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MDC seeks to close ranks in Byo

THE BULAWAYO MDC provincial leadership is mobilising members to close ranks and focus on rebuilding the party’s structures following last week’s divisive congress.

By The Standard Apr. 23, 2019
I am not going anywhere: Dabengwa vows
I am not going anywhere: Dabengwa vows

ZAPU leader, Dumiso Dabengwa yesterday reiterated that he will not “go anywhere” until he finishes his term in 2020, following reports of moves to oust him to pave way for secretary-general, Strike Mnkandla.

By The Standard Mar. 16, 2017
MDC optimistic opposition will unite to defeat Zanu PF in 2018

THE Welshman Ncube-led opposition MDC says it is still optimistic that the warring opposition leaders will soon find each other and form a grand coalition to dislodge the Zanu PF government in the 2018 elections.

By The Standard Dec. 7, 2016
Former Redcliff official eyes Gweru town clerk post

FORMER Redcliff municipality town clerk, Elizabeth Gwatipedza was reportedly chosen as Gweru town clerk soon after she emerged the top candidate for the post in interviews recently held in the Midlands capital, NewsDay has established.

By The Standard Nov. 17, 2016
Pressure group embarks on voter registration awareness

A local pressure group, Bulawayo Youths Arise (Buya) has embarked on a voter registration awareness exercise, targeting the youth ahead of the 2018 elections.

By The Standard Nov. 17, 2016
1,5 million Zimbabweans diabetic — Parirenyatwa

About 1,5 million Zimbabweans are diabetic, with some of them unaware they have the condition, Health minister David Parirenyatwa has revealed.

By The Standard Nov. 16, 2016
Zapu plans demo against govt over property seizure

ZAPU has threatened to stage demonstrations to force President Robert Mugabe’s government to return the party’s properties, which were seized in the early 1980s.

By The Standard Nov. 16, 2016
Villagers protest against Mphoko land invasion

VILLAGERS at Tshayile area in Bubi, Matabeleland North province face eviction allegedly to pave way for Vice-President Phelekezela Mphoko, who reportedly wants to construct his homestead on top of a mountain that lies on their land.

By The Standard Nov. 16, 2016
Matabeleland salutes hero Msipa

POLITICAL parties and pressure groups in Matabeleland region have described the late former Zanu PF politburo member and Midlands governor, Cephas Msipa, as the face of the 1987 Unity Accord signed by PF-Zapu and Zanu PF to end the Gukurahundi atrocities.

By The Standard Oct. 19, 2016
‘God will remove poll-rigging Mugabe’

MDC-T national organising secretary, Abednico Bhebhe, has declared that God will intervene and “remove” President Robert Mugabe from power if the 92-year-old Zanu PF leader rigs his way back into power in the crunch 2018 election.

By The Standard Oct. 3, 2016
Zanu PF foils Musakwa’s Bikita West bid again

BIKITA West Parliamentary aspirant, Elias Musakwa’s third bid to land the seat has been frustrated, after the Zanu PF Masvingo provincial committee (PEC) blocked him from contesting the forthcoming by-election on the party’s ticket over his alleged links to former Vice-President Joice Mujuru’s Zimbabwe People First (ZimPF) party.

By The Standard Aug. 1, 2016
Meat vendors fuelling stock theft: Police

ZIMBABWE Republic Police’s national anti-stock theft co-ordinator, Senior Assistant Commissioner, Erasmus Makodza has called on local authorities to get tough with fresh meat vendors peddling their wares on the streets, accusing them of fuelling stock theft.

By The Standard Jun. 9, 2016
Jabulani Sibanda divides ZimPF

THE inclusion of former war veterans’ leader Jabulani Sibanda in the opposition Zimbabwe People First (ZimPF) party’s top leadership has reportedly stirred controversy, with some Bulawayo party members saying they were uncomfortable with his alleged past human rights abuses.

By The Standard Jun. 2, 2016
Home Affairs Parly committee to descend on Byo, Mat North

THE Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Defence, Home Affairs and Security is descending on Bulawayo and Matabeleland North provinces’ Registrar-General’s offices tomorrow to assess progress in service delivery by the department.

By The Standard May. 10, 2016
Kasukuwere defies council over stands

LOCAL Government minister Saviour Kasukuwere has defied protests by Bulawayo City Council and other key stakeholders and gone ahead to invite tenders for the development of a “stand-alone” youths suburb in the city.

By The Standard May. 10, 2016
CIOs trailing our members: ZimPF

THE Joice Mujuru-led Zimbabwe People First (ZimPF) has claimed that State security agents were trailing their supporters and blocking them from attending campaign rallies in most parts of the country.

By The Standard Apr. 6, 2016
Biometric voting good but . . .

THE opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has urged civil society groups and opposition political parties to be “very alert” as the nation mulls adopting biometric voting technology as it comes with its own set of challenges.

By The Standard Apr. 4, 2016
‘President has never been sincere on fighting corruption’

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe has never been sincere on fighting corruption and should be the last person to talk about graft as he has allowed it to thrive, former war veterans leader Jabulani Sibanda has said.

By The Standard Mar. 29, 2016
Zipra war vets pick Dabengwa as patron

ZIPRA ex-combatants have officially launched their own welfare association and appointed Zapu leader Dumiso Dabengwa as their patron, a month after breaking away from the Zanu PF-aligned Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans’ Association (ZNLWVA).

By The Standard Mar. 22, 2016
Coltart shines light on VP’s Gukurahundi role

VICE-PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa’s role in the Gukurahundi massacres has once again been thrust into the limelight, with former Education minister David Coltart accusing him of making inflammatory statements that could have formented the killings.

By The Standard Mar. 17, 2016
Mnangagwa buckles under pressure

VICE-PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa’s wife, Auxillia, has handed back the title deeds for a co-operative farm she had reportedly confiscated to force the appointment of a pro-Zanu PF executive in her Chirumanzu-Zibangwe constituency

By The Standard Mar. 16, 2016
Ex-Zipra combatants cut ties with war vets association

FORMER Zipra combatants have reportedly severed ties with the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) to independently fight for their welfare without involving themselves in Zanu PF factional wars.

By The Standard Feb. 25, 2016
‘Mugabe papers over Zanu PF cracks’

THE opposition MDC-T yesterday said President Robert Mugabe should have taken advantage of his impromptu State of the Nation Address (Sona) last Friday to name his successor

By The Standard Feb. 25, 2016
‘Dont be drawn into Zanu PF dogfights’

OPPOSITION Zapu leader Dumiso Dabengwa has called on disgruntled war veterans to refuse to be dragged into ruling Zanu PF’s dogfights, lest the country plunges into civil unrest.

By The Standard Feb. 18, 2016
People First demands security sector reforms

FORMER Vice-President Joice Mujuru’s yet-to-be-launched People First (PF) outfit has joined other opposition parties in demanding security sector reforms.

By The Standard Jan. 28, 2016
Zanu PF factionalism escalates in Byo

FACTIONAL fights within Zanu PF’s Bulawayo province have heightened with some party members from Makoboba constituency walking out of a stormy meeting on Sunday, Southern Eye has learnt.

By The Standard Jan. 14, 2016
Mahofa still bedridden, goes on sick leave

Masvingo Provincial Affairs minister Shuvai Mahofa, hospitalised on suspicion of food poisoning at the recently-ended Zanu PF national conference held in Victoria Falls, is still recuperating at home and has been granted sick leave, Zanu PF insiders have said.

By The Standard Jan. 5, 2016
MDC-T youths violence on passerby hypocritical

A VERY unsettling incident took place last Tuesday just outside Harvest House, the MDC-T headquarters.

By The Standard Jan. 4, 2016