Mnangagwa commits to pamper military

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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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Former Zanu PF MP roasted over land

Former Zanu PF MP roasted over land 2

BY LYLOD MWALE Disgruntled Zanu PF members in Kadoma this week dragged former Kadoma Central Member of Parliament Fani Fanuel Phiri to appear before the Justice Tendai Uchena-led Lands Commission to answer allegations of diverting more than 600 residential stands to his personal project. Fani Fanuel Phiri The unhappy party members, led by Panyika Jack, are accusing the former legislator of diverting the stands to his Berina Housing Scheme after the party had donated 50 hectares, being part of Pixie Combie, to the party leadership in Kadoma’s 12 wards. “Sir,…

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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 3

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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MDC plots to impeach Mnangagwa

MDC plots to impeach Mnangagwa 4

BY BLESSED MHLANGA The opposition MDC says it is working with some of the ruling Zanu PF party legislators to impeach President Emmerson Mnangagwa, a legislator has revealed. Opposition leader Nelson Chamisa and President Emmerson Mnangagwa Addressing a rally in his constituency, Epworth legislator Ethrage Kureva said the MDC party would soon be moving a motion to impeach Mnangagwa. “Among the processes we will be using to oust Mnangagwa out of office for his failure to deal with economic problems, which have seen the country go 18 hours without electricity…

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No one is above the law: Zacc

No one is above the law: Zacc 5

BY FARAI MATIASHE/RUTENDO MATANHIKE A Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc) commissioner has warned that no one is above the law including those from the ruling Zanu PF and the Executive. Loice Matanda Moyo In an interview on the side-lines of a Zacc familiarisation workshop in Harare on Wednesday, Commissioner Kuziva Murapa said the anti-graft body had already started investigations of several cases which could lead to imminent arrests. “The mandate that the President (Emmerson Mnangagwa) gave us was that we are an independent organ and that there is no one above…

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Police, Zanu PF supporters battler over Bromley farm

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BY JAIROS SAUNYAMA Running battles between police and about 500 Zanu PF supporters remain the order of day at Bromley’s Subdivision H of Whiteside Farm a fortnight after the ruling party supporters were evicted from the farm. Police, Zanu PF supporters battler over Bromley farm Samson Chauruka, who has since 2011 failed to occupy the 40,8-hactare farm that accommodates one of the biggest tobacco grading factories in the country, recently teamed up with the sheriff and successfully removed the illegal occupants. However, chaos reigned supreme as the evicted people, who…

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‘I know people are suffering’

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BY BLESSED MHLANGA ZANU PF is oiling its information department to take up space on social media and employ communications experts as it prepares to saturate the nation with an explanation of its policies in government. President Emmerson Mnangagwa President Emmerson Mnangagwa, aware that the austerity measures taken by his government have hit people hard and driving the majority into poverty, has called on party spokesperson Simon Khaya Moyo to step up information dissemination by explaining why people are suffering. “I am aware that our current austerity measures are causing…

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‘Graft commission to probe Zanu PF members only’

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BY BLESSED MHLANGA Some prominent people in government named by the Zanu PF youth league over allegations of corruption seem to have escaped the noose after President Emmerson Mnangagwa said he will be appointing a commission that will only investigate party members. Zanu PF Youth League deputy secretary Lewis Matutu Speaking during the 331st ordinary session of the ruling party’s politburo, Mnangagwa, without giving terms of reference, announced that he would be appointing a commission to investigate allegations of corruption against his top aides. The commission, instigated by the Zanu…

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The reluctant reformer, Mnangagwa is thy name

The reluctant reformer, Mnangagwa is thy name 9

By Rashweat Mukundu It’s nearly a year since Emmerson Mnagangwa (ED) was sworn as the President of Zimbabwe after the disputed July 2018 elections. 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 common talk among many is that Zimbabwe should be better than when ED took over from Robert Mugabe in December 2017. On the contrary, Zimbabwe is worse off and the condition of the ordinary citizen more…

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Mnangagwa sits on corruption inquiry

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BY BLESSED MHLANGA A month after the Zanu PF youth league named alleged corrupt Zanu PF bigwigs, ministers, government officials and business people, the matter seems to be slowly dying a natural death. President Emmerson Mnangagwa President Emmerson Mnangagwa promised the Zanu PF politburo that he would name a commission to investigate the corruption allegations which fingered, among others, party secretary for administration Obert Mpofu and some ministers, among them Joram Gumbo, but nothing has happened on the ground. An insider told NewsDay that Mnangagwa was facing a legal and…

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