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Charamba claims Chiwenga pushed for removal of running mate clause

Presidential spokesperson George Charamba has claimed that Vice-President Constantino Chiwenga was the one who pushed for the removal of the running mate clause from the Constitution, dismissing speculative reports of a widening rift between President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his deputy. This followed reports that Mnangagwa’s loyalists had railroaded several constitutional […]

Zimbabwe

I did not summon Grace over Mugabe exhumation – Chief Zvimba

Chief Zvimba, born Stanley Mhondoro, yesterday distanced himself from the plot to summon former First Lady Grace Mugabe to a traditional court to force the exhumation of the late former President Robert Mugabe’s remains, adding an intriguing twist to the bizarre development. The summons was delivered to Mugabe’s posh Borrowdale […]

Zimbabwe

Zim hits COVID-19 vaccination milestone

More than half-a-million Zimbabweans have received the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, marking a key milestone in the country’s quest to achieve national herd immunity by year-end, Vice President Dr Constantino Chiwenga has said. Most people have received jabs of the Chinese-made Sinopharm vaccine which was granted Emergency Use […]

Zimbabwe

Mnangagwa risks all-out war over constitutional amendments

President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s decision to assent to a host of controversial constitutional amendments has seen him starting a war on many battle fronts amid a looming fierce legal tussle over the changes to the supreme law. Mnangagwa on Friday swiftly signed Constitutional Amendment No 2 Bill into law, a few days […]

Africa

ANC sliding into undignified grave

By Subesh Pillay On September 20 2008, after a decision of the ANC national executive committee, Thabo Mbeki, in a dignified and stately manner, resigned as president of the republic. He could so easily have precipitated an unprecedented political and constitutional crisis by simply refusing to resign. This would have […]

Zimbabwe

Mwonzora’s party falls apart

Douglas Mwonzora’s MDC-T formation faces implosion after top executives, including his deputy Thokozani Khupe, were ordered to leave the party for recently defying a directive to withdraw financial impropriety charges they filed against him. The resolution to purge defiant executives was read out to Khupe and her team on Wednesday […]

Africa

New Zulu king named amidst family feud

Succession battle in South Africa takes latest turn after king and queen both died within less than two months Prince Misuzulu Zulu – the eldest son of South Africa’s late Zulu king Goodwill Zwelithini and his more recently deceased regent queen – has been designated heir to the monarchy amid […]

Africa

Suspended Magashule has no powers to suspend Ramaphosa – Mantashe

A leaked letter informing President Cyril Ramaphosa of his suspension — purporting to be coming from suspended secretary-general Ace Magashule’s office — has no consequence, party national chair Gwede Mantashe said. Mantashe said that even if the letter was authentic, Magashule had no powers to suspend Ramaphosa. “Decisions in the […]