Articles tagged 'zimbabwe people first'

Mutambara seeks closure in ZPF wrangle 10 April 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) president Agrippa Mutambara has approached the High Court seeking to quash proceedings in a case in which he is being sued for “illegally” using the party’s name. The court is yet to make a determination in the application. “The respondent (ZPF) herein f...
ZPF fires Mutambara 26 October 2017 HARARE - Opposition Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) has split again after party elders withdrew their support from interim president Agrippa Mutambara. This comes after former Masvingo Provincial Affairs minister Kudakwashe Bhasikiti jumped ship from the Mutambara-led party to join hands with Didy...
Opposition parties not serious on 2018 elections 6 October 2017 EDITOR — The political situation in this country is quite sad and shows that there is no hope that the opposition parties will ever rule this country. The lack of seriousness by the opposition political parties is disheartening. Apart from the squabbles within the coalition or the so-called...
Creditors garnish Mutasa's accounts 4 August 2017 HARARE - Former Cabinet minister and Zanu PF secretary for administration Didymus Mutasa, who admitted recently that he has hit hard times, is facing another predicament after his accounts were garnished by creditors. Mutasa, who turned 82 last month, is Zimbabwe's first Speaker of the Nationa...
'I won't beg to rejoin Zanu PF' 20 July 2017 HARARE - Former Zanu PF secretary for administration Didymus Mutasa has set conditions for his return to the former liberation movement including demanding an apology for the manner in which he was hounded out at the height of the party's infamous purges in 2014. Mutasa, 82 next week, was jett...
Mutasa's plight touches Mugabe 19 July 2017 HARARE - It is often said that President Robert Mugabe hardly forgives nor forgets, but not when it has something to do with Didymus Mutasa — one of his longest serving confidantes who fell out with him after throwing his full weight behind Joice Mujuru, the former vice president who was hounded ...
Mutasa appeals to ex-ally Mugabe 14 July 2017 HARARE - Former Presidential Affairs minister Didymus Mutasa — who has admitted to be struggling to make ends meet following his dramatic exit from Zanu PF and government about three years ago — is desperate to meet with President Robert Mugabe. In seeking an audience with Mugabe, the country'...
I'm quitting politics: Mutasa 11 July 2017 HARARE - Former Presidential Affairs minister Didymus Mutasa has announced he will be bringing the curtain down on his long political career once a substantive leadership has been elected for his Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) opposition party. Mutasa was sacked from both government and Zanu PF i...
Mutasa: How the mighty have fallen 11 July 2017 HARARE - The sight of former Cabinet minister and Zimbabwe's first Speaker of the National Assembly Didymus Mutasa cutting a despondent figure, away from the niceties that had dominated for long his political career, is a reminder of how life can be. Mutasa has hit the hard times as he battles...
Mutasa hits hard times 10 July 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe's  first Speaker of the National Assembly Didymus Mutasa who held many Cabinet posts  before he was fired from Zanu PF in 2015, at the height of the party's infamous purges, has hit hard times as he is struggling to send his  children to school and servicing huge debts including...
ZPF gears for inaugural congress 10 July 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) has set end of next month as the date for its inaugural congress where a substantive executive is going to be elected. This was revealed by ZPF interim president Agrippa Mutambara during his meet the structures tour here over the weekend. “We are still w...
Moyo turns down ZPF 4 May 2017 HARARE - Former Industry and Commerce minister-turned-Zanu PF critic Nkosana Moyo turned down an offer to become Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) leader, forcing the party to settle for ex-diplomat Agrippa Mutambara, it has emerged. The party's interim secretary for administration, Kudakwashe Bhasi...
ZPF splits again 25 April 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) has once again been rocked by chaos, with the party's elders — Rugare Gumbo and Didymus Mutasa — announcing yesterday that they are still in charge, not former army general Agrippa Mutambara. The party, which was led by former vice president Joice Mujur...
Tsvangirai, Mujuru finally seal poll pact 20 April 2017 HARARE - Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai and former Vice President Joice Mujuru yesterday fired warning shots at President Robert Mugabe and his warring ruling Zanu PF — signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Harare ahead of the finalisation of the planned grand coalition as the make-...
Gumbo warns of Zanu PF infiltration 12 April 2017 HARARE - Opposition leaders intending to form a grand coalition against President Robert must be cautious of being infiltrated by Zanu PF, Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) interim co-leader Rugare Gumbo has warned. Under pressure from long-suffering Zimbabweans, opposition parties — including Morga...
'No going back on BVR' 19 March 2017 HARARE - Our production editor Eddie Zvinonzwa speaks to opposition Transform Zimbabwe (TZ) president Jacob Ngarivhume about Zimbabwe's political and economic terrain as the 2018 elections beckon. Below are excerpts of the interview. Q: Who is Jacob Ngarivhume? A: I grew up in the village, ...
Mutasa, Gumbo under fire over party name 16 March 2017 HARARE - Little-known Zimbabwe First (ZimFirst) party leader Maxwell Zeb Shumba has threatened to take legal action against Didymus Mutasa and Rugare Gumbo accusing them of “stealing” his party's name. Mutasa and Gumbo's opposition party — formed in 2016, way after Shumba's — is named Zimbabwe...
'Fears of e-voting unfounded' 16 March 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe's election watchdogs have said fears that the bio-metric voter registration (BVR) and electronic voting system were vulnerable to computer hacking were unfounded. This comes after State media has hazarded that e-voting was vulnerable to hacking, costly and was not a means to ...
Mwenezi East candidates in war of words 15 March 2017 HARARE - The battle for the Mwenezi East seat is escalating, with Zanu PF and Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) candidates embroiled in a war of words ahead of the by-election. ZPF's Kudakwashe Bhasikiti is accusing his former party, Zanu PF, of deploying the full might of its terror machinery and e...
Electronic voting faces stiff resistance 15 March 2017 HARARE - The process to compile a credible voter register ahead of the 2018 general elections has been thrown into disarray after authorities argued biometric voter registration (BVR) and voting is a luxury government cannot afford. Zimbabwe is hoping thumbprint scans and voter cards with elec...
We will disrupt election: MDC youths 13 March 2017 HARARE - MDC youths are threatening to disrupt next year's general elections if the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) decides to go ahead with the polls without instituting far-reaching electoral reforms to level the electoral playfield that they allege favours Zanu PF's favour. For the past...
Mujuru slapped with $5m lawsuit 9 March 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) elders — Didymus Mutasa and Rugare Gumbo — have slapped former ally Joice Mujuru with a $5 million suit following her claims that the duo wanted to bed her. The two had demanded that the newly-formed National People's Party leader retracts her statements an...
SADC petition over voter registration kits 6 March 2017 HARARE - Opposition Transform Zimbabwe (TZ) plans to petition Sadc over government's alleged move to hijack the procurement of biometric voter registration (BVR) kits from the United Nations' Development Programme (UNDP). A few weeks ago, President Robert Mugabe's hard-pressed administration a...
Zanu PF already rigging 2018 poll: Tsvangirai 1 March 2017 HARARE - Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai says President Robert Mugabe and his warring ruling Zanu PF — fearful of receiving an even bigger poll shellacking than they got in 2008 — are already working feverishly to steal next year's make-or-break harmonised elections. Speaking to the Daily ...
Two ZPFs emerge 1 March 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) elders — Rugare Gumbo and Didymus Mutasa — have said they will not fight former ally Joice Mujuru over the party's name but co-exist as separate political entities using the same name. Gumbo told the Daily News yesterday that while he and Mutasa were the fo...