PICTURES: Mwonzora congress dilemma thickens at home ground as Chamisa rescues him AGAIN

PICTURES: Mwonzora congress dilemma thickens at home ground as Chamisa rescues him AGAIN 1

By Staff Reporter  It never rains but it pours for the embattled opposition MDC Secretary General Douglas Mwonzora who on Saturday received a cold reception from the party followers when he stood up to address at the Chisamba Grounds in Mutare during a “Thank You Rally”. Mwonzora is understood to be intent on taking on party leader Nelson Chamisa at the forthcoming MDC 6th congress slated for 24-26 May 2019. Chamisa has already described any challenge from Mwonzora as health for democracy in the party. The Nyanga North senator is also…

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Tafi Mhaka: Dear Zimbabwe: Is Chamisa’s MDC Alliance any better than Mnangagwa’s Zanu-PF?

Tafi Mhaka: Dear Zimbabwe: Is Chamisa’s MDC Alliance any better than Mnangagwa’s Zanu-PF? 2

By Tafi Mhaka Dear Zimbabwe, the last nine weeks have made clear that Zimbabwe is seriously inundated by a debilitating dearth of strong leadership. To begin with, President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s disastrous decision to deploy Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) soldiers to MDC Alliance strongholds during the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Union (ZCTU) mass stay away in January caused a spate of needless deaths, beatings and sexual assaults. MDC Alliance president Nelson Chamisa (centre) and Tendai Biti (Alliance principal) (centre) and Amos Chibaya (Organising Secretary) – right. And to stem mounting criticism…

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Sparks fly within Chamisa’s MDC

Sparks fly within Chamisa’s MDC 3

By Mugove Tafirenyika With just under three months to go to the MDC’s eagerly-anticipated elective congress in May where a new substantive party leader will be chosen — sparks are flying within the country’s main opposition outfit, the Daily News can report. MDC Alliance president Nelson Chamisa (centre) and Tendai Biti (Alliance principal) (centre) and Amos Chibaya (Organising Secretary) – right. Emotions have been further ventilated after mischievous Zanu PF “agents provocateurs” backed the party’s well-regarded secretary-general Douglas Mwonzora to beat the current popular leader, Nelson Chamisa, in the fast-approaching…

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Dog-eat-dog affair ensues in MDC ahead of congress

Dog-eat-dog affair ensues in MDC ahead of congress 4

By Mugove Tafirenyika Jostling for positions has intensified in the MDC ahead of its elective congress in May. Opposition MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa Party bigwigs are likely to take each other head-on at the congress as they battle for supremacy in the 19-year-old opposition outfit. It’s already a dog-eat-dog affair in the MDC with those aspiring to contest for positions openly canvassing for support within party structures. Related Articles At the top, party leader Nelson Chamisa is likely to be challenged by either one of his deputies Elias Mudzuri…

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Mwonzora guns for Chamisa

Mwonzora guns for Chamisa 5

By Fungi Kwaramba The die has been cast in the MDC ahead of its elective congress as the party’s ambitious secretary-general Douglas Mwonzora has expressed his desire to challenge party leader Nelson Chamisa in a contest that could make or break his political career. Then Vice President Nelson Chamisa, Secretary General Douglas Mwonzora and then party president Morgan Tsvangirai Mwonzora has previously been keeping his cards close to his chest. But in an interview with the Daily News yesterday, he declared that he has rights including that of contesting the…

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Government must pay for Bulawayo looting: MDC

Government must pay for Bulawayo looting: MDC 6

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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Mwonzora up for negligent driving

Mwonzora up for negligent driving 7

On Jan 12, 2019 32,415 0 By Shamiso Dzingire MDC secretary-general Douglas Mwonzora has been arraigned in court on allegations of negligent driving after he bumped into another motor vehicle. MDC-T Secretary-General Douglas Mwonzora Mwonzora appeared before Harare magistrate Richard Ramabao facing three counts of failing to insure and license a motor vehicle and negligent driving. He pleaded not guilty to the charges and was remanded out of custody to January 24 for trial. Related Articles Prosecutor Moses Mapanga alleged that on May 27 last year, and at around 9pm,…

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Chamisa, Mudzuri bury hatchet

Chamisa, Mudzuri bury hatchet 8

By Mugove Tafirenyika MDC leader Nelson Chamisa and his deputy Elias Mudzuri have put their differences aside to concentrate on forcing President Emmerson Mnangagwa to address the country’s myriad of challenges, a top opposition official has said. Elias Mudzuri and Nelson Chamisa There have been serious ructions in the 19-year-old opposition movement amid reports that Chamisa was facing a challenge for the MDC presidency from Mudzuri when the party goes for a potentially explosive congress next year. Chamisa’s supporters had since drawn their daggers out for Mudzuri after he angered…

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Final warning for Chamisa rivals

Final warning for Chamisa rivals 9

By Fungi Kwaramba MDC officials accused of plotting to oust Nelson Chamisa from the party’s leadership were given final warnings at the party’s national council meeting held in the capital on Friday. Opposition leader Nelson Chamisa and his deputy Elias Mudzuri Party insiders told the Daily News on Sunday yesterday that the officials had Chamisa to thank after he prevailed on the party’s highest decision-making body outside congress not to dismiss them from the MDC. During the highly-charged meeting, the party’s secretary-general Douglas Mwonzora had a bad day in office after…

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Confusion rocks MDC over expulsions

Confusion rocks MDC over expulsions 10

By Mugove Tafirenyika Confusion has rocked the Nelson Chamisa-led MDC amid conflicting signals from senior officials over suspended mayors as well as the fate of those who stood as independent candidates in the July 30 elections, hence defying the party. MDC Alliance president Nelson Chamisa (centre) and Tendai Biti (Alliance principal) (centre) and Amos Chibaya (Organising Secretary) – right. This comes as MDC secretary general Douglas Mwonzora reversed a decision by the party’s Matabeleland North provincial leadership to suspend Victoria Falls mayor Somvelo Dlamini. Dlamini was suspended for allegedly bringing the…

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