May 2017

  • 31-5-17

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    FORMER Vice-President Joice Mujuru (pictured) has unwittingly put herself on a possible collision course with MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai after she announced on Monday that she was angling to lead a proposed grand coalition of opposition parties.

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  • 30-5-17

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    MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai (pictured) yesterday cautioned fellow opposition leaders involved in coalition talks against jostling for key positions in the proposed grand coalition, but focus on crafting policies aimed at resuscitating the country’s comatose economy in the post-President Robert Mugabe era.

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  • 26-5-17

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    FIRST Lady Grace Mugabe (pictured) could soon be elevated to Cabinet as part of Zanu PF plans to prepare her to succeed her ageing husband, President Robert Mugabe, and be in a position to defend the First Family’s business interests, as the sun sets on her 93-year-old husband’s career.

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  • 25-5-17

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    PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe (pictured) has been accused of clandestinely setting up a Mugabe dynasty following the appointment of his daughter, Bona Mugabe-Chikore, to the Censorship Board, with opposition activists saying yesterday the veteran ruler was trying to protect his interests by okaying such an assignment.

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  • 24-5-17

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    ACTING President Phelekezela Mphoko yesterday caused a storm after he reportedly barged into Bulawayo Central Police Station, and expressed anger over the arrest of several Zanu PF activists in connection with the intra-party violence that occurred at the party’s provincial offices at Davis Hall on Sunday.

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  • 22-5-17

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    THERE was a bloodbath at the Zanu PF Bulawayo provincial headquarters, Davis Hall, yesterday as members from the ruling party’s rival factions fought one another over the fate of under fire political commissar, Saviour Kasukuwere, resulting in a stabbing.

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  • 19-5-17

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    FORMER Finance minister Tendai Biti has disclosed that President Robert Mugabe in 2010 blocked the use of the South African rand as the official currency, possibly for fear of being politically subservient to his South African counterpart, Jacob Zuma.

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  • 18-5-17

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    UNDER-FIRE Zanu PF political commissar Saviour Kasukuwere — who is still battling for his political life after he was recently rejected by the party’s 10 provinces — faces fresh woes with the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Youth and Indigenisation threatening to summon him to account for the $40 million from the Youth Development Fund (YDF), which was disbursed by government during his tenure as Youth minister.

    Committee chair Justice Mayor Wadyajena yesterday told NewsDay that after touring various projects funded by the YDF throughout the country, the committee would summon Kasukuwere to explain how the funds were disbursed.

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  • 17-5-17

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    FIRST Lady Grace Mugabe (pictured) has revamped the Zanu PF women’s league as she prepares for next year’s crunch polls where her 93-year-old husband, President Robert Mugabe, faces his sternest challenge from a possible coalesced opposition, NewsDay has learnt.

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  • 16-5-17

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    EMBATTLED Zanu PF national political commissar Saviour Kasukuwere could have fuelled further divisions within the ruling party’s provincial structures yesterday when he reportedly met with five chairpersons after the other five snubbed him, arguing they would only recognise him after he was cleared by the politburo.

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  • 12-5-17

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    PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe’s planned nationwide youth rallies have reportedly widened rifts in the fractured Zanu PF party following disagreements over the organisation of the rallies, NewsDay has learnt.

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  • 11-5-17

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    National People’s Party (NPP) leader Joice Mujuru will this week launch a series of rallies in rural areas, setting the stage for a bruising

    ZIMBABWEANS have given their seal of approval to efforts by the country’s opposition parties to coalesce ahead of next year’s elections, a report has revealed.

    The report — which is part of a survey done by the Mass Public opinion Institute (MPoI) on behalf of Afrobarometer early this year — claims that Zimbabweans were terrified of criticising President Robert Mugabe, but interestingly thought he was doing well as a leader.

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