Monthly Archives: January 2011

Tribal card could be the undoing of Ncube’s MDC

Standard Sunday View by benjamin Chitate 30 January 2011 Politicians and political commentators have had their say on the ascendancy of Professor Welshman Ncube to the helm of MDC-N. Some have dismissed his rise as a non-event, while others have showered him with praise and embraced him as a capable and intelligent leader. What most […]

Teachers shun resettlement

Newsday By Silas Nkala 29th January 2011 While the introduction of new schools across the country is a noble and commendable idea, the same initiative in the resettlement areas across the country has faced a crippling resistance from teachers, pupils and some parents who shun the schools. Revelations by the Ministry of Education, Arts, Sports […]

13 million textbooks distributed to 5 300 primary schools

Newsday 29 December 2010 By Khanyile Mlotshwa Government has distributed 13 million textbooks to schools around the country, a Cabinet minister has said. This figure has surpassed earlier projections of nine million textbooks needed for over 5 000 primary schools countrywide. Education, Sport, Arts and Culture minister David Coltart said by December 20 they had […]

“Zimbabwe: the victor who owns no history”

Herald 29 January 2011 By Nathaniel Manheru Victors … Robert Mugabe and Joshua Nkomo In the books you will find the names of kings. Did the kings haul up the lumps of rock? The young Alexander conquered India, Was he alone? Caesar beat the Gauls. Did he not have even a cook with him? Every […]

Zifa goes begging

Newsday By Wellington Toni 28 January 2011 There will be no financial assistance for the senior national soccer team, the Warriors, for the African Nations Championships (Chan) finals as the Ministry of Education, Art, Sport and Culture was not allocated any funding for the trip following revelations that $300 000 is needed for the tournament. […]

Mutambara rejects smooth exit package

Zimbabwe Independent 28 January 2011 By Dumisani Muleya DEPOSED MDC-M leader Arthur Mutambara was reportedly offered a smooth exit package six months before the party’s controversial congress earlier this month but rejected it, insisting that the party must not “subvert democracy”, it emerged this week. A briefing of the Zimbabwe Independent by senior MDC-M (now […]

DPM Mutambara likely to quit Government

Herald 25th January 2011 By Tendai Mugabe DEPUTY Prime Minister Arthur Mutambara could quit Government following moves by MDC leader Professor Welshman Ncube to reassign him as a Cabinet Minister. Prof Ncube on Sunday said the party had resolved to re-deploy DPM Mutambara, who lost leadership of the party at a recent congress, to the […]

Mutambara may leave government

New 25 January 2011 Decision time … Arthur Mutambara DEPUTY Prime Minister Arthur Mutambara is said to be considering quitting the government after he was effectively demoted by his party. MDC president Welshman Ncube announced at the weekend that he would be taking over from Mutambara as Deputy Premier after was he was elected […]

Mutambara demoted to make way for Ncube

SW Radio Africa 25 January 2011 Two weeks after saying Arthur Mutambara would continue to be Deputy Prime Minister, Professor Welshman Ncube on Sunday announced that he was now the new deputy premier, having taken over from the man he toppled as party leader. Immediately after taking over from Mutambara as party leader two weeks […]

Will Mutambara Accept Demotion Or Quit Government?

Radio VOP 25 January 2011 HARARE, January 25, 2011- Deputy Prime Minister Arthur Mutambara could quit Government following moves by his party, the MDC-N to re-assign him to a ministerial post on Sunday, according to The Herald. The new party leader, announced on Sunday that Mutambara would be re-deployed to the Regional Integration and International […]