Politics – Nehanda Radio http://nehandaradio.com Zimbabwe News and Internet Radio Mon, 10 Dec 2018 08:53:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.0 http://nehandaradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/cropped-Nehanda-Radio-Favicon-512-32x32.jpg Politics – Nehanda Radio http://nehandaradio.com 32 32 Ex-soldier-turned MDC councillor dies http://nehandaradio.com/2018/12/10/ex-soldier-turned-mdc-councillor-dies/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/12/10/ex-soldier-turned-mdc-councillor-dies/#comments Mon, 10 Dec 2018 07:46:30 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=202329 Hapson Nyasha Ncube

The Councillor for Ward 28 (Cowdray Park) in Bulawayo Hapson Nyasha Ncube (MDC) has died.

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Mnangagwa spoils Cabinet….. splashes $2 million on Land Rover Discovery vehicles http://nehandaradio.com/2018/12/09/mnangagwa-spoils-cabinet-splashes-2-million-on-land-rover-discovery-vehicles/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/12/09/mnangagwa-spoils-cabinet-splashes-2-million-on-land-rover-discovery-vehicles/#comments Sun, 09 Dec 2018 17:58:52 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=202230 Emmerson Mnangagwa

With the majority of the citizenry getting poorer by the day owing to the biting economic crisis, the cash-strapped government of President Emmerson Mnangagwa has splurged over $2 million on top-of-the-range Land Rover Discovery vehicles for Cabinet ministers.

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Of political survivors in 9th Parliament http://nehandaradio.com/2018/12/09/of-political-survivors-in-9th-parliament/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/12/09/of-political-survivors-in-9th-parliament/#comments Sun, 09 Dec 2018 17:57:57 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=202242 Minister Webster Shamu and his wife Constance doze off during President Robert Mugabe's speech (Picture by The Standard)

It is often said that local filmmakers struggle to find content that appeals to Zimbabweans. 

But if they look closer at the National Assembly, they could easily find sufficient fodder for a good script on ultimate political survivors.

In the current Parliament, there are a number of Members of Parliament who managed to make it into the august House despite having a love-hate relationship with their respective political parties.

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No leads in White City bombing http://nehandaradio.com/2018/12/09/no-leads-in-white-city-bombing/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/12/09/no-leads-in-white-city-bombing/#comments Sun, 09 Dec 2018 17:55:47 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=202236 Last Saturday’s bomb blast killed two security aides and also left at least 49 people seriously injured — including senior government officials.

Investigations into a bomb blast that missed President Emmerson Mnangagwa by a whisker nearly six months ago do not seem to be heading anywhere, with the probe team still to apprehend suspects linked to the heinous act.

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Biti blasts globe-trotting, absent Finance minister http://nehandaradio.com/2018/12/09/biti-blasts-globe-trotting-absent-finance-minister/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/12/09/biti-blasts-globe-trotting-absent-finance-minister/#comments Sun, 09 Dec 2018 17:31:55 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=202249 Former Finance Minister Tendai Biti

Former Finance minister Tendai Biti has called on Parliament to rein in new Treasury chief Mthuli Ncube for not prioritising debate on the 2019 Budget instead prioritising foreign travel.

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Mnangagwa for life president? http://nehandaradio.com/2018/12/09/mnangagwa-for-life-president/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/12/09/mnangagwa-for-life-president/#comments Sun, 09 Dec 2018 17:10:22 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=202244 President Emmerson Mnangagwa

A section of the ruling party is gingerly pushing for President Emmerson Mnangagwa to rule Zimbabwe for life to spite ambitious cadres within his party who are burning the midnight oil, plotting against him.

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ZCTU calls for shutdown in Zimbabwe http://nehandaradio.com/2018/12/07/zctu-calls-for-shutdown-in-zimbabwe/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/12/07/zctu-calls-for-shutdown-in-zimbabwe/#comments Fri, 07 Dec 2018 13:41:47 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=202120 ZCTU president Peter Mutasa (Picture by NewsDay)

Zimbabwe’s main labour federation yesterday called for a strike this month to protest the worsening economic conditions in the country.

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Zanu PF youth league savages War Vets http://nehandaradio.com/2018/12/07/zanu-pf-youth-league-savages-war-vets/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/12/07/zanu-pf-youth-league-savages-war-vets/#comments Fri, 07 Dec 2018 12:57:48 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=202119 Lewis Matutu (centre)

The Zanu PF youth league has come out guns blazing against war veterans who have proposed a controversial constitutional amendment of the presidential age limit — aimed at blocking opposition leader Nelson Chamisa from participating in both the 2023 and 2028 elections

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Mnangagwa, Chamisa talks kick off http://nehandaradio.com/2018/12/06/mnangagwa-chamisa-talks-kick-off/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/12/06/mnangagwa-chamisa-talks-kick-off/#comments Thu, 06 Dec 2018 17:24:22 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=202016 Opposition leader Nelson Chamisa and President Emmerson Mnangagwa

There could finally be light at the end of the tunnel for long-suffering Zimbabweans, after it emerged yesterday that President Emmerson Mnangagwa and opposition leader Nelson Chamisa are indirectly engaging each other in talks aimed at ending the country’s decades-long political and economic crisis.

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Zim Parliament farce worsening http://nehandaradio.com/2018/12/06/zim-parliament-farce-worsening/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/12/06/zim-parliament-farce-worsening/#comments Thu, 06 Dec 2018 17:20:15 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=202014 Opposition MDC Alliance MPs outside parliament following the chaos that marked police units forcibly evicting them from the House after they refused to stand up for President Emmerson Mnangagwa

Parliamentary proceedings descended into yet another farce yesterday when Cabinet ministers refused to answer questions from MDC legislators to protest the opposition’s continued refusal to acknowledge President Emmerson Mnangagwa as the legitimate leader of the country.

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Chamisa sledges war veterans over presidential age limit http://nehandaradio.com/2018/12/06/chamisa-sledges-war-veterans-over-presidential-age-limit/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/12/06/chamisa-sledges-war-veterans-over-presidential-age-limit/#comments Thu, 06 Dec 2018 17:15:07 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=202013 Opposition MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa

Nelson Chamisa, and a broad section of Zimbabweans yesterday blasted war veterans leader Victor Matemadanda over his motion ahead of the Zanu PF annual national people’s conference to have the ruling party use its super majority in Parliament to raise the minimum age for presidential aspirants from the current 40 years to 52.

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Utete-Masango snubs own farewell party http://nehandaradio.com/2018/12/06/utete-masango-snubs-own-farewell-party/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/12/06/utete-masango-snubs-own-farewell-party/#comments Thu, 06 Dec 2018 17:11:42 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=202010 Sylvia Utete-Masango

Former permanent secretary in the Primary and Secondary Education ministry Sylvia Utete-Masango snubbed a farewell party held for her last week amid reports she was apoplectic with fury over her retrenchment.

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Chiefs want lead role in Gukurahundi healing drive http://nehandaradio.com/2018/12/06/chiefs-want-lead-role-in-gukurahundi-healing-drive/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/12/06/chiefs-want-lead-role-in-gukurahundi-healing-drive/#comments Thu, 06 Dec 2018 17:08:02 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=202008 Chief Fortune Charumbira (left) gives his acceptance speech after being elected unopposed as president of Zimbabwe Council of Chiefs while flanked by his deputy Chief Mtshane in Harare yesterday. Chiefs Chiwara and Mazungunye (inset) spurned bribery attempts by Chief Musarurwa prior to the electoral process. — (Picture by Memory Mangombe)

Traditional chiefs have told President Emmerson Mnangagwa they want to take a leading role in solving the emotive Gukurahundi issue to overcome lingering resentment and achieve true reconciliation and justice.

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Mzembi trial date in criminal abuse of office rap set http://nehandaradio.com/2018/12/05/mzembi-trial-date-in-criminal-abuse-of-office-rap-set/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/12/05/mzembi-trial-date-in-criminal-abuse-of-office-rap-set/#respond Wed, 05 Dec 2018 16:00:45 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=201873 Former Foreign Affairs Minister Walter Mzembi seen here with his lawyer Job Sikhala

The State has set January 28, 2019 as trial date for former Foreign Affairs minister Walter Mzembi who is accused of various corruption related charges.

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MPs savage Ncube’s 2019 budget http://nehandaradio.com/2018/12/05/mps-savage-ncubes-2019-budget/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/12/05/mps-savage-ncubes-2019-budget/#comments Wed, 05 Dec 2018 15:51:47 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=201866 Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube

Parliamentarians from across the political divide have savaged Finance minister Mthuli Ncube’s yet-to-passed 2019 National Budget proposals accusing the Treasury chief of ignoring their recommendations.

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