Articles tagged 'movement for democratic change'

Chaos rocks MDC polls 21 May 2018 HARARE - Chaos yesterday rocked the Nelson Chamisa-led MDC primary elections after the party shelved the internal polls to choose parliamentary candidates until Wednesday. The postponement was ostensibly to allow the party's national executive members, who are currently monitoring selection of...
Tsvangirai wealth rips family apart 3 March 2018 HARARE - The late MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai's estate is causing sparks to fly, with the family of the former prime minister accusing his wife, Elizabeth, of tinkering with his valuables and attempting to grab his plush $3 million mansion in Highlands, Harare. This comes after Elizabeth regi...
Zim now a military State: MDC 11 December 2017 HARARE - Our senior staff writer Mugove Tafirenyika sits down for an interview with MDC national organising secretary Abednico Bhebhe. Find below excerpts of the interview. Q: There was talk of an inclusive government prior to the inauguration of President Emmerson Mnangagwa following former p...
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...
Tsvangirai, Ghana president in private talks 7 January 2017 HARARE - Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader Morgan Tsvangirai is set to hold private talks with newly-elected Ghanaian President-elect Nana Akufo-Addo soon after his inauguration, the Daily News learnt. Tsvangirai was invited to Akufo-Addo's swearing-in ceremony expected to be held in...
MDC dismisses Mugabe attacks 23 May 2016 HARARE - Welshman Ncube's Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) has dismissed President Robert Mugabe's attacks on the opposition and prediction of a Zanu PF victory in 2018 as “a winter dream”. “The MDC will not be distracted by any threats or any of Mugabe's theatrical talk meant to portray h...
Million-man march waste of resources - Ncube 22 May 2016 HARARE - Welshman Ncube's Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) has castigated Zanu PF's planned May 25 million-man march as a desperate ploy to prop up nonagenarian leader, President Robert Mugabe, who they said has led Zimbabwe to ruins. “The MDC notes the planned Zanu PF youth league-organis...
Zanu PF panics at prospect of opposition coalition 8 May 2016 HARARE - As a united opposition front against President Robert Mugabe gains momentum, the beleaguered governing Zanu PF has been thrown into panic, desperately trying to woo back expelled members, a South Africa-based think-tank NKC African Economics has said. The apparent willingness of Movem...
2018 polls defining for Tsvangirai 24 August 2015 HARARE - Political analysts believe the 2018 general elections will test Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader Morgan Tsvangirai's resolve to break President Robert Mugabe and Zanu PF's stranglehold on power since 1980. While some are of the belief that the 2018 elections would mark the ...
MDC, Chra clash over prepaid water meters 4 May 2015 HARARE - The Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) and Combined Harare Residents Association (Chra) have clashed over the local authorities’ plan to introduce prepaid water meters. An MDC official, Eddie Cross, has ordered residents to abort their countrywide anti-prepaid water meters campaigns...
Epic MDC battle 26 September 2014 HARARE - Top Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) officials Nelson Chamisa, Douglas Mwonzora and Tapiwa Mashakada are entangled in a “titanic battle” for the party's secretary-general (SG) post. The epic clash comes in the wake of the party's ex-secretary general Tendai Biti's decision to star...
MDC demands $3m from govt 25 March 2014 HARARE - Morgan Tsvangirai's Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) says government is deliberately withholding $3 million it should get under the Zimbabwe Political Parties Finance Act in an operation which it claims is designed to destroy the beleaguered party. Under the Zimbabwe Political Par...
Only a reinvented MDC can change Zim 24 January 2014 HARARE - Zimbabwe's Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) was handed a drubbing in the election of July 31 last year. Even if it might not have been defeated at the disputed poll itself, the MDC was totally outmanoeuvred by Zanu PF and its leader, President Robert Mugabe. The MDC “lost” an e...
MDC faces split? 23 September 2013 HARARE - Political analysts fear that the MDC faces another split as it emerges that there is a group in the party which is clamouring for the removal of their leader Morgan Tsvangirai following the party's loss in the July 31 disputed poll. Speculation of a possible splinter has increased and...
I'm not stepping down: Tsvangirai 16 September 2013 HARARE - Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) president Morgan Tsvangirai said yesterday he will not step down and will instead face the storm, raising new doubts about an internal push to get him to quit. At a 14th anniversary rally in the eastern capital of Mutare, thousands rallied behind t...
MDC to summon Bennett 15 September 2013 HARARE - Morgan Tsvangirai's MDC will summon  exiled treasurer-general Roy Bennett to seek clarification on statements he made that the MDC president must quit. Bennett, who is in self-imposed exile, called for a new leadership of the troubled opposition party, suggesting that Tsvangirai's con...
Bennett wants Tsvangirai to quit 12 September 2013 HARARE - Exiled senior Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) official Roy Bennett has called for a new leadership of the troubled opposition party, suggesting that Morgan Tsvangirai's continued stay in power did not reflect the will of the people. Delivering a sharp assessment in an interview w...
Komichi bail ruling set for August 26 17 August 2013 HARARE - Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) chief election officer Morgen Komichi yesterday made another bail application citing changing circumstances, but ruling on his fresh application will be handed down on August 26. His defence counsel Charles Kwaramba said since elections were over a...