Politics – Nehanda Radio http://nehandaradio.com Zimbabwe News and Internet Radio Sun, 21 Oct 2018 16:44:35 +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 Marry Chiwenga pours heart out http://nehandaradio.com/2018/10/21/marry-chiwenga-pours-heart-out/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/10/21/marry-chiwenga-pours-heart-out/#comments Sun, 21 Oct 2018 14:27:56 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=196257 Acting President Costantino Chiwenga and wife Mary at the burial of his sister Margaret Machekabuwe in Marondera today. Picture by Justin Mutenda

The ex-model wife of Vice President Constantino Chiwenga has spoken out about her bandaged hands and a harrowing story of an explosion that rocked a Zanu PF rally at White City Stadium in Bulawayo that could have ended in her being amputated.

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Chamisa mobbed by motorists in fuel queue http://nehandaradio.com/2018/10/21/chamisa-mobbed-by-motorists-in-fuel-queue/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/10/21/chamisa-mobbed-by-motorists-in-fuel-queue/#comments Sun, 21 Oct 2018 14:06:01 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=196247 Opposition leader Nelson Chamisa mobbed at a filling station in Harare

MDC leader Nelson Chamisa was yesterday mobbed by motorists after he queued for four hours at a fuel station in the Harare Central Business District.

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Anger as Ncube takes Lumumba on board http://nehandaradio.com/2018/10/21/anger-as-ncube-takes-lumumba-on-board/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/10/21/anger-as-ncube-takes-lumumba-on-board/#comments Sun, 21 Oct 2018 13:59:10 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=196245 Former Zanu-PF activist William Mutumanje, also known as Acie Lumumba

Many Zimbabweans — including former Cabinet ministers and the opposition — have reacted with shock to the controversial appointment of Acie Lumumba as head of the newly-created Finance ministry communications committee.

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Mnangagwa ministers in political storms http://nehandaradio.com/2018/10/21/mnangagwa-ministers-in-political-storms/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/10/21/mnangagwa-ministers-in-political-storms/#comments Sun, 21 Oct 2018 13:51:31 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=196240 Raj Modi owns Liquor Hub Wholesale Centre in Bulawayo

President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s vow to clean up the image of the government and its officials is increasingly coming under the spotlight — as his lieutenants keep getting embroiled in self-inflicted political storms, the Daily News on Sunday can report.

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Posa ruling gets more backing http://nehandaradio.com/2018/10/20/posa-ruling-gets-more-backing/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/10/20/posa-ruling-gets-more-backing/#comments Sat, 20 Oct 2018 16:54:26 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=196135 Riot police enter the Bronte hotel, where Mr Chamisa had been due to speak (AP)

The Constitutional Court(Con-Court)’s landmark court ruling against draconian protests legislation opens a new chapter for human rights, Amnesty International has said.

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Zanu PF backers justify army use of deadly force http://nehandaradio.com/2018/10/20/zanu-pf-backers-justify-army-use-of-deadly-force/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/10/20/zanu-pf-backers-justify-army-use-of-deadly-force/#comments Sat, 20 Oct 2018 16:48:56 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=196132 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

A public hearing on the August 1 violence entered a third day at a hotel in the capital yesterday, with Zanu PF supporters claiming that the army cannot be blamed for the election unrest that turned deadly as soldiers opened fire on opposition protesters, saying the MDC Alliance should take full responsibility for the loss of lives.

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UK govt put to task over Zim situation http://nehandaradio.com/2018/10/20/uk-govt-put-to-task-over-zim-situation/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/10/20/uk-govt-put-to-task-over-zim-situation/#comments Sat, 20 Oct 2018 16:39:55 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=196128 ZCTU leaders arrested by riot police

UNISON - a United Kingdom labour union — has tasked its government to urge Zimbabwean authorities to respect workers’ rights.This comes after several trade union activists, including Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) president Peter Mutasa and secretary-general Japhet Moyo were arrested for attempting to demonstrate against the two percent transactional tax introduced by government last week.

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Biti tears into Mthuli Ncube http://nehandaradio.com/2018/10/20/biti-tears-into-mthuli-ncube/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/10/20/biti-tears-into-mthuli-ncube/#comments Sat, 20 Oct 2018 16:19:33 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=196123 Tendai Biti

Opposition kingpin Tendai Biti has lashed Finance minister Mthuli Ncube for his “wrong economic prescriptions” for the country.

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Minister calls for political reforms http://nehandaradio.com/2018/10/20/minister-calls-for-political-reforms/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/10/20/minister-calls-for-political-reforms/#comments Sat, 20 Oct 2018 16:11:48 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=196119 Professor Mthuli Ncube

Finance minister Mthuli Ncube has urged the government to be receptive to the reform demands of the opposition and Western powers — as this will enable Zimbabwe to access help from overseas companies and multilateral institutions such as the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.

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Zimbabwe post-poll violence inquiry to summon army, police http://nehandaradio.com/2018/10/20/zimbabwe-post-poll-violence-inquiry-to-summon-army-police/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/10/20/zimbabwe-post-poll-violence-inquiry-to-summon-army-police/#comments Sat, 20 Oct 2018 02:30:32 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=196058 Former South African president Kgalema Motlanthe heads a panel of inquiry probing post-election violence in Zimbabwe

An inquiry probing the killing of six people after soldiers opened fire on post-election protesters in Zimbabwe will summon police and the army to appear before it, an official said Friday.

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‘Chigumba tweet’ saga: Court okays Shadaya retrial http://nehandaradio.com/2018/10/19/chigumba-tweet-saga-court-okays-shadaya-retrial/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/10/19/chigumba-tweet-saga-court-okays-shadaya-retrial/#comments Fri, 19 Oct 2018 16:53:22 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=196005 Night Tawona Shadaya, 25, initially pleaded guilty after he was charged with criminal insult charge for retweeting a message besmirching Chigumba in the aftermath of the hotly-contested July 30 elections.

A Harare magistrate has ordered the retrial of a former Midlands State University student accused of retweeting a message denigrating Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) chairperson Priscilla Chigumba.

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‘Ruling to open floodgates of demos’ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/10/19/ruling-to-open-floodgates-of-demos/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/10/19/ruling-to-open-floodgates-of-demos/#comments Fri, 19 Oct 2018 16:13:24 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=195999 Anger: Supporters of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change party (MDC) of Nelson Chamisa burn an election banner with the face of Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa in Harare

The landmark Constitutional Court (Con-Court) ruling declaring unconstitutional the draconian Public Order and Security Act (Posa) is likely to open floodgates of protests, as agitated Zimbabweans are itching to get into the streets to express their discontent over the increasingly failing economy, analysts, unions and opposition groups have said.

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Review of “In the Jaws of the Crocodile” by Ray Ndlovu http://nehandaradio.com/2018/10/19/review-of-in-the-jaws-of-the-crocodile-by-ray-ndlovu/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/10/19/review-of-in-the-jaws-of-the-crocodile-by-ray-ndlovu/#comments Fri, 19 Oct 2018 15:07:38 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=195982 In the Jaws of the Crocodile by Ray Ndlovu

By Butholezwe Kgosi Nyathi

In a country where history so often gets rewritten for purposes of political expediency, the book ‘In the Jaws of the Crocodile’ is a useful literary archive.

But of course, this is to be mindful of the already varied versions of the coup narrative, in particular the escape to Mozambique by Emmerson Mnangagwa.

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Army killings probe hots up http://nehandaradio.com/2018/10/19/army-killings-probe-hots-up/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/10/19/army-killings-probe-hots-up/#comments Fri, 19 Oct 2018 15:01:54 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=195983 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

After a near-farcical start, temperatures rose a notch up yesterday at the government’s commission of inquiry into the August 1 post-election violence — which ended up with the army killing at least six civilians — when the probe team was challenged to name the person who deployed soldiers onto the streets on that fateful day.

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Mnangagwa visits ‘sickly’ Chiwenga and wife http://nehandaradio.com/2018/10/19/mnangagwa-visits-sickly-chiwenga-and-wife/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/10/19/mnangagwa-visits-sickly-chiwenga-and-wife/#comments Fri, 19 Oct 2018 02:05:37 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=195898

President Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday visited Vice President Constantino Chiwenga at his residence following his return from South Africa where he was receiving treatment.

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