PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe yesterday hit out at war veterans’ leader Jabulani Sibanda, whom he accused of being possessed by the devil for opposing First Lady Grace Mugabe’s ascension to the Zanu PF women’s league top post.
TWO people, both of them drivers, died on the spot when a Zikhali Motors Bus collided with a South Africa-registered haulage truck 20km outside Bulawayo along the Bulawayo-Victoria Falls Road yesterday at around 4am.
CONTROVERSIAL self-styled war veterans’ leader and pioneer of the chaotic land reform exercise in 2000, Francis Zimuto, popularly known as Black Jesus, has petitioned Local Government minister Ignatious Chombo, demanding he be made paramount chief of an area that formerly belonged to white commercial farmers, spanning from Bikita Minerals to Mashava.
A vote of no confidence has been passed on the Masvingo Zanu PF provincial executive led by Retired Brigadier-General Killian Gwanetsa after they were accused of supporting under-fire Vice-President Joice Mujuru, opposing Grace Mugabe’s elevation to be the women’s league boss, alleged incompetence, electoral fraud and disrespect of senior party members, among a raft of other charges.
THE MDC has denied reports that its members were scrambling for a $2 000 bail refund the party had posted for Charles Thomas, who faced treason allegations and instead accused its former Bulawayo province spokesperson of dishonesty.
OPPOSITION party MDC-T will from today hold its congress in Harare, with the highlight being elections to replace party members that joined MDC-Renewal.
South Africa’s Constitutional Court (ConCourt) ordered the South African Police Service (Saps) yesterday to investigate claims of torture against senior Zimbabwean officials.
HOME AFFAIRS minister Kembo Mohadi has suffered a blow in his quest to grab a fuel station in Beitbridge after a High Court judge barred him from interfering with operations of an investor — AfricOil, which has bought the liquidated fuel depot Red Queen for about $2,3 million.
Zimbabwe’s main opposition party MDC-T is about to hold an elective congress. Party leader Morgan Tsvangirai, recently the target of an internal, abortive coup, has told DW he will be standing for re-election.
A MAJOR showdown is looming within the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans’ Association after a faction of the former fighters announced that it would march to meet President Robert Mugabe at State House over their welfare and problems rocking the ruling Zanu PF.