Chamisa, Khupe leadership fight spills to Supreme Court

ANDREW KUNAMBURA THE messy tug-of-war between MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa and his MDC-T nemesis Thokozani Khupe has taken a new twist after it emerged...

Plunging deeper into the abyss

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa’s heavy-handed crackdown in his bid to stop protests by civil rights groups and political parties over corruption and the deteriorating economy,...

Dead bodies pile up at parlors as COVID-19 protocols delay release

BRIDGET MANANAVIRE FUNERAL service providers and hospital mortuaries are struggling to clear bodies for burial owing to challenges in handling those that would have succumbed...

ZCC pursues multi-stakeholder dialogue process

Tinashe Kairiza THE Zimbabwe Council of Churches (ZCC) is persisting with its efforts to initiate a national dialogue process, meant to address the country’s intractable...

Mnangagwa’s rise, fall from grace and litany of missed opportunities

BRIDGET MANANAVIRE ON the afternoon of November 22 2017, a day after a cornered former president Robert Mugabe resigned under pressure from the military —...

Police besiege lawyer Mtetwa’s offices

DESMOND CHINGARANDE/MOSES MATENGA POLICE in full riot gear yesterday besieged the offices of noted human rights lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa in Harare twice in a show...

Tense Mnangagwa orders Ncube to arm riot police

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has instructed Treasury to urgently buy a fleet of brand new vehicles for the police, including all-terrain troop carriers, water cannons,...

Before his downfall, a man’s heart is proud, but Humility comes...

It has been a month and the Supreme Court judgment on the MDC case has come and gone, but questions remain in people’s minds. Was the judgment just and fair, given the material facts and evidence presented before the Supreme Court? Will the judgment have any major effect on, and consequences for Zimbabwe’s political turf in general, and the MDC in particular?

MDC infighting intensifies

INFIGHTING in the opposition MDC party is escalating as the Thokozani Khupe-led faction — buoyed by a recent Supreme Court ruling ordering the party...

Rex Nhongo’s escape to Tanzania after the Chitepo assassination

THIS is the fourth extract from Blessing-Miles Tendi’s book The Army and Politics in Zimbabwe: Mujuru, the Liberation Fighter and Kingmaker (Cambridge University Press). Tendi is an Associate Professor in Politics at the University of Oxford. Permission for reproduction of extracts of the book was granted exclusively to the Zimbabwe Independent by the author. Mujuru, the Liberation Fighter and Kingmaker is available in Zimbabwean book stores and Exclusive Books (South Africa).

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