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President Jacob Zuma, on behalf of SADC, has noted with great concern the unfolding political situation in the Republic of Zimbabwe. ...

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe is due to address thousands of his supporters for the first time since he sacked Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa. ...

AXED Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday reportedly went into hiding in one of his closets in Harare following threats on his life as State security agents blocked him from leaving the country for neighbouring Mozambique via Mutare’s Forbes Border Post. ...

THE MDC-T Bulawayo province has claimed that the Joice Mujuru-led People’s Rainbow Coalition (PRC) was a ploy to divide the MDC Alliance votes on behalf of the ruling Zanu PF in next year’s harmonised elections. ...

ZaPu has accused Zanu PF youths of desecrating the late Vice-President Joshua Nkomo’s legacy after they converged at his statue in Bulawayo and later visited his Pelandaba house on Friday, ahead of President Robert Mugabe’s interface rally at White City Stadium on Saturday. ...

THE Zanu PF Masvingo provincial executive yesterday recommended the immediate expulsion of the party’s six stalwarts — among them Psychomotor minister Josaya Hungwe, chief whip Lovemore Matuke and ...

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THE High Court has ordered the reinstatement of former Gweru mayor, Hamutendi Kombayi and ward 4 councillor, Kenneth Sithole, fired early this year by Local Government minister Saviour Kasukuwere for alleged criminal abuse of office. ...

NEWLY-APPOINTED Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs minister Happyton Bonyongwe has flexed his muscles and threatened life jail sentences for rapists of minor children. ...

THE new code of ethics for parliamentarians tabled last week in the National Assembly by Kuwadzana East MP Nelson Chamisa (MDC-T) carries stringent requirements binding MPs to even declare their foreign trips. ...

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe at the weekend disclosed he will reshuffle his Cabinet this week, as the succession circus gripping his Zanu PF party continues unabated. ...

VICE-PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has declared a bare-knuckle fight against his G40 rivals, saying it was now time up for the “johnny-come-latelies” who had lately turned him into a political punch bag. ...

POLICE in Harare yesterday stormed a church service addressed by social activist and #ThisFlag frontman, Evan Mawarire and arrested him over a video posted on Facebook in which he castigates government’s policies and bond notes. ...

ALTHOUGH ideologically different, MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai and his Zanu PF arch rival, President Robert Mugabe have one thing in common — their failure to come up with an uncontestable succession plan, respected political analyst Eldred Masunungure has said. ...

IT appears to be in the nature of people in positions of power or authority to use their offices to duck the long arm of the law. But time is often a harsh master and such people tend to eventually have to face the music and pay penance for their sins. ...

A WEEK is an extraordinarily long time in Zimbabwean politics. One week, a female Vice President of the powerful ruling party Zanu PF is being insulted and summarily ejected out of the party and the next the seemingly powerful remaining Vice-President is facing power point presentations accusing him of “plotting” to replace the currently all powerful President Robert Mugabe. ...

FIERCE jostling for power has reportedly erupted in the opposition MDC-T, as party hawks were lobbying for ailing opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai to step down on health grounds and hand over power to his youthful deputy, Nelson Chamisa, NewsDay has established. ...

DAGGERS have been drawn between the MDC-T Manicaland provincial executive and the newly-appointed Mutare town clerk Joshua Maligwa, after the latter recently publicly declared his allegiance to Zanu PF. ...

THE much-hyped crunch meeting between MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai and his deputy, Thokozani Khupe, to mend their rift over participation in the MDC Alliance reportedly got off to ...

FIRST Lady Grace Mugabe could have inadvertently let the cat out of the bag, when she revealed that when President Robert Mugabe (pictured) was taken ill and had diarrhoea for two weeks, he called for Defence minister Sydney Sekeramayi, a revelation that is likely to shake the political scene, as this could imply he is the preferred successor. ...

President Robert Mugabe says he is considering a leadership reshuffle in Masvingo province following the unabated factional and tribal wars within his Zanu PF party. ...

THE Zimbabwe National Liberations War Veterans’ Association (ZNLWVA) has vowed to resist Zanu PF attempts to dissolve the Christopher Mutsvangwa-led executive, saying the ruling party had no legal grounds to dictate how the association was run. ...

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THE Zanu PF politburo yesterday cracked the whip on errant party members and fired Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s self-confessed ally, Energy Mutodi ...

THE Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) has dismissed as mere speculation suggestions by Zanu PF that next year’s elections could be held earlier than expected. ...

MDC-T MPs have filed a constitutional application seeking the nullification of Parliament proceedings that led to the passing of the Constitutional Amendment Bill (No.1), which gives the President sole powers, to appoint the Chief Justice, his deputy and the Judge President. ...

MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai yesterday said he would never be party to any coalition deal that falls outside the democratic values of legitimacy and elections, dismissing reports he was warming up to a possible coalition government with Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa. ...

Zanu PF yesterday remained tight-lipped in the aftermath of an angry retort from South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) party to comments from President Robert Mugabe directed at the neighbouring country’s founding leader and anti-apartheid icon, Nelson Mandela. ...

ACADEMIC, author and publisher, Ibbo Mandaza has said Africans have to find other modes of choosing leaders and cancel elections, arguing that polls have proved not to work. ...