ED solidarity march postponed

ED solidarity march postponed 1

BY KENNETH NYANGANI ZANU PF youths have postponed their planned march to express solidarity with President Emmerson Mnangagwa because the event coincided with the burial of former Cabinet minister Callistus Ndlovu at the National Heroes’ Acre tomorrow. Mnangagwa is under pressure to end human rights abuses and address the socio-economic crisis in the country. Zanu PF youth league national commissar Godfrey Tsenengamu told NewsDay that the march will now be held on March 2. “As you are aware, we have been moving around provinces mobilising youths to attend the solidarity…

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Former MP in court over $9 000 debt

Former MP in court over $9 000 debt 3

BY CHARLES LAITON Former Zanu PF Mbire legislator, David Butau and his now-defunct Dande Capital Holdings, have been taken to the High Court by a Harare man, Euvencio Musundire, who is seeking an order to compel the ex-legislator to settle a $9 000 debt on behalf of his firm. Musundire is seeking, in terms of section 318 of the Companies Act, an order to declare that Butau, who is also a former chairman of the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee onBudget and Finance, is personally liable for the debt entered against Dande…

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Chamisa says Mnangagwa chief culprit in violence

Chamisa says Mnangagwa chief culprit in violence 5

By Blessings Mashaya Opposition leader Nelson Chamisa has blasted President Emmerson Mnangagwa saying he is the chief culprit in causing violence against innocent Zimbabweans. Opposition leader Nelson Chamisa and President Emmerson Mnangagwa While addressing Zanu PF supporters in Mwenezi on Saturday last week, Mnangagwa blamed the opposition for the violent demonstrations that resulted in the death of over a dozen people and ominously warned that he would deploy the army to crush any dissent. “They (the MDC) are planning violence but we would like to say to everyone in the…

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Fresh wave of purges in Zanu PF

Fresh wave of purges in Zanu PF 6

By Mugove Tafirenyika A fresh wave of votes of no confidence against senior officials in Zanu PF has consumed the ruling party. A number of Zanu PF officials now face an uncertain future over unproven charges that border on corruption and disloyalty to President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Pupurai Togarepi This is reminiscent of the Generation 40 (G40) versus Team Lacoste factional fights where the former was rallying behind former president Robert Mugabe’s continued stay in power while the latter itched for his replacement by Mnangagwa, then his deputy. More than a year after G40…

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Government must pay for Bulawayo looting: MDC

Government must pay for Bulawayo looting: MDC 7

By Tendayi Madhomu Government must pay for the looting that occurred in Bulawayo last month, the secretary-general of the main MDC party Douglas Mwonzora has said. MDC-T Secretary-General Douglas Mwonzora Mwonzora was reacting to sentiments by Zanu PF politburo member and former youth league boss Absolom Sikhosana who boldly declared recently that the organisers of the protests should pay for the damages caused. Sikhosana was part of a delegation that toured companies in Bulawayo recently to ascertain the quantum of the damage resulting from the riots which rocked the country…

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Four Zanu PF supporters jailed for smashing NPF supporter’s home

Four Zanu PF supporters jailed for smashing NPF supporter’s home 8

MUTARE – Four Zanu PF supporters have been jailed for a year each for causing damage to the home of a National Patriotic Front (NPF) supporter in a midnight raid. Jenny Mucharungama, 41, Heriatte Neruenzi, 40, Sarudzai Machiso, 28, and Farai Hlupo, 29, stormed Alice Masvipa’s home in Odzi, Manicaland, on August 4 last year and smashed window panes with stones. The quartet were celebrating the declaration of their party’s leader, Emmerson Mnangagwa, as the winner of presidential elections held on July 30. Mutare magistrate Tendai Mahwe said the quartet…

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Is Zim experiencing Reichstag Fire?

Is Zim experiencing Reichstag Fire? 10

ONE of the most efficient and effective strategies of dictatorships that has been used since time immemorial to suppress any form of opposition, has been the employment of “false flag” operations, which they use to blame their opponents in order to justify their widespread persecution and suppression. Guest column:Taurai J Pachena A “false flag” is a covert operation designed to deceive; the deception creates the appearance of a particular party, group, or nation being responsible for some activity, disguising the actual source of responsibility. One of the most popular and…

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Zanu PF back to old habits

Zanu PF back to old habits 12

Just under 14 months after assuming power from former president Robert Mugabe’s rule, the new administration of President Emmerson Mnangagwa seems to have learnt nothing and forgotten nothing from the past. Then Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe flanked by his then deputy Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa When Mnangagwa came to power in November 2019, his government immediately set out to win the hearts and minds of the international community which had isolated Mugabe’s regime. It started projecting itself as a reformed creature and pledged to do away with obnoxious laws, level the…

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Youth league burns over Mnangagwa

Youth league burns over Mnangagwa 13

By Fungi Kwaramba Fresh fissures have emerged in the ruling Zanu PF, with disgruntled members of its youth league passing a vote of no confidence on their leader Pupurai Togarepi and four other members of his executive, the Daily News can report. Pupurai Togarepi Togarepi and his lieutenants are under fire for “misconduct and for “letting down” President Emmerson Mnangagwa over the past few months — as the Zanu PF leader and his government have come under growing pressure locally and internationally. In a petition addressed to the party’s secretary…

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Chimedza’s bid to rejoin Zanu-PF flops

Chimedza’s bid to rejoin Zanu-PF flops 14

By George Maponga Zanu-PF has turned down an application by former Minister of State for Masvingo Provincial Affairs and Gutu South legislator Dr Paul Chimedza to rejoin the party following his expulsion in December 2017. Deputy Minister of Health and Child Care Dr Paul Chimedza Dr Chimedza, who is also an ex-Deputy Minister of Health and Child Care, was expelled from the party for being part of a cabal bent on creating instability in the country, taking advantage of their proximity to former President Mr Robert Mugabe. Other senior party…

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