Articles tagged 'mdc'

Mujuru pulling a fast one on Tsvangirai 28 June 2017 HARARE - In spite of inking a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai last month, signalling their intention to forge a grand coalition ahead of next year's polls, National People's Party (NPP) leader Joice Mujuru is pursuing a parallel initiative whereupon ...
Lacoste pushes for fresh provincial polls 28 June 2017 HARARE - Zanu PF has embarked on a restructuring exercise to prepare for next year’s elections amid reports that party factions battling to influence President Robert Mugabe’s succession are readying themselves for a bruising fight. The term of office for the ruling party’s lower leadership — ...
Opposition 'denied' food aid in Chiwundura 27 June 2017 HARARE - Zanu PF has been accused of withholding food aid from opposition members as part of forcing them to vote for their candidate in next month’s Chiwundura by-election in the Midlands Province. However, Zanu PF has rubbished the allegations, maintaining that it is concentrating on retaini...
The MDC's $100 billion Zim economy dream 25 June 2017 HARARE - Economic assertions by the government and opposition alike have left observers wondering if Zimbabweans have become so gullible to incontestably believe promises by their preferred political parties. Zanu PF intends to create 300 000 jobs from the dualisation of a 900-kilometre road! ...
'Mooted electronic voter register is illegal' 25 June 2017 HARARE - Attempts by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) to introduce an electronic register of voters is illegal, analysts have said, with Zec urged to drop the plans even after acquiring the technology, raising fresh fears of election fraud. Presidential and parliamentary elections in 20...
Harare rally examines Mujuru's credentials 23 June 2017 HARARE - Former Vice President and leader of the fledgling National People's Party (NPP) Joice Mujuru will have an idea of much work she has to do to convince her critics when she holds a rally in Harare's Kuwadzana high density suburb tomorrow -— amid widening rifts among her supporters in some ...
'Zimbabweans fear election violence' 21 June 2017 HARARE - Long-suffering Zimbabweans, who have been at the receiving end of political violence for the past 37 years, said they are dreading next year's watershed elections. This comes as the country is set to hold elections next year pitting President Robert Mugabe, 93, and an opposition coali...
'Zec taking away people's right to vote' 19 June 2017 HARARE – Millions of Zimbabweans are likely going to fail to vote in next year's elections, owing to the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec)'s demand for people to produce proof of residence to register to vote. Many Zimbabweans are not landlords and over the years several unregistered suburbs...
Zec urged to reign in Zanu PF 19 June 2017 HARARE – The Morgan Tsvangirai-led MDC has called on the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) to reign in the ruling Zanu PF party amid claims that it is frog-marching people to its rallies ahead of the 2018 crucial elections. Through its spokesperson Obert Gutu, the party said that the idea of...
'Coalition will bury Mugabe' 19 June 2017 HARARE – Opposition political parties have warned President Robert Mugabe that he should brace for the worst page of his long political life as he not only faces an internal revolt in his party ahead of next year's elections, but also a rout from their grand coalition. Mugabe, who turns 94 nex...
Witty Mutambara resurfaces 18 June 2017 HARARE – While many describe  Arthur Mutambara as a political opportunist, others credit him for pioneering student activism but very few will disagree that the garrulous robotics professor has an abundance of wit. It is little wonder why the former student leader who later became the deputy p...
Opposition parties need to wise up 18 June 2017 HARARE – The ruling Zanu PF party is reviving its election machinery in readiness for next year's polls. A string of “meetings” lined up by party leader President Robert Mugabe to “interface” with Zanu PF youths should serve as evidence that the ruling party means business, and will not allow ...
MDC wraps up kitchen meetings 15 June 2017 MUTARE - MDC Women Assembly has completed its nationwide kitchen meeting campaigns seeking to get women to spearhead voter registration for the watershed 2018 election. Chairperson of the MDC women’s assembly Lynette Karenyi said the final kitchen meeting was held in Bulilima on Sunday.  “T...
Politicians must stop abusing children 15 June 2017 HARARE – As political parties intensify their campaigns ahead of the 2018 general elections, they must restrain their members from force-marching schoolchildren to their gatherings. The governing Zanu PF party is notorious for closing schools on days they have rallies in particular constituenc...
Stay away from Mugabe rally: Vendors, pupils urged 14 June 2017 MUTARE - The MDC has urged vendors and school pupils to stay home on Friday to avoid being commandeered to President Robert Mugabe's youth interface rally at Sakubva Stadium. MDC national youth assembly member Knowledge Nyamhoka told the Daily News yesterday that they are informing their suppo...
Mujuru, Khupe accused in plot to oust Tsvangirai 13 June 2017 HARARE - With the clock ticking towards make-or-break harmonised polls next year, the MDC has been plunged into another hair-raising conspiracy linking some of its top officials to a plot to block Morgan Tsvangirai from leading a grand coalition against President Robert Mugabe's Zanu PF party. ...
Mujuru takes on Tsvangirai 12 June 2017 HARARE - In remarks that are likely to stoke tensions within opposition ranks, former Vice President Joice Mujuru has once again punted herself to lead the country's envisaged grand coalition, at the same time seemingly questioning the suitability of MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai to front the moot...
MDC wants referendum on Chief Justice Bill 12 June 2017 HARARE - Government must conduct a referendum on the proposed Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 1) Bill, and the fate of the proposed constitutional reform must hinge on the public verdict, an opposition legislator has told the National Assembly. Bulawayo South MDC MP Eddie Cross told th...
2018 victory is certain: Tsvangirai 11 June 2017 GWERU - A buoyant opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, yesterday told thousands of his supporters who braved the chilly and drizzly weather in the Midlands capital that President Robert Mugabe's advanced age — coupled with the ruling Zanu PF's vicious infighting — would deliver victory to the MD...
Con-Court asked to stop BVR process 11 June 2017 HARARE - A law expert has filed another urgent lawsuit in the Constitutional Court (Con-Court) seeking to stop biometric voter registration (BVR) by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) using an Electoral Act under legal challenge. The latest suit comes in the wake of constitutional law exp...
'2018 poll losers must accept result' 9 June 2017 HARARE - The loser of the make-or-break 2018 elections should “gracefully” accept the result and help the winner deliver promises made to the electorate, acting President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said. This comes as MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai has declared that he would not accept the outcome o...
Tsvangirai in catch-22 as 2018 elections beckon 8 June 2017 HARARE - Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai faces a serious political dilemma as the eagerly-anticipated 2018 national elections loom — in terms of how to approach, and whether to talk up or down the watershed polls. Analysts who spoke to the Daily News yesterday said the current dispute over...
Tsvangirai wary of Zanu PF infiltration 7 June 2017 HARARE - Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai's MDC has warned its prospective coalition partners that it is keeping its eyes “wide open” to avoid carrying suspected Zanu PF “spies” into the eagerly-awaited grand alliance which will take President Robert Mugabe head-on in next year's polls. Tsv...
MDC threatens Zec with legal action 6 June 2017 HARARE - the Morgan Tsvangirai-led MDC has threatened to drag the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) to court for awarding the biometric voter registration (BVR) kits tender to a Chinese company, Laxton Group. It said the move is part of its quest to ensure next year's elections are free and ...
Destroy Mudede voters' roll: MDC 6 June 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) and the Registrar-General's office must publicly destroy the old voters' roll as there is danger of the country being railroaded into elections using it, despite the establishment of a biometric one, the MDC has warned. Contributing to a debate ...