Articles tagged 'mdc'

Zanu PF should level electoral field 9 April 2018 HARARE - The requirement to stage regular elections that are both free and fair is one of the defining features of a liberal democracy. In past elections, pointedly the internationally condemned 2008 poll, thousands of Zimbabweans braved violence, intimidation and other obstacles to demand the...
Thousands submit CVs to MDC 9 April 2018 HARARE - Nearly 4 000 individuals have expressed interest to represent the opposition MDC in both local government and parliamentary elections set to be held by August this year. This was revealed by MDC leader Nelson Chamisa while addressing journalists in the capital last week. Chamisa, w...
Free, fair, credible poll still achievable in Zim 6 April 2018 HARARE - Ever since taking over the reigns of power in November last year, President  Emmerson Mnangagwa's government has been touting its ability to stage free, fair and credible elections this year. Whether this is going to be achieved remains largely dependent on the sincerity and confidenc...
Delayed polls dates compromise credibility 5 April 2018 HARARE - For some time now, the buzz word has been Zimbabwe is holding watershed elections this year yet despite this excitement, no one knows actually when. President Emmerson Mnangagwa is by law empowered to proclaim the election dates and until he does so, civic groups, opposition parties a...
Zim's envoy to Senegal quits MDC 4 April 2018 HARARE - Lottie Gertrude “Trudy” Stevenson is a remarkable political survivor, appointed as Zimbabwean Ambassador to Senegal in 2009 during the GNU as a deployee of the smaller MDC led by Welshman Ncube. A former  national secretary for Policy and Research in the then Morgan Tsvangirai-led, Tr...
Grand coalition fails to take off 2 April 2018 HARARE - Chances of opposition political parties forming a grand coalition to battle with Zanu PF at the forthcoming polls are narrowing to zero with more and more disjointed alliances emerging each day, the Daily News can report. While opposition leaders concur that the only way to end Zanu P...
Zanu PF MP warns against divisions 2 April 2018 HARARE - Mashonaland West Zanu PF secretary for finance Dexter Nduna has warned against “unnecessary” divisions, squabbles, and infiltration in primary elections that could have sweeping implications and hurt the political soul of the party as it barrels toward crucial mid-year elections. Whil...
Chamisa mocks Mnangagwa 31 March 2018 HARARE - MDC leader Nelson Chamisa has mocked President Emmerson Mnangagwa over his scarf, adding that the 75-year-old politician does not even know what Wi-Fi is. Speaking at a rally in the capital this week, Chamisa said “He (Mnangagwa) is going around putting a scarf even when it is hot”. ...
Khupe, Chamisa fight over party name 29 March 2018 HARARE - Two rival camps of the MDC led by Nelson Chamisa and Thokozani Khupe have clashed over ownership of the party name and symbols. MDC acting chairperson Morgen Komichi, told the Daily News yesterday that they will drag Khupe to court if she continues using the name MDC-T. “MDC-T is o...
MDC succession widens party divisions 29 March 2018 HARARE - The manner in which Nelson Chamisa secured the MDC  presidency is likely to cause considerable damage to the opposition just months before the next general elections, the Institute of Security Studies (ISS) has said. Chamisa, 40, emerged as the new leader of the MDC following Morgan T...
ED slammed for ruling out electoral reforms 29 March 2018 HARARE - Opposition parties have savaged President Emmerson Mnangagwa for ruling out electoral reforms after the United States of America gave him and his administration conditions that if met, will see Donald Trump's administration completely removing the current sanctions and re-establishing wh...
'Tsvangirai to blame for MDC split' 26 March 2018 BULAWAYO - Former MDC chairperson Lovemore Moyo has accused the party's late leader Morgan Tsvangirai as the culprit being behind the latest split in the main opposition. This comes after the party's supreme decision-making body in between congresses, the national council met last Friday and r...
'No winners in MDC wrangles' 25 March 2018 HARARE - ANALYSTS say the MDC will live to regret its failure to resolve its leadership squabbles - which have led the 20-year-old movement to split yet again, less than six months before the country holds its watershed national elections. This comes after the party's supreme decision-making b...
Chamisa justifies Khupe's sacking 25 March 2018 HARARE - MDC leader Nelson Chamisa yesterday drew large crowds at his rally in Murewa yesterday where he defended the decision to fire the party's former vice president Thokozani Khupe and two other senior officials. Murewa Centre was a sea of red as thousands of MDC supporters, majority who w...
MDC fires Khupe, Gutu, Bhebhe 24 March 2018 HARARE - The MDC yesterday expelled its deputy president Thokozani Khupe and organising secretary Abdinico Bhebhe and will recall the duo from Parliament with communication set to be sent to government and Parliament over the move. Party spokesperson Obert Gutu was also booted out of the oppos...
Zanu PF sets primary elections rules 23 March 2018 HARARE - Zanu PF yesterday announced rules governing its primary elections giving a special waiver on war veterans, and also threatening to expel any candidates who will try to campaign alone without their rivals within the party. Making the announcement after an extraordinary politburo meetin...
Mthwakazi deny alliance with Khupe 23 March 2018 BULAWAYO - Mthwakazi Republic Party (MRP) has said it is not going into an alliance with Thokozani Khupe's MDC faction. This comes after a Khupe rally held at Amphitheatre here over the weekend, where national organising secretary Abednico Bhebhe introduced members of Mthwakazi, together with ...
Give all parties equal public media access 23 March 2018 HARARE - Information minister Simon Khaya Moyo was on Wednesday dodgy when asked what government policy is regarding coverage of independent or opposition political parties by the public media during this election campaign season. The minister, who was repeatedly asked the same question by dif...
Mugabe will vote MDC: Chamisa 21 March 2018 HARARE - MDC president Nelson Chamisa has said former president Robert Mugabe will vote for his party in the upcoming general elections. The longtime former authoritarian leader, who was toppled in a soft coup by his former right-hand man Emmerson Mnangagwa, has urged the opposition to work cl...
MDC to seal Khupe's fate on Friday 20 March 2018 HARARE - MDC Alliance president Nelson Chamisa has said his patience is wearing thin with deputy president Thokozani Khupe who has spurned all overtures to reach out in a futile bid for political engagement. This comes as the main opposition party's highest decision-making body in between cong...
I will fight to the end: Khupe 20 March 2018 BULAWAYO - MDC deputy president Thokozani Khupe has declared that she was not going to give up in her fight to be ordained as the party's president. Khupe, who was addressing a gathering of about 500 supporters at Amphitheatre here on Sunday, described her struggle as the beginning of a new jo...
Ncube brands Khupe a 'bad follower' 20 March 2018 BULAWAYO - The MDC Alliance has laid into beleaguered MDC vice president Thokozani Khupe describing her as a politician who lacks wisdom and leadership qualities. MDC Alliance spokesperson Welshman Ncube told thousands of Midlands State University students over the weekend that in the last 12 ...
Ex-military chefs weigh poll options 19 March 2018 HARARE - A number of Cabinet ministers who owe their positions in Cabinet to President Emmerson Mnangagwa's benevolence face the spectre of hunting for new jobs unless they secure legislative seats at the forthcoming elections, the Daily News on Sunday can report. Read full story in today's pa...
Court orders Khupe's eviction 17 March 2018 BULAWAYO - MDC leader Nelson Chamisa scored a major court victory against his nemesis, Thokozani Khupe, after the High Court ordered her eviction from the party's provincial headquarters yesterday. Khupe had seized the offices, claiming she was the legitimate MDC leader, following last month’s...
6 more Chi-Town councillors acquitted 14 March 2018 HARARE - Six more Chitungwiza Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) councillors were acquitted on Monday after a Tribunal found them not guilty. According to Marufu Mandevere, the city fathers’ lawyer, the Tribunal failed to prove that Chido Mangana, Darlington Musonza, Mavis Mazenge, Francis M...