Articles tagged 'politburo'

Chiwenga takes a dig at MDC leader 5 May 2018 HARARE - Vice President Constantino Chiwenga brushed off the main opposition MDC Alliance and its youthful leader Nelson Chamisa yesterday, as ambitious figures promising pie in the sky, in a trademark moment of the ruling party's manifesto launch focused on the old guard's bid for a five-year te...
Chiwenga back at work 14 March 2018 HARARE - Vice President Constantino Chiwenga got back to work last week on Thursday, a day after he was rushed to hospital, after suffering a dramatic fall at the Zanu PF headquarters - forcing him to cancel his politburo attendance. The 61-year-old was released from a hospital with minor inju...
Zanu PF pushes for unity govt 24 November 2017 HARARE - Zanu  PF has given President designate Emmerson Mnangagwa its full backing to form a new-look government that would include the opposition as part of the reforms aimed at transforming the lives of long suffering ordinary Zimbabweans, the Daily News can reveal. This comes as the 75-yea...
Mugabe fools media on politburo meeting 31 October 2017 HARARE - In an unprecedented move, President Robert Mugabe and Zanu PF held an extraordinary politburo meeting at the State House — fooling a number of journalists and officials from the Information ministry in the process — who waited  in vain at the party's headquarters where such meetings are ...
Game on as Mnangagwa hammers Moyo 13 October 2017 HARARE - Under-fire Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his allies apparently came out guns blazing against Higher Education minister Jonathan Moyo at Wednesday's tense politburo meeting in Harare — presenting “hard visual and video evidence” of the latter's alleged anti-Zanu PF shenanigans. ...
Mnangagwa speaks on 'victim' Majonga 13 October 2017 HARARE - Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa has broken his silence on the damaging claims that he forced legendary broadcaster Godfrey Majonga to jump from a high-rise apartment in Harare 30 years ago, after he allegedly caught him with a woman said to have been romantically-linked with the under-...
ED ready for Moyo 11 September 2017 HARARE - In an unprecedented move, President Robert Mugabe on Saturday revealed hitherto unknown goings-on in Zanu PF — telling thousands of party supporters who gathered in Bindura some of his party's secrets which  included Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa's latest dossier he wants to use agai...
Tyson survives another day 22 June 2017 HARARE - Zanu PF national political commissar Saviour Kasukuwere will have to wait a little longer before he knows his political fate after the politburo yesterday referred to President Robert Mugabe and his deputies his case for determination. Kasukuwere has been under fire ever since nine ou...
All eyes on next politburo meeting 18 June 2017 HARARE – Attention in Zanu PF will shift to the forthcoming politburo meeting after the supreme decision-making organ of the ruling party failed to conclusively deal with a report on its national political commissar, Saviour Kasukuwere, at its meeting last week. Indications are that the meetin...
Kasukuwere kept in suspense 16 June 2017 HARARE – The politburo would have to reconvene on Wednesday next week after Zanu PF’s supreme decision-making organ outside congress could not conclusively deal with a divisive report presented by a four-member committee set up by President Robert Mugabe to investigate the conduct of the party’s ...
Cell phones banned at politburo meeting 15 June 2017 HARARE - The ruling Zanu PF has taken the unprecedented step of banning its members from bringing cell phones to politburo meetings amid concerns that there were some in the party who are leaking information to the media. Politburo chair, President Robert Mugabe, was in a no-nonsense mood when...
Zanu PF politburo meeting postponed 17 May 2017 HARARE - Zanu PF has postponed today's crunch politburo meeting due to President Robert Mugabe's commitments with the visiting King of Lesotho. The party's spokesperson Simon Khaya Moyo confirmed the postponement yesterday but said he was not sure when it would be held. “I have been told th...
Crunch time for Mugabe's warring Zanu PF 16 May 2017 HARARE - Zanu PF insiders say President Robert Mugabe is in a catch 22 as the warring ruling party's bigwigs gather in Harare tomorrow for an eagerly-awaited politburo meeting — which is set to deliberate on the political future of embattled national political commissar Saviour Kasukuwere. Thi...
Sparks to fly as politburo meets 15 March 2017 HARARE - Fireworks are expected when the warring ruling Zanu PF's politburo meets in Harare today — to deal with last month's hotly-contested party election results in Masvingo, as well as the ugly infighting which is ripping apart provincial youth structures in the capital and in Bulawayo. We...
Chaos fears as politburo meets 14 February 2017 HARARE - Zanu PF's politburo will have its first meeting of 2017 in Harare tomorrow, amid fears that the gathering could become very heated as the party's tribal, factional and succession wars continue to worsen. An insider who spoke to the Daily News yesterday said top of the agenda would be ...
Blood on the floor 8 November 2016 HARARE - Feathers are expected to fly when Team Lacoste, the Zanu PF faction rallying behind Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa's mooted presidential aspirations, comes face to face with the under-fire Generation 40 (G40) group — which rabidly opposes the Midlands godfather — at tomorrow's politbu...
Mugabe's Zanu PF plots survival 7 September 2016 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's rattled ruling party, Zanu PF, has lined up two crucial meetings in Harare today and on Friday, to try and plot counter-strategies against growing civil unrest in the country, as Zimbabwe's economy continues to die. So bad has the political and security situa...
War vets scoff at Zanu PF expulsions 5 August 2016 HARARE - War veterans, who are locked in a vicious fight with President Robert Mugabe, insist they are the bedrock of Zanu PF despite their expulsion on Wednesday. The former freedom fighters fell out with Mugabe last month after they grew disillusioned with the Zanu PF leader's attitude towar...
Put people first, please 3 August 2016 HARARE - Today, the Zanu PF politburo meets and we hope President Robert Mugabe and his colleagues discuss something meaningful to extricate Zimbabweans from the current turmoil. Apart from social unrest, Zimbabwe is being stalked by hunger with people in rural areas hardest-hit. Still, hun...
Zanu PF politburo meets as tensions rise 3 August 2016 HARARE - Warring Zanu PF today meets for its politburo which could fail to decisively deal with mounting problems that are threatening to split the liberation movement at a time public anger is rising against its government's bad policies. The politburo meeting comes a time the party is deeply...
Mugabe mourns Zanu PF demise 9 April 2016 HARARE - A visibly-tired President Robert Mugabe once again openly admitted yesterday that his governing Zanu PF's seemingly unstoppable factional and succession wars had destroyed the party, appealing for unity among his brawling lieutenants. Opening the ruling party's central committee meeti...
Zanu PF fails to finalise on suspensions 7 April 2016 HARARE - Yesterday's Zanu PF politburo meeting failed to finalise on pending disciplinary cases of its members across the country as had been expected, with the party's decision-making body tasking national political commissar Saviour Kasukuwere to further investigate squabbles in the Midlands pr...
Mugabe's Zanu PF gears for explosive politburo 8 February 2016 HARARE - Zanu PF bigwigs are anticipating an explosive meeting when the party's politburo meets in Harare on Wednesday, as the mindless bloodletting within the former liberation movement continues to escalate. Well-placed sources told the Daily News on Sunday yesterday that so high were emotio...
Politburo to decide Mutsvangwa's fate 20 December 2015 HARARE - The Zanu PF politburo will at its next meeting decide the fate of War Veterans minister Christopher Mutsvangwa who was recently banished from the Zanu PF Mashonaland West Province, party national spokesperson Simon Khaya Moyo has said. Khaya Moyo told the Daily News on Sunday yesterda...
Zanu PF faces restructuring crisis 26 November 2015 HARARE - Zanu PF has not yet completed its restructuring programme and is hurtling towards the December annual conference with provinces headed by acting provincial chairpersons, party spokesperson Simon Khaya Moyo confirmed yesterday. Addressing a news conference last night after a marathon p...