Articles tagged 'robert mugabe'

Mugabe's ex-aide spills the beans 13 January 2019 HARARE - A former aide of ousted president Robert Mugabe has spilled the beans from his foreign base, saying Zanu PF has serious divisions that do not always play out in public. Lawrence Kamwi, who served as head of former first lady Grace Mugabe's office and principal private secretary to the...
A better 2019 by improving people's lives 5 January 2019 HARARE - I had hoped to comment on former Zimbabwean vice president Joice Mujuru's blistering Open Letter to Oppah Muchinguri. I found it ticklish. I must also readily admit that it reflects an approach only Joice would take; she does not hold back when she decides to speak.  Ahead of the pres...
Presidential guard soldier acquitted of stealing Mugabe's computers 3 January 2019 HARARE - A member of the Presidential Guard accused of stealing 119 laptops, three desktop computers and accessories belonging to former president Robert Mugabe has been acquitted. Pepukai Zvakavapano, 32, who was said to have broken into Zimbabwe House in early April last year, was freed by H...
Mugabe: The second coming 30 December 2018 HARARE - With a clenched fist punching the air in a marquee-filled to capacity with men and women dressed in colourful Zanu PF attire, Vice President Constantino Chiwenga declared that they would be no challengers to his principal, President Emmerson Mnangagwa. One would have been forgiven to ...
Mugabe mired in war hero's death 28 December 2018 HARARE - Defence minister Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri has made sensational claims that she was stopped dead in her tracks by former president Robert Mugabe over an explosive book that she had written regarding the disputed circumstances surrounding the death of liberation icon Josiah Magama Tongogar...
Mugabe 'stops' minister from telling all on war hero's death 28 December 2018 HARARE - Defence minister Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri has made sensational claims that she was stopped dead in her tracks by former president Robert Mugabe over an explosive book that she had written regarding the disputed circumstances surrounding the death of liberation icon Josiah Magama Tongogar...
Unity Day loses its significance 23 December 2018 HARARE - Zimbabweans observed the Unity Day holiday yesterday which went quietly unlike previous years when dozens of musicians celebrated this historical day with music and dance for the whole night. The musical performances which were free of charge used to rotate in all provinces and the sh...
Praise singers perfect art of extolling ED 23 December 2018 HARARE - Although Robert Mugabe is now part of history, the band of praise-singers that made him a demigod is still intact, singing itself hoarse in a rat-race to please President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Observers opine that the apple-polishing and heightened fawning for Mnangagwa seen at the just...
ED govt shouldn't make Mugabe look like a saint 3 December 2018 HARARE - The current fuel shortages being experienced in the country are a reminder to all and sundry that Zimbabwe is a long way off from stabilising its sickly economy. And the prevailing economic situation serves also to remind the authorities that without an inclusive approach, Zimbabwe wi...
Parly calls for clarity on Zim Airways ownership 26 November 2018 HARARE - Parliament says government should clarify the ownership of Zimbabwe Airways (Zim Airways) before it is merged with struggling national airline Air Zimbabwe (AirZim). “Air Zimbabwe and Zimbabwe Airways' relationship should be clear as well as their ownership status to ensure that the p...
Mugabe unable to walk 25 November 2018 HARARE - Former president Robert Mugabe, who has been in Singapore for the past two months seeking medical attention, is now unable to walk, it was revealed yesterday. President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who took over from the teetotaller following a military intervention in November last year, told...
Zvimba still has fond memories of Mugabe 25 November 2018 HARARE - Wearing a worn-out cap with former president Robert Mugabe's famous signature and an oversized yellowing white shirt emblazoned with the face of a smiling President Emmerson Mnangagwa, Lovemore Mukwezva, who lives in the fallen despot's rural home of Zvimba, is torn between the past and ...
One of 'Mugabe planes' sold 22 November 2018 HARARE - One of the four aircraft bought by government from Malaysia has reportedly been sold to Jet Midwest, a US-based leading global aviation parts provider, due to non-payment by Zimbabwe. Government had all along claimed it bought four Boeing 777 aircraft from Malaysia and an Embraer plan...
Zim has hardly moved post-November 2017 19 November 2018 HARARE - November 2017 remains etched in the memories of many Zimbabweans as well as foreigners as a month when so much promise loomed on the horizon. This was after the fall of the once-mighty despot Robert Mugabe which also signalled the crumbling — like a deck of cards — of former first lad...
One year after coup d'état - dreams, aspirations of masses crushed 18 November 2018 HARARE - The coup d'état that ousted long-ruling despot Robert Mugabe last November, was a watershed moment in both the history of Zimbabwe and southern Africa. The post-coup leader Emmerson Mnangagwa was held out by many as the best hope to spearhead an economic recovery predicated on re-enga...
One year after Mugabe: A revolution still not televised 16 November 2018 HARARE - On November 15, 2017, Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe's longest serving ruler was confined to his private residence in the affluent suburb of Borrowdale in Harare, Zimbabwe. This, while armed soldiers took control of the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation's (ZBC) headquarters major stations an...
Zimbos demand more after coup 15 November 2018 HARARE - As the country marks exactly a year since the military rose up against former president Robert Mugabe by way of a popular coup, long-suffering Zimbabweans say they want President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his government to do more to improve their lives. This comes after Mnangagwa earned...
MDC top official off the hook 15 November 2018 HARARE - MDC women's assembly chairperson Lynette Karenyi, who was accused of insulting former president Robert Mugabe, is off the hook after the State indicated yesterday that it was withdrawing the charges. The senior opposition member, who was initially arrested seven years ago, before bein...
Zimbabweans demand more after Mugabe coup 15 November 2018 HARARE - As the country marks exactly a year since the military rose up against former president Robert Mugabe by way of a popular coup, long-suffering Zimbabweans say they want President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his government to do more to improve their lives. [Adz] [GoogleAd]
Mugabe, wife challenge trio over 'grabbing' farm 30 October 2018 HARARE - Former President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace have filed High Court papers challenging an application by three Mazowe farmers evicted from Teviotdale Farm in 2009 to pave way for the ex-first family's company Gushungo Holdings (Private) Limited. In their application, the three far...
Govt to merge Air Zim, Zim Airways 26 September 2018 HARARE - Government is planning to merge Air Zimbabwe (AirZim) with Zimbabwe Airways (Zim Airways), which had been previously linked to the family of former president Robert Mugabe. This was revealed by the newly-appointed Transport minister Joel Biggie Matiza while addressing the media at his...
Mugabe turns tables against potato firm 25 September 2018 HARARE - Former president Robert Mugabe company's Gushungo Holdings (Private) Limited has turned the tables against a potato producing company that supplied it with seed on credit in 2015, accusing the firm of breaching a verbal contract entered between the two parties. This comes after Seed P...
I will only serve two terms: ED 23 September 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa says he will chart a different path from that of his much-criticised predecessor — former leader Robert Mugabe — adding that he will only serve the two terms permitted by the country's new Constitution if Zimbabweans re-elect him into power in five years' tim...
Chivayo's graft trial deferred 19 September 2018 HARARE - The trial of jet setting Harare businessman Wicknell Chivayo yesterday failed to kick-off because the presiding magistrate was unavailable. Chivayo and his company Intratek Zimbabwe (Private) Limited are charged with fraud, money laundering and contravening two sections of the Exchang...
'ED insult' driver applies for discharge 13 September 2018 BULAWAYO - Lawyers representing a commuter omnibus driver arrested for insulting President Emmerson Mnangagwa have applied for discharge at the close of the State's case. Dickson Abraham of Tanaka Law Chambers who was seconded to the case by the Christian Legal Council to represent the accused...