Articles tagged 'coalition'

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 poll losers must accept result' 9 June 2017 HARARE - The loser of the make-or-break 2018 elections should “gracefully” accept the result and help the winner deliver promises made to the electorate, acting President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said. This comes as MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai has declared that he would not accept the outcome o...
War vets back coalition 2 June 2017 HARARE - War veterans have thrown their weight behind the mooted opposition coalition, saying they hope it could provide solutions to the country's myriad problems, including their poor welfare. This comes as MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai — the kingmaker of the opposition parties' alliance ahea...
Dump coalition: Tsvangirai advised 30 May 2017 HARARE - Outspoken secretary-general of the Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ), Raymond Majongwe, has urged opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai to dump the mooted grand coalition — saying many of his would-be partners do not add any value to his bid to oust President Robert Mugabe and ...
Coalition vital for voter mobilisation 30 May 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe has a busy election calendar going into general elections mid next year. Thousands of Zimbabweans will seek elective office next year, running for municipal, legislative, and presidential posts. Few opposition parties have access to the financial resources needed to campai...
Tsvangirai meets with top church leaders 25 May 2017 HARARE - MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai met with top leaders of the World Council of Churches (WCC) to discuss justice and peace ahead of the key 2018 elections.  Tsvangirai's spokesperson Luke Tamborinyoka confirmed to the Daily News that the MDC leader met on Tuesday with top leaders from the ...
Nera, Code unite 23 May 2017 HARARE - A grand coalition of opposition parties expected to challenge President Robert Mugabe in the 2018 elections has received a major boost after the National Electoral Reform Agenda (Nera) and Coalition of Democrats (Code) joined forces. The two political groupings are now going under the...
MDC launches #valangebhetshu voter drive 23 May 2017 BULAWAYO - The Welshman Ncube-led MDC has unfurled a door-to-door voter registration campaign in Matabeleland dubbed #valangebhetshu. Party spokesperson Kurauone Chihwayi said the campaign — which is being carried out by party members from all the structures — has so far covered areas such as ...
'Opposition to hold primaries to choose grand coalition leader' 21 May 2017 HARARE - Former Vice President Joice Mujuru, who now leads the fledgling National People Party (NPP), yesterday said the opposition parties will hold primary elections to choose who will lead the planned grand coalition set to contest President Robert Mugabe and Zanu PF in next year's polls. M...
Whither the grand coalition? 21 May 2017 HARARE - No love lost is an old adage too tiring to hear but which refuses to go in Zimbabwe's polarised political theatre. There is MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai, People's Democratic Party front man Tendai Biti, newcomer Joice Mujuru and smaller MDC formation leader Welshman Ncube — their coll...
Zimbabweans back opposition coalition 11 May 2017 HARARE - Zanu PF followers, together with nearly half of adult Zimbabweans, believe that a grand opposition coalition led by MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai has a good chance of unseating the ruling party in next year's watershed elections. According to the latest survey findings of by think tank...
We either vote, or we all drown - Tsvangirai 7 May 2017 HARARE - Dogged opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai (pictured) has delivered a stark message to long-suffering Zimbabweans: that either all eligible voters register and participate in next year's make-or-break polls, or continue to cry as the country's political and economic rot deepens by the da...
Mugabe the ultimate 'prophet' 7 May 2017 HARARE - While the majority of Zimbabweans believe in prophecy in the Christian sense, there is one “prophet” they must surely consider following religiously and heeding his words when he says something politically — President Robert Mugabe. Following her axing from Zanu PF and government in 2...
Gumbo slams Tsvangirai coalition 3 May 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) co-leader Rugare Gumbo has said his party will not join MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai's mooted grand coalition, arguing it is “opportunistic and exclusive”. He rubbished the alliance —which has seen Tsvangirai sign Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) with for...
Coalition talks ongoing: MDC 26 April 2017 HARARE - The main opposition MDC reiterated yesterday that it would not be stampeded into signing electoral pacts with other prospective partners, in a development which could fuel anxiety among prominent politicians hoping to be part of the mooted grand coalition to take on Zanu PF in next year'...
Tsvangirai works with Ncube again 21 April 2017 HARARE - Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai and his former secretary-general, Welshman Ncube, yesterday ended their long stand-off when they signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to work together in the watershed 2018 national elections. This comes after Tsvangirai signed a similar deal ...
Tsvangirai, Mujuru finally seal poll pact 20 April 2017 HARARE - Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai and former Vice President Joice Mujuru yesterday fired warning shots at President Robert Mugabe and his warring ruling Zanu PF — signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Harare ahead of the finalisation of the planned grand coalition as the make-...
Gumbo warns of Zanu PF infiltration 12 April 2017 HARARE - Opposition leaders intending to form a grand coalition against President Robert must be cautious of being infiltrated by Zanu PF, Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) interim co-leader Rugare Gumbo has warned. Under pressure from long-suffering Zimbabweans, opposition parties — including Morga...
Tsvangirai, Biti set to reunite 10 April 2017 HARARE - After years of mudslinging, the MDC led by Morgan Tsvangirai and the People's Democratic Party (PDP) led by Tendai Biti, are now back on talking terms with the latter saying it has now realised that it was pandering to Zanu PF whims when it used to attack the former prime minister. Sp...
Tsvangirai says Mugabe scared 9 April 2017 HARARE - Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai says President Robert Mugabe is rattled by the mooted grand coalition which could end the warring ruling Zanu PF's nearly four decades in power next year, when the country holds its make-or-break national elections. This comes as Tsvangirai has emer...
Mujuru 'wrecks' Tsvangirai pact 28 March 2017 HARARE - Former Vice President Joice Mujuru's fledgling National People's Party (NPP) has once again cast doubt about its participation in the mooted grand opposition coalition — attacking MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai as “power drunk”, while expressing reservations about him leading the alliance ...
Tsvangirai divides Code 25 March 2017 HARARE - MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai has divided opinion among opposition political parties coalescing to form a pact ahead of next year's watershed elections, as more voices come in the open backing his candidacy to lead the alliance. While most leaders from Coalitions of Democrats (Code) an...
Biti appeals to Tsvangirai 14 March 2017 HARARE - Former Finance minister and now leader of the People's Democratic Party (PDP), Tendai Biti, has made an impassioned plea to MDC president Morgan Tsvangirai to move decisively on the mooted grand opposition alliance — warning that any further dithering on the matter could gift Zanu PF vic...
Tsvangirai speaks on Mujuru, Mutasa 11 March 2017 HARARE - Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai says the public spats between former Vice President Joice Mujuru and her erstwhile Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) colleagues, Didymus Mutasa and Rugare Gumbo, will not scuttle the country's mooted grand coalition. Addressing the media on Thursday after...
Tsvangirai picks coalition partners 7 March 2017 HARARE - Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai is set to end months of frenzied speculation around the country's mooted coalition alliance — with insiders telling the Daily News yesterday that the dogged former premier will soon announce his preferred political partners for next year's watershed na...