Politics

Matibenga endorses Mujuru

LUCIA Matibenga, leader of the breakaway faction of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), recently opened up on how she was hounded out of the MDC-T led by the late Morgan Tsvangirai. Matibenga said it was a female legislator who threw the last blow and finally forced her to leave. Although she is currently leader of her party PDP, Matibenga (LM) ...

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British investment will be secure under an MDC Alliance government

Today (yesterday) I leave for the UK to join MDC Alliance presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa and Tendai Biti for a series of meetings this week with British Government leaders, opposition leaders and officials. We will also be meeting journalists from the Economist, Financial Times, Spectator, Evening Standard and other leading British newspapers. Nelson Chamisa will also be speaking at Oxford ...

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‘Zanu-PF manifesto populist scam’

POLITICAL analysts and residents’ associations yesterday described the recently-launched Zanu-PF 2018 election manifesto as jumbled up, unrealistic and contemptuous of the electorate, as most of the promises would be difficult to achieve within the next five years. The manifesto, which was launched amid pomp and fanfare, with imposing billboards, campaign vehicles and top-quality regalia had glaring mistakes on the party’s ...

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VPs now at Mnangagwa’s mercy

Vice Presidents Constantino Chiwenga and Kembo Mohadi could have done themselves a disservice by not participating in Zanu PF primary polls held last week as their political careers are now sorely at the mercy of President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Political analyst Shakespeare Hamauswa said even if Mnangagwa has the powers to sack a vice president at his will, he cannot afford ...

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Chamisa upsets non-Shona speakers in UK

Adv Nelson Chamisa, leader of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T/Alliance) has come under attack for addressing Zimbabweans in England, UK, in Shona. Some MDC-T supporters who attended the gathering criticised the young leader for failing to address them in a language that is “not understood by the majority or the minority even.” One Zola Ncube said on Facebook: “I ...

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Aspiring Zapu candidate promises constituency development policies

ZAPU’s aspiring parliamentary candidate for Bulawayo Central, Iphithule Maphosa has pledged to facilitate development of a permanent constituency development policy to guide implementation of various developmental initiatives in the area. In an interview yesterday, Maphosa said a locally-formulated and managed development policy was the only answer to perennial problems experienced in the constituency. “The policy, designed to outlive elected officials, ...

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Chamisa can’t address in English

Many Ndebele people are upset that Chamisa won’t address in English or use a translator. It’s not because he doesn’t want to do this. Chamisa won’t be able to address a full rally in English and maintain his charisma that’s made him popular so far. Chamisa was born in Masvingo and had a D in O level English language. He ...

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Coalition talks died with Tsvangirai

National Peoples Party president Joice Mujuru who is also the Peoples Rainbow Coalition leader Joice  Mujuru has said since MDC leader Tsvangirai’s death, no constructive engagements have been made between the parties towards achieving the grand coalition. Tsvangirai died on February 14 2018. His then deputy Nelson Chamisa is now leading the party amid disagreements within to that arrangement. He ...

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ZEC gives 5.4 m TEN (10) days to correct voters’ roll – proof Zanu PF does not want verified roll, never did

There was no way that ZEC was ever going to produce a verified voters’ roll in the time allowed. The Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) should have started by January 2015, at the very latest, it was delayed until September 2017. First, ZEC officials announce at the end of the main voter registration exercise, in mid February 2018, that they have ...

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‘Mnangagwa is a tried, tested cadre,’ says Chiwenga

Vice President Dr Constantino Chiwenga has described President Emmerson Mnangagwa as one of the pioneers of the second Chimurenga which demystified the invincibility of the white colonial regime a move which inspired other combatants like him (VP Chiwenga) to join the struggle for independence. Addressing thousands who witnessed the launching of the Zanu-PF 2018 election campaign and manifesto in Harare ...

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