Articles tagged 'nca'

Concern over Chiwundura voters' roll 15 July 2017 HARARE - A local civic group has raised serious concerns over the voters' roll to be used in today's Chiwundura by-election, claiming it was riddled with many irregularities — including having some voters registered more than once and appearing in different polling stations. The Election Resou...
Mujuru wobbles as 2018 beckons 23 January 2017 HARARE - There was widespread agreement yesterday that the going has just got tougher for former Vice President Joice Mujuru and her fledgling Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) party, after they suffered a crushing defeat to Zanu PF in the weekend's Bikita West by-election. Analysts who spoke to the...
Opposition cries foul in Bikita election 22 January 2017 HARARE - Analysts, civil society groups and the opposition were united in condemning the conduct of President Robert Mugabe's ruling Zanu PF in the Bikita West by-election which was held yesterday, saying this did not bode well for the looming 2018 national elections. Speaking to the Daily New...
Zec acts on Bikita violence 22 January 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) has ordered the human rights commission and police to submit reports on the gruesome violence that erupted in Bikita West ahead of a by-election in the constituency today. Zec's chairperson Rita Makarau said the reports will guide the electoral ...
Madhuku condemns Bikita violence 20 January 2017 HARARE - National Constitutional Assembly (NCA) leader, Lovemore Madhuku, has condemned the gruesome violence that erupted in Bikita West on Tuesday ahead of the constituency’s by-election and slammed the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) of not taking action over the matter. The opposition ...
Deadly violence rocks Bikita poll 19 January 2017 HARARE - Gun-toting thugs, suspected to be Zanu PF hoodlums, left for dead on Tuesday night an opposition candidate and his agent for Saturday's keenly-followed Bikita West by-election — as political tension rises in the volatile Masvingo constituency. Analysts and civil rights groups which sp...
A bleak Freedom Day: Opposition 18 April 2015 HARARE - As Zimbabwe marks its 35 years of independence from Britain today, opposition parties say the time has come to take President Robert Mugabe and Zanu PF head-on to engender meaningful political and economic freedom in the country. Speaking at a joint Press conference in Harare yesterda...
Tomana brushes aside challenge on VPs 13 December 2014 HARARE - Prosecutor-General Johannes Tomana has brushed aside a legal challenge to the appointment of  two new vice presidents — Emmerson Mnangagwa and Phelekezela Mphoko — saying it was an executive  decision not subject to judicial inquiry. This comes after the opposition National Constituti...
Tough times ahead for civil servants 13 June 2014 HARARE - Civil servants should brace themselves for challenging times ahead as government continues to shift pay dates, piling more misery on the already hard-pressed government workers. Civil servants, who include nurses and ex-government workers, will be paid late over the next six months an...
Madhuku twists knife into Zanu PF 10 March 2014 HARARE - National Constitutional Assembly (NCA) interim leader, Lovemore Madhuku, has left the door ajar for a possible coalition with Morgan Tsvangirai’s MDC  but for now he is growing his party, which he contends could make an upset in future elections. Below are excerpts of the interview wi...
Madhuku's NCA ship sinking 30 January 2014 HARARE - Lovemore Madhuku’s ship is sinking before it could navigate the tumultuous waters of Zimbabwean politics. Nursing bruises from the by-election drubbing at the hands of Zanu PF, National Constituency Assembly (NCA) has been hit by desertions of key members. Information director Blessi...
Violence flares up in Mbare 7 January 2014 HARARE - Political violence broke out in Harare’s high-density suburb of Mbare yesterday after three opposition National Constitutional Assembly (NCA) members were beaten up for pasting campaign posters ahead of the January 25 council by-elections. Taurai Maravanyika, Patson Mangwiro and Olibe...
NCA eyes Harare, Zaka council seats 3 January 2014 HARARE - Opposition National Constitutional Assembly (NCA) party has fielded candidates to contest the Harare and Zaka council by-elections scheduled for January 25. NCA candidate Garikayi Takura will square off with Maureen  Nyemba of Zanu PF, Albert Mponda of MDC and Jack Ethen Muzanenhamo w...
Madhuku's NCA courts Mutambara 5 December 2013 HARARE - Lovemore Madhuku, National Constitutional Assembly (NCA) leader, is courting former Deputy Prime Minister Arthur Mutambara to join his party, in an effort to mount a strong opposition against Zanu PF in 2018. The constitutional law expert transformed the civil rights organisation from...
Sikhala disbands MDC 99, joins NCA 7 November 2013 HARARE - Job Sikhala has disbanded his MDC 99 party and merged with Lovemore Madhuku's National Constitutional Assembly (NCA) to form “one large political party.” Addressing a press briefing in the capital yesterday, Sikhala said in the interim, the “large party” will operate under the flagshi...
NCA faces acid test in Bikita West 16 October 2013 MASVINGO - At least four candidates are vying for the Bikita West seat that fell vacant following the ouster of Munyaradzi Kereke. Kereke, who is appealing against his ouster by Zanu PF in the Constitutional Court, will likely square off with newly-formed National Constitutional Assembly (NCA)...
NCA's problem of political identity 15 October 2013 HARARE - The announcement that the National Constitutional Assembly (NCA) has transformed into a political party was met with mixed reactions. Apart from the misgivings over converting a civil society organisation into a political entity, the outfit faces a problem of identity in Zimbabwean po...
Madhuku under fire 2 October 2013 HARARE - Zimbabwe's opposition parties have said Lovemore Madhuku was “offside” in unilaterally transforming the National Constitutional Assembly (NCA) into a political party. Madhuku on Saturday turned the NCA into a fully-fledged political party in a move that has courted controversy.  “T...
Madhuku turns NCA into opposition party 30 September 2013 HARARE - Lovemore Madhuku yesterday tore into President Robert Mugabe and opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, as he officially launched his new opposition political party. In an address to a special congress, Madhuku said he was turning the National Constitutional Assembly (NCA) into a polit...
Zanu PF tears into Madhuku, MDC 28 September 2013 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's Zanu PF has poured scorn on National Constitutional Assembly (NCA) chairman Lovemore Madhuku's bid to form a new opposition political party, saying his project was “doomed.” Madhuku's NCA holds its long overdue congress today where the University of Zimbabwe ...
Madhuku to step down from NCA 24 September 2013 HARARE - Lovemore Madhuku is set to step down this week from National Constitutional Assembly (NCA) to form a new political party. Blessing Vava, the NCA's director for information and publicity, confirmed to the Daily News yesterday that there will be leadership change during the constitution...
A third way is on its way 8 August 2013 HARARE - Amidst the pain of losing elections by MDC formations and different reactions to the results which brought back Zanu PF and President Robert Mugabe to power, our Senior Assistant Editor, Guthrie Munyuki, this week spoke to National Constitutional Assembly (NCA)  chief, Lovemore Madhuku, ...
'Tsvangirai must concede defeat' 6 August 2013 HARARE - National Constitutional Assembly chairperson Lovemore Madhuku yesterday commended the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) for a job well done amid mounting allegations of vote-rigging and urged MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai to concede defeat. Madhuku yesterday told a news conference th...
Madhuku's NCA fails to pay ex-workers 9 July 2013 HARARE Lovemore Madhuku s cash-strapped National Constitutional Assembly (NCA) has failed to pay over a dozen former employees over $121 000 after donors ditched his organisation. NCA a broad alliance of opposition parties, church groups, trades unions and civic organisations acknowledged in cour...
NCA threatens court action over referendum 8 February 2013 HARARE - A pro-democracy group says it will take the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) to court if the body fails to give Zimbabweans ample time to study the draft constitution before the referendum. The National Constitutional Assembly (NCA), a broad alliance of opposition parties, church grou...