Politics

No more coups, declares Chiwenga

VICE-PRESIDENT Constantino Chiwenga has declared that the military would not carry out another intervention similar to Operation Restore Legacy which saw former President Robert Mugabe being forced out of government last November. Responding to questions during a public lecture on the late Vice-President Joshua Nkomo at the University of Zimbabwe yesterday, Chiwenga, who led last year’s military intervention as Zimbabwe ...

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Revealed: Mugabe’s plan to return to power by the bullet and the ballot box

Those of us who breathed a collective breath of relief when a peaceful revolution ousted Mugabe from power in November should now be very concerned that he and his wife, Grace, have a tangible and concerted plan to return to power in Zimbabwe. The recent attempted assassination of President Emmerson Mnangagwa and members of his government at the White City ...

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MDC Alliance candidates in fierce clash

FIERCE clashes have broken out between MDC Alliance’s Shurugwi South parliamentary candidate Oshed Mtunami and his MDC-T counterpart Daniel Mabonga, who is contesting as an independent. Mtunami, who is a member of the MDC (Weshman Ncube) won the ticket to represent Shurugwi South ahead of Mabonga who claims that he had been campaigning for the seat four years ago, while ...

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‘You cannot kill God-anointed Mnangagwa’

VICE-PRESIDENT Constantino Chiwenga has warned those behind the alleged assassination attempt on President Emmerson Mnangagwa that they will not succeed as the Zanu-PF leader was “anointed” by God. Addressing Zanu-PF supporters at Vugwi Primary School in Shurugwi on Wednesday, Chiwenga said the explosion which rocked White City Stadium in Bulawayo last Saturday, was the work of people who did not ...

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US dollar black market rate soars

A crazed pre-election demand for the United States dollar has pushed the black market premium to an all-time high as shortages of foreign exchange fuels a roaring currency black market now driving up food prices. Prices of basic commodities over the past few weeks have risen as businesses seek to insulate themselves from an inclement financial environment which could erode ...

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Chamisa’s martyr complex

It is said that in adversity you learn a lot about a leader’s character. For while its easy to be calm and collected when things are going well, it is when things are tough that the true leaders distinguish themselves. In light of this, the deadly attack last weekend, coming just five weeks before the elections, provided a major test ...

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Mugabe, Mnangagwa rift widens

The chasm between the incumbent and his predecessor is widening, with President Emmerson Mnangagwa accusing a Zanu-PF faction used by former president Robert Mugabe to persecute him before the military’s intervention last November of being behind the Saturday bomb attack which has so far claimed two lives. Mnangagwa escaped death by a whisker five days ago after a bomb attack ...

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Zanu-PF aims for clean sweep in Makoni

ZANU-PF politburo member and Makoni Central candidate, Patrick Chinamasa, has warned the opposition that it will receive a heavy shellacking in the forthcoming elections as Makoni was a one-party district. The former liberation movement holds all the parliamentary seats in Makoni District and Chinamasa declared that Zanu-PF would maintain its stranglehold after the elections. Chinamasa, who is also Finance minister ...

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Our Choice on July 30th

At its core, every election boils down to a choice. Between competing visions, ideologies, plans or personalities. Sometimes it is clear cut what the choice is, other times it is a little more opaque. In this election, the choice has not always been clear. Other than the age difference between the two main candidates, there has been no main contrast ...

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Court frees man who disrupted peace pledge event

Leader of the 1980 Freedom Movement Francis Danha who was arrested after staging a protest during a peace pledge in Harare on Tuesday is contesting his prosecution over disorderly conduct charges arguing he was exercising his freedom of expression. Danha was brought to the Harare Magistrates’ Courts yesterday after his arrest by Law and Order officers. He was released by ...

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