Articles tagged 'ministers'

Tycoon causes govt shutdown 18 May 2018 HARARE – The death of businessman Kudakwashe Tagwirei's father dealt a major blow on government business this week as virtually all ministers abandoned their workstations to attend his burial — in a development that also paralysed Parliament's business. There was a virtual government business ...
Mugabe slams ministers bunking Parliament 13 September 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe received a rare round of applause from all legislators during the State Opening of Parliament yesterday after he sharply rebuked ministers for their frequent absence from Parliament sessions. This comes as it has become a trait of the Fourth Parliament that rog...
Bunking ministers stir Parly fury 26 June 2017 HARARE - Questions on the House of Assembly's Order Paper had to be deferred last week after several Cabinet ministers bunked the Question and Answer session, stirring opposition fury. The ministers were said to be tied up at the explosive politburo meeting to decide the fate of Local Governme...
War vets demand arrest of 3 ministers 8 June 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe National War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) has called for the arrest of three Cabinet ministers for allegedly undermining President Robert Mugabe's authority. ZNLWVA spokesperson Douglas Mahiya told a news conference yesterday that Higher Education, Local Government as we...
Ministers abscond Senate question time 30 December 2016 HARARE - Ministers are undermining the Senate by bunking scheduled question times in the august House, the Daily News can report. A recent question time in the Upper House was almost stalled because of the ministers’ absence.  Only Lazarus Dokora, the Primary and Secondary Education minister, ...
Incompetent ministers indictment on Mugabe 10 June 2016 HARARE - Sometimes we wonder if President Robert Mugabe was playing a practical joke on us when he appointed some officials to ministerial posts, but the shock is only fleeting if we look at the fact that the 92-year-old doesn't care a hoot about the suffering multitudes. Apart from having a b...
Bunking ministers stir Parly outrage 12 February 2016 HARARE - Questions on the House of Assembly's Order Paper had to be deferred on Wednesday after several Cabinet ministers bunked the question and answer session. The ministers were said to be tied up at the explosive politburo meeting preceded by mass protests outside the Zanu PF headquarters....
'Ministers spreading STIs at varsities' 12 December 2015 HARARE - Zimbabwean government ministers and politicians are spreading Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) among university students, the Zimbabwe National Students Union (Zinasu) has said. According to a research conducted by the student body together with Student Representative Councils (...
Grace rallies: Ministers abandon work 16 October 2014 HARARE - First Lady Grace Mugabe's ongoing countrywide rallies have dealt a major blow on government business as ministers abandon their workstations to attend the whistle-stop tours. Since the first leg of Grace's rallies to thank Zanu PF supporters for endorsing her as Women's League boss-de...
Corruption: Ministers face arrest 17 February 2014 HARARE - The on-going government probe into corrupt activities in State enterprises could claim the scalp of some high ranking ministers as new looting details emerge. This comes as the Daily News on Sunday has established that inquiries into parastatals’ operations had been widened to include...
Cabinet hold-up: Mugabe under fire 10 September 2013 HARARE - Opposition parties have come out guns blazing against President Robert Mugabe for crippling government operations by delaying the announcement of a new Cabinet. However, Zanu PF yesterday said the nation should be patient. Although Mugabe won elections resoundingly, albeit in contr...
Still no ministers 9 September 2013 HARARE - There was high anticipation that President Robert Mugabe would announce his new Cabinet at the weekend but Zimbabweans were disappointed when the 89-year-old leader failed to do so raising speculation that he is struggling to come up with an acceptable team. A month after Mugabe won t...
Cabinet has its work cut out 9 September 2013 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's eagerly-awaited cabinet whose announcement is imminent, has more than a mountain to climb. There is a huge expectation amongst Mugabe's supporters, general Zimbabweans and the business community which has been edgy since the conclusion of the disputed July 31...
Anxiety over new Cabinet 7 September 2013 HARARE - President  Robert Mugabe's continued delay in announcing a new Cabinet has caused anxiety in the economy. Mugabe (89), who won the disputed July 31 election with a 61 percent vote, is yet to appoint a new Cabinet — a move which analysts say intensifies economic stagnation. The sout...
MDC to reject Cabinet posts 2 September 2013 HARARE - Morgan Tsvangirai's MDC said yesterday President Robert Mugabe had not offered his party posts in the Cabinet, and that if he did, the MDC would reject them. Mugabe is to begin forming a Cabinet this week and there is speculation he will offer the MDC — which he shared power with for ...
Mugabe to unveil new Cabinet 21 August 2013 HARARE - President-elect Robert Mugabe chooses a new Cabinet this week to overcome Zimbabwe's economic crisis and diplomatic isolation as lobbying for ministerial posts reaches fever pitch. A hard-line, former school teacher and Zimbabwe's only leader since independence in 1980, Mugabe takes o...
Lean, mean Cabinet wanted 18 August 2013 HARARE - Now that outgoing Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has withdrawn his poll challenge, the first task for president-elect Robert Mugabe is to form the Cabinet. And we hope that the process will be different this time, not the well-rehearsed recycling of Zanu PF deadwood. Previously, ...
Mugabe's poll win: We reveal our fantasy cabinet 15 August 2013 HARARE - Two weeks after the conclusion of the disputed harmonised elections, Zimbabweans, particularly business, eagerly await the direction the country will take. This week, I decided to draw my fantasy cabinet to try and understand the mammoth task that faces President Robert Mugabe in tryi...