ED Mnangagwa Awkwardly UNDRESSES Grace Mugabe, Withdraws State Security

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government has reportedly withdrawn former First Lady Grace Mugabe’s State security detail, as the former First Family continues to adjust to life after former President Robert Mugabe was forced to resign last November.
BY XOLISANI NCUBE

Grace, who was kicked out of the ruling Zanu PF in November, where she was women’s league boss, used to have security agents specifically assigned to her, but these were withdrawn progressively until Monday.

 

Her close security team used to be headed by a police commissioner, Olga Bungu, who is now reported to be operating from the “commissioner’s pool” at the Police General Headquarters in Harare.

Sources confirmed yesterday that Grace’s security team had been reduced gradually since her husband’s ouster, with most aides assigned to her being recalled and reassigned.

“She no longer has a team that is dedicated to her,” a source said on condition of anonymity.

“Grace will largely depend on the team that is assigned to the former President.

“She can no longer determine how the aides operate, but will be an indirect beneficiary of her husband.”

Presidential spokesperson, George Charamba, declined to comment on the matter, referring NewsDay to the new Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) director-general, Isaac Moyo, and the Police Protection Unit in charge of Mugabe’s security.

“The CIO and police would give you a correct position on the matter,” he said.

“But, logically, I believe it would be expensive for the government to provide security to Chatunga [Mugabe’s youngest child] now whenever he travels to America or decides to relocate there.

“I think the idea is that security details and other benefits are accrued to the principal [Mugabe].

“Other members now enjoy through the principal and not by virtue of their position or association.”

Police spokesperson, Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba, said she was unware whether Bungu was still attached to the former First Lady.

“I don’t know, I will need to find out,” she said.

According to a recent Government Gazette, Mugabe’s security team has been slashed to a minimum of six officers and its size could be varied depending on circumstances.

The former President is entitled to a salary equivalent to that of the sitting President, will have two drivers, two private secretaries and two aide-de-camp officers or personal assistants and two office attendants, among other benefits.

University of Zimbabwe lecturer and constitutional lawyer, Lovemore Madhuku, said, at law, First Ladies do not have separate security, but benefit from the team that is assigned to their spouses, hence, the move should be viewed as downgrading and not withdrawal.

“She (Grace) is part of the [former]President’s team, so the same people attached to protect the [former]President are the same who should be available to her as well,” he explained.

“Even the current First Lady [Auxillia Mnangagwa], she benefits from the team that is responsible for the President because you cannot separate the two.”-Newsday

Mnangagwa Opens Official Facebook Account

President Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday joined other netizens when he opened his official Facebook account and invited followers to message their thoughts as a part of “a new national dialogue”.

Mnangagwa prays with one eye open

Mnangagwa prays with one eye open

Last month, the Government urged the public to be wary of criminals opening false media accounts in the name of the First Family for purposes of extortion.

But yesterday President Mnangagwa introduced himself to the social networking site with a short video clip.

“To all my Facebook friends, I opened this page to communicate better with all the people of Zimbabwe. Leadership is a two-way street; I am here to listen to you to be part of a new national dialogue. So as we enter this new exciting area in Zimbabwe, I encourage you all to message me your thoughts as we move forward as one nation, together,” said President Mnangagwa in a terse message.

He joins African peers such as Zambian President Edgar Lungu, Botswana’s leader Seretse Ian Khama and Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni.

President Mnangagwa Guarantees Welfare and Safety Of Robert Mugabe

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Friday briefed Angolan President Joao Lourenco on the recent political developments in Zimbabwe, assuring him that the welfare and safety of former President Robert Mugabe are guaranteed and that general elections due this year will be held on schedule.

Zimbabwe’s Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai (L, front) congratulates new Minister of Defeance Emmerson Mnangagwa (R, Up) as Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe (Down, C) looks on at the State House in Harare on February 13, 2009. The defence portfolio went to Mnangagwa, seen as the president’s right hand, who earned notoriety as the head of state security in the 1980s, when a North Korean-trained army brigade allegedly massacred up to 20,000 suspected dissidents from the minority Ndebele people. His swearing in along with other members of the cabinet in a new national unity government came shortly after fellow ministerial candidate Roy Bennett was arrested. AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER JOE (Photo credit should read ALEXANDER JOE/AFP/Getty Images)

According to the report of the state-run media New Ziana, Mnangagwa met Lourenco in Luanda, Angola. In an interview after the meeting, Mnangagwa said he explained to his counterpart the recent events in Zimbabwe.

“It was an excellent meeting, I came to Luanda to brief my senior, President Lourenco about the transition that has taken place in Zimbabwe,” Mnangagwa said.

Lourenco is also the current chairperson of the Southern African Development Community’s Organ for Politics, Defence and Security.

Mnangagwa said that the elections would be held as scheduled, effectively quashing claims that the new administration was seeking a postponement.

On the welfare of former President Mugabe, Mnangagwa said the new government was determined to preserve his rich legacy.

“We had this transition peacefully and the former President Mugabe is very safe, we will look after him, we will care for him. He is our founding father of the nation, he is our revolutionary icon and we are determined to preserve his legacy.

“Those criminals who (had) surrounded him, the transition has been able to remove them from positions of influence.” Mnangagwa said.

Mnangagwa and Lourenco also discussed several bilateral issues, particularly economic and trade relations.

Mnangagwa Facilitates US$70 000 In State Funds to Tsvangirai’s Rescue

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa in 2016 facilitated the disbursement of US$70 000 in state funds to settle medical bills of opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, who is currently battling cancer of the colon, it has emerged.

By Wongai Zhangazha

Mnangagwa, in the company of Vice-President Constantino Chiwenga, visited Tsvangirai at his Highlands home last week. The visit was said to be purely on compassionate grounds, although he discussed the opposition leader’s pension and medical bills.

Zimbabwe’s Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai (L, front) congratulates new Minister of Defeance Emmerson Mnangagwa (R, Up) as Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe (Down, C) looks on at the State House in Harare on February 13, 2009. The defence portfolio went to Mnangagwa, seen as the president’s right hand, who earned notoriety as the head of state security in the 1980s, when a North Korean-trained army brigade allegedly massacred up to 20,000 suspected dissidents from the minority Ndebele people. His swearing in along with other members of the cabinet in a new national unity government came shortly after fellow ministerial candidate Roy Bennett was arrested. AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER JOE (Photo credit should read ALEXANDER JOE/AFP/Getty Images)

Tsvangirai is reported to have requested the meeting to discuss the issue of his pension benefits.

Mnangagwa’s visit sparked debate with some Zimbabweans praising the president for showing compassion while others argued it was politics at play. Officials say the country’s new president and the opposition leader have enjoyed cordial relations for some time.

The Zimbabwe Independent exclusively revealed in November 2016 that Tsvangirai had in June received a shot in the arm through the office of the then president Robert Mugabe to meet his medical expenses.

Senior government and MDC-T officials told the Independent this week that Mnangagwa had facilitated the release of funds. The money helped Tsvangirai to cover part of his medical expenses in South Africa.

Mnangagwa reportedly approached Mugabe to apprise him on Tsvangirai’s medical condition, highlighting the need to assist him financially. This was after Mnangagwa was approached by Tsvangirai’s relatives.

According to sources in government, negotiations for the money were arranged by third parties between Tsvangirai and state officials.

Tsvangirai disclosed he is battling cancer of the colon in 2016 after he looked frail and unwell while participating in a demonstration in Harare which saw thousands of his supporters marching to demand the resignation of Mugabe over corruption and economic mismanagement.

In an interview with this newspaper on September 28 2016, Tsvangirai declined to divulge how he was coping with medical bills, saying the information was confidential.

When further asked to comment on allegations that part of the medical bills were paid by Mugabe’s office, Tsvangirai would neither confirm nor deny the claims.

“I cannot confirm that so and so has given me money. I still say that the expenses of my treatment are confidential and I am grateful to whoever has made contributions and continues to make contributions, because this is really expensive and far beyond my capacity to sustain,” Tsvangirai said.

Local and international media reports indicated on several occasions that there was a possibility of Mnangagwa and Tsvangirai, before Mugabe was toppled through “military intervention”, working together to fight the then president.

Tsvangirai, however, denied the reports, describing them as malicious.

Furthermore local and international media reported in 2003 that Tsvangirai and Mnangagwa had been working together in what was dubbed the Dyck controversy.

Then Zimbabwe Defence Forces commander General Vitalis Zvinavashe was removed from office in 2003 after being entangled in controversy which involved Mnangagwa, Tsvangirai, retired Colonel Lionel Dyck and plots for a political exit and soft landing for Mugabe.

The plot, according to media reports, was to send Mugabe into exile to Malaysia so as to facilitate a resolution of Zimbabwe’s economic crisis. Zvinavashe, who denied involvement in such plans, was later deployed to the Zanu PF politburo and given a political role.

The Independent was the first newspaper to report on Zvinavashe’s looming removal months before he was retired in December 2003.

Tsvangirai, in a statement published by South African newspaper Mail & Guardian, responded to the allegations, saying: “This is not true, no deal was struck.

“I have never met Mnangagwa and Zvinavashe. I met Dyck who claimed to be their messenger. I did not look for him. He came to me.”

Mnangagwa denied Tsvangirai’s claims that he and Zvinavashe sought his co-operation in the presidential changeover plans.-AMH

Grace Mugabe ‘s Strange George Charamba Dream: He Gave Me Very Green Fruit

“Charamba do you know that you appeared in my dreams?”

“What …was I doing in your dreams?”

“…it was on my birthday and you were serving me very green fruit,”

While inside her Blue Roof residence and while sitting aside her husband, former First Lady Grace Mugabe from nowhere suddenly announced that she saw not her own husband, Robert, but Presidential Spokesman George Charamba alone with her and he “gave me very green fruit.”

This was claimed in a narration by Charamba on Thursday night on the ZIFM stereo program hosted by Farai Mwakutuya.

He said all this took place in the days “when we were doing the shuttling between the then KG6 which is now Josiah Magama Tongogara barracks and Blue Roof.”

“She saw me and her first reaction was one of clear hostility. Zvikanzi vana Charamba ivava ‘havatombondidi, havatombondidi’, then I said ah, anyway; we shall have enough time to talk about that, but for now, I am worried about the situation which is rearing to spin out of control.

“Then on the second encounter… she then said errm Charamba do you know that you appeared in my dreams? And I said, oh, what really was I doing in your dreams?; and you always sit up; her husband is next, and she is talking about me appearing in her dreams! And what was I doing in her dreams? And then she says well, it was on my birthday and you were serving me very green fruit,

“then I said, ah well I am happy that I did something useful in your dreams which I couldn’t do in real life.

“Then we had done all our contacts and when we were done all that interaction, she from her own pantry brought four packs of rice, one for Baba Mukonori, and I remember the President said, ‘but why are you giving a priest rice which is uncooked? He doesn’t have a wife’, and we all burst out laughing.”

Then the second was given to comrade Nhepera and the third one, she came to me and she said Comrade Charamba, go and cook for the children I know you are a single parent. That’s as bad as our relations are, just now,” concluded Charamba.-Zimbabwean

Grace Mugabe ‘s Strange George Charamba Dream: He Gave Me Very Green Fruit

“Charamba do you know that you appeared in my dreams?”

“What …was I doing in your dreams?”

“…it was on my birthday and you were serving me very green fruit,”

While inside her Blue Roof residence and while sitting aside her husband, former First Lady Grace Mugabe from nowhere suddenly announced that she saw not her own husband, Robert, but Presidential Spokesman George Charamba alone with her and he “gave me very green fruit.”

This was claimed in a narration by Charamba on Thursday night on the ZIFM stereo program hosted by Farai Mwakutuya.

He said all this took place in the days “when we were doing the shuttling between the then KG6 which is now Josiah Magama Tongogara barracks and Blue Roof.”

“She saw me and her first reaction was one of clear hostility. Zvikanzi vana Charamba ivava ‘havatombondidi, havatombondidi’, then I said ah, anyway; we shall have enough time to talk about that, but for now, I am worried about the situation which is rearing to spin out of control.

“Then on the second encounter… she then said errm Charamba do you know that you appeared in my dreams? And I said, oh, what really was I doing in your dreams?; and you always sit up; her husband is next, and she is talking about me appearing in her dreams! And what was I doing in her dreams? And then she says well, it was on my birthday and you were serving me very green fruit,

“then I said, ah well I am happy that I did something useful in your dreams which I couldn’t do in real life.

“Then we had done all our contacts and when we were done all that interaction, she from her own pantry brought four packs of rice, one for Baba Mukonori, and I remember the President said, ‘but why are you giving a priest rice which is uncooked? He doesn’t have a wife’, and we all burst out laughing.”

Then the second was given to comrade Nhepera and the third one, she came to me and she said Comrade Charamba, go and cook for the children I know you are a single parent. That’s as bad as our relations are, just now,” concluded Charamba.-Zimbabwean

127 Out Of 129 Zimbabwe Parliamentarians Fail Accountability Test

Only 129 Members of Parliament out of 210 applied for the $50 000 Community Development Fund (CDF) but just two met the criteria, Speaker Jacob Mudenda has said.

The fund, which was set up in 2009, directs additional funding for programmes and projects unique to constituencies and are managed by the Members of Parliament.

Mudenda said 74 MPs altogether failed to submit applications for the funds.

“To date only 129 constituencies have submitted initial documents for CDF and their bank accounts, and out of that figure only two have fully complied with the CDF constitution, Accounting Officers manual and have submitted estimated costs and identified a Project Management Committee,” Mudenda said.

“Five submissions did not comply with the provisions of the CDF constitution and 74 have not made any submissions at all, and MPs are urged to attend to this matter urgently as it is to your advantage to promote the development of your constituencies.”

Last year, MPs demonstrated in Parliament demanding, among other issues, that government releases the CDF funds before elections.

In a departure from previous practice where the CDF money was put into the accounts of MPs, the CDF constitution demands that MPs set up CDF committees, identify projects with stakeholder consultations. MPs must also submit three quotations for each project whose cost will be checked against the proposal by the Parliament Staff Management Committee. Additionally, all members of the CDF committee must sign the proposal in showing approval of the project.

In 2012, four MPs were arrested for abusing the fund but their prosecution was held off because of the absence of a legal framework around CDF. At least 20 cases of MPs abusing the funds were also recorded.-Insider

127 Out Of 129 Zimbabwe Parliamentarians Fail Accountability Test

Only 129 Members of Parliament out of 210 applied for the $50 000 Community Development Fund (CDF) but just two met the criteria, Speaker Jacob Mudenda has said.

The fund, which was set up in 2009, directs additional funding for programmes and projects unique to constituencies and are managed by the Members of Parliament.

Mudenda said 74 MPs altogether failed to submit applications for the funds.

“To date only 129 constituencies have submitted initial documents for CDF and their bank accounts, and out of that figure only two have fully complied with the CDF constitution, Accounting Officers manual and have submitted estimated costs and identified a Project Management Committee,” Mudenda said.

“Five submissions did not comply with the provisions of the CDF constitution and 74 have not made any submissions at all, and MPs are urged to attend to this matter urgently as it is to your advantage to promote the development of your constituencies.”

Last year, MPs demonstrated in Parliament demanding, among other issues, that government releases the CDF funds before elections.

In a departure from previous practice where the CDF money was put into the accounts of MPs, the CDF constitution demands that MPs set up CDF committees, identify projects with stakeholder consultations. MPs must also submit three quotations for each project whose cost will be checked against the proposal by the Parliament Staff Management Committee. Additionally, all members of the CDF committee must sign the proposal in showing approval of the project.

In 2012, four MPs were arrested for abusing the fund but their prosecution was held off because of the absence of a legal framework around CDF. At least 20 cases of MPs abusing the funds were also recorded.-Insider

Tsvangirai Is The One Who Asked To Delay The 2018 Elections Claims George Charamba

George Charamba, the spokesperson for President Emmerson Mnangagwa claimed that opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai appealed to President Emmerson Mnangagwa to suspend the holding of elections. This is a direct contradiction to Professor Jonathan Moyo’s claim that Mnangagwa and his deputy General (Retired) Constantino Chiwenga had visited Tsvangirai last week, in order to negotiate to delay the elections. Moyo made the claims when he was interviewed by Zeinab Badawi on BBC Hardtalk.

Speaking to the Daily News, Charamba said:

Tsvangirai asked if we could delay elections, his reasons were couched in legalism. The president said that there was need for a formal submission on the issues that needed attention so that they could be considered.

… But the president and the vice presidents are riding high on the change that happened in November. If we are to go for elections, it would be a white wash. It is the opposition that wants to buy time as it would be in their interest.

And since their leader has hinted on handing over power, if it’s before elections, it means they would need a new leader to give him a profile, so time is not on their side.

However, there is also the aspect of electoral timelines that should be adhered to after the proclamation of elections.

However, Tsvangirai’s spokesperson Luke Tamborinyoka denied Charamba’s assertion, saying that no discussion on postponing elections ever took place. Said Tamborinyoka:

That was not raised in the meeting to the best of my knowledge. I think I issued a statement after that meeting with ED and that matter was never a subject for discussion

More: Daily News

Jonathan Moyo ‘s Dramatic Escape Details From Chiwenga Army Emerge

FORMER Cabinet minister Jonathan Moyo has for the first time revealed how he escaped from the jaws of the military during Operation Restore Legacy, where the army pounced on several houses belonging to G40-linked senior Zanu PF officials.

BY OBEY MANAYITI

In an interview from an unknown location with BBC’s Zeinab Badawi on HARDtalk yesterday, Moyo said he was alerted earlier on about the military’s strike during Operation Restore Legacy, prompting him to seek refuge at his former Cabinet colleague and G40 ally Saviour Kasukuwere’s house.

“On that day, the military specifically targeted my house and myself with a clear intention to cause harm and that is why I am not in the country, although I left legally,” he said.

“I am not at liberty to disclose my whereabouts because they have shown a very clear and determined intention to find me and harm me wherever I am.

“On the morning of November 15, around 2:30am Zimbabwean time, between 15 to 25 heavily-armed SAS (Special Air Service) soldiers came to my residence and they destroyed the gate and entrance to my house and shot their way into every room looking for me, but fortunately they didn’t find me and none of the members of my family were there because I had been forewarned the previous night that I should not spend the night at my house and that I should take every member of my family with me out of the house.”

On the day in question, the army laid siege at Kasukuwere, Moyo and former Finance minister Ignatius Chombo’s homes, resulted in the arrest of former Zanu PF youth leader Kudzanai Chipanga.

This was Moyo’s first interview after the military takeover which resulted in the ouster of President Robert Mugabe and inauguration of Emmerson Mnangagwa as his successor.

Moyo, who expressed unwillingness to return to Zimbabwe under Mnangagwa’s rule, started off by chronicling how he left the country, refuting claims he sought refuge at Mugabe’s Blue Roof private residence in Borrowdale Brooke, Harare.

It is widely believed Moyo sought refuge at Mugabe’s home, but he was at pains to refute this, insisting he had been “saved by angels”.

There were reports that Mugabe had negotiated Moyo and Kasukuwere’s safe passage.

“That is false,” he said.

Moyo said his house was attacked almost the same time as Kasukuwere’s, illustrating that they were targeted.

“When they came to attack Saviour Kasukuwere’s house about 2:30am on November 15, they subjected it to some 15 minutes of gunfire,” he narrated.

“Amazingly after 15 minutes they had surrounded the house and the sounds of gunfire just went silent and we waited there for about 10 minutes and there was no movement or sign of any presence of these special forces that had surrounded the house.”

Moyo said they managed to get out of the house and embarked on a journey to leave Zimbabwe “legally”.

He described those who helped him to leave the country as angels for their role in saving their lives.

Moyo refused to say how they were helped or the route they used, but emphasised that he left when Mugabe was still President.

“I left Zimbabwe with the help of people, who to me are angels, because they saved lives and I am not at liberty to say who helped me, how they helped me and how I left Zimbabwe except to say I left Zimbabwe when President Mugabe was President of the country and I left with the assistance of these people legally,” he said.

“I managed to escape the net of the military people and to be where I am legally.”

Moyo said international law should apply to protect him from harassment and harm from the Zimbabwe army, as he left without a warrant of arrest against him.

He said he had not been in touch with former First Lady Grace Mugabe since he left, insisting those who were opposed to Mugabe’s wife’s ascendancy to the Vice-Presidency were in the minority.

Moyo said he looks forward to speaking with Mugabe.-Newsday

Mnangagwa scared of elections, begged Tsvangirai to agree to postponement of 2018 polls

President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s visit, together with vice president Constantino Chiwenga, to check on MDC-T president Morgan Tsvangirai recently, sought to persuade the opposition leader to back postponement of elections until 2021, self-exiled Jonathan Moyo has said.

Mnangagwa, who ascended to the country’s president following a military coup last November, has repeatedly assured the nation of free, fair and credible elections this year.

Moyo said Mnangagwa’s “unconstitutional” government is set on subverting the will of the people to the extent of desperately seeking to extend its grip on power through a military coup by delaying the election as long as possible.

The G40 kingpin dismissed Mnangagwa’s promises to have elections in the next six months.

“We know that when Mnangagwa and Chiwenga went to Morgan Tsvangirai’s house, the opposition leader in Zimbabwe, they pretended that they were concerned about his health and so forth,” said Moyo in an interview with the BBC on Thursday.

“But we know they wanted to negotiate with him to postpone elections for at least three years, they are afraid of elections. They do not want to have free and fair let alone credible elections.”

The two visited Tsvangirai, who has been battling cancer of the colon for two years, last week. Mnangagwa promised to assist the coalition government prime minister with treatment costs and also guaranteed that he would be getting a pension.

Moyo, who has been in self-imposed exile since the military coup of November last year, asked whether he was going to remain a fugitive and his chances of returning home, said the illegalities happening under the “illegal government” will soon be halted as Mnangagwa will be made to account by the masses.

“Already Zimbabweans are asking fundamental questions about what happened, why it happened and they will want to see restoration of rule of law, constitutionalism in Zimbabwe and they will get it,” he said.

The impression given by Moyo during the interview is that the majority of Zimbabweans are against Mnangagwa’s presidency because it was born out of an “illegal process” where political opponents were arrested, tortured and threatened while former president Robert Mugabe was forced into resigning.

According to Moyo, the Operation Restore Legacy, contrary to military claims that it was targeting “criminal elements surrounding the president”, actually targeted the now retired soon to be 94 year old Mugabe.

“He was humiliated by the same people who were saying they want to restore his legacy, who were claiming to be targeting others around him when in fact they were targeting Mugabe.”-NewZimbabwe.com

Jonathan Moyo ‘s Wife Giving 93 Year Old Robert Mugabe A Hard Time, He Says Doesn’t Know What to Do With Her

FORMER Higher Education minister Jonathan Moyo abandoned his family, leaving them in the hands of former President Robert Mugabe, presidential spokesperson George Charamba said Thursday.

 

In his response to Moyo’s claims on the BBC’s HardTalk programme that the military had issued a death warrant on him, Charamba said the former cabinet minister was “running away from fears of his own making”.

“I don’t know about any death warrant. He (Moyo) ran away from his family and left them in the hands of a 93-year-old, at the Blue Roof (Mugabe’s private mansion)” said Charamba.

“Remember I was part of the negotiations (after the military coup and the period preceding Mugabe’s resignation) and the question that kept coming up was the former President saying ‘we don’t even know what to do with this large family he (Moyo) left in our hands.

“It’s not manly to desert one’s family, or is it? Moyo actually put a death warrant on his family,” Charamba said.

In the BBC interview Moyo said he had taken his family to then local government minister Saviour Kasukuwere’s home but the military also attacked that property indiscriminately shooting at the house for over 15 minutes.

According to Moyo the soldiers surprisingly abandoned the place allowing the former cabinet ministers to take their families to safety.-NewZim

‘Lameck’ Says Late Magura Charumbira A Merchant Of Chaos

POLITICAL activists in Bulawayo have described the late Zanu PF Bulawayo youth leader, Magura Charumbira, as “a merchant of chaos”, who harassed them and extorted money from vendors and companies in the city with impunity.

By NQOBANI NDLOVU

Charumbira, who rose to prominence for leading a group of Zanu PF youth in heckling former First Lady Grace Mugabe at a rally in Bulawayo two months ago, died in a road accident on Monday while on his way to Harare.

At the time of his death, Charumbira was facing accusations of teaming up with soldiers to assault Mthwakazi Republic Party (MRP) activists, who demonstrated at a function officiated by President Emmerson Mnangagwa in Bulawayo last week.

“It is always sad when someone loses their life, more so when one so young suddenly dies in a road accident. However, Charumbira was an undesirable Zanu PF zealot and a merchant of chaos,” National People’s Party spokesperson, Methuseli Moyo, said.

“His tendency to abuse his proximity to the junta to harass intra and inter-party opponents, vendors and other people in general is well-documented.”

MDC-T youth secretary for elections, Kunashe Muchemwa said although the party sympathised with the Charumbira family following Magura’s death, it was concerned about the deceased’s public conduct.

“It is always good to do good things while we are still here on earth. I am trying to remember the positive things that Charumbira did, but I am finding it difficult. I only remember that he used to harass vendors,” he said.

“Last month, he also assaulted our councillor, Charles Moyo. He was just a violent man unfortunately, but obviously as Africans, we are with the Charumbira family during these difficult times.”

Zapu spokesperson, Iphithule Maphosa said Charumbira had become a law unto himself.

“We do not celebrate the loss of life, but Charumbira had become a pain in the neck for Bulawayo people since the ascendancy to power by Mnangagwa. He had, ever since that time, become notorious for intimidating and abusing peace-loving citizens, most times physically.

“He extorted money from poor vendors trying to make an honest living. He did all this and got away with crime simply because he claimed he was President Mnangagwa’s boy,” he said.

MRP president Mqondisi Moyo shared similar sentiments: “The recent events at the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair, where the deceased assaulted our supporters for simply expressing their political views summarises who this boy was.

“As Africans, we do not celebrate death, but I believe God punished him for tormenting other human beings.”

Bulawayo City Council clashed with Charumbira on several occasions after the late Zanu PF activist illegally seized vending sites and allocated them to the party’s supporters, whom he was allegedly charging “protection” fees.

Charumbira was last year stabbed in the head in intra- party skirmishes at the party’s Bulawayo provincial offices. He was also arrested in 2014 for allegedly extorting money paid as rentals for a building belonging to an Indian national after police set a trap when he had gone to collect the money.-Newsday

Fugitive Jonathan Moyo Hits British Screens For First Time Since Fleeing Zimbabwe November Coup

Professor Jonathan Moyo who fled Zimbabwe to an unknown location in November last year is on Thursday making his his first TV appearance on BBC Hardtalk hosted by  Zeinab Badawi  at 4:30 am GMT.

Graphical portrayal of Professor Jonathan Moyo and his interviewer, the BBC's Stephen Sackur

Graphical portrayal of Professor Jonathan Moyo and his interviewer, the BBC’s Stephen Sackur

The removal of Robert Mugabe as President of Zimbabwe in November 2017 led to several Mugabe loyalists going underground.

The most prominent of these is probably Jonathan Moyo – until recently a cabinet minister, key ally and close adviser to Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace.

He has been described as one of the most hated men in Zimbabwe and is wanted in the country on corruption charges. Jonathan Moyo is now in hiding in self-imposed exile and says his family is being harassed and that his life is under threat.

 

Chaos In MDC-T As Zimbabwe Opposition Says Leader Tsvangirai Not Stepping Down

Zimbabwe’s opposition Movement for Democratic Change-Tsvangirai (MDC-T) said Tuesday its leader Morgan Tsvangirai is not stepping down, contrary to recent media reports.

This is after Tsvangirai hinted in his New Year message on Monday that he was considering handing over the reins to the younger generation.

“Contrary to recent press reports that suggested that President Tsvangirai will soon be stepping down from the leadership of the party, the fact of the matter is that President Tsvangirai remains the leader of the MDC and he is the MDC Presidential candidate for the 2018 elections,” said the party’s spokesperson Obert Gutu in a statement.

Gutu said Tsvangirai continued to recover while resting at home and was due to leave for South Africa later on Tuesday for his routine medical check-up.

Tsvangirai, 65, is battling colon cancer and has been in and out of hospital since he revealed his condition in June 2016.

Tsvangirai said on Monday: “I am looking at the imminent prospects of us as the older generation leaving the levers of leadership to allow the younger generation to take forward this huge task that we started together so many years ago with our full blessing and support.”

These remarks have fueled speculations that the long-time opposition leader is about to call it quits, with many analysts saying this would be a good move given his failing health.

Gutu said the MDC-T was gearing up for the 2018 polls and would complete the selection of its candidates within the next few weeks.

Professor Jonathan Moyo Hiding In Malawi

FORMER higher education minister Professor Jonathan Moyo is in Malawi, local media claimed this week, adding he had also given a “special interview” on last November’s political drama in Harare which forced him into exile.

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Prof Moyo, has largely used social media to condemn the military intervention which ousted former President Robert Mugabe last November.

Loyalists of the former Zanu PF leader were sacked from government and the ruling party with some, like Moyo, escaping into exile, while several of those who remained in the country have been arrested.

Although Moyo has used Twitter to criticise the successor Emmerson Mnangagwa regime as illegitimate, none of the ousted Mugabe loyalists had yet given extensive media interviews on the military-chaperoned power transfer in Harare.

His exact whereabouts had also remained a mystery with Kenya denying media reports that he had escaped to the east African country where is wife is also from. Moyo also scoffed at the claim, saying he was not in Kenya but on Twitter.

However, the Malawi-based Nyasa Times claimed on Facebook that he was in the SADC country.

Reads a Facebook post by the publication; “Please note that tomorrow we shall have a special interview with Zimbabwe former Higher and Tertiary Education Minister Prof Jonathan Moyo who is here in for exile after the military took over the government in Zimbabwe for more, gab your copy tomorrow.”

The publication’s claim could not be verified Tuesday and Moyo was not responding to queries sent to his social media accounts.

However, an ally of the former cabinet minister said they could not comment on Nyasa Times’ “claim not being true”.

Moyo was one of the kingpins of the G40 Zanu PF faction which battled the Lacoste group in the ruling party’s succession war.

Lacoste backed Mnangagwa while G40 had the support of Mugabe’s wife Grace and former co-vice president Phelekezela Mphoko.

After losing the succession fight with the November coup, most of the G40 loyalists have kept their counsel with Mugabe also not commenting about his forced resignation.

But Moyo has been savage and unrelenting in his criticism of the new Mnangagwa government forcing the new regime to warn him against “bad mouthing the country from exile”.

Said new Defence Forces Commander General Phillip Valerio Sibanda last December; one of “the members of the G40 cabal that had surrounded the former Head of State are now bad-mouthing the country from foreign lands where their intentions to harm the peace and tranquillity that exist in our country have been pronounced.”

 


Mnangagwa also said, while visiting South Africa, that most of the ousted G40 loyalists were not causing any trouble apart from three or so but declared that “this would soon end”.

He was believed to be referring to Moyo and former cabinet colleagues Saviour Kasukuwere and Patrick Zhuwao.-Newzimbabwe.com

Tshinga Dube Says Mnangagwa Has No Case to Answer Over Gukurahundi, Its For Traditional Leaders To Deal With

FORMER War Veterans minister and Makokoba legislator Tshinga Dube has argued there is little that President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration can do to address the Gukurahundi issue, saying the 1980s mass killings would best be handled by traditional leaders and not politicians.

Emmerson Mnangagwa is sworn in as President at the presidential inauguration ceremony in the capital Harare, Zimbabwe Friday, Nov. 24, 2017. Mnangagwa is being sworn in as Zimbabwe’s president after Robert Mugabe resigned on Tuesday, ending his 37-year rule. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

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Addressing journalists in Bulawayo on Saturday, Dube said the Gukurahundi issue was more spiritual than political, adding that traditional leaders were better placed to lead all rituals associated with appeasing the spirits of the victims.

“For me, Gukurahundi is more spiritual than political or academic. The chiefs must come together to lead all traditional or ritual processes to appease the spirits of the dead. I don’t think the politicians can deal with Gukurahundi, they can only facilitate the way it is handled,” he said.

At least 20 000 civilians were reportedly killed by an army unit unleashed on Matabeleland and Midlands provinces by then Prime Minister Robert Mugabe in the 1980s to hunt down perceived PF-Zapu armed dissidents.

Mnangagwa’s administration has been under mounting pressure to deal with the emotive Gukurahundi issue, with some pressure groups petitioning him to urgently address the matter.

About eight Mthwakazi Republic Party (MRP) activists staged a protest at the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair Grounds recently where Mnangagwa was addressing the clergy, calling on him to address the issue. They were arrested and tortured, but charges against them were dropped.

Another Gukurahundi protest was held in Pretoria, South Africa, where Mnangagwa was addressing Zimbabweans based in the neighbouring country.

“My own position is that Gukurahundi has not been conclusively addressed. When such things happen, it means we must take them seriously. It cannot and will never be swept under the carpet and pretend as if nothing happened.

“We want closure, there must be closure. We need to find a way of apologising to the victims, and I still stand by my view that only traditional leaders and not politicians can lead the processes to appease the spirits of the departed. There are traditional rituals which can be done by the chiefs,” Dube said.

Former President Robert Mugabe once described the mass killings as “a moment of madness”, but failed to publicly apologise for the atrocities. Victims and human rights groups have continued to pile pressure on government to address the country’s dark episode.

The former President sent a North Korean-trained force to crack down on supposed opposition to his rule, resulting in the killing of over 20 000 civilians.-Newsday

Grace Mugabe Will Make Her First Public Appearance This Week Since Robert Lost Power At ZAOGA’s Ezekiel Guti Funeral

  • The former first family Robert and Grace will be in the crowd as Ezekiel Guti Jnr is remembered

TRAGIC ZAOGA’s Ezekiel Guti’s family friends will make their first public appearance since his death on his burial on Sunday, sources have revealed.

ZAOGA plunged into mourning as Ezekiel Guti Jnr dies after drowning in South Africa pool

Evangelist Ezekiel Guti Junior, son of the founder of Zimbabwe Assemblies of God Africa (ZAOGA Forward in Faith) church, Archbishop Ezekiel Guti, has died.

Guti Jr (35) died yesterday in South Africa where he was battling for his life in intensive care unit (ICU) after he nearly drowned in a swimming pool on Christmas Day.Guti Jr was in South Africa for the holiday with his family.

Grace Mugabe who has not been seen in public since the fall of her husband Robert in November last year is expected to attend the funeral. Questions have been raised about the former chicken seller who turned the first lady with recent reports suggesting she was confined to her  “Blue Roof “ mansion all along.

Reports in December said that she had accompanied her husband to Malaysia on his way to Singapore for medical check-up.

When she did not show up in a photo of former president Robert Mugabe leaving the Gleneagles Hospital in Singapore, there was speculation that she had remained behind with her daughter Bona in Malaysia.

On Sunday, the Standard reported that she never left the country at all.

“Since the ouster of Robert Mugabe in November, Grace has been holed up at her Blue Roof mansion in Borrowdale Brooke amid reports that authorities blocked her from travelling outside the country,” the paper reported.

“Grace was reportedly only being allowed to travel to her Mazowe business empire, but under escort.”

When the military took over on 15 November, there were reports that Grace Mugabe has fled to Namibia but it turned out that she had never left the country and was at her Blue Roof mansion.

The Standard said that the former first lady was likely to be arrested over the awarding of her PhD degree which the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption  Commission is currently investigating.

The paper said the former first lady was not covered by the immunity that is enjoyed by her husband

Grace Mugabe , Ezekiel Guti Relationship

Their relationship is believed to centre on the ZAOGA church in which Grace attended while Robert Mugabe is a devout Catholic. Guti family played a key role in the marriage of Bona Mugabe and Simba Chikore who is a member of their church.

In October 2013 , soon after Bona’s marriage  Grace was quoted saying

“Way back, I asked my daughter whether she had a boyfriend since she was growing up the same way I did, a shy person and reserved, and she said there was someone,” said Grace Mugabe.

“I called (Zimbabwe Assemblies of God Africa, ZAOGA, pastor) Mai Eunah Guti to ask about the boyfriend and her response was – “if that boy becomes your son-in-law, you will be delighted”.

“I also spoke to Baba Ezekiel Guti, and he again echoed the same sentiments. They (Bona and Simba) developed a relationship and I told my daughter I am going to bring you up the traditional way. Do not ever let that boy touch your breast or your body you must have the honour to get married when you are still a virgin. She has listened to me and I spoke to Simba and I told him that I want my daughter to get married when she is still a virgin and he respects that.”

Grace likens Zaoga founder Guti to Mugabe

Turning to Zaoga leader Ezekiel Guti, Grace said he was in many ways like her husband, President Robert Mugabe.

“When I look at you every time, you remind me of my husband. You are such a neat person, very well presented and a very meticulous person and you always glow, you glow because of the thoughts you carry in your heart,” she said.

It is not clear whether Bona , Simba  and grandson Simbanashe who left for Malaysia last year will attend the burial. Bona is said to be expecting her second child.

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Zanu-PF Youth Leader Who Booed Grace And Accelerated Mugabe’s Fall Dies

Zanu-PF Youth leader Magura Charumbira has passed on after he was involved in a road traffic accident near Norton earlier on today (Monday).

Charumbira became famous when the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) launched a manhunt to find and apprehend him after he allegedly led other youth members in heckling and booing former first lady Grace Mugabe at a Youth Interface Rally in November last year. The heckling caused former president Robert Mugabe to visibly lose his temper when he threatened to sack his then deputy, President Emmerson Mnangagwa blaming him for the humiliation. Charumbira’s actions indirectly accelerated the events which led to the downfall of Mugabe and the ascendancy of Mnangagwa after Mugabe made good on his threat to fire Mnangagwa.  This resulted in the Zimbabwe Defence Forces launching Operation Restore Legacy less than two weeks later.

Charumbira also allegedly threatened to unleash violence at the National Heroes Acre if then-Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko presided over the funeral of Shuvai Mahofa in August last year. Charumbura was also alleged to have participated in the assault of the 8 Mthwakazi youths who protested against President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s role in Gukurahundi.

This is a developing story and more details will be added as they come in.

Kenya Denies Jonathan Moyo Political Asylum, Reports Say He Is In Equatorial Guinea

MYSTERY over the whereabouts of former Higher Education minister and Zanu PF politburo member, Jonathan Moyo deepened yesterday, with the Kenyan government denying claims that the Zimbabwean politician was granted political asylum in the East African nation, after he fled his country following the ouster of President Robert Mugabe over a month ago.

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Moyo sneaked out of the country at the height of a military intervention code-named Operation Restore Legacy and went into self-imposed exile, from where he occasionally fires potshots at President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration, which has shown increasing annoyance at his posts.Some reports indicate he is in Equatorial Guinea.

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Since then, there has been speculation in the Zimbabwean media that Moyo escaped to Nairobi together with his close ally, Saviour Kasukuwere.

But Kenya government’s spokesman, Eric Kiraithe, at the weekend, denied claims that Moyo was in the country as a political refugee.

“I would have known if he was in the country,” Kiraithe told the Nation on Saturday.

“Political asylum is a security issue and his request would have been processed by the NSAC (National Security Advisory Council) and the Cabinet.”

Mnangagwa has in the past hinted that he will seek Interpol’s assistance in Moyo’s extradition, but a search on the international police organisation’s website shows that the former university lecturer is not on its wanted list.

Authorities want Moyo tried on corruption charges after he was accused of siphoning $400 000 from the Zimbabwe Manpower Development Fund.

Initially, they were claims that Moyo had been detained by the military, which turned out to be untrue.

Besides Moyo, several other former high-profile Zanu PF politicians have been the subject of much speculation, with some suggesting that they had been detained by the military.

There are claims that Mnangagwa had asked his Kenyan counterpart, Uhuru Kenyatta to order Moyo to zip up and stop attacking the Zimbabwean government from foreign soil.

But, Kenya’s Foreign Affairs ministry spokesperson, Edwin Limo, said he was not aware of such a request from the Zimbabwean government to the Kenyan authorities.

Kenyan Interior ministry spokesperson, Mwenda Njoka, concurred, saying: “I have asked our immigration guys and they said he is not here. I think the Zimbabwean media are doing some fishing (expedition) to try to find out where he is.”

Yesterday, Moyo, shooting from the hip, said he was on “Twitter and not in Kenya”, before accusing the military of trying to kill him on November 15, when the army launched its intervention.

Moyo is accused of being the brains behind Generation 40, (popularly known as G40), which was a faction within the ruling Zanu PF party opposed to Mnangagwa.

Moyo, who is married to a Kenyan, once worked for an international non-governmental organisation in Nairobi in the 1990s, where he was accused of defrauding it of thousands of dollars.-Newsday

Grace Mugabe Faces Imminent Arrest Over Disappearance of Diamonds In Vaults

FORMER first lady Grace Mugabe could soon be arrested over an array of corruption-related allegations as woes mount for the ex-Zanu PF women’s league boss, it has been reported.

According to the Standard, the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption commissioner responsible for investigations, Goodson Nguni said she faces arrest over the disappearance of diamonds in vaults when government ordered diamond mining companies in Chiadzwa to suddenly stop operating to pave way for the establishment of Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Mining Company.

Also, her children, Robert, Chatunga and Russel Goreraza, according to insiders, face arrest for gold smuggling, murder, extortion among other crimes that are related to abuse of power and state machinery.

Joice Mujuru Wedding Claims Prompts Party To Speak

Former Vice President and National People’s Party (NPP) leader Joice Mujuru, Sunday woke up to a fresh fight after social media went into meltdown with pictures of her look-a-like apparently walking down the aisle.

 

The images showed a beaming “Mujuru” having tied the knot with one Tobias Machewa. But, in a statement, NPP secretary general, Gift Nyandoro, said it was a case of mistaken identity or mischief.

“National People’s Party dismisses the mischievous social media post which suggests that Dr JTR Mujuru tied the knot as an act of misguided thinking and a deliberate ploy to create ill-conceived controversy around the good standing of her name.

“Clearly the person who made the posting is simply abusing the similarity of looks of Mother Zimbabwe to that of the lady depicted therein,” Nyandoro said.
Nyandoro then categorically stated that Mujuru had not been involved in any nuptials.

“Dr JTR Mujuru did not tie the knot with anyone and she is not associated with the couple appearing in the post in anyway,” Nyandoro said adding “NPP, however, wishes the couple depicted in the post the best of marriage blessings if indeed it is real that the tying of the knot ever happened”.

The NPP leader lost her husband, decorated liberation war fighter and former army general Solomon Mujuru, in a freak fire at his Ruzambo farm in August 2011.

Gender activist and MDC MP Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga last year urged Mujuru to date without shame if she so chooses. Mujuru did not respond.-Newzim

 

‘Grace Mugabe Has Been Holed Up At Harare Mansion Since November, Can Only Travel To Mazowe Under Army Escort ‘

Mystery surrounds the whereabouts of the former first Lady Grace Mugabe as the Standard today reported that she has been holed up at her “Blue Roof “ mansion all along.

Reports in December said that she had accompanied her husband to Malaysia on his way to Singapore for medical check-up.

When she did not show up in a photo of former president Robert Mugabe leaving the Gleneagles Hospital in Singapore, there was speculation that she had remained behind with her daughter Bona in Malaysia.

Today, the Standard reported that she never left the country at all.

“Since the ouster of Robert Mugabe in November, Grace has been holed up at her Blue Roof mansion in Borrowdale Brooke amid reports that authorities blocked her from travelling outside the country,” the paper reported.

“Grace was reportedly only being allowed to travel to her Mazowe business empire, but under escort.”

When the military took over on 15 November, there were reports that Grace Mugabe has fled to Namibia but it turned out that she had never left the country and was at her Blue Roof mansion.

The Standard said that the former first lady was likely to be arrested over the awarding of her PhD degree which the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption  Commission is currently investigating.

The paper said the former first lady was not covered by the immunity that is enjoyed by her husband.-Insider

Fleeing Jonathan Moyo Dumps His Mentally Challenged Son At 93-year-old Mugabe’s House

Sunday Mail Columnist Bishop Lazarus today hits back at Professor  Jonathan Moyo by suggesting the former G40 strategist is a hypocrite and coward.

The former Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education,  Moyo, reported to be tweeting from Kenya , attacked President Mnangagwa for visiting sick Morgan Tsvangirai saying its unAfrican.

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“This is no PR coup and no history. It’s ambulance-chasing propaganda for the optics of exploiting the poor health of a terminally ill political rival. The propaganda is cynical, crude, desperate and unAfrican. It intrudes into and violates a constitutionally protected right to privacy,” wrote Prof Moyo on Twitter.

Bishop Lazarus responded in harsh terms attacking him for abandoning his own wife and children in a foreign land .

“Prof Moyo is not qualified to preach to us about being “unAfrican”. There is no African man who abandons his wife and kids when in trouble. African men stand for and with their wives and kids in times of trouble. But what did the professor do during Operation Restore Legacy? He dumped his wife, a foreigner for that matter, and his kids at former President Mugabe’s house. Leaving even a mentally challenged son in the care of a 93-year-old man? Hakuna baba vakadaro muAfrica.

Prof Moyo wants to preach to us about being “unAfrican”? Is there any real African man who would dumps his family to save his skin? Iko kusanyara. Your wife is from Kenya iwe womutiza uchimhanya kuKenya. Wakaudza anatezvara kuti chii? What did you tell them? Wakati mwana wavo aripi?

Well, I hope you didn’t lie kunana tezvara that her life was in danger because clearly her life wasn’t in danger. The soldiers you were so scared of are the ones who were looking after your wife and as you know nothing was ever done to her”.

 

 

Mnangagwa Announces Mega Retirement Package for MDC Leader Tsvangirai

President Emmerson Mnangagwa who just awarded a hefty retirement package to former president Robert  Mugabe is reported to have discussed former Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s pension during his 45-minute meeting with the Movement for Democratic Change leader yesterday.

According to the Daily News, the meeting was actually held at Tsvangirai’s request and the two discussed Tsvangirai’s grievances including his pension.

 

Tsvangirai was also assured that he could keep his Highlands mansion acquired at a cost of $2.5 million in 2012, the paper said.

Writing in his BSR , Former Tsvangirai’s advisor Dr Alex Magaisa said “It is also reported that Mnangagwa announced a belated pay-off package to Tsvangirai, who served as Prime Minister in the coalition government between 2009 and 2013. It includes the government mansion he has been occupying since his days as Prime Minister, a monthly pension and settlement of all medical expenses”

 

MDC-T deputy treasurer Charlton Hwende said he wanted to thank the government if it was true that it had finally approved Tsvangirai’s pension because the former Prime Minister really deserved it.

The Daily News says Mnangagwa’s visit was a political boost for the 75-year-old President who is seeking his own mandate in six months or so.

  • Multi-Million-Dollar Mansion of Bona Mugabe, Stalls in Wake of Dictator’s Fall From Power

It sent a message to the outside world that his administration looks at the opposition with respect unlike Mugabe’s administration.-InsiderZim

Mugabe Is Being Grossly Mistreated By Mnangagwa Says Nephew Patrick Zhuwao

In an interview with Voice of Africa Studio 7, former Public Service Minister Patrick Zhuwao said his uncle Robert Mugabe is being grossly mistreated by Mnangagwa’s Government. Zhuwao said that he has been able to sneak into the country a number of times and has had conversations with people who do not approve of the current administration. He said the current administration is unpopular and must be removed.

Zhuwao who is believed to be hiding in South Africa, also denied news that he sneaked into Zimbabwe in Mugabe’s company. He said he fears for his life and could not disclose where he is currently and pleaded with the media to report responsibly. Said Zhuwao:

Ndinofunga zvandingati ndikumbire ndezvekuti ivo vemapepanhau ngavavevo vanhu vane hany’a nenyaya dzehupenyu hwevamwe vanhu kuti vasanyanyokuda kufara kuda kukanganisa mararamiro evamwe. Vacherechedze zvavanokurukura, zvavanotaura nekuti nedzimwe nguva vanoburitsa zvinhu zvinoita kuti mumwe munhu azopinda patsikwende kana kutotsakatika,

Zhuwao said he hopes to return to Zimbabwe one day but only when President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration has been removed. He said the people of Zimbabwe do not approve the current administration and that Mnangagwa will not win a free and fair election and that he will fail to get 15% of the votes.

He said that people in the rural areas still yearn for Mugabe and want to know what became of him. Zhuwao said Mnangagwa’s Government is not legitimate and that he will not congratulate him for “robbing” the people of Zimbabwe. He said Mnangagwa has never won an election and said that he will not work with Team Lacoste and said those that are working with Mnangagwa are only selfish and are only concerned with their upkeep. Zhuwao said the time of reckoning will come for Mnangagwa and his cronies. He said Grace Mugabe was only retaliating when she attacked Mnangagwa.-voa

Morgan Tsvangirai Humiliated as Patson Dzamara Tells MDC Leader to Quit

Morgan Tsvangirai is facing fresh disapproval ratings on his leadership from across members of his own party and outsiders, calling for him to stand down due to deteriorating health.

Patson Dzamara, the brother of missing activist Itai, reportedly in a veiled attack challenged the ailing leader to quit.

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He expressed his sympathy for Tsvangirai citing the images that had circulated after his meeting with President Mnangagwa at his Highlands residence in Harare on Friday before calling for a new formation within the MDC-T party.

“As I was looking at this picture something nudged my spirit. I love MT and it’s sad to see him in this state. The opposition is in a dilemma & it must act NOW. I foresee an implosion in the opposition. Drastic measures must be taken now or maybe it’s time for a new formation”, said Dzamara

 

 

 

 

Mugabe And Grace Visit Tsvangirai In Hospital: Picture Goes Viral

Former President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace have also visited veteran opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai in hospital. Mugabe visited Tsvangirai after the fatal car accident that killed his first wife Susan in 2009.