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Parly speaker warns against violence ahead of July polls; tells army to remain vigilant

By Anna Chibamu AS the country approaches the 2023 harmonised elections, Parliament speaker Jacob Mudenda has urged Zimbabweans to shun violence. Addressing the army at the National Defence University recently on “Parliament’s oversight role and contribution to national security” Mudenda said the use of violence was not consistent with constitutionalism and the rule of law.

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Chamisa, Moyo speak on Kofi Annan death

By Staff Reporter MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa was Saturday among prominent local politicians who took time to express sadness at the passing of the late former UN secretary general Kofi Annan. Annan, a top world diplomat who did not hide his keen interest in Zimbabwe’s turbulent transition to democracy, died aged 80 on Saturday.

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Chamisa drafts Kenyan, Zambian lawyers into poll challenge team

By Staff Reporter MDC Alliance presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa has further hired Kenyan and Zambian lawyers in attempts to reinforce his bid to seek the overturn of the July 30 presidential elections won by Emmerson Mnangagwa. His spokesperson Nkululeko Sibanda confirmed Friday the losing presidential candidate was looking beyond the country’s borders for the best

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Chamisa sings army praises, blasts Zanu PF over civilian killings

By Anna Chibamu MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa Tuesday sang praises for the country armed forces but rebuked his Zanu PF opponents for allegedly ordering recent army killings on defenceless civilians in Harare’s CBD beginning of this month. He was giving his comments in a statement to coincide with the annual Defence Forces Day commemorations.

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Chamisa snubs Heroes Day celebrations, scorns ‘scandalous’ ED victory

By Staff Reporter MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa has urged Zimbabweans to reject Emmerson Mnangagwa’s “scandalous” victory in the just ended elections as the opposition chief and allies boycotted Monday’s National Heroes Day commemorations which were presided over by the President-elect. Chamisa polled 44,3 percent of the national vote while Mnangagwa was declared winner with

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Chamisa races time to beat poll challenge deadline this Friday

By Anna Chibamu LOSING MDC Alliance presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa is racing against time as he has until end of business this Friday to file his court challenge against his defeat or allow eventual winner Emmerson Mnangagwa to proceed with his inauguration. Chamisa came second to Mnangagwa in a closely fought presidential election which saw

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#Tajamuka resurfaces, vows fresh anti-government protests

By Anna Chibamu FIREBRAND youth social movement #Tajamuka/Sesjikile resurfaced Thursday to demand the withdrawal of the country’s military from the streets and the fair handling of Nelson Chamisa’s poll petition by the authorities. At a press briefing, the militant group warned it was in the process of mobilising citizens into carrying out peaceful demonstrations against

Chamisa poll petition lawyer says being trailed by state agents

By Idah Mhetu AN MDC Alliance lawyer currently helping the party mount a Constitutional Court challenge against President-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa’s narrow victory says he and his colleagues were being trailed by suspected state agents as the state crackdown on the opposition persists. “We are being harassed everywhere we go,” MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa’s lawyer,

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Chamisa calls Mnangagwa poll victory a ‘coup’

Zimbabwe’s opposition leader has said President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s election victory is a “coup against [the people’s] will”. Nelson Chamisa repeated his claim that the results announced late on Thursday night were fake, and said he had won Monday’s presidential poll. Responding, Mnangagwa called for peace but said people were free to challenge the result in

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Anti-riot police storm Chamisa press briefing

By Staff Reporter SCORES of anti-riot police Friday stormed Harare’s Bronte Hotel where losing MDC Alliance presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa was moments away from addressing a media briefing on his position over alleged vote fraud by President Emmerson Mnangagwa. But Chamisa’s support staff stood their grounds as the police tried to disperse the meeting. Journalists,

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Chamisa adamant on poll victory

By Staff Reporter MDC Alliance presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa has maintained he has beaten President Emmerson Mnangagwa basing on figures submitted to the party by its polling agents following Monday’s election. He was addressing the media on Thursday evening ahead of the presidential results announcement starting 10 pm tonight. According to the final parliamentary election

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Police to investigate ED, Chamisa poll related violations, says Mpofu

By Staff Reporter HOME Affairs Minister Obert Mpofu says police will investigate cases of alleged violation of the Electoral Act by President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his main challenger Nelson Chamisa of MDC Alliance. The two are accused of breaching provisions of the electoral law which forbid any form of campaign activity within 48 hours of

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Mpofu issues Biti threat, speaks on Chamisa ‘assassination plot’

By Staff Reporter HOME AFFAIRS Minister Obert Mpofu has challenged Nelson Chamisa and his colleagues to formally report an alleged assassination plot on the presidential contender and his alliance co-principal Tendai Biti if they indeed felt threatened. He was speaking at a media briefing Tuesday evening where he also issued an indirect threat at Biti

ZEC presses criminal charges against Chamisa, Mnangagwa?

By Staff Reporter THE Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) says it has reported two presidential candidates of Monday’s election to police on claims they violated the Electoral Act which forbids any campaign activity 24 hours of the plebiscite. Addressing the media Monday afternoon, Chigumba said the electoral body noted with concern, continued violation of the law

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Mnangagwa, Chamisa, Mugabe Vote…More Election Updates

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa and his main challenger Nelson Chamisa of MDC Alliance were today joined by former President Robert Mugabe in casting their votes with the two Presidential contenders voting in Kwekwe and Harare, respectively. Go to our Facebook for visual updates Mnangagwa votes at Sherwood Primary School in Kwekwe The President cast his

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MDC broke, says party leader Nelson Chamisa  

By Anna Chibamu MDC-T leader and Alliance presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa says the main opposition was broke but insists he had the means to unlock western funding if elected the country’s next leader in Monday’s elections. Chamisa was addressing tens of thousands of his followers who thronged his final campaign rally at Freedom Square in

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Chamisa woos Mnangagwa support base, pledges land security

By Staff Reporter MDC Alliance presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa says his envisaged government will not repossess land parcelled out to black Zimbabweans under ousted President Robert Mugabe’s controversial land reform process since 2000. Addressing thousands of MDC Alliance supporters who thronged his penultimate campaign rally in Bindura’s Chipadze Stadium Friday, Chamisa promised to issue title