Zimbabwe opposition weighs election options

Leader of Zimbabwes biggest opposition party, Nelson #Chamisa is seen during an interview with the Associated Press in Harare, Thursday, March, 8, 2018. Chamisa is a charismatic lawyer and trained pastor who seeks to capitaliize on goodwill towards his deceased predecessor and highlight the past of his militarty backed opponent, President Emmerson #Mnangagwa.(AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi) HARARE – Opposition leader Nelson Chamisa and other principals in the #MDC Alliance have not ruled out boycotting next month’s crucial national elections but for now, they will continue dialogue with the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec)…

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Mnangagwa 100 percent sure of victory otherwise he would not have called elections says Grace Mugabe’s ex-husband

President Emmerson #Mnangagwa briefing the Zimbabwe Business Club in Harare, Zimbabwe on Thursday, January 18 2018. Pic: Waldo Swiegers / Bloomberg President Emmerson Mnangagwa is 100 percent sure of victory in next month’s election otherwise he would have not have the elections, Stanley Goreraza, the former husband of Zimbabwe’s former First Lady Grace #Mugabe, said. “I’ll repeat what I have said many times; Emmerson Mnangagwa will never go for an election without strong assurances from the Intelligence Services that he is without doubt going to definitively win that election,” he…

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MDC to deploy polling agents

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The MDC plans to field agents in all polling stations during next month’s election, the party’s organising secretary #Amos Chibaya said. Speaking to the Daily #News yesterday, Chibaya said the move was targeted at ensuring that the ruling #Zanu PF will not “rig” the elections. Amos Chibaya “Like any other year, we are going to field polling agents in every polling station. We want to stop Zanu PF from rigging this election. Our agents are going to alert us on every move,” he said. On Monday, #Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec)…

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Court orders Chipanga farm inspection

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By Tendai Kamhungira The High Court on Monday ordered the inspection of former #Zanu PF youth leader #Kudzanai Chipanga’s farm following an ownership wrangle which has sucked in Manicaland Provincial Affairs minister Monica Mutsvangwa. Kudzanai Chipanga According to court papers, Chipanga is accusing Mutsvangwa of illegally grabbing his farm and handing it over to a white farmer. In the urgent chamber application, Chipanga, who is represented by Emmanuel Samundombe cited Mutsvangwa, former Local Government deputy minister Christopher Chingosho, Alias Masuku, Andrew Dawson and James Chisholm as respondents. “This is an…

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Nelson Chamisa snubs Mugabe, Grace

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By Fungi Kwaramba, Mugove Tafirenyika and Andrew Kunambura It has emerged that #MDC Alliance leader #Nelson Chamisa has rebuffed ousted former president #Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace’s overtures for the trio to work together — as the former first family frantically attempts to derail President #Emmerson Mnangagwa’s election bid in next month’s watershed polls, the Daily #News can report. MDC-T president Nelson #Chamisa At the same time, the youthful opposition leader has strongly warned #Mnangagwa to rein in his tough-talking deputy, Constantino Chiwenga, saying the former Defence Forces commander…

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Regional parties speak on presidential aspirants

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By Jeffrey Muvundusi  Over a hundred political parties have registered with the #Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (#Zec) to take part in the much-anticipated plebiscite due end of next month. #Lovemore Moyo However, a record 23 parties in the end successfully fielded presidential candidates. Some of those who didn’t field are regional parties. While veteran politician #Dumiso Dabengwa last week decided in the last minute to drop his presidential ambitions by not filing his papers at the Nomination Court, he surprised many when he revealed he was going to back #MDC Alliance presidential…

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‘Mnangagwa is planning to assasinate me’ – Chamisa

President Emmerson #Mnangagwa and #MDC Alliance leader Nelson #Chamisa HARARE – As the clock ticks towards next month’s elections, #main opposition leader Nelson Chamisa has sensationally claimed that rivals were pulling everything out of their bags of tricks to deny his MDC Alliance victory at the forthcoming polls, including attempts on his life. The MDC Alliance presidential candidate made the claims while addressing party supporters in the resort town of Victoria Falls at the weekend. Chamisa claimed to have gathered intelligence to the effect that President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration has put…

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Khupe Dismisses Reports She Has Withdrawn From Election To Back Mnangagwa

MDC-T Spokesman Obert Gutu MDC-T leader Thokozani Khupe (pictured) has assured her supporters that she was still in the presidential race, dismissing speculative social media reports suggesting that she had withdrawn her candidacy to support #Zanu PF’s President Emmerson #Mnangagwa. BY TALENT GUMPO/KENNETH NYANGANI The claims, which were posted on a social media platform, Twitter, running under the page “Exposing Zimbabwe Election Rigging 2018”, quoted Khupe’s deputy, Obert Gutu as the source of the report. Part of the message read: “…We are weighing our options to rally behind ED and…

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Nkosana Moyo to launch party manifesto

Dr #Nkosana Moyo THE Dr Nkosana #Moyo led Alliance for the People’s Agenda (APA) is expected to launch its election manifesto in Harare today. Dr Moyo has been conducting election campaigns that he calls ‘walkabouts’ whereby he has been moving across the country having one to one engagements with the people. In a statement on micro blogging site Twitter, Dr Moyo said he will launch his party’s manifesto at the Rotary Centre in Harare at 4PM. “After a year of meeting Zimbabweans from all spheres, listening and learning their pressing…

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Is Zimbabwe Heading for More Disputed Elections?

HARARE — The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission has so far withheld the official voters roll from most parties — a move that has raised concern over the body’s ability to run credible elections next month. The country’s #main opposition has said Zimbabwe should not hold the polls if the commission does not show impartiality. Last week, some Zimbabwe opposition parties were unable to register their candidates for the July 30th presidential election. The parties blamed their plight on the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission, saying they did not have the official voters roll from…

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