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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Job Sikhala ready to be MDC Alliance Vice Chairperson

On Apr 23, 2019 35,509 1 By Philemon Jambaya Firebrand politician Job “Wiwa” Sikhala has said that he is ready to lead the Movement for Democratic Change as the Vice Chairperson. Job Sikhala with Murisi Zwizwai (Picture by Open Parly) Speaking to Zim Morning Post Sikhala said that the opposition needs a paradigm shift and total radicalisation. “Our politics needs radicalisation of young people and I am ready to play my role if elected as the MDC Vice Chairperson of the Party,” said Sikhala. Related Articles Sikhala went on to…

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Tempers flare as Matutu, Chamisa square-off at Masvingo elections

By Simbarashe Mtembo and Lethumusa Mabhena | Masvingo Mirror | MASVINGO – Tempers flared at the MDC Alliance provincial elections held in Masvingo on Monday night when Advocate Tongai Matutu who was disqualified from contesting told party president Nelson Chamisa that the process was a charade. Tongai Matutu Matutu who was challenging James Gumbi for the position of provincial chairman was disqualified after it was established that he had not served the party for five years. Matutu went to Chamisa and angrily said, “iwe ndicho chii chauri kutiitira pano. Vanhu…

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Ndebele chief defends evicted white farmer, calls for more sanctions on Zimbabwe

By MOSES MUDZWITI A paramount chief in Zimbabwe has lashed out at the government over its plans to evict a white farmer from an area he presides over and has also called on the west to tighten sanctions to compel President Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa to reverse the decision. A photo of Chief Ndiweni and Brian Davies in March 2017 Ndebele Paramount Chief Nhlanhla Felix Ndiweni said in a statement this week that, “the attempted eviction of the Parsons/Davies family from Ntabazinduna mountain has touched our sense of justice in a…

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Chamisa faces VPs dilemma

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By Blessings Mashaya Opposition leader Nelson Chamisa is in a dilemma over MDC’s three posts of vice president as women are pushing for one of the posts to be reserved for them ahead of next month’s congress. Leader of Zimbabwe’s biggest opposition party, Nelson Chamisa is seen during an interview with the Associated Press in Harare, Thursday, March, 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi) While Chamisa’s current deputies are all men — Welshman Ncube, Morgen Komichi and Elias Mudzuri, women are now demanding one of the posts. The VP posts would be…

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MDC losing candidate donates to Chiredzi clinic

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By Garikai Mafirakureva MDC alliance’s losing candidate for Chiredzi West constituency during last year’s elections has donated an ambulance, 30 wheelchairs, three 5 000-litre water tanks, blood pressure testing machines, beds and various other items to Chiredzi Town Council-run polyclinic. MDC supporters at Gwanzura Stadium United Kingdom-based John Manganye is also helping with the refurbishment of the structures, including repainting of the polyclinic. The donation, worth several thousands of dollars, was handed over to the local authority last week in the presence of Masvingo Provincial Affairs minister Ezra Chadzamira. Related…

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Zanu PF factional fights spill into court

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By Richard Muponde A Zanu PF member has claimed in court that his arrest on charges of stealing party regalia and $100 from a colleague is a result of internal fights. This was revealed by Prosper Sithole (42), of Plot 3, Lot 8 under Chief Mutema in Chipinge, during the start of his trial before Chipinge magistrate, Joshua Nembaware. He pleaded not guilty and was remanded out of custody to Thursday next week for continuation of trial. In his defence, Sithole claimed the allegations emanated from the rivalry which existed…

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Corruption in govt institutions run deep: President

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By Farai Matiashe President Emmerson Mnangagwa said he has now realised that corruption is deep-rooted within the various institutions of the State. Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa  In a wide-ranging interview with ZBC, which was broadcast on Independence Day eve on Wednesday, Mnangagwa said he had realised that fighting corruption was not a walk-in-the-park. “To fight corruption, you need the police to investigate, but there are elements of corruption in the police. Once you get past the corruption in the police, the National Prosecution Authority (NPA) has to prosecute, but there…

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‘Teachers still receiving death threats’

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By Farai Matiashe Teachers’ unions have said their members are still receiving threats from government and State security agencies amid fears of a looming mass industrial action Early this year, some teachers responded to calls of strike by unions, including the Progressive Teachers’ Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ), Zimbabwe Teachers’ Association (Zimta) and Amalgamated Rural Teachers’ Union of Zimbabwe (Artuz), among others, over poor remuneration and inadequate salaries. The unions eventually called off the strike despite failing to reach an agreement with government. Related Articles “The State has upped the gear…

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Bulawayo snubs Welshman Ncube for VP

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By Jeffrey Muvundusi MDC Bulawayo province surprisingly pushed down Welshman Ncube to the secretary-general post instead of the vice presidency where other provinces have nominated him for. Welshman Ncube Most people had though that Bulawayo, which is Ncube’s home city would nominate him for the VP post. The election which was reportedly marred by reports of election rigging and manipulation ran from 10am up to 2am the following day. Related Articles MDC president Nelson Chamisa, however, further extended his lead in the party’s presidential race after the province nominated him.…

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