Articles tagged 'douglas mwonzora'

Final warning for Chamisa rivals 25 November 2018 HARARE - MDC officials accused of plotting to oust Nelson Chamisa from the party's leadership were given final warnings at the party's national council meeting held in the capital on Friday. Party insiders told the Daily News on Sunday yesterday that the officials had Chamisa to thank after he...
Chamisa belts rivals 12 November 2018 HARARE - MDC leader Nelson Chamisa has warned officials eyeing his position against working with Zanu PF to grab power from him saying he is firmly in charge of the country's largest opposition party and would not tolerate dissent. Chamisa rose to the MDC presidency following the party's found...
'Dirty money' ravages MDC 9 November 2018 HARARE - Fresh fissures have emerged in opposition leader Nelson Chamisa's MDC — amid damaging allegations of heightened factionalism and the use of “dirty money” to destabilise the party, the Daily News can report. This comes as Chamisa appeared to pull the rug from under the feet of his part...
Confusion rocks MDC over expulsions 6 November 2018 HARARE - Confusion has rocked the Nelson Chamisa-led MDC amid conflicting signals from senior officials over suspended mayors as well as the fate of those who stood as independent candidates in the July 30 elections, hence defying the party. This comes as MDC secretary general Douglas Mwonzora...
MDC, Zanu PF lock horns again 1 October 2018 HARARE - The Nelson Chamisa-led MDC will lock horns with Zanu PF in an electoral contest again in the Mutoko North by-election — three months after the July 30 disputed harmonised elections, the Daily News can report. President Emmerson Mnangagwa has ordered that new elections be held for Muto...
Wolves at Mwonzora's door 31 August 2018 HARARE - MDC secretary-general Douglas Mwonzora is increasingly being isolated within his party, amid suspicions that he could be eyeing Nelson Chamisa's job. Mwonzora, who defeated Chamisa at the MDC congress in November 2014, is widely seen as an alternative to the MDC Alliance leader, with ...
MDC kick-starts primary elections 5 May 2018 HARARE - The Nelson Chamisa-led MDC will kick-start their primary elections today to pick candidates for Zimbabwe's looming general elections. This comes as the ruling Zanu PF's just-ended primary elections have been sullied by accusations of ballot-stuffing, multiple voting and violence, obse...
Concern over uneven electoral playing field 23 April 2018 HARARE - Opposition political parties are unhappy with amendments to the Electoral Act, which they allege to be another ploy by the ruling Zanu PF party to stall reform using its majority in Parliament. This came out during a political parties' interface meeting convened last week by Crisis in...
Khupe faction holds extraordinary congress 21 April 2018 BULAWAYO - MDC secretary-general Douglas Mwonzora and human rights activist Linda Masarira are expected to participate at the extraordinary congress of a breakaway MDC faction led by expelled deputy president Thokozani Khupe. According to a list of contestants seen by this paper, a number of c...
Mwonzora, Fortune Chasi collaborate in peace song 17 April 2018 HARARE - ZANU PF legislator for Mazowe South Fortune Chasi and MDC secretary-general Douglas Mwonzora are set to release a song aimed at encouraging peace in a country torn apart by years of political conflict mainly between their two parties. In a development that could herald the dawn of a n...
Looting, violence mar Tsvangirai's burial 23 February 2018 HARARE - Hungry supporters of the late MDC president Morgan Tsvangirai looted bread vans, breached security fences and beat up some of the party leaders during his burial on a chaotic rainy day. With trucks that were supposed to bring food having being trapped in muddy ruts, supporters of the ...
Mwonzora under fire 7 February 2018 HARARE - MDC secretary-general Douglas Mwonzora — who is also the opposition party's lawyer — is under fire for failing to take necessary steps to protect MDC property from foreclosure and charging the opposition party obscenely high legal costs. This comes after the MDC headquarters was left ...
Tsvangirai to leave void in opposition 11 January 2018 HARARE - The announcement by veteran MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai that he is likely to step down any time soon has come as a wake-up call for the country's largest opposition party which does not seem to have a natural successor. A legend of Zimbabwean politics, Tsvangirai carved his niche in ...
Tsvangirai in crisis meetings 3 January 2018 HARARE - MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai will next week hold crisis meetings of his party's top organs in a bid crush dissent and re-energise the movement that appears to be running out of steam ahead of crucial polls. Tsvangirai, who has been in the opposition trenches for nearly two decades, is...
Extraordinary measures needed to rejuvenate MDC 3 January 2018 HARARE - MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai is expected to preside over meetings of three top organs of his party next week. According to reports, the MDC president's national standing committee, along with the national executive and the national council will be holding their respective meetings in ...
'Mooted electronic voter register is illegal' 25 June 2017 HARARE - Attempts by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) to introduce an electronic register of voters is illegal, analysts have said, with Zec urged to drop the plans even after acquiring the technology, raising fresh fears of election fraud. Presidential and parliamentary elections in 20...
MDC fingers Zec in BVR 'chicanery' 17 May 2017 HARARE - Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai's MDC says it has gathered “overwhelming information” that the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) wants to disenfranchise voters in their urban strongholds by increasing voter registration points in rural areas. This comes as Zec is going ahead ful...
Nera to toyi-toyi over BVR security 1 May 2017 HARARE - A fresh row has erupted over the contentious matter of biometric voter registration (BVR) kits — with opposition parties now planning protests to force the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) to guarantee the security of data gathered during voter registration exercises. This comes as...
Zec sets tough terms for BVR trial observers 21 April 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) yesterday laid out strict conditions for those accredited to observe the Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) kits site validation tests. Briefing the media in Harare, the Commission's chairperson Rita Makarau said the observers — political partie...
'Disband Zec for failing to run by-elections smoothly' 18 April 2017 HARARE - National Electoral Reform Agenda (Nera) has demanded that President Robert Mugabe disbands the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) after it failed to censure his ruling Zanu PF over electoral violations in recent by-elections. The lobby group's head of legal affairs, Douglas Mwonzora,...
Nera threatens to defy demo ban 6 April 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwean opposition parties and street protest movements yesterday vowed to demonstrate in Harare's Central Business District (CBD) despite a police ban. Yesterday's meeting of a coalition of opposition parties — collectively known as the National Electoral Reform Agenda (Nera) — in...
UNDP speaks out on BVR saga 30 March 2017 HARARE - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has vehemently refuted claims that it is working in cahoots with opposition parties to effect regime change in Zimbabwe, insisting it does not interfere with political affairs of other countries. This comes amid accusations that the Unit...
Scared authorities lock down Harare 23 March 2017 HARARE - Jittery authorities yesterday deployed heavily-armed police on all of Harare's major roads — mounting multiple roadblocks to thwart the mega demonstration that had been planned by the country's opposition. As a result, the opposition parties coalescing under the banner of the National...
Crisis as police bans big demo 22 March 2017 HARARE - Panicking authorities went back on their word yesterday, effectively banning the opposition's planned mega demonstration in Harare today, which was set to be led by MDC president Morgan Tsvangirai. After security chiefs — who met the organisers of the protest march on Monday — had app...
Zec, opposition in bitter fallout 22 March 2017 HARARE - The strained relationship between the country's distrustful opposition and the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) sank to an all-time low yesterday when the parties called for the immediate resignation of its chairperson, Rita Makarau, as well as the disbandment of the elections managem...