Articles tagged 'roy bennett'

Police apologise to top lawyer for wrongful arrest 4 November 2018 HARARE - The police have apologised to seasoned lawyer Mordecai Mahlangu, after conceding to wrongfully arresting and detaining him on charges of trying to obstruct the course of justice. He was arrested in 2009 over his representation of Michael Peter Hitschmann, who was a witness in the late...
Roy, Heather Bennett memorial on today 10 February 2018 MUTARE - A memorial service for the late prominent opposition couple — Roy and Heather Bennett, who died in a helicopter crash in the US state of New Mexico last month will be held in Chimanimani today. The event is expected to be graced by senior opposition figures, local traditional leaders ...
Roy Bennett dies 18 January 2018 HARARE - Former Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) treasurer Roy Bennett has died. He was killed in a tragic helicopter crash in Canada together with his wife Heather. Confirming the deaths, respected lawyer David Coltart tweeted, "I have just confirmed from three reliable sources that Ro...
Tsvangirai plot: Western donors fingered in conspiracy 7 April 2014 HARARE - A damning MDC dossier claims that Zanu PF is working with suspended MDC deputy treasurer-general Elton Mangoma, as well as secretary-general Tendai Biti and treasurer-general Roy Bennett to oust Morgan Tsvangirai from the leadership of the party. Some Western embassies are also named ...
MDC faces split? 23 September 2013 HARARE - Political analysts fear that the MDC faces another split as it emerges that there is a group in the party which is clamouring for the removal of their leader Morgan Tsvangirai following the party's loss in the July 31 disputed poll. Speculation of a possible splinter has increased and...
I'm not stepping down: Tsvangirai 16 September 2013 HARARE - Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) president Morgan Tsvangirai said yesterday he will not step down and will instead face the storm, raising new doubts about an internal push to get him to quit. At a 14th anniversary rally in the eastern capital of Mutare, thousands rallied behind t...
MDC to summon Bennett 15 September 2013 HARARE - Morgan Tsvangirai's MDC will summon  exiled treasurer-general Roy Bennett to seek clarification on statements he made that the MDC president must quit. Bennett, who is in self-imposed exile, called for a new leadership of the troubled opposition party, suggesting that Tsvangirai's con...
Bennett wants Tsvangirai to quit 12 September 2013 HARARE - Exiled senior Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) official Roy Bennett has called for a new leadership of the troubled opposition party, suggesting that Morgan Tsvangirai's continued stay in power did not reflect the will of the people. Delivering a sharp assessment in an interview w...
Bring Zim to a standstill — Bennett 2 August 2013 HARARE - A veteran Zimbabwean opposition leader called on Thursday for a campaign to bring the country to a halt, after a disputed election that has seen President Robert Mugabe's allies claim victory. “There needs to be resistance against this theft and the people of Zimbabwe need to speak ou...
Roy Bennett explodes 17 January 2013 HARARE - Our senior assistant editor Guthrie Munyuki (GM) talks to self-exiled MDC treasurer-general Roy Bennett (RB) about his struggle for social justice, democracy and his frustrations. GM: How much support have you been getting from your party since you went into exile? RB: Like hundreds of t...
Bennett takes aim at indigenisation policy 8 December 2012 HARARE - An official of Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai s MDC has claimed that Zanu PF s indigenisation policy is toxic. Speaking in London this week, Roy Bennett, MDC s ambassador to the United Kingdom took a swipe at the indigenisation policy and said the policy only served to place national w...