Politics

Zimbabwe police forcefully disperse opposition crowd

Riot police armed with baton sticks and tear gas used force to disperse opposition MDC supporters who had gathered at the party headquarters to listen to a speech by party leader Nelson Chamisa. The police charged the crowd with batons and fired tear gas which caused a stamped. It is shocking that to this day, armed police and military must ...

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Mnangagwa will not talk to Chamisa outside POLAD

President Mnangagwa will not participate in any talks outside the Political Actors Dialogue (POLAD), a home-grown national framework where all political parties are equal and no outsiders are allowed. Presidential spokesman and Deputy Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet Mr George Charamba said this in response to MDC-Alliance leader Mr Nelson Chamisa’s call yesterday for bilateral talks between his ...

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‘Mangagwa mum on General Chiwenga’s return’

President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government has kept Zimbabweans guessing on the current health status of the ailing Vice President General Contantino Chiwenga who is on a medical pilgrimage in China. Zimbabweans have been forced to rely on media and speculations about the status and the impending return of the once all powerful General Political analysts who spoke to this publication said ...

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Diaspora Perspective of Mnangagwa and Zimbabwe

Something big is happening to Emmerson Mnangagwa he has come to realisation that his approval ratings  have slumped. With the public confidence at its lowest. The mega deals have not materialised and to divert attention he quickly had to reshuffle his cabinet. With the ousting of Robert Mugabe in the 2017 coup, there was hope for a change of course, ...

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Is Kasukuwere, Nkosana Moyo reincarnate?

During the July 2018 electioneering period, one of the 23 presidential hopefuls and leader of the Alliance for the People’s Agenda (APA), Nkosana Moyo, introduced an unorthodox campaign plan which entailed engaging citizens through interactive meetings and walkabouts, as part of his strategy to dislodge Zanu PF from power. Moyo argued that the conventional ways of organising rallies were outdated ...

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‘General Chiwenga’s return from China a non-event’

The impending return of Vice President Retired General Constantino Guvheya Nyikadzino Chiwenga from his medical pilgrimage in China is a non-event and will do little to shake the Harare administration a political analyst has said. Speaking on the background of media reports that Chiwenga is expected in the country in a few days political analyst Shephard Dube said, “I have ...

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UK presses Mnangagwa over reforms

A UNITED Kingdom (UK) special envoy yesterday challenged President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government to introduce genuine economic and political reforms in order to turn around its stuttering economy. Harriet Matthews, director for Africa in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and Debbie Palmer, director for West and Southern Africa in the UK Department for International Development, yesterday delivered a special message to ...

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#TysonWabantu Movement unpacked

#TysonWabantu Movement was initiated by young Zimbabweans who came together under  banner #Tysonwabantu. This was after analyzing the situation in Zimbabwe and concluding that there is a need to find a solution to the tough economic and political experiences in Zimbabwe. The situational condition is premixed on leadership failure and policy in consistencies. The youth comprise almost about 60% of the total ...

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‘Silent genocide happening in Zimbabwe’ says Chamisa

MDC leader Nelson Chamisa has accused President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration of committing a silent genocide through its failure to address the challenges facing the health sector. Said Chamisa, “It surprises me that the Mnangagwa regime would fire medical doctors instead of simply paying them a living wage. These are fruits of illegitimacy. There is a silent genocide taking place in ...

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Chamisa ally defends move by MPs to blow US$5m in 5 days at Vic Falls

MDC secretary-general Chalton Hwende has defended the move by the 350 Members of Parliament to camp for five days at the Elephant Hills Resorts hotel in Victoria Falls and gobble over $5 million in allowances and hotel accommodation while holding a 2020 pre-budget seminar. A report by the Standard says that at least US$500 000 will be spent on accommodation ...

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