Mugabe breaks off, latest short visit to Zimbabwe and flies off to Mozambique

Mugabe breaks off, latest short visit to Zimbabwe and flies off to Mozambique

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe left Harare Wednesday for Maputo, Mozambique, where he will attend the country’s 40th Independence commemorations. Mugabe was seen off at the Harare International Airport by Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa, Defence Minister Dr Sidney Sekeramayi, Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet Dr Misheck Sibanda and service chiefs. Mozambique will Thursday mark 40 years of independence from Portuguese rule. Mugabe has been out of the country for more than 20 times of late,…

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Jonathan Moyo’s exit, Mugabe’s strategy to elevate , wife Grace , into cabinet?

Jonathan Moyo’s exit, Mugabe’s strategy to elevate , wife  Grace , into cabinet?

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe is thought to be clearing the way for his wife, Grace, to possibly join his Cabinet. This is after information emerged Tuesday that he had temporarily un-appointed his Information Minister Jonathan Moyo to free up one of five spots taken up by ministers not directly elected as MPs. Moyo, who won a by-election in Tsholotsho North on June 10, would be reappointed back to Cabinet but now as a directly elected minister….

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‘ZEC, CIOs rig polls for Zanu PF’ says the Zimbabwe Democracy Institute (ZDI)

‘ZEC,  CIOs rig polls for Zanu PF’ says the Zimbabwe Democracy Institute (ZDI)

THE Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) is complicit in the continued rigging of polls by the ruling Zanu PF party, a local think-tank has said. Following the Hurungwe-West by-election fiasco in which ZEC has admitted to allowing MP elect Keith Guzah of Zanu PF to contest and claim victory even though he was registered in another constituency, the Zimbabwe Democracy Institute (ZDI) says the admission exposed the extent of poll manipulation in the country. “The administrative…

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‘Zimbabwe Republic Police, threaten to beat up Harare West MP, Majome for taking photos’

‘Zimbabwe Republic Police,  threaten to beat up Harare West MP, Majome for taking photos’

Harare West MP Jessie Majome said she was taking photos during the vendors march when a police officer accused her of photographing him.”This police officer of the black boots section just threatened to beat me up with his fellow anti riot troops for taking his photograph outside parliament of Zimbabwe for taking photographs of him and his fellows encamped there and blocking my way,” she posted on her facebook page. “So much for MP, let…

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Muhammadu Buhari says ‘Goodluck Jonathan left Nigeria’s treasury virtually empty’

Muhammadu Buhari says ‘Goodluck Jonathan left Nigeria’s treasury virtually empty’

NIGERIA’S president Muhammadu Buhari on Monday slammed the state of the country’s finances, claiming his predecessor had left Africa’s biggest economy deep in debt and the treasury “virtually empty”. There are high expectations that Buhari, who defeated Goodluck Jonathan in March elections, will turn around Nigeria’s fortunes, with the country riddled with corruption and the crude-dependent economy reeling from global oil shocks. But the 72-year-old, elected on a promise of cleaning up Nigeria’s dirty politics…

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‘Zimbabwe’s Public Order and Security Act (POSA) bars AIDS awareness campaigns ‘

‘Zimbabwe’s Public Order and Security Act (POSA)  bars AIDS awareness campaigns ‘

NATIONAL AIDS Council (NAC) says community based organisations should be allowed to conduct HIV and AIDS awareness campaigns as this would help to reduce infections. Community based organisations always complain that the state uses the Public Order and Security Act (POSA) to bar them from holding public meetings. The call by NAC comes after they have witnessed an increase in STIs in Harare’s Epworth, Caledonia and Hopely high density suburbs. These are some of many shanty suburbs in…

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‘Breaking News: Jonathan Moyo , has quit government’

‘Breaking News: Jonathan Moyo , has  quit government’

Zimbabwe’s INFORMATION minister, arguably the Zanu PF Chief propagandist, Mugabe’s mouthpiece and the despot 91 year old president’s strongest weapon  against democracy is reported to have  left government , a surprise move coming so soon after his recent victory in the  MP for Tsholotsho North in the by elections. Jonathan Moyo, was previously a non elected MP, appointed to his post by Zimbabwe’s President, Robert Mugabe soon after the infamous Zanu PF ‘NIKUV election’ victory of 31st…

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ZIMBABWE Electoral Commission (ZEC) admits Zanu PF Hurungwe West MP Guzah electoral fraud

ZIMBABWE Electoral Commission (ZEC) admits Zanu PF Hurungwe West MP Guzah electoral fraud

ZIMBABWE Electoral Commission (ZEC) chairperson Rita Makarau, Monday admitted that Keith Guzah the MP-elect for the Hurungwe West was not a registered voter in the constituency but instead his names appears in Magunje. Makarau also admitted that Guzah, the Zanu PF candidate, had in fact been declared winner even though he had not been able to vote in the June 10 by-election. “On polling day, Keith Guzah was denied the right to vote as his…

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Assistant commissioner, petitions , Kembo Mohadi to probe Augustine Chihuri

Assistant commissioner, petitions  , Kembo Mohadi to  probe Augustine Chihuri

An assistant commissioner in the Zimbabwe Republic Police, who successfully appealed against both his sentence and conviction for allegedly facilitating the release of a fraud suspect, has petitioned Home Affairs minister Kembo Mohadi to probe his boss, Commissioner-General of Police Augustine Chihuri, on allegations of corruption and crime cover-up charges for senior officers within the institution. Assistant Commissioner (Operations) Gideon Baloyi made headlines last year after being slapped with a nine-month jail term for allegedly…

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