Godwin Matanga the police Commissioner-General has disbanded the traffic section, making top posts in that department redundant, as he moves to create a lean structure at the top amid indications that the top police brass has been milking the fiscus and burdening the ZRP budget.
In a memo dated September 13 and addressed to all stations, Matanga announced the restructuring of the traffic branch. Read more
Former Zanu-PF national political commissar and G40 member Saviour Kasukuwere was arrested yesterday on allegations of criminal abuse of office.
Kasukuwere who handed himself over to the police spent the night at Rhodesville Police Station and is expected to appear in court today.
The charges of abuse of office come from the time that Kasukwueere was Minister of Local Government and from when he was the Minister of Indigenisation. Read more
President Mnangagwa’s creation of a formal “Office of the Leader of the Opposition” is not a personal accommodation for any particular individual, but rather about long-term institution-building in line with the Second Republic’s ethos of strengthening democracy in Zimbabwe.
The Head of State and Government wants to establish an Office of the Leader of the Opposition, which is in line with Commonwealth practices as Zimbabwe edges closer to rejoining that international organisation. Read more
Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development, Joel Biggie Matiza, revealed that the Government is securing smaller Embraer aircraft in other deals still being negotiated for the servicing of domestic routes. Read more
United Family International founder leader Emmanuel Makandiwa and his wife Ruth Makandiwa will appear before High Court judge Justice Owen to answer allegations of making false prophecies.
The Makandiwas are being sued for $6,5 million by former congregants, businessman Upenyu Mashangwa and his wife, Blessing, over alleged false prophecies. The Mashangwas are alleging that they made significant losses because they believed in Makandiwa’s “false” prophecies. Read more
Zanu-PF Secretary for Administration and former Minister of Home Affairs Obert Mpofu has denied all claims that he is corrupt insisting that he is too rich to be bribed.
Mpofu said that he has always been rich the time before he came into government and attributed the source of his wealth to the “golden handshake” he received from Tregers.
In an interview with the Daily News, Mpofu said,
Yes, certain individuals, most of whom are outside the country, say such things. You see, I did not become a businessman when I got into government. Read more
Apostle T Chiwenga has lashed out on news agencies who reported that he was abducted.
In a FaceBook post, the man of the cloth denied that he was abducted and accused news agencies of peddling falsehoods.
Chiwenga claims that he was caught in the crossfire when police were clashing with illegal vendors in the Harare CBD as vendors sought refuge at his usual preaching spot. Read more
President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said that he will not overstay as president because he wants to entrench constitutionalism in the country.
Mnangagwa had previously hinted that he will still be around in 2030, two years after the end of his 10-year constitutional term.
However, in an interview with CNN’s Christine Amanpour, Mnangagwa said, that 10 years was sufficient for him to implement his plans. Here is an excerpt from the interview,
ED: The issue is that under Commonwealth parliamentary democracy, the political party which has the majority in Parliament chooses its leader, and my predecessor was generally being accepted by his party.
But now under the new Constitution, which came into effect on the 22nd of May 2013, we have now limited the terms of presidency to two terms – if you are able to have two terms. But beyond that, the Constitution forbids … Read more
President Emmerson Mnangagwa has revealed that he plans to adopt the Commonwealth parliamentary democracy system in which the leader of the opposition is formally recognised and gets a salary from the government.
In an interview with Bloomberg Mnangagwa confirmed the compromise deal which has been reported to have been pushed by the European Union and the United Kingdom. Said Mnangagwa
Under our Commonwealth parliamentary democracy, the opposition is recognised; we recognise the leader of the opposition in Parliament. Read more
A CIVIC group has challenged President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s Zanu PF and the Nelson Chamisa-led MDC Alliance to end their fight over the outcome of the July 30 elections as this was now taking a toll on citizens who want quality service delivery and development.
#ThisConstitution leader Abigail Mupambi said now that the elections have come and gone, it was time to look beyond the political curtain and begin to build a critical mass towards building a national consensus to ensure sustainable development. Read more