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“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


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


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 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.


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

Succession Speculation Swirls as Zimbabwe’s Mugabe Approaches 82

By Chinedu Offor
20 January 2006

Reports that President Robert Mugabe visited a Johannesburg hospital, his upcoming 82nd birthday and recent comments from Vice President Joyce Mujuru have nurtured speculation as to who will succeed Zimbabwe’s sole leader since independence.


January 29, 2006 at 4:40 pm Leave a comment

Joyce and Solomon Mujuru BOTH on US/ International Sanctions List

author/source:US Department of the Treasury
published:Wed 23-Nov-2005

Executive Order – Blocking Property of Additional Persons Undermining Democratic Processes or Institutions in Zimbabwe

What You Need To Know About U.S. Sanctions

INTRODUCTION – On March 7, 2003, as a result of actions and policies by certain members of the government of Zimbabwe, and its supporters to undermine democratic institutions and processes in Zimbabwe, President Bush issued Executive Order 13288 imposing sanctions against specifically identified individuals and entities in Zimbabwe. On November 23, 2005, the President issued a new Executive Order superseding E.O. 13288. The new Executive Order expands the list of sanctions targets to include immediate family members of any designated individual of the Zimbabwe sanctions, as well as those persons providing assistance to any sanctions target. Providing statutory authority for these sanctions is the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (“IEEPA”), the National Emergencies Act and sections 301 of title 3 of the United States Code.

This fact sheet provides general information about the Zimbabwe sanctions program imposed by the new Executive Order and administered by the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”).


November 23, 2005 at 5:34 pm Leave a comment

Family flees country as Mujuru invades farms

Daily News
Family flees country as Mujuru invades farms
12/25/01 12:36:47 PM (GMT +2)


By Lloyd Mudiwa

GUY Watson-Smith and his family on Friday fled to South Africa after their two Beatrice farms were seized by Retired General Solomon Mujuru. Watson-Smith, 51, is a director and shareholder of Hanagwe (Pvt) Ltd which owns Alamein and Elim farms about 70km south of Harare.

The farmer fled the country hours before his lawyer filed an urgent application in the High Court. Watson-Smith is the Commercial Farmers’ Union ’s provincial chairman for Mashonaland East. “We were worried about our safety knowing Mujuru would be named in court papers which are in the public
domain,” he said from Pretoria, where he is staying with relatives. “We will stay in South Africa for as long as this takes.” Mujuru, 54, is a former commander of the army. This is the first case brought before the courts by a commercial farmer against a member of President Mugabe’s inner circle as a
result of seizure of land and assets.


December 25, 2001 at 10:24 am Leave a comment

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