Articles tagged 'tsvangirai'

Tsvangirai ally raises red flag 7 January 2018 HARARE - An ally of MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai has warned that the MDC Alliance could suffer a humiliating defeat at this year's polls if its torchbearer does not regain fitness before the harmonised elections due by end of July. Outspoken MDC legislator Eddie Cross told the Daily News this ...
Chamisa declares MDC a government-in-waiting 2 January 2018 HARARE - MDC vice president Nelson Chamisa has declared his party a government-in-waiting in a triumphant New Year message for 2018. The attorney-at-law and Parliamentarian said “2018 is the year of new ideas, new direction, new dynamism and renewed hope for total change, real change and absol...
Zanu PF pushes for unity govt 24 November 2017 HARARE - Zanu  PF has given President designate Emmerson Mnangagwa its full backing to form a new-look government that would include the opposition as part of the reforms aimed at transforming the lives of long suffering ordinary Zimbabweans, the Daily News can reveal. This comes as the 75-yea...
Tsvangirai speaks on post Mugabe era 22 November 2017 HARARE - MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai believes the removal of Robert Mugabe as president must be followed by free and fair elections. He told thousands of people who had gathered at the Africa Unity Square in support of Mugabe's impeachment motion that comprehensive electoral reforms must prec...
Tsvangirai, Mujuru eye transitional govt 19 November 2017 HARARE - While most Zimbabweans agree that a transitional government is the best way to go from here, analysts have warned opposition political parties that this fight is not theirs but that of Zanu PF. Opposition leaders Morgan Tsvangirai and Joice Mujuru have endorsed the “military stepping ...
'Tsvangirai doing well' 8 November 2017 HARARE - MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai's spokesperson Luke Tamborinyoka has reaffirmed that the former prime minister is doing well amid fake social media reports that he had passed on. Tsvangirai, who is suffering from colon cancer, was recently flown to South Africa (SA) after his condition h...
Tsvangirai's ex breaks silence 25 October 2017 HARARE – Despite their acrimonious break-up about five years ago, Morgan Tsvangirai's former lover Locadia Karimatsenga no longer bears any grudges against the former prime minister and, in fact, now yearns to see the MDC leader back to full fitness, the Daily News can exclusively report. Open...
Tsvangirai shapes MDC Alliance 21 October 2017 HARARE - MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai yesterday took further steps in shaping the party's Alliance with five other opposition parties when he announced Welshman Ncube as its spokeperson. The MDC Alliance includes People's Democratic Party (PDP), led by Tendai  Biti; Ncube's MDC; Transform Zimb...
Should MDC think of Tsvangirai's successor? 1 October 2017 HARARE - Just like the ruling Zanu PF party, Zimbabwe's largest opposition party — the MDC — is facing the same headaches of succession that have become apparent now that its charismatic leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, is under the weather. The MDC leader was airlifted to South Africa earlier last ...
Tsvangirai coming back home 29 September 2017 HARARE - MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai will be in the country to lead his party in celebrating its 18th anniversary after surviving a serious health scare that had taken him to South Africa for emergence treatment. It is during his party's anniversary celebrations that Tsvangirai is expected to...
Chiefs available to highest bidder 18 September 2017 HARARE - Traditional chiefs — Zanu PF's unofficial political commissars — are playing hard to get with the ruling party, threatening to paralyse its campaign for next year's polls if Treasury does not consent to their inflationary demands, the Daily News can report. The chiefs, who have been i...
Tsvangirai, Khupe in crucial meeting 10 September 2017 HARARE - MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai and his deputy Thokozani Khupe will meet tomorrow to try and save the labour-backed opposition from splitting — following a nasty fallout caused by disagreements over a coalition with other opposition parties. Tsvangirai has not been seeing eye-to-eye with...
MDC heads for another split 29 August 2017 HARARE - The country's largest opposition party, the MDC, could be headed for another split owing to widening differences in its top echelons over an alliance pact sealed by Morgan Tsvangirai on August 5. Thokozani Khupe — Tsvangirai's longest serving deputy — has teamed up with several other ...
Coalition squabbles worry Tsvangirai 29 August 2017 HARARE - MDC president Morgan Tsvangirai is worried that the continuing bickering within the opposition movement over the consummation of the eagerly-awaited grand coalition could lead to voter apathy in next year's crucial elections. The former prime minister in the stability-inducing unity g...
Tsvangirai's health under the spotlight 26 August 2017 HARARE - A document signed by the MDC and some fringe opposition parties forming an alliance has unwittingly exposed deep-seated concerns within the country's biggest opposition party that its leader Morgan Tsvangirai, who is suffering from cancer, may not be fit to last the distance if they secu...
People are happy with MDC alliance, says Ncube 26 August 2017 HARARE - Welshamn Ncube — leader of the smaller MDC — has leapt to the defence of  his counterpart in the MDC Alliance, Morgan Tsvangirai, saying he was  convinced that he did his homework before committing to the formation of  a coalition. The reaction by Ncube follows serious differences bet...
Tsvangirai case struck off the roll 19 August 2017 HARARE - MDC president Morgan Tsvangirai is off the hook after the High Court on Wednesday struck off the roll an application by Harare man Moreprecision Muzadzi, who is seeking $50 000 compensation for reportedly offering consultancy services to the veteran politician ahead of the 2013 elections...
Tsvangirai named coalition leader 6 August 2017 HARARE - The country's opposition yesterday ended months of speculation and bickering when it finally launched the much-awaited grand coalition which would be led by former labour union leader and MDC president, Morgan Tsvangirai. Conspicuous by their absence at yesterday's historic event were...
Coalition leadership not about popularity only 8 July 2017 HARARE – As Zimbabwe slowly but surely inches towards the 2018 national elections, an all-too-familiar picture is emerging: it's President Robert Mugabe versus Morgan Tsvangirai again. This has been the story of Zimbabwe elections since 1999 when the popular MDC leader swapped his trade unioni...
Liberation war leaders must step aside: Gumbo 20 June 2017 HARARE - Liberation war leaders should step aside without delay and allow new leadership of Zimbabwe whose political and economic implosion is worsening, liberation war icon Rugare Gumbo (pictured) has said. Gumbo, who is now an elder in the opposition Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) having been k...
'Coalition will bury Mugabe' 19 June 2017 HARARE – Opposition political parties have warned President Robert Mugabe that he should brace for the worst page of his long political life as he not only faces an internal revolt in his party ahead of next year's elections, but also a rout from their grand coalition. Mugabe, who turns 94 nex...
Mujuru, Khupe accused in plot to oust Tsvangirai 13 June 2017 HARARE - With the clock ticking towards make-or-break harmonised polls next year, the MDC has been plunged into another hair-raising conspiracy linking some of its top officials to a plot to block Morgan Tsvangirai from leading a grand coalition against President Robert Mugabe's Zanu PF party. ...
Mujuru takes on Tsvangirai 12 June 2017 HARARE - In remarks that are likely to stoke tensions within opposition ranks, former Vice President Joice Mujuru has once again punted herself to lead the country's envisaged grand coalition, at the same time seemingly questioning the suitability of MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai to front the moot...
2018 victory is certain: Tsvangirai 11 June 2017 GWERU - A buoyant opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, yesterday told thousands of his supporters who braved the chilly and drizzly weather in the Midlands capital that President Robert Mugabe's advanced age — coupled with the ruling Zanu PF's vicious infighting — would deliver victory to the MD...
Tsvangirai in catch-22 as 2018 elections beckon 8 June 2017 HARARE - Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai faces a serious political dilemma as the eagerly-anticipated 2018 national elections loom — in terms of how to approach, and whether to talk up or down the watershed polls. Analysts who spoke to the Daily News yesterday said the current dispute over...