Mnangagwa goes after rogue soldiers and invites Chamisa, for talks

Mnangagwa goes after rogue soldiers and invites Chamisa, for talks 1

By Tendai Kamhungira President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who first swept to power through a popular military coup in November 2017 — yesterday vowed to bring to book rogue members of Zimbabwe’s gung-ho military who left a trail of blood around the country during last week’s fuel protests. Opposition leader Nelson Chamisa and President Emmerson Mnangagwa Analysts who spoke to the Daily News about this unexpected move immediately welcomed the announcement, saying this would go a long way in healing the nation and calming down rising political tensions in the country — if…

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Zimbabwe president says ‘heads will roll’ after protest crackdown

Zimbabwe president says ‘heads will roll’ after protest crackdown 2

Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa has called violence by the country’s security forces “unacceptable and a betrayal” following deadly protests last week sparked by a sharp fuel price hike. BY CNN Journalist Columbus Mavhunga reported from Harare, while CNN’s Euan McKirdy wrote and reported from Hong Kong.Link to story https://edition.cnn.com/2019/01/22/africa/mnangagwa-zimbabwe-davos-intl/index.html Mnangagwa’s comments were his first on the strife which has wracked Zimbabwe for over a week, during which the President was largely absent. He arrived back in Harare Tuesday from Switzerland, where he had been due to attend the World Economic…

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Nelson Chamisa: We call for an immediate end to the crackdown and terror in #Zimbabwe

Nelson Chamisa: We call for an immediate end to the crackdown and terror in #Zimbabwe 4

On Jan 22, 2019 34,476 0 Opposition leader Nelson Chamisa has said “no nation can make progress without the rule of law and peace” and called on President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government to immediately end the crackdown on opposition activists and “release of all prisoners of conscience and political detainees.”  MDC leader Nelson Chamisa visited hospitals to see victims of the violence that took place during the recent three-day stay-away Below is the 6 part statement issued by Chamisa on his tweeter handle. 1/6: We continue to mourn our lost relatives…

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UK urged to suspend aid to Zim

UK urged to suspend aid to Zim 5

By Nokuthaba Nkomo President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s re-engagement efforts will suffer a huge blow as calls for the United Kingdom (UK) government to withdraw its foreign aid and support to Zimbabwe mount. Armed police officers outside the residence of Evan Mawarire, an activist and pastor who helped mobilize people to protest against the hike in fuel prices, following his arrest in Harare, Zimbabwe, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. Mawarire was arrested Wednesday for allegedly inciting violence in the protests against the government’s increase in fuel prices. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi) This comes as…

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Ramaphosa says lift Zimbabwe sanctions

Ramaphosa says lift Zimbabwe sanctions 6

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa says his country favours the lifting or easing of international sanctions on neighbouring Zimbabwe, whose new government has cracked down on protests over a dramatic rise in fuel prices. President Cyril Ramaphosa. File photo. Image by: ESA ALEXANDER Ramaphosa spoke on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, saying Zimbabwe faces “serious, serious, economic challenges and they can be assisted by the world if those sanctions are lifted.” The United States has sanctions on Zimbabwean officials including President Emmerson Mnangagwa and says…

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Full Text of statement by Emmerson Mnangagwa after #ZimbabweShutDown and #ZimbabweAtrocities

Full Text of statement by Emmerson Mnangagwa after #ZimbabweShutDown and #ZimbabweAtrocities 7

On Jan 22, 2019 59,858 1 By Emmerson Mnangagwa One week ago, I announced measures to stabilise our nation’s crucial fuel supply. 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) I was aware that these measures may not be popular, and this was not a decision we took lightly. But it was the right thing to do. What followed was regrettable and tragic. Everyone has the right to protest, but…

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Quotable Quotes: What they are saying after #ZimbabweShutDown and #ZimbabweAtrocities

Quotable Quotes: What they are saying after #ZimbabweShutDown and #ZimbabweAtrocities 8

Build Zimbabwe Alliance: “He preaches unity yet practices division. Talks peace yet sends security forces to murder & abuse. He says the voice of the people is the voice of God, yet when the people speak he forcefully silences them. Talks austerity, yet lavishly spends on himself. He is @edmnangagwa.” An injured man on a stretcher is loaded into a medical vehicle to be taken to hospital after being being beaten by soldiers in the Sizinda Township, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe Wednesday, Jan 16, 2019. Widespread reports of violence continued as Zimbabwe…

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Zimbabwe president struggles to draw line under brutal crackdown

Zimbabwe president struggles to draw line under brutal crackdown 9

Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa vowed on Tuesday to investigate security forces over their deadly crackdown on protesters, as he has returned to the country and scrambled to fend off a barrage of criticism. 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 crackdown has shattered Mnangagwa’s claims to have turned a fresh page after the violently repressive era of Robert Mugabe, who was ousted from power by the military…

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Zimbabwe president struggles to draw line under brutal crackdown

Zimbabwe president struggles to draw line under brutal crackdown 10

Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa vowed on Tuesday to investigate security forces over their deadly crackdown on protesters, as he has returned to the country and scrambled to fend off a barrage of criticism. 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 crackdown has shattered Mnangagwa’s claims to have turned a fresh page after the violently repressive era of Robert Mugabe, who was ousted from power by the military…

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Plot to topple Mnangagwa unmasked

Plot to topple Mnangagwa unmasked 11

By Tendai Kamhungira Serious fresh ructions have emerged in Zanu PF, resulting in two prominent members of the former liberation movement revealing explosive details over the past few days of an apparent plot to topple President Emmerson Mnangagwa from power, the Daily News can report. President Emmerson Mnangagwa with Zanu PF spokesman Simon Khaya Moyo at State House So serious is the plan to remove Mnangagwa from power, that a sitting ruling party Member of Parliament (MP) and a former Cabinet minister say they have been threatened with death for refusing…

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