Articles tagged 'mdc'

Opposition hails new Sadc election rules 25 February 2017 HARARE - Leaders of the Southern African Development Community (Sadc) will in June at their annual summit adopt a far-reaching set of guidelines for elections. These include elements demanded by the Zimbabwe opposition, which will contest crucial general elections next year, such as equal acce...
Tsvangirai warns Mugabe 25 February 2017 HARARE - MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai has warned President Robert Mugabe that he faces not only a united opposition in the 2018 elections, but also internal revolt within the ruling Zanu PF. The opposition leader's comments are on the back of the nonagenarian leader boasting during his 93rd bi...
'MDC, opposition lose electorate's trust' 24 February 2017 HARARE - The Morgan Tsvangirai-led MDC and other opposition political parties have lost the electorate's trust in recent years, a leading think-tank — Afrobarometer — has claimed. The research firm's assistant project manager for southern Africa, Rorisang Lekalake, said a survey, which involve...
Govt hasn't hijacked BVR kits procurement: Mnangagwa 23 February 2017 HARARE - The procurement of biometric voter registration (BVR) kits for the 2018 elections remains under the control of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), with government only funding the process, Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa told Parliament yesterday. Responding to a question d...
Protest threats over voter registration kits 22 February 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe's powerful National Electoral Reform Agenda (Nera) yesterday threatened to hold a general protest against government’s plans to hijack the acquisition of biometric voter registration (BVR) kits to be used for the 2018 elections. Under pressure from the opposition for reforms ...
Tsvangirai savages 'Gukurahundi bash' 21 February 2017 HARARE - Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has slammed President Robert Mugabe for holding his multi-million dollar birthday celebrations this coming Saturday near the graves of Gukurahundi victims who were slain by the North Korea-trained 5th Brigade in the early 1980s. Mugabe, who turns 93...
'Zec must independently buy voter registration kits' 18 February 2017 HARARE - The Morgan Tsvangirai-led MDC yesterday said the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) must independently acquire bio-metric voter registration kits (BVR). This comes as the stone-broke President Robert Mugabe government announced this week that it raised $17 million to acquire the kits...
Code sets terms for Tsvangirai, Mujuru 18 February 2017 HARARE - Opposition political parties united under the Coalition for Democrats (Code) banner have insisted that MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai and Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) interim president Joice Mujuru can only join them on an equal basis. This comes as the People's Democratic Party (PDP) le...
Tsvangirai defends VP appointments 17 February 2017 HARARE - Two men seeking a court order to nullify the appointment of Nelson Chamisa and Elias Mudzuri as MDC vice presidents faced a setback yesterday after the party's leader Morgan Tsvangirai accused the pair of relying on a bogus constitution. The duo — Patson Murimoga and George Rice — fil...
Grand coalition close 16 February 2017 HARARE - The formation of a mooted opposition grand coalition is growing into a big possibility with two key players — the MDC and the Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) — both yesterday indicating that they were under pressure to formalise the electoral alliance. Both the MDC and the ZPF have been o...
'Bumper harvest to stop aid politicisation' 16 February 2017 MUTARE - MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai yesterday said projected good harvests will undermine President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu PF’s capacity to abuse poor rural voters by politicising food aid. Speaking to journalists after meeting church leaders, civic leaders and businesspeople here, the indefat...
Women seek to change electoral course 13 February 2017 HARARE - As the eagerly-awaited 2018 national elections approach, a civic society group has launched an aggressive campaign to galvanise young women to register and vote — in an exercise that is set to change the way women perceive electoral issues. Senior Assistant Editor Guthrie Munyuki spea...
Zanu PF is a Mafia organisation: MDC 12 February 2017 HARARE - Despite the fact that Zanu PF is seemingly at its weakest — as factional and succession wars rage on — the MDC is fearful that the ruling party will be vicious come 2018 elections. Speaking to the Daily News on Sunday yesterday MDC spokesperson Obert Gutu said the ruling party is just...
Mujuru troubles worry Tsvangirai 10 February 2017 HARARE - Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai is apparently so concerned about the ugly fallout between Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) interim leader Joice Mujuru and the party's founding fathers, that he phoned one of these stalwarts on Wednesday — Didymus Mutasa — to express his disquiet about the ...
Mugabe birthday bash on Feb 25 10 February 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's 93rd birthday celebrations will be held on February 25 in Matopos, Matabeleland South, Zanu PF youth league announced yesterday. Addressing the media yesterday the league's leader, Kudzanai Chipanga, said “the party is now geared for the event”. “On Februa...
Coalition will create bloated govt 10 February 2017 HARARE - Our Bulawayo reporter, Jeffrey Muvundusi, talks to president of the newly-formed Zimbabwe Partnership for Prosperity (ZIPP) president Blessing Kasiyamhuru. Below are excerpts of the interview. Q: Briefly tell us who Blessing Kasiyamhuru is? A: Kasiyamhuru is a humble and God-fearin...
Stands offer a gimmick: MDC 9 February 2017 HARARE - The MDC has slammed the Zanu PF government's plan to give 250 000 civil servants residential stands and land to construct high rise flats, arguing the move is a campaign gimmick ahead of the 2018 elections. On Tuesday, Local Government ministry permanent secretary George Mlilo announc...
Jonathan Moyo citizen arrest case opens 8 February 2017 HARARE - MDC Harare province youth secretary-general Denford Ngadziore appeared in court yesterday charged with convening an unsanctioned gathering in which he is accused of attempting a citizen arrest on Higher and Tertiary Education minister Jonathan Moyo for an alleged $400 000 fraud. Ngadz...
'We'll fight fire with fire in 2018' 7 February 2017 HARARE - The youth leader of former prime minister Morgan Tsvangirai's MDC, Happymore Chidziva, has warned Zanu PF saying the ruling party's plans to unleash violence on opposition supporters in next year's crunch national elections will be met with “interest” by fed-up Zimbabweans. Speaking t...
Tsvangirai tells Mugabe to quit 6 February 2017 HARARE - Amid the growing consensus within and outside the country's borders that it is time President Robert Mugabe retired, opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has reiterated his call for the increasingly frail nonagenarian to call it a day to preserve the little that remains of his legacy. ...
Things fall apart, as Mphoko breaks wind 6 February 2017 HARARE - That Zimbabwe once again finds itself on the edge politically and economically — and that the centre can no longer hold both within the ruling Zanu PF and in government — is not a subject for speculation or conjecture anymore. Indeed, it does not matter which way long-suffering Zimbab...
We will assist war vets: Tsvangirai 6 February 2017 HARARE - MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai has assured war veterans that their welfare will be well catered for under a national policy his administration will adopt if he wins next year's presidential elections. Speaking during an exclusive interview with the Daily News at the weekend, the veteran...
Mphoko makes a fool of himself 6 February 2017 HARARE - Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko embarrassed himself on national television on Saturday evening when he alleged, with a straight face, that popular political leader Morgan Tsvangirai was once involved in an assassination attempt on the late national icon Joshua Nkomo and was also behind...
Tsvangirai calls for calm, belief 5 February 2017 HARARE - With the country's political and economic rot escalating at an alarming rate as Zimbabwe hurtles towards the crunch 2018 national polls, opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai says despairing citizens should remain calm but vigilant — “comforted by the knowledge that victory is certain”. ...
Engage grassroots on coalition: Dabengwa 4 February 2017 BULAWAYO - Zapu president Dumiso Dabengwa has said coalition talks should not only involve opposition political parties but the grassroots too saying they were major stakeholders in the whole initiative. During a presentation at a Public Policy Research Institute of Zimbabwe (PPRIZ)-organised ...