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Call for fresh Gukurahundi probe

POLITICAL and human rights activists based in Matabeleland have called on President Emmerson Mnangagwa to urgently set up an independent commission of inquiry to probe all post-independence disturbances, including the Gukurahundi genocide, before the National Peace and Reconciliation Commission (NPRC) is allowed to assume its duties.

By The Standard Jan. 30, 2018
Just saying . . .
Just saying . . .

The last two weeks have had so much activity that I am not even sure where to start, but let me focus on an issue raised in the recent interview by former Higher Education minister Jonathan Moyo.

By The NewsDay Jan. 30, 2018
Mugabe owes us an apology: War veterans

WAR veterans have ordered former President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace to publicly apologise for “denigrating and disrespecting them” at the height of Zanu PF factional fights last year.

By The Standard Jan. 29, 2018
Bulawayo residents pray for Tsvangirai

HUNDREDS of residents in Bulawayo yesterday converged at Sizinda Hall and conducted a prayer service for ailing MDC-T and MDC presidential candidate, Morgan Tsvangirai, who is battling cancer of the colon.

By The NewsDay Jan. 29, 2018
‘I support ED, but won’t rejoin Zanu PF’

NORTON legislator Temba Mliswa (Independent) has dismissed speculative reports that he was mulling rejoining the ruling Zanu PF, although he doesn’t hide his support for the party’s first secretary and President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Mliswa (TM), who once served as Zanu PF Hurungwe West legislator and Mashonaland West provincial chairperson, last week told NewsDay (ND) senior parliamentary reporter Veneranda Langa that he will back Mnangagwa’s candidature in the upcoming presidential election. The following are excerpts of the interview:

By The Standard Jan. 29, 2018
Masuku heckled over Gukurahundi remarks

BULAWAYO Metropolitan Affairs minister Angeline Masuku was yesterday booed off the stage by mourners during a memorial service for Brethren-in-Christ’s late cleric, Reverend Reuben Mabhena after she called on citizens to “forget” about Gukurahundi and move on.

By The NewsDay Jan. 29, 2018
MDC-T in fight over primaries

A CLANDESTINE plan by some MDC-T MPs and top party leaders to ring-fence their constituencies during primary elections has stirred controversy, disgruntlement and conflict in the opposition party, NewsDay Weekender has established.

By The NewsDay Jan. 27, 2018
Chamisa chides Mnangagwa

MDC-T vice-president Nelson Chamisa has claimed that the opposition backed the military-led “Operation Restore Legacy” to ensure the emergence of a “weaker and easy-to-defeat” leader in the form of President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

By The NewsDay Jan. 27, 2018
Wetlands destruction: Harare residents appeal to First Lady

Moved by the continued destruction of wetlands, residents of Harare have made a passionate appeal to First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa to intervene and stop the continued depletion of the water sources.

By The NewsDay Jan. 27, 2018
Build Zim: Where strategy is put ahead of structures

Noah Manyika is Build Zimbabwe Alliance (BZ) leader, one of the many opposition political parties that have emerged in the country to contest for political space ahead of this year’s elections. BZ is launching its party manifesto today in preparation for elections which President Emmerson Mnangagwa said will be held before July.

By The NewsDay Jan. 27, 2018
Voter registration certificates, the shifting theatre of electoral manipulation

EACH given electoral event in Zimbabwe is usually accompanied by actors showing an insatiable desire to manipulate the obtaining electoral processes and associated legal and administrative systems which conditions electoral outcomes in their favour.

By The NewsDay Jan. 27, 2018
Chiyangwa ‘sweats’ over divorce

FLAMBOYANT property mogul Phillip Chiyangwa has filed an appearance to defend the divorce litigation brought before the High Court by his estranged wife, Elizabeth (nee Jumah), who is seeking termination of the couple’s 30-year-old marriage citing irreconcilable differences.

By The NewsDay Jan. 27, 2018
Parly ratifies 2 labour protocols

PARLIAMENT yesterday ratified two labour protocols which, if implemented, will end forced labour and exploitation, and strengthen labour, government and business negotiations.

By The Standard Jan. 26, 2018
Public entities governance Bill, step in the right direction

The Finance and Economic Planning Portfolio Committee was this week out in the field conducting public hearings on the Public Entities and Corporate Governance Amendment Bill currently before Parliament. The hearings are in compliance with Section 141 of the Constitution, which requires Parliament to ensure interested parties are consulted before passing a piece of legislation.

By The NewsDay Jan. 26, 2018
War vets call for Chinotimba expulsion

War veterans in Buhera have called for the expulsion of Zanu PF’s Buhera South MP Joseph Chinotimba (pictured), accusing him of exhibiting some G40 cabal “divisive” traits.

By The NewsDay Jan. 26, 2018
Asset declaration must not be for appearances

The recent order by President Emmerson Mnangagwa for Cabinet ministers and top government officials to declare their assets, presumably to foster transparency and fight endemic graft, is plausible, timely and critical if Zimbabwe still entertains any prospects of achieving a quantum leap in economy growth.

By The NewsDay Jan. 26, 2018
ED admits to State-sanctioned mass killings

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has admitted to the State-sanctioned mass killings of civilians in Midlands and Matabeleland provinces during the Gukurahundi era in the 1980s, but disputed claims that over 20 000 people were massacred.

By The NewsDay Jan. 26, 2018
Latest: Woes mount for Obert Mpofu

Woes continue to mount for Home Affairs minister, Obert Mpofu after businessman, Lovemore Kurotwi reported him to the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) for alleged abuse of office and plunder of Marange diamonds.

By The NewsDay Jan. 25, 2018
Mnangagwa is illegitimate – Mujuru

NATIONAL People’s Party leader, Joice Mujuru is rekindling her old internal Zanu PF rivalry with President Emmerson Mnangagwa after calling him an “illegitimate coup leader”, whose power rests in the military.

By The Standard Jan. 25, 2018
Nelson Chamisa: A target for conspiracy theorists

The “hint” given by MDC founding leader, Morgan Tsvangirai that he looks forward to the prospect of passing on the baton to the younger generation has generated a lot of interest and debate within and outside the MDC-T and its alliance partners.

By The Standard Jan. 25, 2018
Elections before July: Mnangagwa

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday said elections would be held earlier than July and he will make a proclamation on when polls will be held at the close of the voter registration exercise mid next month.

By The NewsDay Jan. 25, 2018
UK report tips ED to revive economy

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa could turnaround the country’s economy and may deliver sufficient economic gains in the next few months, a new report by a United Kingdom-based business intelligence consultancy firm, Alaco Limited, has revealed.

By The NewsDay Jan. 25, 2018
Reforms should be extended to political front

PRONOUNCEMENTS that the European Union (EU) is ready to re-engage Zimbabwe are a welcome development because it will see the country shed off its pariah status and return to the global family of nations, especially after reports that Queen Elizabeth II was also keen to have the former British colony return to the Commonwealth club.

By The NewsDay Jan. 25, 2018
Mnangagwa’s Davos moment

As the world’s rich and powerful gather in the small Swiss resort town of Davos for the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum this week, one of the guests will be Emmerson Mnangagwa, the new President of Zimbabwe. The US President, Donald Trump will grab the headlines. But from Africa, as the man who recently deposed President Robert Mugabe, who was the world’s oldest leader, President Emmerson Mnangagwa will command his fair share of attention.

By The NewsDay Jan. 24, 2018
The fight against corruption must be taken much more seriously

It is worrying that Zimbabweans have developed disillusionment and a culture of becoming accustomed to the prevailing entrenched and deplorable mismanagement of public affairs, including intolerable, and sometimes unpardonable and unforgiveable, misdeeds by those entrusted with public duty or the government; what some have aptly called “normalising the abnormal”.

By The NewsDay Jan. 24, 2018
Government, vendors to square up in court

Organisations representing vendors have said they will take the government to court if it fails to negotiate with them to find a lasting solution to the problem of hawking space and other issues.

By The NewsDay Jan. 24, 2018
Zhanda in hot soup over G40 agenda

WAR veterans have accused former Agriculture deputy minister and Goromonzi North legislator Paddy Zhanda (pictured) of furthering the G40 agenda as well as disrupting Zanu PF activities.

By The NewsDay Jan. 24, 2018
MDC-T hopes ED will pardon political convicts

Acting MDC-T president Elias Mudzuri yesterday visited his party’s three incarcerated activists at Chikurubi Maximum Security Prison, amid hope that President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government would review and extend leniency on the trio’s fluid cases.

By The NewsDay Jan. 23, 2018