Police Thwart Another MDC-T Protest In Harare

Police Thwart Another MDC-T Protest In Harare

    Riot police yesterday thwarted an attempt by opposition MDC-T supporters to hold a peaceful demonstration in Harare to push for the resignation of President Robert Mugabe and implementation of electoral reforms ahead of the 2018 polls.   There was a heavy police presence in Harare’s central business district especially along Nelson Mandela Avenue close to Parliament and MDC-T headquarters at Harvest House.   The MDC-T had organized the demonstration yesterday to protest against…

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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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‘Unemployment Threatens Zimbabwe’s Political Stability’-Lovemore Madhuku

‘Unemployment Threatens Zimbabwe’s Political Stability’-Lovemore Madhuku

OPPOSITION politician and labour lawyer Lovemore Madhuku has warned that the huge unemployment rate represents a serious threat to political stability in the country. The government is struggling to deal with a worsening unemployment crisis as companies collapse or are forced to make redundancies. Officials have tried to stop the trend by passing laws preventing organisations from laying off workers and forcing them to give workers severance pay, but economists warn the number of jobless…

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Madhuku’s NCA Finds Mugabe’s Proposed Labour Laws Spot On

Madhuku’s NCA Finds Mugabe’s Proposed Labour Laws Spot On

THE NCA has come out in support of government’s proposed labour law amendment which comes after the controversial Supreme Court ruling which has triggered mass job losses country wide. The party led by constitutional law expert Lovemore Madhuku said the amendments that are likely to be rushed through Parliament to stem the tide of dismissals that have hit both the private and public sector must be supported in their entirety. “The NCA party wishes to…

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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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‘MPs ignorant of their roles & constituency needs’-Professor Lovemore Madhuku

‘MPs  ignorant of their roles & constituency needs’-Professor Lovemore Madhuku

MPs have a minimal understanding of their roles and the needs of their constituents, a problem which contributes towards lack of development in the country, a leading academic and politician has said. University of Zimbabwe law lecturer, Professor Lovemore Madhuku, said this during a breakfast meeting Wednesday organised by Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights in Harare. Addressing parliamentarians, Madhuku said, “Most of the MPs think they represent their parties and forget they are voted for…

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