Tag: 2018 Election

Opposition political parties squabble over 2018 coalition

Opposition political parties squabble over 2018 coalition

That a coalition of opposition political parties and movements is seen as a formidable force to end President Robert Mugabe’s prolonged rule appears to be an open secret for many Zimbabweans pinning their hopes on a political solution to halt socio-economic implosion. But haggling, jostling and inflated egos have impeded […]

Opinion: Tsvangirai is right on candidate choice

Opinion: Tsvangirai is right on candidate choice

Dear Editor — As expected, some opportunistic political parties with no grassroots support were up in arms following the Tsvangirai led MDC’s resolution to field a candidate with a real chance of winning against Mugabe. If the removal of ZANU PF from power is what Zimbabwe needs, then anyone who […]

Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe, 92, to stand in next election

Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe, 92, to stand in next election

Zimbabwe’s 92-year-old president, Robert Mugabe, was endorsed on Saturday as the ruling party’s candidate in a national election scheduled for 2018. The ruling Zanu-PF party announced its support in the south-eastern town of Masvingo, where the party’s youth wing proposed that Mugabe should rule for life with broad powers. Opposition […]