Former Ugandan Prime Minister , Challenging President Yoweri Museveni, Is Arrested,

Former Ugandan Prime Minister , Challenging  President Yoweri Museveni, Is  Arrested,

Ugandan police arrested on Thursday a former prime minister who wants to challenge to President Yoweri Museveni for the ruling party’s candidacy ahead of 2016 elections, while he was on his way to meet supporters at a town near Kenya’s border. In June police had banned Amama Mbabazi from holding meetings to promote his challenge against Museveni, saying their party had not yet nominated a candidate. Andrew Felix Kawesi, Uganda Police operations commander, was shown…

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‘Vascoda Mugabe, Arrives In Lesotho, After Brief Visit To Zimbabwe ‘

‘Vascoda Mugabe,  Arrives In  Lesotho, After Brief Visit To Zimbabwe ‘

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe, who is the current chair of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), has arrived in South Africa ahead of the Double Troika summit on Lesotho, reports say. The summit, which kicks off on Friday in Pretoria, is expected to find a solution to Lesotho’s political crisis, following the death of former army commander Maaparankoe Mahao. Mahao was allegedly shot dead by members of the Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) in his village home…

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A Shocked And confused, Mugabe Almost Fled , Far East , After Tsvangirai’s 2008 Victory

A Shocked And confused, Mugabe Almost Fled , Far East , After Tsvangirai’s 2008 Victory

President Robert Mugabe seriously considered fleeing Zimbabwe for the Far East as he learnt of his shock defeat after the 2008 general elections. This is despite his oft-repeated public statements that he would never run away from Zimbabwe. High alert The MDC T presidential candidate, Morgan Tsvangirai, handed Mugabe his first officially acknowledged electoral defeat at the March 29 2008 elections. Intelligence operatives who manned State House when the results trickled in, in late March…

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Mugabe Appoints, Former MDC Official, ‘Qhubani Moyo’, To Zim Electoral Commission (ZEC)

Mugabe Appoints,  Former MDC Official,  ‘Qhubani Moyo’, To Zim Electoral Commission (ZEC)

President Robert Mugabe has made a shock appointment to the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission by roping in former MDC official Qhubani Moyo as a commissioner. The appointment is with immediate effect. Moyo posted on his official Facebook account this morning: “Comrades, yesterday (Monday) the Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet Dr Misheck Sibanda announced my appointment by President Robert Mugabe to be Commissioner of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission. The appointment is with immediate effect”. His…

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‘ Ruthless Zanu PF Purge Targets Mphoko as Rift Between Mnangagwa and Mphoko, Escalates’

‘ Ruthless Zanu PF Purge Targets Mphoko as Rift Between Mnangagwa and Mphoko, Escalates’

Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko’s job is reportedly to be on the line amid revelations there was seriously brewing final purge against forces opposed to his counterpart, Emmerson Mnangagwa almost certain ascendancy to the presidency as it is alleged that the two are not in good books over seniority to each other. The Telescope News reported that an invisible brutal political tug or war is escalating between the two which might see Mphoko falling out of…

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FINANCE minister ‘Patrick Chinamasa’, blames MDC-T for US$5m by-election bill

FINANCE minister ‘Patrick Chinamasa’, blames MDC-T for US$5m by-election bill

FINANCE minister Patrick Chinamasa has accused the opposition MDC-T party of causing the country to incur “unnecessary costs” though by-elections. The government is struggling with a serious financial crisis as revenue streams dry up due to the collapse of hundreds of companies in a worsening economic environment. Chinamasa last week told the Senate that the move by the MDC-T to expel rebel MPs who crossed the floor to MDC Renewal forced the country to incur…

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A grand opposition coalition could be announced “soon”, says Morgan Tsvangirai

A grand opposition coalition could be announced “soon”, says Morgan Tsvangirai

A GRAND opposition coalition could be announced “soon”, MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai revealed Saturday, adding that Zimbabweans “are on the brink of an exciting political moment”. However, other opposition stalwarts and former colleagues in the MDC, Welshman Ncube and Tendai Biti, have emphatically ruled out working with Tsvangirai who already has  some relationship with the likes of Simba Makoni of Mavambo Kusile. An alliance with Lovemore Madhuku’s NCA which was routed by Zanu PF in…

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‘Mudenda has no mandate to declare any vacant seats’. :-Chief Justice Chidyausiku

THE Speaker of the National Assembly has no mandate to announce or declare any vacant seats when political parties withdraw their legislators in terms of Section 129(1) (k) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe, Chief Justice Godfrey Chidyausiku has said. Chief Justice Chidyausiku made the observation in the case in which fired Mwenezi East National Assembly member Mr Kudakwashe Bhasikiti was seeking to stop a by-election in the constituency. He said the Speaker’s duty was simply…

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Speed and stealth, that Mugabe delt with Moyo shows, the Zanu PF centre of power

Speed and stealth,   that Mugabe  delt with Moyo shows, the Zanu PF  centre of power

There were strong suggestions yesterday that Tuesday’s surprising freezing of voluble Zanu-PF politburo member Jonathan Moyo from Cabinet could be a precursor to the long-mooted major executive reshuffle – a prospect that has put many ministers on tenterhooks.Well-placed sources told the Daily News yesterday that the “speed and stealth” with which Mugabe had dealt with Moyo not only suggested that “there is one centre of power in Zanu-PF” but also that a major Cabinet reshuffle…

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Mugabe better off with Moyo inside the tent pissing out than outside pissing in!

Mugabe better off with Moyo inside the tent pissing out than outside pissing in!

“Moyo’s victory was seen as spiting President Mugabe who had appointed him a non-constituency Member of Parliament before he proceeded to appoint him a minister in his bloated government,” commented Bulawayo24 Staff Reporter. I can well believe that! Professor Moyo is already a heavy weight in Zanu PF and government but when he lost his parliamentary seat in the July 2013 elections and had to depend on Mugabe’s generosity to pluck him out of political…

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