MDC-T leadership crisis a big blow to voters

MDC-T leader, Nelson Chamisa’s ascendancy to the reign of the opposition MDC-T is a case of daring to dream for most, if not all people affiliated to the party. The death of the party’s founder Morgan Tsvangirai on February 14 this year had seemingly put the final nail on the coffin of the party, but Chamisa’s timely intervention somewhat resuscitated the party’s lost mojo. However, to anyone affiliated to the opposition party, the leadership catfight is a major blow to their chances of prevailing in the much anticipated harmonised elections…

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Chamisa unveils new VP?

MDC-T president Nelson Chamisa’s close associate Bekithemba Mpofu is allegedly eyeing the vacant position of deputy party president and also declared interest for a Matabeleland South Senate seat, party insiders revealed. The MDC-T deputy presidency is vacant following the expulsion of Thokozani Khupe. Mpofu, a senior academic at the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, is a founding MDC member and was the inaugural youth assembly secretary general. Mpofu said senior positions he has held over the years in various fields make him the right candidate to develop and “provide…

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MDC Alliance launches door-to-door campaign ahead of Chamisa

THE MDC Alliance has launched door-to-door campaigns in Bulawayo ahead of its presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa ‘s star rally at White City Stadium on Saturday. Bulawayo MDC Alliance provincial executive, Edwin Ndlovu yesterday said they were targeting a bumper crowd at the rally. “We encourage the people of Bulawayo to come in thousands and witness the mother of all rallies, which will set the tone as we approach the watershed election this year. The rally will also make it clear who is in charge politically in Bulawayo,” he said. “We…

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Is MDC Set To Elect Youngest Female MP?

Advocate Nelson Chamisa who now leads the MDC Alliance was once the youngest MP in Zimbabwe, at 25 years old. The vibrant outspoken Chamisa then became a minister and now leads Zimbabwe’s biggest opposition party. At 40 he is the youngest Presidential candidate. Following in his football steps is 25 year old scientist and human rights activist, Joana Ruvimbo Mamombe, who has shown interest in standing in the Harare West constituency. Below is one of her campaigners writing. Obey Tererai Sithole | Today I have decided to use this platform to…

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MDC -T decides on candidates

The MDC -T national elections directorate met yesterday to deliberate on the selection of party candidates in preparation for this year’s elections. The meeting came as senior party officials are reportedly plotting to move to other constituencies regarded as safe in order to secure their stay in office. The party’s secretary-general, Douglas Mwonzora said the meeting was also meant to come up with the date for primary elections. “Our primaries must take place before April 15, but the elections directorate is meeting today to finalise the election guidelines and review…

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Nelson Chamisa and Mnangagwa fight over churches

MDC Alliance presidential candidate, Nelson Chamisa has savaged politicians who use church gatherings as campaigning platforms to lure votes from congregants, reminding them that such platforms were a preserve of Christianity and not politics. This comes after President Emmerson Mnangagwa addressed thousands of Zion Christian Church congregants in Bikita recently, where he reminded congregants that the new political dispensation that he is heading is all in God’s plan. Zanu-PF politburo member and secretary for war veterans Victor Matemadanda in another parallel Easter church attendance took to the podium and urged…

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BREAKING: Nelson Chamisa FIRES 17 MDC-T executive members for supporting Khupe.

THE Nelson Chamisa-led MDC-T has fired 17 Bulawayo provincial executive members, in a fresh purge targeting officials aligned to axed deputy president, Thokozani Khupe’s faction. Provincial spokesperson Felix Magalela Sibanda confirmed the development in a statement, accusing the axed officials of snubbing party programmes, among other allegations. “On March 25, the provincial executive fired some errant MDC-T members from the party. Those who are either MPs or councillors will be recalled from Parliament or council, whatever the case maybe,” he said. “They were fired primarily for putting the party into…

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ZEC Blocks Chamisa On Database Inspection Of Voters Roll

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The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission has blocked MDC leader Nelson Chamisa’s party’s demands for a structured inspection of the voters roll. Two months ago, Chamisa’s aide and Secretary General Douglas Mwonzora made a loud call for an audit of the voters roll. This came amid fears of alleged tampering by the ZEC whose part composition as Mwonzora protested, is 45 staffers who are all ex soldiers. Other warnings were issued by the US Harvard University which conducted an acclaimed broad research exposing how the BVR system is prone to a tonne…

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Separate Church From Politics, Chamisa Warns Mnangagwa

MDC Alliance presidential candidate, Nelson Chamisa has savaged politicians who use church gatherings as campaigning platforms to lure votes from congregants, reminding them that such platforms were a preserve of Christianity and not politics. This comes after President Emmerson Mnangagwa addressed thousands of Zion Christian Church congregants in Bikita recently, where he reminded congregants that the new political dispensation that he is heading is all in God’s plan.  Zanu PF politburo member and secretary for war veterans Victor Matemadanda in another parallel Easter church attendance took to the podium and…

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