Dumiso Dabengwa is no more

Dumiso Dabengwa is no more 1

By Richard Chidza LIBERATION war hero and former Zapu intelligence supremo, Dumiso Dabengwa is no more. He was 79. Zapu deputy secretary general, Mjobisa Noko said they had heard the reports but would wait for an official statement from the family. “Its what we have heard and as a party we are still waiting for an official statement from the family and the Dumiso Dabengwa Foundation,” said Noko. However, highly placed sources told NewZimbabwe.com that Dabengwa died in Nairobi on his way back home from treatment in India. “He died…

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MPs itch to grill absentee VPs over economic wear

MPs itch to grill absentee VPs over economic wear 3

By Audience Mutema MDC MPs Wednesday demanded the presence of the country’s two Vice Presidents to respond to their questions during parliament’s question time in a period the country’s economy continues to take a nosedive. Mutare Central MP, Innocent Gonese told parliament that VPs Constantino Chiwenga and Kembo Mohadi rarely attended parliament especially during Wednesdays when backbenchers get the opportunity to grill ministers and VPs on a lot of policy matters. “Honourable Speaker, there is also the issue of Vice Presidents. I think you have noted that ever since we…

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Report confirms Grace interfered with government decisions

Report confirms Grace interfered with government decisions 5

By Staff Reporter A RECENT study by a group of South African academics has confirmed the widely held view that Zimbabwe’s former First Lady, Grace Mugabe used her proximity to the most powerful man in the land, at the time, to interfere with government decisions and was closely embedded in her husband’s leadership fights within Zanu PF. Grace, wife to former President Robert Mugabe, joined two other African First Ladies who, according to the study, emerged as the most influential people in their roles to a point of influencing government…

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Chamisa: Sanctions, Zanu PF – twin evils that must be given the boot

Chamisa: Sanctions, Zanu PF – twin evils that must be given the boot 7

By Robert Tapfumaneyi MDC leader Nelson Chamisa has admitted sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe by Europe and America since 2001 were undesirable but quickly said the embargo constituted twin evils with Zanu PF which should both be consigned to the bin. He was addressing party supporters at a ‘thank you’ rally in Chiredzi weekend. “Zanu PF and sanctions must go because they are twins, they walk together,” said the opposition leader. “When you see sanctions, you see Zanu PF; when you see Zanu PF, you see sanctions. “We have said we…

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Chombo horror as passport seized while boarding plane to SA

Chombo horror as passport seized while boarding plane to SA 9

By Mary Taruvinga EMBATTLED former Finance Minister Ignatius Chombo recently got another reminder his time as an untouchable top government official was over when some state agents trailed and seized his passport just as he was about to board a plane to South Africa for treatment. This was revealed in court Monday by his lawyer Lovemore Madhuku. “…On Sunday, May 12, my client and his family abandoned their journey to South Africa where he had intended to seek medical attention. “He went through all formalities at the Robert Gabriel Mugabe…

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Malawi: Chihuri sucked into President Mutharika’s ‘rigging plot’, opposition demands ex-police boss’s deportation

Malawi: Chihuri sucked into President Mutharika’s ‘rigging plot’, opposition demands ex-police boss’s deportation 11

By Robert Tapfumaneyi SELF-EXILED former Zimbabwe police Commissioner-General Augustine Chihuri has been sucked into a sensational Malawi rigging plot by incumbent President Bingu wa Mutharika who is keen to retain his job in the southern African country’s 21 May polls. The claims were made by Malawi’s vice president and United Transformation Movement (UTM) leader, Saulos Klaus Chilima at a press conference in Lilongwe Sunday morning. Chilima, who is among eight candidates vying for Malawi’s most coveted job, said Chihuri was hired by Mutharika’s governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) party to…

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Mangudya panics over soaring black market forex rates, says to inject US$500 million into interbank market

Mangudya panics over soaring black market forex rates, says to inject US$500 million into interbank market 13

By Staff Reporter GOVERNMENT, through the central bank, will Monday draw down US$500 million to supply the interbank forex market to meet national forex payment requirements in the wake of spiralling rates on the black market. This was revealed by Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) governor John Mangudya through a tweet Saturday, as signs of panic over black market rates begin to manifest within the Zanu PF administration. ”Government through the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe is drawing down US$500 million on Monday, 20 May 2019, to supply the interbank forex…

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Chamisa spoiler dares opposition leader to proceed with ‘illegal’ congress

Chamisa spoiler dares opposition leader to proceed with ‘illegal’ congress 15

By Leopold Munhende TAPERA SENGWENI, lawyer for an MDC activist who initiated a court process that invalidated Nelson Chamisa’s position as MDC leader, has dared the 41-year-old politician to proceed with his planned congress, against a court ruling which pronounced otherwise. He was speaking in an exclusive interview with NewZimbabwe.com as the main opposition insists it was going ahead with the elective process inspite of a High Court decision that ordered the party to revert back to its 2014 structures and call for an extra-ordinary congress to choose a new…

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MDC in cheeky congress invite on Khupe, Zanu PF

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By Leopold Munhende THE MDC has invited to its congress, President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s party and former Vice President Thokozani Khupe, now leader of a rival party breakaway faction, MDC-T. The Nelson Chamisa led mainstream MDC heads for its elective congress weekend next week to replace late founding party leader Morgan Tsvangirai. Tsvangirai left a leadership vacuum that ignited a scramble to replace him with Chamisa, stampeding his co-VPs, Khupe and Elias Mudzuri to lay claim of the top MDC job. His leadership has since been declared illegal by the High…

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Mining firm takes on RBZ over forex, files US$132m lawsuit, says 2 000 workers lose jobs

Mining firm takes on RBZ over forex, files US$132m lawsuit, says 2 000 workers lose jobs 18

By Alois Vinga GOLD mining giant, Metallon Corporation has thrown down the gauntlet, filing a US$132 million lawsuit against the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) and Fidelity Printers and Refineries (FPR) over unremitted foreign currency earnings. The company says the omission has affected the smooth flow of business at its plants and the loss of 2 000 jobs. A statement signed by the company’s head of communications, Klara Kaczmarek revealed that the mining giant has taken off its gloves and resorted to direct confrontation with government over the matter. “We…

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