Chamisa Raises Security Alarm

Opposition leader Nelson Chamisa and his MDC lieutenants say they fear for their lives, amid allegations that the government has placed them under 24-hour surveillance over suspicious that they are planning mass demonstrations against President Emmerson Mnagagwa. Chamisa cited alleged threats on his life as the main reason he has not been too keen to reveal his movements According to NewZimbabwe.com, he said this at late party official Tafadzwa Mhundwa’s funeral wake in Harare on Wednesday. “After we ended our programme in Bulawayo,” Chamisa said, “I told Mr (Morgen) Komichi…

Brace For More Demos, Says Chamisa

MDC leader Nelson Chamisa yesterday warned that poverty and the worsening economic crisis will push people onto the streets to demonstrate against President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration. Chamisa told a paltry crowd gathered by the ZCTU to commemorate Workers Day on Wednesday that he has the capacity “Your problems are our problems. We however have a problem that someone stole something from us but now they are having problems with the loot. “Every struggle has stages, from demonstrations to stay-aways and the next levels in which we will get if things…

Mat South Could Lose 3 Seats: Zec

MATABELELAND South province could lose three constituencies in the impeding delimitation exercise by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec), including the popular constituency of Gwanda South which has not been won by an opposition member since 2008. The constituency is currently held by Zanu PF politburo member, Abednego Ncube and is popularly known as the Holy Ground. But Zec has said that it was likely to be “good bye” to the Holy Ground if the constituency did not meet the minimum threshold of 21 644 registered voters to be a stand-alone…

Mnangagwa Embraces Chamisa Amid Fears Of Army Plots

President Emmerson Mnangagwa seems to be warming up to having MDC Leader Nelson Chamisa in his government in a capacity that is yet to be agreed on.  Sources within ZANU PF who spoke to this publication reported that Mnangagwa is afraid of a forced exit from the General Constantino Chiwenga led faction and has resorted to accommodating Chamisa so that it may be difficult to effect the plan of the military. ZANU PF propaganda machinery has been on overdrive in the past days to send signals that Mnangagwa is warming…

Jonathan Moyo Fires Shots At Mnangagwa

Exiled former Cabinet Minister Professor Jonathan Moyo has fired warning shot at President Emmerson Mnangagwa’a government telling him that he is presiding over a wilting banana republic which has reached a point no return. Said Prof Moyo, “The wilting started from the very beginning and it progressively got worse and reached a point of no return with the November 2017 military coup that restored the Mgagao 1975 fiasco, which led to the 1980 rot in the first place: then gukurahundi, Esap, Warvets payout, DRC and history!” Prof. Moyo outlined the…

Zanu-PF To Amend Constitution?

ZANU-PF is moving to amend its constitution ostensibly to modernise it in a move believed to give more power to the party’s president and his presidium. Recently, the ruling party indicated that it would move to amend the country’s Constitution to remove the presidential running mate clause which some in Zanu-PF say is problematic and creates two centres of power. The running mate clause contained in the 2013 Constitution that was jointly authored by the MDC and Zanu-PF will become operational in 2023 something that could create tensions in any…

Chamisa Was Anointed By Tsvangirai

MDC leader Nelson Chamisa said he is the only one who was told the vision of the party by the late founding father Morgan Tsvangirai and he is not going anywhere. Chamisa told MDC members during the party meeting in Harare on Tuesday night that Tsvangirai anointed him as his successor, shutting doors for his rivals who want to contest him at the forthcoming congress. “Mudhara Tsvangirai akasiya andipa chinhu ichi (Tsvangirai gave me this crown). The vision is given to one person only not to many, we are following…

ED Faces Internal Revolt Over Land

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa faces an internal revolt from Zanu PF youths who are angry over his recent announcement that his government will follow constitutional provisions and compensate white former commercial farmers who lost their farms during the chaotic land reform programme. Although compensation will not be for land, but improvements on the farms which include dams, dip tanks, farm houses and other infrastructure constructed on the farms over the years, party youths said they were against the move. Vocal Zanu PF youth league political commissar Godfrey Tsenengamu, fired from the…

MDC Led Council Wants 100% Rates Hike

THE Bulawayo City Council yesterday proposed to increase rates by more than 100 percent, which residents rejected saying they are already struggling to pay their bills.   The residents also rejected a request by the city council to increase rates in future without consulting them. If approved, residents in high density suburbs will pay at least $40,70 monthly – assuming they use water within rationing limits – up from about $20,29 while residents in medium density suburbs will pay $70,99 up from $35,61 per month. The city council is conducting…

Storm Brewing in ZANU PF

A storm is brewing in the ruling party ZANU PF party after a faction aligned to Vice President Constantino Nyikadzino Guvheya Chiwenga is adamant that President Emmerson Mnangagwa must step down in the coming December Conference.  A high placed source in the Office of the President in Harare alleged that a Zezuru grouping nicknamed The Zezuru Mafia has taken charge of the Party’s Post-Mnangagwa succession preparations.  “It is no longer speculation as some people thought but it’s a real event that will be played out very soon, “The source said.…