Mnangagwa Keeps Mwonzora Waiting

President Emmerson Mnangagwa is yet to respond to MDC-T leader Douglas Mwonzora’s proposals for dialogue, a month after he delivered his petition at State House. Mwonzora met Mnangagwa and Vice President Constantino Chiwenga at State House on 11 June where he submitted a four-page document to the Head of State and one of the alleged proposals was to postpone by-elections. Soon after the meeting, Mwonzora told The Standard that he was given assurance that his request would be prioritised. He claimed Mnangagwa had promised to respond within two weeks, but his spokesperson…

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Zimbabwe Coronavirus/ COVID-19 Update: 10 July 2021

Here is the Coronavirus/ COVID-19 Situation Report or Update for Zimbabwe by the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) on 10 July 2021: New cases:  1 787 Local Cases: 1 787 Returnees: 0 Deaths: 42 Lockdown Update: National Level 4 lockdown in place. Hotspot update: Kariba(15), Chidamoyo (14), Karoi (22), Chinhoyi (110), Chegutu (192) (MashWest), Bindura (22) Centenary (57) MashCent, Plumtree (23), Gwanda (17) (Mat South) Seke (55) Chikomba (30)(MashEast), Chiredzi (38) , Zaka (12) (MasvingoProv), Harare (326) Northern Surburbs (96), Nkulumane (26), Emakhandeni (38) (Bulawayo), Kwekwe (10) (Midlands). Vaccinations: 11 437 (first dose); 1 688 (second…

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Mwonzora’s MDC-T Suffers Major Blow

The MDC-T led by Douglas Mwonzora has suffered a major blow after two of its top officials in Mashonaland East province resigned from the opposition party. Provincial information and publicity secretary Farai Nyandoro and secretary-general Emmanuel Chiroto both tendered their resignations saying they were venturing into “private business”. Chiroto is a former Harare deputy mayor while Nyandoro is a former Marondera mayor. Both served between 2008 and 2013. In a letter dated 4 July, addressed to provincial chairperson Piniel Denga and co-signed by the duo, the activists said they were…

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