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ED Avoids Direct Army Blame for Civilian Killings, Fingers MDC

By Mary Taruvinga President-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa Tuesday chose to ignore army’s heavy hand in dealing with recent civilian protests but directed blame at his MDC Alliance opponents for allegedly inciting the violence that saw the military gunning down six. He was giving his keynote address during the annual Defence Forces …

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Chamisa Sings Army Praises, Blasts Zanu-PF Over Civilian Killings

By Anna Chibamu MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa Tuesday sang praises for the country armed forces but rebuked his Zanu PF opponents for allegedly ordering recent army killings on defenceless civilians in Harare’s CBD beginning of this month. He was giving his comments in a statement to coincide with the …

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Govt’s Own Goals Leave Re-Engagement Process On Shaky Ground

By Anthony Hawkins With a series of own goals, the government has driven its re-engagement plan towards, if not actually onto, the rocks. To win over the international community, President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his ZANU-PF party needed credible, if not free and fair, elections. For a time, it seemed they …

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Gweru Residents Blast Govt-City Squabbling As Typhoid Wreaks Havoc

Gweru — Residents in the Midlands city are up in arms with government and city authorities who they accuse of being too preoccupied with trading blame for a devastating typhoid outbreak at the expense of combining forces with all stakeholders to arrest the multi-faceted health crisis. Following the outbreak, at …

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President Slates Violence, Bigotry

By Fidelis Munyoro President Mnangagwa yesterday said violence and intolerance have no place in the Second Republic, and condemned barbaric acts by MDC-Alliance that left six people dead after the opposition party leaders incited supporters to go on a rampage after losing the July 30 harmonised elections to Zanu-PF. Zanu-PF …

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Apostolic Churches Endorse President

By Zvamaida Murwira Council of Apostolic Churches (CACZ) in Zimbabwe has endorsed the just-ended harmonised elections as free, fair and credible and have since sent their congratulatory message to President Emmerson Mnangagwa for winning the presidential elections. President Mnangagwa beat his closest rival Mr Nelson Chamisa of the MDC-Alliance after …

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Thousands Celebrate Defence Forces

By Elita Chikwati Thousands of people from all walks of life yesterday thronged various centres countrywide to celebrate 38 years of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) existence and excellent performance in the defence and security arena. The commemorations, which were the first to be presided over by President Mnangagwa, were …

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Mnangagwa in Veiled Chamisa, Opposition Threat

By Idah Mhetu President-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa has issued a veiled threat against MDC Alliance for allegedly abusing the democratic space he claims to have created since he took over power November last year. He was officiating during his first ever Zimbabwe Defence Forces Day commemorations as state leader. The event …

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President Mnangagwa Files Papers

President Mnangagwa has filed his opposing papers to the MDC Alliance losing candidate Nelson Chamisa’s election petition challenging the former’s victory in the July 30 harmonised elections. Lead defence counsel Advocate Lewis Uriri confirmed that the opposing papers have been filed at the Constitutional Court, indicating that they were ready …

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