Articles tagged 'military'

'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...
Chaos erupts as Tsvangirai body arrives 18 February 2018 HARARE - A bitter family feud over Morgan Tsvangirai's widow — Elizabeth — accompanying her husband's body into the One Commando Barracks forced government to step in yesterday and take charge of the proceedings, triggering protests from the late opposition MDC leader's supporters. At the last...
Moyo declares war on Mnangagwa 2 December 2017 HARARE – Former Higher and Tertiary Education minister Jonathan Moyo has lashed out at President Emmerson Mnangagwa, claiming the incumbent was under a false sense of victory that would soon come to an end. Currently in the sanctuary of self-imposed exile, Moyo warned Mnangagwa that if he thou...
BREAKING NEWS: Military takes over, says Mugabe safe 15 November 2017 HARARE – Zimbabwe's military has announced the takeover of government by targeting criminals ande assured the nation that President Robert Mugabe and his family are safe. Announcing the takeover of government early in the morning in full military gear, major general Sibusiso Moyo said they are “...
Army must stop politicking: ZCTU 11 August 2017 HARARE - In a rare challenge to Zimbabwe’s powerful generals, the country’s largest trade union Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Union (ZCTU) has said the military should stop interfering in politics. The trade union said in its Defence Forces Day message that it had noted with consternation the rec...
Tsvangirai woos top army bosses 1 June 2017 HARARE - Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has set the cat among the pigeons within the warring ruling Zanu PF, revealing that he has held meetings with the country's feared military officials as part of his bid to allow the smooth transfer of power if he wins next year's watershed national ele...
Nigeria's Goodluck Jonathan sacks military chiefs 16 January 2014 LAGOS - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has sacked his military high command, his spokesman Reuben Abati has said. No reason was given but the dismissals come amid growing concern about the military's failure to end the Islamist-led insurgency in northern Nigeria. Mr Abati said Air Ma...
Egypt: Draft charter empowers military 2 December 2013 CAIRO - A 50-member committee completed Sunday an item-by-item vote on the 247 articles of a new constitution for Egypt, according to a breaking news banner on state-run Nile TV and reporting on state-run al-Ahram Online. The next steps in the process for the the draft to become law are for Eg...
U.S. suspends Egypt military aid 10 October 2013 WASHINGTON - In a dramatic shift toward a major Arab ally, the Obama administration announced a suspension of significant military aid to Egypt on Wednesday over the bloody crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood. The move, involving hundreds of millions in U.S. assistance to the Egyptian military...
Mnangagwa sued 6 June 2013 HARARE - A man who claims he was assaulted by soldiers on allegations of being an MDC supporter has filed a $2 500 lawsuit against Defence minister Emmerson Mnangagwa. Joseph Gonese revived the application last month after realising that the case had not been set down for hearing since the applic...
Knives out for Mnangagwa 10 February 2013 HARARE - A Zanu PF faction led by Defence minister, Emmerson Mnangagwa fears he may be the target of a suspected factional crackdown that led to the suspension of the Mike Madiro-led executive over alleged embezzlement of over $700 000. Top Zanu PF insiders yesterday told the Daily News on Sunday...
No military reforms — Mnangagwa 6 February 2013 HARARE - Defence minister Emmerson Mnangagwa has wadded into a political storm with his stonewalling comments on military reforms. Addressing senior military personnel this week Mnangagwa, a potential successor to President Robert Mugabe, declared there will not be any security sector reforms as ...
Military plane crashes in South Africa 6 December 2012 JOHANNESBURG - A military plane carrying 11 passengers has crashed in South Africa's mountainous east. The plane, which had been travelling from Pretoria to Mthatha, went missing on Wednesday but the initial search was abandoned due to poor weather. The wreckage was found in the Drakensberg Mount...