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“Mujuru backstabbing Mugabe and marketing self.”

FIRED Vice-President Joice Mujuru is now seeking public sympathy through her statements while also challenging President Robert Mugabe for failing to address “bread and butter” issues, analysts have said. MOSES MATENGA STAFF REPORTER They said Mujuru’s statement on Monday where she denied allegations of trying to topple Mugabe was a …

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Mujuru will not be arrested

‘Should prosecution be initiated, it would be perceived more as political persecution rather than criminal prosecution’.CHANCES that Vice-President Joice Mujuru, accused of attempting to topple President Robert Mugabe among a raft of other allegations, will be prosecuted are slim, political analysts have said. The analysts told The Standard last week …

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Mutasa gamatoxed into oblivion

THE ZANU-PF secretary for administration, who is also Minister of Presidential Affairs, Didymus Mutasa, must be ruing the day he came up with the term “gammatox”. Cunningly coining the mischievous term, at the height of political power in the presence of adoring supporters and praise singers, Mutasa was untouchable only …

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Divided MDC is ZANU PF’s blessing

IN a sense the low-key reunification of the MDC factions led by Tendai Biti (MDC Renewal Team) and Welshman Ncube, sealed at a ceremony on Wednesday, is auspicious in that it raises hope of consolidating what is now a splintered and ineffectual opposition. CANDID COMMENT BY STEWART CHABWINJA The name …

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How did Mugabe become rich?

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe’s wife Grace has been systematically attacking Vice-President Joice Mujuru accusing her, besides claiming she has been plotting to oust and assassinate her husband and herself, of abuse of office, extortion and corruption. In a society like Zimbabwe where corruption is now entrenched within the public, private and …

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Can Zimbabwe’s vice president survive the heat?

By Tendai Marima: Bulawayo, Zimbabwe – From the sharp-tongued First Lady, Grace Mugabe, holding a string of rallies bluntly demanding that she be charged with treason and college students issuing a 14-day ultimatum for her to resign, Zimbabwe’s first female vice president, Joice Mujuru is under intense pressure to step …

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COMPELLING, BLATANT CASE FOR ACTION NOW

By Itai DzamaraOf all the options now practically available to us, Zimbabweans, only one can really bring the desired result – of stopping the sinking of the ship, dragging it to the shores and starting to repair it.Action, and now, is the only route left for the masses to stop …

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MUGABE’S GIFT: GOING WITH ZANU-PF TO THE GRAVE

Will ZANU-PF survive after Mugabe? The combination of a nationalist guerrilla movement with the mechanisms of colonial administration has been a recipe for disaster. But close ties to the military and security apparatus mean that only a reformed ZANU-PF can manage a peaceful transition to democracy. Zimbabwe’s ruling party, ZANU-PF, has developed over a …

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