- 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.
OPPOSITION legislators have registered their alarm in parliament over Zimbabwe’s new President Emmerson Mnangagwa on why soldiers have been deployed to patrol the streets alongside police without him advising Parliament of military deployment.
The police are there to ensure there is law and order. Section 116 of the Constitution along with section 213 requires that Zimbabwe’s President should advise Parliament of military deployment to conduct policing duties through gazetting a statutory instrument or general notice.
However Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa has not informed Parliament of the deployment of soldiers alongside police, quiet a disconcerting issue as Zimbabweans smell a rat because the state is subtely becoming a militarised republic, while Mnangagwa purges the G40 faction, strengthens his own Lacoste power and effectively cements the Zanu pf monopoly over wealth and power.
The prevailing situation is not conducive to free voter education and campaigns by opposition and activists and free and fair elections in a bid to reinstate democratic rule and return Zimbabwe to the people.
Soldiers should not be a presidential entity accountable to an individual like how Mugabe used to control the military. They should be a people’s security, accountable to the people and the state through the constitution…..DISCUSS! By Sibusiso Ngwenya