Mnangagwa Effectively Rules Out Being Succeeded By Chiwenga

Mnangagwa Effectively Rules Out Being Succeeded By Chiwenga 1

In his statement during a radio interview this past Friday (14 June) President Emmerson Mnangagwa effectively ruled out the possibility of being succeeded by current Vice President Constantino Chiwenga. Mnangagwa said that after him, Zimbabwe needs a young president to take over. Chiwenga has long been considered in line to succeed Mnangagwa following his successful execution of a coup that deposed former president Robert Mugabe. From the Daily News: The remark is being seen as a huge blow for the old guard in the ruling party, especially for Chiwenga who…

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Analysts Criticise Govt Funded Burial Of USA December 12 Movement Leader Coltrane Chimurenga

Analysts Criticise Govt Funded Burial Of USA December 12 Movement Leader Coltrane Chimurenga 3

The decision by the government to have the late Coltrane Chimurenga, an American activist buried in Zimbabwe has been slammed by analysts and opposition parties. Chimurenga was declared a provincial hero and was buried at Harare Provincial Heroes Acre with state funds footing the burial bills. Chimurenga, born Randolph Simms founded the December 12 Movement, renowned for fighting for civil rights and supporting Africa’s liberation movements, particularly the ruling Zanu PF. He is said to have made it his wish to be buried in Zimbabwe. Analysts told the Daily News…

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“There Will Always Be Those Wedded To Old Ways,” ED Speaks On Reforms

“There Will Always Be Those Wedded To Old Ways,” ED Speaks On Reforms 5

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said that the reforms which his administration embarked on will always be opposed by those who are threatened by change. He also that he was aware that even if the reforms were to produce benefits which outweigh costs incurred, they remained painful though for a short period of time. He was speaking during his maiden live radio programme which was broadcast by Harare-based Capitalk 100.4FM on Friday. He said that the reforms had already started yielding positive results. He said: We are opening Zimbabwe up to…

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“We Are Definitely Unmoved By Such Threats,” MDC Demos To Continue

“We Are Definitely Unmoved By Such Threats,” MDC Demos To Continue 7

The Nelson Chamisa-led MDC party has said that the party’s planned demonstrations would continue despite threats by Zanu PF youths to counter their demonstrations. The MDC said that the ruling party had no basis to stop their constitutional right to protest. This followed the Zanu PF youths’ threats on Thursday to squash the opposition party’s planned protests over the economic crisis. These chains of reactions were prompted by the opposition’s threats to call for protests against President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration whom it accuses of presiding over a failed state of…

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“Hope Of Dialogue Dead,” MDC

“Hope Of Dialogue Dead,” MDC 9

The MDC has said that the hope of MDC leader Nelson Chamisa joining President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s Political Actors Dialogue (POLAD) has been killed by remarks made on Friday by president Mnangagwa. Reacting to Mnangagwa’s comments made in an interview with Capitalk 100.4 FM radio on Friday, Chamisa’s spokesperson Nkululeko Sibanda said: Mnangagwa’s actions are not nationalistic. He does not understand the role of leadership itself. It is actually Chamisa who invited him for all inclusive and serious talks. Chamisa is welcoming. We want President Mnangagwa to graduate a bit towards…

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WATCH: Thokozani Khupe Encourages Parties To Join Political Actors Dialogue

WATCH: Thokozani Khupe Encourages Parties To Join Political Actors Dialogue 11

[embedded content] Leader of MDC-T, Thokozani Khupe appears in the video encouraging other political leaders to join the Political Actors Dialogue (POLAD) process that has been initiated by President Mnangagwa. The dialogue has however been rejected by MDC President Nelson Chamisa, who has insisted that Mnangagwa is not a legitimate president of Zimbabwe. Chamisa and his party say that Mnangagwa did not win the July 2018 Election. Khupe is mostly known for breaking away with part of the MDC following a leadership dispute after the later Morgan Tsvangirai’s death. advertisement…

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How Media Reforms Can Help Turn Zimbabwe’s Economy Around – Hopewell Chin’ono

How Media Reforms Can Help Turn Zimbabwe’s Economy Around – Hopewell Chin’ono 13

In an opinion piece posted today on Nehanda Radio, prominent journalist, Hopewell Chin’ono writes about how media reforms can help turn the Zimbabwe economy around. The article itself is political reforms and the writer ties the media reforms into this wider subject. An excerpt: Imagine what it would do to our economy and international relations if President Mnangagwa repealed repressive laws such as AIPPA & POSA and replaced them with progressive laws that will enhance and encourage media businesses to thrive. This is good for Zimbabweans and not just for…

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Protests unstoppable: MDC

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By Obey Manayiti | NewsDay | The Nelson Chamisa-led MDC party yesterday dismissed threats by Zanu PF youths to counter their demonstrations, saying the ruling party had no mandate to stop their constitutional right to protest. MDC youth leader Obey Sithole Zanu PF youths on Thursday threatened to block the opposition party’s planned protests over the rising cost of living. This came at a time the opposition has threatened to call for protests against President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration. “These youths have got blood on their hands,” MDC spokesperson Jacob Mafume.…

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Zanu PF, MDC share $12m windfall

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By Xolisani Ncube | NewsDay | TREASURY has approved the disbursement of $12 million to be shared between Zanu PF and the opposition MDC Alliance under the Political Parties Finance Act, but the two parties yesterday said the money was not enough for their needs. Emmerson Mnangagwa (L) and Nelson Chamisa In a Government Gazette published Friday, Justice minister Ziyambi Ziyambi announced that Zanu PF, as the party with the majority in Parliament and 70% of the total votes cast in the 2018 elections, will pocket $8 million while Nelson…

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WATCH: “We Need Younger People To Lead This Country,” Says Mnangagwa

WATCH: “We Need Younger People To Lead This Country,” Says Mnangagwa 17

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said that Zimbabwe needs younger people to lead it. He was speaking during a Capitalk FM radio interview on Friday 15 June. Mnangagwa said that during the Political Actors Dialogue, one leader had suggested that the constitution be amended to allow presidents of more than 80 years of age. He said, he disagreed with the individual because younger president are needed. Said Mnangagwa: One leader of a political party said ” I think it is necessary that we change the age of presidency. We must make…

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