Articles tagged 'mdc'

Opposition must up it's game for 2018 elections 2 November 2017 EDITOR — It is sad that with the 2018 election around the corner most of us are still in the dark on what the opposition parties are doing to prepare for this crucial polls. Constitutionally, elections in Zimbabwe are supposed to be held next year from mid-year to any day or month after. Th...
1,2m voters registered 1 November 2017 HARARE - A total 1 240 459 voters were registered during the first phase of the biometric voter registration (BVR) exercise launched on October 10 and completed on October 25, Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) has said. During the exercise, a total 28 515 potential registrants were turned aw...
SOUTHERN NEWS | MDC Alliance mulls name change 1 November 2017 FORMER Cabinet minister and newly-installed spokesperson of the MDC Alliance — Welshman Ncube has hinted that some principals within the coalition want a name change to their pact — although he does not share the idea which he said is problematic. Ncube, who leads the smaller MDC, is part to t...
Dabengwa in demand 31 October 2017 HARARE - Opposition leaders seeking to challenge President Robert Mugabe in next year's crunch elections are falling over each other to partner Zapu president Dumiso Dabengwa, pictured, it has emerged. The Morgan Tsvangirai-led MDC Alliance is keen to bring on board Dabengwa, a former Zipra in...
'MDC Alliance has full confidence in Tsvangirai' 31 October 2017 HARARE - Principals of the MDC Alliance have thrown their full weight behind MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai despite his ill-health. Tsvangirai has openly disclosed that he has cancer of the colon and has been undergoing treatment in neighboring South Africa. Last month, he was airlifted to So...
'Tsvangirai in excruciating pain' 30 October 2017 HARARE - Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai — who is fighting an aggressive form of cancer of the colon — is struggling with excruciating pain, one of his closest allies told the Daily News yesterday. The MDC leader was last Wednesday airlifted to South Africa, with his spokesperson Luke Tamb...
War vets court Tsvangirai to end Mugabe rule 30 October 2017 HARARE - Veterans of the country's liberation struggle have invited MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai and western governments to assist in the fight to end President Robert Mugabe's 37-year rule. Amid concerns from the former freedom fighters that Mugabe —who turns 94 next February — is closely wor...
'Voter intimidation will impede free vote' 29 October 2017 HARARE - Voter intimidation, problems with proof of residence and a high police presence during the ongoing biometric voter registration (BVR) programme will imperil the delivery of a credible 2018 election, British Embassy officials in Harare have told the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec). ...
Let's all pray for Tsvangirai 27 October 2017 EDITOR — It made sad reading when MDC deputy president Thokozani Khupe this week appealed to ordinary Zimbabweans to pray for her boss Morgan Tsvangirai who is currently sidelined by illness. It is even sad that his illness seems to getting more serious with the 2018 elections around the corne...
Tsvangirai critically ill 27 October 2017 HARARE - Ailing MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai was on Wednesday airlifted to South Africa for urgent medical attention as his failing health begins to cause panic in his 18-year-old opposition party. The Daily News can report that Tsvangirai boarded the South African Airways flight on Wednesday ...
Should MDC look beyond Tsvangirai? 27 October 2017 HARARE - The succession issue has cost Zimbabwe a lot in the past few years within and without the ruling Zanu PF. There is no denying the fact that President Robert Mugabe — at the helm of the country since independence from the British in 1980 — is now frail and in the twilight of his career...
Zec must probe reports of intimidation, violence 27 October 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe Election Commission (Zec) should take seriously concerns of intimidation and violence as reported by civic organisations monitoring the Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) process. Zimbabwe Election Support Network (Zesn), Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights), Electio...
Tsvangirai seriously ill 27 October 2017 HARARE - Ailing MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai was on Wednesday airlifted to South Africa for urgent medical attention as his failing health begins to cause panic in his 18-year-old opposition party. The Daily News can report that Tsvangirai boarded the South African Airways flight on Wednesday ...
Tsvangirai's ex-wife breaks silence 25 October 2017 HARARE - Despite their acrimonious break-up about five years ago, Morgan Tsvangirai's former lover Locadia Karimatsenga no longer bears any grudges against the former prime minister and, in fact, now yearns to see the MDC leader back to full fitness, the Daily News can exclusively report. Open...
Pray for Tsvangirai: Khupe 25 October 2017 BULAWAYO - MDC deputy president Thokozani Khupe has appealed to ordinary Zimbabweans to pray for her boss Morgan Tsvangirai who is currently sidelined by illness. Tsvangirai last year stunned the public when he revealed he had been diagnosed with cancer of the colony and that he was receiving ...
MDC Alliance principals slammed 25 October 2017 HARARE - MDC organising secretary Abedinico Bhebhe has slammed opposition party principals who have joined hands with Morgan Tsvangirai in the MDC Alliance saying they are fomenting divisions. This comes after Tsvangirai met his vice president Thokozani Khupe and lifted suspensions of treasure...
Tsvangirai's ex breaks silence 25 October 2017 HARARE – Despite their acrimonious break-up about five years ago, Morgan Tsvangirai's former lover Locadia Karimatsenga no longer bears any grudges against the former prime minister and, in fact, now yearns to see the MDC leader back to full fitness, the Daily News can exclusively report. Open...
MDC Alliance targets Mutasa, Gumbo 24 October 2017 HARARE - The MDC Alliance led by former prime minister Morgan Tsvangirai has made moves to add within its ranks once Zanu PF ministers — Didymus Mutasa and Rugare Gumbo — in a bid to include experience and special skills to its unit ahead of next year's elections. This comes as former vice pre...
Opposition slams Mugabe over SIs 24 October 2017 HARARE - Opposition parties have accused President Robert Mugabe of causing more harm than good for his “willy-nilly” use of Statutory Instruments (SIs) which they claim has rendered Parliament ineffective. A Statutory Instrument is a form of legislation which allows the provisions of an Act o...
Govt mustn't exclude expats from voting: ZLHR 24 October 2017 HARARE - Government must stop disenfranchising millions of Zimbabweans in the forthcoming key 2018 vote by refusing to allow the Diaspora vote, Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) has said. The rights lawyers said they were worried that the government continues to procrastinate in impleme...
2018 Elections: Prisoners, diasporans disenfranchised 23 October 2017 HARARE - As Zimbabwe fast approaches the 2018 elections there are fears among pro democracy groups, civil and political activists, and opposition political parties that the ruling Zanu PF government will not put in place mechanisms to allow special groups like prisoners and those living in the Di...
Tsvangirai, Khupe heal rift 18 October 2017 HARARE - Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has reached out to his disaffected deputy, Thokozani Khupe — meeting her in Harare on Monday to resolve differences related to key strategies ahead of the eagerly-anticipated 2018 national elections. Tsvangirai's spokesperson, Luke Tamborinyoka, tol...
CSOs launch aggressive BVR campaign 18 October 2017 HARARE - Civic Society Organisations (CSOs) have launched an aggressive campaign to have Zimbabweans register to vote in next year's watershed elections. This comes as there are growing concerns that millions of people may not participate in the eagerly-awaited elections due to difficulties in...
Tsvangirai fights $50k lawsuit 18 October 2017 HARARE - MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai has applied for rescission of judgment  following a High Court order for him to pay $50 000 to Moreprecision Muzadzi, a man who claimed to have offered coalition consultancy services to the veteran politician ahead of the 2013 elections. Muzadzi told the c...
Tsvangirai heals rift with Khupe 18 October 2017 HARARE - Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has reached out to his disaffected deputy, Thokozani Khupe — meeting her in Harare on Monday to resolve differences related to key strategies ahead of the eagerly-anticipated 2018 national elections. Tsvangirai's spokesperson, Luke Tamborinyoka, tol...