Articles tagged 'peoples democratic party'

Zec sued over printing of ballot papers 25 May 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) has been dragged to the High Court over the “illegal” manner in which it intends to secure the printing of ballot papers ahead of the harmonised elections, expected not later than August this year. People's Democratic Party (PDP) leader, Tendai ...
Biti attacks Zanu PF over fake promises 26 March 2018 HARARE - As the country hurtles towards the watershed 2018 elections, with less than four months to go, People's Democratic Party (PDP) leader Tendai Biti has attacked Zanu PF for failing to fulfil promises it made to the electorate in the run up to the 2013 election. While Zanu PF seeks to ex...
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...
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...
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...
Mujuru pursuing other 2018 deals 10 May 2017 HARARE - Former vice president and now leader of the fledgling National People's Party (NPP), Joice Mujuru — who recently signed a preliminary 2018 electoral pact with opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai — is negotiating similar deals with other smaller opposition parties. Mujuru's spokesperso...
It's too late to adopt rand: Biti 29 March 2017 HARARE - Ex-Finance minister Tendai Biti has said it is too late for Zimbabwe to adopt the South African rand as a dominating currency. Writing on his Twitter account, the opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP) leader said: “Too late to adopt rand. Economy now in so much disequilibrium wit...
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...
Mediocrity now a national religion: Biti 23 December 2016 HARARE - People's Democratic Party (PDP) leader, Tendai Biti, has lashed out at President Robert Mugabe, accusing the 92-year-old leader of promoting mediocrity into a national religion. This comes as the ruling party is currently embroiled in factional and succession fights, leading to the ne...
Use Sona to announce resignation, Mugabe told 29 November 2016 HARARE - Opposition parties have told President Robert Mugabe to use Thursday's State of the Nation Address (Sona) to announce his retirement as he no longer has any viable solutions to extricate Zimbabwe from the current crisis. After last year's debacle when the nonagenarian ploughed through...
Biti rules out MDC comeback 22 October 2016 HARARE - Leader of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) Tendai Biti, who this week suffered a heavy blow after his party was hit by further defections, has vowed never to return to the MDC and work with its president, Morgan Tsvangirai. This is despite the MDC willing to work together with its ...
Zanu PF insincere on corruption 16 October 2016 HARARE - People's Democratic Party (PDP) has said the president Robert Mugabe-led government is insincere on dealing with corruption, adding that the nonagenarian leader's administration acts above the law. This is despite claims by Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa that no one is above the la...
PDP backs Temba Mliswa 3 October 2016 HARARE - People's Democratic Party (PDP) has thrown its weight behind former Zanu PF Mashonaland West provincial chairperson Temba Mliswa, who is standing as an independent candidate in the Norton constituency by-election. The Norton constituency seat was left vacant following the expulsion of...
Opposition pushes for one candidate 14 September 2016 BULAWAYO - People's Democratic Party (PDP) secretary-general Gorden Moyo says opposition parties' mooted grand coalition stands a chance of annihilating President Robert Mugabe and Zanu PF in the 2018 election if it fields one candidate. Opposition political parties are working on creating an ...
Biti's PDP in fresh devolution calls 14 September 2016 HARARE - People's Democratic Party (PDP) president Tendai Biti has said he will make a fresh court application to compel the President Robert Mugabe-led government to implement devolution of power in accordance with the dictates of the Constitution.          Addressing members of his party at ...
Police backtracks on PDP gathering ban 7 September 2016 BULAWAYO - Bulawayo police have backtracked on their decision to ban the Tendai Biti-led People's Democratic Party (PDP)'s first anniversary celebrations. PDP plans told hold the event at White City Stadium on Sunday. Officer Commanding Bulawayo west, chief superintendent Mthokozisi Manzini...
Biti urges churches to pray for Zim 2 September 2016 HARARE - People's Democratic Party (PDP) leader Tendai Biti has urged churches to pray for Zimbabwe, saying the country is on a “knife-edge” following weeks of unprecedented protests. In the past weeks, citizens have taken to the streets in protest against President Robert Mugabe and his gover...
'Zim police depicts colonial force' 31 August 2016 HARARE - The People's Democratic Party (PDP) has likened the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) to the colonial police force, following its brutal clampdown on anti-President Robert Mugabe protestors. The party's spokesperson, Jacob Mafume, said the successive police brutality portrays Zimbabwe as...
Sadc intervention calls hailed 27 August 2016 HARARE - The People's Democratic Party (PDP) has commended calls for Sadc's intervention in Zimbabwe's deepening crisis and ensure a smooth transition of power in the country. The calls were made recently by The Elders — Graca Machel, Kofi Annan and Desmond Tutu. The Elders said: “Zimbabwe ...
We're racing against time — Biti 19 August 2016 HARARE - Opposition groups — buoyed by the meeting between former vice president Joice Mujuru and MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai in Gweru last week — want a swift conclusion to talks that will lead to the formation of the eagerly-awaited grand coalition. This comes at a time Zanu PF is facing gr...
Mujuru charms Biti, Tsvangirai 27 June 2016 HARARE - Former Vice President Joice Mujuru, who hit the campaign trail a fortnight ago spreading the message of opposition unity, has charmed opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai and People's Democratic Party (PDP) head honcho, Tendai Biti — both of whom reiterate that they are more than ready to...
Economic crisis will liquidate Zanu PF: Biti 27 June 2016   HARARE - Former Finance minister Tendai Biti, who now leads opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP) says Zanu PF has failed to justify its continued hold on power and the current economic crisis will liquidate in 2018. He speaks to senior assistant editor Guthrie Munyuki and below are ...
Tsvangirai, Biti work together 18 June 2016 HARARE - There are growing indications that opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai and his erstwhile lieutenant Tendai Biti may be willing to work together again for the good of Zimbabwe, as the eagerly-anticipated 2018 national elections beckon. Sources within Biti's People's Democratic Party (P...