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Zimbabwe: Main opposition party fires deputy leader

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The main opposition party in Zimbabwe fired its deputy president and two other senior officials on misconduct charges, stoking fears of a split in the party ahead of key elections in July, a month after the death of founding leader Morgan Tsvangirai.

The Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) expelled Thokozani Khupe, a former deputy prime minister, ending a protracted succession feud which flared into an open fight following Tsvangirai’s death.

“The national council resolved, by more than the mandatory two thirds of the vote that vice president Khupe be removed from the party,” the party’s deputy national chair Morgan Komichi said in a statement.

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“She continued to hold illegal meetings and partake in unconstitutional activities, putting the party into disrepute and undermining the constitutional organs of the party,” the statement added.

“Despite efforts to address her grievances she remained stubborn and she refuse to change her opinion .

Khupe and fellow deputy presidents Nelson Chamisa and Elias Mudzuri were locked in a battle to succeed trade union stalwart Tsvangirai who led the party from its inception in 1999.

Khupe argued that according to the party’s constitution she was supposed to take-over as acting president until a congress to elect a substantive leader.

Chamisa was appointed leader by the party’s national council but his adversaries claimed he had used violence to take over the reigns after Khupe was physically attacked at Tsvangirai’s burial.

The MDC has endorsed Chamisa, 40, as its presidential candidate to face President Emmerson Mnangagwa,75, in elections expected in July.

Khupe was fired together with party spokesperson Obert Gutu and national organizing secretary Abednigo Bhebhe.

The party’s national chairperson and former speaker of parliament Lovemore Moyo on Thursday resigned from the MDC citing disregard for the party’s constitution and the internecine battles threatening to tear the party apart.

The MDC paid dearly and handed an easy victory to the ruling Zanu – PF in 2006 when the opposition party split over whether to take party in senate elections.

It split again in 2013 when secretary general Tendai Biti left to form his own party after the MDC lost in general elections that year.

 

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PM Abiy reiterates Ethiopia’s decision over latest clampdown.

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Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has finally spoken on ongoing anti-corruption and rights abuse clampdown stating that there was not going to be any backing down let alone retreat.

A statement from the Abiy’s office issued in Amharic tasked citizens to rally behind the development as a means of ridding the country of lawlessness and criminal elements.

State-affiliated FBC reported that the statement titled, ‘Let’s Fight (the) Cancer,’ said the government was bent on bringing people behind injustices to book.



The statement said the underlying objective of recent arrests was to get rid of Ethiopia criminals. “… criminals do not care about ethnicity, country, or morality; they only care for themselves.

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“The key to justice is to create a system for innocent citizens to live in freedom and dignity while criminals are held accountable and punished in accordance with the law,” the statement read in part.

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Since early this week, authorities have announced the arrest of over sixty former military and intelligence officials arrested in connection with rights abuse in prisons and gross corruption in the military run business conglomerate, Metals and Engineering Corporation, MetEC.

A former head of MetEC, Kinfe Dagnew; and a former intelligence chiefs, Tekleberhan Woldearegay and Yared Zerihun have all been detained and put before courts in the capital, Addis Ababa.

Head of security at the state monopoly, Ethio Telecom, Gudeta Olana, has also been arrested as has head of the entity and brother of ex-MetEC boss, Essayas Dagnew.

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New Zealand denies refusing refugees with holiday visas entry.

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New Zealand’s Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, on Friday, rejected allegations that the country’s government was blocking refugees who wished to travel into the country from Nauru on visitor visas.

Nauru’s president, Baron Waqa, also claimed in an interview with Australian media that he had also personally brokered a deal for New Zealand to accept 80 refugees currently located on the island.



“It’s incorrect to say that there is some kind of agreement for 80 specific individuals to take residence or visit,’’ Ardern told media at the East Asia Summit in Singapore.

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“The request did not ask about whether refugees could visit New Zealand on holiday visas,’’ he added.

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The country assessed all applications for visitor visas on a case-by-case basis. This applies regardless of a person’s country of origin or nationality.

The country is under pressure to transfer the remaining 30 children from the island.

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