Mwonzora lives to fight another day

By Upenyu Chaota The sudden volte face by the MDC secretary general Douglas Mwonzora to withdraw from the presidential race against party president Nelson Chamisa in the eleventh hour has left him bruised but ready to fight again if he survives at the May 24-26 congress billed for Gweru. Nelson Chamisa and Douglas Mwonzora Mwonzora has been hyped as the number one contender to challenge Chamisa for the top post but his fate could only be determined by provinces who have completely shut him out until he decided to fight to…

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August 1 violence: 36 MDC activists removed from remand

August 1 violence: 36 MDC activists removed from remand 1

By Stephen Jensen | Nehanda Radio | Harare magistrate Rumbidzai Mugwagwa on Wednesday removed from remand 36 opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) activists who were jointly charged for public violence that occurred during protests on the 1st of August 2018. MDC activists in jubilant mood at the Harare Magistrates Court, 27 March 2019, after they were removed from remand. (Picture by Stephen Jensen for Nehanda Radio) The state wanted the accused to remain on remand requesting further postponement arguing that it needed to make more recordings from witnesses something…

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Fierce battle for council seat

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By Jeffrey Muvundusi The battle for the Cowdray Park ward 28 council seat has reached fever pitch with parties contesting in the by-election leaving nothing to chance. Cowdray Park councilor Collet NdlovuScreen-Shot-2017-01-14-at-01.38.25.png The by-election has been set for this coming Saturday and the official campaign period ends today (Wednesday). While other parties like MDC, Zapu and ZEFF and MRP have shown their strong intentions to claim the seat which fell vacant following the death of an MDC councillor Happy Ncube in December last year, Zanu PF on Friday surprisingly deployed…

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We are not Zanu PF, Khupe’s MDC says

We are not Zanu PF, Khupe’s MDC says 3

On Mar 25, 2019 39,445 52 The Thokozani Khupe-led MDC has dismissed claims they are working with the ruling Zanu PF party alleging those spreading such rumours are being “jealous” of its leader. MDC-T president Thokozani Khupe The party’s spokesperson Webster Dube said Khupe will not sell out the people’s struggle for money or power by “forging an alliance with Zanu PF. Khupe was constitutionally elected as the president of the MDC at the Bulawayo Stanley Square Congress of April 2018. “We state unequivocally that we are not Zanu PF.”…

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Hwende disowns Twitter account

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On Mar 22, 2019 25,655 0 By Nokuthaba Nkomo MDC Kuwadzana East MP Charlton Hwende has disowned the Twitter account that he allegedly used to incite Zimbabweans to revolt against the government. MDC-Alliance Kuwadzana East legislator Chalton Hwende at the Harare Magistrates’ Courts. — Picture by Lee Maidza The legislator allegedly posted messages on his Twitter handle between December 28, and 31, last year allegedly inciting people to oust the Emmerson Mnangagwa government. Hwende’s lawyer Harrison Nkomo yesterday told the court that the Twitter account does not belong to Hwende,…

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Cyclone brings out awesome power of Zim people

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By Gift Phiri Zimbabweans — perceived to be hopelessly divided by race, class and politics — reached out to victims of Cyclone Idai in an unprecedented way as pictures of the storm-ravaged Manicaland overwhelmed living rooms and offices across the country. Cyclone Idai donations at the Presbyterian Church in Highlands, Harare (Picture via Povo News on Twitter) From churches to beer halls, radio stations to bus stations, efforts to help were underway, with both Zanu PF and MDC supporters, black people and white people, those at home and in the…

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Hwende challenges remand

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By Shamiso Dzingire MDC Kuwadzana East MP Charlton Hwende yesterday challenged his further placement on remand on charges of attempting to overthrow the government. MDC-Alliance Kuwadzana East legislator Chalton Hwende at the Harare Magistrates’ Courts. — Picture by Lee Maidza Hwende, who is represented by Harare lawyer Harrison Nkomo, lodged the application on the basis that the Form 242 placed before the court does not warrant him to be on remand. The Form 242 is a document outlining the alleged offence. Nkomo argued that the Form 242 does not disclose…

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‘Women lack confidence, support’

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BY COLIN CRAIG MOYO WOMEN are failing to land top positions in various economic sectors and in politics due to lack of confidence and failure to support each other, an MDC legislator has said. This was said on Thursday at a meeting organised by the Women’s Coalition of Zimbabwe (WCoZ), a network of women’s rights organisations. Bulawayo Metropolitan legislator Watson Nicola Jane (MDC Alliance) said women should enjoy equal rights, including the confidence to speak out. “Women discourage each other. They do not support each other and there should be…

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Komichi fined $200

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On Mar 16, 2019 35,554 0 By Shamiso Dzingire MDC deputy president Morgen Komichi was yesterday fined $200 after being convicted of disrupting electoral proceedings during the announcement of presidential election results. Morgen Komichi Harare magistrate Ruramai Chitumbura convicted Komichi — who was accused of invading the podium at the Harare International Conference Centre where he grabbed the microphone and announced that the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) was announcing fake presidential results. In default, Komichi will spend two months in jail. Komichi paid the fine. Chitumbura further slapped Komichi with…

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Chamisa goads ED’s supporters

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By Fungi Kwaramba In remarks that are certain to provoke a strong reaction from President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s supporters, opposition leader Nelson Chamisa has come to the defence of the country’s ousted former president, Robert Mugabe, saying those persecuting him should leave him alone, the Daily News can report. Opposition leader Nelson Chamisa and President Emmerson Mnangagwa This comes as the increasingly frail 95-year-old — who ruled Zimbabwe with an iron fist for nearly four decades before he was ousted from power through a stunning military coup in November 2017 —…

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