The following is a speech by President Robert Mugabe delivered soon after appending his signature on the country’s new Constitution. Mugabe also said he was saddened by the standards of local journalism saying (it was) “as if we are not educated at all”.
Over the last two days, this policy conference has received, deliberated and scrutinised the party’s Agenda for Real Transformation (“ART”), our blueprint for effective, humane and viable political, economic and social governance.
I stand before you as a proud President of the MDC, the party of excellence and the party of the future. It is with great pride that I am here to officially open this policy conference, running under the theme ‘Towards Real Transformation’.
Today Zimbabwe joins the rest of the world in commemorating the world telecommunications and information society day. The occasion is celebrated each year to mark the anniversary of the signature of the 1st international Telegraph convention in 1865.
What does it mean to be Zimbabwean? It’s a debate we need to have, says Tendai Biti. Societies can only function if the people trust their government, he said. Trust comes with the checks and balances on government power that constitutionalism proves.
Fellow Zimbabweans, As the year 2012 draws to a close, I sincerely wish to call for peace and moderation across the nation during the festive season and beyond. May I appeal to you all to embrace the spirit of Christmas with open arms and wish the nation a prosperous 2013.
The following is an address by former South African President Thabo Mbeki at the Zimbabwe Diamond Conference, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe: November 12, 2012: Mbeki called for stricter measures to combat corruption in the mining and trade of diamonds in Zimbabwe.
The First Lady Amai Grace Mugabe says Zimbabweans should not waste their money visiting foreign prophets but should instead seek salvation cheaper locally. Amai Mugabe made the remarks as she addressed thousands of Christians at the Today’s Women Conference at Glamis Stadium in Harare.
I am going to keep my comments very brief. Over the last decade, just about everything that can be said about Zimbabwe has been said. I am not here to scrape around and present you one or two pieces of trivia that you may not have heard before.
President Robert Mugabe has lashed out at false prophets and dubious spirit mediums whom he accused of extorting money from people. He said this on Sunday at Manyene Holy Cross in Chikomba while addressing mourners at the burial of the First Lady Amai Grace Mugabe’s aunt, Mrs Mavis Mugadza.
About a week and half ago Elizabeth Macheka, who is wife to Zimbabwean Prime Minister, Morgan Tsvangirai, attended the launch of the Thokozani Kuphe Cancer Foundation where she was one of the speakers.
The following is a speech delivered by ICT Minister and MDC-T National Organising Secretary Nelson Chamisa at the Quill Club in Harare debating the legacy of Samora Machel and the contemporary challenges of Southern Africa.