MDC-T comes clean on $1 000 required from MPs

MDC-T yesterday admitted to milking sitting Members of Parliament through imposition of stringent conditions like demanding $1 000 non-refundable application fee to be considered as candidates in the forthcoming general elections later this year. Those who are not MPs will only pay $100. The stringent conditions has caused outrage within the opposition party led by Mr Nelson Chamisa. The legislators have threatened to derail Mr Chamisa’s presidential bid by withdrawing their support. In an interview yesterday, MDC-T deputy national chairperson Mr Morgan Komichi defended the demands described by most MPs…

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MDC-T praises new military leaders, slates Chiwenga

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MDC-T deputy chairperson, Morgan Komichi yesterday described the new military top brass as professional and people expected them to uphold the country’s Constitution, unlike their predecessors. BY Garish Phiri/ Tafadzwa Mutacha Addressing mourners at the late MDC-T leader, Morgan Tsvangirai’s Highlands home, Komichi said the newly-appointed commander of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, General Philip Valerio Sibanda, was professional unlike his predecessor, Vice-President Constantino Chiwenga, whom he said often “illegally dabbled in civilian politics”. “Changes in the new dispensation brought about transformation in the security sector and that’s commendable, as these…

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Morgan Tsvangirai: Funeral Update

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The MDC-T wishes to thank millions of Zimbabweans for the outpouring of condolence messages following the death of national hero and party luminary, President Morgan Tsvangirai. We have received condolence messages from the business sector, ordinary Zimbabweans, trade and labour unions, fellow social democratic parties and Heads of State. The party has deployed Vice President Hon. Thokozani Khupe to South Africa to collaborate with the family and work towards the repatriation of the body of our hero, President Tsvangirai. I will remain at the president’s residence with some members of…

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Tsvangirai’s death fuels MDC-T turmoil

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THE death of Morgan Tsvangirai, who succumbed to colon cancer in South Africa two days ago, has plunged Zimbabwe’s main opposition MDC-T party into further turmoil, as one of the party’s buccaneering vice-presidents Nelson Chamisa quickly moved to seize control through the national council which endorsed him as acting president for the next 12 months. This effectively means that he will stand as the party’s candidate in this year’s make-or-break polls expected by July. However, Chamisa’s move has triggered an immediate backlash from party secretary-general Douglas Mwonzora who challenged the…

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