Obert Gutu

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Obert Gutu said : "The MDC-T believes in dialogue as opposed to confrontation," "As such, we shall remain an integral component and key player in the Political Actors Dialogue. We are convinced that dialogue is the best option of solving Zimbabwe's socio-economic challenges" External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, November 6, 2019 3:40:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "I take it that the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Dr Sibusiso Moyo, was merely outlining the Government of Zimbabwe's official response to what they perceive to be the United States ambassador's politically intrusive behaviour regarding Zimbabwe's internal political affairs," "However, I know that Dr Moyo is a very suave diplomat himself and that behind the scenes, efforts are currently underway to reach an amicable rapport and understanding between Zimbabwe and the United States of America. I know for certain that Minister Moyo never engages in megaphone diplomacy and as such, it's only a matter of time before we start observing the mellowing of diplomatic relations between Zimbabwe and the United States. Actually, both countries need each other. The worst is over. Just watch the space" External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, November 2, 2019 10:02:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "It's now beyond debate that the fight against sanctions on Zimbabwe has won a resounding by-in and endorsement from SADC, AU and the entire progressive world," "We now move on to the phase of identifying, curbing and eliminating all forms of corruption" External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, October 30, 2019 9:23:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “They are power hungry, they don’t even have the interests of the people at heart and want to use street demonstrations to get to State House, they must forget. That won’t happen,” External link

newsday Monday, October 21, 2019 1:26:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu wrote ( about Donald Trump ) : “United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) sessions need to be urgently re-organized. I’m in the United States right now & I noticed that African leaders are never given prime time slots for their presentations. US President Donald Trump made his presentation early morning, Tuesday,” External link

ClassFMGhana Tuesday, October 8, 2019 5:55:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu wrote : “Certain folks argue that there are no sanctions against Zimbabwe, just travel restrictions. This is false. ZIDERA is real. Under ZIDERA, any American company that does any business transactions with a Zimbabwean company shall be prosecuted,” External link

ClassFMGhana Tuesday, October 8, 2019 5:55:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu wrote ( about Donald Trump ) : "United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) sessions need to be urgently re-organized. I'm in the United States right now & I noticed that African leaders are never given prime time slots for their presentations. US President Donald Trump made his presentation early morning, Tuesday," External link

allafrica Monday, September 30, 2019 8:45:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu wrote : "Certain folks argue that there are no sanctions against Zimbabwe, just travel restrictions. This is false. ZIDERA is real. Under ZIDERA, any American company that does any business transactions with a Zimbabwean company shall be prosecuted," External link

allafrica Monday, September 30, 2019 8:45:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “Anyone alleging that MDC-T cadres in Victoria Falls have defected to a rag-tag political formation which is now evidently in terminal decline doesn’t deserve to be taken seriously. This is actually a joke that isn’’t funny at all,” External link

thezimbabwemail Saturday, September 28, 2019 3:30:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "Was Dr. Peter Magombeyi really abducted or he's up to some funny tricks? It's not adding up. There are more questions than answers. A lot of loose ends. We want to get the story behind the story," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, September 24, 2019 3:16:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "In my book of rules, when someone passes on, whether or not they're high profile or just an ordinary person, the least that the living can do is to accord them a decent and befitting send-off and burial or cremation, whatever the case might be," "Culturally, squabbling over a dead body is considered to be taboo. Whilst I don't want to get myself embroiled in the controversy regarding where the former President Robert Mugabe should be buried, personally I just find it obnoxious, bizarre, macabre and absolutely insensitive for anyone to want to score political points regarding the deceased former President's final resting place" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, September 13, 2019 2:19:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : "No rocket science is needed to know that the planned demonstration was going to be violent. Senior leaders of the MDC-Alliance had repeatedly announced at several rallies that they were planning a march to State House to force President Emmerson Mnangagwa to resign and to hand over power to someone who, strangely, childishly and indeed, bizarrely, claims to have amassed 2,6 million votes at last year's Presidential election. These people were not planning a peaceful demonstration as envisaged by Section 59 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe. They were planning a violent march to unconstitutionally overthrow a lawfully and legitimately elected Government. They are power-hungry," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, August 17, 2019 10:15:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "The Nomination Court for the Glen View South by-election sat on Friday, July 26, 2019. The MDC-T decided not to field a candidate because we found it unconscionable to field a candidate to contest against Vincent Tsvangirai, son of our late iconic leader, Dr Morgan Tsvangirai," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, July 29, 2019 10:11:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu wrote : “Nomination Court for Glen View South by-election sat on Friday, July 26, 2019. MDC-T decided not to field a candidate because we found it unconscionable to field a candidate to contest against Vincent Tsvangirai, son of our late iconic leader, Dr.Morgan Tsvangirai… MHDSRIEP,” External link

zimeye Sunday, July 28, 2019 5:41:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "Millions of public funds in US dollars disappeared in the now collapsed Interfin Bank Limited as a direct result of the fraudulent activities of some corrupt but loud-mouthed MDC Cabinet Ministers during the GNU era. This is not fiction. It's a fact. ZACC is investigating," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, July 25, 2019 10:56:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu answered : "This isn't a grudge. Corruption is corruption, regardless of who commits it. I will always speak truth to power. Let ZACC complete its investigations and then you will be shocked by the level of duplicity and corruption. It's game on" External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, July 25, 2019 10:56:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “We have said that by us being here, we have not come to just say what pleases the government,” “We are not looking for jobs, we are not even looking for a power sharing arrangement. We are simply looking to improve the situation for the people of Zimbabwe” External link

zimeye Saturday, June 15, 2019 8:43:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “We want Zimbabweans to appreciate that belonging to different political parties or organisations does not mean we should be enemies,” External link

thezimbabwemail Wednesday, June 12, 2019 1:04:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "It's a welcome and significant development for Zimbabwe's international relations because we have always said Zimbabwe needs the world more than the world needs Zimbabwe. We are a small country and it did not benefit us at all, it did not benefit our people in any way for us to continue to be branded a pariah state. We would also want to encourage continuous engagement; of course on a win-win kind of template. Today's international relations should speak to issues that benefit citizens of all nations big or small," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, June 7, 2019 9:26:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “At any rate, the MDC-T has got completely no appetite to attending kindergarten gibberish. If we want real entertainment, we go to a circus and not to a facade of a gathering disguised as a congress. There is the High Court order by Honourable Justice Edith Mushore to contend with. We are a law-abiding political party that resolutely believes in the rule of law and constitutionalism. We adhere to democracy and not mobocracy. Why should we be seen hanging around with that lot? No, that won’t happen until the second coming of the Son of Man. We are perfectly happy where we are. Let them wine and dine using the money they are getting from Robert Mugabe and Grace Mugabe. The chickens are coming home to roost. It’s not a congress, it’s actually a complete dog’s breakfast.” External link

zimeye Tuesday, May 21, 2019 3:28:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "The MDC-T is determined to contribute to the betterment of the lives of the majority of the people of Zimbabwe. We want to see the national economy re-booting with jobs and employment opportunities being created for our people. " External link

bulawayo24 Friday, May 17, 2019 8:54:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu warned ( about Edith Mushore ) : “There shall be very, very serious and far-reaching implications and repercussions following upon Justice Edith Mushore’s judgment. Party assets & funds that are presently in unlawful hands shall be recovered. Absolutely no doubt about that!” External link

insiderzim Friday, May 10, 2019 5:08:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu told : "Party assets and funds that are presently in unlawful hands shall be recovered. Absolutely no doubt about that!" External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, May 9, 2019 8:34:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “You simply lodge an appeal against the court’s ruling to a superior court. Simple,” External link

thezimbabwemail Thursday, May 9, 2019 1:43:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “The victims of this unfortunate episode in the history of post-independent Zimbabwe need closure as a matter of urgency,” “They have suffered physical, psychological and emotional trauma for far too long. Most, if not all of them, still suffer from the chronic symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder” External link

herald Thursday, April 11, 2019 3:27:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "Give me Mnangagwa any day any time. Mugabe was bad news," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, April 7, 2019 11:01:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “He (Mnangagwa) is determined to maintain good and strong relations with fellow African countries within the region and beyond. I would say this is one of the more subtle effects of sanctions that have been imposed on Zimbabwe by the West. These sanctions make the Zanu PF government very vulnerable and also desperate to cling to regional solidarity in order to avoid total and complete international isolation,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Saturday, March 30, 2019 4:06:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu declared : “I have always been my own man. I have never had time for over-rated and unintelligent pretenders. I don’t live in a world called FantasyWorld. I live in the REAL Zimbabwe. Of course, when your nightmare is finally over, you will wake up to REALITY. In the interim, please enjoy your nightmare!!!” External link

zimeye Tuesday, March 26, 2019 8:07:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : "He (Mnangagwa) is determined to maintain good and strong relations with fellow African countries within the region and beyond. I would say this is one of the more subtle effects of sanctions that have been imposed on Zimbabwe by the West. These sanctions make the Zanu-PF government very vulnerable and also desperate to cling to regional solidarity in order to avoid total and complete international isolation," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, March 26, 2019 12:36:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "Ramaphosa is Mnangagwa's ally. You don't need to be a rocket scientist to appreciate that both leaders enjoy a cosy political relationship. Africa doesn't want to be perceived as a puppet of either the West or the East. As such, solidarity amongst key African countries is crucial in modern international relations," External link

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

Obert Gutu added : “I strongly advocate for the regularisation of churches in tandem with the provisions of the supreme law of the land in order to protect innocent Zimbabweans from these marauding crooks and criminals,” External link

thezimbabwemail Thursday, February 28, 2019 2:06:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "We expect candid and objective analysis of RBZ Governor John Mangudya's Monetary Policy Statement (MPS) by seasoned economists and not the usual posturing and grandstanding by over-rated political opportunists who can't even manage their personal finances," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, February 21, 2019 1:44:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu argued : “As a Zimbabwean patriot and Pan-Africanist, I will never celebrate the imposition of any form of sanctions against my country by whomsoever. Granted, we have got numerous domestic challenges, but imposing sanctions by whomsoever is not the panacea to resolving our challenges,” External link

zimeye Wednesday, February 20, 2019 5:10:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu argued : “As a Zimbabwean patriot and Pan-Africanist, I will never celebrate the imposition of any form of sanctions against my country by whomsoever. Granted, we have got numerous domestic challenges, but imposing sanctions by whomsoever is not the panacea to resolving our challenges,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, February 19, 2019 7:14:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "You can't even repaint Harvest House and replace broken window panes but you fantasize about rebuilding and reconstructing Zimbabwe! What errant nonsense is that? Spare us the trash and hallucination! Zimbabweans have got brains." External link

bulawayo24 Monday, February 18, 2019 1:15:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu insists ( about Morgan Tsvangirai ) : “Look at the polarisation in the country. If Morgan were alive he would put Zimbabwe first,” External link

zimeye Friday, February 15, 2019 1:04:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu claims : “If it was another person he could have given up,” External link

zimeye Friday, February 15, 2019 1:04:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu says : “Look at what is happening now. It is happening because of power,” “We won in 2008 by a wider margin but he climbed down to make Zimbabwe move forward” External link

zimeye Friday, February 15, 2019 1:04:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu insists ( about Morgan Tsvangirai ) : “Look at the polarisation in the country. If Morgan were alive he would put Zimbabwe first,” External link

thezimbabwemail Thursday, February 14, 2019 8:48:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu claims : “If it was another person he could have given up,” External link

thezimbabwemail Thursday, February 14, 2019 8:48:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu says : “Look at what is happening now. It is happening because of power,” “We won in 2008 by a wider margin but he climbed down to make Zimbabwe move forward” External link

thezimbabwemail Thursday, February 14, 2019 8:48:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu declared : ”You may shout at and insult SADC and the AU say all you want but the fact is puppets have got absolutely no traction whether it’s within Africa or beyond. Puppets never last the distance, do they? You remember a puppet called Jonas Savimbi of Angola?” External link

zimeye Thursday, February 14, 2019 5:56:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Thokozani Khupe ) : “We received that invitation and, yes, I can confirm that we are sending a four-member delegation because we think it’s an important process in kick-starting national dialogue. We are going to be represented in that meeting,” “We are yet to sit down as the leadership, but I can assure you that Khupe, myself and Nickson Nyikadzino are, for now, in the provisional list of our delegation to the meeting. As a party, anything and everything that makes our country better, we are in agreement” External link

newsday Wednesday, February 6, 2019 6:47:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “As political players who have previously taken part in national elections and other critical processes, we propose that the dialogue must be all inclusive, taking into consideration our diversity and different interest groups such as churches, labour, business, student bodies, women, youth, vulnerable groups, political parties, amongst others,” External link

zimeye Thursday, January 31, 2019 5:24:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu told : "Dialogue has got to be genuine and broad-based, all political parties, business people, religious leaders, labour, civic society and students organisations all have got a very important role to play in the proposed national dialogue," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, January 23, 2019 5:48:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "People will have to fork out more money for transport as it is inevitable that kombi and bus fares will rise at least threefold," "Wages and salaries for the few people who are still lucky enough to be in formal employment are still very low compared to the skyrocketing prices of basic goods and services such that there is a complete and total disconnect between people's earnings and their expenditure" External link

bulawayo24 Monday, January 14, 2019 9:12:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “People will have to fork out more money for transport as it is inevitable that kombi and bus fares will rise at least threefold,” “Wages and salaries for the few people who are still lucky enough to be in formal employment are still very low compared to the skyrocketing prices of basic goods and services such that there is a complete and total disconnect between people’s earnings and their expenditure” External link

newsday Monday, January 14, 2019 6:57:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “Cyber-bullying is real. I have been a victim of weird, vulgar, hateful & hurtful cyber attacks on social media but since my skin is as thick as an elephant’s, I have taken it in my stride. I have also used vitriol to respond to cyber bullies. This year, I will be a nice guy” External link

zimeye Saturday, January 5, 2019 12:34:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : ”There’s unprecedented political polarisation in Zimbabwe. We are pre-occupied with the politics of personalities rather than ideas,policies and real socio-economic issues.Because I have chosen to be fearlessly independent-minded, some people label me Zanu PF. Tragic,isnt? I have NEVER been a Zanu PF supporter all my life.I’m resolutely pro- Zimbabwe and against retrogressive politics.I will continue to fearlessly and resolutely defend and uphold what’s good for Zimbabwe, not necessarily what’s good for certain political personalities. That’s me!” External link

zimeye Thursday, December 20, 2018 8:36:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "There is an unprecedented political polarisation in Zimbabwe. We are pre-occupied with the politics of personalities rather than ideas, policies and real socio-economic issues." External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, December 20, 2018 5:02:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "After the Government of National Unity ended, I, including ALL my colleagues who were Ministers and Deputy Ministers, bought off our official vehicles at knock down prices. I just wanted to set the record straight" External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, December 12, 2018 4:50:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “On the GNU, our position is very clear and unequivocal. Let the party that won the elections govern. After all, that’s the very essence of democracy, isn’t?” External link

zimeye Monday, December 10, 2018 9:21:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "The bottom line is that Mengistu should be promptly extradited to Ethiopia to face justice," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, December 12, 2017 12:06:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu added : "We are not in the least worried about prophets of doom and gloom who can't wait to see the party leadership at each other's throats. " External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, December 10, 2017 6:55:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Thokozani Khupe ) : "The problem is that there are some evil and malicious characters who are keen on igniting a fallout between the president and vice-president Khupe," "This whole issue has been blown out of proportion. It's much ado about nothing. The party is more concerned and focused on mobilising Zimbabweans to come out and register to vote under the ongoing biometric voter registration exercise" External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, December 10, 2017 6:55:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu concluded : "As the country gravitates towards the 2018 harmonized elections, the MDC is calling for the adoption of electoral reforms that include the de-politicisation of the securocracy as well as the de-politicisation of the country's traditional leaders. In addition, ZEC should ensure that all political players enjoy equal and unfettered access to the country's State - owned print and electronic media," "The MDC shall always remain vigilant in looking out for any impediments to the holding of free and fair elections. In the interim, the relevant organs of our party shall continue to liaise and collaborate with ZEC in the ongoing preparations for next year's elections" External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, December 9, 2017 11:43:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "Most of the people in this new Cabinet don't possess any new and refreshing ideas to breathe life into the comatose economy," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, December 1, 2017 5:55:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "Right now, we are more concerned with mobilising Zimbabweans to come out and register to vote during the ongoing biometric voter registration exercise. Our eyes are firmly on the elections that will be held next year. We are also busy pushing for the putting into place of electoral reforms that will guarantee an even playing field in order to produce a free and fair election," "Let me put it more bluntly: There are no talks for the formation of a GNU 2 or whatever you would like to call it. Elections will be held in the next few months and we are pretty confident of winning these elections and proceeding to form the next government if the elections are free and fair," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, November 30, 2017 7:40:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu says : “the electoral playing field should have been completely evened up” External link

therepublic Friday, November 24, 2017 7:24:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "It cannot continue to be business as usual. We demand the creation of strong institutions rather than strong personalities," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, November 23, 2017 5:23:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu says : “the electoral playing field should have been completely evened up” External link

therepublic Thursday, November 23, 2017 2:54:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "The MDC would like to make it abundantly clear that it is none of our business to participate in the internal factional fights within the Mugabe regime. We are not and we will never be part and parcel of the various factional fissures within the collapsing Mugabe regime," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, November 21, 2017 5:15:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "The situation is, of course, very delicate at the moment. However, the Zimbabwe military is a very disciplined force. We can safely state that they will not allow the country to degenerate into chaos and anarchy. Remember, most of those top army commanders are veterans of the liberation struggle. We know that they deeply love their country," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, November 15, 2017 8:36:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Morgan Tsvangirai ) : "The meeting also noted with satisfaction the fact that president Morgan Tsvangirai continues to recuperate very well and that he will soon be back in office on a full time basis to lead the party machinery as we prepare for the watershed elections to be held in 2018.The meeting also took the opportunity to give a thanksgiving prayer to God the Almighty for the wonderful recovery of our leader, president Morgan Tsvangirai," External link

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

Obert Gutu said ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : "As the MDC we are naturally pleased to see Zanu-PF crash and burn; that fascist political party has brought about untold suffering to the majority of Zimbabweans," "Mnangagwa should repent and become a true and genuine democrat" External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, November 7, 2017 11:38:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "The MDC is a party of excellence and we don't condone any wayward and/or irresponsible behaviour from party cadres. More importantly, we are not supposed to debate internal party processes on social media because there are proper party channels of communication and debate of internal issues. As such, we call upon all our party cadres, without exception, to conduct themselves in a mature and responsible manner on all social media platforms," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, October 31, 2017 2:49:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “Our leader will very soon be back at work but in the meantime, all party programmes are proceeding well. Zanu PF is collapsing and of course, we are excited that this fascist and commandist political dinosaur will soon be permanently confined to the dustbin of political history,” “The MDC remains very popular with the majority of Zimbabweans because they appreciate that we are the only party with the necessary gravitas and skills to extricate Zimbabwe from the prevailing political and socio -economic hellhole” External link

zimeye Sunday, October 29, 2017 1:01:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "Our leader will very soon be back at work but in the meantime, all party programmes are proceeding well. Zanu-PF is collapsing and of course, we are excited that this fascist and commandist political dinosaur will soon be permanently confined to the dustbin of political history," "The MDC remains very popular with the majority of Zimbabweans because they appreciate that we are the only party with the necessary gravitas and skills to extricate Zimbabwe from the prevailing political and socio -economic hellhole" External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, October 29, 2017 10:45:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “Our leader will very soon be back at work but in the meantime, all party programmes are proceeding well. Zanu PF is collapsing and of course, we are excited that this fascist and commandist political dinosaur will soon be permanently confined to the dustbin of political history,” “The MDC remains very popular with the majority of Zimbabweans because they appreciate that we are the only party with the necessary gravitas and skills to extricate Zimbabwe from the prevailing political and socio -economic hellhole” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, October 29, 2017 10:03:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu concluded : "Our traditional leaders are the pillars of our cultural values and ethos and we are pretty sure that they would prefer to have an arrangement whereby more pressing national issues are attended to first before they can get delivery of their new cars," External link

onlinenigeria Saturday, October 28, 2017 7:55:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu concluded : "Our traditional leaders are the pillars of our cultural values and ethos and we are pretty sure that they would prefer to have an arrangement whereby more pressing national issues are attended to first before they can get delivery of their new cars," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, October 28, 2017 6:19:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “More often than not, Chiwenga openly dabbles in politics, something which is really regrettable,” “As the MDC, we call upon Chiwenga to immediately retire from the army and join the hustle and bustle of politics. He seems to enjoy politics, anyway” External link

zimeye Saturday, October 28, 2017 1:09:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "More often than not, Chiwenga openly dabbles in politics, something which is really regrettable," "As the MDC, we call upon Chiwenga to immediately retire from the army and join the hustle and bustle of politics. He seems to enjoy politics, anyway" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, October 27, 2017 5:17:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “More often than not, Chiwenga openly dabbles in politics, something which is really regrettable,” “As the MDC, we call upon Chiwenga to immediately retire from the army and join the hustle and bustle of politics. He seems to enjoy politics, anyway” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, October 27, 2017 5:05:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “More often than not, Chiwenga openly dabbles in politics, something which is really regrettable,” “As the MDC, we call upon Chiwenga to immediately retire from the army and join the hustle and bustle of politics. He seems to enjoy politics, anyway” External link

dailynews-co-zw Friday, October 27, 2017 4:25:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu concluded : "This writer is not, by any stretch of the imagination, proposing that Zimbabwe should have a GNU (Government of National Unity) 2; not at all," External link

onlinenigeria Thursday, October 26, 2017 12:46:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu concluded : "This writer is not, by any stretch of the imagination, proposing that Zimbabwe should have a GNU (Government of National Unity) 2; not at all," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, October 26, 2017 12:05:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “This is the main reason why the majority of Zanu PF Cabinet ministers hardly attend Parliament to answer questions from backbenchers. As and when the Zanu PF regime feels like, they simply pass legislation through enacting Statutory Instruments, effectively by-passing Parliament. This is typical of fascist regimes where Parliament is usually treated as a window-dressing institution that, in reality, is very weak and contemptuously treated by the executive arm of the State,” External link

thezimbabwemail Thursday, October 26, 2017 2:19:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu told : “The more, the merrier. We will continue to reach out to all concerned and serious political parties in our relentless quest to solidify the MDC Alliance,” External link

thezimbabwemail Thursday, October 26, 2017 2:19:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “If anything, there are Zanu PF activists in government jobs. Tendai Mahachi, the former town clerk of Harare was a Zanu PF card-carrying member and President Robert Mugabe’s spokesperson and Information ministry permanent secretary George Charamba attends Zanu PF rallies clad in that party’s regalia,” External link

thestandard-zw Thursday, October 26, 2017 1:51:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Robert Mugabe ) : “The Zimbabwe health delivery system is in a shambolic state. It is an insult,” “Mugabe trashed our health delivery system. He and his family go outside of the country for treatment in Singapore after he allowed our public hospitals to collapse” External link

amren Thursday, October 26, 2017 12:48:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "The proof of residence requirement should simply be scrapped with immediate effect. In rural areas, some unscrupulous and greedy village heads are charging people 25 cents, 50 cents or even $1 in order for them to prepare written proof of residence for people who intend to register. " External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, October 25, 2017 9:18:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "There are processes that we have to go through. But we will not reveal to the media what it is that we are going to do. What you have heard are rumours, and if we start considering them, we dignify them," External link

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

Obert Gutu said : "We can not take these institutions seriously," External link

aljazeera-en Sunday, October 22, 2017 2:04:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu told : "The Zimbabwe health delivery system is in a shambolic state, it is an insult," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, October 21, 2017 6:04:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "The sanctions excuse is just an illusory argument that is ordinarily advanced by the Zanu-PF regime in order to run away from their own incompetence and gross ineptitude" External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, October 19, 2017 9:29:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Morgan Tsvangirai ) : "Fact is there's no one in the MDC who has got the charisma and popular appeal like the one Morgan Tsvangirai has got. Absolutely no one," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, October 18, 2017 12:06:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Robert Mugabe ) : "Mugabe's continued disregard of public opinion to travel non-stop shows the depth of State capture in Zimbabwe. His wife travels at State expense even though she is not a government official. The Mugabes have Zimbabwe where they want, turned this country into their fiefdom and one can just wonder about the effect on Treasury. The little semblance of nationhood we were left with is dissipating with each passing day," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, October 18, 2017 8:35:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "Events unfolding in Zanu-PF now clearly show that Mugabe never liked Mnangagwa and the reshuffle was only meant to fix him and his supporters. If Mugabe was genuine about his reshuffle, he should have first reshuffled himself out," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, October 18, 2017 8:35:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu added : "We believe in a big-tent approach, so if Mnangagwa feels like he cannot handle the heat in Zanu-PF anymore, which I think that is the point he is at now, he is most welcome to join the MDC-T. President Tsvangirai is always on record saying that anyone who genuinely repents from evil deeds is welcome to join us. I say to Mnangagwa this is the time, come let us reason together" External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, October 18, 2017 8:35:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "These are internal party programmes. We are just moving ahead preparing for the elections and we have always been one family anyway. Bygones shall be bygones, we are forging ahead as one unit," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, October 18, 2017 8:35:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "To date, ZEC has only managed to register about 40 000 people countrywide and the reports that are trickling in from all over the country, speak to a situation in which the BVR process is painstakingly slow and cumbersome. There are instances where prospective voters have each taken no less than two hours just to have the paperwork and the computer formalities finalised to have one voter registered," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, October 17, 2017 8:33:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu asked : "In less than 12 months from today, Zimbabwe will be holding the 2018 harmonised elections. The million dollar question is: Is Zec prepared and capable of conducting a free and fair election that will pass the test of credibility, an election that will be largely free from contestation?" External link

bulawayo24 Monday, October 16, 2017 5:42:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "President Tsvangirai is only 62 years old. We are all human and at one time or another, we get sick, but it does not mean we get sick forever. Mugabe turns 100 in the next six years and you can't compare the two," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, October 13, 2017 4:44:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Ignatius Chombo ) : "At finance, Chombo will surely be a disaster. If his past record and frequent brushes with allegations of corruption are anything to go by, his appointment is akin to putting the fox in charge of the hen house," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, October 12, 2017 6:57:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "I'm not going to even dignify the comments of the senior official because he was writing in his personal capacity. He has no mandate to speak on behalf of the president's family, he's not the presidential spokesperson," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, October 12, 2017 5:36:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "We are a party of discipline and we have internal processes to deal with those kind of issues although it may not be for public consumption. So I can't sit here and tell you we're going to do X,Y, Z" External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, October 12, 2017 5:36:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "Zanu-PF has always been a commandist and fascist organisation that believes in retaining power at whatever cost . . . They spent money like it's about to get out fashion. In fact, Zimbabwe will be permanently located in the miserable pool of failed States if the incredible happens and Zanu-PF somehow manages to win next year's elections," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, October 11, 2017 9:54:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu writes : "The democratic notion of one person one vote was one of the key pillars and rallying points of the armed liberation struggle against racist colonial exploitation and subjugation," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, October 10, 2017 6:54:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "We are a hopeless bunch of self - serving and directionless opportunists.We spent hours on end scheming and plotting around how so and so should take over this or that position.We are,indeed,a sorry excuse of a focused and goal - oriented alternative government.In our various WhatsApp platforms,we relentlessly propagate hatred,acrimony and malice with so much venom you sometimes wonder whether we belong to the same political party.We should be thoroughly ashamed of ourselves.We are terribly letting down the oppressed and suppressed people of Zimbabwe.We are taking political activism as a profession rather than as a vocation.In a number of cases,we are greedy,corrupt and absolutely incompetent.Surely,the people of Zimbabwe deserve better than this," "As the opposition,we have to immediately up our game or else we should simply forget about 2018.We squabble and fight over a carcass we haven't even killed as yet.Why are we so greedy? Why are we so selfish? Why are we so directionless? Zanu PF is there for the taking but we are failing to seize the opportunity to deliver the ultimate sucker punch to the collapsing and faction - ridden Zanu PF dictatorship.We,as the opposition,are our own worst enemies" External link

bulawayo24 Monday, October 9, 2017 10:51:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Saida Harrigan ) : "She knows that the diplomatic immunity that she was granted recently in South Africa is very porous and tenuous. If she travels down south right now, she will be nabbed. There is absolutely no doubt about that," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, October 4, 2017 6:21:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Imminent Victory ) : "Our 18th anniversary celebrations will be held in Kwekwe next Saturday and of course, all the party leadership will be there in full force. The theme of our anniversary this year is MDC @ 18, Converging for The People's Imminent Victory," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, October 1, 2017 3:23:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "This is a candid and very frank message to my fellow Zimbabweans who live in the Diaspora. Some of you have this rather unhelpful habit of always bashing the opposition in Zimbabwe for failing to resolutely confront the Zanu-PF regime by engaging in peaceful mass protests and demonstrations. Yet, these very people were the first to flee from home when the political and economic situation began to deteriorate rapidly at the turn of the century.These are the very same people who are very vociferous and rabid in their criticism of the democratic opposition to the Zanu-PF dictatorship," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, October 1, 2017 10:58:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu wrote : "The holding of a free, fair and credible election in 2018 is essential in bringing political stability and socio –economic development to our great nation," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, September 30, 2017 11:23:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu announced : "The main purpose of this high–level workshop was to discuss and eventually structure a code of conduct that will be adopted for use by political parties and other stakeholders such as traditional leaders, members of the security services, public servants and civil society during the 2018 harmonised elections," "The workshop was extremely successful in that it managed to afford an opportunity to political parties and ZEC to thoroughly discuss and develop a document that will guide all stakeholders before, during and immediately after polling in 2018" External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, September 30, 2017 11:23:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "The government has a constitutional obligation to make sure that all inmates in our prisons and correctional facilities are looked after in a humane and rehabilitative manner. Thus, HIV positive inmates have to be supplied with ARVs by the State through the ZPCS which administratively falls under the ministry of Justice," "Prisoners shouldn't be treated in a cruel, degrading and dehumanising manner. The modern trend in correctional services the world over is to focus on the rehabilitation of the offender as opposed to merely punishing them. Prisons should thus, be more rehabilitative than punitive institutions" External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, September 24, 2017 9:56:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu told : “Party business is continuing as usual and we are actually, oiling our machine in order to post a resounding victory in next year’s elections,” External link

thezimbabwemail Saturday, September 23, 2017 10:12:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "That is a proposal and it may change when other parties finally decide to join the alliance," "There may be a situation where a party may pull out and that as well affects the distribution formula. So the allocated seats are not cast in stone" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, September 22, 2017 10:51:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu concluded : "ZEC should openly admit that so far, the BVR system, particularly in urban areas, has been nothing short of shambolic. Be that as it may, the MDC would like to call upon Zimbabweans to be patient and to turn out in their millions to register to vote. The Zanu PF regime sustains itself on voter apathy and voter intimidation," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, September 21, 2017 10:05:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Morgan Tsvangirai ) : "It's tomfoolery for anyone to think about succession in the MDC. President Tsvangirai is fit, able and capable to execute his mandate. He will be our candidate in the election next year. We are not even thinking about anything beyond that. We have no space to discuss succession. Let those who want to dream remain locked up in their nightmare," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, September 20, 2017 9:16:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu declared : "there is no vacancy in the presidency" External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, September 20, 2017 9:16:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “Our president is well-catered for by the party and we facilitated his travel, he is our leader. We received some money a few weeks ago, yes. But I am not at liberty to disclose how much exactly we received from Treasury,” External link

thezimbabwemail Tuesday, September 19, 2017 5:20:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "Whoever is making those calls is motivated by malice and ill-will. We will not even dignify such rubbish by offering a substantive response" External link

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

Obert Gutu observed ( about Rita Makarau ) : “But from the president’s proclamation you can see that it’s a game where players just want to come from their homes and straight onto the pitch without warming up,” “It’s obvious that Mugabe has a sinister agenda, which he is pushing and trying to put undue influence on Zec. You don’t have to be rocket scientist to see that. So now Zec is at pains to tally their projections with what Mugabe proclaimed. You could see that Makarau was at pains to be seen towing Mugabe’s line. You can almost feel the undue pressure,” External link

thezimbabwemail Wednesday, September 13, 2017 11:37:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "On numerous occasions, Zimbabweans, particularly those who live in urban areas, have complained about the long delays in queues for voter registration, which state of affairs has unfortunately contributed to voter apathy in these areas. The planned national mobile registration exercise should, thus, be designed in such a manner that no eligible person would fail to obtain the new machine – readable national ID," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, September 12, 2017 2:26:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Robert Mugabe ) : "From being the breadbasket of southern Africa just a few years ago, Zimbabwe has degenerated into a basket case; a banana republic that doesn't have its own national currency and a country where more than 90% of the population survive on less than US$1 per day. Such has been the tragic and depressing story of Zimbabwe under the tutelage of one of the world's most intolerant and oppressive dictators, Robert Mugabe," External link

onlinenigeria Tuesday, September 12, 2017 2:05:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu added : "Going forward, the MDC Alliance should strenuously fight for electoral reforms because we know that Zanu PF is extremely reluctant to reform itself out of power. The battle for electoral reforms should now be the rallying and clarion call for the MDC Alliance. We are confronting a vapid, rabid and vacuous Zanu PF dictatorship that is prepared to break the bank in order to retain political power," External link

onlinenigeria Tuesday, September 12, 2017 2:05:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “From being the breadbasket of southern Africa just a few years ago, Zimbabwe has degenerated into a basket case; a banana republic that doesn’t have its own national currency and a country where more than 90% of the population survive on less than US$1 per day. Such has been the tragic and depressing story of Zimbabwe under the tutelage of one of the world’s most intolerant and oppressive dictators, ,” External link

thezimbabwemail Tuesday, September 12, 2017 2:05:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu added : “Going forward, the MDC Alliance should strenuously fight for electoral reforms because we know that Zanu PF is extremely reluctant to reform itself out of power. The battle for electoral reforms should now be the rallying and clarion call for the MDC Alliance. We are confronting a vapid, rabid and vacuous Zanu PF dictatorship that is prepared to break the bank in order to retain political power,” External link

thezimbabwemail Tuesday, September 12, 2017 2:05:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “On numerous occasions, Zimbabweans, particularly those who live in urban areas, have complained about the long delays in queues for voter registration, which state of affairs has unfortunately contributed to voter apathy in these areas. The planned national mobile registration exercise should, thus, be designed in such a manner that no eligible person would fail to obtain the new machine – readable national ID,” External link

thezimbabwemail Tuesday, September 12, 2017 2:05:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "We are now majoring on minors! Surely, who the hell is Zodwa to grab our national attention? " External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, September 9, 2017 7:38:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu told : "We have come up with our own new strategies which are smarter that we are going to use in wiring and wining the elections," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, September 8, 2017 7:28:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu concluded : "We have now entered the homestretch. We are stronger together. United we stand and divided we fall. History will judge us very harshly if we miss this final opportunity to send the Zanu PF regime to the cleaners," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, September 8, 2017 7:28:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "It will be very irresponsible for me to do that. Whether I've seen it or not is neither here nor there because I see so many documents every day of my life. My life is all about reading documents and preparing documents. All I'm saying is that I'm not at liberty to give you the structure of the coalition; this is ongoing business," External link

onlinenigeria Tuesday, September 5, 2017 10:54:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "It will be very irresponsible for me to do that. Whether I've seen it or not is neither here nor there because I see so many documents every day of my life. My life is all about reading documents and preparing documents. All I'm saying is that I'm not at liberty to give you the structure of the coalition; this is ongoing business," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, September 5, 2017 9:33:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “We last received money from Treasury several months ago and naturally, this adversely affects our operations as a political party,” “However, the MDC is a massive organisation with millions of supporters who have been bankrolling the party’s operations. We are the best hope for the people of Zimbabwe and I would like to take this opportunity to most sincerely thank all our supporters and other stakeholders for solidly standing with us through thick and thin,” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, September 4, 2017 10:06:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "These are issues being dealt with by the president and he has a spokesperson. It would be improper for me to comment," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, September 4, 2017 9:31:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu wrote : "An election should be an occasion that affords voters the right to freely and fairly choose their representatives. As long as an election is marred by gross irregularities, it undermines the will of the people and in the process, it becomes a direct attack on the concept of democracy," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, September 2, 2017 12:37:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu told : "We have come up with our own new strategies which are smarter that we are going to use in wiring and wining the elections," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, September 2, 2017 12:37:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu concluded : "A rigged election can easily trigger political instability and socio-economic turbulence," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, September 2, 2017 12:37:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "On numerous occasions, Zimbabweans, particularly those who live in urban areas, have complained about the long delays in queues for voter registration, which state of affairs has unfortunately contributed to voter apathy in these areas. The planned national mobile registration exercise should, thus, be designed in such a manner that no eligible person would fail to obtain the new machine – readable national ID," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, August 31, 2017 5:07:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Tobaiwa Mudede ) : "The MDC shall remain vigilant to ensure that Mudede and people of his ilk are not allowed to hoodwink the toiling masses of Zimbabwe by designing and facilitating an election rigging exercise under the guise of a national mobile registration programme. The Zanu-PF regime, together with Tobaiwa Mudede, cannot be easily trusted. They have a chequered record that makes the majority of the people extremely suspicious about the exact intentions of the planned national mobile registration exercise," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, August 31, 2017 5:07:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “The planned national mobile registration exercise should be designed in such a manner that no eligible person would fail to obtain the new machine–readable national ID,” External link

thezimbabwemail Wednesday, August 30, 2017 11:34:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "The Zanu PF regime has no less than 74 Ministers but I'm pretty convinced that a country the size of Zimbabwe doesn't need a Cabinet of more than 16 Ministers. Government should be about public service and not personal enrichment and aggrandizement," "There's also an urgent need to cut down on the size of our diplomatic missions. We currently have about 42 diplomatic missions but I strongly believe that this number is too huge and economically unsustainable to maintain. A new, democratic Zimbabwe Gvt should swiftly streamline and rationalize our diplomatic missions. Only those missions that are politically strategic and economically justifiable should remain open.The rest should simply be closed down" External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, August 30, 2017 10:52:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu told : "The MDC Alliance is now on board and we are on a roll. In fact, more opposition political parties will very soon be coming on board. Zanu-PF is finished; they are like a dead man walking," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, August 30, 2017 3:05:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “As party leaders, we are meeting and discussing our different opinions and believe you me, at the end of the day, we are all going to agree on the need for a formidable coalition to face Zanu PF in next year’s elections. These are just teething challenges. You shouldn’t read too much into this episode. It’s just a passing phase,” External link

thezimbabwemail Tuesday, August 29, 2017 9:54:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "We would like to call upon SADC to do whatever is within its power to ensure that next year's elections in Zimbabwe be held in a free and fair environment that will guarantee a credible outcome," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, August 27, 2017 11:49:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "The national executive council is meeting tomorrow (today). Coalitions are never a stroll in the park nor are they a sprint, but a marathon. We have crossed the Rubicon, but there will always be hurdles on the way because this is the first opposition coalition post-independence," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, August 25, 2017 11:54:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Robert Mugabe ) : "The MDC would like to join the millions of flabbergasted and exasperated Zimbabweans in expressing our utter shock and complete disappointment at the ridiculous and ludicrous decision to declare Robert Mugabe's official birthday as a public holiday starting from next year," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, August 24, 2017 4:53:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Robert Mugabe ) : "Let us hasten to emphasise that Robert Mugabe is not Zimbabwe and Zimbabwe is not Robert Mugabe. This weird and boot–licking concept of reducing Zimbabwe into a personal fiefdom of Robert Mugabe and his family must be condemned in the strongest of terms," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, August 24, 2017 4:53:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “We would like to call upon Sadc to do whatever is within its power to ensure that next year’s elections in Zimbabwe be held in a free and fair environment that will guarantee a credible outcome,” External link

thezimbabwemail Wednesday, August 23, 2017 11:11:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu wrote : "As a social democratic political party, the MDC takes note of the fact that elections in Zimbabwe have frequently been marred by serious electoral irregularities such as intimidation of voters and blatant vote rigging as was the case in the July 2013 harmonised elections," External link

onlinenigeria Wednesday, August 23, 2017 1:40:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "The granting of diplomatic immunity to Grace Mugabe was more of a political rather than a legalistic decision.South Africa found herself in a state of serious diplomatic bother as soon as the issue of diplomatic immunity was raised by Grace's legal team as well as the Government of Zimbabwe," "The need to preserve and maintain cordial and fraternal relations between Zimbabwe and South Africa was more pressing and paramount than the need to let the law take its course.Strictly speaking and in accordance with the tenets of public international law on the subject of diplomatic immunity,Grace didn't qualify to be granted immunity" External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, August 22, 2017 11:08:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "I don't do speculation; I don't want to talk about rumours, about corridor talk or pub talk. I don't even want to dignify those kind of rumours because when I start doing that, I will be giving them the dignity they don't deserve" External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, August 19, 2017 10:20:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Grace Mugabe ) : "Zimbabwe's international standing has been severely dented by Grace Mugabe's criminal conduct in South Africa. Her act of violence is indeed, a gross and unmitigated diplomatic scandal. Grace Mugabe is a complete disgrace," External link

onlinenigeria Wednesday, August 16, 2017 5:02:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu added ( about Grace Mugabe ) : "On more occasions than one (sic), Grace Mugabe has conducted herself like a bull in a China shop. She has to be brought to order and indeed, she has to appreciate that she is not a law unto herself," External link

onlinenigeria Wednesday, August 16, 2017 5:02:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Grace Mugabe ) : "Zimbabwe's international standing has been severely dented by Grace Mugabe's criminal conduct in South Africa. Her act of violence is indeed, a gross and unmitigated diplomatic scandal. Grace Mugabe is a complete disgrace," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, August 16, 2017 12:58:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu added ( about Grace Mugabe ) : "On more occasions than one (sic), Grace Mugabe has conducted herself like a bull in a China shop. She has to be brought to order and indeed, she has to appreciate that she is not a law unto herself," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, August 16, 2017 12:58:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "We have put in place internal means to deal with what transpired in Bulawayo," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, August 13, 2017 3:58:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "That is internal matter which I would rather not go into details but what I can confirm is that the MDC Alliance is indeed taking place in Bulawayo on Saturday 26 August, what will happen from now until the launch rally is strictly internal and not for public consumption," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, August 13, 2017 3:58:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Robert Mugabe ) : "Definitely we are ready to work with them, especially if the things they want to do are legal and constitutional, as long as they want to do it using constitutional means we agree with them because we are fed up with the Mafia regime led by Mugabe," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, August 13, 2017 3:58:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Robert Mugabe ) : "Mugabe is overdue for impeachment by Parliament. His errors of both commission and omission are well documented. The man has, on several occasions, trashed the country's Constitution by making illegal decisions and appointments. He has even refused to give rise to devolution by proceeding to appoint provincial ministers and governors instead of simply following what the Constitution says about devolution," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, August 13, 2017 3:58:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Robert Mugabe ) : "Of course, it's a public secret that Zanu PF is incorrigibly divided and factionalised. The main legal hurdle is weather we will get sufficient numbers in Parliament to successfully impeach Mugabe. We are not too sure whether Zanu PF Members of Parliament will be bold enough to vote with opposition MPs. Zanu PF has perfected the art of patronage and most of their MPs will be dead scared to vote in favour of impeachment. The Zanu PF whipping system is commandist and ruthless. However, we would gladly welcome any Zanu PF MPs who have the guts to vote with us on an impeachment motion," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, August 13, 2017 3:58:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “Definitely we are ready to work with them, especially if the things they want to do are legal and constitutional, as long as they want to do it using constitutional means we agree with them because we are fed up with the Mafia regime led by Mugabe,” External link

thezimbabwemail Sunday, August 13, 2017 12:24:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “Mugabe is overdue for impeachment by Parliament. His errors of both commission and omission are well documented. The man has, on several occasions, trashed the country’s Constitution by making illegal decisions and appointments. He has even refused to give rise to devolution by proceeding to appoint provincial ministers and governors instead of simply following what the Constitution says about devolution,” External link

thezimbabwemail Sunday, August 13, 2017 12:24:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “Of course, it’s a public secret that Zanu PF is incorrigibly divided and factionalised. The main legal hurdle is weather we will get sufficient numbers in Parliament to successfully impeach Mugabe. We are not too sure whether Zanu PF Members of Parliament will be bold enough to vote with opposition MPs. Zanu PF has perfected the art of patronage and most of their MPs will be dead scared to vote in favour of impeachment. The Zanu PF whipping system is commandist and ruthless. However, we would gladly welcome any Zanu PF MPs who have the guts to vote with us on an impeachment motion,” External link

thezimbabwemail Sunday, August 13, 2017 12:24:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “The national standing committee meeting will be held on a date to be advised,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, August 10, 2017 2:09:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "This is populism that defies logic," External link

bbc Wednesday, August 9, 2017 8:38:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "The MDC Alliance is a formidable force. Actually, there will be more political parties joining this alliance. Political negotiations are ongoing and please, never, ever rule out the possibility of having only one formidable opposition alliance to face Zanu PF in next year's elections. As they say, a day in politics is very long. Just watch the space," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, August 9, 2017 3:53:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Ronia Bunjira ) : “Muguti is a founder member of the MDC. She is a veteran politician who has seen it all. She is a very dedicated and a loyal member of the party and her work rate is excellent,” “Muguti certainly deserves to replace the late Bunjira as an MP for Harare metropolitan province” External link

dailynews-co-zw Monday, August 7, 2017 4:48:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "The events that took place at the MDC provincial offices in Bulawayo on Sunday, August 6, 2017 are most regrettable and extremely unfortunate. " External link

bulawayo24 Monday, August 7, 2017 9:43:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "The MDC would like to condemn,in the strongest terms,all forms of violence against anyone.We are a democratic and peace - loving political party that is ready,willing and able to extricate Zimbabwe from decades of Zanu PF misrule,corruption and misgovernance" "The violent incident that took place at our party offices in Bulawayo will be thoroughly investigated and indeed,the office of the Arbiter - General of the party,is already seized with this matter.We shall leave no stone unturned in ascertaining the exact cause of the unfortunate incident of senseless violence that led to the injury of several party members as well as destruction of party property" External link

bulawayo24 Monday, August 7, 2017 2:07:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “they are doing it to rig 2018 elections” “Zanu PF knows that they can never win a free and fair election,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, August 6, 2017 2:43:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Antonio Gramsci ) : “As the Italian politician, Antonio Gramsci, once said, these are morbid symptoms of an old order that is refusing to die and as such, the new cannot be born,” External link

thezimbabwemail Saturday, August 5, 2017 7:17:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Antonio Gramsci ) : “As the Italian politician, Antonio Gramsci, once said, these are morbid symptoms of an old order that is refusing to die and as such, the new cannot be born,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Saturday, August 5, 2017 3:25:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “Our strategy is not to negotiate in the media nor in public so just be a little bit more patient,” External link

thezimbabwemail Tuesday, August 1, 2017 10:22:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "We last received money from Treasury several months ago and naturally, this adversely affects our operations as a political party," "However, the MDC is a massive organisation with millions of supporters who have been bankrolling the party's operations. We are the best hope for the people of Zimbabwe and I would like to take this opportunity to most sincerely thank all our supporters and other stakeholders for solidly standing with us through thick and thin," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, August 1, 2017 7:40:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “We last received money from Treasury several months ago and naturally, this adversely affects our operations as a political party,” “However, the MDC is a massive organisation with millions of supporters who have been bankrolling the party’s operations. We are the best hope for the people of Zimbabwe and I would like to take this opportunity to most sincerely thank all our supporters and other stakeholders for solidly standing with us through thick and thin,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, August 1, 2017 4:22:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “Our strategy is not to negotiate in the media nor in public so just be a little bit more patient,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, August 1, 2017 3:50:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Matson Hlalo ) : "The enemy of the people of Zimbabwe is the Zanu-PF regime and certainly not the MDC-T councillors and MPs," "I suspect that Hlalo, who is my uncle, is just bitter and a very frustrated man. He will cool down with time" External link

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

Obert Gutu said ( about Robert Mugabe ) : "Mugabe is a wily political fox. He always indicates left but invariably he turns right. He never means what he says nor says what he means. " External link

bulawayo24 Monday, July 31, 2017 3:24:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “Of course, both men are a vital cog in the Zanu PF regime’s election rigging machinery and that’s the major reason why they are still holding their posts,” “These two men are actually more powerful than most Zanu PF Cabinet ministers. Mugabe continues to pamper these two old men with plush incomes and other perks. That’s the main reason why Mudede periodically enjoys the very expensive past time of big game hunting. He can afford it. He shoots buffaloes and lions for fun” External link

dailynews-co-zw Monday, July 31, 2017 2:20:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “Whilst the MDC is not concerned about the internal squabbling and vicious factional fights within the crumbling. Zanu PF regime, we have got every reason to get worried and seriously concerned when attempts are being openly made to create a Mugabe dynasty,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, July 30, 2017 8:05:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Robert Mugabe ) : “Indeed, Zimbabwe is not Robert Mugabe and Robert Mugabe is not Zimbabwe,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, July 30, 2017 8:05:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "We have always stated, rightly so, that the Zanu-PF regime is a fully-fledged Mafia outfit. Like in all Mafia organisations, there are always shadowy and opaque ways and means of financing operations," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, July 30, 2017 1:04:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “He should start writing his memoirs. In fact, I can volunteer to write his biography for absolutely no charge! The old man should simply step down and rest,” External link

insiderzim Saturday, July 29, 2017 9:07:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “We have always stated, rightly so, that the Zanu PF regime is a fully-fledged Mafia outfit. Like in all Mafia organisations, there are always shadowy and opaque ways and means of financing operations,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Saturday, July 29, 2017 7:30:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about The Deputy ) : “It’s just a small labour issue involving one of the party’s former employees by the name Sally Dura,” “The matter is now being handled by our lawyers who are proceeding to lodge an urgent chamber application for stay of execution pending the hearing of our appeal in the Supreme Court . . . You can be assured that our party assets would be returned to us very, very soon,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Saturday, July 29, 2017 7:30:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “He should start writing his memoirs. In fact, I can volunteer to write his biography for absolutely no charge! The old man should simply step down and rest,” External link

insiderzim Saturday, July 29, 2017 4:21:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “He should start writing his memoirs. In fact, I can volunteer to write his biography for absolutely no charge! The old man should simply step down and rest,” External link

insiderzim Saturday, July 29, 2017 9:04:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu told : "It is a fact that the Zanu-PF regime has been harvesting from fear arising out of the brutal and terrorist crackdown against opposition political party activists and supporters in the June 2008 presidential election run-off campaign," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, July 28, 2017 8:33:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “He should start writing his memoirs. In fact, I can volunteer to write his biography for absolutely no charge! The old man should simply step down and rest,” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, July 28, 2017 3:02:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “If SADC and AU continue to ignore the developments in Zimbabwe and leave things as they are, we have a serious problem that might degenerate into a civil war,” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, July 28, 2017 3:02:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “The Zanu PF regime will never, ever reform itself out of power. As such, we have to be versatile and devise strategies that will ensure that we will win next year’s elections even if they are rigged,” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, July 28, 2017 3:02:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu told : “It is a fact that the Zanu PF regime has been harvesting from fear arising out of the brutal and terrorist crackdown against opposition political party activists and supporters in the June 2008 presidential election run-off campaign,” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, July 28, 2017 3:02:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “The finer details of discussions towards the coalition will not be discussed in newspapers before they are finalised,” “We will make an announcement on what would have been agreed when the time is right. For now, let us give the process a chance and allow the negotiators to arrive at a logical conclusion” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, July 28, 2017 3:02:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “The man cannot and indeed can never be trusted,” External link

newzimbabwe Friday, July 28, 2017 2:59:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “He should start writing his memoirs. In fact, I can volunteer to write his biography for absolutely no charge! The old man should simply step down and rest,” External link

insiderzim Friday, July 28, 2017 2:49:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu told : "The electorate should not panic as the dish is being prepared and when ready it will be served. Bear with us as talks are a sensitive issue and we would release information at a strategic moment," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, March 7, 2017 5:10:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "During his birthday bash that was recently held in Matobo, he looked jaded, weak and tired. " External link

express Monday, March 6, 2017 4:36:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu told ( about Morgan Tsvangirai ) : "Consultations are currently taking place within Bulawayo province and in the fullness of time, president . . . Tsvangirai will be making an appropriate announcement," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, March 5, 2017 8:28:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "He needs to rest. During his birthday bash . . . in Matobo, he looked jaded, weak and tired" "He was frothing profusely. Surely, that can't be a sign of someone who is enjoying good health," External link

onlinenigeria Saturday, March 4, 2017 5:14:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "When these people fall sick, they dash off overseas to receive top-drawer medical attention at government expense. When was the last time he visited Harare Central Hospital or Mpilo Central Hospital in Bulawayo just to see for himself the condition of these two public health institutions?" External link

onlinenigeria Saturday, March 4, 2017 5:14:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "He needs to rest. During his birthday bash . . . in Matobo, he looked jaded, weak and tired" "He was frothing profusely. Surely, that can't be a sign of someone who is enjoying good health," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, March 4, 2017 12:09:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "When these people fall sick, they dash off overseas to receive top-drawer medical attention at government expense. When was the last time he visited Harare Central Hospital or Mpilo Central Hospital in Bulawayo just to see for himself the condition of these two public health institutions?" External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, March 4, 2017 12:09:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "At the ripe old age of 93, Mugabe is anything, but a young man. He needs to rest. He needs to take it easy," "During his birthday bash that was recently held in Matobo, he looked jaded, weak and tired. He was frothing profusely. Surely, that can't be a sign of someone who is enjoying good health" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, March 3, 2017 12:08:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu asked : "You want to nikuv me right now, don't you?" External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, March 2, 2017 6:43:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu asked : "You want to nikuv me right now, don't you?" External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, March 2, 2017 6:43:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "At almost every street corner and indeed,along most busy streets,one comes across vendors selling pirated music CDs and DVDs.What I find totally surprising is that our Police officers seem not to be bothered by this blatantly criminal and illegal activity.The Police officers are more concerned with extorting money from motorists," "Our artists put in a lot of effort to produce their music.They are entitled to earn a decent living from their hard work.But then,pirates rack in the bucks at the expense of our hard working musicians.I'm totally disgusted by this.Back in the day,a popular musician could easily eke out a decent living through the sale of their music cassettes and CDs,I still vividly remember that the late Leonard Musorowenyoka Dembo managed to build his family a decent house in Belvedere,Harare,after releasing chart - topping songs such as Chitekete" External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, March 2, 2017 6:43:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "Live shows should only bring supplementary income to our musicians ; the bulk of their earnings should be coming from the sale of their musical products such as CDs,DVDs etc.As a matter of personal principle,I will never,ever buy a pirated CD and/or DVD.I have a collection of more than 500 CDs and DVDs,all of them original," "The law enforcement agencies are letting our artists down.Our artists should derive a decent living from their intellectual property.You can't expect an artist to stage no less than five (5) live shows a week in order for them to earn a living.I'm convinced that too many live shows by any artist stifle creativity and originality" External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, March 2, 2017 6:43:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Robert Mugabe ) : "In his (Mugabe) scheme of things, SI 64 of 2016 is only meant to affect the majority of poor Zimbabweans, and certainly not him and members of his greedy and corrupt inner circle. " External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, February 28, 2017 11:26:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "These young thugs are the storm troopers of the Zanu PF regime. They are the modern-day equivalent of Adolf Hitler's Gestapo. The whole idea is to intimidate and unleash violence on the innocent and toiling masses of Zimbabwe, particularly in rural areas. When Mugabe once boasted that he has got degrees in violence, he wasn't joking. He was damn serious," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, February 28, 2017 5:09:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “Kusukuwere is the alpha and omega of corruption,” External link

newzimbabwe Saturday, February 25, 2017 11:34:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “You can imagine if they were allowed to go there, how many diamond rings, earrings and bracelets that could have been bought at the expense of civil servants’ bonuses, medicines for our hospitals and books for our school children?” “Already, they are spending US$40 million just going to China, Singapore and Malaysia. Imagine if they could also go to 27 EU countries plus USA. By extrapolation, it would cost the taxpayer $370 million” External link

newzimbabwe Thursday, February 23, 2017 10:23:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "However, this time . . . vanyangira yaona (They are preying on the alert). We are on top of the game and whether or not Mugabe likes it or not, a formidable opposition coalition is definitely on the cards," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, February 22, 2017 11:28:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “Why should the MDC be worried that Pastor Mawarire may enter the political fray?” “If anything, he is more than welcome to join us in the hustle and bustle of mainstream politics. Our common enemy is the Zanu PF regime. The enemy of our enemy can easily become our friend and ally” External link

newzimbabwe Saturday, February 18, 2017 3:36:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “The MDC is a massive political party with a colossal support base in and outside Zimbabwe,” “Morgan Tsvangirai is a tried and tested fighter for democracy. He has seen it all. Our main focus is on dislodging Robert Mugabe and the crumbling faction-infested Zanu PF regime that he leads. We are very focused about our main mission” External link

newzimbabwe Saturday, February 18, 2017 3:36:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Robert Mugabe ) : “At a time when President Robert Mugabe and members of his inner circle always travel to Singapore, India and some other such far – way places for the purpose of seeking their personal medical treatment, the Zanu PF regime is showing complete and utter disregard for the plight of our striking medical doctors,” External link

newzimbabwe Friday, February 17, 2017 12:06:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “All public hospitals in Zimbabwe have been virtually paralyzed by the ongoing industrial action and it is the majority poor who are bearing the brunt of this strike,” External link

newzimbabwe Friday, February 17, 2017 12:06:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “We would be lying if we say that we are not very pleased to see Zanu PF crush and burn,” External link

newzimbabwe Tuesday, February 14, 2017 4:35:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu added : "Zimbabwe needs better leadership than what we are seeing from these people," External link

onlinenigeria Friday, February 10, 2017 2:36:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu added : "Zimbabwe needs better leadership than what we are seeing from these people," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, February 10, 2017 10:15:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Morgan Tsvangirai ) : "We are a very happy party and on several occasions I have made it clear that the president is the one who handles issues of coalitions. We are a party of democracy, happiness and order. President Tsvangirai in the fullness of time will make a grand announcement around the issue of a coalition," "I don't dignify rumours or bar talk, people drink Musombodiya or bronco and say what they want but I won't comment on that" External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, February 9, 2017 11:26:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu added : "Zimbabwe needs better leadership than what we are seeing from these people," External link

mid-day Wednesday, February 8, 2017 1:37:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “They have a satanic appetite for seeing the majority of Zimbabweans live in abject poverty and penury,” External link

newzimbabwe Tuesday, February 7, 2017 9:01:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu added : "Be that as it may, the MDC, working together with other progressive opposition parties, the church, civil society, business, student movements and organised labour is confident of forming the next government in 2018," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, February 5, 2017 7:29:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu ajouté : "Le régime semble éprouver un plaisir morbide à voir le peuple souffrir" External link

afp-fr Wednesday, February 1, 2017 4:55:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "We are a political party that encourages and tolerates robust debate on all pertinent issues affecting the party and the nation at large. Our policy decisions are consensus based and once the party officially adopts a particular position on any issue, all party cadres abide by that decision whether or not they were individually opposed to that particular policy. This is majority rule at its best" External link

bulawayo24 Monday, January 30, 2017 9:45:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “All civil servants deserve to be paid their 2016 annual bonuses as a matter of urgency,” External link

newzimbabwe Saturday, January 28, 2017 5:05:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “As if the issue of low salaries was not enough suffering for our downtrodden civil servants, over the past few years, they have been receiving their monthly salaries in a very haphazard and staggered fashion,” External link

newzimbabwe Saturday, January 28, 2017 5:05:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “As a political party, we are certainly exploring the possibility of mounting a class action to seek appropriate legal relief for the victims of the 2008 Presidential election run-off and other excesses committed against our party cadres by the Zanu PF regime’s agents over the years,” External link

newzimbabwe Friday, January 27, 2017 3:25:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "Jammeh and Mugabe are basically cut from the same political cloth, both of them are rabid and diehard dictators," External link

onlinenigeria Tuesday, January 24, 2017 1:43:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "Jammeh and Mugabe are basically cut from the same political cloth, both of them are rabid and diehard dictators," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, January 24, 2017 10:12:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "As the make-or-break 2018 harmonised elections are fast approaching, we can expect the crumbling and deeply-divided Zanu-PF regime to continue to ransack and defraud financial and material resources from the 77 or so State-owned corporations all of which are now technically insolvent," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, January 22, 2017 6:46:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "In fact, the new government will effectively trace and recover all looted assets; including the billions of dollars in public funds that have been fraudulently externalised to foreign countries such as Dubai, Hong Kong, China and Singapore," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, January 22, 2017 6:46:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Robert Mugabe ) : "Hundreds of people have fallen victim to water-borne diseases such as typhoid and dysentery whilst Mugabe and his huge entourage of hangers-on are still on an extended annual holiday in the Middle and the Far East; busy squandering millions of United States dollars that have been taken away from the bankrupt national treasury. " External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, January 22, 2017 6:46:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “At a time when the government is struggling to timeously pay civil servants their salaries and bonuses, we are witnessing a situation whereby the insipidly corrupt and incompetent ZANU-PF political party has embarked on a massive motor vehicle buying spree,” External link

insiderzim Saturday, January 21, 2017 3:15:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “In fact, the new government will effectively trace and recover all looted assets ; including the billions of dollars in public funds that have fraudulently externalised to foreign countries such as Dubai, Hong Kong, China and Singapore,” External link

insiderzim Saturday, January 21, 2017 3:15:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Morgan Tsvangirai ) : “The MDC remains the largest and most popular political party in Zimbabwe. We have a support base of more than 3 million cadres and the Zanu PF regime knows that ‘chikara che Zanu' is none other than Morgan Tsvangirai and the MDC that he leads,” External link

newzimbabwe Saturday, January 21, 2017 12:46:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "The MDC has a zero tolerance policy towards corruption so we have got absolutely nothing to hide; no skeletons in our cupboards," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, January 19, 2017 7:20:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "The MDC has stated, times without number, that corruption, particularly in the public sector, is at the root of the political and socio-economic crisis that is presently bedevilling the nation," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, January 19, 2017 7:20:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “Social media is a powerful tool for mass communication and the crumbling Zanu PF regime is desperate to curb the use of social media as a method of campaigning in the forthcoming harmonised elections,” External link

newzimbabwe Thursday, January 12, 2017 1:57:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “Urban local authorities have got a very dwindling financial base because the majority of residents are not paying their rates and other supplementary charges,” “Coupled with this, the Minister of Local Government is always sabotaging all the good and sustainable workplans in the major cities. The national road authority, Zinara, is not remitting any meaningful amounts of money from the money that is collected from motor vehicle licences,” External link

herald Tuesday, January 10, 2017 3:12:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "We have absolute confidence and trust in his ability to handle this particular task," "He is a tried and tested fighter for democratic change in Zimbabwe. At an appropriate time and bearing in mind that he has got an extremely busy schedule, his office will make an appropriate announcement regarding whether or not his tight schedule allows him to travel to Bikita West constituency to hold a joint rally with Dr Joice Mujuru" External link

bulawayo24 Monday, January 9, 2017 12:22:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "We have absolute confidence and trust in his ability to handle this particular task," "He is a tried and tested fighter for democratic change in Zimbabwe. At an appropriate time and bearing in mind that he has got an extremely busy schedule, his office will make an appropriate announcement regarding whether or not his tight schedule allows him to travel to Bikita West constituency to hold a joint rally with Dr Joice Mujuru" External link

bulawayo24 Monday, January 9, 2017 9:55:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “It just shows that they want to bastardise the rule of law. With the current Constitution, the appointment of the chief justice, the deputy chief justice and the judge president is actually democratic because they are interviewed by the JSC,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, December 11, 2016 3:37:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "Negotiations of such a monumental significance are never conducted in public. We have our eyes on the ball all the time and going forward, the people of Zimbabwe will be kept properly informed of the progress that is being made," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, December 7, 2016 1:03:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu added : "Both factions in Zanu-PF know that Mugabe is the Ayatollah, the supreme leader. He will only be succeeded beyond the grave and anything beyond that would be puerile day-dreaming," External link

allafrica Tuesday, December 6, 2016 2:00:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "Negotiations of such a monumental significance are never conducted in public. " External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, December 6, 2016 1:09:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu tells : "President Morgan Tsvangirai is personally handling the issue of coalition discussions and deliberations with similar minded opposition political parties," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, December 5, 2016 6:01:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "The demo was very successful until it was ruthlessly and unlawfully crushed by the police. This is the homestretch for the crumbling, paranoid and bankrupt ZANU-PF regime. Of course, the regime is terribly afraid of the people.This explains why the regime has deployed so many armed police officers and secret service operatives onto the streets of Harare," External link

allafrica Friday, December 2, 2016 10:30:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "The demo was very successful until it was ruthlessly and unlawfully crushed by the police. This is the homestretch for the crumbling, paranoid and bankrupt ZANU-PF regime. Of course, the regime is terribly afraid of the people.This explains why the regime has deployed so many armed police officers and secret service operatives onto the streets of Harare," External link

allafrica Thursday, December 1, 2016 11:54:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Robert Mugabe ) : "Mugabe is overdue for retirement. His Sona will be puerile, lifeless and completely devoid of anything positive and concrete to revive the ailing economy," External link

onlinenigeria Tuesday, November 29, 2016 3:13:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “They say if you are not at the table you are on the menu. We will continue to be on the menu and right now we are on the menu. We are being eaten by Zanu PF, and this is the problem we have in the country,” External link

newzimbabwe Monday, November 28, 2016 5:06:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Robert Mugabe ) : “I have absolutely nothing personally with Mr Mugabe; he is my nephew, his mother is our Auntie, but what we are saying is please my nephew at the age of 93 you should go and rest. You have had your time, having spent more than 50 years in politics; surely you should go to Gushungo Estates and rest,” External link

newzimbabwe Monday, November 28, 2016 5:06:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "In the MDC, we have got a very clearly defined and structured approach to all matters to do with coalitions. " External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, November 26, 2016 9:06:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “As a peace – loving social democratic political party, the MDC is also alarmed by the fact that the ongoing massive army recruitment exercise is deliberately targeted at building the ZAU-PF regime's ‘war arsenal’ in preparation for the 2018 harmonized elections,” External link

insiderzim Wednesday, November 16, 2016 6:46:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “Because the ZANU-PF regime is sensing a crushing and humiliating electoral defeat in 2018, it is already re -tooling and sharpening its instruments of terror, thuggery and brutality,” External link

insiderzim Wednesday, November 16, 2016 6:46:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “International best practice dictates that not more than 35% of any institution's monthly revenue should be spent on salaries and wages,” External link

newzimbabwe Tuesday, November 15, 2016 7:58:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "The people of Zimbabwe are being called upon to take advantage of their fundamental human rights and liberties enshrined in the Constitution and thus, to peacefully rise up against the paranoid and crumbling ZANU- PF dictatorship," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, November 11, 2016 9:58:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu wrote : "I recently received this invitation letter. I was born and bred in the then Dutch Reformed Church ( DRC ) now known as the Reformed Church in Zimbabwe ( RCZ )," External link

allafrica Wednesday, November 9, 2016 1:43:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "I'm not hesitating. I'm just a devout and committed member of the Reformed Church in Zimbabwe," External link

allafrica Wednesday, November 9, 2016 1:43:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu told : "The police have proven yet again that they are now an extension of the Zanu PF militia; you can imagine what 2018 will be like if they can already act so brazenly with only 20 months left," External link

allafrica Tuesday, November 8, 2016 5:39:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu wrote : "I recently received this invitation letter. I was born and bred in the then Dutch Reformed Church (DRC) now known as the Reformed Church in Zimbabwe (RCZ)," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, November 7, 2016 5:50:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Robert Mugabe ) : “Mugabe is simply playing one Zanu PF faction against the other. At the end of the day, he is the ultimate winner,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Monday, November 7, 2016 11:55:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu added : "It can be argued that it is grossly irrational, and thus a violation of section 68 of the Constitution, for the President to decree an exchange rate of 1 is to 1 between the bond note and the US dollar. " External link

allafrica Monday, November 7, 2016 9:58:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu wrote : “I recently received this invitation letter. I was born and bred in the then Dutch Reformed Church ( DRC ) now known as the Reformed Church in Zimbabwe ( RCZ ),” External link

newzimbabwe Monday, November 7, 2016 2:58:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “I'm not hesitating. I'm just a devout and committed member of the Reformed Church in Zimbabwe,” External link

newzimbabwe Monday, November 7, 2016 2:58:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “The police have proven yet again that they are now an extension of the Zanu PF militia; you can imagine what 2018 will be like if they can already act so brazenly with only 20 months left,” External link

newzimbabwe Monday, November 7, 2016 2:58:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu added : "It can be argued that it is grossly irrational, and thus a violation of section 68 of the Constitution, for the President to decree an exchange rate of 1 is to 1 between the bond note and the US dollar. " External link

allafrica Sunday, November 6, 2016 6:27:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "That is just politics. Zanu-PF is the Alpha and Omega of corruption. How can Lucifer accuse anyone of spreading hearsay? Our councillors are not corrupt. The Zanu-PF regime is just desperate to regain control of Norton constituency at whatever cost," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, November 3, 2016 11:05:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “Since the days of the electoral supervisory commission, people like Gula Ndebele and Douglas Nyikayaramba have been involved in electoral processes. We need to delink our electoral processes from militarization,” External link

newzimbabwe Thursday, November 3, 2016 8:15:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "If we are going to approach corruption the way we are doing in Zimbabwe, where we have a senior government minister who sits in the politburo of the ruling party stealing from Zimdef to buy bicycles for the chiefs, then it's a shame," External link

allafrica Wednesday, November 2, 2016 3:43:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “If we are going to approach corruption the way we are doing in Zimbabwe, where we have a senior government minister who sits in the politburo of the ruling party stealing from Zimdef to buy bicycles for the chiefs, then it’s a shame,” External link

newzimbabwe Wednesday, November 2, 2016 10:18:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Temba Mliswa ) : “The MDC will never, ever sit on its laurels and believe that the electoral playing field is now even simply because Temba Mliswa won the Norton by-election; far from it,” External link

newzimbabwe Sunday, October 30, 2016 11:13:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu claimed : "We are also aware of the fact that the crumbling regime has decided to ring fence all rural areas as they strategise to rig the forthcoming harmonised elections. Villagers are being forced to attend Zanu-PF meetings throughout the rural areas and traditional leaders have been ordered to draw up lists of all known and suspected opposition political party supporters," External link

onlinenigeria Thursday, October 27, 2016 6:44:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "Whilst we are very pleased that Mliswa won the parliamentary by-election that was recently held in Norton, the MDC remains acutely aware of the fact that the electoral playing field is far from even. Although Mliswa emerged the winner by more than 2 600 votes, the by-election itself was neither free nor fair," External link

onlinenigeria Thursday, October 27, 2016 6:44:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "We are dealing with a morbidly recalcitrant and stubborn dictatorship in the form of the Robert Mugabe-led Zanu-PF regime. This is a dictatorship that will stop at nothing to make sure that it remains in power so that they can continue to loot and cannibalise the little that is now left of our national economy," External link

onlinenigeria Thursday, October 27, 2016 6:44:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu claimed : "We are also aware of the fact that the crumbling regime has decided to ring fence all rural areas as they strategise to rig the forthcoming harmonised elections. Villagers are being forced to attend Zanu-PF meetings throughout the rural areas and traditional leaders have been ordered to draw up lists of all known and suspected opposition political party supporters," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, October 27, 2016 6:15:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "Whilst we are very pleased that Mliswa won the parliamentary by-election that was recently held in Norton, the MDC remains acutely aware of the fact that the electoral playing field is far from even. Although Mliswa emerged the winner by more than 2 600 votes, the by-election itself was neither free nor fair," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, October 27, 2016 6:15:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "We are dealing with a morbidly recalcitrant and stubborn dictatorship in the form of the Robert Mugabe-led Zanu-PF regime. This is a dictatorship that will stop at nothing to make sure that it remains in power so that they can continue to loot and cannibalise the little that is now left of our national economy," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, October 27, 2016 6:15:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “We are working with several other organisations under NERA (National Electoral Reform Agenda); we work with all Zimbabweans who are progressive. We don’t discriminate; as long as you are a progressive Zimbabwean,” “You should know that people repent. It’s just like Saul in the bible who changed from Saul to Paul” External link

newzimbabwe Tuesday, October 25, 2016 9:46:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “Put alternatively, the ruling party is not the government and conversely, the government is not the ruling party. In a modern constitutional democracy, these two bodies are indeed, separate and distinct entities,” External link

newzimbabwe Monday, October 24, 2016 6:22:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "The formation of a coalition is a process and not an event. It is about shared values, ethos and principles and not about positions. Talks are on-going and in the fullness of time, the people of Zimbabwe will be advised," External link

allafrica Sunday, October 23, 2016 11:51:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Paul Madzore ) : "There are indications that Madzore has returned" External link

allafrica Tuesday, October 18, 2016 12:34:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Jonathan Moyo ) : “Jonathan Moyo should be told, straight in his face, that stealing is stealing and also that stealing is a criminal offence; no matter who commits the act of stealing and/or fraud” External link

insiderzim Tuesday, October 11, 2016 5:10:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Samuel Undenge ) : “The criminal exploits of Samuel Undenge, the Minister of Energy & Power Development, have also been very well documented in the public domain,” External link

insiderzim Tuesday, October 11, 2016 5:10:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “We can actually write a book of no less than 5000 pages that details the corrupt and criminal dealings of each and every one of the ZANU-PF Cabinet Ministers. The whole Zanu PF State edifice, right from the very top, is corrupt to the bone marrow!” External link

insiderzim Tuesday, October 11, 2016 5:10:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Jonathan Moyo ) : “Jonathan Moyo should be told, straight in his face, that stealing is stealing and also that stealing is a criminal offence; no matter who commits the act of stealing and/or fraud” External link

insiderzim Monday, October 10, 2016 8:42:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Samuel Undenge ) : “The criminal exploits of Samuel Undenge, the Minister of Energy & Power Development, have also been very well documented in the public domain,” External link

insiderzim Monday, October 10, 2016 8:42:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “We can actually write a book of no less than 5000 pages that details the corrupt and criminal dealings of each and every one of the ZANU-PF Cabinet Ministers. The whole Zanu PF State edifice, right from the very top, is corrupt to the bone marrow!” External link

insiderzim Monday, October 10, 2016 8:42:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "As the MDC-T, we have already said Zanu PF abuses State institutions for its enrichment and rule. He is not the only one; we have people like (Energy minister) Samuel Undenge who were exposed of abusing State resources at Zesa. Moyo and Undenge should resign if they have morals, or (President Robert) Mugabe should just fire them," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, October 10, 2016 1:54:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Jonathan Moyo ) : “Jonathan Moyo should be told, straight in his face, that stealing is stealing and also that stealing is a criminal offence; no matter who commits the act of stealing and/or fraud” External link

insiderzim Monday, October 10, 2016 10:39:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Samuel Undenge ) : “The criminal exploits of Samuel Undenge, the Minister of Energy & Power Development, have also been very well documented in the public domain,” External link

insiderzim Monday, October 10, 2016 10:39:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “We can actually write a book of no less than 5000 pages that details the corrupt and criminal dealings of each and every one of the ZANU-PF Cabinet Ministers. The whole Zanu PF State edifice, right from the very top, is corrupt to the bone marrow!” External link

insiderzim Monday, October 10, 2016 10:39:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Jonathan Moyo ) : “Jonathan Moyo should be told, straight in his face, that stealing is stealing and also that stealing is a criminal offence; no matter who commits the act of stealing and/or fraud” External link

insiderzim Sunday, October 9, 2016 6:10:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Samuel Undenge ) : “The criminal exploits of Samuel Undenge, the Minister of Energy & Power Development, have also been very well documented in the public domain,” External link

insiderzim Sunday, October 9, 2016 6:10:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “We can actually write a book of no less than 5000 pages that details the corrupt and criminal dealings of each and every one of the ZANU-PF Cabinet Ministers. The whole Zanu PF State edifice, right from the very top, is corrupt to the bone marrow!” External link

insiderzim Sunday, October 9, 2016 6:10:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Jonathan Moyo ) : “Jonathan Moyo should be told, straight in his face, that stealing is stealing and also that stealing is a criminal offence; no matter who commits the act of stealing and/or fraud” External link

insiderzim Saturday, October 8, 2016 6:45:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Samuel Undenge ) : “The criminal exploits of Samuel Undenge, the Minister of Energy & Power Development, have also been very well documented in the public domain,” External link

insiderzim Saturday, October 8, 2016 6:45:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “We can actually write a book of no less than 5000 pages that details the corrupt and criminal dealings of each and every one of the ZANU-PF Cabinet Ministers. The whole Zanu PF State edifice, right from the very top, is corrupt to the bone marrow!” External link

insiderzim Saturday, October 8, 2016 6:45:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "It proves that the state has been privatised. It's now controlled by a Mugabe dynasty," External link

thetimes-za Thursday, October 6, 2016 12:33:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "MDC supporters are very disciplined political cadres who appreciate that Joice Mujuru is not our political adversary. Our political adversary is Robert Mugabe and the Zanu PF regime that he fronts," "It is quite possible that Zanu PF supporters and CIO agents are plotting this nefarious agenda of disrupting Mujuru's visit to the UK," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, October 6, 2016 9:25:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "Zimbabwe is now equivalent to a private limited company whose majority shareholders are the Mugabe dynasty and their cronies," "The MDC would like to condemn,in the strongest terms possible,the Zanu PF regime's continued plunder of State resources as well as the regime's utter and complete disregard and disdain for the dictates of good corporate governance" External link

onlinenigeria Wednesday, October 5, 2016 3:35:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "More importantly,we have serious doubts concerning Simba Chikore's suitability for this high profile assignment at the State - owned airline," "This whole case smacks of crude nepotism as well as patronage.We challenge the Air Zimbabwe (Pvt) Ltd board as well as the Minister of Transport to furnish us with full details of Simba Chikore's professional qualifications as well as work experience.In addition,we would also like to know when,where and how the interviewing process,if any,was conducted" External link

onlinenigeria Wednesday, October 5, 2016 3:35:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "Zimbabwe is now equivalent to a private limited company whose majority shareholders are the Mugabe dynasty and their cronies," "The MDC would like to condemn,in the strongest terms possible,the Zanu PF regime's continued plunder of State resources as well as the regime's utter and complete disregard and disdain for the dictates of good corporate governance" External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, October 5, 2016 1:52:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "More importantly,we have serious doubts concerning Simba Chikore's suitability for this high profile assignment at the State - owned airline," "This whole case smacks of crude nepotism as well as patronage.We challenge the Air Zimbabwe (Pvt) Ltd board as well as the Minister of Transport to furnish us with full details of Simba Chikore's professional qualifications as well as work experience.In addition,we would also like to know when,where and how the interviewing process,if any,was conducted" External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, October 5, 2016 1:52:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu told ( about Simba Chikore ) : "We challenge the Air Zimbabwe (Pvt) Ltd board as well as the Minister of Transport to furnish us with full details of Simba Chikore's professional qualifications as well as work experience," External link

allafrica Wednesday, October 5, 2016 10:14:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “MDC supporters are very disciplined political cadres who appreciate that Joice Mujuru is not our political adversary. Our political adversary is Robert Mugabe and the Zanu PF regime that he fronts,” “It is quite possible that Zanu PF supporters and CIO agents are plotting this nefarious agenda of disrupting Mujuru’s visit to the UK,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, October 4, 2016 5:02:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “Remember, when you’re supping with the devil you have to use a very long spoon. We shouldn’t be too excited because the Zec secretariat is still essentially run by the State security agencies,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Monday, October 3, 2016 4:24:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “This regime should immediately renounce and denounce violence as a tool of political suppression and oppression. There can never be peace, political stability and economic prosperity in an environment where violence is endemic and rampant,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Monday, October 3, 2016 3:15:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "Zanu PF is a party run by commands. The MPs had been whipped into line and they had little room to freely debate according to their knowledge or moral persuasion," "This has been the tragedy that parliament has become a place where MPs don't come to debate but to vote according to their party's position" External link

allafrica Monday, October 3, 2016 1:06:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “This is a historic and momentous occasion for all of us in the MDC family and also for all Zimbabweans at large as we look back and re-focus on all the trials, tribulations, let downs as well as major successes of our mighty political party,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, October 2, 2016 10:49:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Robert Mugabe ) : “Over the past 17 years, the Zanu PF dictatorship, fronted by . . . Mugabe, has harassed, beaten up, tortured, arrested and imprisoned our leaders as well as other ordinary party cadres but, collectively, we have remained solid as a rock, resolute and steadfast. We are now redefining the endgame to a new, prosperous and democratic nation State in Zimbabwe. Indeed, the MDC is poised to resoundingly win any free and fair election to be held in Zimbabwe. The MDC is the real deal, the only game in town,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, October 2, 2016 10:49:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu added : “As such, opposition leaders and civil rights activists will be hunted down like rats. There will be arrests, abductions and even detentions. Don’t under-estimate the Zanu PF regime’s capacity for thuggery and brutality. Remember, Mugabe himself once boasted that he has got degrees in violence. He wasn’t joking,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, September 29, 2016 3:06:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu stated : "We are deeply opposed to the introduction of this worthless currency that is, in fact, the much discredited Zimbabwe dollar by another name. In this respect, therefore, the MDC is in full support of the various political parties and other Zimbabwean businesspeople who have decided to take legal action against the introduction of bond notes," External link

allafrica Thursday, September 29, 2016 1:01:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Exim Bank ) : "If it is indeed true that the bond notes are backed by a $200m facility provided by the Afri -Exim bank, the Zanu-PF regime could simply release this amount of money into the market rather than rushing to print worthless bond notes that they say will initially be equivalent in value to $75m. The Zanu-PF regime can never be trusted with financial prudence and probity," External link

allafrica Thursday, September 29, 2016 1:01:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “The Zanu PF regime is like a wounded buffalo. They are extremely dangerous and ferocious. They can sense that power is slowly but surely slipping out of their grasp and thus they will resort to all forms of thuggery and barbarism in order to hold on to power,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Wednesday, September 28, 2016 6:44:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about President Mugabe ) : "The UN is a body that encompasses the countries of the world. For him (President Mugabe) to say that he wants to form a splinter organisation, it shows that he is not normal," External link

onlinenigeria Wednesday, September 28, 2016 4:41:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu added : “Anything short of this simply won’t be acceptable to all patriotic and right-thinking Zimbabweans,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, September 27, 2016 12:52:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu added : “Anything short of this simply won’t be acceptable to all patriotic and right-thinking Zimbabweans,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, September 27, 2016 12:36:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "Zimbabwe remains a pariah state wherein the Zanu PF regime still represses and suppresses the fundamental rights and liberties of the majority of the people," External link

allafrica Monday, September 26, 2016 12:12:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu added ( about Robert Mugabe ) : "Recent events where the renegade and brutal Zanu PF regime's security agents ruthlessly assaulted and tortured innocent and defenceless citizens who were engaging in peaceful demonstrations bear clear testimony to the fact that Mugabe and the Zanu PF dictatorship that he fronts are incapable of rehabilitation. Travel restrictions against Mugabe and his inner circle should, thus, remain in force," External link

allafrica Monday, September 26, 2016 12:12:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Robert Mugabe ) : "Murai was undressed and forced to take off his shoes by the agents at Munhumutapa offices before being taken to Harare Central Police Station where he paid a fine of $20 for the offence," "It was just an overzealous move by the officers who are trying to harass members of the opposition, but we are saying we will not be deterred by the behaviour of the Mugabe regime" External link

allafrica Friday, September 23, 2016 5:42:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Robert Mugabe ) : "Murai was undressed and forced to take off his shoes by the agents at Munhumutapa offices before being taken to Harare Central Police Station where he paid a fine of $20 for the offence," "It was just an overzealous move by the officers who are trying to harass members of the opposition, but we are saying we will not be deterred by the behaviour of the Mugabe regime" External link

allafrica Friday, September 23, 2016 5:05:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Robert Mugabe ) : "The beleaguered and faction - ridden Zanu PF regime has since gone completely rogue... .the collapsing regime, fronted by Robert Mugabe, proved to the entire world, beyond a shadow of doubt, that it has declared war against innocent and unarmed civilians... ," External link

allafrica Monday, September 19, 2016 10:23:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "Throughout the length and breath of the country, armed Police officers and hundreds of Zanu PF thugs and hooligans were deployed specifically to harass, intimidate and assault people who were peacefully engaged in public demonstrations demanding the adoption of electoral reforms, amongst other key demands from the toiling masses of Zimbabwe," External link

allafrica Monday, September 19, 2016 10:23:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Robert Mugabe ) : "The beleaguered and faction - ridden Zanu PF regime has since gone completely rogue... .the collapsing regime, fronted by Robert Mugabe, proved to the entire world, beyond a shadow of doubt, that it has declared war against innocent and unarmed civilians... ," External link

allafrica Monday, September 19, 2016 11:58:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "Throughout the length and breath of the country, armed Police officers and hundreds of Zanu PF thugs and hooligans were deployed specifically to harass, intimidate and assault people who were peacefully engaged in public demonstrations demanding the adoption of electoral reforms, amongst other key demands from the toiling masses of Zimbabwe," External link

allafrica Monday, September 19, 2016 11:58:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu told : “The Zanu PF regime is unable to contain the growing civil unrest. The national economy is comatose and without an immediate bail-out package coming, the wheels of the national economy are coming off,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, September 18, 2016 2:06:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Robert Mugabe ) : “The MDC remains undeterred in its resolve to continue with peaceful demonstrations. Mugabe can say whatever he wants but then, he is not the law. We are a party that strictly abides by and respects court orders. Mugabe is inciting violence, as he always does when he’s cornered. We are not cowards. We don’t feel intimidated by those puerile threats of violence. We know our rights,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, September 18, 2016 1:40:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "We condemn this overzealous and unlawful conduct in the strongest terms," External link

allafrica Sunday, September 18, 2016 1:06:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "We condemn this overzealous and unlawful conduct in the strongest terms," External link

allafrica Sunday, September 18, 2016 12:36:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "We condemn this overzealous and unlawful conduct in the strongest terms," External link

allafrica Saturday, September 17, 2016 12:52:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "We condemn this overzealous and unlawful conduct in the strongest terms," External link

allafrica Saturday, September 17, 2016 12:45:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Patrick Chinamasa ) : "Surely, for Chinamasa, a veteran lawyer with a very keen and incisive mind, there should be a life outside the Zanu PF Cabinet," External link

allafrica Thursday, September 15, 2016 2:16:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu added ( about Robert Mugabe ) : “We are heading towards the endgame. Any student of political science and of history will tell you that Mugabe’s days in office are numbered. The whole political edifice that he has created around himself is collapsing like a deck of cards. The centre can no longer hold,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Wednesday, September 14, 2016 3:08:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu added ( about Robert Mugabe ) : “We are heading towards the endgame. Any student of political science and of history will tell you that Mugabe’s days in office are numbered. The whole political edifice that he has created around himself is collapsing like a deck of cards. The centre can no longer hold,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Wednesday, September 14, 2016 2:24:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu told ( about Adolf Hitler ) : “As the MDC, we are very happy and excited about this ruling. Going forward, we hope that the ZRP shall not continue to conduct themselves like Adolf Hitler’s Gestapo. The ZRP are not a law unto themselves,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, September 8, 2016 5:11:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu told ( about Adolf Hitler ) : “As the MDC, we are very happy and excited about this ruling. Going forward, we hope that the ZRP shall not continue to conduct themselves like Adolf Hitler’s Gestapo. The ZRP are not a law unto themselves,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, September 8, 2016 3:55:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "The MDC strongly believes that without electoral reforms being adopted, the Zanu PF regime will always continue to rig elections and thus, deny the people of Zimbabwe their constitutional right to choose a government of their choice in a free and fair election," External link

allafrica Wednesday, September 7, 2016 3:44:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "As a practicing lawyer and officer of the court myself,I kindly call upon the Zimbabwean judiciary to strictly adhere to their ethics and integrity and thus,to strenuously and resolutely resist all forms of political manipulation and/or improper and untoward interference from any quarter," "A weak,biased,corrupt and politically compromised judiciary is the major catalyst to the breakdown of the rule of law" External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, September 7, 2016 12:35:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "In our quest to establish a new, democratic and developmental state in Zimbabwe, we are always willing to collaborate and synergise with all other democratic political parties, big or small. The MDC is convinced that all Zimbabweans deserve to live in a country that is peaceful and that is governed according to strict democratic principles where respect for the rule of law is sacrosanct," External link

allafrica Wednesday, September 7, 2016 11:45:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Morgan Tsvangirai ) : "We are pleased to note that genuine war veterans, with solid and impeccable liberation war credentials, have, of late, openly shown their appreciation and indeed, respect for the role that President Morgan Tsvangirai and the MDC have played over the past seventeen years, in peacefully and bravely confronting the brutal Zanu-PF regime," External link

allafrica Wednesday, September 7, 2016 11:45:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu told ( about Robert Mugabe ) : “He has always taken Zimbabwe as his personal fiefdom. Of course, there are very compelling reasons for Mugabe to be impeached. He has taken an oath to respect and uphold the Constitution and he is also constitutionally obliged to respect the supreme law of the land,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Monday, September 5, 2016 3:35:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu told ( about Robert Mugabe ) : “He has always taken Zimbabwe as his personal fiefdom. Of course, there are very compelling reasons for Mugabe to be impeached. He has taken an oath to respect and uphold the Constitution and he is also constitutionally obliged to respect the supreme law of the land,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Monday, September 5, 2016 2:47:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "Protesting is a human right and should not be violated. The ban shows that the regime is running scared of the people," External link

onlinenigeria Sunday, September 4, 2016 9:15:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "Protesting is a human right and should not be violated. The ban shows that the regime is running scared of the people," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, September 4, 2016 5:15:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "When the Zimbabwe Republic Police and all security organs of the State flagrantly disobey a court order granted by the High Court, then all peace-loving and law-abiding Zimbabweans should start to get very worried," External link

allafrica Sunday, September 4, 2016 4:56:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “As such, it has been agreed that the political parties will continue with the demonstrations on September 16. It is the constitutional right of all citizens of Zimbabwe to stage peaceful demonstrations,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Friday, September 2, 2016 7:43:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “This is why we expect the regime to behave in its typically violent, intolerant and thuggish manner. However, the people of Zimbabwe will not be cowed into submission,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Friday, September 2, 2016 7:43:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "When the Zimbabwe Republic Police and all security organs of the State flagrantly disobey a court order granted by the High Court, then all peace-loving and law-abiding Zimbabweans should start to get very worried," External link

allafrica Friday, September 2, 2016 1:20:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "So, who, exactly fought in the armed struggle against Ian Smith's racist, illegal regime? There has been too much mud-slinging," External link

allafrica Friday, September 2, 2016 12:57:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "When the Zimbabwe Republic Police and all security organs of the State flagrantly disobey a court order granted by the High Court, then all peace-loving and law-abiding Zimbabweans should start to get very worried," External link

allafrica Friday, September 2, 2016 12:57:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "Now is the time for all of us to draw a line in the sand and declare that never again should Zimbabwe hold elections that are marred by violence, intimidation and all the other forms of vote rigging that have become the hallmark of our political and electoral environment," External link

allafrica Thursday, September 1, 2016 4:33:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu added : "The fact of the matter is that the MDC-T is not training any terror squads allegedly to destabilize Zimbabwe. " External link

allafrica Thursday, September 1, 2016 3:28:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Phelekezela Mphoko ) : "These Zanu PF thugs also looted several city shops, including Choppies supermarket that is partly owned by Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko," External link

allafrica Thursday, September 1, 2016 3:28:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "Police Commissioner Augustine Chihuri and Home Affairs Minister, Ignatius Chombo, should be held personally responsible for the mayhem and barbarism that was caused by the police in Harare last Friday," External link

allafrica Thursday, September 1, 2016 3:28:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "When the Zimbabwe Republic Police and all security organs of the State flagrantly disobey a court order granted by the High Court, then all peace-loving and law-abiding Zimbabweans should start to get very worried," External link

onlinenigeria Thursday, September 1, 2016 12:48:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "When the Zimbabwe Republic Police and all security organs of the State flagrantly disobey a court order granted by the High Court, then all peace-loving and law-abiding Zimbabweans should start to get very worried," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, September 1, 2016 12:04:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu added : "The fact of the matter is that the MDC-T is not training any terror squads allegedly to destabilize Zimbabwe. " External link

allafrica Wednesday, August 31, 2016 6:09:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Phelekezela Mphoko ) : "These Zanu PF thugs also looted several city shops, including Choppies supermarket that is partly owned by Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko," External link

allafrica Wednesday, August 31, 2016 6:09:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "Police Commissioner Augustine Chihuri and Home Affairs Minister, Ignatius Chombo, should be held personally responsible for the mayhem and barbarism that was caused by the police in Harare last Friday," External link

allafrica Wednesday, August 31, 2016 6:09:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "Chombo's misplaced utterances are typical of the Zanu PF regime's culture of denialism of the deepening political and socio-economic crisis that the regime has created through decades of economic mismanagement, looting of State resources , rampant corruption and misgovernance," "When Chombo and his fellow Zanu PF corrupt elites were involved in the unrestrained and unmitigated looting of state coffers and other public resources, they should have known better that the down-trodden and oppressed citizens of Zimbabwe would, one day, rightfully demand their share of the national cake" External link

allafrica Wednesday, August 31, 2016 4:38:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu added : "The overly arrogant Minister of Home affairs of the illegitimate, bankrupt and crumbling Zanu PF regime is clearly behaving like a village bully and shameless political thug. " External link

allafrica Wednesday, August 31, 2016 4:38:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "We do not control social media and we cannot be held responsible for people who disseminate whatever they disseminate. " External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, August 31, 2016 9:33:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Hlekani Mwayera ) : “In flagrant violation and disobedience of Justice Mwayera’s court order, the Zimbabwe Republic Police, once again, unleashed wanton violence and thuggery on peaceful demonstrators,” “This clearly proves and shows that the Zanu PF regime has gone rogue and that they are even prepared to disregard and disobey lawful court orders,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, August 30, 2016 5:37:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu alleging : "some Zanu PF thugs and Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) agents" External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, August 30, 2016 1:48:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Morgan Tsvangirai ) : “He was talking nonsense. To start with, President Morgan Tsvangirai is lawfully entitled to remain in occupation of the house in Highlands. He is the former Prime Minister of Zimbabwe and his stay in that house is absolutely legitimate and above board,” External link

thezimbabwean Monday, June 20, 2016 8:41:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Saviour Kasukuwere ) : “This is the constitutional responsibility of the duly elected urban council. Kasukuwere is hell bent on unlawfully usurping the functions of MDC elected councilors. We will not allow him to have his cake and eat it. We will match him pound for pound. We are not afraid of him,” External link

thezimbabwean Monday, June 20, 2016 8:41:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “The Zanu PF regime is insipidly corrupt and politically decadent. This regime has caused the pauperization of millions of Zimbabweans. The only viable solution to Zimbabwe’s myriad political and socio-economic challenges is to remove the Zanu PF dictatorship. That’s the bottom line,” External link

thezimbabwean Monday, June 20, 2016 8:41:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu declarou : "Todo o dinheiro recolhido para esta reunião obscena deveria ser imediatamente doado para a reabilitação dos hospitais públicos na ruína, clínicas e escolas rurais da província do Matabeleland do Norte" External link

dnoticias Friday, February 20, 2015 8:23:00 PM EAT



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spokesman27.20%EN12/01/201701/12/2017
porte-parole du mdc2.20%FR11/06/201706/11/2017
porte-parole2.35%FR10/22/201722/10/2017
minister0.51%EN10/05/201705/10/2017
lawyer2.05%EN08/20/201720/08/2017
prime minister0.07%EN03/03/201703/03/2017
president0.22%EN02/07/201707/02/2017
politician0.29%EN11/07/201607/11/2016
spokesperson of mdc0.15%EN11/02/201602/11/2016
secretary general0.22%EN07/27/201627/07/2016
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spokesman for zimbabwe0.22%EN01/30/201530/01/2015
Names Lang Count
Obert GutuEN94.03%
Obert GutuFR5.61%
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Obert Gutu said : "The MDC-T believes in dialogue as opposed to confrontation," "As such, we shall remain an integral component and key player in the Political Actors Dialogue. We are convinced that dialogue is the best option of solving Zimbabwe's socio-economic challenges" External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, November 6, 2019 3:40:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "I take it that the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Dr Sibusiso Moyo, was merely outlining the Government of Zimbabwe's official response to what they perceive to be the United States ambassador's politically intrusive behaviour regarding Zimbabwe's internal political affairs," "However, I know that Dr Moyo is a very suave diplomat himself and that behind the scenes, efforts are currently underway to reach an amicable rapport and understanding between Zimbabwe and the United States of America. I know for certain that Minister Moyo never engages in megaphone diplomacy and as such, it's only a matter of time before we start observing the mellowing of diplomatic relations between Zimbabwe and the United States. Actually, both countries need each other. The worst is over. Just watch the space" External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, November 2, 2019 10:02:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "It's now beyond debate that the fight against sanctions on Zimbabwe has won a resounding by-in and endorsement from SADC, AU and the entire progressive world," "We now move on to the phase of identifying, curbing and eliminating all forms of corruption" External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, October 30, 2019 9:23:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “They are power hungry, they don’t even have the interests of the people at heart and want to use street demonstrations to get to State House, they must forget. That won’t happen,” External link

newsday Monday, October 21, 2019 1:26:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu wrote ( about Donald Trump ) : “United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) sessions need to be urgently re-organized. I’m in the United States right now & I noticed that African leaders are never given prime time slots for their presentations. US President Donald Trump made his presentation early morning, Tuesday,” External link

ClassFMGhana Tuesday, October 8, 2019 5:55:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu wrote : “Certain folks argue that there are no sanctions against Zimbabwe, just travel restrictions. This is false. ZIDERA is real. Under ZIDERA, any American company that does any business transactions with a Zimbabwean company shall be prosecuted,” External link

ClassFMGhana Tuesday, October 8, 2019 5:55:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu wrote ( about Donald Trump ) : "United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) sessions need to be urgently re-organized. I'm in the United States right now & I noticed that African leaders are never given prime time slots for their presentations. US President Donald Trump made his presentation early morning, Tuesday," External link

allafrica Monday, September 30, 2019 8:45:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu wrote : "Certain folks argue that there are no sanctions against Zimbabwe, just travel restrictions. This is false. ZIDERA is real. Under ZIDERA, any American company that does any business transactions with a Zimbabwean company shall be prosecuted," External link

allafrica Monday, September 30, 2019 8:45:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “Anyone alleging that MDC-T cadres in Victoria Falls have defected to a rag-tag political formation which is now evidently in terminal decline doesn’t deserve to be taken seriously. This is actually a joke that isn’’t funny at all,” External link

thezimbabwemail Saturday, September 28, 2019 3:30:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "Was Dr. Peter Magombeyi really abducted or he's up to some funny tricks? It's not adding up. There are more questions than answers. A lot of loose ends. We want to get the story behind the story," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, September 24, 2019 3:16:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "In my book of rules, when someone passes on, whether or not they're high profile or just an ordinary person, the least that the living can do is to accord them a decent and befitting send-off and burial or cremation, whatever the case might be," "Culturally, squabbling over a dead body is considered to be taboo. Whilst I don't want to get myself embroiled in the controversy regarding where the former President Robert Mugabe should be buried, personally I just find it obnoxious, bizarre, macabre and absolutely insensitive for anyone to want to score political points regarding the deceased former President's final resting place" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, September 13, 2019 2:19:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : "No rocket science is needed to know that the planned demonstration was going to be violent. Senior leaders of the MDC-Alliance had repeatedly announced at several rallies that they were planning a march to State House to force President Emmerson Mnangagwa to resign and to hand over power to someone who, strangely, childishly and indeed, bizarrely, claims to have amassed 2,6 million votes at last year's Presidential election. These people were not planning a peaceful demonstration as envisaged by Section 59 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe. They were planning a violent march to unconstitutionally overthrow a lawfully and legitimately elected Government. They are power-hungry," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, August 17, 2019 10:15:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "The Nomination Court for the Glen View South by-election sat on Friday, July 26, 2019. The MDC-T decided not to field a candidate because we found it unconscionable to field a candidate to contest against Vincent Tsvangirai, son of our late iconic leader, Dr Morgan Tsvangirai," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, July 29, 2019 10:11:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu wrote : “Nomination Court for Glen View South by-election sat on Friday, July 26, 2019. MDC-T decided not to field a candidate because we found it unconscionable to field a candidate to contest against Vincent Tsvangirai, son of our late iconic leader, Dr.Morgan Tsvangirai… MHDSRIEP,” External link

zimeye Sunday, July 28, 2019 5:41:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "Millions of public funds in US dollars disappeared in the now collapsed Interfin Bank Limited as a direct result of the fraudulent activities of some corrupt but loud-mouthed MDC Cabinet Ministers during the GNU era. This is not fiction. It's a fact. ZACC is investigating," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, July 25, 2019 10:56:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu answered : "This isn't a grudge. Corruption is corruption, regardless of who commits it. I will always speak truth to power. Let ZACC complete its investigations and then you will be shocked by the level of duplicity and corruption. It's game on" External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, July 25, 2019 10:56:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “We have said that by us being here, we have not come to just say what pleases the government,” “We are not looking for jobs, we are not even looking for a power sharing arrangement. We are simply looking to improve the situation for the people of Zimbabwe” External link

zimeye Saturday, June 15, 2019 8:43:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “We want Zimbabweans to appreciate that belonging to different political parties or organisations does not mean we should be enemies,” External link

thezimbabwemail Wednesday, June 12, 2019 1:04:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "It's a welcome and significant development for Zimbabwe's international relations because we have always said Zimbabwe needs the world more than the world needs Zimbabwe. We are a small country and it did not benefit us at all, it did not benefit our people in any way for us to continue to be branded a pariah state. We would also want to encourage continuous engagement; of course on a win-win kind of template. Today's international relations should speak to issues that benefit citizens of all nations big or small," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, June 7, 2019 9:26:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “At any rate, the MDC-T has got completely no appetite to attending kindergarten gibberish. If we want real entertainment, we go to a circus and not to a facade of a gathering disguised as a congress. There is the High Court order by Honourable Justice Edith Mushore to contend with. We are a law-abiding political party that resolutely believes in the rule of law and constitutionalism. We adhere to democracy and not mobocracy. Why should we be seen hanging around with that lot? No, that won’t happen until the second coming of the Son of Man. We are perfectly happy where we are. Let them wine and dine using the money they are getting from Robert Mugabe and Grace Mugabe. The chickens are coming home to roost. It’s not a congress, it’s actually a complete dog’s breakfast.” External link

zimeye Tuesday, May 21, 2019 3:28:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "The MDC-T is determined to contribute to the betterment of the lives of the majority of the people of Zimbabwe. We want to see the national economy re-booting with jobs and employment opportunities being created for our people. " External link

bulawayo24 Friday, May 17, 2019 8:54:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu warned ( about Edith Mushore ) : “There shall be very, very serious and far-reaching implications and repercussions following upon Justice Edith Mushore’s judgment. Party assets & funds that are presently in unlawful hands shall be recovered. Absolutely no doubt about that!” External link

insiderzim Friday, May 10, 2019 5:08:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu told : "Party assets and funds that are presently in unlawful hands shall be recovered. Absolutely no doubt about that!" External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, May 9, 2019 8:34:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “You simply lodge an appeal against the court’s ruling to a superior court. Simple,” External link

thezimbabwemail Thursday, May 9, 2019 1:43:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “The victims of this unfortunate episode in the history of post-independent Zimbabwe need closure as a matter of urgency,” “They have suffered physical, psychological and emotional trauma for far too long. Most, if not all of them, still suffer from the chronic symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder” External link

herald Thursday, April 11, 2019 3:27:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "Give me Mnangagwa any day any time. Mugabe was bad news," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, April 7, 2019 11:01:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “He (Mnangagwa) is determined to maintain good and strong relations with fellow African countries within the region and beyond. I would say this is one of the more subtle effects of sanctions that have been imposed on Zimbabwe by the West. These sanctions make the Zanu PF government very vulnerable and also desperate to cling to regional solidarity in order to avoid total and complete international isolation,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Saturday, March 30, 2019 4:06:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu declared : “I have always been my own man. I have never had time for over-rated and unintelligent pretenders. I don’t live in a world called FantasyWorld. I live in the REAL Zimbabwe. Of course, when your nightmare is finally over, you will wake up to REALITY. In the interim, please enjoy your nightmare!!!” External link

zimeye Tuesday, March 26, 2019 8:07:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : "He (Mnangagwa) is determined to maintain good and strong relations with fellow African countries within the region and beyond. I would say this is one of the more subtle effects of sanctions that have been imposed on Zimbabwe by the West. These sanctions make the Zanu-PF government very vulnerable and also desperate to cling to regional solidarity in order to avoid total and complete international isolation," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, March 26, 2019 12:36:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "Ramaphosa is Mnangagwa's ally. You don't need to be a rocket scientist to appreciate that both leaders enjoy a cosy political relationship. Africa doesn't want to be perceived as a puppet of either the West or the East. As such, solidarity amongst key African countries is crucial in modern international relations," External link

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

Obert Gutu added : “I strongly advocate for the regularisation of churches in tandem with the provisions of the supreme law of the land in order to protect innocent Zimbabweans from these marauding crooks and criminals,” External link

thezimbabwemail Thursday, February 28, 2019 2:06:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "We expect candid and objective analysis of RBZ Governor John Mangudya's Monetary Policy Statement (MPS) by seasoned economists and not the usual posturing and grandstanding by over-rated political opportunists who can't even manage their personal finances," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, February 21, 2019 1:44:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu argued : “As a Zimbabwean patriot and Pan-Africanist, I will never celebrate the imposition of any form of sanctions against my country by whomsoever. Granted, we have got numerous domestic challenges, but imposing sanctions by whomsoever is not the panacea to resolving our challenges,” External link

zimeye Wednesday, February 20, 2019 5:10:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu argued : “As a Zimbabwean patriot and Pan-Africanist, I will never celebrate the imposition of any form of sanctions against my country by whomsoever. Granted, we have got numerous domestic challenges, but imposing sanctions by whomsoever is not the panacea to resolving our challenges,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, February 19, 2019 7:14:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "You can't even repaint Harvest House and replace broken window panes but you fantasize about rebuilding and reconstructing Zimbabwe! What errant nonsense is that? Spare us the trash and hallucination! Zimbabweans have got brains." External link

bulawayo24 Monday, February 18, 2019 1:15:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu insists ( about Morgan Tsvangirai ) : “Look at the polarisation in the country. If Morgan were alive he would put Zimbabwe first,” External link

zimeye Friday, February 15, 2019 1:04:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu claims : “If it was another person he could have given up,” External link

zimeye Friday, February 15, 2019 1:04:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu says : “Look at what is happening now. It is happening because of power,” “We won in 2008 by a wider margin but he climbed down to make Zimbabwe move forward” External link

zimeye Friday, February 15, 2019 1:04:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu insists ( about Morgan Tsvangirai ) : “Look at the polarisation in the country. If Morgan were alive he would put Zimbabwe first,” External link

thezimbabwemail Thursday, February 14, 2019 8:48:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu claims : “If it was another person he could have given up,” External link

thezimbabwemail Thursday, February 14, 2019 8:48:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu says : “Look at what is happening now. It is happening because of power,” “We won in 2008 by a wider margin but he climbed down to make Zimbabwe move forward” External link

thezimbabwemail Thursday, February 14, 2019 8:48:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu declared : ”You may shout at and insult SADC and the AU say all you want but the fact is puppets have got absolutely no traction whether it’s within Africa or beyond. Puppets never last the distance, do they? You remember a puppet called Jonas Savimbi of Angola?” External link

zimeye Thursday, February 14, 2019 5:56:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Thokozani Khupe ) : “We received that invitation and, yes, I can confirm that we are sending a four-member delegation because we think it’s an important process in kick-starting national dialogue. We are going to be represented in that meeting,” “We are yet to sit down as the leadership, but I can assure you that Khupe, myself and Nickson Nyikadzino are, for now, in the provisional list of our delegation to the meeting. As a party, anything and everything that makes our country better, we are in agreement” External link

newsday Wednesday, February 6, 2019 6:47:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “As political players who have previously taken part in national elections and other critical processes, we propose that the dialogue must be all inclusive, taking into consideration our diversity and different interest groups such as churches, labour, business, student bodies, women, youth, vulnerable groups, political parties, amongst others,” External link

zimeye Thursday, January 31, 2019 5:24:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu told : "Dialogue has got to be genuine and broad-based, all political parties, business people, religious leaders, labour, civic society and students organisations all have got a very important role to play in the proposed national dialogue," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, January 23, 2019 5:48:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "People will have to fork out more money for transport as it is inevitable that kombi and bus fares will rise at least threefold," "Wages and salaries for the few people who are still lucky enough to be in formal employment are still very low compared to the skyrocketing prices of basic goods and services such that there is a complete and total disconnect between people's earnings and their expenditure" External link

bulawayo24 Monday, January 14, 2019 9:12:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “People will have to fork out more money for transport as it is inevitable that kombi and bus fares will rise at least threefold,” “Wages and salaries for the few people who are still lucky enough to be in formal employment are still very low compared to the skyrocketing prices of basic goods and services such that there is a complete and total disconnect between people’s earnings and their expenditure” External link

newsday Monday, January 14, 2019 6:57:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “Cyber-bullying is real. I have been a victim of weird, vulgar, hateful & hurtful cyber attacks on social media but since my skin is as thick as an elephant’s, I have taken it in my stride. I have also used vitriol to respond to cyber bullies. This year, I will be a nice guy” External link

zimeye Saturday, January 5, 2019 12:34:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : ”There’s unprecedented political polarisation in Zimbabwe. We are pre-occupied with the politics of personalities rather than ideas,policies and real socio-economic issues.Because I have chosen to be fearlessly independent-minded, some people label me Zanu PF. Tragic,isnt? I have NEVER been a Zanu PF supporter all my life.I’m resolutely pro- Zimbabwe and against retrogressive politics.I will continue to fearlessly and resolutely defend and uphold what’s good for Zimbabwe, not necessarily what’s good for certain political personalities. That’s me!” External link

zimeye Thursday, December 20, 2018 8:36:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "There is an unprecedented political polarisation in Zimbabwe. We are pre-occupied with the politics of personalities rather than ideas, policies and real socio-economic issues." External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, December 20, 2018 5:02:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "After the Government of National Unity ended, I, including ALL my colleagues who were Ministers and Deputy Ministers, bought off our official vehicles at knock down prices. I just wanted to set the record straight" External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, December 12, 2018 4:50:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “On the GNU, our position is very clear and unequivocal. Let the party that won the elections govern. After all, that’s the very essence of democracy, isn’t?” External link

zimeye Monday, December 10, 2018 9:21:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "The bottom line is that Mengistu should be promptly extradited to Ethiopia to face justice," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, December 12, 2017 12:06:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu added : "We are not in the least worried about prophets of doom and gloom who can't wait to see the party leadership at each other's throats. " External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, December 10, 2017 6:55:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Thokozani Khupe ) : "The problem is that there are some evil and malicious characters who are keen on igniting a fallout between the president and vice-president Khupe," "This whole issue has been blown out of proportion. It's much ado about nothing. The party is more concerned and focused on mobilising Zimbabweans to come out and register to vote under the ongoing biometric voter registration exercise" External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, December 10, 2017 6:55:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu concluded : "As the country gravitates towards the 2018 harmonized elections, the MDC is calling for the adoption of electoral reforms that include the de-politicisation of the securocracy as well as the de-politicisation of the country's traditional leaders. In addition, ZEC should ensure that all political players enjoy equal and unfettered access to the country's State - owned print and electronic media," "The MDC shall always remain vigilant in looking out for any impediments to the holding of free and fair elections. In the interim, the relevant organs of our party shall continue to liaise and collaborate with ZEC in the ongoing preparations for next year's elections" External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, December 9, 2017 11:43:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "Most of the people in this new Cabinet don't possess any new and refreshing ideas to breathe life into the comatose economy," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, December 1, 2017 5:55:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "Right now, we are more concerned with mobilising Zimbabweans to come out and register to vote during the ongoing biometric voter registration exercise. Our eyes are firmly on the elections that will be held next year. We are also busy pushing for the putting into place of electoral reforms that will guarantee an even playing field in order to produce a free and fair election," "Let me put it more bluntly: There are no talks for the formation of a GNU 2 or whatever you would like to call it. Elections will be held in the next few months and we are pretty confident of winning these elections and proceeding to form the next government if the elections are free and fair," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, November 30, 2017 7:40:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu says : “the electoral playing field should have been completely evened up” External link

therepublic Friday, November 24, 2017 7:24:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "It cannot continue to be business as usual. We demand the creation of strong institutions rather than strong personalities," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, November 23, 2017 5:23:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu says : “the electoral playing field should have been completely evened up” External link

therepublic Thursday, November 23, 2017 2:54:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "The MDC would like to make it abundantly clear that it is none of our business to participate in the internal factional fights within the Mugabe regime. We are not and we will never be part and parcel of the various factional fissures within the collapsing Mugabe regime," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, November 21, 2017 5:15:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "The situation is, of course, very delicate at the moment. However, the Zimbabwe military is a very disciplined force. We can safely state that they will not allow the country to degenerate into chaos and anarchy. Remember, most of those top army commanders are veterans of the liberation struggle. We know that they deeply love their country," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, November 15, 2017 8:36:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Morgan Tsvangirai ) : "The meeting also noted with satisfaction the fact that president Morgan Tsvangirai continues to recuperate very well and that he will soon be back in office on a full time basis to lead the party machinery as we prepare for the watershed elections to be held in 2018.The meeting also took the opportunity to give a thanksgiving prayer to God the Almighty for the wonderful recovery of our leader, president Morgan Tsvangirai," External link

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

Obert Gutu said ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : "As the MDC we are naturally pleased to see Zanu-PF crash and burn; that fascist political party has brought about untold suffering to the majority of Zimbabweans," "Mnangagwa should repent and become a true and genuine democrat" External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, November 7, 2017 11:38:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "The MDC is a party of excellence and we don't condone any wayward and/or irresponsible behaviour from party cadres. More importantly, we are not supposed to debate internal party processes on social media because there are proper party channels of communication and debate of internal issues. As such, we call upon all our party cadres, without exception, to conduct themselves in a mature and responsible manner on all social media platforms," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, October 31, 2017 2:49:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “Our leader will very soon be back at work but in the meantime, all party programmes are proceeding well. Zanu PF is collapsing and of course, we are excited that this fascist and commandist political dinosaur will soon be permanently confined to the dustbin of political history,” “The MDC remains very popular with the majority of Zimbabweans because they appreciate that we are the only party with the necessary gravitas and skills to extricate Zimbabwe from the prevailing political and socio -economic hellhole” External link

zimeye Sunday, October 29, 2017 1:01:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "Our leader will very soon be back at work but in the meantime, all party programmes are proceeding well. Zanu-PF is collapsing and of course, we are excited that this fascist and commandist political dinosaur will soon be permanently confined to the dustbin of political history," "The MDC remains very popular with the majority of Zimbabweans because they appreciate that we are the only party with the necessary gravitas and skills to extricate Zimbabwe from the prevailing political and socio -economic hellhole" External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, October 29, 2017 10:45:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “Our leader will very soon be back at work but in the meantime, all party programmes are proceeding well. Zanu PF is collapsing and of course, we are excited that this fascist and commandist political dinosaur will soon be permanently confined to the dustbin of political history,” “The MDC remains very popular with the majority of Zimbabweans because they appreciate that we are the only party with the necessary gravitas and skills to extricate Zimbabwe from the prevailing political and socio -economic hellhole” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, October 29, 2017 10:03:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu concluded : "Our traditional leaders are the pillars of our cultural values and ethos and we are pretty sure that they would prefer to have an arrangement whereby more pressing national issues are attended to first before they can get delivery of their new cars," External link

onlinenigeria Saturday, October 28, 2017 7:55:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu concluded : "Our traditional leaders are the pillars of our cultural values and ethos and we are pretty sure that they would prefer to have an arrangement whereby more pressing national issues are attended to first before they can get delivery of their new cars," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, October 28, 2017 6:19:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “More often than not, Chiwenga openly dabbles in politics, something which is really regrettable,” “As the MDC, we call upon Chiwenga to immediately retire from the army and join the hustle and bustle of politics. He seems to enjoy politics, anyway” External link

zimeye Saturday, October 28, 2017 1:09:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "More often than not, Chiwenga openly dabbles in politics, something which is really regrettable," "As the MDC, we call upon Chiwenga to immediately retire from the army and join the hustle and bustle of politics. He seems to enjoy politics, anyway" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, October 27, 2017 5:17:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “More often than not, Chiwenga openly dabbles in politics, something which is really regrettable,” “As the MDC, we call upon Chiwenga to immediately retire from the army and join the hustle and bustle of politics. He seems to enjoy politics, anyway” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, October 27, 2017 5:05:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “More often than not, Chiwenga openly dabbles in politics, something which is really regrettable,” “As the MDC, we call upon Chiwenga to immediately retire from the army and join the hustle and bustle of politics. He seems to enjoy politics, anyway” External link

dailynews-co-zw Friday, October 27, 2017 4:25:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu concluded : "This writer is not, by any stretch of the imagination, proposing that Zimbabwe should have a GNU (Government of National Unity) 2; not at all," External link

onlinenigeria Thursday, October 26, 2017 12:46:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu concluded : "This writer is not, by any stretch of the imagination, proposing that Zimbabwe should have a GNU (Government of National Unity) 2; not at all," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, October 26, 2017 12:05:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “This is the main reason why the majority of Zanu PF Cabinet ministers hardly attend Parliament to answer questions from backbenchers. As and when the Zanu PF regime feels like, they simply pass legislation through enacting Statutory Instruments, effectively by-passing Parliament. This is typical of fascist regimes where Parliament is usually treated as a window-dressing institution that, in reality, is very weak and contemptuously treated by the executive arm of the State,” External link

thezimbabwemail Thursday, October 26, 2017 2:19:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu told : “The more, the merrier. We will continue to reach out to all concerned and serious political parties in our relentless quest to solidify the MDC Alliance,” External link

thezimbabwemail Thursday, October 26, 2017 2:19:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “If anything, there are Zanu PF activists in government jobs. Tendai Mahachi, the former town clerk of Harare was a Zanu PF card-carrying member and President Robert Mugabe’s spokesperson and Information ministry permanent secretary George Charamba attends Zanu PF rallies clad in that party’s regalia,” External link

thestandard-zw Thursday, October 26, 2017 1:51:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Robert Mugabe ) : “The Zimbabwe health delivery system is in a shambolic state. It is an insult,” “Mugabe trashed our health delivery system. He and his family go outside of the country for treatment in Singapore after he allowed our public hospitals to collapse” External link

amren Thursday, October 26, 2017 12:48:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "The proof of residence requirement should simply be scrapped with immediate effect. In rural areas, some unscrupulous and greedy village heads are charging people 25 cents, 50 cents or even $1 in order for them to prepare written proof of residence for people who intend to register. " External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, October 25, 2017 9:18:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "There are processes that we have to go through. But we will not reveal to the media what it is that we are going to do. What you have heard are rumours, and if we start considering them, we dignify them," External link

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

Obert Gutu said : "We can not take these institutions seriously," External link

aljazeera-en Sunday, October 22, 2017 2:04:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu told : "The Zimbabwe health delivery system is in a shambolic state, it is an insult," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, October 21, 2017 6:04:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "The sanctions excuse is just an illusory argument that is ordinarily advanced by the Zanu-PF regime in order to run away from their own incompetence and gross ineptitude" External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, October 19, 2017 9:29:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Morgan Tsvangirai ) : "Fact is there's no one in the MDC who has got the charisma and popular appeal like the one Morgan Tsvangirai has got. Absolutely no one," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, October 18, 2017 12:06:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Robert Mugabe ) : "Mugabe's continued disregard of public opinion to travel non-stop shows the depth of State capture in Zimbabwe. His wife travels at State expense even though she is not a government official. The Mugabes have Zimbabwe where they want, turned this country into their fiefdom and one can just wonder about the effect on Treasury. The little semblance of nationhood we were left with is dissipating with each passing day," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, October 18, 2017 8:35:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "Events unfolding in Zanu-PF now clearly show that Mugabe never liked Mnangagwa and the reshuffle was only meant to fix him and his supporters. If Mugabe was genuine about his reshuffle, he should have first reshuffled himself out," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, October 18, 2017 8:35:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu added : "We believe in a big-tent approach, so if Mnangagwa feels like he cannot handle the heat in Zanu-PF anymore, which I think that is the point he is at now, he is most welcome to join the MDC-T. President Tsvangirai is always on record saying that anyone who genuinely repents from evil deeds is welcome to join us. I say to Mnangagwa this is the time, come let us reason together" External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, October 18, 2017 8:35:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "These are internal party programmes. We are just moving ahead preparing for the elections and we have always been one family anyway. Bygones shall be bygones, we are forging ahead as one unit," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, October 18, 2017 8:35:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "To date, ZEC has only managed to register about 40 000 people countrywide and the reports that are trickling in from all over the country, speak to a situation in which the BVR process is painstakingly slow and cumbersome. There are instances where prospective voters have each taken no less than two hours just to have the paperwork and the computer formalities finalised to have one voter registered," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, October 17, 2017 8:33:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu asked : "In less than 12 months from today, Zimbabwe will be holding the 2018 harmonised elections. The million dollar question is: Is Zec prepared and capable of conducting a free and fair election that will pass the test of credibility, an election that will be largely free from contestation?" External link

bulawayo24 Monday, October 16, 2017 5:42:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "President Tsvangirai is only 62 years old. We are all human and at one time or another, we get sick, but it does not mean we get sick forever. Mugabe turns 100 in the next six years and you can't compare the two," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, October 13, 2017 4:44:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Ignatius Chombo ) : "At finance, Chombo will surely be a disaster. If his past record and frequent brushes with allegations of corruption are anything to go by, his appointment is akin to putting the fox in charge of the hen house," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, October 12, 2017 6:57:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "I'm not going to even dignify the comments of the senior official because he was writing in his personal capacity. He has no mandate to speak on behalf of the president's family, he's not the presidential spokesperson," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, October 12, 2017 5:36:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "We are a party of discipline and we have internal processes to deal with those kind of issues although it may not be for public consumption. So I can't sit here and tell you we're going to do X,Y, Z" External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, October 12, 2017 5:36:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "Zanu-PF has always been a commandist and fascist organisation that believes in retaining power at whatever cost . . . They spent money like it's about to get out fashion. In fact, Zimbabwe will be permanently located in the miserable pool of failed States if the incredible happens and Zanu-PF somehow manages to win next year's elections," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, October 11, 2017 9:54:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu writes : "The democratic notion of one person one vote was one of the key pillars and rallying points of the armed liberation struggle against racist colonial exploitation and subjugation," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, October 10, 2017 6:54:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "We are a hopeless bunch of self - serving and directionless opportunists.We spent hours on end scheming and plotting around how so and so should take over this or that position.We are,indeed,a sorry excuse of a focused and goal - oriented alternative government.In our various WhatsApp platforms,we relentlessly propagate hatred,acrimony and malice with so much venom you sometimes wonder whether we belong to the same political party.We should be thoroughly ashamed of ourselves.We are terribly letting down the oppressed and suppressed people of Zimbabwe.We are taking political activism as a profession rather than as a vocation.In a number of cases,we are greedy,corrupt and absolutely incompetent.Surely,the people of Zimbabwe deserve better than this," "As the opposition,we have to immediately up our game or else we should simply forget about 2018.We squabble and fight over a carcass we haven't even killed as yet.Why are we so greedy? Why are we so selfish? Why are we so directionless? Zanu PF is there for the taking but we are failing to seize the opportunity to deliver the ultimate sucker punch to the collapsing and faction - ridden Zanu PF dictatorship.We,as the opposition,are our own worst enemies" External link

bulawayo24 Monday, October 9, 2017 10:51:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Saida Harrigan ) : "She knows that the diplomatic immunity that she was granted recently in South Africa is very porous and tenuous. If she travels down south right now, she will be nabbed. There is absolutely no doubt about that," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, October 4, 2017 6:21:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Imminent Victory ) : "Our 18th anniversary celebrations will be held in Kwekwe next Saturday and of course, all the party leadership will be there in full force. The theme of our anniversary this year is MDC @ 18, Converging for The People's Imminent Victory," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, October 1, 2017 3:23:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "This is a candid and very frank message to my fellow Zimbabweans who live in the Diaspora. Some of you have this rather unhelpful habit of always bashing the opposition in Zimbabwe for failing to resolutely confront the Zanu-PF regime by engaging in peaceful mass protests and demonstrations. Yet, these very people were the first to flee from home when the political and economic situation began to deteriorate rapidly at the turn of the century.These are the very same people who are very vociferous and rabid in their criticism of the democratic opposition to the Zanu-PF dictatorship," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, October 1, 2017 10:58:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu wrote : "The holding of a free, fair and credible election in 2018 is essential in bringing political stability and socio –economic development to our great nation," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, September 30, 2017 11:23:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu announced : "The main purpose of this high–level workshop was to discuss and eventually structure a code of conduct that will be adopted for use by political parties and other stakeholders such as traditional leaders, members of the security services, public servants and civil society during the 2018 harmonised elections," "The workshop was extremely successful in that it managed to afford an opportunity to political parties and ZEC to thoroughly discuss and develop a document that will guide all stakeholders before, during and immediately after polling in 2018" External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, September 30, 2017 11:23:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "The government has a constitutional obligation to make sure that all inmates in our prisons and correctional facilities are looked after in a humane and rehabilitative manner. Thus, HIV positive inmates have to be supplied with ARVs by the State through the ZPCS which administratively falls under the ministry of Justice," "Prisoners shouldn't be treated in a cruel, degrading and dehumanising manner. The modern trend in correctional services the world over is to focus on the rehabilitation of the offender as opposed to merely punishing them. Prisons should thus, be more rehabilitative than punitive institutions" External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, September 24, 2017 9:56:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu told : “Party business is continuing as usual and we are actually, oiling our machine in order to post a resounding victory in next year’s elections,” External link

thezimbabwemail Saturday, September 23, 2017 10:12:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "That is a proposal and it may change when other parties finally decide to join the alliance," "There may be a situation where a party may pull out and that as well affects the distribution formula. So the allocated seats are not cast in stone" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, September 22, 2017 10:51:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu concluded : "ZEC should openly admit that so far, the BVR system, particularly in urban areas, has been nothing short of shambolic. Be that as it may, the MDC would like to call upon Zimbabweans to be patient and to turn out in their millions to register to vote. The Zanu PF regime sustains itself on voter apathy and voter intimidation," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, September 21, 2017 10:05:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Morgan Tsvangirai ) : "It's tomfoolery for anyone to think about succession in the MDC. President Tsvangirai is fit, able and capable to execute his mandate. He will be our candidate in the election next year. We are not even thinking about anything beyond that. We have no space to discuss succession. Let those who want to dream remain locked up in their nightmare," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, September 20, 2017 9:16:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu declared : "there is no vacancy in the presidency" External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, September 20, 2017 9:16:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “Our president is well-catered for by the party and we facilitated his travel, he is our leader. We received some money a few weeks ago, yes. But I am not at liberty to disclose how much exactly we received from Treasury,” External link

thezimbabwemail Tuesday, September 19, 2017 5:20:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "Whoever is making those calls is motivated by malice and ill-will. We will not even dignify such rubbish by offering a substantive response" External link

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

Obert Gutu observed ( about Rita Makarau ) : “But from the president’s proclamation you can see that it’s a game where players just want to come from their homes and straight onto the pitch without warming up,” “It’s obvious that Mugabe has a sinister agenda, which he is pushing and trying to put undue influence on Zec. You don’t have to be rocket scientist to see that. So now Zec is at pains to tally their projections with what Mugabe proclaimed. You could see that Makarau was at pains to be seen towing Mugabe’s line. You can almost feel the undue pressure,” External link

thezimbabwemail Wednesday, September 13, 2017 11:37:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "On numerous occasions, Zimbabweans, particularly those who live in urban areas, have complained about the long delays in queues for voter registration, which state of affairs has unfortunately contributed to voter apathy in these areas. The planned national mobile registration exercise should, thus, be designed in such a manner that no eligible person would fail to obtain the new machine – readable national ID," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, September 12, 2017 2:26:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Robert Mugabe ) : "From being the breadbasket of southern Africa just a few years ago, Zimbabwe has degenerated into a basket case; a banana republic that doesn't have its own national currency and a country where more than 90% of the population survive on less than US$1 per day. Such has been the tragic and depressing story of Zimbabwe under the tutelage of one of the world's most intolerant and oppressive dictators, Robert Mugabe," External link

onlinenigeria Tuesday, September 12, 2017 2:05:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu added : "Going forward, the MDC Alliance should strenuously fight for electoral reforms because we know that Zanu PF is extremely reluctant to reform itself out of power. The battle for electoral reforms should now be the rallying and clarion call for the MDC Alliance. We are confronting a vapid, rabid and vacuous Zanu PF dictatorship that is prepared to break the bank in order to retain political power," External link

onlinenigeria Tuesday, September 12, 2017 2:05:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “From being the breadbasket of southern Africa just a few years ago, Zimbabwe has degenerated into a basket case; a banana republic that doesn’t have its own national currency and a country where more than 90% of the population survive on less than US$1 per day. Such has been the tragic and depressing story of Zimbabwe under the tutelage of one of the world’s most intolerant and oppressive dictators, ,” External link

thezimbabwemail Tuesday, September 12, 2017 2:05:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu added : “Going forward, the MDC Alliance should strenuously fight for electoral reforms because we know that Zanu PF is extremely reluctant to reform itself out of power. The battle for electoral reforms should now be the rallying and clarion call for the MDC Alliance. We are confronting a vapid, rabid and vacuous Zanu PF dictatorship that is prepared to break the bank in order to retain political power,” External link

thezimbabwemail Tuesday, September 12, 2017 2:05:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “On numerous occasions, Zimbabweans, particularly those who live in urban areas, have complained about the long delays in queues for voter registration, which state of affairs has unfortunately contributed to voter apathy in these areas. The planned national mobile registration exercise should, thus, be designed in such a manner that no eligible person would fail to obtain the new machine – readable national ID,” External link

thezimbabwemail Tuesday, September 12, 2017 2:05:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "We are now majoring on minors! Surely, who the hell is Zodwa to grab our national attention? " External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, September 9, 2017 7:38:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu told : "We have come up with our own new strategies which are smarter that we are going to use in wiring and wining the elections," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, September 8, 2017 7:28:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu concluded : "We have now entered the homestretch. We are stronger together. United we stand and divided we fall. History will judge us very harshly if we miss this final opportunity to send the Zanu PF regime to the cleaners," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, September 8, 2017 7:28:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "It will be very irresponsible for me to do that. Whether I've seen it or not is neither here nor there because I see so many documents every day of my life. My life is all about reading documents and preparing documents. All I'm saying is that I'm not at liberty to give you the structure of the coalition; this is ongoing business," External link

onlinenigeria Tuesday, September 5, 2017 10:54:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "It will be very irresponsible for me to do that. Whether I've seen it or not is neither here nor there because I see so many documents every day of my life. My life is all about reading documents and preparing documents. All I'm saying is that I'm not at liberty to give you the structure of the coalition; this is ongoing business," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, September 5, 2017 9:33:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “We last received money from Treasury several months ago and naturally, this adversely affects our operations as a political party,” “However, the MDC is a massive organisation with millions of supporters who have been bankrolling the party’s operations. We are the best hope for the people of Zimbabwe and I would like to take this opportunity to most sincerely thank all our supporters and other stakeholders for solidly standing with us through thick and thin,” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, September 4, 2017 10:06:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "These are issues being dealt with by the president and he has a spokesperson. It would be improper for me to comment," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, September 4, 2017 9:31:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu wrote : "An election should be an occasion that affords voters the right to freely and fairly choose their representatives. As long as an election is marred by gross irregularities, it undermines the will of the people and in the process, it becomes a direct attack on the concept of democracy," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, September 2, 2017 12:37:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu told : "We have come up with our own new strategies which are smarter that we are going to use in wiring and wining the elections," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, September 2, 2017 12:37:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu concluded : "A rigged election can easily trigger political instability and socio-economic turbulence," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, September 2, 2017 12:37:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "On numerous occasions, Zimbabweans, particularly those who live in urban areas, have complained about the long delays in queues for voter registration, which state of affairs has unfortunately contributed to voter apathy in these areas. The planned national mobile registration exercise should, thus, be designed in such a manner that no eligible person would fail to obtain the new machine – readable national ID," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, August 31, 2017 5:07:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Tobaiwa Mudede ) : "The MDC shall remain vigilant to ensure that Mudede and people of his ilk are not allowed to hoodwink the toiling masses of Zimbabwe by designing and facilitating an election rigging exercise under the guise of a national mobile registration programme. The Zanu-PF regime, together with Tobaiwa Mudede, cannot be easily trusted. They have a chequered record that makes the majority of the people extremely suspicious about the exact intentions of the planned national mobile registration exercise," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, August 31, 2017 5:07:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “The planned national mobile registration exercise should be designed in such a manner that no eligible person would fail to obtain the new machine–readable national ID,” External link

thezimbabwemail Wednesday, August 30, 2017 11:34:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "The Zanu PF regime has no less than 74 Ministers but I'm pretty convinced that a country the size of Zimbabwe doesn't need a Cabinet of more than 16 Ministers. Government should be about public service and not personal enrichment and aggrandizement," "There's also an urgent need to cut down on the size of our diplomatic missions. We currently have about 42 diplomatic missions but I strongly believe that this number is too huge and economically unsustainable to maintain. A new, democratic Zimbabwe Gvt should swiftly streamline and rationalize our diplomatic missions. Only those missions that are politically strategic and economically justifiable should remain open.The rest should simply be closed down" External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, August 30, 2017 10:52:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu told : "The MDC Alliance is now on board and we are on a roll. In fact, more opposition political parties will very soon be coming on board. Zanu-PF is finished; they are like a dead man walking," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, August 30, 2017 3:05:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “As party leaders, we are meeting and discussing our different opinions and believe you me, at the end of the day, we are all going to agree on the need for a formidable coalition to face Zanu PF in next year’s elections. These are just teething challenges. You shouldn’t read too much into this episode. It’s just a passing phase,” External link

thezimbabwemail Tuesday, August 29, 2017 9:54:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "We would like to call upon SADC to do whatever is within its power to ensure that next year's elections in Zimbabwe be held in a free and fair environment that will guarantee a credible outcome," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, August 27, 2017 11:49:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "The national executive council is meeting tomorrow (today). Coalitions are never a stroll in the park nor are they a sprint, but a marathon. We have crossed the Rubicon, but there will always be hurdles on the way because this is the first opposition coalition post-independence," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, August 25, 2017 11:54:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Robert Mugabe ) : "The MDC would like to join the millions of flabbergasted and exasperated Zimbabweans in expressing our utter shock and complete disappointment at the ridiculous and ludicrous decision to declare Robert Mugabe's official birthday as a public holiday starting from next year," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, August 24, 2017 4:53:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Robert Mugabe ) : "Let us hasten to emphasise that Robert Mugabe is not Zimbabwe and Zimbabwe is not Robert Mugabe. This weird and boot–licking concept of reducing Zimbabwe into a personal fiefdom of Robert Mugabe and his family must be condemned in the strongest of terms," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, August 24, 2017 4:53:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “We would like to call upon Sadc to do whatever is within its power to ensure that next year’s elections in Zimbabwe be held in a free and fair environment that will guarantee a credible outcome,” External link

thezimbabwemail Wednesday, August 23, 2017 11:11:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu wrote : "As a social democratic political party, the MDC takes note of the fact that elections in Zimbabwe have frequently been marred by serious electoral irregularities such as intimidation of voters and blatant vote rigging as was the case in the July 2013 harmonised elections," External link

onlinenigeria Wednesday, August 23, 2017 1:40:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "The granting of diplomatic immunity to Grace Mugabe was more of a political rather than a legalistic decision.South Africa found herself in a state of serious diplomatic bother as soon as the issue of diplomatic immunity was raised by Grace's legal team as well as the Government of Zimbabwe," "The need to preserve and maintain cordial and fraternal relations between Zimbabwe and South Africa was more pressing and paramount than the need to let the law take its course.Strictly speaking and in accordance with the tenets of public international law on the subject of diplomatic immunity,Grace didn't qualify to be granted immunity" External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, August 22, 2017 11:08:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "I don't do speculation; I don't want to talk about rumours, about corridor talk or pub talk. I don't even want to dignify those kind of rumours because when I start doing that, I will be giving them the dignity they don't deserve" External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, August 19, 2017 10:20:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Grace Mugabe ) : "Zimbabwe's international standing has been severely dented by Grace Mugabe's criminal conduct in South Africa. Her act of violence is indeed, a gross and unmitigated diplomatic scandal. Grace Mugabe is a complete disgrace," External link

onlinenigeria Wednesday, August 16, 2017 5:02:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu added ( about Grace Mugabe ) : "On more occasions than one (sic), Grace Mugabe has conducted herself like a bull in a China shop. She has to be brought to order and indeed, she has to appreciate that she is not a law unto herself," External link

onlinenigeria Wednesday, August 16, 2017 5:02:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Grace Mugabe ) : "Zimbabwe's international standing has been severely dented by Grace Mugabe's criminal conduct in South Africa. Her act of violence is indeed, a gross and unmitigated diplomatic scandal. Grace Mugabe is a complete disgrace," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, August 16, 2017 12:58:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu added ( about Grace Mugabe ) : "On more occasions than one (sic), Grace Mugabe has conducted herself like a bull in a China shop. She has to be brought to order and indeed, she has to appreciate that she is not a law unto herself," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, August 16, 2017 12:58:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "We have put in place internal means to deal with what transpired in Bulawayo," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, August 13, 2017 3:58:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "That is internal matter which I would rather not go into details but what I can confirm is that the MDC Alliance is indeed taking place in Bulawayo on Saturday 26 August, what will happen from now until the launch rally is strictly internal and not for public consumption," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, August 13, 2017 3:58:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Robert Mugabe ) : "Definitely we are ready to work with them, especially if the things they want to do are legal and constitutional, as long as they want to do it using constitutional means we agree with them because we are fed up with the Mafia regime led by Mugabe," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, August 13, 2017 3:58:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Robert Mugabe ) : "Mugabe is overdue for impeachment by Parliament. His errors of both commission and omission are well documented. The man has, on several occasions, trashed the country's Constitution by making illegal decisions and appointments. He has even refused to give rise to devolution by proceeding to appoint provincial ministers and governors instead of simply following what the Constitution says about devolution," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, August 13, 2017 3:58:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Robert Mugabe ) : "Of course, it's a public secret that Zanu PF is incorrigibly divided and factionalised. The main legal hurdle is weather we will get sufficient numbers in Parliament to successfully impeach Mugabe. We are not too sure whether Zanu PF Members of Parliament will be bold enough to vote with opposition MPs. Zanu PF has perfected the art of patronage and most of their MPs will be dead scared to vote in favour of impeachment. The Zanu PF whipping system is commandist and ruthless. However, we would gladly welcome any Zanu PF MPs who have the guts to vote with us on an impeachment motion," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, August 13, 2017 3:58:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “Definitely we are ready to work with them, especially if the things they want to do are legal and constitutional, as long as they want to do it using constitutional means we agree with them because we are fed up with the Mafia regime led by Mugabe,” External link

thezimbabwemail Sunday, August 13, 2017 12:24:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “Mugabe is overdue for impeachment by Parliament. His errors of both commission and omission are well documented. The man has, on several occasions, trashed the country’s Constitution by making illegal decisions and appointments. He has even refused to give rise to devolution by proceeding to appoint provincial ministers and governors instead of simply following what the Constitution says about devolution,” External link

thezimbabwemail Sunday, August 13, 2017 12:24:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “Of course, it’s a public secret that Zanu PF is incorrigibly divided and factionalised. The main legal hurdle is weather we will get sufficient numbers in Parliament to successfully impeach Mugabe. We are not too sure whether Zanu PF Members of Parliament will be bold enough to vote with opposition MPs. Zanu PF has perfected the art of patronage and most of their MPs will be dead scared to vote in favour of impeachment. The Zanu PF whipping system is commandist and ruthless. However, we would gladly welcome any Zanu PF MPs who have the guts to vote with us on an impeachment motion,” External link

thezimbabwemail Sunday, August 13, 2017 12:24:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “The national standing committee meeting will be held on a date to be advised,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, August 10, 2017 2:09:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "This is populism that defies logic," External link

bbc Wednesday, August 9, 2017 8:38:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "The MDC Alliance is a formidable force. Actually, there will be more political parties joining this alliance. Political negotiations are ongoing and please, never, ever rule out the possibility of having only one formidable opposition alliance to face Zanu PF in next year's elections. As they say, a day in politics is very long. Just watch the space," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, August 9, 2017 3:53:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Ronia Bunjira ) : “Muguti is a founder member of the MDC. She is a veteran politician who has seen it all. She is a very dedicated and a loyal member of the party and her work rate is excellent,” “Muguti certainly deserves to replace the late Bunjira as an MP for Harare metropolitan province” External link

dailynews-co-zw Monday, August 7, 2017 4:48:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "The events that took place at the MDC provincial offices in Bulawayo on Sunday, August 6, 2017 are most regrettable and extremely unfortunate. " External link

bulawayo24 Monday, August 7, 2017 9:43:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "The MDC would like to condemn,in the strongest terms,all forms of violence against anyone.We are a democratic and peace - loving political party that is ready,willing and able to extricate Zimbabwe from decades of Zanu PF misrule,corruption and misgovernance" "The violent incident that took place at our party offices in Bulawayo will be thoroughly investigated and indeed,the office of the Arbiter - General of the party,is already seized with this matter.We shall leave no stone unturned in ascertaining the exact cause of the unfortunate incident of senseless violence that led to the injury of several party members as well as destruction of party property" External link

bulawayo24 Monday, August 7, 2017 2:07:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “they are doing it to rig 2018 elections” “Zanu PF knows that they can never win a free and fair election,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, August 6, 2017 2:43:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Antonio Gramsci ) : “As the Italian politician, Antonio Gramsci, once said, these are morbid symptoms of an old order that is refusing to die and as such, the new cannot be born,” External link

thezimbabwemail Saturday, August 5, 2017 7:17:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Antonio Gramsci ) : “As the Italian politician, Antonio Gramsci, once said, these are morbid symptoms of an old order that is refusing to die and as such, the new cannot be born,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Saturday, August 5, 2017 3:25:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “Our strategy is not to negotiate in the media nor in public so just be a little bit more patient,” External link

thezimbabwemail Tuesday, August 1, 2017 10:22:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "We last received money from Treasury several months ago and naturally, this adversely affects our operations as a political party," "However, the MDC is a massive organisation with millions of supporters who have been bankrolling the party's operations. We are the best hope for the people of Zimbabwe and I would like to take this opportunity to most sincerely thank all our supporters and other stakeholders for solidly standing with us through thick and thin," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, August 1, 2017 7:40:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “We last received money from Treasury several months ago and naturally, this adversely affects our operations as a political party,” “However, the MDC is a massive organisation with millions of supporters who have been bankrolling the party’s operations. We are the best hope for the people of Zimbabwe and I would like to take this opportunity to most sincerely thank all our supporters and other stakeholders for solidly standing with us through thick and thin,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, August 1, 2017 4:22:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “Our strategy is not to negotiate in the media nor in public so just be a little bit more patient,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, August 1, 2017 3:50:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Matson Hlalo ) : "The enemy of the people of Zimbabwe is the Zanu-PF regime and certainly not the MDC-T councillors and MPs," "I suspect that Hlalo, who is my uncle, is just bitter and a very frustrated man. He will cool down with time" External link

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

Obert Gutu said ( about Robert Mugabe ) : "Mugabe is a wily political fox. He always indicates left but invariably he turns right. He never means what he says nor says what he means. " External link

bulawayo24 Monday, July 31, 2017 3:24:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “Of course, both men are a vital cog in the Zanu PF regime’s election rigging machinery and that’s the major reason why they are still holding their posts,” “These two men are actually more powerful than most Zanu PF Cabinet ministers. Mugabe continues to pamper these two old men with plush incomes and other perks. That’s the main reason why Mudede periodically enjoys the very expensive past time of big game hunting. He can afford it. He shoots buffaloes and lions for fun” External link

dailynews-co-zw Monday, July 31, 2017 2:20:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “Whilst the MDC is not concerned about the internal squabbling and vicious factional fights within the crumbling. Zanu PF regime, we have got every reason to get worried and seriously concerned when attempts are being openly made to create a Mugabe dynasty,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, July 30, 2017 8:05:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Robert Mugabe ) : “Indeed, Zimbabwe is not Robert Mugabe and Robert Mugabe is not Zimbabwe,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, July 30, 2017 8:05:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "We have always stated, rightly so, that the Zanu-PF regime is a fully-fledged Mafia outfit. Like in all Mafia organisations, there are always shadowy and opaque ways and means of financing operations," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, July 30, 2017 1:04:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “He should start writing his memoirs. In fact, I can volunteer to write his biography for absolutely no charge! The old man should simply step down and rest,” External link

insiderzim Saturday, July 29, 2017 9:07:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “We have always stated, rightly so, that the Zanu PF regime is a fully-fledged Mafia outfit. Like in all Mafia organisations, there are always shadowy and opaque ways and means of financing operations,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Saturday, July 29, 2017 7:30:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about The Deputy ) : “It’s just a small labour issue involving one of the party’s former employees by the name Sally Dura,” “The matter is now being handled by our lawyers who are proceeding to lodge an urgent chamber application for stay of execution pending the hearing of our appeal in the Supreme Court . . . You can be assured that our party assets would be returned to us very, very soon,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Saturday, July 29, 2017 7:30:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “He should start writing his memoirs. In fact, I can volunteer to write his biography for absolutely no charge! The old man should simply step down and rest,” External link

insiderzim Saturday, July 29, 2017 4:21:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “He should start writing his memoirs. In fact, I can volunteer to write his biography for absolutely no charge! The old man should simply step down and rest,” External link

insiderzim Saturday, July 29, 2017 9:04:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu told : "It is a fact that the Zanu-PF regime has been harvesting from fear arising out of the brutal and terrorist crackdown against opposition political party activists and supporters in the June 2008 presidential election run-off campaign," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, July 28, 2017 8:33:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “He should start writing his memoirs. In fact, I can volunteer to write his biography for absolutely no charge! The old man should simply step down and rest,” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, July 28, 2017 3:02:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “If SADC and AU continue to ignore the developments in Zimbabwe and leave things as they are, we have a serious problem that might degenerate into a civil war,” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, July 28, 2017 3:02:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “The Zanu PF regime will never, ever reform itself out of power. As such, we have to be versatile and devise strategies that will ensure that we will win next year’s elections even if they are rigged,” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, July 28, 2017 3:02:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu told : “It is a fact that the Zanu PF regime has been harvesting from fear arising out of the brutal and terrorist crackdown against opposition political party activists and supporters in the June 2008 presidential election run-off campaign,” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, July 28, 2017 3:02:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “The finer details of discussions towards the coalition will not be discussed in newspapers before they are finalised,” “We will make an announcement on what would have been agreed when the time is right. For now, let us give the process a chance and allow the negotiators to arrive at a logical conclusion” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, July 28, 2017 3:02:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “The man cannot and indeed can never be trusted,” External link

newzimbabwe Friday, July 28, 2017 2:59:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “He should start writing his memoirs. In fact, I can volunteer to write his biography for absolutely no charge! The old man should simply step down and rest,” External link

insiderzim Friday, July 28, 2017 2:49:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu told : "The electorate should not panic as the dish is being prepared and when ready it will be served. Bear with us as talks are a sensitive issue and we would release information at a strategic moment," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, March 7, 2017 5:10:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "During his birthday bash that was recently held in Matobo, he looked jaded, weak and tired. " External link

express Monday, March 6, 2017 4:36:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu told ( about Morgan Tsvangirai ) : "Consultations are currently taking place within Bulawayo province and in the fullness of time, president . . . Tsvangirai will be making an appropriate announcement," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, March 5, 2017 8:28:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "He needs to rest. During his birthday bash . . . in Matobo, he looked jaded, weak and tired" "He was frothing profusely. Surely, that can't be a sign of someone who is enjoying good health," External link

onlinenigeria Saturday, March 4, 2017 5:14:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "When these people fall sick, they dash off overseas to receive top-drawer medical attention at government expense. When was the last time he visited Harare Central Hospital or Mpilo Central Hospital in Bulawayo just to see for himself the condition of these two public health institutions?" External link

onlinenigeria Saturday, March 4, 2017 5:14:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "He needs to rest. During his birthday bash . . . in Matobo, he looked jaded, weak and tired" "He was frothing profusely. Surely, that can't be a sign of someone who is enjoying good health," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, March 4, 2017 12:09:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "When these people fall sick, they dash off overseas to receive top-drawer medical attention at government expense. When was the last time he visited Harare Central Hospital or Mpilo Central Hospital in Bulawayo just to see for himself the condition of these two public health institutions?" External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, March 4, 2017 12:09:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "At the ripe old age of 93, Mugabe is anything, but a young man. He needs to rest. He needs to take it easy," "During his birthday bash that was recently held in Matobo, he looked jaded, weak and tired. He was frothing profusely. Surely, that can't be a sign of someone who is enjoying good health" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, March 3, 2017 12:08:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu asked : "You want to nikuv me right now, don't you?" External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, March 2, 2017 6:43:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu asked : "You want to nikuv me right now, don't you?" External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, March 2, 2017 6:43:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "At almost every street corner and indeed,along most busy streets,one comes across vendors selling pirated music CDs and DVDs.What I find totally surprising is that our Police officers seem not to be bothered by this blatantly criminal and illegal activity.The Police officers are more concerned with extorting money from motorists," "Our artists put in a lot of effort to produce their music.They are entitled to earn a decent living from their hard work.But then,pirates rack in the bucks at the expense of our hard working musicians.I'm totally disgusted by this.Back in the day,a popular musician could easily eke out a decent living through the sale of their music cassettes and CDs,I still vividly remember that the late Leonard Musorowenyoka Dembo managed to build his family a decent house in Belvedere,Harare,after releasing chart - topping songs such as Chitekete" External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, March 2, 2017 6:43:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "Live shows should only bring supplementary income to our musicians ; the bulk of their earnings should be coming from the sale of their musical products such as CDs,DVDs etc.As a matter of personal principle,I will never,ever buy a pirated CD and/or DVD.I have a collection of more than 500 CDs and DVDs,all of them original," "The law enforcement agencies are letting our artists down.Our artists should derive a decent living from their intellectual property.You can't expect an artist to stage no less than five (5) live shows a week in order for them to earn a living.I'm convinced that too many live shows by any artist stifle creativity and originality" External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, March 2, 2017 6:43:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Robert Mugabe ) : "In his (Mugabe) scheme of things, SI 64 of 2016 is only meant to affect the majority of poor Zimbabweans, and certainly not him and members of his greedy and corrupt inner circle. " External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, February 28, 2017 11:26:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "These young thugs are the storm troopers of the Zanu PF regime. They are the modern-day equivalent of Adolf Hitler's Gestapo. The whole idea is to intimidate and unleash violence on the innocent and toiling masses of Zimbabwe, particularly in rural areas. When Mugabe once boasted that he has got degrees in violence, he wasn't joking. He was damn serious," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, February 28, 2017 5:09:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “Kusukuwere is the alpha and omega of corruption,” External link

newzimbabwe Saturday, February 25, 2017 11:34:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “You can imagine if they were allowed to go there, how many diamond rings, earrings and bracelets that could have been bought at the expense of civil servants’ bonuses, medicines for our hospitals and books for our school children?” “Already, they are spending US$40 million just going to China, Singapore and Malaysia. Imagine if they could also go to 27 EU countries plus USA. By extrapolation, it would cost the taxpayer $370 million” External link

newzimbabwe Thursday, February 23, 2017 10:23:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "However, this time . . . vanyangira yaona (They are preying on the alert). We are on top of the game and whether or not Mugabe likes it or not, a formidable opposition coalition is definitely on the cards," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, February 22, 2017 11:28:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “Why should the MDC be worried that Pastor Mawarire may enter the political fray?” “If anything, he is more than welcome to join us in the hustle and bustle of mainstream politics. Our common enemy is the Zanu PF regime. The enemy of our enemy can easily become our friend and ally” External link

newzimbabwe Saturday, February 18, 2017 3:36:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “The MDC is a massive political party with a colossal support base in and outside Zimbabwe,” “Morgan Tsvangirai is a tried and tested fighter for democracy. He has seen it all. Our main focus is on dislodging Robert Mugabe and the crumbling faction-infested Zanu PF regime that he leads. We are very focused about our main mission” External link

newzimbabwe Saturday, February 18, 2017 3:36:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Robert Mugabe ) : “At a time when President Robert Mugabe and members of his inner circle always travel to Singapore, India and some other such far – way places for the purpose of seeking their personal medical treatment, the Zanu PF regime is showing complete and utter disregard for the plight of our striking medical doctors,” External link

newzimbabwe Friday, February 17, 2017 12:06:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “All public hospitals in Zimbabwe have been virtually paralyzed by the ongoing industrial action and it is the majority poor who are bearing the brunt of this strike,” External link

newzimbabwe Friday, February 17, 2017 12:06:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “We would be lying if we say that we are not very pleased to see Zanu PF crush and burn,” External link

newzimbabwe Tuesday, February 14, 2017 4:35:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu added : "Zimbabwe needs better leadership than what we are seeing from these people," External link

onlinenigeria Friday, February 10, 2017 2:36:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu added : "Zimbabwe needs better leadership than what we are seeing from these people," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, February 10, 2017 10:15:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Morgan Tsvangirai ) : "We are a very happy party and on several occasions I have made it clear that the president is the one who handles issues of coalitions. We are a party of democracy, happiness and order. President Tsvangirai in the fullness of time will make a grand announcement around the issue of a coalition," "I don't dignify rumours or bar talk, people drink Musombodiya or bronco and say what they want but I won't comment on that" External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, February 9, 2017 11:26:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu added : "Zimbabwe needs better leadership than what we are seeing from these people," External link

mid-day Wednesday, February 8, 2017 1:37:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “They have a satanic appetite for seeing the majority of Zimbabweans live in abject poverty and penury,” External link

newzimbabwe Tuesday, February 7, 2017 9:01:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu added : "Be that as it may, the MDC, working together with other progressive opposition parties, the church, civil society, business, student movements and organised labour is confident of forming the next government in 2018," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, February 5, 2017 7:29:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu ajouté : "Le régime semble éprouver un plaisir morbide à voir le peuple souffrir" External link

afp-fr Wednesday, February 1, 2017 4:55:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "We are a political party that encourages and tolerates robust debate on all pertinent issues affecting the party and the nation at large. Our policy decisions are consensus based and once the party officially adopts a particular position on any issue, all party cadres abide by that decision whether or not they were individually opposed to that particular policy. This is majority rule at its best" External link

bulawayo24 Monday, January 30, 2017 9:45:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “All civil servants deserve to be paid their 2016 annual bonuses as a matter of urgency,” External link

newzimbabwe Saturday, January 28, 2017 5:05:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “As if the issue of low salaries was not enough suffering for our downtrodden civil servants, over the past few years, they have been receiving their monthly salaries in a very haphazard and staggered fashion,” External link

newzimbabwe Saturday, January 28, 2017 5:05:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “As a political party, we are certainly exploring the possibility of mounting a class action to seek appropriate legal relief for the victims of the 2008 Presidential election run-off and other excesses committed against our party cadres by the Zanu PF regime’s agents over the years,” External link

newzimbabwe Friday, January 27, 2017 3:25:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "Jammeh and Mugabe are basically cut from the same political cloth, both of them are rabid and diehard dictators," External link

onlinenigeria Tuesday, January 24, 2017 1:43:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "Jammeh and Mugabe are basically cut from the same political cloth, both of them are rabid and diehard dictators," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, January 24, 2017 10:12:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "As the make-or-break 2018 harmonised elections are fast approaching, we can expect the crumbling and deeply-divided Zanu-PF regime to continue to ransack and defraud financial and material resources from the 77 or so State-owned corporations all of which are now technically insolvent," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, January 22, 2017 6:46:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "In fact, the new government will effectively trace and recover all looted assets; including the billions of dollars in public funds that have been fraudulently externalised to foreign countries such as Dubai, Hong Kong, China and Singapore," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, January 22, 2017 6:46:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Robert Mugabe ) : "Hundreds of people have fallen victim to water-borne diseases such as typhoid and dysentery whilst Mugabe and his huge entourage of hangers-on are still on an extended annual holiday in the Middle and the Far East; busy squandering millions of United States dollars that have been taken away from the bankrupt national treasury. " External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, January 22, 2017 6:46:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “At a time when the government is struggling to timeously pay civil servants their salaries and bonuses, we are witnessing a situation whereby the insipidly corrupt and incompetent ZANU-PF political party has embarked on a massive motor vehicle buying spree,” External link

insiderzim Saturday, January 21, 2017 3:15:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “In fact, the new government will effectively trace and recover all looted assets ; including the billions of dollars in public funds that have fraudulently externalised to foreign countries such as Dubai, Hong Kong, China and Singapore,” External link

insiderzim Saturday, January 21, 2017 3:15:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Morgan Tsvangirai ) : “The MDC remains the largest and most popular political party in Zimbabwe. We have a support base of more than 3 million cadres and the Zanu PF regime knows that ‘chikara che Zanu' is none other than Morgan Tsvangirai and the MDC that he leads,” External link

newzimbabwe Saturday, January 21, 2017 12:46:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "The MDC has a zero tolerance policy towards corruption so we have got absolutely nothing to hide; no skeletons in our cupboards," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, January 19, 2017 7:20:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "The MDC has stated, times without number, that corruption, particularly in the public sector, is at the root of the political and socio-economic crisis that is presently bedevilling the nation," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, January 19, 2017 7:20:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “Social media is a powerful tool for mass communication and the crumbling Zanu PF regime is desperate to curb the use of social media as a method of campaigning in the forthcoming harmonised elections,” External link

newzimbabwe Thursday, January 12, 2017 1:57:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “Urban local authorities have got a very dwindling financial base because the majority of residents are not paying their rates and other supplementary charges,” “Coupled with this, the Minister of Local Government is always sabotaging all the good and sustainable workplans in the major cities. The national road authority, Zinara, is not remitting any meaningful amounts of money from the money that is collected from motor vehicle licences,” External link

herald Tuesday, January 10, 2017 3:12:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "We have absolute confidence and trust in his ability to handle this particular task," "He is a tried and tested fighter for democratic change in Zimbabwe. At an appropriate time and bearing in mind that he has got an extremely busy schedule, his office will make an appropriate announcement regarding whether or not his tight schedule allows him to travel to Bikita West constituency to hold a joint rally with Dr Joice Mujuru" External link

bulawayo24 Monday, January 9, 2017 12:22:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "We have absolute confidence and trust in his ability to handle this particular task," "He is a tried and tested fighter for democratic change in Zimbabwe. At an appropriate time and bearing in mind that he has got an extremely busy schedule, his office will make an appropriate announcement regarding whether or not his tight schedule allows him to travel to Bikita West constituency to hold a joint rally with Dr Joice Mujuru" External link

bulawayo24 Monday, January 9, 2017 9:55:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “It just shows that they want to bastardise the rule of law. With the current Constitution, the appointment of the chief justice, the deputy chief justice and the judge president is actually democratic because they are interviewed by the JSC,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, December 11, 2016 3:37:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "Negotiations of such a monumental significance are never conducted in public. We have our eyes on the ball all the time and going forward, the people of Zimbabwe will be kept properly informed of the progress that is being made," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, December 7, 2016 1:03:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu added : "Both factions in Zanu-PF know that Mugabe is the Ayatollah, the supreme leader. He will only be succeeded beyond the grave and anything beyond that would be puerile day-dreaming," External link

allafrica Tuesday, December 6, 2016 2:00:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "Negotiations of such a monumental significance are never conducted in public. " External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, December 6, 2016 1:09:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu tells : "President Morgan Tsvangirai is personally handling the issue of coalition discussions and deliberations with similar minded opposition political parties," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, December 5, 2016 6:01:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "The demo was very successful until it was ruthlessly and unlawfully crushed by the police. This is the homestretch for the crumbling, paranoid and bankrupt ZANU-PF regime. Of course, the regime is terribly afraid of the people.This explains why the regime has deployed so many armed police officers and secret service operatives onto the streets of Harare," External link

allafrica Friday, December 2, 2016 10:30:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "The demo was very successful until it was ruthlessly and unlawfully crushed by the police. This is the homestretch for the crumbling, paranoid and bankrupt ZANU-PF regime. Of course, the regime is terribly afraid of the people.This explains why the regime has deployed so many armed police officers and secret service operatives onto the streets of Harare," External link

allafrica Thursday, December 1, 2016 11:54:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Robert Mugabe ) : "Mugabe is overdue for retirement. His Sona will be puerile, lifeless and completely devoid of anything positive and concrete to revive the ailing economy," External link

onlinenigeria Tuesday, November 29, 2016 3:13:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “They say if you are not at the table you are on the menu. We will continue to be on the menu and right now we are on the menu. We are being eaten by Zanu PF, and this is the problem we have in the country,” External link

newzimbabwe Monday, November 28, 2016 5:06:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Robert Mugabe ) : “I have absolutely nothing personally with Mr Mugabe; he is my nephew, his mother is our Auntie, but what we are saying is please my nephew at the age of 93 you should go and rest. You have had your time, having spent more than 50 years in politics; surely you should go to Gushungo Estates and rest,” External link

newzimbabwe Monday, November 28, 2016 5:06:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "In the MDC, we have got a very clearly defined and structured approach to all matters to do with coalitions. " External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, November 26, 2016 9:06:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “As a peace – loving social democratic political party, the MDC is also alarmed by the fact that the ongoing massive army recruitment exercise is deliberately targeted at building the ZAU-PF regime's ‘war arsenal’ in preparation for the 2018 harmonized elections,” External link

insiderzim Wednesday, November 16, 2016 6:46:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “Because the ZANU-PF regime is sensing a crushing and humiliating electoral defeat in 2018, it is already re -tooling and sharpening its instruments of terror, thuggery and brutality,” External link

insiderzim Wednesday, November 16, 2016 6:46:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “International best practice dictates that not more than 35% of any institution's monthly revenue should be spent on salaries and wages,” External link

newzimbabwe Tuesday, November 15, 2016 7:58:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "The people of Zimbabwe are being called upon to take advantage of their fundamental human rights and liberties enshrined in the Constitution and thus, to peacefully rise up against the paranoid and crumbling ZANU- PF dictatorship," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, November 11, 2016 9:58:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu wrote : "I recently received this invitation letter. I was born and bred in the then Dutch Reformed Church ( DRC ) now known as the Reformed Church in Zimbabwe ( RCZ )," External link

allafrica Wednesday, November 9, 2016 1:43:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "I'm not hesitating. I'm just a devout and committed member of the Reformed Church in Zimbabwe," External link

allafrica Wednesday, November 9, 2016 1:43:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu told : "The police have proven yet again that they are now an extension of the Zanu PF militia; you can imagine what 2018 will be like if they can already act so brazenly with only 20 months left," External link

allafrica Tuesday, November 8, 2016 5:39:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu wrote : "I recently received this invitation letter. I was born and bred in the then Dutch Reformed Church (DRC) now known as the Reformed Church in Zimbabwe (RCZ)," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, November 7, 2016 5:50:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Robert Mugabe ) : “Mugabe is simply playing one Zanu PF faction against the other. At the end of the day, he is the ultimate winner,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Monday, November 7, 2016 11:55:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu added : "It can be argued that it is grossly irrational, and thus a violation of section 68 of the Constitution, for the President to decree an exchange rate of 1 is to 1 between the bond note and the US dollar. " External link

allafrica Monday, November 7, 2016 9:58:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu wrote : “I recently received this invitation letter. I was born and bred in the then Dutch Reformed Church ( DRC ) now known as the Reformed Church in Zimbabwe ( RCZ ),” External link

newzimbabwe Monday, November 7, 2016 2:58:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “I'm not hesitating. I'm just a devout and committed member of the Reformed Church in Zimbabwe,” External link

newzimbabwe Monday, November 7, 2016 2:58:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “The police have proven yet again that they are now an extension of the Zanu PF militia; you can imagine what 2018 will be like if they can already act so brazenly with only 20 months left,” External link

newzimbabwe Monday, November 7, 2016 2:58:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu added : "It can be argued that it is grossly irrational, and thus a violation of section 68 of the Constitution, for the President to decree an exchange rate of 1 is to 1 between the bond note and the US dollar. " External link

allafrica Sunday, November 6, 2016 6:27:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "That is just politics. Zanu-PF is the Alpha and Omega of corruption. How can Lucifer accuse anyone of spreading hearsay? Our councillors are not corrupt. The Zanu-PF regime is just desperate to regain control of Norton constituency at whatever cost," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, November 3, 2016 11:05:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “Since the days of the electoral supervisory commission, people like Gula Ndebele and Douglas Nyikayaramba have been involved in electoral processes. We need to delink our electoral processes from militarization,” External link

newzimbabwe Thursday, November 3, 2016 8:15:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "If we are going to approach corruption the way we are doing in Zimbabwe, where we have a senior government minister who sits in the politburo of the ruling party stealing from Zimdef to buy bicycles for the chiefs, then it's a shame," External link

allafrica Wednesday, November 2, 2016 3:43:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “If we are going to approach corruption the way we are doing in Zimbabwe, where we have a senior government minister who sits in the politburo of the ruling party stealing from Zimdef to buy bicycles for the chiefs, then it’s a shame,” External link

newzimbabwe Wednesday, November 2, 2016 10:18:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Temba Mliswa ) : “The MDC will never, ever sit on its laurels and believe that the electoral playing field is now even simply because Temba Mliswa won the Norton by-election; far from it,” External link

newzimbabwe Sunday, October 30, 2016 11:13:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu claimed : "We are also aware of the fact that the crumbling regime has decided to ring fence all rural areas as they strategise to rig the forthcoming harmonised elections. Villagers are being forced to attend Zanu-PF meetings throughout the rural areas and traditional leaders have been ordered to draw up lists of all known and suspected opposition political party supporters," External link

onlinenigeria Thursday, October 27, 2016 6:44:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "Whilst we are very pleased that Mliswa won the parliamentary by-election that was recently held in Norton, the MDC remains acutely aware of the fact that the electoral playing field is far from even. Although Mliswa emerged the winner by more than 2 600 votes, the by-election itself was neither free nor fair," External link

onlinenigeria Thursday, October 27, 2016 6:44:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "We are dealing with a morbidly recalcitrant and stubborn dictatorship in the form of the Robert Mugabe-led Zanu-PF regime. This is a dictatorship that will stop at nothing to make sure that it remains in power so that they can continue to loot and cannibalise the little that is now left of our national economy," External link

onlinenigeria Thursday, October 27, 2016 6:44:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu claimed : "We are also aware of the fact that the crumbling regime has decided to ring fence all rural areas as they strategise to rig the forthcoming harmonised elections. Villagers are being forced to attend Zanu-PF meetings throughout the rural areas and traditional leaders have been ordered to draw up lists of all known and suspected opposition political party supporters," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, October 27, 2016 6:15:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "Whilst we are very pleased that Mliswa won the parliamentary by-election that was recently held in Norton, the MDC remains acutely aware of the fact that the electoral playing field is far from even. Although Mliswa emerged the winner by more than 2 600 votes, the by-election itself was neither free nor fair," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, October 27, 2016 6:15:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "We are dealing with a morbidly recalcitrant and stubborn dictatorship in the form of the Robert Mugabe-led Zanu-PF regime. This is a dictatorship that will stop at nothing to make sure that it remains in power so that they can continue to loot and cannibalise the little that is now left of our national economy," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, October 27, 2016 6:15:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “We are working with several other organisations under NERA (National Electoral Reform Agenda); we work with all Zimbabweans who are progressive. We don’t discriminate; as long as you are a progressive Zimbabwean,” “You should know that people repent. It’s just like Saul in the bible who changed from Saul to Paul” External link

newzimbabwe Tuesday, October 25, 2016 9:46:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “Put alternatively, the ruling party is not the government and conversely, the government is not the ruling party. In a modern constitutional democracy, these two bodies are indeed, separate and distinct entities,” External link

newzimbabwe Monday, October 24, 2016 6:22:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "The formation of a coalition is a process and not an event. It is about shared values, ethos and principles and not about positions. Talks are on-going and in the fullness of time, the people of Zimbabwe will be advised," External link

allafrica Sunday, October 23, 2016 11:51:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Paul Madzore ) : "There are indications that Madzore has returned" External link

allafrica Tuesday, October 18, 2016 12:34:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Jonathan Moyo ) : “Jonathan Moyo should be told, straight in his face, that stealing is stealing and also that stealing is a criminal offence; no matter who commits the act of stealing and/or fraud” External link

insiderzim Tuesday, October 11, 2016 5:10:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Samuel Undenge ) : “The criminal exploits of Samuel Undenge, the Minister of Energy & Power Development, have also been very well documented in the public domain,” External link

insiderzim Tuesday, October 11, 2016 5:10:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “We can actually write a book of no less than 5000 pages that details the corrupt and criminal dealings of each and every one of the ZANU-PF Cabinet Ministers. The whole Zanu PF State edifice, right from the very top, is corrupt to the bone marrow!” External link

insiderzim Tuesday, October 11, 2016 5:10:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Jonathan Moyo ) : “Jonathan Moyo should be told, straight in his face, that stealing is stealing and also that stealing is a criminal offence; no matter who commits the act of stealing and/or fraud” External link

insiderzim Monday, October 10, 2016 8:42:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Samuel Undenge ) : “The criminal exploits of Samuel Undenge, the Minister of Energy & Power Development, have also been very well documented in the public domain,” External link

insiderzim Monday, October 10, 2016 8:42:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “We can actually write a book of no less than 5000 pages that details the corrupt and criminal dealings of each and every one of the ZANU-PF Cabinet Ministers. The whole Zanu PF State edifice, right from the very top, is corrupt to the bone marrow!” External link

insiderzim Monday, October 10, 2016 8:42:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "As the MDC-T, we have already said Zanu PF abuses State institutions for its enrichment and rule. He is not the only one; we have people like (Energy minister) Samuel Undenge who were exposed of abusing State resources at Zesa. Moyo and Undenge should resign if they have morals, or (President Robert) Mugabe should just fire them," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, October 10, 2016 1:54:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Jonathan Moyo ) : “Jonathan Moyo should be told, straight in his face, that stealing is stealing and also that stealing is a criminal offence; no matter who commits the act of stealing and/or fraud” External link

insiderzim Monday, October 10, 2016 10:39:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Samuel Undenge ) : “The criminal exploits of Samuel Undenge, the Minister of Energy & Power Development, have also been very well documented in the public domain,” External link

insiderzim Monday, October 10, 2016 10:39:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “We can actually write a book of no less than 5000 pages that details the corrupt and criminal dealings of each and every one of the ZANU-PF Cabinet Ministers. The whole Zanu PF State edifice, right from the very top, is corrupt to the bone marrow!” External link

insiderzim Monday, October 10, 2016 10:39:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Jonathan Moyo ) : “Jonathan Moyo should be told, straight in his face, that stealing is stealing and also that stealing is a criminal offence; no matter who commits the act of stealing and/or fraud” External link

insiderzim Sunday, October 9, 2016 6:10:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Samuel Undenge ) : “The criminal exploits of Samuel Undenge, the Minister of Energy & Power Development, have also been very well documented in the public domain,” External link

insiderzim Sunday, October 9, 2016 6:10:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “We can actually write a book of no less than 5000 pages that details the corrupt and criminal dealings of each and every one of the ZANU-PF Cabinet Ministers. The whole Zanu PF State edifice, right from the very top, is corrupt to the bone marrow!” External link

insiderzim Sunday, October 9, 2016 6:10:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Jonathan Moyo ) : “Jonathan Moyo should be told, straight in his face, that stealing is stealing and also that stealing is a criminal offence; no matter who commits the act of stealing and/or fraud” External link

insiderzim Saturday, October 8, 2016 6:45:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Samuel Undenge ) : “The criminal exploits of Samuel Undenge, the Minister of Energy & Power Development, have also been very well documented in the public domain,” External link

insiderzim Saturday, October 8, 2016 6:45:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “We can actually write a book of no less than 5000 pages that details the corrupt and criminal dealings of each and every one of the ZANU-PF Cabinet Ministers. The whole Zanu PF State edifice, right from the very top, is corrupt to the bone marrow!” External link

insiderzim Saturday, October 8, 2016 6:45:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "It proves that the state has been privatised. It's now controlled by a Mugabe dynasty," External link

thetimes-za Thursday, October 6, 2016 12:33:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "MDC supporters are very disciplined political cadres who appreciate that Joice Mujuru is not our political adversary. Our political adversary is Robert Mugabe and the Zanu PF regime that he fronts," "It is quite possible that Zanu PF supporters and CIO agents are plotting this nefarious agenda of disrupting Mujuru's visit to the UK," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, October 6, 2016 9:25:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "Zimbabwe is now equivalent to a private limited company whose majority shareholders are the Mugabe dynasty and their cronies," "The MDC would like to condemn,in the strongest terms possible,the Zanu PF regime's continued plunder of State resources as well as the regime's utter and complete disregard and disdain for the dictates of good corporate governance" External link

onlinenigeria Wednesday, October 5, 2016 3:35:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "More importantly,we have serious doubts concerning Simba Chikore's suitability for this high profile assignment at the State - owned airline," "This whole case smacks of crude nepotism as well as patronage.We challenge the Air Zimbabwe (Pvt) Ltd board as well as the Minister of Transport to furnish us with full details of Simba Chikore's professional qualifications as well as work experience.In addition,we would also like to know when,where and how the interviewing process,if any,was conducted" External link

onlinenigeria Wednesday, October 5, 2016 3:35:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "Zimbabwe is now equivalent to a private limited company whose majority shareholders are the Mugabe dynasty and their cronies," "The MDC would like to condemn,in the strongest terms possible,the Zanu PF regime's continued plunder of State resources as well as the regime's utter and complete disregard and disdain for the dictates of good corporate governance" External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, October 5, 2016 1:52:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "More importantly,we have serious doubts concerning Simba Chikore's suitability for this high profile assignment at the State - owned airline," "This whole case smacks of crude nepotism as well as patronage.We challenge the Air Zimbabwe (Pvt) Ltd board as well as the Minister of Transport to furnish us with full details of Simba Chikore's professional qualifications as well as work experience.In addition,we would also like to know when,where and how the interviewing process,if any,was conducted" External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, October 5, 2016 1:52:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu told ( about Simba Chikore ) : "We challenge the Air Zimbabwe (Pvt) Ltd board as well as the Minister of Transport to furnish us with full details of Simba Chikore's professional qualifications as well as work experience," External link

allafrica Wednesday, October 5, 2016 10:14:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “MDC supporters are very disciplined political cadres who appreciate that Joice Mujuru is not our political adversary. Our political adversary is Robert Mugabe and the Zanu PF regime that he fronts,” “It is quite possible that Zanu PF supporters and CIO agents are plotting this nefarious agenda of disrupting Mujuru’s visit to the UK,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, October 4, 2016 5:02:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “Remember, when you’re supping with the devil you have to use a very long spoon. We shouldn’t be too excited because the Zec secretariat is still essentially run by the State security agencies,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Monday, October 3, 2016 4:24:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “This regime should immediately renounce and denounce violence as a tool of political suppression and oppression. There can never be peace, political stability and economic prosperity in an environment where violence is endemic and rampant,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Monday, October 3, 2016 3:15:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "Zanu PF is a party run by commands. The MPs had been whipped into line and they had little room to freely debate according to their knowledge or moral persuasion," "This has been the tragedy that parliament has become a place where MPs don't come to debate but to vote according to their party's position" External link

allafrica Monday, October 3, 2016 1:06:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “This is a historic and momentous occasion for all of us in the MDC family and also for all Zimbabweans at large as we look back and re-focus on all the trials, tribulations, let downs as well as major successes of our mighty political party,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, October 2, 2016 10:49:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Robert Mugabe ) : “Over the past 17 years, the Zanu PF dictatorship, fronted by . . . Mugabe, has harassed, beaten up, tortured, arrested and imprisoned our leaders as well as other ordinary party cadres but, collectively, we have remained solid as a rock, resolute and steadfast. We are now redefining the endgame to a new, prosperous and democratic nation State in Zimbabwe. Indeed, the MDC is poised to resoundingly win any free and fair election to be held in Zimbabwe. The MDC is the real deal, the only game in town,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, October 2, 2016 10:49:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu added : “As such, opposition leaders and civil rights activists will be hunted down like rats. There will be arrests, abductions and even detentions. Don’t under-estimate the Zanu PF regime’s capacity for thuggery and brutality. Remember, Mugabe himself once boasted that he has got degrees in violence. He wasn’t joking,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, September 29, 2016 3:06:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu stated : "We are deeply opposed to the introduction of this worthless currency that is, in fact, the much discredited Zimbabwe dollar by another name. In this respect, therefore, the MDC is in full support of the various political parties and other Zimbabwean businesspeople who have decided to take legal action against the introduction of bond notes," External link

allafrica Thursday, September 29, 2016 1:01:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Exim Bank ) : "If it is indeed true that the bond notes are backed by a $200m facility provided by the Afri -Exim bank, the Zanu-PF regime could simply release this amount of money into the market rather than rushing to print worthless bond notes that they say will initially be equivalent in value to $75m. The Zanu-PF regime can never be trusted with financial prudence and probity," External link

allafrica Thursday, September 29, 2016 1:01:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “The Zanu PF regime is like a wounded buffalo. They are extremely dangerous and ferocious. They can sense that power is slowly but surely slipping out of their grasp and thus they will resort to all forms of thuggery and barbarism in order to hold on to power,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Wednesday, September 28, 2016 6:44:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about President Mugabe ) : "The UN is a body that encompasses the countries of the world. For him (President Mugabe) to say that he wants to form a splinter organisation, it shows that he is not normal," External link

onlinenigeria Wednesday, September 28, 2016 4:41:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu added : “Anything short of this simply won’t be acceptable to all patriotic and right-thinking Zimbabweans,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, September 27, 2016 12:52:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu added : “Anything short of this simply won’t be acceptable to all patriotic and right-thinking Zimbabweans,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, September 27, 2016 12:36:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "Zimbabwe remains a pariah state wherein the Zanu PF regime still represses and suppresses the fundamental rights and liberties of the majority of the people," External link

allafrica Monday, September 26, 2016 12:12:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu added ( about Robert Mugabe ) : "Recent events where the renegade and brutal Zanu PF regime's security agents ruthlessly assaulted and tortured innocent and defenceless citizens who were engaging in peaceful demonstrations bear clear testimony to the fact that Mugabe and the Zanu PF dictatorship that he fronts are incapable of rehabilitation. Travel restrictions against Mugabe and his inner circle should, thus, remain in force," External link

allafrica Monday, September 26, 2016 12:12:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Robert Mugabe ) : "Murai was undressed and forced to take off his shoes by the agents at Munhumutapa offices before being taken to Harare Central Police Station where he paid a fine of $20 for the offence," "It was just an overzealous move by the officers who are trying to harass members of the opposition, but we are saying we will not be deterred by the behaviour of the Mugabe regime" External link

allafrica Friday, September 23, 2016 5:42:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Robert Mugabe ) : "Murai was undressed and forced to take off his shoes by the agents at Munhumutapa offices before being taken to Harare Central Police Station where he paid a fine of $20 for the offence," "It was just an overzealous move by the officers who are trying to harass members of the opposition, but we are saying we will not be deterred by the behaviour of the Mugabe regime" External link

allafrica Friday, September 23, 2016 5:05:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Robert Mugabe ) : "The beleaguered and faction - ridden Zanu PF regime has since gone completely rogue... .the collapsing regime, fronted by Robert Mugabe, proved to the entire world, beyond a shadow of doubt, that it has declared war against innocent and unarmed civilians... ," External link

allafrica Monday, September 19, 2016 10:23:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "Throughout the length and breath of the country, armed Police officers and hundreds of Zanu PF thugs and hooligans were deployed specifically to harass, intimidate and assault people who were peacefully engaged in public demonstrations demanding the adoption of electoral reforms, amongst other key demands from the toiling masses of Zimbabwe," External link

allafrica Monday, September 19, 2016 10:23:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Robert Mugabe ) : "The beleaguered and faction - ridden Zanu PF regime has since gone completely rogue... .the collapsing regime, fronted by Robert Mugabe, proved to the entire world, beyond a shadow of doubt, that it has declared war against innocent and unarmed civilians... ," External link

allafrica Monday, September 19, 2016 11:58:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "Throughout the length and breath of the country, armed Police officers and hundreds of Zanu PF thugs and hooligans were deployed specifically to harass, intimidate and assault people who were peacefully engaged in public demonstrations demanding the adoption of electoral reforms, amongst other key demands from the toiling masses of Zimbabwe," External link

allafrica Monday, September 19, 2016 11:58:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu told : “The Zanu PF regime is unable to contain the growing civil unrest. The national economy is comatose and without an immediate bail-out package coming, the wheels of the national economy are coming off,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, September 18, 2016 2:06:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Robert Mugabe ) : “The MDC remains undeterred in its resolve to continue with peaceful demonstrations. Mugabe can say whatever he wants but then, he is not the law. We are a party that strictly abides by and respects court orders. Mugabe is inciting violence, as he always does when he’s cornered. We are not cowards. We don’t feel intimidated by those puerile threats of violence. We know our rights,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, September 18, 2016 1:40:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "We condemn this overzealous and unlawful conduct in the strongest terms," External link

allafrica Sunday, September 18, 2016 1:06:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "We condemn this overzealous and unlawful conduct in the strongest terms," External link

allafrica Sunday, September 18, 2016 12:36:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "We condemn this overzealous and unlawful conduct in the strongest terms," External link

allafrica Saturday, September 17, 2016 12:52:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "We condemn this overzealous and unlawful conduct in the strongest terms," External link

allafrica Saturday, September 17, 2016 12:45:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Patrick Chinamasa ) : "Surely, for Chinamasa, a veteran lawyer with a very keen and incisive mind, there should be a life outside the Zanu PF Cabinet," External link

allafrica Thursday, September 15, 2016 2:16:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu added ( about Robert Mugabe ) : “We are heading towards the endgame. Any student of political science and of history will tell you that Mugabe’s days in office are numbered. The whole political edifice that he has created around himself is collapsing like a deck of cards. The centre can no longer hold,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Wednesday, September 14, 2016 3:08:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu added ( about Robert Mugabe ) : “We are heading towards the endgame. Any student of political science and of history will tell you that Mugabe’s days in office are numbered. The whole political edifice that he has created around himself is collapsing like a deck of cards. The centre can no longer hold,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Wednesday, September 14, 2016 2:24:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu told ( about Adolf Hitler ) : “As the MDC, we are very happy and excited about this ruling. Going forward, we hope that the ZRP shall not continue to conduct themselves like Adolf Hitler’s Gestapo. The ZRP are not a law unto themselves,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, September 8, 2016 5:11:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu told ( about Adolf Hitler ) : “As the MDC, we are very happy and excited about this ruling. Going forward, we hope that the ZRP shall not continue to conduct themselves like Adolf Hitler’s Gestapo. The ZRP are not a law unto themselves,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, September 8, 2016 3:55:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "The MDC strongly believes that without electoral reforms being adopted, the Zanu PF regime will always continue to rig elections and thus, deny the people of Zimbabwe their constitutional right to choose a government of their choice in a free and fair election," External link

allafrica Wednesday, September 7, 2016 3:44:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "As a practicing lawyer and officer of the court myself,I kindly call upon the Zimbabwean judiciary to strictly adhere to their ethics and integrity and thus,to strenuously and resolutely resist all forms of political manipulation and/or improper and untoward interference from any quarter," "A weak,biased,corrupt and politically compromised judiciary is the major catalyst to the breakdown of the rule of law" External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, September 7, 2016 12:35:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "In our quest to establish a new, democratic and developmental state in Zimbabwe, we are always willing to collaborate and synergise with all other democratic political parties, big or small. The MDC is convinced that all Zimbabweans deserve to live in a country that is peaceful and that is governed according to strict democratic principles where respect for the rule of law is sacrosanct," External link

allafrica Wednesday, September 7, 2016 11:45:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Morgan Tsvangirai ) : "We are pleased to note that genuine war veterans, with solid and impeccable liberation war credentials, have, of late, openly shown their appreciation and indeed, respect for the role that President Morgan Tsvangirai and the MDC have played over the past seventeen years, in peacefully and bravely confronting the brutal Zanu-PF regime," External link

allafrica Wednesday, September 7, 2016 11:45:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu told ( about Robert Mugabe ) : “He has always taken Zimbabwe as his personal fiefdom. Of course, there are very compelling reasons for Mugabe to be impeached. He has taken an oath to respect and uphold the Constitution and he is also constitutionally obliged to respect the supreme law of the land,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Monday, September 5, 2016 3:35:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu told ( about Robert Mugabe ) : “He has always taken Zimbabwe as his personal fiefdom. Of course, there are very compelling reasons for Mugabe to be impeached. He has taken an oath to respect and uphold the Constitution and he is also constitutionally obliged to respect the supreme law of the land,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Monday, September 5, 2016 2:47:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "Protesting is a human right and should not be violated. The ban shows that the regime is running scared of the people," External link

onlinenigeria Sunday, September 4, 2016 9:15:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "Protesting is a human right and should not be violated. The ban shows that the regime is running scared of the people," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, September 4, 2016 5:15:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "When the Zimbabwe Republic Police and all security organs of the State flagrantly disobey a court order granted by the High Court, then all peace-loving and law-abiding Zimbabweans should start to get very worried," External link

allafrica Sunday, September 4, 2016 4:56:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “As such, it has been agreed that the political parties will continue with the demonstrations on September 16. It is the constitutional right of all citizens of Zimbabwe to stage peaceful demonstrations,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Friday, September 2, 2016 7:43:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “This is why we expect the regime to behave in its typically violent, intolerant and thuggish manner. However, the people of Zimbabwe will not be cowed into submission,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Friday, September 2, 2016 7:43:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "When the Zimbabwe Republic Police and all security organs of the State flagrantly disobey a court order granted by the High Court, then all peace-loving and law-abiding Zimbabweans should start to get very worried," External link

allafrica Friday, September 2, 2016 1:20:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "So, who, exactly fought in the armed struggle against Ian Smith's racist, illegal regime? There has been too much mud-slinging," External link

allafrica Friday, September 2, 2016 12:57:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "When the Zimbabwe Republic Police and all security organs of the State flagrantly disobey a court order granted by the High Court, then all peace-loving and law-abiding Zimbabweans should start to get very worried," External link

allafrica Friday, September 2, 2016 12:57:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "Now is the time for all of us to draw a line in the sand and declare that never again should Zimbabwe hold elections that are marred by violence, intimidation and all the other forms of vote rigging that have become the hallmark of our political and electoral environment," External link

allafrica Thursday, September 1, 2016 4:33:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu added : "The fact of the matter is that the MDC-T is not training any terror squads allegedly to destabilize Zimbabwe. " External link

allafrica Thursday, September 1, 2016 3:28:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Phelekezela Mphoko ) : "These Zanu PF thugs also looted several city shops, including Choppies supermarket that is partly owned by Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko," External link

allafrica Thursday, September 1, 2016 3:28:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "Police Commissioner Augustine Chihuri and Home Affairs Minister, Ignatius Chombo, should be held personally responsible for the mayhem and barbarism that was caused by the police in Harare last Friday," External link

allafrica Thursday, September 1, 2016 3:28:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "When the Zimbabwe Republic Police and all security organs of the State flagrantly disobey a court order granted by the High Court, then all peace-loving and law-abiding Zimbabweans should start to get very worried," External link

onlinenigeria Thursday, September 1, 2016 12:48:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "When the Zimbabwe Republic Police and all security organs of the State flagrantly disobey a court order granted by the High Court, then all peace-loving and law-abiding Zimbabweans should start to get very worried," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, September 1, 2016 12:04:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu added : "The fact of the matter is that the MDC-T is not training any terror squads allegedly to destabilize Zimbabwe. " External link

allafrica Wednesday, August 31, 2016 6:09:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Phelekezela Mphoko ) : "These Zanu PF thugs also looted several city shops, including Choppies supermarket that is partly owned by Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko," External link

allafrica Wednesday, August 31, 2016 6:09:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "Police Commissioner Augustine Chihuri and Home Affairs Minister, Ignatius Chombo, should be held personally responsible for the mayhem and barbarism that was caused by the police in Harare last Friday," External link

allafrica Wednesday, August 31, 2016 6:09:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "Chombo's misplaced utterances are typical of the Zanu PF regime's culture of denialism of the deepening political and socio-economic crisis that the regime has created through decades of economic mismanagement, looting of State resources , rampant corruption and misgovernance," "When Chombo and his fellow Zanu PF corrupt elites were involved in the unrestrained and unmitigated looting of state coffers and other public resources, they should have known better that the down-trodden and oppressed citizens of Zimbabwe would, one day, rightfully demand their share of the national cake" External link

allafrica Wednesday, August 31, 2016 4:38:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu added : "The overly arrogant Minister of Home affairs of the illegitimate, bankrupt and crumbling Zanu PF regime is clearly behaving like a village bully and shameless political thug. " External link

allafrica Wednesday, August 31, 2016 4:38:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : "We do not control social media and we cannot be held responsible for people who disseminate whatever they disseminate. " External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, August 31, 2016 9:33:00 AM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Hlekani Mwayera ) : “In flagrant violation and disobedience of Justice Mwayera’s court order, the Zimbabwe Republic Police, once again, unleashed wanton violence and thuggery on peaceful demonstrators,” “This clearly proves and shows that the Zanu PF regime has gone rogue and that they are even prepared to disregard and disobey lawful court orders,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, August 30, 2016 5:37:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu alleging : "some Zanu PF thugs and Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) agents" External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, August 30, 2016 1:48:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Morgan Tsvangirai ) : “He was talking nonsense. To start with, President Morgan Tsvangirai is lawfully entitled to remain in occupation of the house in Highlands. He is the former Prime Minister of Zimbabwe and his stay in that house is absolutely legitimate and above board,” External link

thezimbabwean Monday, June 20, 2016 8:41:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said ( about Saviour Kasukuwere ) : “This is the constitutional responsibility of the duly elected urban council. Kasukuwere is hell bent on unlawfully usurping the functions of MDC elected councilors. We will not allow him to have his cake and eat it. We will match him pound for pound. We are not afraid of him,” External link

thezimbabwean Monday, June 20, 2016 8:41:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu said : “The Zanu PF regime is insipidly corrupt and politically decadent. This regime has caused the pauperization of millions of Zimbabweans. The only viable solution to Zimbabwe’s myriad political and socio-economic challenges is to remove the Zanu PF dictatorship. That’s the bottom line,” External link

thezimbabwean Monday, June 20, 2016 8:41:00 PM EAT

Obert Gutu declarou : "Todo o dinheiro recolhido para esta reunião obscena deveria ser imediatamente doado para a reabilitação dos hospitais públicos na ruína, clínicas e escolas rurais da província do Matabeleland do Norte" External link

dnoticias Friday, February 20, 2015 8:23:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
spokesperson64.37%EN12/10/201710/12/2017
spokesman27.20%EN12/01/201701/12/2017
porte-parole du mdc2.20%FR11/06/201706/11/2017
porte-parole2.35%FR10/22/201722/10/2017
minister0.51%EN10/05/201705/10/2017
lawyer2.05%EN08/20/201720/08/2017
prime minister0.07%EN03/03/201703/03/2017
president0.22%EN02/07/201707/02/2017
politician0.29%EN11/07/201607/11/2016
spokesperson of mdc0.15%EN11/02/201602/11/2016
secretary general0.22%EN07/27/201627/07/2016
suspect0.15%EN07/24/201624/07/2016
spokesman for zimbabwe0.22%EN01/30/201530/01/2015
Names Lang Count
Obert GutuEN94.03%
Obert GutuFR5.61%
Obert GutuPT0.29%
Obert GutuSA0.07%
Obert GutuSW0.00%


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