Articles tagged 'war vets'

War vets defend Jabulani Sibanda 18 April 2018 BULAWAYO - Bulawayo-based war veterans have defended their former leader Jabulani Sibanda's recent meeting with MDC president Nelson Chamisa, arguing the engagement was a sign of maturity among Zimbabwean politicians. During his visit to the second largest city for a rally at White City Stadiu...
Grace, RG Mugabe hypocrisy shocking 2 April 2018 HARARE - Land invasions were pushed into fashion by the Zanu PF government way back in the year 2000 as the party desperately tried to find other ways to placate an increasingly restive population. Then, the law was swiftly amended to legitimise these otherwise illegal moves that were led by v...
War vets call for Grace Mugabe's arrest 30 March 2018 HARARE - Liberation war fighters are piling pressure on President Emmerson Mnangagwa to arrest former first lady Grace Mugabe over her attainment of a doctorate degree under controversial circumstances but analysts have cautioned that any punitive action against the first family might backfire fo...
New land deal for white farmers hailed but... 3 February 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s move to issue 99-year leases to the few remaining white farmers in a bid to end discrimination along racial lines in agriculture has been hailed as a goodwill gesture amid calls to just give the commercial farmers full ownership. Perrance Shiri, the Land...
Another protest against Mugabe 21 November 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) is plotting the mother-of-all-demonstrations in Zimbabwe's capital Harare to put pressure on President Robert Mugabe to leave office. Mugabe, 93, has been refusing to leave office despite immense pressure from his ruli...
Sellouts, whites won't rule Zim: Chiwenga 27 October 2017 HARARE - Commander of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) general Constantino Chiwenga has declared ahead of next year's synchronised polls that the military will not allow whites and disloyal citizens to ascend to the seat of power. Chiwenga was quoted by a Masvingo provincial newspaper saying ...
A congress to decide Mugabe succession? 23 October 2017   KENT - The latest twist to Zanu PF's long-running succession saga is that the ruling party will hold an extraordinary congress in December. To seasoned watchers of Zimbabwean politics, this doesn't come as a big surprise. The timing is, however, rather curious, coming, as it does, just mo...
What happens after Mugabe? 15 October 2017 HARARE - At the ripe old age of 93, Zimbabwe's long-serving President, Robert Mugabe, has offered himself as the candidate to lead his ruling Zanu PF party in elections next year. In power since independence from Britain in 1980, Mugabe would be 99 should he win the 2018 election and complete ...
Matabeleland 'mourns' Tshinga Dube sacking 13 October 2017 BULAWAYO - Analysts here have waded into the recent Cabinet reshuffle that saw two ministers from the Matabeleland region being dropped. Among those dropped were former War Veterans minister Tshinga Dube and former Rural Development minister Abednico Ncube — both from Matabeleland. Analysts...
Honesty costs minister job 12 October 2017 HARARE - Former War Veterans minister Tshinga Dube — who was sacked from Cabinet earlier this week — says although he harbours no hard feelings against President Robert Mugabe, he paid the price for being “too honest”. Dube lost his cushy job together with three other ministers — Prisca Mupfum...
'War Vets minister fails many' 10 October 2017 HARARE - Troops wounded in Zimbabwe's 70s liberation war have received the short end of the stick in follow-up welfare provided or organised by the former War Veterans minister Tshinga Dube, opposition legislators have complained in the National Assembly. But Dube has refused to shoulder the b...
ED now dead man walking 5 October 2017 HARARE - Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko has literally taken the gloves off on his counterpart — Emmerson Mnangagwa — insinuating on Tuesday that the 75-year-old politician was lying that he was poisoned on August 12 while attending a Zanu PF youth interface meeting in Gwanda, the Daily News ca...
ED allies plot to drown Mugabe 20 September 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe has a lot of homework to do ahead of next year's decisive polls amid revelations that allies of Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa have hatched an improved version of the 2008 Bhora Musango strategy to shipwreck his re-election bid, the Daily News can report. Re...
SOUTHERN NEWS | AAG reports town clerk to Mugabe 20 September 2017 BULAWAYO - Indigenous pressure group, the Affirmative Action Group (AAG), has written to President Robert Mugabe to express its unhappiness with the decision by the Bulawayo City Council (BCC) to allocate gold claims to town clerk Christopher Dube and George Mlilo — the permanent secretary in the...
Sekeramayi shames Mutsvangwa 18 September 2017 HARARE - The Medical and Dental Practitioners Council of Zimbabwe (MDPCZ) has confirmed that Defence minister Sydney Sekeramayi has undergone specialist medical training and has qualifications from Sweden that meet local standards or legislation to practice as a medical doctor. MDPCZ's revelat...
Mugabe succession: It's a two-horse race 14 September 2017 HARARE - The race to succeed President Robert Mugabe as leader of Zanu PF has narrowed to two major contenders namely Defence minister Sydney Sekeramayi and Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa who, despite the increasing hostility towards him, still stands a good chance to succeed the incumbent on ...
War vets resist Mugabe plan 11 September 2017 HARARE - Leaders of the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) have vowed they will go to the ends of the earth to try and stop Zanu PF from its plans to depose them by causing election of a new leadership. This comes as First Lady Grace Mugabe and Defence minister Sydn...
Grace savages Gen Chiwenga 10 September 2017 HARARE - First Lady Grace Mugabe alleged yesterday that commander of the defence forces General Constantino Chiwenga had falsely claimed that President Robert Mugabe wanted sacked former Cabinet minister Christopher Mutsvangwa to lead war veterans, when it was his own decision to impose Mutsvangw...
Mugabe moves in for the kill 9 September 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's Zanu PF party has turned its guns on Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa's bastion of support by pushing for the dissolution of Christopher Mutsvangwa's Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (Znlwva)'s executive though an extraordinary congress to ...
Matemadanda's application thrown out 9 September 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) secretary general, Victor Matemadanda, will face trial after his application to be removed from remand was thrown out yesterday. The court decision triggered demonstrations outside the Harare Magistrates' Courts, with memb...
War vets woo Dabengwa 5 September 2017 HARARE - Veterans of Zimbabwe's liberation struggle are courting former Home Affairs minister and Zapu president Dumiso Dabengwa who left Zanu PF a decade ago after growing disillusioned with policies of the former liberation movement. It is not clear what role the war veterans want the decora...
Grace solidarity march slammed 30 August 2017 HARARE - War veterans and opposition parties yesterday poured scorn on the planned solidarity march with  First Lady Grace Mugabe scheduled for Harare today, after she whipped a South African model with an electric cord who was waiting with two friends in a luxury hotel suite to meet one of her a...
'War veterans deserve $500 every month' 27 August 2017 HARARE - Our reporter Blessings Mashaya talks to War Veterans minister Tshinga Dube on a wide range of issues. Below are excerpts of the interview. Q: Are you happy with the welfare of the war veterans? A: I wish I were but you know with this economic situation, as it stands, one cannot be ...
Mnangagwa ally finally freed 20 August 2017 HARARE - War veterans' leader Victor Matemadanda, who is facing charges of undermining the authority of the president and causing disaffection among the defence forces, was yesterday granted $200 bail. The development was a dose of good news for Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa's allies whose...
Matemadanda hands self to police 17 August 2017 HARARE - War veterans' leader Victor Matemadanda handed himself voluntarily to police yesterday, his lawyer said. His lawyer Doug Coltart, said he had turned himself in at Harare Central Police Station in the morning. He was still in police custody at the time of going to print, according t...