Mugabe’s NPF collapses

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Insiders say the new National Patriotic Front ( NPF ) – which has the blessings of ousted former president Robert Mugabe – could suffer a stillbirth, amid damaging internal accusations that the fledgling party’s leader Rtd brigadier Ambrose Mutunhiri is incompetent. Well-placed sources yesterday said there were already serious ructions within the political outfit, with Mugabe’s wife Grace and a few of the former Zanu-PF bigwigs who are linked to the new party apparently now saying Mutinhiri lacked both the capacity and the energy to go toe to toe with…

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Zanu PF splinter faction unveils leaders

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A Zanu PF splinter party led by Ambrose Mutinhiri says it will announce its leadership structure after consultations that will ensure it has grassroots support. Mawarire The National Patriotic Front (NPF), believed to be the new political home for most former Zanu PF members aligned to the vanquished G40 faction, was formed last month, but has kept the nation guessing on big names allegedly backing it. Mutinhiri and national spokesperson Jealousy Mawarire are the only known members and that the outfit is backed by former president Robert Mugabe. But Mawarire said…

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Mnangagwa openly blasts Mugabe

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PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has lampooned his predecessor, Robert Mugabe, saying old age was taking a toll on him, causing him to make conflicting and incoherent utterances. He made the remarks in Rwanda early this week responding to delegates attending the extra-ordinary African Union summit, who wanted to know if he was not worried about Mugabe’s recent outbursts and claims by opposition MDC-T leader Nelson Chamisa that the former President would back the opposition in this year’s general elections. “He (Mugabe) is now 94 and he may not remember that he…

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Mugabe to lose privilages over NPF links

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Zanu-PF will have to meet soon to review the status accorded to former President Mr Robert Mugabe following his political activities that saw him being involved in the formation of a new opposition political outfit, the National Patriotic Front (NPF), a senior party official said yesterday. Zanu-PF secretary for Legal Affairs, Cde Paul Mangwana, said in an interview that the former President risked losing Zanu-PF membership, constitutional privileges and respect for dabbling in opposition politics. A fortnight ago, Mr Mugabe met Brigadier General Ambrose Mutinhiri (Retired), who fronts the NPF,…

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Will Mnangagwa And Mugabe’s Children Suffer From Civil War In Zimbabwe?

The recent developments in Zimbabwe’s political landscape have become more and more uncertain, worrying and dangerous, as the reliance on military power apparently becomes the trump card for some of the most powerful players. It had become common knowledge that the involvement of military power in the country’s political life, has been entrenched ever since independence from Britain in 1980 – with the notorious 5th Brigade’s alleged massacring of tens of thousands of innocent and defence-less men, women and children in the Midlands and Matebeleland regions, to further the narrow…

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Mnangagwa told to stop harassing Mugabe

Newly formed political outfit, National Patriotic Front has called on Zanu PF to stop rabid attacks directed at ousted former president Robert Mugabe. In a stinging statement, NPF spokesperson Jealous Mawarire said President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration must stop harassing Mugabe who reportedly has rendered his support to the new party led by former Mashonaland East provincial affairs minister Ambrose Mutinhiri. The attacks, according to NPF, “have gone out of control and are now threatening peace and stability in the country.” “The past week has seen outrageous and desperate attacks on…

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Is it possible for Mugabe to become Zimbabwe’s new opposition leader?

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Harare – Here’s a scenario suggested recently by Zimbabwe’s popular commentator Prophet Cynic: “You wake up from a long coma only to find Mugabe now an opposition leader… and Zanu-PF is now a puppet of the West.” Persuaded to resign in a military takeover last November, the 94-year-old former president was expected to live out his remaining days in lavish obscurity in return for not meddling in the government of President Emmerson Mnangagwa. But Mugabe has been meeting disgruntled politicians. There was that meeting with newly-formed National Patriotic Front (NPF)…

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New Zimbabwe party dares Mr Robert Mugube

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Zimbabwe’s New Patriotic Front (NPF) says “unwarranted” attacks on former president Robert Mugabe by Zanu-PF are a threat to peace and stability. Since inception last month‚ the NPF has been operating with faceless leaders – that was until a senior Zanu-PF official‚ retired brigadier Ambrose Mutinhiri‚ met Mugabe at his private residence in Borrowdale‚ Harare. On the day of the meeting with the former Zimbabwe leader‚ Mutinhiri came out of the closet as interim leader of the new outfit‚ which draws its support from within Zanu-PF. Since then‚ a barrage…

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WATCH: Welshman Ncube backs NPF

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In an interview with Nqobile Bhebhe, MDC Alliance spokesperson Welshman Ncube said the coalition is unconcerned about the Ambrose Mutinhiri led National Patriotic Front NPF. This follows reports that the NPF is former president Robert Mugabe’s new project that is meant to challenge Zanu-PF in the forthcoming polls. Ncube also added that President Emmerson Mnangagwa should not stop Mugabe and his G40 counterparts from forming an opposition party as it is their right to do so. Ncube’s comments come after Mnangagwa indicated that he was unhappy at the news that…

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Nelson Chamisa knocks at Khuphe’s Bulawayo house

MDC-T deputy president, Thokozani Khupe has reportedly agreed to meet her arch rival and party leader, Nelson Chamisa, to iron out their differences “for the betterment of the party” following an acrimonious fallout that threatened yet another split. This comes a day after Chamisa, who is also MDC Alliance presidential candidate, told supporters at a campaign rally in Dete on Saturday that he was planning to knock on Khupe’s door in Bulawayo yesterday so that they could find each other ahead of this year’s general elections. Khupe’s personal assistant, Witness…

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