Articles tagged 'politics'

'Prophets' mum on politics 25 November 2018 HARARE - Contemporary charismatic preachers seem to be reluctant to comment on political developments in the country unlike those in the Bible. Biblical prophets, the likes of Elijah, Moses and Amos among others, always kept political leaders on their toes, without fear. Scholar Bernhard W And...
Haritatos calls time on politics 4 April 2018 HARARE - Zanu PF Member of Parliament for Muzvezve Peter Haritatos said he will not contest for the parliamentary seat in the coming elections. Haritatos said he is passing the opportunity to give a chance to the younger generation. “I have worked hard for our great nation, and it has been ...
Sydney Sekeramayi speaks out 31 March 2018 HARARE - Former Defence minister Sydney Sekeramayi, who became a career Cabinet minister under former president Robert Mugabe's iron-fisted rule, has opened up for the first time on losing his job when his mentor was stripped of power through a soft military coup last November, the Daily News can...
Mugabe is a lesson to those in power 2 December 2017 HARARE – At the height of his power, former president Robert Mugabe was elevated to deity status, his opponents were wantonly thrown into prison under the country’s nefarious laws such as Criminal Codification, and in Zanu PF he would fire his subordinates at the snap of a finger. Indeed absol...
'Mugabe likely to name successor' 10 September 2017 HARARE - The only feasible way to resolve the current political impasse in Zanu PF is for Mugabe to name who he wants to succeed him, Sapes Trust director Ibbo Mandaza has said. Mandaza said by naming his successor, Mugabe will avert bloodshed and the chaos consuming the ruling party. “If h...
I will run for office: Mawarire 10 September 2017 BULAWAYO - Evan Mawarire, the controversial cleric who popularised the #ThisFlag movement on Friday visited the City of Kings to lead the Zimbabwe prayer Night of Hope at Harvest House International Church. After the church service, the Daily News on Sunday's Letwin Nyambayo caught up with him...
Jah Prayzah: Master of political intrigue 10 September 2017 HARARE - Towering music star Jah Prayzah has joined the list of artistes whose music has been dragged into politics by Zimbabweans yearning for a new leader to take over from President Robert Mugabe who has been in power since 1980. The Uzumba-born artiste’s forthcoming studio album titled Kut...
Political injustices and the Church's silence 6 September 2017 HARARE - I am stunned by some contradictions presented by the Church in Zimbabwe. We preach brimstone and fire against adultery, robbery and murder, but suddenly find “good” reasons to avoid doing the same when the sins are committed by politicians. We claim to have absolutely no fear of th...
Political infighting impeding Africa's fortunes 24 July 2017 HARARE - The current political infighting in South Africa (SA) – and other countries such as Zimbabwe – is exacerbating Africa's woes, and political instability tag or perception, a leading continental lobby group has said. This also comes as Ladislas Agbesi's Pan African Business Forum (PABF)...
Political interests impede value of inquests 16 June 2017 HARARE – This week, the State ordered an inquest into the suspicious death of former Cabinet minister and diplomat, Amos Midzi, who was found lifeless at the back of his car two years ago at his Marirangwe farm, a few kilometres outside the capital. His death came after he had been suspended f...
'Zim women shun politics' 13 April 2017 HARARE - Violence and a deeply chauvinistic society are locking middle-aged women out of politics in Zimbabwe, a new survey has found. The study, by the Research and Advocacy Unit (RAU), found that women are more politics averse than men. The polarised and often violent politics of Zimbabwe...
Let's all play our part 13 April 2017 EDITOR — One thing that has become patently and painfully clear to me is a lesson from history: the peaceful masses are irrelevant. The saying that goes, “Evil only flourishes when good men do nothing,” becomes crystal clear when looking back over Zimbabwe's history and the current complete an...
War veterans, churches pledge to reinforce peace 11 March 2017 HARARE - War veterans, churches and rights groups wound up a crucial election meeting last week with a promise to restore peace and dignity to Zimbabwe, scarred by violent previous polls. Drawing wide support for a pledge to impose peace after previous elections plunged Zimbabwe into election-...
Engage grassroots on coalition: Dabengwa 4 February 2017 BULAWAYO - Zapu president Dumiso Dabengwa has said coalition talks should not only involve opposition political parties but the grassroots too saying they were major stakeholders in the whole initiative. During a presentation at a Public Policy Research Institute of Zimbabwe (PPRIZ)-organised ...
Ncube's MDC slams Khupe 4 February 2017 HARARE - The Welshman Ncube-led MDC has reacted angrily to MDC vice president Thokozani Khupe's remarks that there is no need for the Morgan Tsvangirai-led party to have coalition partners in Bulawayo. On Wednesday, Khupe said while she is not against a grand coalition, her view was that such ...
Women deserve fair treatment 30 October 2016 HARARE - Former Vice President and now interim leader of the Zimbabwe People First (ZPF), Joice Mujuru, has been under scrutiny lately. On the other hand, the grand coalition topic has resurfaced in the media and this time, it is around who will lead the coalition. Mujuru and MDC president Mor...
'Zim women wary of politics' 10 October 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwean women — particularly the educated and professional — are reluctant to vote and are cautious of engaging in active politics as they fear for their children and careers, a survey revealed. The study by the Research and Advocacy Unit (Rau) — an organisation which engages middl...
Courts turned into political battlefields 24 July 2016 HARARE - Finding their voices against President Robert Mugabe activists and opposition parties have dared to dream, but some of those who openly challenged the 92-year-old strongman have found themselves locked up and hauled before the courts. From Acie Lumumba who used the F-word against Muga...
Church should be involved in politics 14 June 2016 EDITOR — I write in response to your  last week article titled Churches call on Mugabe to resign . This is a move in the right direction by the churches as previously the media was always coming up with programmes that criticised the Church for being involved in politics. The unexpected statem...
Let's put an end to this chaos 2 June 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe is slowly degenerating into both political and economic chaos due to ill-advised and populist policies being implemented by President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu PF-led government. The chaotic and often violent land reform exercise in the early 2000s completely destroyed the agricul...
Zim: A nation in conflict with itself 2 June 2016 HARARE - For some time now, Zimbabweans have been hobnobbing with political elites without telling them the truth about the trajectory they prescribed for the country. Nobody dares say a word about the direction Zanu PF has been dragging the country towards since 1980. If anything, this has...
Why a party needs 'soul' 13 November 2015 BULAWAYO - The history of the typical political party is shrouded in mystique — or just plain rough stuff. In the very early days, the party which triumphed often used gangster methods. It hardly matched the Cosa Nostra. But its opponents knew that should always be ready for a hell. For ...
Too scared to laugh 2 July 2015 HARARE - Comedian Doc Vikela says Zimbabweans are scared to laugh at political jokes by stand-up comedians. The comedian — real name Victor Mpofu — said he noticed this from the time he started telling political jokes back in 2011. “People are scared. I did a President Robert Mugabe joke in...
'Excellent analysts make bad politicians' 1 June 2015 HARARE - In recent years, Zimbabwe has witnessed the emergence of young brilliant political commentators who have tried their hand at politics, but have not fared well. The more active political commentators include Ibo Mandaza and Simba Makoni who both lost when they contested as independent ...
I don't support any political party — Makandiwa 6 October 2014 HARARE - United Family International Church (UFIC) founder prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa has scoffed at statements aligning him to any political party in Zimbabwe after his recent prophecy on bloodshed due to mass action saying he has no price tag for any of the parties to buy him. Speaking durin...