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ZANU-PF Will Remain in Power, Opposition Parties Barking Puppies says President Mnangagwa

ZANU-PF Will Remain in Power, Opposition Parties Barking Puppies says President Mnangagwa

Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa told foreign investors on Friday that his ruling ZANU-PF party would still be in power after the July elections and dismissed the political opposition as “barking puppies”. The 75-year-old Mnangagwa was propelled into office in November after a de facto military coup ended 94-year-old Robert Mugabe’s near four decades rule. Mnangagwa […]

Back From Exile – Saviour Kasukuwere in court over border jumping

Back From Exile – Saviour Kasukuwere in court over border jumping

FORMER Local government minister Saviour Kasukuwere has been arrested on charges of border jumping after he escaped the country following the military operation that ousted Robert Mugabe. Kasukuwere appeared at the Harare Magistrates’ Court yesterday for contravening sections of the Immigration Act after he left Zimbabwe at an undesignated point of exit during Operation Restore […]

Zimbabwe after the 2017 military coup: Prospects for real change

Zimbabwe after the 2017 military coup: Prospects for real change

IN November 2017, the winds of change were blowing in Zimbabwe. The political terrain underwent seismic shifts following “Operation Restore Order”, the veto- and palace-coup that led to the resignation of Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s political patriarch of 37 years. Mugabe’s former vice-president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, who had been fired from the government on 6 November, was […]

July 30 elections: Will the will of the people slay Goliath?

July 30 elections: Will the will of the people slay Goliath?

A few weeks ago, a colleague, who was not registered to vote, told me he thought voting was a pointless exercise. He strongly believed that the new administrators would not relinquish power if they lost in elections due in two months. His reasoning was that there was no way the military and those newly in […]

Temba Mliswa eyes Cabinet post in next Mnangagwa’s govt

Temba Mliswa eyes Cabinet post in next Mnangagwa’s govt

NORTON legislator, Temba Mliswa (Independent) says he is confident of landing a Cabinet post in President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s new administration after next month’s general elections. Addressing guests at a Zimbabwe Election Resource Support Network (Zesn) policy conference in Harare on Wednesday, Mliswa said he would back Mnangagwa’s candidature and urged the Zanu PF presidential candidate […]

‘President Mnangagwa has a highly technical rigging plan’

‘President Mnangagwa has a highly technical rigging plan’

OPPOSITION reaction to Wednesday’s announcement of the election date was mixed with some parties saying they were ready to send President Emmerson Mnangagwa packing while others demanded progress on electoral reforms. Mnangagwa confirmed that elections would be held on July 30 with a presidential run-off set for September 8, if required. Opposition rivals warned that […]

Zanu-PF plot to oust President Emmerson Mnangagwa

Zanu-PF plot to oust President Emmerson Mnangagwa

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has uncovered a plot within his fractured Zanu-PF party to impeach him in the event that he wins the presidential race in July this year. He said he had been briefed by intelligence officials of a brewing plot to dislodge him from power. Addressing a Zanu-PF healing and reconciliation workshop in Harare, […]

Voters’ roll inspection ends tomorrow says Zimbabwe Electoral Commission

Voters’ roll inspection ends tomorrow says Zimbabwe Electoral Commission

THE Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) says Zimbabweans have until tomorrow to inspect or register − for those who had not done so and wish to vote in the 2018 harmonised elections. Addressing a Press conference in the capital yesterday, Zec chairperson, Priscilla Chigumba said following the proclamation of the election date by President Emmerson Mnangagwa […]

Oppressive media laws dampen hopes of change in Zimbabwe

Oppressive media laws dampen hopes of change in Zimbabwe

Six months have passed since a coup d’état in Zimbabwe ended the 37-year rule of Robert Mugabe, who turned the southern African country into one of the most censored environments in the world. Although the seismic shift in the political situation raised hope for a new, more open era for the country’s media, little has […]

Mnangagwa, Chiwenga ‘Lacoste’ maintained links of communication with Kasukuwere ‘G40’ while he was in excile

Mnangagwa, Chiwenga ‘Lacoste’ maintained links of communication with Kasukuwere ‘G40’ while he was in excile

The return of Saviour Kasukuwere from self-imposed exile few days ago and the fact that he was not arrested have left people with more questions than answers. Meanwhile, it has since been alleged that Kasukuwere was President Emmerson Mnangagwa (ED)’s spy planted in the Generation 40 group to inform him of the group’s plans and […]

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