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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Chamisa to visit Russia, China to ask help settling political crisis

Chamisa to visit Russia, China to ask help settling political crisis 2

Nelson Chamisa, the leader of Zimbabwe’s main opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), intends to pay visits to Moscow and Beijing to seek help in settling the political crisis that has been gripping his country for over a year now, his spokesman told Sputnik. Dr Nkululeko Sibanda (left) seen here with opposition leader Nelson Chamisa (right) The situation in Zimbabwe remains tense since July 2018, when opposition candidate Chamisa refused to concede the defeat to Emmerson Mnangagwa in the presidential race, claiming that the result was rigged. The country has…

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Chamisa calls for change in strategy to avoid “blood in the streets”

Chamisa calls for change in strategy to avoid “blood in the streets” 3

By MacDonald Dzirutwe | Reuters | Zimbabwe’s main opposition party called off planned anti-government demonstrations on Friday, saying it aimed to avert bloodshed after police rounded up its followers and dispersed them with batons and water cannon. Opposition MDC leader Nelson Chamisa The Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), which accuses President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government of repression and economic mismanagement, had called a demonstration for Friday as the start of a nationwide protest movement. But police announced on Thursday that the protest would be banned, and an MDC court appeal to…

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Zanu PF, MDC cross swords over planned protests set for Friday

Zanu PF, MDC cross swords over planned protests set for Friday 4

By Everson Mushava and Blessed Mhlanga | NewsDay | Daggers have been drawn between President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s ruling Zanu PF and the Nelson Chamisa-led MDC over the latter’s Friday protests, with Zanu PF political commissar and Defence deputy minister Victor Matemadanda vowing to block the planned demonstrations. Anger: Supporters of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change party (MDC) of Nelson Chamisa burn an election banner with the face of Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa in Harare after the 2018 elections This comes as Mnangagwa yesterday pleaded for peaceful co-existence amid citizens…

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Sikhala says protests a collective decision

Sikhala says protests a collective decision 5

By Elias Mambo | Zim Morning Post | MDC vice chairperson Job Sikhala said the decision to go ahead with the planned August 16 demonstration is a collective one by the party’ s executive. Job Sikhala This comes on the backdrop of reports that ‘Wiwa’, as Sikhala is affectionately known, had to convince the MDC leader Nelson Chamisa that the opposition has to confront Zanu PF head on in a no-holds-barred meeting last Monday. ‘Wiwa’ is a militant leader who is becoming the darling of the fans as he has…

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Full Text of Nelson Chamisa statement on Defence Forces Day

Full Text of Nelson Chamisa statement on Defence Forces Day 6

By Nelson Chamisa The Defence forces day, is a day set aside to honour the men and women who have dedicated themselves to defend our nation. Opposition MDC leader Nelson Chamisa The defence forces form the backbone of any nation and ours is no exception. Indeed, our national constitution (through Sections 211 and 212) recognises the role and significance of the defence forces in our body politic, in safeguarding our territorial integrity. Related Articles Indeed, we salute and duly recognize the unstinting and committed service that our patriotic soldiers continue…

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Full Text: Nelson Chamisa ‘Heroes Month’ message to the people of Zimbabwe

Full Text: Nelson Chamisa ‘Heroes Month’ message to the people of Zimbabwe 7

By Nelson Chamisa It is exactly twelve months since disputed and stolen election of 2018. MDC president Nelson Chamisa The majority of Zimbabweans are still in shock at the brazen manner in which their vote was stolen.Disputed elections continue to pose a major blow and betrayal to the fundamental ideals of the liberation struggle, whose main aim and clarion call was One Man, One Vote. Manipulation of the vote is indeed a negation of the sanctity and integrity of the right to choose for which so many of our people…

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MDC gives ED two-week ultimatum

MDC gives ED two-week ultimatum 8

By Blessed Mhlanga | NewsDay | The MDC leadership has given President Emmerson Mnangagwa a 14-day ultimatum to engage opposition leader Nelson Chamisa in talks to end the economic meltdown or face protests and civil disobedience from its supporters. Former MP Job Sikhala Addressing a massive rally in Chitungwiza yesterday, deputy chairperson Job Sikhala said after the seven-day period of fasting, the party was ready to be decisive. “Let’s make sure we radicalise the base, when the base is radicalised, political pressure mounts. What does political pressure lead to? It…

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Tinomudaishe Chinyoka: Chamisa conflates religion with Christianity

Tinomudaishe Chinyoka: Chamisa conflates religion with Christianity 9

By Tinomudaishe Chinyoka Many people think, and they are wrong to think this, that Zimbabwe starts and ends in Harare. Tinomudaishe Chinyoka In fact, many in the opposition believe, and this is a clue to why they lose elections, that Twitter represents the entire voting population of Zimbabwe. For it is on that micro-blogging site that their battles are fought, and “won”. Related Articles They talk about how many followers their leader has, how they are more than those that follow President Mnangagwa, but forget that Twitter accounts do not…

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Full Text: Nelson Chamisa on the commemoration of August shooting victims

Full Text: Nelson Chamisa on the commemoration of August shooting victims 10

By Nelson Chamisa Today marks yet another very important day in the recent history of the Zimbabwean people’s struggle against dictatorship, oppression, tyranny and theft of elections. Opposition MDC leader Nelson Chamisa This day we remember fellow citizens who lost their lives at the hands of the State on 1/8/2018. They had names & families behind them:‬ Silvia Maphosa 53 yearsIshmael Kumire 43 yearsGavin Dean Charles 45 years James Chikandira 21 yearsBrian Zhuwao 26 yearsChallenge Tauro 20 years Related Articles We can’t forget and we will never forget. On this day…

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