Articles tagged 'colon cancer'

Chamisa push gathers steam 13 May 2018 HARARE - New MDC leader, Nelson Chamisa — who had his work cut out when he succeeded the late popular opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai earlier this year — is confounding his critics, holding his own where many expected him to be a dismal failure and packing venues to the rafters when he addres...
Khupe on war path 22 April 2018 BULAWAYO - Thokozani Khupe, newly-elected leader of the breakaway MDC faction, yesterday said she has no regrets for cutting ties with Nelson Chamisa, whom she accused of hijacking the labour-backed party. As had been widely expected, Khupe was elected leader of the breakaway faction at an ext...
Court defers Chamisa, Khupe row hearing 19 April 2018 BULAWAYO - The matter between MDC president Nelson Chamisa and expelled deputy president Thokozani Khupe who are arguing over the ownership of the party's name and symbols has been deferred to Tuesday next week. High Court judge justice Francis Bere deferred the matter to give himself more tim...
Chamisa's Byo rally divides opinion 9 April 2018 HARARE - MDC president Nelson Chamisa's massively attended Bulawayo rally has divided opinion, with some saying the crowds were bussed. Last Saturday, Chamisa invaded his rival Thokozani Khupe's homeground, and apparently demystified the myth that she is the province's political godmother. ...
Khupe, Chamisa fight over party name 29 March 2018 HARARE - Two rival camps of the MDC led by Nelson Chamisa and Thokozani Khupe have clashed over ownership of the party name and symbols. MDC acting chairperson Morgen Komichi, told the Daily News yesterday that they will drag Khupe to court if she continues using the name MDC-T. “MDC-T is o...
Mthwakazi deny alliance with Khupe 23 March 2018 BULAWAYO - Mthwakazi Republic Party (MRP) has said it is not going into an alliance with Thokozani Khupe's MDC faction. This comes after a Khupe rally held at Amphitheatre here over the weekend, where national organising secretary Abednico Bhebhe introduced members of Mthwakazi, together with ...
Tsvangirai succession battle gets uglier 11 March 2018 HARARE - There are growing worries within the MDC that the party is close to completely scuttling its electoral prospects in this year's crunch national elections — amid revelations that the camp loyal to under-fire vice president Thokozani Khupe may be planning to boot out of the party newly-ins...
Chamisa thanks govt for befitting Tsvangirai farewell 8 March 2018 HARARE - MDC leader Nelson Chamisa has called on all political parties to work together and exhibit the love and unity they showed during the funeral of Zimbabwe's main opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, who died on February 14 aged 65. He had been suffering from colon cancer for at least t...
Khupe's days numbered 5 March 2018 HARARE - Time is running out for MDC vice president Thokozani Khupe to build bridges with the party's new leader, Nelson Chamisa, with whom she is fighting a terminal turf war. The MDC's national council gave Khupe — one of the founding members of the labour-backed party — a seven-day ultimatu...
Violence rocks MDC again 5 March 2018 BULAWAYO - MDC vice president Thokozani Khupe's vehicle was yesterday attacked while her personal assistant Witness Dube was badly injured after violent scenes broke out at the party's provincial offices. According to insiders, Khupe had called the meeting — which  was attended by suspended pa...
Chamisa wins election as new MDC president 2 March 2018 HARARE - Nelson Chamisa was yesterday elected substantive leader of the MDC in a vote that will set the direction for the tension-plagued party looking to topple President Emmerson Mnangagwa in mid-year elections. The comes after the death of MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai on February 14, after ...
Khupe backers quit MDC 2 March 2018 BULAWAYO - Three of MDC vice president Thokozani Khupe's backers in Matabeleland South have quit the opposition party citing failure to uphold the party's constitution and general disorganisation. This comes after the elevation of Nelson Chamisa, 40, as president in the wake of the death of ve...
Is Thokozani Khupe serious or just a spoiler? 2 March 2018 EDITOR — Thokozani Khupe was conspicuous by her absence from MDC party business for some eight months but suddenly comes out guns blazing when our icon, Morgan Tsvangirai, died. I would like to say “may his dear soul rest in peace” but with the squabbling in his party and family, I am quite su...
Tsvangirai's widow breaks silence 28 February 2018 HARARE - The wife of the late opposition MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai is being accused by her late husband's family of kicking out the former prime minister's children from the couple's Highlands mansion, an allegation she strenuously denied yesterday. Tsvangirai's brother, Manasa, claimed yes...
SOUTHERN NEWS | Khupe must be disciplined: Cross 28 February 2018 BULAWAYO - Outspoken MDC legislator Eddie Cross has warned that the party's vice president Thokozani Khupe is likely to face disciplinary action if she continues to oppose Nelson Chamisa, who was recently endorsed as the party's acting president. Khupe is at loggerheads with pro-Chamisa offici...
Tsvangirai's widow speaks out 28 February 2018 HARARE - The wife of the late opposition MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai is being accused by her late husband's family of kicking out the former prime minister's children from the couple's Highlands mansion, an allegation she strenuously denied yesterday. Read full story in today's paper. [Goo...
Requiem for Save 26 February 2018 HARARE - When Morgan Tsvangirai passed away on Valentine’s Day, the young nation came together to mourn its former Prime Minister. Tsvangirai received many eulogies from as far afield as Washington to Pretoria. In fact, after news of his death spread, there were dozens of mourning ceremonies. ...
I'm not quitting politics: Gutu 25 February 2018 HARARE - Our chief writer Fungi Kwaramba speaks to the MDC spokesperson Obert Gutu to clarify his cryptic message that he was quitting politics. Q:  Are you quitting politics? You have announced that you will be retiring from politics. Can you shed more light on this? Are you joining another p...
'Tsvangirai family has no future role in MDC' 25 February 2018 HARARE - The late Morgan Tsvangirai's family will not have anything to do with MDC politics as their role in the party naturally ended when he was buried on Wednesday, social and political analysts have said. While Tsvangirai's family has been at the centre of the MDC succession row, giving co...
'Chamisa now unstoppable' 21 February 2018 HARARE - MDC acting president Nelson Chamisa is beating his internal party rivals with the help of his charm and vitality and could harness those gifts to help him successfully run for president, observers and analysts said yesterday. This comes as the MDC's top officials are at war over contr...
Emotional send off for Morgan Tsvangirai 20 February 2018 HARARE - With soaring freedom songs and poignant memories, tens of thousands of mourners yesterday paid tribute to opposition leader and freedom icon Morgan Tsvangirai at an emotional farewell in Harare, with ordinary Zimbabweans making up the majority of the crowd at a popular square just outsid...
'Tsvangirai had forgiven Mugabe' 20 February 2018 BULAWAYO - Former Cabinet minister Welshman Ncube says the late MDC leader  Morgan Tsvangirai, who died in South Africa last week — had no bitterness towards deposed ex-president Robert Mugabe despite suffering physical and emotional abuse during his time in the opposition trenches. Tsvangirai...
Unite to realise Tsvangirai's dream — MDC urged 20 February 2018 HARARE - Former war veterans leader Jabulani Sibanda has urged opposition MDC to use the late Morgan Tsvangirai's death to unite, if the party is to realise the founding MDC president's dream. The country's main opposition party is facing the threat of damaging splits, just months before a his...
Pastor slams Tsvangirai family over wrangles 20 February 2018 HARARE - A pastor — Jimmy Dube — has slammed late Morgan Tsvangirai's family over its wrangling, accusing them of dragging the name of the former prime minister into disrepute. Speaking on Sunday at the Mabelreign Methodist Church service for the late veteran trade unionist, Dube told the fami...
Why sully Morgan's name in death? 20 February 2018 HARARE - The death of MDC leader and former prime minister in the inclusive government — Morgan Tsvangirai — who will be interred at Humanikwa Village in Buhera today has united many Zimbabweans across the political divide. The unity that has been shown since his death last week — after succum...