Politics

Mugabes to lose farms

Former president Robert Mugabe will only be allowed to keep one farm in line with the government’s land policies, President Emmerson Mnangagwa says. In a wide-ranging interview with the Independent Foreign Service, as published by New Zimbabwe.com, Mnangagwa said many families own more than one farm, implying it won’t just be the Mugabes who have to downsize their land holdings. ...

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Zimbabwe enters crucial week

Zimbabwe has entered another nail-biting week as it eagerly waits for the full bench of the constitutional court (Con-Court) to hear a petition filed by MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa, who is seeking to overturn President-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa’s win. On Wednesday, the court will commence the hearing of the presidential challenge, with the verdict likely on Friday.

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Mnangagwa looks beyond Chamisa challenge

PRESIDENT-ELECT Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday appeared unfazed by opposition MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa’s Constitutional Court (ConCourt) petition challenging the results of last month’s presidential election. In his speech at the burial of national heroine and former Matabeleland North Provincial Affairs minister Thokozile Mathuthu, the Zanu-PF leader dwelt on his vision for the “Second Republic” effectively belittling this week’s ConCourt hearing ...

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Mugabe gave a signal

ON the eve of the July 30 harmonised elections, former President Robert Mugabe did something peculiar. He called an international Press conference and spoke for over 90 minutes in which he denounced President-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa and endorsed MDC Alliance presidential candidate Advocate Nelson Chamisa, while saying nothing against Zanu-PF as a party. This was peculiar for a number of reasons. ...

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Factional fights among Harare Councillors back dates to Kasukuwere era

Factional infighting among Harare City Councillors has been cited as one of the reasons three Councillors, Paula Macharangwanda, Wilton Janjasi and Urayayi Mangwiro were the only ones victimised by former Local Government, Public Works and National Housing Minister Saviour Kasukuwere after they reportedly spurned plans to receive bribes in another unrelated land deal. Reports indicate that these three Councillors are ...

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Army deployed in G40 strongholds, Ruhanya claims

DEFENCE forces chiefs are worried that people in G40 strongholds will likely vote for the opposition to spite President Emmerson Mnangagwa who took over through a military coup, a local think tank has said. Zimbabwe Institute of Democracy (ZDI) executive director Pedzisayi Ruhanya said the military had now deployed in rural areas to gather intelligence on the mood of villagers ...

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Chamisa, Khupe unite

THE Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) will not be able to run a free, fair and credible election, opposition parties contesting this year’s presidential election have said. In a hard-hitting statement Tuesday, the parties and candidates said of particular concern was the apparent proliferation at ZEC’s instigation of various “voters rolls” giving rise to fears of possible rigging. Among those who ...

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Is Zimbabwe falling into the coup trap?

A coup d’état, can be understood as the sudden and illegal removal of the incumbent using force or the threat of force. The “stroke of the State” as per the French translation is often a swift, surprise strike, emanating mainly from those inside the government who have the means to use the State apparatus, especially the military or the police, ...

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ZEC read EU observers riot act: ‘You are not monitors!’ – observe but say nothing and touch nothing

ZEC has read the riot act to the International Election observers reminding them in no uncertain terms that they are OBSERVERS and not monitors. “The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission chairperson Priscilla Chigumba yesterday made legal threats against all election observers saying they will have breached the nation’s laws if they monitor the upcoming polls,” reported Zimeye. “Justice Chigumba’s statement could be ...

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MDC-T Councilor throws in weights for the Luveve Constituency contest

MDC-T Sitting councilor for Ward 15, Thamani Moyo will be contesting the Luveve-Constituency, Member of Parliament seat in the July 30 harmonised elections. Luveve Constituency consists of Cowdray Park, Luveve and Gwabalanda western suburbs and shares borders with Emakhandeni Constituency to the east and Lobengula Constituency to the south and has a total of 34 872 registered voters for the ...

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