Articles tagged 'eddie cross'

We simply cannot afford to squander the next five years 11 September 2018 HARARE - All of us have a stake in what is going on right now in Zimbabwe. When I say all of us — I mean everyone, every Zimbabwean from the peasants in the Tribal Areas, the Zimbabweans in the Diaspora, the urban population and the people in the formal and informal sectors. Everyone. No...
Chamisa rejects ED's Cabinet 9 September 2018 HARARE - MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa has rejected President Emmerson Mnangagwa's newly-assembled Cabinet which has been warmly received by a large cross-section of Zimbabweans, including some of the youthful opposition leader's supporters. This comes as former leader Robert Mugabe and o...
Mugabe, Cross drown Chamisa 8 September 2018 HARARE - The determined bids by MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa and some Zanu PF bigwigs to bring down President Emmerson Mnangagwa are now effectively dead in the water — after Zimbabwe's former leader Robert Mugabe and veteran opposition kingpin Eddie Cross put paid to these quests this week...
Eddie Cross commends ED 3 July 2018 HARARE - Former Morgan Tsvangirai's ally Eddie Cross believes his former mentor's nemesis President Emmerson Mnangagwa has turned a new leaf and is on the right track, subtly endorsing him as a viable candidate for the July 30 polls. Mnangagwa plunges into his first presidential election at th...
Nelson 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...
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...
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...
Eddie Cross has failed, says rival 14 February 2018 BULAWAYO - Bulawayo South parliamentary aspirant Clayton Jones has taken a dig at the constituency’s incumbent legislator Eddie Cross, labelling him a failure. Jones, who has been allocated a seat for the constituency under the Joice Mujuru People’s Rainbow Coalition, has already hit the groun...
Chinamasa rapped over 2018 budget 18 January 2018 HARARE - Finance minister Patrick Chinamnasa was on Tuesday taken to task by parliamentarians for understating the country’s budget deficit and violating the Constitution in many areas of fiscal management. MDC legislator Eddie Cross said the $700 million budget deficit envisaged by Chinamasa ...
Address property rights issue, rule of law 17 January 2018 HARARE - In most of Africa, property in terms of land was almost always held under communal tenure. The reasons were cultural but based economically on the need for open access. When the smaller settler populations were eventually overthrown by diplomacy or force of arms, land rights were i...
Tsvangirai ally raises red flag 7 January 2018 HARARE - An ally of MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai has warned that the MDC Alliance could suffer a humiliating defeat at this year's polls if its torchbearer does not regain fitness before the harmonised elections due by end of July. Outspoken MDC legislator Eddie Cross told the Daily News this ...
New dam for Harare 11 October 2016 HARARE - In a move that is expected to ease water woes in Harare, the capital is set to enter into a public private partnership to construct a $250 million dam in Gletwyn. According to Harare mayor Bernard Manyenyeni the Gletwyn project is long overdue and needs urgent implementation. [Goog...
'Tsvangirai still holds sway' 7 May 2014 HARARE - Eddie Cross, MDC policy director, says Zimbabwe now has four centres of power divided among the two feuding Zanu PF factions, Morgan Tsvangirai (pictured) and former Central Bank governor Gideon Gono. The legislator for Bulawayo South down played the ongoing strife in the opposition p...