Zimbabwe police ban opposition protest planned for Monday

Zimbabwe police ban opposition protest planned for Monday 1

By MacDonald Dzirutwe | Reuters| Zimbabwe police have banned an anti-government demonstration planned for Monday by the country’s main opposition party in the city of Bulawayo, saying it would likely result in “public disorder”. Armed riot police patrol the streets ahead of a planned protest in Harare, Friday, Aug. 16, 2019. Zimbabwe’s police patrolled the streets of the capital Friday morning while many residents stayed home fearing violence from an anti-government demonstration planned by the opposition. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi) Police banned another demonstration planned by the Movement for Democratic Change…

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Matemadanda reads riot act… warns Zanu PF MPs plotting Mnangagwa impeachment

Matemadanda reads riot act… warns Zanu PF MPs plotting Mnangagwa impeachment 2

By Philemon Jambaya Zanu PF National Political Commissar Victor Matemadanda on Saturday read a riot act to members of the Provincial Coordination Committee in Mashonaland Central amid reports that there are at least five legislators from the province who are working with the MDC in an ambitious bid to impeach President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Victor Matemadanda Zim Morning Post can exclusively reveal that in the meeting Matemadanda made it clear that Zanu PF will not hesitate to deal with the legislators in question. Sources who attended the Saturday PCC said the…

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MDC Accused Of Dabbling In Kindergarten Politics

MDC Accused Of Dabbling In Kindergarten Politics 3

The opposition MDC has been castigated for dabbling in kindergarten politics following its vacillation between calling for dialogue, while at the same time it threatens to take to the streets. A NewsDay editor opines that the MDC is attempting to get into power through the backdoor as shown by its vice-chairperson Job Sikhala giving President Emmerson Mnangagwa a 14-day ultimatum to start negotiations with Nelson Chamisa. The MDC has been reminded that there is not going to be any transfer of power outside the elections. The editor explains: One thing…

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MDC Makes Too Much Noise Without A plan – Analyst

MDC Makes Too Much Noise Without A plan – Analyst 5

A Zimbabwean political and social activist, and technology entrepreneur based in the United States of America, Freeman Chari said that the major problem with the opposition MDC is that it makes huge statements without a plan to back them. Writing on microblogging site Twitter following the party’s loss in all three Matabeleland North by-electionsn held over the weekend, Chari said: One of the biggest problem in MDC is making grandiose noise without a plan. Last year there was so much noise about Voter’s Roll and then ZEC released it and…

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David Coltart On Why the MDC Lost Lupane East

David Coltart On Why the MDC Lost Lupane East 7

MDC Treasurer General, David Coltart, has said that the MDC loss in Lupane is surprising as more people voted for the MDC than he expected. Posting on his Twitter, Coltart blamed Gukurahundi, intimidation and vote-buying for the loss MDC suffered to Zanu PF. Wrote Coltart: My take on Lupane East: enough victims of Gukurahundi were intimidated to vote for the architects and executors of Gukurahundi to deliver “victory” for the party which has destroyed their lives. Quite frankly I am amazed at the number of brave people who voted for…

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FULL THREAD: MDC Needs To Reform Itself Into Power- Zimlocal

FULL THREAD: MDC Needs To Reform Itself Into Power- Zimlocal 9

Following MDC’s loss in the Lupane by-election and other by-elections over the weekend, Twitter account @Zimlocal has posted a thread explaining why the party is losing and what it could do to change this. Freeman Chari crowdsourced funds after Cyclone Idai & built the following *2 classroom block at Mandara *4 classroom blocks at Ndima *Roofed & repaired block at Rimbi *Toilets at Ngangu, Tafara & Mt Selinda *Tons of food & medical supplies *Over 100 pairs of shoes for students Kuda Musasiwa crowdsourced funds & assisted over 10 students…

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‘Mnangagwa Will Surrender Authority By 2021’ – Kombichi

‘Mnangagwa Will Surrender Authority By 2021’ – Kombichi 15

Former Deputy Transport Minister and top MDC official, Morgen Komichi, has said that President Mnangagwa will be forced out by 2021, making way for a Chamisa presidency. Komichi was speaking to journalists in Redcliff. Komichi emphasised that the MDC would pressure Mnangagwa democratically to hand over power in an early election. He is not going to last. We are going to remove him from power albeit democratically. Remember in 2008, the elections were supposed to be held in 2010 and us the MDC made it possible for the elections to…

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FULL TEXT: “Matabeleland North By-Elections Highlight Urgency for Reforms”, MDC

FULL TEXT: “Matabeleland North By-Elections Highlight Urgency for Reforms”, MDC 17

The just ended by-elections in Matabeleland North have once again cast the spotlight on the urgent need for comprehensive political reforms in Zimbabwe. The by-elections were held in Lupane East constituency, Ward 22 at Bubi constituency and at Ward 23 at Nkayi South Constituency. Indeed, in all the three separate by-elections, what is emerging clearly as the decisive factor is coercion and manipulation. The electoral process in Zimbabwe is neither credible nor free and fair. Instead, what we still have in place is an electoral process dominated by other factors…

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