Chamisa Speaks On MDC Congress

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Correspondent|MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa has said the much-anticipated elective Congress will help re-brand the party and set it on a new trajectory, adding that the party will come after Congress with deeper ideology and values. The opposition party resolved after its National Council meeting on Friday at the party’s headquarters Morgan Tsvangirai House in Harare that the congress will be held from 24 — 26 May 2019. In a post on his official Twitter page on Saturday morning, Chamisa said 7,000 delegates were expected to attend. “7 000 delegates…

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Maid Sells Out 7 Chinese Illegal Rhino Horn Dealers

Maid Sells Out 7 Chinese Illegal Rhino Horn Dealers 35

Correspondent|SEVEN Chinese men, who were arrested on 22 December last year after they were allegedly found in possession of rhino horns almost worth $1.8 million dollars, were on Tuesday further remanded in custody after the defence requested time to tender an application for discharge. They are facing charges of violating some provisions of the Parks and Wildlife Act. Zeng Dengui (35), Peicon Jang (35), Liu Cheng (23), Yu Xian (25), Yong Zhu (25), Chen Zhiangfu (30) and Qui Jinchang (29) were arrested after being found in possession of rhino horns…

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Net Closing In On Joram Gumbo Following CAAZ Boss’ Arrest

Net Closing In On Joram Gumbo Following CAAZ Boss’ Arrest 38

David Chawota Correspondent|THE arrest of Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe (CAAZ) chief executive David Chawota for criminal abuse of office has opened a can of worms and sucked in former Transport and Infrastructural Development minister  Joram Gumbo who faces probe for activities of similar nature in connivance with Chawota. Chawota  was accused of  misappropriation of $56 000 in an irregular promotional material transaction and granted $700 bail Tuesday. Impeccable sources told this publication that the Special Anti-Corruption Unit in the Office of the President and Cabinet is keen on investigating…

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ZANU PF Central Committee Members Feud Over $900 Monthly Allowances And Party Vehicles.

ZANU PF Central Committee Members Feud Over $900 Monthly Allowances And Party Vehicles. 41

Correspondent|Zanu PF party vehicles and salaries have divided the ruling party amid reports that a storm is brewing following the party’s decision to pay all Central Committee (CC) members $900 per month. Zanu PF insiders said the salary is only paid to Central Committee members who are not either members of parliament or senators. “It was agreed that those who do not have any other means of upkeep yet they are CC members should be paid $900,” said the source. “Those who were elected to be MPs and senators were…

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Mangwana says MDC cannot hold Zimbabwe to ransom

Mangwana says MDC cannot hold Zimbabwe to ransom 43

Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front secretary for legal affairs Munyaradzi Paul Mangwana says while the opposition Movement for Democratic Change-Alliance is a key political player in the country it cannot hold Zimbabwe to ransom by refusing to join the national dialogue. In an interview with Zimbabwe Television News on the inter-party dialogue currently taking place between the parties represented in Parliament, Mangwana said dialogue was critical because it becomes easier to solve national challenges when there is peace in the country. It was also easier to attract foreign investors. “No…

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Power Sharing Not Negotiable, ZANU PF. Interview With State Media

Power Sharing Not Negotiable, ZANU PF. Interview With State Media 45

Four political parties — zanu-pf, MDC-Alliance, MDC-T and the National Patriotic Front — that are represented in Parliament, met in Bulawayo last weekend to lay the groundwork and set the agenda for the inter-party dialogue. Here, Zimpapers Television Network (ZTN)’s Tinomuda Chakanyuka (TC) speaks to ZANU-PF secretary for Legal Affairs Munyaradzi Paul Mangwana (MPM) about the inter-party dialogue as well as the broader national political dialogue. ‘TC: President Mnangagwa has met leaders across the political divide to come up with a framework for national political dialogue. What is the latest…

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Chiwenga plane abandons take-off after technical fault in India

Chiwenga plane abandons take-off after technical fault in India 47

NEW DELHI, India – A plane carrying Vice President Constantino Chiwenga, who has been receiving treatment in India, abandoned take-off from New Delhi in India after developing a technical fault, local media reported. Chiwenga, travelling with his wife Mary and Deputy Health Minister John Mangwiro, were returning home after an absence of two weeks. The Times of India said Chiwenga and his “delegation”, tyravelling in a Boeing 737 with registration mark A6-RJX, taxied out at 7PM at the Indira Gandhi International Airport. Shortly after, the plane “developed a snag and…

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ZIFA Boss Dreams Big

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ZIFA are reeling under a US$8 million debt, but their president Felton Kamambo says he intends to build a hotel and build a state-of-the-art headquarters for the association. He also says ZIFA intend to buy an Outside Broadcasting Van during his term as the leader of domestic football. Kamambo addressed the continent, for the first time since coming to power in December last year, when he was the special guest at the weekly Soccer Africa football magazine television programme on DStv. He was in the company of panellists Jeff Katala,…

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Tanzanian Airways Lands In Harare While Other Airways Quit

Tanzanian Airways Lands In Harare While Other Airways Quit 51

Tanzanian national airliner Air Tanzania yesterday re-introduced flights into Harare from Dar es Salaam at a time when several airliners are also increasing flights into the country. The airline will ply the route three times a week, on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday, using an Airbus A220-300. Air Tanzania is the first to operate this aircraft in Africa and Harare is among its first destinations. Air Zimbabwe and Fastjet are already servicing the route, which has become popular with Zimbabweans travelling to the coastal city to collect second-hand vehicles that they…

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Mnangagwa’s Dialogue Sets Up Four Thematic Teams, Obert Gutu Expresses Excitement

Mnangagwa’s Dialogue Sets Up Four Thematic Teams, Obert Gutu Expresses Excitement 53

Political parties that participated in the 2018 July harmonised elections met yesterday and formed four thematic committees as the first step towards a national dialogue to the challenges facing the country. More than 20 parties attended the meeting, which was held at State House. Chairman of the National Peace and Reconciliation Commission (NPRC) Justice Selo Nare chaired the meeting. Yesterday’s meeting was a sequel to one that was held a fortnight ago, where the idea of forming the thematic committees was agreed on. Justice Nare told The Herald after the…

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