Articles tagged 'obert gutu'

Maridadi tipped to be MDC spokesperson 27 June 2018 HARARE - Mabvuku-Tafara MDC MP James Maridadi, is tipped to become the opposition party's spokesperson, replacing Obert Gutu, who was expelled from the party early this year. Party insiders said Nelson Chamisa was likely to select Maridadi after the acting spokesperson Thabitha Khumalo reporte...
Rigging fears 10 May 2018 HARARE - There are unmistakable signs that results of the forthcoming general elections could be contested once again after Zanu PF's rivals raised alarm over the ruling party's refusal to allow key aspects of the electoral process to be done openly to remove rigging fears, the Daily News can rep...
10 armed men raid Gutu's law chambers 5 May 2018 HARARE - More than 10 masked robbers reportedly punched a security guard to the ground at Thokozani Khupe-led MDC deputy president Obert Gutu's law chambers in Harare on Wednesday and ran off without stealing anything. “There was a break-in at Negona Chambers around midnight on Wednesday, May ...
Khupe defends faction line-up 24 April 2018 HARARE - Break-away MDC formation president Thokozani Khupe has lashed out at her political male rivals saying their criticism of the elected leaders of her new formation border on cowardice. Khupe, the newly-elected leader of the latest breakaway MDC faction, has said she has no regrets for c...
MDC moves to protect party name 17 April 2018 HARARE - The MDC has secured legal protection of its name and symbol as the ugly fallout with the rival faction led by sacked former vice president Thokozani Khupe continues to play out in the public. MDC's decision to patent its name and symbol comes as the High Court is yet to hear a case in...
Chamisa 'drowns' Khupe 13 April 2018 HARARE – Long-serving  MDC vice president Thokozani Khupe's association with the party is effectively and officially over, after she was recalled from Parliament yesterday. Khupe and two other former top MDC officials, national  spokesperson Obert Gutu and organising secretary Abednigo Bhebhe,...
'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...
I'm not quitting politics: Gutu 25 February 2018 HARARE - Our chief writer Fungi Kwaramba speaks to the MDC spokesperson Obert Gutu to clarify his cryptic message that he was quitting politics. Q:  Are you quitting politics? You have announced that you will be retiring from politics. Can you shed more light on this? Are you joining another p...
Minister Mpofu faces Zacc probe 25 January 2018 HARARE - Home Affairs minister Obert Mpofu — who has previously served in the Mines and Mining Development portfolio — could soon be on the radar of the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc) following Core Mining and Minerals (Private) Limited director Lovemore Kurotwi's letter to the anti-g...
Gutu tells Ncube to mind his own business 22 January 2018 HARARE - Top officials in the MDC led by Morgan Tsvangirai have told spokesperson of the MDC Alliance Welshman Ncube to go to hell and stop interfering in matters concerning the troubled opposition party. This comes as there is a growing rift between those opposed to the MDC Alliance (a coalit...
'Tsvangirai not captured' 21 January 2018 HARARE - With the MDC being consumed by succession wars that have been triggered by Morgan Tsvangirai's ill health, our chief writer Fungi Kwaramba sat down with the opposition party's spokesperson Obert Gutu to get his views on issues affecting the party, below are excerpts from the interview. ...
Gutu, Biti tussle for Hre East 20 January 2018 HARARE - MDC Alliance has been thrown into a fresh crisis after opposition political heavyweights Obert Gutu and Tendai Biti are set to collide after both declared interest in contesting the Harare East parliamentary seat. Gutu, who is spokesperson for the MDC, is eyeing Harare East constituen...
Its dog-eat-dog in MDC 16 December 2017 HARARE - The opposition MDC is heading for an implosion that could seriously expose the party amid intense jostling for power as well as growing opposition to the MDC Alliance. With MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai's health failing him, party insiders told the Daily News that MDC vice president Th...
'Lift US sanctions temporarily to snatch Zanu PF scapegoat' 15 December 2017 HARARE - The United States (US) President Donald Trump must temporarily lift long-standing sanctions against Zimbabwe to undercut a massive government exercise in dishonesty that the targeted measures are at the root of all economic problems and a cash crunch that has forced the government to del...
Mugabe immunity deal questioned 25 November 2017 HARARE - There has been mixed reactions to a secret deal granting immunity from prosecution to former President Robert Mugabe. The 93-year-old ex-president was reportedly granted a $10 million golden handshake, immunity from prosecution and secured assurances that he and his family will be pro...
Fresh bid to impeach Mugabe 12 August 2017 HARARE - Morgan Tsvangirai's MDC party has revived its bid to impeach President Robert Mugabe, this time with the full support of the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA), which has since fallen out with the Zanu PF leader, the Daily News can report. Mid this week, th...
War vets, MDC join hands 30 July 2017 HARARE - The Morgan Tsvangirai-led MDC has accepted the invitation by war veterans to join hands and stop what they called the creation of a dynasty by President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace. Reacting to Grace's publicly expressed statements that the increasingly-frail Mugabe should anoint...
We're ready for polls: Opposition parties 12 July 2017 HARARE - Notwithstanding the rumpus in their camp over the lack of progress in consummating a coalition, opposition parties have said they are prepared for next year's synchronised polls, even if President Robert Mugabe is to proclaim election dates earlier than expected. Mugabe is expected to...
MDC to launch radical election manifesto 6 July 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe's main opposition MDC will launch its manifesto and policy documents at its 18th anniversary in September, signalling a shift to the left to try to capitalise on voters' concerns over rising unemployment. MDC spokesperson Obert Gutu said: “Preparations are going on very well ...
Zanu PF stifles MDC rural campaign 2 May 2017 HARARE - Suspected Zanu PF supporters are stifling and blocking MDC's rural campaign by intimidating villagers who dare associate with it, the opposition party spokesperson Obert Gutu has said. The Morgan Tsvangirai-led MDC recently deployed its urban MPs to the rural constituencies — where th...
MDC roasts Kasukuwere 29 April 2017 HARARE - Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai's MDC yesterday waded into Zanu PF's ugly factional and succession wars, accusing embattled Local Government minister, Saviour Kasukuwere, of vindictively suspending Chitungwiza town councillors to divert attention from his political woes. MDC spoke...
Zanu PF is a Mafia organisation: MDC 12 February 2017 HARARE - Despite the fact that Zanu PF is seemingly at its weakest — as factional and succession wars rage on — the MDC is fearful that the ruling party will be vicious come 2018 elections. Speaking to the Daily News on Sunday yesterday MDC spokesperson Obert Gutu said the ruling party is just...
Stands offer a gimmick: MDC 9 February 2017 HARARE - The MDC has slammed the Zanu PF government's plan to give 250 000 civil servants residential stands and land to construct high rise flats, arguing the move is a campaign gimmick ahead of the 2018 elections. On Tuesday, Local Government ministry permanent secretary George Mlilo announc...