Did Mutseyami rig Chikanga-Dangamvura primary election?

By Daniel Chigundu MDC-T legislator Prosper Mutseyami says he has won the Chikanga-Dangamvura Constituency primary elections fairly and will not lose sleep over vote-rigging claims. Mutseyami who dumped his current constituency Musikavanhu was fighting it out with MDC-T Women Assembly boss Lynette Karenyi. The legislator told OpenParlyZW on the sidelines of a Mines and Energy Committee meeting that as far as he is concerned he …

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Did Mutseyami rig Chikanga-Dangamvura primary election?

By Daniel Chigundu MDC-T legislator Prosper Mutseyami says he has won the Chikanga-Dangamvura Constituency primary elections fairly and will not lose sleep over vote-rigging claims. Mutseyami who dumped his current constituency Musikavanhu was fighting it out with MDC-T Women Assembly boss Lynette Karenyi. The legislator told OpenParlyZW on the sidelines of a Mines and Energy Committee meeting that as far as he is concerned he …

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MDC-T (Khupe) launches BEST

By Daniel Chigundu MDC-T “leader” Thokozani Khupe has launched her party’s 2018 election manifesto dubbed “Building an Economy to Support Transformation” (BEST) which she says will restore prosperity. Zimbabwe is scheduled to go for an all-important general election this year between 21 July and 21 August and these elections are reportedly important in turning around the country’s economic situation. Addressing party supporters at the launch …

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Mixed reactions to Jessie Majome’s withdrawal

By Pretty Chavango The withdrawal by Honourable Jessie Majome from the MDC-T Harare West primary elections has been met with mixed reactions, with some members from her constituency suggesting that her work and representation in Parliament cannot be replaced while others feel two terms are enough and that she should pave way for young blood. Honourable Majome announced her withdrawal from the primary elections Friday night …

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Women must vote for women: Khupe

By Daniel Chigundu Seasoned politician and veteran trade unionist Thokozani Khupe who is also the leader of an MDC-T faction says women must vote for women candidates in both primary and general elections as a way of trying to bring equality. Women constitute 54 percent of Zimbabwean population but have been lacking when it comes to occupying high ranking positions in political parties. As if …

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Masarira accused of trying to disrupt Worker’s Day

By Daniel Chigundu Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Union (ZCTU) says it barred political activist Linda Masarira from sitting in the VIP tent because she wanted to disrupt Workers Day celebrations. Masarira who is MDC-T (Khupe) spokesperson had intended to sit in the tent which was dominated by members from MDC-T (Chamisa), where the likes of Paurina Mpariwa, Gift Chimanikire, Murisi Zwizwai, Job Sikhala, Eric Murai, …

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MDC-T (Khupe) to launch election manifesto

MDC-T faction led by Thokozani Khupe says it will soon be launching its election manifesto ahead of the watershed 2018 general elections expected between 21 July and 21 August. The Khupe faction is currently fighting with another MDC-T faction led by Nelson Chamisa in the courts and are both seeking to be given exclusive rights to the pro-labour party. Last week the Khupe led faction …

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Zanu PF, MDC-T refuses to commit to gender equality

By Daniel Chigundu Proportional Representation legislator Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga says the country’s leading political parties Zanu PF and MDC-T have refused to commit to gender equality and 50-50 representation. Women in Zimbabwe are demanding 50-50 representation in the coming election and also that government fully implement the SADC Gender Protocol. The number of women in Parliament has been on a downward spiral and it had to …

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I am the right person for Harare West: Mamombe

By Tafadzwa Muranganwa Aspiring candidate for Harare West Constituency Joana Mamombe says she is the right person to stand on an MDC-T ticket for the Parliamentary elections despite facing seasoned legislator and political heavy-weight Jessie Majome in the primary elections. Mamombe who is only 24 years-old and holds a BSc in Biotechnology from Chinhoyi University says the coming polls present youths with opportunities to take …

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MDC-T fires Khupe,Bhebhe and Gutu

Friday, 23 March 2018 National Council fires VP Khupe and two senior leaders The MDC-T National Council, the Supreme-decision-making body in between Congresses met today deliberated on key issues affecting the party. After seven hours of deliberations, the National Council made the following resolutions. 1. The national council noted and acknowledged the  fact that the party has positively rebranded, is renewing and positively re-energized its …

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