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Proper cabinet reshuffle looms We gave Mugabe free rein: Gumbo Mphoko haunted by his CIO past Mnangagwa rapidly consolidates power Our hands are tied, says Makarau Kereke re-admitted into Zanu-PF It’s not over, says Mutasa Carnage as Grace makes her

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Proper cabinet reshuffle looms

via Proper cabinet reshuffle looms – The Zimbabwe Independent 19 December 2014 by Faith Zaba/ Elias Mambo PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe is likely to reshuffle cabinet soon after returning from his annual holiday in the Far East, despite last week’s changes,

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We gave Mugabe free rein: Gumbo

via We gave Mugabe free rein: Gumbo – The Zimbabwe Independent 19 December 2014 by Owen Gagare FORMER Zanu PF spokesperson Rugare Gumbo, who was expelled from the party just before its recent sixth congress, says he and other senior

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Mphoko haunted by his CIO past

via Mphoko haunted by his CIO past – The Zimbabwe Independent 19 December 2014 by Owen Gagare DESPITE his strong liberation struggle credentials and his surprise ascension to the post of vice-president, Phelekezela Mphoko is haunted by his past —

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Mnangagwa rapidly consolidates power

via Bulawayo24 NEWS | Mnangagwa rapidly consolidates power 19 December 2014 IN the aftermath of a fierce internal Zanu-PF succession power struggle played out in the public domain, which left a number of high-profile political casualties including former vice-president Joice

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Our hands are tied, says Makarau

via Our hands are tied, says Makarau | The Herald 19 December 2014 by Daniel Nemukuyu Zimbabwe Electoral Commission chairperson Justice Rita Makarau says the commission cannot take over the responsibility of voter registration, and maintaining registers from the Registrar-General’s

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Kereke re-admitted into Zanu-PF

via Kereke re-admitted into Zanu-PF | The Herald 19 December 2014 by George Maponga Zanu-PF has re-admitted Bikita West House of Assembly representative Dr Munyaradzi Kereke into the party. He was expelled from the party for insubordination after he defied a

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It’s not over, says Mutasa

via It’s not over, says Mutasa – Nehanda Radio 19 December 2014 by Mugove Tafirenyika and Fungi Kwaramba HARARE – Former Zanu PF secretary for administration Didymus Mutasa says he and others who were recently ousted from the party for

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Carnage as Grace makes her stand

via Carnage as Grace makes her stand 18 December 2014 by Stephen Chan THE Roman god, Saturn, ate his children, but was overthrown by one who got away. For politicians, the moral of the story is that you have to

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Media commissioner calls for reforms

via Media commissioner calls for reforms 18 December 2014 ZIMBABWE Media commission member Lawton Hikwa has called for the realignment of the media laws with new constitution which was adopted through a referendum in March last year. The government has

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News analysis: When things fall apart

via News analysis: When things fall apart 18 December 2014 UNDER what constitutional order would one be punished before the cause for the punishment has been determined by an independent tribunal? One may be tempted to see the recent treatment

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Govt to create HIV programme for gays

via Govt to create HIV programme for gays 18 December 2014 THE government is going to create a specific HIV and AIDS programme targeting homosexuals and sex workers as a way of controlling the infection rate, a senior government official

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Mnangagwa ally’s house burnt down

via Mnangagwa ally’s house burnt down 18 December 2014 VICE president Emmerson Mnangagwa’s ally, Lewis Matutu, escaped death after his house was burnt down by unknown assailants in Zvishavane as factional fights in the ruling Zanu PF party turn violent.

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Police secure warrants for Mujuru companies

via Police secure warrants for Mujuru companies 18 December 2014 EMBATTLED former vice president Joice Mujuru’s woes are set to mount after police Thursday were granted search warrants by a Harare magistrate’s court to investigate her vast businesses empire, NewZimbabwe.com

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Zanu-PF youths leaders arrested

via Zanu-PF youths leaders arrested | The Herald 19 December 2014 by Lovemore Mataire and Elita Chikwati TOP Zanu-PF officials were on Wednesday arrested for allegedly defrauding more than 15 000 farmers of their hard-earned cash through a dubious inputs

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