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

Cyclone brings out awesome power of Zim people 2

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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Parliament won’t prejudice MPs on vehicles

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By Mugove Tafirenyika Parliament will not discriminate between Members of Parliament who hold positions in the august House and those who do not, in the allocation of resources meant for their car scheme. Clerk of Parliament Mr Kennedy Chokuda Responding to reports that legislators will be given their vehicles in accordance with a grading system that favours those with positions, Clerk of Parliament Kennedy Chokuda said this was not the case. He told the Daily News that the only difference in the remuneration of lawmakers is that those who hold…

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Chamisa stuns big wigs. . . as he pushes for a woman to be one of his VPs

Chamisa stuns big wigs. . . as he pushes for a woman to be one of his VPs 9

By Mugove Tafirenyika Opposition leader Nelson Chamisa has set the cat among the pigeons in his party, after he recently suggested that one of the MDC’s three posts of vice president should be reserved for a woman, the Daily News can report. MDC president Nelson Chamisa This has agitated some of his ambitious lieutenants who intend to go for the posts when the country’s main opposition gathers at its elective congress in May — as their chances of falling by the wayside have just gone a notch up. This comes…

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Clash of titans looms in MDC . . . all eyes on Chamisa, Mwonzora, Mudzuri

Clash of titans looms in MDC . . . all eyes on Chamisa, Mwonzora, Mudzuri 10

By Mugove Tafirenyika Jostling for positions in the MDC ahead of the May 22 congress has reached a critical juncture. Vital battlegrounds such as Harare, Bulawayo, Mutare and Masvingo have been turned into ‘war zones’ of intense political contestation for positions. Elias Mudzuri and Nelson Chamisa Nominations for the do-or-die congress are in later this month, taking the country’s largest opposition party into a crucial phase which means different things to various constituencies making up the party. For the supporters of MDC leader Nelson Chamisa, the upcoming elective congress is…

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‘Subversion charge used to cripple opposition’

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Legislator Joanna Mamombe was making a presentation at a parliamentary workshop in Nyanga when a team of about eight officers came to arrest her. Joana Mamombe The officers claimed to be from Harare Central Police Station’s notorious Law and Order Section and arrived driving a spanking new Toyota Fortuner registration number ACI 4582. The Harare West MDC Member of Parliament had been in Nyanga for parliamentary business since February 24. The night before, another security services team had visited Mamombe’s parents’ home in the working-class suburb of Glen Norah in…

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