ARTICLES RELATING TO MORGAN TSVANGIRAI

Zim: New constitution clashes with old laws

2014-06-26 13:02

Hundreds of old laws in Zimbabwe need to be changed to conform with the country’s new constitution, which guarantees democratic rights but faces problems in its implementation, activists say.

MDC in trouble as Zim nears political crossroads

2014-05-07 09:47

Bitter infighting within Zimbabwe’s opposition risks fatally weakening President Robert Mugabe’s political foes just as the sun has begun to set on his 33-year rule.

Zim: MDC’s Biti says now in control

2014-04-29 12:26

Defiant MDC Secretary General Tendai Biti has reportedly declared he is the only person now in legal control of the opposition after he staged a daring attempt to oust party leader Morgan Tsvangirai.

MDC expels official who asked leader to quit

2014-04-11 07:40

Zimbabwe’s main opposition party has expelled a senior official who recently called on the party leader and former PM Morgan Tsvangirai to step down.

Tsvangirai: MDC united again

2014-03-25 20:21

Zimbabwean opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has said there was renewed unity within the party following talks aimed at bringing an end to months of infighting.

Tsvangirai tries to allay split fears

2014-03-13 15:49

Zimbabwe's opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has tried to allay fears of a split in his party after last week's suspension of a key senior official.

MDC suspends official who urged Tsvangirai to quit

2014-03-10 07:38

Zimbabwe’s main opposition party has suspended a top official after he publicly called on party leader and former PM Morgan Tsvangirai to resign over his defeat at the polls last year.

Health concerns weigh as Mugabe turns 90

2014-02-21 07:43

Robert Mugabe, Africa’s oldest leader and Zimbabwe’s ruler since independence, has turned 90 but high-profile celebrations risk being overshadowed by rumours of ill health and a raging succession battle.

Tsvangirai 'damaged by sex scandals'

2014-01-31 13:33

Zimbabwe’s MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai is facing more pressure to quit, as party chiefs debate whether to call an early party congress to decide his future after losing three presidential polls.

Zimbabwe's opposition leader Tsvangirai urged to resign

2014-01-27 16:18

A senior member of Zimbabwe's opposition Movement for Democratic Change has urged party leader Morgan Tsvangirai to step down.

Zim envoy: Govt 'stole' elections

2013-12-28 11:01

Zimbabwe's ambassador to Australia has asked Canberra for asylum, lashing out at her country's "illegitimate" government which "stole" the July elections.

Tsvangirai to attend Mandela burial – report

2013-12-13 10:26

Zimbabwe’s former PM Morgan Tsvangirai is reportedly scheduled to attend the burial of Nelson Mandela at his home in Qunu.

Zanu-PF congress opens amid rifts, tensions

2013-12-12 11:16

Zimbabwe’s ruling party is set to open its annual conference with the twin spectres of the moribund economy and infighting over President Robert Mugabe’s succession casting long shadows.

Mandela was Africa’s fatherly figure, Zimbabweans say

2013-12-07 17:11

Zimbabweans have expressed their sadness over the death of former president Nelson Mandela, saying the struggle icon was "not just SA’s leader, but one for the continent as a whole", a report says.

'Africa should produce more Mandelas'

2013-12-06 14:08

Zimbabwean former PM Morgan Tsvangirai has urged Africa to uphold former president Nelson Mandela’s legacy, adding that the continent should continue to “produce more Mandelas”.

Zim court frees rights lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa

2013-11-26 12:04

A Zimbabwe court has dropped charges against a leading human rights lawyer who had faced trial for obstructing police, after police failed to present evidence to support their case.

Zim's MDC leader Tsvangirai 'grounded'

2013-11-11 12:26

Squabbles within Zimbabwe's MDC party have reportedly intensified, with reports that the party is refusing to finance its leader Morgan Tsvangirai's trips.

Tsvangirai could be 'Mandela' if he steps down

2013-11-05 11:28

A senior MDC party official has come out in the open to propose and suggest that the leader Morgan Tsvangirai should step down or risk having the Zanu-PF party rule Zimbabwe "until the cows come home".

Moz crisis: Zim can't intervene, says Tsvangirai

2013-10-28 12:07

Former Zimbabwean prime minister Morgan Tsvangirai says Zimbabwe doesn't have the capacity to intervene in the Mozambican crisis, according to a report.

Zim summons US diplomat over minister's body search

2013-10-08 12:30

Zimbabwe says it summoned the US ambassador in Harare over the frisking of its foreign minister on a recent trip to the United States.

'Shame, shame, shame' Mugabe tells US, UK

2013-09-27 08:07
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Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe has berated the US and former colonial power UK and its allies for trying to control his nation and its resources, telling them to remove their "illegal and filthy sanctions".

Zimbabwe court frees 21 opposition activists

2013-09-19 17:11

Zimbabwe's high court has ordered the release of 21 opposition activists detained for over two years in connection with the death of a police officer.

Mugabe to redouble indigenisation efforts

2013-09-18 07:53

Zimbabwe's president Robert Mugabe has vowed to pursue controversial indigenisation policies with "renewed vigour", in a speech to parliament that was boycotted by the opposition after disputed elections.

EU lifts sanctions on Zim diamond mine

2013-09-17 16:03

The European Union has agreed to lift sanctions on a Zimbabwean diamond firm, despite Britain's resistance to be seen as rewarding Robert Mugabe.

Tsvangirai to reveal how Zanu-PF 'rigged' polls

2013-09-09 11:52

The Movement for Democratic Change leader Morgan Tsvangirai is set to reveal to his party supporters how the 31 July elections were "stolen", a report says.

 

Zim cabinet orders changes to black empowerment law

2014-05-29 15:58

Zimbabwe's cabinet has ordered that a controversial equity law which forces foreign companies to cede a majority shareholding to local investors be amended, a minister says.

I'm not clinging to power, says Tsvangirai

2014-05-02 11:05

Zimbabwe's Movement for Democratic Change party leader Morgan Tsvangirai has reportedly quashed accusations that he wants to cling to power.

MDC threatens 'war' against Mugabe

2014-04-14 14:57

Zimbabwean opposition Movement for Democratic Change party has reportedly threatened to take the streets to dislodge President Robert Mugabe’s regime.

Zanu-PF calls for Tsvangirai's arrest - report

2014-04-01 16:13

Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF party has reportedly called for the arrest of opposition MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai over remarks he made at a rally about President Robert Mugabe.

Mugabe 'turning Zim into a monarch'

2014-03-22 14:05

A prominent Zimbabwean publisher and academic has reportedly criticised President Robert Mugabe for his continued cling to power and reducing the country into a "monarch".

Forget about returning to govt, Zanu-PF tells MDC

2014-03-11 12:26

Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu-PF party has rubbished former PM Morgan Tsvangirai’s call for new inter-party talks, saying the MDC should forget about returning to government through negotiations, a report says.

Mugabe slams leaders who 'stay too long'

2014-02-24 15:30

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has reportedly slammed some of his Zanu-PF party provincial officials whom he says have over stayed in their positions of leadership and "produced no result".

MDC official beaten after asking leader to resign

2014-02-16 05:30

A senior official of Zimbabwe's opposition Movement for Democratic Change who has urged its leader Morgan Tsvangirai to step down, says he was beaten up by party youths.

Zim court frees activists jailed for over 2 years

2014-01-30 08:44

Zimbabwe’s High Court has released on bail three opposition activists who have been detained for two and a half years over the death of a police officer, their lawyers say.

Mugabe is unpunishable - analyst

2014-01-14 11:56
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A Zimbabwean political analyst has told News24 that President Robert Mugabe is unlikely to ever retire or face punishment, but the country can thrive without him, as South Africa can without Nelson Mandela.

Mugabe says no to raw mineral exports

2013-12-14 08:42

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has reiterated his call to ban raw mineral exports as part of tougher measures for the mining sector.

Tsvangirai to attend Mandela burial – report

2013-12-12 12:36

Zimbabwe’s former PM Morgan Tsvangirai is reportedly scheduled to attend the burial of Nelson Mandela at his home in Qunu.

Mugabe 'needs prayers'

2013-12-11 12:39

Former Zimbabwean PM and opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has taken a swipe at President Robert Mugabe, saying the veteran leader is “losing it” and that he needs payers.

AU praises 'pan-African icon' Mandela

2013-12-06 15:18

The AU has mourned the passing of former president Nelson Mandela and ordered its flags to fly at half-mast as it praised the "pan-African icon", a report says.

Whites in Zim politically burnt out, says MP

2013-12-03 09:11

A white Zimbabwean legislator from former PM Morgan Tsvangirai’s MDC party has claimed that most white people pulled out of the country’s politics because they felt victimised.

Zim's rusting factories put Mugabe in a bind

2013-11-15 10:01

Across Zimbabwe, dozens of factories lie idle with peeling paint and rusting machines, symbols of the huge economic challenge facing President Robert Mugabe and his Zanu-PF party.

Tsvangirai aide guilty after reporting vote fraud

2013-11-08 07:30

A court in Zimbabwe has found an opposition official guilty of fraud and breaching electoral laws after he reported finding dumped ballot papers during the July general election.

Zim 'would crumble if any other party rules'

2013-10-29 12:42
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An aide to Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe says Zimbabwe would crumble if any other party came into power, according to a report.

Zimbabwe's MDC admits it 'blundered'

2013-10-15 09:56

Former Zimbabwean PM Morgan Tsvangirai’s Movement for Democratic Change has finally admitted it made a blunder by agreeing to participate in the 31 July elections without key reforms.

Zim economy 'stagnant under Zanu-PF govt'

2013-10-03 13:28

Zimbabwean analysts say the country's economy has remained stagnant since Zanu-PF's overwhelming victory in the July elections, according to a report.

Tsvangirai in a sea of troubles - report

2013-09-20 12:36

Zimbabwe's former prime minister, MDC party leader Morgan Tsvangirai is reportedly "swimming in a sea of troubles" as calls for him to resign swirl, a report says.

Tsvangirai scoffs calls for him to step down

2013-09-18 15:11

Zimbabwean opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has batted away calls for his to resign and announced a shadow cabinet, vowing to keep veteran President Robert Mugabe's regime in check.

EU lifts sanctions on Zim diamond mine

2013-09-17 16:20

The European Union has agreed to lift sanctions on a Zimbabwean diamond firm, despite Britain's resistance to be seen as rewarding Robert Mugabe.

MDC slams 'deadwood' Mugabe cabinet

2013-09-12 07:48

Zimbabwe’s opposition has dismissed President Robert Mugabe’s new cabinet as political "deadwood" as the veteran leader swore in new ministers after disputed elections.

Prosecutor wants Tsvangirai lawyers probed

2013-09-05 12:15

Zimbabwe's chief prosecutor has ordered police to investigate lawyers for opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai for contempt of court over criticism of judges in a court petition that they filed, a report says.

 
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