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October 20, 2017 6:29 AM Zanu-PF youths give extra-ordinary congress proposal the thumbs up

The Youth League resolutions come following similar pronouncements made in all the party’s 10 provinces last week. The Extraordinary Congress is slated for December and comes before the regular congress due in 2019. Addressing the media at an extraordinary national executive meeting of the Youth League executive in the capital yesterday, the secretary 64

October 20, 2017 5:51 AM Rebel war vets faction warns of civil unrest

A REBEL war veterans’ group led by Patrick Nyaruwata has warned of civil unrest and declared war against the rival camp sympathetic to Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s Team Lacoste faction, as the Zanu PF succession fights escalate ahead of the party’s extraordinary congress in December. Nyaruwata’s deputy, George Mlala, told members of his group 41

October 19, 2017 5:44 AM Zanu PF youths fight over Grace

THE Zanu PF youth league is reportedly divided over plans to amend the party’s constitution to allow for the re-introduction of the women’s quota, largely seen as meant to catapult First Lady Grace Mugabe into the presidium. This came as Grace’s allies were said to be pushing for her elevation to the post of Vice-President at the party’s extraordinary 59

October 18, 2017 8:49 PM Mandela ‘s Autobiography Sequel to ‘Long Walk’ Is Published!

The sequel to Nelson Mandela’s celebrated autobiography “Long Walk to Freedom” will be published Thursday after his unfinished, hand-written draft was completed by a South African novelist. Titled “Dare Not Linger”, the book tells of Mandela’s five years as president after the end of apartheid and the first multi-race elections in South Africa in 1994. “Long Walk to Freedom 147

October 18, 2017 11:01 AM Can Zuma untie Gordian knot after failing to quash corruption charges?

The Supreme Court of Appeal’s rejection of President Jacob Zuma’s appeal against an earlier judgment that he face 783 criminal charges has renewed uncertainty about his future. The earlier High Court ruling had found that the 2009 decision by the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) to withdraw the charges of corruption, money laundering and racketeering 139

October 17, 2017 3:11 PM Zanu PF wars will end badly: Mutasa

As Zanu PF’s succession wars reach a deadly climax, former State Security minister, Didymus Mutasa — who was for decades one of President Robert Mugabe’s closest confidants — has warned that things “could end very badly” for his longtime boss, the ruling party and the country as a whole if they are not carefully managed. Speaking to the Daily News yesterday 63

October 17, 2017 5:06 AM Grace takes charge of Zanu PF congress

FIRST Lady Grace Mugabe’s G40 allies have reportedly taken charge of preparations for Zanu PF’s proposed December extraordinary congress where she is expected to force through a constitutional amendment allowing for her appointment as the party’s second female vice-president, NewsDay has learnt. Impeccable sources yesterday said President Robert Mugabe 47

October 17, 2017 3:00 AM War veterans declare war against G40

THE Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans’ Association (ZNLWVA) Bulawayo, Matabeleland North and South provincial executives yesterday declared a bareknuckle fight against Zanu PF’s G40 officials pushing for an extraordinary congress to amend the party’s constitution to allow for the appointment of a female vice-president. The ZNLWVA provincial executives 24

October 16, 2017 3:41 PM Panic over Zanu PF congress

The dog-eat-dog war between the two major Zanu PF factions angling to influence President Robert Mugabe’s hotly-contested succession is set to get nastier after the ruling party decided to cancel its annual conference in December and replace it with a special congress. Insiders told the Daily News yesterday that the decision to cancel the conference 54

October 16, 2017 2:44 AM Opposition alliance should not bank on Zanu PF infights

THE most pivotal elections in the country to be held in 2018 look very promising for Zimbabweans at first glance. President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu PF party will play defence, while the opposition plays an offensive role. Yet, the prospect of a united opposition to face Mugabe is all but diminishing. This is despite the fact that the Zanu PF party is faced 46