Archive for January, 2012
Zimbabwe has drifted so far from the terms agreed between political leaders in 2009 that it is difficult to believe there was any common ground in the first place.
The MDC-T’s deputy Minister of Justice, Obert Gutu, on Tuesday blasted the
police for using ‘shock and awe’ tactics to try and cripple the activities
of the party’s youth assembly.
The recent outburst by the head of independent Anglican Province of Zimbabwe Archbishop Nobert Kunonga in which he called on Zimbabweans to reject MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai and his party whom he said were an “embodiment of evil” made sad reading.
Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s MDC which is reeling from a
sustained police crackdown, has accused both Zanu PF and security agents of
trying to decimate its structures ahead of possible elections this year.
Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s Movement for
Democratic Change (MDC) party has accused President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu
(PF) party of waging a war against its members by instructing the police to
randomly arrest them in recent clashes between the police and vendors in
Constitution and Parliamentary Affairs minister Eric Matinenga has clashed with Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai for reportedly contradicting the party position by suggesting another government of national unity may be in the offing after the next election.
WITH the ongoing confusion in the constitution drafting process, the
Zimbabwe Independent reporter Elias Mambo (EM) spoke to National
Constitution Assembly chairman Lovemore Madhuku (LM) about the
Minister of Constitutional and Parliamentary Affairs Eric Matinenga
has warned that there would be another government of national unity after
next elections, most likely next year, because security chiefs won’t let go
Officials privy to the details of the meeting said the AU chairman would
support the Zimbabwean president should African leaders confront him over
electoral, media and human rights reforms
ZANU-PF insiders say party hardliners want President Mugabe to impress upon
Southern African Development Community leaders that the unity government is
totally dysfunctional and should be dissolved.