- Funeral UPDATE: Tsvangirai's body flown in army chopper from One Commando barracks in Harare to Humanikwa Village, in Buhera for burial tomorrow
- MDC T SECRETARY GENERAL Douglas Mwonzora says MDC T will soon have an an extraordinary congress for the selection of a new MDC T leader and presidential candidate in preparation for 2018 general polls.
- The late MDC-T leader, Morgan Tsvangirai's mother, Lydia Zvaipa, was conspicuous by her absence at a memorial service for her son held at Mabelreign Methodist Fellowship Church in Harare yesterday, as tensions rose
- ' (UZ) VICE CHANCELLOR Professor Levi Nyagura, was arrested on Friday for allegedly fraudulently awarding Grace Ntombizodwa Mugabe a fake Doctor of Philosophy degree achieved in only three months of study'
- FORMER finance minister Mugabes cousin Ignatius Chombo the first minister to be arrested after the ouster of former President Robert Mugabe has been arrested again, this time for allegedly demanding a bribe from a fish farmer.
This is the time to wake up and realise what Zanu pf has engineered with the people’s support. We have for years had the oppressive Mugabe with the military behind him and brutally oppressing people at elections.
However its not rocket science that recent military take over was cloud cover to remove Grace Mugabe who had usurped executive power and was now threatening Generals.
Mnangagwa’s cabinet is just typical Zanu pf recycled faces from Mugabe’s cabinet, who were a total failure all along, militarisation of the cabinet, cementing of his power and leading us into the same if not worse scenario eventually.
This is a time when Zimbabweans should not lose their guard but instead step forward and register for the BVR vote because we cannot afford to rest until Mnangagwa and Zanu pf stalwarts and securocrats fall.
As things stand, we have the same people who stood behind Mugabe’s oppression of the people, celebrated the corruption as they grew filthy rich from it, while enforcing torture, disappearance, murder, forced exile, election violence and rigging.
None of these criminals have been stripped of their loot but instead made ministers, in charge of the same oppressive system with draconian law in place.
AIPPA and POSA are still in place, Diaspora Zimbabwe’s the real game changers in this because they are where they are due to what Mugabe put them through and they are absolutely against Zanu pf, are denied dual citizenship and voter rights. If Mnangagwa allows them to vote at embassies worldwide, opens up rural areas to voter education and activist campaigns, provides a free and fair election environment, removes Zvimba Girl Zanu PF Justice Rita Makarau from Zec Chair post and allows election monitoring by the United nations then we will have a fair shot at removing this dictatorship or else we are set to live through worse than what Mugabe put the people through, because nothing has changed, and nothing will!
The tactical generals managed to convince the world that this was not a coup and effectively retire Mugabe with a hefty US$10 million lump sum and other benefits including leaving him and Grace to enjoy their loot at the blue mansion in Borrowdale Harare.
Mnangagwa yesterday demonstrated what I have warned the people of Zimbabwe about before. Zimbabwe is finally becoming a fully militarised state. Mnangagwa openly declared on return that Mugabe is a father, a mentor and he will always seek his counsel , so its obvious that nothing has changed.
Mnangagwa’s nephew Martin Rushwaya is Zimbabwe’d Permanant Secretary for Defence along with the military alignment to Mnangagwa.
The new Zimbabwe president Mnangagwa yesterday announced a 22-member militarised cabinet plus new deputy ministers and 10 Ministers of State for Provincial Affairs, Mugabe’s family and securocrats.
Major-General Sibusiso Moyo the man who gave the world the official Military statement on ZBC that the military was now in charge becomes thenew Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade
Mugabe’s nephew, Air Force of Zimbabwe Commander, Air Marshal Perrance Shiri a.k.a Bigboy Samson Chikerema-the man behind the brutal murder of over 20, 000 Ndebele’s as the then Fifth brigade commander was made Minister of Lands, Agriculture and Rural Resettlement.
Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans’ Association (ZNLWVA) chairperson, Christopher Mutsvangwa -Minister of Information, Media and Broadcasting Services
I’d like to urge people to open their eyes to whats happening in Zimbabwe. As a final step to the militarisation of the Zimbabwe government by the new Zimbabwe President, it is obvious that the next person to be rewarded for his efforts in rallying the military forward and unsitting Mugabe is General Chiwenga. It would be a miracle not to have appointed as Zimbabwe’s Vice President by President Mnangagwa,..watch this space!
Supa Mandiwanzira-a former ZBC presenter who rose because of his connection to Robert Mugabe, when he was married to Grace Mugabe’s sister, is now the Minister of Information Communication Technology and Cyber Security.
Patrick Chinamasa, the man behind the much hated bond notes -is Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, after overlooking the economic collapse of Zimbabwe.
Obert Mpofu – Minister of Home Affairs and Culture, the man who was Minister of mines during the diamond rush, and made millions as Chiadzwa diamond fields was militarised and the airforce under Mugabe’s nephew, Air Force of Zimbabwe Commander, Air Marshal Perrance Shiri a.k.a Bigboy samson Chikerema used two helicopter gunships to shoot and mow down at least 140 unarmed people in broad day light as they forcibly evicted diamond prospectors from the area. Obert Mpofu was the Home Affairs Minister in the last Cabinet.
The failed Education Minister , whom Zimbabweans are up in arms against for attemting to force Zimbabweans away from Christianity, Dr Lazarus Dokora remains – Primary and Secondary Education portfolio.
Dr David Parirenyatwa remains Health and Child Care Minister.
Dr Kembo Mohadi -former Home Affairs Minister is thenew Minister of Defence, Security and War Veterans.
Sydney Sekeramayi, the last Defence Minister, has been dropped.
Happyton Bonyongwe-has been dropped as new Justice Minister
Kazembe Kazembe-Minister of Sports, Arts and Recreation.
Kazembe Kazembe takes over from Makhosini Hlongwane.
Dr Mike Bimha- new Minister of Industry, Commerce and Enterprise Development,
July Moyo – new Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing.
Sithembiso Nyoni is the new Minister of Women and Youth Affairs.
Head of the University of Zimbabwe Geography and Environmental Science department Professor Amon Murwira replaces Professor Jonathan Moyo as the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology Development.
EX National University of Science and Technology (Nust) pro-vice chancellor Professor Clever Nyathi- Minister of Labour and Social Welfare,
Dr Joram Gumbo- Transport and Infrastructural Development Minister.
Mimosa Mining Company executive chairman, Mr Winston Chitando,-new Minister of Mines and Mining Development,
Simon Khaya Moyo who announced Mnangagwa’s dismissal Ministry of Energy and Power Development.
Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri was appointed Environment, Water and Climate, minister.
Prisca Mupfumira, – Tourism and Hospitality Industry Minister.
Simbarashe Mumbengegwi- new Minister of State for Presidential Affairs and Monitoring of Government programmes.
Mnangagwa has appointed six deputy ministers , namely Terrence Mukupe (Finance and Economic Development), David Marapira (Lands, Agriculture and Rural Resettlement), Paul Mavima (Primary and Secondary Education), Victor Matemadanda (War Veterans), Pupurai Togarepi (Youth Affairs) and Joshua Malinga (Social Welfare).
Miriam Chikukwa (Harare), Martin Dinha (Mashonaland Central), Webster Shamhu (Mashonaland West) remain
Provincial Affairs Ministers.
New Provincial Affairs Minister for Bulawayo- Angeline Masuku
Manicaland- Monica Mutsvangwa,
Musabayana – Mashonaland East.
Cain Mathema -Matabeleland North Provincial Affairs Minister,
Josiah Hungwe replaces Paul Chimedza in Masvingo.
Owen Ncube replaces Jason Machaya as Midlands Provincial Affairs Minister.
Abednico Ncube will superintend over Matabeleland South province.
Dr Mushohwe, Minister of State for Government Scholarships in the President’s Office.
Register to vote and vote Mnangagwa, zanu pf stalwarts and securocrats out! No to military rule, we need a democratically elected people’s government in place!
More news to follow. DISCUSS! By Sibusiso Ngwenya