MDC losing candidate donates to Chiredzi clinic

MDC losing candidate donates to Chiredzi clinic 1

By Garikai Mafirakureva MDC alliance’s losing candidate for Chiredzi West constituency during last year’s elections has donated an ambulance, 30 wheelchairs, three 5 000-litre water tanks, blood pressure testing machines, beds and various other items to Chiredzi Town Council-run polyclinic. MDC supporters at Gwanzura Stadium United Kingdom-based John Manganye is also helping with the refurbishment of the structures, including repainting of the polyclinic. The donation, worth several thousands of dollars, was handed over to the local authority last week in the presence of Masvingo Provincial Affairs minister Ezra Chadzamira. Related…

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Zanu PF factional fights spill into court

Zanu PF factional fights spill into court 2

By Richard Muponde A Zanu PF member has claimed in court that his arrest on charges of stealing party regalia and $100 from a colleague is a result of internal fights. This was revealed by Prosper Sithole (42), of Plot 3, Lot 8 under Chief Mutema in Chipinge, during the start of his trial before Chipinge magistrate, Joshua Nembaware. He pleaded not guilty and was remanded out of custody to Thursday next week for continuation of trial. In his defence, Sithole claimed the allegations emanated from the rivalry which existed…

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Zapu fights for seized properties

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By Jeffrey Muvundusi The Dumiso Dabengwa-led Zapu has reacted angrily to claims that its properties which were seized by the government during the early 1980s now officially belong to the ruling Zanu PF. ZAPU leader Dumiso Dabengwa This comes as a former stalwart in the military wing of Zapu, the Zimbabwe People’s Revolutionary Army (Zipra) — retired colonel Tshinga Dube — has said that the unity accord which ended hostilities between PF Zapu and Zanu PF meant that the former could no longer make any claims about the disputed properties.…

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Mnangagwa set to resume rallies

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On Mar 27, 2019 28,871 13 President Emmerson Mnangagwa is set to resume his “thank you rallies” as the party’s commissariat is ceased with the matter, a senior Zanu PF official has said. President Emmerson Mnangagwa Zanu PF spokesperson Simon Khaya Moyo said: “As soon as his schedule allows, he will resume the rallies, the cyclone issue takes precedence. He will advise as soon as the situation permits. The commissariat is ceased with that matter.” This comes after Mnangagwa cancelled his rally which was scheduled for last Saturday in Shurugwi,…

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Fierce battle for council seat

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By Jeffrey Muvundusi The battle for the Cowdray Park ward 28 council seat has reached fever pitch with parties contesting in the by-election leaving nothing to chance. Cowdray Park councilor Collet NdlovuScreen-Shot-2017-01-14-at-01.38.25.png The by-election has been set for this coming Saturday and the official campaign period ends today (Wednesday). While other parties like MDC, Zapu and ZEFF and MRP have shown their strong intentions to claim the seat which fell vacant following the death of an MDC councillor Happy Ncube in December last year, Zanu PF on Friday surprisingly deployed…

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Nkomo’s absence felt in Zanu PF

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By Jeffrey Muvundusi Nearly two decades after his death, Zanu PF says it misses Joshua Nkomo’s extraordinary skill in uniting the nation and mobilising votes for the ruling party. The late revered Zimbabwe Vice President Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo The late revered vice president passed away on July 1, 1999. Over the weekend, Vice President Kembo Mohadi said Zanu PF has struggled to win the hearts and minds of the urban voters in the second city since the demise of Father Zimbabwe — as Nkomo was affectionately known. “Zanu PF always…

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We are not Zanu PF, Khupe’s MDC says

We are not Zanu PF, Khupe’s MDC says 7

On Mar 25, 2019 39,445 52 The Thokozani Khupe-led MDC has dismissed claims they are working with the ruling Zanu PF party alleging those spreading such rumours are being “jealous” of its leader. MDC-T president Thokozani Khupe The party’s spokesperson Webster Dube said Khupe will not sell out the people’s struggle for money or power by “forging an alliance with Zanu PF. Khupe was constitutionally elected as the president of the MDC at the Bulawayo Stanley Square Congress of April 2018. “We state unequivocally that we are not Zanu PF.”…

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Zanu PF pulls all stops to win Byo ward

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BY NQOBANI NDLOVU ZANU PF has pulled all the stops in a bid to win Bulawayo’s ward 28 by-election set for Saturday, deploying top party officials from its commissariat department, led by Vice-President Kembo Mohadi to electioneer. Local businessman Kidwell Mujuru is the ruling party candidate. Mohadi donated 60 tonnes of maize and 30 tonnes of rice to Cowdray Park residents at a campaign rally on Friday, ahead of the March 30 by-election – a first in years in the city that a member of the Presidium came out for…

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Mliswa, Nduna lose Parliamentary positions

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By Mugove Tafirenyika The Member of Parliament for Norton, Temba Mliswa and his Chegutu West counterpart Dexter Nduna have been dropped from the reconstituted parliamentary portfolio committees on Mines and Transport, respectively. Temba Mliswa On Thursday, Speaker of the National Assembly Jacob Mudenda reconstituted the Energy committee as well as that of Transport, a few weeks after they had been dissolved. Interestingly, the previous chairs of the committees — Mliswa (Mines) and Nduna (Transport) — were conspicuous by their absence from the re-constituted committees as all the other original members…

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