PG stalls MDC MP’s trial for insulting ED

PG stalls MDC MP’s trial for insulting ED 1

THE trial of MDC Alliance legislator Joel Gabbuza, facing charges of undermining and insulting President Emmerson Mnangagwa, is being stalled by Prosecutor-General Kumbirai Hodzi, who is yet to issue a certificate of authority. BY SILAS NKALA The MP’s lawyer, Thulani Nkala yesterday said his client continued to be placed on remand because the prosecution was waiting for a clearance from PG to prosecute the matter. “The prosecution is still waiting for authority to prosecute from the PG,” Nkala said. Gabbuza, on his last appearance in court before Hwange magistrate Livard…

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January violence: lawyers trade barbs

January violence: lawyers trade barbs 3

ACCUSATIONS and counter claims of assault have been traded in a slanging match between two lawyers in a case in which opposition MDC Alliance MPs are being tried for allegedly inciting last month’s violent protests. BY Stephen Chadenga/Richard Chidza Gweru-based lawyer, Brian Dube has accused Zanu PF activist and losing candidate in the ruling party primary elections for Gweru Urban, Tinomudaishe Chinyoka of threatening him in court with unspecified action. Dube was representing Chiwundura MP Livingstone Chimina (MDC Alliance), who is facing charges of inciting violence. The lawyer, who is…

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Chamisa says Mnangagwa chief culprit in violence

Chamisa says Mnangagwa chief culprit in violence 5

By Blessings Mashaya Opposition leader Nelson Chamisa has blasted President Emmerson Mnangagwa saying he is the chief culprit in causing violence against innocent Zimbabweans. Opposition leader Nelson Chamisa and President Emmerson Mnangagwa While addressing Zanu PF supporters in Mwenezi on Saturday last week, Mnangagwa blamed the opposition for the violent demonstrations that resulted in the death of over a dozen people and ominously warned that he would deploy the army to crush any dissent. “They (the MDC) are planning violence but we would like to say to everyone in the…

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MDC History: Part 2: Role of Civil Society by Dr Tapiwa Mashakada

MDC History: Part 2: Role of Civil Society by Dr Tapiwa Mashakada 6

By Dr Tapiwa Mashakada PART ONE dealt with the birth pains the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) endured in order to deliver a labour backed political party. It was not all rosy because within the ranks of ZCTU, there were some leaders from affiliate unions who remained loyal to Zanu PF and its government. Dr Tapiwa Mashakada They were violently opposed to the idea of confrontation and cutting the umbilical cord with Government. Some of these comrades belonged to the Zimbabwe Leather, Shoe and Allied Workers Union; The Transport and…

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MDC says Mnangagwa, Chamisa must meet first

MDC says Mnangagwa, Chamisa must meet first 7

By Blessings Mashaya MDC vice president Morgen Komichi says the starting point for national dialogue must be a private meeting between his leader Nelson Chamisa and President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Morgen Komichi In an interview with the Daily News, Komichi said the two leaders must meet at a neutral venue to discuss the way forward. “First, there must be a meeting between my president Chamisa and Mnangagwa. Related Articles “The two must meet and agree on the general framework and agree where we should take the country to. “We are for…

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US calls for immediate national dialogue in Zim

US calls for immediate national dialogue in Zim 8

By Tendai Kamhungira United States (US) has taken a tough stance on Zimbabwe, calling on the political leaders to immediately initiate national dialogue that must be facilitated by a neutral third party. Opposition leader Nelson Chamisa and President Emmerson Mnangagwa This comes as President Emmerson Mnangagwa last week called all 2018 presidential candidates for dialogue at the State House. However, MDC leader Nelson Chamisa snubbed the meeting but insisted he is genuinely willing to enter into formal negotiations if certain conditions were met by Mnangagwa’s government. Related Articles Among his…

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Government must pay for Bulawayo looting: MDC

Government must pay for Bulawayo looting: MDC 9

By Tendayi Madhomu Government must pay for the looting that occurred in Bulawayo last month, the secretary-general of the main MDC party Douglas Mwonzora has said. MDC-T Secretary-General Douglas Mwonzora Mwonzora was reacting to sentiments by Zanu PF politburo member and former youth league boss Absolom Sikhosana who boldly declared recently that the organisers of the protests should pay for the damages caused. Sikhosana was part of a delegation that toured companies in Bulawayo recently to ascertain the quantum of the damage resulting from the riots which rocked the country…

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Chamisa risks missing the talks bus, says Mnangagwa

Chamisa risks missing the talks bus, says Mnangagwa 10

By Fungi Kwaramba President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s spokesperson yesterday said the leader of the mainstream opposition MDC Nelson Chamisa “risked missing the bus” if he failed to pitch up for talks. President Emmerson Mnangagwa and opposition leader Nelson Chamisa This comes as under-fire Mnangagwa is breaking new ground in his response to the worsening crisis in Zimbabwe by opening talks with opposition groups, as authorities begin to show more urgency about ending Zimbabwe’s decades-long political and economic mess. Chamisa snubbed Mnangagwa’s talks-about-talks gathering at State House on Wednesday because he preferred…

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MDC slams worsening abduction of supporters

MDC slams worsening abduction of supporters 11

By Mugove Tafirenyika Zimbabwe’s main opposition has said security forces were abducting its members in night raids in a massive crackdown in the wake of the unrest sparked by a national strike. MDC leader Nelson Chamisa visited hospitals to see victims of the violence that took place during the recent three-day stay-away At least 12 people have been killed in an army clampdown and hundreds wounded, in scenes reminiscent of the long rule of Robert Mugabe, when the security forces unfurled a high-handed crackdown after a national strike called by…

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Mash Central MDC youth leader jailed 6 years

Mash Central MDC youth leader jailed 6 years 12

MDC Alliance provincial youth chairman for Mashonaland Central, Tonderai Samhu, and four accomplices were on Monday slapped with a six-year jail term each by a Bindura magistrate for barricading roads and burning tyres in Mvurwi during last month’s protests, which were triggered by fuel price hikes. By Simbarashe Sithole/Kenneth Nyangani Samhu (34), together with Wonder Zuze (35), Beverly Mureya (41), Patris Dandajena (34) and Elisha Benjamin (50), had two years of their sentence suspended by magistrate Vongai Guwuriro. The five were part of the 12 Mvurwi protesters who were arrested…

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