Articles tagged 'mdc'

Outrage as Zanu PF rejects open tender for ballot paper 11 May 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa's Zanu PF has sparked outrage after rejecting opposition demands for an open tender for the procurement of ballot papers to be used in this years' harmonised election. Amid fears of vote manipulation, opposition parties had proposed amendments to the Elect...
MDC ring-fences constituencies for youths 9 May 2018 HARARE - The mainstream MDC has called to order senior party members who are eyeing constituencies that have been reserved for members of its youth assembly. The party has reserved at least 20 percent of the contested seats, at both local authority and parliamentary levels, for young people. ...
Chamisa speaks on ascendency 9 May 2018 HARARE - MDC Alliance presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa, has spoken at the Oxford Union about his contentious rise to the MDC presidency. The 40-year-old opposition leader spoke to students about the recent MDC split over leadership struggles that have seen one of the vice presidents Thoko...
Chamisa warns Britain against sacrificing democracy for stability 9 May 2018 HARARE - MDC Alliance presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa yesterday complained that the British government was overlooking crucial democratic reforms in favour of managing political stability in Zimbabwe, warning this could lead to post-election instability. Speaking at Chatham House in Lond...
MDC comes up with poll candidates 8 May 2018 HARARE - The Nelson Chamisa-led MDC has come up with a comprehensive panel of approved parliamentary and local government candidates ready to represent the party across the length and breadth of the country for the looming general elections. This comes as the ruling Zanu PF's just-ended primar...
Chamisa, Mutinhiri in crucial talks 5 May 2018 HARARE - The MDC Alliance could join forces with the National Patriotic Front (NPF), headed by retired brigadier-general Ambrose Mutinhiri, to enhance their chances of winning the forthcoming polls. Insiders within the Alliance told the Daily News yesterday that there were behind-the-scenes ma...
Chiwenga takes a dig at MDC leader 5 May 2018 HARARE - Vice President Constantino Chiwenga brushed off the main opposition MDC Alliance and its youthful leader Nelson Chamisa yesterday, as ambitious figures promising pie in the sky, in a trademark moment of the ruling party's manifesto launch focused on the old guard's bid for a five-year te...
MDC kick-starts primary elections 5 May 2018 HARARE - The Nelson Chamisa-led MDC will kick-start their primary elections today to pick candidates for Zimbabwe's looming general elections. This comes as the ruling Zanu PF's just-ended primary elections have been sullied by accusations of ballot-stuffing, multiple voting and violence, obse...
Chamisa heads to United Kingdom 5 May 2018 HARARE - MDC Alliance president Nelson Chamisa this weekend leaves for the United Kingdom where he will take the opportunity to interact with Zimbabweans in the Diaspora. MDC presidential spokesperson and director for communications Luke Tamborinyoka said Chamisa will meet members of the acade...
10 armed men raid Gutu's law chambers 5 May 2018 HARARE - More than 10 masked robbers reportedly punched a security guard to the ground at Thokozani Khupe-led MDC deputy president Obert Gutu's law chambers in Harare on Wednesday and ran off without stealing anything. “There was a break-in at Negona Chambers around midnight on Wednesday, May ...
Khupe-MDC slams Tsvangirai 4 May 2018 HARARE - The Breakaway MDC led by Thokozani Khupe has slammed the late Morgan Tsvangirai for the problems convulsing the opposition party saying he whimsically amended a progressive constitution to prolong his stay in power and also tighten his grip on power. Tsvangirai, in July 2016, appointe...
Chamisa wants Khupe row resolved urgently 4 May 2018 HARARE - The Nelson Chamisa-led MDC camp has filed a Supreme Court application seeking to have its appeal contesting a High Court verdict which gave leeway to a rival camp led by Thokozani Khupe to use the party name and symbols to be heard on an urgent basis. In the application, MDC, which is...
Chamisa looks to rejuvenate countryside 3 May 2018 HARARE - MDC Alliance president Nelson Chamisa wants to modernise the rural hinterland to boost rural incomes and living standards, according to a policy statement he unveiled on Saturday and Sunday in Seke and Mhondoro that comes amid growing concern about a widening wealth gap and slowing econo...
'Tainted' candidates worry Chamisa 1 May 2018 HARARE - Opposition MDC president Nelson Chamisa has headaches over the calibre of some candidates vying to contest as MPs and councillors, as their characters are dodgy after having been fingered in corruption, a senior official has said. Over 4 000 candidates have submitted their CVs to regi...
Zanu PF denies stealing MDC ideas 29 April 2018 HARARE - ZANU PF has dismissed allegations by the opposition MDC Alliance presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa that the ruling party has a proclivity for plagiarism as baseless. Two weeks ago, Chamisa said the MDC Alliance—his vehicle going into the forthcoming elections — will not publicise ...
'Chamisa ill-advised on court route' 29 April 2018 HARARE - MDC Alliance presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa and his MDC party are ill-advised in attacking the judiciary on the outcome of a recent urgent application filed by his party in which they sought to bar erstwhile former deputy president Thokozani Khupe from using the party's symbols, a...
No easy walk for Musarurwa 29 April 2018 HARARE - Freed after two years in prison, Yvonne Musarurwa gives orders to district officers who had converged at Gutu and Chikowere law firm — the defacto Harare Headquarters for Thokozani Khupe's break-away MDC formation. As the recently elected organising secretary it's her duty to recruit ...
Khupe split won't derail Chamisa 29 April 2018 HARARE - Former MDC deputy president Thokozani Khupe’s recent split from the Nelson Chamisa-led party will not have serious ramifications on his presidential bid as she has no political capital, analysts have said. In a development that long-suffering Zimbabweans fear will effectively derail t...
MDC women fail to meet 50pc quota 27 April 2018 HARARE - Women in Nelson Chamisa's MDC have failed to take up 50 percent of the parliamentary and council seats reserved for them. This was revealed by the women assembly chairperson Lynett Karenyi-Kore who said besides failing to submit CVs, most women fear contesting against their male count...
Chamisa to name running mate soon 27 April 2018 HARARE - MDC Alliance presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa will soon name his choice to serve as vice presidential running mate to better compete with President Emmerson Mnangagwa. He is said to be looking at the short list of MDC acting spokesperson Thabitha Khumalo, the party's Bulawayo pro...
Mapfumo blasts ED govt 26 April 2018 HARARE - Chimurenga music maestro Thomas Mapfumo on Tuesday took a dig at the change of guard at Munhumutapa Building, saying the ouster of former president Robert Mugabe and his replacement with President Emmerson Mnangagwa only ushered in “cosmetic changes”. Popularly known as Mukanya, his t...
Chamisa alleges foul play 26 April 2018 HARARE - Tuesday's shock ruling by the Bulawayo High Court left the MDC party crying foul as it played straight into Zanu PF's hands, which analysts said was the biggest beneficiary of the confusion in the MDC party. Respected University of Zimbabwe political science lecturer, Eldred Masunungu...
MDC property attached 26 April 2018 HARARE - It certainly has not been a good week for the MDC and its president Nelson Chamisa. Hardly a day after the MDC failed to get a court ruling stopping its former vice president Thokozani Khupe from using the party's name, yesterday the country's largest opposition party was further hit ...
Mukanya blasts ED government 26 April 2018 HARARE - Chimurenga music maestro Thomas Mapfumo on Tuesday took a dig at the change of guard at Munhumutapa Building, saying the ouster of former president Robert Mugabe and his replacement with President Emmerson Mnangagwa only ushered in “cosmetic changes”. Read full story in today's pape...
Khupe defends faction line-up 24 April 2018 HARARE - Break-away MDC formation president Thokozani Khupe has lashed out at her political male rivals saying their criticism of the elected leaders of her new formation border on cowardice. Khupe, the newly-elected leader of the latest breakaway MDC faction, has said she has no regrets for c...