Mugabe’s Spin Doctor ‘Charamba’s’ Threats Are Backward-ZANU PF Insiders

Mugabe’s Spin Doctor ‘Charamba’s’ Threats Are Backward-ZANU PF Insiders

ZANU PF insiders have reacted angrily to George Charamba’s threats to clamp down on the private media, saying President Robert Mugabe’s spin doctor was caught up in a time warp and should stop being a bully. Charamba told the state controlled Sunday Mail that the “private media has become an appendage of the opposition wishing ill of the ruling party”. As such, Charamba said, government was mulling tough media legislation to curtail press freedom. His…

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‘Grace, As First Lady Is In Power Already & Needs No Faction To Land Top Post’ -George Charamba

‘Grace, As First Lady Is In Power Already & Needs No Faction To Land Top Post’ -George Charamba

FIRST Lady Grace Mugabe is already in power and does not need to lead a faction in order to land Zimbabwe’s top job, a senior civil servant has said. President Robert Mugabe’s spokesperson George Charamba confirmed to the State media at the weekend that “there are abrasive fights” for Mugabe’s throne within the ruling party. “The wife of the President is supposed to be the leader of G40. How does the wife of a sitting…

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‘Urgently Install Chiefs All Over Urban Zimbabwe’-Makokoba MP, Zanu PF Tshinga Dube

‘Urgently Install Chiefs All Over Urban Zimbabwe’-Makokoba MP, Zanu PF Tshinga Dube

Makokoba MP and War Veterans deputy minister and Tshinga Dube has  called for speedy installation of chiefs in cities to help police in handling crime and settling domestic disputes. Dube told members of his constituency last Saturday that chiefs would bring dignity to communities and enforce cultural practices and values. He said the chiefs  would also deal with people facing starvation. Already there are more than 200 traditional chiefs in rural areas. He said: “I…

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‘Donor Agencies Are Killing Business, By Feeding Starving Villagers’-Zimbabwe’s Millers Association

‘Donor Agencies Are Killing Business, By Feeding Starving Villagers’-Zimbabwe’s Millers Association

GRAIN Millers Association of Zimbabwe says donor agencies bringing food into the country to starving villagers are killing their businesses as customers are noticeably no longer buying indeginous products thus pushing the local food industry towards decimation. Chairperson of the association, Tafadzwa Musarara said this to NewZimbabwe.com at the side lines of the launch of humanitarian assistance programs to provide immediate support to people facing food insecurity by USAID and UK DFID last week. Musarara…

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Mujuru WarnsMugabe’s Zimbabwe National Army To ‘Back Off’ Civilian Political Processes

Mujuru WarnsMugabe’s Zimbabwe National  Army To ‘Back Off’  Civilian Political Processes

FORMER Vice-President Joice Mujuru’s People First (PF) political movement has warned army officers and securocrats to stay clear of civilian political processes and making inflammatory statements that could trigger civil unrest. In a statement yesterday, Mujuru, through PF spokesperson, Rugare Gumbo said recent threats made against her by Commander of the Zimbabwe Presidential Guard Brigadier General Anselem Sanyatwe should not go unchallenged, as they grossly violated provisions of the Constitution. “We were shocked to learn…

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‘Arrogant’ Mugabe’s Nephew ‘Patrick Zhuwao Flees Angry NUST Students

‘Arrogant’ Mugabe’s Nephew ‘Patrick Zhuwao Flees Angry NUST Students

  President Robert Mugabe’s nephew Patrick Zhuwao was on Saturday forced to ‘flee’ angry National University of Science and Technology (NUST) as he lectured them on leadership. The students were irked by what they said was Youth, Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment minister’s arrogance. Zhuwao was in Bulawayo at the weekend and held several meetings including addressing Zanu-PF members at Davis Hall. “That man is very arrogant. He was lecturing us on good leadership. However, when…

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Bulawayo-Joburg Intercape Bus Nearly Hijacked In South Africa On Sunday Morning

SIXTY-Five Zimbabweans were nearly hijacked aboard an Intercape bus in neighbouring South Africa today in the morning. An unidentified number of pistol and rifle wielding men nearly commandeered the Bulawayo/Johannesburg bus near Hammanskraal, after the Carousel Tollgate, at around 6.00AM today but the driver’s bravery made it impossible for the passangers to suffer the horror of being hijacked. Passengers, who were still struggling to come to grips with the ordeal, told Bulawayo24.com that the hijackers…

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GlaxoSmithKline Ordered To Immediately Cease Zimbabwe Operations

GlaxoSmithKline Ordered To Immediately Cease Zimbabwe Operations

Britain has moved to cripple Zimbabwe’s health sector following a directive to pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline to immediately cease local operations and supply of critical drugs, it has been alleged. The Sunday Mail claims that the London-based company has been further instructed not to export pharmaceuticals directly to Zimbabwe. It is understood that GSK, one of Zimbabwe’s leading suppliers of essential pharmaceutical products, is winding down operations ahead of a total shutdown on December 31 following…

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‘I Was Appointed Minister By My Uncle Mugabe On Merit’-Patrick Zhuwao

‘I Was Appointed Minister By My Uncle Mugabe On Merit’-Patrick Zhuwao

MINISTER of Youth, Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment Patrick Zhuwao has said his appointment to Cabinet was on merit and had nothing to do with his relation to President Mugabe. Zhuwao is nephew of the President and was appointed to Cabinet last month during a reshuffle that saw several ministers being re-assigned and others relieved of their duties. Presenting a public lecture on leadership at the National University of Science and Technology in Bulawayo yesterday, the…

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Zanu PF Faction, Endorses First Lady Grace, As President Mugabe’s Heir Apparent

Zanu PF Faction, Endorses First Lady Grace, As President Mugabe’s Heir Apparent

A Zanu-PF faction linked to First Lady Grace Mugabe has “endorsed” her as President Robert Mugabe’s heir apparent, NewsDay reported. In the latest twist in the party’s succession war some party members have vowed to ensure her political rise. In a widely circulating video recorded by businessman Phillip Chiyangwa in Chimanimani on Thursday, the faction nmembers also insisted that everyone – including war veterans, war collaborators and youths – should rally behind the First Lady,…

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