Monthly Archives: December 2005

Bulawayo South constituency: End of year letter – 2005

Dear Friends, I cannot believe how this year has flown. In some ways it seems just yesterday that I was honoured and grateful to be re-elected by you as an MDC MP with a 76% majority. However that was in March and eight months have gone by since then. You will recall that in the […]

MDC banishes ‘rebels’

Zimbabwe Independent THE Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) national council yesterday passed a vote of no confidence in executive members of the pro-senate faction, barring them from carrying out party functions until the party congress next year. The resolution suspends deputy president Gibson Sibanda, secretary-general Welshman Ncube and his deputy Gift Chimanikire, treasurer Fletcher Dulini-Ncube, […]

Legacy of failure

Zimbabwe Independent Editor’s Memo I THOROUGHLY enjoyed the piece we ran on our opinion pages last week by veteran journalist Bill Saidi. In a typically rasp allegory, Saidi had this to say about the Anti-Corruption minister Paul Mangwana’s hairstyle: “He will always be remembered for a very peculiar hairstyle; or the lack of one. His […]

Defiant Tsvangirai interdicted by own party

New Zimbabwe ZIMBABWE’S warring opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party on Wednesday sought a court interdict against its leader restraining him from conducting business on behalf of the party. The MDC has been rocked by factional fighting, culminating in last week’s suspension of Morgan Tsvangirai by the party’s seven-member disciplinary committee. Four members of […]