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February 8, 2018 12:29 PM Welshman Ncube explains why MDC Alliance boycotted meeting in South Africa

The MDC Alliance was invited to participate at the Cape Town Meeting of Zimbabwean opposition political parties currently in progress in South Africa and the Principals of the MDC Alliance unanimously resolved to decline the invitation on several grounds, chief among which was the patent attempt to dismember the MDC Alliance under the guise of seeking 27

October 27, 2017 4:44 AM Opposition dead in the water

THE idea of an opposition coalition against the ruling Zanu-PF is dead in the water as the ideologically bankrupt parties have continued to bicker over positions, a development that has led to the formation of three “grand coalitions.” On one hand is the MDC Alliance led by MDC-T leader Mr Morgan Tsvangirai and another is fronted by national people’s 32

October 21, 2017 2:25 AM Mujuru launches own coalition

NATIONAL People’s Party (NPP) leader Joice Mujuru yesterday launched her coalition dubbed People’s Rainbow Coalition with three other parties ahead of the 2018 harmonised election. Her other partners are the splinter People’s Democratic Party splinter group led by Lucia Matibenga, Zimbabweans United for Democracy Party led by Farai Mbira and the Democratic 16

September 14, 2017 7:16 AM Zimbabwe needs wide reforms to have credible elections. But it may be too late

Zimbabwe’s Constitution requires it to hold elections by July 2018. It seems unlikely that the country’s political system will be reformed in time to ensure the election is free and fair. The opposition will therefore be at a disadvantage again. It seems to have abandoned its calls for reform and is focusing on building coalitions. It is widely believed 13

September 10, 2017 11:16 AM I will run for office: #ThisFlag Mawarire

BULAWAYO – Evan Mawarire, the controversial cleric who popularised the #ThisFlag movement on Friday visited the City of Kings to lead the Zimbabwe prayer Night of Hope at Harvest House International Church. After the church service, the Daily News on Sunday’s Letwin Nyambayo caught up with him for a brief interview in which he talks about his political 13

September 10, 2017 11:06 AM ‘Mugabe likely to name successor’

The only feasible way to resolve the current political impasse in Zanu PF is for Mugabe to name who he wants to succeed him, Sapes Trust director Ibbo Mandaza has said. Mandaza said by naming his successor, Mugabe will avert bloodshed and the chaos consuming the ruling party. “If he reaches a stage where he no longer can continue because of physical 16

August 30, 2017 10:28 PM “I’m Not Yet Done With Tsvangirai”, Says Mujuru

Staff Reporter | National People’s Party leader Joyce Mujuru says that she is not yet done talking to MDC -T leader Morgan Tsvangirai on a possible grand coalition for the 2018 general elections. Speaking in a media interview on Wednesday evening, Mujuru said that although they have literally agreed to disagree on the approach to the coalition, hope is not yet lost that the two big opposition 6

August 13, 2017 8:01 AM MDC Alliance: An oasis or a mirage?

“How ironic that unity will be the cause of disunity?” tweeted Tendai Biti last Sunday. The occasion at Zimbabwe Grounds the day before had been glorious. At long last, the opposition parties had announced a coalition to fight the election next year. The MDC Alliance, as the coalition is known, had a rapturous reception. The euphoria reverberated across 25

July 19, 2017 5:20 AM Mujuru rubbishes Tsvangirai deadline

PROSPECTS of an opposition coalition against President Robert Mugabe continue to hit turbulence, with National People’s Party (NPP) leader, Joice Mujuru yesterday distancing herself from claims by MDC-T leader, Morgan Tsvangirai that a pact would be in place by month-end. The former Vice-President, who signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Tsvangirai 20

July 12, 2017 3:01 AM Is Nkosana Moyo a decoy or real deal?

The arrival on the political stage of Nkosana Moyo has been received with mixed feelings. Just like Simba Makoni did in the run-up to the 2008 elections, Moyo has generated an equal amount of energy, excitement, dissention, opposition and measured confusion. The cardinal question on many people’s minds is: Will Nkosana Moyo have a Simba Makoni effect 19