Cyclone Idai ravages Zim forces Mnangagwa back home

Cyclone Idai ravages Zim forces Mnangagwa back home 1

By Tendai Kamhungira & Shamiso Dzingire Zimbabwe is reeling from the devastation wreaked by Cyclone Idai, which forced President Emmerson Mnangagwa, pictured, to cut short his trip to the United Arab Emirates. Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa inspects Russian honour guards during a welcoming ceremony upon his arrival at Moscow’s Vnukovo airport on January 14, 2019. (Photo by Alexander NEMENOV / AFP) This comes as the government has deployed the Zimbabwe National Army and Air Force of Zimbabwe to help rescue stranded villagers and students in the hard-hit Chimanimani area in…

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US ‘very enthusiastic’ about Mnangagwa govt, want more action on reforms

US ‘very enthusiastic’ about Mnangagwa govt, want more action on reforms 2

By Pauline Hurungudo America’s Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan said on Friday that Washington was “very enthusiastic” about the new Harare government, but wanted to see more action on reform. U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan “We are very enthusiastic and pleased by the new government, the promises that it has made, we want to see more action to implement those promises for reform,” Sullivan told a briefing with journalists. The briefing came in the wake of the launch of a report on Zimbabwe Human Rights Practices for…

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Situation in hospitals a damning indictment on government

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guest column: Learnmore Zuze A signature characteristic of former President Robert Mugabe (pictured)’s administration was silence in the face of crippling crises. Zimbabweans, at the height of Mugabe’s rule, had become resigned to fate. At times, the ageing leader would just, but pay lip service to the pressing concerns of a burdened country. One would wonder then what happens to political leaders once they assume power. Could it be that national leaders get out of touch with the reality that is so palpable to many? Is it sheer arrogance or…

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Mnangagwa opens up on past

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By Tendai Kamhungira President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Friday gave a rare personal insight into his early life, during which he was involved in subversive activities after seeing his dreams of becoming a pilot frustrated by the racial politics of the time. Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa inspects Russian honour guards during a welcoming ceremony upon his arrival at Moscow’s Vnukovo airport on January 14, 2019. (Photo by Alexander NEMENOV / AFP) The 76-year-old Zanu PF leader also told  youths who attended a two-day conference in Harare how his family had subsequently…

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Body of MDC supporter found in mortuary

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On Mar 16, 2019 44,698 0 By Pauline Hurungudo The body of an MDC supporter who was allegedly abducted during the January protests was discovered at Chitungwiza Hospital mortuary early this week, the Daily News has learnt. Blessing Toronga Blessing Toronga went missing on January 24 during the wave of abductions in and around Harare after security agents launched a brutal crackdown following protests triggered by sharp fuel increase announced by president Emmerson Mnangagwa. His body was reportedly found in an advanced state of decomposition at the Chitungwiza Hospital mortuary.…

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‘Disprove claims of sexual relations’

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On Mar 16, 2019 39,019 1 By Tarisai Machakaire Ideal Zimbabwe opposition leader Tinashe Jonasi has challenged President Emmerson Mnangagwa to appear in court and disprove sensational claims he made against the Zanu PF front man. President Emmerson Mnangagwa (L) and his wife Auxillia are pictured at a campaign rally in Harare on July 28, 2018. (AFP) Jonasi said this while making a bail application before Harare magistrate Rumbidzai Mugwagwa. He is being charged with undermining the authority of the president, after he accused him of having extra-marital affairs with…

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Zanu PF youths to picket US embassy

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On Mar 16, 2019 34,344 0 By Shamiso Dzingire Zanu PF youths have threatened to besiege the US embassy until President Donald Trump removes sanctions. File picture of Zanu PF youths Washington extended sanctions against Harare by another year earlier this month, dampening President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s re-engagement efforts. Trump extended the sanctions on Zimbabwe weeks after the European Union (EU) decided against hitting the country’s under-pressure ‘‘new dispensation’’ with fresh sanctions. Related Articles Zanu PF youth leader Pupurai Togarepi said they will occupy the US embassy to pressure Trump’s administration…

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Chamisa goads ED’s supporters

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By Fungi Kwaramba In remarks that are certain to provoke a strong reaction from President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s supporters, opposition leader Nelson Chamisa has come to the defence of the country’s ousted former president, Robert Mugabe, saying those persecuting him should leave him alone, the Daily News can report. Opposition leader Nelson Chamisa and President Emmerson Mnangagwa This comes as the increasingly frail 95-year-old — who ruled Zimbabwe with an iron fist for nearly four decades before he was ousted from power through a stunning military coup in November 2017 —…

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I deployed army: Mnangagwa

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By Fungi Kwaramba President Emmerson Mnangagwa has admitted deploying soldiers during the two ugly incidents that ruined the efforts his administration had made in re-engaging the international community. 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) In a notice to Parliament read out by Justice and Legal Affairs minister Ziyambi Ziyambi, Mnangagwa said the country’s laws were…

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Power transition in Zimbabwe: From frying pan into fire?

Power transition in Zimbabwe: From frying pan into fire? 11

By Omolola Lipede A time comes when overwhelmed Africans desperately desire to see a change in leadership and don’t pay rapt attention to the details of the next leadership provided it is a new face. Then Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe flanked by his then deputy Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa This desperate measure for a change can’t be totally disdained, however, what is the need for a revolution without a resolution to be better than the previous administration? This is a disturbing attribute of Africans that must be addressed judiciously; a…

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