Articles tagged 'mdc'

Possible political scenarios for 2018 elections 8 October 2017 HARARE - As we fast approach next year's crucial elections, political analysts are already working on possible scenarios that might emerge before, during and after the plebiscite. While it is difficult to tell with certainty how the situation could pan out in the coming months given that a day...
Tsvangirai to undergo review in SA 7 October 2017 HARARE - Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai is still in South Africa and is due to undergo a medical review this weekend pending his return. Tsvangirai's spokesperson Luke Tamborinyoka said he has been discharged from hospital after being airlifted from Harare three weeks ago following severe...
Opposition parties not serious on 2018 elections 6 October 2017 EDITOR — The political situation in this country is quite sad and shows that there is no hope that the opposition parties will ever rule this country. The lack of seriousness by the opposition political parties is disheartening. Apart from the squabbles within the coalition or the so-called...
Police block MDC Hurungwe rally 6 October 2017 HARARE - Police in Karoi have banned an MDC rally set to be addressed by MDC vice president Nelson Chamisa to mobilise people to register to vote ahead of next year's hotly-contested election, the opposition party said yesterday. The rally on October 7, just after the start of the Zimbabwe Ele...
Zanu PF spending big on 2018 polls 4 October 2017 HARARE - Despite the fact that millions of Zimbabweans are trapped in abject poverty, Zanu PF is going on a spending spree ahead of the 2018 polls to ensure its campaign machinery is well-oiled to face a tricky opposition that appears likely to rally behind one presidential candidate to face Pres...
Coalition hits turbulence 3 October 2017 HARARE - The mooted grand coalition of opposition political parties has been hit by severe turbulence, with observers saying it could suffer a stillbirth owing to disagreements on the implementation of the complex arrangement that many believe is the only way to end Zanu PF's over three decades i...
'Make polling stations accessible to women' 3 October 2017 HARARE - Polling stations should be located close to areas such as churches and shopping centres to make them more accessible to women, National Peace and Reconciliation Commission acting chairperson Lilian Chigwedere has said. She told the Daily News on the sidelines of a women and elections ...
Mujuru, Biti rift widens 2 October 2017 HARARE - The rift between leaders of the National People's Party (NPP) and the People's Democratic Party (PDP) has widened, highlighting the poisoned political atmosphere under which Zimbabwe's opposition parties are trying to negotiate a grand coalition ahead of next year's polls. For long co...
Should MDC think of Tsvangirai's successor? 1 October 2017 HARARE - Just like the ruling Zanu PF party, Zimbabwe's largest opposition party — the MDC — is facing the same headaches of succession that have become apparent now that its charismatic leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, is under the weather. The MDC leader was airlifted to South Africa earlier last ...
Police run riot 30 September 2017 HARARE - Police ran riot in Harare yesterday as they indiscriminately shot at pedestrians and motorists after they ruthlessly descended on protesters who were demonstrating against the deteriorating economic situation that has triggered a wave of price increases and shortages of some basic commod...
Tsvangirai coming back home 29 September 2017 HARARE - MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai will be in the country to lead his party in celebrating its 18th anniversary after surviving a serious health scare that had taken him to South Africa for emergence treatment. It is during his party's anniversary celebrations that Tsvangirai is expected to...
Govt targets Tsvangirai's marriage 28 September 2017 HARARE - As the clock ticks towards make-or-break elections next year, the governing party is pulling everything out of its bag of tricks, including attempts to destabilise MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai's five-year-old marriage to Elizabeth Macheka in the hope of weakening the former trade unionis...
Zec gets Vaseline for unreadable voter fingerprints 28 September 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) will be providing Vaseline at biometric voter registration centres to help those whose fingers have areas on their thumbs where prints were missing or skin appeared mottled due to rough skin. This comes as the number of those who cannot have biometr...
11 000 registered to vote so far: Zec 27 September 2017 HARARE - At least 10 999 citizens have so far biometrically registered to vote in next years' elections, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission said yesterday. The biometric voter registration exercise — which started on September 14 — is being carried out in 63 Zec district offices countrywide for...
BVR computer system tamper-proof: Zec 27 September 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) has said data collected during electronic voter registration will be stored in tamper-proof flash drives before the information is fed into a central data base which is hack-proof. This comes after the opposition has raised fears that there are ...
Tsvangirai placates Khupe 26 September 2017 HARARE - MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai has appointed his deputy Thokozani Khupe acting president while he recovers from his current illness in a move widely seen as mending relations between the two heavyweights who have been at loggerheads over the party's alliance with fringe political parties. ...
Mujuru wades into Biti party fights 25 September 2017 HARARE - Opposition leader and former vice president, Joice Mujuru, has waded into the Tendai Biti-led People's Democratic Party (PDP) infighting, arguing there is nothing untoward about the latter's secretary-general Gorden Moyo announcing their alliance. Last week, PDP was plunged into chaos...
Makarau calm amid raging storm 25 September 2017 HARARE - For a woman in the eye of a storm, Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) chairperson Rita Makarau's calm and cheerful demeanour belies the raging tempest swirling around her. In a country where vote-rigging has been alleged in the past, her journey as the chief elections commissioner ha...
ZimRights launch election awareness campaigns 25 September 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) has launched a nationwide campaign to raise public awareness and encourage people to register to vote in the mobile voter registration currently underway. Last week, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) launched the long-anticipated mob...
Biti's PDP burns over MDC Alliance 24 September 2017 HARARE - The much-talked about grand coalition of opposition parties which is seen as the only real chance of bringing to an end President Robert Mugabe and Zanu PF's uninterrupted rule in next year's elections, continues to face challenges with fresh problems rocking Tendai Biti's People's Democ...
Tsvangirai's illness creates power vacuum 23 September 2017 HARARE - MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai has taken medical leave to recover from a yet-to-be disclosed illness which saw him being airlifted to South Africa last week amid claims that his health had deteriorated. Tsvangirai is suffering from cancer of the colon but it is not clear if the emergenc...
MDC wants details of BVR data storage 22 September 2017 HARARE - Morgan Tsvangirai's MDC has said the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) must state how data collected during electronic voter registration will be stored amid fears there are inadequate security measures  to guard against unauthorised access to the voter register database. “The MDC d...
NPP in bid to motivate female voters 21 September 2017 HARARE - Joice Mujuru's National People's Party (NPP) has kicked off a campaign to get female voters to the polls next year. The NPP is working in all districts around the country, targeting female voters whose numbers traditionally fall sharply in elections. In a statement, Mujuru's spokes...
Zanu PF gears for early polls 21 September 2017 HARARE - The ruling  Zanu PF is increasingly getting confident at the prospect of President Robert Mugabe calling for early elections to catch his rivals flat-footed, apparently ignoring the election commission which has said it will only be ready for the vote between June and August. Speaking...
BRV registration begins, but… 21 September 2017 HARARE - We applaud the Zimbabwe Election Commission (Zec) for finally commencing the much anticipated national biometric voter registration (BVR) on Monday. Reports from around the country have, however, exposed some of the weaknesses to this exercise, chief among them the slow pace at which ...