Politics

Kwekwe elects first female mayor

KWEKWE City Council has broken with tradition and elected a female councillor as mayor to steer the affairs of Midland province’s second largest city for the next five years. According to NewZimbabwe.com, Ward 10 councillor Angeline Kasipo was nominated mayor unopposed. She will be deputized by former mayor and Ward 8 councillor Shadreck Tobaiwa. Kwekwe City is currently dominated by ...

Read More »

‘Mnangagwa can’t rig economy,’ says Chamisa

MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa yesterday said President Emmerson Mnangagwa was doomed and will not be able to resolve the country’s worsening economic meltdown because his government suffers a serious legitimacy crisis. The opposition leader, who still insists that Mnangagwa rigged the July 30 polls, said until the legitimacy crisis stalking the Zanu PF administration was resolved, the economic crisis ...

Read More »

No joy for Mutinhiri’s son

THERE is no joy for National Patriotic Front (NPF) leader Ambrose Mutinhiri’s son, Tafara, who is still to get his farm back after it was taken over by suspected Zanu PF youths a few months before the July 30 elections. In May, Tafara lost his 76-hectare piece of land in Picaddily, about 12km outside Marondera, following his father’s decision to ...

Read More »

Victoria Falls residents warn MDC Alliance over mayor

VICTORIA Falls residents have warned the MDC Alliance not to meddle in council affairs by imposing a mayor, saying this would lead to a revolt. This was heard on Monday night at Chinotimba Hall where the Victoria Falls Combined Residents Association brought together residents to discuss their expectations on service delivery and council leadership over the next five years. Community ...

Read More »

‘Mnangagwa’s ministers operating illegally’

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has come under fire for allegedly violating the Constitution by allowing former Cabinet ministers to continue discharging their duties after their term of office effectively ended the day he took a new oath of office over a week ago. Mnangagwa travelled to China with a delegation which included former Foreign Affairs minister Sibusiso Moyo, who continued to ...

Read More »

Mnangagwa to dump old ministers

President Emmerson Mnangagwa is set to retire long-serving Cabinet ministers and deploy them at Zanu-PF headquarters, as he comes under growing pressure to dump the deadwood that worked for decades with ousted former leader Robert Mugabe. At the same time, the ruling party also plans to adopt a modus operandi which gives it more power than the government-akin to the ...

Read More »

I have started aligning myself with the needs of the constituency- Mliswa

Norton MP elect Tema Mliswa has said he has started aligning himself with the demands of the constituency to deliver the promises he made during the election campaigns. “Whilst we await the official swearing in of Members of Parliament & Councillors, I have begun realigning myself with the needs of the Constituency. It is during this “no man’s land” period ...

Read More »

Mnangagwa warned against Zanu-PF hardliners

South Africa-based political analyst Philani Zamchiya has warned President Emmerson Mnangagwa to guard against manipulation by Zanu-PF hardliners bent on derailing his economic recovery plans. Speaking during a post-election discussion organised by Mass Public Opinion Institute in Harare last Thursday, Zamchiya said: “There are contradictions within the ruling party – not everything is rosy, and, therefore, hardliners within Zanu-PF must ...

Read More »

Bungling Chamisa lawyer bares all

OPPOSITION MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa reportedly faced serious legal obstacles in mounting his Constitutional Court (ConCourt) challenge against the presidential results last month, with fresh details emerging that the ConCourt bench demanded a lot of supporting evidence, which legally could not have been obtained within the given time-frame. Chamisa’s lead lawyer Thabani Mpofu told NewsDay in an exclusive interview ...

Read More »

Lovemore Moyo hails Mnangagwa

Leader of the newly-formed United Movement for Devolution (UMD) has welcomed the appointment of a seven-member Commission of Inquiry into post-election violence that rocked Harare on August 1. The president of the party, who is former MDC-T national chairperson, Mr Lovemore Moyo, said President Mnangagwa had shown integrity, the hallmark of a great leader. President Mnangagwa last Wednesday appointed a ...

Read More »