A Shocked And confused, Mugabe Almost Fled , Far East , After Tsvangirai’s 2008 Victory

A Shocked And confused, Mugabe Almost Fled , Far East , After Tsvangirai’s 2008 Victory

President Robert Mugabe seriously considered fleeing Zimbabwe for the Far East as he learnt of his shock defeat after the 2008 general elections. This is despite his oft-repeated public statements that he would never run away from Zimbabwe. High alert The MDC T presidential candidate, Morgan Tsvangirai, handed Mugabe his first officially acknowledged electoral defeat at the March 29 2008 elections. Intelligence operatives who manned State House when the results trickled in, in late March…

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‘Bring your army, and the army will be strongly resisted in the streets’ , Morgan Tsvangirai dares Mugabe

‘Bring your army, and the army will be strongly resisted in the streets’ , Morgan Tsvangirai dares Mugabe

THE opposition MDC-T party’s leader has challenged President Robert Mugabe to “bring on the military and we meet in the streets”, warning that any attempt to use the country’s security forces to drive out informal traders will be “strongly resisted”. An army general warned vendors that they would have the military to deal with if they ignored an order by local government minister Ignatius Chombo to vacate city centres. The government later backtracked; with defence…

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FINANCE minister ‘Patrick Chinamasa’, blames MDC-T for US$5m by-election bill

FINANCE minister ‘Patrick Chinamasa’, blames MDC-T for US$5m by-election bill

FINANCE minister Patrick Chinamasa has accused the opposition MDC-T party of causing the country to incur “unnecessary costs” though by-elections. The government is struggling with a serious financial crisis as revenue streams dry up due to the collapse of hundreds of companies in a worsening economic environment. Chinamasa last week told the Senate that the move by the MDC-T to expel rebel MPs who crossed the floor to MDC Renewal forced the country to incur…

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A grand opposition coalition could be announced “soon”, says Morgan Tsvangirai

A grand opposition coalition could be announced “soon”, says Morgan Tsvangirai

A GRAND opposition coalition could be announced “soon”, MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai revealed Saturday, adding that Zimbabweans “are on the brink of an exciting political moment”. However, other opposition stalwarts and former colleagues in the MDC, Welshman Ncube and Tendai Biti, have emphatically ruled out working with Tsvangirai who already has  some relationship with the likes of Simba Makoni of Mavambo Kusile. An alliance with Lovemore Madhuku’s NCA which was routed by Zanu PF in…

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MDC-T says traumatised Zimbabweans cannot freely vote for Mugabe

MDC-T says traumatised Zimbabweans cannot freely vote for Mugabe

ZIMBABWEANS are a fearful people who have been so traumatised by the ruling Zanu PF party’s dictatorship that they will not freely answer questions of a political nature, a spokesperson for the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) says. The MDC-T’s Obert Gutu was reacting to a recent survey conducted by the Mass Public Opinion Institute (MPOI) which found that President Robert Mugabe would defeat Morgan Tsvangirai if elections were to be held in the country…

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Tsvangirai to deliver state of the nation address

Tsvangirai to deliver state of the nation address

MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai will tomorrow deliver his state of the nation address at the Exhibition Park in Harare to commemorate seven years after the bloody 2008 Presidential election run – off he boycotted due to widespread violence and intimidation of opposition supporters.The address would be preceded by an exhibition in the Home industries Hall at the violence of June 27, 2008 in which innocent Zimbabweans were killed in a senseless act of State sponsored…

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Zanu-PF pleaded for mercy after losing March 2008 elections, says Tsvangirai

Zanu-PF pleaded for mercy after losing March 2008 elections, says Tsvangirai

Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai yesterday revealed how a desperate Zanu-PF had dispatched its leading lights to him, allegedly including former State Security minister Nicholas Goche, to try and broker a deal that would save the party’s and President Robert Mugabe’s bacon after they had lost the March 2008 elections. Amplifying the stunning revelations at the weekend by former Presidential Affairs minister Didymus Mutasa that Zanu-PF bigwigs had been left numbed by that surprising loss, the…

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‘Tsvangirai won 2008, if he marched to statehouse he would have easily taken over’-Mutasa

‘Tsvangirai won 2008, if he marched to statehouse he would have  easily taken over’-Mutasa

FORMER intelligence minister Didymus Mutasa has revealed for the first time that the MDC-T actually won the 2008 election by a narrow margin. Mutasa told the South African Sunday Independent newspaper that Zanu PF people were so shocked by the result that he, as security minister, rushed to protect President Robert Mugabe at the State House. The former Zanu PF secretary for administration added that they were “absolutely shocked” and had Morgan Tsvangirai decided to…

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‘Brighton Matimba’, the MDC T coordinator of welfare department has died.

‘Brighton Matimba’,  the MDC T coordinator of welfare department  has died.

The MDC-T has official announced the death of its member Brighton Matimba who was the coordinator of welfare department in the party. The party through its official facebook page announce that It is with deep regret that it announces the death of  Matimba, the party’s head of the Welfare Department. “Matimba was a dedicated party cadre who served the MDC with distinction since 1999,” reads the post. “He was the key man in the provision…

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‘MDC-T’s proportional MPs will not be kicked out,’ says VP Emmerson Mnangagwa

‘MDC-T’s proportional MPs will not be kicked out,’ says VP Emmerson Mnangagwa

VICE President Minister Emmerson Mnangagwa has allayed fears some MDC-T MPs and senators elected to the house through proportional representation in 2013 may lose their seats.This comes as the main opposition’s legislative representation continues to be whittled down through by-elections. According to the new Constitution, 60 national assembly seats are reserved for women, 60 senatorial and 10 persons on each provincial council, elected on the basis of proportional representation. Of the 60 seats reserved for…

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