Articles tagged 'elias mudzuri'

Chamisa confronts his deputy Mudzuri 12 October 2018 HARARE - MDC leader Nelson Chamisa called his deputy Elias Mudzuri to order during the party's national standing committee meeting held at the party headquarters in Harare recently for engaging in perceived acts that could undermine unity in the party. This was after Mudzuri had been linked to...
Chief Justice orders High Court to resolve Chamisa-Khupe row urgently 12 May 2018 HARARE - The Supreme Court yesterday ordered the High Court to urgently resolve a feud between the Nelson Chamisa-led MDC camp and  a rival camp led by Thokozani Khupe which is insisting on using  the party name and symbols. This comes after the Chamisa-led MDC camp filed a Supreme Court appli...
Khupe-MDC slams Tsvangirai 4 May 2018 HARARE - The Breakaway MDC led by Thokozani Khupe has slammed the late Morgan Tsvangirai for the problems convulsing the opposition party saying he whimsically amended a progressive constitution to prolong his stay in power and also tighten his grip on power. Tsvangirai, in July 2016, appointe...
'MDC Alliance partners not visible enough' 10 April 2018 HARARE - MDC vice president Elias Mudzuri has said some of their MDC Alliance partners are not “visible enough” on the ground, urging them to touch base with the grassroots to complement the coalition's countrywide rallies. He said the Alliance partners must mobilise support in all constituenc...
Court orders Khupe's eviction 17 March 2018 BULAWAYO - MDC leader Nelson Chamisa scored a major court victory against his nemesis, Thokozani Khupe, after the High Court ordered her eviction from the party's provincial headquarters yesterday. Khupe had seized the offices, claiming she was the legitimate MDC leader, following last month’s...
'Expelling Khupe will be disastrous for MDC' 12 March 2018 HARARE - Expelling MDC vice president Thokozani Khupe could be disastrous for the opposition party ahead of the 2018 elections, analysts have warned. This comes as the opposition party's president, Nelson Chamisa, says Khupe has been given an extra three days — after defying a seven-day ultima...
Chamisa, Khupe quarrel deepens 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...
Former Zim PM Tsvangirai dies 15 February 2018 HARARE - Opposition MDC leader and former Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has died at the age of 65 after a long battle with cancer. Twice nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize successively in 2008 and 2009, the veteran leader died late afternoon yesterday surrounded by his family in the Wits D...
MDC factional fights escalate 14 February 2018 HARARE - The MDC crisis deepened yesterday when one of the vice presidents — Elias Mudzuri who was on Monday barred from entering the party's headquarters by angry party youths — snubbed a crucial meeting called to try and heal the rift threatening to split the country's largest opposition party....
Church calls for reconciliation in MDC 14 February 2018 BULAWAYO - The head of the Zimbabwe Council of Churches (ZCC) has urged MDC leaders to set aside their differences and put national interest ahead of their individual interest. This comes after the party’s three vice presidents Thokozani Khupe, Elias Mudzuri and Nelson Chamisa have been engage...
Mudzuri barred from MDC offices 13 February 2018 HARARE - MDC youths yesterday sealed the party's Harvest House headquarters prompting one of the vice presidents — Elias Mudzuri, who is locked in a vicious succession tussle with two other colleagues — to cancel his scheduled address to senior officials as the infighting reached frightening leve...
Mujuru pushes for new coalition 13 February 2018 HARARE - Opposition National People's Party (NPP) leader Joice Mujuru has finally managed to push for a drop of the of the 'MDC' prefix in the 'MDC Alliance' name and the main opposition party's logo, as she moots a new grand coalition that would involve at least 84 parties. The former vice pr...
Tsvangirai's MDC continues to burn 12 February 2018 BULAWAYO - There is seemingly no end in sight to the serious factional fighting that is devouring the MDC, with fresh cracks emerging in the Bulawayo provincial executive of the party — where one of the key figures has broken ranks with his regional comrades and is now punting Nelson Chamisa as h...
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 ...
Mudzuri protests speaking before Chamisa at rally 5 February 2018 HARARE - Rifts have widened in the MDC after the party's acting president Elias Mudzuri refused to play second fiddle to his co-deputy Nelson Chamisa who was slotted as the main speaker at yesterday's Chitungwiza rally. Morgan Tsvangirai, the MDC Alliance presidential candidate, has chosen Cha...
Khupe threatens to quit MDC 14 January 2018 HARARE - The MDC is headed for turbulent times amid reports that its longest serving deputy Thokozani Khupe is contemplating stepping down should Morgan Tsvangirai attempt to hand over power to any of her juniors. Tsvangirai who is battling cancer of the colon hinted last week that he was cons...
Tsvangirai succession row worries MDC Alliance 14 January 2018 HARARE - The MDC Alliance is fretting over the uncertainty surrounding Morgan Tsvangirai after he indicated that he was mulling stepping down. Tsvangirai was selected to be the presidential candidate for the MDC Alliance on August 5 last year, whose constituent members include the People’s Dem...
Tsvangirai succession battle hots up 13 January 2018 HARARE - Acting MDC president Elias Mudzuri and vice president Nelson Chamisa have openly declared that they are gunning to succeed ailing party leader Morgan Tsvangirai should he be incapacitated to run for president in elections scheduled for mid-year. Last week, Tsvangirai — who is battling...
Is it time to hunt for Tsvangirai successor? 6 November 2017 HARARE - As MDC president and MDC Alliance leader Morgan Tsvangirai battles with his health, there has been serious talk about the lack of a succession plan within his party. The Daily News spoke to a number of political and social analysts who believe the MDC has the necessary leadership mate...
Tsvangirai defends VP appointments 17 February 2017 HARARE - Two men seeking a court order to nullify the appointment of Nelson Chamisa and Elias Mudzuri as MDC vice presidents faced a setback yesterday after the party's leader Morgan Tsvangirai accused the pair of relying on a bogus constitution. The duo — Patson Murimoga and George Rice — fil...
Boost for Chamisa, Mudzuri 26 July 2016 HARARE - MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai's newly-appointed deputies — Nelson Chamisa and Elias Mudzuri — have been endorsed by the party's structures across the country, despite criticism from some quarters. The two's recent appointment was met with disapproval from critics who alleged that the m...
MDC VP appointments divide opinion 24 July 2016 HARARE - The appointments of Nelson Chamisa and Elias Mudzuri last week as MDC vice presidents to add to Thokozani Khupe has created a lot of debate among political and social commentators with some who view it as the best way to strengthen the party ahead of the 2018 elections while others feel ...
Tsvangirai sued over VP appointments 22 July 2016 HARARE - Two members of the MDC have dragged the party's leader Morgan Tsvangirai to the High Court, in a bid to nullify his appointment of Nelson Chamisa and Elias Mudzuri as vice presidents. In the application filed yesterday — by Patson Murimoga and George Rice — Tsvangirai, Chamisa, Mudzur...
Tsvangirai explains VP appointments 20 July 2016 HARARE - Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai says nine out 12 MDC provinces backed the appointment of two vice presidents contrary to allegations that he single-handedly made the controversial changes. The appointment of Elias Mudzuri and Nelson Chamisa as Tsvangirai's deputies was met with ho...
Tsvangirai appoints Chamisa, Mudzuri VPs 16 July 2016 HARARE - MDC president Morgan Tsvangirai, in a move widely seen as solving his succession plan, has appointed Nelson Chamisa and Elias Mudzuri as vice presidents of the party as he prepares for the crunch 2018 elections. Announcing the appointments to the media at his Highlands residence in Ha...