Articles tagged 'tendai biti'

Biti, Chamisa poll remarks not helpful 16 July 2018 HARARE - The recent threats by both the MDC Alliance presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa and Tendai Biti, who leads the People’s Democratic Party, one of the fringe parties in an alliance with the MDC, of announcing the results of this month national elections ahead of the Zimbabwe Electoral Co...
MDC manifesto launch beamed live on ZBC 8 June 2018 HARARE - State broadcaster, the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC), broke with tradition yesterday when it beamed live the MDC Alliance's 2018 election manifesto launch. It was a rare broadcast in a country where television has been tightly controlled by the State, which has previously sh...
Zanu PF mobilises against MDC demo 4 June 2018 HARARE - A showdown is looming between the ruling party and the MDC over a planned demonstration by the latter with the Zanu PF youth league vowing to shut the opposition out of the capital city if they proceed with tomorrow's protest. The Zanu PF youth wing's reaction follows an announcement ...
Rights doctors condemn Mukupe 28 May 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Association of Doctors for Human Rights (ZADHR) has condemned deputy Finance and Economic Planning minister Terrence Mukupe's disturbing denigration of opposition leader Tendai Biti over anti-retroviral (ARVs) drugs. ZADHR said political leaders must be torch bearers in t...
No bad blood with Chinamasa: Mukupe 27 May 2018 HARARE - Under-fire deputy Finance minister Terrence Mukupe has claimed he enjoys a good working relationship with his boss Patrick Chinamasa. This comes amid reports of fierce run-ins between the two at their New Government Complex offices located at corner Joshua Mqabuko Nyongolo Nkomo Stree...
Terrence Mukupe at it again 26 May 2018 HARARE - Knives have been drawn out against deputy Finance minister Terrence Mukupe after he made remarks live on radio that exposed the stigmatisation that still runs deep in the officialdom towards people living with HIV and Aids. Although Mukupe is not a medical doctor and has no knowledge ...
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 ...
Britain called out for 'open support to ED' 14 May 2018 HARARE - Britain's alleged staunch support for Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has pushed it into an increasingly acrimonious corner, with opposition and diplomats warning that the former colonial power is taking a huge gamble. Zimbabwe's main opposition conglomerate, the MDC Alliance,...
Chamisa warns Britain against sacrificing democracy for stability 9 May 2018 HARARE - MDC Alliance presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa yesterday complained that the British government was overlooking crucial democratic reforms in favour of managing political stability in Zimbabwe, warning this could lead to post-election instability. Speaking at Chatham House in Lond...
MDC Alliance outlines sweeping economic reforms 24 April 2018 HARARE - The MDC Alliance has kickstarted its bid to reshape the Zimbabwean economy for a post-Zanu PF government, anchored on Transformation, Opportunities and Prosperity (TOP). Former Finance minister Tendai Biti unveiled a blueprint for sweeping reforms of the Zimbabwean economy at an MDC A...
Biti sees potential $100bn economy 21 April 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe's opposition could expand the size of the economy more than fivefold to $100 billion within eight years if it wins this year's elections, a former Finance minister said. The first elected government since Robert Mugabe stepped down in late 2017 under pressure from the militar...
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...
MDC Alliance govt to scrap bond notes 13 March 2018 HARARE - MDC Alliance presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa has said his administration will bring an end to cash shortages and scrap bond notes once elected into office. He told a campaign rally in Victoria Falls last Friday that Zimbabwe's “bond note” currency — introduced by toppled despo...
Looters give ED govt first test 4 March 2018 HARARE - The new government of President Emmerson Mnangagwa, which has pitched the fight against corruption on top of its agenda, faces its first test in two weeks time when the extended deadline for those who externalised money and assets comes to an end. Mnangagwa issued a three-month morato...
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...
Chamisa slammed over US trip 22 December 2017 HARARE - Zanu PF MP for Buhera South Joseph Chinotimba has reprimanded MDC legislator for Kuwadzana East Nelson Chamisa, saying as a pastor he must not be globetrotting bad-mouthing the country. Chinotimba told legislators that Chamisa must clarify to the National Assembly the purpose of his v...
'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...
MDC Alliance lobbies Washington 14 December 2017 HARARE - The MDC Alliance on Tuesday described the intervention by the military in the country’s political affairs as an illegal and illegitimate transfer of power from one faction of the ruling Zanu PF party to another. Tendai Biti, the People’s Democratic Party leader, who led the MDC Allian...
Acid test for ED - as opposition sharpens knives 14 December 2017 HARARE - The United States has set minimum conditions — predicated on far-reaching reforms —  that President Emmerson Mnangagwa's administration must meet if it wants improved diplomatic relations and access to international assistance and cooperation, the Daily News can report. After sweeping...
National Budget pie in the sky: MDC Alliance 9 December 2017 HARARE - The MDC Alliance, a coalition of seven opposition political parties, has said the national budget presented by Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa on Thursday is not feasible, adding that the projected four percent growth is pie in the sky. MDC Alliance policy committee chairperson Ten...
Opposition urges ED to lead by example 26 November 2017 HARARE - Opposition political parties have hailed President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s inaugural speech this week although they urged him to release all those detained so that they have their day in court. MDC Alliance spokesperson Welshman Ncube said the treatment being given to former president Ro...
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...
Abortion must be legalised: Biti 11 October 2017 HARARE - Harare lawyer Tendai Biti has called on the government to legalise abortion, arguing hundreds of girls were dying attempting to illegally terminate pregnancies. Biti said this yesterday while addressing people at a Harare hotel, where the Constitutional Court (Con-Court) was conferred...
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...