All posts tagged: army


Parly speaker warns against violence ahead of July polls; tells army to remain vigilant

By Anna Chibamu AS the country approaches the 2023 harmonised elections, Parliament speaker Jacob Mudenda has urged Zimbabweans to shun violence. Addressing the army at the National Defence University recently on “Parliament’s oversight role and contribution to national security” Mudenda said the use of violence was not consistent with constitutionalism and the rule of law.

Nelson Chamisa

Chamisa sings army praises, blasts Zanu PF over civilian killings

By Anna Chibamu MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa Tuesday sang praises for the country armed forces but rebuked his Zanu PF opponents for allegedly ordering recent army killings on defenceless civilians in Harare’s CBD beginning of this month. He was giving his comments in a statement to coincide with the annual Defence Forces Day commemorations.

Promise Mkhwananzi

#Tajamuka resurfaces, vows fresh anti-government protests

By Anna Chibamu FIREBRAND youth social movement #Tajamuka/Sesjikile resurfaced Thursday to demand the withdrawal of the country’s military from the streets and the fair handling of Nelson Chamisa’s poll petition by the authorities. At a press briefing, the militant group warned it was in the process of mobilising citizens into carrying out peaceful demonstrations against

US: Civilian killings by army dent peaceful Zimbabwe poll

By Staff Reporter THE United States of America says the use of live ammunition by Zimbabwe`s armed forces leading to the death of six civilians in Harare last Wednesday has dented what was set to become the country’s most peaceful election since independence. In a statement, the Donald Trump led government said Zimbabwe has squandered

Thabani Mpofu

Chamisa secures army power handover assurances: lawyer

By Staff Reporter MDC Alliance presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa’s lawyer Thabani Mpofu says they have secured military assurances the presidential contender will not be blocked from taking over as state president if he wins Monday’s election. He however hinted on the opposition taking charge of the process by insisting “power will be taken” and that

MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa

As poll beckons, Chamisa says army on his side

By Staff Reporter MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa has boasted the country’s military was on his side as he takes on President Emmerson Mnangagwa in a crunch Presidential election in two weeks’ time. Chamisa said this while trying to calm down a section of his followers who had suddenly gone into a deafening crescendo of

Army kicks out, grabs farm from Mnangagwa neighbour

By William Milasi THE Zimbabwe National Army has moved in to kick out President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s neighbour in Kwekwe’s Sherwood farms after government has allocated Leader of Christ Apostolic Church Worldwide Revelation, Reverend Isaac Tititi Moyo’s farm to the army. A distraught Moyo who is now camped at an open space outside the Midlands second