Opposition, Churches, Civic Society & Public, Scale Up Pressure On Mugabe Over ‘Itai Dzamara’

Opposition, Churches, Civic Society & Public,  Scale Up Pressure On Mugabe Over ‘Itai Dzamara’

POLITICAL parties, churches, civic groups and ordinary Zimbabweans have upped the pressure on President Robert Mugabe’s regime to abide by the country’s constitution which guarantees the safety of all citizens and immediately release journalist turned activist Itai Dzamara. After a well-attended prayer rally called for the firebrand activist at Zimbabwe Grounds on Saturday, the conveners of the meeting penned a declaration that called on the State to commit to finding Dzamara. They said, “The head…

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MDC UK and Ireland Solidarity Message With Dzamara Family – No Longer Business As Usual

MDC UK and Ireland Solidarity Message With Dzamara Family – No Longer Business As Usual

Today as Zimbabweans were holding a prayer in solidarity with the Dzamara Family over the disappearance of their son, Itai, we remember this as the third major human rights violation by the Zanu (PF) government – the others being Gukurahundi, when 20 000 villagers were killed, and Murambatsvina, when houses of urban poor were destroyed. In between there were murders of opposition activists, election rigging, and illegal detentions of opposition suspects. Itai Dzamara’s disappearance was…

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‘If Alive, Lets See Extent Of Torture On Itai Dzamara , And If Dead, Lets See His Body’

‘If  Alive, Lets  See Extent Of Torture  On Itai Dzamara , And If Dead, Lets See His Body’

Men and women today broke down in tears as church representatives combined voices with seven political entities in condemning President Robert Mugabe’s government for the March abduction of Itai Dzamara. Dzamara, a journalist and civil rights activist, was taken away by unidentified men on March 9 and his whereabouts remain a mystery. More than 2,000 people from different religious backgrounds, civil society and political parties today gathered at the Zimbabwe Grounds in Harare’s Highfield suburb…

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‘Mugabe’s Cabinet Reshuffle, Is A Recycle Of Zanu PF Deadwood’- MDC

‘Mugabe’s Cabinet Reshuffle, Is A Recycle Of Zanu PF Deadwood’- MDC

Yesterday’s cabinet reshuffle by President Robert Mugabe is nothing but a recycle of Zanu PF deadwood, who like all Zanu PF ministers in the present cabinet, do not have the capacity to tackle the myriad of challenges confronting Zimbabwe. We have seen absolutely no improvements in the economy since cabinet appointments in 2013 and the reshuffle prior to this one. The MDC therefore sees no prospects for a turn -around under any configuration in the…

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Mugabe Appoints, Former MDC Official, ‘Qhubani Moyo’, To Zim Electoral Commission (ZEC)

Mugabe Appoints,  Former MDC Official,  ‘Qhubani Moyo’, To Zim Electoral Commission (ZEC)

President Robert Mugabe has made a shock appointment to the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission by roping in former MDC official Qhubani Moyo as a commissioner. The appointment is with immediate effect. Moyo posted on his official Facebook account this morning: “Comrades, yesterday (Monday) the Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet Dr Misheck Sibanda announced my appointment by President Robert Mugabe to be Commissioner of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission. The appointment is with immediate effect”. His…

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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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Welshman Ncube on Friday: Who Really is an ‘Ordinary’ Zimbabwean?

Welshman Ncube on Friday: Who Really is an ‘Ordinary’ Zimbabwean?

  A few years ago, I heard an Afro American rhythm and blues singer named John Legend sing this about ordinary people: ‘We’re just ordinary people. We don’t know which way to go. Cuz we’re ordinary people. Maybe we should take it slow…’ In my long experience as lawyer and politician, I have heard, on numerous occasions, politicians habitually use the ‘ordinary Zimbabweans’ phrase.  This ‘amorphous’, almost legendary demographic group attracts both attention and pity…

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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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‘Why are Zimbabweans so poor?’-Welshman Ncube

‘Why are Zimbabweans so poor?’-Welshman Ncube

A FEW weeks ago, we woke up to a ‘research’ whose results showed a list of fifty wealthiest Zimbabweans. I do not know what benchmark the researchers used, but the message was simple: those men and women have more assets, more money and better quality of life than both you and I combined! Rather than agonising over the wealth of the woman or man next door, the question that resonated in my mind was why…

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