Monthly Archives: January 2002

MDC rallies are cancelled as poll violence spreads

The Daily Telegraph 28th January 2002 By Peta Thornycroft in Harare INTENSIFYING violence yesterday forced Zimbabwe’s opposition to abandon all its public rallies in the presidential election campaign. The decision by the Movement for Democratic Change came after one of its supporters died and several others were critically injured at the weekend. The shadow justice […]

Party rebel puts Mugabe media curb on hold

The Daily Telegraph 17th January 2002 By Peta Thornycroft in Harare A MEDIA Bill intended by President Robert Mugabe to silence his critics was put on hold yesterday after a revolt in parliament from within the ranks of his own Zanu-PF party. Dr Edison Zvobgo, a Zanu-PF founder who heads the parliamentary legal committee, delayed […]

It’s Time to Complete the Change: A New Year’s Message – 2002

In June 2001 I wrote that the political tide in Zimbabwe had turned and that the process of change was inevitable. Nothing has happened since then to alter my view except that we are now only two months away from a watershed election that will enable Zimbabweans to vote into power a man who has […]