Articles tagged 'mdc'

Youths' vote can sway 2018 election 23 May 2017 HARARE - As the 2018 general election fast approaches, Zimbabwe Partnership for Prosperity (ZIPP) challenges the youths in Zimbabwe to rise up and vote in numbers as this crucial vote will help shape their future. The first step is for them to register to vote and show up to vote on Election D...
Mujuru's NPP readies for congress 23 May 2017 HARARE - Joice Mujuru’s opposition National People’s Party (NPP) is set to hold its elective convention in Harare next month. While her spokesperson, Gift Nyandoro, could not reveal the exact date of the fledgling party’s inaugural congress “for strategic and security reasons”, he told the Dai...
Nera, Code unite 23 May 2017 HARARE - A grand coalition of opposition parties expected to challenge President Robert Mugabe in the 2018 elections has received a major boost after the National Electoral Reform Agenda (Nera) and Coalition of Democrats (Code) joined forces. The two political groupings are now going under the...
MDC launches #valangebhetshu voter drive 23 May 2017 BULAWAYO - The Welshman Ncube-led MDC has unfurled a door-to-door voter registration campaign in Matabeleland dubbed #valangebhetshu. Party spokesperson Kurauone Chihwayi said the campaign — which is being carried out by party members from all the structures — has so far covered areas such as ...
We will smash Zanu PF: MDC 22 May 2017 HARARE - Firebrand MDC secretary for mobilisation, Job Sikhala, has promised President Robert Mugabe and his warring ruling Zanu PF an even bigger hiding in next year's watershed polls than the shellacking they received in the hotly-disputed 2008 elections. Sikhala's warning comes as oppositio...
2018 hinges on youth vote: MDC 22 May 2017 HARARE - The MDC has embarked on aggressive campaign to woo Zimbabwe’s seemingly disinterested youths to register and vote in next year’s national elections which opposition parties plan to contest as a coalition. This comes as the country is gearing for the watershed polls with the Zimbabwe E...
'Opposition to hold primaries to choose grand coalition leader' 21 May 2017 HARARE - Former Vice President Joice Mujuru, who now leads the fledgling National People Party (NPP), yesterday said the opposition parties will hold primary elections to choose who will lead the planned grand coalition set to contest President Robert Mugabe and Zanu PF in next year’s polls. M...
Whither the grand coalition? 21 May 2017 HARARE - No love lost is an old adage too tiring to hear but which refuses to go in Zimbabwe's polarised political theatre. There is MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai, People's Democratic Party front man Tendai Biti, newcomer Joice Mujuru and smaller MDC formation leader Welshman Ncube — their coll...
MDC in Norton campaign 20 May 2017 HARARE - Opposition MDC youths take their door-to-door campaign to Norton today, as they move to urge party members to register as voters ahead of next year’s election. The party’s national youth assembly president, Happymore Chidziva, told the Daily News yesterday that the programme — Bereka ...
Zec, opposition parties meet 20 May 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) and opposition parties who have been haggling over electoral reforms are meeting in the Inyanga resort town in a bid to find common ground over unresolved electoral issues. This comes as the opposition says it has gathered “overwhelming informat...
Senators in war of words over Zec 20 May 2017 HARARE - Zanu PF and MDC senators were on Wednesday embroiled in a war of words over the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec)’s operations. Senators from the ruling party were backing Zec while those from opposition argued the Commission was being used by the ruling Zanu PF to rig 2018 election...
Zanu PF MPs want Gukurahundi buried 19 May 2017 HARARE - The Gukurahundi genocide must not be addressed by the National Peace and Reconciliation Commission Bill (NPRC) as it will open old wounds, Zanu PF lawmakers have said. Zanu PF Bindura South legislator Remigious Matangira told the National Assembly on Tuesday during the NPRC Bill debat...
More mass graves discovered 19 May 2017 HARARE - More mass graves have been discovered in Gokwe, where scores were allegedly killed in the post-2008 election violence, Midlands senator Morgen Komichi has said. This comes as Mashonaland East MDC Senator Jane Chifamba in February this year told Senate that government must exhume bodie...
Residents fume over Chi-Town commission earnings 18 May 2017 HARARE - Chitungwiza residents have expressed outrage over the refusal to disclose allowances earned by the commission set up to probe corruption in the town’s council. The Madzudzo Pawadyira-led commission was installed following the sacking of all 25 Chitungwiza councillors by Local Governme...
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...
Govt to exclude expats from voting 17 May 2017 HARARE - Government is moving to disenfranchise millions of Zimbabweans in the key 2018 vote by refusing to re-align the Citizenship Act with the new Constitution, opposition parties and civic groups have said. Declarations by registrar general Tobaiwa Mudede that government will continue to o...
Cop bashed at MDC HQ 17 May 2017 HARARE - Two MDC youths reportedly bashed a cop after he parked his car at the MDC headquarters, Harvest House, in central Harare, a court heard yesterday. Gresham Mpofu, 40, and Muchi Chiwara Muzengesa, 39, denied the assault charges when they appeared before Harare magistrate Nomsa Sabarauta...
MDC targets sex workers 16 May 2017 MUTARE - Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai's MDC is leaving no stone unturned in its quest to defeat President Robert Mugabe and his warring Zanu PF in next year's eagerly-anticipated national elections. This comes as the MDC has launched an aggressive recruitment exercise, targeting even se...
ZBC unlikely to reform ahead of 2018 elections 15 May 2017 HARARE - As the 2018 watershed elections loom in the country, public broadcaster Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) which enjoys a monopoly on the local airwaves has come under the spotlight as opposition political parties fight for the space currently dominated by the ruling Zanu PF. Med...
Debate on the rand gathers momentum 15 May 2017 HARARE - As the country's economy continues to die, and cash shortages worsen, the debate on the need or otherwise for Zimbabwe to embrace the South African rand as the country's anchor currency is gathering momentum. This comes as the Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries (CZI) encouraged the ...
Economic revival focus of MDC policy indaba 15 May 2017 HARARE - Morgan Tsvangirai's MDC is set to hold a conference to unveil its policies ahead of next year's much anticipated elections, party vice president Nelson Chamisa has said. He told a Sapes policy dialogue forum in Harare last week that they have “polished up our policy documents because ...
'Security chiefs love Tsvangirai' 12 May 2017 HARARE - Former Presidential Affairs minister Didymus Mutasa says the country's security chiefs have no issues with opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, and will readily accept him if he wins next year's eagerly-anticipated national elections. Speaking to the Daily News yesterday, amid lingeri...
Govt 'bribes' to chiefs escalated 12 May 2017 HARARE - In a move that has been roundly criticised by the opposition as “2018 bribes”, President Robert Mugabe's stone-broke government is to splurge millions of scarce United States dollars on new vehicles for traditional leaders. This comes as Zimbabwe has just been officially ranked as the...
Zim elections expected by August 2018 12 May 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe's general elections must be held by August 21 2018, when the national legislative assembly’s five-year term expires, according to the new Constitution. Section 158 of the new Constitution states that “a general election must be held so that polling takes place not more than  ...
Ex-minister to challenge Mugabe in 2018 12 May 2017 BULAWAYO - Former Industry minister Nkosana Moyo has hinted at challenging President Robert Mugabe in the forthcoming 2018 election, as an independent candidate. The former banker — famed for publicly speaking out against attacks on businesses and factories by war veterans and later uncharacte...