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July 15, 2018 3:47 PM MDC Alliance invokes Sithole’s name in Chipinge

HARARE – MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa is invoking the legend of Ndabaningi Sithole, the late Zanu Ndonga leader and religious leader from the United Methodist Church, to win the Chipinge vote. From recalling with nostalgia his visit to Sithole’s home with his late mentor Morgan Tsvangirai, to pledging to review the hero status of the late nationalist 11

July 12, 2018 4:54 PM Proposed salary hike for soldiers

Government is reportedly proposing hiking the salary of members of defence forces by at least 20 percent. The Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) are composed of the Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) and the Air Force of Zimbabwe (AFZ). A letter from the Defence Service Commission (DSC) chairperson Pretty Sunguro to the permanent secretary in the ministry of Defence 11

July 11, 2018 1:36 PM Man who brought Mugabe to power dies

Lord Carrington, Margaret Thatcher’s Foreign minister and one of the chief architects of a peaceful outcome to the 1979 Lancaster House Conference that ushered Zimbabwe’s independence, has died. He was aged 99. The Conservative politician, who was also Britain’s former defence secretary, masterminded an agreement that led to the first one person-one 20

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 12

June 27, 2018 11:10 AM Mnangagwa suspects G40 faction was behind rally blast

Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa said he suspected dissidents from his own party linked to Robert Mugabe’s wife were behind an explosion at a rally he attended last week. Two people died in the blast that rocked a stadium in Bulawayo as 75-year-old Mnangagwa left the podium. Mnangagwa, who replaced Robert Mugabe in a bloodless coup in November 20

June 23, 2018 3:10 PM #Mnangagwa visits the injured including Mary Chiwenga in hospital after assassination attempt

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa survived a blast at a ruling ZANU-PF party rally and was later pictured visiting the injured in hospital. In one of the pictures Mnangagwa can be seen with Mary Chiwenga, the wife of Vice President Constantino Chiwenga. An AFP correspondent at the scene reported multiple injuries but could not immediately give a precise 26

June 20, 2018 11:55 AM Mugabe ‘rushed’ to Singapore amid ‘sudden health deterioration’

Zimbabwean former president Robert Mugabe was reportedly “rushed” out of the country after his health “suddenly deteriorated” two weeks ago. The privately-owned NewsDay quoted a highly placed source as confirming that the veteran politician was flown to Singapore for medical check-ups. “He (Mugabe) slipped out of the country two weeks ago after his blood 33

June 19, 2018 3:40 PM Grace Mugabe fired me: Mnangagwa

Preisdent Emmerson Mnangagwa has said he was sacked as the country’s vice president last year by Grace Mugabe, using her influence on former president Robert Mugabe, whom he said was no longer in a position to lead the country. Mnangagwa revealed this in a High Court application in which he challenged and sought nullification of his sacking from government 33

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 35

June 6, 2018 6:18 PM Propaganda won’t affect Chamisa, says Carter

MDC senator Michael Carter has said he is optimistic that MDC Alliance president Nelson Chamisa will rise above all the negative machinations by his opponents. Carter said the current onslaught by the Zanu PF propaganda machinery against Chamisa were not only a clear sign of desperation but will as a matter of fact have less effect on the election voting 5