Articles tagged 'robert mugabe'

Mugabe snubs Heroes Day 16 August 2018 HARARE - For the first time since independence, former president Robert Mugabe was a no-show at events marking the Heroes and Defence Forces holidays. The 94-year-old teetotaller used to preside over all the major events, including the Heroes and Defence Forces commemorations, in his capacity ...
High Court eases pressure on Chivayo 13 August 2018 HARARE - Pressure has eased on embattled businessman Wicknell Chivayo after High Court bail-judge Benjamin Chikowero observed that the state’s case “was weak”. This followed a $5 million fraud charge against the Intratrek Zimbabwe (Intratrek) founder and related to his 100 megawatt Gwanda sola...
Chivayo appeals to High Court 8 August 2018 HARARE - Controversial Harare businessman Wicknell Chivayo has approached the High Court to fight for his release from remand prison, following the dismissal of his bail application at the Harare Magistrates' Courts. Chivayo and his company — Intratek Zimbabwe (Private) Limited — are being cha...
Chivayo denied bail 7 August 2018 HARARE - Harare businessman Wicknell Chivayo, will have to fight for his freedom from remand prison after he was denied bail yesterday on grounds that he was a flight risk. Chivayo and his company — Intratek Zimbabwe (Private) Limited — are being charged with fraud, money laundering and contra...
'Chivayo sought to evade arrest' 6 August 2018 HARARE - The State has accused jet-setting Harare businessman Wicknell Chivayo of seeking to evade justice by approaching higher offices for assistance after getting wind of his intended arrest. Chivayo and his company — Intratek Zimbabwe (Private) Limited — are being charged with fraud, money...
Chivayo spends weekend in remand prison 5 August 2018 HARARE - Jet-setting Harare businessman Wicknell Chivayo, who was arrested on Thursday in connection with his power deals which saw him being advanced $5 million by Zesa Holdings (Zesa) before work commenced, will spend the weekend behind bars after Harare magistrate Elisha Singano deferred his b...
The harsh reality 5 August 2018 HARARE - Well the elections have come and gone, former president Robert Mugabe voted for Nelson Chamisa and the MDC Alliance and the rest of us queued on average for about 3 hours to cast our votes. I voted in a tent and could hardly see the ballot paper. I had to use my cellphone to illuminat...
Chivayo sent to remand prison 4 August 2018 HARARE - Jet-setting Harare businessman Wicknell Chivayo, who was arrested on Thursday in connection with his power deals which saw him being advanced $5 million by Zesa Holdings(Zesa) before work commenced, was last night condemned to prison before continuation of his bail hearing today. Chiv...
Mnangagwa-Mugabe feud reaches historic nastiness 1 August 2018 HARARE - It's a deepening feud — playing out on TV stations and on Twitter and Facebook — that has now ballooned well beyond a small political quarrel. For President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his predecessor, Robert Mugabe, the rancour that started two years ago over a succession conundrum has ne...
Interview exposes Mugabe's distrust of ED 1 August 2018 HARARE -  Former president Robert Mugabe’s surprise interview on the eve of the elections on Sunday gave some rare insights into the suspicions the 94-year-old teetotaller had always had towards his successor, President Emmerson Mnangagwa. In the interview, Mugabe narrated a series of events i...
Mugabe complains about his pension 31 July 2018 HARARE - Former president Robert Mugabe is unhappy that his 37-year-long stint as the leader of Zimbabwe has only yielded $467 000 and not $10 million as widely reported. Mugabe was booted out of power and replaced by his estranged former deputy Emmerson Mnangagwa in November last year after a...
Mugabe speaks on Dzamara abduction 31 July 2018 HARARE - Former president Robert Mugabe has professed ignorance about the abduction and disappearance of activist, Itai Dzamara. Dzamara was getting a haircut at a barbershop in the working class suburb of Glen View in Harare on March 9, 2015, when five armed men seized him, shoved him into an...
Tsvangirai vindicated 30 July 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa has embraced the white community in Zimbabwe, in a development that vindicates the late MDC founding leader Morgan Tsvangirai who for many years, has been vilified by Zanu PF for his anti-racism stance. Recently, Mnangagwa who is the presidential candidate...
Mugabe's ghost hangs over polls 30 July 2018 HARARE - The jury is out as to whether and to what extent the surprising move by former president Robert Mugabe to hold a media conference in Harare yesterday where he rubbished his successor while affirming opposition leader Nelson Chamisa will impact voting patterns in today's crunch national p...
I wanted Sekeramayi to succeed me: Mugabe 30 July 2018 HARARE - Former President Robert Mugabe has said that he wanted former Defence minister Sydney Sekeramayi to take over from him as leader of both Zanu PF and the State. Mugabe, who held a press conference at his Borrowdale home yesterday, said Sekeramayi, and not his wife Grace, was always his...
Sadc observers won't meet Mugabe 28 July 2018 HARARE - Southern African Development Community (Sadc) eminent persons' observer mission has no plans to meet ousted former president Robert Mugabe. The mission, comprising 23 eminent persons from the Southern Africa region, is in the country to observe the elections across the 10 provinces ...
Time to bury Mugabe's political ghost 28 July 2018 HARARE - The wait is over as Zimbabweans on Monday vote to choose a new leader following the resignation of former president Robert Mugabe who was replaced by his long time aide Emmerson Mnangagwa who was sworn in to finish his term which ends at midnight tomorrow. That journey which started o...
It's time to bury Robert Mugabe's political ghost 28 July 2018 HARARE - The wait is over as Zimbabweans on Monday vote to choose a new leader following the resignation of former president Robert Mugabe who was replaced by his long time aide Emmerson Mnangagwa who was sworn in to finish his term which ends at midnight tomorrow. [Adz]
Government throws white farmers lifeline 26 July 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government has thrown a lifeline to white commercial farmers by inviting them to enter into joint ventures with resettled farmers as part of reviving agriculture and boosting the economy. Lands, Agriculture and Rural Resettlement minister Perrance Shiri ...
'Election campaigns dull without Mugabe' 22 July 2018 HARARE - The dramatic characteristics of the Zimbabwean election is gone with the legendary former president Robert Mugabe as his exit left the political scene dull with unusual peace and calmness, an award-winning playwright has said. Controversial playwright and actor Cont Mhlanga said with ...
Chiwenga recounts role he played in ED's escape 16 July 2018 HARARE - Vice President Constantino Chiwenga has said he arranged for the escape of then vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa in the wake of his abrupt removal from the post by fallen despot Robert Mugabe. Speaking for the first time about the behind-the-scenes manoeuvres that enabled Mnangagwa t...
Mugabe's ghost hangs over polls 10 July 2018 HARARE - More than six months after former president Robert Mugabe was dramatically ousted from power — and with Zimbabwe's crunch national polls a mere three weeks away — the nonagenarian continues to hog the limelight in the country's fluid body politic. This comes as both Zanu PF and the op...
Robert Mugabe's ghost hangs over polls 10 July 2018 HARARE - More than six months after former president Robert Mugabe was dramatically ousted from power — and with Zimbabwe's crunch national polls a mere three weeks away — the nonagenarian continues to hog the limelight in the country's fluid body politic. [Adz]
Fierce ED critic breaks silence 8 July 2018 MUTARE - Mandiitawepi Chimene –the motor mouth former minister of State for Manicaland Province and a fierce critic of President Emmerson Mnangagwa – has broken her silence for the first time since she went into hiding more than six months ago. Chimene skipped the country into neighbouring Moz...
Ex-strongman's 'Blue Roof' mansion is temporarily turned into court 8 July 2018 HARARE - Former president Robert Mugabe who has lived a relatively quiet life since he was ousted in November last year, was on Thursday made to testify in a case in which he was duped by an aide of property worth $50 000. To get him to give evidence, court records show that Harare magistrate ...