Hitmen target Nelson Chamisa

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By Mugove Tafirenyika 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. MDC Alliance leaders, among them Nelson #Chamisa, #Tendai Biti, Tapiwa Mashakada, Paurina Mpariwa and Maureen Kademaunga addressed supporters and officials who turned up for the manifesto launch under the theme “Behold the New, Change that Delivers”. The MDC Alliance presidential candidate made the claims while…

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Nominations begin, alliance in disarray

The Herald Felex Share Senior ReporterAspiring candidates across the political divide have started submitting nomination papers to the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC), amid reports of serious bickering in #MDC Alliance as MDC-T supporters refuse to recognise nominees fielded on behalf of the alliance. Candidates are lodging their papers with ZEC in a pre-nomination exercise to avoid a last-minute rush tomorrow when nomination courts sit in various provincial capitals to approve contestants for the July 30 harmonised elections.The Nomination Court, which qualifies or disqualifies candidates to contest in an election, sits…

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RADAR: No Mr Chamisa, my vote isn’t yours … A reflection on the MDC Alliance’s ‘Smart’ manifesto)

The Herald To begin with, I must applaud the #MDC Alliance for coming up with a splendid document.It does take some effort and concern and obviously all the issues at the heart of the Zimbabwean are hard to summarise in a mere 106 pages. So let’s accord them their kudos. You will understand this article seeks to critique, so whilst debating the negatives I have picked up, I am not saying there are no positives. I will, however, try to balance between the two for the sake of the article.…

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Tendai Biti mourns Winnie Mandela

  The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) leader Tendai Biti has expressed sadness over the passing on of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela who died on Monday in the neighbouring South Africa. Biti took it to micro blogging Twitter saying, “Very sad to learn that Mama Winnie Mandela is no more. “A true giant of the struggle of humanity against all forms of oppression A true king pin of the struggle against racial bigotry and apartheid. Rest In Peace, daughter of the soil.” Mandela died at the age of 81 at Netcare Milpark Hospital,…

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‘Mnangagwa directive not law’

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Former Finance minister Tendai Biti has said only an Act of Parliament and Statutory Instrument have legal effect, rubbishing an exchange control directive which was used to cobble a list of companies and individuals that had stashed money outside Zimbabwe. “An exchange control directive, as its name implies, is a directive by the regulator over the procedural transactional use of currency of imports or exports, the issues of CD 1 or 2 (export documentation) you will not find them in an act, in a law. A law is defined to…

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LATEST: President Mnangagwa blasts US govt for siding with opposition, defends ex-soldiers in ZEC

The United States should make decisions on Zimbabwe from an informed position and stop reading only the text of opposition political parties that are afraid of elections, President Mnangagwa has said. He said the US, which last week proposed multiple prescriptive reforms as a precondition for re-engagement with Zimbabwe, should have an appreciation of the situation on the ground to make rational decisions. Two US senators — Messrs Jeff Flake(Republican) and Chris Coons (Democrat) — who are members of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee unveiled a proposed revised version…

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JUST IN: US must make informed decisions, President

The United States (US) should make decisions on Zimbabwe from an informed position and stop reading only the text of opposition political parties that are afraid of elections, President Mnangagwa has said. He said the US, which last week proposed multiple prescriptive reforms as a precondition for re-engagement with Zimbabwe, should have an appreciation of the situation on the ground to make rational decisions. Two US senators — Messrs Jeff Flake (Republican) and Chris Coons (Democrat) — who are members of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee, unveiled a proposed…

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‘We will not boycott the election’ – Biti

The People’s Democratic Party president Tendai Biti said MDC Alliance will not boycott the looming elections, instead there will be no election without implementation of the ten point peace demands. Biti took it to micro blogging Twitter saying “we will not boycott the election but there will be no election without implementation of the Ten Point Peace demands.” Meanwhile, Biti statement is contrary to MDC presidential candidature Nelson Chamisa who threatened to boycott the election if reforms are not implemented while addressing a rally in Chinhoyi on 4March 2018. Apparently…

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Mnangagwa’s Looters List defamatory: Legal Experts

Legal Experts have described Mnangagwa’s list of companies and individuals who externalised funds as defamatory,incomprehensible and prejudicial. Constitutional  Lawyer Mr. Tendai Biti opined that,” The legal definition of externalisation is a challenged one and not filling acquittals is not externalisation. Publishing a mickey mouse list without legal clarity is defamatory and inexcusable. particularly if that list refers to illicit financial flows which is a different issue.  The sum of $464 m on #TheList is a paltry amount given the hemorrhage in the country from corruption & illicit financial flows. Diamonds alone were $15…

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Nelson Chamisa: How we will turn Vic Falls to Las Vegas

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MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa has revealed ambitious plans to establish a tourism and fisheries university to cater for the Zambezi Valley region once elected into office. The opposition alliance, Chamisa added, would also transform Victoria Falls into the Las Vegas of Africa. Speaking at a campaign rally in Victoria Falls last Friday, Chamisa said Zanu PF even under President Mnangagwa’s reign had failed to restore confidence in the economy. Chamisa said his party was working on a number of programmes which will be launched soon, among them replacement of…

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