Archive for February, 2006

ZWNEWS.com – Bob’s lift doesn’t reach the top floor

author/source:Mail & Guardian (SA)
published:Fri 24-Feb-2006
posted on this site:Fri 24-Feb-2006
Article Type : News

The party has not held its weekly politburo meeting since the beginning of the year because it cannot afford to fix the lift in its 14-storey Harare headquarters
Godwin Gandu

It is official – Zanu PF’s financial crisis does not go right to the top. The party has not held its weekly politburo meeting since the beginning of the year because it cannot afford to fix the lift in its 14-storey Harare headquarters. This week, politburo bigwigs congregated for their first meeting in weeks in the ground-floor hall normally reserved for conferences and public meetings. The party is battling to raise what sounds like the huge sum of Z$160-million (R6 154) needed for spares and maintenance. But the crisis has not deterred the party fund-raising committee from setting itself the target of raising Z$10-billion (R384 615) for Mugabe’s 82nd birthday bash, to be held at Mutare this weekend. This is many times the amount Otis elevators has quoted the party to fix its lift. “The cost could be higher because there are no spare parts locally available for the elevators. This means forking out foreign currency,” says a staff member at headquarters.

Party insiders say the faction headed by retired general Solomon Mujuru has seized the opportunity …

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February 27, 2006 at 10:17 am Leave a comment

“You will know them by their fruits”:

“You will know them by their fruits”:
Is Zimbabwe’s CIO involved in the MDC split?
Sokwanele Report: 10 February 2006

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The bitter infighting that has been going on within the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) since the fateful meeting on October 12 last year has spawned any number of conspiracy theories. On the one side Gibson Sibanda, vice president of the MDC and Professor Welshman Ncube, secretary-general, stand accused of secretly conniving with South African President Thabo Mbeki to undermine MDC president Morgan Tsvangirai, needless to say to their own political and material advantage. On the other side Morgan Tsvangirai has been accused of colluding with ZANU PF in a plot executed by former army general Solomon Mujuru

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February 11, 2006 at 10:16 am Leave a comment

Mugabe fails to return from annual leave

By Staff Reporter
Last updated: 02/10/2006 19:18:14
SWELLING rumours surround President Robert Mugabe’s failure to return from his annual leave.

Mugabe takes his annual leave from December to the end of January, but as of Friday, Vice President Joice Mujuru was still acting President.

Government sources told New Zimbabwe.com Friday that Mugabe’s failure to return to work was “sending diplomatic tongues wagging”.

Constitutional law expert Dr Lovemore Madhuku told SW Radio Africa last night that it appeared Mugabe was slowly scaling down, handing over work to Mujuru.

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February 11, 2006 at 10:11 am Leave a comment

Journalists Risk Five-Year Term for Insulting Mugabe

Journalists Risk Five-Year Term for Insulting Mugabe

February 8, 2006: Source Inkundla.net

Joyce Mujuru has signed a law that that could send journalists to prison for up to five years if they are found to have insulted Mugabe.

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February 9, 2006 at 4:59 pm Leave a comment

Joice Mujuru Signs Into Law Act Recommending Jail Terms For Journalists Insulting President

Joice Mujuru Signs Into Law Act Recommending Jail Terms For Journalists Insulting President

Wednesday, February 08 2006 @ 12:05 AM GMT

Acting President Joice Mujuru has signed into law, a despotic General Laws Amendment Act (GLAA), which recommends a jail term for any journalist who insults the president or communicates falsehoods. The provisions are part of the Public Order and Security Act (POSA). The GLAA amends 22 sections of POSA, as well as several other acts. Mujuru signed the law on February 3 according to a notice published in the latest “Government Gazette.”

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February 8, 2006 at 6:52 pm Leave a comment

Recent assassination attempt on vice president Joyce Mujuru

The Zimbabwean – An independent Zimbabwe Newspaper –

HARARE – The Zimbabwe government has been mum about the recent assassination attempt on vice president Joyce Mujuru.

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February 8, 2006 at 6:50 pm Leave a comment


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