G70 Sithembiso Nyoni sworn in as minister of youth

By Buhle Tshavango 68 year old Sithembiso Nyoni was today sworn in as minister of Women and Youth affairs, a move that has been described by many as retrogressive as she is out of touch with the realities of young people. Sithembiso Nyoni was sworn into office together with 18 other ministers by the President at the statehouse today. The former minister of Small to …

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Recycled cabinet short-changes female politicians

By Buhle Tshavango Only 3 female ministers have made it to the latest 22 member cabinet under President Mnangagwa , a move that has trashed work done in the past years to improve women’s participation in governance issues. The new cabinet which is also devoid of any young blood has been described as a ‘swop and top’ ploy that has seen some ministers being dropped …

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Smear campaign against me is tribalistic – Musvaburi

By Buhle Tshavango Bulawayo based political activist and aspiring candidate for the Bulawayo south Member of Parliament Vimbai Musvaburi has said that the continual barrage of attack against her is tribalistic as she is being solely singled out and victimised. The controversial activist opened up to Open Parly Zw saying that the ongoing onslaught against her character was questionable citing her previous scandal where she …

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Mnangagwa Appoints New Cabinet | Full List

The Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet, Dr Misheck Sibanda has announced the following categories of Ministerial appointments by His Excellency the President, Cde Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa, in terms of Section 104, subsection (1) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe. Cabinet Ministers Cde Patrick Chinamasa, as the Minister of Finance and Economic Planning; Cde Obert Mpofu, as the Minister of Home Affairs and Culture; Air …

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Ten former Ministers who will not make it into the Mnangagwa cabinet

By Tafadzwa Muranganwa The announcement by the Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet Misheck  Sibanda that President Emmerson Mnangagwa wants a lean cabinet means he will definitely leave some formers ministers out of his Cabinet. Though Mnangagwa spoke of forgiveness in reference to the retributive action on perceived G40 members,  it will be a big surprise to see the following former ministers bouncing back. …

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Moyo Feels the Fury of Zimbos from Political Exile

By Wisdom Mumera In the aftermath of his banishment from Zanu PF, exiled former Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education Professor Jonathan Moyo has sought to air out his pains on social media but the ploy has been met with staggering derision and anger by many #Twimbos. Moyo has slowly increased his visibility on Twitter after an unusual period of silence in the aftermath of …

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Mnangagwa’s Puzzle of Power

By Wisdom Mumera President Emmerson Mnangagwa faces the unenviable puzzle of navigating a minefield of expectations, colliding obligations and winning to his side polarised opposites with no diplomatic middle ground. From this end, he won’t manage to evade all the booby traps. One of them is going to explode in his face. The prophetic summation […]

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Mugabe hero-worshipping Soiled Mzembi’ s Image

By Tafadzwa Muranganwa UNWTO secretary general 2017 losing candidate and former Foreign Affairs Minister Dr Walter Mzembi is presumably pinching himself for failing to play his political cards well. The then tourism minister was close to clinching the world tourism body’s top post in May this year but failed to garner enough votes in the […]

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Don Cheadle, You Have Every Right To Play Robert Mugabe

By Samantha Nyasha At the height of one of Zimbabwe’s most historical moments that involved a coup, an impeachment and the unavoidable resignation of one of Africa’s oldest and most infamous president, a fake movie poster started circulating. It was a dream cast of who would eventually play the lead roles in the inevitable movie […]

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Viva Zimbabwe fires Acie Lumumba

By Daniel Chigundu Youth-based opposition party Viva Zimbabwe says it has expelled its founding chairman Acie Lumumba for berating other opposition parties and also because of his intentions to rejoin Zanu PF. In the past weeks, Lumumba has been associating himself with the Emmerson Mnangagwa-led Zanu PF via his posts on social media, prompting the party’s supporters and the generality of Zimbabweans to question his …

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