Category: Politics

Zimbabwean Politician, Simba Makoni announced he was going to be a presidential candidate for the 2008 presidential elections

On this day in 2008, in Harare, Simba Makoni announced he was going to be a presidential candidate in the 2008 preidential election. He was to challenge the former President of Zimbabwe, Robert Gabriel Mugabe (late) for him to become the next president of Zimbabwe.

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Zimbabwean Politician, Simba Makoni announced he was going to be a Presidential candidate for the 2008 Presidential elections

On this day in 2008, in Harare, Zimbabwean Politician, Simba Makoni announced he was going to be a Presidential candidate for the 2008 Presidential election. He was to challenge the former President of Zimbabwe, Robert Gabriel Mugabe (late) for him to become the next President of Zimbabwe.

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Zimbabwean politician, Nelson Chamisa was born

On this day in 1978, Zimbabwean politician Nelson Chamisa was born in Fort Victoria. Chamisa holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and public administration and an LLB (Honours). On 30 July 2018, Chamisa lost a disputed election to ZANU PF‘s Mnangagwa, the elections which had been widely criticized for lacking credibility and being unfair.

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Hon Job Sikhala was accused for co-ordinating the 31st July 2020 protests

On this day in 2020, Hon Job Sikhala was accused for organising the 31st July protests. In giving his speech he pointed out that he was tired for the country’s great economic, social and political malaise, hence in inciting such public violence, he hoped the governemnt was going to implement better opportunities to pave away […]

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Human Rights Watch confirmed 36 deaths of MDC activists

On this day in 2008, Human Rights Watch confirmed 36 deaths of MDC activists. The victims had suffered from severe police, ZANU-PF youths and war veterans torture.

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Central Intelligence Organization (CIO) agents abducted the losing senatorial MDC candidate in Mashonaland East

On this day in 2008, Central Intelligence Organization (CIO) agents abducted the losing senatorial MDC candidate in Mashonaland East. Two days later, his dead body was discovered at Goromonzi mountains.

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President of the ZCTU Lovemore Matombo and his secretary were arrested for giving speeches patterning political malaise in the country

On this day in 2008, President of the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) Lovemore Matombo and his secretary were arrested for giving speeches patterning political malaise in the country. For this reason, there were held in custody for 11 days.

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Three MDC activists were murdered by ZANU-PF supporters

On this day in 2008, three MDC activists were heavily assaulted and beaten to death by ZANU-PF supporters and war veterans.

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Joseph Madzuramhende was killed for owning a radio by ZANU-PF supporters

On this day in 2008, Joseph Madzuramhende was killed for owning a radio by ZANU-PF supporters. The ZANU-PF and war veterans argued that he influenced others to listen to studio 7 station which airs American voice.

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ZANU-PF supporters tortured and killed MDC supporters

On this day in 2008, ZANU-Pf officials organised a meeting at Chaona Primary School for the purpose of torturing members of the opposing political party (MDC). Six people were reported to have been beaten to death.

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Journalist Frank Chikowore was granted bail after being arrested on 15 April

On this day in 2008, independent Journalist Chikowore was granted bail after being arrested on 15 April. He was arrested for practicing journalism without approval under the Access to Information and Protection Act.

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Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) announced poll results after a month’s delay

On this day in 2008, ZEC announced poll results after a month’s delay. Results stated that, the late former President of MDC Morgan Tsvangirai had won 47.9% whereas the late former President of Zimbabwe Robert Gabriel Mugabe with 43.2%. Both political parties failed to reach 50 plus votes which resulted in the setting up for […]

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Robert Mugabe’s first wife Sally Mugabe died at the age of 60

On this day in 1992, the late, Amai Sally Mugabe, late President Mugabe’s first wife died from kidney failure at the age of 60. In 1962, she demonstrated in mobilising African Women (AW) in challenging the Rhodesian (now Zimbabwe) constitution, she was charged with sedition and was sentenced to five years imprisonment.

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The late Rhodesian nationalist Robert Gabriel Mugabe returns to Rhodesia after 5 years in exile

On this day in 1980, the late Rhodesian nationalist Robert Gabriel Mugabe returned to Rhodesia after being exiled for five years. At the grounds in the Highfield township of Salisbury, crowds rejoiced as Mugabe pointed out that there would be no more injustice based on race and colour.

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The late Joshua Nkomo fled to Botswana to seek refuge

On this day in 1983, at night Joshua Nkomo (late) who was fired from government and placed under house arrest, fled to Botswana for satefy after the Fifth Brigade had been deployed in the northern part of the Matabeleland province.

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