Who Is Who? : General Consatatine Chiwenga

Constantino Guveya Dominic Nyikadzino Chiwenga (born Constantine Guveya Chiwenga on 25 August 1956) is a Zimbabwean army general and Commander of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces He was born in 1956 in the Wedza district of Mashonaland East Province. General Chiwenga was educated up to Form 4 at St Mary’s Mission in Hwedza, together with Air Marshal Perence Shiri and Brigadier General Shungu, Commander Mechanised Brigade. On 29 July 2016, he changed his name to Constantino Guveya Dominic …

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Army Seizes Power In Zimbabwe : Here Is What We Know So Far

By Watmore Makokoba From the look of things on the ground the Zimbabwe national Army has taken over control of the country following a dramatic fall out with G40 faction apparently led by the first lady Grace Mugabe. So far reports are saying that the Zanu PF Political Commissar and Minister for Local Government  Savior Kasukuwere , Minister for  Finance Ignatius Chombo ,Minister for Higher …

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Official Statement |President Zuma calls for calm and restraint in Zimbabwe

President Jacob Zuma, on behalf of SADC, has noted with great concern the unfolding political situation in the Republic of Zimbabwe. President Zuma has called for calm and restraint and has expressed hope that developments in Zimbabwe would not lead to unconstitutional changes of Government as that would be contrary to both SADC and African Union positions. The President has urged the Government of the …

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Zimbabwe Is On The Edge

By Munya Bloggo It all started with an Ice Cream, well at least thats when things took a really dramatic turn. Vice President Emerson Mnangagwa in August this year claimed that he had been poisoned at a rally after he ate ice cream from Gushungo Dairy owned by the Mugabe family. It was all down hill from there. Zimbabweans woke up this morning to news …

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Sweden pours US$420K to encourage women participation in governance processes

 By Buhle Tshavango Swedish Embassy has partnered with local organisations in a US$420 000 project dubbed Strengthening Women’s Advocacy for inclusive Governance (SWAG). SWAG which was officially launched yesterday is aimed at supporting women’s participation in democratic processes and governance covering pre and post-election period. The project which 18 months-long and comes at a time when the country is gearing towards the much-hyped 2018 general …

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CHRA backs Manyenyeni in budget stalemate

 By Wisdom Mumera The Combined Harare Residents Association (CHRA) has come out in support of Harare Mayor Councillor Bernard Manyenyeni for refusing to endorse the 2018 budget. Manyenyeni wants non-service delivery-related expenses slashed before he can give the budget a green light. The residents association said an analysis of the budget showed that the city faces serious financial management challenges that require urgent attention and …

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Electoral Bill: Ziyambi promises peaceful public hearings

By Daniel Chigundu Portfolio Committee on Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs chairperson Ziyambi Ziyambi says people who will attend the Insolvency Bill and Electoral Amendment Bill public hearings are assured of a non-violent meeting. Contentious Bills such as Local Government Amendment Bill, Peace and Reconciliation Bill and the Electoral Law Reforms Bill have previously drawn vicious violence. And former committee chairperson Honourable Jessie Majome was …

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Full Press Statement | General Chiwenga: There is instability in ZANU-PF today

Let us begin by quoting the Constitution of this country particularly the preamble which speaks of “Exalting and extolling the brave men and women who sacrificed their lives during the Second Chimurenga/Umvukela and national liberation struggles and honouring our forebearers and compatriots who toiled for the progress of our country“ It is with humility and a heavy heart that we come before you to pronounce …

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Youthful aspiring MPs colour their campaigns

By Own Correspondent. A new trend has emerged amongst the rising breed of youthful female political aspirants who are using colour codes to mark their different campaigns. The 2018 general election has seen a lot of young women stepping up to offer their candidacy as agents of change in the usually male-dominated political sphere. More than ever young women appear to have been aroused from …

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WCoZ scale-up young women voters for 2018

By Buhle Tshavango The Women’s Coalition of Zimbabwe (WCoZ) has embarked on a drive to encourage more females to register for the 2018 general elections through its Young Women’s Forum (YWF). According to the Forum (YWF), a sloppy language in messaging would encourage and make voter registration appealing to young people. WCoZ is currently running an online campaign where young people who would have registered …

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