Politics

Mugabe party blames Zanu-PF for violence

Violence reportedly reared its ugly head in  Mashonaland West and the National Patriotic Front (NPF) spokesperson Jealous Mawarire has scoffed at President Emmesorn Mnangagwa labeling him a perpetrator of violence after their ally’s campaign team was bashed by suspected ZANU PF supporters. Mawarire alleges that their party heavy weight in Mashonaland West Sarah Mahoka’s campaign team was bashed and had ...

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Muzorewa sues Zec over rejected nomination papers

OPPOSITION United African National Council president Gwinyai Henry Muzorewa has petitioned the High Court, seeking an order to compel the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) to accept his nomination papers which were rejected on the nomination day for having been filed late. Gwinyai, who is young brother of the late Zimbabwe-Rhodesia leader, Abel, said Zec had no right to reject his ...

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Zanu-PF Green Bombers re-emerge

THE decision by the ruling Zanu-PF government to re-engage the “Green Bombers” ahead of next month’s general elections raises a stink given their record of being used as pawns to harass and beat up opposition activists. Zimbabweans are aware that the Green Bombers – as graduates of the infamous national youth service are known – were at the forefront of ...

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Zhuwao urges Mutinhiri to back Chamisa

One of the brains behind the National Patriotic Front (NPF), Patrick Zhuwao, has called on the party’s presidential candidate, Brig-Gen Ambrose Mutinhiri (RTD), to withdraw from the race and root for MDC Alliance leader Advocate Nelson Chamisa. Zhuwao said a critical analysis of the NPF’s preparedness ahead of the polls shows that it has no chance, ‘even in hell’, to ...

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Why Chamisa and Grace won’t kiss and tell

It seems like the greatest soap opera in Zimbabwe these days is the seemingly on and off romance between MDC Alliance President Nelson Chamisa and Grace and Robert Mugabe. We have heard both sides admit there are burgeoning alliances, then denials, and sometimes something in-between. It has been the cliff-hanger of the election season. What we know for certain is ...

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Nkosana Moyo’s ministers to apply for posts

OPPOSITION Alliance for People’s Agenda (APA) presidential candidate Nkosana Moyo has pledged a governance paradigm shift, where prospective Cabinet ministers would have to apply and be considered on merit unlike the Zanu-PF-led government system, where the leader picks “his cronies for top government posts”. Addressing guests at his party manifesto launch in Harare on Wednesday, Moyo said: “Zimbabwe has a ...

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MDC-T activists petition Chamisa over Shurugwi South candidate

The Nelson Chamisa-led MDC Alliance members for Shurugwi South have petitioned him to resolve the issue of the parliamentary candidate for the constituency saying they were not comfortable with the seat being reserved for the candidate from the Welshman Ncube-led MDC. In a letter dated June 17, 2018 and addressed to Chamisa (pictured) the members said MDC Alliance activist Daniel ...

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Ministers in trouble over Zanu-PF funds

Transport minister Joram Gumbo and his Local Government counterpart July Moyo are in deep trouble over US$300 000 which was sunk in a botched deal in which controversial airline Zim airways was hired to carry Zanu PF campaign material from China and India ahead of the critical July 30 general elections. It is understood Gumbo agreed to help and then ...

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Mnangagwa warns opposition parties over violence

ZANU PF leader President Emmerson Mnangagwa has warned opposition parties by provoking violence against his party supporters in the run-up to next month’s general elections. Mnangagwa made the remarks during a campaign rally in Masvingo on Friday after suspected opposition MDC-T supporters allegedly assaulted Zanu PF activists following differences over party regalia two weeks ago. The two – James Musukutwa ...

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141 candidates jostle for Masvingo’s 26 constituencies

A RECORD nine candidates want to represent Masvingo Urban constituency in the next House of Assembly, while 141 candidates also successfully filed their nomination papers for the province’s 26 constituencies. The nine are Taguma Benjamin Mazarire (Zanu PF), Sam Chapfudza (Independent), Paul Nyashanu (Independent), Lovemore Chevure (United Democratic Alliance), Jacob Nyokanhete (MDC Alliance), Michael Taderera (National Patriotic Front), Francis Samuel ...

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