All posts tagged: Mnangagwa


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.

Finance ministry spokesman Acie Lumumba

GOVT farce as ‘mistake’ Lumumba fired; defiant activist blasts ‘captured’ information ministry

By UK Bureau PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration was Monday ridiculed as farcical after it backtracked on the controversial appointment of a finance ministry spokesman whose social media corruption allegations forced the prompt suspension of senior central bank staff. Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) governor John Mangudya confirmed the suspension of four senior bank officials after

President-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa

Mnangagwa tells SADC leaders his election was clean

By Staff Reporter PRESIDENT-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa, whose electoral victory is being challenged in Zimbabwean courts, on Friday told his SADC peers he was elected cleanly in an election in which all his challengers were allowed to campaign freely. He was speaking in his maiden speech address to Head of States and Government at the 38th

Levi Nyagura

Mnangagwa suspends Nyagura over Grace ‘fake’ degree

By Staff Reporter PRESIDENT-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa has suspended under-fire University of Zimbabwe Vice Chancellor Levi Nyagura with immediate effect following his controversial awarding of a “dubious” degree to former First Lady Grace Mugabe 2014. In a letter dated August 16, Mnangagwa said Nyagura was being suspended with full benefits pending the finalisation of abuse of

President-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa

Mnangagwa may interfere with poll petition, warns anti-graft lobby

By Staff Reporter A REGIONAL anti-graft body has expressed fears President-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa may abuse his declared influence on the judiciary to obtain a favourable ruling in a case in which his MDC Alliance opponent Nelson Chamisa is challenging the former’s victory. Chamisa Friday launched a Constitutional Court challenge which seeks to overturn Mnangagwa’s narrow

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Mnangagwa setback as US keeps sanctions law on Zimbabwe

By Anna Chibamu PRESIDENT-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa’s attempt to hoodwink the world his leadership was on a path to restoring democracy in Zimbabwe suffered a setback this week when the US government kept its sanctions on Harare through signing into law, the amended Zimbabwe Democracy and Economic Recovery Act (ZDERA). ZDERA was enacted by the US

President Emmerson Mnangagwa

Government finally rolls out devolution

By Staff Reporter AFTER years of dithering under ex-President Robert Mugabe’s regime, government has finally moved to implement devolution of power by appointing members to provincial councils. The move is a sign that President-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa was keen on charting a new path in the country’s governance system. According the constitution, provincial and metropolitan councils

Mnangagwa blasts police invasion on Chamisa presser

By Staff Reporter PRESIDENT-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa has condemned and further promised to investigate the police invasion of a Harare hotel where MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa was scheduled to address the media on his party’s position over the outcome of the just ended national elections. Some police officers in anti-riot gear stormed Bronte Hotel to

Mnangagwa says to hire foreigners to probe Harare army killings

By Idah Mhetu ZIMBABWE’S President-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa says his government would engage foreign experts to assist locals in investigating Wednesday’s killing of six civilians and the injury of a dozen allegedly by the army. He was addressing the media at State House Friday evening. Mnangagwa had been asked by the media on what action his

Nelson Chamisa

Chamisa adamant on poll victory

By Staff Reporter MDC Alliance presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa has maintained he has beaten President Emmerson Mnangagwa basing on figures submitted to the party by its polling agents following Monday’s election. He was addressing the media on Thursday evening ahead of the presidential results announcement starting 10 pm tonight. According to the final parliamentary election

Obert Mpofu

Police to investigate ED, Chamisa poll related violations, says Mpofu

By Staff Reporter HOME Affairs Minister Obert Mpofu says police will investigate cases of alleged violation of the Electoral Act by President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his main challenger Nelson Chamisa of MDC Alliance. The two are accused of breaching provisions of the electoral law which forbid any form of campaign activity within 48 hours of

ZEC presses criminal charges against Chamisa, Mnangagwa?

By Staff Reporter THE Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) says it has reported two presidential candidates of Monday’s election to police on claims they violated the Electoral Act which forbids any campaign activity 24 hours of the plebiscite. Addressing the media Monday afternoon, Chigumba said the electoral body noted with concern, continued violation of the law

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Snubbed Mnangagwa says Mugabe free to express himself

By Staff Reporter PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has said former President Robert Mugabe was acting within the confines of his democratic rights to express himself after the former state leader said Sunday he was never going to vote for the incumbent. He was speaking to a group of journalists who witnessed him cast his vote at

Nelson Chamisa voting

Mnangagwa, Chamisa, Mugabe Vote…More Election Updates

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa and his main challenger Nelson Chamisa of MDC Alliance were today joined by former President Robert Mugabe in casting their votes with the two Presidential contenders voting in Kwekwe and Harare, respectively. Go to our Facebook for visual updates Mnangagwa votes at Sherwood Primary School in Kwekwe The President cast his

Nelson Chamisa

Chamisa says ready to embrace Zanu PF forsaken Mugabe

By Anna Chibamu MDC Alliance presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa has revealed his inner affections for ousted State President Robert Mugabe whom he claims to have endorsed his bid to become the country’s next leader. Chamisa was addressing an MDC Alliance crowd during his penultimate campaign rally in Bindura’s Chipadze Stadium Friday. He took a swipe

President Emmerson Mnangagwa

Poll lobby blasts ZEC over ‘pro-Mnangagwa’ ballot paper

By Staff Reporter A top elections lobby group says the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) must redesign its  presidential ballot paper which has infuriated President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s main challengers as it apparently gives the incumbent an unfair advantage over them. There are 23 candidates vying for presidency with MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa seen as the