MDC to defy High Court judgement

MDC to defy High Court judgement

By Natalie Chiwomadzi MDC says its elective Congress set for Gweru will not be abandoned despite the High Court judgement that has nullified Nelson Chamisa’s presidency. High Court Judge Justice Edith Mushore ruled that Chamisa and Elias Mudzuri’s appointments to the party’s vice presidency were illegal and that the party must quickly hold an extraordinary Congress to choose Tsvangirai’s successor. Addressing a press conference MDC spokesperson Jacob Mafume said the Congress will go on as planned despite the Justice Mushore’s judgement. “For the avoidance of doubt, preparation for the main…

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Cllr. Maiko is the new Chitungwiza Mayor

Cllr. Maiko is the new Chitungwiza Mayor

By Staff Reporter CHITUNGWIZA Town Council has finally elected a substantive mayor 7 months after the nullifications of Councillor Gift Tsverere election to the top seat by the High Court. The new Mayor Councillor Lovemore Maiko of MDC Alliance polled 16 votes against Zanu PF’s Councillor Kevin Mutimbanyoka who managed only 7 votes. Councillor Musa Makweza of MDC Alliance was elected Deputy Mayor with 16 votes outclassing Zanu PF’s candidate Councillor John Matienga who got 5 votes while 2 ballots were deemed to be spoiled votes. Speaking after his election,…

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Parliament in near blows

Parliament in near blows

By Staff Reporter CORRUPTION allegations almost saw the Mines and Mining Development Portfolio Committee turned into a boxing ring as Norton legislator Temba Mliswa and Dexter Nduna (Chegutu West) almost exchanged blows in full view of the media. This resulted in the postponement of the oral evidence on gold and chrome mine which was supposed to be given by the Ministry of Mines and the Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation (ZMDC). Hackling started when Chiredzi North legislator Royi Bhilah (Zanu PF) proposed that Norton legislator Temba Mliswa, Leonard Chikomba (Gokwe-Kabuyuni), Anele…

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National Foods volumes up 25%

National Foods volumes up 25%

By Ndafadza Madanha NATIONAL foods volumes rose 25% in the first quarter compared to the same period last year on the back of firm consumer demand while profitability was in line with projections. Addressing shareholders at the company’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) group CEO Michael Lashbrook said inflationary pressures had led to significant increases in its products particulary on imported items. He said the flour unit continued to operate at maximum levels and volume could have been increased if capacity was available.. Meanwhile in a bid to secure raw materials for…

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It’s time to unite the country: Khupe

It’s time to unite the country: Khupe

By Daniel Chigundu MDC-T leader Thokozani Khupe has called on President-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa to put more emphasis on uniting the country if he entertains hopes of developing the country going forward. Zimbabwe is hugely divided on tribal grounds, regionalism and political affiliation among many others. However, it is tribalism between the Shona and Ndebele groups which is more pronounced and has reportedly seen certain areas in the country lagging behind in terms of development since independence in 1980. People of Ndebele origin are of the view that the Matabeleland region…

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Stop the raids: Chamisa

Stop the raids: Chamisa

By Daniel Chigundu MDC Alliance president Nelson Chamisa has called on the police and the military to stop night raids of political activists and human rights defenders currently happening in suburbs arguing that they are meant to instil fear in people. Since the violent clashes in Harare’s Central Business District which saw over 10 people dying of gunshot wounds allegedly from soldiers, people in such suburbs as Chitungwiza, Mbare and Kuwadzana have not had peace. According to word doing rounds on social media, soldiers are reportedly beating people door to…

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ED in narrow win

ED in narrow win

By Daniel Chigundu ZANU PF Presidential candidate Emmerson Mnangagwa won the 2018 harmonised election after garnering 50.8% votes against Nelson Chamisa’s 44.3%. Mnangagwa becomes the second President of the Republic of Zimbabwe following the ouster of Robert Mugabe in November last year through Operation Restore Legacy. According to ZEC, the Zanu PF candidate got 2 460 463 votes, while top rival Chamisa was close at 2 147 436. In terms of provinces, MDC Alliance won Harare, Bulawayo, Matabeleland North and Manicaland, while Zanu PF got Masvingo, Mashonaland East, Matabeleland South,…

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“Blackman” wins Kwekwe Central

“Blackman” wins Kwekwe Central

By Daniel Chigundu FORMER Zanu PF legislator Masango Matambanadzo has won the Kwekwe Central Constituency seat beating MDC Alliance favourite Blessing Chebundo. Matambanadzo was recalled from Parliament during the 5th session of the Eighth Parliament of Zimbabwe after he was expelled from Zanu PF for allegedly belonging to the ousted G40 faction. According to statistics released by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC), Matambanadzo polled about 7800 votes against Chebundo’s 7100 votes. We are back with another set of results as promised Posted by Open Parly ZW on Tuesday, July 31,…

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Ballot paper negotiations set for Tuesday

Ballot paper negotiations set for Tuesday

By Daniel Chigundu MDC Alliance Presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa says they are expecting to solve the sticking issue of ballot papers with the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) on Tuesday. Political parties met with ZEC on Friday under the Multi-party liaison Committee to try and find consensus on various sticking points, but they could not finish the topical issue of ballot papers. Chamisa wants ZEC and political parties to first agree on the design of the ballot, paper to be used, storage, distribution and also inspection of the printing process before…

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We will continue to open more mines

We will continue to open more mines

By Daniel Chigundu PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa says his government will continue to reopen closed mines in an effort to increase gold output. Zimbabwe is blessed with vast gold reserves but most mines are currently closed or are under care and maintenance owing to challenging operational environment. This has seen government relying on small miners who have done well despite lack of sophisticated equipment and adequate resources. Addressing party supporters at Rimuka Stadium in Kadoma during a political campaign rally, President Mnangagwa said he was proud of the small miners but his…

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