Douglas Mwonzora

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Douglas Mwonzora said : “The national executive council resolved that MDC will explore dialogue to address Zimbabwe’s problems,” “As MDC, we have raised five issues which should guide the dialogue which include legitimacy and national healing, among others. The dialogue must be genuine and unconditional. We are not saying these are the only issues to talk about” External link

zimeye Monday, October 14, 2019 8:16:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “The national executive council resolved that MDC will explore dialogue to address Zimbabwe’s problems,” “As MDC, we have raised five issues which should guide the dialogue which include legitimacy and national healing, among others. The dialogue must be genuine and unconditional. We are not saying these are the only issues to talk about” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, October 14, 2019 10:45:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "The national executive council resolved that MDC will explore dialogue to address Zimbabwe's problems," "As MDC, we have raised five issues which should guide the dialogue which include legitimacy and national healing, among others. The dialogue must be genuine and unconditional. We are not saying these are the only issues to talk about" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, October 11, 2019 6:20:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “The national executive council resolved that MDC will explore dialogue to address Zimbabwe’s problems,” “As MDC, we have raised five issues which should guide the dialogue which include legitimacy and national healing, among others. The dialogue must be genuine and unconditional. We are not saying these are the only issues to talk about” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, October 11, 2019 1:11:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora wrote : “It is not factually correct that the Speaker and his delegation faced hostility from the Swedish authorities. The Speaker and his delegation were well received and all discussions were frank and cordial. Further, the Speaker advised the authorities that he had initiated a process to ensure dialogue between President Mnangagwa and the MDC president, Nelson Chamisa. He specifically indicated that there were overtures to the MDC Alliance party to have an inclusive national political dialogue,” External link

newsday Monday, September 30, 2019 12:43:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora wrote : “The Speaker also advised that he had tasked Zesn, (which is) composed of 30 civil society organisations, to revise the Electoral Act so that the same would be in line with the Constitution and international best practice. This follows Zesn’s petition to Parliament,” External link

newsday Monday, September 30, 2019 12:43:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora wrote : “The Speaker started by advising of the specific reforms in the legislation since the drafting of the new Constitution. He commented specifically on the laws that replaced Posa (Public Order and Security Act), Aippa (Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act) and the Indigenisation Act and he lamented the effects of Zidera (Zimbabwe Democracy and Economic Recovery Amendment Act),” External link

newsday Friday, September 20, 2019 5:58:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora wrote ( about Peace ) : “MDC had a specific position on re-engagement which was that the party stood for the re-engagement with the international community provided that this re-engagement was matched by tangible movements by Zimbabwe in making key political, economic and social reforms,” “I pointed to the inadequacies of the Electoral Act, Mopa (Maintenance of Peace and Order Bill) as well as the laws dealing with corruption. I also restated that the party (MDC) was interested in national dialogue provided that this was mediated by neutral people. I also indicated our support for laws repealing the indigenisation laws that had driven away investment. Crucially, I also raised the issue of the involvement of the military in the political life of Zimbabwe” External link

newsday Friday, September 20, 2019 5:58:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “The ministry officials then made the following promises: That Sweden would advocate for Zimbabwe’s re-engagement only if there was dialogue between Nelson Chamisa and Emmerson Mnangagwa. It called on Zimbabwe to sort out its currency problems,” “It called for specific programmes to advance gender issues, including gender budgeting, it called for programmes to make sure the people were effectively involved in the political affairs of Zimbabwe and that key reforms had to be expedited” External link

newsday Friday, September 20, 2019 5:58:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "Of the 23 sections in Posa, 20 are then duplicated in Mopa word for word and then scattered around Mopa so that people may not identify them," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, August 22, 2019 11:09:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “The Sections were then scattered around as a chance that we might not identify,” External link

thezimbabwemail Thursday, August 15, 2019 10:32:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "I can confirm that government did not disburse our funds. This was totally unfair," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, May 27, 2019 3:13:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “I can confirm that government did not disburse our funds. This was totally unfair,” External link

newsday Monday, May 27, 2019 1:30:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "Masvingo should have done better. There are a lot of people with good leadership qualities in the province. Gumbi and Tongai Matutu were not the best to keep the party afloat and win back the popular vote used to be enjoyed by the MDC," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, May 25, 2019 6:08:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “I command respect and support of the people, because they know what I stand for. I stand for the truth, I stand for constitutionalism and what is right. I’m not afraid to criticise powerful people within and outside MDC,” External link

zimeye Saturday, May 18, 2019 12:11:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "I want you to understand that the issue of elections in the MDC is led by the Elections Directorate chaired by the national chairperson and not the secretary general. The national chairperson develops the rules of the elections and if there are any complaints, they go to the national chairperson," "The issue of elections belongs to the national chairperson of the party whether good or bad. On the issue of national elections, there was corruption. When a candidate was elected, and candidates were selected in primary elections and the rules are that the one who comes first in those polls becomes an automatic candidate. We would see two candidates and I do not know what would have happened because my office only had one candidate" External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, May 18, 2019 10:48:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "We were lucky because Zec postponed the Nomination Court. I then spoke to the president and asked what to do. We agreed on holding primary elections. I wrote a letter to Bulawayo to hold primary elections, I have the letter if you want to see it," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, May 18, 2019 10:48:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "I command respect and support of the people, because they know what I stand for. I stand for the truth, I stand for constitutionalism and what is right. I'm not afraid to criticise powerful people within and outside MDC," External link

onlinenigeria Saturday, May 18, 2019 9:27:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “I want you to understand that the issue of elections in the MDC is led by the Elections Directorate chaired by the national chairperson and not the secretary general. The national chairperson develops the rules of the elections and if there are any complaints, they go to the national chairperson,” “The issue of elections belongs to the national chairperson of the party whether good or bad. On the issue of national elections, there was corruption. When a candidate was elected, and candidates were selected in primary elections and the rules are that the one who comes first in those polls becomes an automatic candidate. We would see two candidates and I do not know what would have happened because my office only had one candidate” External link

zimeye Saturday, May 18, 2019 7:03:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “We were lucky because Zec postponed the Nomination Court. I then spoke to the president and asked what to do. We agreed on holding primary elections. I wrote a letter to Bulawayo to hold primary elections, I have the letter if you want to see it,” External link

zimeye Saturday, May 18, 2019 7:03:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "I command respect and support of the people, because they know what I stand for. I stand for the truth, I stand for constitutionalism and what is right. I'm not afraid to criticise powerful people within and outside MDC," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, May 17, 2019 8:40:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “I command respect and support of the people, because they know what I stand for. I stand for the truth, I stand for constitutionalism and what is right. I’m not afraid to criticise powerful people within and outside MDC,” External link

newsday Friday, May 17, 2019 7:27:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “Zanu PF killed our people, killed our industries and our economy, we have to remove this government. That is our main objective,” External link

zimeye Thursday, May 16, 2019 1:35:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “Zanu PF killed our people, killed our industries and our economy, we have to remove this government. That is our main objective,” External link

zimeye Wednesday, May 15, 2019 10:49:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "Zanu-PF killed our people, killed our industries and our economy, we have to remove this government. That is our main objective," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, May 15, 2019 5:05:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “Zanu PF killed our people, killed our industries and our economy, we have to remove this government. That is our main objective,” External link

newsday Wednesday, May 15, 2019 1:36:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “On the same electoral directorate, the SG is a mere secretary. So the smooth flow of elections is not a mandate for the SG but the national Chairman,” External link

thezimbabwemail Tuesday, May 14, 2019 5:55:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora noted : “I was not supposed to conduct these primary elections because there is someone mandated to do that,” External link

thezimbabwemail Tuesday, May 14, 2019 5:55:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “I now call upon us all to ensure that when we go to the elective congress, we restore the powers of the SG so that he can make more decisions,” External link

thezimbabwemail Tuesday, May 14, 2019 5:55:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “I am the one who drafted the legal opinion document which was backed by Advocate Matinenga to follow the MDC democratic principles and the constitution, but that was brushed aside. In fact, I am the writer of the said legal advice, it was there to give legal opinion on how best to handle the succession issue of Dr Tsvangirai in line with the constitution, but look now, we are now dealing with a different scenario,” External link

zbc Monday, May 13, 2019 7:24:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora added ( about Morgan Tsvangirai ) : “I am informed that the National Standing Committee has resolved to go ahead despite the High Court ruling, and I am also reading here in the press that lawyers have been engaged to assist on legality and contest the ruling. I advocate for a united MDC which respects the guiding democratic principles of opposition politics laid by the late Dr Tsvangirai,” External link

zbc Monday, May 13, 2019 7:24:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “Mr Gutu did not read the judgement; the judgement did not say transfer property it does not talk about property at all. There is no way in the judgement where there is the issue of property or money is talking about this is an extension of the judgement it is not there in the judgement Simba if you look at it. So these are political statements this is political banter and it is not helpful what is important is what the judgement says. What the issue at stake is. What does the judge say, it does not make a judgement on property at all,” External link

zimeye Friday, May 10, 2019 7:43:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : ”Well I am not bothered by what Thokozani Khupe has said.In actual fact she merely informed the public about her desire to have a meeting with me, in my official capacity as the Secretary General of the MDC. With all due respect I do not regard Khupe as an enemy.I have to hear her side of the story” External link

zimeye Friday, May 10, 2019 3:27:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora added ( about Thokozani Khupe ) : “We have lost court cases before and why should I be blamed for the High Court ruling? I think that is not fair to be frank with you. As far as I am concerned Khupe is yet to contact me formally so I will wait for the appropriate time to respond to her remarks,” External link

zimeye Friday, May 10, 2019 3:27:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "I am no longer able to continue participating in the current congress. I have raised my concerns to the chairperson of the Independent Electoral Commission, ZCTU, led by Mr Japhet Moyo but nothing was done. I therefore, had to withdraw because I do not wish to see the party divided," "I cannot continue participating in the congress under the present circumstances if the concerns I have raised remained unresolved" External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, April 17, 2019 10:11:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora told ( about Commission ) : "I am no longer able to continue participating in the current congress. I have raised my concerns to the chairperson of the Independent Electoral Commission, ZCTU led by Mr Japhet Moyo but nothing was done. I therefore had to withdraw because I do not wish to see the party divided," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, April 16, 2019 1:59:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "President Chamisa will complete what he started and I also want to finish what I started in my position," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, April 16, 2019 11:41:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora announced : "I came here to say this on my own. I, Douglas Mwonzora, have agreed with President Chamisa that at the congress the President will be Chamisa," "We also agreed that I will try to get the position of Secretary General of the party. President Chamisa will complete what he started and I also want to finish what I started in my position" External link

onlinenigeria Tuesday, April 16, 2019 8:14:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora announced : "I came here to say this on my own. I, Douglas Mwonzora, have agreed with President Chamisa that at the congress the President will be Chamisa," "We also agreed that I will try to get the position of Secretary General of the party. President Chamisa will complete what he started and I also want to finish what I started in my position" External link

bulawayo24 Monday, April 15, 2019 11:40:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Commission ) : “I am no longer able to continue participating in the current congress. I have raised my concerns to the chairperson of the Independent Electoral Commission, ZCTU led by Mr Japhet Moyo but nothing was done. I therefore had to withdraw because I do not wish to see the party divided,” “I cannot continue participating in the congress under the present circumstances if the concerns I have raised remained unresolved” External link

zimeye Monday, April 15, 2019 7:36:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Nelson Chamisa ) : "President Chamisa will complete what he started and I also want to finish what I started in my position," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, April 15, 2019 2:05:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “I say that I will try to win the post of secretary-general of the MDC,” External link

newsday Monday, April 15, 2019 2:02:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "As the secretary general, I strongly believe in a united, democratic, tolerant and above all a disciplined party. To this end, there must be robust, non-violent contestation in which people must shake hands afterwards and allow the party to move forward with renewed impetus," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, April 11, 2019 11:02:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "For us to truly reflect a democratic outfit, It is imperative that the 5th Congress does not centralise a lot of power in the president. To this end, the electoral processes around this congress must reflect that true democracy is indeed alive in the party," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, April 11, 2019 11:02:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “What is ironic in the MDC is that the people who are raising these allegations are people who split from the party, who took money away from the party and who called (the late founding leader Morgan) Tsvangirai all sorts of names and they came back to the party. We accommodated them and what they are trying to do is to drive a wedge between myself and Nelson Chamisa as a way of getting an accommodation. Fortunately, the MDC members are intelligent enough to read through this,” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, April 8, 2019 6:16:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "What is ironic in the MDC is that the people who are raising these allegations are people who split from the party, who took money away from the party and who called (the late founding leader Morgan) Tsvangirai all sorts of names and they came back to the party. We accommodated them and what they are trying to do is to drive a wedge between myself and Nelson Chamisa as a way of getting an accommodation. Fortunately, the MDC members are intelligent enough to read through this," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, April 8, 2019 10:01:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "What is ironic in the MDC is that the people who are raising these allegations are people who split from the party, who took money away from the party and who called (the late founding leader Morgan) Tsvangirai all sorts of names and they came back to the party. We accommodated them and what they are trying to do is to drive a wedge between myself and Nelson Chamisa as a way of getting an accommodation. Fortunately, the MDC members are intelligent enough to read through this," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, April 6, 2019 10:52:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Province ) : "I have been a leader in the MDC at various levels. Having started as the treasurer for Nyanga District, I was elevated to secretary for Local Government for Manicaland Province. In 2008, I was elected to represent Members of Parliament in the national council of the party. " External link

bulawayo24 Friday, April 5, 2019 6:58:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "I therefore do not think that I lack capacity at all," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, April 5, 2019 6:58:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “What is ironic in the MDC is that the people who are raising these allegations are people who split from the party, who took money away from the party and who called (the late founding leader Morgan) Tsvangirai all sorts of names and they came back to the party. We accommodated them and what they are trying to do is to drive a wedge between myself and Nelson Chamisa as a way of getting an accommodation. Fortunately, the MDC members are intelligent enough to read through this,” External link

newsday Friday, April 5, 2019 2:02:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "I actually campaigned for him in Manicaland, and I am happy to say that Manicaland is the only rural province where MDC won without question. " External link

bulawayo24 Friday, April 5, 2019 10:53:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “The responsibility for structures under the MDC constitution lies with the national organising secretary not the secretary-general. The responsibility of making sure elections are conducted orderly and in a constitutional manner rests with the chairperson,” External link

thezimbabwemail Wednesday, April 3, 2019 9:09:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "The responsibility for structures under the MDC constitution lies with the national organising secretary not the secretary-general. The responsibility of making sure elections are conducted orderly and in a constitutional manner rests with the chairperson," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, April 3, 2019 2:59:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “The responsibility for structures under the MDC constitution lies with the national organising secretary not the secretary-general. The responsibility of making sure elections are conducted orderly and in a constitutional manner rests with the chairperson,” External link

newsday Wednesday, April 3, 2019 1:28:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “What I will try to do if I were to contest for the presidency and win it is to reunite the party. Bring back the party to its founding values. This party has got values. These are the values we must live, democracy, tolerance, justice, fairness, solidarity all these have to be brought back,” External link

thezimbabwemail Wednesday, April 3, 2019 8:02:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Province ) : “I have been a leader in the MDC at various levels. Having started as the treasurer for Nyanga District, I was elevated to secretary for Local Government for Manicaland Province. In 2008, I was elected to represent Members of Parliament in the national council of the party. In 2011, I was elected as the national spokesperson of the party at congress. In 2014, I was elected as the secretary-general of the party. I think I served well in my positions” External link

thezimbabwemail Wednesday, April 3, 2019 8:02:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “What I will try to do if I were to contest for the presidency and win it is to reunite the party. Bring back the party to its founding values. This party has got values. These are the values we must live, democracy, tolerance, justice, fairness, solidarity all these have to be brought back,” External link

zimeye Wednesday, April 3, 2019 6:22:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Nelson Chamisa ) : “What is ironic in the MDC is that people who are bringing these allegations are people who split from the party, who took money away from the party and who called Tsvangirai all sorts of names, and when they came back to the party we have accommodated them and what they are trying to do is to drive a wedge between myself and Nelson Chamisa as a way of getting an accommodation. Fortunately MDC members are intelligent enough to read through this,” External link

insiderzim Tuesday, April 2, 2019 11:46:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "There is no strategic value in Ward 28. If you look at it only one person will come from that ward as a delegate to Congress and that is the ward chairman. So I fail to see the logic behind that accusation. To me it was simply an emergency, then we rectified that when the election was then postponed. I then ordered a primary to be done which would include all the other candidates. I have always insisted on primary elections. I don't believe in imposition of candidates," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, April 2, 2019 10:23:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Province ) : "I have been a leader in the MDC at various levels. Having started as the treasurer for Nyanga District, I was elevated to secretary for Local Government for Manicaland Province. In 2008, I was elected to represent Members of Parliament in the national council of the party. In 2011, I was elected as the national spokesperson of the party at congress. In 2014, I was elected as the secretary-general of the party. I think I served well in my positions" External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, April 2, 2019 12:15:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora told ( about Morgan Tsvangirai ) : “I know Tsvangirai hated the vitriol which some party members direct at each other. He won’t be too pleased to learn, even where he is, that there are party members who are using hate language against other party members. Tsvangirai wanted a united, democratic party that always looks to and pays attention to its glorious founding values,” External link

insiderzim Monday, April 1, 2019 9:44:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Morgan Tsvangirai ) : “He won’t be too pleased to learn, even where he is, that there are party members who are using hate language against other party members. Tsvangirai wanted a united, democratic party that always looks to and pays attention to its glorious founding values,” External link

zimeye Monday, April 1, 2019 7:03:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora added : “The preparations for congress were going on well. However, we have now received reports of violence, intimidation and discrimination on the basis of people who supported me in 2014. We have had to deal with congress-related suspensions and expulsions at lower structures. If all these things are true, then it is wrong, unfair, anachronistic to the party and therefore totally unacceptable. I hope the organising, elections and chairpersons’ departments bring the reports on these issues to our next Standing Committee meeting,” External link

zimeye Monday, April 1, 2019 7:03:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “In terms of the transgressions of all the people who split from the main MDC at one time or the other, one cannot argue that Thokozani transgressed more than the others. I think all the MDC members must come back and prosecute the struggle together as Tsvangirai had fought to achieve in his life,” External link

zimeye Monday, April 1, 2019 7:03:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Morgan Tsvangirai ) : “He won’t be too pleased to learn, even where he is, that there are party members who are using hate language against other party members. Tsvangirai wanted a united, democratic party that always looks to and pays attention to its glorious founding values,” External link

zimeye Sunday, March 31, 2019 8:05:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora added : “The preparations for congress were going on well. However, we have now received reports of violence, intimidation and discrimination on the basis of people who supported me in 2014. We have had to deal with congress-related suspensions and expulsions at lower structures. If all these things are true, then it is wrong, unfair, anachronistic to the party and therefore totally unacceptable. I hope the organising, elections and chairpersons’ departments bring the reports on these issues to our next Standing Committee meeting,” External link

zimeye Sunday, March 31, 2019 8:05:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “In terms of the transgressions of all the people who split from the main MDC at one time or the other, one cannot argue that Thokozani transgressed more than the others. I think all the MDC members must come back and prosecute the struggle together as Tsvangirai had fought to achieve in his life,” External link

zimeye Sunday, March 31, 2019 8:05:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora added : "The preparations for congress were going on well. However, we have now received reports of violence, intimidation and discrimination on the basis of people who supported me in 2014. We have had to deal with congress-related suspensions and expulsions at lower structures. If all these things are true, then it is wrong, unfair, anachronistic to the party and therefore totally unacceptable. I hope the organising, elections and chairpersons' departments bring the reports on these issues to our next Standing Committee meeting," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, March 31, 2019 6:30:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Province ) : “I have been a leader in the MDC at various levels. Having started as the treasurer for Nyanga District, I was elevated to secretary for Local Government for Manicaland Province. In 2008, I was elected to represent Members of Parliament in the national council of the party. In 2011, I was elected as the national spokesman of the party at congress. In 2014, I was elected as the secretary-general of the party. I think I served well in my positions” External link

thezimbabwemail Sunday, March 31, 2019 6:12:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “I therefore do not think that I lack capacity at all,” External link

thezimbabwemail Sunday, March 31, 2019 6:12:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Mahatma Gandhi ) : “Maybe some people think that for one to look strong they must be rude and rough to the opponent. That is wrong. You can be very strong without being uncivil. Mahatma Gandhi was soft spoken but he had an unfathomable inner strength. I believe in planning, strategising and bringing results,” External link

thezimbabwemail Sunday, March 31, 2019 6:12:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Province ) : "I have been a leader in the MDC at various levels. Having started as the treasurer for Nyanga District, I was elevated to secretary for Local Government for Manicaland Province. In 2008, I was elected to represent Members of Parliament in the national council of the party. In 2011, I was elected as the national spokesman of the party at congress. In 2014, I was elected as the secretary-general of the party. I think I served well in my positions" External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, March 30, 2019 9:24:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "I therefore do not think that I lack capacity at all," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, March 30, 2019 9:24:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Province ) : “I have been a leader in the MDC at various levels. Having started as the treasurer for Nyanga District, I was elevated to secretary for Local Government for Manicaland Province. In 2008, I was elected to represent Members of Parliament in the national council of the party. In 2011, I was elected as the national spokesman of the party at congress. In 2014, I was elected as the secretary-general of the party. I think I served well in my positions” External link

zimeye Saturday, March 30, 2019 5:10:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “I do agree the sanctions are hurting the ordinary person and as MDC we are ready to play our part to make sure that these sanctions, together with the brutality that brought the sanctions into place in the first place, are removed,” External link

newsday Monday, March 18, 2019 1:49:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “Sanctions are never a good thing for any country. They inevitably affect the poor and the down-trodden. They also hurt the government. But who was responsible for these sanctions? The people who are responsible for these sanctions are people who killed Zimbabweans in cold blood in 2008. It is the people who detained without trial Zimbabwean citizens; it is the people who threw away the rule of law; it is the people who abandoned constitutionalism, so they have to right their wrongs so that the people of Zimbabwe live in peace and prosperity,” “We are for the engagement of Zimbabwe into the international community, but all of us have a role to play first, but principally, Zanu PF has a big role to play. They must stop human rights abuses, shooting of civilians by government must stop; harassment of civilians by the State must stop” External link

newsday Monday, March 18, 2019 1:49:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “Manicaland province is currently at the receiving end of Cyclone Idai, Government and all stakeholders across the political divide must unite and ameliorate the effects of Idai. No blame game. Take your neighbors plight as your own plight. We shall prevail,” External link

zimeye Saturday, March 16, 2019 4:32:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “If I don’t win elections, I will remain loyal to the party. Let me tell you the hierarchy of loyalty is in my mind. I am loyal to the cause, to democracy, justice to fairness. Secondly, I am loyal to the party, and thirdly, I am loyal to the leadership. In that order, and if our people whom we must respect vote a certain person in, that person deserves my respect, deserves my support and I will support that person for the next five years,” External link

newsday Saturday, March 16, 2019 1:35:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “I went to Parliament and I then decided to check my mail at the pigeon hole and there were two police officers in that room,” External link

zimeye Thursday, March 14, 2019 5:41:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “I went to Parliament and I then decided to check my mail at the pigeon hole and there were two police officers in that room,” External link

newsday Thursday, March 14, 2019 2:04:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "I have not been nominated yet for any position. However, what I can tell you for now is that I will be making an announcement on the issue in the next few days," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, March 12, 2019 10:49:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "I had an idea it was going to happen. However, I do not know about the Chitungwiza origins. The cryptic thing about that incident is that I was cheered when I was introduced and performed the party slogan. Then when I was asked to address, a section of the crowd booed me but then I was cheered when I spoke," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, March 12, 2019 10:49:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "I want this MDC to be a united party, I want this MDC to be a party that chooses, I want this MDC to be a tolerant and democratic party. I want this MDC as secretary-general to be a disciplined party," External link

onlinenigeria Tuesday, March 12, 2019 1:23:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "I want this MDC to be a united party, I want this MDC to be a party that chooses, I want this MDC to be a tolerant and democratic party. I want this MDC as secretary-general to be a disciplined party," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, March 11, 2019 8:13:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "I want the MDC party to be toll lent, democratic and disciplined. I want you to choose leaders of your own choice," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, March 11, 2019 12:41:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "We are also aware of the smear campaigns that are going on but that is expected considering that we are now going to the congress," External link

onlinenigeria Sunday, March 10, 2019 7:53:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "We are also aware of the smear campaigns that are going on but that is expected considering that we are now going to the congress," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, March 10, 2019 5:57:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Harrison Nkomo ) : "Just spoken to lawyer Harrison Nkomo who advises that Hwende is being taken to court now. To cover up for theft of elections and its incompetence the government of ED Mnangagwa is wedging incessant " External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, March 7, 2019 11:23:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “The war veterans and their party should have nothing to do with the MDC congress. It is an internal affair which will be decided only by the MDC members themselves,” External link

zimeye Wednesday, March 6, 2019 2:55:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "On the charge that I am weak, I am not weak. I was jailed for fighting one-party state by the ZANU-PF government. I was in COPAC (parliamentary committee tasked to draft the new 2013 constitution) and was mandated to bring about a democratic people driven constitution and I delivered," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, March 6, 2019 2:30:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Nelson Chamisa ) : “The fact that in this election we won so many votes, its attributed to many factors; the brand of the party itself, the candidate and so on. I have heard people say that people must not contest because the president scored so many votes. Well my answer to that is that’s not the basis under the constitution why a contest cannot be done,” “A person who is contesting is in fact holding himself or herself to be saying that they can score more and there is no reason to underestimate them because you have never seen them in a presidential election. So how do we judge them that they cannot score more than that, or score like what Advocate Chamisa scored? But it’s not to undervalue what he did. He performed very well as a candidate in that election even in spite of what the Zec went on to do. This is what the challengers have to convince people that they will get 4,5 million votes,” External link

zimeye Wednesday, March 6, 2019 12:37:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Nelson Chamisa ) : "The fact that in this election we won so many votes, its attributed to many factors; the brand of the party itself, the candidate and so on. I have heard people say that people must not contest because the president scored so many votes. Well my answer to that is that's not the basis under the constitution why a contest cannot be done," "A person who is contesting is in fact holding himself or herself to be saying that they can score more and there is no reason to underestimate them because you have never seen them in a presidential election. So how do we judge them that they cannot score more than that, or score like what Advocate Chamisa scored? But it's not to undervalue what he did. He performed very well as a candidate in that election even in spite of what the Zec went on to do. This is what the challengers have to convince people that they will get 4,5 million votes," External link

onlinenigeria Tuesday, March 5, 2019 3:24:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Nelson Chamisa ) : "The fact that in this election we won so many votes, its attributed to many factors; the brand of the party itself, the candidate and so on. I have heard people say that people must not contest because the president scored so many votes. Well my answer to that is that's not the basis under the constitution why a contest cannot be done," "A person who is contesting is in fact holding himself or herself to be saying that they can score more and there is no reason to underestimate them because you have never seen them in a presidential election. So how do we judge them that they cannot score more than that, or score like what Advocate Chamisa scored? But it's not to undervalue what he did. He performed very well as a candidate in that election even in spite of what the Zec went on to do. This is what the challengers have to convince people that they will get 4,5 million votes," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, March 5, 2019 2:36:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Nelson Chamisa ) : “The fact that in this election we won so many votes, its attributed to many factors; the brand of the party itself, the candidate and so on. I have heard people say that people must not contest because the president scored so many votes. Well my answer to that is that’s not the basis under the constitution why a contest cannot be done,” “A person who is contesting is in fact holding himself or herself to be saying that they can score more and there is no reason to underestimate them because you have never seen them in a presidential election. So how do we judge them that they cannot score more than that, or score like what Advocate Chamisa scored? But it’s not to undervalue what he did. He performed very well as a candidate in that election even in spite of what the Zec went on to do. This is what the challengers have to convince people that they will get 4,5 million votes,” External link

newsday Tuesday, March 5, 2019 1:09:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Nelson Chamisa ) : “The fact that in this election we won so many votes, its attributed to many factors; the brand of the party itself, the candidate and so on. I have heard people say that people must not contest because the president scored so many votes. Well my answer to that is that’s not the basis under the constitution why a contest cannot be done,” “A person who is contesting is in fact holding himself or herself to be saying that they can score more and there is no reason to underestimate them because you have never seen them in a presidential election. So how do we judge them that they cannot score more than that, or score like what Advocate Chamisa scored? But it’s not to undervalue what he did. He performed very well as a candidate in that election even in spite of what the Zec went on to do. This is what the challengers have to convince people that they will get 4,5 million votes,” External link

thezimbabwemail Tuesday, March 5, 2019 12:36:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "On the charge that I am weak, I am not weak. I was jailed for fighting one-party state by the ZANU-PF government. I was in COPAC and was mandated to bring about a democratic people driven constitution and I delivered," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, March 5, 2019 10:58:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "I have no support from Zanu-PF. I do not want that support as well. I rely on the members of MDC who know me better and who know my history," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, March 5, 2019 10:58:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "On the charge that I am weak, I am not weak. I was jailed for fighting one-party state by the ZANU PF government. I was in COPAC and was mandated to bring about a democratic people driven constitution and I delivered," External link

onlinenigeria Tuesday, March 5, 2019 9:05:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Secretary General ) : “Let’s leave that to the MDC people to decide. If they feel that I am better as Secretary-General, so be it. If they want to elevate me, still that’s alright,” External link

zimeye Monday, March 4, 2019 11:24:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "On the charge that I am weak, I am not weak. I was jailed for fighting one-party state by the ZANU PF government. I was in COPAC and was mandated to bring about a democratic people driven constitution and I delivered," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, March 4, 2019 11:07:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “This is cheap propaganda that is coming from my detractors, people who cannot fight a fair battle even within the organisation. Everybody knows I am a loyal member of the opposition and there is no reason why true MDC people must allow themselves to be digressed by what ZANU-PF is saying,” External link

insiderzim Sunday, March 3, 2019 9:22:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "This is congress, so there should be democracy nothing should stop a person from contesting any post if he or she has been nominated. All posts are up for contestation," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, March 3, 2019 4:54:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Morgan Tsvangirai ) : "The constitution says all posts will be contested by anyone who would have been nominated. What we do not know is who is contesting which posts. It is also important to note that now congress dates have been announced, needless suspensions of members should be put on hold. There are 16 standing committee posts and these are the positions that should be contested. The issue of how many posts would be contested came up in our last national council meeting recently and we agreed to refer to the constitution signed by (Morgan) Tsvangirai, we have since done that. So all the 16 posts should be contested," External link

onlinenigeria Saturday, March 2, 2019 3:37:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Morgan Tsvangirai ) : "The constitution says all posts will be contested by anyone who would have been nominated. What we do not know is who is contesting which posts. It is also important to note that now congress dates have been announced, needless suspensions of members should be put on hold. There are 16 standing committee posts and these are the positions that should be contested. The issue of how many posts would be contested came up in our last national council meeting recently and we agreed to refer to the constitution signed by (Morgan) Tsvangirai, we have since done that. So all the 16 posts should be contested," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, March 2, 2019 10:50:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “This is congress, so there should be democracy nothing should stop a person from contesting any post if he or she has been nominated. All posts are up for contestation,” External link

zimeye Saturday, March 2, 2019 7:55:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Morgan Tsvangirai ) : “The constitution says all posts will be contested by anyone who would have been nominated. What we do not know is who is contesting which posts. It is also important to note that now congress dates have been announced, needless suspensions of members should be put on hold. There are 16 standing committee posts and these are the positions that should be contested. The issue of how many posts would be contested came up in our last national council meeting recently and we agreed to refer to the constitution signed by Mr (Morgan) Tsvangirai, we have since done that. So all the 16 posts should be contested,” External link

zimeye Saturday, March 2, 2019 6:17:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Morgan Tsvangirai ) : “The constitution says all posts will be contested by anyone who would have been nominated. What we do not know is who is contesting which posts. It is also important to note that now congress dates have been announced, needless suspensions of members should be put on hold. There are 16 standing committee posts and these are the positions that should be contested. The issue of how many posts would be contested came up in our last national council meeting recently and we agreed to refer to the constitution signed by Mr (Morgan) Tsvangirai, we have since done that. So all the 16 posts should be contested,” External link

herald Saturday, March 2, 2019 3:28:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "I am aware of my rights; the right to vote and the right to be voted for. I have a right to contest for any position in the party. In other words, I will only contest for a position if I have the backing of the majority within the party. I have not yet made up my mind regarding which position I will contest for at congress," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, March 1, 2019 10:47:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “I have come to the conclusion that not all those people who talk about democracy understand what it is,” External link

zimeye Friday, March 1, 2019 1:15:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “I have no idea about Zanu PF’s interference with the MDC Alliance Congress, MDC Alliance has a constitution that allows for people to contest for any positions,” External link

zimeye Friday, March 1, 2019 1:15:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “I will be contesting for my sixth position, not yet sure as to what position I will be nominated to contest but will be eagerly waiting for my nomination,” External link

zimeye Friday, March 1, 2019 1:15:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “the smear campaigns are from competitors and people with no idea of what democracy entails, …I come to the conclusion that not all those people who talk about democracy understand what it is” External link

zimeye Friday, March 1, 2019 1:15:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “Some are writing from outside Zimbabwe where they are living large in the comfort of their homes and safety. Some simply abandoned our youths in prisons and police detention when we all thought we are in the struggle together,” External link

zimeye Friday, March 1, 2019 1:15:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “I will continue to play my part in the democratic struggle” External link

zimeye Friday, March 1, 2019 1:15:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "I will be giving you a statement regarding what I will be standing for; there are key processes that must happen first and these include the nomination process. Within the MDC set-up, people are nominated by the structures, I want to emphasise (that) I am a full member with full rights including the right to contest any position," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, February 27, 2019 6:44:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "There are processes that have to be followed. We must have branch congresses, then ward, district, provincial congresses and after that the provincial assemblies will do nominations. It is at that time that we will know if we have been nominated," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, February 27, 2019 6:44:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "We are also aware of the smear campaigns that are going on but that is expected considering that we are now going to the congress," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, February 27, 2019 6:44:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “I will be giving you a statement regarding what I will be standing for; there are key processes that must happen first and these include the nomination process. Within the MDC set-up, people are nominated by the structures, I want to emphasise (that) I am a full member with full rights including the right to contest any position,” External link

zimeye Wednesday, February 27, 2019 2:54:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “There are processes that have to be followed. We must have branch congresses, then ward, district, provincial congresses and after that the provincial assemblies will do nominations. It is at that time that we will know if we have been nominated,” External link

zimeye Wednesday, February 27, 2019 2:54:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “We are also aware of the smear campaigns that are going on but that is expected considering that we are now going to the congress,” External link

zimeye Wednesday, February 27, 2019 2:54:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "The MDC Alliance fielded two candidates for the Cowdray Park by-election. Internal primary elections last week were abandoned after some criminals destroyed ballot papers," "We are going to hold fresh primary elections this week where the winner will be confirmed the party's official candidate, while the loser will be asked to withdraw his or her candidature" External link

bulawayo24 Monday, February 25, 2019 11:51:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “However, I’m not yet aware of the position that I’m going to contest because the nomination process has not yet started,” “So I do not know what the members are going to nominate me for. The system is not whether you want or not. It’s whether you are nominated. But the nomination has not yet started so I’m not aware, I don’t know what position I will contest. But I’m eligible to contest any position” External link

zimeye Monday, February 25, 2019 10:58:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “However, I’m not yet aware of the position that I’m going to contest because the nomination process has not yet started,” “So I do not know what the members are going to nominate me for. The system is not whether you want or not. It’s whether you are nominated. But the nomination has not yet started so I’m not aware, I don’t know what position I will contest. But I’m eligible to contest any position” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, February 25, 2019 3:01:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora asked : "Minister, with the greatest of respect, the intelligence of senators must be respected. The question here is what happens when MPs threaten other MPs in this House with death? What is government policy on that?" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, February 15, 2019 12:33:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora asked : “Minister, with the greatest of respect, the intelligence of senators must be respected. The question here is what happens when MPs threaten other MPs in this House with death? What is government policy on that?” External link

newsday Friday, February 15, 2019 7:36:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora asked ( about Alpha Media Holdings ) : "What is wrong is wrong, what the Americans did when they bombed Aljazeera (Bagdad 2003) is wrong. You do not go and bomb Alpha Media Holdings because America bombed Aljazeera. Where is the connection?" "You are violating the rights of your people. If the American government would have shot people like what our government is doing, I am sure you would imagine the amount of outrage" External link

BBCMonitoring Sunday, February 10, 2019 6:03:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora asked ( about Alpha Media Holdings ) : “What is wrong is wrong, what the Americans did when they bombed Aljazeera (Bagdad 2003) is wrong. You do not go and bomb Alpha Media Holdings because America bombed Aljazeera. Where is the connection?” “You are violating the rights of your people. If the American government would have shot people like what our government is doing, I am sure you would imagine the amount of outrage” External link

newsday Saturday, February 9, 2019 10:04:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "The gross human rights violations, targeting and decimating MDC is not conducive for dialogue," "So, clearly the government was not ready for dialogue. They are not genuine, but the MDC is ready, predicated of course upon a set of defined issues which benefit the people of Zimbabwe" External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, January 29, 2019 12:33:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “The gross human rights violations, targeting and decimating MDC is not conducive for dialogue,” “So, clearly the government was not ready for dialogue. They are not genuine, but the MDC is ready, predicated of course upon a set of defined issues which benefit the people of Zimbabwe” External link

newsday Tuesday, January 29, 2019 6:56:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Nelson Chamisa ) : “He [Chamisa] came in at around 2pm and state agents manning the gates refused to allow him in,” “The body [Tuku’s body] had just arrived and the proceedings had already started. When he received information that he was not allowed, myself and Murisi Zwizwayi went and tried to engage the government minister particularly Ziyambi Ziyambi. Although the minister seems to have agreed, the people manning the gates closed and locked the gates before going away” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, January 27, 2019 7:13:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "The decision by state agents to bar @nelsonchamisa from entering the National Sports Stadium is cowardly and totally unacceptable. Although Hon Zwizwai and myself tried to remonstrate with the government ministers present it was to no avail," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, January 26, 2019 8:21:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "The national executive council resolved that MDC will explore dialogue to address Zimbabwe's problems," "As MDC, we have raised five issues which should guide the dialogue which include legitimacy and national healing, among others. The dialogue must be genuine and unconditional. We are not saying these are the only issues to talk about" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, January 25, 2019 5:54:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “We have just finished compiling our interim report on the on the gross human rights violations by the state. According to the report 12 people were killed while a total of 758 were arbitrarily arrested. A total of 5 MPs and 9 Councillors were arrested,” External link

zimeye Friday, January 25, 2019 5:40:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “The national executive council resolved that MDC will explore dialogue to address Zimbabwe’s problems,” “As MDC, we have raised five issues which should guide the dialogue which include legitimacy and national healing, among others. The dialogue must be genuine and unconditional. We are not saying these are the only issues to talk about” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, January 25, 2019 12:13:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora claimed : “It is responsible on the part of the MDC to call for dialogue, we have always been calling for dialogue to resolve the national question,” External link

zimeye Thursday, January 10, 2019 11:13:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “ZANU PF is setting conditions for dialogue and it is unacceptable, whatever they are demanding from us they must say it on the dialogue table,” External link

zimeye Thursday, January 10, 2019 11:13:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “We have to deal with the economy, poverty and misery. Our people are wallowing in poverty. There is unemployment and there is no [foreign direct investment] FDI and domestic investment. We want cash in the banks, a currency of our own and access to resources without discrimination and massive corruption. These things should be the ones occupying the government. When this government is faced with a difficult situation, it creates a diversion,” External link

thezimbabwemail Tuesday, December 18, 2018 11:31:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “We have to deal with the economy, poverty and misery. Our people are wallowing in poverty. There is unemployment and there is no [foreign direct investment] FDI and domestic investment. We want cash in the banks, a currency of our own and access to resources without discrimination and massive corruption. These things should be the ones occupying the government. When this government is faced with a difficult situation, it creates a diversion,” External link

newsday Tuesday, December 18, 2018 6:47:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora told ( about Nelson Chamisa ) : "It is within my constitutional rights to contest Chamisa at congress so I don't see why people are making a big deal out of it. As for meetings, I have never been in secret meetings with anyone," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, December 8, 2018 7:13:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "The military coup disturbed a lot of things. During that period, many potential voters did not go out to register because there was serious political uncertainty in the country," External link

reuters-en Tuesday, December 12, 2017 6:51:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Robert Mugabe ) : “We are not privy to any deal reached with Mugabe, and if there is any deal on money or anything else it is unconstitutional,” External link

msn-uk Sunday, November 26, 2017 4:53:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Robert Mugabe ) : "The MDC has always called for a transitional mechanism to deal with arrest of the economic decay and the redress of abnormal poverty levels in our country. It also has to deal with conditions for a free and fair election," "Free and fair elections don't come simply because Mugabe is gone. We want transitional mechanisms which deal with concrete steps to eliminate all forms of violence and intimidation before, during and after elections" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, November 24, 2017 9:21:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "He doesn't have the power to do that," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, November 19, 2017 1:03:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "We must now change the government and the people who rule us. We must change the country's president and we say to Mugabe your long political career has now come to an end," External link

china.org.cn Sunday, November 19, 2017 6:36:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “At the moment, the transitional government is the best way to go,” External link

leadership Saturday, November 18, 2017 7:52:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Morgan Tsvangirai ) : "There is no need to press a panic button, we are not calling for any leadership renewal in the MDC-T because there is no crisis. I spoke to president Tsvangirai and he is in fact getting better and will be back soon to lead the people of Zimbabwe," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, November 8, 2017 9:14:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "This only shows that we are dealing with a party which is against progress, we had come together as different political parties to deliberate on how best we can improve our country's electoral system but we end up seeing a group of uneducated overzealous youths coming to cause commotion," External link

allafrica Saturday, October 28, 2017 7:54:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora added ( about Morgan Tsvangirai ) : "Our candidate is Mr Morgan Tsvangirai. There is no debate about that. He has not been encouraged to step down by anyone" External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, October 22, 2017 10:34:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "This is a workshop of political parties at a high-level platform. We are discussing a number of things and the first one is the code of conduct of the political parties. We are revising the current code of conduct of the political parties to make it more comprehensive and more effective," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, September 26, 2017 9:29:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "It is possible to win an unfair game. We have seen in football where a team has been treated so unfairly, but has gone on to lift the cup," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, September 23, 2017 5:48:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "The judge said the matter cannot proceed as an urgent chamber application, but as an urgent court application," "Our reading of the decision is that maybe the judge does not want this important matter to be heard behind closed doors, but in an open court," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, September 22, 2017 10:40:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "The kits work with servers which are used to store biometric data gathered in the registration process," "There would be district servers and a national server" External link

bulawayo24 Monday, September 18, 2017 9:35:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “The kits work with servers which are used to store biometric data gathered in the registration process,” “There would be district servers and a national server” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, September 18, 2017 2:46:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "Malicious rumours are being spread that President Tsvangirai is dead. This is false. The President is alive and well. In fact the President is eating by himself. Our Treasure General Theresa Makone is in South Africa with Mai Elizabeth Tsvangirai and has advised that President is well," "All party programs are going ahead as planned. We urge our people not to panic. The Presidential Spokesman Luke Tamborinyoka has issued a statement confirming the President's wellness. We are preparing for elections due next year. This is the time for people to unite. Together we will win. Victory is Certain" External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, September 17, 2017 6:26:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Abednico Bhebhe ) : "What is true is that he has not been served with a letter of suspension. I think it is because the extraordinary national executive meeting took place on Friday and I don't think the letter has been written yet," "Am not sure as to how long the suspension is. A suspension is never a permanent thing. It is suspension pending disciplinary action and it can be in two forms. The first where there is a disciplinary tribunal established or where Bhebhe makes his representations before the national council and it (NC) decides whether to proceed or not" External link

bulawayo24 Monday, August 28, 2017 8:55:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "You will realise that we used the word 'yet' indicating that at some point these will also be opened to contestation. If we are to open up every constituency including those with our sitting MPs or councillors, these people will be disturbed. They are still working and we do not want to create chaos," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, August 23, 2017 1:25:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Morgan Tsvangirai ) : "I have been advised by our organising department that the president [Tsvangirai] will meet our structures in the region [Matabeleland] before the launch of the MDC Alliance on September 2," External link

onlinenigeria Tuesday, August 22, 2017 10:54:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "The names of the three are Tafadzwa Chimombe (Harare Youth Secretary for Security), Stephen Chatindo of Ward 22 in Hatfield and Gift Taibu of Budiriro," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, August 10, 2017 9:44:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "At the outset we condemn strongly this thuggish behaviour and would want the perpetrators brought to book. I have had occasion to talk to the president about this incident and he is extremely disgusted," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, August 7, 2017 2:48:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "We have not reached an agreement with them (PDP) yet. They have made it clear that they are not signing," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, August 5, 2017 1:31:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "We have not reached an agreement with them (PDP) yet. They have made it clear that they are not signing," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, August 5, 2017 12:00:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about George Charamba ) : "It was ironic seeing poor George Charamba being dressed down by Grace. Come on, George, have some pride. If he has any pride in him, he should resign," "It is clear that he should resign from that post, but what also is clear is that what he has been pushing for does not find favour with the First Family" External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, August 1, 2017 9:26:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "We are sick and tired of noise from little people in little parties hungry for attention" External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, August 1, 2017 9:26:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "screaming and kicking to implement the reforms before the end of the year" External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, March 7, 2017 12:06:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora told ( about Didymus Mutasa ) : “It is a civil dispute with people who are calling themselves his former lawyers and they want some money from him but we have since established that Mr Mutasa was in fact represented by Professor (Lovemore) Madhuku and not by the lawyers in question,” External link

newzimbabwe Sunday, February 19, 2017 11:22:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “The alliance discussions are still going on, so no conclusion has been made yet,” External link

herald Wednesday, February 15, 2017 8:41:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "The alliance discussions are still going on, so no conclusion has been made yet," "That means nothing concrete has been finalised yet. But as MDC, we will look at our own relative strength and numerical advantage. However, that is not the only factor, we will also look at the strength of other parties, some of it known to us and some of it not known to us. Coalition partners will have to prove their strength to the MDC" External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, February 14, 2017 10:41:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora commented : "One of the attractions of biometric voter registration is that we are going to have a new voters' roll. We will also, at long last, dispense with Mudede and the contentious issue of voter registration slips," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, February 1, 2017 1:55:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “The illegal candidate selection process undermines those efforts …………to that end all party leaders at all levels are ordered to stop these activities forthwith and party members are ordered not to participate in this illegality,” External link

newzimbabwe Saturday, January 28, 2017 11:16:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "I'm not sure how far the talks have gone. I am still to get the feedback from the negotiating teams" External link

onlinenigeria Saturday, January 28, 2017 1:07:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "We have no regrets at all about it (elections boycott) because it did nothing to change the balance of power because Zanu-PF has always had a two-thirds majority… even if we had contested in all the by-elections and won all of them, Zanu-PF would still have continued to have a two-thirds majority," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, January 19, 2017 11:44:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Saviour Kasukuwere ) : “It is a type of annoying arrogance that he is displaying. Actually, this has become a hallmark of this government, especially Kasukuwere who is struggling to get his law degree that he is doing very poorly,” External link

newzimbabwe Thursday, January 19, 2017 2:24:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Saviour Kasukuwere ) : “Those are wild accusations. There has never been a single case of typhoid recorded at Harvest House. These people are doing legitimate trading. We have no intention of removing them from this place,” “Kasukuwere must concentrate on making sure his ministry is well run. It is because of his failure to run the local government ministry that people are experiencing problems of typhoid in Harare” External link

newzimbabwe Tuesday, January 10, 2017 12:04:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “Instead of blaming the MDC-T, this government must concentrate on providing services to the people to avoid problems,” External link

newzimbabwe Tuesday, January 10, 2017 12:04:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “We are going to embark on crippling mass action to defend our Constitution. It took a lot of resources and hard work to come up with the current Constitution. Why is this government amending a Constitution which was voted for by the majority of Zimbabweans,” External link

newzimbabwe Thursday, January 5, 2017 2:40:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “We do clash with the minister because there are certain things that our values don’t allow; for example, the issue of the town clerk whose appointment should be done by council itself acting professionally,” “It must never be a political appointment. Minister Kasukuwere wants to put a Zanu PF person there. Our values as the MDC entail that the person must be appointed on merit, interviews must be done and the highest scorer must win the job which is what happened when (James) Mushore came” External link

newzimbabwe Friday, December 23, 2016 9:26:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “If the minister wants to give land to Zanu PF youths then definitely we will clash,” “If ministerial orders are unjust, responsible citizens have a positive duty to disobey them; if the minister is acting unlawfully, we will tell our councillors to disobey that” External link

newzimbabwe Friday, December 23, 2016 9:26:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “Unity day has absolutely no relevance,” External link

newzimbabwe Thursday, December 22, 2016 9:12:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora added : “Against the backdrop of massive corruption and suffering, we see no reason in celebrating this day,” External link

newzimbabwe Thursday, December 22, 2016 9:12:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "I am sure that my accusers were embarrassed. It was clear that it was political works by inept people whose obsession has been to destroy my career. Fortunately the truth came out and I am going to proceed against my accusers once the judgement has been handed down," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, December 14, 2016 10:45:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Robert Mugabe ) : “We don’t know why ZEC applies the law selectively with Mugabe’s family members being allowed to participate in all elections. Our constitution says these people are Zimbabweans by birth and they can be a President,” External link

newzimbabwe Sunday, December 11, 2016 10:10:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora told : “We would end up with cabinet positions being filled up by presidents of all the political parties in the coalition,” External link

newzimbabwe Friday, December 9, 2016 4:54:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora claimed : "In light of all the work that the MDC has done, equalising the unequal is unjust," External link

allafrica Friday, December 2, 2016 1:37:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "His illness will have no impact on his ability to campaign for 2018 elections. Many leaders across the world have ruled with an illness and still succeeded. We are aware of the concern but he will be fit for the campaign and the office," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, December 1, 2016 5:38:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "So where did the people who printed counterfeit bond notes get the samples from? This is evidence of state corruption at the highest level" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, November 4, 2016 7:28:00 PM EAT



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Douglas Mwonzora said : “The national executive council resolved that MDC will explore dialogue to address Zimbabwe’s problems,” “As MDC, we have raised five issues which should guide the dialogue which include legitimacy and national healing, among others. The dialogue must be genuine and unconditional. We are not saying these are the only issues to talk about” External link

zimeye Monday, October 14, 2019 8:16:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “The national executive council resolved that MDC will explore dialogue to address Zimbabwe’s problems,” “As MDC, we have raised five issues which should guide the dialogue which include legitimacy and national healing, among others. The dialogue must be genuine and unconditional. We are not saying these are the only issues to talk about” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, October 14, 2019 10:45:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "The national executive council resolved that MDC will explore dialogue to address Zimbabwe's problems," "As MDC, we have raised five issues which should guide the dialogue which include legitimacy and national healing, among others. The dialogue must be genuine and unconditional. We are not saying these are the only issues to talk about" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, October 11, 2019 6:20:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “The national executive council resolved that MDC will explore dialogue to address Zimbabwe’s problems,” “As MDC, we have raised five issues which should guide the dialogue which include legitimacy and national healing, among others. The dialogue must be genuine and unconditional. We are not saying these are the only issues to talk about” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, October 11, 2019 1:11:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora wrote : “It is not factually correct that the Speaker and his delegation faced hostility from the Swedish authorities. The Speaker and his delegation were well received and all discussions were frank and cordial. Further, the Speaker advised the authorities that he had initiated a process to ensure dialogue between President Mnangagwa and the MDC president, Nelson Chamisa. He specifically indicated that there were overtures to the MDC Alliance party to have an inclusive national political dialogue,” External link

newsday Monday, September 30, 2019 12:43:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora wrote : “The Speaker also advised that he had tasked Zesn, (which is) composed of 30 civil society organisations, to revise the Electoral Act so that the same would be in line with the Constitution and international best practice. This follows Zesn’s petition to Parliament,” External link

newsday Monday, September 30, 2019 12:43:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora wrote : “The Speaker started by advising of the specific reforms in the legislation since the drafting of the new Constitution. He commented specifically on the laws that replaced Posa (Public Order and Security Act), Aippa (Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act) and the Indigenisation Act and he lamented the effects of Zidera (Zimbabwe Democracy and Economic Recovery Amendment Act),” External link

newsday Friday, September 20, 2019 5:58:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora wrote ( about Peace ) : “MDC had a specific position on re-engagement which was that the party stood for the re-engagement with the international community provided that this re-engagement was matched by tangible movements by Zimbabwe in making key political, economic and social reforms,” “I pointed to the inadequacies of the Electoral Act, Mopa (Maintenance of Peace and Order Bill) as well as the laws dealing with corruption. I also restated that the party (MDC) was interested in national dialogue provided that this was mediated by neutral people. I also indicated our support for laws repealing the indigenisation laws that had driven away investment. Crucially, I also raised the issue of the involvement of the military in the political life of Zimbabwe” External link

newsday Friday, September 20, 2019 5:58:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “The ministry officials then made the following promises: That Sweden would advocate for Zimbabwe’s re-engagement only if there was dialogue between Nelson Chamisa and Emmerson Mnangagwa. It called on Zimbabwe to sort out its currency problems,” “It called for specific programmes to advance gender issues, including gender budgeting, it called for programmes to make sure the people were effectively involved in the political affairs of Zimbabwe and that key reforms had to be expedited” External link

newsday Friday, September 20, 2019 5:58:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "Of the 23 sections in Posa, 20 are then duplicated in Mopa word for word and then scattered around Mopa so that people may not identify them," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, August 22, 2019 11:09:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “The Sections were then scattered around as a chance that we might not identify,” External link

thezimbabwemail Thursday, August 15, 2019 10:32:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "I can confirm that government did not disburse our funds. This was totally unfair," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, May 27, 2019 3:13:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “I can confirm that government did not disburse our funds. This was totally unfair,” External link

newsday Monday, May 27, 2019 1:30:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "Masvingo should have done better. There are a lot of people with good leadership qualities in the province. Gumbi and Tongai Matutu were not the best to keep the party afloat and win back the popular vote used to be enjoyed by the MDC," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, May 25, 2019 6:08:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “I command respect and support of the people, because they know what I stand for. I stand for the truth, I stand for constitutionalism and what is right. I’m not afraid to criticise powerful people within and outside MDC,” External link

zimeye Saturday, May 18, 2019 12:11:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "I want you to understand that the issue of elections in the MDC is led by the Elections Directorate chaired by the national chairperson and not the secretary general. The national chairperson develops the rules of the elections and if there are any complaints, they go to the national chairperson," "The issue of elections belongs to the national chairperson of the party whether good or bad. On the issue of national elections, there was corruption. When a candidate was elected, and candidates were selected in primary elections and the rules are that the one who comes first in those polls becomes an automatic candidate. We would see two candidates and I do not know what would have happened because my office only had one candidate" External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, May 18, 2019 10:48:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "We were lucky because Zec postponed the Nomination Court. I then spoke to the president and asked what to do. We agreed on holding primary elections. I wrote a letter to Bulawayo to hold primary elections, I have the letter if you want to see it," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, May 18, 2019 10:48:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "I command respect and support of the people, because they know what I stand for. I stand for the truth, I stand for constitutionalism and what is right. I'm not afraid to criticise powerful people within and outside MDC," External link

onlinenigeria Saturday, May 18, 2019 9:27:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “I want you to understand that the issue of elections in the MDC is led by the Elections Directorate chaired by the national chairperson and not the secretary general. The national chairperson develops the rules of the elections and if there are any complaints, they go to the national chairperson,” “The issue of elections belongs to the national chairperson of the party whether good or bad. On the issue of national elections, there was corruption. When a candidate was elected, and candidates were selected in primary elections and the rules are that the one who comes first in those polls becomes an automatic candidate. We would see two candidates and I do not know what would have happened because my office only had one candidate” External link

zimeye Saturday, May 18, 2019 7:03:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “We were lucky because Zec postponed the Nomination Court. I then spoke to the president and asked what to do. We agreed on holding primary elections. I wrote a letter to Bulawayo to hold primary elections, I have the letter if you want to see it,” External link

zimeye Saturday, May 18, 2019 7:03:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "I command respect and support of the people, because they know what I stand for. I stand for the truth, I stand for constitutionalism and what is right. I'm not afraid to criticise powerful people within and outside MDC," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, May 17, 2019 8:40:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “I command respect and support of the people, because they know what I stand for. I stand for the truth, I stand for constitutionalism and what is right. I’m not afraid to criticise powerful people within and outside MDC,” External link

newsday Friday, May 17, 2019 7:27:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “Zanu PF killed our people, killed our industries and our economy, we have to remove this government. That is our main objective,” External link

zimeye Thursday, May 16, 2019 1:35:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “Zanu PF killed our people, killed our industries and our economy, we have to remove this government. That is our main objective,” External link

zimeye Wednesday, May 15, 2019 10:49:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "Zanu-PF killed our people, killed our industries and our economy, we have to remove this government. That is our main objective," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, May 15, 2019 5:05:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “Zanu PF killed our people, killed our industries and our economy, we have to remove this government. That is our main objective,” External link

newsday Wednesday, May 15, 2019 1:36:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “On the same electoral directorate, the SG is a mere secretary. So the smooth flow of elections is not a mandate for the SG but the national Chairman,” External link

thezimbabwemail Tuesday, May 14, 2019 5:55:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora noted : “I was not supposed to conduct these primary elections because there is someone mandated to do that,” External link

thezimbabwemail Tuesday, May 14, 2019 5:55:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “I now call upon us all to ensure that when we go to the elective congress, we restore the powers of the SG so that he can make more decisions,” External link

thezimbabwemail Tuesday, May 14, 2019 5:55:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “I am the one who drafted the legal opinion document which was backed by Advocate Matinenga to follow the MDC democratic principles and the constitution, but that was brushed aside. In fact, I am the writer of the said legal advice, it was there to give legal opinion on how best to handle the succession issue of Dr Tsvangirai in line with the constitution, but look now, we are now dealing with a different scenario,” External link

zbc Monday, May 13, 2019 7:24:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora added ( about Morgan Tsvangirai ) : “I am informed that the National Standing Committee has resolved to go ahead despite the High Court ruling, and I am also reading here in the press that lawyers have been engaged to assist on legality and contest the ruling. I advocate for a united MDC which respects the guiding democratic principles of opposition politics laid by the late Dr Tsvangirai,” External link

zbc Monday, May 13, 2019 7:24:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “Mr Gutu did not read the judgement; the judgement did not say transfer property it does not talk about property at all. There is no way in the judgement where there is the issue of property or money is talking about this is an extension of the judgement it is not there in the judgement Simba if you look at it. So these are political statements this is political banter and it is not helpful what is important is what the judgement says. What the issue at stake is. What does the judge say, it does not make a judgement on property at all,” External link

zimeye Friday, May 10, 2019 7:43:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : ”Well I am not bothered by what Thokozani Khupe has said.In actual fact she merely informed the public about her desire to have a meeting with me, in my official capacity as the Secretary General of the MDC. With all due respect I do not regard Khupe as an enemy.I have to hear her side of the story” External link

zimeye Friday, May 10, 2019 3:27:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora added ( about Thokozani Khupe ) : “We have lost court cases before and why should I be blamed for the High Court ruling? I think that is not fair to be frank with you. As far as I am concerned Khupe is yet to contact me formally so I will wait for the appropriate time to respond to her remarks,” External link

zimeye Friday, May 10, 2019 3:27:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "I am no longer able to continue participating in the current congress. I have raised my concerns to the chairperson of the Independent Electoral Commission, ZCTU, led by Mr Japhet Moyo but nothing was done. I therefore, had to withdraw because I do not wish to see the party divided," "I cannot continue participating in the congress under the present circumstances if the concerns I have raised remained unresolved" External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, April 17, 2019 10:11:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora told ( about Commission ) : "I am no longer able to continue participating in the current congress. I have raised my concerns to the chairperson of the Independent Electoral Commission, ZCTU led by Mr Japhet Moyo but nothing was done. I therefore had to withdraw because I do not wish to see the party divided," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, April 16, 2019 1:59:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "President Chamisa will complete what he started and I also want to finish what I started in my position," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, April 16, 2019 11:41:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora announced : "I came here to say this on my own. I, Douglas Mwonzora, have agreed with President Chamisa that at the congress the President will be Chamisa," "We also agreed that I will try to get the position of Secretary General of the party. President Chamisa will complete what he started and I also want to finish what I started in my position" External link

onlinenigeria Tuesday, April 16, 2019 8:14:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora announced : "I came here to say this on my own. I, Douglas Mwonzora, have agreed with President Chamisa that at the congress the President will be Chamisa," "We also agreed that I will try to get the position of Secretary General of the party. President Chamisa will complete what he started and I also want to finish what I started in my position" External link

bulawayo24 Monday, April 15, 2019 11:40:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Commission ) : “I am no longer able to continue participating in the current congress. I have raised my concerns to the chairperson of the Independent Electoral Commission, ZCTU led by Mr Japhet Moyo but nothing was done. I therefore had to withdraw because I do not wish to see the party divided,” “I cannot continue participating in the congress under the present circumstances if the concerns I have raised remained unresolved” External link

zimeye Monday, April 15, 2019 7:36:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Nelson Chamisa ) : "President Chamisa will complete what he started and I also want to finish what I started in my position," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, April 15, 2019 2:05:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “I say that I will try to win the post of secretary-general of the MDC,” External link

newsday Monday, April 15, 2019 2:02:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "As the secretary general, I strongly believe in a united, democratic, tolerant and above all a disciplined party. To this end, there must be robust, non-violent contestation in which people must shake hands afterwards and allow the party to move forward with renewed impetus," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, April 11, 2019 11:02:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "For us to truly reflect a democratic outfit, It is imperative that the 5th Congress does not centralise a lot of power in the president. To this end, the electoral processes around this congress must reflect that true democracy is indeed alive in the party," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, April 11, 2019 11:02:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “What is ironic in the MDC is that the people who are raising these allegations are people who split from the party, who took money away from the party and who called (the late founding leader Morgan) Tsvangirai all sorts of names and they came back to the party. We accommodated them and what they are trying to do is to drive a wedge between myself and Nelson Chamisa as a way of getting an accommodation. Fortunately, the MDC members are intelligent enough to read through this,” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, April 8, 2019 6:16:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "What is ironic in the MDC is that the people who are raising these allegations are people who split from the party, who took money away from the party and who called (the late founding leader Morgan) Tsvangirai all sorts of names and they came back to the party. We accommodated them and what they are trying to do is to drive a wedge between myself and Nelson Chamisa as a way of getting an accommodation. Fortunately, the MDC members are intelligent enough to read through this," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, April 8, 2019 10:01:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "What is ironic in the MDC is that the people who are raising these allegations are people who split from the party, who took money away from the party and who called (the late founding leader Morgan) Tsvangirai all sorts of names and they came back to the party. We accommodated them and what they are trying to do is to drive a wedge between myself and Nelson Chamisa as a way of getting an accommodation. Fortunately, the MDC members are intelligent enough to read through this," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, April 6, 2019 10:52:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Province ) : "I have been a leader in the MDC at various levels. Having started as the treasurer for Nyanga District, I was elevated to secretary for Local Government for Manicaland Province. In 2008, I was elected to represent Members of Parliament in the national council of the party. " External link

bulawayo24 Friday, April 5, 2019 6:58:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "I therefore do not think that I lack capacity at all," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, April 5, 2019 6:58:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “What is ironic in the MDC is that the people who are raising these allegations are people who split from the party, who took money away from the party and who called (the late founding leader Morgan) Tsvangirai all sorts of names and they came back to the party. We accommodated them and what they are trying to do is to drive a wedge between myself and Nelson Chamisa as a way of getting an accommodation. Fortunately, the MDC members are intelligent enough to read through this,” External link

newsday Friday, April 5, 2019 2:02:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "I actually campaigned for him in Manicaland, and I am happy to say that Manicaland is the only rural province where MDC won without question. " External link

bulawayo24 Friday, April 5, 2019 10:53:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “The responsibility for structures under the MDC constitution lies with the national organising secretary not the secretary-general. The responsibility of making sure elections are conducted orderly and in a constitutional manner rests with the chairperson,” External link

thezimbabwemail Wednesday, April 3, 2019 9:09:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "The responsibility for structures under the MDC constitution lies with the national organising secretary not the secretary-general. The responsibility of making sure elections are conducted orderly and in a constitutional manner rests with the chairperson," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, April 3, 2019 2:59:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “The responsibility for structures under the MDC constitution lies with the national organising secretary not the secretary-general. The responsibility of making sure elections are conducted orderly and in a constitutional manner rests with the chairperson,” External link

newsday Wednesday, April 3, 2019 1:28:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “What I will try to do if I were to contest for the presidency and win it is to reunite the party. Bring back the party to its founding values. This party has got values. These are the values we must live, democracy, tolerance, justice, fairness, solidarity all these have to be brought back,” External link

thezimbabwemail Wednesday, April 3, 2019 8:02:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Province ) : “I have been a leader in the MDC at various levels. Having started as the treasurer for Nyanga District, I was elevated to secretary for Local Government for Manicaland Province. In 2008, I was elected to represent Members of Parliament in the national council of the party. In 2011, I was elected as the national spokesperson of the party at congress. In 2014, I was elected as the secretary-general of the party. I think I served well in my positions” External link

thezimbabwemail Wednesday, April 3, 2019 8:02:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “What I will try to do if I were to contest for the presidency and win it is to reunite the party. Bring back the party to its founding values. This party has got values. These are the values we must live, democracy, tolerance, justice, fairness, solidarity all these have to be brought back,” External link

zimeye Wednesday, April 3, 2019 6:22:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Nelson Chamisa ) : “What is ironic in the MDC is that people who are bringing these allegations are people who split from the party, who took money away from the party and who called Tsvangirai all sorts of names, and when they came back to the party we have accommodated them and what they are trying to do is to drive a wedge between myself and Nelson Chamisa as a way of getting an accommodation. Fortunately MDC members are intelligent enough to read through this,” External link

insiderzim Tuesday, April 2, 2019 11:46:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "There is no strategic value in Ward 28. If you look at it only one person will come from that ward as a delegate to Congress and that is the ward chairman. So I fail to see the logic behind that accusation. To me it was simply an emergency, then we rectified that when the election was then postponed. I then ordered a primary to be done which would include all the other candidates. I have always insisted on primary elections. I don't believe in imposition of candidates," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, April 2, 2019 10:23:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Province ) : "I have been a leader in the MDC at various levels. Having started as the treasurer for Nyanga District, I was elevated to secretary for Local Government for Manicaland Province. In 2008, I was elected to represent Members of Parliament in the national council of the party. In 2011, I was elected as the national spokesperson of the party at congress. In 2014, I was elected as the secretary-general of the party. I think I served well in my positions" External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, April 2, 2019 12:15:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora told ( about Morgan Tsvangirai ) : “I know Tsvangirai hated the vitriol which some party members direct at each other. He won’t be too pleased to learn, even where he is, that there are party members who are using hate language against other party members. Tsvangirai wanted a united, democratic party that always looks to and pays attention to its glorious founding values,” External link

insiderzim Monday, April 1, 2019 9:44:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Morgan Tsvangirai ) : “He won’t be too pleased to learn, even where he is, that there are party members who are using hate language against other party members. Tsvangirai wanted a united, democratic party that always looks to and pays attention to its glorious founding values,” External link

zimeye Monday, April 1, 2019 7:03:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora added : “The preparations for congress were going on well. However, we have now received reports of violence, intimidation and discrimination on the basis of people who supported me in 2014. We have had to deal with congress-related suspensions and expulsions at lower structures. If all these things are true, then it is wrong, unfair, anachronistic to the party and therefore totally unacceptable. I hope the organising, elections and chairpersons’ departments bring the reports on these issues to our next Standing Committee meeting,” External link

zimeye Monday, April 1, 2019 7:03:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “In terms of the transgressions of all the people who split from the main MDC at one time or the other, one cannot argue that Thokozani transgressed more than the others. I think all the MDC members must come back and prosecute the struggle together as Tsvangirai had fought to achieve in his life,” External link

zimeye Monday, April 1, 2019 7:03:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Morgan Tsvangirai ) : “He won’t be too pleased to learn, even where he is, that there are party members who are using hate language against other party members. Tsvangirai wanted a united, democratic party that always looks to and pays attention to its glorious founding values,” External link

zimeye Sunday, March 31, 2019 8:05:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora added : “The preparations for congress were going on well. However, we have now received reports of violence, intimidation and discrimination on the basis of people who supported me in 2014. We have had to deal with congress-related suspensions and expulsions at lower structures. If all these things are true, then it is wrong, unfair, anachronistic to the party and therefore totally unacceptable. I hope the organising, elections and chairpersons’ departments bring the reports on these issues to our next Standing Committee meeting,” External link

zimeye Sunday, March 31, 2019 8:05:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “In terms of the transgressions of all the people who split from the main MDC at one time or the other, one cannot argue that Thokozani transgressed more than the others. I think all the MDC members must come back and prosecute the struggle together as Tsvangirai had fought to achieve in his life,” External link

zimeye Sunday, March 31, 2019 8:05:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora added : "The preparations for congress were going on well. However, we have now received reports of violence, intimidation and discrimination on the basis of people who supported me in 2014. We have had to deal with congress-related suspensions and expulsions at lower structures. If all these things are true, then it is wrong, unfair, anachronistic to the party and therefore totally unacceptable. I hope the organising, elections and chairpersons' departments bring the reports on these issues to our next Standing Committee meeting," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, March 31, 2019 6:30:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Province ) : “I have been a leader in the MDC at various levels. Having started as the treasurer for Nyanga District, I was elevated to secretary for Local Government for Manicaland Province. In 2008, I was elected to represent Members of Parliament in the national council of the party. In 2011, I was elected as the national spokesman of the party at congress. In 2014, I was elected as the secretary-general of the party. I think I served well in my positions” External link

thezimbabwemail Sunday, March 31, 2019 6:12:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “I therefore do not think that I lack capacity at all,” External link

thezimbabwemail Sunday, March 31, 2019 6:12:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Mahatma Gandhi ) : “Maybe some people think that for one to look strong they must be rude and rough to the opponent. That is wrong. You can be very strong without being uncivil. Mahatma Gandhi was soft spoken but he had an unfathomable inner strength. I believe in planning, strategising and bringing results,” External link

thezimbabwemail Sunday, March 31, 2019 6:12:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Province ) : "I have been a leader in the MDC at various levels. Having started as the treasurer for Nyanga District, I was elevated to secretary for Local Government for Manicaland Province. In 2008, I was elected to represent Members of Parliament in the national council of the party. In 2011, I was elected as the national spokesman of the party at congress. In 2014, I was elected as the secretary-general of the party. I think I served well in my positions" External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, March 30, 2019 9:24:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "I therefore do not think that I lack capacity at all," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, March 30, 2019 9:24:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Province ) : “I have been a leader in the MDC at various levels. Having started as the treasurer for Nyanga District, I was elevated to secretary for Local Government for Manicaland Province. In 2008, I was elected to represent Members of Parliament in the national council of the party. In 2011, I was elected as the national spokesman of the party at congress. In 2014, I was elected as the secretary-general of the party. I think I served well in my positions” External link

zimeye Saturday, March 30, 2019 5:10:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “I do agree the sanctions are hurting the ordinary person and as MDC we are ready to play our part to make sure that these sanctions, together with the brutality that brought the sanctions into place in the first place, are removed,” External link

newsday Monday, March 18, 2019 1:49:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “Sanctions are never a good thing for any country. They inevitably affect the poor and the down-trodden. They also hurt the government. But who was responsible for these sanctions? The people who are responsible for these sanctions are people who killed Zimbabweans in cold blood in 2008. It is the people who detained without trial Zimbabwean citizens; it is the people who threw away the rule of law; it is the people who abandoned constitutionalism, so they have to right their wrongs so that the people of Zimbabwe live in peace and prosperity,” “We are for the engagement of Zimbabwe into the international community, but all of us have a role to play first, but principally, Zanu PF has a big role to play. They must stop human rights abuses, shooting of civilians by government must stop; harassment of civilians by the State must stop” External link

newsday Monday, March 18, 2019 1:49:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “Manicaland province is currently at the receiving end of Cyclone Idai, Government and all stakeholders across the political divide must unite and ameliorate the effects of Idai. No blame game. Take your neighbors plight as your own plight. We shall prevail,” External link

zimeye Saturday, March 16, 2019 4:32:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “If I don’t win elections, I will remain loyal to the party. Let me tell you the hierarchy of loyalty is in my mind. I am loyal to the cause, to democracy, justice to fairness. Secondly, I am loyal to the party, and thirdly, I am loyal to the leadership. In that order, and if our people whom we must respect vote a certain person in, that person deserves my respect, deserves my support and I will support that person for the next five years,” External link

newsday Saturday, March 16, 2019 1:35:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “I went to Parliament and I then decided to check my mail at the pigeon hole and there were two police officers in that room,” External link

zimeye Thursday, March 14, 2019 5:41:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “I went to Parliament and I then decided to check my mail at the pigeon hole and there were two police officers in that room,” External link

newsday Thursday, March 14, 2019 2:04:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "I have not been nominated yet for any position. However, what I can tell you for now is that I will be making an announcement on the issue in the next few days," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, March 12, 2019 10:49:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "I had an idea it was going to happen. However, I do not know about the Chitungwiza origins. The cryptic thing about that incident is that I was cheered when I was introduced and performed the party slogan. Then when I was asked to address, a section of the crowd booed me but then I was cheered when I spoke," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, March 12, 2019 10:49:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "I want this MDC to be a united party, I want this MDC to be a party that chooses, I want this MDC to be a tolerant and democratic party. I want this MDC as secretary-general to be a disciplined party," External link

onlinenigeria Tuesday, March 12, 2019 1:23:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "I want this MDC to be a united party, I want this MDC to be a party that chooses, I want this MDC to be a tolerant and democratic party. I want this MDC as secretary-general to be a disciplined party," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, March 11, 2019 8:13:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "I want the MDC party to be toll lent, democratic and disciplined. I want you to choose leaders of your own choice," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, March 11, 2019 12:41:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "We are also aware of the smear campaigns that are going on but that is expected considering that we are now going to the congress," External link

onlinenigeria Sunday, March 10, 2019 7:53:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "We are also aware of the smear campaigns that are going on but that is expected considering that we are now going to the congress," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, March 10, 2019 5:57:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Harrison Nkomo ) : "Just spoken to lawyer Harrison Nkomo who advises that Hwende is being taken to court now. To cover up for theft of elections and its incompetence the government of ED Mnangagwa is wedging incessant " External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, March 7, 2019 11:23:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “The war veterans and their party should have nothing to do with the MDC congress. It is an internal affair which will be decided only by the MDC members themselves,” External link

zimeye Wednesday, March 6, 2019 2:55:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "On the charge that I am weak, I am not weak. I was jailed for fighting one-party state by the ZANU-PF government. I was in COPAC (parliamentary committee tasked to draft the new 2013 constitution) and was mandated to bring about a democratic people driven constitution and I delivered," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, March 6, 2019 2:30:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Nelson Chamisa ) : “The fact that in this election we won so many votes, its attributed to many factors; the brand of the party itself, the candidate and so on. I have heard people say that people must not contest because the president scored so many votes. Well my answer to that is that’s not the basis under the constitution why a contest cannot be done,” “A person who is contesting is in fact holding himself or herself to be saying that they can score more and there is no reason to underestimate them because you have never seen them in a presidential election. So how do we judge them that they cannot score more than that, or score like what Advocate Chamisa scored? But it’s not to undervalue what he did. He performed very well as a candidate in that election even in spite of what the Zec went on to do. This is what the challengers have to convince people that they will get 4,5 million votes,” External link

zimeye Wednesday, March 6, 2019 12:37:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Nelson Chamisa ) : "The fact that in this election we won so many votes, its attributed to many factors; the brand of the party itself, the candidate and so on. I have heard people say that people must not contest because the president scored so many votes. Well my answer to that is that's not the basis under the constitution why a contest cannot be done," "A person who is contesting is in fact holding himself or herself to be saying that they can score more and there is no reason to underestimate them because you have never seen them in a presidential election. So how do we judge them that they cannot score more than that, or score like what Advocate Chamisa scored? But it's not to undervalue what he did. He performed very well as a candidate in that election even in spite of what the Zec went on to do. This is what the challengers have to convince people that they will get 4,5 million votes," External link

onlinenigeria Tuesday, March 5, 2019 3:24:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Nelson Chamisa ) : "The fact that in this election we won so many votes, its attributed to many factors; the brand of the party itself, the candidate and so on. I have heard people say that people must not contest because the president scored so many votes. Well my answer to that is that's not the basis under the constitution why a contest cannot be done," "A person who is contesting is in fact holding himself or herself to be saying that they can score more and there is no reason to underestimate them because you have never seen them in a presidential election. So how do we judge them that they cannot score more than that, or score like what Advocate Chamisa scored? But it's not to undervalue what he did. He performed very well as a candidate in that election even in spite of what the Zec went on to do. This is what the challengers have to convince people that they will get 4,5 million votes," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, March 5, 2019 2:36:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Nelson Chamisa ) : “The fact that in this election we won so many votes, its attributed to many factors; the brand of the party itself, the candidate and so on. I have heard people say that people must not contest because the president scored so many votes. Well my answer to that is that’s not the basis under the constitution why a contest cannot be done,” “A person who is contesting is in fact holding himself or herself to be saying that they can score more and there is no reason to underestimate them because you have never seen them in a presidential election. So how do we judge them that they cannot score more than that, or score like what Advocate Chamisa scored? But it’s not to undervalue what he did. He performed very well as a candidate in that election even in spite of what the Zec went on to do. This is what the challengers have to convince people that they will get 4,5 million votes,” External link

newsday Tuesday, March 5, 2019 1:09:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Nelson Chamisa ) : “The fact that in this election we won so many votes, its attributed to many factors; the brand of the party itself, the candidate and so on. I have heard people say that people must not contest because the president scored so many votes. Well my answer to that is that’s not the basis under the constitution why a contest cannot be done,” “A person who is contesting is in fact holding himself or herself to be saying that they can score more and there is no reason to underestimate them because you have never seen them in a presidential election. So how do we judge them that they cannot score more than that, or score like what Advocate Chamisa scored? But it’s not to undervalue what he did. He performed very well as a candidate in that election even in spite of what the Zec went on to do. This is what the challengers have to convince people that they will get 4,5 million votes,” External link

thezimbabwemail Tuesday, March 5, 2019 12:36:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "On the charge that I am weak, I am not weak. I was jailed for fighting one-party state by the ZANU-PF government. I was in COPAC and was mandated to bring about a democratic people driven constitution and I delivered," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, March 5, 2019 10:58:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "I have no support from Zanu-PF. I do not want that support as well. I rely on the members of MDC who know me better and who know my history," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, March 5, 2019 10:58:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "On the charge that I am weak, I am not weak. I was jailed for fighting one-party state by the ZANU PF government. I was in COPAC and was mandated to bring about a democratic people driven constitution and I delivered," External link

onlinenigeria Tuesday, March 5, 2019 9:05:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Secretary General ) : “Let’s leave that to the MDC people to decide. If they feel that I am better as Secretary-General, so be it. If they want to elevate me, still that’s alright,” External link

zimeye Monday, March 4, 2019 11:24:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "On the charge that I am weak, I am not weak. I was jailed for fighting one-party state by the ZANU PF government. I was in COPAC and was mandated to bring about a democratic people driven constitution and I delivered," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, March 4, 2019 11:07:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “This is cheap propaganda that is coming from my detractors, people who cannot fight a fair battle even within the organisation. Everybody knows I am a loyal member of the opposition and there is no reason why true MDC people must allow themselves to be digressed by what ZANU-PF is saying,” External link

insiderzim Sunday, March 3, 2019 9:22:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "This is congress, so there should be democracy nothing should stop a person from contesting any post if he or she has been nominated. All posts are up for contestation," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, March 3, 2019 4:54:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Morgan Tsvangirai ) : "The constitution says all posts will be contested by anyone who would have been nominated. What we do not know is who is contesting which posts. It is also important to note that now congress dates have been announced, needless suspensions of members should be put on hold. There are 16 standing committee posts and these are the positions that should be contested. The issue of how many posts would be contested came up in our last national council meeting recently and we agreed to refer to the constitution signed by (Morgan) Tsvangirai, we have since done that. So all the 16 posts should be contested," External link

onlinenigeria Saturday, March 2, 2019 3:37:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Morgan Tsvangirai ) : "The constitution says all posts will be contested by anyone who would have been nominated. What we do not know is who is contesting which posts. It is also important to note that now congress dates have been announced, needless suspensions of members should be put on hold. There are 16 standing committee posts and these are the positions that should be contested. The issue of how many posts would be contested came up in our last national council meeting recently and we agreed to refer to the constitution signed by (Morgan) Tsvangirai, we have since done that. So all the 16 posts should be contested," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, March 2, 2019 10:50:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “This is congress, so there should be democracy nothing should stop a person from contesting any post if he or she has been nominated. All posts are up for contestation,” External link

zimeye Saturday, March 2, 2019 7:55:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Morgan Tsvangirai ) : “The constitution says all posts will be contested by anyone who would have been nominated. What we do not know is who is contesting which posts. It is also important to note that now congress dates have been announced, needless suspensions of members should be put on hold. There are 16 standing committee posts and these are the positions that should be contested. The issue of how many posts would be contested came up in our last national council meeting recently and we agreed to refer to the constitution signed by Mr (Morgan) Tsvangirai, we have since done that. So all the 16 posts should be contested,” External link

zimeye Saturday, March 2, 2019 6:17:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Morgan Tsvangirai ) : “The constitution says all posts will be contested by anyone who would have been nominated. What we do not know is who is contesting which posts. It is also important to note that now congress dates have been announced, needless suspensions of members should be put on hold. There are 16 standing committee posts and these are the positions that should be contested. The issue of how many posts would be contested came up in our last national council meeting recently and we agreed to refer to the constitution signed by Mr (Morgan) Tsvangirai, we have since done that. So all the 16 posts should be contested,” External link

herald Saturday, March 2, 2019 3:28:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "I am aware of my rights; the right to vote and the right to be voted for. I have a right to contest for any position in the party. In other words, I will only contest for a position if I have the backing of the majority within the party. I have not yet made up my mind regarding which position I will contest for at congress," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, March 1, 2019 10:47:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “I have come to the conclusion that not all those people who talk about democracy understand what it is,” External link

zimeye Friday, March 1, 2019 1:15:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “I have no idea about Zanu PF’s interference with the MDC Alliance Congress, MDC Alliance has a constitution that allows for people to contest for any positions,” External link

zimeye Friday, March 1, 2019 1:15:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “I will be contesting for my sixth position, not yet sure as to what position I will be nominated to contest but will be eagerly waiting for my nomination,” External link

zimeye Friday, March 1, 2019 1:15:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “the smear campaigns are from competitors and people with no idea of what democracy entails, …I come to the conclusion that not all those people who talk about democracy understand what it is” External link

zimeye Friday, March 1, 2019 1:15:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “Some are writing from outside Zimbabwe where they are living large in the comfort of their homes and safety. Some simply abandoned our youths in prisons and police detention when we all thought we are in the struggle together,” External link

zimeye Friday, March 1, 2019 1:15:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “I will continue to play my part in the democratic struggle” External link

zimeye Friday, March 1, 2019 1:15:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "I will be giving you a statement regarding what I will be standing for; there are key processes that must happen first and these include the nomination process. Within the MDC set-up, people are nominated by the structures, I want to emphasise (that) I am a full member with full rights including the right to contest any position," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, February 27, 2019 6:44:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "There are processes that have to be followed. We must have branch congresses, then ward, district, provincial congresses and after that the provincial assemblies will do nominations. It is at that time that we will know if we have been nominated," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, February 27, 2019 6:44:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "We are also aware of the smear campaigns that are going on but that is expected considering that we are now going to the congress," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, February 27, 2019 6:44:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “I will be giving you a statement regarding what I will be standing for; there are key processes that must happen first and these include the nomination process. Within the MDC set-up, people are nominated by the structures, I want to emphasise (that) I am a full member with full rights including the right to contest any position,” External link

zimeye Wednesday, February 27, 2019 2:54:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “There are processes that have to be followed. We must have branch congresses, then ward, district, provincial congresses and after that the provincial assemblies will do nominations. It is at that time that we will know if we have been nominated,” External link

zimeye Wednesday, February 27, 2019 2:54:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “We are also aware of the smear campaigns that are going on but that is expected considering that we are now going to the congress,” External link

zimeye Wednesday, February 27, 2019 2:54:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "The MDC Alliance fielded two candidates for the Cowdray Park by-election. Internal primary elections last week were abandoned after some criminals destroyed ballot papers," "We are going to hold fresh primary elections this week where the winner will be confirmed the party's official candidate, while the loser will be asked to withdraw his or her candidature" External link

bulawayo24 Monday, February 25, 2019 11:51:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “However, I’m not yet aware of the position that I’m going to contest because the nomination process has not yet started,” “So I do not know what the members are going to nominate me for. The system is not whether you want or not. It’s whether you are nominated. But the nomination has not yet started so I’m not aware, I don’t know what position I will contest. But I’m eligible to contest any position” External link

zimeye Monday, February 25, 2019 10:58:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “However, I’m not yet aware of the position that I’m going to contest because the nomination process has not yet started,” “So I do not know what the members are going to nominate me for. The system is not whether you want or not. It’s whether you are nominated. But the nomination has not yet started so I’m not aware, I don’t know what position I will contest. But I’m eligible to contest any position” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, February 25, 2019 3:01:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora asked : "Minister, with the greatest of respect, the intelligence of senators must be respected. The question here is what happens when MPs threaten other MPs in this House with death? What is government policy on that?" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, February 15, 2019 12:33:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora asked : “Minister, with the greatest of respect, the intelligence of senators must be respected. The question here is what happens when MPs threaten other MPs in this House with death? What is government policy on that?” External link

newsday Friday, February 15, 2019 7:36:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora asked ( about Alpha Media Holdings ) : "What is wrong is wrong, what the Americans did when they bombed Aljazeera (Bagdad 2003) is wrong. You do not go and bomb Alpha Media Holdings because America bombed Aljazeera. Where is the connection?" "You are violating the rights of your people. If the American government would have shot people like what our government is doing, I am sure you would imagine the amount of outrage" External link

BBCMonitoring Sunday, February 10, 2019 6:03:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora asked ( about Alpha Media Holdings ) : “What is wrong is wrong, what the Americans did when they bombed Aljazeera (Bagdad 2003) is wrong. You do not go and bomb Alpha Media Holdings because America bombed Aljazeera. Where is the connection?” “You are violating the rights of your people. If the American government would have shot people like what our government is doing, I am sure you would imagine the amount of outrage” External link

newsday Saturday, February 9, 2019 10:04:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "The gross human rights violations, targeting and decimating MDC is not conducive for dialogue," "So, clearly the government was not ready for dialogue. They are not genuine, but the MDC is ready, predicated of course upon a set of defined issues which benefit the people of Zimbabwe" External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, January 29, 2019 12:33:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “The gross human rights violations, targeting and decimating MDC is not conducive for dialogue,” “So, clearly the government was not ready for dialogue. They are not genuine, but the MDC is ready, predicated of course upon a set of defined issues which benefit the people of Zimbabwe” External link

newsday Tuesday, January 29, 2019 6:56:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Nelson Chamisa ) : “He [Chamisa] came in at around 2pm and state agents manning the gates refused to allow him in,” “The body [Tuku’s body] had just arrived and the proceedings had already started. When he received information that he was not allowed, myself and Murisi Zwizwayi went and tried to engage the government minister particularly Ziyambi Ziyambi. Although the minister seems to have agreed, the people manning the gates closed and locked the gates before going away” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, January 27, 2019 7:13:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "The decision by state agents to bar @nelsonchamisa from entering the National Sports Stadium is cowardly and totally unacceptable. Although Hon Zwizwai and myself tried to remonstrate with the government ministers present it was to no avail," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, January 26, 2019 8:21:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "The national executive council resolved that MDC will explore dialogue to address Zimbabwe's problems," "As MDC, we have raised five issues which should guide the dialogue which include legitimacy and national healing, among others. The dialogue must be genuine and unconditional. We are not saying these are the only issues to talk about" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, January 25, 2019 5:54:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “We have just finished compiling our interim report on the on the gross human rights violations by the state. According to the report 12 people were killed while a total of 758 were arbitrarily arrested. A total of 5 MPs and 9 Councillors were arrested,” External link

zimeye Friday, January 25, 2019 5:40:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “The national executive council resolved that MDC will explore dialogue to address Zimbabwe’s problems,” “As MDC, we have raised five issues which should guide the dialogue which include legitimacy and national healing, among others. The dialogue must be genuine and unconditional. We are not saying these are the only issues to talk about” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, January 25, 2019 12:13:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora claimed : “It is responsible on the part of the MDC to call for dialogue, we have always been calling for dialogue to resolve the national question,” External link

zimeye Thursday, January 10, 2019 11:13:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “ZANU PF is setting conditions for dialogue and it is unacceptable, whatever they are demanding from us they must say it on the dialogue table,” External link

zimeye Thursday, January 10, 2019 11:13:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “We have to deal with the economy, poverty and misery. Our people are wallowing in poverty. There is unemployment and there is no [foreign direct investment] FDI and domestic investment. We want cash in the banks, a currency of our own and access to resources without discrimination and massive corruption. These things should be the ones occupying the government. When this government is faced with a difficult situation, it creates a diversion,” External link

thezimbabwemail Tuesday, December 18, 2018 11:31:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “We have to deal with the economy, poverty and misery. Our people are wallowing in poverty. There is unemployment and there is no [foreign direct investment] FDI and domestic investment. We want cash in the banks, a currency of our own and access to resources without discrimination and massive corruption. These things should be the ones occupying the government. When this government is faced with a difficult situation, it creates a diversion,” External link

newsday Tuesday, December 18, 2018 6:47:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora told ( about Nelson Chamisa ) : "It is within my constitutional rights to contest Chamisa at congress so I don't see why people are making a big deal out of it. As for meetings, I have never been in secret meetings with anyone," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, December 8, 2018 7:13:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "The military coup disturbed a lot of things. During that period, many potential voters did not go out to register because there was serious political uncertainty in the country," External link

reuters-en Tuesday, December 12, 2017 6:51:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Robert Mugabe ) : “We are not privy to any deal reached with Mugabe, and if there is any deal on money or anything else it is unconstitutional,” External link

msn-uk Sunday, November 26, 2017 4:53:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Robert Mugabe ) : "The MDC has always called for a transitional mechanism to deal with arrest of the economic decay and the redress of abnormal poverty levels in our country. It also has to deal with conditions for a free and fair election," "Free and fair elections don't come simply because Mugabe is gone. We want transitional mechanisms which deal with concrete steps to eliminate all forms of violence and intimidation before, during and after elections" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, November 24, 2017 9:21:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "He doesn't have the power to do that," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, November 19, 2017 1:03:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "We must now change the government and the people who rule us. We must change the country's president and we say to Mugabe your long political career has now come to an end," External link

china.org.cn Sunday, November 19, 2017 6:36:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “At the moment, the transitional government is the best way to go,” External link

leadership Saturday, November 18, 2017 7:52:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Morgan Tsvangirai ) : "There is no need to press a panic button, we are not calling for any leadership renewal in the MDC-T because there is no crisis. I spoke to president Tsvangirai and he is in fact getting better and will be back soon to lead the people of Zimbabwe," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, November 8, 2017 9:14:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "This only shows that we are dealing with a party which is against progress, we had come together as different political parties to deliberate on how best we can improve our country's electoral system but we end up seeing a group of uneducated overzealous youths coming to cause commotion," External link

allafrica Saturday, October 28, 2017 7:54:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora added ( about Morgan Tsvangirai ) : "Our candidate is Mr Morgan Tsvangirai. There is no debate about that. He has not been encouraged to step down by anyone" External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, October 22, 2017 10:34:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "This is a workshop of political parties at a high-level platform. We are discussing a number of things and the first one is the code of conduct of the political parties. We are revising the current code of conduct of the political parties to make it more comprehensive and more effective," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, September 26, 2017 9:29:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "It is possible to win an unfair game. We have seen in football where a team has been treated so unfairly, but has gone on to lift the cup," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, September 23, 2017 5:48:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "The judge said the matter cannot proceed as an urgent chamber application, but as an urgent court application," "Our reading of the decision is that maybe the judge does not want this important matter to be heard behind closed doors, but in an open court," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, September 22, 2017 10:40:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "The kits work with servers which are used to store biometric data gathered in the registration process," "There would be district servers and a national server" External link

bulawayo24 Monday, September 18, 2017 9:35:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “The kits work with servers which are used to store biometric data gathered in the registration process,” “There would be district servers and a national server” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, September 18, 2017 2:46:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "Malicious rumours are being spread that President Tsvangirai is dead. This is false. The President is alive and well. In fact the President is eating by himself. Our Treasure General Theresa Makone is in South Africa with Mai Elizabeth Tsvangirai and has advised that President is well," "All party programs are going ahead as planned. We urge our people not to panic. The Presidential Spokesman Luke Tamborinyoka has issued a statement confirming the President's wellness. We are preparing for elections due next year. This is the time for people to unite. Together we will win. Victory is Certain" External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, September 17, 2017 6:26:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Abednico Bhebhe ) : "What is true is that he has not been served with a letter of suspension. I think it is because the extraordinary national executive meeting took place on Friday and I don't think the letter has been written yet," "Am not sure as to how long the suspension is. A suspension is never a permanent thing. It is suspension pending disciplinary action and it can be in two forms. The first where there is a disciplinary tribunal established or where Bhebhe makes his representations before the national council and it (NC) decides whether to proceed or not" External link

bulawayo24 Monday, August 28, 2017 8:55:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "You will realise that we used the word 'yet' indicating that at some point these will also be opened to contestation. If we are to open up every constituency including those with our sitting MPs or councillors, these people will be disturbed. They are still working and we do not want to create chaos," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, August 23, 2017 1:25:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Morgan Tsvangirai ) : "I have been advised by our organising department that the president [Tsvangirai] will meet our structures in the region [Matabeleland] before the launch of the MDC Alliance on September 2," External link

onlinenigeria Tuesday, August 22, 2017 10:54:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "The names of the three are Tafadzwa Chimombe (Harare Youth Secretary for Security), Stephen Chatindo of Ward 22 in Hatfield and Gift Taibu of Budiriro," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, August 10, 2017 9:44:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "At the outset we condemn strongly this thuggish behaviour and would want the perpetrators brought to book. I have had occasion to talk to the president about this incident and he is extremely disgusted," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, August 7, 2017 2:48:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "We have not reached an agreement with them (PDP) yet. They have made it clear that they are not signing," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, August 5, 2017 1:31:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "We have not reached an agreement with them (PDP) yet. They have made it clear that they are not signing," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, August 5, 2017 12:00:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about George Charamba ) : "It was ironic seeing poor George Charamba being dressed down by Grace. Come on, George, have some pride. If he has any pride in him, he should resign," "It is clear that he should resign from that post, but what also is clear is that what he has been pushing for does not find favour with the First Family" External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, August 1, 2017 9:26:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "We are sick and tired of noise from little people in little parties hungry for attention" External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, August 1, 2017 9:26:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "screaming and kicking to implement the reforms before the end of the year" External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, March 7, 2017 12:06:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora told ( about Didymus Mutasa ) : “It is a civil dispute with people who are calling themselves his former lawyers and they want some money from him but we have since established that Mr Mutasa was in fact represented by Professor (Lovemore) Madhuku and not by the lawyers in question,” External link

newzimbabwe Sunday, February 19, 2017 11:22:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “The alliance discussions are still going on, so no conclusion has been made yet,” External link

herald Wednesday, February 15, 2017 8:41:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "The alliance discussions are still going on, so no conclusion has been made yet," "That means nothing concrete has been finalised yet. But as MDC, we will look at our own relative strength and numerical advantage. However, that is not the only factor, we will also look at the strength of other parties, some of it known to us and some of it not known to us. Coalition partners will have to prove their strength to the MDC" External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, February 14, 2017 10:41:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora commented : "One of the attractions of biometric voter registration is that we are going to have a new voters' roll. We will also, at long last, dispense with Mudede and the contentious issue of voter registration slips," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, February 1, 2017 1:55:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “The illegal candidate selection process undermines those efforts …………to that end all party leaders at all levels are ordered to stop these activities forthwith and party members are ordered not to participate in this illegality,” External link

newzimbabwe Saturday, January 28, 2017 11:16:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "I'm not sure how far the talks have gone. I am still to get the feedback from the negotiating teams" External link

onlinenigeria Saturday, January 28, 2017 1:07:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "We have no regrets at all about it (elections boycott) because it did nothing to change the balance of power because Zanu-PF has always had a two-thirds majority… even if we had contested in all the by-elections and won all of them, Zanu-PF would still have continued to have a two-thirds majority," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, January 19, 2017 11:44:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Saviour Kasukuwere ) : “It is a type of annoying arrogance that he is displaying. Actually, this has become a hallmark of this government, especially Kasukuwere who is struggling to get his law degree that he is doing very poorly,” External link

newzimbabwe Thursday, January 19, 2017 2:24:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Saviour Kasukuwere ) : “Those are wild accusations. There has never been a single case of typhoid recorded at Harvest House. These people are doing legitimate trading. We have no intention of removing them from this place,” “Kasukuwere must concentrate on making sure his ministry is well run. It is because of his failure to run the local government ministry that people are experiencing problems of typhoid in Harare” External link

newzimbabwe Tuesday, January 10, 2017 12:04:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “Instead of blaming the MDC-T, this government must concentrate on providing services to the people to avoid problems,” External link

newzimbabwe Tuesday, January 10, 2017 12:04:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “We are going to embark on crippling mass action to defend our Constitution. It took a lot of resources and hard work to come up with the current Constitution. Why is this government amending a Constitution which was voted for by the majority of Zimbabweans,” External link

newzimbabwe Thursday, January 5, 2017 2:40:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “We do clash with the minister because there are certain things that our values don’t allow; for example, the issue of the town clerk whose appointment should be done by council itself acting professionally,” “It must never be a political appointment. Minister Kasukuwere wants to put a Zanu PF person there. Our values as the MDC entail that the person must be appointed on merit, interviews must be done and the highest scorer must win the job which is what happened when (James) Mushore came” External link

newzimbabwe Friday, December 23, 2016 9:26:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “If the minister wants to give land to Zanu PF youths then definitely we will clash,” “If ministerial orders are unjust, responsible citizens have a positive duty to disobey them; if the minister is acting unlawfully, we will tell our councillors to disobey that” External link

newzimbabwe Friday, December 23, 2016 9:26:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : “Unity day has absolutely no relevance,” External link

newzimbabwe Thursday, December 22, 2016 9:12:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora added : “Against the backdrop of massive corruption and suffering, we see no reason in celebrating this day,” External link

newzimbabwe Thursday, December 22, 2016 9:12:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "I am sure that my accusers were embarrassed. It was clear that it was political works by inept people whose obsession has been to destroy my career. Fortunately the truth came out and I am going to proceed against my accusers once the judgement has been handed down," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, December 14, 2016 10:45:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said ( about Robert Mugabe ) : “We don’t know why ZEC applies the law selectively with Mugabe’s family members being allowed to participate in all elections. Our constitution says these people are Zimbabweans by birth and they can be a President,” External link

newzimbabwe Sunday, December 11, 2016 10:10:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora told : “We would end up with cabinet positions being filled up by presidents of all the political parties in the coalition,” External link

newzimbabwe Friday, December 9, 2016 4:54:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora claimed : "In light of all the work that the MDC has done, equalising the unequal is unjust," External link

allafrica Friday, December 2, 2016 1:37:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "His illness will have no impact on his ability to campaign for 2018 elections. Many leaders across the world have ruled with an illness and still succeeded. We are aware of the concern but he will be fit for the campaign and the office," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, December 1, 2016 5:38:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mwonzora said : "So where did the people who printed counterfeit bond notes get the samples from? This is evidence of state corruption at the highest level" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, November 4, 2016 7:28:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
politician0.25%EN11/17/201717/11/2017
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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