Politics

Ex-Zanu-PF fugitive returns

FORMER Zanu PF Manicaland provincial youth leader, Mubuso Chinguno, sneaked back into the country last week after he skipped the border and sought refuge in neighbouring South Africa and Lesotho last November at the height of the military-led Operation Restore Legacy. Chinguno, an ardent critic of then Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa, was a member of Zanu PF’s G40 faction fronted by ...

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Mahoka blasts Zanu PF extravagance

HURUNGWE East National Patriotic Front (NPF) National Assembly candidate, Sarah Mahoka yesterday blasted Zanu PF’s extravagance, saying they were purchasing expensive campaign material at a time the country’s hospitals had no drugs. Mahoka, who was fired from the National Assembly soon after President Robert Mugabe was removed from office, told NewsDay in an interview that it was unfair for the ...

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Chiwenga’s rates boycott recipe for disaster

VICE-PRESIDENT Constantino Chiwenga’s weekend call for Harare residents to stop paying rates to force the MDC-T-dominated local authority to improve service delivery cannot go unchallenged as it sets a bad precedent. Besides, Chiwenga’s call goes against the letter and spirit of good governance. What is evident is that the opposition councillors have little room to manoeuvre given that Zanu PF ...

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Chigumba scuppers Chamisa’s chances

THE MDC Alliance yesterday raised a red flag over a litany of electoral irregularities which it claimed were part of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec)’s choreographed scheme to scupper coalition presidential candidate, Nelson Chamisa’s chances of winning the July 30 presidential race. This came as the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights also threatened to sue Zec for establishing a polling ...

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Chimene’s daughter up for impersonating Shiri

FORMER Manicaland Provincial Affairs minister Mandiitawepi Chimene’s daughter, Ellen Zimondi appeared at the Mutare Magistrates’ Court yesterday charged with impersonating Lands, Agriculture and Rural Resettlement minister Perrance Shiri to fraudulently acquire farm land which she later sold to unsuspecting would-be farmers. Zimondi (35) denied the charge when she appeared before magistrate Tendai Mahwe, who remanded her in custody to today ...

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Zanu-PF has servant leadership: Chadzamira

Zanu-PF Masvingo provincial chair Ezra Chadzamira has challenged people in the province to rally behind President Mnangagwa and the ruling party, saying the ongoing efforts to rebuild the economy were testament of the revolutionary party’s commitment to serve the people. Chadzamira, who was addressing ruling party supporters at a campaign rally at Muchokwa Primary School in Zaka West last week, ...

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Mutare Central demands more from Gonese

MUTARE Central constituency is a high-density suburb, which also stretches to some industrial areas and has six wards. Most people in the constituency are not employed and are informal traders who survive on selling different wares. Problems in the constituency lShortage of housing and poor living conditions − (Local Government minister) lPerennial water shortages and burst sewers – (Environment and ...

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Punish Zanu PF for Gukurahundi, voters told

MDC Alliance spokesperson Welshman Ncube has called on voters in Matabeleland to avoid voting Zanu PF because of its tainted history and refusal to apologise for the Gukurahundi massacres. Addressing a campaign rally at Mzola in Lupane on Saturday, Ncube said the villagers should cringe each time President Emmerson Mnangagwa and Agriculture minister Perrance Shiri’s names were mentioned as they ...

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Zanu-PF allays Mazowe North split vote fears

Zanu-PF political liaison officer for Mashonaland Central, Maidei Maswi, has allayed fears among members that the party’s votes will be split following the publication of a Government Gazette with two candidates representing the party in Mazowe North constituency. The Government Gazette had the names of Advocate Martin Dinha and Campion Mugweni. Adv Dinha withdrew his candidature last week, but his ...

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Mnangagwa responds to Chamisa court application

President Mnangagwa and the ruling Zanu-PF have described as mere political grandstanding, an application by the MDC seeking to compel the ruling party from alleged interferrence with the independence of traditional leaders ahead of the harmonised election. An order has since been issued against Chief Fortune Charumbira and the Chief’s Council in another High Court matter, to stop meddling in ...

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