Articles tagged 'mdc'

Mugabe, Zec on collision course 13 September 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Election Commissions (Zec) is on a collision course with President Robert Mugabe after he unilaterally proclaimed voter registration dates at a time the electoral body is apparently ill-prepared for such a mammoth exercise, the Daily News can report. Giving notice in the ...
Voter registration sparks concerns 12 September 2017 HARARE - Opposition parties and civic society groups have warned that President Robert Mugabe's proclamation of the voter registration commencement this week and giving its cutoff date will compromise the credibility of the crucial elections due next year. This comes as opposition parties susp...
MDC to hold 18th anniversary in Kwekwe 12 September 2017 HARARE - Morgan Tsvangirai is holding a rally next month marking the 18th anniversary of the establishment of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC). “Our 18th anniversary celebrations will be held at Mbizo Stadium in Kwekwe on Saturday, October 7, 2017. The theme of our anniversary celebrat...
'Unprepared Zim stampedes into elections' 11 September 2017 HARARE - The new voter registration process expected to start this Thursday may fail to kick off smoothly as the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) is yet to take delivery of the bulk of required biometric voter registration (BVR) kits. Zec has said it took delivery of the first batch of 400 ...
Tsvangirai, Khupe in crucial meeting 10 September 2017 HARARE - MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai and his deputy Thokozani Khupe will meet tomorrow to try and save the labour-backed opposition from splitting — following a nasty fallout caused by disagreements over a coalition with other opposition parties. Tsvangirai has not been seeing eye-to-eye with...
Mugabe appointing powers restored 10 September 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe has signed into law the Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment Bill which gives him sole and unfettered discretion to appoint the chief justice, deputy chief justice and judge president of the High Court of his choice whenever there are vacancies for such post. Mug...
Zim election won't be rigged for Zanu PF — Makarau 9 September 2017 HARARE - The head of Zimbabwe's election body has said she has no intentions to rig polls in favour of President Robert Mugabe, 93, who has ruled the former British colony since independence in 1980. Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) chairperson Justice Rita Makarau told State TV on Thursday...
MDC Alliance Byo launch a 'success' 9 September 2017 HARARE - The MDC Alliance has said its Bulawayo launch was a success even though the MDC vice president Thokozani Khupe boycotted the White City stadium rally. MDC national chairperson Lovemore Moyo and suspended national organising secretary Abedinico Bhebhe, together with Khupe, boycotted th...
Zec speaks on early elections 7 September 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) is working towards holding the 2018 polls between June and August although the elections management body was quick to point out that ultimately that decision lies with the President, the Daily News can report. Zec has waded into the poll-date de...
Tsvangirai, Khupe to bury the hatchet 6 September 2017 HARARE - Sanity could soon return to the country's largest opposition party as the quarrelling parties — MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai and his deputy, Thokozani Khupe — signalled their desire yesterday to smoke a peace pipe to avert a split that might diminish their prospects of winning the 2018 p...
Retire RG Mudede: MDC 5 September 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe's opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) has asked Parliament to retire Registrar General Tobaiwa Mudede on the grounds he has long passed the retirement age. As first reported by the Daily News last month,  government is violating public service regulations by keepi...
Metal IDs acceptable during BVR exercise 5 September 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) has said metal identity cards will be accepted during the biometric voter registration (BVR) exercise. This comes after Registrar-General Tobaiwa Mudede said only holders of machine readable plastic identity cards will be able to register to vot...
Tsvangirai in last chance saloon 5 September 2017 HARARE - MDC president Morgan Tsvangirai should know he is in last chance saloon to try and avert a third split in his party. It is clear there are so many problems at the MDC right now and these need a sober head to deal with as they are coming at a time the party should be going full steam a...
Tsvangirai's MDC house burning 4 September 2017 HARARE - MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai's latest presidential bid could run into serious trouble as he battles to steady the ship rocked by internal party strife. This comes as the MDC leader is at loggerheads with his longest serving deputy Thokozani Khupe, who snubbed his Bulawayo rally on Sat...
Whither opposition grand coalition? 3 September 2017 HARARE - With Zimbabweans already in an election mode ahead of crunch polls next year, the coming together of MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai and his former allies, who had broken ranks with him under various circumstances, had brought hope to long-suffering citizens that at long last change was com...
'Alliance ready for 2018 polls' 2 September 2017 HARARE - MDC president Morgan Tsvangirai and his Alliance partners head to White City Stadium today for the Bulawayo Alliance launch amid indications that some top MDC officials plan to boycott the event taking place in their own backyard. An electoral alliance was consummated on August 5 at Z...
Tsvangirai flies into a storm 1 September 2017 HARARE - MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai flies into a storm when he heads to Bulawayo  tomorrow for the official launch of the MDC Alliance in the country's second largest city amid widening divisions in the labour-backed party,  which have raised fears of another damaging split. As the long-time...
'Alliance still open to other parties' 1 September 2017 HARARE - The door is still open for other political parties to join the opposition alliance, Jacob Ngarivhume (pictured), a spokesperson of an electoral coalition consummated earlier this month to take on President Robert Mugabe in the much-anticipated 2018 elections has said. The alliance com...
Sikhala speaks on taking oath as lawyer 1 September 2017 HARARE - Firebrand MDC secretary for recruitment Job Sikhala — who signed the High Court’s roll of attorneys officially becoming a lawyer last week -—has said his political life will not affect his newly-acquired legal status. Speaking to the Daily News this week after the oath-taking ceremony...
Tsvangirai speaks on pregnancy storm 30 August 2017 HARARE - Amid spirited efforts to avert an implosion in the MDC party resulting from the fallout over his decision to forge an alliance with seven other opposition leaders, former trade unionist Morgan Tsvangirai has spoken for the first time on claims that he fathered a child with a Bulawayo wom...
Tsvangirai sticks to his guns 30 August 2017 HARARE - MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai has ignored calls to postpone the launch of the party's alliance in Bulawayo on Saturday — in a move which is likely to worsen cracks in the labour-backed party — whose provincial leadership wants the event postponed indefinitely. Saturday's MDC Alliance r...
MDC heads for another split 29 August 2017 HARARE - The country's largest opposition party, the MDC, could be headed for another split owing to widening differences in its top echelons over an alliance pact sealed by Morgan Tsvangirai on August 5. Thokozani Khupe — Tsvangirai's longest serving deputy — has teamed up with several other ...
Coalition squabbles worry Tsvangirai 29 August 2017 HARARE - MDC president Morgan Tsvangirai is worried that the continuing bickering within the opposition movement over the consummation of the eagerly-awaited grand coalition could lead to voter apathy in next year's crucial elections. The former prime minister in the stability-inducing unity g...
Early 2018 election possible: Experts 28 August 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe could exploit a lacuna in the law to proclaim an early general election next year, legal experts have said. The next elections are constitutionally scheduled to take place between July 23 and August 21, 2018. But legal experts said Mugabe still has a constit...
MDC youths plan protest against Mugabe's sons 27 August 2017 HARARE - MDC youths have threatened to demonstrate against the profligacy of President Robert Mugabe's sons. Speaking at a press conference in Harare on Tuesday, MDC youth assembly leader Happymore Chidziva said they will unfurl demonstrations to stop the first family from misusing public fund...