Mnangagwa Necktie Auctioned For US$15k


A surprise auction for President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s necktie at the CEO Africa Round Table in Victoria on Thursday fetched a whopping $15 000 won by a local businessman with the money said to be going towards improving health delivery at the resort town’s local hospital. CEO Africa Round Table Board member, Gary Thompson who was the Master of Ceremony at the event surprisingly asked Mnangagwa to remove his necktie for auctioning. Mnangagwa removing his necktie before the auction that fetched a winning bid of $15 000 “As l looked at you…

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Mnangagwa to deploy army doctors at hospitals?

There are unconfirmed reports that the government will soon deploy army doctors in central hospitals to avert a crisis caused by striking junior and senior doctors. Doctors at public hospitals across Zimbabwe have gone on strike and will not return to work until the government meets their demands for better pay and working conditions, a spokesman for a doctors’ unions said on Tuesday. People in the know indicated that to mitigate the impact of the strike, hospital clinical directors were re-arranging and merging their departments while Government roped in professionals…

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BREAKING: Mnangagwa retires Mariyawanda Nzuwah

CIVIL Service Commission (CSC) chairman, Mariyawanda Nzuwah has reportedly been retired after reaching the pensionable age of 65, NewsDay reported. Nzuwah was served with his retirement letter from the Office of the President last Friday and immediately replaced by his deputy, Mary Margaret Muchada in an acting capacity. Presidential spokesperson, George Charamba yesterday declined to comment on the issue and referred questions to chief secretary to the President and Cabinet Misheck Sibanda, who was not reachable. “I am not aware, and in any case, I cannot comment about my employer,”…

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Zimbabwe doctors’ strike cripples hospitals… patients turned away

Harare – Zimbabwe’s main state hospitals turned away many patients and only attended to emergency cases on Wednesday as a strike by doctors escalated. The strike, which seeks to pressure the government for salary increases and address drugs shortages in hospitals, has spread since starting two weeks ago among junior doctors. “We will only return to work when all issues raised have been fully resolved,” the Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA) said in a statement. “We note with concern the closure of almost all central hospitals, children’s units, provincial hospitals…

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Mnangagwa’s star rallies preps at an advanced stage

Preparations for President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s star rallies in Hwange and Bubi are at an advanced stage with 5,000 people expected to attend the rally in Hwange. This was revealed during a Zanu-PF Matabeleland North Provincial Coordinating Committee meeting held at the party’s provincial offices in Lupane this afternoon. The two star rallies are set for this Friday with all the preparations nearing completion at the two venues. The first rally will be held at Mabale in Hwange and will be attended by people from Hwange, Binga and Lupane districts. The…

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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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Chamisa’s campaign message betrays political immaturity

Nelson Chamisa

The MDC Alliance is in the campaign mode and it has been gathering people for rallies. The alliance presidential candidate, Nelson Chamisa’s message has exposed him for who he is – a political novice. He was in Chinhoyi the other week where he promised the electorate bullet trains. This betrayed the fact that despite being a young candidate who is expected to know the world better and use this knowledge to come up with a message that resonates with the concerns and anxieties of the largely rural Mashonaland West Province,…

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Mnangagwa’s Zim opens for business causing competitions for Kwese and DSTV

Pay-Tv market

It seems Zimbabwe’s Pay-Tv market may be going through a revolution of sorts. Last year, Econet Media launched Kwese TV in Zimbabwe and now the Tanzanian Bakhresa Group of Companies is bringing Azam TV to our local shores. This comes after Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa said the country was “open for business” after almost four decades of oppressive rule by former leader Robert Mugabe. “Zimbabwe is open to new international relations, even with those who have been hostile to us before. We must collectively find solutions to our problems and…

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


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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George Charamba inculpated over Gukurahundi remarks

George Charamba

OPPOSITION political parties and civic groups have hit out at presidential spokesperson George Charamba for “absolving” President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s of any blame in the Gukurahundi massacres. They argued the timing of Charamba’s claims was suspicious as it came when the National Peace and Reconciliation Commission (NPRC) has just begun consultative meetings on Gukurahundi and other past human rights violations. Charamba, in an opinion piece published in a local weekly, said Mnangagwa was then “just a ministerial minion” with no capacity to commandeer the army to conduct the atrocities, but opposition…

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