Politics

ZANU PF Youth leader calls for party leaders to step down

ZANU PF Youth League National Commissar Godfrey Tsenengamu has called upon elderly ZANU PF officials to resign and pave way for the young leadership to take over the reigns. Tsenengamu was speaking after President Emmerson Mnangagwa fired warning shots to ZANU PF Youth League officials telling them to be ready to step down. “I am 36 and ready to move ...

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Mwonzora, Chamisa in secret pact?

MDC secretary-general Douglas Mwonzora struck a secret pact with party leader Nelson Chamisa, which led to him withdrawing from the presidential race ahead of next month’s elective congress, NewsDay reported. The deal was confirmed by the two protagonists before voting took place in Manicaland on Sunday. In a video released on social media yesterday, the two MDC leaders jointly addressed ...

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Omar al-Bashir moved to prison, faces ICC hand over

Sudan’s former President Omar al-Bashir has been moved to Kobar maximum security prison, days after he was deposed in a military coup. Reports say the ex-leader has until now been detained at the presidential residence under heavy guard. He is reportedly being held in solitary confinement and is surrounded by tight security. Months of protests in Sudan led to the ...

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Mwonzora in dilemma

MDC secretary-general Douglas Mwonzora says he will decide in the next few days if there is still any merit in fighting to retain his current position at the party’s congress scheduled for May 24 to 26. Mwonzora brew a shocker over the weekend when he informed party supporters in Mutare about his decision to pull out of the presidential race ...

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War Veterans regain influence in Zanu-PF

ZANU-PF has ordered its structures countrywide to incorporate war veterans into influential positions as part of implementing the resolutions of its 2017 extra-ordinary congress which confirmed President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s leadership following the coup which swept away ex leader Robert Mugabe. The country’s former combatants of the 1970s Rhodesian bush war of liberation have been the backbone of Zanu-PF and for ...

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Chaos as MDC Money Club crumbles

A grocery importation club run by the  MDC Bulawayo Provincial Women’s Assembly has spectacularly crumbled amid widespread allegations that the head of the scheme has misused an estimated R7000 collections. The group has 30 members. According to reliable sources within the scheme, each member was contributing R120 per month with the expectation that club leaders would purchase groceries from South ...

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ZANU PF Youth leader clashes with Mnangagwa

ZANU PF Youth League Organising Secretary Godfrey Tsenengamu has clashed with President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s policy to compensate white commercial farmers who were disposed of their land in the turn of the millennium. Tsenengamu said, “Compensating white people is not a priority. They robbed and massacred us, looted our cattle and exploited our minerals. They benefited from our forced labour and ...

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Mwonzora abandons bid to challenge for Chamisa’s job

MDC secretary-general Douglas Mwonzora has abandoned his bid to challenge for Nelson Chamisa’s job in next month’s congress, telling party supporters in Mutare Sunday he has struck concessions with the MDC leader to try and keep his current job as the party’s chief administrator. The main opposition heads for its first elective congress in Gweru next month since the death ...

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Chamisa causes stir at provincial elections

MDC leader Nelson Chamisa on Friday afternoon caused a stir at Rudhaka Stadium in Marondera after he unexpectedly appeared at the venue where Mashonaland East Provincial elections were underway. The process came to a halt as MDC members who were participating in the process ran to see the vibrant youth leader whose visit was described as a move to canvas ...

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A simple heartfelt apology can help put Gukurahundi to rest

PRESIDENTIAL spokesperson George Charamba’s attempts to explain President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s apparent reluctance – or refusal – to apologise for the Gukurahundi massacres of the early to mid-1980s, despite setting up mechanisms to deal with the matter, are rather feeble. In fact, what is clear is the refusal to apologise for that “moment of madness”, despite acknowledging that it is the ...

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