Arrests / Courts / News / Politics
HARARE – Nineteen MDC-T activists, who were arrested in Hatcliffe last week while on a door-to-door voter registration campaign, were on Tuesday denied bail and remanded in custody to May 14th. The state appeared not ready to proceed with the case.
Elections / News / Politics
HARARE – Co-Home Affairs minister Theresa Makone has accused the Registrar General (RG)’s office of manipulating the voters’ roll and claims she unearthed “massive irregularities” on her Harare North Constituency roll.
News / Politics
HARARE – The co-Home Affairs Minister Theresa Makone has predicted that Zimbabwe is headed for a bloodbath “unless the regional and international powers that be stop playing games. I said it before and I will say it again,” she emphasised.
News / Politics
HARARE – Police in Zimbabwe issued an edict that critics say allows them to seize radios most people depend on to get their news.
Nyarai Makone, the 32 year old daughter of co-Home Affairs Minister Theresa Makone has committed suicide by hanging herself today. Her father is Ian Makone, one of Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s key advisers.
Opinion / Politics
Media reports claim that Makone was shown the door for bankrolling Locardia Karimatsenga’s legal challenge of Tsvangirai’s marriage to Elizabeth Macheka. The official version from Tsvangirai ’spin-doctor, Luke Tamborinyoka, is that Makone was re-deployed somewhere.
Courts / News / Relationships
Locardia Karimatsenga Tembo is reportedly demanding US$500 000 from Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai in order to settle her maintenance dispute with the MDC-T leader out of court.
News / Politics
Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has demoted his Chief of Staff Ian Makone, sacked head of protocol James Maridadi and Lazarus Muriritirwa (Principal Director for Policy Implementation) in what Nehanda Radio has been told “is a clear-out of people who interfered excessively in Tsvangirai’s private life.”
Interviews / News
A lot has been said about the Makone family, from its supposed role in choosing girlfriends for Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai to suggestions that Home Affairs co-minister, Theresa Makone (TM), has warmed up to Zanu PF. Standard reporters (SR), Jennifer Dube and Lesley Wurayayi, recently spoke to her about these and other issues.
There was drama in Mashonaland West yesterday when dozens of soldiers and hundreds of Zanu PF militia forced MDC secretary general Tendai Biti to hold a rally in the bush instead of Darwendale Stadium as tensions ahead of elections rise in Zimbabwe.
Asylum / Diaspora / News
BIRMINGHAM- Zimbabwe’s Co-Home Affairs Minister Theresa Makone met with UK immigration minister Damian Green about the possibility of granting a deportation amnesty for failed Zimbabwean asylum seekers until the next election.
HARARE – Police commissioner-general Augustine Chihuri is involved in a nasty fight with women activists who claim police are forcing them to remove their underwear in dirty police holding cells, while withholding sanitary wear for menstruating women.
LONDON- Zimbabwe’s Information Communication Technology (ICT) Minister Nelson Chamisa and Co-Home Affairs Minister Theresa Makone will both be in the UK over the weekend to meet their MDC-T party structures in Birmingham.
News / Statements
HARARE- Reports that the police in Harare and in Nkayi went on the rampage and assaulted innocent people going about their business make sad reading and only serve to confirm why our collective confidence in our police force continues to be eroded every day.
HARARE – MDC Women’s Assembly boss Theresa Makone’s leadership hangs by a thread amid revelations that some members of the assembly are canvassing for what they call a better and focused leader.
HARARE – Transport, Communications and Infrastructural Development minister, Nicholas Goche emerged as the worst performing minister in the inclusive government for the 2011 year, according to the rating of government ministers by the Daily News.