Politics

Chamisa, only candidate with chance of ending military rule

I AM back from the United Kingdom, having accompanied MDC Alliance presidential candidate, Nelson Chamisa and Tendai Biti. In the course of four days, we met the British Foreign secretary Boris Johnson, Africa minister Harriet Baldwin, the Labour Shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry, senior MPs, including Kate Hoey, Henry Bellingham and Andrew Mitchell, a senior editorial team from the Economist, ...

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Nelson Chamisa Vs ED Mnangagwa: The Facts

Greetings to my fellow African brothers and sisters.Election season is upon us in Zimbabwe.There will be two main contestants in this year general election.Nelson Chamisa will face ED Mnangagwa in a make or break election this year.Both candidates are favourites to win this year’s election depending on the method each will use to win the election. We will begin with ...

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Chamisa lampooned for chaotic UK campaign

ZIMBABWEANS have lampooned opposition leader, Nelson Chamisa following his shambolic tour to the United Kingdom where he campaigned ahead of watershed elections set for later this year (July /August). Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-Alliance) leader, Nelson Chamisa was the laughing stock among media in the UK after his grilling on a popular British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Hard Talk show in ...

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‘Chamisa has faults,’ admit Coltart, ‘but is a quick learner!’ – nonsense, he is corrupt and beyond the pale

After a lifetime of a wishy-washy media our political leaders have often shown just how corrupt and incompetent they are when they have been subjected to the harsh reality of a truly free and independent media. The BBC HardTalk programme has claimed several scalps, Minister Patrick Chinamasa, the late Morgan Tsvangirai and last week it was Nelson Chamisa. BBC Hardtalk ...

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Could Mugabe ‘stage a Mahathir’ in Zimbabwe?

The recent re-election of 92-year-old Mahathir Mohamad as prime minister of Malaysia has got some Zimbabweans wondering if ex-president Robert Mugabe could stage a similar comeback. Mugabe was forced to step down in November after a military takeover backed by parliament and peaceful street demonstrations. Rally opposition “Inspiring stuff” was the initial tweet in reaction to the news of Mahathir’s ...

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Let’s not forget what ED has done for our country

ED is not perfect. No politician is. In fact no one is perfect, including you or me. But let’s not forget what ED has done for our country. I’m not even going to sit here and start explaining in detal his brave role in the founding of our country. It took bravery and real sacrifice to fight like he fought ...

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Goche not quitting Zanu-PF for NPF

Former State Security minister Nicholas Goche says he will not quit the ruling party but will live to fight another day. This follows his surprise withdrawal from the race to represent Zanu-PF Shamva North citing political violence. Amid rumours that he had quit Zanu-PF to join NPF.

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Drama in Parliament over ‘coup government’ comment

There was drama in the National Assembly yesterday after fuming opposition legislators labelled President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration a “coup government” after Zanu-PF legislators rejected a demand by the opposition to have the firm printing the ballot paper agreed to by all contesting parties. The MDC also wants an audit of the quality of the ballot paper and assert this is ...

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Jonathan Moyo, Kasukuwere clash

LEADERSHIP wrangles in the ex-President Robert Mugabe-backed National Patriotic Front (NPF) have triggered a nasty fallout between former G40 kingpins, who are reportedly the party’s founding members. The former Cabinet ministers who formed the core of the vanquished Zanu-PF G40 faction before the birth of NPF have taken to social microblogging site Twitter attacking each other over alleged links to ...

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MPs resume Parly business

PARLIAMENT resumes sitting this week amid expectations that MPs will conclude crafting improvements to the Electoral Amendment Act, which they failed to complete in April as most legislators were away campaigning for primary elections. Parliament is moving at a snail’s pace in amending the Electoral Act yet elections will take place in a few months. Other Bills that are expected ...

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