LIVE BLOG: ZANU PF Politburo

The Herald is giving you live updates of the proceedings at the Zanu PF headquarters. The party is set to hold its first politburo after the successful 15th National People’s Conference held in Victoria Falls in December 2015.

Scores of people are trickling in at the Zanu PF headquarters for an event “organised by the Women’s League to thank President Mugabe for a successful tour of duty as the African Union chairman.”

President Mugabe, who was at the helm of the AU between January 2015 and January 2016, is expected to address the gathering which is dominated by women and youths.

The event coincides with the revolutionary party’s first politburo meeting for this year which is coming in the wake of tension between the party officials.

The Politburo will come after the address by the President and it is expected to put an end to the abuse of social media by some officials and take measures against those leaking party issues to the media.

In the mean time, there are no placards or any banners and the crowd is being entertained by various Chimurenga groups.

10:30 Officials have started arriving and among them is Zanu PF National Commissar Cde Saviour Kasukuwere, Secretary for Administration Dr Ignatius Chombo and Secretary for Legal Affairs Cde Patrick Chinamasa.

10:35 Other politburo members who have arrived are Cdes Josiah Hungwe, Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri, Mike Bimha and Kembo Mohadi.

10:37 Party spokesperson Cde Simon Khaya Moyo has arrived.

10:40 Some of the people interviewed say they do not know what they have come to do. Some say they have been called to attend an address by President Mugabe while some say they have been told its an address by First Lady Amai Grace Mugabe.

10:45 President Mugabe has arrived and he is accompanied by the First Lady. People chant Gushungo Gushungo Gushungo as he takes to the podium. Also here are Vice Presidents Phelekezela Mphoko and Emmerson Mnangagwa.

10:50 People are singing the national anthem now.

10:55 Time for introductions and they are done by chairpersons.

11:00 Sarah Mahoka takes a swipe at The herald. She says the paper should do what the people want. “As women, we have come not for war. We are surprised at what we read in the papers, that we want to demonstrate. We humble ourselves as women and respect leadership you chose. We say down with those who attack the First Lady on every fora.

Mahoka heaps praise on the first family adding they sympathise with them following the recent planned bombings at Alpha and Omega Diary.⁠⁠⁠⁠

11:10 She turns to VP Mnangagwa: “May you please reprimand those abusing your name.”

She appeals to him to declare his interests just as VP Mphoko did. On Permanent Secretary in the ministry of Information, Media and Broadcasting Services, Cde Mahoka says “We want to know if the President sent him to say what he said in the papers. VaCharamba (George Charamba, Ministry of Information, Media and Broadcasting Services, perm sec) ngavaregedze kutaura kwavasina kuswera.”

11:20 First lady takes to the stand and thanks the Lord for getting into 2016. She says “we will always honour war veterans for bringing us freedom” and also thanks the Womens League for organising the event to appreciate President Mugabe’s works.

“Women saw it fit to celebrate and praise you for what you did during your AU tenure. Lets unite, yes there are differences but most of them are coming from men. If you are warned better because sometimes you might end up being chucked out

“We have an upper hand as Zanu PF. So why fighting? You stop it!

First Lady adds: “Quietness doesn’t mean we are foolish. Kure kwemeso nzeve dzinonzwa.”

On planned bombings:

“Why being so heartless? We have sanctions in place and we should have unity of purpose.”

She says: “Focus should be on solving the grain shortages not talking nonsensical issues. We can’t spend the whole time discussing disciplinary issues.

“Political instability affects the whole nation, so stop negative stories. Write about what brings investment into the country.

“Vamwe vaakutoti vakaenda kuchikoro kunodzidza mavhoko. Stop it!

This is our country together, she says. “Let us forgive each other. Do not take issues outside, let us solve them internally.”

11:50 First Lady has finished making her address and Cde Sandi Moyo takes to the stand.

She thanks President Mugabe for championing women’s rights in Africa during his tenure.

11:55 President Mugabe takes to the podium.

12:00 He says he only learnt of the programme on Monday.

“Mukakumbira hamurambidzwe and we say if there is anyone who tried to bar people from coming, that is wrong. We will be discussing about such issues.”

He says, without Women’s League, the party will never win an election. “Women should not be looked down upon.”

12:05 “Since independence, we have worked hard to ensure there is equality between men and women. Equality in all sectors be it education, employment and even remuneration.”

12:08 “Respect, respect, respect, should be accorded to women. When we became the chair of the AU, I said I should not go alone but take the wishes of the people there.

“Upon taking the post last year, we remained in Ethiopia for three days looking at how the AU used to operate and looked for new ways of how we can give them new direction.”

President Mugabe says AU chairmanship should not be an armchair thing but deliverance.

He is chronicling the events he attended to outside the country late last year and briefing the people about the outcomes of the gatherings
12:19⁠⁠⁠We are a big continent but the whites continue looking down upon us. ⁠⁠⁠We should fight to ensure Africa is for Africans, upholding our values.

12:21 ⁠⁠⁠”The UN security council, we need a vote there and that’s why I said enough is enough. Its time to tell the whites that we now want to pull out of the UN. My speech there was a befitting send off.”

“⁠⁠⁠We might have sanctions but we have done better than most countries. We don’t want those who dominate us in  our country. If you are coming, come as a partner not a leader. That mentality should be dealt away with . Its a shame some of us are still being dominated.

12:30 Sithole takamudonhedza. Party members should always tour the party line. Vemapepa kwazvo kwazvo veOpposition are having a party because of what is happening in Zanu PF. Members taking those issues to the private media, after Cabinet, I said that should stop⁠⁠. ⁠⁠

“⁠⁠⁠If you have a grievance, take the issue to the party, don’t go to the opposition papers. You are embarrassing yourself and the party. Those issues are discussed in the Politburo. There are politburo members for that matter.

“Come and present your case to the politburo not kuchema kunze. No to violence we are now on top in Africa and lets safeguard that.”

12:41 President Mugabe says infighting is giving relevance to Morgan Tsvangirai.

13:00 The President has concluded his address and is heading into the Politburo meeting. We will notify you of the outcome of the meeting as soon as we get the spokesperson’s update. Meanwhile, let us continue to discuss and digest what has been said so far.

 

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First Lady Dr Amai Grace Mugabe with Vice President Mnangagwa

Arrival

President Mugabe’s arrival

crowd (1)

Part of the crowd at Zanu-PF HQ, Harare

GM

Part of the officials at the Zanu-PF HQ

Jona

Professor Jonathan Moyo arrives at the Zanu-PF HQ

NPC

Political Commissar Saviour Kasukuwere with Cde Sarah Mahoka

PB Members

 

Pres add

President Mugabe addressing Zanu-PF supporters at the party’s national HQ

Presidium

19:37 More visuals from earlier proceedings at the Zanu-PF National Headquarters in Harare ahead of today’s politburo meeting.

VIDEO TWO: PRESIDENT MUGABE’S ADDRESS AHEAD OF ZANU-PF’S POLITBURO MEETING AT THE PARTY’S HQ

 

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  • changara

    start posting hey

  • Zimba 1

    Why would people travel to Harare for no reason?

    • Fred Muchena

      very funny

  • jacktheswede

    cant wait to see you reporting that Sarah Mahoka said “HERALD IS LYING”

    • theheraldonline

      Hi jacktheswede,
      Kindly read through the updates and you will see our quote on that. We have nothing to hide. We report the truth as it is, and obviously this hurts some.

      • Kuda K

        Where is the quote? Your reporting is biased herald. lol

        • rukudzo

          11:00 Sarah Mahoka takes a swipe at The herald. She says the paper should do what the people

          want. “As women, we have come not for war. We are surprised at what we read in the papers that

          want to demonstrate. We humble ourselves as women and respect leadership you chose. We say

          down with those who attack the First Lady on every fora.

          • theheraldonline

            Thanks for the emphasis, rukudzo.

          • PROSPER CHINAMHORA

            am I barred to comment here, my comments are forever awaiting approval, whats happening

          • theheraldonline

            Hi Prosper, Looks like we have nothing by you awaiting approval. try to post again, if your earlier comment is not showing.

      • Max Chikero

        Come on hey, yo last post on the not so live “LIVE BLOG” was more than an hour ago and there certainly is nothing on Mahoka !

        • theheraldonline

          For the update on Mahoka kindly refer to the 11:00hrs post.

          • Tangwena

            Maybe its something to do with illegal sanctions coz we have refreshed so many times

          • Max Chikero

            Ok have seen it now, u were facing network challenged perhaps ? Thanks anyway

      • jacktheswede

        Thank you heraldonline for the headsup but why then are we not seeing the updates. My sincere apologies.

        • jacktheswede

          heraldonline i apologised in all sincerity and still that info remains missing. whats going on?

        • theheraldonline

          Hi, jack. Keep refreshing your browser for updates. We are now on the President’s address.

      • ThaDoggPound

        Where are the updates?

      • TAWANDA

        Herald whre is it….

      • Mai 2

        Zviri papi nhai Herald cant see the quote; I have refreshed the page and even closed and re-opened it to no avail.

      • theheraldonline

        Here is a scrn shot, jacktheswede.

        • jacktheswede

          Thanks herald…peace!

        • Gary WekuZviyambe

          I think the live blog is only showing on your computer

          • theheraldonline

            We are looking at the reports that the updates are not showing on some browsers. Will give an update on this as soon as we get to the bottom of the technical matter. Kindly accept our apologies.

          • Gary WekuZviyambe

            Titumireiwo mari yedrink yekunwa takamirira muchigadzira michina yenyu

          • kisi blessing

            ndopamunotivhara napo ipapo when these things are happening pliz try to kip your house in order kwete masry sry.

        • Fidelis Mhaka

          Everyone knows that you guys are involved in factional politics.

        • Collin

          Amai Mahoka is my hero thanks herald please can you have one on one with her,with regards to the current situation.
          We hear VP this VP that can she clear the air for us

      • Gary WekuZviyambe

        “We report the truth as it is…”
        hahahahahahahahahahaha
        Fell out of my chair, laughing so much that my boss asked what is so hilarious

        • chemhanza

          i bet the ‘truth’ is subjective then

      • cdegaba

        what has happened at Herald to be a bit objective on this one, kwesheni maki nga?

      • Osama Bin Drinking

        LOL

      • Hanzi kudii

        Its hard to believe given your track record of sweeping things under the rug.

  • ThaDoggPound

    Blog is behind by over an hour. Factional news black out???

    • jacktheswede

      This is not a LIVE BLOG…Its a cherry picking exercise in futility as it seems like the news they were waiting for aint happening. On the other hand Newsday is doing minute by minute reporting(Ok, 20 minutely or so)

  • Zimba 1

    People have time to waste nhai. How can people embark on journey to H for apparently no reason? These are some of the abuses of state property:order buses to ferry people to Harare and not tell them why they are going there.

    • jacktheswede

      you are so naive…these people get a lawanzi for their troubles

      • Zimba 1

        Can’t comprehend?

        • jacktheswede

          I hear you…Meant that they get an ALLOWANCE for pitching up. Excuse my mandarin

  • Zimba 1

    Why are you blocking my comments.

    • theheraldonline

      Hi Zimba 1,
      No record of your comments that have been blocked.

      • Mart

        Let the comments flow like on other news websites. Why should you censor comments? Report factually not taking sides in ZANU-PF politics. Muchamama Jonso adzoka. Murikunorima mbambaira very soon.

  • Tangwena

    varikudiswa naMahoka ndosaka vakanyarara

  • Telescope

    Ko I ba hapana news pa live blog yacht…….online reporters maone. Technologoly yaramba apa.

  • Dr inini

    is this a live blog…wen its 2hrs late…or is this a deliberate blackout

  • Murehwa

    Sorry @theheraldonline:disqus, you were led astray by the perm sec!!! Ceaser Zvayi you came out in the open in the heat of the moment saying you are team Lacoste, I feel for you. @theheraldonline, the media campaign has failed, remain neutral or side with the young generation vane energy! Zvekushandisa maWarvets is old strategy, hamuvagone vana Jonso!!!

  • Rich

    where is the live blog. ……………….crunch politibro meeting. herald don’t play with Jonso and G40 munopera. Next is cabinet reshuffle then new minister and PS at information vamwe votodzingwa basa

  • matt

    In have tried to figure out pandinokwana but ndashaya. Will this make a difference i ask?…NO ndangozvipindura ndega but all the same nyaya dzenyu dzikutapira mazuva ano. Munokuvadzana varume!!!!!

  • Dr inini

    i dnt see my comment,….where are the updates

  • Dr Bush

    Instead of being productive, doing some work, these people unnecessarily use diesel to travel to Harare to just sit and stare at PB officials passing through! This is the reason why this country is not developing at the pace it should! Surely how useless can people be. Why agree to get on a bus to a journey you have no idea you are going to? Correct me if I am wrong but this is just unproductive and blame lies solely on individuals

    • Far Que

      Like sheep to the slaughter. Smh

    • Dhara Dee

      No one is allowed to refuse, refusing is like committing treason, you die. so they are doing it for their lives. they dont care as long as they alive.

  • Varonnee

    Makava epa Herald varikushaya zvekunyora busy consulting Charamba kuti tonyora apa Charamba is sweating kuti hey ndinopona here, PDiddy is at loss that is the disadvantage of being a stooge when the puppet master is removed the the play stops kikikikiki

  • maita

    what is Mahoka trying to say to ED, she is one of these people fanning factionalism abusing the First Family? She wants to appear near the family is she saying RGM is not clever by appointing Emmerson as VP?

    • K Sekeramayi

      Cde Mahoka does not have the right to talk to the VP that way……

      • kisi blessing

        kana asina that right ngaadzingwe porisi riripo pane zvinenge zvichiitika asi dai wati paarikuzviitira yes

  • Im African

    Very good job herald.. From my side the updates are just about 20 or so mins behind. Which is not bad at all! Sando dzenyu.. Vari kuchema-chema, please make sure you have reliable internet connection and a light browser…

  • Tengenenge

    HERALD NOT LYING. IT TURNS OUT TO BE AN G40 EVENT MEANT TO PROVOKE vaMNANGAGWA. HE SHOULD MAINTAIN HIS SILENCE AND DIGNITY AND NOT FALL INTO THE SILLY G40 TRAPS. AS USUAL THE PRESIDENT’S ADDRESS HAS DISAPPOINTED THE G40 FACTIONALISTS

  • Lex Mapazho

    newsday ine more updates ,herald irikuseri

  • kisi blessing

    TIPEI TINZWE

  • Togarepi

    “Hanzi Sithole takamudonhedza, members taking those issues to the private media after Cabinet, I said that should stop” Yatanga nyaya yacho, vanga vachiramba moti kudii zvino

    • Fidelis Mhaka

      Sithole was a very high ranking member of Zanu PF, so someone with a very high ranking post as sithole must be worried kuti ndabakhwa!

    • ThaDoggPound

      A little bit of help here. Was this Sithole reference a warning to Jonso or to Chris? Am a bit lost there.

  • kisi blessing

    please we no kuti you have a lot to wek on but pliz try to be quick we want that “live update” sense here. asi vapedza kutaura here.

  • Nyamasvisva

    Hey Herald , when can we get the live coverage?

  • AM

    Dear Herald. The only relevant section left in your paper now is the business section. The rest its factional wars and rubbish.

    • chemhanza

      neClassified section, kkkkkkk

  • theheraldonline

    DEAR READERS: We have fixed the glitch that resulted in some few hiccups at the beginning of this blog and we should all be on the same platform now-enjoy yourselves.

    • Afrikan

      We are enjoying :-) Thank you for the updates zviri kunakidza tawana drama

    • G Tichatonga

      Technical challenges will always be there – well done for fixing the problem. STEM is needed in order to appreciate these things nhai ka.

    • John

      Ok, tell us now, has Jonso Moyo arrived yet?

  • AM

    I am a big fan of the Herald but i am disappointed that you have allowed yourself to be caught up in useless factional wars. Only relevant section left is the Business section. Some members of Zanu Pf feel they have been shut out & that’s why they run to Newsday, Daily News etc. You are now a rocket launch pad for attacking other Ministers who dont agree with your commanders. What you dont understand is that social media is more powerful than the herald. If you want other Ministers to stop using social media as a defence weapon be independent and dont allow yourself to be used to attack other Ministers.

    • chemhanza

      social media ndeyenyu imi musingavhote, anambuya vaSaru kuUzumba havana kana dhiri nayo

  • Zarura Zimbabgwe

    Are they in a closed meeting now? Twenty minutes after the last update?

  • Fidelis Mhaka

    He spoke as a leader not wanting to take sides but to warn the other group which is now a faction within a national party.

  • Darlington

    interesting day

  • Gary WekuZviyambe

    “We might have sanctions but we have done better than most countries”
    Really?!! Our leader seems to have forgotten the meaning of the word “most”

    • chemhanza

      i bet MOST here refers to Somali,Burundi and any other failed state you can think of

  • Dr Bush

    Well done Herald for the updates. Very loud and clear we know what is taking place. As always excellent address by his excellency

    • theheraldonline

      Thank you Dr Bush. Have a blessed day. We will notify you as soon as we get the latest from the meeting through Cde Simon Khaya Moyo’s media update. Thank you very much.

      • truths

        Herald left out kuti Charamba has been booed by youths. Its also ommiting other damaging statements
        about vanaCharamba. I am seeing the Editor & PS vachisiya basa. Kutweet yaJonso kune logic & sense zvokuti akatoitengesa, he wTril get more sales than Herald.

      • Hacha Duke of Enkeldoorn

        Aah so big brother exists? Makadii henyu vakuru. Hanzi naAmai “Stop it” nyaya yenyu yekungonyora zvebopoto mubato

        • theheraldonline

          We are always here with all the news Hacha duke of Enkeldoorn. We do not want to feed you with our opinion throughout. Our opinion is found in our EDITORIAL COMMENT. Here we give you what everyone is saying about trending issues. But of course, this may hurt those who think this space should be reserved for certain individuals.

          • Hacha Duke of Enkeldoorn

            Bless you – we are running out of maputi in the terraces – what an exciting game politics is.

      • jacktheswede

        Indeed. heraldonline, thank you for this platform.We had a late start but it all came together. thanks team

        • theheraldonline

          Thanks jacktheswede,
          Thanks a lot.
          We have also just posted some images which we could not load up faster earlier.

  • Stanley Tshoga

    more updates please

    • Herald Social Media

      Feel free to check the visuals

  • hungweeeeeh

    There are people who hv obviously travelled to Harare for sinister agendas but the challenge is they dont know where to start

  • Chihelele

    HAnzi Charamba ndaarege kutaura zve kwaasina kuswera. Handei tione. VP Mnangadwa hanzi usango nyarara kunge chituta zita rako richi svibiswa. This is brutal from G40

  • dick mboko

    Ko Tsvangira wabva nepi? Musharukwa zvaava kurota. Ndafunga kuti Tsvangirai nhasi washevedzwa kuPoritibhuro yeZANU, ndikati nhaka nguruve dzichabhururuka

  • Pamusoroi

    You did not update the arrival of Jonathan Moyo. Why?

  • hungweeeeeh

    How can Sarah Mahoka repremand VP Mnangagwa like her subbordinate. The woman is a traitor. She is already preempting some sensetive information that have not yet been deliberated.

  • HardMashonaType from Zhombe

    Munhu mutema anobvuma kushandiswa varume

  • INTELLIGENCE

    The heraldonline.

    stop the culture of blocking rational and above board comments especially involving ur boss Charamba. Yesterdy you blocked my comment on how Charamba was controlling the state media thus defying Prof. Moyo media space to air his views. Funny enough my similar comment on a daily news comments paltform was accepted at once because they are neutral. I think you should only block comments that has iraational or vulgur material not constructive criticism on the powers be.

    STOP IT!!!

  • Bert

    Out of all the issues we could discuss about this country and its current state of affairs, we end up doing the usual race dance? We have much bigger things to worry about. This is not leadership.

  • Museyamwa

    Somehow I do not understand this Mahoka woman. First she just comes from nowhere with allegations on VP Mnangagwa. Is silence a crime? Why would she want him to join a debate he did not start? That is gossip for women! Zuro ndizuro makati toda VP mukadzi apa mavakugofa gofa varipo kuti muwane wekuchekeresa? Bring yourself into that scenario and you want someone to speak, and say what?

    Women have a weakness of being urged on to pass vitriol and discord!

    And if truth be told: women clamor for power and equality, let war come and you park in the backseat wailing. Its in these peace times women make a lot of noise but the intelligent women will not incite violence that will annex them! Be warned Mahoka kind …

  • Museyamwa

    Herald, this issue of “holding onto my constructive comments pending approval” every time I send them on your blog should stop! Do not gate-keep free thoughts and then claim you are people’s paper!

    • G Tichatonga

      Everyone is subjected to the same vetting sir.

    • Herald Social Media

      Museyamwa, we do not block readers comments. We just disapprove vulgar language. Kindly repost your comment

  • Fred Muchena

    It seems The Herald is allowing people people to post comments today!

  • Chihelele

    Nezuro I thought Jonathan Moyo career has come to an end for second time, but it seems the Prof is on top. Team lacoste is well backed pa corner chaipo

  • Dr Bush

    This is great herald! But that Mahoka woman needs to wind her neck in! To threaten the VP with death in public is way above her pay grade! That is indiscipline at its best!

  • Sekuru Mhofu

    Jonathan haatembeki naya, mark my words you shall see all his plans unfolding. VaKasukuwire varikutambwa sekuru Gudo regai muone. This G40 thing shall explode like a bombshell. Pakaipa! Inonzi Karikoga Kumi Remiseve!! Politics is played like a chess game, do not trust anyone, mwana weingwe ingwe. Jona’s trickies are always calculated like chess game. Every move is well calculated where as some people are being used to react and risking to play bridge. “The worst feeling in the world is to know You were used and lied to by someone you trust.” Pachabakidza!!! Asi Chii nhai??? Chivanhu!!! Kkkkk

  • Makonzo

    Maita basa zvenyu.

  • Sekuru Mhofu

    I once watched a move where a highly trusted officer turned his gun on his boss. I was shocked, that’s when I said to myself never ever trust anyone even my shadow.

  • Nyamasvisva

    Oh my God!I had not quite understood Mahoka’s statements until I read the daily news article on Munagwagwa and how the tide has turned. Mahoka is directly, here asking Munangagwa to declare that he is not interested in Presidency. See how she attacks Charamba and listen to what Dr Amai says about mavhoko. We all know two people from the same faction who have spoken mavhokos. So could it be coincidence? And the planned demonstration by the other faction succeeds . Oh my goodness me. But the other faction set to be humiliated have the strength of humility – they will be allowed to continue if only they apologise. Problem would have been with the other big headed faction if its the one that had been defeated. And the sentencing of the bomber makes Tomana ‘s case the more grave and any price for guessing which faction he is . Things have never been this clear in politics in a long time. They are now as clear as mud! See what Shady Mashayamombe says about the planned demo going on. And remember a clip in which him , Phil and another are on their way to Rushinga , in a very buoyant mood in full support of the winning faction now . The President says he heard about the demonstration on Monday and some Chairpersons didn’t know about it as late as yesterday. So what happened to the war vets’ planned demo on Jona ? What is more powerful than war veterans that did something that made them develop cold feet ? Haaaaaaaaaaaaaa! And someone from the winning faction tweeted that he slept well last night , like a baby. I asked once on this forum – some of these guys vakatsikeyi!!!!!

    • Tengenenge

      You are very shallow . And the war vets announced yesterday that they are no longer demonstrating as they didnt want to clash with bused women and had done enough to expose Moyo

  • Dr Bush

    So Mahoka threatens VP with death? What does the law say in Zimbabwe? In other parts of the world:

    “In some monarchies and republics, both democratic and authoritarian, threatening to kill the head of state and/or head of government (such as the sovereign, president, or prime minister) is considered a crime for which punishments vary. US law provides for up to 5 years in prison for threatening the President of the United States.[3] In the United Kingdom, under the Treason Felony Act 1848, it is illegal to attempt to kill or deprive the monarch of his/her throne; this offense was originally punished with penal transportation, and then was changed to the death penalty, and currently the penalty is life imprisonment.”

  • kisi blessing

    WELL TRIED HERALD HOPE NEXT TIME IT WILL BE IN TEN MINUTES HATIZOFUNGI KUTI MAKUITA MACONSULTATIONS

  • kisi blessing

    ANHUWEE PAKANZI POLITICS PAKAIPA PANODA VANE MACULCULATOR KWAWO KWETE MAFAKE.

  • yowe

    Any more updates or we have to wait for tomorrow???

  • Dr Bush

    I am ZANUPF through and through but utterances like Mahoka just makes you start question the party. How come Mahoka was not immediately reprimanded for such irresponsible utterances? President Mugabe should have dressed her down there and then! I am a very disappointed party member (paid in full membership)! I am a ZANUPF supporter not aligned to or aware of any factions but the conduct of Mahoka is despicable. She can’t get away with this otherwise we will all be making threats to kill willynilly

  • Hanzi kudii

    Herald, how many moderators do you have for this blog? You are doing quite a job reading through all comments posted. My Guess is 200+ . Some of our comments are never published. They remain in moderation mode for a day or two then eventually disappear.

  • chidyausiku

    where is the live blog

  • chidyausiku

    wer z my post hey

    • theheraldonline

      chidyausiku, you are missing both the blog and and your post! Lol. You are live on the blog as you type here, chidya.

  • Zarura Zimbabgwe

    Dear Herald,
    Do you have the video of the following subversive speech?

    11:21: Mahoka goes for Charamba “We want to know if the President sent Charamba.”

    11:17: Mahoka goes on a fawning expedition. “We have not said anyone must be fired”. She asks Mnangagwa “,People must play with your name and you keep quiet. You must stop it!. Do not act like a duck, speak against it, abuse of your name” “There is no problem with you VP Mphoko, We are violated in your name. We are not saying Mnangagwa must be removed but his people are speaking.” “I am ready to die for the party and Mugabe,” firebrand MP Mahoka declares. “You will die because of this, Mahoka tells Mnangagwa.”

    Is it true that the VP was informed that he will die and RGM did not reprimand the speaker?

    • theheraldonline

      Will send a tweet and a notification here as soon as we have them up on the Zimpapers Youtube Channel. Hopefully in the next 20 minutes from now.

      • Zarura Zimbabgwe

        Thank you, got it.

  • bodo_kwete

    Mugabe flanked by his two VP’s. aMnangagwa varipowo nechepedyo mbijana kkkk

  • Pathetic Journalism

    Dear Comrade S.K. Moyo,
    Distinguished Comrades in Arms,

    Re: APPEAL THAT WE DEAL WITH THE ELEPHANT I THE HOUSE.

    Lets stop talking about the factionalism that never was and address the elephant in the room. Succession is the problem that the party has developed cold feet on. Suppressed intra party discourse on succession is what is now manifesting itself as factionalism.

    It is child’s play to listen to Charamba saying a party in power does not talk of succeeding itself. That kind of talk is opportunistic and shows self-conceit.

  • Pathetic Journalism

    Candid Talk Will Save Our Beloved Zimbabwe………..

    The cause of the ‘factionalism that never was’ is well known. It is this one CENTER of power that all of us have chosen to accept as indispensable, come rain or thunder or come advanced age. As long as those who think and believe Zimbabwe’s vital interests are best delivered on by our beloved but now very very very very old president, continue to wield influence in retaining that one CENTER of power, then there will never be an end to factionalism. As long as it is factual that we are all guilty of ‘forcing’ our revolutionary leader to fail to do what Revolutionary Leader Fidel Castro did -namely to pass on the baton to the next generation of revolutionaries, then factionalism is here to stay till that passing on of the baton takes place. Outside of this reality, we can all quack, scream, shout, cry, expell others, victimize one another etc, but factionalism will not simply disappear but will match the stubbornness of those who say the CENTER should not be changed for reasons best known to those mafia individuals.

    Yes the CENTER was our choice at Congress.
    Yes the CENTER was our presidential candidate in the 2013 harmonized elections.
    Yes the CENTER is a constitutionally legitimate head of state.
    But we put the CENTER where it is as part of a grand strategy to defeat the enemy even as we all were aware that, ceteris parabus, the CENTER should take a back seat and influence political processes in an advisory role. So shall we allow ourselves and the nation to deny the evitable-namely the urgent and equally strategic need to pass on the CENTRE baton to another leader?

    I love the President, l respect the President and the nation salutes him for his visionary leadership. But other factors beyond his control have set in which demand that we as a self respecting party and nation and well educated courtesy of his pro-education policies since attainment of independence, should now ask him to accept leadership renewal.

    Mr President with due respect as an ordinary citizen and non-active party member l appeal to you out of your great love for your country and its people, to either appoint or annoint a successor or to create an atmosphere or conditions under which the party can elect someone to succeed Your Excellency.

    • theheraldonline

      Hi Candid Talk,
      Kindly refrain from posting the same comment repeatedly because chances are others might report it as Spam, and this could result in your account being blocked by Disqus. I have deleted a number of the same comments after approving a copy. I hope this helps.

      • Chogugudza

        The principle of deleting Spam should be applicable to all media, including printed and State controlled media. Since many would consider President Mugabe has irredeemably repeated the same comments for last 35 years, perhaps the Herald could apply the same high standards when diffusing Presidential statements by blocking all repeats or similar reports?

        • theheraldonline

          Looks like the definition of SPAM is beyond you Chogugudza. President Mugabe has never logged in to repeatedly post comments on this platform. We made the statement in order to assist Candid Talk whose straight forward contribution was repeatedly posted on this platform thereby risking blacklisting by Disqus managers. As such, we deleted the repeated junk mails to save our colleague so that he/she continues to participate and enjoy the debates on heraldlive.

          • Chogugudza

            For most people the wider definition of SPAM confounds with Junk Mail, in this case repeating the same unwanted message or irrelevant information irrespective of what media support is selected which doesn’t necessarily require “logging in” anywhere.
            Can anyone deny the President is largely guilty of fulfilling these conditions over the past decades?

          • theheraldonline

            Thanks for the clarification. Our advice to Candid Talk was limited to the heraldlive platform.

      • Pathetic Journalism

        I see you have a problem with reposted messages. Your concerns are well noted.

        I think its just that sometimes one considers their previous post more appropriate under a new article at hand.

        May be one should endeavor to post the same message using a different language for your convenience.

  • blog this

    pretty dead boring for a live blog