Articles tagged 'mdc'

Tsvangirai, Khupe heal rift 18 October 2017 HARARE - Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has reached out to his disaffected deputy, Thokozani Khupe — meeting her in Harare on Monday to resolve differences related to key strategies ahead of the eagerly-anticipated 2018 national elections. Tsvangirai's spokesperson, Luke Tamborinyoka, tol...
CSOs launch aggressive BVR campaign 18 October 2017 HARARE - Civic Society Organisations (CSOs) have launched an aggressive campaign to have Zimbabweans register to vote in next year's watershed elections. This comes as there are growing concerns that millions of people may not participate in the eagerly-awaited elections due to difficulties in...
Tsvangirai fights $50k lawsuit 18 October 2017 HARARE - MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai has applied for rescission of judgment  following a High Court order for him to pay $50 000 to Moreprecision Muzadzi, a man who claimed to have offered coalition consultancy services to the veteran politician ahead of the 2013 elections. Muzadzi told the c...
Tsvangirai heals rift with Khupe 18 October 2017 HARARE - Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has reached out to his disaffected deputy, Thokozani Khupe — meeting her in Harare on Monday to resolve differences related to key strategies ahead of the eagerly-anticipated 2018 national elections. Tsvangirai's spokesperson, Luke Tamborinyoka, tol...
Zanu PF feasts on fear ahead of polls 17 October 2017 HARARE - Ahead of the 2018 elections, Zanu PF has created and designed an intricate “occultist” system that is meant to ensure that opposition politics or discourse is not given any breeding room among the rural folk, which constitute over 65 percent of the of the country’s 210 constituencies. ...
ZimRights, ERC intensify voter mobilisation 17 October 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights), Election Resource Centre (ERC) and several civic organisations, drew thousands of people as they launched a national campaign of roadshows to urge people to register as voters. The launch was held at Chigovanyika Shopping Centre in Chitun...
Women must stand up and be counted 15 October 2017 HARARE - Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the first female president of Liberia and a Nobel Peace Prize winner, inherited a war-ravaged country and, with motherly hands, she has done exceptionally well in rebuilding her country. She will probably go down in history as one of the greatest leaders to ever...
Tsvangirai back 14 October 2017 HARARE - MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai returned home yesterday after spending nearly a  month in South Africa where he has been receiving treatment on a yet to be disclosed ailment. The former prime minister has publicly  disclosed that he is suffering from cancer of the colon and has been goin...
'Cabinet nominees must get Parly approval' 14 October 2017 HARARE - The MDC is pushing for Parliament confirmation hearings for Cabinet appointees to help uncover flaws in the executive nominees. Kuwadzana East MDC MP Nelson Chamisa suggested that Parliament must probe the Cabinet nominees to expose their ethical, financial or legal lapses ahead of an...
Calls for sweeping electoral reforms 14 October 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe has a lot of pending legislative reforms before holding free and fair elections, with a leading legal watchdog calling for wide-sweeping amendments to various statutes which stifle freedom of assembly and debate. Legal and Parliamentary watchdog, Veritas, said it was imperati...
Tsvangirai's return renews hope 14 October 2017 HARARE - Morgan Tsvangirai returned to Zimbabwe mid-afternoon yesterday after almost a month of medical treatment in South Africa over his colon cancer ailment. Supporters of the MDC president staged celebrations at Harvest House to welcome him home. Tsvangirai’s return was announced throug...
State pursues 2001 political violence case 13 October 2017 HARARE - The State is pursuing a 2001 culpable homicide case in which three Zanu PF activists allegedly murdered a man for refusing to attend a meeting. Tapiwa Chimbandi who was 15 then and Zhuwao Dabson, 36, appeared before Harare regional magistrate Lucy Mungwari to answer to the charges. ...
Tsvangirai battling 'aggressive cancer' 11 October 2017   HARARE - A top aide of MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai has disclosed that the former prime minister is battling an aggressive tumour that could spread throughout his body. It has been three weeks since Tsvangirai was discharged from a South African hospital after being airlifted from Harare ...
Everyone must register to vote, says Tsvangirai 10 October 2017 HARARE - MDC president Morgan Tsvangirai on Sunday spoke to Studio 7's  Blessing Zulu ahead of the voter registration blitz that kicks off today. Q: What's your message to Zimbabweans on the voter registration blitz? A: I am saying to the people of Zimbabwe, 2018 is the only opportunity we ...
Election watchdogs, Zec launch voter education blitz 10 October 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) in collaboration with Election Resource Centre (ERC) will today roll out one of their largest voter education blitzes targeting the whole country. ZimRights director Okay Machisa said they have mobilised several mobile trucks that will rol...
Opposition seeks waiver on BVR observer fees 10 October 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe will start officially accrediting observers for the biometric voter registration (BVR) exercise, with the opposition complaining about the $10 accreditation fee for each observer. The opposition MDC said it is looking to register 10 000 observers to be deployed at the 10 000 ...
MDC official backs ED 9 October 2017 HARARE - Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who is facing an uncertain political future, has received backing from the unlikeliest source, the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC). MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai's top advisor Jameson Timba — a former Cabinet minister — wrote on his Fa...
Possible political scenarios for 2018 elections 8 October 2017 HARARE - As we fast approach next year's crucial elections, political analysts are already working on possible scenarios that might emerge before, during and after the plebiscite. While it is difficult to tell with certainty how the situation could pan out in the coming months given that a day...
Tsvangirai to undergo review in SA 7 October 2017 HARARE - Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai is still in South Africa and is due to undergo a medical review this weekend pending his return. Tsvangirai's spokesperson Luke Tamborinyoka said he has been discharged from hospital after being airlifted from Harare three weeks ago following severe...
Opposition parties not serious on 2018 elections 6 October 2017 EDITOR — The political situation in this country is quite sad and shows that there is no hope that the opposition parties will ever rule this country. The lack of seriousness by the opposition political parties is disheartening. Apart from the squabbles within the coalition or the so-called...
Police block MDC Hurungwe rally 6 October 2017 HARARE - Police in Karoi have banned an MDC rally set to be addressed by MDC vice president Nelson Chamisa to mobilise people to register to vote ahead of next year's hotly-contested election, the opposition party said yesterday. The rally on October 7, just after the start of the Zimbabwe Ele...
Zanu PF spending big on 2018 polls 4 October 2017 HARARE - Despite the fact that millions of Zimbabweans are trapped in abject poverty, Zanu PF is going on a spending spree ahead of the 2018 polls to ensure its campaign machinery is well-oiled to face a tricky opposition that appears likely to rally behind one presidential candidate to face Pres...
Coalition hits turbulence 3 October 2017 HARARE - The mooted grand coalition of opposition political parties has been hit by severe turbulence, with observers saying it could suffer a stillbirth owing to disagreements on the implementation of the complex arrangement that many believe is the only way to end Zanu PF's over three decades i...
'Make polling stations accessible to women' 3 October 2017 HARARE - Polling stations should be located close to areas such as churches and shopping centres to make them more accessible to women, National Peace and Reconciliation Commission acting chairperson Lilian Chigwedere has said. She told the Daily News on the sidelines of a women and elections ...
Mujuru, Biti rift widens 2 October 2017 HARARE - The rift between leaders of the National People's Party (NPP) and the People's Democratic Party (PDP) has widened, highlighting the poisoned political atmosphere under which Zimbabwe's opposition parties are trying to negotiate a grand coalition ahead of next year's polls. For long co...