Power Squabbles Split Zimbabwe Opposition

Former finance minister Tendai Biti seems to be a key player as a group within the party moves to unseat Morgan Tsvangirai as leader of the opposition.

  • Zimbabwe:   Tsvangirai, Biti Staring Down Barrel of Their Favourite Gun

    The Herald, 29 April 2014

    IN politics, authority -- not just transient power, but true authority -- is hard to acquire and easy to lose. As the row continues to swirl around the true leadership of the… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   MDC Change Team - Why We Suspended Tsvangirai

    New Zimbabwe, 28 April 2014

    WE the delegates of our people, being members of the MDC National Council, so lawfully constituted, met (Saturday), 26 April 2014 and noted the following about our Party and the… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   We No Longer Recognise Tsvangirai - Biti

    The Herald, 28 April 2014

    Over the past few months MDC-T has been rocked by serious infighting and divisions which have left the party on the brink. The war for control of the party has seen the rise of two… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   One Way or Another, Morgan Tsvangirai Must Go

    Daily Maverick, 28 April 2014

    Pity Morgan Tsvangirai. The veteran Zimbabwean opposition leader is facing a little opposition of his own, and he's not coping too well.  Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Tsvangirai Summons Biti to Explain 'Coup Attempt'

    New Zimbabwe, 27 April 2014

    THE Morgan Tsvangirai-led MDC on Sunday showed off its numerical edge over rivals by pulling a crowd of more than a thousand supporters who voluntarily thronged Harvest House, the… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Drama As Biti Stages Coup

    Zimbabwe Standard, 27 April 2014

    Infighting deepened in the MDC-T party yesterday as the leader Morgan Tsvangirai was said to have been suspended in a boardroom coup. Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   MDC-T in Disarray, Split Inevitable

    New Zimbabwe, 27 April 2014

    THE country's main opposition party is in disarray after a faction in the Movement for Democratic Change said at the weekend it had suspended the party leader Morgan Tsvangirai, in… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Throngs At MDC-T Headquarters in Tsvangirai Support

    New Zimbabwe, 27 April 2014

    OVER a thousand supporters of MDC-T leader, Morgan Tsvangirai thronged Harvest House, the party's headquarters, on Sunday to show support to the embattled leader in the wake of a… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   I Have the People's Support - Tsvangirai

    Zimbabwe Standard, 27 April 2014

    MDC leader and former Prime Minister, Morgan Tsvangirai yesterday said he still had the people's support to remain at the helm of the party and will only be removed by congress… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Tsvangirai 'Suspended' in Party Infighting

    allAfrica, 26 April 2014

    Infighting within the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) intensified on Saturday when some party officials announced the suspension of the party leader, Morgan… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Tsvangirai Rejects Suspension

    New Zimbabwe, 26 April 2014

    MORGAN Tsvangirai remains MDC-T leader, party spokesman Douglas Mwonzora declared Saturday evening, telling the leadership renewal faction they were having a laugh after they… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Opposition Suspends Tsvangirai

    New Zimbabwe, 26 April 2014

    THE leadership fights within the opposition MDC-T came to a head Saturday after a meeting of the party's national council voted for the suspension of party leader Morgan… Read more »

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MDC-T President Morgan Tsvangirai addressing a rally.

  • Zimbabwe:   Biti Always Wanted to Be President - Chamisa

    New Zimbabwe, 26 April 2014

    MDC-T national organising secretary, Nelson Chamisa, has dismissed as a nullity the suspension of party leader Morgan Tsvangirai by a group pushing for leadership change in the… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   MDC-T Rebels Hit Back At Tsvangirai

    New Zimbabwe, 23 April 2014

    MDC-T "rebels" have rubbished claims by party leader Morgan Tsvangirai they were working with rivals in Zanu PF to dislodge him from the helm of the opposition movement. Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Morgan Tsvangirai and the Illusion of Mass Support

    The Herald, 24 April 2014

    Over the past few months MDC-T has been rocked by serious infighting and divisions which have left the party on the brink. The war for control of the party has seen the rise of two… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   President Calls for Peace in MDC-T

    The Herald, 19 April 2014

    PRESIDENT Mugabe yesterday warned MDC-T against inciting illegal and violent protests, saying the security services were ready to ensure the rule of law prevails. Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Fear Rife in MDC-T - Matinenga

    Zimbabwe Independent, 17 April 2014

    As MDC-T Morgan Tsvangirai tries to fend off attacks by senior party members calling for leadership renewal, the Zimbabwe Independent political reporter Elias Mambo spoke to former… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   MDC-T Moves to Expel Mangoma

    Zimbabwe Independent, 11 April 2014

    THE troubled MDC-T is moving to expel suspended deputy treasurer-general Elton Mangoma as well as his lawyer Jacob Mafume, youth secretary general Promise Mkwananzi and Last… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Mangoma Refuses to Recognize Expulsion

    SW Radio, 11 April 2014

    The deputy treasurer-general of the MDC-T, Elton Mangoma, does not recognize his expulsion from the party for alleged gross indiscipline, his lawyer said on Friday. Read more »