Archive for April, 2012
Despite outside pressure, Zimbabwean activists and analysts fear long-time
President Robert Mugabe is trying to get away with stealing another
election. Activists say they want help before it is too late.
Villagers in Marange have accused Zanu PF officials co-ordinating the government-sponsored grain loan scheme of politicising the drought relief programme to ensure only their members benefited from the scheme.
Disgruntled villagers, mostly MDC-T supporters, said they were denied food because of their political affiliation.
MDC-T says it has disbanded its external structures in different countries as bickering and infighting intensified in the faction-ridden party. The structures have now been reduced to mere ‘‘associates’’ of the party. Party secretary general, Mr Tendai Biti, said the external structures’ mandate had to be refocused after it emerged that it had become a source of conflict in the party’s ranks
The reason why the revolutionary war was fought was to achieve political independence. But after the war was won, the majority still feel much remains to be done.
As the spectre of elections becomes a certainty, Zanu PF has moved a gear up
in efforts to reincarnate itself from oblivion by espousing a rushed
indigenisation policy onto a reluctant electorate.
PRIME Minister Morgan Tsvangirai says he is pushing for national elections
to be held in March 2013, setting the stage for what could be a bitter
showdown with President Robert Mugabe.
The Morgan Tsvangarai led Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) national executive member and Bulawayo East House of Assembly representative Ms Tabitha Khumalo has accused party leader Morgan Tsvangirai of “killing the party” through an unorthodox management style that has seen the emergence of two factions – one led by secretary-general Tendai Biti and the other by national organising secretary Nelson Chamisa.
As Zimbabwe was commemorating its 32nd anniversary of Independence on Wednesday, a ZANU PF group of youths led an attack on an MDC-T member in Epworth.
The National Constitutional Assembly insists it will oppose the new constitution draft and campaign for people to reject it at a referendum planned for later this year.
Leader of the MDC-99, Job Sikhala, said on Monday the Zanu (PF) regime had killed more people than the regime of Ian Smith, former Rhodesian Prime Minister.