War vets corner Mnangagwa

By Fungi Kwaramba Veterans of the country’s liberation struggle last Saturday met with President Emmerson Mnangagwa and demanded that he fires Zanu PF’s secretary for administration Obert Mpofu who they allege faces a litany of corruption charges. Zimbabwe Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) secretary general Victor Matemadanda War veterans’ chairpersons drawn from the country’s 10 provinces petitioned Mnangagwa in this regard, demanding the removal of Mpofu and several Zanu PF top ranking officials. The move by war veterans to confront Mnangagwa comes as the political future of the former Cabinet…

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Fresh storm hits Zanu PF

By Blessings Mashaya Zanu PF’s notorious succession demons have resurfaced, with the party’s senior officials locking horns over who should take over from President Emmerson Mnangagwa — a few months after the 76-year-old strongman won a hotly-disputed five-year mandate to lead the country. President Emmerson Mnangagwa with Zanu PF spokesman Simon Khaya Moyo at State House The fresh fissures in the former liberation movement come as Mnangagwa has recently called his restless lieutenants to order, insisting that they focus on unity and rebuilding the country’s wobbly economy — rather than…

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Succession divides ZANU PF

Zanu-PF’s notorious succession demons have resurfaced, with the party’s senior officials locking horns over who should take over from President Emmerson Mnangagwa – a few months after the 76-year-old strongman won a hotly-disputed five-year mandate to lead the country. The fresh fissures in the former liberation movement come as Mnangagwa has recently called his restless lieutenants to order, insisting that they focus on unity and rebuilding the country’s wobbly economy – rather than be fixated on politics, as they tend to be. The new party cracks also come as Zanu-PF…

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Jonathan Moyo explains Chiwenga fall-out

EMMERSON Mnangagwa manipulated his way to become vice president at the Zanu-PF congress in 2014, deceitfully side-lining party stalwart Oppah Muchinguri, a former cabinet minister has claimed. Exiled former higher education minister Jonathan Moyo insisted that Mnangagwa and vice president Constantino Chiwenga were still “baying for my head … that is still their plan to this day”. Moyo lifted the lid on some of the Zanu-PF treachery leading up to the November 2017 coup in a weekend interview with UK-based academic Alex Magaisa. The former cabinet minister revealed that he…

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Chamisa belts rivals

By Mugove Tafirenyika MDC leader Nelson Chamisa has warned officials eyeing his position against working with Zanu PF to grab power from him saying he is firmly in charge of the country’s largest opposition party and would not tolerate dissent. MDC Alliance president Nelson Chamisa (centre) and Tendai Biti (Alliance principal) (centre) and Amos Chibaya (Organising Secretary) – right. Chamisa rose to the MDC presidency following the party’s founding president, Morgan Tsvangirai’s death in February this year. Tsvangirai’s death created an acrimonious power struggle between Chamisa, Thokozani Khupe and Elias…

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Zanu PF says no to restructuring

By Blessings Mashaya ZANU PF secretary for administration Obert Mpofu has poured cold water on party members who are jostling for positions saying the party will not carry out a restructuring process soon, adding that they have to wait for the next congress. Obert-Mpofu This comes as party members in various provinces are jostling for positions after Mpofu announced in September that there is need to realign structures in conformity with the new dispensation and the economic agenda. In September, Mpofu said party structures have been disturbed by the G40…

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Mnangagwa allies blame Manicaland Chairperson for Chamisa victory

POLITICAL dogfights within the Zanu-PF Manicaland provincial leadership have intensified ahead of the ruling party’s national conference as other members, who are not loyal to the provincial leadership, are reportedly being barred from attending the annual conference set for Esigodini in Matabeleland South next month. The conference, which is expected to attract 5 000 delegates countrywide, will be held from December 11 to 16. However, in Manicaland some members who are not in good books with provincial chairman Mike Madiro are crying foul as there are allegations of attempts to…

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Chiwenga hires Jonathan Moyo to deal with ED

Rumors circulating various social media groups are that VP Chiwenga has enlisted the help of Former ZANU PF spin Doctor, Professor Jonathan Moyo to conjure up strategies of dealing with the Mnangagwa led faction. The move comes after Chiwenga’s faction suffered a heavy blow fortnight ago when 5 RBZ Directors linked to him and believed to be bank rolling him we’re named, shamed and suspended from the Central Bank. Further to that, a one man task force in the ministry of Finance led by Acie Lumumba which was behind the…

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MPs want liquid in water cannons probed

By Mugove Tafirenyika Parliament has been urged to institute an investigation into the chemical composition of the liquid in water cannons used by police to disperse crowds amid fears that the liquid could contain harmful substances. Police water cannons are seen in the capital, Harare, Zimbabwe, Tuesday, July, 31, 2018. Zimbabweans on Tuesday awaited the first results from an election that they hope will lift the country out of economic and political stagnation after decades of rule by former leader Robert Mugabe. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi) This came out in the…

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