Jonathan Moyo, Constantino Chiwenga make peace at Supreme Court

Jonathan Moyo, Constantino Chiwenga make peace at Supreme Court 1

HARARE – Vice President Constantino Chiwenga and the exiled former cabinet minister, Jonathan Moyo, have decided to settle their defamation battle which had escalated to the Supreme Court outside court. This was revealed in court by Moyo’s lawyer, Sympathy Muzondiwa, who sought withdrawal of an appeal his client had filed with the Supreme Court after a High Court judge refused to throw out Chiwenga’s $5 million defamation claim. Moyo had argued that his utterances do not disclose abuse of character. Justice Thompson Mabhikwa, of the High Court, had ordered Moyo…

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Army faction now sees Mnangagwa’s presidency as a threat to national security

Army faction now sees Mnangagwa’s presidency as a threat to national security 3

President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s continued stay in power is now allegedly being seen as an unprecedented threat to national security, by an army faction said to be loyal to Vice President, Rtd General Constantino Chiwenga, Spotlight Zimbabwe, has been told. Vice President, Rtd General Constantino Chiwenga and President Emmerson Mnangagwa The explosive revelations by military intelligence sources, based on classified internal reports come at a time when Mnangagwa himself has reportedly agreed in private to resign and step down as Zimbabwe’s leader no later than June 2020 in order to avoid…

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Vice President Chiwenga left as acting president but too poorly to work from office

Vice President Chiwenga left as acting president but too poorly to work from office 4

HARARE – Not seen in public in almost a month, the ailing Vice President Constantino Chiwenga was left as Acting President on Tuesday after President Emmerson Mnangagwa left for Mozambique to attend the United States-Africa Business Summit. Chiwenga, 62, was too poorly to attend the usual farewell handshake rituals at the Robert Mugabe International Airport before Mnangagwa’s departure. Unusually, the second Vice President Kembo Mohadi, 69, was also absent, he too reported to be receiving treatment in South Africa. Defence Minister Oppah Muchinguri was the most senior ranking government official…

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Zanu PF Game of Thrones: Chiwenga ally booted out as Mnangagwa consolidates power

Zanu PF Game of Thrones: Chiwenga ally booted out as Mnangagwa consolidates power 6

The fierce battle for control within Zanu PF continues to play out with President Emmerson Mnangagwa axing Zanu PF national commissar Engelbert Rugeje, considered an ally of Vice President Constantino Chiwenga, and replacing him with his own ally Victor Matemadanda. Zimbabwe Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) secretary general Victor Matemadanda Other changes will also see another Mnangagwa ally, Douglas Mahiya, assuming the position of secretary — in charge of former liberation war fighters – while Headman Moyo will deputise him. To play down the developments Zanu PF national spokesperson Simon…

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VP Chiwenga’s health woes linked to Zanu PF assassination plots over Mnangagwa successor

VP Chiwenga’s health woes linked to Zanu PF assassination plots over Mnangagwa successor 7

By Itai Mushekwe/Nancy Mabaya/Mary-Kate Kahari | Spotlight Zimbabwe | Vice President, Rtd General Constantino Chiwenga’s perennial health problems are reportedly linked to the ruling Zanu PF’s thickening internal assassination and counter-assassination plots among it’s key triune factions, amid claims that the VP has suffered at least two poisoning attacks from his foes since 2017, but doctors are allegedly failing to identify the nature of the poisons involved, Spotlight Zimbabwe, has been told. Zimbabwe’s vice president, Rtd General Constantino Chiwenga The ruling party is said to be split among confederacies backing…

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Chiwenga back in India for treatment

Chiwenga back in India for treatment 8

By Everson Mushava/Xolisani Ncube Chiwenga reportedly left the country last week as the rumour mill speculated that his health was failing. By the time he flew out, he had not been spotted at most public events officiated by President Emmerson Mnangagwa. But presidential spokesperson George Charamba denied reports the former Zimbabwe Defence Forces commander’s deteriorating health, saying he went out on a scheduled trip for medical examination. “As you may recall, the last time the VP was in India for medical attention, so this time, he was due for review,”…

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Vice president Chiwenga airlifted to India after latest health troubles

Vice president Chiwenga airlifted to India after latest health troubles 9

HARARE – Vice President Constantino Chiwenga has been airlifted to India after his health deteriorated last week, ZimLive understands. Chiwenga flew out by private jet late at night on May 18, and his plane stopped in Dubai for refuelling before landing in New Delhi just before 2PM local time on May 19. The 62-year-old retired general has been in and out of hospitals over the last two years. He spent two weeks in India in February being treated for what a government minister said was a “minor abdominal ailment”. A…

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Chiwenga says price hikes act of terrorism, threatens to shut down companies

BULAWAYO – Vice President Constantino Chiwenga on Wednesday threatened businesses doing trade on the black market and raising the cost of basic goods and services, equating their actions to terrorism and insinuating that they could be shut down. Chiwenga admitted that the new RTGS currency launched in February and allowed to float on the interbank market after abandoning the discredited 1:1 peg with the United States dollar had so far failed to ease demand for foreign currency. Most foreign currency is being traded on the parallel market, and businesses are…

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Chiwenga lashes ‘financial terrorists’

Vice President Constantino Chiwenga has lashed out at corporates that are dipping their hands in underhand parallel market exchange dealings and equated such behaviour to “financial terrorism”. Vice President Constantino Chiwenga Addressing captains of industry and commerce at the 13th Zimbabwe International Business Conference in Bulawayo, VP Chiwenga said that Government was sharpening its policies to thoroughly deal with the culprits. “I want to give a stern warning to those practicing financial terrorism in the country. We will react accordingly as Government and nobody should claim that they were not…

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Mnangagwa appoints two acting presidents in four days

Mnangagwa appoints two acting presidents in four days 11

By Mugove Tafirenyika President Emmerson Mnangagwa appointed two different acting presidents in a space of only four days when he was out of the country — a development described by critics as devoid of wisdom. Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa, left, arrives at Robert Mugabe International Airport in Harare, Zimbabwe, Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. Mnangagwa arrived in Harare after cutting short his fund-raising trip in order to address the country’s economic crisis and crackdown. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi) When Mnangagwa went to Angola last weekend on a one-day visit, he appointed one…

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