Articles tagged 'mdc'

Alliance was strategic but poorly designed' 15 August 2018 HARARE - After successive defeats at the hands of the ruling Zanu PF party, the MDC as the biggest opposition party in the country was urged to form a grand coalition that would fight from one corner. The call was so loud that the late MDC president Morgan Tsvangirai initiated the project and ...
This crisis needs political solutions 15 August 2018 HARARE - Focus has now shifted to the Constitutional Court (Con-Court) where the full bench of learned judges shall preside over an MDC Alliance petition, challenging the outcome of the July 30 presidential election. The MDC Alliance has been frothing at the mouth before, during and after the ...
'Poll results betrayal of one man, one vote' 14 August 2018 HARARE - Nelson Chamisa yesterday said in his Heroes Day message that the will of the people, expressed at the polls, must prevail in honour of heroes and heroines. “It is notable that we are commemorating this year's edition of Heroes' Day two weeks after holding a historic general election, ...
Chamisa scuttles Mnangagwa's inauguration 9 August 2018 HARARE - MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa is set to scuttle president-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa's inauguration, which had been scheduled for Sunday. This follows an announcement by his lawyer Thabani Mpofu yesterday that the Alliance would be filing a Constitutional Court (Con-Court) applicat...
Zanu PF, Khupe fight MDC candidate 7 August 2018 HARARE - ZANU PF and the Thokozani Khupe-led MDC candidates, who were vying for the councillorship for Ward 8 Manyame have joined forces to fight an MDC Alliance candidate, accusing him of being a convict. The applicants are Innocent Chasvinura and Alford Madovi, while the respondent is Tichao...
MDC Alliance racing against time 6 August 2018 HARARE - The MDC Alliance is racing against time in its desperate bid to overturn results of the just-ended polls, with the party keeping the whole world guessing about the veracity of the evidence it claims to have gathered to justify a vote recount. MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa, has re...
Zim fragile, highly divided …ED, Chamisa should unite Zimbabwe 5 August 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe is at present highly divided, fragile and calls for a leadership with the ability to unite people, social and political analysts have said. They said one sure way to solve the ongoing electoral dispute, would be for the main protagonists in the crisis – President Emmerson Mna...
Fragmented opposition spoiled the party 5 August 2018 HARARE - Failure by opposition parties to agree on a grand coalition cost MDC Alliance's Nelson Chamisa crucial votes that could have seen him deny President Emmerson Mnangagwa an outright victory, hence force a presidential run-off in last week's elections. Zimbabweans voted on Monday last we...
Tamborinyoka acquitted of all charges 1 August 2018 HARARE - MDC Alliance official Luke Tamborinyoka has been cleared of all charges of defacing a rival’s political campaign posters. Tamborinyoka, a former spokesman of presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa, faced two charges of contravening section 152 the Electoral Act split by the prosecution...
Has the leopard changed its spots? 31 July 2018 HARARE - “Better the devil you know than the devil you don’t.” As the old saying goes, it’s better to deal with someone you are familiar with, even if they are not ideal, than to take a risk with an unknown person. But then there is the other old adage: “A leopard can’t change its spots.” ...
People's will must prevail 30 July 2018 HARARE - Zimbabweans are voting today in momentous polls that have a huge bearing on the country’s future. Significantly, these are the first polls since former president Robert Mugabe was ousted from power in a soft military coup last November. Under Mugabe, Zimbabwe drifted from being the...
Tsvangirai vindicated 30 July 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa has embraced the white community in Zimbabwe, in a development that vindicates the late MDC founding leader Morgan Tsvangirai who for many years, has been vilified by Zanu PF for his anti-racism stance. Recently, Mnangagwa who is the presidential candidate...
In an election, not everyone can win 28 July 2018 HARARE - On Monday, over 5,6 million voters in Zimbabwe will give the first significant electoral verdict on the political parties since the departure in November of long-ruling despot Robert Mugabe. Voters will get the chance to bring in their verdict on the 23 presidential candidates running...
ED, Chamisa being selfish 27 July 2018 HARARE - Although opinion polls can sometimes be misleading, both Zanu PF and the MDC Alliance are being naive by completely ignoring the results of recent surveys suggesting Zimbabweans are hoping for a coalition government. According to a poll conducted by the online data analysis organisati...
ED praises Tsvangirai 27 July 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa has spoken glowingly about the late MDC founding father Morgan Tsvangirai while mocking the former trade unionist's successor — Nelson Chamisa — whom he is squaring up against at the watershed polls on Monday. Writing for the Washington Post yesterday, Mna...
Mnangagwa praises Tsvangirai 27 July 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa has spoken glowingly about the late MDC founding father Morgan Tsvangirai while mocking the former trade unionist's successor — Nelson Chamisa — whom he is squaring up against at the watershed polls on Monday. [Adz]
Door shut on Chamisa 24 July 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) slammed the door on MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa yesterday, saying there was no going back on poll preparations even as the main opposition party is attempting to put spanners into the works. At its meeting with observers yesterday, Zec vi...
MDC Alliance at crossroads 24 July 2018 HARARE - The MDC Alliance is between a hard place and a rock as it holds a crucial meeting with the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) over key demands it wants addressed before Monday's national harmonised elections. However, today's meeting could be futile as Zec yesterday said it had dealt...
South Africa's main opposition backs Chamisa 23 July 2018 JOHANNESBURG - South Africa's AFRICA's main opposition party, the Democratic Alliance (DA) has offered its support to the MDC Alliance ahead of next week's harmonised elections. DA president Mmusi Maimane said while he was still to meet MDC Alliance presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa, he ha...
ED, Chamisa in statistical dead heat 23 July 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe's presidential race looked tighter than it has all year on Friday, a week before voting begins, as an Afrobarometer poll put the two frontrunners Emmerson Mnangagwa and Nelson Chamisa in a statistical dead heat. The latest voter survey may raise concerns about the outside pos...
Mnangagwa, Chamisa talks collapse 22 July 2018 HARARE - Frantic efforts to get President Emmerson Mnangagwa and MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa, pictured, to iron out their differences through face-to-face discussions have collapsed with the 75-year-old Zanu PF leader saying he will only meet with his 40-year- old challenger in the ballot ...
ED, Chamisa talks collapse 22 July 2018 HARARE - Frantic efforts to get President Emmerson Mnangagwa and MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa, to iron out their differences through face-to-face discussions have collapsed with the 75-year-old Zanu PF leader saying he will only meet with his 40-year-old challenger in the ballot box on July...
Chamisa, Khupe in fresh war of words 21 July 2018 HARARE - MDC Alliance presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa and his colleague-turned-political rival, Thokozani Khupe, are accusing and counter-accusing each other of working with the ruling Zanu PF. This comes as the courts are yet to determine which faction of the MDC is the bona-fide owner ...
Chamisa, ED snub crucial meeting 20 July 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa and MDC Alliance presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa snubbed an interface meeting of all presidential candidates convened by the civic society in Harare yesterday to foster peace ahead of the crunch July 30 elections. Both were conspicuous by their absen...
Chamisa rejects Zec's conditions for talks 18 July 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) has been accused of attempting to manipulate a forum of presidential candidates that meets weekly to dismiss Nelson Chamisa's demands for administrative electoral reforms. This comes after it emerged that the under pressure Zec has now said thro...