‘Mugabe Donation Of 300 Cattle To AU While 3 million Zimbabweans Face Starvation, Is Ridiculous’

‘Mugabe Donation Of 300 Cattle To AU While 3 million Zimbabweans Face Starvation, Is Ridiculous’

President Robert Mugabe has come under withering attack for donating 300 cattle to the African Union (AU) to help it become less dependent on outside donors, instead of coming to the aid of Zimbabwean villagers in the middle of one of the worst droughts in decades. The ridiculed donation of cattle, handed over to AU deputy chairman Erastus Mwencha on Thursday, was said to be an honour of a pledge to the AU Foundation made…

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Opposition Scoff At Zanu PF’s Rain Making Prayer Ceremonies

Opposition parties yesterday scoffed at Zanu-PF-organised rain-making prayer sessions saying the ruling party’s top brass should repent from its “evil deeds” before seeking divine intervention on rains. This came after Acting President Phelekezela Mphoko last week called on Zimbabweans to organise specific prayer meetings for the rains between Saturday and next Sunday as part of efforts to avert massive food shortages caused by erratic rains this year. But, MDC-T spokesperson Obert Gutu said the same…

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Opposition Demand Audience With Chuhuri After Weekend Political Violence In Fear Of A 2008 Repeat

Opposition political parties yesterday demanded to meet Commissioner General of Police Augustine Chihuri following last weekend’s politically-motivated violence that rocked the city. The parties said they feared if the incident was not dealt with promptly, the country could slide back to the 2008 chaos. In a letter addressed to Chihuri and signed by seven opposition parties, MDC-T, People First, National Constitutional Assembly, Transform Zimbabwe, People’s Democratic Party, Zanu Ndonga, FreeZim Congress and African Democratic Party…

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‘CIO Used Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa To Block Party Congress,’ – MDC Renewal Team

‘CIO Used Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa To Block Party Congress,’ – MDC Renewal Team

THE Opposition MDC Renewal Team claims it lost an undisclosed sum of money in expenses incurred as part of preparations for the aborted inaugural congress stopped by police over a venue clash with Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa’s United Family International Church (UFIC). Police early this week barred the Renewal Team fronted by former treasury chief Tendai Biti after the party’s dates for holding its first congress clashed with Makandiwa’s church meeting. The police then advised the…

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‘Welshman Ncube’s MDC Behaves Like Zanu-PF’, Says ‘Iphithule Maphosa’ Of Zapu

The Dumiso Dabengwa-led Zapu yesterday accused Zimbabwe’s opposition political parties of lack of commitment in working together to challenge President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu-PF and solve some of the country’s biggest problems. Zapu said it was dismissing the possibility of a grand coalition given the ambivalence shown by their colleagues. “The party has noted with concern the unfaithfulness and untrustworthy behaviour that is usually shown by those parties and organisations we have sought to work with…

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Renewal Democrats Of Zimbabwe (RDZ) Leader, Elton Mangoma Rules Out Mutasa/Mujuru

Renewal Democrats Of Zimbabwe (RDZ) Leader, Elton Mangoma Rules Out  Mutasa/Mujuru

Mutare:The newly formed Renewal Democrats of Zimbabwe (RDZ) leader, Elton Mangoma, has ruled out any possibility of joining forces with politicians who were sacked by Zanu PF, saying their hands were dripping with blood. Mangoma, who formed his party after a fall out with ex- finance minister Tendai Biti in their MDC Renewal project, said the likes of former Vice President Joice Mujuru and former Zanu PF National Secretary for Administration Didymus Mutasa have blood…

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‘The Sour Taste Of Marginalisation’-By Welsman Ncube

‘The Sour Taste Of Marginalisation’-By  Welsman Ncube

‘Critics argue that the deindustrialization of Bulawayo, for example, is Gukurahundi by economic means rather than by the gun and the bayonet.’ THIS week I revisit one of my favourite subjects – devolution. When we as MDC fought the last election under the banner of ‘Devolution is our Revolution’, very few cared to pay attention let alone understand the essence of our message given the state of our politics which still refuses to be issue…

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‘Probe Companies Owned By Judges Following Their Supreme Court Ruling’-Jacob Mafume

‘Probe Companies Owned By Judges Following Their Supreme Court Ruling’-Jacob Mafume

MDC Renewal spokesperson Jacob Mafume has said it is necessary to probe the companies owned by Judges following their Supreme Court Ruling which granted companies permission to dismiss workers after giving three months notice. “Oh had I been an editor for the day just one day when the Supreme court judgement was issued . Black Friday for workers would have been my heading,” said Mafume. “Workers of Zimbabwe unite would have been another. I would…

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‘Regime Change Is Solution To Vendors Plight & Zanu PF Failure To Revive Economy’-Biti

Tendai Biti MDC Renewal Team Secretary-General yesterday said the plight of vendors lie in changing the government as Zanu-PF has failed to revive the economy. Biti said vendors must be allowed to continue selling their wares as an interim measure as that was their only way of survival under the current economic environment, where a majority of people were unemployed. The opposition party said it will at its inaugural convection in Harare next month, launch…

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MDC-T Ignores United STates Officials Advice, And Boycotts Marondera Central By Election

MDC-T Ignores United STates Officials Advice, And Boycotts  Marondera Central By Election

THE MDC-T has stuck to its decision to boycott elections despite criticism of the decision by US officials who warned that “if you are not a part of it (election process) at all, then it is as good as there is no opposition”. Former Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s party did not field a candidate for the upcoming by-election for Marondera Central constituency set for 19 September. Four candidates successfully filed nomination papers at Marondera Magistrate…

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