Monthly Archives: December 2010

2010 Cabinet Scorecard

Weekly Agenda By Mziwandile Ndlovu 31 December 2010 As per tradition at the end of the year, the Weekly Agenda conducts an in-depth review of the performance of the executive and other critical state instruments. The score card measures the work achieved by individual cabinet ministers and measures them on a scale of 1 to […]

What they said in 2010 . . .

Newsday 31 December 2010 By Owen Gagare and Nduduzo Tshuma The year 2010 comes to an end today. It witnessed numerous developments both in the social and political arena. Below are some of the quotes that made headlines in the local media. “That’s a laughable argument. In fact it’s a very weak argument, perforated argument, […]

Teachers on the prowl: Coltart fumes

Newsday By Moses Matenga 27 December 2010 Education minister David Coltart has acknowledged the increase in cases of teachers sexually harassing students in government schools and has written to the permanent secretary in his ministry to start investigating such cases and bring culprits to book. In a letter dated December 14, Coltart said the continued […]

Rampant sexual abuse at school

Standard 26 December 2010 By Nqaba Matshazi Allegations of rampant child sexual abuse have hit Chimhau Government Secondary School in Murehwa, amid reports that one student has gone into hiding after being impregnated by a teacher. Two pregnancies have been reported in recent months, with sexual abuse at the school being described as deep-rooted and […]

Emerging into the light – Zimbabwe cricket

Cricinfo By Liam Brickhill December 25, 2010 After the genuine progress made in 2009, it was tentatively expected that 2010 would be a watershed year for Zimbabwe cricket. In certain respects it has lived up to that billing, and wins over West Indies, India and Sri Lanka suggested that all the hard work was beginning to pay off. […]

Mugabe Says MDC Slogan Of Change Has Lost Meaning

RadioVOP 23 December 2010 Gutu, December 22, 2010- President Robert Mugabe has attacked the Movement of Democratic Change slogan of change saying it was being used inappropriately. Mugabe who was addressing party supporters at Chamisa Primary School in Gutu where he had visited his uncle, Chief Gutu, also known as Kasirai Masanganise said: “We took […]

MDC-M deny reports of violent factions By Tererai Karimakwenda 21 December, 2010 The Zimbabwe Mail news site has reported that rowdy mobs belonging to rival factions of the MDC-M fought running battles all day in Mutare on Sunday, after Manicaland province rejected Welshman Ncube’s nomination as MDC-M leader. The report said police responded to violent clashes between Ncube’s supporters, and supporters of current President […]

Chaos mars MDC-M nominations in Chitungwiza

Newsday By Owen Gagare 20 December 2010 Power struggles between MDC-M leader Arthur Mutambara and secretary-general Welshman Ncube returned to haunt the party on Sunday during the Chitungwiza provincial council’s nomination of candidates for the party’s congress next month. Although Mutambara announced on Friday he would not stand for the party presidency or any other […]

Welshman Ncube set to take over MDC-M Presidency

SW Radio Africa By Tichaona Sibanda 20 December 2010 Deputy Prime Minister Arthur Mutambara has said he will not seek re-election as the MDC-M president during his party’s congress, slated for January next year. This leaves party secretary-general, Welshman Ncube, a clear favourite to take over the presidency. Mutambara reportedly pulled out of the race […]

Mutambara to lead a faction against Ncube, Coltart’s political future hanging in the balance

The Zimbabwe Mail 20 December 2010 In a bizarre defiance, the outgoing MDC-M President Professor Arthur Mutambara has insisted he may contest as Presidential candidate in 2011 general elections amid reports of bitter infighting and skulduggery that have cost leading member of the MDC-W, Education Minister David Coltart his position from the party. For […]