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Mugabes to lose farms

Former president Robert Mugabe will only be allowed to keep one farm in line with the government’s land policies, President Emmerson Mnangagwa says. In a wide-ranging interview with the Independent Foreign Service, as published by New Zimbabwe.com, Mnangagwa said many families own more than one farm, implying it won’t just be the Mugabes who have to downsize their land holdings. ...

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Justice Chigumba NOT on Twitter

The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) Chairperson of the Commission, Justice Priscilla Makanyara Chigumba does not have a twitter account and the nation should not be misled by statements posted on bogus accounts created in her name by mischievous elements, the ZimTechReview has reported. Some fraudsters have duped the public into believing that the ZEC boss was running a Twitter account ...

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Mnangagwa looks beyond Chamisa challenge

PRESIDENT-ELECT Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday appeared unfazed by opposition MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa’s Constitutional Court (ConCourt) petition challenging the results of last month’s presidential election. In his speech at the burial of national heroine and former Matabeleland North Provincial Affairs minister Thokozile Mathuthu, the Zanu-PF leader dwelt on his vision for the “Second Republic” effectively belittling this week’s ConCourt hearing ...

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Chamisa court case broadcast commendable, but …

THE Judicial Service Commission (JSC) deserves a pat on the back for allowing State broadcaster, Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) to provide a live broadcast of proceedings on opposition MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa’s presidential petition at the Constitutional Court (ConCourt) on Wednesday, as this allows for all and sundry to closely follow the arguments, given the importance of the matter. ...

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Mugabe gave a signal

ON the eve of the July 30 harmonised elections, former President Robert Mugabe did something peculiar. He called an international Press conference and spoke for over 90 minutes in which he denounced President-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa and endorsed MDC Alliance presidential candidate Advocate Nelson Chamisa, while saying nothing against Zanu-PF as a party. This was peculiar for a number of reasons. ...

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Factional fights among Harare Councillors back dates to Kasukuwere era

Factional infighting among Harare City Councillors has been cited as one of the reasons three Councillors, Paula Macharangwanda, Wilton Janjasi and Urayayi Mangwiro were the only ones victimised by former Local Government, Public Works and National Housing Minister Saviour Kasukuwere after they reportedly spurned plans to receive bribes in another unrelated land deal. Reports indicate that these three Councillors are ...

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Statement on ARTUZ & Veritas’ litigation for safe schools

Today, the Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (ARTUZ), together with our partners Veritas, filed an urgent application in the Masvingo High Court under Case No. HC 297/18 which seeks to ensure that ZANU PF and the Minister of Primary and Secondary Education comply with the order granted by the High Court in HC 263/18 on 28th June 2018 which ...

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Army deployed in G40 strongholds, Ruhanya claims

DEFENCE forces chiefs are worried that people in G40 strongholds will likely vote for the opposition to spite President Emmerson Mnangagwa who took over through a military coup, a local think tank has said. Zimbabwe Institute of Democracy (ZDI) executive director Pedzisayi Ruhanya said the military had now deployed in rural areas to gather intelligence on the mood of villagers ...

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Chamisa, Khupe unite

THE Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) will not be able to run a free, fair and credible election, opposition parties contesting this year’s presidential election have said. In a hard-hitting statement Tuesday, the parties and candidates said of particular concern was the apparent proliferation at ZEC’s instigation of various “voters rolls” giving rise to fears of possible rigging. Among those who ...

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Is Zimbabwe falling into the coup trap?

A coup d’état, can be understood as the sudden and illegal removal of the incumbent using force or the threat of force. The “stroke of the State” as per the French translation is often a swift, surprise strike, emanating mainly from those inside the government who have the means to use the State apparatus, especially the military or the police, ...

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