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July 16, 2018 4:37 PM Don’t vote for ED, ex-deputy minister exhorts supporters

Former deputy minister and outgoing MP for Magunje Godfrey Gandawa has urged his supporters to vote for Nelson Chamisa and not President Emmerson Mnangagwa. The former Higher and Tertiary Education deputy minister said his family and supporters will not vote for Mnangagwa. Gandawa was expelled from Zanu PF for dabbling in G40 factional politics and over his pending 49

July 15, 2018 3:01 AM I wanted the crown: Miss Tourism Byo

When Anelisiwe Ndebele (pictured) entered the Miss Tourism Zimbabwe Bulawayo finals, she had the crown in her mind and on the night of July 7, the gods smiled on her as she cat-walked on the ramp. Ndebele was crowned Miss Tourism Bulawayo, winning prize money amounting to $2 000 and a ticket to represent the province in the national finals set for the city on September 17

July 12, 2018 1:56 PM I’m the child on MDC symbol: Petina Gappah

Prominent Zimbabwean lawyer and author Petina Gappah who is based in Europe says she is the child inserted on the Thokozani Khupe-led MDC party’s symbol. Gappah, while claiming to be the child in the symbol said she would not be voting for the party. She wrote on her Facebook account, sarcastically under the picture of the symbol: “Imagine my shock when I saw the new MDC logo only to behold 12

July 10, 2018 1:16 PM Chamisa battling Mnangagwa’s soft dictatorship

I am afraid the MDC Alliance appears oblivious to the mammoth political fraud in the electoral making. As things stand, the opposition grouping not only runs the horrifying risk of losing a massive chunk of democratic credibility through participating in a sham poll – which is practically impossible to win – but also losing an election which the electoral 30

July 1, 2018 9:53 AM Without electoral reforms credibility is lost

We present this briefing paper to the Sadc community and media in view of their role in standing in solidarity with the citizens of Zimbabwe and the quest for your continued support and assistance in the ongoing crisis. It is eight months since the exit of former president Robert Mugabe from state power and Zimbabwe is set to hold elections between 14

June 19, 2018 3:01 PM Zimbabwe is open for rubbish: Finance Minister officially opens three rubbish bins in Rusape

Zimbabwean politics plunged to a new low when Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa officially commissioned three rubbish bins (skips) in Rusape. It follows a worrying trend of senior government officials trying to hog the limelight by presiding over every single event, even those that can be done by their juniors. Earlier the Minister had also officially 29

June 13, 2018 5:44 PM Religious leaders hold sway over politicians

A recent survey by the Mass Public Opinion Institute (Mpoi) and Afrobarometer has revealed that most Zimbabweans trust religious leaders and place the military and police ahead of politicians although they say the two agencies must stay out of politics. According to the survey 67 percent of people interviewed trust religious leaders, 55 percent the army, 50 percent 36

June 13, 2018 9:48 AM Jean-Pierre Bemba: ICC orders release of Congo ‘warlord’

Judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) have ordered the release of former Democratic Republic of Congo rebel leader and Vice-President Jean-Pierre Bemba. Last week, appeal judges overturned his 2016 conviction on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity. Bemba is yet to be sentenced for the separate charge of bribing witnesses 34

June 10, 2018 2:21 AM Phillip Chiyangwa exposes chiefs

Zifa president Phillip Chiyangwa has described chiefs and village heads as his foot soldiers after he won the Zanu PF primary elections to represent the ruling party in the Zvimba South constituency during the July 30 elections. Chiyangwa appealed to the traditional leaders in his constituency to continue supporting “the son of the soil.” “You don’t 14

May 28, 2018 5:12 PM Serge Dassault, French billionaire entrepreneur, dies at 93

French entrepreneur and politician Serge Dassault has died at the age of 93, his family has said. Mr Dassault led the Dassault group after his father, Marcel’s, death in 1986. The group has numerous firms in aeronautics and armaments and owns the French newspaper, Le Figaro. Mr Dassault was one of France’s richest men and ranked high on the billionaires 44