Articles tagged 'mdc alliance'

Chamisa, govt face-off looms 18 November 2018 HARARE - A titanic clash is looming between increasingly twitchy authorities and the MDC, over the main opposition's plans to mount a massive demonstration to protest the country's falling standards of living which it blames on President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his government. This comes as the...
Komichi's trial takes new twist 14 November 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Republic Police and Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) security officers were yesterday grilled by MDC deputy president Morgen Komichi's lawyer. Komichi is facing charges of going to the podium at the Harare International Conference Centre (HICC) during the announcement ...
Khupe mocks Chamisa 26 October 2018 HARARE - The war of words between rival MDC leaders — Thokozani Khupe and Nelson Chamisa — is intensifying. Yesterday, Khupe's party tore into the MDC's 19th anniversary celebrations planned for tomorrow, describing the commemorations as a façade. Khupe's spokesperson, Khaliphani Phugeni, s...
MDC 19th anniversary celebrations on this weekend 24 October 2018 HARARE - MDC's 19th anniversary celebrations will go ahead this weekend whether the party gets clearance from the police or not, its president Nelson Chamisa has said adding there are protests lined up across the country. Addressing journalists at a press briefing at Harvest House yesterday, C...
'Slash bigwigs' appetite for extravagant life' - Biti 21 October 2018 HARARE - The Daily News on Sunday's Pauline Hurungudo sits down for a wide-ranging interview with former Finance minister Tendai Biti, who is also the deputy national chairperson for the MDC, about the state of the economy. Find below excerpts of the interview. Q: What do you make of the 2 per...
Biti tears into Mthuli Ncube 20 October 2018 HARARE - Opposition kingpin Tendai Biti has lashed Finance minister Mthuli Ncube for his “wrong economic prescriptions” for the country. This comes after Ncube's recent policy measures — which include the introduction of an unpopular two cents per dollar transaction tax — were roundly rejected...
Chamisa, Khupe feud resumes 18 October 2018 HARARE - The feud between MDC leader Nelson Chamisa and MDC T president Thokozani Khupe resumed yesterday, after the Constitutional Court (Con-Court) heard the matter in which the ex-Bulawayo Metropolitan Province MP is challenging her expulsion from Parliament. Khupe, who participated in the ...
Biti seeks stay of prosecution 18 October 2018 HARARE - MDC Alliance deputy chairperson Tendai Biti wants proceedings in a case he is charged on “trumped-up charges” of allegedly declaring opposition leader Nelson Chamisa the winner of the presidential election in alleged contravention of electoral laws stayed until the High Court hears his a...
Chamisa slams demo ban 15 October 2018 HARARE - MDC president Nelson Chamisa has slammed the banning of the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) demonstration which was followed by arrests of the union leaders. Chamisa said the ban and arrests were illegal as people have a right to demonstrate. “The establishment is acting u...
Chamisa says 2018 is MDC's 'year of misfortunes' 12 October 2018 HARARE - MDC leader Nelson Chamisa has described the year 2018 as a year of misfortunes for the party. In his condolence message last weekend to the family of the late MDC founding president Morgan Tsvangirai following the death of his brother Casper, Chamisa lamented the fact that the passing...
MDC to drag police to court over anniversary ban 2 October 2018 HARARE - The Nelson Chamisa-led MDC Alliance is planning to drag the police to court over the continued ban of its 18th anniversary celebration at a time Zanu PF is being given unbridled permission to hold its meetings. This comes after the police last week proscribed the MDC anniversary celeb...
MDC, Zanu PF lock horns again 1 October 2018 HARARE - The Nelson Chamisa-led MDC will lock horns with Zanu PF in an electoral contest again in the Mutoko North by-election — three months after the July 30 disputed harmonised elections, the Daily News can report. President Emmerson Mnangagwa has ordered that new elections be held for Muto...
Chamisa says bond note must go 1 October 2018 HARARE - MDC president Nelson Chamisa has called for the urgent removal of the bond note, saying the surrogate currency has worsened the economic crisis gripping the country. In a recent tweet, the MDC leader said he is concerned by the dramatic drop of the Real Time Gross Settlement (RTGS) an...
Mnangagwa, Chamisa plan collapses 26 September 2018 HARARE - Prospects for dialogue between President Emmerson Mnangagwa and MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa now hang by the thread in spite of attempts by western power brokers to get them to smoke a peace pipe, the Daily News can report.
MDC fights for gender parity 22 September 2018 HARARE - Nelson Chamisa's MDC is strengthening measures to enforce gender parity in the party's leadership rings, as evidenced recently in Victoria Falls where the elected mayor stepped down to pave way for a female contestant. Chamisa ordered Victoria Falls mayor Somvelo Dlamini to step down ...
MDC anniversary celebrations next week 21 September 2018 HARARE - The Nelson Chamisa-led MDC has rescheduled its 19th anniversary celebrations to next week at Gwanzura Stadium after a ban on public gatherings due to a cholera outbreak. Chamisa, last week, called off plans to mark the party's 19th anniversary and concomitantly hold a mock inauguratio...
Chamisa turns down Parly invite 19 September 2018 HARARE - MDC leader Nelson Chamisa turned down an invitation to attend the official opening of Parliament presided over by President Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday. Chamisa had been invited to attend the State opening of Parliament by the clerk of Parliament but opted not to go. The MDC leade...
Chamisa copies the Kenyan playbook 15 September 2018 HARARE - When Nelson Chamisa this week announced his intention to inaugurate himself as “People's President” of Zimbabwe, he was following in the footsteps of other African opposition leaders — specifically Uganda's Kizza Besigye and Kenya's Raila Odinga, both of whom rejected election results an...
Nelson Chamisa in U-turn 15 September 2018 HARARE - MDC leader Nelson Chamisa has cancelled celebrations to mark the party's 19th anniversary due to the cholera outbreak which is spiralling out of control, the Daily News can report. If anything, the decision to put the festivities on ice was just academic as the police had banned the...
Chamisa in U-turn 15 September 2018 HARARE - MDC leader Nelson Chamisa has cancelled celebrations to mark the party's 19th anniversary due to the cholera outbreak which is spiralling out of control, the Daily News can report.
Chamisa blasted for 'denigrating' women 14 September 2018 HARARE - Women rights organisations and politicians have condemned MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa's penchant for denigrating women saying this was reflective of an unrepentant male society trapped in a time warp. Chamisa, a 40-year-old politician, has often made remarks that seemed to degr...
Bold Chamisa faces arrest 11 September 2018 HARARE - Government will not hesitate to arrest MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa if he proceeds to swear himself in as president. This follows a declaration by Chamisa over the weekend that he would convene an assembly on Saturday that would swear him in as president and proceed to announce ...
Komichi trial set 11 September 2018 HARARE - MDC Alliance elections official Morgen Komichi’s trial in a case he is accused of disputing the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission’s (Zec) election results announcement has been set for October 3. Komichi is being charged with contravening 186 of the Electoral Act which criminalises interr...
Nelson Chamisa faces arrest 11 September 2018 HARARE - Government will not hesitate to arrest MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa if he proceeds to swear himself in as president.
I'll be sworn-in as president on Saturday — Chamisa 10 September 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe opposition leader Nelson Chamisa, told a rally on Saturday he would hold an assembly that would swear him in as president this week, just two weeks after President Emmerson Mnangagwa was inaugurated for a first, five-year term. This comes hot on the heels of a Constitutional ...