ED's escape 16 July 2018 HARARE - Vice President Constantino Chiwenga has said he arranged for the escape of then vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa in the wake of his abrupt removal from the post by fallen despot Robert Mugabe. Speaking for the first time about the behind-the-scenes manoeuvres that enabled Mnangagwa t...
Artuz stands firm in Zanu PF abuse of school children case 16 July 2018 HARARE - The High Court will today hear an application by the Association of Rural Teachers Unions of Zimbabwe (Artuz) seeking an order that the court's interdict stopping misuse of schools and abuse of schoolchildren for election purposes should remain in force pending the hearing of President E...
Concerns over Zim polls grow 16 July 2018 HARARE - There are growing fears that Zimbabwe is once again headed for a disputed poll — with the country's main opposition insisting that it will announce the results of the keenly-anticipated plebiscite before the under-fire national elections management body, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission...
Warnings issued over cold weather 15 July 2018 HARARE - The Meteorological Services Department (MSD) has warned that the country — especially the central and southern regions — will continue to experience both biting cold and rainfall this week. This comes as hospitals are reporting a surge in the number of young and old people being atten...
Military pay hike angers teachers 15 July 2018 HARARE - Teachers have re-ignited their feud with President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government by accusing the authorities of favouring the military and police whom they have awarded allowances. The rest of the civil servants which includes teachers, who form the bulk of the civil service, were e...
MDC Alliance attracts mammoth crowd in Mutare 15 July 2018 MUTARE - MDC Alliance yesterday pulled the biggest crowd in Mutare since its formation by packing Sakubva Stadium to the rafters, with close to 20 000 supporters turning up. Nelson Chamisa said in his stump speech they had to turn way some people to allow the programme to commence without dist...
Ginimbi lives large in UK 13 July 2018 HARARE - Top socialite and flamboyant businessman Genius Kadungure is living large in the United Kingdom where he is going on endless shopping sprees for various labels. Ginimbi went to London for an all-white party two weekends ago, which was well attended as people even queued up to get insi...
ED bodyguards airlifted to SA 13 July 2018 HARARE - Two of President Emmerson Mnangagwa's security aides who were injured last month when a bomb blast rocked an election campaign rally at White City Stadium in Bulawayo have been airlifted to South Africa for further treatment. The Daily News can exclusively reveal that the two aide-de-...
Mnangagwa bodyguards airlifted to SA 13 July 2018 HARARE - Two of President Emmerson Mnangagwa's security aides who were injured last month when a bomb blast rocked an election campaign rally at White City Stadium in Bulawayo have been airlifted to South Africa for further treatment. [Adz]
Chamisa piles pressure on ED 12 July 2018 HARARE - MDC Alliance presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa says the opposition grouping plans to roll out more protests as the coalition ratchets up pressure on the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) to level the playing field ahead of this month's harmonised elections. A buoyant Chamisa — a...
AI wants Zim leaders to uphold human rights 12 July 2018 HARARE - Amnesty International (AI) has challenged presidential aspirants in the upcoming harmonised elections to commit themselves to addressing impunity for human rights violations. In a brief released this week, the global rights group said the July 30 elections in which President Emmerson ...
Zim firms cut $3m deals in DRC 12 July 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwean resources companies have cut deals worth $3 million-plus with DRC corporations after participating at a mining exhibition in the central African country. The firms are working with large mining corporations such as Ivanhoe Mines, Kibali Gold Mine, Gecamines and Tenke Fungur...
Nelson Chamisa piles pressure on Mnangagwa 12 July 2018 HARARE - MDC Alliance presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa says the opposition grouping plans to roll out more protests as the coalition ratchets up pressure on the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) to level the playing field ahead of this month's harmonised elections. [Adz]
Zim, Africa need youthful leaders 11 July 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe, like most African countries' populations, is dominated by young people. Historically, young leaders are energetic, rich in new ideas, technically competent with dynamic innovative capabilities. Unfortunately, Zimbabwe and many other African nations are endowed with the ru...
MDC Alliance demo on today 11 July 2018 HARARE - Pressure is mounting on the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) as members of the MDC Alliance are expected to pour onto the streets of Harare today to demand a raft of electoral reforms. MDC chairperson, Morgen Komichi, told the Daily News yesterday that the demonstration was going a...
High Court to hear prisoner voting ban challenge 11 July 2018 HARARE - High Court Judge Justice Clement Phiri will on Wednesday hear a legal challenge to Zimbabwe's blanket ban on prisoners being allowed to vote. The judgment expected in the Harare High Court has been brought by convicted “murderers”, Tungamirai Madzokere and Last Maengahama, who claim a...
Man who brought Mugabe to power dies 11 July 2018 HARARE - Lord Carrington, Margaret Thatcher’s Foreign minister and one of the chief architects of a peaceful outcome to the 1979 Lancaster House Conference that ushered Zimbabwe’s independence, has died. He was aged 99. The Conservative politician, who was also Britain’s former defence secr...
Robert Mugabe's ghost hangs over polls 10 July 2018 HARARE - More than six months after former president Robert Mugabe was dramatically ousted from power — and with Zimbabwe's crunch national polls a mere three weeks away — the nonagenarian continues to hog the limelight in the country's fluid body politic. [Adz]
Zanu PF backs bungling Zec 9 July 2018 HARARE - In spite of widespread condemnation of the uneven electoral playing field which favours the governing party, the under-fire Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) has received unconditional support from Zanu PF, in what effectively quashes any hopes for reforms ahead of the July 30 polls. ...
Chamisa dares ED on corruption 9 July 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa cannot weed out corrupt elements within his government because he has dirty hands, MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa has said. Speaking at a rally in Zvishavane on Saturday, Chamisa told his supporters that Mnangagwa is the symbol of corruption in Zimbabw...
MDC penetrates Zanu PF strongholds 9 July 2018 HARARE - MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa seems to be making inroads in what used to be Zanu PF strongholds where thousands of people are teeming to attend his rallies. Rural areas have for long been considered to be Zanu PF stronghold but due to the infighting in the ruling party and the wi...
Zimbabwe must work again 7 July 2018 HARARE - The last few weeks heading into this month, have seen some shades of the gloom and doom which once characterised Zimbabwe and its people during the hyperinflationary era — a period which forever will be rightly used to highlight former president Robert Mugabe's ruining the once prosperou...
Political parties unite against Zimbabwe Electoral Commission 7 July 2018 HARARE - Opposition political parties are teaming up against the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) ahead of next week's demonstration to demand reforms critical for a credible, free and fair vote on July 30. [Adz]