Chiwenga’s Father-In-Law Gets ZIFA Top Job | BREAKING NEWS

The Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA)  led by Philip Chiyangwa has with immediate effect appointed perennially struggling football adminstration Kenny Mubaiwa into the national football body’s executive committee. The announcement was made by the ZIFA Communications Manager Xolisani Gwesela in a media statement late Wednesday evening. Mubaiwa was co-opted into the committee together with Rosemary Kanonge with no explanations given by the football mother body. “The Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) would like to inform the football fraternity that In accordance with article 32.1 of the ZIFA constitution, the emergency committee of…

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Striking Doctors Dismiss Government Threat To Block Their Salaries

The stand-off between government and striking doctors continues with the medical practitioners scoffing at the threat by their employer to withdraw salaries. Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association {ZHDA) spokesperson Dr Mxolisi Ngwenya confirmed that they had received communication from government threatening the withholding of salaries but insisted this would not deter them. He was addressing journalists at Parirenyatwa Hospital in Harare where a group of medical practitioners were picketing Monday, “After receiving the letter of cessation of salaries on March 20, we presented it to our members who resolved to continue…

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Mugabe cries till unconscious: Mnangagwa

A “thrilling” theatrical play about Grace Mugabe’s role in her husband’s shocking departure last year has reportedly made waves in Zimbabwe and President Emmerson Mnangagwa appears to have given it the nod.- According to The Standard newspaper, the play, which is titled “Operation Restore Regasi” takes a comical look at the events that led to ex-president Robert Mugabe’s resignation in November last year. It was written and directed by National Arts Merits Awards-nominated director Charles Munganasa, and is expected to be shown at Theatre in the Park in Harare on…

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Tobacco Marketing Season Starts On A High Note

The 2018 tobacco marking season officially started yesterday on a high note with the first tobacco bale fetching $4.90 per kilogramme, a first of its kind in many years. Vice President Constantino Chiwenga officially opened the marketing season yesterday at Tobacco Sales Floors which traditionally signifies the end of January disease. Tobacco farmers expressed hope in the new dispensation for a better marketing season. Last season the, first bales fetched $4.60 which farmers were not happy with. Tobacco farmers were having high spirits and hoped that the prices will remain…

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Robert Mugabe says he list expected the coup from Chiwenga

Former president Robert Mugabe has said that he never thought that former Commander of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces and current Vice- President, General (Retired) Constantino Chiwenga would ever rise against him. Mugabe said that he honestly believed that the military generals, also called the Command Element, had been educated enough to know the perils of launching a military takeover. Speaking to various media houses, including the Zimbabwe Independent, on the events of the November Military Takeover, Mugabe said, I didn’t think that commander retired General Constantino Chiwenga would do that.…

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“It Was A Bloody Coup”: Mugabe Says Army Cracked skulls and Kidnapped CIOs

deputy Vice President Constantino Chiwenga

Speaking to journalists at his Blue Roof residence in Borrowdale in Harare, Zimbabwe’s former Head of State Robert Mugabe claimed the military intervention in November last year was a bloody coup. Mugabe said members of the Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) were bashed by members of the Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA). He said some members of the CIO are missing to this day, suggesting that the army abducted them. Said Mugabe: The army made sure that the other organs of State were neutralized. Completely neutralized. They neutralized the Central Intelligence Organisation.…

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Chipanga granted independence to farm

Chipanga

HARARE – Ex-Zanu PF youth leader Kudzanai Chipanga will be allowed to tend to his farm business in Makoni in Manicaland as he waits trial for slandering Vice President Constantino Chiwenga at a press conference last year. Yesterday, Harare magistrate Tilda Mazhande altered bail conditions which his legal team said were “too stringent.” Chipanga, who is out on $500 bail, has been reporting twice a day at Borrowdale Police Station. Through his lawyer Lovemore Madhuku, he asked to have his reporting conditions revised to once a week. Prosecutor Edmore Nyazamba…

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JUST IN: Pres ED meets Russian Foreign Minister

President Emmerson Mnangagwa meets Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (second from left right) with Vice President Constantino Chiwenga in attendance The visiting Russian Foreign Minister Mr Sergey Lavrov is meeting with President Emmerson Mnangagwa at Munhumutapa offices in Harare today. The veteran Russian politician is in Africa at the same time as US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson makes his maiden visit to the continent. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov made a stopover in Harare, Zimbabwe, on Wednesday during a week-long Africa tour which also includes visits to Angola, Namibia,…

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Chamisa thanks ‘alternative govt’

  MDC-T president, Nelson Chamisa yesterday commended the government for “properly” handling the funeral of his predecessor, the late Morgan Tsvangirai. Chamisa made the remarks in Parliament, where he described himself as “the anointed successor” and labelled Zanu PF as the alternative government to the MDC-T, attracting jeers from ruling party MPs. “The death of the former Prime Minister and MDC-T leader happened suddenly and the manner in which it was handled by the alternative government to the MDC-T, which I am now leading was done well,” he said. “I…

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Nelson Chamisa threatens to pull out of 2018 presidential elections

Nelson Chamisa

MDC-T president and MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa has threatened to pull out of this year’s presidential election if Zanu PF’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa fails to implement electoral reforms demanded by the opposition. Chamisa yesterday told thousands of MDC Alliance supporters at Chinhoyi’s Gadzema Stadium that he would not agree to be railroaded into an election without the necessary reforms to ensure a level playing field for all the parties. “MDC will not go into elections before electoral reforms. We are getting briefs from intelligence officers who are telling us…

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