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ZANU-PF, MDC-T cracks widen

ZANU-PF and the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) have been rocked by fissures following disputed primary elections aimed at choosing candidates for the forthcoming polls, but President Robert Mugabe’s party appears hardest hit.Sources this week said President Mugabe was likely to personally intervene to lessen the impact of the fall-out…

Parliament heroes, villains

AS the chapter closed on the Seventh Parliament last week, it was clear that there were heroes and villains among Members of Parliament representing the people from across the political divide.Sworn in on August 25, 2008 before its June 29 dissolution, expectations were that the Legislative Assembly would…

Nyanga robbed of its beauty

 SOME 117 years ago Zimbabwe’s first colonialist, Cecil John Rhodes, after falling in love with one of the country’s most beautiful natural settings, the rolling mountains of Nyanga, wrote thus to his agent: “Dear McDonald, Inyanga is much finer than you described…..Before it is all gone, buy me quickly up…

Mpofu caught on wrong side

PARLIAMENT has once again raised the red flag over the manner in which the country’s diamonds are being extracted in Chiadzwa with the latest report by the legislature condemning Mines Minister Obert Mpofu for breaching the country’s laws, The Financial Gazette can exclusively report.In a damning report by the Parliamentary…

Clock ticking for Mutambara

… as options narrow DEPUTY Prime Minister (DPM) Arthur Mutambara is keeping the nation guessing with regards to his options and future in politics as the curtains is about to come down on the drama-filled life of the inclusive government, The Financial Gazette can report.Weekend reports had suggested that Mutambara…

ZANU-PF sounds war drums

Litmus test for SADC WAR drums are getting louder countrywide  as a defiant ZANU-PF ups the tempo in disregard of the Global Political Agreement (GPA)  that gave way to the inclusive government.Information made available to The Financial Gazette this week ahead of the meeting of the party’s supreme decision-making body…

Scramble for Byo intensifies

BULAWAYO — The country’s major political players are descending on the second city ahead of elections in desperate attempts to swing the pendulum in their favour in the wake of discontent among residents over the performance of the inclusive government.Bulawayo has been a stronghold for Prime Minister (PM) Morgan Tsvangirai’s…

GNU reopens dialogue with UNDP

ZIMBABWE should brace itself for funding with strings attached from either the Southern African Development Community (SADC) or the United Nations as the country’s coffers are virtually empty.As the country moves towards fresh voting, government has learnt the hard way after failing to raise poll funds at this late hour.With…