Articles tagged 'pdp'

PDP responds to MDC Alliance's US trip 18 December 2017 HARARE - People's Democratic Party says the current government has benefited from lies peddled over MDC Alliance’s US trip which it says is an attempt to run away from a commitment to the democratic obligations provided in our Constitution. Contrary to reports, Tendai Biti and the team from th...
Biti sticks the boot into Zanu PF-led govt 21 October 2017 HARARE - Former Finance minister Tendai Laxton Biti has no kind words for President Robert Mugabe's government which he said cannot be expected to fix Zimbabwe's problems and he tells Deputy Chief Writer Tendai Kamhungira in this interview that it would be foolhardy to expect the regime to mend t...
Opposition parties not serious on 2018 elections 6 October 2017 EDITOR — The political situation in this country is quite sad and shows that there is no hope that the opposition parties will ever rule this country. The lack of seriousness by the opposition political parties is disheartening. Apart from the squabbles within the coalition or the so-called...
Mujuru, Biti rift widens 2 October 2017 HARARE - The rift between leaders of the National People's Party (NPP) and the People's Democratic Party (PDP) has widened, highlighting the poisoned political atmosphere under which Zimbabwe's opposition parties are trying to negotiate a grand coalition ahead of next year's polls. For long co...
Biti allays PDP split claim 30 September 2017 HARARE - People's Democratic Party (PDP) leader Tendai Biti has allayed claims that his party has split adding that he is leaving the door open for the party's secretary-general Gorden Moyo and his colleagues who purportedly sacked the former Finance minister from the party. Moyo announced on ...
Mujuru wades into Biti party fights 25 September 2017 HARARE - Opposition leader and former vice president, Joice Mujuru, has waded into the Tendai Biti-led People's Democratic Party (PDP) infighting, arguing there is nothing untoward about the latter's secretary-general Gorden Moyo announcing their alliance. Last week, PDP was plunged into chaos...
Biti to deliver State of the Economy Address 11 August 2017 HARARE - Opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP)’s president Tendai Biti will next week deliver the second edition of the State of the Economy Address (SEA) in Harare at a venue to be announced in due course. The PDP said in a statement, Biti — a former Finance minister — is expected to pro...
Biti to deliver State of the Economy Address 20 July 2017 HARARE - Opposition Peoples' Democratic Party's (PDP) president Tendai Biti will next week deliver the second edition of the State of the Economy Address (SEA) in Harare. It's an attempt by the former Finance minister to “assist in finding a lasting solution to the unpalatable suffering of the...
Tsvangirai, Biti in tricky talks 13 July 2017 HARARE - MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai is engaged in tricky discussions with People's Democratic Party (PDP) leader Tendai Biti as they seek to find common ground and lay the foundation for the formation of a coalition to confront Zanu PF at the forthcoming polls, the Daily News can report. Tsv...
Biti to meet prospective MPs 11 July 2017 HARARE - Opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP) president Tendai Biti will today address a seminar of prospective parliamentary candidates at a closed door venue in Harare. The meeting — organised by the elections directorate headed by the national chairperson Lucia Matibenga — will gather...
It's Tsvangirai or never: MDC 4 July 2017 HARARE - The MDC, Zimbabwe's largest opposition party, is digging in its heels over suggestions that the planned grand coalition should be led by a neutral person to end sharp differences over this emotive issue, saying only Morgan Tsvangirai has the stamina to face President Robert Mugabe in nex...
Biti warns of implosion in 2018 3 July 2017 HARARE - Former Finance minister and People's Democratic Party (PDP) president Tendai Biti has warned of the army's involvement in next year's elections and a possible implosion directly linked to the volatile Zanu PF succession wars. Biti said this at a Sapes Trust-organised post-liberation s...
Tsvangirai must lead coalition: Top PDP official 29 June 2017 HARARE - A top official in opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP) has said Morgan Tsvangirai must represent the opposition alliance in the presidential election mid-next year, his fourth time as a presidential candidate. “I have always said we will never have a perfect leader…. Let Tsvangi...
'Speed up child marriage law reform' 20 June 2017 HARARE - The Tendai Biti-led People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has castigated government over its delay in converting a Constitutional Court (Con-Court) ruling on child marriages into law, over a year after the judgment was handed down. This comes after the Con-Court last year outlawed the marri...
'Filthy Zim cities depict war-torn zones' 6 June 2017 HARARE - Former Finance minister Tendai Biti's People's Democratic Party (PDP) has said Zimbabwe's filthy cities now depict the situation in war-torn countries. This comes after Tourism minister Walter Mzembi recently publicly expressed his annoyance at the country's worsening rot, which he sa...
Calls for electoral courts 30 May 2017 HARARE - Government must set up special courts to deal with political violence ahead of the 2018 election, the Tendai Biti-led People's Democratic Party (PDP) has said.  This comes amid rising concern over inter and intra-party violence. It is also on the back of an attack of PDP's youth se...
Mugabe king of dictators: Biti 27 May 2017 HARARE - Opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP) leader Tendai Biti has slammed President Robert Mugabe, labelling the 93-year-old as the “king” and “Pope of all African dictators who just but created a crisis that needs dynamic leadership to deal with”. The former Finance minister told his...
Tsvangirai, Mujuru finally seal poll pact 20 April 2017 HARARE - Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai and former Vice President Joice Mujuru yesterday fired warning shots at President Robert Mugabe and his warring ruling Zanu PF — signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Harare ahead of the finalisation of the planned grand coalition as the make-...
Tsvangirai, Biti set to reunite 10 April 2017 HARARE - After years of mudslinging, the MDC led by Morgan Tsvangirai and the People's Democratic Party (PDP) led by Tendai Biti, are now back on talking terms with the latter saying it has now realised that it was pandering to Zanu PF whims when it used to attack the former prime minister. Sp...
Call for Mpofu wealth probe 22 March 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe's Anti-Corruption Commission must investigate allegations that Macro-Economic Planning minister Obert Mpofu (pictured) allegedly siphoned diamonds money to amass his vast wealth, the Tendai Biti-led People's Democratic Party (PDP) said. This comes amid a case in which the for...
Biti appeals to Tsvangirai 14 March 2017 HARARE - Former Finance minister and now leader of the People's Democratic Party (PDP), Tendai Biti, has made an impassioned plea to MDC president Morgan Tsvangirai to move decisively on the mooted grand opposition alliance — warning that any further dithering on the matter could gift Zanu PF vic...
'Zec must independently buy voter registration kits' 18 February 2017 HARARE - The Morgan Tsvangirai-led MDC yesterday said the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) must independently acquire bio-metric voter registration kits (BVR). This comes as the stone-broke President Robert Mugabe government announced this week that it raised $17 million to acquire the kits...
Code sets terms for Tsvangirai, Mujuru 18 February 2017 HARARE - Opposition political parties united under the Coalition for Democrats (Code) banner have insisted that MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai and Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) interim president Joice Mujuru can only join them on an equal basis. This comes as the People's Democratic Party (PDP) le...
Coalition will create bloated govt 10 February 2017 HARARE - Our Bulawayo reporter, Jeffrey Muvundusi, talks to president of the newly-formed Zimbabwe Partnership for Prosperity (ZIPP) president Blessing Kasiyamhuru. Below are excerpts of the interview. Q: Briefly tell us who Blessing Kasiyamhuru is? A: Kasiyamhuru is a humble and God-fearin...
Khupe takes aim at coalition partners 3 February 2017 HARARE - MDC vice president Thokozani Khupe might have delivered a knock-out blow to the party's former secretary-general Welshman Ncube when yesterday she publicly declared there was no need for the largest opposition party to have coalition partners in Bulawayo province. This comes as there ...