Politics – Nehanda Radio http://nehandaradio.com Zimbabwe News and Internet Radio Wed, 13 Dec 2017 14:25:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.1 http://nehandaradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/cropped-Nehanda-Radio-Favicon-512-32x32.jpg Politics – Nehanda Radio http://nehandaradio.com 32 32 Zimbabweans eye Mnangagwa’s VP picks for new blood as ruling party meets http://nehandaradio.com/2017/12/13/zimbabweans-eye-mnangagwas-vp-picks-new-blood-ruling-party-meets/ http://nehandaradio.com/2017/12/13/zimbabweans-eye-mnangagwas-vp-picks-new-blood-ruling-party-meets/#comments Wed, 13 Dec 2017 14:24:11 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=161602 Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa (centre) seen here with General Constantine Chiwenga (right) and Sydney Sekekeramayi

Zimbabwe’s ruling party bosses kicked off their first meeting of the post-Mugabe era on Wednesday with many Zimbabweans keen to know who new President Emmerson Mnangagwa will appoint as his two deputies and whether they will mark a break with the country’s old guard.

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Full Text: Nelson Chamisa explains objectives of trip to the United States http://nehandaradio.com/2017/12/13/full-text-nelson-chamisa-explains-objectives-trip-united-states/ http://nehandaradio.com/2017/12/13/full-text-nelson-chamisa-explains-objectives-trip-united-states/#comments Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:33:59 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=161598 Nelson Chamisa and Tendai Biti seen here in Washington

Nelson Chamisa - "I saw and read a false message that this trip was about sanctions. Far from it, the trip has all to do with out take on free and fair elections in Zimbabwe and our post-election reconstruction plan.

"This trip comes as a continuation of diplomatic outreaches already under way focusing on SADC and the AU. Our overall persuasion and perspective is to state and restate our case for credible, free and fair elections in Zimbabwe, elections whose results are not contested

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Full Text: Engagement with Mnangagwa must be “based on demonstrated behavior, not rhetorical intentions” – Stephanie Sullivan http://nehandaradio.com/2017/12/13/full-text-engagement-mnangagwa-must-based-demonstrated-behavior-not-rhetorical-intentions-stephanie-sullivan/ http://nehandaradio.com/2017/12/13/full-text-engagement-mnangagwa-must-based-demonstrated-behavior-not-rhetorical-intentions-stephanie-sullivan/#comments Wed, 13 Dec 2017 11:11:24 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=161589 Stephanie Sullivan

Stephanie Sullivan - "The change in government also offers an opportunity for reform that could allow the United States to re-engage in ways we have not recently been able to do. In support of the people, we will expect economic and political reform, including free and fair elections in 2018 according to Zimbabwe’s constitution. U.S. engagement with newly-inaugurated President Mnangagwa and his administration must be based on demonstrated behavior, not rhetorical intentions."

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Full Text: Testimony of Peter Godwin before US Senate Foreign Relations Committee http://nehandaradio.com/2017/12/13/full-text-testimony-peter-godwin-us-senate-foreign-relations-committee/ http://nehandaradio.com/2017/12/13/full-text-testimony-peter-godwin-us-senate-foreign-relations-committee/#comments Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:33:33 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=161580 Peter Godwin before US Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Peter Godwin - "If we reward Mnangagwa’s ‘same as it ever was’ ZanuPF for its internal coup, for example, by prematurely dropping individual sanctions, we would help cement the culture of impunity that already infects Zimbabwe, where the perpetrators never face the consequences of their actions, and where real freedom and reform remain elusive."

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Full Text: Testimony of Dewa Mavhinga before US Senate Foreign Relations Committee http://nehandaradio.com/2017/12/13/full-text-testimony-dewa-mavhinga-us-senate-foreign-relations-committee/ http://nehandaradio.com/2017/12/13/full-text-testimony-dewa-mavhinga-us-senate-foreign-relations-committee/#comments Wed, 13 Dec 2017 09:45:12 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=161578 Dewa Mavhinga

Dewa Mavhinga - Thank you, Chairman Flake, Ranking Member Booker, and other members of this subcommittee for giving me the opportunity to testify on behalf of Human Rights Watch at this hearing on Zimbabwe. I would like to request that my statement in its entirety be submitted for the record.

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Full Text of Tendai Biti testimony before US Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee http://nehandaradio.com/2017/12/13/full-text-tendai-biti-testimony-us-senate-foreign-relations-subcommittee/ http://nehandaradio.com/2017/12/13/full-text-tendai-biti-testimony-us-senate-foreign-relations-subcommittee/#comments Wed, 13 Dec 2017 09:01:14 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=161571 U.S. Senators Jeff Flake, Zimbabwe Politicians Nelson Chamisa and Tendai Biti, Author Peter Godwin

Tendai Biti - Let’s be clear: the events in Zimbabwe described above were an illegal and illegitimate transfer of power from one faction of the ruling party to another. However, this was not the first time that the military in Zimbabwe and the so-called "securocrats” have subverted constitutional order in a way that merely entrenched un-democratic rule.

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Mugabe flies to Singapore, first trip since ouster http://nehandaradio.com/2017/12/12/mugabe-flies-singapore-first-trip-since-ouster/ http://nehandaradio.com/2017/12/12/mugabe-flies-singapore-first-trip-since-ouster/#comments Tue, 12 Dec 2017 14:00:26 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=161530

Zimbabwe’s former president Robert Mugabe has left the country for medical checks in Singapore, his first foreign travel since the army forced him from office last month, a state security official said on Tuesday.

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Zec must extend BVR for ‘aliens’ http://nehandaradio.com/2017/12/12/zec-must-extend-bvr-aliens/ http://nehandaradio.com/2017/12/12/zec-must-extend-bvr-aliens/#comments Tue, 12 Dec 2017 10:54:55 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=161519

The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) must extend voter registration for so-called aliens, independent election watchdog Zimbabwe Elections Support Network (Zesn) has said.

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Budget slashes millions from commissions http://nehandaradio.com/2017/12/12/budget-slashes-millions-commissions/ http://nehandaradio.com/2017/12/12/budget-slashes-millions-commissions/#respond Tue, 12 Dec 2017 10:45:27 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=161521 Minister Without Finance: Patrick Chinamasa

Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa’s 2018 budget dramatically reshapes Constitutional commissions, requiring millions in cuts to mandatory programs to set them on a path for a major overhaul.

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Tendai Biti’s wife files for divorce http://nehandaradio.com/2017/12/12/tendai-bitis-wife-files-divorce/ http://nehandaradio.com/2017/12/12/tendai-bitis-wife-files-divorce/#comments Tue, 12 Dec 2017 01:58:10 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=161462 Tendai Biti and wife Charity Biti (nee Maguwah) (during a budget presentation outside Parliament when Biti was still Finance Minister in the 2009-2013 coalition government

Former Finance Minister and Harare lawyer Mr Tendai Biti’s wife of 10 years has filed for divorce at the High Court, citing loss of affection and love for each other.

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MP, Council clash in Norton, again! http://nehandaradio.com/2017/12/11/mp-council-clash-norton/ http://nehandaradio.com/2017/12/11/mp-council-clash-norton/#comments Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:45:33 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=161404 Temba Mliswa

Norton Residence Development Trust (NRDT) will today stage a protest against the Precious Mufahore-led Norton Town Council (NTC) dubbed “Operation Restore Legacy.”

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Mudede to stay: Minister explains WHY http://nehandaradio.com/2017/12/11/mudede-stay-minister-explains/ http://nehandaradio.com/2017/12/11/mudede-stay-minister-explains/#comments Mon, 11 Dec 2017 14:40:53 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=161395 Registrar-General Tobaiwa Mudede

Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare Minister Petronella Kagonye said it was not prudent to discriminate persons on account of age and Government would soon ratify the African Union Protocol on Older Persons calling on State parties to respect their rights to employment.

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Mugabe, Mphoko due for big payout http://nehandaradio.com/2017/12/11/mugabe-mphoko-due-big-payout/ http://nehandaradio.com/2017/12/11/mugabe-mphoko-due-big-payout/#comments Mon, 11 Dec 2017 14:25:13 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=161383 Phelekezela Mphoko, Robert Mugabe and Emmerson Mnangagwa

Treasury has increased the vote allocation to President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s office by $56 million — in a development analysts say is partly geared towards taking care of the exit packages of deposed former leader Robert Mugabe and former vice president Phelekezela Mphoko.

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Mugabe-led Zanu-PF would have lost elections, Matematanda says http://nehandaradio.com/2017/12/11/mugabe-led-zanu-pf-lost-elections-matematanda-says/ http://nehandaradio.com/2017/12/11/mugabe-led-zanu-pf-lost-elections-matematanda-says/#comments Mon, 11 Dec 2017 14:16:41 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=161391 War Vets Secretary General Victor Matemadanda

Chances are very high that Zanu-PF would have lost next year’s elections if it had fielded Robert Mugabe as its presidential candidate, a senior official said yesterday.

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Moyo accuses Charamba of ‘bootlicking idiocy’ http://nehandaradio.com/2017/12/11/moyo-accuses-charamba-bootlicking-idiocy/ http://nehandaradio.com/2017/12/11/moyo-accuses-charamba-bootlicking-idiocy/#comments Mon, 11 Dec 2017 12:29:31 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=161385 Jonathan Moyo vs George Charamba

Former Higher and Tertiary Education minister Jonathan Moyo — who is in self-imposed exile — has hit back at Media, Information and Broadcasting Services ministry permanent secretary George Charamba after the presidential spokesperson lifted the lid on the real brains behind a legacy institution for former president, Robert Mugabe.

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