Articles tagged 'chamisa'

Our hands are clean: Chamisa 27 November 2018 HARARE - Opposition leader Nelson Chamisa yesterday told the Commission of Inquiry probing the deadly August 1 post-election violence in Harare — which left at least six people dead after the military joined police to quell the ugly protests — that his hands are clean and that he had nothing to d...
'Chamisa must explain mayor appointment procedure' 4 November 2018 HARARE - Residents have castigated the MDC Alliance for failing to educate the electorate on the method applied by the party in its process of selecting mayors. Mfundo Mlilo, the director of Combined Harare Residents Association (CHRA), told the Daily News that although the MDC has a lawful ma...
No to GNU talks — Chamisa 10 October 2018 HARARE - MDC leader Nelson Chamisa says he will not be “tricked” into a government of national unity (GNU) like what happened with the party's founding president, Morgan Tsvangirai, in 2008. Chamisa poured cold water on sentiments that he must smoke a peace pipe with President Emmerson Mnangag...
Talk to Chamisa to spur economy, ED urged 8 October 2018 HARARE - With the country's economy continuing to haemorrhage badly despite the government's best efforts, analysts and ordinary citizens are urging President Emmerson Mnangagwa to engage opposition leader Nelson Chamisa (pictured)to stem an economic “Armageddon” similar to 2008. Among the pro...
Economy burns as parties fight 13 August 2018 HARARE - It is a crying shame that Zimbabwe's political stalemate, in the wake of the hotly-disputed July 30 presidential poll, has pushed the urgent need for the country to fix its ailing economy on the back-burner — as price hikes and severe shortages of cash, foreign currency and fuel continue...
Zim's 2018 poll aftermath: Personal but collective political catharsis 12 August 2018 HARARE – There was always going to be a disputed winner of Zimbabwe's 2018 elections, especially after Robert Mugabe was no longer on the presidential ballot paper. And it was always going to be very personal. In a number of ways. Firstly, it was the personalities that were running for office ...
Angry ED hunts Zanu PF rebels 12 August 2018 HARARE - An angry President Emmerson Mnangagwa has joined war veterans in accusing some senior Zanu PF officials of trying to engineer his downfall during the July 30 polls by encouraging party followers to vote for opposition leader Nelson Chamisa. This comes after Mnangagwa came perilously c...
I won the presidential poll with 60%, Chamisa tells Con-Court 12 August 2018 HARARE - Opposition leader Nelson Chamisa claims in his petition challenging the outcome of the July 30 presidential elections that he won the polls with 60 percent, citing several mathematical inconsistencies he says  if corrected would reduce President Emmerson Mnangagwa's tally to below 50 per...
Court to decide Zim's new leader 11 August 2018 HARARE - Opposition leader Nelson Chamisa finally filed his court challenge against President Emmerson Mnangagwa's hotly-disputed victory in the July 30 election yesterday — thereby suspending tomorrow's planned inauguration of Zimbabwe's new leader. In essence, Chamisa is seeking to either ha...
Presidential election results contain disturbing arithmetic errors: ERC 11 August 2018   HARARE - The results announced by the electoral commission reflect ill-preparedness and gross inaccuracies, the Election Resource Centre (ERC) has said. President Emmerson Mnangagwa received 50,8 percent of the vote while main opposition challenger Nelson Chamisa received 44,3 percent. ...
Zim now a divided nation 11 August 2018 HARARE - The recently-held harmonised elections have left Zimbabwe as a divided nation. The governing Zanu PF won a two-thirds majority in the National Assembly while incumbent President Emmerson Mnangagwa narrowly beat MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa in the presidential ballot. Chamisa has...
Zim electoral logjam: Possible win-win routes 7 August 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe is on the edge of bedlam owing to a disputed presidential poll. A declared winner of the poll, Emmerson Mnangagwa, is seemingly not in full control of apparatus of the State security. Official, albeit disputed, elections results show that Mnangagwa “won” by a small margin ...
MDC, Zec row threatens polls 21 June 2018 HARARE - The MDC Alliance yesterday gave its clearest hint to date that it would not participate in the watershed July 30 national elections unless the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) binds itself to running what the main opposition said would be “completely fair, transparent and credible ele...
Chamisa wants Khupe blocked from using MDC symbol at Nomination Court 14 June 2018 HARARE - The Nelson Chamisa-led MDC has a written a letter to the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) chairperson Priscillah Chigumba, seeking to bar the Thokozani Khupe-led camp from using the party’s symbols at today’s Nomination Court. The party’s chief election agent, Jameson Timba told Ch...
Chaos, threats mar MDC polls 28 May 2018 HARARE - The MDC’s weekend primary elections descended into chaos, with violence, death threats and allegations of bribery marring the main opposition party’s internal polls in some constituencies as its supporters voted to choose their representatives for the country’s looming national elections...
ED is 'new face of the old order', says Chamisa 11 May 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa is not delivering change in the country after the years of Robert Mugabe, a Zimbabwean opposition leader, Nelson Chamisa, has said. He told HARDtalk's Stephen Sackur: "He has refused to be the face of the new order. In fact, he has chosen to be the new fac...
War vets defend Jabulani Sibanda 18 April 2018 BULAWAYO - Bulawayo-based war veterans have defended their former leader Jabulani Sibanda's recent meeting with MDC president Nelson Chamisa, arguing the engagement was a sign of maturity among Zimbabwean politicians. During his visit to the second largest city for a rally at White City Stadiu...
Khupe opens new party offices 18 April 2018 BULAWAYO – Expelled MDC deputy president Thokozani Khupe has opened new party offices in the Bulawayo central business district. As her split with MDC president Nelson Chamisa became imminent last month, a faction led by Khupe took control of the party's Bulawayo provincial offices, but was or...
Will all 118 political parties last the race? 15 April 2018 HARARE - While there are at least 118 political parties registered to take part in this year’s harmonised elections, few of them will survive until election day with others vanishing after elections. This is not the first election that has been dominated by such political parties with suspicio...
Chamisa 'drowns' Khupe 13 April 2018 HARARE – Long-serving  MDC vice president Thokozani Khupe's association with the party is effectively and officially over, after she was recalled from Parliament yesterday. Khupe and two other former top MDC officials, national  spokesperson Obert Gutu and organising secretary Abednigo Bhebhe,...
Chamisa denies bussing people to rallies 13 April 2018 HARARE - The Nelson Chamisa-led MDC has dismissed claims that it is bussing people to attend its jam-packed rallies. Chamisa, who is riding on a wave of the so-called #Generational Consensus, has been pointing to the crowds he attracts as proof that he is not running behind President Emmerson ...
Grand coalition fails to take off 2 April 2018 HARARE - Chances of opposition political parties forming a grand coalition to battle with Zanu PF at the forthcoming polls are narrowing to zero with more and more disjointed alliances emerging each day, the Daily News can report. While opposition leaders concur that the only way to end Zanu P...
Chamisa mocks Mnangagwa 31 March 2018 HARARE - MDC leader Nelson Chamisa has mocked President Emmerson Mnangagwa over his scarf, adding that the 75-year-old politician does not even know what Wi-Fi is. Speaking at a rally in the capital this week, Chamisa said “He (Mnangagwa) is going around putting a scarf even when it is hot”. ...
Tsvangirai heaps praise on Chamisa 3 February 2018 HARARE - MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai yesterday heaped praise on his deputy Nelson Chamisa, describing him as a “dedicated” cadre on his 40th birthday. In a message on his microblogging site Twitter, an ailing Tsvangirai, who along with Chamisa are members of the MDC’s founding “Top Six”, said...
New Zim is coming: Chamisa 20 January 2018 HARARE – In the most comprehensive policy speech of the presidential campaign, MDC vice president Nelson Chamisa has presented an opposition MDC Alliance vision of a growth and fairness economy, an economic agenda intended to end cash shortages, revive derelict factories, lift wages, expand socia...