Politics

Mnangagwa launches campaign pledge card

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has launched a campaign pledge card and called on Zimbabweans to hold him accountable for his promises. Releasing the pledge card, the President who is the Zanu-PF presidential candidate in the July 30 harmonised elections said in the new Zimbabwe leaders must be public servants, be open, transparent and accountable to the people. He said each pledge ...

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Chamisa hints at Gukurahundi let-off for Mugabe

THE MDC Alliance led by Nelson Chamisa has hinted at possible forgiveness for former Robert Mugabe whose erstwhile administration has been accused of sanctioning the killing of an estimated 20,000 civilians in Matebeleland and Midlands provinces. In its manifesto, the MDC Alliance says “in order to move forward, wrongs of the past must be corrected, but in an inclusive, just ...

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Shamu survives Zanu-PF axe

News reaching Bulawayo24.com is that Webster Shamu has survived the Zanu-PF Central Committee axe. Shamu was fired from his post as Mashonaland West Provincial Affairs minister and there was rumour that he will be fired from the Zanu-PF party. No reasons were cited for Shamu’s expulsion, although there were speculative reports that he could have been fired for allegedly interfering ...

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Chamisa faces funding crisis

MDC-T, the biggest opposition party in the MDC Alliance, has been hampered in its election campaign by lack of funding, in sharp contrast to the ruling Zanu PF which is riding on a massive war chest topping US$200 million after receiving money from China, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Equatorial Guinea. A threadbare budget has proved to be ...

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Coltart wants to contest senatorial seat – he still refuses to ‘do the obvious – withdraw’

Anyone, anyone at all who has followed Zimbabwe’s checked political history will find it very hard to understand the totally irrational behaviour of our opposition politicians. After each election, the opposition politicians complained bitterly about how Zanu PF blatantly rigged the vote and yet the same politicians have time and time again taken part in the next elections only to ...

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Nelson Chamisa’s Attitude Problem

Manifestos are often mundane policy heavy affairs. The launches are produced with much fanfare, and policies are thrown around from housing to health, infrastructure to ICT. Policies which will probably come to nothing. The policy that was presented today was both superficial and regressive. The flat tax in particular is the very opposite of what this country needs, negatively affecting ...

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Mnangagwa says, ‘I’ll still be president after July 30’

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has said he will be continuing with government business after the July 30 harmonized elections, indicating he is confident of victory in the crunch ballot. Speaking after the tour of Sable Chemicals plant in Kwekwe on Wednesday, Mnangagwa said he is going to continue with executive functions after the elections. “I want to inform you that soon ...

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Now that Chamisa and Mugabe make their union official I feel utterly betrayed

Lost in the MDC Manifesto launch and the furor surrounding our demonstration in the streets of Harare was the fact that a Robert Mugabe surrogate spoke at the demonstration for the MDC and against President Emmerson Mnangagwa. While the flirtation and collaboration between Mugabe and MDC Alliance President Nelson Chamisa has been the stuff of whispers in recent weeks, with ...

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NPF fires Mutinhiri

Sandi Moyo who is NPF chairperson accused Mutinhiri of being aloof when it comes to leading the party. “He does not attend meetings. We send him communication but he does not reply. Now we do not know whether he had come to destabilize us or what.” Mutinhiri, a former Zipra stalwart resigned from Zanu PF to lead NPF which is ...

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What did Chamisa have to promise for Mugabe to endorse him?

“Since nothing is free, to each his price” (Gore Vidal) One of the universal truisms in life is that nothing comes for free. Everything has a price. This is especially true in politics, where politicians are masters of negotiation and exerting a high price for what they have to offer. And there is no more practiced or experienced politician then ...

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