Jacob Mafume

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Jacob Mafume said : "Recruitment of council is not done by councillors, but human resources staff. If you dare find one employee with a similar surname with me I can bet with you $2 000. " External link

bulawayo24 Monday, October 7, 2019 3:47:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "On the issue you are referring to, we recently did interviews for firefighters and 80 nurses and 40 did not take our jobs. Those who accepted took the jobs on a temporary basis because we can't pay them. " External link

bulawayo24 Monday, October 7, 2019 3:47:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "They (rural voters) are under siege economically, the headmen are chief whips of Zanu-PF and the villagers are being threatened that if they vote for the opposition, they will be denied food handouts," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, September 25, 2019 1:40:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “They (rural voters) are under siege economically, the headmen are chief whips of Zanu PF and the villages are being threatened that if they vote for the opposition, the will be denied food handouts,” “There is no food in the rural areas, no money, the people rely on government and donor handouts which they are made to believe are coming from Zanu PF” External link

newsday Tuesday, September 24, 2019 11:38:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "A lesson learnt is not to overstay in power, a lesson that one can be many things to different people. Hated and loved in equal measure. A ruined country remains, he died far from it," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, September 7, 2019 12:36:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “A lesson learnt is not to overstay in power, a lesson that one can be many things to different people. Hated and loved in equal measure. A ruined country remains, he died far from it,” External link

newsday Saturday, September 7, 2019 11:38:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume told ( about Obadiah Moyo ) : “Zanu PF is intensifying criminal abuse of government for election purposes. They did it in Lupane with the letter from the Health minister Obadiah Moyo using drugs to clinics, now it’s DDF being commanded to buy votes,” External link

newsday Monday, August 26, 2019 5:31:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said ( about Glen View ) : “The people of Glen View will not allow wool hats to be pulled over their eyes. They will vote with their hearts and minds and not for trinkets from Zanu PF which has run down this country and brought untold suffering to the people. Glen View will speak and it will be heard” External link

newsday Monday, August 26, 2019 5:31:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “We don’t have access to the till, but the struggle is funded by the people and the people will win. It is important that we do not resort to the same morally bankrupt tactics of Zanu PF,” External link

newsday Monday, August 26, 2019 5:31:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said ( about Nelson Chamisa ) : "You can not talk about anything until you have a genuine dialogue, if you have a genuine dialogue then everything is on the table. They can talk about their issues with us, we can talk about our issues with them," "We are not going to come to Polad, our party, the President Nelson Chamisa will not be part of any choir, he is not going to be a dance hall artist dancing to the tunes of the ugly Polad. That is not going to happen" External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, August 21, 2019 1:36:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said ( about Mickey Mouse ) : "As human resources committee chair, the failure to conduct an audit by commission or omission is a human resource or disciplinary issue. In this day and age, we cannot run institutions with Stone- Age tendencies or Mickey Mouse behaviour of failing to be audited for whatever reason," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, August 8, 2019 10:21:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said ( about Mickey Mouse ) : “As human resources committee chair, the failure to conduct an audit by commission or omission is a human resource or disciplinary issue. In this day and age, we cannot run institutions with Stone- Age tendencies or Mickey Mouse behaviour of failing to be audited for whatever reason,” External link

newsday Thursday, August 8, 2019 6:57:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume wrote : “On behalf of the party I would like to thank those who voted against all odds. National and provincial leaders showed biblical resilience in the face of Pharaoh.Dedication is unparalleled.lessons are invaluable.Let’s free our pple street by village by village,” External link

zimeye Monday, August 5, 2019 2:23:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "coercion and manipulation were clearly the decisive factors" External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, August 4, 2019 10:10:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "The people of Matabeleland North who voted for the MDC must be saluted for the resisting all the obstacles and going against all odds to support change in Zimbabwe," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, August 4, 2019 10:10:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "coercion and manipulation were clearly the decisive factors" External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, August 4, 2019 9:24:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "The people of Matabeleland North who voted for the MDC must be saluted for the resisting all the obstacles and going against all odds to support change in Zimbabwe," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, August 4, 2019 9:24:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "Lies have short legs. The legacy of the Tsvangirai family is under the leadership of president Nelson Chamisa and it is unsustainable for someone to continue fighting against the Tsvangirai legacy and at the same time claim to upholding it," "That they could fail to field a candidate is obvious. They have failed to field candidates in many other areas and those areas do not have Tsvangirai's biological children" External link

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

Jacob Mafume said : "Lies have short legs. The legacy of the Tsvangirai family is under the leadership of president Nelson Chamisa and it is unsustainable for someone to continue fighting against the Tsvangirai legacy and at the same time claim to upholding it," "That they could fail to field a candidate is obvious. They have failed to field candidates in many other areas and those areas do not have Tsvangirai's biological children" External link

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

Jacob Mafume said : “We know we are entering the race against a party that rigs elections, especially by-elections. You saw what they did in Lupane using State resources and medicines in a crass vote buying attempt where ministers wrote to each other letters on government letter heads so that they buy votes using taxpayers’ money,” External link

newsday Wednesday, July 24, 2019 9:09:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “The real issues are that Zanu PF has failed to improve the lives of ordinary people, they have been stealing and looting national coffers dry. These by-elections are a clear choice between darkness which is Zanu PF and light which is us, the peoples party, the MDC,” External link

newsday Wednesday, July 24, 2019 9:09:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “This is a disaster, an indication that there is no willingness to reform,” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, July 5, 2019 5:07:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said ( about Utloile Silaigwana ) : “It shows that Zec has leant nothing and forgotten nothing. The appointment is retrogressive. If Silaigwana has not had a damascene moment, then this appointment is disastrous which could deepen the suspicion and lack of trust around the electoral system. He superintended the worst electoral period in this country,” External link

newsday Thursday, July 4, 2019 1:36:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “He is the umbilical cord between the military and its interference with the electoral processes in Zimbabwe, he is the one who opens the gates of hell for the military to pile misery on electoral practices,” External link

newsday Thursday, July 4, 2019 1:36:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “The whole policy is about a bridge from the current mess that we are in,” External link

newsday Wednesday, June 19, 2019 7:31:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “The man is out of sorts, confuses elementary principles of economics and runs on bus stop theories, most of which were generated by his paid social media trolls,” External link

newsday Monday, June 17, 2019 8:24:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "It is constitutional to hold an anti-government demonstration anywhere in the world and it is dangerous to create a quasi-group of people who threaten to deal with other people. It is dangerous for the State to keep quiet and not deal with those people," "The State must deal with those people thoroughly and stop them from making statements which are likely to inflame the situation. They have no right to police anyone or to stop anyone from doing a demonstration against the government" External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, June 16, 2019 12:37:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “It is constitutional to hold an anti-government demonstration anywhere in the world and it is dangerous to create a quasi-group of people who threaten to deal with other people. It is dangerous for the State to keep quiet and not deal with those people,” “The State must deal with those people thoroughly and stop them from making statements which are likely to inflame the situation. They have no right to police anyone or to stop anyone from doing a demonstration against the government” External link

zimeye Saturday, June 15, 2019 5:37:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “It is constitutional to hold an anti-government demonstration anywhere in the world and it is dangerous to create a quasi-group of people who threaten to deal with other people. It is dangerous for the State to keep quiet and not deal with those people,” “The State must deal with those people thoroughly and stop them from making statements which are likely to inflame the situation. They have no right to police anyone or to stop anyone from doing a demonstration against the government” External link

thezimbabwemail Saturday, June 15, 2019 4:00:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “It is constitutional to hold an anti-government demonstration anywhere in the world and it is dangerous to create a quasi-group of people who threaten to deal with other people. It is dangerous for the State to keep quiet and not deal with those people,” “The State must deal with those people thoroughly and stop them from making statements which are likely to inflame the situation. They have no right to police anyone or to stop anyone from doing a demonstration against the government” External link

newsday Saturday, June 15, 2019 1:59:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “We are waiting and saying that the discussion we will hold must start with (President) Mnangagwa as president of Zanu, (Advocate Nelson) Chamisa as the people’s president. Once Mnangagwa agrees to meet with Chamisa, then we’ll organize how this discussion will proceed, and discuss issues of legitimacy and the economy and international relations,” External link

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

Jacob Mafume said : “In honour of Vimbai, the national council that was there tomorrow (today) has been cancelled. We need time to mourn; we need time to send her off. The party leadership felt that it was important to respect her and make sure that we mourn her,” “The national council was meant to conclude congress business. As you know, the national council sits as congress to finish any loose ends that would have been left out during the congress” External link

newsday Wednesday, June 12, 2019 1:21:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “He is a patriot who is demanding better public delivery of education services. It is quite clear that he is being targeted for his dissenting views,” “The dark days are still with us. Even signs of goodwill from the EU are being washed down the drain by reckless and ruthless behaviour. The MDC demands an end to the terrorisation of civic society organisation’s and union leaders” External link

zimeye Saturday, June 8, 2019 12:32:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "He is a patriot who is demanding better public delivery of education services. It is quite clear that he is being targeted for his dissenting views," "The dark days are still with us. Even signs of goodwill from the EU are being washed down the drain by reckless and ruthless behaviour. The MDC demands an end to the terrorisation of civic society organisation's and union leaders" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, June 7, 2019 11:03:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “He is a patriot who is demanding better public delivery of education services. It is quite clear that he is being targeted for his dissenting views,” “The dark days are still with us. Even signs of goodwill from the EU are being washed down the drain by reckless and ruthless behaviour. The MDC demands an end to the terrorisation of civic society organisation’s and union leaders” External link

newsday Friday, June 7, 2019 1:27:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "Recent developments in the country have exposed a failed government that is running scared of citizens' demands to be governed differently and effectively. The country is effectively on military lockdown. Soldiers have pitched tents in high-density suburbs and no reason of deployment have been brought to Parliament in line with constitutional requirements; there is also an unconstitutional attempt by the illegitimate government to ban demonstrations and industrial action," External link

onlinenigeria Wednesday, June 5, 2019 8:56:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “Recent developments in the country have exposed a failed government that is running scared of citizens’ demands to be governed differently and effectively. The country is effectively on military lockdown. Soldiers have pitched tents in high-density suburbs and no reason of deployment have been brought to Parliament in line with constitutional requirements; there is also an unconstitutional attempt by the illegitimate government to ban demonstrations and industrial action,” External link

thezimbabwemail Wednesday, June 5, 2019 8:29:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “Recent developments in the country have exposed a failed government that is running scared of citizens’ demands to be governed differently and effectively. The country is effectively on military lockdown. Soldiers have pitched tents in high-density suburbs and no reason of deployment have been brought to Parliament in line with constitutional requirements; there is also an unconstitutional attempt by the illegitimate government to ban demonstrations and industrial action,” External link

newsday Wednesday, June 5, 2019 7:37:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "Recent developments in the country have exposed a failed government that is running scared of citizens' demands to be governed differently and effectively. The country is effectively on military lockdown. Soldiers have pitched tents in high-density suburbs and no reason of deployment have been brought to Parliament in line with constitutional requirements; there is also an unconstitutional attempt by the illegitimate government to ban demonstrations and industrial action," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, June 5, 2019 7:20:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “That people can persecute a person in his death, (when) death has no party affiliation (is shocking). Being in Zanu PF is not a sign of purity or heroism,” External link

zimeye Thursday, May 30, 2019 10:52:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "That people can persecute a person in his death, (when) death has no party affiliation (is shocking). Being in Zanu-PF is not a sign of purity or heroism," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, May 30, 2019 10:49:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “That people can persecute a person in his death, (when) death has no party affiliation (is shocking). Being in Zanu PF is not a sign of purity or heroism,” External link

newsday Thursday, May 30, 2019 7:53:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “We have just ensured that most of our delegates have accommodation as preparations are at an advanced stage. We are ready for our congress,” External link

insiderzim Monday, May 27, 2019 3:41:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “This is what authorities that respect colonial borders do. The MDC does not respect that. We want Africans to be able to travel anywhere they want,” External link

thezimbabwemail Sunday, May 26, 2019 3:55:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume added : “He will share with you details of his ordeal” External link

thezimbabwemail Sunday, May 26, 2019 3:55:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “Our opponents have been using all kinds of tricks to derail this great event but we are saying it is the party membership which decides the party position,” External link

thezimbabwemail Saturday, May 25, 2019 5:04:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "Our opponents have been using all kinds of tricks to derail this great event but we are saying it is the party membership which decides the party position," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, May 25, 2019 11:36:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "Our opponents have been using all kinds of tricks to derail this great event but we are saying it is the party membership which decides the party position," External link

nation-ke Saturday, May 25, 2019 9:17:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "Our opponents have been using all kinds of tricks to derail this great event but we are saying it is the party membership which decides the party position," External link

pulse Saturday, May 25, 2019 8:05:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “Our lawyers have advised us to proceed as we are doing and they will also be taking care of the needs” External link

newsday Wednesday, May 22, 2019 2:08:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “As you know, every administrative process has to be internally reviewed, has to be internally audited and in keeping of the rule of the law and democratic tenets, we wanted to make sure that anyone who had complaints, no matter how big or small, they had an opportunity to present them before the independent commission,” External link

newsday Wednesday, May 22, 2019 2:08:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “We see this as an attempt to attack and annihilate dissent. The economy is crumbling, fuel shortages continue unabated, cash shortages, electricity and water rationing is the order of the day and the military government knows that people will complain. However, to muzzle the people and cower them, the failed government creates theories to criminalise the constitutionally guaranteed ways to express genuine grievances by the suffering masses” External link

newsday Saturday, May 18, 2019 1:15:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "We see this as an attempt to attack and annihilate dissent. The economy is crumbling, fuel shortages continue unabated, cash shortages, electricity and water rationing is the order of the day and the military government knows that people will complain. However, to muzzle the people and cower them, the failed government creates theories to criminalise the constitutionally guaranteed ways to express genuine grievances by the suffering masses" External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, May 18, 2019 12:18:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “As we go to congress, we have to relook at the organisation itself. The congress is more than elections, it is where we review and think about the direction of the organisation, where we are going as a party, where we have been as a party,” External link

newsday Thursday, May 16, 2019 1:20:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “As we go to congress, we have to relook at the organisation itself. The congress is more than elections, it is where we review and think about the direction of the organisation, where we are going as a party, where we have been as a party,” External link

thezimbabwemail Thursday, May 16, 2019 1:16:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “They follow his motorcade at extraordinarily high speeds, they interfere with the vehicles in his motorcade and at times they almost run him off the road in blatant violation of road rules,” External link

thezimbabwemail Thursday, May 16, 2019 10:52:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “We are in the process of dealing with issues related to the congresses. There are no losers or winners in this process,” “The party is big enough to integrate everyone. We are all part of a machinery needed to deal with Zanu PF. We will integrate the leadership to deal with any contestations and deal with any alleviation of the problems that the people of Zimbabwe are facing using the vehicle of the MDC, the only alternative vehicle of choice” External link

newsday Thursday, May 16, 2019 7:37:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "The MDC expresses its heartfelt condolences to the Rukanda and Mhundwa families in particular and the MDC family in general for the sad loss of Paul Rukanda and Tafadzwa Mhundwa in a tragic accident last night in Kwekwe" External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, May 15, 2019 10:26:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "Glen View South legislator, Hon Vimbai Tsvangirai-Java and Mrs Muringani, the Harare West ward 16 Women's Assembly Chairperson, were injured in the same accident. Mhundwa is the brother to the late Susan Tsvangirai. Rukanda was Hon Tsvangirai-Java's campaign manager and they were on their way to Harare after attending the Bulawayo provincial campaign caucus. Mrs Tsvangirai-Java is campaigning for the post of Women's Assembly Secretary," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, May 15, 2019 10:26:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume told ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : “She is having dialogue with (President Emmerson) Mnangagwa and Zanu PF and that’s the dialogue she should conclude,” External link

thezimbabwemail Tuesday, May 14, 2019 10:43:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “The party is moving forward with its congress and will not be deterred by political day-dreaming,” External link

thezimbabwemail Tuesday, May 14, 2019 10:43:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “Kwekwe does not have rescue facilities, let alone medicines. So we have been in a rush to get them to Harare,” External link

thezimbabwemail Tuesday, May 14, 2019 10:43:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "We didn't see any graffiti at our offices," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, May 14, 2019 10:03:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "I think it's unfair to expect me to comment on things I did not see," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, May 14, 2019 10:03:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “We have 15 days from the date of the judgment. We will take the advice of lawyers on its impact and then we will appeal if they deem it necessary,” External link

insiderzim Sunday, May 12, 2019 10:11:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “The choice of leaders of any political party, the world over is the sole preserve of the members of that party. It can never be a judicial process. Equally, the actions, activities and programmes of a political party, being a voluntary organisation whose existence is protected by the Constitution, is the sole preserve of the members that party,” “In the past few months, over 500,000 members of the MDC have been involved in a process of electing their leaders at lower levels, from branch to the province. More particularly, over 10,200 branches, 1,958 wards, 210 districts and 13 provinces have been elected. In just a few weeks’ time, the MDC will complete the process of democratically electing its leadership at a Congress convened in terms of its Constitution” External link

thezimbabwemail Saturday, May 11, 2019 9:52:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume added ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : “We are fully aware of the machinations and strategies being deployed by the Mnangagwa administration to destabilize and destroy the people’s project. We reiterate that Emmerson Mnangagwa is illegitimate and no amount of diversionary tactics will change this fact” External link

thezimbabwemail Saturday, May 11, 2019 9:52:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “The standing committee has referred the judgment to the lawyers and they are still waiting for the lawyers’ opinion,” External link

newsday Friday, May 10, 2019 2:05:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "What we have done is … we are introducing a facility for teachers and I was speaking to the chairperson of the education and housing committee to give every teacher who is stationed at a council school a stand," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, May 10, 2019 9:44:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said ( about Muchadeyi Masunda ) : "We can't be naming our schools as Budiriro 1, Budiriro 2 and so on. Why not name the school after people like Muchadeyi Masunda? This is because some of these people have done great for our city. This will also help the school get the support which comes from being associated with such names as they attract their friends and colleagues," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, May 10, 2019 9:44:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “What we have done is … we are introducing a facility for teachers and I was speaking to the chairperson of the education and housing committee to give every teacher who is stationed at a council school a stand,” External link

newsday Friday, May 10, 2019 7:52:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said ( about Muchadeyi Masunda ) : “We can’t be naming our schools as Budiriro 1, Budiriro 2 and so on. Why not name the school after people like Muchadeyi Masunda? This is because some of these people have done great for our city. This will also help the school get the support which comes from being associated with such names as they attract their friends and colleagues,” External link

newsday Friday, May 10, 2019 7:52:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "The Minister of Health and other senior government officials should be ashamed of what is happening," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, May 9, 2019 10:02:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : ”We are fully aware of the machinations and strategies being deployed by the Mnangagwa administration to destabilize and destroy the people’s project. We reiterate that Emmerson Mnangagwa is illegitimate and no amount of diversionary tactics will change this fact” External link

zimeye Thursday, May 9, 2019 4:38:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume added : “For the avoidance of doubt, preparations for the main Congress are at an advanced stage and 6 800 delegates will attend. That process is irreversible,” External link

zimeye Thursday, May 9, 2019 4:38:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said ( about Edith Mushore ) : “In just a few weeks’ time, the MDC will complete the process of democratically electing its leadership at a congress convened in terms of its constitution. Strangely, Justice Mushore’s judgment contradicts and totally ignores an earlier judgment of the High Court, which ruled on the case of Murimoga versus the MDC,” External link

newsday Thursday, May 9, 2019 1:28:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume added ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : “We are fully aware of the machinations and strategies being deployed by the Mnangagwa administration to destabilise and destroy the people’s project. We reiterate that (President) Emmerson Mnangagwa is illegitimate and no amount of diversionary tactics will change this fact,” External link

newsday Thursday, May 9, 2019 1:28:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “That process is irreversible. We shall hold a historic and joyous congress under the theme Defining a New Course for Zimbabwe,” External link

newsday Thursday, May 9, 2019 1:28:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : “We reiterate that Emmerson Mnangagwa is illegitimate and no amount of diversionary tactics will change this fact,” External link

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

Jacob Mafume said : “MDC members have the mandate to elect the leadership of the party, according to the Constitution. As such preparations for the Congress are progressing regardless of the High Court ruling. As far as we are concerned the party’s internal processes cannot be determined by external influence,” External link

zimeye Wednesday, May 8, 2019 5:27:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “The Minister of Health and other senior government officials should be ashamed of what is happening,” External link

newsday Wednesday, May 8, 2019 1:46:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "She just withdrew from contesting for the VP post and opted for women's assembly chairperson. She was nominated for both posts," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, May 7, 2019 11:17:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "We are still waiting for people to make withdrawals but so far no one has withdrawn maybe because Wednesday was a holiday. But if there is no consensus then there will be elections," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, May 4, 2019 10:40:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said ( about Commission ) : "Since there are no agreements we are now going for contestations which will be superintended by the ZCTU. The Electoral Commission shall then produce ballots on every position where more than one candidate decide to contest. The positions to be contested include the president, vice president, national chairperson, secretary-general and treasurer-general," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, May 4, 2019 10:40:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume added : "It is like a national election. You cannot say the Zimbabwean election has been contested. One needs to be specific and point to a particular outcome like Mt Pleasant Ward 17 were I represent. If I think there were anomalies that would not be taken to affect all council elections," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, May 4, 2019 10:40:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “They are coming in as alliance partners, remember they were candidates for MDC in last year’s harmonised election and if they were good enough to sit in Parliament representing MDC they are also good enough to be in structures,” External link

zimeye Saturday, May 4, 2019 9:24:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "We don't need greenlights for any demonstrations. They are a constitutional right and enshrined in section 59, to be (precise)," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, May 1, 2019 8:10:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "They will respond to questions from members of the party and this is good for democracy," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, May 1, 2019 8:10:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “We don’t need greenlights for any demonstrations. They are a constitutional right and enshrined in section 59, to be (precise),” External link

thezimbabwemail Wednesday, May 1, 2019 6:07:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "They are coming in as alliance partners, remember they were candidates for MDC in last year's harmonised election and if they were good enough to sit in Parliament representing MDC they are also good enough to be in structures," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, May 1, 2019 3:23:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “We don’t need greenlights for any demonstrations. They are a constitutional right and enshrined in section 59, to be (precise),” External link

newsday Wednesday, May 1, 2019 1:10:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “Energy Mutodi is the centre of the confusion and we all know that Zanu PF is always at the centre of illegal eviction of residents for profit and patronage,” External link

zimeye Wednesday, May 1, 2019 11:16:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “They reveal another attempt to victimise Zimbabweans, justify premeditated crackdown on actors in the democratic movement,” External link

thezimbabwemail Wednesday, May 1, 2019 11:01:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “Similar fake intelligence reports have been used before to target members of the opposition and CSOs leaders like Rashid Mahiya, none of these cases where prosecuted on these intelligence report and none of these things could be sustained in court,” External link

thezimbabwemail Wednesday, May 1, 2019 11:01:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "They are coming in as alliance partners, remember they were candidates for MDC in last year's harmonised election and if they were good enough to sit in Parliament representing MDC they are also good enough to be in structures," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, April 30, 2019 11:36:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "If they have appealed, we cannot comment on the matter before the national executive deals with the matter as doing so will be subjudice," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, April 30, 2019 11:36:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said ( about Morgan Tsvangirai ) : “His family has no demarcation. The whole of Zimbabwe, the MDC and everyone who died in his name wearing his t-shirt and those tortured wearing the party’s t-shirt are Morgan Tsvangirai’s family,” External link

thezimbabwemail Tuesday, April 30, 2019 10:07:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume added ( about Morgan Tsvangirai ) : “Moreover, we are going to be wearing whatever we want wear whether it is party regalia or not because Morgan Tsvangirai is the founding member of the MDC. He is red inside his blood, inside his grave and he is red in heaven where he is,” External link

thezimbabwemail Tuesday, April 30, 2019 10:07:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “The people who are responsible for the suffering of the population and economic decay are ZANU PF. They lack care for the ordinary person, they fly Swiss jets, they are corrupt and have resisted the moves and offers for dialogue,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, April 30, 2019 4:47:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume added : “They actually want the country to degenerate into chaos so that they eliminate everyone they perceive an enemy, they are pushing everyone outside of bounds of the constitution. the MDC will not be tempted into such a trap, it is not our way of doing business,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, April 30, 2019 4:47:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "The constitution provides for an appeal process, which goes to the national executive. If it has been filed, then the special committee will handle that appeal. Once it concludes, we can then comment. Now it's a sub judice. As a democratic party we allow appeals and the right to be heard," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, April 30, 2019 9:20:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "All nominees have up to Wednesday to indicate whether they are accepting the nomination or not," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, April 29, 2019 10:10:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "The Bulawayo congress and all our other provincial congresses have gone on smoothly, as of today we have not received any formal complaints in terms of our constitution over any irregularity. Winning candidates and the losing candidates have all pledged to work together. Should we receive any complaints or any specific irregularities it would be dealt with in terms of our constitution and it would be dealt with before the main congress," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, April 29, 2019 10:10:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "It was in compliance with the constitution," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, April 29, 2019 10:10:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “It was in compliance with the constitution,” External link

herald Monday, April 29, 2019 2:27:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “All nominees have up to Wednesday to indicate whether they are accepting the nomination or not,” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, April 28, 2019 11:54:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “Each person is entitled to accept one nomination,” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, April 28, 2019 11:54:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "After the national council meeting, candidates will have either accepted or declined the nominations they got after being validated by the national council marking the beginning of official campaigns," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, April 27, 2019 7:29:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "The issue of gender representation is in our constitution. It is an aspiration that we should have a 50-50 representation. Our members are clear on that and our constitution is clear on that. We will aspire to have it in terms of the constitutional provision," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, April 27, 2019 10:19:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "The Bulawayo congress and all our other provincial congresses have gone on smoothly, as of today we have not received any formal complaints in terms of our constitution over any irregularity. Winning candidates and the losing candidates have all pledged to work together. Should we receive any complaints or any specific irregularities it would be dealt with in terms of our constitution and it would be dealt with before the main congress," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, April 25, 2019 11:01:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "The cost will be in millions and is a shifting target as the cost is changing day-to-day. The price of goods and services are changing," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, April 24, 2019 10:43:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “The congress will bring about the solutions to the crisis, we have to get answers from the people,” External link

herald Wednesday, April 24, 2019 3:53:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “The cost will be in millions and is a shifting target as the cost is changing day-to-day. The price of goods and services are changing,” External link

herald Wednesday, April 24, 2019 3:53:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "The process is all an attempt to appear to be progressive when this is all a cover up. There is no accountability and impunity has deepened," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, April 23, 2019 1:11:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "All our provincial congress progressed smoothly, including in Bulawayo progressed smoothly. We have not received formal complaints in terms of our constitution over any irregularity. Winning candidates and the losing candidates have all pledged to work together in order for us to succeed as a party. Should we receive any complaints or any specific irregularities it would be dealt with in terms of our constitution and it would be dealt with before the main congress," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, April 23, 2019 9:23:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said ( about Finance Act ) : “We have to rely on our members and well-wishers, especially seeing that government is withholding our share from the Political Parties Finance Act, we have not been given our money so we will find alternative ways,” External link

newsday Tuesday, April 23, 2019 8:04:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “In the current context we have proffered that as a solution, we need a one-on-one meeting underpinned by the five-point plan. As a party, the president has been given the full mandate to engage in any process that will bring about an end to the suffering of the people of Zimbabwe and he is providing a framework to that,” “We have put our position paper and it cannot be abandoned in the air. Anyone who is serious about dialogue also has to put forward his or her proposition and we will take it from there” External link

zimeye Monday, April 22, 2019 4:51:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “In the current context we have proffered that as a solution, we need a one-on-one meeting underpinned by the five-point plan. As a party, the president has been given the full mandate to engage in any process that will bring about an end to the suffering of the people of Zimbabwe and he is providing a framework to that,” “We have put our position paper and it cannot be abandoned in the air. Anyone who is serious about dialogue also has to put forward their proposition and we take it from there” External link

herald Monday, April 22, 2019 3:34:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said ( about Nelson Chamisa ) : “The party has completed 11 provincial congresses, where delegates elected provincial leaders and submitted their nominations for standing committee positions. President Chamisa has received 11 nominations so far. There have been massive nominations for vice-presidents and fierce contests in other positions,” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, April 21, 2019 3:32:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said ( about Douglas Mwonzora ) : “Mwonzora is our secretary-general, and it is his office that sends out the notice of congress. He is given the powers to superintend over congress together with other leaders. Surely, he is aware that he set the rules of the game. In any event, if there were any genuine issues, he is aware as one of the leaders of the party, of channels and appropriate forums to raise his complaints,” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, April 21, 2019 3:32:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume told : “The independent electoral commission is chaired by the ZCTU and Japhet Moyo in particular,” External link

thezimbabwemail Saturday, April 20, 2019 6:53:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “We can’t really talk of manipulation when the votes tallied, we had an electoral college so how can one manipulate votes in that way?” External link

zimeye Friday, April 19, 2019 10:03:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "We can't really talk of manipulation when the votes tallied, we had an electoral college so how can one manipulate votes in that way?" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, April 19, 2019 2:39:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume told : "The independent electoral commission is chaired by the ZCTU and Japhet Moyo in particular," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, April 17, 2019 6:38:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "Matutu was not disqualified. There is a template, according to the template, he did not qualify. He could apply for a waiver for that five-year period, he opted not to apply," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, April 17, 2019 5:21:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “There is nothing called change of venue and transport challenges at a congress. We are all aware of the fuel situation in the country. We are all aware that it had begun raining therefore, people can choose to go at a sheltered place. You cannot continue doing a congress at an open space when the weather report tells you it will rain. We have also made sure that a quorum is met. Once it was met, congress proceeded,” External link

herald Tuesday, April 16, 2019 3:25:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "Their approach is not based on multi-stakeholder consultation meant to reach an objective understanding of the political economy. That is why as MDC we reject the SMP," External link

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

Jacob Mafume said : “Compensation is a given. It should be given. The problem with Zimbabwe is that we create our own normal. In the rest of the world it is abnormal to grab someone’s farm and then discuss about issues to do with compensation later. There must be no discussion about this,” External link

newsday Monday, April 15, 2019 7:04:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume added : “We have to own up to our obligations as a country, where we have the money we compensate, and where we don’t we find ways of dealing with it (compensation). At the end of the day, we cannot behave like an 18th century army that grabs people’s property, pensions, and so forth and behave as if it’s normal,” External link

newsday Monday, April 15, 2019 7:04:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "The process went on well with all the leaders present and in jubilant mood, all of them were well received by the people and there is harmony in the party," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, April 14, 2019 6:37:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "But that does not mean the end for those who have not been nominated because one simply needs one nomination to contest so as it is it's still game on" External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, April 13, 2019 7:07:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume asked ( about Takavafira Zhou ) : "Accusations against the mayor that he rigged the election are with no basis. For instance, some of the people who were not in his camp like the secretary for information (Zhou) won. So how he could he rig for himself and not for the entire people in his camp?" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, April 12, 2019 9:52:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said ( about Matabeleland South ) : "So far it has been smooth we have done the USA, Matabeleland South and North which we finished early in the morning. The president got a nomination and for the vice presidents, yes we have heard of provinces that have had problems but so far it has been okay, yes individuals might have problems but that is not widespread," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, April 10, 2019 4:29:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “There are ambitions and some of them run wild, at times ahead of the party, and these are not things the party is concerned about at the moment. We are going to run a successful congress and members will be deployed not because they are friends or enemies of a particular person, but because the members decide as such” External link

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

Jacob Mafume said : “What I can say is that the standing committee reiterated that the formal channel of communication is through the office of the spokesperson. There will be a period when all the leaders will be told to openly campaign and this is when the nomination opens,” External link

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

Jacob Mafume said : “We are not going to deal with innuendos. Those allegations are being raised in the wrong platform. When you have disagreements with fellow leaders, you should know where to raise them,” “We are going to congress and it’s a pressure cooker, people will say a lot of things when they can’t stand the heat, but we are committed to holding a successful congress and we will deliver it” External link

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

Jacob Mafume said : “There are ambitions and some of them run wild, at times ahead of the party, and these are not things the party is concerned about at the moment. We are going to run a successful congress and members will be deployed not because they are friends or enemies of a particular person, but because the members decide as such” External link

newsday Monday, April 8, 2019 1:22:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “We are saying, you cannot have people just waking up to put campaign posters, some for various positions ahead of being nominated, it’s shambolic. Aspiring candidates have to be nominated first,” External link

zimeye Monday, April 8, 2019 11:24:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "What I can say is that the standing committee reiterated that the formal channel of communication is through the office of the spokesperson. There will be a period when all the leaders will be told to openly campaign and this is when the nomination opens," External link

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

Jacob Mafume said : "We are not going to deal with innuendos. Those allegations are being raised in the wrong platform. When you have disagreements with fellow leaders, you should know where to raise them," "We are going to congress and it's a pressure cooker, people will say a lot of things when they can't stand the heat, but we are committed to holding a successful congress and we will deliver it" External link

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

Jacob Mafume said : "We are saying, you cannot have people just waking up to put campaign posters, some for various positions ahead of being nominated, it's shambolic," "Aspiring candidates have to be nominated first" External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, April 7, 2019 11:56:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “There was never a hatchet to be buried in the first place because one’s ambition to contest a position cannot be referred to as a hatchet in a democratic party like ours but what I can confirm is that the two have always had a cordial relationship,” External link

zimeye Sunday, April 7, 2019 3:41:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said ( about Donald Trump ) : "It's bizarre for the President to say he is now able to talk to Trump because many people died. He is disconnected from the people. If a President is mocking his own currency, it means he is not earning in that currency," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, April 6, 2019 7:25:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "There was never a hatchet to be buried in the first place because one's ambition to contest a position cannot be referred to as a hatchet in a democratic party like ours but what I can confirm is that the two have always had a cordial relationship," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, April 6, 2019 6:37:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said ( about Donald Trump ) : “It’s bizarre for the President to say he is now able to talk to Trump because many people died. He is disconnected from the people. If a President is mocking his own currency, it means he is not earning in that currency,” External link

newsday Saturday, April 6, 2019 1:04:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "What I can say is that the standing committee reiterated that the formal channel of communication is through the office of the spokesperson. There will be a period when all the leaders will be told to openly campaign and this is when the nomination opens," External link

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

Jacob Mafume said : "We are not going to deal with innuendos. Those allegations are being raised in the wrong platform. When you have disagreements with fellow leaders, you should know where to raise them," "We are going to congress and it's a pressure cooker, people will say a lot of things when they can't stand the heat, but we are committed to holding a successful congress and we will deliver it" External link

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

Jacob Mafume said : "It is basic that all our leaders are ready to lead anytime but the fact is that it is not in our culture to canvass for leadership positions because it is the people who nominate leaders so it was felt that it is wrong for one to appear to be launching a campaign prematurely," External link

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

Jacob Mafume added : "It was reaffirmed that any future violations will come with serious consequences because it was realised that some are even coming up with campaign posters even when they have not been nominated for any position," External link

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

Jacob Mafume said : “What I can say is that the standing committee reiterated that the formal channel of communication is through the office of the spokesperson. There will be a period when all the leaders will be told to openly campaign and this is when the nomination opens,” External link

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

Jacob Mafume said : “We are not going to deal with innuendos. Those allegations are being raised in the wrong platform. When you have disagreements with fellow leaders, you should know where to raise them,” “We are going to congress and it’s a pressure cooker, people will say a lot of things when they can’t stand the heat, but we are committed to holding a successful congress and we will deliver it” External link

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

Jacob Mafume said : “We do believe that Zimbabwe needs democracy and NGOs that work in democracy space need to be funded. The NGOs should be wary of becoming proxies of the State. They should be pure pro-democracy organisations working for the democracy of the country,” External link

newsday Thursday, April 4, 2019 1:30:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume told ( about Morgan Tsvangirai ) : “We don’t know what he is saying but what we know is that at the moment, the party controls all the urban areas, we increased the vote, we increased the number of parliamentarians, we improved and this was done in a very short space of time, we have improved from where Tsvangirai left,” External link

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

Jacob Mafume said : “We are still to get reports, but as you know, our district meetings have been going on from Saturday and Sunday and we will get the feedback,” External link

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

Jacob Mafume said : “We are still to get reports, but as you know, our district meetings have been going on from Saturday and Sunday and we will get the feedback,” External link

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

Jacob Mafume said : “We are re-oiling our machinery, sharpening it and focusing it for the battles that lie ahead,” External link

newsday Tuesday, April 2, 2019 1:49:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “When we had a change of leadership, we beat Zanu PF at the presidential election and now that we are changing the leadership at the lower structures, we will beat them again in the upcoming elections. This renewal process is very important for an organisation and our renewal process brings about a rebound in the character of the MDC,” External link

newsday Tuesday, April 2, 2019 1:49:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “The renewal process has happened across the districts, new leaders are emerging and old leaders are going forward,” External link

newsday Tuesday, April 2, 2019 1:49:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "One of the major issues raised was that a loss of a seat in traditional MDC territory is unacceptable and that there must be no excuses about it," External link

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

Jacob Mafume said : "We however, want to highlight that the times in which candidate selection was taking place also came with a hostile environment in respect of which targeted violence was being perpetrated on those mandated by the party to handle internal elections," External link

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

Jacob Mafume said : "Whilst she appears qualified to do the job, it would appear that the current leaders believe that if they marry their wives they must also give them jobs in government," "We don't understand how, in a country as big as ours, talent can be concentrated in a few bedrooms. They make their wives MPs or put them on the boards of parastatals which gives the impression that competence and wisdom is concentrated in a few bedrooms" External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, April 2, 2019 1:00:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume told ( about Morgan Tsvangirai ) : "We don't know what he is saying but what we know is that at the moment, the party controls all the urban areas, we increased the vote, we increased the number of parliamentarians, we improved and this was done in a very short space of time, we have improved from where Tsvangirai left," External link

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

Jacob Mafume said : "We are still to get reports, but as you know, our district meetings have been going on from Saturday and Sunday and we will get the feedback," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, April 1, 2019 9:47:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "We are still to get reports, but as you know, our district meetings have been going on from Saturday and Sunday and we will get the feedback," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, April 1, 2019 9:47:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “We are still to get reports, but as you know, our district meetings have been going on from Saturday and Sunday and we will get the feedback,” External link

zimeye Monday, April 1, 2019 9:09:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “We are still to get reports, but as you know, our district meetings have been going on from Saturday and Sunday and we will get the feedback,” External link

zimeye Monday, April 1, 2019 9:09:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “We are still to get reports, but as you know, our district meetings have been going on from Saturday and Sunday and we will get the feedback,” External link

newsday Monday, April 1, 2019 7:31:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “We are still to get reports, but as you know, our district meetings have been going on from Saturday and Sunday and we will get the feedback,” External link

newsday Monday, April 1, 2019 7:31:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “We never saw anyone collecting any food aid at Zanu PF headquarters. We never saw any Zanu PF structures being mobilised to collect food aid but at the distribution point is where you find thousands and thousands of Zanu PF individuals with their cars We condemn this. It is abominable. It is satanic. It is just pure, pure evil,” External link

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

Jacob Mafume said ( about Saida Harrigan ) : “At least three people have been killed and property destroyed. This is why the MDC has consistently encouraged the South African government to take ownership of the Zimbabwean crisis particularly facilitating dialogue to end the ongoing political and socio-economic crisis. Finally, the MDC urges the Zimbabwean Embassy in South Africa to be proactive in ensuring the safety of Zimbabweans in South Africa,” External link

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

Jacob Mafume said ( about Cyril Ramaphosa ) : “The people’s president has been engaging the international community in a bid to get a lasting solution to the plight of Zimbabweans. He will be travelling to most neighbouring countries including Mozambique, Tanzania and Zambia. Chamisa has already met with South African President Cyril Ramaphosa among other African leaders. One of the key issues Chamisa is dealing with is the need for dialogue in Zimbabwe based on the five key issues of reform,” External link

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

Jacob Mafume said : "The people's president has been engaging the international community in a bid to get a lasting solution to the plight of Zimbabweans. He will be travelling to most neighbouring countries including Mozambique, Tanzania and Zambia. Chamisa has already met with South African President Cyril Ramaphosa among other African leaders. One of the key issues Chamisa is dealing with is the need for dialogue in Zimbabwe based on the five key issues of reform," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, March 29, 2019 8:20:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "We never saw anyone collecting any food aid at Zanu-PF headquarters. We never saw any Zanu-PF structures being mobilised to collect food aid but at the distribution point is where you find thousands and thousands of Zanu-PF individuals with their cars… We condemn this. It is abominable. It is satanic. It is just pure, pure evil," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, March 28, 2019 5:14:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume added ( about Saida Harrigan ) : "This is why the MDC has consistently encouraged the South African government to take ownership of the Zimbabwean crisis particularly facilitating dialogue to end the ongoing political and socio-economic crisis," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, March 28, 2019 11:00:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "It's a thoughtless merry go round where the individuals concerned see this as an unending sweet to share around," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, March 27, 2019 7:54:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “People are using their bare hands to dig for their relatives in the disaster hit districts of Chipinge and Chimanimani, but the man who runs the country keeps finding scarce foreign currency to hire private jets,” External link

zimeye Monday, March 25, 2019 10:31:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "People are using their bare hands to dig for their relatives in the disaster hit districts of Chipinge and Chimanimani, but the man who runs the country keeps finding scarce foreign currency to hire private jets," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, March 25, 2019 9:34:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : ”Hundreds of people perished and that did not change his programme. He declared two days of mourning this weekend, but as the chief mourner, he has left on the first day of that mourning. What will it take for him to see that things are not normal, and it can’t be business as usual?” External link

zimeye Monday, March 25, 2019 8:18:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “Hundreds of people dying won’t change his programme,” External link

zimeye Sunday, March 24, 2019 2:42:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “Top of the agenda of the standing committee was the Cyclone Idai tragedy, the forthcoming congress and the launch of our economic blueprint in April. I will give a statement on that,” External link

thezimbabwemail Sunday, March 24, 2019 1:31:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "Hundreds of people dying won't change his programme," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, March 24, 2019 1:23:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "Top of the agenda of the standing committee was the Cyclone Idai tragedy, the forthcoming congress and the launch of our economic blueprint in April. I will give a statement on that," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, March 22, 2019 8:27:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said ( about Nelson Chamisa ) : "The people were actually happy that at least leadership from Harare was giving attention to their plight. President Chamisa promised villagers that he will help in terms of international attention to this very painful issue," External link

onlinenigeria Tuesday, March 19, 2019 1:29:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said ( about Nelson Chamisa ) : "The people were actually happy that at least leadership from Harare was giving attention to their plight. President Chamisa promised villagers that he will help in terms of international attention to this very painful issue," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, March 19, 2019 1:15:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said ( about Nelson Chamisa ) : "We were told by villagers that other cars were being allowed. Even after we were denied entry we saw some motorists being allowed to pass the checkpoint, so clearly someone gave an order to deny Chamisa entry," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, March 19, 2019 11:42:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume added ( about Nelson Chamisa ) : "President Chamisa promised villagers that he will help in terms of international attention to this very painful issue," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, March 19, 2019 11:42:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "Maybe it can be congress politics at play but I doubt Gumbi would say that," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, March 16, 2019 5:47:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "People will always have things to say but this is democracy on display. We as a party are the crucible of democracy in Zimbabwe and our people as well as the competition must sit up and take notice of how politics should be played," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, March 14, 2019 11:39:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "Four years after Dzamara's disappearance, we are surprised that government and the law enforcement agents are no longer talking about it, and yet it was clear from the modus operandi that he was abducted," "The culprits had number plates that can be traced, and as long as these killings and abductions continue unaccounted for, it will be difficult to measure the sincerity of government in transforming Zimbabwe into a civilian State, especially now that we are in a military State" External link

bulawayo24 Monday, March 11, 2019 10:37:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume added ( about Robert Mugabe ) : “It doesn’t mean that because Mugabe was bad there is nothing positive that can be drawn from him with the huge political experience he has,” External link

zimeye Sunday, March 10, 2019 9:41:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "The congress is not there to shut anyone out. We all have a history in politics and we will look into that before we let people run for positions," External link

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

Jacob Mafume said : “This is a like a company merger and one cannot wake up and claim that workers coming from another subsidiary have had their years of service wiped away,” “The history of the people joining the MDC has been considered and there is no need to amend even the congress template” External link

thezimbabwemail Sunday, March 10, 2019 1:30:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “We are one party, we are looking at your history in the other party because it will have to be considered as well,” “This is to avoid a situation where somebody joins the party today and say I am eligible. If you were in any other formation we look at your history there and check if you were in any leadership position in that formation” External link

newsday Saturday, March 9, 2019 7:00:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “The rally is on and the President will address on this important event in Mutare. The message is about thanking the people of Mutare for their vote and also to conscientise people on the pertinent issues like dialogue as well as informing the people about the forthcoming congress. We expect the people of Mutare to be there in their large numbers,” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, March 8, 2019 10:17:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “Our election at congress is guided by a template which would have been produced by the National Council,” External link

zimeye Friday, March 8, 2019 12:34:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume added : “We don’t have different constitutions but we have updated versions and the last updated version was signed by President (Morgan) Tsvangirai (late)between 2014 and 2015,” External link

zimeye Friday, March 8, 2019 12:34:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said ( about Nelson Chamisa ) : “I think the old man must be left in peace. We as the MDC-Alliance and President Chamisa are engaged with the issues of the suffering of the people. We are trying to resolve the political and economic crisis which is affecting the people of Zimbabwe. We have not received any funding from the former President and neither are we expecting any assistance,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, March 5, 2019 6:51:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "Going into this congress, we will have 10 provincial executives after merging Harare and Chitungwiza as well as the two Midlands structures because they are not supposed to be existent if the 2014 congress had been implemented," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, March 5, 2019 6:36:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said ( about Nelson Chamisa ) : “I think the old man must be left in peace. We as the MDC-Alliance and President Chamisa are engaged with the issues of the suffering of the people,” “We are trying to resolve the political and economic crisis which is affecting the people of Zimbabwe. We have not received any funding from the former President and neither are we expecting any funding,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, March 5, 2019 9:08:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “If and when it becomes necessary to publicise it, the countries concerned will do so, but what is key to say is that what was discussed is about dialogue, political crisis in the country among other several issues,” External link

herald Monday, March 4, 2019 2:25:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "The whole country has become problematic in the sense that if you don't pay police well, they have no other source of income and are required to be stationed where they are. The whole country will be reduced to a criminal enterprise as they seek to make ends meet," "Our minister of Finance is lying about the cost of goods, value of salaries and only interested with coming up with statistics that have no reflection of what is happening on the ground. This will hit the security sector very fast. Where do they expect soldiers to get money or police officers? They will resort to use the skills that have been trained to sustain themselves" External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, March 3, 2019 9:52:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "Only four posts will be contested in terms of the current constitution. If there is a different view that would be discussed as we approach congress but currently the constitution says only those four would be contested. With respect to the remaining posts, the president will appoint some while the national executive will appoint others. You will also reckon that posts like secretary general are mere administrative posts," External link

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

Jacob Mafume said : "He is a democrat. The only fixed time is the main congress which constitutionally must be held every five years. The other lower structures can be ordered to have their process within two or five days," External link

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

Jacob Mafume said : "Only four posts will be contested in terms of the current constitution. If there is a different view that would be discussed as we approach congress but currently the constitution says only those four would be contested. With respect to the remaining posts, the president will appoint some while the national executive will appoint others. You will also reckon that posts like secretary general are mere administrative posts," External link

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

Jacob Mafume said : "Only four posts will be contested in terms of the current constitution. If there is a different view that would be discussed as we approach congress but currently the constitution says only those four would be contested. With respect to the remaining posts, the president will appoint some while the national executive will appoint others. You will also reckon that posts like secretary general are mere administrative posts," External link

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

Jacob Mafume said : "Maybe it can be congress politics at play but I doubt Gumbi would say that," External link

onlinenigeria Saturday, March 2, 2019 8:38:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “Only four posts will be contested in terms of the current constitution. If there is a different view that would be discussed as we approach congress but currently the constitution says only those four would be contested. With respect to the remaining posts, the president will appoint some while the national executive will appoint others. You will also reckon that posts like secretary general are mere administrative posts,” External link

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

Jacob Mafume said : “Only four posts will be contested in terms of the current constitution. If there is a different view that would be discussed as we approach congress but currently the constitution says only those four would be contested. With respect to the remaining posts, the president will appoint some while the national executive will appoint others. You will also reckon that posts like secretary general are mere administrative posts,” External link

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

Jacob Mafume said : "Maybe it can be congress politics at play but I doubt Gumbi would say that," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, March 2, 2019 12:53:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "The council has made an announcement. There will be advertisements made in the papers and then the organising committee sit down to set timelines. Thereafter, nominations will be done. The congress is a congress of many posts from the bottom to the top. It's early days yet," External link

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

Jacob Mafume said : “Sad to say, even in the presence of the said Commissions, they are pacified, politicized, incapacitated and undermined by the military government,” External link

zimeye Thursday, February 28, 2019 11:48:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “This is a congress year. It would not make sense constitutionally and logically to hold an extraordinary congress and in the same year hold an ordinary congress. What is required is to do the most democratic thing, which is a congress to elect a whole leadership of the party in a congress year. What we need to do thereafter is to have everything moving in tandem with the party’s constitution. An extraordinary congress would create a situation where you have a president and immediately thereafter you elect a new set of leaders, why not just elect them at the same time. What we are doing is very constitutional and democratic,” External link

herald Thursday, February 28, 2019 5:28:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "On Tuesday, unidentified armed men went to Mamombe's parents' residence, saying they were looking for her, but they did not indicate where they were coming from," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, February 28, 2019 10:05:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "Even when an MP falls sick, we expect Parliament to find out whether the MP is safe because they cannot deal with Parliament issues well if their security is threatened. In this case, we would expect the Speaker to investigate why MPs are being harassed, and why there has been a sudden arrest of MPs," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, February 28, 2019 10:05:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "I will advise when we eventually visit the disaster. The president is not yet back. We will be visiting at the appropriate time," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, February 27, 2019 9:34:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “The rationale behind meeting the structures is that we need to take stock of what is happening. As you might be aware, a lot has been happening and our members have been arrested and harassed, property being damaged and we need to take stock of that,” External link

newsday Tuesday, February 26, 2019 1:34:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said ( about Nelson Chamisa ) : “It is the beginning of the year and a political party survives like a church. You cannot pray with people you do not meet. He [Chamisa] is the president of the party, but he doesn’t go alone on these meetings. He is going with the whole leadership,” External link

newsday Tuesday, February 26, 2019 1:34:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "Self-mediation has failed. So we need a mediator; an independent mediator and a platform where present issues that are affecting the people of Zimbabwe to be discussed. The problem of Zimbabwe is not us speaking and talking about ourselves as politicians. We have an economic and social crisis that's occurring that need to be solved," External link

allafrica Monday, February 25, 2019 6:38:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “The US’s articulation of a dialogue process and what is needed to bring peace to Zimbabwe is very clear and more pointed. We do believe that it is incumbent upon the international community to know that the statistics that are coming out are of actual people who have been harmed, killed and are suffering. That has to stop and we need to have a conducive environment for dialogue,” External link

alsahawat Saturday, February 23, 2019 6:55:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said ( about Charlton Hwende ) : “Hwende has been out of the country attending to personal issues and family business because his family is in Namibia, and he left the country on December 19, 2018 with a return ticket to Harare for early March and has not been running away from anything,” “He has seen social media reports alleging that he is on the run, but has not been able to verify that through official channels like Parliament, and he was not even in Harare during the time of the January disturbances and has nothing to do with the stayaway or what happened in Zimbabwe during his absence” External link

newsday Saturday, February 23, 2019 7:20:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “In our case, MPs are not only harassed by the Executive, but by the Judiciary. Ironically, MPs are the ones that pass the budget for the other arms of the State. If they are vulnerable, MPs will not be able to play their oversight role properly,” External link

newsday Saturday, February 23, 2019 7:20:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "We responded to them by way of a letter on the first invitation. We have made it clear that we will attend a dialogue by a neutral arbiter. What they are having is a monologue," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, February 22, 2019 6:51:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume responded ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : “We responded to that process and indicated that it did not meet the requirements of a dialogue. That process is a national monologue where he (Mnangagwa) is talking to himself and, in any event, he refused to come to where the churches were gathered. A person who fears churches and bishops and holiness creates questions in our minds. We will only participate in a process that is a genuine dialogue, where there is a mediator, who is neutral and a process that will deal with key actors in the crisis in Zimbabwe. We will not participate in a monologue” External link

zimeye Friday, February 22, 2019 2:23:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “It was an open meeting in which people were allowed to air their views regarding congress. While we do not have a specific date yet, most agreed that we will have it in October. What is left are logistics and, in any case, our structures will have to begin this process soon,” External link

newsday Friday, February 22, 2019 1:19:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “It was an open meeting in which people were allowed to air their views regarding congress. While we do not have a specific date yet, most agreed that we will have it in October. What is left are logistics and, in any case, our structures will have to begin this process soon,” External link

zimeye Friday, February 22, 2019 11:12:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “Even a convicted criminal is treated if harmed and it is that which makes us human. Life is sacrosanct above all things. This is alarming coming from a supposed Head of State,” External link

newsday Monday, February 18, 2019 7:05:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said ( about Nelson Chamisa ) : “We want to make it clear that we are aware of the agenda to destroy the party. These elements are funded by ZANUPF which on record has developed a sinister interest in the MDC congress. They prefer an MDC without its leader Adv Chamisa. The thought of an election against him causes them sleepless nights. This is because Adv Chamisa defeated ZANUPF hands down in the 2019 election. The MDC will remain united and will not have an agenda set by non-members, surrogates, proxies and those who sup with the devil,” External link

zimeye Monday, February 18, 2019 5:10:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "We therefore welcome the position taken by the EU Parliament on the human rights situation in Zimbabwe. It is clear that the world is not buying the denial narrative of Mnangagwa and Zanu-PF. " External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, February 16, 2019 11:26:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “The US’s articulation of a dialogue process and what is needed to bring peace to Zimbabwe is very clear and more pointed. We do believe that it is incumbent upon the international community to know that the statistics that are coming out are of actual people who have been harmed, killed and are suffering. That has to stop and we need to have a conducive environment for dialogue,” External link

thezimbabwemail Wednesday, February 13, 2019 6:02:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "The party is also concerned by the abduction and subsequent dumping of the Deputy Mayor of Chitungwiza, Jabulani Mtunzi, a senior Provincial member, at Makoni Police station with a swollen face. If the state can abduct high profile individuals like him then the ordinary Zimbabweans may just as well be buried alive," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, February 6, 2019 7:35:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “We view both arrests of the organizer to be political, they are all about persecution and nothing to do with prosecution. The arrest is abuse of both law enforcement and the justice delivery system which is against the Constitution,” External link

zimeye Saturday, February 2, 2019 2:18:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "The MDC notes with suspicion the release of information pertaining to resignations at the anti-corruption commission. While we would accept that the commissioners had failed dismally to deliver on their mandate during their tenure, half the time they fought Zanu-PF factional battles using public resources," "In the current global indices, as far as corruption is concerned, Zimbabwe ranked badly and the commission never succeeded, not even once, to deal with culprits even in obvious cases like the missing $15 billion dollars diamond revenue, the salary gate among other cases of graft" External link

onlinenigeria Saturday, February 2, 2019 9:28:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "The information is for public consumption, it cannot be a privilege of individuals, keeping it under wraps will be abuse of office. We are of the view that the information must be used to shape effectiveness of the anti-corruption body in the future," "The MDC hopes no coercion was used to force the resignations. Only the release of full details will answer all the issues the people of Zimbabwe have. The MDC is wary of the growing tendency of undermining constitutional bodies by the Zanu-PF government including the insults hailed at the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission and the setting up of parallel structures in Mnangagwa's office" External link

onlinenigeria Saturday, February 2, 2019 9:28:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "We view both arrests of the organizer to be political, they are all about persecution and nothing to do with prosecution. The arrest is abuse of both law enforcement and the justice delivery system which is against the Constitution," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, February 2, 2019 9:08:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “The MDC notes with suspicion the release of information pertaining to resignations at the anti-corruption commission. While we would accept that the commissioners had failed dismally to deliver on their mandate during their tenure, half the time they fought Zanu PF factional battles using public resources,” “In the current global indices, as far as corruption is concerned, Zimbabwe ranked badly and the commission never succeeded, not even once, to deal with culprits even in obvious cases like the missing $15 billion dollars diamond revenue, the salary gate among other cases of graft” External link

newsday Saturday, February 2, 2019 6:47:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “The information is for public consumption, it cannot be a privilege of individuals, keeping it under wraps will be abuse of office. We are of the view that the information must be used to shape effectiveness of the anti-corruption body in the future,” “The MDC hopes no coercion was used to force the resignations. Only the release of full details will answer all the issues the people of Zimbabwe have. The MDC is wary of the growing tendency of undermining constitutional bodies by the Zanu PF government including the insults hailed at the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission and the setting up of parallel structures in Mnangagwa’s office” External link

newsday Saturday, February 2, 2019 6:47:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “We view both arrests of the organizer to be political, they are all about persecution and nothing to do with prosecution. The arrest is abuse of both law enforcement and the justice delivery system which is against the Constitution,” External link

newsday Saturday, February 2, 2019 6:47:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "We know that some Zanu-PF youths were leading in the attacks of party members' homes and properties, and we have the names and the evidence of some of them," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, January 26, 2019 9:07:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "The arrest of labour leaders and opposition members is a familiar script in Africa. We have called for dialogue until our voices have gone hoarse but have been ignored," External link

france24-en Thursday, January 24, 2019 5:43:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “Our national and provincial members are being detained, and from what is going on during protests it appears the right to bail which is constitutional, is being denied, MPs are being denied bail, this is a first even in worse countries. The magistrates are not even giving people time to defend themselves,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, January 24, 2019 12:28:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : “The economy and the people have passed a vote of no confidence on Mnangagwa and his government because they got into power illegitimately and there is an illegitimacy crisis that has not been solved. In terms of dialogue, we have said it before that we are open for dialogue and we can be part of the dialogue process to restore Zimbabwe,” External link

theindependent Thursday, January 24, 2019 12:03:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "The arrest of labour leaders and opposition members is a familiar script in Africa. We have called for dialogue until our voices have gone hoarse but have been ignored," External link

aljazeera-en Tuesday, January 22, 2019 10:44:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “The arrest of labour leaders and opposition members is a familiar script in Africa. We have called for dialogue until our voices have gone hoarse but have been ignored,” External link

dailymaverick Tuesday, January 22, 2019 6:31:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "The arrest of labour leaders and opposition members is a familiar script in Africa. We have called for dialogue until our voices have gone hoarse but have been ignored," External link

trust Tuesday, January 22, 2019 1:48:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "The arrest of labour leaders and opposition members is a familiar script in Africa. We have called for dialogue until our voices have gone hoarse but have been ignored," External link

aljazeera-en Tuesday, January 22, 2019 1:47:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “The arrest of labor leaders and opposition members is a familiar script in Africa. We have called for dialogue until our voices have gone hoarse but have been ignored,” External link

trendnews-az Tuesday, January 22, 2019 12:52:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "The arrest of labour leaders and opposition members is a familiar script in Africa. We have called for dialogue until our voices have gone hoarse but have been ignored," External link

reuters-en Tuesday, January 22, 2019 12:04:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "The arrest of labour leaders and opposition members is a familiar script in Africa. We have called for dialogue until our voices have gone hoarse but have been ignored," External link

illawarramercury Tuesday, January 22, 2019 11:24:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "The arrest of labour leaders and opposition members is a familiar script in Africa. We have called for dialogue until our voices have gone hoarse but have been ignored," External link

france24-en Tuesday, January 22, 2019 10:37:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "The arrest of labour leaders and opposition members is a familiar script in Africa. We have called for dialogue until our voices have gone hoarse but have been ignored," External link

dailyadvertiser Tuesday, January 22, 2019 10:37:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "The arrest of labour leaders and opposition members is a familiar script in Africa. We have called for dialogue until our voices have gone hoarse but have been ignored," External link

reuters-en Tuesday, January 22, 2019 10:23:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "The arrest of labour leaders and opposition members is a familiar script in Africa. We have called for dialogue until our voices have gone hoarse but have been ignored," External link

yahoo-au Tuesday, January 22, 2019 9:58:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : "The economy and the people have passed a vote of no confidence on Mnangagwa and his government because they got into power illegitimately and there is an illegitimacy crisis that has not been solved. In terms of dialogue, we have said it before that we are open for dialogue and we can be part of the dialogue process to restore Zimbabwe," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, January 19, 2019 2:22:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “The economy and the people have passed a vote of no confidence on Mnangagwa and his government because they got into power illegitimately and there is an illegitimacy crisis that has not been solved. In terms of dialogue, we have said it before that we are open for dialogue and we can be part of the dialogue process to restore Zimbabwe,” External link

zimeye Saturday, January 19, 2019 1:34:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said ( about Mthuli Ncube ) : "The government has also introduced several taxes in foreign currency including duty on cars and that companies must remit taxes in the currency of sale. Considering most companies are providing services or selling goods in US dollars, it effectively means government has enough leg room to fund the social agenda and pay civil servants in US dollars," "Government also controls exports, withholding the forex earned while giving exporters some insulting percentage. Mthuli Ncube must do the honourable thing and hear the demands of civil servants and ensure schools function and doctors return to work" External link

bulawayo24 Monday, January 14, 2019 2:14:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : “Soon after the president’s speech we will have a standing committee and national executive. We are going to discuss way forward on demonstrations and offering concrete support to workers who are struggling,” “All the tribulations and abominations of 2008 are here, crisis in every sector, education, transport and inflation is shooting up. Mnangagwa’s government doesn’t have solutions. Next week, the MDC leadership is going to provide solutions to the current crisis” External link

thezimbabwemail Sunday, January 13, 2019 10:26:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “They are bringing back the gory memories of 2008. He is now clueless. Officially he has run out ideas. Black market rates will go up. This is what we call a fallacy and indeed this regime is heartless to its people,” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, January 13, 2019 1:07:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume told : “We are not going to take the luxury vehicles. We are only going to take vehicles that are suitable for the purpose of being an MP,” External link

thezimbabwemail Saturday, January 12, 2019 4:24:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "As the MDC, we are willing to talk unconditionally, based on the five principles that we set out. We are waiting for the Zanu PF leader to come forward and open the dialogue," "All we want is to solve our crisis as a country. No problem is insurmountable when people sit down and talk" External link

BBCMonitoring Friday, January 11, 2019 6:52:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume told : "They must first give up what they have looted in the last decades," External link

allafrica Friday, January 11, 2019 1:27:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume told : "Zanu PF cannot give up what they have not taken," External link

allafrica Friday, January 11, 2019 1:27:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "We are aware that no economic benefit will be derived from his globetrotting just like the other trips his government embarked in the past 12 months," External link

allafrica Friday, January 11, 2019 1:27:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "A president who flies out for reasons of self-preservation and strengthening relations only for power retention is irresponsible and unfit to hold office," External link

allafrica Friday, January 11, 2019 1:27:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "The economic and political crisis in Zimbabwe is worsening. This affects our neighbouring countries, particularly South Africa," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, January 10, 2019 5:58:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "We are aware that no economic benefit will be derived from his globetrotting just like the other trips his government embarked in the past 12 months," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, January 10, 2019 12:46:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : "Mnangagwa has always been maintaining relationships with countries like Belarus where autocracy reigns supreme," "His trips to these countries, therefore, come not a surprise to us in the MDC. It's his bid to take refresher courses on totalitarian, autocratic and fascist rule from the despots in these capitals" External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, January 10, 2019 12:46:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "A president who flies out for reasons of self-preservation and strengthening relations only for power retention is irresponsible and unfit to hold office," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, January 10, 2019 12:46:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “As the MDC, we are willing to talk unconditionally, based on the five principles that we set out. We are waiting for the Zanu PF leader to come forward and open the dialogue,” “All we want is to solve our crisis as a country. No problem is insurmountable when people sit down and talk” External link

zimeye Thursday, January 10, 2019 7:59:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "As the MDC, we are willing to talk unconditionally, based on the five principles that we set out. We are waiting for the Zanu PF leader to come forward and open the dialogue," "All we want is to solve our crisis as a country. No problem is insurmountable when people sit down and talk" External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, January 9, 2019 4:24:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “As the MDC, we are willing to talk unconditionally, based on the five principles that we set out. We are waiting for the Zanu PF leader to come forward and open the dialogue,” “All we want is to solve our crisis as a country. No problem is insurmountable when people sit down and talk” External link

zimeye Wednesday, January 9, 2019 9:05:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “As the MDC, we are willing to talk unconditionally, based on the five principles that we set out. We are waiting for the Zanu PF leader to come forward and open the dialogue,” “All we want is to solve our crisis as a country. No problem is insurmountable when people sit down and talk” External link

newsday Wednesday, January 9, 2019 7:53:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : "The MDC suggests that Mnangagwa admits failure and kick-start a process of national dialogue towards a lasting solution to the problems arresting our country," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, January 9, 2019 12:59:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "A lasting solution can also be found through abolishing the quasi-fiscal activities by the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe and growing the economy through attracting foreign direct investment and creating a stable and predictable policy environment," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, January 9, 2019 12:59:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume told : “The legitimacy question is still on,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, January 8, 2019 1:20:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “The economic and political crisis in Zimbabwe is worsening and what is important is that this affects our neighbouring countries, particularly South Africa,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, January 8, 2019 1:20:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume told : "The legitimacy question is still on," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, January 8, 2019 1:04:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "The economic and political crisis in Zimbabwe is worsening and what is important is that this affects our neighbouring countries, particularly South Africa," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, January 8, 2019 1:04:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "Yes we will attend the memorial service for our leader. What we will have are people who love our leader. We will cooperate as usual with the family to ensure that the event is a success in whatever way they might want from us," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, January 8, 2019 12:23:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume told : “The legitimacy question is still on,” External link

maravipost Monday, January 7, 2019 11:23:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “The economic and political crisis in Zimbabwe is worsening and what is important is that this affects our neighbouring countries, particularly South Africa,” External link

maravipost Monday, January 7, 2019 11:23:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “There is no role in the constitution for a mother of the nation or a father for that matter. It is alarming that the president chose to sweep the street instead of working on an issue that costs lives. We have tried this first lady route before; it is disastrous. Soon she will be holding rallies,” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, January 6, 2019 11:46:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : "The MDC suggests that Mnangagwa admits failure and kick-start a process of national dialogue towards a lasting solution to the problems arresting our country," External link

onlinenigeria Sunday, January 6, 2019 11:45:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : “The MDC suggests that Mnangagwa admits failure and kick-start a process of national dialogue towards a lasting solution to the problems arresting our country,” External link

zimeye Sunday, January 6, 2019 1:43:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : "The MDC suggests that Mnangagwa admits failure and kick-start a process of national dialogue towards a lasting solution to the problems arresting our country," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, January 5, 2019 8:45:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “there must be a proper audit of resources in the sector and information availed to Zimbabwean people save for that which falls under classified operations” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, January 4, 2019 11:21:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “Further reimbursement must be done to the State to the tune of the flying cost, including previous trips done using military equipment,” “This entails that a detailed inquiry be conducted in respect of routine and operational use of military equipment and measures to combat further abuse of military resources be put in place. Murky use of public resources in any government department must come to an end” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, January 4, 2019 11:21:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “It is clear that their own incompetence, inefficiency and cluelessness have become a danger to themselves. They are running away from their shadow,” “The people of Zimbabwe have a right to protest and express themselves using constitutional means. We are not deterred. We know they have demons of war and like Legion, they will find pigs to possess and fall off the cliff of dictatorship. We remain committed to representing the interests of the people within the confines of the Constitution” External link

newsday Friday, January 4, 2019 7:27:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said ( about Nelson Chamisa ) : “You cannot go about complaining that I am being shut out when you don’t know if you will be nominated. Chamisa will not bar anyone because the power comes from the provinces. The provinces will determine who contests Chamisa at congress in October,” External link

thezimbabwemail Thursday, January 3, 2019 2:05:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume explained : “The economic and political crisis in Zimbabwe is worsening and what is important is that this affects our neighbouring countries, particularly South Africa. We feel that Zimbabwe is becoming a regional security threat because of the failure by Mnangagwa’s government to solve the political stalemate over his illegitimacy,” External link

zimeye Saturday, December 29, 2018 11:50:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume explained : "The economic and political crisis in Zimbabwe is worsening and what is important is that this affects our neighbouring countries, particularly South Africa. We feel that Zimbabwe is becoming a regional security threat because of the failure by Mnangagwa's government to solve the political stalemate over his illegitimacy," External link

onlinenigeria Saturday, December 29, 2018 3:43:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume explained : "The economic and political crisis in Zimbabwe is worsening and what is important is that this affects our neighbouring countries, particularly South Africa. We feel that Zimbabwe is becoming a regional security threat because of the failure by Mnangagwa's government to solve the political stalemate over his illegitimacy," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, December 29, 2018 2:02:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said ( about Thokozani Khupe ) : “The MDC has never sought to harm Madam Khupe at any point or any event, whether we are present or not. We are a peaceful and democratic party and are aware that any person in Zimbabwe can form a political party of their choice,” External link

newsday Friday, December 28, 2018 7:39:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume added ( about Jacob Mafume ) : “The scare tactics have angered the profession and every other practitioner initially not part of the industrial action has joined in placing the lives of Zimbabweans in even worse risk. MDC Spokesperson Jacob Mafume. The government must reverse these suspensions and negotiate in good faith,” External link

zimeye Friday, December 28, 2018 2:27:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “These diplomatic meetings at home and abroad are part of our efforts besides the internal moves to refine our strategies. Of course 2023 is coming and we would not want to make the same mistakes,” External link

thezimbabwemail Thursday, December 27, 2018 5:01:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume added : “The scare tactics have angered the profession and every other practitioner initially not part of the industrial action has joined in placing the lives of Zimbabweans in even worse risk. The government must reverse these suspensions forthwith and negotiate in good faith,” External link

thezimbabwemail Thursday, December 27, 2018 4:15:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "As we have always predicted the outcomes of the commission are clearly bound on whitewashing the killing of unarmed innocent civilians by soldiers and create a climate of impunity for such killings while equating the victim with the perpetrator," External link

onlinenigeria Tuesday, December 25, 2018 6:43:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "As we have always predicted the outcomes of the commission are clearly bound on whitewashing the killing of unarmed innocent civilians by soldiers and create a climate of impunity for such killings while equating the victim with the perpetrator," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, December 24, 2018 11:09:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “As we have always predicted the outcomes of the commission are clearly bound on whitewashing the killing of unarmed innocent civilians by soldiers and create a climate of impunity for such killings while equating the victim with the perpetrator,” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, December 24, 2018 5:54:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “There cannot be total healing if you have not compensated the affected ones. So, there cannot be total unity if you are walking with the person you have beaten up and not taken to the hospital. We need that to be addressed,” External link

zimeye Sunday, December 23, 2018 6:48:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "The board reports to him; he cannot be a member of a board that reports to him. Being an ex-officio member does not mean he has no executive powers. The problem is that he will be reporting to himself," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, December 22, 2018 8:14:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "With respect, it was a public relations show for Zanu PF, we reject the report in its entirety but sadly for Zimbabweans, we are back to square zero," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, December 20, 2018 1:47:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said ( about Commission ) : "what we all knew that the military shot innocent Zimbabweans on that fateful day," "While the Commission correctly locates the soldiers as responsible for the people's deaths on 1 August, the report attempts to put blame on the MDC for organising a demonstration and planning violence, while also falsely claiming that the protestors were armed, something that cannot be confirmed using any of the available video footage including the recordings of the international media," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, December 20, 2018 1:47:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume argued : "The chairperson was supposed to present the report and justify his recommendations to the media," "We also have a problem with the report in that it did not state the issue of compensation to victims, stating the quantum that each family which lost its member is entitled to as this is also a standard principle" External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, December 20, 2018 1:47:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “The MDC is a peaceful organisation which must be applauded for resisting unconstitutional means of redress despite years of suffering. Any attempt to blame the victims in the report is a clear ploy of equalisation,” External link

zimeye Thursday, December 20, 2018 10:17:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “As we have always predicted, the outcomes of the commission are clearly bound on whitewashing the killing of unarmed innocent civilians by soldiers and create a climate of impunity for such killings, while equating the victim with the perpetrator,” External link

zimeye Thursday, December 20, 2018 10:17:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “The MDC is a peaceful organisation which must be applauded for resisting unconstitutional means of redress despite years of suffering. Any attempt to blame the victims in the report is a clear ploy of equalisation,” External link

newsday Thursday, December 20, 2018 7:16:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “As we have always predicted, the outcomes of the commission are clearly bound on whitewashing the killing of unarmed innocent civilians by soldiers and create a climate of impunity for such killings, while equating the victim with the perpetrator,” External link

newsday Thursday, December 20, 2018 7:16:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “That was the commission’s job,” “But it is now returning the matter back to the perpetrators, those who committed the killings, to say who ordered the shooting, and who killed people” External link

thezimbabwemail Wednesday, December 19, 2018 5:18:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “The violence was perpetrated by soldiers who shot at protesters, so in what way would election speeches by our leaders incite a soldier to kill? It is a bizarre finding not supported by facts,” External link

thezimbabwemail Tuesday, December 18, 2018 11:14:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “The violence was perpetrated by soldiers who shot at protesters, so in what way would election speeches by our leaders incite a soldier to kill? It is a bizarre finding not supported by facts,” External link

therepublic Tuesday, December 18, 2018 10:29:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "The violence was perpetrated by soldiers who shot at protesters, so in what way would election speeches by our leaders incite a soldier to kill? It is a bizarre finding not supported by facts," External link

newson6 Tuesday, December 18, 2018 10:22:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "The violence was perpetrated by soldiers who shot at protesters, so in what way would election speeches by our leaders incite a soldier to kill? It is a bizarre finding not supported by facts," External link

news9 Tuesday, December 18, 2018 10:16:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “The violence was perpetrated by soldiers who shot at protesters, so in what way would election speeches by our leaders incite a soldier to kill? It is a bizarre finding not supported by facts,” External link

WashingtonPost Tuesday, December 18, 2018 10:07:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "The violence was perpetrated by soldiers who shot at protesters, so in what way would election speeches by our leaders incite a soldier to kill? It is a bizarre finding not supported by facts," External link

wsoctv Tuesday, December 18, 2018 10:04:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "The violence was perpetrated by soldiers who shot at protesters, so in what way would election speeches by our leaders incite a soldier to kill? It is a bizarre finding not supported by facts," External link

fox13memphis Tuesday, December 18, 2018 10:03:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "The violence was perpetrated by soldiers who shot at protesters, so in what way would election speeches by our leaders incite a soldier to kill? It is a bizarre finding not supported by facts," External link

beaumontenterprise Tuesday, December 18, 2018 10:00:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "The violence was perpetrated by soldiers who shot at protesters, so in what way would election speeches by our leaders incite a soldier to kill? It is a bizarre finding not supported by facts," External link

timescolonist Tuesday, December 18, 2018 9:59:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "The violence was perpetrated by soldiers who shot at protesters, so in what way would election speeches by our leaders incite a soldier to kill? It is a bizarre finding not supported by facts," External link

seattlepi Tuesday, December 18, 2018 9:55:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “The violence was perpetrated by soldiers who shot at protesters, so in what way would election speeches by our leaders incite a soldier to kill? It is a bizarre finding not supported by facts,” External link

dailyjournal Tuesday, December 18, 2018 9:45:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume told ( about The UK ) : “Yes, we moved the national executive meeting to Saturday and held it at the same time as the national council, but not because of numbers. The standing committee meeting held on Friday took too long, and we wanted to allow people to attend the presidential Christmas dinner,” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, December 17, 2018 12:20:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume told ( about The UK ) : "Yes, we moved the national executive meeting to Saturday and held it at the same time as the national council, but not because of numbers. The standing committee meeting held on Friday took too long, and we wanted to allow people to attend the presidential Christmas dinner," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, December 17, 2018 8:20:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume told ( about The UK ) : “Yes, we moved the national executive meeting to Saturday and held it at the same time as the national council, but not because of numbers. The standing committee meeting held on Friday took too long, and we wanted to allow people to attend the presidential Christmas dinner,” External link

newsday Monday, December 17, 2018 6:58:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume added : “The meeting reviewed progress made in the integration process and resolved that the process be completed in the shortest possible time,” External link

herald Monday, December 17, 2018 1:46:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said ( about Elias Mudzuri ) : “The meeting noted the allegations against vice president Mudzuri’s conduct and resolved that the matter be dealt with by the presidium,” External link

herald Monday, December 17, 2018 1:46:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "It is natural that supporters either cheer or boo their leaders and senior party leaders know that all they need to do is to act in a manner that will turn the jeers into cheers because for now the party is focused on the debilitating economic meltdown in the country," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, December 16, 2018 5:56:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "It is natural that supporters either cheer or boo their leaders and senior party leaders know that all they need to do is to act in a manner that will turn the jeers into cheers because for now the party is focused on the debilitating economic meltdown in the country," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, December 16, 2018 5:11:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “There is nothing to demonstrate about, the congress will be held in October when it is due and the congress will be held for everyone,” “A congress happens every five years so a congress will be held by the end of October, that is was when it was held when the current leadership was put in and Chamisa was then endorsed by the National Council to finish Morgan Tsvangirai’s term,” External link

thezimbabwemail Sunday, December 16, 2018 2:02:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "What Chief Charumbira is saying is in contempt of court. It is pointless bravado that brought Robert Mugabe to the brink and that will bring Emmerson Mnangagwa to the brink faster than anyone can imagine. " External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, December 15, 2018 1:03:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : “This government has told everyone who cares to listen that it wants to change the way it has been doing things. Mnangagwa has told the world that he wants to respect human rights, so it would be folly for anyone to listen to Energy Mutodi, who has a propensity to energetically fail to appreciate issues,” External link

newsday Saturday, December 15, 2018 6:40:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “Yes, there will be national executive and national council meetings tomorrow (today). (They) will focus on the deteriorating economy. Those issues you are asking me about, there are processes that are provided for by the constitution. We are a big organisation and there will always be sentiments against leaders but at the end of the day as a party we follow what the constitution provides,” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, December 14, 2018 11:23:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "Yes, there will be national executive and national council meetings tomorrow (today). (They) will focus on the deteriorating economy. Those issues you are asking me about, there are processes that are provided for by the constitution. We are a big organisation and there will always be sentiments against leaders but at the end of the day as a party we follow what the constitution provides," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, December 14, 2018 9:27:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “Yes, there will be national executive and national council meetings tomorrow (today). (They) will focus on the deteriorating economy. Those issues you are asking me about, there are processes that are provided for by the constitution. We are a big organisation and there will always be sentiments against leaders but at the end of the day as a party we follow what the constitution provides,” External link

herald Friday, December 14, 2018 3:50:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “Zanu PF has messed up things, they have failed the economy.They are illegitimate; they have failed to pass the legitimacy test internationally and to the people of Zimbabwe. You cannot seek to govern people by force, they will not comply.They are facing resistance from the people and the economy,” External link

zimeye Thursday, December 13, 2018 8:23:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “This is clearly contemptuous of the court and a clear expression of personal interest in the matter,” External link

zimeye Wednesday, December 12, 2018 12:38:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume anasema : “Hii inadhihirisha kwamba familia hii ya rais imekwenda kwa ajili ya kufanya ‘shopping’ huko Magharibi, msafara ule ni mkubwa mno usio na mantiki yoyote,” External link

raiamwema Thursday, September 28, 2017 2:52:00 AM EAT



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Jacob Mafume said : "Recruitment of council is not done by councillors, but human resources staff. If you dare find one employee with a similar surname with me I can bet with you $2 000. " External link

bulawayo24 Monday, October 7, 2019 3:47:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "On the issue you are referring to, we recently did interviews for firefighters and 80 nurses and 40 did not take our jobs. Those who accepted took the jobs on a temporary basis because we can't pay them. " External link

bulawayo24 Monday, October 7, 2019 3:47:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "They (rural voters) are under siege economically, the headmen are chief whips of Zanu-PF and the villagers are being threatened that if they vote for the opposition, they will be denied food handouts," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, September 25, 2019 1:40:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “They (rural voters) are under siege economically, the headmen are chief whips of Zanu PF and the villages are being threatened that if they vote for the opposition, the will be denied food handouts,” “There is no food in the rural areas, no money, the people rely on government and donor handouts which they are made to believe are coming from Zanu PF” External link

newsday Tuesday, September 24, 2019 11:38:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "A lesson learnt is not to overstay in power, a lesson that one can be many things to different people. Hated and loved in equal measure. A ruined country remains, he died far from it," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, September 7, 2019 12:36:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “A lesson learnt is not to overstay in power, a lesson that one can be many things to different people. Hated and loved in equal measure. A ruined country remains, he died far from it,” External link

newsday Saturday, September 7, 2019 11:38:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume told ( about Obadiah Moyo ) : “Zanu PF is intensifying criminal abuse of government for election purposes. They did it in Lupane with the letter from the Health minister Obadiah Moyo using drugs to clinics, now it’s DDF being commanded to buy votes,” External link

newsday Monday, August 26, 2019 5:31:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said ( about Glen View ) : “The people of Glen View will not allow wool hats to be pulled over their eyes. They will vote with their hearts and minds and not for trinkets from Zanu PF which has run down this country and brought untold suffering to the people. Glen View will speak and it will be heard” External link

newsday Monday, August 26, 2019 5:31:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “We don’t have access to the till, but the struggle is funded by the people and the people will win. It is important that we do not resort to the same morally bankrupt tactics of Zanu PF,” External link

newsday Monday, August 26, 2019 5:31:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said ( about Nelson Chamisa ) : "You can not talk about anything until you have a genuine dialogue, if you have a genuine dialogue then everything is on the table. They can talk about their issues with us, we can talk about our issues with them," "We are not going to come to Polad, our party, the President Nelson Chamisa will not be part of any choir, he is not going to be a dance hall artist dancing to the tunes of the ugly Polad. That is not going to happen" External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, August 21, 2019 1:36:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said ( about Mickey Mouse ) : "As human resources committee chair, the failure to conduct an audit by commission or omission is a human resource or disciplinary issue. In this day and age, we cannot run institutions with Stone- Age tendencies or Mickey Mouse behaviour of failing to be audited for whatever reason," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, August 8, 2019 10:21:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said ( about Mickey Mouse ) : “As human resources committee chair, the failure to conduct an audit by commission or omission is a human resource or disciplinary issue. In this day and age, we cannot run institutions with Stone- Age tendencies or Mickey Mouse behaviour of failing to be audited for whatever reason,” External link

newsday Thursday, August 8, 2019 6:57:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume wrote : “On behalf of the party I would like to thank those who voted against all odds. National and provincial leaders showed biblical resilience in the face of Pharaoh.Dedication is unparalleled.lessons are invaluable.Let’s free our pple street by village by village,” External link

zimeye Monday, August 5, 2019 2:23:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "coercion and manipulation were clearly the decisive factors" External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, August 4, 2019 10:10:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "The people of Matabeleland North who voted for the MDC must be saluted for the resisting all the obstacles and going against all odds to support change in Zimbabwe," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, August 4, 2019 10:10:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "coercion and manipulation were clearly the decisive factors" External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, August 4, 2019 9:24:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "The people of Matabeleland North who voted for the MDC must be saluted for the resisting all the obstacles and going against all odds to support change in Zimbabwe," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, August 4, 2019 9:24:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "Lies have short legs. The legacy of the Tsvangirai family is under the leadership of president Nelson Chamisa and it is unsustainable for someone to continue fighting against the Tsvangirai legacy and at the same time claim to upholding it," "That they could fail to field a candidate is obvious. They have failed to field candidates in many other areas and those areas do not have Tsvangirai's biological children" External link

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

Jacob Mafume said : "Lies have short legs. The legacy of the Tsvangirai family is under the leadership of president Nelson Chamisa and it is unsustainable for someone to continue fighting against the Tsvangirai legacy and at the same time claim to upholding it," "That they could fail to field a candidate is obvious. They have failed to field candidates in many other areas and those areas do not have Tsvangirai's biological children" External link

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

Jacob Mafume said : “We know we are entering the race against a party that rigs elections, especially by-elections. You saw what they did in Lupane using State resources and medicines in a crass vote buying attempt where ministers wrote to each other letters on government letter heads so that they buy votes using taxpayers’ money,” External link

newsday Wednesday, July 24, 2019 9:09:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “The real issues are that Zanu PF has failed to improve the lives of ordinary people, they have been stealing and looting national coffers dry. These by-elections are a clear choice between darkness which is Zanu PF and light which is us, the peoples party, the MDC,” External link

newsday Wednesday, July 24, 2019 9:09:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “This is a disaster, an indication that there is no willingness to reform,” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, July 5, 2019 5:07:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said ( about Utloile Silaigwana ) : “It shows that Zec has leant nothing and forgotten nothing. The appointment is retrogressive. If Silaigwana has not had a damascene moment, then this appointment is disastrous which could deepen the suspicion and lack of trust around the electoral system. He superintended the worst electoral period in this country,” External link

newsday Thursday, July 4, 2019 1:36:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “He is the umbilical cord between the military and its interference with the electoral processes in Zimbabwe, he is the one who opens the gates of hell for the military to pile misery on electoral practices,” External link

newsday Thursday, July 4, 2019 1:36:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “The whole policy is about a bridge from the current mess that we are in,” External link

newsday Wednesday, June 19, 2019 7:31:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “The man is out of sorts, confuses elementary principles of economics and runs on bus stop theories, most of which were generated by his paid social media trolls,” External link

newsday Monday, June 17, 2019 8:24:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "It is constitutional to hold an anti-government demonstration anywhere in the world and it is dangerous to create a quasi-group of people who threaten to deal with other people. It is dangerous for the State to keep quiet and not deal with those people," "The State must deal with those people thoroughly and stop them from making statements which are likely to inflame the situation. They have no right to police anyone or to stop anyone from doing a demonstration against the government" External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, June 16, 2019 12:37:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “It is constitutional to hold an anti-government demonstration anywhere in the world and it is dangerous to create a quasi-group of people who threaten to deal with other people. It is dangerous for the State to keep quiet and not deal with those people,” “The State must deal with those people thoroughly and stop them from making statements which are likely to inflame the situation. They have no right to police anyone or to stop anyone from doing a demonstration against the government” External link

zimeye Saturday, June 15, 2019 5:37:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “It is constitutional to hold an anti-government demonstration anywhere in the world and it is dangerous to create a quasi-group of people who threaten to deal with other people. It is dangerous for the State to keep quiet and not deal with those people,” “The State must deal with those people thoroughly and stop them from making statements which are likely to inflame the situation. They have no right to police anyone or to stop anyone from doing a demonstration against the government” External link

thezimbabwemail Saturday, June 15, 2019 4:00:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “It is constitutional to hold an anti-government demonstration anywhere in the world and it is dangerous to create a quasi-group of people who threaten to deal with other people. It is dangerous for the State to keep quiet and not deal with those people,” “The State must deal with those people thoroughly and stop them from making statements which are likely to inflame the situation. They have no right to police anyone or to stop anyone from doing a demonstration against the government” External link

newsday Saturday, June 15, 2019 1:59:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “We are waiting and saying that the discussion we will hold must start with (President) Mnangagwa as president of Zanu, (Advocate Nelson) Chamisa as the people’s president. Once Mnangagwa agrees to meet with Chamisa, then we’ll organize how this discussion will proceed, and discuss issues of legitimacy and the economy and international relations,” External link

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

Jacob Mafume said : “In honour of Vimbai, the national council that was there tomorrow (today) has been cancelled. We need time to mourn; we need time to send her off. The party leadership felt that it was important to respect her and make sure that we mourn her,” “The national council was meant to conclude congress business. As you know, the national council sits as congress to finish any loose ends that would have been left out during the congress” External link

newsday Wednesday, June 12, 2019 1:21:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “He is a patriot who is demanding better public delivery of education services. It is quite clear that he is being targeted for his dissenting views,” “The dark days are still with us. Even signs of goodwill from the EU are being washed down the drain by reckless and ruthless behaviour. The MDC demands an end to the terrorisation of civic society organisation’s and union leaders” External link

zimeye Saturday, June 8, 2019 12:32:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "He is a patriot who is demanding better public delivery of education services. It is quite clear that he is being targeted for his dissenting views," "The dark days are still with us. Even signs of goodwill from the EU are being washed down the drain by reckless and ruthless behaviour. The MDC demands an end to the terrorisation of civic society organisation's and union leaders" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, June 7, 2019 11:03:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “He is a patriot who is demanding better public delivery of education services. It is quite clear that he is being targeted for his dissenting views,” “The dark days are still with us. Even signs of goodwill from the EU are being washed down the drain by reckless and ruthless behaviour. The MDC demands an end to the terrorisation of civic society organisation’s and union leaders” External link

newsday Friday, June 7, 2019 1:27:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "Recent developments in the country have exposed a failed government that is running scared of citizens' demands to be governed differently and effectively. The country is effectively on military lockdown. Soldiers have pitched tents in high-density suburbs and no reason of deployment have been brought to Parliament in line with constitutional requirements; there is also an unconstitutional attempt by the illegitimate government to ban demonstrations and industrial action," External link

onlinenigeria Wednesday, June 5, 2019 8:56:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “Recent developments in the country have exposed a failed government that is running scared of citizens’ demands to be governed differently and effectively. The country is effectively on military lockdown. Soldiers have pitched tents in high-density suburbs and no reason of deployment have been brought to Parliament in line with constitutional requirements; there is also an unconstitutional attempt by the illegitimate government to ban demonstrations and industrial action,” External link

thezimbabwemail Wednesday, June 5, 2019 8:29:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “Recent developments in the country have exposed a failed government that is running scared of citizens’ demands to be governed differently and effectively. The country is effectively on military lockdown. Soldiers have pitched tents in high-density suburbs and no reason of deployment have been brought to Parliament in line with constitutional requirements; there is also an unconstitutional attempt by the illegitimate government to ban demonstrations and industrial action,” External link

newsday Wednesday, June 5, 2019 7:37:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "Recent developments in the country have exposed a failed government that is running scared of citizens' demands to be governed differently and effectively. The country is effectively on military lockdown. Soldiers have pitched tents in high-density suburbs and no reason of deployment have been brought to Parliament in line with constitutional requirements; there is also an unconstitutional attempt by the illegitimate government to ban demonstrations and industrial action," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, June 5, 2019 7:20:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “That people can persecute a person in his death, (when) death has no party affiliation (is shocking). Being in Zanu PF is not a sign of purity or heroism,” External link

zimeye Thursday, May 30, 2019 10:52:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "That people can persecute a person in his death, (when) death has no party affiliation (is shocking). Being in Zanu-PF is not a sign of purity or heroism," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, May 30, 2019 10:49:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “That people can persecute a person in his death, (when) death has no party affiliation (is shocking). Being in Zanu PF is not a sign of purity or heroism,” External link

newsday Thursday, May 30, 2019 7:53:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “We have just ensured that most of our delegates have accommodation as preparations are at an advanced stage. We are ready for our congress,” External link

insiderzim Monday, May 27, 2019 3:41:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “This is what authorities that respect colonial borders do. The MDC does not respect that. We want Africans to be able to travel anywhere they want,” External link

thezimbabwemail Sunday, May 26, 2019 3:55:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume added : “He will share with you details of his ordeal” External link

thezimbabwemail Sunday, May 26, 2019 3:55:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “Our opponents have been using all kinds of tricks to derail this great event but we are saying it is the party membership which decides the party position,” External link

thezimbabwemail Saturday, May 25, 2019 5:04:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "Our opponents have been using all kinds of tricks to derail this great event but we are saying it is the party membership which decides the party position," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, May 25, 2019 11:36:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "Our opponents have been using all kinds of tricks to derail this great event but we are saying it is the party membership which decides the party position," External link

nation-ke Saturday, May 25, 2019 9:17:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "Our opponents have been using all kinds of tricks to derail this great event but we are saying it is the party membership which decides the party position," External link

pulse Saturday, May 25, 2019 8:05:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “Our lawyers have advised us to proceed as we are doing and they will also be taking care of the needs” External link

newsday Wednesday, May 22, 2019 2:08:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “As you know, every administrative process has to be internally reviewed, has to be internally audited and in keeping of the rule of the law and democratic tenets, we wanted to make sure that anyone who had complaints, no matter how big or small, they had an opportunity to present them before the independent commission,” External link

newsday Wednesday, May 22, 2019 2:08:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “We see this as an attempt to attack and annihilate dissent. The economy is crumbling, fuel shortages continue unabated, cash shortages, electricity and water rationing is the order of the day and the military government knows that people will complain. However, to muzzle the people and cower them, the failed government creates theories to criminalise the constitutionally guaranteed ways to express genuine grievances by the suffering masses” External link

newsday Saturday, May 18, 2019 1:15:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "We see this as an attempt to attack and annihilate dissent. The economy is crumbling, fuel shortages continue unabated, cash shortages, electricity and water rationing is the order of the day and the military government knows that people will complain. However, to muzzle the people and cower them, the failed government creates theories to criminalise the constitutionally guaranteed ways to express genuine grievances by the suffering masses" External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, May 18, 2019 12:18:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “As we go to congress, we have to relook at the organisation itself. The congress is more than elections, it is where we review and think about the direction of the organisation, where we are going as a party, where we have been as a party,” External link

newsday Thursday, May 16, 2019 1:20:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “As we go to congress, we have to relook at the organisation itself. The congress is more than elections, it is where we review and think about the direction of the organisation, where we are going as a party, where we have been as a party,” External link

thezimbabwemail Thursday, May 16, 2019 1:16:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “They follow his motorcade at extraordinarily high speeds, they interfere with the vehicles in his motorcade and at times they almost run him off the road in blatant violation of road rules,” External link

thezimbabwemail Thursday, May 16, 2019 10:52:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “We are in the process of dealing with issues related to the congresses. There are no losers or winners in this process,” “The party is big enough to integrate everyone. We are all part of a machinery needed to deal with Zanu PF. We will integrate the leadership to deal with any contestations and deal with any alleviation of the problems that the people of Zimbabwe are facing using the vehicle of the MDC, the only alternative vehicle of choice” External link

newsday Thursday, May 16, 2019 7:37:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "The MDC expresses its heartfelt condolences to the Rukanda and Mhundwa families in particular and the MDC family in general for the sad loss of Paul Rukanda and Tafadzwa Mhundwa in a tragic accident last night in Kwekwe" External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, May 15, 2019 10:26:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "Glen View South legislator, Hon Vimbai Tsvangirai-Java and Mrs Muringani, the Harare West ward 16 Women's Assembly Chairperson, were injured in the same accident. Mhundwa is the brother to the late Susan Tsvangirai. Rukanda was Hon Tsvangirai-Java's campaign manager and they were on their way to Harare after attending the Bulawayo provincial campaign caucus. Mrs Tsvangirai-Java is campaigning for the post of Women's Assembly Secretary," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, May 15, 2019 10:26:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume told ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : “She is having dialogue with (President Emmerson) Mnangagwa and Zanu PF and that’s the dialogue she should conclude,” External link

thezimbabwemail Tuesday, May 14, 2019 10:43:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “The party is moving forward with its congress and will not be deterred by political day-dreaming,” External link

thezimbabwemail Tuesday, May 14, 2019 10:43:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “Kwekwe does not have rescue facilities, let alone medicines. So we have been in a rush to get them to Harare,” External link

thezimbabwemail Tuesday, May 14, 2019 10:43:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "We didn't see any graffiti at our offices," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, May 14, 2019 10:03:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "I think it's unfair to expect me to comment on things I did not see," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, May 14, 2019 10:03:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “We have 15 days from the date of the judgment. We will take the advice of lawyers on its impact and then we will appeal if they deem it necessary,” External link

insiderzim Sunday, May 12, 2019 10:11:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “The choice of leaders of any political party, the world over is the sole preserve of the members of that party. It can never be a judicial process. Equally, the actions, activities and programmes of a political party, being a voluntary organisation whose existence is protected by the Constitution, is the sole preserve of the members that party,” “In the past few months, over 500,000 members of the MDC have been involved in a process of electing their leaders at lower levels, from branch to the province. More particularly, over 10,200 branches, 1,958 wards, 210 districts and 13 provinces have been elected. In just a few weeks’ time, the MDC will complete the process of democratically electing its leadership at a Congress convened in terms of its Constitution” External link

thezimbabwemail Saturday, May 11, 2019 9:52:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume added ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : “We are fully aware of the machinations and strategies being deployed by the Mnangagwa administration to destabilize and destroy the people’s project. We reiterate that Emmerson Mnangagwa is illegitimate and no amount of diversionary tactics will change this fact” External link

thezimbabwemail Saturday, May 11, 2019 9:52:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “The standing committee has referred the judgment to the lawyers and they are still waiting for the lawyers’ opinion,” External link

newsday Friday, May 10, 2019 2:05:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "What we have done is … we are introducing a facility for teachers and I was speaking to the chairperson of the education and housing committee to give every teacher who is stationed at a council school a stand," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, May 10, 2019 9:44:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said ( about Muchadeyi Masunda ) : "We can't be naming our schools as Budiriro 1, Budiriro 2 and so on. Why not name the school after people like Muchadeyi Masunda? This is because some of these people have done great for our city. This will also help the school get the support which comes from being associated with such names as they attract their friends and colleagues," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, May 10, 2019 9:44:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “What we have done is … we are introducing a facility for teachers and I was speaking to the chairperson of the education and housing committee to give every teacher who is stationed at a council school a stand,” External link

newsday Friday, May 10, 2019 7:52:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said ( about Muchadeyi Masunda ) : “We can’t be naming our schools as Budiriro 1, Budiriro 2 and so on. Why not name the school after people like Muchadeyi Masunda? This is because some of these people have done great for our city. This will also help the school get the support which comes from being associated with such names as they attract their friends and colleagues,” External link

newsday Friday, May 10, 2019 7:52:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "The Minister of Health and other senior government officials should be ashamed of what is happening," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, May 9, 2019 10:02:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : ”We are fully aware of the machinations and strategies being deployed by the Mnangagwa administration to destabilize and destroy the people’s project. We reiterate that Emmerson Mnangagwa is illegitimate and no amount of diversionary tactics will change this fact” External link

zimeye Thursday, May 9, 2019 4:38:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume added : “For the avoidance of doubt, preparations for the main Congress are at an advanced stage and 6 800 delegates will attend. That process is irreversible,” External link

zimeye Thursday, May 9, 2019 4:38:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said ( about Edith Mushore ) : “In just a few weeks’ time, the MDC will complete the process of democratically electing its leadership at a congress convened in terms of its constitution. Strangely, Justice Mushore’s judgment contradicts and totally ignores an earlier judgment of the High Court, which ruled on the case of Murimoga versus the MDC,” External link

newsday Thursday, May 9, 2019 1:28:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume added ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : “We are fully aware of the machinations and strategies being deployed by the Mnangagwa administration to destabilise and destroy the people’s project. We reiterate that (President) Emmerson Mnangagwa is illegitimate and no amount of diversionary tactics will change this fact,” External link

newsday Thursday, May 9, 2019 1:28:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “That process is irreversible. We shall hold a historic and joyous congress under the theme Defining a New Course for Zimbabwe,” External link

newsday Thursday, May 9, 2019 1:28:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : “We reiterate that Emmerson Mnangagwa is illegitimate and no amount of diversionary tactics will change this fact,” External link

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

Jacob Mafume said : “MDC members have the mandate to elect the leadership of the party, according to the Constitution. As such preparations for the Congress are progressing regardless of the High Court ruling. As far as we are concerned the party’s internal processes cannot be determined by external influence,” External link

zimeye Wednesday, May 8, 2019 5:27:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “The Minister of Health and other senior government officials should be ashamed of what is happening,” External link

newsday Wednesday, May 8, 2019 1:46:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "She just withdrew from contesting for the VP post and opted for women's assembly chairperson. She was nominated for both posts," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, May 7, 2019 11:17:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "We are still waiting for people to make withdrawals but so far no one has withdrawn maybe because Wednesday was a holiday. But if there is no consensus then there will be elections," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, May 4, 2019 10:40:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said ( about Commission ) : "Since there are no agreements we are now going for contestations which will be superintended by the ZCTU. The Electoral Commission shall then produce ballots on every position where more than one candidate decide to contest. The positions to be contested include the president, vice president, national chairperson, secretary-general and treasurer-general," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, May 4, 2019 10:40:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume added : "It is like a national election. You cannot say the Zimbabwean election has been contested. One needs to be specific and point to a particular outcome like Mt Pleasant Ward 17 were I represent. If I think there were anomalies that would not be taken to affect all council elections," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, May 4, 2019 10:40:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “They are coming in as alliance partners, remember they were candidates for MDC in last year’s harmonised election and if they were good enough to sit in Parliament representing MDC they are also good enough to be in structures,” External link

zimeye Saturday, May 4, 2019 9:24:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "We don't need greenlights for any demonstrations. They are a constitutional right and enshrined in section 59, to be (precise)," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, May 1, 2019 8:10:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "They will respond to questions from members of the party and this is good for democracy," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, May 1, 2019 8:10:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “We don’t need greenlights for any demonstrations. They are a constitutional right and enshrined in section 59, to be (precise),” External link

thezimbabwemail Wednesday, May 1, 2019 6:07:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "They are coming in as alliance partners, remember they were candidates for MDC in last year's harmonised election and if they were good enough to sit in Parliament representing MDC they are also good enough to be in structures," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, May 1, 2019 3:23:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “We don’t need greenlights for any demonstrations. They are a constitutional right and enshrined in section 59, to be (precise),” External link

newsday Wednesday, May 1, 2019 1:10:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “Energy Mutodi is the centre of the confusion and we all know that Zanu PF is always at the centre of illegal eviction of residents for profit and patronage,” External link

zimeye Wednesday, May 1, 2019 11:16:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “They reveal another attempt to victimise Zimbabweans, justify premeditated crackdown on actors in the democratic movement,” External link

thezimbabwemail Wednesday, May 1, 2019 11:01:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “Similar fake intelligence reports have been used before to target members of the opposition and CSOs leaders like Rashid Mahiya, none of these cases where prosecuted on these intelligence report and none of these things could be sustained in court,” External link

thezimbabwemail Wednesday, May 1, 2019 11:01:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "They are coming in as alliance partners, remember they were candidates for MDC in last year's harmonised election and if they were good enough to sit in Parliament representing MDC they are also good enough to be in structures," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, April 30, 2019 11:36:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "If they have appealed, we cannot comment on the matter before the national executive deals with the matter as doing so will be subjudice," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, April 30, 2019 11:36:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said ( about Morgan Tsvangirai ) : “His family has no demarcation. The whole of Zimbabwe, the MDC and everyone who died in his name wearing his t-shirt and those tortured wearing the party’s t-shirt are Morgan Tsvangirai’s family,” External link

thezimbabwemail Tuesday, April 30, 2019 10:07:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume added ( about Morgan Tsvangirai ) : “Moreover, we are going to be wearing whatever we want wear whether it is party regalia or not because Morgan Tsvangirai is the founding member of the MDC. He is red inside his blood, inside his grave and he is red in heaven where he is,” External link

thezimbabwemail Tuesday, April 30, 2019 10:07:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “The people who are responsible for the suffering of the population and economic decay are ZANU PF. They lack care for the ordinary person, they fly Swiss jets, they are corrupt and have resisted the moves and offers for dialogue,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, April 30, 2019 4:47:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume added : “They actually want the country to degenerate into chaos so that they eliminate everyone they perceive an enemy, they are pushing everyone outside of bounds of the constitution. the MDC will not be tempted into such a trap, it is not our way of doing business,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, April 30, 2019 4:47:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "The constitution provides for an appeal process, which goes to the national executive. If it has been filed, then the special committee will handle that appeal. Once it concludes, we can then comment. Now it's a sub judice. As a democratic party we allow appeals and the right to be heard," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, April 30, 2019 9:20:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "All nominees have up to Wednesday to indicate whether they are accepting the nomination or not," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, April 29, 2019 10:10:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "The Bulawayo congress and all our other provincial congresses have gone on smoothly, as of today we have not received any formal complaints in terms of our constitution over any irregularity. Winning candidates and the losing candidates have all pledged to work together. Should we receive any complaints or any specific irregularities it would be dealt with in terms of our constitution and it would be dealt with before the main congress," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, April 29, 2019 10:10:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "It was in compliance with the constitution," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, April 29, 2019 10:10:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “It was in compliance with the constitution,” External link

herald Monday, April 29, 2019 2:27:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “All nominees have up to Wednesday to indicate whether they are accepting the nomination or not,” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, April 28, 2019 11:54:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “Each person is entitled to accept one nomination,” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, April 28, 2019 11:54:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "After the national council meeting, candidates will have either accepted or declined the nominations they got after being validated by the national council marking the beginning of official campaigns," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, April 27, 2019 7:29:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "The issue of gender representation is in our constitution. It is an aspiration that we should have a 50-50 representation. Our members are clear on that and our constitution is clear on that. We will aspire to have it in terms of the constitutional provision," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, April 27, 2019 10:19:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "The Bulawayo congress and all our other provincial congresses have gone on smoothly, as of today we have not received any formal complaints in terms of our constitution over any irregularity. Winning candidates and the losing candidates have all pledged to work together. Should we receive any complaints or any specific irregularities it would be dealt with in terms of our constitution and it would be dealt with before the main congress," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, April 25, 2019 11:01:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "The cost will be in millions and is a shifting target as the cost is changing day-to-day. The price of goods and services are changing," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, April 24, 2019 10:43:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “The congress will bring about the solutions to the crisis, we have to get answers from the people,” External link

herald Wednesday, April 24, 2019 3:53:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “The cost will be in millions and is a shifting target as the cost is changing day-to-day. The price of goods and services are changing,” External link

herald Wednesday, April 24, 2019 3:53:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "The process is all an attempt to appear to be progressive when this is all a cover up. There is no accountability and impunity has deepened," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, April 23, 2019 1:11:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "All our provincial congress progressed smoothly, including in Bulawayo progressed smoothly. We have not received formal complaints in terms of our constitution over any irregularity. Winning candidates and the losing candidates have all pledged to work together in order for us to succeed as a party. Should we receive any complaints or any specific irregularities it would be dealt with in terms of our constitution and it would be dealt with before the main congress," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, April 23, 2019 9:23:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said ( about Finance Act ) : “We have to rely on our members and well-wishers, especially seeing that government is withholding our share from the Political Parties Finance Act, we have not been given our money so we will find alternative ways,” External link

newsday Tuesday, April 23, 2019 8:04:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “In the current context we have proffered that as a solution, we need a one-on-one meeting underpinned by the five-point plan. As a party, the president has been given the full mandate to engage in any process that will bring about an end to the suffering of the people of Zimbabwe and he is providing a framework to that,” “We have put our position paper and it cannot be abandoned in the air. Anyone who is serious about dialogue also has to put forward his or her proposition and we will take it from there” External link

zimeye Monday, April 22, 2019 4:51:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “In the current context we have proffered that as a solution, we need a one-on-one meeting underpinned by the five-point plan. As a party, the president has been given the full mandate to engage in any process that will bring about an end to the suffering of the people of Zimbabwe and he is providing a framework to that,” “We have put our position paper and it cannot be abandoned in the air. Anyone who is serious about dialogue also has to put forward their proposition and we take it from there” External link

herald Monday, April 22, 2019 3:34:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said ( about Nelson Chamisa ) : “The party has completed 11 provincial congresses, where delegates elected provincial leaders and submitted their nominations for standing committee positions. President Chamisa has received 11 nominations so far. There have been massive nominations for vice-presidents and fierce contests in other positions,” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, April 21, 2019 3:32:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said ( about Douglas Mwonzora ) : “Mwonzora is our secretary-general, and it is his office that sends out the notice of congress. He is given the powers to superintend over congress together with other leaders. Surely, he is aware that he set the rules of the game. In any event, if there were any genuine issues, he is aware as one of the leaders of the party, of channels and appropriate forums to raise his complaints,” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, April 21, 2019 3:32:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume told : “The independent electoral commission is chaired by the ZCTU and Japhet Moyo in particular,” External link

thezimbabwemail Saturday, April 20, 2019 6:53:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “We can’t really talk of manipulation when the votes tallied, we had an electoral college so how can one manipulate votes in that way?” External link

zimeye Friday, April 19, 2019 10:03:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "We can't really talk of manipulation when the votes tallied, we had an electoral college so how can one manipulate votes in that way?" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, April 19, 2019 2:39:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume told : "The independent electoral commission is chaired by the ZCTU and Japhet Moyo in particular," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, April 17, 2019 6:38:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "Matutu was not disqualified. There is a template, according to the template, he did not qualify. He could apply for a waiver for that five-year period, he opted not to apply," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, April 17, 2019 5:21:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “There is nothing called change of venue and transport challenges at a congress. We are all aware of the fuel situation in the country. We are all aware that it had begun raining therefore, people can choose to go at a sheltered place. You cannot continue doing a congress at an open space when the weather report tells you it will rain. We have also made sure that a quorum is met. Once it was met, congress proceeded,” External link

herald Tuesday, April 16, 2019 3:25:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "Their approach is not based on multi-stakeholder consultation meant to reach an objective understanding of the political economy. That is why as MDC we reject the SMP," External link

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

Jacob Mafume said : “Compensation is a given. It should be given. The problem with Zimbabwe is that we create our own normal. In the rest of the world it is abnormal to grab someone’s farm and then discuss about issues to do with compensation later. There must be no discussion about this,” External link

newsday Monday, April 15, 2019 7:04:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume added : “We have to own up to our obligations as a country, where we have the money we compensate, and where we don’t we find ways of dealing with it (compensation). At the end of the day, we cannot behave like an 18th century army that grabs people’s property, pensions, and so forth and behave as if it’s normal,” External link

newsday Monday, April 15, 2019 7:04:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "The process went on well with all the leaders present and in jubilant mood, all of them were well received by the people and there is harmony in the party," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, April 14, 2019 6:37:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "But that does not mean the end for those who have not been nominated because one simply needs one nomination to contest so as it is it's still game on" External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, April 13, 2019 7:07:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume asked ( about Takavafira Zhou ) : "Accusations against the mayor that he rigged the election are with no basis. For instance, some of the people who were not in his camp like the secretary for information (Zhou) won. So how he could he rig for himself and not for the entire people in his camp?" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, April 12, 2019 9:52:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said ( about Matabeleland South ) : "So far it has been smooth we have done the USA, Matabeleland South and North which we finished early in the morning. The president got a nomination and for the vice presidents, yes we have heard of provinces that have had problems but so far it has been okay, yes individuals might have problems but that is not widespread," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, April 10, 2019 4:29:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “There are ambitions and some of them run wild, at times ahead of the party, and these are not things the party is concerned about at the moment. We are going to run a successful congress and members will be deployed not because they are friends or enemies of a particular person, but because the members decide as such” External link

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

Jacob Mafume said : “What I can say is that the standing committee reiterated that the formal channel of communication is through the office of the spokesperson. There will be a period when all the leaders will be told to openly campaign and this is when the nomination opens,” External link

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

Jacob Mafume said : “We are not going to deal with innuendos. Those allegations are being raised in the wrong platform. When you have disagreements with fellow leaders, you should know where to raise them,” “We are going to congress and it’s a pressure cooker, people will say a lot of things when they can’t stand the heat, but we are committed to holding a successful congress and we will deliver it” External link

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

Jacob Mafume said : “There are ambitions and some of them run wild, at times ahead of the party, and these are not things the party is concerned about at the moment. We are going to run a successful congress and members will be deployed not because they are friends or enemies of a particular person, but because the members decide as such” External link

newsday Monday, April 8, 2019 1:22:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “We are saying, you cannot have people just waking up to put campaign posters, some for various positions ahead of being nominated, it’s shambolic. Aspiring candidates have to be nominated first,” External link

zimeye Monday, April 8, 2019 11:24:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "What I can say is that the standing committee reiterated that the formal channel of communication is through the office of the spokesperson. There will be a period when all the leaders will be told to openly campaign and this is when the nomination opens," External link

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

Jacob Mafume said : "We are not going to deal with innuendos. Those allegations are being raised in the wrong platform. When you have disagreements with fellow leaders, you should know where to raise them," "We are going to congress and it's a pressure cooker, people will say a lot of things when they can't stand the heat, but we are committed to holding a successful congress and we will deliver it" External link

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

Jacob Mafume said : "We are saying, you cannot have people just waking up to put campaign posters, some for various positions ahead of being nominated, it's shambolic," "Aspiring candidates have to be nominated first" External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, April 7, 2019 11:56:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “There was never a hatchet to be buried in the first place because one’s ambition to contest a position cannot be referred to as a hatchet in a democratic party like ours but what I can confirm is that the two have always had a cordial relationship,” External link

zimeye Sunday, April 7, 2019 3:41:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said ( about Donald Trump ) : "It's bizarre for the President to say he is now able to talk to Trump because many people died. He is disconnected from the people. If a President is mocking his own currency, it means he is not earning in that currency," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, April 6, 2019 7:25:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "There was never a hatchet to be buried in the first place because one's ambition to contest a position cannot be referred to as a hatchet in a democratic party like ours but what I can confirm is that the two have always had a cordial relationship," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, April 6, 2019 6:37:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said ( about Donald Trump ) : “It’s bizarre for the President to say he is now able to talk to Trump because many people died. He is disconnected from the people. If a President is mocking his own currency, it means he is not earning in that currency,” External link

newsday Saturday, April 6, 2019 1:04:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "What I can say is that the standing committee reiterated that the formal channel of communication is through the office of the spokesperson. There will be a period when all the leaders will be told to openly campaign and this is when the nomination opens," External link

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

Jacob Mafume said : "We are not going to deal with innuendos. Those allegations are being raised in the wrong platform. When you have disagreements with fellow leaders, you should know where to raise them," "We are going to congress and it's a pressure cooker, people will say a lot of things when they can't stand the heat, but we are committed to holding a successful congress and we will deliver it" External link

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

Jacob Mafume said : "It is basic that all our leaders are ready to lead anytime but the fact is that it is not in our culture to canvass for leadership positions because it is the people who nominate leaders so it was felt that it is wrong for one to appear to be launching a campaign prematurely," External link

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

Jacob Mafume added : "It was reaffirmed that any future violations will come with serious consequences because it was realised that some are even coming up with campaign posters even when they have not been nominated for any position," External link

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

Jacob Mafume said : “What I can say is that the standing committee reiterated that the formal channel of communication is through the office of the spokesperson. There will be a period when all the leaders will be told to openly campaign and this is when the nomination opens,” External link

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

Jacob Mafume said : “We are not going to deal with innuendos. Those allegations are being raised in the wrong platform. When you have disagreements with fellow leaders, you should know where to raise them,” “We are going to congress and it’s a pressure cooker, people will say a lot of things when they can’t stand the heat, but we are committed to holding a successful congress and we will deliver it” External link

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

Jacob Mafume said : “We do believe that Zimbabwe needs democracy and NGOs that work in democracy space need to be funded. The NGOs should be wary of becoming proxies of the State. They should be pure pro-democracy organisations working for the democracy of the country,” External link

newsday Thursday, April 4, 2019 1:30:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume told ( about Morgan Tsvangirai ) : “We don’t know what he is saying but what we know is that at the moment, the party controls all the urban areas, we increased the vote, we increased the number of parliamentarians, we improved and this was done in a very short space of time, we have improved from where Tsvangirai left,” External link

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

Jacob Mafume said : “We are still to get reports, but as you know, our district meetings have been going on from Saturday and Sunday and we will get the feedback,” External link

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

Jacob Mafume said : “We are still to get reports, but as you know, our district meetings have been going on from Saturday and Sunday and we will get the feedback,” External link

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

Jacob Mafume said : “We are re-oiling our machinery, sharpening it and focusing it for the battles that lie ahead,” External link

newsday Tuesday, April 2, 2019 1:49:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “When we had a change of leadership, we beat Zanu PF at the presidential election and now that we are changing the leadership at the lower structures, we will beat them again in the upcoming elections. This renewal process is very important for an organisation and our renewal process brings about a rebound in the character of the MDC,” External link

newsday Tuesday, April 2, 2019 1:49:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “The renewal process has happened across the districts, new leaders are emerging and old leaders are going forward,” External link

newsday Tuesday, April 2, 2019 1:49:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "One of the major issues raised was that a loss of a seat in traditional MDC territory is unacceptable and that there must be no excuses about it," External link

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

Jacob Mafume said : "We however, want to highlight that the times in which candidate selection was taking place also came with a hostile environment in respect of which targeted violence was being perpetrated on those mandated by the party to handle internal elections," External link

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

Jacob Mafume said : "Whilst she appears qualified to do the job, it would appear that the current leaders believe that if they marry their wives they must also give them jobs in government," "We don't understand how, in a country as big as ours, talent can be concentrated in a few bedrooms. They make their wives MPs or put them on the boards of parastatals which gives the impression that competence and wisdom is concentrated in a few bedrooms" External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, April 2, 2019 1:00:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume told ( about Morgan Tsvangirai ) : "We don't know what he is saying but what we know is that at the moment, the party controls all the urban areas, we increased the vote, we increased the number of parliamentarians, we improved and this was done in a very short space of time, we have improved from where Tsvangirai left," External link

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

Jacob Mafume said : "We are still to get reports, but as you know, our district meetings have been going on from Saturday and Sunday and we will get the feedback," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, April 1, 2019 9:47:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "We are still to get reports, but as you know, our district meetings have been going on from Saturday and Sunday and we will get the feedback," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, April 1, 2019 9:47:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “We are still to get reports, but as you know, our district meetings have been going on from Saturday and Sunday and we will get the feedback,” External link

zimeye Monday, April 1, 2019 9:09:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “We are still to get reports, but as you know, our district meetings have been going on from Saturday and Sunday and we will get the feedback,” External link

zimeye Monday, April 1, 2019 9:09:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “We are still to get reports, but as you know, our district meetings have been going on from Saturday and Sunday and we will get the feedback,” External link

newsday Monday, April 1, 2019 7:31:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “We are still to get reports, but as you know, our district meetings have been going on from Saturday and Sunday and we will get the feedback,” External link

newsday Monday, April 1, 2019 7:31:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “We never saw anyone collecting any food aid at Zanu PF headquarters. We never saw any Zanu PF structures being mobilised to collect food aid but at the distribution point is where you find thousands and thousands of Zanu PF individuals with their cars We condemn this. It is abominable. It is satanic. It is just pure, pure evil,” External link

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

Jacob Mafume said ( about Saida Harrigan ) : “At least three people have been killed and property destroyed. This is why the MDC has consistently encouraged the South African government to take ownership of the Zimbabwean crisis particularly facilitating dialogue to end the ongoing political and socio-economic crisis. Finally, the MDC urges the Zimbabwean Embassy in South Africa to be proactive in ensuring the safety of Zimbabweans in South Africa,” External link

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

Jacob Mafume said ( about Cyril Ramaphosa ) : “The people’s president has been engaging the international community in a bid to get a lasting solution to the plight of Zimbabweans. He will be travelling to most neighbouring countries including Mozambique, Tanzania and Zambia. Chamisa has already met with South African President Cyril Ramaphosa among other African leaders. One of the key issues Chamisa is dealing with is the need for dialogue in Zimbabwe based on the five key issues of reform,” External link

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

Jacob Mafume said : "The people's president has been engaging the international community in a bid to get a lasting solution to the plight of Zimbabweans. He will be travelling to most neighbouring countries including Mozambique, Tanzania and Zambia. Chamisa has already met with South African President Cyril Ramaphosa among other African leaders. One of the key issues Chamisa is dealing with is the need for dialogue in Zimbabwe based on the five key issues of reform," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, March 29, 2019 8:20:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "We never saw anyone collecting any food aid at Zanu-PF headquarters. We never saw any Zanu-PF structures being mobilised to collect food aid but at the distribution point is where you find thousands and thousands of Zanu-PF individuals with their cars… We condemn this. It is abominable. It is satanic. It is just pure, pure evil," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, March 28, 2019 5:14:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume added ( about Saida Harrigan ) : "This is why the MDC has consistently encouraged the South African government to take ownership of the Zimbabwean crisis particularly facilitating dialogue to end the ongoing political and socio-economic crisis," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, March 28, 2019 11:00:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "It's a thoughtless merry go round where the individuals concerned see this as an unending sweet to share around," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, March 27, 2019 7:54:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “People are using their bare hands to dig for their relatives in the disaster hit districts of Chipinge and Chimanimani, but the man who runs the country keeps finding scarce foreign currency to hire private jets,” External link

zimeye Monday, March 25, 2019 10:31:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "People are using their bare hands to dig for their relatives in the disaster hit districts of Chipinge and Chimanimani, but the man who runs the country keeps finding scarce foreign currency to hire private jets," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, March 25, 2019 9:34:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : ”Hundreds of people perished and that did not change his programme. He declared two days of mourning this weekend, but as the chief mourner, he has left on the first day of that mourning. What will it take for him to see that things are not normal, and it can’t be business as usual?” External link

zimeye Monday, March 25, 2019 8:18:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “Hundreds of people dying won’t change his programme,” External link

zimeye Sunday, March 24, 2019 2:42:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “Top of the agenda of the standing committee was the Cyclone Idai tragedy, the forthcoming congress and the launch of our economic blueprint in April. I will give a statement on that,” External link

thezimbabwemail Sunday, March 24, 2019 1:31:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "Hundreds of people dying won't change his programme," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, March 24, 2019 1:23:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "Top of the agenda of the standing committee was the Cyclone Idai tragedy, the forthcoming congress and the launch of our economic blueprint in April. I will give a statement on that," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, March 22, 2019 8:27:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said ( about Nelson Chamisa ) : "The people were actually happy that at least leadership from Harare was giving attention to their plight. President Chamisa promised villagers that he will help in terms of international attention to this very painful issue," External link

onlinenigeria Tuesday, March 19, 2019 1:29:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said ( about Nelson Chamisa ) : "The people were actually happy that at least leadership from Harare was giving attention to their plight. President Chamisa promised villagers that he will help in terms of international attention to this very painful issue," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, March 19, 2019 1:15:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said ( about Nelson Chamisa ) : "We were told by villagers that other cars were being allowed. Even after we were denied entry we saw some motorists being allowed to pass the checkpoint, so clearly someone gave an order to deny Chamisa entry," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, March 19, 2019 11:42:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume added ( about Nelson Chamisa ) : "President Chamisa promised villagers that he will help in terms of international attention to this very painful issue," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, March 19, 2019 11:42:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "Maybe it can be congress politics at play but I doubt Gumbi would say that," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, March 16, 2019 5:47:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "People will always have things to say but this is democracy on display. We as a party are the crucible of democracy in Zimbabwe and our people as well as the competition must sit up and take notice of how politics should be played," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, March 14, 2019 11:39:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "Four years after Dzamara's disappearance, we are surprised that government and the law enforcement agents are no longer talking about it, and yet it was clear from the modus operandi that he was abducted," "The culprits had number plates that can be traced, and as long as these killings and abductions continue unaccounted for, it will be difficult to measure the sincerity of government in transforming Zimbabwe into a civilian State, especially now that we are in a military State" External link

bulawayo24 Monday, March 11, 2019 10:37:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume added ( about Robert Mugabe ) : “It doesn’t mean that because Mugabe was bad there is nothing positive that can be drawn from him with the huge political experience he has,” External link

zimeye Sunday, March 10, 2019 9:41:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "The congress is not there to shut anyone out. We all have a history in politics and we will look into that before we let people run for positions," External link

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

Jacob Mafume said : “This is a like a company merger and one cannot wake up and claim that workers coming from another subsidiary have had their years of service wiped away,” “The history of the people joining the MDC has been considered and there is no need to amend even the congress template” External link

thezimbabwemail Sunday, March 10, 2019 1:30:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “We are one party, we are looking at your history in the other party because it will have to be considered as well,” “This is to avoid a situation where somebody joins the party today and say I am eligible. If you were in any other formation we look at your history there and check if you were in any leadership position in that formation” External link

newsday Saturday, March 9, 2019 7:00:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “The rally is on and the President will address on this important event in Mutare. The message is about thanking the people of Mutare for their vote and also to conscientise people on the pertinent issues like dialogue as well as informing the people about the forthcoming congress. We expect the people of Mutare to be there in their large numbers,” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, March 8, 2019 10:17:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “Our election at congress is guided by a template which would have been produced by the National Council,” External link

zimeye Friday, March 8, 2019 12:34:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume added : “We don’t have different constitutions but we have updated versions and the last updated version was signed by President (Morgan) Tsvangirai (late)between 2014 and 2015,” External link

zimeye Friday, March 8, 2019 12:34:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said ( about Nelson Chamisa ) : “I think the old man must be left in peace. We as the MDC-Alliance and President Chamisa are engaged with the issues of the suffering of the people. We are trying to resolve the political and economic crisis which is affecting the people of Zimbabwe. We have not received any funding from the former President and neither are we expecting any assistance,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, March 5, 2019 6:51:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "Going into this congress, we will have 10 provincial executives after merging Harare and Chitungwiza as well as the two Midlands structures because they are not supposed to be existent if the 2014 congress had been implemented," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, March 5, 2019 6:36:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said ( about Nelson Chamisa ) : “I think the old man must be left in peace. We as the MDC-Alliance and President Chamisa are engaged with the issues of the suffering of the people,” “We are trying to resolve the political and economic crisis which is affecting the people of Zimbabwe. We have not received any funding from the former President and neither are we expecting any funding,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, March 5, 2019 9:08:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “If and when it becomes necessary to publicise it, the countries concerned will do so, but what is key to say is that what was discussed is about dialogue, political crisis in the country among other several issues,” External link

herald Monday, March 4, 2019 2:25:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "The whole country has become problematic in the sense that if you don't pay police well, they have no other source of income and are required to be stationed where they are. The whole country will be reduced to a criminal enterprise as they seek to make ends meet," "Our minister of Finance is lying about the cost of goods, value of salaries and only interested with coming up with statistics that have no reflection of what is happening on the ground. This will hit the security sector very fast. Where do they expect soldiers to get money or police officers? They will resort to use the skills that have been trained to sustain themselves" External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, March 3, 2019 9:52:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "Only four posts will be contested in terms of the current constitution. If there is a different view that would be discussed as we approach congress but currently the constitution says only those four would be contested. With respect to the remaining posts, the president will appoint some while the national executive will appoint others. You will also reckon that posts like secretary general are mere administrative posts," External link

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

Jacob Mafume said : "He is a democrat. The only fixed time is the main congress which constitutionally must be held every five years. The other lower structures can be ordered to have their process within two or five days," External link

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

Jacob Mafume said : "Only four posts will be contested in terms of the current constitution. If there is a different view that would be discussed as we approach congress but currently the constitution says only those four would be contested. With respect to the remaining posts, the president will appoint some while the national executive will appoint others. You will also reckon that posts like secretary general are mere administrative posts," External link

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

Jacob Mafume said : "Only four posts will be contested in terms of the current constitution. If there is a different view that would be discussed as we approach congress but currently the constitution says only those four would be contested. With respect to the remaining posts, the president will appoint some while the national executive will appoint others. You will also reckon that posts like secretary general are mere administrative posts," External link

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

Jacob Mafume said : "Maybe it can be congress politics at play but I doubt Gumbi would say that," External link

onlinenigeria Saturday, March 2, 2019 8:38:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “Only four posts will be contested in terms of the current constitution. If there is a different view that would be discussed as we approach congress but currently the constitution says only those four would be contested. With respect to the remaining posts, the president will appoint some while the national executive will appoint others. You will also reckon that posts like secretary general are mere administrative posts,” External link

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

Jacob Mafume said : “Only four posts will be contested in terms of the current constitution. If there is a different view that would be discussed as we approach congress but currently the constitution says only those four would be contested. With respect to the remaining posts, the president will appoint some while the national executive will appoint others. You will also reckon that posts like secretary general are mere administrative posts,” External link

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

Jacob Mafume said : "Maybe it can be congress politics at play but I doubt Gumbi would say that," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, March 2, 2019 12:53:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "The council has made an announcement. There will be advertisements made in the papers and then the organising committee sit down to set timelines. Thereafter, nominations will be done. The congress is a congress of many posts from the bottom to the top. It's early days yet," External link

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

Jacob Mafume said : “Sad to say, even in the presence of the said Commissions, they are pacified, politicized, incapacitated and undermined by the military government,” External link

zimeye Thursday, February 28, 2019 11:48:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “This is a congress year. It would not make sense constitutionally and logically to hold an extraordinary congress and in the same year hold an ordinary congress. What is required is to do the most democratic thing, which is a congress to elect a whole leadership of the party in a congress year. What we need to do thereafter is to have everything moving in tandem with the party’s constitution. An extraordinary congress would create a situation where you have a president and immediately thereafter you elect a new set of leaders, why not just elect them at the same time. What we are doing is very constitutional and democratic,” External link

herald Thursday, February 28, 2019 5:28:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "On Tuesday, unidentified armed men went to Mamombe's parents' residence, saying they were looking for her, but they did not indicate where they were coming from," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, February 28, 2019 10:05:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "Even when an MP falls sick, we expect Parliament to find out whether the MP is safe because they cannot deal with Parliament issues well if their security is threatened. In this case, we would expect the Speaker to investigate why MPs are being harassed, and why there has been a sudden arrest of MPs," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, February 28, 2019 10:05:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "I will advise when we eventually visit the disaster. The president is not yet back. We will be visiting at the appropriate time," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, February 27, 2019 9:34:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “The rationale behind meeting the structures is that we need to take stock of what is happening. As you might be aware, a lot has been happening and our members have been arrested and harassed, property being damaged and we need to take stock of that,” External link

newsday Tuesday, February 26, 2019 1:34:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said ( about Nelson Chamisa ) : “It is the beginning of the year and a political party survives like a church. You cannot pray with people you do not meet. He [Chamisa] is the president of the party, but he doesn’t go alone on these meetings. He is going with the whole leadership,” External link

newsday Tuesday, February 26, 2019 1:34:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "Self-mediation has failed. So we need a mediator; an independent mediator and a platform where present issues that are affecting the people of Zimbabwe to be discussed. The problem of Zimbabwe is not us speaking and talking about ourselves as politicians. We have an economic and social crisis that's occurring that need to be solved," External link

allafrica Monday, February 25, 2019 6:38:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “The US’s articulation of a dialogue process and what is needed to bring peace to Zimbabwe is very clear and more pointed. We do believe that it is incumbent upon the international community to know that the statistics that are coming out are of actual people who have been harmed, killed and are suffering. That has to stop and we need to have a conducive environment for dialogue,” External link

alsahawat Saturday, February 23, 2019 6:55:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said ( about Charlton Hwende ) : “Hwende has been out of the country attending to personal issues and family business because his family is in Namibia, and he left the country on December 19, 2018 with a return ticket to Harare for early March and has not been running away from anything,” “He has seen social media reports alleging that he is on the run, but has not been able to verify that through official channels like Parliament, and he was not even in Harare during the time of the January disturbances and has nothing to do with the stayaway or what happened in Zimbabwe during his absence” External link

newsday Saturday, February 23, 2019 7:20:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “In our case, MPs are not only harassed by the Executive, but by the Judiciary. Ironically, MPs are the ones that pass the budget for the other arms of the State. If they are vulnerable, MPs will not be able to play their oversight role properly,” External link

newsday Saturday, February 23, 2019 7:20:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "We responded to them by way of a letter on the first invitation. We have made it clear that we will attend a dialogue by a neutral arbiter. What they are having is a monologue," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, February 22, 2019 6:51:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume responded ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : “We responded to that process and indicated that it did not meet the requirements of a dialogue. That process is a national monologue where he (Mnangagwa) is talking to himself and, in any event, he refused to come to where the churches were gathered. A person who fears churches and bishops and holiness creates questions in our minds. We will only participate in a process that is a genuine dialogue, where there is a mediator, who is neutral and a process that will deal with key actors in the crisis in Zimbabwe. We will not participate in a monologue” External link

zimeye Friday, February 22, 2019 2:23:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “It was an open meeting in which people were allowed to air their views regarding congress. While we do not have a specific date yet, most agreed that we will have it in October. What is left are logistics and, in any case, our structures will have to begin this process soon,” External link

newsday Friday, February 22, 2019 1:19:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “It was an open meeting in which people were allowed to air their views regarding congress. While we do not have a specific date yet, most agreed that we will have it in October. What is left are logistics and, in any case, our structures will have to begin this process soon,” External link

zimeye Friday, February 22, 2019 11:12:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “Even a convicted criminal is treated if harmed and it is that which makes us human. Life is sacrosanct above all things. This is alarming coming from a supposed Head of State,” External link

newsday Monday, February 18, 2019 7:05:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said ( about Nelson Chamisa ) : “We want to make it clear that we are aware of the agenda to destroy the party. These elements are funded by ZANUPF which on record has developed a sinister interest in the MDC congress. They prefer an MDC without its leader Adv Chamisa. The thought of an election against him causes them sleepless nights. This is because Adv Chamisa defeated ZANUPF hands down in the 2019 election. The MDC will remain united and will not have an agenda set by non-members, surrogates, proxies and those who sup with the devil,” External link

zimeye Monday, February 18, 2019 5:10:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "We therefore welcome the position taken by the EU Parliament on the human rights situation in Zimbabwe. It is clear that the world is not buying the denial narrative of Mnangagwa and Zanu-PF. " External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, February 16, 2019 11:26:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “The US’s articulation of a dialogue process and what is needed to bring peace to Zimbabwe is very clear and more pointed. We do believe that it is incumbent upon the international community to know that the statistics that are coming out are of actual people who have been harmed, killed and are suffering. That has to stop and we need to have a conducive environment for dialogue,” External link

thezimbabwemail Wednesday, February 13, 2019 6:02:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "The party is also concerned by the abduction and subsequent dumping of the Deputy Mayor of Chitungwiza, Jabulani Mtunzi, a senior Provincial member, at Makoni Police station with a swollen face. If the state can abduct high profile individuals like him then the ordinary Zimbabweans may just as well be buried alive," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, February 6, 2019 7:35:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “We view both arrests of the organizer to be political, they are all about persecution and nothing to do with prosecution. The arrest is abuse of both law enforcement and the justice delivery system which is against the Constitution,” External link

zimeye Saturday, February 2, 2019 2:18:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "The MDC notes with suspicion the release of information pertaining to resignations at the anti-corruption commission. While we would accept that the commissioners had failed dismally to deliver on their mandate during their tenure, half the time they fought Zanu-PF factional battles using public resources," "In the current global indices, as far as corruption is concerned, Zimbabwe ranked badly and the commission never succeeded, not even once, to deal with culprits even in obvious cases like the missing $15 billion dollars diamond revenue, the salary gate among other cases of graft" External link

onlinenigeria Saturday, February 2, 2019 9:28:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "The information is for public consumption, it cannot be a privilege of individuals, keeping it under wraps will be abuse of office. We are of the view that the information must be used to shape effectiveness of the anti-corruption body in the future," "The MDC hopes no coercion was used to force the resignations. Only the release of full details will answer all the issues the people of Zimbabwe have. The MDC is wary of the growing tendency of undermining constitutional bodies by the Zanu-PF government including the insults hailed at the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission and the setting up of parallel structures in Mnangagwa's office" External link

onlinenigeria Saturday, February 2, 2019 9:28:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "We view both arrests of the organizer to be political, they are all about persecution and nothing to do with prosecution. The arrest is abuse of both law enforcement and the justice delivery system which is against the Constitution," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, February 2, 2019 9:08:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “The MDC notes with suspicion the release of information pertaining to resignations at the anti-corruption commission. While we would accept that the commissioners had failed dismally to deliver on their mandate during their tenure, half the time they fought Zanu PF factional battles using public resources,” “In the current global indices, as far as corruption is concerned, Zimbabwe ranked badly and the commission never succeeded, not even once, to deal with culprits even in obvious cases like the missing $15 billion dollars diamond revenue, the salary gate among other cases of graft” External link

newsday Saturday, February 2, 2019 6:47:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “The information is for public consumption, it cannot be a privilege of individuals, keeping it under wraps will be abuse of office. We are of the view that the information must be used to shape effectiveness of the anti-corruption body in the future,” “The MDC hopes no coercion was used to force the resignations. Only the release of full details will answer all the issues the people of Zimbabwe have. The MDC is wary of the growing tendency of undermining constitutional bodies by the Zanu PF government including the insults hailed at the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission and the setting up of parallel structures in Mnangagwa’s office” External link

newsday Saturday, February 2, 2019 6:47:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “We view both arrests of the organizer to be political, they are all about persecution and nothing to do with prosecution. The arrest is abuse of both law enforcement and the justice delivery system which is against the Constitution,” External link

newsday Saturday, February 2, 2019 6:47:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "We know that some Zanu-PF youths were leading in the attacks of party members' homes and properties, and we have the names and the evidence of some of them," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, January 26, 2019 9:07:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "The arrest of labour leaders and opposition members is a familiar script in Africa. We have called for dialogue until our voices have gone hoarse but have been ignored," External link

france24-en Thursday, January 24, 2019 5:43:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “Our national and provincial members are being detained, and from what is going on during protests it appears the right to bail which is constitutional, is being denied, MPs are being denied bail, this is a first even in worse countries. The magistrates are not even giving people time to defend themselves,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, January 24, 2019 12:28:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : “The economy and the people have passed a vote of no confidence on Mnangagwa and his government because they got into power illegitimately and there is an illegitimacy crisis that has not been solved. In terms of dialogue, we have said it before that we are open for dialogue and we can be part of the dialogue process to restore Zimbabwe,” External link

theindependent Thursday, January 24, 2019 12:03:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "The arrest of labour leaders and opposition members is a familiar script in Africa. We have called for dialogue until our voices have gone hoarse but have been ignored," External link

aljazeera-en Tuesday, January 22, 2019 10:44:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “The arrest of labour leaders and opposition members is a familiar script in Africa. We have called for dialogue until our voices have gone hoarse but have been ignored,” External link

dailymaverick Tuesday, January 22, 2019 6:31:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "The arrest of labour leaders and opposition members is a familiar script in Africa. We have called for dialogue until our voices have gone hoarse but have been ignored," External link

trust Tuesday, January 22, 2019 1:48:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "The arrest of labour leaders and opposition members is a familiar script in Africa. We have called for dialogue until our voices have gone hoarse but have been ignored," External link

aljazeera-en Tuesday, January 22, 2019 1:47:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “The arrest of labor leaders and opposition members is a familiar script in Africa. We have called for dialogue until our voices have gone hoarse but have been ignored,” External link

trendnews-az Tuesday, January 22, 2019 12:52:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "The arrest of labour leaders and opposition members is a familiar script in Africa. We have called for dialogue until our voices have gone hoarse but have been ignored," External link

reuters-en Tuesday, January 22, 2019 12:04:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "The arrest of labour leaders and opposition members is a familiar script in Africa. We have called for dialogue until our voices have gone hoarse but have been ignored," External link

illawarramercury Tuesday, January 22, 2019 11:24:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "The arrest of labour leaders and opposition members is a familiar script in Africa. We have called for dialogue until our voices have gone hoarse but have been ignored," External link

france24-en Tuesday, January 22, 2019 10:37:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "The arrest of labour leaders and opposition members is a familiar script in Africa. We have called for dialogue until our voices have gone hoarse but have been ignored," External link

dailyadvertiser Tuesday, January 22, 2019 10:37:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "The arrest of labour leaders and opposition members is a familiar script in Africa. We have called for dialogue until our voices have gone hoarse but have been ignored," External link

reuters-en Tuesday, January 22, 2019 10:23:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "The arrest of labour leaders and opposition members is a familiar script in Africa. We have called for dialogue until our voices have gone hoarse but have been ignored," External link

yahoo-au Tuesday, January 22, 2019 9:58:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : "The economy and the people have passed a vote of no confidence on Mnangagwa and his government because they got into power illegitimately and there is an illegitimacy crisis that has not been solved. In terms of dialogue, we have said it before that we are open for dialogue and we can be part of the dialogue process to restore Zimbabwe," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, January 19, 2019 2:22:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “The economy and the people have passed a vote of no confidence on Mnangagwa and his government because they got into power illegitimately and there is an illegitimacy crisis that has not been solved. In terms of dialogue, we have said it before that we are open for dialogue and we can be part of the dialogue process to restore Zimbabwe,” External link

zimeye Saturday, January 19, 2019 1:34:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said ( about Mthuli Ncube ) : "The government has also introduced several taxes in foreign currency including duty on cars and that companies must remit taxes in the currency of sale. Considering most companies are providing services or selling goods in US dollars, it effectively means government has enough leg room to fund the social agenda and pay civil servants in US dollars," "Government also controls exports, withholding the forex earned while giving exporters some insulting percentage. Mthuli Ncube must do the honourable thing and hear the demands of civil servants and ensure schools function and doctors return to work" External link

bulawayo24 Monday, January 14, 2019 2:14:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : “Soon after the president’s speech we will have a standing committee and national executive. We are going to discuss way forward on demonstrations and offering concrete support to workers who are struggling,” “All the tribulations and abominations of 2008 are here, crisis in every sector, education, transport and inflation is shooting up. Mnangagwa’s government doesn’t have solutions. Next week, the MDC leadership is going to provide solutions to the current crisis” External link

thezimbabwemail Sunday, January 13, 2019 10:26:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “They are bringing back the gory memories of 2008. He is now clueless. Officially he has run out ideas. Black market rates will go up. This is what we call a fallacy and indeed this regime is heartless to its people,” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, January 13, 2019 1:07:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume told : “We are not going to take the luxury vehicles. We are only going to take vehicles that are suitable for the purpose of being an MP,” External link

thezimbabwemail Saturday, January 12, 2019 4:24:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "As the MDC, we are willing to talk unconditionally, based on the five principles that we set out. We are waiting for the Zanu PF leader to come forward and open the dialogue," "All we want is to solve our crisis as a country. No problem is insurmountable when people sit down and talk" External link

BBCMonitoring Friday, January 11, 2019 6:52:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume told : "They must first give up what they have looted in the last decades," External link

allafrica Friday, January 11, 2019 1:27:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume told : "Zanu PF cannot give up what they have not taken," External link

allafrica Friday, January 11, 2019 1:27:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "We are aware that no economic benefit will be derived from his globetrotting just like the other trips his government embarked in the past 12 months," External link

allafrica Friday, January 11, 2019 1:27:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "A president who flies out for reasons of self-preservation and strengthening relations only for power retention is irresponsible and unfit to hold office," External link

allafrica Friday, January 11, 2019 1:27:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "The economic and political crisis in Zimbabwe is worsening. This affects our neighbouring countries, particularly South Africa," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, January 10, 2019 5:58:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "We are aware that no economic benefit will be derived from his globetrotting just like the other trips his government embarked in the past 12 months," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, January 10, 2019 12:46:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : "Mnangagwa has always been maintaining relationships with countries like Belarus where autocracy reigns supreme," "His trips to these countries, therefore, come not a surprise to us in the MDC. It's his bid to take refresher courses on totalitarian, autocratic and fascist rule from the despots in these capitals" External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, January 10, 2019 12:46:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "A president who flies out for reasons of self-preservation and strengthening relations only for power retention is irresponsible and unfit to hold office," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, January 10, 2019 12:46:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “As the MDC, we are willing to talk unconditionally, based on the five principles that we set out. We are waiting for the Zanu PF leader to come forward and open the dialogue,” “All we want is to solve our crisis as a country. No problem is insurmountable when people sit down and talk” External link

zimeye Thursday, January 10, 2019 7:59:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "As the MDC, we are willing to talk unconditionally, based on the five principles that we set out. We are waiting for the Zanu PF leader to come forward and open the dialogue," "All we want is to solve our crisis as a country. No problem is insurmountable when people sit down and talk" External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, January 9, 2019 4:24:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “As the MDC, we are willing to talk unconditionally, based on the five principles that we set out. We are waiting for the Zanu PF leader to come forward and open the dialogue,” “All we want is to solve our crisis as a country. No problem is insurmountable when people sit down and talk” External link

zimeye Wednesday, January 9, 2019 9:05:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “As the MDC, we are willing to talk unconditionally, based on the five principles that we set out. We are waiting for the Zanu PF leader to come forward and open the dialogue,” “All we want is to solve our crisis as a country. No problem is insurmountable when people sit down and talk” External link

newsday Wednesday, January 9, 2019 7:53:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : "The MDC suggests that Mnangagwa admits failure and kick-start a process of national dialogue towards a lasting solution to the problems arresting our country," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, January 9, 2019 12:59:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "A lasting solution can also be found through abolishing the quasi-fiscal activities by the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe and growing the economy through attracting foreign direct investment and creating a stable and predictable policy environment," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, January 9, 2019 12:59:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume told : “The legitimacy question is still on,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, January 8, 2019 1:20:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “The economic and political crisis in Zimbabwe is worsening and what is important is that this affects our neighbouring countries, particularly South Africa,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, January 8, 2019 1:20:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume told : "The legitimacy question is still on," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, January 8, 2019 1:04:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "The economic and political crisis in Zimbabwe is worsening and what is important is that this affects our neighbouring countries, particularly South Africa," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, January 8, 2019 1:04:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "Yes we will attend the memorial service for our leader. What we will have are people who love our leader. We will cooperate as usual with the family to ensure that the event is a success in whatever way they might want from us," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, January 8, 2019 12:23:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume told : “The legitimacy question is still on,” External link

maravipost Monday, January 7, 2019 11:23:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “The economic and political crisis in Zimbabwe is worsening and what is important is that this affects our neighbouring countries, particularly South Africa,” External link

maravipost Monday, January 7, 2019 11:23:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “There is no role in the constitution for a mother of the nation or a father for that matter. It is alarming that the president chose to sweep the street instead of working on an issue that costs lives. We have tried this first lady route before; it is disastrous. Soon she will be holding rallies,” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, January 6, 2019 11:46:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : "The MDC suggests that Mnangagwa admits failure and kick-start a process of national dialogue towards a lasting solution to the problems arresting our country," External link

onlinenigeria Sunday, January 6, 2019 11:45:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : “The MDC suggests that Mnangagwa admits failure and kick-start a process of national dialogue towards a lasting solution to the problems arresting our country,” External link

zimeye Sunday, January 6, 2019 1:43:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : "The MDC suggests that Mnangagwa admits failure and kick-start a process of national dialogue towards a lasting solution to the problems arresting our country," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, January 5, 2019 8:45:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “there must be a proper audit of resources in the sector and information availed to Zimbabwean people save for that which falls under classified operations” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, January 4, 2019 11:21:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “Further reimbursement must be done to the State to the tune of the flying cost, including previous trips done using military equipment,” “This entails that a detailed inquiry be conducted in respect of routine and operational use of military equipment and measures to combat further abuse of military resources be put in place. Murky use of public resources in any government department must come to an end” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, January 4, 2019 11:21:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “It is clear that their own incompetence, inefficiency and cluelessness have become a danger to themselves. They are running away from their shadow,” “The people of Zimbabwe have a right to protest and express themselves using constitutional means. We are not deterred. We know they have demons of war and like Legion, they will find pigs to possess and fall off the cliff of dictatorship. We remain committed to representing the interests of the people within the confines of the Constitution” External link

newsday Friday, January 4, 2019 7:27:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said ( about Nelson Chamisa ) : “You cannot go about complaining that I am being shut out when you don’t know if you will be nominated. Chamisa will not bar anyone because the power comes from the provinces. The provinces will determine who contests Chamisa at congress in October,” External link

thezimbabwemail Thursday, January 3, 2019 2:05:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume explained : “The economic and political crisis in Zimbabwe is worsening and what is important is that this affects our neighbouring countries, particularly South Africa. We feel that Zimbabwe is becoming a regional security threat because of the failure by Mnangagwa’s government to solve the political stalemate over his illegitimacy,” External link

zimeye Saturday, December 29, 2018 11:50:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume explained : "The economic and political crisis in Zimbabwe is worsening and what is important is that this affects our neighbouring countries, particularly South Africa. We feel that Zimbabwe is becoming a regional security threat because of the failure by Mnangagwa's government to solve the political stalemate over his illegitimacy," External link

onlinenigeria Saturday, December 29, 2018 3:43:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume explained : "The economic and political crisis in Zimbabwe is worsening and what is important is that this affects our neighbouring countries, particularly South Africa. We feel that Zimbabwe is becoming a regional security threat because of the failure by Mnangagwa's government to solve the political stalemate over his illegitimacy," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, December 29, 2018 2:02:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said ( about Thokozani Khupe ) : “The MDC has never sought to harm Madam Khupe at any point or any event, whether we are present or not. We are a peaceful and democratic party and are aware that any person in Zimbabwe can form a political party of their choice,” External link

newsday Friday, December 28, 2018 7:39:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume added ( about Jacob Mafume ) : “The scare tactics have angered the profession and every other practitioner initially not part of the industrial action has joined in placing the lives of Zimbabweans in even worse risk. MDC Spokesperson Jacob Mafume. The government must reverse these suspensions and negotiate in good faith,” External link

zimeye Friday, December 28, 2018 2:27:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “These diplomatic meetings at home and abroad are part of our efforts besides the internal moves to refine our strategies. Of course 2023 is coming and we would not want to make the same mistakes,” External link

thezimbabwemail Thursday, December 27, 2018 5:01:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume added : “The scare tactics have angered the profession and every other practitioner initially not part of the industrial action has joined in placing the lives of Zimbabweans in even worse risk. The government must reverse these suspensions forthwith and negotiate in good faith,” External link

thezimbabwemail Thursday, December 27, 2018 4:15:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "As we have always predicted the outcomes of the commission are clearly bound on whitewashing the killing of unarmed innocent civilians by soldiers and create a climate of impunity for such killings while equating the victim with the perpetrator," External link

onlinenigeria Tuesday, December 25, 2018 6:43:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "As we have always predicted the outcomes of the commission are clearly bound on whitewashing the killing of unarmed innocent civilians by soldiers and create a climate of impunity for such killings while equating the victim with the perpetrator," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, December 24, 2018 11:09:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “As we have always predicted the outcomes of the commission are clearly bound on whitewashing the killing of unarmed innocent civilians by soldiers and create a climate of impunity for such killings while equating the victim with the perpetrator,” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, December 24, 2018 5:54:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “There cannot be total healing if you have not compensated the affected ones. So, there cannot be total unity if you are walking with the person you have beaten up and not taken to the hospital. We need that to be addressed,” External link

zimeye Sunday, December 23, 2018 6:48:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "The board reports to him; he cannot be a member of a board that reports to him. Being an ex-officio member does not mean he has no executive powers. The problem is that he will be reporting to himself," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, December 22, 2018 8:14:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "With respect, it was a public relations show for Zanu PF, we reject the report in its entirety but sadly for Zimbabweans, we are back to square zero," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, December 20, 2018 1:47:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said ( about Commission ) : "what we all knew that the military shot innocent Zimbabweans on that fateful day," "While the Commission correctly locates the soldiers as responsible for the people's deaths on 1 August, the report attempts to put blame on the MDC for organising a demonstration and planning violence, while also falsely claiming that the protestors were armed, something that cannot be confirmed using any of the available video footage including the recordings of the international media," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, December 20, 2018 1:47:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume argued : "The chairperson was supposed to present the report and justify his recommendations to the media," "We also have a problem with the report in that it did not state the issue of compensation to victims, stating the quantum that each family which lost its member is entitled to as this is also a standard principle" External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, December 20, 2018 1:47:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “The MDC is a peaceful organisation which must be applauded for resisting unconstitutional means of redress despite years of suffering. Any attempt to blame the victims in the report is a clear ploy of equalisation,” External link

zimeye Thursday, December 20, 2018 10:17:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “As we have always predicted, the outcomes of the commission are clearly bound on whitewashing the killing of unarmed innocent civilians by soldiers and create a climate of impunity for such killings, while equating the victim with the perpetrator,” External link

zimeye Thursday, December 20, 2018 10:17:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “The MDC is a peaceful organisation which must be applauded for resisting unconstitutional means of redress despite years of suffering. Any attempt to blame the victims in the report is a clear ploy of equalisation,” External link

newsday Thursday, December 20, 2018 7:16:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “As we have always predicted, the outcomes of the commission are clearly bound on whitewashing the killing of unarmed innocent civilians by soldiers and create a climate of impunity for such killings, while equating the victim with the perpetrator,” External link

newsday Thursday, December 20, 2018 7:16:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “That was the commission’s job,” “But it is now returning the matter back to the perpetrators, those who committed the killings, to say who ordered the shooting, and who killed people” External link

thezimbabwemail Wednesday, December 19, 2018 5:18:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “The violence was perpetrated by soldiers who shot at protesters, so in what way would election speeches by our leaders incite a soldier to kill? It is a bizarre finding not supported by facts,” External link

thezimbabwemail Tuesday, December 18, 2018 11:14:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “The violence was perpetrated by soldiers who shot at protesters, so in what way would election speeches by our leaders incite a soldier to kill? It is a bizarre finding not supported by facts,” External link

therepublic Tuesday, December 18, 2018 10:29:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "The violence was perpetrated by soldiers who shot at protesters, so in what way would election speeches by our leaders incite a soldier to kill? It is a bizarre finding not supported by facts," External link

newson6 Tuesday, December 18, 2018 10:22:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "The violence was perpetrated by soldiers who shot at protesters, so in what way would election speeches by our leaders incite a soldier to kill? It is a bizarre finding not supported by facts," External link

news9 Tuesday, December 18, 2018 10:16:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “The violence was perpetrated by soldiers who shot at protesters, so in what way would election speeches by our leaders incite a soldier to kill? It is a bizarre finding not supported by facts,” External link

WashingtonPost Tuesday, December 18, 2018 10:07:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "The violence was perpetrated by soldiers who shot at protesters, so in what way would election speeches by our leaders incite a soldier to kill? It is a bizarre finding not supported by facts," External link

wsoctv Tuesday, December 18, 2018 10:04:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "The violence was perpetrated by soldiers who shot at protesters, so in what way would election speeches by our leaders incite a soldier to kill? It is a bizarre finding not supported by facts," External link

fox13memphis Tuesday, December 18, 2018 10:03:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "The violence was perpetrated by soldiers who shot at protesters, so in what way would election speeches by our leaders incite a soldier to kill? It is a bizarre finding not supported by facts," External link

beaumontenterprise Tuesday, December 18, 2018 10:00:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "The violence was perpetrated by soldiers who shot at protesters, so in what way would election speeches by our leaders incite a soldier to kill? It is a bizarre finding not supported by facts," External link

timescolonist Tuesday, December 18, 2018 9:59:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "The violence was perpetrated by soldiers who shot at protesters, so in what way would election speeches by our leaders incite a soldier to kill? It is a bizarre finding not supported by facts," External link

seattlepi Tuesday, December 18, 2018 9:55:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “The violence was perpetrated by soldiers who shot at protesters, so in what way would election speeches by our leaders incite a soldier to kill? It is a bizarre finding not supported by facts,” External link

dailyjournal Tuesday, December 18, 2018 9:45:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume told ( about The UK ) : “Yes, we moved the national executive meeting to Saturday and held it at the same time as the national council, but not because of numbers. The standing committee meeting held on Friday took too long, and we wanted to allow people to attend the presidential Christmas dinner,” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, December 17, 2018 12:20:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume told ( about The UK ) : "Yes, we moved the national executive meeting to Saturday and held it at the same time as the national council, but not because of numbers. The standing committee meeting held on Friday took too long, and we wanted to allow people to attend the presidential Christmas dinner," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, December 17, 2018 8:20:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume told ( about The UK ) : “Yes, we moved the national executive meeting to Saturday and held it at the same time as the national council, but not because of numbers. The standing committee meeting held on Friday took too long, and we wanted to allow people to attend the presidential Christmas dinner,” External link

newsday Monday, December 17, 2018 6:58:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume added : “The meeting reviewed progress made in the integration process and resolved that the process be completed in the shortest possible time,” External link

herald Monday, December 17, 2018 1:46:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said ( about Elias Mudzuri ) : “The meeting noted the allegations against vice president Mudzuri’s conduct and resolved that the matter be dealt with by the presidium,” External link

herald Monday, December 17, 2018 1:46:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "It is natural that supporters either cheer or boo their leaders and senior party leaders know that all they need to do is to act in a manner that will turn the jeers into cheers because for now the party is focused on the debilitating economic meltdown in the country," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, December 16, 2018 5:56:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "It is natural that supporters either cheer or boo their leaders and senior party leaders know that all they need to do is to act in a manner that will turn the jeers into cheers because for now the party is focused on the debilitating economic meltdown in the country," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, December 16, 2018 5:11:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “There is nothing to demonstrate about, the congress will be held in October when it is due and the congress will be held for everyone,” “A congress happens every five years so a congress will be held by the end of October, that is was when it was held when the current leadership was put in and Chamisa was then endorsed by the National Council to finish Morgan Tsvangirai’s term,” External link

thezimbabwemail Sunday, December 16, 2018 2:02:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "What Chief Charumbira is saying is in contempt of court. It is pointless bravado that brought Robert Mugabe to the brink and that will bring Emmerson Mnangagwa to the brink faster than anyone can imagine. " External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, December 15, 2018 1:03:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume said ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : “This government has told everyone who cares to listen that it wants to change the way it has been doing things. Mnangagwa has told the world that he wants to respect human rights, so it would be folly for anyone to listen to Energy Mutodi, who has a propensity to energetically fail to appreciate issues,” External link

newsday Saturday, December 15, 2018 6:40:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “Yes, there will be national executive and national council meetings tomorrow (today). (They) will focus on the deteriorating economy. Those issues you are asking me about, there are processes that are provided for by the constitution. We are a big organisation and there will always be sentiments against leaders but at the end of the day as a party we follow what the constitution provides,” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, December 14, 2018 11:23:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : "Yes, there will be national executive and national council meetings tomorrow (today). (They) will focus on the deteriorating economy. Those issues you are asking me about, there are processes that are provided for by the constitution. We are a big organisation and there will always be sentiments against leaders but at the end of the day as a party we follow what the constitution provides," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, December 14, 2018 9:27:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “Yes, there will be national executive and national council meetings tomorrow (today). (They) will focus on the deteriorating economy. Those issues you are asking me about, there are processes that are provided for by the constitution. We are a big organisation and there will always be sentiments against leaders but at the end of the day as a party we follow what the constitution provides,” External link

herald Friday, December 14, 2018 3:50:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “Zanu PF has messed up things, they have failed the economy.They are illegitimate; they have failed to pass the legitimacy test internationally and to the people of Zimbabwe. You cannot seek to govern people by force, they will not comply.They are facing resistance from the people and the economy,” External link

zimeye Thursday, December 13, 2018 8:23:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mafume said : “This is clearly contemptuous of the court and a clear expression of personal interest in the matter,” External link

zimeye Wednesday, December 12, 2018 12:38:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mafume anasema : “Hii inadhihirisha kwamba familia hii ya rais imekwenda kwa ajili ya kufanya ‘shopping’ huko Magharibi, msafara ule ni mkubwa mno usio na mantiki yoyote,” External link

raiamwema Thursday, September 28, 2017 2:52:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
member1.45%EN11/21/201721/11/2017
spokesperson42.74%EN11/02/201702/11/2017
democratic party spokesperson9.96%EN11/02/201702/11/2017
spokesman9.96%EN10/27/201727/10/2017
lawyer27.59%EN09/22/201722/09/2017
democratic party spokesman0.62%EN09/22/201722/09/2017
politician0.41%EN04/16/201716/04/2017
spokesmen0.21%EN04/10/201710/04/2017
political commentator0.41%EN10/17/201617/10/2016
commentator0.41%EN10/17/201617/10/2016
team spokesperson1.45%EN03/23/201523/03/2015
renewal team spokesperson2.70%EN03/09/201509/03/2015
team spokesman0.62%EN08/28/201428/08/2014
mdc team spokesperson0.62%EN05/07/201407/05/2014
candidate0.62%EN04/18/201418/04/2014
coordinator0.21%EN12/18/200718/12/2007
Names Lang Count
Jacob MafumeEN96.67%
Jacob MafumeFR3.06%
Jacob MafumeSW0.28%


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