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Strive Masiyiwa To Contest For Zimbabwe Presidency 'Fake News'

A fake e-mail is making rounds on social media, claiming that Econet Wireless founder and Executive Chairman, Dr Strive Masiyiwa has called for a Press Conference tomorrow.

A media invitation is doing the rounds informing journalists of a press conference at which business mogul Masiyiwa is to launch a new political party, United Democratic Movement (UDM).

The press conference is said to have been called for by South African based businessman Mutumwa Mawere, it reads in part, "Agenda: Notifying the nation of the coming in of business mogul Strive Masiyiwa into the country's politics as president of United Movement for Democracy Party. Speakers: UMD Party Secretary General, Aaron Muzungu and;: Mutumwa Mawere."

In 2017, Masiyiwa put to rest speculation touting him as a possible 2018 presidential candidate saying he has no political ambitions.

Social media reports had suggested that Mr Masiyiwa, among other top businessmen who include James Makamba, Antony Mandiwanza and Calisto Jokonya, was one of the individuals some alleged disgruntled war veterans were backing to contest the presidential election in 2018.

Masiyiwa many times has shot down these claims on him having any political ambitions.
Strive Masiyiwa To Contest For Zimbabwe Presidency 'Fake News'
In 2017, writing on Facebook, Mr Masiyiwa said he had never harboured any political ambitions.

In July 2017, Econet Wireless distanced Mr Masiyiwa from a fake facebook account, liberty party, which had been posting messages and statements of a political nature.

In a statement, Econet Wireless assured stakeholders that Mr Masiyiwa did not have any links with the account.

South Africa based businessman Mutumwa Mawere who is also listed as a speaker dismissed the e-mail as "fake new."

Stuart Ziwewe twitted that @StriveMasiyiwa has always brushed aside prospects of getting into politics. He is very popular though and it would be interesting if he comes in.

Below is the invite from MediaCentre Info email address info2 [at] mediacentrezim.com.
Dear Colleagues,

You are invited to attend a Press Conference tomorrow to be addressed by Strive Masiyiwa's political party United Movement for Democracy (UMD).

Details are as follows:

Agenda: Notifying the nation of the coming in of business mogul Strive Masiyiwa into the country's politics as president of United Movement for Democracy Party

Speakers: UMD Party Secretary General, Aaron Muzungu and Mutumwa Mawere

Date: 6 April 2018 Time: 1030hrs

Venue: Media Centre, 2nd Floor Bothwell House, 66 Jason Moyo Avenue, cnr. First Street/Jason Moyo Avenue.

Source - Byo24News

After Months of Inauguration, President Mnangagwa ‘Homeless’ As Mugabe Refuses To Vacate State House – Report

President Emmerson Mnangagwa remains a ‘homeless’ head of state even after his inauguration last November.

Mnangagwa took over from Mugabe after a military coup which ended the latter’s almost four decade rule in power. Months later it has emerged that Mugabe and his wife Grace are refusing to vacate the state house.
After Months of Inauguration, President Mnangagwa ‘Homeless’ As Mugabe Refuses To Vacate State House – Report
The local Daily News reports that the Mugabes have refused to remove their property, including other valuables to pave way for Mnangagwa.

Mugabe recently came out in the media saying the ‘disgraceful’ coup which removed him, must be undone. “I say it was a coup d’etat – some people have refused to call it a coup d’etat,” said Mugabe.

‘I’m Not An Idiot,’ Robert Mugabe Tells President Mnangagwa As Tensions Escalate

Former Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe, who turned 94 years recently, has reportedly expressed his bitterness over the “way he was toppled”, saying he is not ready for talks with his successor President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

Mugabe said this as the rift between him and Mnangagwa was said to be “escalating”.

According to the privately-owned Standard newspaper, Mugabe vowed that he would never negotiate with Mnangagwa to find “common ground”.

Mugabe’s 37-year rule came to an end on November 15 following a military operation, which some praised as a “bloodless correction”.
‘I’m Not An Idiot,’ Robert Mugabe Tells President Mnangagwa As Tensions Escalate
The nonagenarian was in the news recently, with reports saying that he was backing a new party called the National Patriotic Front (NPF) led by former cabinet minister Ambrose Mutinhiri.

Mutinhiri, a veteran of the 1970s war against white minority rule, met Mugabe a few weeks ago before announcing he had formed the new political outfit.

The Standard quoted Mutinhiri over the weekend as saying it that he did not see Mugabe and Mnangagwa “smoking the peace pipe” together.

Mutinhiri reportedly cited Mugabe as saying: “ED (Mnangagwa) thinks I am an idiot.

“How does he think I believe their claim that they are about upholding the legacy of the president, my legacy, when I’m down because of them and when they have been dragging me in the mud?

“People, especially in Zanu-PF, want honest holders of the legacy of the presidentand they condemn hypocrisy, they condemn military brutality against the people.

“ED says he wants me to endorse him, what will I be endorsing? Hypocrisy? Brutality against the people?

This came as the privately-owned Daily newspaper said over the weekend that a former minister in Mugabe’s government had persuaded the veteran politician to meet with Mnangagwa in a bid to settle issues.

The deal, the report said, involved bringing Mugabe as a ruling party “elder” to back Mnangagwa.

“The deal involves Mugabe settling into the rhythm of private life as a hero of the revolution and father of his country, and embracing the Mnangagwa administration and coming to terms with it as well as giving it stability and direction when asked,” the report said.

Battle For Morgan Tsvangirai’s Estate Could Escalate As Another Wife Surfaces

The battle for the estate of the late Movement for Democratic Change leader Morgan Tsvangirai could escalate with reports that he was married to another woman Nobuhle Marylin Ndiweni.

Already two executors have been appointed to handle the estate after Tsvangirai’s brothers and children from his first wife Susan could not agree with his second wife Elizabeth.
Battle For Morgan Tsvangirai’s Estate Could Escalate As Another Wife Surfaces
According to the Herald Tsvangirai had a child named Joy with Ndiweni. He is also reported to have had another child named Ethan with Loreta Nyathi.

Tsvangirai had six children with Susan and two other children with an as yet unnamed woman.

Tsvangirai did not have any children with Elizabeth who seems to have the support of only two of Tsvangirai’s 10 children.

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