Articles tagged 'mdc'

MDC plan to humiliate President Emmerson Mnangagwa 18 September 2018 HARARE - Opposition legislators are planning to humiliate President Emmerson Mnangagwa when he presents his State of the Nation Address (Sona) in Parliament today — as the Nelson Chamisa-led MDC Alliance continues to refuse to accept his July 30 poll victory. [Adz] [GoogleAd]
Sipepa Nkomo regrets leaving MDC 14 September 2018 BULAWAYO - Former Water minister Samuel Sipepa Nkomo, who recently resigned from politics, has revealed how he painfully regrets dumping the MDC then led by the late Morgan Tsvangirai for a splinter party led by Tendai Biti. Nkomo was one of the 21 MPs recalled from Parliament in March 2015 af...
Khupe plans 19th anniversary bash 13 September 2018 HARARE - The MDC-T led by Thokozani Khupe will hold its 19th anniversary celebrations at a date to be confirmed. This is seen setting the stage for a counter-attraction given that the Nelson Chamisa-led MDC is also planning to conduct its own 19th anniversary celebrations this weekend. “We ...
Victims of violence suffer in silence: ZPP 12 September 2018 HARARE - Most victims of politically-motivated violence and other human rights violations triggered by the disputed July 30 polls suffered abuse silently as they feared reprisals, a report by the Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP) said. According to ZPP, of the country’s 10 provinces, Harare had the...
MDC youths refuse to be silenced 11 September 2018 HARARE - MDC youths leader Happymore Chidziva said the on-going clampdown on opposition party members will not silence them from demanding President Emmerson Mnangagwa to address the issue of legitimacy. This follows the arrest of several MDC activists and officials before, during and after th...
MDC supporters under siege in Mutasa 8 September 2018 MUTARE - Mutasa Central MDC Alliance MP-elect Trevor Saruwaka has accused Zanu PF of abusing the country’s legal system to haunt his supporters following his July 30 re-election through a blitz of arrests that has seen four wallowing in prison with eight-month sentences while five are still on tr...
MDC youth leader released 5 September 2018 GWERU - A Gweru court yesterday set free an opposition legislator who had been arrested for allegedly inciting his MDC Alliance party supporters to commit public violence ahead of the harmonised elections held in July. Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) officers arrested Happymore Chidziva, the MD...
MDC youth chairperson arrested 4 September 2018 HARARE - MDC Youth Assembly chairperson Happymore Chidziva was yesterday arrested for allegedly inciting public violence during a preelection campaign rally in Gweru. to a statement released by MDC, Chidziva was detained at Harare Central Police Station before being transferred to Gweru. “N...
'Bvondo' still adamant Chamisa defeated ED 3 September 2018 HARARE - Despite being in hiding following a government crackdown against opposition leaders in the aftermath of the July 30 disputed elections, MDC youth assembly chairperson Happymore Chidziva still refuses to be cowed. Notwithstanding the fact that one of the MDC Alliance principals Tendai ...
Plot to destroy Chamisa party 29 August 2018 HARARE - Nelson Chamisa's MDC party has an uphill task between now and the next polls in 2023 to navigate strong legal and political headwinds blowing in its direction, in what appears to be a systematic attempt by its rivals to sink the party. Before the ink has even dried on a Constitutional...
We'll embrace MDC councils — Zanu PF 29 August 2018 HARARE - ZANU PF says it is ready to work with the MDC Alliance that won the majority number of urban local authorities in the just-ended harmonised elections. Since the formation of the MDC in 1999, the labour backed party has been in control of most of the country’s urban councils but servic...
Alliance was strategic but poorly designed' 15 August 2018 HARARE - After successive defeats at the hands of the ruling Zanu PF party, the MDC as the biggest opposition party in the country was urged to form a grand coalition that would fight from one corner. The call was so loud that the late MDC president Morgan Tsvangirai initiated the project and ...
This crisis needs political solutions 15 August 2018 HARARE - Focus has now shifted to the Constitutional Court (Con-Court) where the full bench of learned judges shall preside over an MDC Alliance petition, challenging the outcome of the July 30 presidential election. The MDC Alliance has been frothing at the mouth before, during and after the ...
'Poll results betrayal of one man, one vote' 14 August 2018 HARARE - Nelson Chamisa yesterday said in his Heroes Day message that the will of the people, expressed at the polls, must prevail in honour of heroes and heroines. “It is notable that we are commemorating this year's edition of Heroes' Day two weeks after holding a historic general election, ...
Chamisa scuttles Mnangagwa's inauguration 9 August 2018 HARARE - MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa is set to scuttle president-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa's inauguration, which had been scheduled for Sunday. This follows an announcement by his lawyer Thabani Mpofu yesterday that the Alliance would be filing a Constitutional Court (Con-Court) applicat...
Zanu PF, Khupe fight MDC candidate 7 August 2018 HARARE - ZANU PF and the Thokozani Khupe-led MDC candidates, who were vying for the councillorship for Ward 8 Manyame have joined forces to fight an MDC Alliance candidate, accusing him of being a convict. The applicants are Innocent Chasvinura and Alford Madovi, while the respondent is Tichao...
MDC Alliance racing against time 6 August 2018 HARARE - The MDC Alliance is racing against time in its desperate bid to overturn results of the just-ended polls, with the party keeping the whole world guessing about the veracity of the evidence it claims to have gathered to justify a vote recount. MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa, has re...
Zim fragile, highly divided …ED, Chamisa should unite Zimbabwe 5 August 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe is at present highly divided, fragile and calls for a leadership with the ability to unite people, social and political analysts have said. They said one sure way to solve the ongoing electoral dispute, would be for the main protagonists in the crisis – President Emmerson Mna...
Fragmented opposition spoiled the party 5 August 2018 HARARE - Failure by opposition parties to agree on a grand coalition cost MDC Alliance's Nelson Chamisa crucial votes that could have seen him deny President Emmerson Mnangagwa an outright victory, hence force a presidential run-off in last week's elections. Zimbabweans voted on Monday last we...
Tamborinyoka acquitted of all charges 1 August 2018 HARARE - MDC Alliance official Luke Tamborinyoka has been cleared of all charges of defacing a rival’s political campaign posters. Tamborinyoka, a former spokesman of presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa, faced two charges of contravening section 152 the Electoral Act split by the prosecution...
Has the leopard changed its spots? 31 July 2018 HARARE - “Better the devil you know than the devil you don’t.” As the old saying goes, it’s better to deal with someone you are familiar with, even if they are not ideal, than to take a risk with an unknown person. But then there is the other old adage: “A leopard can’t change its spots.” ...
People's will must prevail 30 July 2018 HARARE - Zimbabweans are voting today in momentous polls that have a huge bearing on the country’s future. Significantly, these are the first polls since former president Robert Mugabe was ousted from power in a soft military coup last November. Under Mugabe, Zimbabwe drifted from being the...
Tsvangirai vindicated 30 July 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa has embraced the white community in Zimbabwe, in a development that vindicates the late MDC founding leader Morgan Tsvangirai who for many years, has been vilified by Zanu PF for his anti-racism stance. Recently, Mnangagwa who is the presidential candidate...
In an election, not everyone can win 28 July 2018 HARARE - On Monday, over 5,6 million voters in Zimbabwe will give the first significant electoral verdict on the political parties since the departure in November of long-ruling despot Robert Mugabe. Voters will get the chance to bring in their verdict on the 23 presidential candidates running...
ED, Chamisa being selfish 27 July 2018 HARARE - Although opinion polls can sometimes be misleading, both Zanu PF and the MDC Alliance are being naive by completely ignoring the results of recent surveys suggesting Zimbabweans are hoping for a coalition government. According to a poll conducted by the online data analysis organisati...