Articles tagged 'coalition'

Alliance name won't change: MDC 7 November 2017 HARARE - Opposition MDC spokesperson, Obert Gutu, has insisted that the opposition parties' coalition name — MDC Alliance — will not be changed. This comes as other opposition parties, including Joice Mujuru's National People's Party (NPP), have been calling for a neutral name for MDC Alliance...
MDC Alliance in limbo 2 November 2017 HARARE - While MDC president Morgan Tsvangirai’s continued illness has thrown opposition politics in disarray ahead of the crucial harmonised 2018 elections, we hope opposition political parties will not despair. As we speak the MDC Alliance which has realistic chances to challenge President R...
SOUTHERN NEWS | MDC Alliance mulls name change 1 November 2017 FORMER Cabinet minister and newly-installed spokesperson of the MDC Alliance — Welshman Ncube has hinted that some principals within the coalition want a name change to their pact — although he does not share the idea which he said is problematic. Ncube, who leads the smaller MDC, is part to t...
Dabengwa in demand 31 October 2017 HARARE - Opposition leaders seeking to challenge President Robert Mugabe in next year's crunch elections are falling over each other to partner Zapu president Dumiso Dabengwa, pictured, it has emerged. The Morgan Tsvangirai-led MDC Alliance is keen to bring on board Dabengwa, a former Zipra in...
'MDC Alliance has full confidence in Tsvangirai' 31 October 2017 HARARE - Principals of the MDC Alliance have thrown their full weight behind MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai despite his ill-health. Tsvangirai has openly disclosed that he has cancer of the colon and has been undergoing treatment in neighboring South Africa. Last month, he was airlifted to So...
MDC Alliance principals slammed 25 October 2017 HARARE - MDC organising secretary Abedinico Bhebhe has slammed opposition party principals who have joined hands with Morgan Tsvangirai in the MDC Alliance saying they are fomenting divisions. This comes after Tsvangirai met his vice president Thokozani Khupe and lifted suspensions of treasure...
MDC Alliance targets Mutasa, Gumbo 24 October 2017 HARARE - The MDC Alliance led by former prime minister Morgan Tsvangirai has made moves to add within its ranks once Zanu PF ministers — Didymus Mutasa and Rugare Gumbo — in a bid to include experience and special skills to its unit ahead of next year's elections. This comes as former vice pre...
Tsvangirai, Khupe heal rift 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...
Tsvangirai fights $50k lawsuit 18 October 2017 HARARE - MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai has applied for rescission of judgment  following a High Court order for him to pay $50 000 to Moreprecision Muzadzi, a man who claimed to have offered coalition consultancy services to the veteran politician ahead of the 2013 elections. Muzadzi told the c...
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...
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...
Tsvangirai placates Khupe 26 September 2017 HARARE - MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai has appointed his deputy Thokozani Khupe acting president while he recovers from his current illness in a move widely seen as mending relations between the two heavyweights who have been at loggerheads over the party's alliance with fringe political parties. ...
Mujuru wades into Biti party fights 25 September 2017 HARARE - Opposition leader and former vice president, Joice Mujuru, has waded into the Tendai Biti-led People's Democratic Party (PDP) infighting, arguing there is nothing untoward about the latter's secretary-general Gorden Moyo announcing their alliance. Last week, PDP was plunged into chaos...
Biti's PDP burns over MDC Alliance 24 September 2017 HARARE - The much-talked about grand coalition of opposition parties which is seen as the only real chance of bringing to an end President Robert Mugabe and Zanu PF's uninterrupted rule in next year's elections, continues to face challenges with fresh problems rocking Tendai Biti's People's Democ...
Tsvangirai fit to fight again 17 September 2017 HARARE - MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai whose illness has thrown the country into a state of panic, is now stable and on the path to recovery, the Daily News heard yesterday. Tsvangirai's inner circle revealed yesterday that while the MDC president's condition was worrisome when he made the urge...
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...
Tsvangirai, Khupe to bury the hatchet 6 September 2017 HARARE - Sanity could soon return to the country's largest opposition party as the quarrelling parties — MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai and his deputy, Thokozani Khupe — signalled their desire yesterday to smoke a peace pipe to avert a split that might diminish their prospects of winning the 2018 p...
Tsvangirai's MDC house burning 4 September 2017 HARARE - MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai's latest presidential bid could run into serious trouble as he battles to steady the ship rocked by internal party strife. This comes as the MDC leader is at loggerheads with his longest serving deputy Thokozani Khupe, who snubbed his Bulawayo rally on Sat...
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...
'Alliance still open to other parties' 1 September 2017 HARARE - The door is still open for other political parties to join the opposition alliance, Jacob Ngarivhume (pictured), a spokesperson of an electoral coalition consummated earlier this month to take on President Robert Mugabe in the much-anticipated 2018 elections has said. The alliance com...
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...
Zanu PF plans early 2018 poll 29 August 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe and Zanu PF are increasingly getting confident that they can catch the haggling opposition cold by holding an early election. This comes as the opposition is yet to finalise its grand coalition as MDC president Morgan Tsvangirai and the National People’s Party ...
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...