Archive for December 13th, 2009

source: BOPA
11 December, 2009

KASANE – President Lt Gen. Seretse Khama Ian Khama has told Chobe residents that the nomination of Kgosi Moffat Sinvula of Mabele to Ntlo ya Dikgosi was based on his capabilities.

Addressing a kgotla meeting in Pandamatenga, General Khama said he was not looking at geographical locations when he nominated Kgosi Sinvula.

The President was responding to complaint from a resident who told the meeting that the office of the district commissioner had not responded to the letter they had written on the issue.

The residents had written a letter to the district commissioner querying the appointment of Kgosi Sinvula and Kgosi Mmualefhe Mmualefhe from Chobe enclave west to [continue reading]

source: allAfrica
The Nation (Nairobi)
Kitsepile Nyathi
10 December 2009

Harare — A senior leader in President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu PF has unexpectedly resigned sparking fears of a fresh battle to succeed the ageing leader during the ongoing party congress.

Mr Mugabe had looked secure after he played another tough balancing act ahead of the congress that opened on Thursday by silencing the several factions angling for his job.Protesting against

But Mr Basil Nyabadza, a provincial chairman threw in the towel protesting against the nominations for the party’s top four posts, which he said lacked transparency.

His resignation letter also raised the issue of tribalism, a scourge that threatens to tear apart the former liberation movement.

Mr Nyabadza’s Manicaland province had wanted Zanu PF secretary for administration Mr Didymus Mutasa to take over as chairman.

But Mr Mugabe was forced to [continue reading]