Articles tagged 'mdc'

Opposition must boycott Zim elections 18 June 2018 HARARE - All the 22 opposition candidates contesting this presidential election must, for once, agree on one thing, that is to boycott the elections and create a legitimacy crisis for this competitive authoritarianism being fronted by President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his Zanu PF. It is quite c...
Khupe fields more than 100 MP candidates 18 June 2018 HARARE - MDC-T led by Thokozani Khupe said while they are still tabulating their national figures, they have, however, fielded parliamentary and local government candidates in all the 10 provinces of Zimbabwe. “I am pretty sure we will have more than 110 National Assembly candidates and around...
Spoilers don't scare Chamisa 17 June 2018 HARARE - Although a staggering 23 candidates have put their names forward in a bid to lead Zimbabwe after the July 30 national elections, opposition leader Nelson Chamisa says in reality his only challenge for the country's highest political office will come from President Emmerson Mnangagwa. ...
Celebrating democracy on aspirin 17 June 2018 HARARE – On Thursday history was made, as for the first time in post-independent Zimbabwe there will be female presidential candidates who  threw their lots against 20 male counterparts in the race to occupy the country’s hottest seat. And also, for the first time, the presidential plebiscite ...
Chamisa says it will be him vs ED on July 30 17 June 2018 HARARE - Although a staggering 23 candidates have put their names forward in a bid to lead Zimbabwe after the July 30 national elections, opposition leader Nelson Chamisa says in reality his only challenge for the country's highest political office will come from President Emmerson Mnangagwa. ...
Huge headache for Mnangagwa, Chamisa 16 June 2018 HARARE - Both President Emmerson Mnangagwa and opposition leader Nelson Chamisa face major problems as the country's national elections beckon — with dozens of disgruntled former Cabinet ministers and MPs from their respective parties staging a rebellion by registering to contest the make-or-brea...
Put presidential ballot names in alphabetical order: MDC Alliance 16 June 2018 HARARE - The MDC Alliance has tabled a demand that the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) should ensure ballot papers for the forthcoming presidential election have names arranged in alphabetical order beginning with surnames. This comes after President Emmerson Mnangagwa, 75, on Thursday suc...
Huge headache for ED, Chamisa 16 June 2018 HARARE - Both President Emmerson Mnangagwa and opposition leader Nelson Chamisa face major problems as the country's national elections beckon — with dozens of disgruntled former Cabinet ministers and MPs from their respective parties staging a rebellion by registering to contest the make-or-brea...
Mad rat race for presidential poll. . . as dozens take on ED, Chamisa next month 15 June 2018 HARARE - MDC Alliance boss Nelson Chamisa, has suffered a major blow in his bid to form a winning, all-embracing grand coalition after other opposition leaders filed their papers at the Nomination Court yesterday to contest the youthful politician and President Emmerson Mnangagwa in next month's ...
Mad rat race for presidential elections 15 June 2018 HARARE - MDC Alliance boss Nelson Chamisa has suffered a major blow in his bid to form a winning, all-embracing grand coalition after other opposition leaders filed their papers at the Nomination Court yesterday to contest the youthful politician and President Mnangagwa in next month's eagerly-an...
Election blow for MDC 13 June 2018 HARARE - In A move that is likely to put the MDC's election preparations in disarray, the High Court has nullified the party's councillorship primary election results for ward 21, Mabvuku, Harare. This comes after the losing candidate Blessing Nhende contested the results of the just-ended pri...
Khupe, Chamisa talks crumble 12 June 2018 HARARE - Talks to reunite the feuding MDC-T factions have virtually collapsed with the Thokozani Khupe-led formation saying it will not go to bed with a political outfit that is full of gangsters and is about to enter into an electoral pact with former president Robert Mugabe. The MDC was plun...
Poll headed for run-off. . . as survey predicts ED, Chamisa dog-fight 8 June 2018 BULAWAYO - A survey by the Mass Public Opinion Institute (Mpoi) and Afrobarometer has predicted a closely-contested presidential race between President Emmerson Mnangagwa and MDC Alliance president Nelson Chamisa that seems to point towards a run-off. Conducted between April 28 and May 13, the...
MDC manifesto launch beamed live on ZBC 8 June 2018 HARARE - State broadcaster, the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC), broke with tradition yesterday when it beamed live the MDC Alliance's 2018 election manifesto launch. It was a rare broadcast in a country where television has been tightly controlled by the State, which has previously sh...
Mugabe's party backs Chamisa . . . as thousands brave cold weather for demo 6 June 2018 HARARE - The National Patriotic Front (NPF) — which has the blessings of ousted former president Robert Mugabe — yesterday threw its weight behind the MDC Alliance in its protest march against what it perceives as the slow pace of electoral reforms ahead of the July 30 vote. The development ca...
SOUTHERN NEWS | Propaganda won't affect Chamisa, says Carter 6 June 2018 BULAWAYO - MDC senator Michael Carter has said he is optimistic that MDC Alliance president Nelson Chamisa will rise above all the negative machinations by his opponents. Carter said the current onslaught by the Zanu PF propaganda machinery against Chamisa were not only a clear sign of despera...
Mugabe's NPF backs Chamisa 6 June 2018 HARARE - The National Patriotic Front (NPF) — which has the blessings of ousted former president Robert Mugabe — yesterday threw its weight behind the MDC Alliance in its protest march against what it perceives as the slow pace of electoral reforms ahead of the July 30 vote. See today's paper ...
Epworth hotbed for political violence 5 June 2018 HARARE - A number of civilians were hospitalised over the last two months as the MDC Alliance and Zanu PF turned Epworth into a hotbed of violence during their disputed primary elections. On Saturday, political intolerance reigned supreme as six people were heavily assaulted during disputed MD...
MDC racing against time 4 June 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe's largest opposition party, the MDC, is racing against time in its bid to tie up loose ends ahead of next month's watershed harmonised polls in which it will be facing Zanu PF for the sixth time since its formation in 1999. It is, however, the first election to be held withou...
Zanu PF mobilises against MDC demo 4 June 2018 HARARE - A showdown is looming between the ruling party and the MDC over a planned demonstration by the latter with the Zanu PF youth league vowing to shut the opposition out of the capital city if they proceed with tomorrow's protest. The Zanu PF youth wing's reaction follows an announcement ...
MDC bigwigs fight for 2019 congress 4 June 2018 HARARE - Top MDC officials including sitting Members of Parliament who lost primary elections are reportedly ganging up to form a strong team to fight Nelson Chamisa in 2019 at the opposition party’s congress. Before he succumbed to colon cancer in February this year, MDC founding president Mo...
MDC bigwigs fall by the wayside 4 June 2018 HARARE - The death of MDC founding President Morgan Tsvangirai in February and the subsequent rise of Nelson Chamisa as his successor has seen the party's youth assembly emerging as powerbrokers. Apart from playing a significant role in Chamisa's controversial rise that was characterised by al...
Fear factor could sway poll outcome 4 June 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe's presidential, parliamentary and municipal polls will be held on July 30. They will be fought around generational issues and a collapsing economy marked by critical cash and fuel shortages. Sadly, there have been no opinion polls — except the dubious Nekorach poll — so far t...
Chamisa in VPs dilemma 3 June 2018 HARARE - With only a few weeks left before this year's tricky general elections, MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa, faces a dilemma over who to appoint as his deputies, amid fears that poor choices could create ripples in the marriage of convenience that brings together seven opposition politica...
'Europeans will come to Zim for jobs' 3 June 2018 HARARE - MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa says once he is in power, Europeans and Indians will flock to Zimbabwe for employment. Addressing a rally yesterday at Mt St Mary's in Wedza, a few kilometres from Vice President Constantino Chiwenga's rural home, Chamisa said once he is in power Eur...