Grinch steals Christmas Joy

By Pauline Hurungudo Long suffering Zimbabweans are once again facing a bleak Christmas and New Year season — with the majority of the country’s citizens jobless, penniless, hopeless and unable to afford even the most basic of goods to enjoy a modicum of festive cheer. President Emmerson Mnangagwa Apart from having to forget about the Fat Man in the red jumpsuit, Father Christmas, and forgoing goodies that have traditionally been associated with the festive season, most families won’t even have bread  following the recent warning by the National Bakers Association…

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Mnangagwa fumes over R5 million bribe

By Mugove Tafirenyika President Emmerson Mnangagwa, blew his gasket on Wednesday and put his ministers on notice, after he received damaging reports that some of them were demanding bribes from investors to facilitate meetings with him and deputy president Constantino Chiwenga. President Emmerson Mnangagwa So rampant was the corruption by his lieutenants that Mnangagwa told stunned Zanu PF bigwigs during the party’s central committee meeting in Harare that in one of the more egregious cases, a Cabinet minister had demanded a whopping R5 million bribe from a foreign investor to…

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Zanu PF conference gets underway

By Jeffrey Muvundusi Thousands of Zanu PF officials have descended on the sleepy town of Gwanda for the ruling party annual conference to be held at Mzingwane High School in Esigodini. Zanu PF supporters celebrate Emmerson Mnangagwa’s controversial victory in the 2018 presidential elections All roads leading to the venue of the conference were festooned with police roadblocks and checkpoints as the security level remains high following the unresolved Bulawayo bomb blast early this year. Running under the theme “Zimbabwe is open for business”, this year’s conference is being held…

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Cleric urges Zanu PF, MDC to dialogue

By Nokuthaba Nkomo Faith Ministries pastor and businessman Shingi Munyeza has urged Zanu PF and the MDC to dialogue in order to move the country forward. Businessman Shingi Munyeza Munyeza said it is important for the two political parties to find each other and work collectively towards ending the current socio-economic crisis since they control the majority of the electorate. “The two parties control at least 95 percent of the electorate. The current impasse is coming out of the contested election result hence raising questions on legitimacy,” said Munyeza as…

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Can Zanu PF spring an Esigodini surprise?

Zanu PF meets in Esigodini in Matabeleland South Province this week for its annual people’s conference amid a worsening economic crisis which has in recent weeks been highlighted by shortages of fuel, medical drugs and a doctors’ strike. Zanu PF supporters celebrate Emmerson Mnangagwa’s controversial victory in the 2018 presidential elections The former liberation movement’s conclave couldn’t have come at a better time for ordinary Zimbabweans who have endured hardships for a long time and are eager to see how it will tackle the economic crisis. A lot was promised…

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Zanu PF indaba to crush Mnangagwa foes

By Blessings Mashaya Zanu PF’s annual people’s conference opened in Esigodini yesterday amid indications that the event would be used to cement President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s grip on power and keep ambitious cadres at bay. President Emmerson Mnangagwa with Zanu PF spokesman Simon Khaya Moyo at State House While Mnangagwa will descend into the administrative centre for Umzingwane District putting on a brave face, his party is at war with itself over an economic implosion that has condemned the majority into poverty. Instead of putting all hands on deck to revive…

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Zanu PF bigwigs awaken Gwanda

By Blessings Mashaya Government business will literally come to a halt as the who’s who in Zanu PF, including Cabinet ministers, abandon their stations this week to attend the party’s annual peoples’ conference in Gwanda. Zanu-PF party’s national political commissar Retired Lieutenant-General Engelbert Rugeje addresses party supporters at a meeting in Tsholotsho. Listening from left is member of parliament for Tsholotsho South constituency Zenzo Sibanda The conference comes as the country battles shortages of fuel and medicines, among other things, due to the scarcity of foreign currency. Amidst the crisis,…

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‘Government won’t name Zesa defaulters’

Government has refused to name Zanu PF bigwigs who owe the Zimbabwe Electricity Distribution Company (ZETDC) in unpaid electricity bills. Robert and Grace Mugabe ZETDC is a unit of power utility, Zesa Holdings. Pressed by MDC Mutare Central Member of Parliament Innocent Gonese to release names of ruling party heavyweights indebted to ZETDC, deputy Energy minister Magna Mudyiwa told legislators in the National Assembly last week that it was not permissible to reveal statuses of private accounts to third parties without the express consent of the account holders. “The ministry…

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Mnangagwa to recall errant MPs

By Mugove Tafirenyika President Emmerson Mnangagwa has threatened to recall incompetent Members of Parliament from his party, including those who refuse to tow the party line in pursuit of narrow factional agendas. President Emmerson Mnangagwa While addressing a Zanu PF women’s league national assembly in Harare last week, Mnangagwa warned that he would not hesitate to call for by-elections to replace the errant legislators. He said there were some MPs in the party who were voted into the august House before they were politically ripe after taking advantage of the…

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ZANU PF pounces on Tracy Mutinhiri

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Vindictive regime pounces on senior opposition official in the wake of US Congressional Hearing on Zimbabwe. Tracy Mutinhiri, Secretary for International Affairs for the MDC is reeling from an invasion attempt on her farm house yesterday in Marondera by suspected state agents it has emerged. A few hours earlier, the United States Congress had a hearing on Zimbabwe and the deliberations were quite damning on the regime thereby drawing the typically brutal response. A shaken, Mutinhiri narrated the ordeal that transpired almost immediately after news of the American Congressional hearing…

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