Vendors benefit from military coup

Vendors benefit from military coup

By Daniel Chigundu THE decision by the Zimbabwe Defence Forces to take over government on Tuesday appears to have also worked in favour of vendors who sell their wares in Harare’s Central Business District (CBD). Of late vendors were having endless running battles with both municipal police and the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) following a directive from President Robert Mugabe that they must be removed from the streets. However since Tuesday when the ZDF entered the capital with its armoured personnel carriers, the ZRP and municipal police seem to have…

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Zanu PF purges: military seriously concerned

Zanu PF purges: military seriously concerned

By Daniel Chigundu COMMANDER of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) general Constantine Chiwenga says the military is worried by the current purging in Zanu PF which seems to be targeting people with liberation war history. Zanu PF is currently embroiled in factional fights over succeeding President Robert Mugabe who will turn 94 years in February next year. The succession fight has claimed such cadres as Joice Mujuru, Didymus Mutasa, Rugare Gumbo, Christopher Mutsvangwa and more recently Emerson Mnangagwa. War veterans have also not been spared by the fights which are…

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CDF: why proportional MPs deserve a share

CDF: why proportional MPs deserve a share

By Daniel Chigundu ZIMBABWE’S constitution says there shall be 210 Parliamentary Constituencies in the country which shall be represented by a legislator elected directly through the secret ballot. The constitution also makes provision for the inclusion of 60 women legislators elected through proportional representation (PR) for the duration of the first 10 years (2013 to 2023) of the life of the new supreme law. The 60 women (6 from every Province) are in the National Assembly to help raise issues affecting women and also to help them get the courage…

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I’m not Lacoste: Kaseke

I’m not Lacoste: Kaseke

By Ndafadza Madanha ZIMBABWE Tourism Authority (ZTA) chief executive Dr Karikoga Kaseke has dismissed talk that he is aligned to Zanu PF’s Lacoste faction. Lacoste is the moniker for purported supporters of Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa who are pushing for him to succeed President Robert Mugabe. The Lacoste faction is locked in a brutal war with the G40 grouping which has in recent weeks fronted defence minister Sydney Sekeramayi as an alternative to VP Mnangagwa. Dr Kaseke said his association with VP Mnangagwa was professional as the tourism sector falls…

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Mliswa savages ZANU PF, MDC-T ….says they are all violent

Mliswa savages ZANU PF, MDC-T ….says they are all violent

Extracted from Parliament Hansard 15/06/2017 HON. MLISWA:  Thank you Mr. Speaker Sir.  I want to contribute to this debate which was moved by Hon. Mandipaka in terms of the political parties’ perpetration of acts of violence in our nation and I repeat, strongly condemn political parties perpetrating acts of violence in our nation. All political parties are responsible for the violence in this country; ZANU PF included, MDC included.  I say so because in my debate, I will clearly say that charity begins at home.  The violence you see perpetrated…

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ERC applauds Zanu PF peace call

ERC applauds Zanu PF peace call

By Daniel Chigundu THE Election Resource Centre (ERC) has praised Zanu PF spokesperson Simon Khaya Moyo for denouncing violence as the country gears for the impending 2018 general elections. Zimbabwean elections have generally been characterised by political violence which has seen people sustaining serious injuries and others dying, while property worth millions of dollars has been destroyed. In a statement ERC said the call is very noble move but the ruling party must walk the talk and continue to propagate the information to the grassroots. “In the past Zanu PF…

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