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Gordon Brown Initiative, What Mugabe Needs


With less than two months before the December Zanu (PF) congress Robert Mugabe certainly has his hands full. The Bulawayo Province of his party, including his trusted Politburo members, are in a mini rebellion over his unilateral reinstatement of Jabulani Sibanda. And now Gordon Brown, supported by Nordic countries is demanding that he allow in a human rights envoy from the EU.

The Sibanda case itself shows how much Mugabe is losing control of the party that he used to have an iron grip around. The Matabeleland leadership, including his own vice, Joseph Msika, national chairman John Nkomo, Information Minister, Sikhanyiso Ndlovu and politburo member, Dumiso Dabengwa, are opposing Sibanda's campaign for Mugabe’s candidacy at the December Congress.

Last Updated on Friday, 19 October 2007 06:27

SADC Warned, All Not Well In Zimbabwe

Free speech, assembly.., Chamisa
Since dialogue started between the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) and the ruling Zanu (PF), police have turned down 103 opposition applications for rallies, yet the ruling party’s "solidarity marches" have continued unabated and without needing any police permission.

The MDC has confirmed Women of Zimbabwe Arise WOZA’s warning to southern African political leaders not to be so optimistic about Zimbabwe’s prospects for a free and fair election. The 14-member Southern African Development Community (SADC) expressed confidence in Zimbabwe's progress towards free and fair elections at its summit in August.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 October 2007 04:31

GW Bush, Robert Mugabe and Hugo Chavez

TellyWatch By Sofa Spud
What could they possibly have in common? BBC2 last week aired a documentary about the torture of suspected Taliban and Al-Qaeda guerrillas that revelled how American soldiers were pushed by their government to mistreat innocent people to satisfy ultimately political interests of their commanders.

George Bush suspended the operation of the world human rights standard, the Geneva Conventions, which is part of US domestic law, so that terror suspects could be properly dealt with, without the possibility of the torturers being prosecuted.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 October 2007 06:23

Economy To Worsen As Zanu Lacks Strategy


Hon Tendai Biti, MDC Secetary General


BitiThe structural economic crisis in Zimbabwe continues to spiral out of control. The country's economic statistics and micro-economic indicators continue to break all unsavoury records.  


Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 October 2007 08:35

MDC UK Executive Dissolved

ImageMDC national chairman, Lovemore Moyo, descended on the MDC UK executive like a 12lb hammer, dissolving the Ephrain Tapa-led executive of the main wing and leaving the province in the hands of an interim executive.

Right: Moyo (second from right) with the members of the only remaining solid structure of the MDC UK, the Youth Executive 

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 June 2009 06:25

New Zealand, Maoris Onside

Mrs Holland with New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark
New Zealand Prime Minister, Ms Helen Clark, has offered continued support in maintaining pressure on the Mugabe regime to practice democracy, while the Maori Party in New Zealand has given its backing to the Southern African Development Community (SADC) initiative in Zimbabwe.


The Prime Minister met MDC national executive council member, Mrs. Sekai Holland, to find out for herself what had happened in March when Mrs Holland, a 64-year old grandmother, was so badly tortured that she was left with a broken leg and arm, a shattered knee and fractured ribs. 


Last Updated on Friday, 12 October 2007 08:11

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Bhadharai Pano