As Zanu PF factions destroy each other, the military will have a huge say as to who would take over from President Mugabe.


As Zanu PF factions destroy each other, the military will have a huge say as to who would take over from President Mugabe.


He is a controversial prophet who continues to draw large crowds with his promise of miracles. But as his popularity soars he faces all sorts of allegations. So far he has survived.


Two secretary generals tried to topple him but failed. His wife walked out but returned home. Now MDC leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, is plotting his way to State House.


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Monday, 26 June 2017


The Economic Freedom Fighters have confirmed reports that party leader Julius Malema is under surveillance and questioned the role of state security and home affairs.

“We know that a private foreign family‚ the Guptas‚ has had access to the travel itinerary and ID number of a party leader and member of the South African Parliament‚” the party said in a statement.

“We cannot think of any other reason why they would spy on him‚ except with the hope to find him isolated and take his life. We say this because most of the trips that the media has written about were never publicly announced.

“We also know that it is impossible for the Guptas‚ on their own‚ to attain this information without the help of both Home Affairs and State Security.”

In a hard-hitting statement‚ the EFF said a confrontation with the controversial family – which has yet to comment on the allegations — was inevitable.

“They have no right whatsoever to spy on the EFF leadership and they must know that as EFF we are not scared of them‚” the party said.

Party spokesman Mbuyiseni Ndlozi said‚ without going into specific details‚ that Malema’s telephone calls were being monitored. “As an organization we are concerned about the safety of the CIC. Not so long ago‚ we have had to track a car that was following him around.”

The party plans to report its evidence to the inspector general of intelligence.

The Sunday Times reported yesterday that leaked documents had revealed that the Guptas had allegedly been spying on high-profile banking executives‚ their family members‚ a former cabinet minister and a business rival.

The report said that Absa CEO Maria Ramos and her husband‚ former finance minister Trevor Manuel were among those who had been tracked.

Their personal information was contained in a spreadsheet in the possession of senior Gupta executive Ashu Chawla‚ according to leaked documents seen by the newspaper.

The Sunday Times said it was unable to determine why Chawla had the spreadsheet‚ given that the Guptas had refused to respond to media queries. sowetan


A MAN from Pumula suburb in Bulawayo allegedly beat up his live-in girlfriend for chasing away a suspected prostitute that he had spent a night with in her presence.

Lovemore Marange (29), allegedly assaulted Sithembiso Tshabangu (30) after she chased the prostitute from their house early in the morning.

Marange pleaded not guilty to a physical abuse charge. Western commonage magistrate Mr Lungile Ncube remanded him in custody to today for commencement of trial.

Prosecuting, Ms Magret Takawira told the court that on June 9 Marange went to the shops in the morning and left his girlfriend and the prostitute in the house.

She said when he learnt that she had chased the prostitute away, he went home and started shouting at her.

“Accused person woke up early morning and went to the shops. Complainant chased accused’s lover from home. Accused returned and started shouting at the complainant.

“Accused punched complainant several times all over the body. He slapped her on the face and strangled her. Complainant sustained minor injuries but did not seek medical attention,” she said. chronicle


FORMER Vice-President Joice Mujuru has admitted that her expulsion from Zanu PF had opened her eyes, saying had it not been so she could still be blindly following and supporting President Robert Mugabe and his party.

Addressing a handful of her National People’s Party supporters in Kuwadzana high-density suburb, Harare, over the weekend, Mujuru said had it not been for her detractors, who pushed her out of Zanu PF, she would not have gathered the guts to openly challenge her former boss.

“There are people in Zanu PF, who created false allegations against me, leading to my ouster from the party. These people did well to get me fired, do not blame them, because if it was not of them I would not have been able to say the things I am saying now. We would not be having this political party, where we can seat planning the things we want to do in future, so that we can improve our children’s lives,” she said.

Mujuru, who is gunning to lead the proposed opposition coalition has, however, repeatedly said she was not forced out of the party, but instead resigned way before she was fired by Mugabe.
In a show of respect for Mugabe and his education, Mujuru appeared to be shifting blame to people surrounding him, accusing them of misinforming and abusing him for personal gain.

She said Mugabe’s hangers-on had worked round-the-clock to portray her as his enemy.

“As Mujuru, I have been following those who are educated, like Mugabe, some of us went to school through the window and we said those who were teachers before are the real deal.

“I could not have done these things because there are people who went to Mugabe to tell him, to stop me from doing villagisation (sic) in Gadzi Village. We had started some house in the village trying to show people that you have good living in the village. Planning irrigation systems like the case at Dotito.

“Zanu PF went there and destroyed that dream, if you ask people from these areas they will tell you that Zanu PF saw me as a threat if we leave her, the things that we want to win from Mugabe while he is still in power we won’t get them,” she said.

She also attacked Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa for using the command agriculture programme to seek personal glory.

“They want to praise command agriculture when all this food we have was because we had good rains and some of us used cow manure and not fertiliser now they want to take credit for God’s blessings,” she said. newsday