Politics

Zimbabwe is divided between filthy rich few with veto vs voiceless filthy poor majority

A house divided cannot stand the test of time. A nation divided cannot thrive. Zimbabwe is a nation tiring apart because we have become a divided nation of the filthy rich ruling elite few, on the one hand, and on the other the desperately poor majority. The rich few live in massive mansions such as General Chiwenga’s C&M mansion and ...

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Venezuela opposition banned from running in 2018 election

Venezuela’s President, Nicolas Maduro, says the country’s main opposition parties are banned from taking part in next year’s presidential election. He said only parties which took part in Sunday’s mayoral polls would be able to contest the presidency. Leaders from the Justice First, Popular Will and Democratic Action parties boycotted the vote because they said the electoral system was biased. ...

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Tsvangirai courts Trump over polls

OPPOSITION MDC-T leader and MDC Alliance presidential candidate Morgan Tsvangirai has dispatched a high-powered three-member delegation on a global campaign, including a visit to United States President Donald Trump’s offices in Washington DC, to ratchet up international pressure on President Emmerson Mnangagwa to implement electoral reforms and level the political playing field ahead of next year’s general elections. The team, ...

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MDC-T robbed of its main subject of critique and model for antithesis

ROBERT Mugabe’s resignation as President of Zimbabwe on 21 November 2017 signaled the end of more than just his own era in politics. It cast a grave shadow and ominous portent for the viability of opposition politics in general, and that of the MDC-T and its leader in particular. Robbed of the main subject of its critique and model for ...

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Mnangagwa’s extra-ordinary track-record of escape

A child of the revolution, nurtured on the perennial run, from childhood to the present age of 75. Multiple narrow escapes! Emmerson Munangagwa’s multiple escapes remain too extra-ordinary to be of Man-making! This is of the anointing of God! The longest and most challenging, brutish and nasty of its kind. I hold no fear for Zimbabwean President Emmerson Munangagwa as ...

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‘Mugabe was captured,’ says his obedient son

Home Affairs minister Obert Mpofu says former president Robert Mugabe was captured by people bent on destroying Zanu-PF as he justified the military takeover of government last month Mpofu told heads of departments and parastatals under his ministry that political cheats had infiltrated and divided Zanu-PF. “The legacy of our former president Robert Mugabe, a revered statesman and one of ...

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‘Mnangagwa and Chinamasa are chameleons’

Devolution and nothing else is what people asked for Revolutionary greetings dear comrades. I still reiterate that a leopard will never change its spots. On the other hand a chameleonic person is the most dangerous because his true colours are unknown. He changes colour to suit the present environment hence he is not worth the trust of a sane man. ...

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Mnangagwa must pay attention to human rights

It was with disbelief, shared by many other Zimbabweans, that I received the news on November 21 that Robert Mugabe had resigned as president of Zimbabwe. Before his resignation, on November 15, Major General Sibusiso B Moyo of the Zimbabwe National Army announced on state television that the military had taken control of all government functions. He said the reason ...

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Suspicions as Makarau quits

The shock resignation by Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) chairperson Rita Makarau – a mere eight months before the country holds its make-or-break national elections next year – has cast a huge shadow on the eagerly-awaited polls, which a fearful opposition want to be monitored by international observers. Makarau – also a respected Supreme Court judge and the secretary of the ...

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Ramaphosa believes South Africa’s President Zuma rape accuser

A leading contender to replace President Jacob Zuma as head of South Africa’s governing ANC has said he believes the woman who accused Mr Zuma of rape over a decade ago was telling the truth. Mr Zuma’s deputy, Cyril Ramaphosa, told a local radio station: “Yes, I would believe her.” In 2006 Mr Zuma was found not guilty of raping ...

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