Politics – Nehanda Radio http://nehandaradio.com Zimbabwe News and Internet Radio Fri, 17 Aug 2018 07:11:43 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 http://nehandaradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/cropped-Nehanda-Radio-Favicon-512-32x32.jpg Politics – Nehanda Radio http://nehandaradio.com 32 32 Four CIO directors retired http://nehandaradio.com/2018/08/17/four-cio-directors-retired/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/08/17/four-cio-directors-retired/#comments Fri, 17 Aug 2018 05:52:01 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=187338 CIO director Ambassador Isaac Moyo

At least four directors in the Central Intelligence Organisation have been retired, with two of them waiting further redeployment. CIO director Ambassador Isaac Moyo confirmed the development yesterday.

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Emotional send-off for Mathuthu http://nehandaradio.com/2018/08/17/emotional-send-off-for-mathuthu/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/08/17/emotional-send-off-for-mathuthu/#respond Fri, 17 Aug 2018 05:41:07 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=187335 Pallbearers carry a casket bearing the body of national heroine Cde Thokozile Mathuthu at the Hwange Colliery Stadium yesterday

A sombre atmosphere engulfed the small mining town of Hwange when hundreds of mourners thronged the Colliery Stadium to bid farewell to the late Zanu-PF Politburo member, Cde Thokozile Mathuthu.

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Violence commission of inquiry doomed http://nehandaradio.com/2018/08/16/violence-commission-of-inquiry-doomed/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/08/16/violence-commission-of-inquiry-doomed/#respond Thu, 16 Aug 2018 19:55:46 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=187288 A soldier opens fire to disperse supporters of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change outside the party's headquarters in Harare, Zimbabwe

By rushing to blame the main opposition party over the mayhem that rocked Harare just after harmonised elections, President Emmerson Mnangagwa could have compromised his mooted commission of inquiry to probe the disturbances.

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Zanu PF’s human rights record appalling http://nehandaradio.com/2018/08/16/zanu-pfs-human-rights-record-appalling/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/08/16/zanu-pfs-human-rights-record-appalling/#comments Thu, 16 Aug 2018 19:32:08 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=187282 Violence: Shocking pictures show an opposition supporter being beaten in the streets of Harare by Zimbabwean soldiers

Zanu PF stands accused of a heinous genocidal civil war that is estimated to have claimed over 20 000 civilians in Matabeleland and Midlands provinces, suspicious deaths by accident of numerous political figures, abductions and disappearances. The bottom line — its human rights record is inexcusable.

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Mugabe snubs Heroes Day http://nehandaradio.com/2018/08/16/mugabe-snubs-heroes-day/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/08/16/mugabe-snubs-heroes-day/#comments Thu, 16 Aug 2018 19:23:23 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=187280 Former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe addresses the media during a surprise press conference at his residence 'Blue Roof ' in Harare (July 2018)

For the first time since independence, former president Robert Mugabe was a no-show at events marking the Heroes and Defence Forces holidays. The 94-year-old teetotaller used to preside over all the major events, including the Heroes and Defence Forces commemorations, in his capacity as head of State and government.

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Cop wants Biti nailed http://nehandaradio.com/2018/08/16/cop-wants-biti-nailed/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/08/16/cop-wants-biti-nailed/#comments Thu, 16 Aug 2018 19:16:18 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=187278 In this file photo taken on June 01, 2018 MDC Alliance Spokesperson Tendai Biti speaks during a press conference during which he announced that Zimbabwe's opposition parties are calling for electoral reforms ahead of the July 30 general elections and that there will be street demonstrations in the capital Harare on June 5. (AFP PHOTO / Jekesai NJIKIZANA)

A senior police officer who arrested one of the MDC Alliance kingpins, Tendai Biti, yesterday told the court to throw out an application challenging his arrest which he insisted was lawful.

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Mnangagwa defends crown in court http://nehandaradio.com/2018/08/16/mnangagwa-defends-crown-in-court/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/08/16/mnangagwa-defends-crown-in-court/#comments Thu, 16 Aug 2018 15:04:36 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=187217 Emmerson Mnangagwa

President-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa has said he is the duly elected president of the country and that a Constitutional Court (Con-Court) challenge by MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa was without merit and therefore must be dismissed.

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Blow for Chamisa http://nehandaradio.com/2018/08/16/blow-for-chamisa/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/08/16/blow-for-chamisa/#comments Thu, 16 Aug 2018 14:59:56 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=187214 Nelson Chamisa

ZANU PF is mulling using its super majority in Parliament to effect a raft of constitutional amendments, including raising the minimum age for presidential aspirants from the current 40 years to 55.

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Mnangagwa responds to Chamisa petition http://nehandaradio.com/2018/08/16/mnangagwa-responds-to-chamisa-petition/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/08/16/mnangagwa-responds-to-chamisa-petition/#comments Thu, 16 Aug 2018 12:25:42 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=187178 Lead defence counsel Advocate Lewis Uriri (left), Zanu PF secretary for Legal Affairs Munyaradzi Paul Mangwana (centre) and veteran lawyer Mr Shingi Israel Mutumbwa

President Emmerson Mnangagwa: ‘‘The applicant has not mounted this application for the bona fide purpose of setting aside the result of the presidential election conducted on 30 July 2018. Instead, the intention was to delay my inauguration as the duly elected President of the Republic of Zimbabwe and to make political statements in court.

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Zimbabwe court to hear opposition election challenge Aug. 22 http://nehandaradio.com/2018/08/16/zimbabwe-court-to-hear-opposition-election-challenge-aug-22/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/08/16/zimbabwe-court-to-hear-opposition-election-challenge-aug-22/#respond Thu, 16 Aug 2018 12:16:27 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=187176 Opposition leader Nelson Chamisa and President Emmerson Mnangagwa

Zimbabwe’s ruling party and opposition say the Constitutional Court will hear the opposition’s challenge to the presidential election results on Aug. 22.

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Chamisa penetrates Mashonaland West http://nehandaradio.com/2018/08/15/chamisa-penetrates-mashonaland-west/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/08/15/chamisa-penetrates-mashonaland-west/#comments Wed, 15 Aug 2018 15:32:57 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=187159 Nelson Chamisa seen here in Kadoma with top party officials

Former president Robert Mugabe’s factor has destabilised Zanu PF Mashonaland West province after MDC Alliance president Nelson Chamisa recorded a significant number of votes from the July 30 harmonised elections.

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Alliance was strategic but poorly designed’ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/08/15/alliance-was-strategic-but-poorly-designed/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/08/15/alliance-was-strategic-but-poorly-designed/#comments Wed, 15 Aug 2018 15:25:38 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=187154 File picture of Nelson Chamisa and Tendai Biti in a meeting with other senior officials

After successive defeats at the hands of the ruling Zanu PF party, the MDC as the biggest opposition party in the country was urged to form a grand coalition that would fight from one corner.

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Mnangagwa urges court to toss opposition challenge http://nehandaradio.com/2018/08/15/mnangagwa-urges-court-to-toss-opposition-challenge/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/08/15/mnangagwa-urges-court-to-toss-opposition-challenge/#comments Wed, 15 Aug 2018 15:13:49 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=187144 President Emmerson Mnangagwa with Zanu PF spokesman Simon Khaya Moyo at State House

Lawyers representing Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa have filed papers urging the country’s Constitutional Court to throw out an opposition challenge to his disputed election.

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‘Mnangagwa’s govt to blame for sanctions’ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/08/15/mnangagwas-govt-to-blame-for-sanctions/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/08/15/mnangagwas-govt-to-blame-for-sanctions/#comments Wed, 15 Aug 2018 15:12:12 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=187143 A soldier fires shots towards demonstrators, on August 1 2018, in Harare, as protests erupted over alleged fraud in the country's election. Protests in Zimbabwe's historic elections turned bloody on August 1 as a man was shot dead during demonstrations over alleged vote fraud and the president appealed for calm. The man died after soldiers fired live ammunition during opposition protests in downtown Harare, AFP reporters saw. / AFP PHOTO / Zinyange AUNTONY

The Bulawayo community has blamed President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government for the renewal of Zimbabwe sanctions by the United State of America (USA).

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Zapu slams Mnangagwa http://nehandaradio.com/2018/08/15/zapu-slams-mnangagwa/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/08/15/zapu-slams-mnangagwa/#comments Wed, 15 Aug 2018 15:06:05 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=187141 President Emmerson Mnangagwa

The Dumiso Dabengwa-led Zapu says Zimbabwe has experienced the worst under the leadership of President-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa.

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