Former Minister Walter Chidhakwa and Prof Francis Gudyanga arrive at Gweru Magistrates’ Court Featured News Politics 

Zanu-PF bans Chidhakwa

Zanu-PF Mashonaland West Province has served the former Mines and Mining Development Minister Walter Chidhakwa with a 14 day prohibition order barring him from carrying out any party activities. In a letter to Chidhakwa dated March 12, 2018, Mashonaland West Province Disciplinary Committee chairperson Keith Guzah said Chidhakwa was engaging the “G40 cabal” and working to undermine the President Mnangagwa led administration. “You are hereby served with a prohibition order for 14 days. You should cease forthwith carrying out any party activities. A list of charges related to your misconduct…

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GMB scandal sucks in ex-minister Dr Joseph Made

Grain Marketing Board chairperson (GMB) Mr Charles Chikaura and his deputy Mr Basillio Sandamu are together demanding over $70 000 in unpaid dues after they were unprocedurally imposed to occupy managerial positions at GMB by former Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development Minister Dr Joseph Made. Messrs Chikaura and Sandamu worked at the parastatal for 18 months, before reverting to their board positions. Appearing before the committee on Lands, Agriculture and Rural Resettlement chaired by Gokwe-Nembudziya legislator Mayor Justice Wadyajena, Mr Sandamu, who was being evasive in his responses, only admitted…

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Command Elections – Former soldier who helped rig 2008 election takes over as acting chief elections officer

The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission has appointed former Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) Major Utoile Silaigwana as the acting chief elections officer taking over from Mrs Constance Chigwamba. Chigwamba has since returned to the Public Service Commission. The appointment of Mr Silaigwana is effective from the beginning of this month. Silaigwana was a major with the Army Education Corps and a serving soldier when he was first appointed to Zec. In a statement yesterday, ZEC chairperson Justice Priscilla Chigumba confirmed the appointment. “The ZEC is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Utoile Silaigwana as the…

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Bitter Robert Mugabe goes after Mnangagwa

The country’s sulking former leader, Robert Mugabe — together with his restless wife, Grace — is said to be stepping up his efforts to get back at his successor, President Emmerson Mnangagwa, despite last week’s reports that a number of people and organisations are working hard behind the scenes to try and reconcile the two men. At the same time, analysts have savaged Mugabe for being a shameless hypocrite after more of his skeletons were revealed by State media at the weekend — showing that far from being a principled…

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Zanu-PF exonerates three former ministers

Three former Cabinet Ministers, some who were alleged to be G40 foot soldiers in the Midlands Province have survived the chop after the Zanu-PF Politburo decided to exonerate and reintegrate them into the party. The Politburo ordered the province to work with former Ministers, Francis Nhema, Chiratidzo Iris Mabuwa and Fred Moyo whom they were accusing of fronting G40 machinations. Mberengwa North representative in the National Assembly Cde Tafanana Zhou has also been cleared of any wrong doing. In an interview last week, Zanu-PF Midlands provincial chairman Engineer Daniel McKenzie…

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Ex-Zanu PF leader’s farm saga haunts govt

A trust for the late Ndabaningi Sithole is seeking a court order declaring the acquisition of the politician’s Chulu Farm illegal, null and void. The late Ndabaningi Sithole This is after it filed a High Court application demanding compensation for the nationalist’s farm, which was compulsorily acquired by government in 1993. The application comes at a time President Emmerson Mnangagwa has promised his government would compensate former white commercial farmers who lost their land during the country’s bloody land reform programme that took place in the early 2000s. In the…

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‘Return Dzamara dead or alive’ – Family

The family of activist Itai Dzamara, who went missing exactly three years ago, has said  Zimbabwean authorities must return him to them dead or alive. Itai Dzamara (left) and fellow activists of the Occupy Africa Unity Square protest. (Picture by Daily News) Dzamara was getting his haircut at a barbershop in the working class suburb of Glen View in Harare on March 9, 2015, when five armed men seized him, shoved him into an unmarked truck and sped off. He hasn’t been seen since. Dzamara, 35 then, was a journalist…

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Lawyers speak on Emmerson Munangangwa’s legal acumen

President Emmerson Mnangwaga backers always flatter him for his legal prowess and often refer to him as a “distinguished lawyer.” Then former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa responds to questions from legislators in the National Assembly Critics, however, opine that evidence available so far proves contrary. They say Mnangagwa has lurched from one legal mistake to the other since assuming the high pressure job in November last year — from his decision to mess up ministerial appointments; his pronouncement in Davos that elections will be held in May when under the…

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Zanu PF tackles rivals on social media

President Emmerson Mnangagwa is not taking the threat of social media for granted and has urged Zanu PF youths to fight toe-to-toe with opposition parties as the ruling party bids to capture the elusive youth vote. Mnangagwa, who has been using his newly reactivated social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter, admits he is not as techno-savvy as the younger generation but urged Zanu PF youths at the wing’s inaugural assembly to engage the opposition on social media. “Isu nana Mai Muchinguri-Kashiri hatizvigone. Musakundwa mu social media imomo pindai mu…

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Court grants temporary reprieve for Ignatius Chombo

Former Cabinet minister Ignatius Chombo, facing charges of criminal abuse of office, has been successful in having his bail conditions relaxed by the Harare Magistrates’ Courts. Former Zimbabwe finance minister Ignatius Chombo arrives at court to face corruption charges, in Harare, Zimbabwe, November 27, 2017. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo Chombo made the application through his lawyer Lovemore Madhuku to be allowed to report twice a week at Marlborough Police Station on Monday and Friday between 6 am and 6 pm. Chombo has been reporting at the same precinct three times a day,…

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