If figures don’t lie then the Movement for Democratic Change has a lot more work to do ahead of next year’s elections as its support seems to be declining, according to a survey released this month by the African think-tank, Afrobarometer.
Movement for Democratic Change leader Morgan Tsvangirai has threatened to sue Vice-President Phelekezela Mphoko over his allegations on national television that the opposition leader was once involved in an assassination attempt on the late Vice-President Joshua Nkomo and was also behind the Gukurahundi massacres.
Econet, the country’s largest mobile phone operator, has been fingered in a $300 million tax scandal in which it is alleged to have dodged paying duty and taxes between 2009 and 2013 with the connivance of Zimbabwe Revenue Authority officials including former boss Gershem Pasi.
While it is generally believed that the role of opposition parties is to act as political watchdogs to keep the ruling parties in check, only 28 percent of the respondents in 36 African countries surveyed by Afrobarometer felt so.
Non-constituency legislator Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga last week accused The Herald and its reporter Zvamaida Murwira of being sexist after he misrepresented what she had said in Parliament.
Non-constituency legislator Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga has described Herald journalist Zvamaida Murwira as sexist and said he and the paper must be charged with contempt of Parliament for misrepresenting what happened in Parliament on Tuesday.
Econet Wireless Zimbabwe’s shareholders today voted to approve the highly contentious $130 million rights issue, with 74 percent of the votes at an extraordinary general meeting.