THE government yesterday reversed Harare City Council’s “hurried” ban on commuter omnibuses entering the central business district (CBD), citing inadequate consultation with key stakeholders, and following violent protests by the commuting public.
The ban, which was waived in the afternoon following violent clashes between law enforcement agents, kombi crews and vendors, had incovenienced thousands of commuters, who had to walk long distances into town after being dropped outside the CBD. Read more
Luke Tamborinyoka, the presidential spokesperson for the late MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai has said that he will soon release audio recordings made by Tsvangirai.
In the recordings, Tsvangirai is said to address the issue of succession in the opposition party. Before Tsvangirai’s death, the MDC-T party was already facing leadership problems with the party’s three vice presidents Thokozani Khupe, Elias Mudzuri and Nelson Chamisa all claiming that they were the rightful acting president.
I will be relaying to you Morgan Tsvangirai, in his own voice, divulging the succession permutations and his succession preferences.
That revelation will put paid to any doubts about the satisfaction of Morgan Tsvangirai’s spirit at what is about to unravel.Read more
FORMER President Robert Mugabe told visiting African Union (AU) chairperson, Moussa Faki Mahamat on Monday that he resigned on his own for the sake of “peace and development” following a military intervention in November last year.
Addressing journalists in Harare after a three-day working visit, Mahamat said his mission was to get first-hand information regarding the military’s role in Mugabe’s ouster.
“I met him (Mugabe), we exchanged views, and he also explained why he resigned. It was for peace and development of the country. And we appreciated that very much,” he said.
“This was the first time I was visiting the country.
I could not go without meeting him. Since President Mugabe forms part of the heroes of who fought for the independence of Zimbabwe and the continent, he is a common heritage for us.” Read more
In an interview held in Buhera with the Chronicle yesterday, the late Morgan Tsvangirai’s brother, Manase, said they did not treat Elizabeth Macheka unfairly at all.
“We have to treat all these wives equally. Maiguru Elizabeth was with the body from South Africa to Harare, naturally one has to give others a chance.
When we were preparing to depart from One Commando to Buhera for the burial, we were asked to provide four people to accompany the body and it followed that she had to give others a chance and that is why she travelled by road. Read more
Controversial businessman Wicknell Chivayo has accused his business partner Yusuf Ahmid of plotting to push him out of Intratek Zimbabwe, the company which won the tender for the US$200 million Gwanda Solar Power Project.
This follows claims by Ahmed’s lawyer Bruce Tokwe, that Chivayo ceded his shares in the company in 2014 and was now working for the company as a managing director.
Tokwe made the claims while appearing before the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Mines and Energy. However, Chivayo insists that he owns 50 percent of Intratek. Read more