HARARE - As the fierce Zanu PF war to succeed President Robert Mugabe escalates, former ruling party stalwarts, current insiders and analysts say embattled Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s chances to rise to the throne look “as good as dead”.
Speaking last week, former senior Cabinet minister and Zanu PF politburo member, Dumiso Dabengwa — now leader of the opposition Zapu — claimed that Mugabe had “already hand-picked” a successor who was
HARARE - As the Zanu PF factional wars get deadlier and dirtier, the party faction linked to embattled Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa is increasingly mounting an open rebellion against President Robert Mugabe and his influential wife Grace, amid indications that the group wants the soon-to-be 92 years old leader out of office before the 2018 elections.
So in-your-face and aggressive have some of the utterances and tactics being employed by Team Lacoste — as the Mnangagwa
HARARE - Embattled Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa, crumpling under the intense political pressure that is being exerted on him and his close allies by his determined Zanu PF foes, is apparently seriously mulling quitting both his party and government positions.
Well-placed sources close to the Midlands godfather told the Daily News yesterday that, the 74-year-old VP was “anxious about his position and future” in the wake of the brutal public skinning that he received from
ZANU PF’s warring factions that are threatening to tear apart the former revolutionary party have revealed that First Lady Grace Mugabe is responsible for the ongoing bitter succession debacle amid reports she has been playing a double game by meeting and encouraging members from the two main factions battling for supremacy in the party.
Two factions, one backing Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa and Generation 40 (G40), a grouping of young Turks who have the support of Grace have
Minister of Tourism and Hospitality Management Walter Mzembi has accused Masvingo State Minister Shuvai Ben Mahofa of spearheading factionalism adding she must apologise to First Lady Grace Mugabe.
Mzembi blasted the embattled bedridden state minister saying she was behind all the attacks and plots against Mrs Mugabe in the province. Mahofa (who is seriously ill following a food poisoning incident last month) is yet to officially report for duty at Benjamin Burombo Building.
Masvingo - Enigma-stricken First Lady Grace Mugabe has ordered the dreaded Central Intelligence Organisation to compile a damning report that will lead to the dismissal of embattled Masvingo State Minister Shuvai Ben Mahofa.
Well placed sources at Benjamin Burombo Building last week mentioned, Mrs Mugabe who is still on holiday in the Middle East has instructed the CIO to compile a report on Mahofa’s alleged gross misconduct. The report will be presented to Mugabe who is
HARARE - With Zimbabwe teetering on the brink of total collapse due to a worsening political and economic environment, a leading global think tank says 2016 is likely to be one of the most difficult years for President Robert Mugabe and his ruling post-congress Zanu PF.
In a research paper compiled by analyst Gary van Staden of NKC African Economics, a unit of the well-renowned Oxford Economics, he said Zanu PF — which is torn by its seemingly unstoppable factional and
President Robert Mugabes’ life is in danger and the Head Of State’s long hoary life could easily be ended by natural trees planted at his official State House premises, security bosses have been warned.
These observations were communicated on Monday when a top police officer and ZRP Harare boss, Senior Assistant Commissioner Shadreck Mubaiwa was smashed to death by a falling tree planted just outside State House.
GUTU - First Lady Grace Mugabe has been summoned into line by angry war veterans.
The disquieted ex soldiers here have described Grace as a traitor who has betrayed the gains of the liberation struggle.
The war veterans from Gutu North Constituency met at Chitsa Business Centre, ward 12 on Sunday and resolved to demand an explanation from president Robert Mugabe over his wife’s persistent attacks on former freedom fighters.
THIS column names Grace Mugabe its Person (some will say plonker) of the Year for 2015.
The award is not about the moral or constitutional propriety of what the First Lady has achieved over the past year. Indeed, we neither celebrate nor approve both the means and the end, but merely acknowledge and recognise what IS.
The leader of the main MDC opposition party has suggested that a reversal of roles has been forced at State House; that the former glamourous but relatively silent
Controversial Masvingo Minister Shuvai Mahofa has gone missing as rumours flare that she dropped dead last night after being poisoned at the just ended ZANU PF conference. The “poisoning” report has been confirmed by fully named impeccable senior ZANU PF sources.
Our source can exclusively reveal from fully named ZANU PF sources she has been unwell after being poisoned following her criticising of First Lady Grace Mugabe and her province’s historic rebellion
First Lady Grace Mugabe has said her husband Robert Mugabe may choose her as his successor when the 91-year-old Zimbabwean president leader decides to leave office. “I cannot be counted out,” Grace, 50, told a rally Friday in Masvingo province. “President Mugabe has the prerogative of choosing his successor.”
Her statement appeared to contradict remarks she made at a Nov. 20 political rally that she had no presidential ambitions. The southern
A split is looming in the opposition MDC-T party due to power struggles between leader Mr Morgan Tsvangirai and former national organising secretary Mr Nelson Chamisa, a local think tank has said.
Mr Chamisa, the charismatic Member of Parliament for Kuwadzana East, was reduced to an ordinary card-carrying member during the party’s congress last year after losing the race to become secretary general to Mr Douglas Mwonzora, a move that was allegedly engineered by Mr
The escalation of Zanu PF factional fights in the contentious Manicaland province in the women’s league and other party wings for all intents and purposes is retrogressive, as they depict Zimbabwe as some kind of “warzone”
We believe the political fights, along factional lines, have a negative effect on the country’s economy. Besides, these unnecessary fights have relegated the country to some kind of banana republic, hence we call on President Robert