Zimbabwe police ban opposition protest planned for Monday

Zimbabwe police ban opposition protest planned for Monday 1

By MacDonald Dzirutwe | Reuters| Zimbabwe police have banned an anti-government demonstration planned for Monday by the country’s main opposition party in the city of Bulawayo, saying it would likely result in “public disorder”. Armed riot police patrol the streets ahead of a planned protest in Harare, Friday, Aug. 16, 2019. Zimbabwe’s police patrolled the streets of the capital Friday morning while many residents stayed home fearing violence from an anti-government demonstration planned by the opposition. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi) Police banned another demonstration planned by the Movement for Democratic Change…

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Chamisa to visit Russia, China to ask help settling political crisis

Chamisa to visit Russia, China to ask help settling political crisis 2

Nelson Chamisa, the leader of Zimbabwe’s main opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), intends to pay visits to Moscow and Beijing to seek help in settling the political crisis that has been gripping his country for over a year now, his spokesman told Sputnik. Dr Nkululeko Sibanda (left) seen here with opposition leader Nelson Chamisa (right) The situation in Zimbabwe remains tense since July 2018, when opposition candidate Chamisa refused to concede the defeat to Emmerson Mnangagwa in the presidential race, claiming that the result was rigged. The country has…

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Zimbabwe rights groups say 6 activists abducted, beaten ahead of protests

Zimbabwe rights groups say 6 activists abducted, beaten ahead of protests 3

By MacDonald Dzirutwe |Reuters| Six Zimbabwean political activists were abducted from their homes at night and beaten by armed men this week, ahead of planned street demonstrations by the main opposition party, a coalition of rights groups said on Thursday. File picture of riot police in Zimbabwe The opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) has called Friday’s protest against the handling of the economy by President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government. Police have said they believe the protests will turn violent. The MDC says the demonstrations will be peaceful. Related Articles The…

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Mnangagwa commits to pamper military

Mnangagwa commits to pamper military 4

BY EVERSON MUSHAVA President Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday pledged to pamper the country’s military with salary upgrades and other benefits to cushion them against the skyrocketing cost of living, while urging the rest of the civil servants and hard-pressed citizens to remain patient as his government attempts to fix the economy, saying “the darkest hour comes before dawn”. President Emmerson Mnangagwa Addressing hundreds of people during Defence Forces Day commemorations at the National Sports Stadium, the Zanu PF leader said: “My administration remains committed to improving the conditions of service of…

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Zanu PF, MDC cross swords over planned protests set for Friday

Zanu PF, MDC cross swords over planned protests set for Friday 5

By Everson Mushava and Blessed Mhlanga | NewsDay | Daggers have been drawn between President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s ruling Zanu PF and the Nelson Chamisa-led MDC over the latter’s Friday protests, with Zanu PF political commissar and Defence deputy minister Victor Matemadanda vowing to block the planned demonstrations. Anger: Supporters of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change party (MDC) of Nelson Chamisa burn an election banner with the face of Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa in Harare after the 2018 elections This comes as Mnangagwa yesterday pleaded for peaceful co-existence amid citizens…

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Mnangagwa says no quick-fix to crisis

Mnangagwa says no quick-fix to crisis 6

By Nyashadzashe Ndoro and Pascal Madiri | Zim Morning Post | President Emmerson Mnangagwa has reiterated that the crisis in Zimbabwe, ranging from power cuts, drought and cash shortages, will not end through a quick fix as the country needs major surgery for it to recover from decades of damaging policies and the vice of corruption. President Emmerson Mnangagwa during an interview on Carte Blanche in 2018 Mnangagwa was speaking at the Zimbabwe National Heroes Day Commemorations held at the Heroes Acre on Monday when he said that a quick…

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The Times view on Emmerson Mnangagwa’s leadership: Crocodile in Crisis

The Times view on Emmerson Mnangagwa’s leadership: Crocodile in Crisis 7

Editorial by The Times newspaper, Britain’s newspaper of record, on Zimbabwe under President Emmerson Mnangagwa, a ” state that is close to collapse” ZIMBABWE once prided itself on being the bread basket of Africa, a fertile nation. Now it is again a basket case. World Food Programme officials warn that the African country is “marching towards starvation.” It was Robert Mugabe’s four decades of cruel and autocratic rule that ground his people down. When he was eventually ousted in late 2017 and replaced a year ago by a former henchman,…

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Matemadanda reads riot act… warns Zanu PF MPs plotting Mnangagwa impeachment

Matemadanda reads riot act… warns Zanu PF MPs plotting Mnangagwa impeachment 9

By Philemon Jambaya Zanu PF National Political Commissar Victor Matemadanda on Saturday read a riot act to members of the Provincial Coordination Committee in Mashonaland Central amid reports that there are at least five legislators from the province who are working with the MDC in an ambitious bid to impeach President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Victor Matemadanda Zim Morning Post can exclusively reveal that in the meeting Matemadanda made it clear that Zanu PF will not hesitate to deal with the legislators in question. Sources who attended the Saturday PCC said the…

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Zanu PF rocked by internal plots to impeach Mnangagwa

Zanu PF rocked by internal plots to impeach Mnangagwa 10

By Philemon Jambaya ZANU PF is now seized with reports of attempts to impeach President Emmerson Mnangagwa by the legislators from the opposition MDC who have managed to win the support of some willing Zanu PF MPs, the Zim Morning Post has heard. 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) Insiders say the party last week dispatched its National Political Commissar, Victor Matemadanda to Mashonaland Central Province to…

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VP Chiwenga ‘remarkably stable’

VP Chiwenga ‘remarkably stable’ 11

Chinese medical experts attending to Vice President Constantino Chiwenga have completed extensive tests and are now beginning treatment, President Mnangagwa has said. Vice President Constantino Chiwenga In a statement yesterday, President Mnangagwa revealed that VP Chiwenga’s condition remains “remarkably stable”. VP Chiwenga last month left South Africa, where he was receiving treatment, for China. The transfer followed a decision by Zimbabwe and China to allow Chinese experts to join fellow experts in Zimbabwe, South Africa and India in attending to the Vice-President. “Further to my communication last month updating the…

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