Articles tagged 'mdc'

MDC national council to decide Mudzuri fate 14 December 2018 HARARE - The MDC will decide at a special meeting tomorrow the fate of vice president Elias Mudzuri, who is under mounting pressure to step down. The meeting of the national council, which has the power to demand that the Harvard-trained engineer step down, raises the prospect of a decisive sh...
Mnangagwa rules out GNU 13 December 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday ruled out any prospects of having a Government of National Unity (GNU) with the Nelson Chamisa-led MDC. This comes a few days after the country's biggest opposition party said it was not desperate for the pact but that it is Zanu PF which wants t...
Biti's bail conditions relaxed 13 December 2018 HARARE - MDC deputy national chairperson Tendai Biti yesterday successfully applied for the alteration of his bail conditions, and was granted his passport. Biti is facing two counts of violating the Electoral Act after he allegedly made unofficial or false declaration of poll results for the ...
Three-tier tree-planting for Mutare 13 December 2018 MUTARE - Mutare City Council is set to enjoy a three-tier tree-planting campaign set to boost the eastern border city’s tree density. Mutare mayor Blessing Tandi recently launched the MDC Alliance’s democracy tree-planting programme, which saw 1 000 trees being planted in Chikanga and Dangamvu...
Biti trial - judiciary's autonomy questioned 12 December 2018 HARARE - The trial of MDC national chairperson Tendai Biti, pictured, who is facing two counts of violating the Electoral Act, opened a can of worms yesterday with the defence team revealing scintillating details of behind-the-scenes manoeuvres that seem to compromise the independence of the Judi...
'MDC not desperate for GNU' 12 December 2018 HARARE - The Nelson Chamisa-led MDC came out guns blazing yesterday, saying it is not desperate to form a government of national unity (GNU) with Zanu PF. This was after Vice President Kembo Mohadi poured cold water on reports that the two parties which once shared power between 2009 and 2013,...
Cleric urges Zanu PF, MDC to dialogue 12 December 2018 HARARE - Faith Ministries pastor and businessman Shingi Munyeza has urged Zanu PF and the MDC to dialogue in order to move the country forward. Munyeza said it is important for the two political parties to find each other and work collectively towards ending the current socio-economic crisis s...
Biti trial opens can of worms 12 December 2018 HARARE - The trial of MDC national chairperson Tendai Biti, pictured, who is facing two counts of violating the Electoral Act, opened a can of worms yesterday with the defence team revealing scintillating details of behind-the-scenes manoeuvres that seem to compromise the independence of the Judi...
Chamisa sledges war veterans over presidential age limit 6 December 2018 HARARE - Nelson Chamisa, and a broad section of Zimbabweans yesterday blasted war veterans leader Victor Matemadanda over his motion ahead of the Zanu PF annual national people's conference to have the ruling party use its super majority in Parliament to raise the minimum age for presidential asp...
Pay doctors, save lives: MDC 6 December 2018 HARARE - Nelson Chamisa's MDC has said the government must quickly and effectively resolve the issue of medical practitioners' welfare to avoid further crippling of the health delivery system and avoid loss of life. Henry Madzorera, the MDC National Secretary for Health, said yesterday the ong...
Chamisa pledges 2m trees annually 4 December 2018 HARARE - MDC president Nelson Chamisa said they aim to plant two million trees annually until 2026 and even beyond. Chamisa said this in Norton on Saturday when he went on to plant what he termed “the New Zimbabwe Democracy tree” adding his party had taken time to commemorate and be part of ...
MDC MPs receive death threats on mobile phones 3 December 2018 HARARE - Dozens of opposition legislators have received death threats and are scared stiff for their lives, pushing for a government probe into the intimidation. Spooked Members of Parliament (MPs) who spoke to the Daily News yesterday said they were particularly worried about the fact that th...
Zim politics must show maturity 2 December 2018 HARARE - The MDC — undoubtedly the country's biggest opposition party — had its supporters out on the streets of the capital in a demonstration they had branded as the mother of all protests. On one hand, the fact that the party got an opportunity to gather and march without any hindrance show...
Worry over sexist abuse of female MPs 2 December 2018 HARARE - Zanu PF lawmakers Tafanana Zhou (Mberengwa North) and John Paradza (Gutu West)’s sexist slur on MDC’s Manicaland proportional representation MP Lynette Karenyi–Kore about her ample body features and appearance during parliamentary debate raises many issues about how women parliamentarian...
Mudzuri's VP post remains secure: MDC 1 December 2018 HARARE - The Nelson Chamisa-led MDC has re-assured under-fire vice president Elias Mudzuri that his position is secure even after being booed off stage by opposition supporters at a Harare rally on Thursday. Mudzuri was forced to abort his address, as tempers flared over his recent meeting wit...
Chamisa heaps pressure on ED 30 November 2018 HARARE - As Zimbabwe's economy continues to deteriorate, opposition leader Nelson Chamisa cranked up the political heat on President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his ruling Zanu PF yesterday — calling for the immediate establishment of a transitional authority to stabilise the country. In a petition...
Buy Mnangagwa private jet: Biti 30 November 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe must consider buying President Emmerson Mnangagwa a jet since the cost of his foreign trips on chartered planes was too high as compared to his predecessor Robert Mugabe, former Finance minister Tendai Biti said. “Why do we have to hire a jet for $2 million to $3 million from...
Chamisa pushes for talks, transitional authority in Zim 30 November 2018 HARARE - As Zimbabwe's economy continues to deteriorate, opposition leader Nelson Chamisa cranked up the political heat on President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his ruling Zanu PF yesterday — calling for the immediate establishment of a transitional authority to stabilise the country.   Sign up ...
'Fire me if I was wrong to meet ED' 29 November 2018 HARARE - Under-fire MDC vice president Elias Mudzuri feels disrespected after being publicly dressed down by party members for meeting President Emmerson Mnangagwa without approval. He has also challenged those who feel he was wrong to fire him from the party. Mudzuri was the only MDC offic...
Female legislators to approach Court 28 November 2018 HARARE - MDC women's assembly chairperson Lynnet Karenyi-Kore has threatened to approach the courts to report sexual harassment cases on her and another female Member of Parliament by two Zanu PF male lawmakers. MDC's Manicaland proportional representation MP, Karenyi–Kore made stunning allega...
MDC push for talks with ED to end economic turmoil 28 November 2018 HARARE - Opposition leader Nelson Chamisa and one of his key lieutenants, MDC national vice chairperson Tendai Biti, have called for political dialogue with President Emmerson Mnangagwa to end the country's economic turmoil, which they say is impoverishing Zimbabweans.    [Adz]  
Mudzuri in trouble for meeting Mnangagwa 26 November 2018 HARARE - MDC youths have called for the expulsion of the party's vice president Elias Mudzuri after he allegedly attended a meeting with President Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday at State House against his party's resolution not to. more news to follow...   Sign up to receive BREAKING NEWS ...
Chamisa haunts ED: showdown now inevitable 26 November 2018 HARARE - With the ruling party clearly annoyed by his antics, MDC leader Nelson Chamisa, has vowed to turn the knife in until President Emmerson Mnangagwa's administration has dealt with the plight of long-suffering Zimbabweans, the Daily News can report. A few hours after Mnangagwa warned tha...
Chamisa to appear before Motlanthe Commission 26 November 2018 HARARE - A Commission of Inquiry into the August 1 shootings that occurred after the July 30 harmonised elections will resume today with MDC president Nelson Chamisa expected to testify. Chamisa who has been blamed by the Zanu PF government for the violence that led to the deaths of six people...
Nelson Chamisa haunts Mnangagwa 26 November 2018 HARARE - With the ruling party clearly annoyed by his antics, MDC leader Nelson Chamisa, has vowed to turn the knife in until President Emmerson Mnangagwa's administration has dealt with the plight of long-suffering Zimbabweans. [Adz]