- CIRCUS: NELSON CHAMISA SAYS HE HAS THE SOLUTIONS TO ZIMBABWE'S ECONOMIC CRISIS and has demanded that the government reverses and refunds Zimbabweans all the money they lost to government through the new tax regime, which deducts two cents on every dollar for electronic transactions.
- DEPOSED EX PRESIDENT MUGABE'S SON IN LAW Simbarashe Chikore (41) has appeared before Harare Provincial Magistrate Elisha Singano on allegations of kidnapping after handing himself in to himself to the police accompanied by his lawyer Jonathan Samukange.
- NORTON MP, Mnangagwa and Mutasa's nephew Temba Mliswa says President Emmerson Mnangagwa must take back the finance ministry from Finance minister Mthuli Ncube as the former Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa was far much better.
- FINANCE and Economic Development Minister Professor Mthuli Ncube has dumped Acie Mutumanje Lumumba, as chairman of the Communications Taskforce in the ministry, three days after his appointment.
- FOUR RESERVE BANK OF ZIMBABWE (RBZ) DIRECTORS SUSPENDED after allegations of crimes ranging from off-the-books bond notes to corrupt allocation of foreign currency and running a foreign currency cartel.
The MDC T spokesperson Thabita Khumalo claims they have by Mnangagwa’s “intransigence and goal-shifting” over Electoral reforms for 30 July 2018.
Khumalo said her party is not happy with amendments to the Electoral Act passed by Parliament and signed into as by Mnangagwa early this week.
She said that theMDC T opposition will continue to demand an open tender for the printing of the harmonised 2018 ballot papers.
Nelson Chamisa’s right-hand man Charlton Hwende said on Twitter, “Why we are going to demonstrate @ZECzim 1. Denied voters rolls 2. Tampered ballot paper will be printed at Fidelity Printers 3. Fake additional polling stations being created to rig 5 June Munhu wese mu Road.”
Why we are going to demonstrate @ZECzim 1. Denied voters rolls 2. Tampered ballot paper will be printed at Fidelity Printers 3. Fake additional polling stations being created to rig 5 June Munhu wese mu Road @nelsonchamisa @mdczimbabwe @matigary @ProfJNMoyo @ZimMediaReview
Thabitha Khumalo,claims that the ZEC’s new biometric voters’ roll whose inspection ended on Tuesday has “suspicious centenarians on it”.
WWW.NEWZIMBABWEVISION.COM says that this is nonsense by MDC T, who are clearly short sighted and targetting landing in the Statehous. We have been to this juncture before, with the failed million man march to statehouse by the late Tsvangirai, to remove the deposed former president Robert Mugabe. The diaspora vote is not important yet the diaspora money is important for MDC T opposition and Zanu pf,…haaaam,,wake up Zimbabwe. If the MDC T and MDC Alliance want the people and over 5 million diasporans to rally behind them, then they must pressure Mnangagwa, Zanu pf stalwarts and securocrats on behalf of everyone,..its now or never!
We call for the MDC T and MDC Alliance to use the leverage they have to force Mnangagwa to act by, calling for mass stay away by voters on 30 June 2018, total withdrawal by the MDC Alliance and MDC T from elections unless if Reforms, that include allowing the diaspora vote are put in place. We can afford to delay the elections by another 6 months while changes are put in place and laws are ammended to allow this. We can then move forwardinto an election we all know we have afair chance of removing Mnangagwa, Zanu pf stalwarts, securocrats and the military from power.
Already we can see the chaos and divisions in the MDC Alliance, as The coalition of Zimbabwean opposition parties led by Nelson Chamisa is reportedly on the brink of a split after being rocked by tensions over the list of people to stand as candidates for the forthcoming polls.
According to New Zimbabwe.com, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) led by Tendai Biti has expressed anger over the the manner in which primary elections were handled.
PDP claimed that it was “hoodwinked and taken for fools by those who think they own the electorate simple because they have a leader who is youthful”.
The party’s Harare province said that The Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) led by Chamisa failed to keep its promise to allow alliance partners to run for parliamentary seats uncontested by its members in some constituencies.
“As the PDP led by Adv. Tendai Biti, we have noticed with great disgust the manner in which we have been treated in the MDC Alliance by members of the MDC-T led by Nelson Chamisa. We will not stand for it.”
“MDC-T (Chamisa) promised to stay away from constituencies that our members would be taking part in. However, this is not what is happening on the ground,” PDP was quoted as saying.
PDP threatened to withdraw its support from the MDC Alliance if its grievances were not “immediately addressed”.
This came amid reports that some of the MDC-T Alliance bigwigs were on the verge of losing their parliamentary seats.
According to the state-owned Herald newspaper, most of the MDC-T senior leaders lost in the primary elections, which were “marred by violence and vote rigging”. By Sibusiso Ngwenyasource news 24