Ruling Party Turns Against Mugabe, Grace

[The Herald] EIGHT out of 10 Zanu-PF provinces yesterday held Provincial Coordination Committee meetings that resolved to call for the resignation of First Secretary and President Cde Robert Mugabe failing which he should recalled from Government for r…

[The Herald] EIGHT out of 10 Zanu-PF provinces yesterday held Provincial Coordination Committee meetings that resolved to call for the resignation of First Secretary and President Cde Robert Mugabe failing which he should recalled from Government for reasons of incapacitation and losing control of the party to his wife, Dr Grace Mugabe.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

SADC, AU Must Not Jump the Gun

[The Herald] The African Union (AU) is a tried-and- tested institution that has been able to make thoughtful and strategic decisions in dealing with various challenges confronting its member states.

[The Herald] The African Union (AU) is a tried-and- tested institution that has been able to make thoughtful and strategic decisions in dealing with various challenges confronting its member states.

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Be Vigilant, Patriotic – Defence Minister Sekeremayi to Army

[The Herald] The country’s defence forces must remain vigilant and patriotic because there are elements bent on reversing the gains of the liberation struggle, Defence Minister Dr Sydney Sekeremayi has said.

[The Herald] The country's defence forces must remain vigilant and patriotic because there are elements bent on reversing the gains of the liberation struggle, Defence Minister Dr Sydney Sekeremayi has said.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Army Gives Permission for Big Anti-Mugabe Rally

[The Herald] THE Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) and the Zimbabwe Republic Police yesterday cleared a rally by citizens across the political divide led by the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans’ Association against President Mugabe’s continued sta…

[The Herald] THE Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) and the Zimbabwe Republic Police yesterday cleared a rally by citizens across the political divide led by the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans' Association against President Mugabe's continued stay in office as they urged the public to be peaceful and orderly.

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ConCourt Declares Sampa, Prof. Lungwangwa Duly Elected

THE Constitutional Court has upheld five election petition appeals among them Kasama Central and Nalikwanda constituencies after finding that the petitioners failed to prove allegations of electoral malpractices. According to five judgements delivered today, the court upheld the decisions of … Continued

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THE Constitutional Court has upheld five election petition appeals among them Kasama Central and Nalikwanda constituencies after finding that the petitioners failed to prove allegations of electoral malpractices. According to five judgements delivered today, the court upheld the decisions of High Court judges who found that Kasama Central PF member of parliament Kelvin Sampa, Nalikwanda UPND’s Professor Geoffrey Lungwangwa, UPND’s Gift Sialubalu of Sinazongwe, Elliot Kamondo of Mufumbwe and Rogers Mwewa who is PF Mwasabombwe member of parliament were validly elected. In the Kasama Central parliamentary seat that was petitioned by UPND’s Sibongile Mwamba, Constitutional Court judge Mungeni Mulenga said the court did not fault the findings of the lower court which dismissed all the grounds, stating that Mwamba failed to prove that Sampa engaged in electoral practices during the August 2016 elections. The court dismissed all the grounds advanced by Mwamba among them that the raid at her house was sanctioned by Sampa and also that he donated shoes in order to influence voters. She said there was no evidence to show that the shoes were donated during the campaign period. Judge Mulenga said there was no evidence to prove that the unfair and hate speech messages that were put on banners and flyers alleging that UPND president Hakainde Hichilema was a Satanist were orchestrated by Sampa or his agents to prevent the electorate to vote for Mwamba. She said the allegation that Sampa distributed alcoholic beverages also failed because the evidence on the same was not corroborated. “The appellant did little to establish that the first respondent distributed alcohol and therefore, we will not fault the findings of the trial judge,†judge Mulenga said. She also dismissed all the grounds of appeal in the Nalikwanda petition appeal, saying they lacked merit. Judge Mulenga said the Constitutional Court would not doubt the findings of the lower court as it had an opportunity to observe the demeanour of the witnesses and also the benefit of seeing the witnesses. She said the court would not reverse the findings of facts based on the credibility of witnesses. Judge Mulenga added that the ground that Prof Lungwangwa distributed K100s was not proved because there was no evidence to show that the member of parliament distributed the monies and they cannot fault the lower court’s finding. And judge Margaret Munalula upheld the election of Mwewa after dismissing the grounds of appeal filed by Sunday Chitundu Maluba of the MMD for lack of merit. Judge Munalula also dismissed the Sinazongwe appeal lodged by PF losing candidate Richwell Siamunene against Gift Sialubalu. Meanwhile, judge Palan Mulonda threw out PF’s Steven Masumba’s appeal against Kamondo of the UPND for failure to prove the allegations of electoral malpractices. The post ConCourt Declares Sampa, Prof. Lungwangwa Duly Elected appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Hegemony and the Creation of a New Zanu-PF

[Zimbabwe Standard] The Zanu PF party, initially formed as Zanu on August 8 1963 when the likes of Ndabaningi Sithole, Henry Hamadziripi, Mukudzei Midzi, Herbert Chitepo, Edgar Tekere and Leopold Takawira decided to split from Zapu at Enos Nkala’s High…

[Zimbabwe Standard] The Zanu PF party, initially formed as Zanu on August 8 1963 when the likes of Ndabaningi Sithole, Henry Hamadziripi, Mukudzei Midzi, Herbert Chitepo, Edgar Tekere and Leopold Takawira decided to split from Zapu at Enos Nkala's Highfield house in Harare, has morphed along the way; dropped cadres, purged some, reintegrated the old or picked up new ones in true fashion of a liberation movement.

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Ruling Party Calls for Mugabe’s Resignation

[The Herald] Harare -Zanu-PF provincial structures in all the country’s 10 provinces met today and called for the resignation of their First Secretary, President Robert Mugabe.

[The Herald] Harare -Zanu-PF provincial structures in all the country's 10 provinces met today and called for the resignation of their First Secretary, President Robert Mugabe.

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Mugabe Opponents Plan Big March on Saturday

[Deutsche Welle] Several major world powers and even members of the president’s party have indicated they would like to see President Mugabe resign. Most branches of his ZANU-PF party have passed votes of no confidence against him.

[Deutsche Welle] Several major world powers and even members of the president's party have indicated they would like to see President Mugabe resign. Most branches of his ZANU-PF party have passed votes of no confidence against him.

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Chaos Rocks Nairobi As Odinga Returns

[East African] Chaos, teargas, running battles and suspected live bullets marred opposition leader Raila Odinga’s entry into the capital Nairobi’s city centre upon his arrival from the United States on Friday.

[East African] Chaos, teargas, running battles and suspected live bullets marred opposition leader Raila Odinga's entry into the capital Nairobi's city centre upon his arrival from the United States on Friday.

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