The Movement for Democratic Change says the ruling Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front should not abuse traditional leaders by directly or indirectly converting them into de facto commissars of the party.
Hamish Rudland resigned from the CFI board yesterday, a day prior to the agro-industrial group’s extraordinary general meeting (EGM) which was meant to fire him, marking the end of Stalap representation on the CFI board.
Three South African rights groups have joined forces with the opposition Democratic Alliance to appeal to the courts to set aside the diplomatic immunity granted to former Zimbabwe first lady Grace Mugabe to shield her from being prosecuted for allegedly assaulting a South African model Gabriela Engels at a Johannesburg hotel in August.
A Zimbabwean author now residing in the United States has called on Washington not to remove its sanctions on Zimbabwe because this would be tantamount to rewarding President Emmerson Mnangagwa for an internal coup with the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front.
Reports about the wealth that opposition leader and former Finance Minister Tendai Biti has accumulated probably explains why the opposition wanted a government of national unity and why it was bitter about being left out of President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government.
People’s Democratic Party leader Tendai Biti, who is also a member of the Movement for Democratic Change Alliance, yesterday told the United States Foreign Relations Committee that although Zimbabweans had welcomed the end of Robert Mugabe’s rule what had essentially happened was an illegal and illegitimate transfer of power from one faction of the ruling party to another.