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Politics

Politics

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. ...

THE recently-launched MDC Alliance risks giving Zanu PF an easy victory in next year’s elections if opposition parties in the coalition deal fail to urgently address internal fissures centred around sharing of seats and other teething problems threatening to derail the project, political analysts have warned. ...

ZIMBABWE People First (ZimPF) leader, Agrippa Mutambara has distanced himself from the Gukurahundi massacres, claiming the State-sanctioned mass killings, which claimed over 20 000 lives in Matabeleland and Midlands regions in the 1980s, were conducted without the knowledge of some top army commanders at the time. ...

ZAPU leader Dumiso Dabengwa and the party’s secretary-general Strike Mkandla have reportedly clashed over control of the secretariat and party organs, amid claims that the latter was positioning himself to take over the presidency at the next congress in 2020. ...

MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai yesterday said he was confident a coalesced opposition would defeat Zanu PF in next year’s elections ...

ZANU PF Harare province was at the weekend reportedly rocked by another bruising factional fight after four provincial executive members were suspended on allegations of sabotaging party programmes and belonging to a rival faction believed to be aligned to Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa. ...

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe (93) needs to rein in his wife, Grace, and stop her from usurping executive powers, opposition parties and analysts have said. ...

PEOPLE’S Democratic Party (PDP) leader, Tendai Biti has organised an urgent meeting with disgruntled Matabeleland lieutenants this week to resolve their differences after they boycotted the MDC Alliance ...

THE rift between MDC-T leader, Morgan Tsvangirai (pictured) and his deputy, Thokozani Khupe, over their party’s involvement in the MDC Alliance has reportedly widened, with the latter demanding that they meet at a neutral venue outside Harare to resolve their differences to avoid another split. ...