Politics

‘Re-electing Mugabe means electing Grace’

Political commentator Pedzisai Ruhanya has warned citizens that re-electing President Robert Mugabe as a leader of Zanu-PF or of government is the same as electing his wife Grace. Zanu PF has since endorsed Mugabe as its sole presidential candidate for 2018. “To all you Zimbabweans especially Zanu PF supporters; re-electing President Mugabe in both party and state means electing Grace ...

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Mugabe leaves for South Africa, Grace Mugabe remains behind

The President Robert Mugabe has left Harare for Pretoria to attend the second South Africa-Zimbabwe Bi-national Commission which begins in the South African capital tomorrow. President Mugabe was seen-off at the Harare International Airport by the two Vice Presidents Emmerson Mnangagwa and Phelekezela Mphoko, several cabinet ministers, service chiefs and senior government officials. Zimbabwe and South Africa share bilateral relations ...

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Late voter mobilisation affects registration

Zimbabwe Election Support Network (Zesn) chairperson Andrew Makoni says voter registration mobilisation and awareness should have started well before the BVR process kicked off as many people are still unaware of the exercise’s processes. “In an ideal situation what should start first is voter awareness, that did not happen, and many people were unaware of these processes. “The early birds ...

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Kasukuwere nullifies Masvingo suspensions

Zanu-PF national political commissar, Saviour Kasukuwere, has reversed the suspension of four senior party officials in Masvingo province, as deadly factional wars rage in the volatile south-eastern region. The four, Mutero Masanganise (provincial secretary for gender), Gutu South MP Tichazorwa Madondo, Teddy Muzoroza (provincial secretary for legal affairs) and a Mazorodze (provincial deputy commissar) were suspended at the Zanu-PF Masvingo ...

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Chicken Inn will be booted out and fined $2 000

CHICKEN will be booted out of the Chibuku Super Cup and fined US$2 000 if found guilty of causing the abandonment of the game against Yadah, according to the rules and regulations of the tournament. The Gamecocks walked off the field after Yadah had been awarded a penalty with three minutes to go. Highlanders on the other hand could also ...

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Mnangagwa’s allies boot out G40 aligned executives

VICE-PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa’s allies in the Zanu-PF Masvingo provincial executive reportedly booted out four executives believed to be sympathetic to the G40 faction, as factionalism continues to rock the province. The axed members – who include deputy provincial secretary for gender Mutero Masanganise, who lost to Ezra Chadzamira for the provincial chairmanship early this year, Gutu North MP, Ticharwa Madondo, ...

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Mugabe’s govt presses panic button

Feeling the heat of the country’s worsening economic crisis, the government has pressed the panic button — threatening a savage clampdown on the media and pro-democracy groups in its desperate bid to quell any possible trouble. This comes as jittery Zimbabweans continue to besiege shops and fuel stations, as fears of worse things to come refuse to go away in ...

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Zec meets Zanu-PF, MDC-T, MDC to draft code of conduct

THE Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) yesterday met with representatives of the three main political parties – Zanu-PF, MDC-T and MDC – in Bulawayo to draft a code of conduct for all parties ahead of the 2018 harmonised elections. The code of conduct seeks to come up with guidelines to deal with election-related violence, hate speech, disqualification of candidates accused of ...

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Biti to address MDC Alliance rally

PDP President Tendai Biti will on Saturday the 2nd of September join other principals of the MDC Alliance at a rally set for White City Stadium. The rally shall be the Alliance’s official launch in Bulawayo following a successful launch held at the Zimbabwe grounds in Harare on the 5th of August 2017. President Biti was part of the leaders ...

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Mugabe, Grace snub first lady solidarity march

President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace stayed away from a solidarity march with the embattled first lady organised by a grouping of war veterans and Zanu PF supporters yesterday. Hundreds of placard-wielding Zanu PF supporters marched through the streets of Harare to the ruling party’s national headquarters.

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