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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About Jonathan Moyo: ‘Mugabe has the power to appoint or dismiss Ministers’

About Jonathan Moyo: ‘Mugabe has the power to appoint or dismiss Ministers’

THIS is a quick note to provide a legal explanation around the current situation of Prof Jonathan Moyo whom reports say has been relieved of his Governmental functions. Details of what has transpired are not clear at present. One view is that he has been sacked. The other perspective is that what has happened is merely procedural and that he will bounce back into cabinet.The purpose of this note is to explain the law around…

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‘Didymus Mutasa risks arrest over breach of Zimbabwe’s Official Secrets Act’

‘Didymus Mutasa risks arrest over breach of Zimbabwe’s  Official Secrets Act’

  Former Presidential Affairs Minister Didymus Mutasa, under Robert Mugabe’s Zanu PF regime faces possible arrest for breaching the Official Secrets Act after disclosing to the private media some of the operations of State security agents, legal experts concurred yesterday. Mr Mutasa once superintended over the State Security ministry. The experts said his utterances jeopardised and exposed the security interests of the State. This week Mr Mutasa disclosed to the private media some of the…

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Gvt owes over US$10 million in salary arrears to at least 43 diplomatic missions.

Gvt owes over US$10 million in salary arrears to at least 43 diplomatic missions.

President Robert Mugabe’s cash-strapped Zanu PF government is struggling to pay salaries on time to diplomatic staff deployed to 43 embassies across the world, a senior official said Tuesday. Finance ministry permanent secretary, Willard Manungo, told the Foreign Affairs parliamentary portfolio committee that government owes over US$10 million in salary arrears to at least 43 diplomatic missions. Manungo said arrears arose from three months of failing to meet obligations. The committee also heard that the missions…

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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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Sahara TV reporter says Mnangagwa lied that she apologised for tormenting Mugabe ‘

Sahara TV reporter says  Mnangagwa lied that she apologised for tormenting Mugabe ‘

VICE PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa lied when he told Parliament last week that the Nigerian reporter who tormented President Robert Mugabe about his rule had apologised. Mugabe was in Nigeria for the inauguration of president-elect Muhammadu Buhari when he was accosted by journalists over his long stay in power. But Adeola Fayehun, the Sahara TV reporter who humiliated Mugabe three weeks ago, rejected claims by Mnangagwa that she “wrote a long letter apologising”. “I did not…

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‘ZEC Chief Elections Officer, Constance Chigwamba is CIO, ex-perm sec , Presidents Office’

‘ZEC Chief Elections Officer, Constance Chigwamba is CIO,  ex-perm sec , Presidents Office’

Political analyst Pedzisai Ruhanya has exposed that the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission’s Chief Elections Officer Constance Chigwamba is a central Intelligence Organization Officer whose interests are likely to be associated with the ruling Zanu PF hence the bias revelations associated with the Hurungwe West by elections. Ruhanya said: “So Zimbabweans tell me that only people from the President’s Office, that houses the CIO can lead ZEC as chief elections officers.” He said they recently appointed ZEC…

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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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