Articles tagged 'opposition'

MDC should proffer solutions to crises 10 January 2019 HARARE - While it is the MDC's democratic right to demonstrate over the worsening economic situation in the country, we also expect its shadow government to proffer solutions on the on-going crisis. The MDC should by now have learnt that demonstrations alone will not wake up a Zanu PF governme...
Tough times for small political parties 16 September 2018 HARARE - A number of opposition political parties are likely to collapse before the next polls in 2023 primarily as a result of lack of funding and their failure to gain traction at the just-ended polls. Zimbabwe has over 150 registered political parties of which over 120 took part in the July...
I want a healthy opposition 9 September 2018 HARARE - September is the first month of spring in Zimbabwe. The jacaranda trees that line Harare's avenues will soon flower into a sea of purple. Last November, their blossom formed the backdrop to the people taking to the streets and demanding change. This year, following our democrati...
Where is the opposition? 2 January 2018 HARARE - Zimbabweans will be going to the polls in the next six months to elect their National Assembly and council representatives, including their president. To all intents and purposes, Zanu PF looks better prepared for the polls. Last November, the party dethroned its former leader, Rob...
ED's first 100 days as president 23 November 2017 HARARE - Incoming President Emmerson Mnangagwa is inheriting a deeply-divided nation which needs reconciliation and healing, analysts contend adding that the former vice president has a huge task establishing a new political and socio-economic dispensation. In wide ranging interviews with Dail...
'Military takeover strengthens Zanu PF' 21 November 2017 HARARE - The current military siege in the country which is meant to push President Robert Mugabe into resigning will most likely benefit the ruling Zanu PF while on the other hand this might signal the death of opposition politics in Zimbabwe, social and political analysts contend. With Zanu ...
Army intervention must end with free, fair polls 20 November 2017 HARARE - Last Wednesday, the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) seized power from President Robert Mugabe in an intervention, that was cleverly worded. The takeover was staged initially to target the “criminals” around the 93-year-old but is now demanding the ouster of the autocratic and corrupt Mu...
Keep Zanu PF below super majority in 2018 polls 6 August 2017 HARARE - The more power President Robert Mugabe's Zanu PF gets, the more power it abuses. The more power it abuses, the more corrupt it becomes. That is why analysts are saying Zimbabweans must keep Zanu PF below a two-thirds majority in elections expected in the third quarter of next year. An...
Opposition parties need to wise up 18 June 2017 HARARE – The ruling Zanu PF party is reviving its election machinery in readiness for next year's polls. A string of “meetings” lined up by party leader President Robert Mugabe to “interface” with Zanu PF youths should serve as evidence that the ruling party means business, and will not allow ...
Opposition wary of CIO infiltration 28 May 2017 HARARE - Ahead of next year elections, Zimbabwe's opposition finds itself worried sick that the country's feared secret police have infiltrated their ranks. This follows stunning developments earlier last week when former security advisor to then Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai's office durin...