Prof Ncube prays MDC-T won’t collapse after Tsvangirai passing

OPPOSITION MDC Alliance spokesperson Welshman Ncube has expressed concern over the future of the MDC-T following the death of its presidential candidate and former prime minister Morgan Tsvangirai. Ncube and his party joined the MDC Alliance which was established in August last year as Tsvangirai brought together former allies and other opposition parties in a

World Cup: Italy’s failure a wake-up call – Infantino

FIFA president Gianni Infantino revealed Thursday his dispair at Italy’s failure to reach the World Cup finals where he had hoped to hand the trophy to Azzurri captain Gianluigi Buffon. “I’m sad, yes I’m sad for the World Cup. I almost cried,” Infantino, who holds both Swiss and Italian nationality, said in an interview with

Zanu PF politburo set for explosive indaba

ZANU PF is set to hold yet another explosive politburo meeting which is almost certain to be dominated by debate on the current infighting within the ruling party which has since claimed the scalps of seven party provincial chairpersons aligned to Vice President Joice Mujuru. Tensions are high within Zimbabwe’s ruling party after a faction

‘Unrepentant’ Mnangagwa dares Mat North, schedules two rallies

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has set himself up for an early test to his scant popularity in hostile Matebeleland North where he is due to hold two rallies this coming weekend. The ruling Zanu PF presidential candidate for this year’s elections seems to have hit the campaign trail, beginning with a home coming rally in his

LATEST: President Jacob Zuma resigns

SOUTH Africa’s embattled President Jacob Zuma has resigned his office with immediate effect. He made the announcement in a televised address to the nation on Wednesday evening. Earlier, Zuma’s governing ANC party told him to resign or face a vote of no confidence in parliament on Thursday.Advertisement

Tsvangirai: Rest in power – say allies, foes

FRIENDS and foes immediately paid tribute Wednesday as veteran opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai died in South Africa after a battle with cancer. He was 65. Tsvangirai, who founded the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party in 1999, was among the most prominent critics of Mugabe, the long-time authoritarian leader who was ousted from power in

Exam resit: Govt accepts court ruling, says minister

THE government has said it accepts the High Court ruling barring a re-sit of the November O-Level English examination which was reportedly affected by widespread cheating. Primary and secondary education minister Paul Mavima had ordered a February 16 resit of the English paper 2 exam, but parents challenged the decision at the High Court this

European Union pays tribute to Tsvangirai

THE European Union (EU) has paid tribute to the late MDC-T party leader Morgan Tsvangirai, saying he would be missed by the world for the pro-democracy principles he stood for during his life time. Tsvangirai died Wednesday in South Africa where he was receiving medical treatment. The late opposition party leader was battling colon cancer which

Scandals finally catch up with South Africa’s Zuma

JOHANNESBURG: As scandal after scandal unfolded, South African President Jacob Zuma maintained an affable demeanor in public, rallying his support base, dispatching lawyers to fend off court challenges and, it is alleged, enabling his corrupt associates. Finally, the astute political operator whose on-stage dancing and singing delighted loyalists ran out of options, his reputation shattered

South Africa lawmakers choose Ramaphosa to succeed tainted Zuma

SOUTH African lawmakers formally named wealthy former businessman Cyril Ramaphosa as new president Thursday after scandal-tainted Jacob Zuma resigned under intense pressure from his own party. Ramaphosa, the only candidate, was approved without a vote by the parliament in Cape Town, chief justice Mogoeng Mogoeng told assembled lawmakers, to loud cheers. Zuma announced his resignation

Mnangagwa salutes national figure Tsvangirai, consulting on how to honour MDC-T leader

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa says the late MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai will be remembered for his political maturity after partnering the ruling Zanu PF party in forming a unity government following the disputed and violent 2008 elections. Tsvangirai, who had been battling colon cancer since 2016, passed on Wednesday evening at a South African hospital where he

Jonathan Moyo mourns Tsvangirai, salutes ‘people’s hero’

EXILED former Higher Education minister Jonathan Moyo joined millions of Zimbabweans in an outpouring of grief following the death of MDC-T leader and former Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai. Moyo took to Twitter to pay homage to the man he ridiculed at every turn during his time as a senior Zanu PF member and Cabinet minister.

MDC-T meeting elects Chamisa leader, Khupe and Mudzuri miss vote

NELSON Chamisa was Thursday elected new MDC-T leader for the next 12 months at a meeting not attended by leadership rivals and party vice presidents Elias Mudzuri and Thokozani Khupe. The urgent national executive council (NEC) meeting at the MDC-T’s Harare headquarters was called after party leader Morgan Tsvangirai succumbed to colon cancer in South Africa

Outrage over Tsvangirai hospital picture

A HOSPITAL staffer suspected to have circulated a picture of then hospitalised and now late MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai could be in hot water after outraged Zimbabweans wrote to the South African Nursing Council (SANC) demanding action. The image which was supposedly taken at Johannesburg’s Wits Gordon Hospital where Tsvangirai was hospitalised shows the MDC-T

No hero status for Tsvangirai, Mnangagwa offers state assisted funeral

THE Zanu PF-led government has rebuffed appeals by supporters to declare Morgan Tsvangirai a national hero and, instead, offered the former prime minister a state-assisted funeral. The development was confirmed Thursday by President Emmerson Mnangagwa, disappointing supporters who felt the veteran politician deserved the country’s highest honour after paying heavily through brutal beatings and incarceration

Grief-stricken supporters throng Harvest House to mourn MDC-T leader

HUNDREDS of supporters thronged the MDC-T’s Harvest House head office Thursday in an outpouring of grief following the death of party leader Morgan Tsvangirai. The 65-year-old veteran trade unionist and veteran opposition leader succumbed to colon cancer in a South African hospital Wednesday evening after battling the illness for about two years. Pain, disbelief and

Mugabe mum over old rival, Tsvangirai’s death

OUSTED President Robert Mugabe has kept a curious silence over the death of old rival and former Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai on Wednesday. The late MDC-T leader succumbed to colon cancer at a South African hospital where he had been receiving treatment since coming out public about his ailment in 2016. His death has been

Mnangagwa says to meet opposition leaders ahead of elections

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa says he will soon convene an all-party consultative meeting on free and fair elections ahead of the harmonised polls slated for this year. The Zanu PF leader confirmed the development in a condolence message over the passing of MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai who succumbed to colon cancer at a South African hospital