Articles tagged 'mdc'

MDC, Majome in talks 22 May 2018 HARARE - The MDC leadership has scrambled to save its relations with one of its long-serving MPs, Jessie Majome, who last week announced she would stand as an independent candidate in the forthcoming elections after citing manipulated party guidelines in choosing candidates for its primary electi...
Chamisa's party postpones Harare, Chitungwiza primaries 22 May 2018 HARARE - The Nelson Chamisa-led MDC has postponed primary elections in Harare and Chitungwiza provinces to this coming weekend ostensibly to allow formally employed people to vote. MDC national chairperson Morgen Komichi claimed yesterday that most people in Harare and in the nearly dormitory ...
Zanu PF fingered in violence 22 May 2018 HARARE - Peace building civic group — the Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP) — has reported an increase in political violence, which it said was being perpetrated by both the ruling Zanu PF and the MDC. In its first quarter report on the human rights situation, the ZPP said the first three months of...
Chaos rocks MDC polls 21 May 2018 HARARE - Chaos yesterday rocked the Nelson Chamisa-led MDC primary elections after the party shelved the internal polls to choose parliamentary candidates until Wednesday. The postponement was ostensibly to allow the party's national executive members, who are currently monitoring selection of...
'More independent candidates to emerge' 21 May 2018 HARARE - The squabbling in the ruling Zanu PF party and the opposition MDC, is likely going to create a serious crisis that will result in many aspiring candidates contesting as independents, analysts have said. There are currently serious fights in the ruling party and MDC as disgruntled cand...
Parties dismiss Zec 18 May 2018 HARARE – Opposition political parties have said pronouncements by Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) chairperson Priscillah Chigumba that they will only be allowed to observe the printing process of ballot papers were not sufficient enough to allay their rigging fears. On Wednesday, Chigumba ...
Majome to run as an independent 15 May 2018 HARARE - Long-serving  Harare West MP, Jessie Majome, has announced that she will contest the impending national elections as an independent candidate after withdrawing from the MDC primary elections. Majome was set to slug it out with microbiologist and former student leader Joanna Mamombe in...
Britain called out for 'open support to ED' 14 May 2018 HARARE - Britain's alleged staunch support for Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has pushed it into an increasingly acrimonious corner, with opposition and diplomats warning that the former colonial power is taking a huge gamble. Zimbabwe's main opposition conglomerate, the MDC Alliance,...
MDC reaches out to Majome 14 May 2018 HARARE - MDC national chairperson Morgen Komichi has said Harare West legislator Jessie Majome, who has opted out of the primary election race citing irregularities, jumped the gun because she did not wait for the selection of candidates that took place in Harare yesterday. Majome, who is huge...
Nelson Chamisa push gathers steam 13 May 2018 HARARE - New MDC leader, Nelson Chamisa — who had his work cut out when he succeeded the late popular opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai earlier this year — is confounding his critics, holding his own where many expected him to be a dismal failure and packing venues to the rafters when he addres...
Pos machine shortage hobble govt depts 13 May 2018 HARARE - The woeful shortage of PoS machines in the country is stopping government departments from embracing plastic money. Responding to a question from Glen Norah MDC MP Webster Maondera, whether it was not hypocrisy that the Finance minister is saying we should be embracing electronic paym...
Majome's withdrawal sparks anger 13 May 2018 HARARE - The shock withdrawal by Jessie Majome from the MDC primary elections has triggered an outpouring of sympathy and anger from the residents of Harare West constituency who have vowed to derail the opposition party's attempt to retain the seat in the impending national elections. Majome,...
Chamisa push gathers steam 13 May 2018 HARARE - New MDC leader, Nelson Chamisa — who had his work cut out when he succeeded the late popular opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai earlier this year — is confounding his critics, holding his own where many expected him to be a dismal failure and packing venues to the rafters when he addres...
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...
ED is 'new face of the old order', says Chamisa 11 May 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa is not delivering change in the country after the years of Robert Mugabe, a Zimbabwean opposition leader, Nelson Chamisa, has said. He told HARDtalk's Stephen Sackur: "He has refused to be the face of the new order. In fact, he has chosen to be the new fac...
Outrage as Zanu PF rejects open tender for ballot paper 11 May 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa's Zanu PF has sparked outrage after rejecting opposition demands for an open tender for the procurement of ballot papers to be used in this years' harmonised election. Amid fears of vote manipulation, opposition parties had proposed amendments to the Elect...
MDC ring-fences constituencies for youths 9 May 2018 HARARE - The mainstream MDC has called to order senior party members who are eyeing constituencies that have been reserved for members of its youth assembly. The party has reserved at least 20 percent of the contested seats, at both local authority and parliamentary levels, for young people. ...
Chamisa speaks on ascendency 9 May 2018 HARARE - MDC Alliance presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa, has spoken at the Oxford Union about his contentious rise to the MDC presidency. The 40-year-old opposition leader spoke to students about the recent MDC split over leadership struggles that have seen one of the vice presidents Thoko...
Chamisa warns Britain against sacrificing democracy for stability 9 May 2018 HARARE - MDC Alliance presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa yesterday complained that the British government was overlooking crucial democratic reforms in favour of managing political stability in Zimbabwe, warning this could lead to post-election instability. Speaking at Chatham House in Lond...
MDC comes up with poll candidates 8 May 2018 HARARE - The Nelson Chamisa-led MDC has come up with a comprehensive panel of approved parliamentary and local government candidates ready to represent the party across the length and breadth of the country for the looming general elections. This comes as the ruling Zanu PF's just-ended primar...
Chamisa, Mutinhiri in crucial talks 5 May 2018 HARARE - The MDC Alliance could join forces with the National Patriotic Front (NPF), headed by retired brigadier-general Ambrose Mutinhiri, to enhance their chances of winning the forthcoming polls. Insiders within the Alliance told the Daily News yesterday that there were behind-the-scenes ma...
Chiwenga takes a dig at MDC leader 5 May 2018 HARARE - Vice President Constantino Chiwenga brushed off the main opposition MDC Alliance and its youthful leader Nelson Chamisa yesterday, as ambitious figures promising pie in the sky, in a trademark moment of the ruling party's manifesto launch focused on the old guard's bid for a five-year te...
MDC kick-starts primary elections 5 May 2018 HARARE - The Nelson Chamisa-led MDC will kick-start their primary elections today to pick candidates for Zimbabwe's looming general elections. This comes as the ruling Zanu PF's just-ended primary elections have been sullied by accusations of ballot-stuffing, multiple voting and violence, obse...
Chamisa heads to United Kingdom 5 May 2018 HARARE - MDC Alliance president Nelson Chamisa this weekend leaves for the United Kingdom where he will take the opportunity to interact with Zimbabweans in the Diaspora. MDC presidential spokesperson and director for communications Luke Tamborinyoka said Chamisa will meet members of the acade...
10 armed men raid Gutu's law chambers 5 May 2018 HARARE - More than 10 masked robbers reportedly punched a security guard to the ground at Thokozani Khupe-led MDC deputy president Obert Gutu's law chambers in Harare on Wednesday and ran off without stealing anything. “There was a break-in at Negona Chambers around midnight on Wednesday, May ...