Articles tagged 'mwonzora'

MDC calls Mwonzora to order 5 April 2019 The opposition MDC has called its secretary-general Douglas Mwonzora to order over his recent comments to the media in defiance of the party's position regarding its much anticipated May congress.
Chamisa, Mudzuri bury hatchet 22 December 2018   HARARE - MDC leader Nelson Chamisa and his deputy Elias Mudzuri have put their differences aside to concentrate on forcing President Emmerson Mnangagwa to address the country's myriad of challenges, a top opposition official has said. There have been serious ructions in the 19-year-old op...
Zec, opposition parties meet 20 May 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) and opposition parties who have been haggling over electoral reforms are meeting in the Inyanga resort town in a bid to find common ground over unresolved electoral issues. This comes as the opposition says it has gathered “overwhelming informat...
Makarau 'backs down' 26 March 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) chairperson Rita Makarau has backed down on her earlier  decision to shut the door on opposition parties committing to engage them in future discussions on elections, MDC secretary-general Douglas Mwonzora said. Last week, Makarau called off a meeti...
'Campaign against Chamisa escalates' 26 November 2015 HARARE - Supporters of Kuwadzana legislator Nelson Chamisa say his rivals in the MDC are allegedly ratcheting up the pressure to get him isolated and banished from the party. One of his allies who spoke to the Daily News yesterday said the latest indication that there was a campaign...
Tsvangirai's headache 7 August 2014 HARARE - Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai is in a Catch-22 situation in his bid to press regional leaders meeting in Zimbabwe next week to resolve a deepening socio-economic and political crisis. His bitter rival President Robert Mugabe is set to take over as chairman of the 15-nation South...
Dog eat dog in MDC 19 July 2014 HARARE -  It is dog eat dog in the MDC led by Morgan Tsvangirai as party heavyweights seek to outsmart each other ahead of a congress slated for October. While Tsvangirai’s position looks secure, there is no smooth sailing for people like the organising secretary Nelson Chamisa, party vice pre...
'Biti messed up' 10 July 2014 HARARE - Tendai Biti's  attempt to overthrow Morgan Tsvangirai outside congress and head off an alleged imminent transformation of the MDC into a “fiefdom for the opposition leader” was blatantly unconstitutional, a top MDC policy chief has said. Months before an extraordinary congress to put ...
MDC gets tough 6 July 2014 HARARE - The MDC has barred party cadres who stood as independent candidates in last year’s elections from contesting for posts ahead of the party’s elective congress pencilled in for October. The cash-strapped opposition party has also introduced stringent conditions on who can take part in t...
Biti under fire 2 July 2014 HARARE - The wisdom or otherwise of Tendai Biti’s MDC rebels going ahead with a disputed disciplinary hearing against opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai on Friday, despite the High Court putting the process on hold, continues to raise heated debate among Zimbabweans. While many legal experts ...
Tsvangirai plans legal action against 'Mai Jukwa' 26 June 2014 HARARE - Former Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, who endured disparaging attacks from the once faceless Amai Jukwa now unmasked as Sunday Mail editor Edmund Kudzayi, plans to drag the 28-year-old to court. Kudzayi, who is currently languishing in remand prison on charges of banditry, attempti...
MDC moves to interdict Biti from Tsvangirai hearing 26 June 2014 HARARE - The opposition MDC is moving to block attempts by ex-secretary-general Tendai Biti to haul its leader Morgan Tsvangirai before a disciplinary hearing by filing an interdict with the High Court today. Biti’s renewal team wants to drag Tsvangirai before its disciplinary committee follow...
MDC readies for congress 23 June 2014 HARARE - Jostling for positions has intensified in the MDC as the party embarks on a restructuring exercise ahead of its main congress in October with lower structure congresses set to begin next week. The lower level structure congresses — a prelude to the main congress — will begin at branch...
Con-Court orders fresh Mwonzora trial 12 June 2014 HARARE - MDC spokesperson Douglas Mwonzora is facing a fresh trial following a 2011 political violence case in Nyanga after the Constitutional Court dismissed his application for stay of prosecution. Mwonzora is being charged together with 49 other MDC members, whose names were not given in co...
MDC demands voter registration extension 9 July 2013 HARARE Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai s MDC has demanded that the intense voter registration exercise be extended until Friday. Voter registration ended on Tuesday with multitudes of Zimbabweans still stuck in long queues across the country in a desperate attempt to exercise their right to elec...
Mwonzora acquitted on fraud charges 7 September 2012 HARARE - MDC spokesperson Douglas Mwonzora has been acquitted by a Harare magistrate on two fraud charges he has been facing since 2005. Mwonzora and Alfred Muchini appeared before Magistrate Hosea Mujaya, with Obi Mabawana representing the state. The trial took place on Tuesday. The state called...