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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Government digs in on pre-paid water meters, & disconnection of defaulters

Government digs in on pre-paid water meters, & disconnection of defaulters

GOVERNMENT has rallied behind local authorities, under fire for introducing a pre-paid water system on housing units, coupled with disconnections targeted at defaulting rate payers. Water and local government ministers last week took turns to defend the policy, insisting local authorities needed to be capacitated through rates to discharge their duties effectively. The two were asked by parliamentary backbenchers if the introduction of pre-paid meters and disconnections did not violate the constitution which guarantees the…

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Jonathan Moyo, and Saviour Kasukuwere in deadly Zanu PF , Mugabe succession feud

Jonathan Moyo, and Saviour Kasukuwere in deadly Zanu PF , Mugabe succession  feud

As Zanu-PF’s deadly factional and succession wars continue to rip the former liberation movement apart, it has emerged that supporters of Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa are ratcheting up the pressure on senior party officials Jonathan Moyo and Saviour Kasukuwere, including allegedly frantically trying to convince President Robert Mugabe to drop them from Cabinet. Well-placed sources who spoke to the Daily News on Sunday yesterday claimed that there was a renewed effort to see to it…

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Kasukuwere awarded Brainworks gvt advisory, $100m deal , without tender

Kasukuwere awarded Brainworks gvt advisory, $100m  deal , without   tender

PRIVATE equity group, Brainworks Capital, expected  to earn a healthy $100 million when it was contracted to advise the government in its bid to force foreign mining companies to comply with the country’s indigenisation laws. The company was awarded the deal by a department in the empowerment ministry then headed by Saviour Kasukuwere without going to tender. “It’s not our duty to know whether there was supposed to be tenders or not,” Brainworks’ chief executive,…

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‘To Zanu PF, May you never find peace’ Amos Midzi’s daughter on her dad’s death

‘To Zanu PF, May you never find peace’  Amos Midzi’s daughter on her dad’s death

FORMER cabinet minister and Zanu-PF provincial chairman Amos Midzi’s daughter took to social networking sites, spitting venom against the ruling party and the media for haunting her father into committing suicide. Vimbai Beverley Midzi, a media studies graduate who had an altercation with journalists at her father’s funeral is, according to insiders, alleged to have also temporarily stopped Zanu-PF political commissar Saviour Kasukuwere from paying his last respects at the family home in Mt Pleasant….

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Jonathan Moyo now on radar for Mugabe’s ruthless Zanu PF purges

Jonathan Moyo now  on radar for Mugabe’s  ruthless Zanu PF purges

Jonathan Moyo and his top ally Saviour Kasukuwere area about to be axed by their party President Robert Mugabe, the Zimbabwean reported. The publication claims that Moyo is the leader of a new Zanu-PF faction known as G40 (generation 40). Sources in the Politiburo said the two were being accused of denouncing Mugabe’s wife Grace who is also the party’s secretary for the women’s league. The sources said by his continued commenting in state media…

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