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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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Leadership bridge to nowhere. . .

KEN YAMAMOTO argues that there is no foreseeable turnaround in Zimbabwe, especially with a clueless and inept leadership – incapable of dealing with 21st century challenges in a globalised environment. The trouble with a rat race is that even if you win, you remain a rat. This is exactly the …

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Rise Tsvangirai, ZANU burns!!!

The opposition should rise to the occasion ‘‘There comes a time in every sect, party, or institution when it stops growing, its arteries harden, its young men see no visions, its old men dream no dreams; it lives in the past and desperately tries to perpetuate the past. In politics …

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Beware of Mnangagwa ahead

After long years of trying, Emmerson Mnangagwa is set to become Zanu (PF)’s senior deputy secretary and, according to party tradition, President Robert Mugabe’s national vice president. That will place him in good stead to take over from Mugabe. I am convinced we are trotting in that direction and we …

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Weighing Mujuru’s few options left

EMBATTLED Vice-President Joice Mujuru has to make tough choices to either fight from within or leave Zanu PF as chances of retaining her post are getting slimmer by the day, analysts have said. BY PAIDAMOYO MUZULU Last week, the Zanu PF politburo expelled war veterans’ leader Jabulani Sibanda and suspended …

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