Articles tagged 'thokhozani khupe'

Chamisa push gathers steam 13 May 2018 HARARE - New MDC leader, Nelson Chamisa — who had his work cut out when he succeeded the late popular opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai earlier this year — is confounding his critics, holding his own where many expected him to be a dismal failure and packing venues to the rafters when he addres...
Khupe on war path 22 April 2018 BULAWAYO - Thokozani Khupe, newly-elected leader of the breakaway MDC faction, yesterday said she has no regrets for cutting ties with Nelson Chamisa, whom she accused of hijacking the labour-backed party. As had been widely expected, Khupe was elected leader of the breakaway faction at an ext...
Court defers Chamisa, Khupe row hearing 19 April 2018 BULAWAYO - The matter between MDC president Nelson Chamisa and expelled deputy president Thokozani Khupe who are arguing over the ownership of the party's name and symbols has been deferred to Tuesday next week. High Court judge justice Francis Bere deferred the matter to give himself more tim...
Chamisa's Byo rally divides opinion 9 April 2018 HARARE - MDC president Nelson Chamisa's massively attended Bulawayo rally has divided opinion, with some saying the crowds were bussed. Last Saturday, Chamisa invaded his rival Thokozani Khupe's homeground, and apparently demystified the myth that she is the province's political godmother. ...
Khupe, Chamisa fight over party name 29 March 2018 HARARE - Two rival camps of the MDC led by Nelson Chamisa and Thokozani Khupe have clashed over ownership of the party name and symbols. MDC acting chairperson Morgen Komichi, told the Daily News yesterday that they will drag Khupe to court if she continues using the name MDC-T. “MDC-T is o...
Mthwakazi deny alliance with Khupe 23 March 2018 BULAWAYO - Mthwakazi Republic Party (MRP) has said it is not going into an alliance with Thokozani Khupe's MDC faction. This comes after a Khupe rally held at Amphitheatre here over the weekend, where national organising secretary Abednico Bhebhe introduced members of Mthwakazi, together with ...
Tsvangirai succession battle gets uglier 11 March 2018 HARARE - There are growing worries within the MDC that the party is close to completely scuttling its electoral prospects in this year's crunch national elections — amid revelations that the camp loyal to under-fire vice president Thokozani Khupe may be planning to boot out of the party newly-ins...
Chamisa thanks govt for befitting Tsvangirai farewell 8 March 2018 HARARE - MDC leader Nelson Chamisa has called on all political parties to work together and exhibit the love and unity they showed during the funeral of Zimbabwe's main opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, who died on February 14 aged 65. He had been suffering from colon cancer for at least t...
Khupe's days numbered 5 March 2018 HARARE - Time is running out for MDC vice president Thokozani Khupe to build bridges with the party's new leader, Nelson Chamisa, with whom she is fighting a terminal turf war. The MDC's national council gave Khupe — one of the founding members of the labour-backed party — a seven-day ultimatu...
Violence rocks MDC again 5 March 2018 BULAWAYO - MDC vice president Thokozani Khupe's vehicle was yesterday attacked while her personal assistant Witness Dube was badly injured after violent scenes broke out at the party's provincial offices. According to insiders, Khupe had called the meeting — which  was attended by suspended pa...
Chamisa wins election as new MDC president 2 March 2018 HARARE - Nelson Chamisa was yesterday elected substantive leader of the MDC in a vote that will set the direction for the tension-plagued party looking to topple President Emmerson Mnangagwa in mid-year elections. The comes after the death of MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai on February 14, after ...
Khupe backers quit MDC 2 March 2018 BULAWAYO - Three of MDC vice president Thokozani Khupe's backers in Matabeleland South have quit the opposition party citing failure to uphold the party's constitution and general disorganisation. This comes after the elevation of Nelson Chamisa, 40, as president in the wake of the death of ve...
Is Thokozani Khupe serious or just a spoiler? 2 March 2018 EDITOR — Thokozani Khupe was conspicuous by her absence from MDC party business for some eight months but suddenly comes out guns blazing when our icon, Morgan Tsvangirai, died. I would like to say “may his dear soul rest in peace” but with the squabbling in his party and family, I am quite su...
SOUTHERN NEWS | Khupe must be disciplined: Cross 28 February 2018 BULAWAYO - Outspoken MDC legislator Eddie Cross has warned that the party's vice president Thokozani Khupe is likely to face disciplinary action if she continues to oppose Nelson Chamisa, who was recently endorsed as the party's acting president. Khupe is at loggerheads with pro-Chamisa offici...
Khupe speaks on Tsvangirai succession 17 February 2018 HARARE - MDC vice president Thokozani Khupe yesterday poured scorn on the party's national council's decision to name Nelson Chamisa as successor to Morgan Tsvangirai. Read full story in today's paper. {GoogleAd]
Non-constituency MPs demand CDF money 9 November 2017 HARARE - Female proportional representative MPs are demanding to be given money from the Constituency Development Fund (CDF), which is allocated to legislators to develop their constituencies by government. This comes as Parliament recently released $5 million towards the Fund, despite grave c...
Is it time to hunt for Tsvangirai successor? 6 November 2017 HARARE - As MDC president and MDC Alliance leader Morgan Tsvangirai battles with his health, there has been serious talk about the lack of a succession plan within his party. The Daily News spoke to a number of political and social analysts who believe the MDC has the necessary leadership mate...
Pray for Tsvangirai: Khupe 25 October 2017 BULAWAYO - MDC deputy president Thokozani Khupe has appealed to ordinary Zimbabweans to pray for her boss Morgan Tsvangirai who is currently sidelined by illness. Tsvangirai last year stunned the public when he revealed he had been diagnosed with cancer of the colony and that he was receiving ...
Tsvangirai heals rift with Khupe 18 October 2017 HARARE - Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has reached out to his disaffected deputy, Thokozani Khupe — meeting her in Harare on Monday to resolve differences related to key strategies ahead of the eagerly-anticipated 2018 national elections. Tsvangirai's spokesperson, Luke Tamborinyoka, tol...
Biti outlines MDC Alliance economic agenda 5 September 2017 HARARE - The MDC Alliance has said it will present a detailed economic blue print in the near future, former Finance minister Tendai Biti has said. Speaking at the Bulawayo launch of a pre-election pact involving seven political organisations on Saturday, the opposition PDP president said a gr...
Khupe, allies snub Tsvangirai rally 3 September 2017 BULAWAYO - MDC vice president Thokozani Khupe and her allies boycotted party leader Morgan Tsvangirai's rally yesterday, in yet another move fuelling speculation that the country's largest opposition party could be headed for another split. Tsvangirai was headlining an MDC Alliance rally where...
Tsvangirai flies into a storm 1 September 2017 HARARE - MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai flies into a storm when he heads to Bulawayo  tomorrow for the official launch of the MDC Alliance in the country's second largest city amid widening divisions in the labour-backed party,  which have raised fears of another damaging split. As the long-time...
Zanu PF stifles Khupe's aid efforts 7 March 2017 BULAWAYO - MDC deputy president Thokozani Khupe has expressed disgust at the frustrating moves made by government officials when she tried to donate to floods victims in Sipepa, Tsholothso. The former deputy premier said she was made to wait a long time, “pushed back and forth,” before she was...
MDC VP appointments divide opinion 24 July 2016 HARARE - The appointments of Nelson Chamisa and Elias Mudzuri last week as MDC vice presidents to add to Thokozani Khupe has created a lot of debate among political and social commentators with some who view it as the best way to strengthen the party ahead of the 2018 elections while others feel ...