Articles tagged 'mdc'

Electoral Regulations: Progress amidst weak transparency 22 August 2017 HARARE - Election Resource Centre (ERC) welcomes Statutory Instrument 85 (S.I. 85) of 2017 that was gazetted by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) last month. The statutory instrument outlines new voter registration regulations ahead of the 2018 harmonised elections, and provides nine fun...
Former top MDC staffer loses property over debt 21 August 2017 HARARE - Controversail former MDC director general, Toendepi Shonhe, who made headlines recently for predicting a landslide victory for Zanu PF in next year’s general elections, has lost a 1,2 hectare plot over an unspecified debt owed to a local bank. The property, located in the prime farmin...
Civil society calls for regional solidarity ahead of elections 21 August 2017 HARARE - Civil society organisations have called for regional solidarity from southern African partners in ensuring that the 2018 elections in Zimbabwe meet the Sadc standards for free and fair elections. During a session on human rights and elections at the Sadc People’s Summit on August 17, ...
Opposition must destroy rural fear factor now 21 August 2017 HARARE - The 2018 elections are taking place in a threatening environment hostile to free speech and genuine political participation, again raising the spectre of elections that will neither be free nor fair. There is a massive wall of fear built for the rural people — who constitute 75 percen...
Tsvangirai case struck off the roll 19 August 2017 HARARE - MDC president Morgan Tsvangirai is off the hook after the High Court on Wednesday struck off the roll an application by Harare man Moreprecision Muzadzi, who is seeking $50 000 compensation for reportedly offering consultancy services to the veteran politician ahead of the 2013 elections...
Court stays auction of MDC property 18 August 2017 HARARE – The Labour Court has granted the MDC a stay of execution, stopping the sale of the opposition party’s property seized over a $108 000 debt owed to former employees. MDC lawyer and secretary-general Douglas Mwonzora had filed an urgent chamber application to stop the sale. This was ...
Deny Zim's uniformed forces voting rights: MDC 17 August 2017 HARARE - Morgan Tsvangirai's MDC is proposing a constitutional amendment to bar uniformed forces from voting in a bid to uphold their impartiality. The new Constitution okayed in a 2013 referendum ushered in Special Vote to facilitate early voting by uniformed forces and electoral officers ass...
Mugabe mocks MDC alliance 13 August 2017 GWANDA - President Robert Mugabe poured scorn at attempts by opposition parties to form a grand coalition yesterday, saying their efforts will not move his ruling Zanu PF party, which has been in power for the past 37 years. Addressing thousands of party supporters in the Matabeleland South pr...
MDC property goes under the hammer 13 August 2017 HARARE - The Morgan Tsvangirai-led MDC property recently attached over a $108 000 debt owed to the party’s former employee — Sally Dura — is set to be auctioned on Friday. Dura, along with 15 other ex-MDC staffers, won an arbitration award for $600 000 for unfair dismissal. Following the aw...
Fresh bid to impeach Mugabe 12 August 2017 HARARE - Morgan Tsvangirai's MDC party has revived its bid to impeach President Robert Mugabe, this time with the full support of the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA), which has since fallen out with the Zanu PF leader, the Daily News can report. Mid this week, th...
Zec rejects jailed MDC officials' vote bid 11 August 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) will not allow three jailed MDC officials to vote in next year’s elections because they would have spent 12 consecutive months outside their constituencies by the time the polls are held. In an opposing affidavit to the bid by Yvonne Musarurwa, ...
Tsvangirai steals Mujuru's thunder 10 August 2017 HARARE - MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai electrified the crowd at the National People's Party (NPP)'s inaugural convention held in the capital yesterday, where he belaboured his commitment towards working with former vice president Joice Mujuru in order to unseat President Robert Mugabe. The 65-y...
Tsvangirai suspends five over Byo violence 10 August 2017 HARARE - MDC president Morgan Tsvangirai yesterday suspended five members over the violence which occurred at the party's Bulawayo provincial offices on Sunday which left his deputy Thokozani Khupe and other high-ranking officials nursing wounds. Among those hit with suspensions is disgraced d...
MDC postpones crucial meeting 10 August 2017 HARARE - MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai yesterday cancelled a crucial standing committee meeting meant to discuss the bloody spate of intra-party violence in Bulawayo that saw deputy president Thokozani Khupe assaulted by party youths. Khupe and some party leaders from the main opposition's stro...
Tsvangirai must end culture of violence 9 August 2017 HARARE - On Saturday Morgan Tsvangirai was endorsed as the leader of an MDC Alliance comprising six other political parties in a development lauded as historic by multitudes fed up with President Robert Mugabe and Zanu PF rule which they blame for their troubles. But hardly had the celebration...
Second opposition coalition emerges 9 August 2017 HARARE - Another coalition of opposition parties — which are offshoots of the ruling Zanu PF party — could emerge ahead of polls in 2018 to take on President Robert Mugabe, whose party is already scheming against another alliance consummated over the weekend, under the leadership of Morgan Tsvang...
Tsvangirai speaks on battle with cancer 9 August 2017 HARARE - MDC president Morgan Tsvangirai has lost his hair in his latest battle with cancer, telling the Daily News in an exclusive interview on Monday that he feels like he is almost close to regaining full fitness. Tsvangirai has gone through 10 gruelling chemotherapy sessions at a South Afr...
MDC to discuss Khupe's grievances 9 August 2017 HARARE - Morgan Tsvangirai is arguably Zimbabwe's most enduring opposition leader. He has fought against Zanu PF since the MDC's formation in 1999, and has gone through thick and thin since then. Our News editor, Gift Phiri, spoke to Tsvangirai at his exquisite mansion in Highlands, Harare ...
Rift in MDC over coalition 8 August 2017 HARARE - Morgan Tsvangirai and some of his top officials are headed for a showdown over the terms of an alliance deal inked by the MDC president on Saturday, along with leaders of other fringe opposition parties, in what is likely to present a litmus test for the former trade unionist ahead of ne...
Tsvangirai faces fresh problems 7 August 2017 HARARE - Former vice president and leader of the fledgling National People's Party Joice Mujuru and other opposition chiefs who stayed away on Saturday from the launch of an electoral alliance which chose MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai as its main man, say the grand coalition is not yet a done deal...
Violence breaks out at Bulawayo MDC offices 7 August 2017 BULAWAYO - Violent clashes erupted yesterday at the MDC party offices after a dozen party youths stormed the meeting that was being addressed by deputy president Thokozani Khupe. The violence erupted around mid-morning, disrupting the meeting dubbed “coalition agreement feedback” for almost an...
Tsvangirai named coalition leader 6 August 2017 HARARE - The country's opposition yesterday ended months of speculation and bickering when it finally launched the much-awaited grand coalition which would be led by former labour union leader and MDC president, Morgan Tsvangirai. Conspicuous by their absence at yesterday's historic event were...
Keep Zanu PF below super majority in 2018 polls 6 August 2017 HARARE - The more power President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu PF gets, the more power it abuses. The more power it abuses, the more corrupt it becomes. That is why analysts are saying Zimbabweans must keep Zanu PF below a two-thirds majority in elections expected in the third quarter of next year. An...
Tsvangirai, Mphoko in settlement talks 4 August 2017 HARARE - MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai is in talks to settle a defamation lawsuit against Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko, who alleged the former prime minister was once involved in an assassination attempt on the late national icon Joshua Nkomo and was also behind the Gukurahundi atrocities. ...
Torchbearer row scuttles opposition coalition 3 August 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe's opposition political parties could fail to form an alliance to fight the 2018 presidential and parliamentary elections against President Robert Mugabe, a South Africa-based think tank, NKC African Economics (NKC), has said. Mugabe, 93, is seeking an eighth and final term af...