Articles tagged 'morgan tsvangirai'

Chamisa push gathers steam 13 May 2018 HARARE - New MDC leader, Nelson Chamisa — who had his work cut out when he succeeded the late popular opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai earlier this year — is confounding his critics, holding his own where many expected him to be a dismal failure and packing venues to the rafters when he addres...
Chief Justice orders High Court to resolve Chamisa-Khupe row urgently 12 May 2018 HARARE - The Supreme Court yesterday ordered the High Court to urgently resolve a feud between the Nelson Chamisa-led MDC camp and  a rival camp led by Thokozani Khupe which is insisting on using  the party name and symbols. This comes after the Chamisa-led MDC camp filed a Supreme Court appli...
Coalition talks died with Tsvangirai: Mujuru 7 May 2018 HARARE - National People's Party (NPP) president — also the People's Rainbow Coalition (PRC) leader — Joice Mujuru has said since MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai's death, no constructive engagements have been made between the parties towards achieving the grand coalition. Mujuru and Tsvangirai — ...
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...
EASTERN NEWS | ZANU PF bigwigs face uncertain future 26 April 2018 HARARE - Only two seating Members of Parliament in Manicaland Province are guaranteed of progressing to the do-or-die general elections to be held in July this year after their respective constituencies could not attract challengers in the Zanu PF primary polls, the Eastern News can report. Ma...
Khupe on war path 22 April 2018 BULAWAYO - Thokozani Khupe, newly-elected leader of the breakaway MDC faction, yesterday said she has no regrets for cutting ties with Nelson Chamisa, whom she accused of hijacking the labour-backed party. As had been widely expected, Khupe was elected leader of the breakaway faction at an ext...
Chamisa, Khupe row in new twist 21 April 2018 HARARE - Expelled MDC deputy president Thokozani Khupe has commenced a multiplicity of actions in the High Court and Constitutional Court (Con-Court) in her desperate bid to dethrone Nelson Chamisa whose entry in the presidential race as the new MDC leader has ignited interest in the impending po...
Khupe in desperate bid to dethrone Chamisa 21 April 2018 HARARE - Expelled MDC deputy president Thokozani Khupe has commenced a multiplicity of actions in the High Court and Constitutional Court (Con-Court) in her desperate bid to dethrone Nelson Chamisa whose entry in the presidential race as the new MDC leader has ignited interest in the impending po...
MDC court battles mere waste of time 20 April 2018 HARARE - The death of MDC president Morgan Tsvangirai in February this year could not have come at a worse time as the country prepared for the crunch 2018 general elections. The MDC Alliance had chosen him as their presidential candidate and his passing on created a yawning gap that could tur...
Court defers Chamisa, Khupe row hearing 19 April 2018 BULAWAYO - The matter between MDC president Nelson Chamisa and expelled deputy president Thokozani Khupe who are arguing over the ownership of the party's name and symbols has been deferred to Tuesday next week. High Court judge justice Francis Bere deferred the matter to give himself more tim...
Chamisa's Byo rally divides opinion 9 April 2018 HARARE - MDC president Nelson Chamisa's massively attended Bulawayo rally has divided opinion, with some saying the crowds were bussed. Last Saturday, Chamisa invaded his rival Thokozani Khupe's homeground, and apparently demystified the myth that she is the province's political godmother. ...
Khupe, Chamisa fight over party name 29 March 2018 HARARE - Two rival camps of the MDC led by Nelson Chamisa and Thokozani Khupe have clashed over ownership of the party name and symbols. MDC acting chairperson Morgen Komichi, told the Daily News yesterday that they will drag Khupe to court if she continues using the name MDC-T. “MDC-T is o...
MDC succession widens party divisions 29 March 2018 HARARE - The manner in which Nelson Chamisa secured the MDC  presidency is likely to cause considerable damage to the opposition just months before the next general elections, the Institute of Security Studies (ISS) has said. Chamisa, 40, emerged as the new leader of the MDC following Morgan T...
'Tsvangirai to blame for MDC split' 26 March 2018 BULAWAYO - Former MDC chairperson Lovemore Moyo has accused the party's late leader Morgan Tsvangirai as the culprit being behind the latest split in the main opposition. This comes after the party's supreme decision-making body in between congresses, the national council met last Friday and r...
'No winners in MDC wrangles' 25 March 2018 HARARE - ANALYSTS say the MDC will live to regret its failure to resolve its leadership squabbles - which have led the 20-year-old movement to split yet again, less than six months before the country holds its watershed national elections. This comes after the party's supreme decision-making b...
MDC fires Khupe, Gutu, Bhebhe 24 March 2018 HARARE - The MDC yesterday expelled its deputy president Thokozani Khupe and organising secretary Abdinico Bhebhe and will recall the duo from Parliament with communication set to be sent to government and Parliament over the move. Party spokesperson Obert Gutu was also booted out of the oppos...
Mthwakazi deny alliance with Khupe 23 March 2018 BULAWAYO - Mthwakazi Republic Party (MRP) has said it is not going into an alliance with Thokozani Khupe's MDC faction. This comes after a Khupe rally held at Amphitheatre here over the weekend, where national organising secretary Abednico Bhebhe introduced members of Mthwakazi, together with ...
Court orders Khupe's eviction 17 March 2018 BULAWAYO - MDC leader Nelson Chamisa scored a major court victory against his nemesis, Thokozani Khupe, after the High Court ordered her eviction from the party's provincial headquarters yesterday. Khupe had seized the offices, claiming she was the legitimate MDC leader, following last month’s...
'Expelling Khupe will be disastrous for MDC' 12 March 2018 HARARE - Expelling MDC vice president Thokozani Khupe could be disastrous for the opposition party ahead of the 2018 elections, analysts have warned. This comes as the opposition party's president, Nelson Chamisa, says Khupe has been given an extra three days — after defying a seven-day ultima...
Chamisa, Khupe quarrel deepens 11 March 2018 HARARE - There are growing worries within the MDC that the party is close to completely scuttling its electoral prospects in this year's crunch national elections - amid revelations that the camp loyal to under-fire vice president Thokozani Khupe may be planning to boot out of the party newly-ins...
Tsvangirai succession battle gets uglier 11 March 2018 HARARE - There are growing worries within the MDC that the party is close to completely scuttling its electoral prospects in this year's crunch national elections — amid revelations that the camp loyal to under-fire vice president Thokozani Khupe may be planning to boot out of the party newly-ins...
Chamisa thanks govt for befitting Tsvangirai farewell 8 March 2018 HARARE - MDC leader Nelson Chamisa has called on all political parties to work together and exhibit the love and unity they showed during the funeral of Zimbabwe's main opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, who died on February 14 aged 65. He had been suffering from colon cancer for at least t...
MDC officials arrested for attacking Khupe aide 7 March 2018 BULAWAYO - Authorities arrested three top MDC officials and 16 party youths in response to intra-party violence that erupted at the local party headquarters last weekend. MDC provincial chairperson Gift Banda, youth chair Mlandu Ncube and 16 other party youths were picked up by police over the...
Another MKD effect brewing in Zim 7 March 2018 HARARE - It is often said that the more the merrier, but not in Zimbabwe's political context. In successive polls since the 1990s, the ruling party has survived attempts by opposition parties to take power because of the absurd divisions among its opponents. The most prominent example was t...
Plans to name road after Tsvangirai 6 March 2018 HARARE - Harare councillors have proposed to name one of the streets in the CBD after the late opposition MDC founding leader Morgan Tsvangirai. Tsvangirai — who died last month aged 65 after a long battle with colon cancer — is credited for changing the face of Zimbabwean politics after winni...