Politics

Mnangagwa dumps Chiwenga’s security

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has taken the absence of  Vice President Constantino Guvheya Chiwenga to dump the Presidential guard and appoint the Airforce of Zimbabwe officials as his security. The Presidential guard is reportedly aligned to Vice President Chiwenga. During the rally held on Saturday at Mwenenzi Mnangagwa was seen guarded by Airforce officers that the regular yellow beret Presidential guard. ...

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Mnangagwa targets rights lawyers, doctors

CIVIC society groups and opposition parties yesterday described President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s threatened clampdown on last month’s human rights defenders as shocking and a direct attack on democracy, but vowed to soldier on despite the threats. Mnangagwa (pictured) told a Zanu-PF rally in Mwenezi, Masvingo province on Saturday that his government had started sniffing out human rights lawyers, doctors and nurses ...

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Zanu-PF MP Nduna must resign, demands MDC Alliance

ZANU-PF’s controversial Chegutu West member of parliament (MP) Dexter Nduna must resign immediately after appearing to threaten a rival legislator with death, the opposition MDC has said. Nduna rowed bitterly in during a parliamentary committee hearing with independent Norton MP Norton Mliswa with the latter repeatedly calling the Zanu-PF legislator a thief. A furious Nduna then mattered that he had ...

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Votes of no confidence must stop, Zanu-PF

Zanu-PF has said votes of no confidence being initiated against some party officials have greater potential of fomenting disunity in the party and should stop forthwith. The party’s secretary for Information and Publicity Simon Khaya Moyo said they have noted with concern the disciplinary processes being raised against party members without due process and in breach of the party Constitution. ...

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Americans call for credible political dialogue – leading to credible elections, guaranteed

“The United States calls on all sides to come together immediately in national dialogue. The dialogue process must be credible, inclusive, and mediated by a neutral third party,” said US government deputy spokesperson Robert Palladino. “In order for such a dialogue to succeed, the government of Zimbabwe should end its excessive violence and intimidation, immediately release the civil society activists ...

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Anger over Sadc, AU silence on Zimbabwe

The silence by the African Union (AU) and the Southern African Development Community (Sadc) on the on-going human rights abuses in Zimbabwe has drawn widespread condemnation from critics and neutrals alike. While many were expecting the deteriorating situation in Zimbabwe to feature prominently at the 32nd ordinary session of the AU held in Addis Ababa from February 10 to 13, ...

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Mnangagwa’s wife ropes in chiefs’ wives for women initiative

First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa will this week meet with wives of traditional leaders to map strategies to end child abuse, girl child marriages, gender-based violence, rape cases and prostitution in rural areas, as well as promote cleanliness and food security. The initiative is at the instigation of chiefs who requested her during their November meeting to work with their wives ...

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Zimbabwe likely to return some land to white farmers?

The Zimbabwean government is likely to give back some land to white farmers, after a land audit is set to be completed in March. The audit, which is being carried out across the country, seeks to flush out multiple farm owners and correct some of the wrongs from the country’s chaotic fast-track land reform exercise that began in 2000. Speaking ...

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Chamisa says ‘Zimbabwe now military State’

ZIMBABWE has effectively moved from a police, to a military State, where members of the army are now being used to maintain order while police have been reduced to spectators, MDC leader Nelson Chamisa has said. In an exclusive interview with NewsDay on Friday, Chamisa said while a police State under President Robert Mugabe was bad enough; things had become ...

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New GNU will give Mnangagwa legitimacy – still appeasing after 38 years, madness

Zimbabwe is in this economic and political mess because we have again and again failed to define our problem(s) and, as one would expect, have failed to come up with working solution(s). With no working solution, we have blundered from pillar to post. Top on the national agenda is the ever worsening problems of serious economic meltdown and political paralysis. ...

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