All-male Presidium divides opinion

By Wisdom Mumera The country’s all-male Presidium has divided opinions across the political divide with politicians and the public clashing over the gender choices of President Emmerson Mnangagwa. On Thursday Mnangagwa’s two Vice Presidents, Constantino Chiwenga and Kembo Mohadi were sworn in to complete a triumvirate that has no female. The move has however divided opinions with some politicians questioning the seemingly gender insensitive move. …

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Mnangagwa assign functions to VPs

By Daniel Chigundu President Emmerson Mnangagwa has given functions and responsibilities to the two Vice Presidents Retired General Constantino Chiwenga and Kembo Mohadi who took the oath of office yesterday. In a statement to the media, Acting Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet Justine Mupamhanga said the assignments are with immediate effect. “…His Excellency the President, Cde E.D Mnangagwa, has duly assigned Honourable Vice …

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Has the Presidium gone religious?

By Wisdom Mumera As the country nears the 2018 elections political leaders have repeatedly been turning to religion for direction in moves that have drawn the attention of the public. The Presidium, comprising President Emmerson Mnangagwa, Vice Kembo Mohadi and Constantino Chiwenga have all been reported to have had contact with religious leaders of late. In a first, Mnangagwa was reported to have attended a …

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Kunzvi Dam is priority not new Parliament: Manyenyeni

By Daniel Chigundu Harare Mayor Councillor Bernard Manyenyeni has urged the government to put on hold construction of the new Parliament of Zimbabwe and instead channel the funds towards Kunzvi Dam. Kunzvi Dam has widely been designated as the solution to the current water crisis bedevilling the City of Harare. The new Parliament building in Mount Hampden is expected to cost over US$1billion while Kunzvi …

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Zim youths declare own ‘Operation Restore Legacy’

By Watmore Makokoba After the successful ‘Operation restore legacy’ initiated by the Zimbabwe Defence Forces last month, disgruntled youth under the banner Revolutionary Freedom Fighters (RFF) have launched a campaign to preserve and guard the gains attained by the country’s liberation struggle and restore lost legacy. The youths composed of activists and aspiring politicians, some who are vying for Parliamentary seats in the coming elections …

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Zanu PF stole our policies: Sibindi

 By Watmore Makokoba People’s Democratic Union (PDU) president Christopher Bengwani Sibindi claims Zanu PF has been thriving on stealing ideas and policies from his party since 1999. Speaking at a press conference recently, Sibindi said some of the outstanding policies and programs implemented by Zanu PF were stolen from his party manifesto by Zanu PF. “Most of our policies were (copied) and implemented by Zanu …

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No need to legislate against rising prices – Mnangagwa

By Buhle Tshavango President Emmerson Mnangagwa says there is no need to put in place legislation against the current price hikes as his government is working to stabilise the economy. Speaking on the sidelines of the swearing-in ceremony of Vice President Constantino Chiwenga and Kembo Mohadi, President Mnangagwa said efforts were being made to ensure market prices return to normalcy. “We are very concerned as …

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Chiwenga, Mohadi sworn in as VPs

By Pretty Chavango Retired General Constatino Chiwenga and Defence, Security and War Veterans Minister Kembo Mohadi took the oath of office today at State House, following their subsequent appointments as Vice Presidents of Zimbabwe. The swearing in is in line with Section 14, sub-paragraph 2 of the Sixth Schedule of the constitution, which states that the President of Zimbabwe upon assuming office, must without delay …

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MDC-T warned over false entitlement to urban voters

By Wisdom Mumera MDC-T which is the biggest opposition party in Zimbabwe by support base has been castigated for harbouring a false sense of entitlement to urban voters at the expense of carrying out effective and convincing voter campaigns during elections. Members of the public are however of the opinion that this false sense of entitlement can be dangerous for the opposition in 2018 elections …

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Kembo Mohadi – what we know

 By Buhle Tshavango. Besides being newly appointed  Vice President of Zimbabwe, Kembo Dugish Campbell Mohadi is also making headlines for benefitting from a widely publicised prophecy given by Malawian Prophet Shepherd Bushiri about his ascendency. However, history records that his rise in rank has been a long time coming, owing to his contributions to the country’s liberation struggle and his seniority in the original Zapu. …

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