Monthly Archives: May 2015

‘Callous’ Mnangagwa needs prayers: MDC-T

New May 19 2015 VICE PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa is a “callous and intolerant man”, the opposition MDC-T has said. Party’s spokesperson Obert Gutu was responding to media reports that quoted Mnangagwa telling a weekend rally in Kwekwe that the MDC-T is a “satanic organisation” whose members needed deliverance. “It is very unfortunate that a […]

Sins cleansed if you support Mugabe’s party – VP Mnangagwa

News24 Correspondent May 18 2015 Harare – Zimbabwe’s vice president has reportedly told rally-goers in the southern town of Kwekwe that they will be cleansed of their sins if they vote for President Robert Mugabe’s party. Former education minister David Coltart said in a tweet: “This is not the first time that [VP Emmerson] Mnangagwa […]

VP Mphoko should aid national healing, not stoke the fires

The Standard Opinion May 17 2015 VICE-President Phelekezela Mphoko is quite a curious character who appears unable to live without stirring controversy. Almost every time he opens his mouth in the discharge of duty as bearer of the second highest office on the land, Mphoko lands himself neck-deep in controversy. What makes his behaviour disturbing […]

‘Dictatorship part of Zim political DNA’

The Standard By Richard Chidza May 17 2015 Is dictatorship part of Zimbabwe’s political DNA? That is the question that emerged after former Education minister David Coltart used his Twitter account to accuse the ruling Zanu PF of “behaving like the Rhodesian Front”. “I wonder if leaders in Zanu PF remember that they are acting […]

Claim that Mugabe not behind 80s killings ‘totally appalling’: MDC

News24 Correspondent May 15 2015 Harare – A claim from Zimbabwe’s vice president ahead of crucial by-elections next month that President Robert Mugabe had nothing to do with the Gukurahundi killings in the 1980s is “totally appalling”, the opposition Movement for Democratic Change said on Friday. “It is an unmitigated insult to the victims and […]

Moyo in racism storm

Southern Eye By Staff Reporter May 15 2015 INFORMATION minister Jonathan Moyo yesterday resorted to mudslinging after he was asked about vote-buying ahead of by-elections in Tsholotsho North. The Zimbabwe National Water Authority has raised eyebrows by drilling 20 boreholes in Tsholotsho North on the eve of the June 10 polls. Moyo has been showcasing […]

Mugabe off to Mali

News24 Correspondent May 15 2015 Harare – Hours after he urged graduating police officers to step up the fight against white-collar crime, President Robert Mugabe left Zimbabwe again on yet another foreign trip, this time to Mali, the state Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) reported. Mugabe, 91, only returned from Russia on Tuesday. The longtime leader […]

Zimbabwe Teachers Among Lowest Paid In The Region

Financial Gazette May 14 2015 Despite being rated highly across the region for their contribution to the country’s high literacy rate, Zimbabwean teachers in government institutions are still among the lowly-paid in the region. Zimbabwean teachers earn around US$400 per month, which ranks them among the lowest paid civil servants in the country. This is […]

Letter from America: End of the road for Tsvangirai

New By Professor Ken Mufuka May 11 2015 My instructions were very clear; “Please, Professor, write a nonpartisan analysis of the Zimbabwe elections.” When I started writing my story, before the instructions came, my title was; The end of the road. I have decided to keep that title as it fits the story very […]

Dokora’s affinity for controversy now legendary

The Standard Editorial May 10 2015 Education minister Lazarus Dokora is one man whose affinity for controversy will be hard to match. In fact, in the two or so years that he has been in government, the hitherto little-known minister has become a household name — for controversy. Since his appointment by President Robert Mugabe […]