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Mnangagwa, military elections role exposed

VISITING Namibian President Hage Geingob has unwittingly exposed Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa and the army’s underhand roles in micro-managing general elections and engineering President Robert Mugabe’s successive, but contentious, electoral victories.

President Robert Mugabe

Zanu PF factions pin hopes on Mugabe

ZANU PF rival factions are now pinning their hopes on President Robert Mugabe’s decision concerning the fate of under-fire political commissar (PC) Saviour Kasukuwere amid indications they are prepared to take the fight ahead if their positions are dismissed.

Paddy Zhanda

Forget maize farming, focus on livestock: Zhanda

AGRICULTURE deputy minister (livestock), Paddy Zhanda has urged communal farmers in the drought-prone Lupane district in Matabeleland North province to dump maize production, as it was susceptible to frequent dry spells and concentrate on livestock farming.

A Saviour Kasukuwere loyalist waves a placard outside the venue, while the fact-checking meeting was underway at Bindura Country Club yesterday

Kasukuwere in dramatic survival

DRAMA and tension punctuated proceedings in Bindura yesterday, as riot police and President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu PF’s fact-finding team battled to quell tempers and stamp their authority during a heated meeting to investigate circumstances that triggered the no-confidence vote in the party’s national commissar, Saviour Kasukuwere.


BVR testing ends

THE Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) brought to a close the site validation tests for biometric voter registration (BVR) kits yesterday after taking the equipment through water and shock resistance tests at the commission’s head office.

First Lady Grace Mugabe

Grace’s team regroups

FIRST Lady Grace Mugabe met the Zanu PF women’s league’s top 10 on Tuesday, with insiders claiming the indaba marked the beginning of a series of meetings that could spell doom for those connected to the ruling Zanu PF party’s G40 faction.


Breaking: Bus crash claims 5

FIVE people died and 17 were seriously injured early Wednesday morning when a Mutare-bound InterAfrica bus they were travelling in veered off the road and hit a tree at Shamu Business Centre along the Harare-Mutare highway.


BVR kits suppliers demand at least $4m

THE two international firms bidding to supply biometric voter registration (BVR) kits to the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) are charging between $4 million and $5,5 million each for the equipment currently on field trials, NewsDay has learnt.

Zanu PF national political commissar Saviour Kasukuwere

D-Day for Saviour Kasukuwere

FIREWORKS are expected at today’s Zanu PF Mashonaland Central provincial co-ordinating committee (PCC) meeting in Bindura, with the party’s rival factions squaring off in what could decide the fate of the embattled national political commissar (PC), Saviour Kasukuwere.

Dumiso Dabengwa

Zapu sceptical over Zipra properties

THE Dumiso Dabengwa-led opposition Zapu, yesterday expressed scepticism over Zanu PF government’s commitment to returning former Zipra properties seized during the Gukurahundi era.

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