Born March 10th, 1952, in Gutu, Masvingo province, Morgan Richard Tsvangirai rose from humble beginnings with only a high-school education, to become one of Zimbabwe’s most formidable political and influential figures, earning national, regional and international recognition and respect.
Zimbabwe’s former vice president Joice Mujuru, who was ousted over allegations of factionalism and disloyalty, said she’s now “been vindicated,” after meeting with her former boss, President Robert Mugabe, who too was ousted from office in November 2017, by the country’s military.
The Movement for Democratic Change says MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai has the right to pick a successor as per what was agreed in the last party congress. VOA's Gibbs Dube speaks with Thabitha Khumalo, MDC-T deputy spokesperson, and political analyst Dr. Nkululeko Sibanda.
The Zimbabwe Election Resource Centre, a non-partisan think tank and advocacy institution on elections and democracy, has written a letter to President Emmerson Mnangagwa urging him to introduce a raft of reforms to ensure free and fair ahead of the crucial polls this year.
Will President Emmerson Mnangagwa fix Zimbabwe's ailing economy before 2018 general elections while surrounded by retired military generals? For more details, VOA's Gibbs Dube speaks with Zanu PF lawmaker Joseph Tshuma and political analyst Nkululeko Sibanda based at Huddersfield University, London
The U.S is cautiously considering re-engaging Zimbabwe, following the resignation of former President Robert Mugabe, but it remains skeptical of how relations would improve, given that Zimbabwe’s new president is a close ally of Mr. Mugabe, and been accused of atrocities dating back to the 1980’s.
Member of Parliament for the MDC-T formation, Jesse Majome, says her Harare West constituency and many other areas in the country are tense. Majome tells Marvelous Mhlanga Nyahuye of VOA's Zimbabwe Service that she was unable to attend crucial meetings due to closures.