Articles tagged 'mdc'

Tsvangirai's 2002 election petition ruling still pending 14 January 2017 HARARE - Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader Morgan Tsvangirai (pictured) has said he is still waiting for judgment for his 2002 presidential election petition. In 2002, President Robert Mugabe was pronounced winner of the presidential election in extremely controversial circumstances....
Alliance the only option: Tsvangirai 12 January 2017 HARARE - Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai says those fighting for change in Zimbabwe must not “betray the people's wishes and a serious national expectation” by not committing to a grand alliance ahead of the eagerly-anticipated 2018 national elections. Speaking during a live interview on S...
Rights Commission brings demos into spotlight 10 January 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC) chairperson, Elasto Mugwadi, has set the cat among the pigeons after he reaffirmed that every Zimbabwean had a right to demonstrate and freely associate with a political party of their choice, in a statement which flies in the face of President...
Prepare for elections now 10 January 2017 HARARE - Political activists and opposition political parties should change tack this year and stop spending their energies on trying to push President Robert Mugabe out of office — instead they should start preparing the masses for next year’s crucial elections. There is a lot that they can d...
Fear mounts as campaign year arrives 10 January 2017 HARARE - The possibility of political violence this year is high as political parties start campaigning for what has been described as a do or die election next year. Political and social analysts interviewed by the Daily News said the pattern over the years is that all campaign years have tur...
'Ghana President behind Tsvangirai' 9 January 2017 HARARE - Ghana's newly-inaugurated leader Nana Akufo-Addo has apparently pledged to help opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai to ensure that Zimbabwe stages both free and fair polls in 2018. This emerged after Akufo-Addo and the Movement for Democratic for Change (MDC) leader had engaged in wha...
'Zim must learn from Ghana' 9 January 2017 HARARE - Our News Editor, Gift Phiri, spoke to MDC vice president Nelson Chamisa, who accompanied party president Morgan Tsvangirai to Saturday’s inauguration of Ghana’s new President Nana Akufo-Addo in Accra. Below are excerpts of the interview. Q: How would you describe Tsvangirai’s engag...
Mujuru solicits Tsvangirai help 7 January 2017 HARARE - Faced with a tough by-election in Bikita West in two weeks' time, former Vice President Joice Mujuru's Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) is banking on the heavyweight support of opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai in the crucial dress rehearsal for next year's eagerly-anticipated national elec...
Tsvangirai, Ghana president in private talks 7 January 2017 HARARE - Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader Morgan Tsvangirai is set to hold private talks with newly-elected Ghanaian President-elect Nana Akufo-Addo soon after his inauguration, the Daily News learnt. Tsvangirai was invited to Akufo-Addo's swearing-in ceremony expected to be held in...
Zanu PF monopolising Heroes Acre: MDC 7 January 2017 HARARE - The Morgan Tsvangirai-led MDC says Zanu PF is monopolising the National Heroes Acre by conferring hero status to its members only, yet there are other deserving individuals from society. Speaking to the Daily News, MDC spokesperson Obert Gutu said the ruling party has “bastardised” th...
Tsvangirai invited to Ghana 6 January 2017 HARARE - Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader Morgan Tsvangirai and his deputy Nelson Chamisa have been invited to newly-elected Ghanaian president Nana Akufo-Addo’s inauguration on Saturday. The duo will join about 6 000 guests — including Zambia’s president Edgar Lungu — expected at t...
ZPF bigger than Zanu PF: Mujuru 4 January 2017 HARARE - Former Vice President Joice Mujuru's Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) says it has already grown bigger than President Robert Mugabe's Zanu PF, which is riven by deadly and seemingly unstoppable tribal, factional and succession wars. Speaking to the Daily News yesterday, the party's spokesp...
MDC slams Mzila-Ndlovu 4 January 2017 BULAWAYO - The Morgan Tsvangirai-led MDC has slammed former National Healing minister Moses Mzila-Ndlovu over his plans to form a political party, arguing the move is retrogressive and meant to divide people on regional basis. Recently, Mzila-Ndlovu announced that he will soon launch his party...
MDC plans 2018 'election victory' 3 January 2017 HARARE - The opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) will later this month hold a policy conference, as next year's make-or-break national elections beckon. Spokesperson for the Morgan Tsvangirai-led political outfit, Obert Gutu, told the Daily News  yesterday that the annual conferenc...
I'm my own man: Mliswa 3 January 2017 HARARE - Norton's independent MP Temba Mliswa has said he does not need to use MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai's popularity to lure people to his rallies. The former Zanu PF official and staunch President Robert Mugabe supporter said he is a “brand on his own”. Responding to claims that Tsvang...
2016 political highlights 1 January 2017 HARARE - Inter and intra party political fights dominated the year 2016 as President Robert Mugabe faced perhaps the greatest challenge to his political career. Mugabe, the only leader Zimbabweans have known since independence from Britain in April 1980 was confronted with demonstrators who we...
Tsvangirai bins 'dodgy' parties 27 December 2016 HARARE - Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has once again indicated that he will not be working with his former top aide, Tendai Biti, and other so-called “briefcase” political parties in a grand opposition alliance ahead of the eagerly-anticipated 2018 national elections. This comes as MDC ...
Ncube warns against 2018 poll 23 December 2016 HARARE - Leader of the smaller opposition MDC  party — Welshman Ncube, pictured below, — has warned his colleagues against boycotting the 2018 elections, insisting they should participate irrespective of whether  President Robert Mugabe's government institutes electoral reforms or not. This co...
Tsvangirai targets Harare in 2018 poll 22 December 2016 HARARE - Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai's MDC targets to register about 800 000 voters in Harare alone, as the party prepares for the 2018 election. Since formation of the MDC in 1999, the long-time President Robert Mugabe rival has amassed the majority of his votes from urban constituenc...
Opposition parties trash Mnangagwa 21 December 2016 HARARE - Opposition parties have reacted angrily to a British magazine which has portrayed Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa as a firm favourite to succeed President Robert Mugabe. Mnangagwa and his supporters, known as Team Lacoste, are involved in a fierce tussle for supremacy in the warring...
'Coalition hits biggest snag over MDC demands' 19 December 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe's  hopes that the 2018 presidential election could be a two-horse race amid opposition talks to rally behind one candidate against President Robert Mugabe could be scuttled by MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai's tough coalition terms that analysts said yesterday were not fully welcom...
Opposition slams 'desperate' Mugabe 18 December 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe's opposition yesterday slammed criticism by President Robert Mugabe that they were confused and splintered and vowed to press home efforts to remove the Zanu PF leader in 2018 amid a grim economic crisis. Mugabe on Friday declared victory in the forthcoming elections propelle...
MDC to reluctantly pass 'shoddy' budget 17 December 2016 HARARE - Opposition MPs will next week grudgingly pass the 2017 national budget in Parliament against a slew of objections, including a poor health sector allocation, among other concerns. Apart from the measly $281 million allocated to the Health ministry, of which $220 million will be gobble...
MDC keen to reclaim Mat South seats 17 December 2016 BULAWAYO - The mainstream MDC has vowed to reclaim all the 13 seats it lost in Matabelelend South. Zanu PF swept all the dozen-plus seats in the 2013 parliamentary elections. With a year-and-a-half to go to the next general election, the Morgan Tsvangirai-led party has vowed to “bring back ...
Tsvangirai appeals to Zimdancehall 16 December 2016 HARARE - Opposition MDC leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, has urged Zimdancehall artistes to pen lyrics that encourage youths to register to vote in the key 2018 elections. Youths constitute 68 percent of Zimbabwe's eligible voters. The long-time President Robert Mugabe rival also said social medi...