Mnangagwa says no quick-fix to crisis

Mnangagwa says no quick-fix to crisis 1

By Nyashadzashe Ndoro and Pascal Madiri | Zim Morning Post | President Emmerson Mnangagwa has reiterated that the crisis in Zimbabwe, ranging from power cuts, drought and cash shortages, will not end through a quick fix as the country needs major surgery for it to recover from decades of damaging policies and the vice of corruption. President Emmerson Mnangagwa during an interview on Carte Blanche in 2018 Mnangagwa was speaking at the Zimbabwe National Heroes Day Commemorations held at the Heroes Acre on Monday when he said that a quick…

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Matemadanda vows to stop MDC protests

Matemadanda vows to stop MDC protests 2

By Nyashadzashe Ndoro Zanu PF National Political Commissar Victor Matemadanda has promised to thwart Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) demonstrations that are set for August 16 saying the opposition party is prone to violent protests. Victor Matemadanda Matemadanda was speaking to the media on the sidelines of the Zimbabwe National Heroes Day Commemorations held in Harare on Monday when he said that the MDC has always been involved in violent demonstrations hence government will not allow them to cause mayhem again. Asked if the planned demonstrations will happen, Matemadanda said…

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Sikhala says protests a collective decision

Sikhala says protests a collective decision 3

By Elias Mambo | Zim Morning Post | MDC vice chairperson Job Sikhala said the decision to go ahead with the planned August 16 demonstration is a collective one by the party’ s executive. Job Sikhala This comes on the backdrop of reports that ‘Wiwa’, as Sikhala is affectionately known, had to convince the MDC leader Nelson Chamisa that the opposition has to confront Zanu PF head on in a no-holds-barred meeting last Monday. ‘Wiwa’ is a militant leader who is becoming the darling of the fans as he has…

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What does the United Arab Emirates see in Zimbabwe that other investors do not?

What does the United Arab Emirates see in Zimbabwe that other investors do not? 4

The United Arab Emirates is likely to double or triple its investment in Zimbabwe because it has noticed a tangible difference in the kind of synergetic relations it has built with President Emerson Mnangagwa and everyone in his Administration to date, writes Mfonobong Nsehe in Forbes. “There’s a new energy in Harare, and a real commitment to more deeply integrate Zimbabwe with key players in the global economy. This comes from the new Government’s visible desire to accelerate the pace of economic improvement in Zimbabwe, and to us, that’s a…

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Full Text of Nelson Chamisa statement on Defence Forces Day

Full Text of Nelson Chamisa statement on Defence Forces Day 6

By Nelson Chamisa The Defence forces day, is a day set aside to honour the men and women who have dedicated themselves to defend our nation. Opposition MDC leader Nelson Chamisa The defence forces form the backbone of any nation and ours is no exception. Indeed, our national constitution (through Sections 211 and 212) recognises the role and significance of the defence forces in our body politic, in safeguarding our territorial integrity. Related Articles Indeed, we salute and duly recognize the unstinting and committed service that our patriotic soldiers continue…

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Chamisa lures army ahead of August 16 demo

Chamisa lures army ahead of August 16 demo 7

By Idah Mhetu OPPOSITION leader Nelson Chamisa has appeared to plead with the country’s army to join his MDC party’s planned protest set for Friday that insiders claim is aimed at toppling President Emmerson Mnangagwa. In a statement to mark Defence Forces Day, Tuesday, Chamisa said while some soldiers might have “strayed” he was certain most of the country’s uniformed forces understood the aspirations of ordinary Zimabweans. “When we express ourselves, we are also doing it on their (soldiers) behalf; on behalf of and with their families, friends and neighbours,…

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Zanu PF frets over Mugabe’s national heroes acre burial decision

Zanu PF frets over Mugabe’s national heroes acre burial decision 9

By Costa Nkomo REPORTS that former President Robert Mugabe has told close associates that he does not want to be buried at the National Heroes Acre in Harare when he dies seem to have rattled both government and the ruling party with senior figures unsure of how to respond to the issue. Mugabe was pushed out of power in November 2017, by a combination of the military and nationwide demonstrations and has never forgiven his erstwhile comrades in Zanu PF and government for the betrayal chief among them his successor…

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Chiwenga gives Mnangagwa a call, commemorates heroes day

Chiwenga gives Mnangagwa a call, commemorates heroes day 11

By Costa Nkomo AILING Vice President (Rtd) General Constantino Chiwenga Monday reportedly phoned President Emmerson Mnangagwa to convey his heroes’ commemorations message from a Chinese hospital. Addressing thousands of people who thronged the national heroes acre to commemorate Heroes Day, Monda Mnangagwa revealed that he received a phone call from Chiwenga who has been battling an undisclosed ailment since last year. “May I inform you that this morning I was telephoned by the Honourable Vice President Chiwenga in China conveying his good wishes of this heroes day to you,” Mnangagwa…

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Khupe calls for more efforts towards economic and social rights

Khupe calls for more efforts towards economic and social rights 13

By Bulawayo Correspondent WHILE independence brought with it major freedoms around politics, Zimbabwe still needs to work hard to make sure citizens are accorded social and economic rights, the opposition MDC-T lead by former Deputy Prime Minister Thokozani Khupe has said. In an interview with New Zimbabwe.Com, the party’s spokesperson, Khaliphani Phungeni said dialogue among leaders was the only way economic and social freedoms could be achieved. “As MDC-T, we have always saluted those who give us freedom. Right now we have some freedom but what is lacking is economic…

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Chamisa: Heroes Day meaningless in face of illegitimacy

Chamisa: Heroes Day meaningless in face of illegitimacy 15

By Ebenezzer Sibanda LEGITIMACY issues surrounding President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration have stopped marred national events like the Heroes Day commemorations, opposition MDC leader Nelson Chamisa has said. Chamisa told NewZimbabwe.com in an interview Monday that while he had committed to attending State occasions before last year’s elections; he could not do so this year before the country’s political “issues are dealt with.” “There are fundamental issues to do with legitimacy that must be dealt with. We must attend to the national political question first before we can begin to talk…

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