Politics

Mujuru faction destroys Jonathan Moyo

HARARE – President Robert Mugabe’s unrestrained attacks on Information minister Jonathan Moyo reveal a dramatic shift in the balance of power in Zanu PF, with vice president Joice Mujuru’s faction earning the president’s ear, analysts have said. The “nucleus” of the plot is inside a faction headed by Mujuru, which is …

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Should China Bailout Zimbabwe?

In January 2013, Zimbabwe’s national account held a mere 217 USD. Since then, the ruling Zimbabwe African National Union—Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) has won another election and the country’s economy has gone from bad to worse. Industrial activity in the country has largely ceased and foreign direct investment has dried up. …

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Mugabe to drive indigenisation at Sadc

HARARE – Zimbabwe’s ruling party says President Robert Mugabe will encourage indigenisation policies when he takes over as head of the Southern African Development Community (Sadc) in August. Last year, the 90-year-old was re-elected as deputy chair of the 15-nation body, putting him in line to be chairperson this year. Zimbabwe’s government …

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Morgan Tsvangirai: Where Zimbabwe goes from here

Editor’s note: Morgan Tsvangirai is president of the Movement for Democratic Change and former prime minister of the Republic of Zimbabwe. The views expressed are his own. Zimbabweans were sincere in congratulating Nigeria in becoming Africa’s leading economy earlier this year. We applauded its citizens and its leadership for overseeing the successful …

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Children as young as 10 given farms in Zimbabwe land reform

An audit of Zimbabwe’s controversial land reforms has revealed that children as young as ten were allocated farms seized from whites, state media reported Tuesday. The audit found that policy regulations had been flouted by some people who acquired more than one farm and registered them in their children’s names. …

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Defence Minister Sydney Sekeramayi in Line to Succeed Mugabe?

ZIMBABWE Minister of Defence, Sydney Sekeramayi, has emerged as the frontrunner to succeed long-serving President Robert Mugabe. Insiders close to the jostle to succeed the long-serving leader told CAJ News Mugabe was nurturing his defence minister to take over the reins when he retires from office probably before the 2018 …

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Zimbabwe: Broke and broker

The city water taps run dry every day in Harare, Zimbabwe’s capital. Electrical power is scarce and there are frequent blackouts; private homes and all businesses need generators. Hospital supplies and doctors are scarce. So are functioning schools, street lights and all of the other daily governance items that governments, even …

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[Leaked] Zanu PF Politburo minutes!

Chairman: I hereby declare the meeting opened. MuDidymus: Wait. Chairman: What for? MuDidymus: Wait for Rob. You know him. If we start without him, kanoita pamuromo. Talks too much. Chairman: He’s late. (looking at his watch, the Rolex he got as a bribe by a hotel company while still Tourism …

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Coltart warns Govt over teachers

Former Education minister, David Coltart says government should treat the issue of teachers’ salaries as a matter of urgency or risk plunging the education sector into turmoil. In an interview, Coltart said that government’s failure to address the issue of teachers’ salaries and working conditions was killing morale among the …

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Zimbabwe Reviews Indeginisation Law

JOHANNESBURG—President Robert Mugabe’s government will review controversial legislation that has deterred foreign investment and dented Zimbabwe’s economy, an official said on Thursday. The administration is setting up a special task force to amend the so-called indigenization law, which requires foreign-owned companies to cede a 51% stake in their business to …

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