Articles tagged 'robert mugabe'

Nelson Chamisa snubs Mugabe, Grace 20 June 2018 HARARE - It has emerged that MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa has rebuffed ousted former president Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace's overtures for the trio to work together — as the former first family frantically attempts to derail President Emmerson Mnangagwa's election bid in next month's w...
Opposition weighs election options 20 June 2018 HARARE - Opposition leader Nelson Chamisa and other principals in the MDC Alliance have not ruled out boycotting next month's crucial national elections but for now, they will continue dialogue with the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) over their demands for reforms. This is despite Zec sla...
MDC to deploy polling agents 20 June 2018 HARARE - The MDC plans to field agents in all polling stations during next month’s election, the party’s organising secretary Amos Chibaya said. Speaking to the Daily News yesterday, Chibaya said the move was targeted at ensuring that the ruling Zanu PF will not “rig” the elections. “Like a...
Chamisa snubs Mugabe, Grace 20 June 2018 HARARE - It has emerged that MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa has rebuffed ousted former president Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace's overtures for the trio to work together — as the former first family frantically attempts to derail President Emmerson Mnangagwa's election bid in next month's w...
UK, Zec nexus triggers uproar 19 June 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) triggered a fresh storm yesterday after it availed the voters' roll to the British Embassy while denying same to candidates participating in the forthcoming general elections. In a tweet posted yesterday, the embassy revealed receiving the conte...
'Mugabe's planes' torment minister 18 June 2018 HARARE - The long-drawn Zimbabwe Airways saga refuses to go away, with under-fire Transport minister Joram Gumbo now standing accused of shielding ousted former president Robert Mugabe's son-in-law, Simba Chikore, from incarceration — following claims that he recently kidnapped the new airline's ...
ED seeks to escape Mugabe's shadow 18 June 2018 HARARE - The man who deposed longtime president Robert Mugabe is literally wearing his campaign promises on his sleeve six weeks before a historic election: Fight corruption, develop the economy, re-engage with the rest of the world and create jobs. Emmerson Mnangagwa's colourful blazer, which...
I'm wearing the right jacket: Tshinga Dube 18 June 2018 BULAWAYO - While the people of Makokoba constituency agree that the incumbent Zanu PF legislator Tshinga Dube has done well, there are others who think he is wearing the wrong political jacket. Bulawayo has always been an opposition MDC stronghold hence no space for the ruling Zanu PF and Dube...
'Mugabe planes' torment minister 18 June 2018 HARARE - The long-drawn Zimbabwe Airways saga refuses to go away, with under-fire Transport minister Joram Gumbo now standing accused of shielding ousted former president Robert Mugabe’s son-in-law, Simba Chikore, from incarceration — following claims that he recently kidnapped the new airline’s ...
Mugabe divides MDC Alliance 13 June 2018 HARARE - The fledgling National Patriotic Front (NPF) — the new political outfit which is linked to former president Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace — reiterated yesterday that it was in advanced discussions with the MDC Alliance on the two parties working together. At the same time, analys...
NPF divides MDC Alliance 13 June 2018 HARARE - The fledgling National Patriotic Front (NPF) — the new political outfit which is linked to former president Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace — reiterated yesterday that it was in advanced discussions with the MDC Alliance on the two parties working together. See today's paper for more...
Grace not welcome at MDC Alliance 10 June 2018 HARARE - MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa has reacted angrily to reports that former first lady Grace Mugabe will be his running mate for the July 30 elections, saying the assertions were meant to create the sense that only his rival, President Emmerson Mnangagwa, stands for a clean break from ...
How the mighty have fallen 10 June 2018 HARARE - During his reign, former president Robert Mugabe and his allies were untouchable to the point where not even the long arm of the law could catch up with them. But tables turned immediately after Mugabe's ouster as they began to face the music for alleged corrupt activities that were s...
Mugabe's party backs Chamisa . . . as thousands brave cold weather for demo 6 June 2018 HARARE - The National Patriotic Front (NPF) — which has the blessings of ousted former president Robert Mugabe — yesterday threw its weight behind the MDC Alliance in its protest march against what it perceives as the slow pace of electoral reforms ahead of the July 30 vote. The development ca...
Mugabe's NPF backs Chamisa 6 June 2018 HARARE - The National Patriotic Front (NPF) — which has the blessings of ousted former president Robert Mugabe — yesterday threw its weight behind the MDC Alliance in its protest march against what it perceives as the slow pace of electoral reforms ahead of the July 30 vote. See today's paper ...
'Mugabe not sorely to blame for Gukurahundi'...it was a collective operation 3 June 2018 HARARE - Former president Robert Mugabe is not solely responsible for the infamous Gukurahundi disturbances in Matabeleland and Midlands that saw an estimated 20 000 innocent civilians butchered by the North Korea-trained 5th Brigade, analysts contend. The analysts were responding to pronounce...
Mugabe hits hard times 1 June 2018 HARARE - A company owned by former president Robert Mugabe has been dragged to the High Court for failing to pay over $174 000 for potato seed acquired on credit in 2015. According to court papers, in July 2015, Seed Potato Co-op (Private) Limited entered into a verbal agreement with Gushungo ...
Parliament abusing Mugabe: NPF 1 June 2018 HARARE - The National Patriotic Front (NPF) has accused the parliamentary portfolio committee on Mines and Energy of abusing former president Robert Mugabe by persistently summoning him to give oral evidence on the missing $15 billion reportedly stolen from Marange diamonds. NPF national spoke...
Zim Airways: The national 'air crime' 30 May 2018 HARARE - When we read of criminal syndicates of the western world, we always envision Al Capone and the Italian Mafia as the apex of organised crime. In Zimbabwe, the mafia is our inept selfish government that thrives on exorbitant unjustifiable expenses on what they term the best intentions f...
Robert Mugabe faces arrest . . . as Parly issues final order 29 May 2018 HARARE - Ousted former president Robert Mugabe risks going to jail for continuing to ignore directives by Parliament to give evidence on the disappearance of $15 billion diamond revenue, with the august body yesterday issuing him with a final ultimatum failure of which he will face the consequenc...
'Mugabe plane' flown back for repairs 29 May 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe's new airline, Zimbabwe Airways — which has been linked to the family of ousted former president Robert Mugabe — has hit fresh controversy. This comes as the Daily News has been told that one of the airline's “new” planes that it recently sourced from Malaysia — a Boeing 777 ...
Reprieve for Presidential Guard soldier 24 May 2018 HARARE - A Harare magistrate has dismissed a bid to cage — pending trial — a soldier who duped former president Robert Mugabe of computers and accessories worth $50 000 for allegedly intimidating witnesses. Prosecutor Fransisca Mukumbiri had made the application arguing Pepukai Zvakavapano, a ...
Mugabe keeps Parly guessing 24 May 2018 HARARE - Former President Robert Mugabe, not for the first time, failed to appear in Parliament yesterday where he had been summoned to explain the missing $15 billion diamond revenue from the gem-rich Marange fields. In 2016, Mugabe made startling claims that his government could not account ...
Old friend inspires possible Mugabe comeback 13 May 2018 HARARE - The return to the throne of 93-year-old former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad appears to have stirred some cemented belief in winning the forthcoming poll by newly-formed opposition party, the National Patriotic Front (NPF). Perhaps it could inspire a possible comeback of f...
Zim Airways circus continues 12 May 2018 HARARE - The circus behind the country's new national airline, Zimbabwe Airways, has reached fever-pitch with the government now moving to remove former president Robert Gabriel Mugabe's initials from one of the company's planes. Transport minister Joram Gumbo said the initials were causing co...