Articles tagged 'mdc'

Zim opposition must start thinking, again 10 December 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe's opposition political parties, especially the Morgan Tsvangirai-led Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) — who have been in the trenches for the past several years trying to unseat former president Robert Mugabe and his party — must be panicking over the latest developments i...
Court orders Zec to register 'aliens' 30 November 2017 HARARE - The High Court has ordered the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) to register so-called aliens as prospective voters for the 2018 general elections during the on-going biometric voter registration exercise. High Court judge Justice Nyaradzo Munangati-Manongwa’s judgment allows aliens...
Tsvangirai in GNU dilemma 30 November 2017 HARARE - MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai is engaged in behind-the-scenes discussions with President Emmerson Mnangagwa over the formation of an inclusive Cabinet that could help unite the nation's deeply-divided citizens. Morgan Tsvangirai According to MDC insiders, Tsvangirai has been in ...
MDC wants UN-monitored polls 28 November 2017 HARARE - The country’s opposition, led by former prime minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s MDC, has stepped up its demand for next year’s elections to be monitored by the United Nations (UN), following the announcement by President Emmerson Mnangagwa during his inauguration speech last Friday that the p...
Zanu PF pushes for unity govt 24 November 2017 HARARE - Zanu  PF has given President designate Emmerson Mnangagwa its full backing to form a new-look government that would include the opposition as part of the reforms aimed at transforming the lives of long suffering ordinary Zimbabweans, the Daily News can reveal. This comes as the 75-yea...
Mnangagwa calls for unity, inclusivity 23 November 2017 HARARE – President-in-waiting Emmerson Mnangagwa returned home yesterday to lead a country that is so desperate for unity and fresh ideas after enduring 37 years of largely unfulfilled dreams under Robert Mugabe who was forced to resign on Tuesday. Mnangagwa, who had been in self-imposed exile...
Tsvangirai speaks on post Mugabe era 22 November 2017 HARARE - MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai believes the removal of Robert Mugabe as president must be followed by free and fair elections. He told thousands of people who had gathered at the Africa Unity Square in support of Mugabe's impeachment motion that comprehensive electoral reforms must prec...
High Court defers hearing on aliens vote challenge 21 November 2017 HARARE - The High Court postponed a hearing to tomorrow an application seeking an order compelling the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) to register the so-called “aliens” as prospective voters for the 2018 general elections during the on-going biometric voter registration exercise after the el...
Parly in move to kick out Mugabe 21 November 2017 HARARE - Members of Parliament will today seal President Robert Mugabe's fate by pushing through a motion to impeach him following the expiry of an ultimatum he was given by his ruling Zanu PF party on Sunday to relinquish power. The lawmakers meet as Zambian President Edgar Lungu has sent for...
Tsvangirai, Mujuru eye transitional govt 19 November 2017 HARARE - While most Zimbabweans agree that a transitional government is the best way to go from here, analysts have warned opposition political parties that this fight is not theirs but that of Zanu PF. Opposition leaders Morgan Tsvangirai and Joice Mujuru have endorsed the “military stepping ...
Dawn of new era! 17 November 2017 HARARE - The commander of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF), General Constantino Chiwenga, was late last night locked in hard negotiations with his commander-in-chief, President Robert Mugabe, as the belligerent parties tried to no avail to break a political impasse that followed the military's s...
Opposition parties call for transitional govt 16 November 2017 HARARE - Opposition political parties in Zimbabwe are calling for the establishment of a transitional arrangement in preparation of free and fair elections next year. Reacting to the military intervention in civilian politics yesterday, opposition parties canvassed by the Daily News said they ...
Cops may not vote next year 13 November 2017 HARARE - The jury is out on the recent move by the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) to temporarily ban all police officers from registering to vote in next year's crunch elections — which could see thousands of police officers failing to cast their ballots in the watershed 2018 polls. This comes...
Change name, then we talk — Mujuru 13 November 2017 HARARE - Leader of the newly-formed coalition — People's Rainbow Alliance (PRA) — Joice Mujuru has insisted they will only join forces with the Morgan Tsvangirai-led MDC Alliance after it adopts a neutral name, among other conditions. Mujuru, who also leads the opposition National People's Par...
'Heavy rains disrupt BVR exercise' 13 November 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) says heavy rains have disrupted the on-going biometric voter registration (BVR) exercise in some areas, with a total 2 259 908 citizens registered so far. The Commission — which is winding up phase three of four of the BVR exercises — targets to...
Civil society escalates voter education 13 November 2017 HARARE - Civil society has escalated voter education amid growing concerns over poor engagement of the electorate, with the Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) and the Election Resource Centre (ERC) launching a campaign in Masvingo last Friday. The campaign — against the backdrop of ...
Cops banned from BVR registration 13 November 2017 HARARE - The jury is out on the recent move by the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) to temporarily ban all police officers from registering to vote in next year's crunch elections — which could see thousands of police officers failing to cast their ballots in the watershed 2018 polls. This comes...
Tsvangirai urged to pass the baton 12 November 2017 HARARE - Former Zanu PF politburo member Kudakwashe Bhasikiti — now opposition Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) top official — has urged ailing MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai to hand over power. He suggested MDC vice president Nelson Chamisa as the capable Tsvangirai successor. This comes amid gro...
'Zanu PF already rigging elections' 12 November 2017 HARARE - The ruling Zanu PF party is already manipulating the environment ahead of next year's elections by buying the support of traditional chiefs and intimidating registrants through claims that their vote will be known under the new biometric voter registration (BVR) system, analysts have sai...
BVR exercise: Zec racing against time 12 November 2017 HARARE - With just a month and a few days remaining before the biometric voter registration (BVR) exercise for 2018 elections closes, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) seems far from reaching its target to register seven million voters. On the other hand, the exercise has been marred by ...
Who's Nkosana Moyo fooling? 12 November 2017 HARARE - Like salesmen, Zimbabwe's politicians are out in full force to market themselves to the electorate ahead of the 2018 polls. As is part of life, not everyone is gifted in whatever they do, and this also applies to our politicians. Even though President Robert Mugabe is yet to procla...
We won't hold rallies: Nkosana Moyo 11 November 2017 HARARE - Former Industry minister Nkosana Moyo, who is the leader of Alliance for Peoples' Agenda (APA), has said his party will not hold rallies, an approach totally different from the political tradition in Zimbabwe. He also barred his party supporters from wearing branded T-shirts and other...
Tsvangirai opens door for fired Mnangagwa 10 November 2017 HARARE - MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai is keeping his options open in the wake of former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa's dismissal from Zanu PF and government by keeping the door wide open for a possible alliance with the 75-year-old ex-guerrilla fighter. In an interview with Sabc on Wednes...
I'm recovering: Tsvangirai 10 November 2017 HARARE - Former Prime Minister in the unity government, Morgan Tsvangirai, is now out of danger. Tsvangirai left for South Africa last month to seek urgent medical attention after his condition had suddenly deteriorated. He had been diagnosed with cancer of the colon in June last year and h...
Police block MDC rally again 10 November 2017 HARARE - Police in Karoi have for the second time blocked opposition MDC's rally which was supposed to be held in the town. The party's vice president, Nelson Chamisa, was set to address the meeting, which was scheduled for last weekend and targeted to mobilise people to register to vote in th...