BREAKING!!! Mugabe still President: Tshinga Dube

By Daniel Chigundu Former War Veterans Minister Tshinga Dube says President Robert Mugabe has not yet stepped down as leader of the country and his fate will only be finalised tomorrow. Briefing people after a demonstration organised by war veterans, Comrade Dube said “I have been sent by General Constantine Chiwenga to advise people to go home for today, he said we should not go …

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Military takeover: 2018 elections now in doubt

By Daniel Chigundu Veritas Zimbabwe says there is a likelihood that 2018 elections will be postponed owing to current political issues bedevilling the country which were worsened by the recent military intervention. On Tuesday, the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) took over power from President Robert Mugabe a development which some commentators have described as “soft coup”. On its part, ZDF said it has not taken …

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Mnangagwa’s expulsion: CSOs raise instability fears

By Watmore Makokoba The speed at which political drama is unfolding in Zimbabwe, especially in the past two weeks is a high indication that things have indeed fallen apart and the centre can no longer hold. This follows the theatre of unprecedented events in the Zanu PF camp which saw Emerson Mnangagwa being sacked from both government and party. Civic society organisations have warned that …

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Five reasons why Grace Mugabe cannot lead

By Daniel Chigundu Until recently, First Lady Grace Mugabe (52) has denied allegations that she harbours intentions to become Vice President or even succeeding her 93-year-old husband. Even at the time of removing the then Vice President Joice Mujuru, Grace Mugabe is on record telling Zanu PF supporters that she does not intend to become second in command. However, as things began to unfold via …

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Ousted Lacoste: ZYAP pledges support to Mnangagwa

By Staff Reporter Zimbabwe Youth Action Platform (ZYAP) which is a coalition of seven youth organisations that were expelled from Zanu PF has called on the remaining alleged Lacoste members to resign as their fate has already been decided. Lacoste is believed to be succession faction in Zanu PF that is allegedly led by recently ousted Vice President Emerson Mnangagwa. Addressing the media, ZYAP chairman …

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BVR registration: ERC worried about violence

By Daniel Chigundu Election Resource Centre (ERC) has raised concerns over the increase in cases of intimidation and violence that are occurring at a time when the country is busy with the ongoing biometric voter registration (BVR) exercise. In a statement, the election watchdog said these acts of violence are uncalled for as they have the effect of preventing people from exercise their rights and …

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EU/AU Summit: 6 issues that youth want prioritised

By Watmore Makokoba As roads lead to Abidjan Cote D’Ivoire for the EU and African Union Summit scheduled for the 29th to 30th of November this year, youths say they want to be prioritised during the high-level summit’s deliberations. In an effort to engage youth on their expectations and possible input for the summit, the National Youth Association Organisation and Open Space organised an engagement …

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YARD to hold youth symposiums on BVR

By Staff Reporter Norton legislator Temba Mliswa is set to hold a blitz of symposiums in the country’s 10 provinces in an effort to sensitise youth on the electoral processes and the new Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) system. The symposiums will be held under the banner of Youth Advocacy for Reform and Democracy (YARD). YARD is a youth pressure group advocating for youth participation in …

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Human trafficking: U.S. engages Zim

By Daniel Chigundu US officials who were in the country a few weeks ago have revealed that their country is pushing for more partnership with Zimbabwe to combat trafficking in persons (TIP) issues. The two officials, Torrie Higgins who is Program Advisor at the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons at the U.S. Department of State and Haley Wright a Foreign Service Officer …

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Girl-child abuse: Govt urged to do more

By Tafadzwa Muranganwa Zimbabwe National Council for Welfare of Children (ZNCWC) director Reverend Taylor Nyanhete says while the government has done a remarkable thing by providing safe houses for abused girls, there is need to do more to cater for those who need extra help. Ministry of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare has spearheaded a program where about 56 young girls have already been …

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