Douglas Mwonzora

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Douglas Mwonzora said : "The very first person to talk about by-elections was the national chairperson (Morgen Komichi) and he said we are ready for those by-elections," "I know that people have written a political obituary for us and we want to say that people are in for a surprise. We are a party that is solid, we are a party that is strategic" External link

allafrica Thursday, October 22, 2020 4:24:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora told : “Denounce acts of indiscipline, destabilisation of the party and bringing the party into disrepute by Mr Abednico Bhebhe and Paul Gorekore,” External link

thezimbabwemail Tuesday, October 20, 2020 1:08:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “The national council was of the opinion that there were acts of indiscipline by Mr Gorekore and Mr Bhebhe but we resolved that the two would be dealt with in terms of our constitution. We want to assure our supporters that we will be firm with our own,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, October 20, 2020 12:33:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Job Sikhala ) : "We are not afraid of Mr Sikhala. He does not bite and he is a person who holds certain views, some very strongly and we do respect some of his views," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, October 20, 2020 8:52:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "Due to acts of indiscipline, destabilisation of the party and bringing the name of the party into disrepute by Mr Abednico Bhebhe and Mr Paul Gorekore, the leader-ship is hereby ordered to commence and pursue disciplinary action against the two in terms of the party constitution," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, October 20, 2020 8:52:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "The national council was of the opinion that there were acts of indiscipline by Mr Gorekore and Mr Bhebhe, but we resolved that the two will be dealt with in terms of our constitution, how that is going to come out will be seen in the next few days," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, October 20, 2020 8:52:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Job Sikhala ) : “We are not afraid of Mr Sikhala. He does not bite and he is a person who holds certain views, some very strongly and we do respect some of his views,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, October 20, 2020 8:32:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “Once they pledged that they were no longer members of the MDC-T they were bound by word and deed and so the recalls were made,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, October 11, 2020 4:19:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "Chamisa and his group have to recognise the Supreme Court ruling and there is no need for the involvement of Biti and Ncube as they were not part of the structures and were leading their parties," "Chamisa was a member of the national executive. This must be a starting point and the youths that have occupied the Harvest House have no legal right to occupy the building and must not give any order as we don't recognise them. Chamisa and his group must be organising participating at an elective congress as ordered by the Supreme Court not to continue to confuse party members" External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, October 8, 2020 9:42:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “Chamisa and his group have to recognise the Supreme Court ruling and there is no need for the involvement of Biti and Ncube as they were not part of the structures and were leading their parties,” “Chamisa was a member of the national executive. This must be a starting point and the youths that have occupied the Harvest House have no legal right to occupy the building and must not give any order as we don’t recognise them. Chamisa and his group must be organising participating at an elective congress as ordered by the Supreme Court not to continue to confuse party members” External link

zimeye Thursday, October 8, 2020 10:09:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "we are quite happy with the quality of Senators and MPs who have come. It is time for delivering and time to carry the party's legislative agenda. " External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, October 8, 2020 9:44:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “The councillors are from across the country, but I am not sure about the figure. Remember, there is a tendency by some to try to scare people… I am not sure they are that many. We are dealing with this on a case by case basis so the victims will soon get communication,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, October 6, 2020 5:18:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "There is a law that was published that there will be no by-elections, there are some who had said by-elections will happen on 5 December, others even said nominations will happen on 10 October, there were lies," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, October 6, 2020 9:34:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "This law was promulgated as government is looking at the COVID-19 pandemic, as MDC-T, we know that COVID-19 is there, we have leaders in the party who were infected, we thank God they survived, we have nine who were infected in the MDC-T, so we understand what the minister has done," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, October 6, 2020 9:34:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora warned ( about Tendai Biti ) : “Many chose to be misled by the likes of Tendai Biti and they thought it was impossible, but I am glad that they now understand what we are capable of doing,” External link

zimeye Sunday, October 4, 2020 12:51:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “Tiri kunzwa kuti kune ma bomb ma petrol bombs kwaane moto wakuitika muHarvest House, izvi hazvina kumbobvira zvaitika kusvikira vanhu ava vauya, asi tinoda kuti tiudze ma members edu e MDC-T kuti its a matter of time, tiri kutora headquarters yedu, (We hear there are bombs, petrol bombs happening at Harvest House, these things never happened before, its only happening now after the takeover by these people, so we want to assure our members that its a matter of time, we will reclaim our headquarters)” External link

zimeye Saturday, October 3, 2020 6:02:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Nelson Chamisa ) : “The MDC Alliance when we went into the elections did well, and I think that Nelson Chamisa as a Presidential candidate did quite well, thats not an issue, but you must not forget that we were with him, that we also campaigned and we did well, but after that the MDC Alliance project, the one i am referring to is where they wanted to convert the MDC Alliance into a political party,” External link

zimeye Saturday, October 3, 2020 6:02:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora told : "These congress processes are open to MDC-T people only," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, October 3, 2020 11:08:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “As MDC-T we know Covid-19 is real and we have leaders who tested positive to the pandemic, we are glad that they survived, the total number of our members who tested positive to Covid-19 are nine, so we understand the move by the minister of health to suspend by-elections, it wasn’t targeted against us but looking at the national situation,” External link

zimeye Saturday, October 3, 2020 8:43:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora told : “Their so-called Alliance project has gone up in flames and so they want to disturb the preparation for the extra-ordinary congress,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Friday, October 2, 2020 5:38:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora added : “Some of them were involved in the violence that took place at MRT House. We can never allow violence and we will always punish it,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Friday, October 2, 2020 5:38:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "They have kidnapped people from our party and unlawfully occupied our headquarters, as I speak they are holding 12 people hostage at the Harvest House, we know they want to trigger unrest and violence so we are not going to indulge them, we have reported the case of kidnapping to the police," External link

onlinenigeria Wednesday, September 30, 2020 2:01:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Nelson Chamisa ) : “These are Mr Chamisa’s people, we know them and we know that he organised this. It is a question of time and we will take our property back. These people were organised and funded by G40 to take our building, they have taken it unlawfully and are using violence. We will take back our building,” External link

newsday Tuesday, September 29, 2020 9:56:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "They have kidnapped people from our party and unlawfully occupied our headquarters, as I speak they are holding 12 people hostage at the Harvest House, we know they want to trigger unrest and violence so we are not going to indulge them, we have reported the case of kidnapping to the police," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, September 29, 2020 9:16:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Nelson Chamisa ) : “These are Mr Chamisa’s people, we know them and we know that he organised this. It is a question of time and we will take our property back. These people were organised and funded by G40 to take our building, they have taken it unlawfully and are using violence. We will take back our building,” External link

thezimbabwemail Tuesday, September 29, 2020 5:11:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “They have kidnapped people from our party and unlawfully occupied our headquarters, as I speak they are holding 12 people hostage at the Harvest House, we know they want to trigger unrest and violence so we are not going to indulge them, we have reported the case of kidnapping to the police,” External link

herald Tuesday, September 29, 2020 12:59:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Nelson Chamisa ) : "These are Mr Chamisa's people, we know them and we know that he organised this. It is a question of time and we will take our property back. These people were organised and funded by G40 to take our building, they have taken it unlawfully and are using violence. We will take back our building," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, September 29, 2020 10:38:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “They’re not in a position to make demands after holding 12 of our members hostage. They’re in a weak position both legally and physically. It’s a question of time, we will take our building,” External link

thezimbabwemail Tuesday, September 29, 2020 3:01:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “They’re not in a position to make demands after holding 12 of our members hostage. They’re in a weak position both legally and physically. It’s a question of time, we will take our building,” External link

dailymaverick Tuesday, September 29, 2020 1:57:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "They were fingered in various embarrassing allegations of corruption. The councillors in Harare went against the party directive in the selection of the mayor and ended up surrendering the position to PDP, which is unacceptable," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, September 26, 2020 11:03:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "We are elated at the election of councillor Nyahuye. We recalled those councillors after realising that they had ceased to be members of the MDC-T as well as being involved in corruption" External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, September 23, 2020 9:02:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "We agreed that the congress process to start immediately and hence next Wednesday's national standing committee will deal with the logistics, including coming up with an electoral college and the nomination process, which should start in the next week or so while the date of the congress will be announced after October 1," External link

onlinenigeria Monday, September 21, 2020 1:44:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “MDC Alliance was the name that we adopted. MDC Alliance party is not our name. When it comes to elections we will use the name that we will use. We will use everything that we are entitled to,” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, September 21, 2020 12:11:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “There are no permanent enemies in politics. Everything is possible. We are prepared to work with everyone provided they follow the constitution,” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, September 21, 2020 12:11:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Douglas Mwonzora ) : “The law does not say a touch is a move, as long as it is reasonable, explainable and objective. Our current structure at the moment is that we have an acting president and chairman but we have Dr Mwonzora as the secretary general who does not have the three months’ time limit,” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, September 21, 2020 12:11:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "There are no permanent enemies in politics. Everything is possible. We are prepared to work with everyone provided they follow the constitution," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, September 20, 2020 7:44:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "We agreed that the congress process to start immediately and hence next Wednesday's national standing committee will deal with the logistics, including coming up with an electoral college and the nomination process, which should start in the next week or so while the date of the congress will be announced after October 1," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, September 20, 2020 7:44:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “We agreed that the congress process to start immediately and hence next Wednesday’s national standing committee will deal with the logistics, including coming up with an electoral college and the nomination process, which should start in the next week or so while the date of the congress will be announced after October 1,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Saturday, September 19, 2020 4:27:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Jacob Mafume ) : “We also agreed that in terms of the MDC Alliance agreement, Mafume cannot be mayor. We, however, noted that we have no power to recall him although he was wrongly elected,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Saturday, September 19, 2020 4:27:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Robert Mugabe ) : “This behaviour, inimical of the late Robert Mugabe is not helpful to a society desperate for a new breeze of politics, free from hate and intolerance,” External link

thezimbabwemail Thursday, September 17, 2020 2:36:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “Of course, we are going to be contesting elections” External link

thezimbabwemail Tuesday, September 15, 2020 4:18:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “Of course, we are going to be contesting elections” External link

herald Tuesday, September 15, 2020 1:17:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Nelson Chamisa ) : "I learnt with dismay the unprovoked utterances against my person attributed to Advocate Chamisa at the recent funeral service of the late Hon Miriam Mushayi," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, September 15, 2020 11:44:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Robert Mugabe ) : "This behaviour, inimical of the late Robert Mugabe is not helpful to a society desperate for a new breeze of politics, free from hate and intolerance," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, September 15, 2020 11:44:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “It is one of the multi-pronged approach we are going to use to get a redress” External link

thezimbabwemail Tuesday, September 8, 2020 10:44:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “Sad to learn of the death of Hon. Miriam Mushayi. She was a key member in the struggle for electoral reforms that brought the BVR &the code of conduct for political parties. Self effacing yet charming, intelligent and tolerant she was just an enigma,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, September 8, 2020 2:48:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "That agreement is still valid and it is the basis upon which the Supreme Court made its determination when it conferred us the legitimacy to be at the helm of the party," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, September 8, 2020 8:43:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Jacob Mafume ) : "We cannot recall a councillor who is not from our political party as what is the case with respect to Cllr Mafume. But one option is to challenge the election result by applying for its nullification, another option is to recall our councillors while another one is to leave it like that. We are still consulting with our lawyers," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, September 8, 2020 8:43:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "I was in the meeting briefly. Maybe something like that was discussed, but it is not true. When we make recalls, we will tell the whole country," "We don't just recall, we recall pursuant to certain misdeeds. There is no truth in that" External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, September 6, 2020 11:48:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "We were supposed to have held our extraordinary congress on July 31 but we were stopped by the health officials and police because of the Covid-19 restrictions," External link

allafrica Sunday, August 23, 2020 3:07:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “We were supposed to have held our extraordinary congress on July 31 but we were stopped by the health officials and police because of the Covid-19 restrictions,” External link

theindependent Friday, August 21, 2020 3:29:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "We were supposed to have held our extraordinary congress on July 31 but we were stopped by the health officials and police because of the Covid-19 restrictions," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, August 14, 2020 12:31:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "Our approach in the impending discussion is to find a lasting solution to Zimbabwe's problems. In this regard we will be guided by what is in the best interests of Zimbabwe's long-suffering masses" External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, August 11, 2020 11:33:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “We are replacing those elected under Proportionate Representative and we await guidance on those MPs that had constituencies. There is nothing that stops us from replacing them because we have appealed against a High Court judgment which interdicted us from replacing two Senators and noting of an appeal has the effect of suspending that judgment,” External link

herald Tuesday, August 11, 2020 4:46:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “On the day of the protests, is when we are supposed to have our congress. Those who want to go for the protests they are free to do so because this is a democracy,” External link

thezimbabwemail Thursday, July 30, 2020 1:35:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora told : “My goal, if I win the election, is to unite and stabilise the party as well as positioning it as a credible opposition to Zanu PF,” External link

thezimbabwemail Tuesday, July 28, 2020 1:03:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora told : "My goal, if I win the election, is to unite and stabilise the party as well as positioning it as a credible opposition to Zanu PF," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, July 27, 2020 8:57:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora told : “My goal, if I win the election, is to unite and stabilise the party as well as positioning it as a credible opposition to Zanu PF,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Monday, July 27, 2020 4:55:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "The government must act against corruption and not harass and arrest those who speak or act against corruption," External link

allafrica Friday, July 24, 2020 3:05:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "The government must act against corruption and not harass and arrest those who speak or act against corruption," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, July 23, 2020 11:14:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “Their application was accompanied by forged affidavits. The MPs were made to sign blank affidavits without anything. If you look at the affidavits that were filed in the main original body and the tail end is where the applicant signature is, it’s a photocopy that was forged. We also had Members of Parliament who were disowning the affidavits,” External link

herald Saturday, July 18, 2020 2:17:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “I raised that with some of the MDC-A people and they said they had no idea; that is when we realised that the whole application had been forged. I got in touch with a number of MPs and they professed ignorance of the application. I think it was withdrawn specifically because of that,” External link

herald Saturday, July 18, 2020 2:17:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “They wanted to give an impression that MPs were behind them and against us. It was simply political posturing, an awkward political manoeuvring that confirms our earlier assertion that these people are criminals. They are crooks who forged the succession. They try to forge papers of ownership of Harvest House. They now have forged this application who ought to be prosecuted,” External link

herald Saturday, July 18, 2020 2:17:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "That is total rubbish. This issue about bribery is part of a smear campaign that is there because of the congress. The congress is going ahead we are still working on the issue of clearance remember it is ordered by the Supreme Court so it cannot be stopped by anything else except that court of law" External link

allafrica Monday, July 13, 2020 3:18:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “It is our name because the MDC Alliance is a group of political parties. We are the major political party in the alliance, they must stop using this name, they must look for another name. We will deal with this issue at the right time,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, July 7, 2020 1:40:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “Right now that is a matter that I would not want to discuss in detail but it is a matter that the leadership of the party is dealing with. The matter of embezzlement of the party funds and trying to strip the party of its assets. We are looking into this issue but we will advise at the appropriate time and take the issue to the police,” External link

herald Tuesday, July 7, 2020 5:15:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Morgan Tsvangirai ) : “We have people who left the party with more than US$23 million. This happened in 2013 when we were using the US dollar. So some people lied to Tsvangirai that there would be a run-off and they took the money to Botswana. After the election, Tsvangirai said can you take US$5 million from that stash to rebuild the party and they then started accusing him of being too old and suggested that they should be a leadership renewal. Those same people who lied to Tsvangirai and stole the party money now want to lead us,” External link

herald Tuesday, July 7, 2020 5:15:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "The national standing committee ordered me to file a notice of recall of various members of Senate," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, July 5, 2020 1:54:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "It is up to the delegates who are supposed to do a nomination, then after that a normal election," "If they are to give me honour, I will be able to serve in that office, it is because I have always been fighting for democracy" External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, July 5, 2020 1:54:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "The Supreme Court sets clear deadlines for this event," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, July 1, 2020 12:49:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora told : "We have developed the roadmap to the congress. The correct interpretation of the Supreme Court judgment means that the congress must be held by July 31. Any extensions outside the timelines given by the Supreme Court can expose us to unnecessary legal challenges," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, July 1, 2020 12:49:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “The Supreme Court sets clear deadlines for this event,” External link

thezimbabwemail Wednesday, July 1, 2020 12:17:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora told : “We have developed the roadmap to the congress. The correct interpretation of the Supreme Court judgment means that the congress must be held by July 31. Any extensions outside the timelines given by the Supreme Court can expose us to unnecessary legal challenges,” External link

thezimbabwemail Wednesday, July 1, 2020 12:17:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “The Supreme Court sets clear deadlines for this event,” External link

newsday Wednesday, July 1, 2020 11:05:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora told : “We have developed the roadmap to the congress. The correct interpretation of the Supreme Court judgment means that the congress must be held by July 31. Any extensions outside the timelines given by the Supreme Court can expose us to unnecessary legal challenges,” External link

newsday Wednesday, July 1, 2020 11:05:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora told : “The three months deadline was due to expire on July 31, but there is a six-week period we were given which means that the extra-ordinary congress will have to be held on or before the 15th of September. We are, therefore, working on any date between now and then,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, June 28, 2020 10:25:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “The three months deadline was due to expire on July 31, but there is a six-week period we were given — which means that the extra-ordinary congress will have to be held on or before the 15th of September. We are, therefore, working on any date between now and then,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, June 25, 2020 2:11:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora explained : “We are, therefore, working on a date between now and then,” External link

thezimbabwemail Tuesday, June 23, 2020 4:43:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora told : “We are, therefore, working on any date between now and then,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, June 23, 2020 12:24:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora told : “One of the other possibilities is to decentralise the congress or to seek an extension in the courts. That of course is not an option we would like,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, June 23, 2020 12:24:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Nelson Chamisa ) : “Yes, I can confirm that he never believed that the leadership of Nelson Chamisa would last, he used to tell me to relax,” External link

thezimbabwemail Saturday, June 20, 2020 1:26:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Nelson Chamisa ) : “Yes, I can confirm that he never believed that the leadership of Nelson Chamisa would last, he used to tell me to relax,” External link

newsday Saturday, June 20, 2020 7:40:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Charlton Hwende ) : “Honourable (Charlton) Hwende tweeted that he was no longer a member of the MDC-T. This is a statement we can never allow because it is both politically and factually incorrect” External link

thezimbabwemail Thursday, June 18, 2020 4:52:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Charlton Hwende ) : “Honourable (Charlton) Hwende tweeted that he was no longer a member of the MDC-T. This is a statement we can never allow because it is both politically and factually incorrect” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, June 18, 2020 3:49:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “We also discussed the issue of recalls of councillors as well as members of parliament who have joined other political parties. We are going to proceed with these but we will deal with these on a case by case basis. Those who have joined other political parties cannot continue to represent us in Parliament. The High court ruled that we can continue our recalls. In other words the interdict that sought to stop us from recalling was dismissed by Justice Chitapi,” External link

zbc Wednesday, June 17, 2020 12:01:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora noted ( about Morgan Tsvangirai ) : “We received a report on the handover and takeover of Morgan Tsvangirai House and this has been a subject of a lot of propaganda which has unfortunately sucked in some of the countries in this world because of the images that were broadcast by our colleagues. We view it as malicious to suggest that the handover takeover of this building involved the army and the police. The army has been patrolling the streets since the declaration of the lockdown,” External link

zbc Wednesday, June 17, 2020 12:01:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “We also discussed the issue of the MPs who have decided to join another political party. We will deal with that on a case-by-case basis because we are not a vindictive leadership,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, June 16, 2020 10:42:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "We reiterate that Harvest House belongs to the Movement for Democratic Change as a party, and we will do everything that is in our power to safeguard our property," "We want to make it clear that the Harvest House is not a private property owned by a company, it is a property that is owned by the party and we will be able to prove that when the time comes in the courts of law" External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, June 16, 2020 7:28:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "The army has been patrolling the streets of Harare since the declaration of the lockdown. Sixty meters from where we are, towards parliament, are offices of the army and the riot police seen outside the building are not parked at our HQ but outside FBC bank," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, June 16, 2020 7:28:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora told : "The chairperson for the youth assembly, as you know Mr. Happymore Chidziva, Bvondo has publicly stated that he is no longer a member of the party, so his deputy has taken over as the chairperson of the youth assembly," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, June 16, 2020 12:37:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "It is a good surprise ladies and gentlemen and that person is Shakespeare Mukoyi," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, June 16, 2020 12:37:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “We discussed the issues of recalls of councillors as well as MPs who have joined other political parties,” External link

newsday Tuesday, June 16, 2020 10:02:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “The High Court ruled that we can continue with our recalls. In other words, the interdict that sought to stop us from recalling was dismissed by Justice Tawanda Chitapi,” “The other judgment to say we cannot replace Members of Parliament even as we face the expiration of the mandatory 90 days, we have appealed against that judgment. The effect of the appeal is to suspend the decision appealed against and, therefore, as things stand, nothing stops us from recalling our MPs and replacing them. We will exercise that lawful option” External link

newsday Tuesday, June 16, 2020 10:02:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Morgan Tsvangirai ) : “We are grateful for this display of cooperation. Henceforth, all meetings will be held at the Morgan Tsvangirai House,” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, June 15, 2020 12:46:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “There were messages circulating for all councillors to bring at least 30 people to Harvest House and that would have meant more than 700 people in one place in disregard of the law and the messages were intercepted,” External link

thestandard-zw Wednesday, June 10, 2020 5:15:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora told : "They realised that we were not intimidated by their antics, and they later left us," External link

onlinenigeria Wednesday, June 10, 2020 1:47:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora told : "They realised that we were not intimidated by their antics, and they later left us," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, June 9, 2020 8:15:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “We are coming for the provincial offices very soon. Harvest House is now secured” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, June 9, 2020 8:06:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “We are not fazed by the threats because they are just threats, however, we are treating the bombing of Bwende’s house seriously,” External link

thezimbabwemail Tuesday, June 9, 2020 2:44:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora told : “They realised that we were not intimidated by their antics, and they later left us,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, June 9, 2020 2:30:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Nelson Chamisa ) : "There are threats against our leadership, some are sending text messages using foreign numbers. We are being branded rebels, but we actually know the true rebels, those who are supporting Mr Chamisa are the rebels. We are not fazed by the threats because they are just threats, however, we are treating the bombing of Bwende's house seriously," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, June 9, 2020 10:19:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Nelson Chamisa ) : “There are threats against our leadership, some are sending text messages using foreign numbers. We are being branded rebels, but we actually know the true rebels, those who are supporting Mr Chamisa are the rebels. We are not fazed by the threats because they are just threats, however, we are treating the bombing of Bwende’s house seriously,” External link

thezimbabwemail Tuesday, June 9, 2020 4:43:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Nelson Chamisa ) : “There are threats against our leadership, some are sending text messages using foreign numbers. We are being branded rebels, but we actually know the true rebels, those who are supporting Mr Chamisa are the rebels. We are not fazed by the threats because they are just threats, however, we are treating the bombing of Bwende’s house seriously,” External link

herald Tuesday, June 9, 2020 3:00:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “There were messages circulating for all councillors to bring at least 30 people to Harvest House and that would have meant more than 700 people in one place in disregard of the law and the messages were intercepted,” External link

zimeye Monday, June 8, 2020 2:39:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "There were messages circulating for all councillors to bring at least 30 people to Harvest House and that would have meant more than 700 people in one place in disregard of the law and the messages were intercepted," External link

onlinenigeria Sunday, June 7, 2020 1:43:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "There were messages circulating for all councillors to bring at least 30 people to Harvest House and that would have meant more than 700 people in one place in disregard of the law and the messages were intercepted," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, June 7, 2020 11:12:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora told : “So, their interaction with the police had absolutely nothing to do with us,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Saturday, June 6, 2020 3:27:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “We counted about 12 people who are being accused of duplicity. They cannot be our legislators and continue to attend the national executive council meeting of the other party,” External link

zimeye Thursday, June 4, 2020 11:20:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora wrote : "I note that following the Supreme Court judgement, in MDC and Others v Elias Mashavira and Others (SC56/2020) of 31 March 2020, which ruled that you were no longer the President of the Movement for Democratic Change which was formerly led by the late Dr Morgan Tsvangirai, you have continued to defy the court order. " External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, June 4, 2020 8:30:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “When the time comes for us to take charge of the building we will do it alone without the assistance of the police because but we need to deal with the most important issues at hand,” External link

thezimbabwemail Thursday, June 4, 2020 4:00:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “The applicants were recalled in terms of the … Constitution of Zimbabwe and therefore any filling of the vacancy so created has to be filled as provided in the Constitution as read with the Electoral Act. This honourable court is being asked to interdict a constitutional body from discharging its constitutional mandate,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Wednesday, June 3, 2020 12:57:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora told ( about Morgan Tsvangirai ) : “The purpose of the visit was two-fold; it was for us as an institution and as a representative of the top leaders of the party to apologise to Gogo Tsvangirai for the extreme indignity and humiliation she was subjected to during her son’s funeral,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, June 2, 2020 1:08:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Morgan Tsvangirai ) : "We have different beliefs but as for me, I don't personally believe in n'anga issues. Yesterday, we, as MDC-T party leadership visited Gogo Tsvangirai," External link

onlinenigeria Monday, June 1, 2020 2:01:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Morgan Tsvangirai ) : “We have different beliefs but as for me, I don’t personally believe in n’anga issues. Yesterday, we, as MDC-T party leadership visited Gogo Tsvangirai,” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, June 1, 2020 12:56:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Morgan Tsvangirai ) : "We have different beliefs but as for me, I don't personally believe in n'anga issues. Yesterday, we, as MDC-T party leadership visited Gogo Tsvangirai," External link

allafrica Monday, June 1, 2020 11:48:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora told : “What are you saying ?…That’s Pedzisai, he is mad,” External link

zimeye Sunday, May 31, 2020 8:04:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "We will not be vindictive, and we have always made that point clear," External link

allafrica Sunday, May 31, 2020 8:01:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “This is the time of Covid-19 and Zimbabweans need their MPs to distribute aid and to lead the process of fighting the disease. This is not time for posturing,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, May 31, 2020 3:07:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "It is not our intention to victimise anyone, it's not our intention to recall people just like. Those people who will be recalled are those people who would have committed offences and the offences are there, well-documented in our constitution. We will be measured in our response. We will not be retributive. We are not a vindictive leadership, we do not exist to victimise MPs. We exist to deliver the people of Zimbabwe from poverty and misery," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, May 31, 2020 1:54:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "It is not our intention to victimise anyone, it's not our intention to recall people just like. Those people who will be recalled are those people who would have committed offences and the offences are there, well-documented in our constitution. We will be measured in our response. We will not be retributive. We are not a vindictive leadership, we do not exist to victimise MPs. We exist to deliver the people of Zimbabwe from poverty and misery," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, May 31, 2020 1:54:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Nelson Chamisa ) : "Every decision made by Chamisa has been nullified. All suspensions have been reversed and leaders are back to their duties," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, May 31, 2020 1:54:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Morgan Tsvangirai ) : “We hope that they have learnt that the court is not a place to just go for the sake of it without sufficient papers, without sufficient preparation, without sufficient documents but what is important is that the judge has given legal support and interpretation to the MDC Alliance agreement that was signed by Morgan Tsvangirai that alliance agreement stands it creates the MDC Alliance and we repeat that the MDC Alliance is not a political party in the sense of a political party as we know it,” External link

zimeye Saturday, May 30, 2020 8:57:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “We must all have a shared common national vision that will set Zimbabwe on a developmental trajectory. A true revolution is built on solid values and principles and not on opportunism, favouritism and self hate. Zimbabwe belongs to all who live in it” External link

insiderzim Friday, May 29, 2020 11:49:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "We now also know that some of the furniture from the sixth floor, which is the secretary-general's office, is at a house in Madokero," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, May 26, 2020 10:47:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “We now also know that some of the furniture from the sixth floor, which is the secretary-general’s office, is at a house in Madokero,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, May 26, 2020 3:54:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora told : "He is welcome to return to the party just like everyone else. However, the fact of the matter is that he can't return as chairman," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, May 26, 2020 10:37:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora told ( about Thabitha Khumalo ) : "Once of course we have recalled people, we will replace them. So we are going to replace Senator Timveous, we are going to replace Hon. Thabitha Khumalo," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, May 25, 2020 10:33:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "Yesterday's meeting was convened by a member of staff called Farai Chinobva. It was chaired by Murisi Zwizwai who in the 2014 structures is the secretary for elections. It had less than 45 people in it. It could not possibly have been a National Council meeting of the party," "It was attended by people who had specifically publicly stated in court documents that they were not members of the party. The purpose of meetings like these is to disturb the processes leading to the extraordinary congress. Since the meeting had no status we are under no obligation to consider it's so called resolutions" External link

onlinenigeria Sunday, May 24, 2020 1:40:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "Yesterday's meeting was convened by a member of staff called Farai Chinobva. It was chaired by Murisi Zwizwai who in the 2014 structures is the secretary for elections. It had less than 45 people in it. It could not possibly have been a National Council meeting of the party," "It was attended by people who had specifically publicly stated in court documents that they were not members of the party. The purpose of meetings like these is to disturb the processes leading to the extraordinary congress. Since the meeting had no status we are under no obligation to consider it's so called resolutions" External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, May 23, 2020 11:04:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “However, we urge our MPs to recognise and discharge their obligations to their constituencies, in particular, and to the people of Zimbabwe, in general,” “In dealing with these MPs, we will look at their cases on a case by case basis by considering that there are some MPs doing unpardonable things, victimising people and some councillors involved in acts of violence and these will be looked at on a case by case basis” External link

newsday Saturday, May 23, 2020 2:57:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora told : “We are going to occupy our premises, we are going to occupy our headquarters,” External link

thezimbabwemail Saturday, May 23, 2020 2:12:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “Yesterday’s meeting was convened by a member of staff called Farai Chinobva. It was chaired by Murisi Zwizwai who in the 2014 structures is the secretary for elections. It had less than 45 people in it. It could not possibly have been a National Council meeting of the party,” “It was attended by people who had specifically publicly stated in court documents that they were not members of the party. The purpose of meetings like these is to disturb the processes leading to the extraordinary congress. Since the meeting had no status we are under no obligation to consider it’s so called resolutions” External link

dailynews-co-zw Saturday, May 23, 2020 1:52:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora wrote : “I have checked with the acting president, Dr Khupe, national chairman, Senator (Morgen) Komichi and national organising secretary Hon (Abednico) Bhebhe and they all profess ignorance of the meetings. I have also checked with the deputy chief of staff Colen Gwiyo who is equally ignorant about these meetings. Please note that you have no right to convene these meetings without my authority,” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, May 22, 2020 1:48:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora asked : “On the abduction and torture of three girls including an MP Joanna Mamombe at the hands State agents last week, what has government done about the incident? What is the government doing to make sure this does not happen again?” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, May 22, 2020 12:59:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora told : “It cannot be the meeting of the national council because such a meeting is convened by the secretary general and chaired by the national chairperson. I will, however, look at the substance of their petition,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Friday, May 22, 2020 11:25:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora asked : “On the abduction and torture of three girls including an MP Joanna Mamombe at the hands State agents last week, what has government done about the incident? What is the government doing to make sure this does not happen again?” External link

zimeye Friday, May 22, 2020 10:26:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora added : “Further, there is need to allocate more resources to take care of distressed families and persons,” External link

thezimbabwemail Wednesday, May 20, 2020 10:03:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “This has to be addressed in a comprehensive and non-partisan manner to make sure that no Zimbabwean dies of hunger,” External link

thezimbabwemail Wednesday, May 20, 2020 10:03:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "This has to be addressed in a comprehensive and non-partisan manner to make sure that no Zimbabwean dies of hunger," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, May 20, 2020 8:16:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora added : "Further, there is need to allocate more resources to take care of distressed families and persons," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, May 20, 2020 8:16:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora added : “Further, there is need to allocate more resources to take care of distressed families and persons,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Wednesday, May 20, 2020 2:47:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “This has to be addressed in a comprehensive and non-partisan manner to make sure that no Zimbabwean dies of hunger,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Wednesday, May 20, 2020 2:47:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “They made their application after seeing our detailed papers. I hope they are not just wasting everybody’s time,” External link

zimeye Wednesday, May 20, 2020 10:46:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “They made their application after seeing our detailed papers. I hope they are not just wasting everybody’s time,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, May 19, 2020 12:54:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Nelson Chamisa ) : "It is denied that the MDC Alliance ever held a congress anywhere in Zimbabwe. It was the faction of the MDC-T led by Nelson Chamisa that held a congress in Gweru," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, May 19, 2020 10:23:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “These activities by the Zanu PF G40 Alliance elements are not only counter-productive, but a desperate attempt to distract the MDC members from the broader agenda of returning our institution to our founding values of legitimacy, constitutionalism and democracy,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Monday, May 18, 2020 1:37:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Nelson Chamisa ) : “We are law abiding citizens and we follow the rulings of the court that we have to respect it and these MPs and councillors who are still recognising Chamisa are lost, and risk being recalled from parliament and council chambers by the party’s leadership and must come and join us in the preparation for the elective congress within three months,” External link

thezimbabwemail Sunday, May 17, 2020 7:56:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "July 31, 2020 is a tentative date set for the elective congress dependent on the health situation in the country. The national council resolved that the period within the congress must be held was restricted by the lockdown. If necessary it may be necessary to seek a court extension and if it is not granted then July 31 will be the last date for elections," "But, we are going to engage our lawyers to approach the court for the extension and there is high possibility of that happening as we are in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic which has restricted us to conduct our political work and the physical gathering of our party members in their various provinces" External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, May 17, 2020 2:53:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "We have settled for Harare province to host the congress and we find that it is much cheaper and convenient to accommodate the delegates in the capital city," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, May 17, 2020 2:53:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Nelson Chamisa ) : "We know that many MPs do not want to resign from Parliament and Chamisa should not force them to sign letters of resignation from parliament as we are aware that they are being summoned to the party's office to resign from Parliament," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, May 17, 2020 2:53:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Nelson Chamisa ) : "We are law abiding citizens and we follow the rulings of the court that we have to respect it and these MPs and councillors who are still recognising Chamisa are lost, and risk being recalled from parliament and council chambers by the party's leadership and must come and join us in the preparation for the elective congress within three months," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, May 17, 2020 2:53:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "Yes, they are members of the standing committee that was reinstated by the Supreme Court unless of course they want to resign from it. People who are not members of the committee are those who were recalled principally because they made public pronouncements that they were now members of another political party that they called the MDC Alliance," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, May 16, 2020 10:14:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “There is a possibility that other MPs can be recalled from Parliament if they commit offences that deserve a recall or apply for a recall,” “That application is by way of actions. Such actions for instance include boycott of parliamentary business during this period when the country is fighting Covid-19. We have to deal with the health situation welfare issues in Zimbabwe and all these require Parliament to be sitting. In this case where we have Covid-19, failure to attend Parliament is an act that warrants a recall from Parliament” External link

herald Friday, May 15, 2020 6:25:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “These activities by the Zanu-PF G40 Alliance elements are not only counter-productive, but a desperate attempt to distract the MDC members from the broader agenda of returning our institution to our founding values of legitimacy, constitutionalism and democracy,” External link

thezimbabwemail Thursday, May 14, 2020 3:12:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "These activities by the Zanu-PF G40 Alliance elements are not only counter-productive, but a desperate attempt to distract the MDC members from the broader agenda of returning our institution to our founding values of legitimacy, constitutionalism and democracy," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, May 13, 2020 6:32:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “The situation in Victoria Falls regarding the correct mayor is being resolved between the two mayors and the administration of the town. It is our wish as a party that the people of Victoria Falls receive good service from the council. The two mayors are being talked to and are currently in discussion right now,” External link

zbc Tuesday, May 12, 2020 12:18:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Amos Chibaya ) : "Just learnt of the involvement of my brother Amos Chibaya in an accident.I have just talked to him wishing him a speedy recovery.We are brothers and we are family first and foremost," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, May 11, 2020 7:03:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “We have support from the people and we know we are on the right path,” External link

thezimbabwemail Sunday, May 10, 2020 2:27:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Morgan Tsvangirai ) : "I cannot be dismissed from a par-ty that I do not belong to, I do not belong to their party, I am secretary-general for the MDC-T led by Morgan Tsvangirai," "This announcement does not make sense; these people don't know what they are doing. They are still reeling from the defeat that they suffered at Parliament and in the courts. I don't blame them at all be-cause they are in sixes and sevens" External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, May 9, 2020 11:17:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "Parliament has already ruled on who has power to recall MPs from parliament and that is us. MDC-Alliance is not a political party but a grouping of political parties and the MDC-T has over 100 MPs. We don't see any reason to recall them but they have a number of options and one of them is to resign in solidarity with those who were recalled. I can tell you that no one is going to resign from parliament. We have spoken to the MPs and they said they are not going to resign," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, May 8, 2020 9:02:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “We have said to the people who were occupying the building that they should hand it over, but they have not done so,” “In fact, they have been promising a bloodbath. I am told there are about 30 youths holed inside there with all manner of crude weapons to do harm to anybody who comes. Now, that is something we cannot accept. We are trying to use dialogue and persuasion for them to see sense and do what is right. The long and short of it is that we will have the building” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, May 8, 2020 8:49:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “We have said to the people who were occupying the building that they should hand it over, but they have not done so,” “In fact, they have been promising a bloodbath. I am told there are about 30 youths holed inside there with all manner of crude weapons to do harm to anybody who comes. Now, that is something we cannot accept. We are trying to use dialogue and persuasion for them to see sense and do what is right. The long and short of it is that we will have the building” External link

thezimbabwemail Thursday, May 7, 2020 11:36:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “We many have to engage the police if need be,” External link

thezimbabwemail Thursday, May 7, 2020 2:40:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora explained ( about Morgan Tsvangirai ) : “We have recalled four Members of Parliament of which three are from the National Assembly, and one from the Senate. The main reason why we recalled them is they ceased to be members of our party by their own declaration. As you know our party is MDC T left by Morgan Tsvangirai, MDC T which was a member of MDC Alliance. We went into the election as members of MDC T who are in the alliance which was an electoral pact. Through their declaration the Honourables advised the country that they were now members of the MDC Alliance party, the MDC-A party at law is different from MDC-A of which our party was a member,” External link

zbc Thursday, May 7, 2020 2:21:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “We may have to engage the police if need be,” External link

newsday Thursday, May 7, 2020 1:39:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "We wish to make it clear that the Party can never tolerate violence and criminal behavior. It can never accept leaders who want to divide it. We remind all our Honorable Members of Parliament of their duty to serve their constituencies as best as they can," External link

allafrica Thursday, May 7, 2020 12:35:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "We many have to engage the police if need be," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, May 7, 2020 3:52:00 AM EAT



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Nelson Chamisa said ( about Douglas Mwonzora ) : "I don't have time for Khupe and Douglas Mwonzora (interim MDC-T secretary-general)," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, October 25, 2020 11:57:00 AM EAT

Nelson Chamisa said ( about Douglas Mwonzora ) : “I don’t have time for Khupe and Douglas Mwonzora (interim MDC-T secretary-general),” External link

zimeye Sunday, October 25, 2020 11:14:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti argued ( about Douglas Mwonzora ) : “The Supreme Court judgment gives a narrow bridge versus the succession issue, but now Mwonzora thinks he has powers. The judgment cannot be vandalised in the manner that Mwonzora is doing,” External link

zimeye Friday, October 23, 2020 8:27:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti argued ( about Douglas Mwonzora ) : “The Supreme Court judgment gives a narrow bridge versus the succession issue, but now Mwonzora thinks he has powers. The judgment cannot be vandalised in the manner that Mwonzora is doing,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Wednesday, October 21, 2020 5:26:00 PM EAT

Charlton Hwende said ( about Douglas Mwonzora ) : "We are waiting for the by elections to replace the recalled MPs and councillors and the people will vote for their representatives again and our youths want the party to be united and we can move forward but Mwonzora and his group are working with Zanu-PF to destabilise the party," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, October 8, 2020 9:42:00 PM EAT

Charlton Hwende said ( about Douglas Mwonzora ) : “We are waiting for the by elections to replace the recalled MPs and councillors and the people will vote for their representatives again and our youths want the party to be united and we can move forward but Mwonzora and his group are working with Zanu PF to destabilise the party,” External link

zimeye Thursday, October 8, 2020 10:09:00 AM EAT

Charlton Hwende wrote ( about Douglas Mwonzora ) : “There will be no talks between democrats and those working with Zanu-PF to slow down the Democratic Agenda in this Country. We are happy that we have flushed out spies, CIOs and Collaborators from the opposition. The Continued onslaught on our MPs and Councillors which has resulted in 10 MPs being illegally recalled by Douglas Mwonzora acting unilaterally and in connivance with @edmnangagwa @ZANUPF_Official will have serious financial and political consequences on Mwonzora as a person,” External link

zimeye Friday, October 2, 2020 3:52:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Douglas Mwonzora ) : “The law does not say a touch is a move, as long as it is reasonable, explainable and objective. Our current structure at the moment is that we have an acting president and chairman but we have Dr Mwonzora as the secretary general who does not have the three months’ time limit,” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, September 21, 2020 12:11:00 AM EAT

Amos Chibaya said ( about Douglas Mwonzora ) : “I want to assure you that we are much prepared and what happened at Harvest house when (Mr) Mwonzora and company moved into our offices will not happen again. We will be there waiting for them let them dare take any of the party’s offices and you will see what will happen,” External link

herald Tuesday, July 14, 2020 1:39:00 PM EAT

Nelson Chamisa said ( about Douglas Mwonzora ) : "He (Mwonzora) is not reinstated. He is abusing the authority that he does not have," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, June 7, 2020 11:12:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said ( about Douglas Mwonzora ) : "Meanwhile, we do not expect Mwonzora to continue writing his dubious letters to the Speaker of Parliament purporting to be recalling MDC Alliance MPs," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, May 18, 2020 9:57:00 PM EAT

Jameson Timba said ( about Douglas Mwonzora ) : "We are not worried about Mwonzora, he is a small boy. He will be stopped politically. We are looking for solutions that will change the country and not to satisfy a few individuals who are power hungry. This matter will be decided by the people," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, May 11, 2020 10:31:00 AM EAT

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Douglas Mwonzora said : "The very first person to talk about by-elections was the national chairperson (Morgen Komichi) and he said we are ready for those by-elections," "I know that people have written a political obituary for us and we want to say that people are in for a surprise. We are a party that is solid, we are a party that is strategic" External link

allafrica Thursday, October 22, 2020 4:24:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora told : “Denounce acts of indiscipline, destabilisation of the party and bringing the party into disrepute by Mr Abednico Bhebhe and Paul Gorekore,” External link

thezimbabwemail Tuesday, October 20, 2020 1:08:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “The national council was of the opinion that there were acts of indiscipline by Mr Gorekore and Mr Bhebhe but we resolved that the two would be dealt with in terms of our constitution. We want to assure our supporters that we will be firm with our own,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, October 20, 2020 12:33:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Job Sikhala ) : "We are not afraid of Mr Sikhala. He does not bite and he is a person who holds certain views, some very strongly and we do respect some of his views," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, October 20, 2020 8:52:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "Due to acts of indiscipline, destabilisation of the party and bringing the name of the party into disrepute by Mr Abednico Bhebhe and Mr Paul Gorekore, the leader-ship is hereby ordered to commence and pursue disciplinary action against the two in terms of the party constitution," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, October 20, 2020 8:52:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "The national council was of the opinion that there were acts of indiscipline by Mr Gorekore and Mr Bhebhe, but we resolved that the two will be dealt with in terms of our constitution, how that is going to come out will be seen in the next few days," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, October 20, 2020 8:52:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Job Sikhala ) : “We are not afraid of Mr Sikhala. He does not bite and he is a person who holds certain views, some very strongly and we do respect some of his views,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, October 20, 2020 8:32:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “Once they pledged that they were no longer members of the MDC-T they were bound by word and deed and so the recalls were made,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, October 11, 2020 4:19:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "Chamisa and his group have to recognise the Supreme Court ruling and there is no need for the involvement of Biti and Ncube as they were not part of the structures and were leading their parties," "Chamisa was a member of the national executive. This must be a starting point and the youths that have occupied the Harvest House have no legal right to occupy the building and must not give any order as we don't recognise them. Chamisa and his group must be organising participating at an elective congress as ordered by the Supreme Court not to continue to confuse party members" External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, October 8, 2020 9:42:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “Chamisa and his group have to recognise the Supreme Court ruling and there is no need for the involvement of Biti and Ncube as they were not part of the structures and were leading their parties,” “Chamisa was a member of the national executive. This must be a starting point and the youths that have occupied the Harvest House have no legal right to occupy the building and must not give any order as we don’t recognise them. Chamisa and his group must be organising participating at an elective congress as ordered by the Supreme Court not to continue to confuse party members” External link

zimeye Thursday, October 8, 2020 10:09:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "we are quite happy with the quality of Senators and MPs who have come. It is time for delivering and time to carry the party's legislative agenda. " External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, October 8, 2020 9:44:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “The councillors are from across the country, but I am not sure about the figure. Remember, there is a tendency by some to try to scare people… I am not sure they are that many. We are dealing with this on a case by case basis so the victims will soon get communication,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, October 6, 2020 5:18:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "There is a law that was published that there will be no by-elections, there are some who had said by-elections will happen on 5 December, others even said nominations will happen on 10 October, there were lies," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, October 6, 2020 9:34:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "This law was promulgated as government is looking at the COVID-19 pandemic, as MDC-T, we know that COVID-19 is there, we have leaders in the party who were infected, we thank God they survived, we have nine who were infected in the MDC-T, so we understand what the minister has done," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, October 6, 2020 9:34:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora warned ( about Tendai Biti ) : “Many chose to be misled by the likes of Tendai Biti and they thought it was impossible, but I am glad that they now understand what we are capable of doing,” External link

zimeye Sunday, October 4, 2020 12:51:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “Tiri kunzwa kuti kune ma bomb ma petrol bombs kwaane moto wakuitika muHarvest House, izvi hazvina kumbobvira zvaitika kusvikira vanhu ava vauya, asi tinoda kuti tiudze ma members edu e MDC-T kuti its a matter of time, tiri kutora headquarters yedu, (We hear there are bombs, petrol bombs happening at Harvest House, these things never happened before, its only happening now after the takeover by these people, so we want to assure our members that its a matter of time, we will reclaim our headquarters)” External link

zimeye Saturday, October 3, 2020 6:02:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Nelson Chamisa ) : “The MDC Alliance when we went into the elections did well, and I think that Nelson Chamisa as a Presidential candidate did quite well, thats not an issue, but you must not forget that we were with him, that we also campaigned and we did well, but after that the MDC Alliance project, the one i am referring to is where they wanted to convert the MDC Alliance into a political party,” External link

zimeye Saturday, October 3, 2020 6:02:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora told : "These congress processes are open to MDC-T people only," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, October 3, 2020 11:08:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “As MDC-T we know Covid-19 is real and we have leaders who tested positive to the pandemic, we are glad that they survived, the total number of our members who tested positive to Covid-19 are nine, so we understand the move by the minister of health to suspend by-elections, it wasn’t targeted against us but looking at the national situation,” External link

zimeye Saturday, October 3, 2020 8:43:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora told : “Their so-called Alliance project has gone up in flames and so they want to disturb the preparation for the extra-ordinary congress,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Friday, October 2, 2020 5:38:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora added : “Some of them were involved in the violence that took place at MRT House. We can never allow violence and we will always punish it,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Friday, October 2, 2020 5:38:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "They have kidnapped people from our party and unlawfully occupied our headquarters, as I speak they are holding 12 people hostage at the Harvest House, we know they want to trigger unrest and violence so we are not going to indulge them, we have reported the case of kidnapping to the police," External link

onlinenigeria Wednesday, September 30, 2020 2:01:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Nelson Chamisa ) : “These are Mr Chamisa’s people, we know them and we know that he organised this. It is a question of time and we will take our property back. These people were organised and funded by G40 to take our building, they have taken it unlawfully and are using violence. We will take back our building,” External link

newsday Tuesday, September 29, 2020 9:56:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "They have kidnapped people from our party and unlawfully occupied our headquarters, as I speak they are holding 12 people hostage at the Harvest House, we know they want to trigger unrest and violence so we are not going to indulge them, we have reported the case of kidnapping to the police," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, September 29, 2020 9:16:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Nelson Chamisa ) : “These are Mr Chamisa’s people, we know them and we know that he organised this. It is a question of time and we will take our property back. These people were organised and funded by G40 to take our building, they have taken it unlawfully and are using violence. We will take back our building,” External link

thezimbabwemail Tuesday, September 29, 2020 5:11:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “They have kidnapped people from our party and unlawfully occupied our headquarters, as I speak they are holding 12 people hostage at the Harvest House, we know they want to trigger unrest and violence so we are not going to indulge them, we have reported the case of kidnapping to the police,” External link

herald Tuesday, September 29, 2020 12:59:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Nelson Chamisa ) : "These are Mr Chamisa's people, we know them and we know that he organised this. It is a question of time and we will take our property back. These people were organised and funded by G40 to take our building, they have taken it unlawfully and are using violence. We will take back our building," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, September 29, 2020 10:38:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “They’re not in a position to make demands after holding 12 of our members hostage. They’re in a weak position both legally and physically. It’s a question of time, we will take our building,” External link

thezimbabwemail Tuesday, September 29, 2020 3:01:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “They’re not in a position to make demands after holding 12 of our members hostage. They’re in a weak position both legally and physically. It’s a question of time, we will take our building,” External link

dailymaverick Tuesday, September 29, 2020 1:57:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "They were fingered in various embarrassing allegations of corruption. The councillors in Harare went against the party directive in the selection of the mayor and ended up surrendering the position to PDP, which is unacceptable," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, September 26, 2020 11:03:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "We are elated at the election of councillor Nyahuye. We recalled those councillors after realising that they had ceased to be members of the MDC-T as well as being involved in corruption" External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, September 23, 2020 9:02:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "We agreed that the congress process to start immediately and hence next Wednesday's national standing committee will deal with the logistics, including coming up with an electoral college and the nomination process, which should start in the next week or so while the date of the congress will be announced after October 1," External link

onlinenigeria Monday, September 21, 2020 1:44:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “MDC Alliance was the name that we adopted. MDC Alliance party is not our name. When it comes to elections we will use the name that we will use. We will use everything that we are entitled to,” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, September 21, 2020 12:11:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “There are no permanent enemies in politics. Everything is possible. We are prepared to work with everyone provided they follow the constitution,” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, September 21, 2020 12:11:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Douglas Mwonzora ) : “The law does not say a touch is a move, as long as it is reasonable, explainable and objective. Our current structure at the moment is that we have an acting president and chairman but we have Dr Mwonzora as the secretary general who does not have the three months’ time limit,” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, September 21, 2020 12:11:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "There are no permanent enemies in politics. Everything is possible. We are prepared to work with everyone provided they follow the constitution," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, September 20, 2020 7:44:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "We agreed that the congress process to start immediately and hence next Wednesday's national standing committee will deal with the logistics, including coming up with an electoral college and the nomination process, which should start in the next week or so while the date of the congress will be announced after October 1," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, September 20, 2020 7:44:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “We agreed that the congress process to start immediately and hence next Wednesday’s national standing committee will deal with the logistics, including coming up with an electoral college and the nomination process, which should start in the next week or so while the date of the congress will be announced after October 1,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Saturday, September 19, 2020 4:27:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Jacob Mafume ) : “We also agreed that in terms of the MDC Alliance agreement, Mafume cannot be mayor. We, however, noted that we have no power to recall him although he was wrongly elected,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Saturday, September 19, 2020 4:27:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Robert Mugabe ) : “This behaviour, inimical of the late Robert Mugabe is not helpful to a society desperate for a new breeze of politics, free from hate and intolerance,” External link

thezimbabwemail Thursday, September 17, 2020 2:36:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “Of course, we are going to be contesting elections” External link

thezimbabwemail Tuesday, September 15, 2020 4:18:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “Of course, we are going to be contesting elections” External link

herald Tuesday, September 15, 2020 1:17:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Nelson Chamisa ) : "I learnt with dismay the unprovoked utterances against my person attributed to Advocate Chamisa at the recent funeral service of the late Hon Miriam Mushayi," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, September 15, 2020 11:44:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Robert Mugabe ) : "This behaviour, inimical of the late Robert Mugabe is not helpful to a society desperate for a new breeze of politics, free from hate and intolerance," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, September 15, 2020 11:44:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “It is one of the multi-pronged approach we are going to use to get a redress” External link

thezimbabwemail Tuesday, September 8, 2020 10:44:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “Sad to learn of the death of Hon. Miriam Mushayi. She was a key member in the struggle for electoral reforms that brought the BVR &the code of conduct for political parties. Self effacing yet charming, intelligent and tolerant she was just an enigma,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, September 8, 2020 2:48:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "That agreement is still valid and it is the basis upon which the Supreme Court made its determination when it conferred us the legitimacy to be at the helm of the party," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, September 8, 2020 8:43:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Jacob Mafume ) : "We cannot recall a councillor who is not from our political party as what is the case with respect to Cllr Mafume. But one option is to challenge the election result by applying for its nullification, another option is to recall our councillors while another one is to leave it like that. We are still consulting with our lawyers," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, September 8, 2020 8:43:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "I was in the meeting briefly. Maybe something like that was discussed, but it is not true. When we make recalls, we will tell the whole country," "We don't just recall, we recall pursuant to certain misdeeds. There is no truth in that" External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, September 6, 2020 11:48:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "We were supposed to have held our extraordinary congress on July 31 but we were stopped by the health officials and police because of the Covid-19 restrictions," External link

allafrica Sunday, August 23, 2020 3:07:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “We were supposed to have held our extraordinary congress on July 31 but we were stopped by the health officials and police because of the Covid-19 restrictions,” External link

theindependent Friday, August 21, 2020 3:29:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "We were supposed to have held our extraordinary congress on July 31 but we were stopped by the health officials and police because of the Covid-19 restrictions," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, August 14, 2020 12:31:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "Our approach in the impending discussion is to find a lasting solution to Zimbabwe's problems. In this regard we will be guided by what is in the best interests of Zimbabwe's long-suffering masses" External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, August 11, 2020 11:33:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “We are replacing those elected under Proportionate Representative and we await guidance on those MPs that had constituencies. There is nothing that stops us from replacing them because we have appealed against a High Court judgment which interdicted us from replacing two Senators and noting of an appeal has the effect of suspending that judgment,” External link

herald Tuesday, August 11, 2020 4:46:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “On the day of the protests, is when we are supposed to have our congress. Those who want to go for the protests they are free to do so because this is a democracy,” External link

thezimbabwemail Thursday, July 30, 2020 1:35:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora told : “My goal, if I win the election, is to unite and stabilise the party as well as positioning it as a credible opposition to Zanu PF,” External link

thezimbabwemail Tuesday, July 28, 2020 1:03:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora told : "My goal, if I win the election, is to unite and stabilise the party as well as positioning it as a credible opposition to Zanu PF," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, July 27, 2020 8:57:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora told : “My goal, if I win the election, is to unite and stabilise the party as well as positioning it as a credible opposition to Zanu PF,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Monday, July 27, 2020 4:55:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "The government must act against corruption and not harass and arrest those who speak or act against corruption," External link

allafrica Friday, July 24, 2020 3:05:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "The government must act against corruption and not harass and arrest those who speak or act against corruption," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, July 23, 2020 11:14:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “Their application was accompanied by forged affidavits. The MPs were made to sign blank affidavits without anything. If you look at the affidavits that were filed in the main original body and the tail end is where the applicant signature is, it’s a photocopy that was forged. We also had Members of Parliament who were disowning the affidavits,” External link

herald Saturday, July 18, 2020 2:17:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “I raised that with some of the MDC-A people and they said they had no idea; that is when we realised that the whole application had been forged. I got in touch with a number of MPs and they professed ignorance of the application. I think it was withdrawn specifically because of that,” External link

herald Saturday, July 18, 2020 2:17:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “They wanted to give an impression that MPs were behind them and against us. It was simply political posturing, an awkward political manoeuvring that confirms our earlier assertion that these people are criminals. They are crooks who forged the succession. They try to forge papers of ownership of Harvest House. They now have forged this application who ought to be prosecuted,” External link

herald Saturday, July 18, 2020 2:17:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "That is total rubbish. This issue about bribery is part of a smear campaign that is there because of the congress. The congress is going ahead we are still working on the issue of clearance remember it is ordered by the Supreme Court so it cannot be stopped by anything else except that court of law" External link

allafrica Monday, July 13, 2020 3:18:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “It is our name because the MDC Alliance is a group of political parties. We are the major political party in the alliance, they must stop using this name, they must look for another name. We will deal with this issue at the right time,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, July 7, 2020 1:40:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “Right now that is a matter that I would not want to discuss in detail but it is a matter that the leadership of the party is dealing with. The matter of embezzlement of the party funds and trying to strip the party of its assets. We are looking into this issue but we will advise at the appropriate time and take the issue to the police,” External link

herald Tuesday, July 7, 2020 5:15:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Morgan Tsvangirai ) : “We have people who left the party with more than US$23 million. This happened in 2013 when we were using the US dollar. So some people lied to Tsvangirai that there would be a run-off and they took the money to Botswana. After the election, Tsvangirai said can you take US$5 million from that stash to rebuild the party and they then started accusing him of being too old and suggested that they should be a leadership renewal. Those same people who lied to Tsvangirai and stole the party money now want to lead us,” External link

herald Tuesday, July 7, 2020 5:15:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "The national standing committee ordered me to file a notice of recall of various members of Senate," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, July 5, 2020 1:54:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "It is up to the delegates who are supposed to do a nomination, then after that a normal election," "If they are to give me honour, I will be able to serve in that office, it is because I have always been fighting for democracy" External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, July 5, 2020 1:54:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "The Supreme Court sets clear deadlines for this event," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, July 1, 2020 12:49:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora told : "We have developed the roadmap to the congress. The correct interpretation of the Supreme Court judgment means that the congress must be held by July 31. Any extensions outside the timelines given by the Supreme Court can expose us to unnecessary legal challenges," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, July 1, 2020 12:49:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “The Supreme Court sets clear deadlines for this event,” External link

thezimbabwemail Wednesday, July 1, 2020 12:17:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora told : “We have developed the roadmap to the congress. The correct interpretation of the Supreme Court judgment means that the congress must be held by July 31. Any extensions outside the timelines given by the Supreme Court can expose us to unnecessary legal challenges,” External link

thezimbabwemail Wednesday, July 1, 2020 12:17:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “The Supreme Court sets clear deadlines for this event,” External link

newsday Wednesday, July 1, 2020 11:05:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora told : “We have developed the roadmap to the congress. The correct interpretation of the Supreme Court judgment means that the congress must be held by July 31. Any extensions outside the timelines given by the Supreme Court can expose us to unnecessary legal challenges,” External link

newsday Wednesday, July 1, 2020 11:05:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora told : “The three months deadline was due to expire on July 31, but there is a six-week period we were given which means that the extra-ordinary congress will have to be held on or before the 15th of September. We are, therefore, working on any date between now and then,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, June 28, 2020 10:25:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “The three months deadline was due to expire on July 31, but there is a six-week period we were given — which means that the extra-ordinary congress will have to be held on or before the 15th of September. We are, therefore, working on any date between now and then,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, June 25, 2020 2:11:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora explained : “We are, therefore, working on a date between now and then,” External link

thezimbabwemail Tuesday, June 23, 2020 4:43:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora told : “We are, therefore, working on any date between now and then,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, June 23, 2020 12:24:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora told : “One of the other possibilities is to decentralise the congress or to seek an extension in the courts. That of course is not an option we would like,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, June 23, 2020 12:24:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Nelson Chamisa ) : “Yes, I can confirm that he never believed that the leadership of Nelson Chamisa would last, he used to tell me to relax,” External link

thezimbabwemail Saturday, June 20, 2020 1:26:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Nelson Chamisa ) : “Yes, I can confirm that he never believed that the leadership of Nelson Chamisa would last, he used to tell me to relax,” External link

newsday Saturday, June 20, 2020 7:40:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Charlton Hwende ) : “Honourable (Charlton) Hwende tweeted that he was no longer a member of the MDC-T. This is a statement we can never allow because it is both politically and factually incorrect” External link

thezimbabwemail Thursday, June 18, 2020 4:52:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Charlton Hwende ) : “Honourable (Charlton) Hwende tweeted that he was no longer a member of the MDC-T. This is a statement we can never allow because it is both politically and factually incorrect” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, June 18, 2020 3:49:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “We also discussed the issue of recalls of councillors as well as members of parliament who have joined other political parties. We are going to proceed with these but we will deal with these on a case by case basis. Those who have joined other political parties cannot continue to represent us in Parliament. The High court ruled that we can continue our recalls. In other words the interdict that sought to stop us from recalling was dismissed by Justice Chitapi,” External link

zbc Wednesday, June 17, 2020 12:01:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora noted ( about Morgan Tsvangirai ) : “We received a report on the handover and takeover of Morgan Tsvangirai House and this has been a subject of a lot of propaganda which has unfortunately sucked in some of the countries in this world because of the images that were broadcast by our colleagues. We view it as malicious to suggest that the handover takeover of this building involved the army and the police. The army has been patrolling the streets since the declaration of the lockdown,” External link

zbc Wednesday, June 17, 2020 12:01:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “We also discussed the issue of the MPs who have decided to join another political party. We will deal with that on a case-by-case basis because we are not a vindictive leadership,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, June 16, 2020 10:42:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "We reiterate that Harvest House belongs to the Movement for Democratic Change as a party, and we will do everything that is in our power to safeguard our property," "We want to make it clear that the Harvest House is not a private property owned by a company, it is a property that is owned by the party and we will be able to prove that when the time comes in the courts of law" External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, June 16, 2020 7:28:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "The army has been patrolling the streets of Harare since the declaration of the lockdown. Sixty meters from where we are, towards parliament, are offices of the army and the riot police seen outside the building are not parked at our HQ but outside FBC bank," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, June 16, 2020 7:28:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora told : "The chairperson for the youth assembly, as you know Mr. Happymore Chidziva, Bvondo has publicly stated that he is no longer a member of the party, so his deputy has taken over as the chairperson of the youth assembly," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, June 16, 2020 12:37:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "It is a good surprise ladies and gentlemen and that person is Shakespeare Mukoyi," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, June 16, 2020 12:37:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “We discussed the issues of recalls of councillors as well as MPs who have joined other political parties,” External link

newsday Tuesday, June 16, 2020 10:02:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “The High Court ruled that we can continue with our recalls. In other words, the interdict that sought to stop us from recalling was dismissed by Justice Tawanda Chitapi,” “The other judgment to say we cannot replace Members of Parliament even as we face the expiration of the mandatory 90 days, we have appealed against that judgment. The effect of the appeal is to suspend the decision appealed against and, therefore, as things stand, nothing stops us from recalling our MPs and replacing them. We will exercise that lawful option” External link

newsday Tuesday, June 16, 2020 10:02:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Morgan Tsvangirai ) : “We are grateful for this display of cooperation. Henceforth, all meetings will be held at the Morgan Tsvangirai House,” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, June 15, 2020 12:46:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “There were messages circulating for all councillors to bring at least 30 people to Harvest House and that would have meant more than 700 people in one place in disregard of the law and the messages were intercepted,” External link

thestandard-zw Wednesday, June 10, 2020 5:15:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora told : "They realised that we were not intimidated by their antics, and they later left us," External link

onlinenigeria Wednesday, June 10, 2020 1:47:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora told : "They realised that we were not intimidated by their antics, and they later left us," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, June 9, 2020 8:15:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “We are coming for the provincial offices very soon. Harvest House is now secured” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, June 9, 2020 8:06:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “We are not fazed by the threats because they are just threats, however, we are treating the bombing of Bwende’s house seriously,” External link

thezimbabwemail Tuesday, June 9, 2020 2:44:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora told : “They realised that we were not intimidated by their antics, and they later left us,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, June 9, 2020 2:30:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Nelson Chamisa ) : "There are threats against our leadership, some are sending text messages using foreign numbers. We are being branded rebels, but we actually know the true rebels, those who are supporting Mr Chamisa are the rebels. We are not fazed by the threats because they are just threats, however, we are treating the bombing of Bwende's house seriously," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, June 9, 2020 10:19:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Nelson Chamisa ) : “There are threats against our leadership, some are sending text messages using foreign numbers. We are being branded rebels, but we actually know the true rebels, those who are supporting Mr Chamisa are the rebels. We are not fazed by the threats because they are just threats, however, we are treating the bombing of Bwende’s house seriously,” External link

thezimbabwemail Tuesday, June 9, 2020 4:43:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Nelson Chamisa ) : “There are threats against our leadership, some are sending text messages using foreign numbers. We are being branded rebels, but we actually know the true rebels, those who are supporting Mr Chamisa are the rebels. We are not fazed by the threats because they are just threats, however, we are treating the bombing of Bwende’s house seriously,” External link

herald Tuesday, June 9, 2020 3:00:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “There were messages circulating for all councillors to bring at least 30 people to Harvest House and that would have meant more than 700 people in one place in disregard of the law and the messages were intercepted,” External link

zimeye Monday, June 8, 2020 2:39:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "There were messages circulating for all councillors to bring at least 30 people to Harvest House and that would have meant more than 700 people in one place in disregard of the law and the messages were intercepted," External link

onlinenigeria Sunday, June 7, 2020 1:43:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "There were messages circulating for all councillors to bring at least 30 people to Harvest House and that would have meant more than 700 people in one place in disregard of the law and the messages were intercepted," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, June 7, 2020 11:12:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora told : “So, their interaction with the police had absolutely nothing to do with us,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Saturday, June 6, 2020 3:27:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “We counted about 12 people who are being accused of duplicity. They cannot be our legislators and continue to attend the national executive council meeting of the other party,” External link

zimeye Thursday, June 4, 2020 11:20:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora wrote : "I note that following the Supreme Court judgement, in MDC and Others v Elias Mashavira and Others (SC56/2020) of 31 March 2020, which ruled that you were no longer the President of the Movement for Democratic Change which was formerly led by the late Dr Morgan Tsvangirai, you have continued to defy the court order. " External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, June 4, 2020 8:30:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “When the time comes for us to take charge of the building we will do it alone without the assistance of the police because but we need to deal with the most important issues at hand,” External link

thezimbabwemail Thursday, June 4, 2020 4:00:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “The applicants were recalled in terms of the … Constitution of Zimbabwe and therefore any filling of the vacancy so created has to be filled as provided in the Constitution as read with the Electoral Act. This honourable court is being asked to interdict a constitutional body from discharging its constitutional mandate,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Wednesday, June 3, 2020 12:57:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora told ( about Morgan Tsvangirai ) : “The purpose of the visit was two-fold; it was for us as an institution and as a representative of the top leaders of the party to apologise to Gogo Tsvangirai for the extreme indignity and humiliation she was subjected to during her son’s funeral,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, June 2, 2020 1:08:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Morgan Tsvangirai ) : "We have different beliefs but as for me, I don't personally believe in n'anga issues. Yesterday, we, as MDC-T party leadership visited Gogo Tsvangirai," External link

onlinenigeria Monday, June 1, 2020 2:01:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Morgan Tsvangirai ) : “We have different beliefs but as for me, I don’t personally believe in n’anga issues. Yesterday, we, as MDC-T party leadership visited Gogo Tsvangirai,” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, June 1, 2020 12:56:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Morgan Tsvangirai ) : "We have different beliefs but as for me, I don't personally believe in n'anga issues. Yesterday, we, as MDC-T party leadership visited Gogo Tsvangirai," External link

allafrica Monday, June 1, 2020 11:48:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora told : “What are you saying ?…That’s Pedzisai, he is mad,” External link

zimeye Sunday, May 31, 2020 8:04:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "We will not be vindictive, and we have always made that point clear," External link

allafrica Sunday, May 31, 2020 8:01:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “This is the time of Covid-19 and Zimbabweans need their MPs to distribute aid and to lead the process of fighting the disease. This is not time for posturing,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, May 31, 2020 3:07:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "It is not our intention to victimise anyone, it's not our intention to recall people just like. Those people who will be recalled are those people who would have committed offences and the offences are there, well-documented in our constitution. We will be measured in our response. We will not be retributive. We are not a vindictive leadership, we do not exist to victimise MPs. We exist to deliver the people of Zimbabwe from poverty and misery," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, May 31, 2020 1:54:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "It is not our intention to victimise anyone, it's not our intention to recall people just like. Those people who will be recalled are those people who would have committed offences and the offences are there, well-documented in our constitution. We will be measured in our response. We will not be retributive. We are not a vindictive leadership, we do not exist to victimise MPs. We exist to deliver the people of Zimbabwe from poverty and misery," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, May 31, 2020 1:54:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Nelson Chamisa ) : "Every decision made by Chamisa has been nullified. All suspensions have been reversed and leaders are back to their duties," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, May 31, 2020 1:54:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Morgan Tsvangirai ) : “We hope that they have learnt that the court is not a place to just go for the sake of it without sufficient papers, without sufficient preparation, without sufficient documents but what is important is that the judge has given legal support and interpretation to the MDC Alliance agreement that was signed by Morgan Tsvangirai that alliance agreement stands it creates the MDC Alliance and we repeat that the MDC Alliance is not a political party in the sense of a political party as we know it,” External link

zimeye Saturday, May 30, 2020 8:57:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “We must all have a shared common national vision that will set Zimbabwe on a developmental trajectory. A true revolution is built on solid values and principles and not on opportunism, favouritism and self hate. Zimbabwe belongs to all who live in it” External link

insiderzim Friday, May 29, 2020 11:49:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "We now also know that some of the furniture from the sixth floor, which is the secretary-general's office, is at a house in Madokero," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, May 26, 2020 10:47:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “We now also know that some of the furniture from the sixth floor, which is the secretary-general’s office, is at a house in Madokero,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, May 26, 2020 3:54:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora told : "He is welcome to return to the party just like everyone else. However, the fact of the matter is that he can't return as chairman," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, May 26, 2020 10:37:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora told ( about Thabitha Khumalo ) : "Once of course we have recalled people, we will replace them. So we are going to replace Senator Timveous, we are going to replace Hon. Thabitha Khumalo," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, May 25, 2020 10:33:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "Yesterday's meeting was convened by a member of staff called Farai Chinobva. It was chaired by Murisi Zwizwai who in the 2014 structures is the secretary for elections. It had less than 45 people in it. It could not possibly have been a National Council meeting of the party," "It was attended by people who had specifically publicly stated in court documents that they were not members of the party. The purpose of meetings like these is to disturb the processes leading to the extraordinary congress. Since the meeting had no status we are under no obligation to consider it's so called resolutions" External link

onlinenigeria Sunday, May 24, 2020 1:40:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "Yesterday's meeting was convened by a member of staff called Farai Chinobva. It was chaired by Murisi Zwizwai who in the 2014 structures is the secretary for elections. It had less than 45 people in it. It could not possibly have been a National Council meeting of the party," "It was attended by people who had specifically publicly stated in court documents that they were not members of the party. The purpose of meetings like these is to disturb the processes leading to the extraordinary congress. Since the meeting had no status we are under no obligation to consider it's so called resolutions" External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, May 23, 2020 11:04:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “However, we urge our MPs to recognise and discharge their obligations to their constituencies, in particular, and to the people of Zimbabwe, in general,” “In dealing with these MPs, we will look at their cases on a case by case basis by considering that there are some MPs doing unpardonable things, victimising people and some councillors involved in acts of violence and these will be looked at on a case by case basis” External link

newsday Saturday, May 23, 2020 2:57:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora told : “We are going to occupy our premises, we are going to occupy our headquarters,” External link

thezimbabwemail Saturday, May 23, 2020 2:12:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “Yesterday’s meeting was convened by a member of staff called Farai Chinobva. It was chaired by Murisi Zwizwai who in the 2014 structures is the secretary for elections. It had less than 45 people in it. It could not possibly have been a National Council meeting of the party,” “It was attended by people who had specifically publicly stated in court documents that they were not members of the party. The purpose of meetings like these is to disturb the processes leading to the extraordinary congress. Since the meeting had no status we are under no obligation to consider it’s so called resolutions” External link

dailynews-co-zw Saturday, May 23, 2020 1:52:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora wrote : “I have checked with the acting president, Dr Khupe, national chairman, Senator (Morgen) Komichi and national organising secretary Hon (Abednico) Bhebhe and they all profess ignorance of the meetings. I have also checked with the deputy chief of staff Colen Gwiyo who is equally ignorant about these meetings. Please note that you have no right to convene these meetings without my authority,” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, May 22, 2020 1:48:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora asked : “On the abduction and torture of three girls including an MP Joanna Mamombe at the hands State agents last week, what has government done about the incident? What is the government doing to make sure this does not happen again?” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, May 22, 2020 12:59:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora told : “It cannot be the meeting of the national council because such a meeting is convened by the secretary general and chaired by the national chairperson. I will, however, look at the substance of their petition,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Friday, May 22, 2020 11:25:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora asked : “On the abduction and torture of three girls including an MP Joanna Mamombe at the hands State agents last week, what has government done about the incident? What is the government doing to make sure this does not happen again?” External link

zimeye Friday, May 22, 2020 10:26:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora added : “Further, there is need to allocate more resources to take care of distressed families and persons,” External link

thezimbabwemail Wednesday, May 20, 2020 10:03:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “This has to be addressed in a comprehensive and non-partisan manner to make sure that no Zimbabwean dies of hunger,” External link

thezimbabwemail Wednesday, May 20, 2020 10:03:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "This has to be addressed in a comprehensive and non-partisan manner to make sure that no Zimbabwean dies of hunger," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, May 20, 2020 8:16:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora added : "Further, there is need to allocate more resources to take care of distressed families and persons," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, May 20, 2020 8:16:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora added : “Further, there is need to allocate more resources to take care of distressed families and persons,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Wednesday, May 20, 2020 2:47:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “This has to be addressed in a comprehensive and non-partisan manner to make sure that no Zimbabwean dies of hunger,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Wednesday, May 20, 2020 2:47:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “They made their application after seeing our detailed papers. I hope they are not just wasting everybody’s time,” External link

zimeye Wednesday, May 20, 2020 10:46:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “They made their application after seeing our detailed papers. I hope they are not just wasting everybody’s time,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, May 19, 2020 12:54:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Nelson Chamisa ) : "It is denied that the MDC Alliance ever held a congress anywhere in Zimbabwe. It was the faction of the MDC-T led by Nelson Chamisa that held a congress in Gweru," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, May 19, 2020 10:23:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “These activities by the Zanu PF G40 Alliance elements are not only counter-productive, but a desperate attempt to distract the MDC members from the broader agenda of returning our institution to our founding values of legitimacy, constitutionalism and democracy,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Monday, May 18, 2020 1:37:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Nelson Chamisa ) : “We are law abiding citizens and we follow the rulings of the court that we have to respect it and these MPs and councillors who are still recognising Chamisa are lost, and risk being recalled from parliament and council chambers by the party’s leadership and must come and join us in the preparation for the elective congress within three months,” External link

thezimbabwemail Sunday, May 17, 2020 7:56:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "July 31, 2020 is a tentative date set for the elective congress dependent on the health situation in the country. The national council resolved that the period within the congress must be held was restricted by the lockdown. If necessary it may be necessary to seek a court extension and if it is not granted then July 31 will be the last date for elections," "But, we are going to engage our lawyers to approach the court for the extension and there is high possibility of that happening as we are in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic which has restricted us to conduct our political work and the physical gathering of our party members in their various provinces" External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, May 17, 2020 2:53:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "We have settled for Harare province to host the congress and we find that it is much cheaper and convenient to accommodate the delegates in the capital city," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, May 17, 2020 2:53:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Nelson Chamisa ) : "We know that many MPs do not want to resign from Parliament and Chamisa should not force them to sign letters of resignation from parliament as we are aware that they are being summoned to the party's office to resign from Parliament," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, May 17, 2020 2:53:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Nelson Chamisa ) : "We are law abiding citizens and we follow the rulings of the court that we have to respect it and these MPs and councillors who are still recognising Chamisa are lost, and risk being recalled from parliament and council chambers by the party's leadership and must come and join us in the preparation for the elective congress within three months," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, May 17, 2020 2:53:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "Yes, they are members of the standing committee that was reinstated by the Supreme Court unless of course they want to resign from it. People who are not members of the committee are those who were recalled principally because they made public pronouncements that they were now members of another political party that they called the MDC Alliance," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, May 16, 2020 10:14:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “There is a possibility that other MPs can be recalled from Parliament if they commit offences that deserve a recall or apply for a recall,” “That application is by way of actions. Such actions for instance include boycott of parliamentary business during this period when the country is fighting Covid-19. We have to deal with the health situation welfare issues in Zimbabwe and all these require Parliament to be sitting. In this case where we have Covid-19, failure to attend Parliament is an act that warrants a recall from Parliament” External link

herald Friday, May 15, 2020 6:25:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “These activities by the Zanu-PF G40 Alliance elements are not only counter-productive, but a desperate attempt to distract the MDC members from the broader agenda of returning our institution to our founding values of legitimacy, constitutionalism and democracy,” External link

thezimbabwemail Thursday, May 14, 2020 3:12:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "These activities by the Zanu-PF G40 Alliance elements are not only counter-productive, but a desperate attempt to distract the MDC members from the broader agenda of returning our institution to our founding values of legitimacy, constitutionalism and democracy," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, May 13, 2020 6:32:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “The situation in Victoria Falls regarding the correct mayor is being resolved between the two mayors and the administration of the town. It is our wish as a party that the people of Victoria Falls receive good service from the council. The two mayors are being talked to and are currently in discussion right now,” External link

zbc Tuesday, May 12, 2020 12:18:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Amos Chibaya ) : "Just learnt of the involvement of my brother Amos Chibaya in an accident.I have just talked to him wishing him a speedy recovery.We are brothers and we are family first and foremost," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, May 11, 2020 7:03:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “We have support from the people and we know we are on the right path,” External link

thezimbabwemail Sunday, May 10, 2020 2:27:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Morgan Tsvangirai ) : "I cannot be dismissed from a par-ty that I do not belong to, I do not belong to their party, I am secretary-general for the MDC-T led by Morgan Tsvangirai," "This announcement does not make sense; these people don't know what they are doing. They are still reeling from the defeat that they suffered at Parliament and in the courts. I don't blame them at all be-cause they are in sixes and sevens" External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, May 9, 2020 11:17:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "Parliament has already ruled on who has power to recall MPs from parliament and that is us. MDC-Alliance is not a political party but a grouping of political parties and the MDC-T has over 100 MPs. We don't see any reason to recall them but they have a number of options and one of them is to resign in solidarity with those who were recalled. I can tell you that no one is going to resign from parliament. We have spoken to the MPs and they said they are not going to resign," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, May 8, 2020 9:02:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “We have said to the people who were occupying the building that they should hand it over, but they have not done so,” “In fact, they have been promising a bloodbath. I am told there are about 30 youths holed inside there with all manner of crude weapons to do harm to anybody who comes. Now, that is something we cannot accept. We are trying to use dialogue and persuasion for them to see sense and do what is right. The long and short of it is that we will have the building” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, May 8, 2020 8:49:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “We have said to the people who were occupying the building that they should hand it over, but they have not done so,” “In fact, they have been promising a bloodbath. I am told there are about 30 youths holed inside there with all manner of crude weapons to do harm to anybody who comes. Now, that is something we cannot accept. We are trying to use dialogue and persuasion for them to see sense and do what is right. The long and short of it is that we will have the building” External link

thezimbabwemail Thursday, May 7, 2020 11:36:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “We many have to engage the police if need be,” External link

thezimbabwemail Thursday, May 7, 2020 2:40:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora explained ( about Morgan Tsvangirai ) : “We have recalled four Members of Parliament of which three are from the National Assembly, and one from the Senate. The main reason why we recalled them is they ceased to be members of our party by their own declaration. As you know our party is MDC T left by Morgan Tsvangirai, MDC T which was a member of MDC Alliance. We went into the election as members of MDC T who are in the alliance which was an electoral pact. Through their declaration the Honourables advised the country that they were now members of the MDC Alliance party, the MDC-A party at law is different from MDC-A of which our party was a member,” External link

zbc Thursday, May 7, 2020 2:21:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “We may have to engage the police if need be,” External link

newsday Thursday, May 7, 2020 1:39:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "We wish to make it clear that the Party can never tolerate violence and criminal behavior. It can never accept leaders who want to divide it. We remind all our Honorable Members of Parliament of their duty to serve their constituencies as best as they can," External link

allafrica Thursday, May 7, 2020 12:35:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "We many have to engage the police if need be," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, May 7, 2020 3:52:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
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chief0.06%EN11/17/201717/11/2017
secretary general12.81%EN11/16/201716/11/2017
general8.69%EN11/16/201716/11/2017
secretary-general10.97%EN11/03/201703/11/2017
spokesperson31.71%EN10/27/201727/10/2017
lawyer1.90%EN07/31/201731/07/2017
head of legal affairs0.89%EN07/04/201704/07/2017
advisor0.19%EN03/11/201711/03/2017
legal advisor0.19%EN03/11/201711/03/2017
expert0.06%EN02/16/201716/02/2017
secretary2.16%EN12/01/201601/12/2016
legal affairs secretary0.38%EN12/01/201601/12/2016
chairman0.06%EN10/24/201624/10/2016
spokesman23.97%EN09/19/201619/09/2016
legal affairs head0.13%EN09/14/201614/09/2016
head0.13%EN09/14/201614/09/2016
porte-parole1.33%FR09/12/201612/09/2016
vice president0.19%EN07/19/201619/07/2016
president0.19%EN07/19/201619/07/2016
coordinator0.06%EN06/24/201624/06/2016
mp0.25%EN01/29/201529/01/2015
spokesperson0.38%SA09/01/201401/09/2014
spokesman0.38%SA09/01/201401/09/2014
information chief0.19%EN06/07/201407/06/2014
secretary for information0.19%EN04/27/201427/04/2014
national spokesperson1.27%EN11/26/201326/11/2013
democratic change party spokesman0.32%EN11/21/201321/11/2013
porte-parole du mdc0.44%FR08/17/201317/08/2013
porta-voz0.19%PT08/17/201317/08/2013
Names Lang Count
Douglas MwonzoraEN59.87%
Douglas MwonzoraFR20.39%
Douglas MwonzoraPT19.55%
Douglas MwonzoraSA0.19%


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Nelson Chamisa said ( about Douglas Mwonzora ) : "I don't have time for Khupe and Douglas Mwonzora (interim MDC-T secretary-general)," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, October 25, 2020 11:57:00 AM EAT

Nelson Chamisa said ( about Douglas Mwonzora ) : “I don’t have time for Khupe and Douglas Mwonzora (interim MDC-T secretary-general),” External link

zimeye Sunday, October 25, 2020 11:14:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti argued ( about Douglas Mwonzora ) : “The Supreme Court judgment gives a narrow bridge versus the succession issue, but now Mwonzora thinks he has powers. The judgment cannot be vandalised in the manner that Mwonzora is doing,” External link

zimeye Friday, October 23, 2020 8:27:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti argued ( about Douglas Mwonzora ) : “The Supreme Court judgment gives a narrow bridge versus the succession issue, but now Mwonzora thinks he has powers. The judgment cannot be vandalised in the manner that Mwonzora is doing,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Wednesday, October 21, 2020 5:26:00 PM EAT

Charlton Hwende said ( about Douglas Mwonzora ) : "We are waiting for the by elections to replace the recalled MPs and councillors and the people will vote for their representatives again and our youths want the party to be united and we can move forward but Mwonzora and his group are working with Zanu-PF to destabilise the party," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, October 8, 2020 9:42:00 PM EAT

Charlton Hwende said ( about Douglas Mwonzora ) : “We are waiting for the by elections to replace the recalled MPs and councillors and the people will vote for their representatives again and our youths want the party to be united and we can move forward but Mwonzora and his group are working with Zanu PF to destabilise the party,” External link

zimeye Thursday, October 8, 2020 10:09:00 AM EAT

Charlton Hwende wrote ( about Douglas Mwonzora ) : “There will be no talks between democrats and those working with Zanu-PF to slow down the Democratic Agenda in this Country. We are happy that we have flushed out spies, CIOs and Collaborators from the opposition. The Continued onslaught on our MPs and Councillors which has resulted in 10 MPs being illegally recalled by Douglas Mwonzora acting unilaterally and in connivance with @edmnangagwa @ZANUPF_Official will have serious financial and political consequences on Mwonzora as a person,” External link

zimeye Friday, October 2, 2020 3:52:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Douglas Mwonzora ) : “The law does not say a touch is a move, as long as it is reasonable, explainable and objective. Our current structure at the moment is that we have an acting president and chairman but we have Dr Mwonzora as the secretary general who does not have the three months’ time limit,” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, September 21, 2020 12:11:00 AM EAT

Amos Chibaya said ( about Douglas Mwonzora ) : “I want to assure you that we are much prepared and what happened at Harvest house when (Mr) Mwonzora and company moved into our offices will not happen again. We will be there waiting for them let them dare take any of the party’s offices and you will see what will happen,” External link

herald Tuesday, July 14, 2020 1:39:00 PM EAT

Nelson Chamisa said ( about Douglas Mwonzora ) : "He (Mwonzora) is not reinstated. He is abusing the authority that he does not have," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, June 7, 2020 11:12:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said ( about Douglas Mwonzora ) : "Meanwhile, we do not expect Mwonzora to continue writing his dubious letters to the Speaker of Parliament purporting to be recalling MDC Alliance MPs," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, May 18, 2020 9:57:00 PM EAT

Jameson Timba said ( about Douglas Mwonzora ) : "We are not worried about Mwonzora, he is a small boy. He will be stopped politically. We are looking for solutions that will change the country and not to satisfy a few individuals who are power hungry. This matter will be decided by the people," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, May 11, 2020 10:31:00 AM EAT