In a wide ranging interview with the Mail and Telegraph, MDC deputy national chairperson Tendai Biti called for dialogue between his party and ZANU-PF.
He also said the dialogue should focus on issues to do with legitimacy and economic reform. Said Biti:
Firstly let us agree on what we are going to discuss. Number one, we should discuss on the issue of legitimacy.
We have also to discuss the issues to do with structural reform agenda specifically focusing on electoral reform, legal reform, constitutional reform specifically focusing on state capture and militarisation of the state. Read more
Information Ministry spokesperson Nick Mangwana responded to United States Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Mr Matthew Harrington’s call for Government to drop charges against MDC deputy national chairperson Tendai Biti.
Mangwana said Government will uphold the rule of law and will not take directives from the United States on who to prosecute and who not to. Read more
President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s spokesperson, George Charamba revealed that his principal is open to negotiating with MDC president Nelson Chamisa.
He, however, insists that any kind of dialogue between the two will happen only if Chamisa accept that Mnangagwa is the legitimately elected President of Zimbabwe. In an interview with the Daily News Charamba said
You may also want to know, and I am making this disclosure for the first time, that way before we went for elections — at the height of the election campaigns, and even after the elections — there were lots of back channel communications between Zanu PF and MDC. Some of the players are pretending to be very radical today but we know better and the MDC Alliance knows what’s on offer. Read more
Disgruntled MDC members yesterday scaled up calls for deputy president Elias Mudzuri’s expulsion from the party for attending a meeting at State House with President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Parliament business as internal wars in the opposition party escalate.
MDC youth wing secretary-general Lovemore Chinoputsa led the call for Mudzuri to be expelled from the MDC for what other members termed “being a sell-out” and supping with the devil after he attended the parliamentary presiding officers’ meeting called by Mnangagwa. Read more
Government employees will no longer be allowed to take operational or pool vehicles home after working hours, during weekends and on public holidays.
This was announced by Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube on Thursday afternoon when he presented the 2019 National Budget.
Although he did not specify when this austerity measure will take effect, Ncube said all Government pool/project vehicles will be parked at the work stations or the nearest police station after designated working hours, during weekends and public holidays. Read more
Three people, one of them believed to be a Finland national are feared dead after a Cessna light aircraft they were traveling in crashed about 20kms south of Renco Mine in Masvingo South.
Some reports indicate that the Cessna-182 plane crashed at Chemanjenjere Hills in the Tokwane-Ngundu area. Read more
The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has started taking delivery of all terrain vehicles purchased by the government as part of efforts to ensure that the force is modernised and adequately resourced to properly carry out their duties.
Gone are the days when members of the police force would request citizens to chip in and assist with vehicles for operational purposes. Read more
MDC Alliance president Nelson Chamisa has likened himself to a venomous snake, a cobra. He acknowledged the various nicknames he was given by his party colleagues such as Nero, Wamba dia Wamba and Olympus.
In an interview with the Daily News Chamisa said: Read more
James Makamba’s multi-million rand Johannesburg mansion is set to be auctioned at the end of the month following an order of the court.
According to a report by Fin24, Makamba owes Absa’s wealth unit R59 million in debt as a result of mortgage, credit card and vehicle financing accounts.
Makamba’s property is set to go under the hammer on November 29, with opening bids starting at R25 million. Read more