Mnangagwa condemns ‘cowardly’ attack

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On Jun 23, 2018 26,432 15 President #Emmerson Mnangagwa has issued a statement describing the alleged assassination attempt on him in Bulawayo today as a “senseless act of violence”. President Emmerson #Mnangagwa and Vice President Constantino Chiwenga visit the injured in hospital “This afternoon, as we were leaving a wonderful rally in Bulawayo, there was an explosion on the stage. Several people were affected by the blast, and I have already been to visit them in the hospital.” President Emmerson Mnangagwa visits Mary Chiwenga in hospital “While we await further…

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BREAKING: Reports of attempt on Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s life

President Emmerson #Mnangagwa Reports have emerged that Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa narrowly survived a bomb blast at a ZANU-PF rally he was addressing in Bulawayo on Saturday afternoon. Mnangagwa was speaking an election rally ahead of that country’s tightly contested national elections next month. Sources say that Mnangagwa was whisked to safety by his security detail. It’s unknown whether he was hurt in the blast which reportedly injured several ZANU-PF supporters. A source close to the president told TimesLIVE that Mnangagwa was “safe”. This is a developing story Share this:…

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Zimbabwe electoral body refutes opposition claims that voters roll is fake

ZEC Chairperson Justice Priscilla Chigumba HARARE,– The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) on Saturday refuted local private media reports that the voters’ roll it availed to stakeholders is fake. ZEC released the roll, which contains 5.6 million voters, on June 15. On Friday, local media quoted opposition parties and civil society groups condemning the biometric voters’ roll, describing it as “fake” and a mere “list of names” lacking voters’ critical biometric data to make it a credible document. In particular, the opposition wants a copy of the voters’ roll that has…

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LIVE BLOG: PRESIDENT IN BULAWAYO

The Herald 1426: Proceedings have come to an end here at White City Stadium. Thank you for joining us. 1425: VP Mohadi ends his address. 1424: “As a student of socialism and communism I have never felt so good in a revolution…at one point I wanted to quit politics but with your exemplary leadership I will continue serving you. Let’s give President #Mnangagwa his vote to take us through the next five years giving him a full term because with this one he just finishing off a term,” 1413: VP…

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ED speaks on devolution and second republic

The Herald Tendai #Mugabe in GWANDAPresident #Mnangagwa’s Government is working on a second republic in which constitutional provisions to devolve power to provincial levels will become reality soon after next month’s harmonised elections. This is in line with Section (2) of the country’s Constitution under which central government should cede more powers to provincial councils so they can determine their development priorities. It is one of the main issues raised by the opposition under the 2013 Constitution which the previous administration of former president Robert Mugabe failed to implement. Under…

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Ballot printing set for next week: ZEC

The Herald Farirai Machivenyika Senior Reporterprinting of ballots to be used in the July 30 harmonised elections is set to begin next week following closure yesterday of the window period for candidates intending to withdraw from the race. Candidates that filed their nomination papers last week had until yesterday to withdraw their nomination papers if they so wished. ZEC commissioner and chairman of the Multi-party Liaison Committee (MLC) Dr Qhubani #Moyo said the ballots will be printed locally in the presence of political parties and observers. “Now that we are…

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Magistrate In Court For ‘Raping’ Sister-in-law

Terrence Mawawa A seasoned magistrate has appeared in court for allegedly raping his wife’ s younger sister. According to court records, Magistrate Edwin Marecha allegedly had sexual intercourse with his sister-in-law without her consent. Marecha appeared at the Harare Magistrate Courts facing rape charges. According to the State outline, Marecha allegedly had sex with Penia Mugota at Marondera Hotel and the latter screamed for help to no avail.The incident happened on August 16. Marecha allegedly had sex with Mugota on several occasions until she became pregnant. Mugota told the court…

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Econet secures an insurance licence

The Insurance and Pensions Commission (Ipec) has granted Econet’s request to register an insurance firm, Econet Insurance Limited, fulfilling the company’s long-standing ambition of becoming an integrated financial services provider. BY KUDA CHIDEME Econet is already riding on its status as the country’s largest mobile network operator to run a mobile money service, EcoCash, which has disrupted Zimbabwe’s traditional brick-and-mortar banking sector. Revenue from the EcoCash #business rose by 120% from US$111 million last year to contribute US$244 million to the group’s US$831 million in the full year to February.…

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LIVE BLOG: PRESIDENT IN GWANDA

The Herald 1600: Zanu-PF Matabeleland South province gives President #Mnangagwa a gift of two bulls to bring an end to proceedings here. Thank you for joining us. 1559: “Let’s forget about what happened in the primary elections because we are now going to vote for ZANU-PF, not an individual. I am happy that today President Mnangagwa you are going home as a fit person. You were correct when you said whoever poisoned you was not from this province. If there is anyone to do mischief it was the people you…

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Déjà vu over fragmented opposition

THE failure by opposition parties to form a grand coalition against the ruling #Zanu PF in the July 30 make-or-break general elections is a stark reminder that the more things change the more they stay the same. By Kudzai Kuwaza Plans to form a broad electoral alliance dubbed the Grand National Union are all but dead in the water as the main political players who were supposed to be part of the pact filed nomination papers last week under the auspices of their various political formations. The secret negotiations, facilitated…

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