Articles tagged 'mdc'

Snub Mugabe tour: MDC youths 24 April 2017 HARARE - Youths in the Morgan Tsvangirai-led MDC say long-suffering young people should snub President Robert Mugabe's tour of the country's provinces as he has nothing to offer them. Zanu PF recently indicated that the increasingly frail Mugabe would go around the country's 10 provinces meeti...
'Opposition alliance raises regime change prospects' 23 April 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe's opposition political parties announced an alliance last week to fight next year's presidential and parliamentary elections against President Robert Mugabe and his long-ruling Zanu PF, in a move hailed by analysts as a “very promising development”. Mugabe, 93, is seeking an ...
Mugabe has always lost to Tsvangirai - Mukanya 22 April 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe has maintained his lengthy grip on power through electoral chicanery — including rigging polls — at the expense of opposition MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai, exiled music icon Thomas Mapfumo, pictured, has said. Speaking on “Live Talk: The Connection” radio show ...
Tsvangirai works with Ncube again 21 April 2017 HARARE - Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai and his former secretary-general, Welshman Ncube, yesterday ended their long stand-off when they signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to work together in the watershed 2018 national elections. This comes after Tsvangirai signed a similar deal ...
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...
Tsvangirai, Mujuru finally seal poll pact 20 April 2017 HARARE - Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai and former Vice President Joice Mujuru yesterday fired warning shots at President Robert Mugabe and his warring ruling Zanu PF — signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Harare ahead of the finalisation of the planned grand coalition as the make-...
'Voters' roll must be accessed free of charge' 19 April 2017 HARARE - Limiting access to the voters’ roll by attaching exorbitant costs to it suggests an attempt to conceal it from stakeholders, an election watchdog has said. Zimbabwe Election Commission (Zec) charges $100 000 to political parties who want to have access to a copy of the voters’ roll. ...
Tsvangirai stalks Mugabe, Zanu PF 15 April 2017 HARARE - Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai will soon pick his preferred coalition partners, as he bids to end President Robert Mugabe's and Zanu PF's 37 years in power, it has emerged. This comes as opposition parties have come under increasing pressure from long-suffering Zimbabweans to com...
MDC spreads election campaign to rural areas 13 April 2017 HARARE - The MDC has escalated its 2018 election campaign, with the Morgan Tsvangirai-led party deploying its senior officials to the rural areas to consolidate its support base in the countryside. The rural areas have been the stronghold of the ruling Zanu PF, where it has been garnering most...
I'm raring to go: Tsvangirai 12 April 2017 HARARE - Irrepressible opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai — the only politician to beat President Robert Mugabe in an election hands down — says he has fully recovered from his recent illness and is champing at the bit to take Zanu PF head-on in the make-or-break 2018 national elections. This...
Opposition should learn from Mwenezi poll 12 April 2017 HARARE - The country’s disjointed opposition parties should draw lessons from the recently-held Mwenezi by-elections that Zanu PF will not reform itself out of power, but will instead push for elections under conditions that guarantee its victory. While the main opposition party, the Movement ...
Mugabe will fall next year: Tsvangirai 11 April 2017 HARARE - Bullish opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, has vowed to finish off President Robert Mugabe and his warring ruling Zanu PF in next year's make-or-break national elections — adding that he stands ready to lead the planned grand coalition. Speaking in an exclusive interview with the D...
Zanu PF warns opposition parties 11 April 2017 HARARE - Zanu PF has warned opposition parties that they will face a rout of epic proportions in the much-anticipated watershed elections next year in which they are expected to participate as a coalition. Speaking to the Daily News after retaining the Mwenezi East constituency at the weekend,...
'Zanu PF's rigging machinery loading' 10 April 2017 HARARE - Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai's MDC says the chaos and irregularities witnessed in the weekend's Mwenezi East by-election — which had an unusually high voter turnout despite the warring Zanu PF contesting against little known opponents — were a bad omen for 2018. The MDC's state...
Tsvangirai, Biti set to reunite 10 April 2017 HARARE - After years of mudslinging, the MDC led by Morgan Tsvangirai and the People's Democratic Party (PDP) led by Tendai Biti, are now back on talking terms with the latter saying it has now realised that it was pandering to Zanu PF whims when it used to attack the former prime minister. Sp...
Tsvangirai says Mugabe scared 9 April 2017 HARARE - Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai says President Robert Mugabe is rattled by the mooted grand coalition which could end the warring ruling Zanu PF's nearly four decades in power next year, when the country holds its make-or-break national elections. This comes as Tsvangirai has emer...
'Don't gift MDC, Tsvangirai 2018' 8 April 2017 HARARE - A wary President Robert Mugabe yesterday warned his Zanu PF followers that opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai could win next year's watershed national elections if the ruling party remains locked in its ugly tribal, factional and succession wars. This comes as Zanu PF's seemingly uns...
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...
Ex-MDC councillor faces Mugabe insult rap 6 April 2017 HARARE - Gwanda magistrate Wilfed Mafios Moyo will next Tuesday deliver his ruling on a freedom bid filed by former MDC councillor in Gwanda, Themba Nyoni, charged with insulting President Robert Mugabe. The 49-year-old had been put on trial at the Gwanda Magistrates' Courts on Tuesday facing ...
I'm praying for Mugabe's health: Chamisa 4 April 2017 HARARE - MDC's Nelson Chamisa, pictured, has said he is praying for good health for President Robert Mugabe so he lives beyond 2018 “to see a new MDC-run Zimbabwe in which he will need not travel overseas for healthcare.” This comes as the 93-year-old leader continues to splurge millions on fr...
Christian group in voter awareness drive 4 April 2017 HARARE - A religous movement organisation, Zimbabwe Divine Destiny (ZDD), led by Ancelimo Magaya has launched a campaign to raise voter awareness among Christians in Zimbabwe and mobilise them to participate in the 2018 election. Magaya said the looming elections could only be different if peo...
Zanu PF gets going on 2018 31 March 2017 HARARE - Zanu PF has embarked on its own aggressive door-to-door voter registration exercise — raising fears that the warring ruling party is “sharpening” its rigging machinery ahead of next year's make-or-break polls. This comes as opposition parties are ratcheting up their protests against t...
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...
Mujuru 'wrecks' Tsvangirai pact 28 March 2017 HARARE - Former Vice President Joice Mujuru's fledgling National People's Party (NPP) has once again cast doubt about its participation in the mooted grand opposition coalition — attacking MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai as “power drunk”, while expressing reservations about him leading the alliance ...
MDC targets women's vote 28 March 2017 HARARE - MDC is targeting the women’s vote in the forthcoming 2018 election, with the party embarking on ‘‘kitchen meetings’’ mainly in the rural areas. Speaking to the Daily News yesterday, MDC women’s assembly leader Lynnet Karenyi said the party seeks to increase its voting numbers in the m...