CBD skirmishes: Gomwe distances self

By Watmore Makokoba Zanu PF Harare Province Youth Chairman Godwin Gomwe has distanced himself from violent skirmishes that happened in the Central Business District yesterday afternoon and has instead blamed MDC youths. In a statement, Gomwe said he was neither involved nor associated with the MDC Headquarters violent disturbances, whether directly or indirectly. “I had no knowledge of the disturbances both during and in the …

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The birth & growth of a cartel in the ICT sector in Zimbabwe | #NetOneGate

By Reward Kangai 28 December 2017 His Excellency Cde. E.D.Mnangagwa, President of the Republic of Zimbabwe Introduction: Mid – December 2014, saw the appointment of Hon. Supa Mandiwanzira as the Minister of Information Communication Technologies, Postal & Courier Services, replacing Hon. Webster K. Shamu. This event marked the birth of a cartel in the ICT sector in Zimbabwe as will be fully explained below. NetOne ‘re-structuring …

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Mthwakazi brutal arrests: Crisis Coalition condemns military involvement

By Buhle Tshavango Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition (CiZC) has castigated the Zimbabwe army’s involvement in the brutal beating and arrest of Mthwakazi Republic Party (MRP) youths who were demonstrating against President Emmerson Mnangagwa. MRP youths were demanding that President Mnangagwa should come clean on his role in the Gukurahundi massacre that claimed the lives of about 20 000 alleged Ndebele people in the early 80s. …

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Govt wants Harare to be a model city

By Daniel Chigundu The government has urged Harare City Council to ensure restoration of service provision and a return to law and order so that it becomes a model city in the country. Harare City Council has been struggling with service provision since dollarisation in February 2009 and the subsequent writing off about US$335 million outstanding water bills by the government towards 2013 elections. Water …

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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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