Former President Robert Mugabe may have been losing his memory over the last few years but could he have been so daft as to introduce Nelson Chamisa to Rwandan President Paul Kagame, during the inclusive government, as a member of his party- the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front?
The door is now wide open for President Emmerson Mnangagwa to announce dates for this year’s elections following a Constitutional Court ruling that no one, court or individual, can stop the President from proclaiming the elections.
Former President Robert Mugabe today once again failed to pitch up for hearing before the Mines and Energy Parliamentary Portfolio committee to give evidence on the alleged missing $15 billion diamonds.
Thokozani Khupe, one of the leaders of the two Movement for Democratic Change-Tsvangirai factions, continues to haunt her more popular rival Nelson Chamisa though she is widely regarded more as a spoiler than a serious contender.
Zimbabwe’s Deputy Finance Minister Terence Mukupe, who is under pressure to resign following his statement that the military will not allow opposition leader Nelson Chamisa to take over even if he wins the coming elections, has issued an apology but says some of his statements were misinterpreted and in some cases deliberately distorted and misrepresented.
The National Patriotic Front yesterday told the visiting Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa pre-election observer team that Zimbabwe cannot have free and fair elections because the Emmerson Mnangagwa administration came to power in November last year through a “coup” that was specifically staged to grab power and enshrine it in the hands of the military.
A Herald columnist who was this week “exposed” by former Higher Education Minister Jonathan Moyo as Presidential spokesman George Charamba has come out guns blazing accusing Moyo of selling out former First Lady Grace Mugabe and using former President Robert Mugabe’s nephew Patrick Zhuwao as a mop.