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MDC-T secretary general Douglas Mwonzora says the main opposition and its allies were ready to defy any military attempts to block them from forming the next ... coup on November 17, also told the British media recently that the military backed government will not cling on to power. - News ...
And for the first time, the opposition parties were invited by President Emerson Mnangagwa's government to be present at the celebrations. Despite the Independence Day being a national event, the country's ruling Zimbabwe Africa National Union Patriotic Front (Zanu-PF) supporters came donning ...
The Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) formation led by Nelson Chamisa has recalled former Deputy Prime Minister and MDC-T vice president Thokozani Khupe from parliament, claiming that she is no longer a member of the opposition party. But a furious Khupe says she has hired an attorney ...

The National Patriotic Front (NPF) linked to ousted former president Robert Mugabe and his wife, Grace, has promised Zanu PF fireworks in the forthcoming general elections, saying it will defeat the ruling party if polls are free and fair. The NPF, which has been holding consultation meetings ...
Strong opposition politics in Zimbabwe begun in 1999 when dissent escalated against the Zanu PF government then led by former President Robert Mugabe. This culminated in the formation of a formidable opposition political party MDC, then led by the late Morgan Tsvangirai. Vibrant membership of ...
But the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MCD) alliance spokesperson, Welshman Ncube, said that it was clear Zanu-PF had become a military organisation since last November, when an army coup secured Mnangagwa's rise to power. Read: 'Emmerson Mnangagwa Might Just Be ...
Harare - Zimbabwe's largest opposition group, known as the MDC Alliance, says recent assurance from the Zanu-PF government that it would concede defeat if it loses at the upcoming polls was inadequate. It says that given the role of the military in seizing power last November, the Commander of ...
Harare — MDC-T spokesperson Obert Gutu says he is quitting the opposition party which has been rocked by violence and a bitter leadership dispute. The development comes after top party officials were attacked by suspected MDC-T youths at Tuesday's burial of founding leader Morga Tsvangirai ...
Before the year is over, Zimbabwe will hold elections to select the next government. This election is unique for a number of reasons, but the key is that for the first time in its long history, the ruling ZANU-PF, will be fielding a “new” presidential candidate. Robert Mugabe has…retired. Robert Mugabe's ...
Zimbabwean Movement for Democratic Change supporters gather to pay their last respects during the burial of former leader Morgan Tsvangirai in Buhera, Zimbabwe about 200 kilometres south east of Harare, Tuesday, Feb, 20, 2018. Zimbabwe's veteran opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, aged 65, ...
Both men support Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga, who named himself “the people's president” last month. There is growing concern that the government is ignoring civil liberties in response to the mock inauguration of Mr Odinga. Unlike Mr Orengo and Mr Wanjigi, Mr Odinga was allowed to fly to ...
Morgan Tsvangirai, who led Zimbabwe's opposition against Robert Mugabe for many years, has died of cancer in South Africa, that is according to a senior official in his MDC party. "He died this evening. The family communicated this to me," MDC vice president Elias Mudzuri told Reuters. Mr Tsvangirai ...
Zimbabwe's main opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has been reported dead. BBC quoted a senior official in his Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party to have confirmed Tsvangirai's death. He was said to have died on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, in South Africa after suffering from colon ...
The family communicated this to me," MDC vice-president Elias Mudzuri told Reuters. Arguably Zimbabwe's most popular politician, the mining union leader's career was ultimately defined by his tussles - bother literal and figurative - with 93-year-old Mugabe, who resigned after a de facto coup in December ...

Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has died in South Africa - MDC party vice-president ... HARARE: Morgan Tsvangirai, the veteran Zimbabwean opposition leader who fought Robert Mugabe's regime for many years, died on Wednesday after battling against cancer, a party official said.
Morgan Tsvangirai, Zimbabwe's longtime opposition leader and political rival of former Prime Minister Robert Mugabe, has died at 65. His death was confirmed to Reuters by a member of his Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party. Earlier this month, it was reported he was critically ill in a hospital in ...
JOHANNESBURG — Zimbabwe's veteran opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has died at age 65, bringing an end to his long campaign to lead his country. He had been seeking treatment in neighboring South Africa after announcing in 2016 that he had colon cancer. Tsvangirai for years was the most ...
Morgan Tsvangirai dominated Zimbabwe's fractured opposition until his death. Photograph: Zinyange Auntony/AFP/Getty Images. Zimbabwe's main opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, has died aged 65. He had been suffering from colon cancer for at least two years, but his condition deteriorated rapidly ...
In 1999, he helped found the MDC and quickly became Zimbabwe's best-known opposition figure. In June the following year, Mr Tsvangirai inspired poorer voters with his rhetoric, stunning the ruling ZANU-PF party by winning 57 of the 120 seats in parliament. He was praised for his political courage, but ...
FILE -- In this Nov. 30, 2016 file photo, Zimbabwe's main opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai is photographed during an interview with the Associated Press in Harare. Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has died at age 65, party spokesman said on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018.
Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has died aged 65 after a battle with cancer, party officials have said. Elias Mudzuri, a vice president of the Movement for Democratic Change party, reported Tsvangirai's death in a post on Twitter on Wednesday. "It is sad for me to announce that we have lost ...
Zimbabwean opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai is critically ill from cancer and may be near death, his family and supporters say. NPR's Ofeibea Quist-Arcton reports that Tsvangirai, 65, has colon cancer – a fact he revealed in 2016 — and family sources have confirmed that his health is deteriorating.
Opposition political parties have said the government's recent move to give chiefs brand new Isuzu double cab vehicles is a clear indication that Zanu PF is preparing the machinery for a "ruthless" election campaign. Despite public pronouncements by Finance Minister, Patrick Chinamasa, that there were ...
Zimbabwe: New Dispensation Brought Security Sector Reforms, Says Opposition Leader ... Calls for security sector reforms may have begun to bear fruits with the coming in of the New Dispensation after Operation Restore Legacy, Renewal Democrats of Zimbabwe (RDZ) leader, Elton Mangoma, said.
Zimbabwe's largest trade union federation is backing ailing MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai to be the opposition's presidential candidate in the looming elections. ... Tsvangirai, who is currently receiving chemotherapy treatment in South Africa, has been the face of opposition parties for almost two decades.
The MDC Alliance includes People's Democratic Party (PDP), led by Tendai Biti, Welshman Ncube's MDC (Movement for Democratic Change -N), Transform Zimbabwe of Jacob Ngarivhume; Zanu Ndonga headed by Denford Masiyarira and the Multi-Racial Christian Democrats led by Mathias Guchutu.
The collapse of the economy as a consequence of the sanctions and political isolation and blackmail of Zimbabwe failed to assist the opposition movement in their fight with Mugabe because their proposed policies did not look any better than what Zanu PF offered as a solution to the socio-economic ...
Opposition MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai has for the first time hinted he might retire, just under 20 years after transforming largely labour-based movement into a formidable political force and providing the greatest opposition to former President Robert Mugabe's dictatorship. In a statement Monday, ...
HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's main opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader Morgan Tsvangirai said on Monday it was time for the older generation to step back and allow "new hands" to lead, raising prospects of leadership change in the party. Tsvangirai, a former trade union leader ...
State media says Prof Moyo's project is set to fail dismally as other former Zanu-PF members who had gone to different opposition political parties like Kudakwashe Bhasikiti and Marian Chombo are also reaching out in a bid to be re-admitted into Zanu-PF. On the other hand, the MDC-T is against Prof ...
Harare - In a rare show of political maturity in the politically-divided nation, Zimbabwean President, Emmerson Mnangagwa, on Friday visited ailing opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai. Mnangagwa's deputy, Constantino Chiwenga, another longtime rival of Tsvangirai's, accompanied the president to the ...
Zimbabwean opposition parties have reportedly criticised the appointment of Vice President and former military chief Constantino Chiwenga as the country's new defence minister. Chiwenga, 61, who led a military takeover that helped end Robert Mugabe's 37-year rule in November, was on Thursday ...
ZIMBABWE's opposition parties appear to be at sea and unsure of what to do next as their rallying points are overtaken by events with each passing day after President Robert Mugabe's ouster. 'Mugabe must go' had been the rallying call for the opposition over the past two decades, but that supposedly ...
Zimbabwe's opposition insists Morgan Tsvangirai will be country's next leader. Africa; Wednesday 27 December 2017 - 7:03am. File: Zimbabwe's MDC Alliance opposition party insists its leader Morgan Tsvangirai will become the country's next president. Photo: Reuters. HARARE - Morgan Tsvangirai will become ...
It was only Bostwana's President Ian Khama from the region who did not view Zimbabwe's opposition movement through that prism. Today, the media in Zimbabwe which serve as Zanu-PF's mouthpiece - such as the Herald newspaper which has towed the party line for 37 years - is using the MDC ...
The opposition parties' diplomatic offensive, which came on the eve of Zimbabwe Electoral Commission chairperson Justice Rita Makarau's shock resignation, has once again raised the country's political antenna and thrust Zimbabwe on the international spotlight. MDC-T spokesperson Obert Gutu said the ...
The alliance has taken onboard seven opposition movements namely the two MDC formations led by Tsvangirai and Welshman Ncube respectively, the People's Democratic Party (PDP), Transform Zimbabwe, the Zimbabwe People First (ZPF), the Multi-Racial Christian Democrats and Zanu Ndonga.
For the astute and analytical Zimbabwean, it was a foregone ... to do what would have been an impossible task for any opposition in Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe Military Threatens Mugabe Rule After President Fires Deputy ... The last election in 2013 was criticized by Zimbabwe's opposition ...
Harare – Zimbabwean ailing opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has been urged to pass the baton to a "young and focused candidate" to ...
JOHANNESBURG — South Africa's main opposition party yesterday said it had asked the High Court to force President Jacob Zuma to disclose ...
Harare – Zimbabwe's main opposition, the Movement for Democratic Change, has said that the renaming of Harare International Airport to ...
In a statement attributed to the exiled VP, Mnangagwa says that he will return to lead Zimbabwe. Opposition politician and former education ...
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has renamed the Harare International Airport after himself amid tension within his ruling Zanu-PF party.
HARARE – Opposition leaders seeking to challenge President Robert Mugabe in next year's crunch elections are falling over each other to ...
Harare – Zimbabwe's opposition, the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party has described as "thoroughly ill", the granting of an ...
A Zimbabwean lawyer representing three members of the Movement for Democratic Change led by Morgan Tsvangirai, who were injured when ...


 

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