A MONTH into his reign, President Emmerson Mnangagwa has already charmed a lot of Zimbabweans with his vision and initiatives for the turnaround of the country but most significantly has won praise even from the hard-to-please opposition ranks.
The President has hit all the right notes since his inauguration on November 24, reviving hopes for a better Zimbabwe with even MDC-T strongman Mr Eddie Cross predicting the nation’s change of fortunes under President Mnangagwa’s leadership.
In an article published on his blog on Christmas Day, the MDC-T national executive member and Bulawayo South legislator said President Mnangagwa’s administration was working towards the holding of free and fair elections.
Mr Cross, who has not shied from controversy recently revealing that MDC-T leader Mr Morgan Tsvangirai might not be able to contest next year’s elections as his health problems mount, also admitted that the opposition is in shambles and has no chance against Zanu-PF under a renewed leadership. Read more
President Emmerson Mnangagwa revealed he will be visiting China in April after President Xi Jinping invited him.
Prez Mnangagwa said he will visit China in an effort to reengage with the outside world.
I will be going to China in April and working out areas of cooperation with China.
But besides, we have envoys as well as messages of encouragement and congratulations from like (Angela) Merkel and want Germany to work with us, from (Vladimir) Putin in Russia the same, Brazil the same, India the same and from the Pope.
A 35-year-old flamboyant Namibian prophet, Grayston Mckenzie, has dismissed claims by Zimbabwean prophet Walter Magaya of Prophetic Healing Ministries (PHD) that he is using his photo to get money from congregants in Namibia.
Magaya made an announcement at his Waterfalls church on Wednesday service without disclosing his name.
“They is a man of God in Namibia who came here to Zimbabwe asked for a picture with me like everyone l agreed to take a picture with you standing in my office, you are now abusing my picture and you are collecting money in my name from your congregations saying prophet Magaya is borrowing.
“I want to give this announcement to all people in Namibia that l have never sent him and l do not borrow from any congregant or member of the church l don’t do that, hallelujah!
“This man is not saying I want to go and see prophet Magaya no he is actually going to a member of the church and say can you give me US$3000 it’s not me who needs it its prophet Magaya he wants US$3000 and he will give you in two months. Read more
State broadcaster Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) has suspended its acting head of radio and television services Tendai Madondo to pave way for a disciplinary hearing.
When contacted by Daily News for a comment, ZBC public relations manager Eltah Robbins confirmed the suspension yesterday but was unwilling to reveal the reasons why Madondo was suspended as well as the duration of the suspension. Said Robbins:
She was suspended pending a disciplinary procedure. Her position — head of radio and television services — is very central and critical and as such ZBC could not afford to let her carry on with her duties with a disciplinary process hanging over her head. Read more
Zanu-PF secretary for Legal Affairs Munyaradzi Paul Mangwana said that they are looking into amending the party’s constitution to synchronise the tenure of its First Secretary and President with the provisions of the Constitution of Zimbabwe and they will also review the one centre of power principle and disciplinary processes.
He said that the party wants to make sure a presidential candidate only serves two terms in line with the provisions of the country’s Constitution. Cde Paul Mangwana said:
We then also need to align the constitution of the party to the Constitution of the country, especially with regards to term limits.