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March 5, 2018 1:29 PM Trump threatens European cars tax

PRESIDENT Donald Trump says the U.S. “will simply apply a TAX” on cars made in Europe if the European Union retaliates against the trade penalties he’s seeking on imports of steel and aluminum. The EU is promising retaliation against American exports if Trump follows through — as he says he will next week. Here’s what the president is saying on Twitter 65

March 3, 2018 12:47 PM Khumalo to replace Khuphe: Chamisa

MDC-T President Nelson Chamisa has threatened to fire the party’s defiant deputy leader Thokozani Khuphe and elevate legislator Thabita Khumalo instead. Khuphe is opposing Chamisa’s assumption of power following the death of the MDC-T’s founding president Morgan Tsvangirai. “You ceased to be a team player when MRT (Tsvangirai) heeded people’s calls for a united 83

February 27, 2018 12:41 PM Ramaphosa stamps mark with cabinet reshuffle

New South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced his cabinet, making substantial changes to ministerial positions. He reappointed Nhlanhla Nene as finance minister, reversing his sacking by the former President Jacob Zuma. Mr Zuma, who is facing charges of corruption, was forced to stand down earlier this month by his own party. Mr Ramaphosa 53

February 26, 2018 11:24 PM Chamisa can’t talk democracy: War-vets

NEW MDC-T leader Nelson Chamisa cannot talk about democracy and constitutionalism after “illegally” grabbing power in the opposition party, war veterans’ leader Victor Matemadanda has said. Addressing liberation war fighters in Mutare last week, Matemadanda, who is also a member of the ruling Zanu PF party’s politburo, said the MDC-T had been hijacked 84

February 23, 2018 11:47 AM Looting, violence mar Tsvangirai’s burial

Hungry supporters of the late MDC president Morgan Tsvangirai looted bread vans, breached security fences and beat up some of the party leaders during his burial on a chaotic rainy day. With trucks that were supposed to bring food having being trapped in muddy ruts, supporters of the late veteran politician initially started the day by ransacking bread 61

February 23, 2018 7:03 AM I’m the MDC-T acting president: Khupe

MDC-T co-vice president Dr Thokozani Khupe yesterday insisted she was the party’s acting president as per the constitution and that anyone claiming the position was violating the rule book. There is an ugly fight in MDC-T over who succeeds Mr Morgan Tsvangirai who succumbed to cancer of the colon in a South African hospital last week and was buried on Tuesday 49

February 21, 2018 2:50 PM ‘Cyclone Chamisa now unstoppable’

MDC acting president Nelson Chamisa is beating his internal party rivals with the help of his charm and vitality and could harness those gifts to help him successfully run for president, observers and analysts said yesterday. This comes as the MDC’s top officials are at war over control of the party, with the national council last week electing Chamisa 78

February 20, 2018 2:58 PM Unite to realise Tsvangirai’s dream – MDC urged

Former war veterans leader Jabulani Sibanda has urged opposition MDC to use the late Morgan Tsvangirai’s death to unite, if the party is to realise the founding MDC president’s dream. The country’s main opposition party is facing the threat of damaging splits, just months before a historic election, as feuding has erupted in the wake of Tsvangirai’s 66

February 20, 2018 2:51 PM Pastor slams Tsvangirai family over wrangles

A pastor — Jimmy Dube — has slammed late Morgan Tsvangirai’s family over its wrangling, accusing them of dragging the name of the former prime minister into disrepute. Speaking on Sunday at the Mabelreign Methodist Church service for the late veteran trade unionist, Dube told the family to desist from washing their dirty linen in public. This comes as family 74

February 16, 2018 1:38 AM Ramaphosa succeeds Zuma as South African president… promises to tackle corruption

Cyril Ramaphosa has become South Africa’s president a day after embattled leader Jacob Zuma resigned. He was the only candidate nominated by parliament, which is dominated by his African National Congress. MPs broke into song at the announcement. In his first presidential speech, Mr Ramaphosa, 65, said he would tackle the corruption which allegedly became 76