Chamisa assume Khupe’s role in Parliament

Chamisa assume Khupe’s role in Parliament

By Daniel Chigundu MDC-T president Nelson Chamisa is now leader of the opposition in Parliament taking over from Honourable Thokozani Khupe who was recalled a few months ago. Khupe had been the leader of the opposition in the House since her elevation to the party presidency around 2005 up to recently. Reading out the announcement in the National Assembly, Speaker Jacob Mudenda said he had been informed of the new development by the Parliamentary Committee on Standing Rules and Orders. “I would like to inform this house that at its meeting…

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MDC-T digs in on reforms

MDC-T digs in on reforms

Tuesday, 29 May 2018 National Chairperson Hon. Morgen Komichi’s statement to the press Primary Elections The People’s Party of Excellence, MDC, has conducted its Primary elections and we now have a list of our parliamentary candidates, who will represent the MDC T Alliance in the 2018 Elections. Our Alliance partners are fielding their candidates and we are working closely together to field the best candidate for the area. Negotiations are taking place among our Alliance Partners in areas where, for instance, our candidate is weak and an alliance candidate is…

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Credible elections everyone’s responsibility

Credible elections everyone’s responsibility

By Daniel Chigundu VICE President Kembo Mohadi has said the burden of ensuring that the country holds a free, fair and credible election is everyone’s responsibility, adding that all stakeholders must play their part. Zimbabwe is expected to hold harmonised elections between 21 July and 21 August and these elections have a huge bearing on the country’s economic recovery as the international community has demanded free, fair and credible elections if the country hopes to get support to move out of its current economic logjam. Since his inauguration on 24…

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MDC-T (Khupe) open to coalitions

MDC-T (Khupe) open to coalitions

By Daniel Chigundu THOKOZANI Khupe led MDC-T faction says it is open to entering into coalitions with other like-minded political parties ahead of the all-important 2018 general elections. Zimbabwe is expected to hold elections between 21 July and 21 August this year and there is a general thinking that an opposition coalition is what has been missing to dislodge Zanu PF from power. Currently, there are about three known opposition coalitions in the country namely Coalition of Democrats (Elton Mangoma), People’s Rainbow Coalition (Joice Mujuru) and MDC Alliance (Nelson Chamisa)….

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Chamisa warns ZEC ….says Silaigwana has dirty hands

Chamisa warns ZEC ….says Silaigwana has dirty hands

By Daniel Chigundu recently in Kwekwe MDC Alliance presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa has warned the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) acting chief elections officer Utoile Silaigwana that they are watching him closely. Silaigwana, who took over from Constance Chigwamba on an acting basis is a former military officer and is also among ZEC officials who were accused of refusing to release election results in 2008. According to ZEC chairperson Justice Priscilla Chigumba, the elections board employs about 383 workers and of that number 15 percent (58) are former military personnel. Addressing…

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Women urged to rise in 2018 elections

Women urged to rise in 2018 elections

By Daniel Chigundu SPEAKER of the National Assembly Advocate Jacob Mudenda has urged women to rise to the occasion in the impending elections if they hope to make an effective impact. Despite getting 60 extra seats in Parliament through a constitutional clause for 10 years, Women in Zimbabwe claim they are still underrepresented and want 50/50 representation. Women organisations claim that the current political environment in Zimbabwe favours male candidates at the expense of women and have set their sights on 2018 elections to try and balance the imbalances. Speaking…

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Troubled Chamisa dispatches Mutsekwa to Bulawayo

Troubled Chamisa dispatches Mutsekwa to Bulawayo

By Daniel Chigundu MDC-T which is currently fractured by factionalism and internal conflicts has dispatched its head of security Giles Mutsekwa to deal with rebellion and waves of violence that have nested in Bulawayo. The dispatching of Mutsekwa comes barely a day after party vice-president Thokozani Khupe and other officials where thoroughly based at the party’s office in Bulawayo for allegedly refusing to accept Nelson Chamisa as the Morgan Tsvangirai successor. This is however not the first time that Khupe and company have been beaten at the party’s offices, it…

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ZEC digs in on diaspora vote

ZEC digs in on diaspora vote

By Daniel Chigundu ZIMBABWE Electoral Commission (ZEC) has maintained its stance on diaspora vote adding that only those on national duty will be allowed to vote from the diaspora. It is estimated that there are about three million Zimbabweans living in the diaspora owing to various reasons that range from political persecution, economic issues and various other reasons. South Africa has the majority of Zimbabwean diaspora, followed by UK, Australia and United States among others. However, these Zimbabwe have been requesting from the government that they are afforded the opportunity…

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100days later, nothing has changed

100days later, nothing has changed

By Daniel Chigundu PEOPLE’s Democratic Party (PDP) says the much publicized 100 days plan of action by the Emmerson Mnangagwa regime are nothing short of a period of mediocrity and a total failure to break from the past. President Mnangagwa set 100-day targets for ministers where they were supposed to come up with action plans to address the various challenges bedevilling the country and the economy. Now that the 100 days are have come to an end, there have been mixed comments on whether there was change or not. In…

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Tsvangirai already had a succession plan: Chamisa

Tsvangirai already had a succession plan: Chamisa

By Daniel Chigundu MDC-T acting president Nelson Chamisa says when the late Morgan Tsvangirai appointed two more vice presidents; he already had a succession vision. The late Tsvangirai appointed Chamisa and Elias Mudzuri in 2016 adding that he wanted them to help him in discharging his party presidential duties. The appointments did not go down well with a lot of senior party members especially those that had sweated to win their positions at the 2014 Congress. Political analysts described the appointment s as being unconstitutional as the MDC-T constitution only…

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