Monthly Archives: March 2006

MDC rival camps fight over assets

Zimbabwe Independent Augustine Mukaro CLASHES erupted this week over the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC)’s assets and areas of influence as the split in the party deepens. The two factions locked horns over a motor vehicle on Wednesday that was in the Arthur Mutambara camp’s possession. It was seized in the centre of Harare […]

MDC split: Coltart in a dilemma

Zimbabwe Independent Loughty Dube MDC secretary for legal affairs, David Coltart, is in a dilemma over which side to back between Arthur Mutambara and the Morgan Tsvangirai factions, it has been established. Mutambara’s faction has left the post of legal affairs secretary open as they wait for Coltart’s decision. Coltart, who has said his political […]

Government drafts new anti-terrorism laws aimed at opposition

SW Radio Africa A leading opposition legislator has said government can introduce as many laws as it wants but that will not stop the people’s quest for freedom and liberty. Responding to government’s introduction of a new law to curb acts of international terrorism in the country David Coltart, MDC MP for Bulawayo South, said […]

MDC future still open-ended affair

The Zimbabwe Independent THE future of a united opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) is set to be decided in the coming few weeks as negotiators tasked to chart the way forward are due to make contact with the leadership of both factions anytime from this week, sources close to the negotiations have revealed. The […]

MDC split final – unity hopes dashed as Tsvangirai digs in

Financial Gazette Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader Morgan Tsvangirai has poured cold water on prospects of a speedy reunification with a splinter faction of the party despite a congress resolution that the fractious party works “for the unity of all genuine cadres to the struggle.” The former trade unionist, who was reinvigorated by the […]

Mabhena to contest MDC factional vice-presidency

By Andnetwork .com Former Matabeleland North Governor, Mr Welshman Mabhena, who last week distanced himself from the MDC faction led by Mr Morgan Tsvangirai, has reportedly been nominated for the post of vice-president of the group, which Makokoba legislator, Ms Thokozani Khuphe, hoped to win, it emerged yesterday. The faction’s spokesman, Mr Nelson Chamisa, who […]

Coltart turns down MDC appointment

SW Radio Africa – Violet Gonda The posts of secretary for legal affairs and the secretary for economic affairs were left vacant The legal affairs spokesman for the MDC, David Coltart, has rejected his appointment to the National Executive of the pro-senate faction of the party, which held its congress in Bulawayo at the weekend. […]