MDC @20: The journey continues

Zimbabwe Independent By Nyasha Chingono 27th September 2019 TWENTY years after it was formed amid high hopes, the opposition MDC’s pathway to power remains hazy amid concerns it lacks the gravitas to mount a formidable challenge to dislodge Zanu PF from power. On the contrary, its nemesis, formed in 1963, managed to win state power

Judge raps State over Magombeyi detention

Newsday BY DESMOND CHINGARANDE/RUTENDO MATANHIKE/NQOBANI NDLOVU 26th September 2019 udge president Justice George Chiweshe yesterday dismissed the State’s urgent chamber application to stop Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors’ Association (ZHDA) leader Peter Magombeyi from leaving the country for South Africa to seek medical attention. The State had submitted that it wanted more than two more days to

Zimbabweans can be forgiven for thinking they must be with Alice in Wonderland – the bizarre case of Dr Peter Magombeyi

David Coltart Blog Bulawayo 24th September 2019 Zimbabweans can be forgiven for thinking that they must be with Alice in Wonderland because our legal system and law enforcement is so increasingly and utterly bizarre. About 10 days ago a medical doctor, the President of the Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association, who was representing doctors in salary

As Dr Magombeyi resurfaces, the third force debate rages on, as Job Sikhala narrates torture story

Bulawayo News 24 24th September 2019 By Thomas Mukandi The acting president of Zimbabwe Hospital Doctor Associations Peter Magombeyi, who was allegedly abducted on Friday last week in Budiriro, was on last week Thursday night confirmed to have been released from the hands of his abductors in the evening. Magombeyi’s release comes after doctors had

Zanu-PF Youth League on abductions

The Chronicle (ZANU PF propaganda) 24th September 2019 THE Zanu-PF Youth League says it has noted with concern the recent wave of alleged abductions in the country which are a ploy by the MDC and its allies to destabilise and tarnish the country’s image. In a statement yesterday, Zanu-PF Deputy Secretary for Youth Affairs, Cde

U.S. told to come clean about knowledge of 1980s Mugabe massacres in Zimbabwe

Washington Times By Geoff Hill 23rd September 2019 Human rights groups and activists are demanding the release of CIA and State Department files showing how much the U.S. government knew about what they say was a genocide in the 1980s under Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, whose funeral took place earlier this month in Harare. For more

“David Coltart Has A Case To Answer Over Dr Magombeyi’s Disappearance,” Obert Gutu – member of Mnangagwa’s POLAD

Pindula News 20th September 2019 Obert Gutu, the Vice President of opposition MDC led by Dr Thokozani Khuphe, which has recently alligned itself with President Mnangagwa, and is part of his POLAD, has said that former Education Minister, David Coltart has a case to answer over the disappearance of acting president of the Zimbabwe Hospital

Regime Was Forced To Release Dr Magombeyi Due To Relentless Pressure:Coltart

Zimeye 20th September 2019 By Farai Dziva David Coltart has said the Zanu PF government was forced to release the Acting President of the Hospital Doctors Association, Dr Peter Magombeyi due to relentless pressure. Said Coltart: “Dr Peter Magombeyi was finally released at Harare Central police station at 12.30am and reunited with his family, colleagues

Treasury releases $3,4 million to MDC

Newsday 18th September 2019 By Everson Mushava TREASURY has released $3,4 million to the opposition MDC under the Political Parties Finance Act. The money was released two weeks ago following months of bickering, with the opposition party accusing government of withholding the funds to sabotage its activities. MDC treasurer-general David Coltart confirmed the development. “Yes,

Military takes over Zim hospitals as doctors strike over ‘abduction’

TimesLive BY LENIN NDEBELE 17th September 2019 In a bid to contain a crippling doctors’ strike in Zimbabwe, the country’s government has deployed doctors from the military to state hospitals. Doctors went on strike on Tuesday after one of their own, union leader Peter Magombeyi, was allegedly abducted by state security agents. Despite calls for information