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Chamisa reshuffles MDC top leadership

MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa has announced a raft of changes to the leadership of the opposition party, including the appointment of Welshman Ncube and Morgen Komichi as vice-presidents in a move seen as trying to consolidate his position ahead of the elective congress next year. BY RICHARD CHIDZA MDC …

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Be more accountable, MDC Khupe urges new govt

THE Thokozani Khupe-led MDC-T has challenged the new government to abide by the Constitution and to be accountable and responsive to speed up the country’s economic transformation. BY SILAS NKALA MDC-T spokesperson Linda Masarira said her party noted with great appreciation the inclusion of women and technocrats in the new …

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MDC Alliance, councillors head for clash over mayoral elections

THE MDC Alliance is heading for a clash with councillors in Masvingo and Victoria Falls, who defied party directives on the selection of mayors, with the opposition party ordering one of the elected city fathers to step down or face suspension. BY TATENDA CHITAGU/NOKUTHABA DLAMINI/XOLISANI NCUBE An MDC Alliance suppoter …

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Chamisa ‘plans mock swearing-in ceremony’

Zimbabwe’s opposition leader Nelson Chamisa may take a mock presidential oath on Saturday, news agency Reuters quotes his spokesman as saying. BBC Nkululeko Sibanda said: “We will do everything that resembles an inauguration but everything will be within the law.” Deputy Minister of Information Energy Mutodi said the government would …

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Chamisa Needs Psychiatric Help – Mliswa

Norton Member of Parliament, Temba Mliswa has laid into the MDC Alliance leader, Nelson Chamisa over his planned inauguration ceremony on Saturday saying the youthful opposition leader needs psychiatric help as he could be suffering from depression related to his recent electoral loss. Addressing a press conference in Harare today, …

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Drug Shortages – the Dynamics

By Paidamoyo Chipunza In recent months, Zimbabwe has experienced a shortage of one of the most critical drugs for the management of tuberculosis (TB) in its first two months of diagnosis. This tablet, a combination of rifampicin, isoniazid, pyrazinamide and ethambutol tablets, also known as FDC-RHZE is imported, costs of …

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Mliswa Lays Into Chamisa, Says MDC Leader Needs Psychiatric Help

By Anna Chibamu Outspoken Norton legislator Temba Mliswa says Nelson Chamisa’s loss to President Emmerson Mnangagwa in the July 30 elections has thrown the MDC leader into depression which could be healed through psychiatric help. This comes after Chamisa has planned his own mock inauguration weekend as Zimbabwe’s President as …

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Mujuru’s NPP Stares Collapse As Allies Stampede to Abandon Party

Former Vice President Joice Mujuru’s National People’s Party (NPP) is on the verge of collapse after members of its national leadership have begun resigning en masse. Amongst those who have ditched the ex-State Vice President are party VP Samuel Sipepa Nkomo, national chair, Dzikamai Mavhaire and party spokesperson Jeffreyson Chitando. …

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Former SRC boss in court on fraud charges

FORMER Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) director-general Charles Nhemachena appeared at the Harare Magistrates’ Court facing criminal abuse of office charges after he allegedly approved his salary increment illegally, prejudicing the organisation of $56 000. BY DESMOND CHINGARANDE Nhemachena (58) was not asked to plead when he appeared before magistrate …

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